I’ve probably said this in 3 blog posts already but I will say it one more time. Skincare is so so so important. Especially in your 20s. It’s typical for us not to think about skincare until we’re in our 30s or older, but the earlier you can start, the happier your skin will be. Gone are the days of jumping into bed with a face full of makeup, and waking up with it smeared all over the pillow. Skincare is more preventative than anything at this stage, but it’ll keep your skin looking young and fresh for a long time to come. And without further ado, I wanted to introduce you to a line I’ve had the pleasure of incorporating into my everyday routine: Consonant Skincare, and 5 actionable steps for better skin.
get the full shopping experience
There is nothing like feeling products on your skin, having an expert look at your face, and doing some quick tests to see what will perform better. Yes, you could order online as us millennials are so accustomed to from the comfort of your bed BUT for skincare that you’re trying for the first time? Visit the store and thank me later. It was much easier to test products, and ask advice about which ones would be best for me in person. Popping into the Consonant store was like walking into a friend’s apartment, warm, inviting and excited to see what’s new. Two months ago, I did a skin moisture test with them, and it showed that I had pretty high moisture levels, which is typical of the summer months. In winter? Not so much. We picked out a few products that would work well with skin (outlined below), and can I just say the folks at Consonant were spot on with their choices. They’re also the sweetest, so you’ll also probably make a few new real life friends if you visit the store – just sayin’. PLUS, skincare is just one aspect of the Consonant brand, they also strongly believe in community + healthy living, which is why they hold yoga classes & run clubs at their Queen West location. Taking all offers for a yoga buddy in the comments below.
use a cleansing wipe pre-wash
The Come Clean Natural Bamboo Cleansing Cloths are a godsend, let me just tell you. You know how it’s usually such a pain in the ass to take off your mascara? I usually use a makeup wipe on my whole face, and then go for the lashes last. And that usually isn’t the best experience, with a few lashes coming out everything I attempt to take off the mascara. But THESE? They are gold. They’re extra large, to get all the makeup and are soaked with anti-aging and antioxidant botanicals, meaning you can even use them to ‘wash’ your face if you’re in a rush! The softest wipes on my lashes (and skin) ever! Dare I say I actually enjoy taking off mascara now?
get yourself a foaming face wash
After you’ve taken off your makeup, it’s time to wash your face. Consonant’s Natural Foaming Face Wash is gentle, packed with nourishing botanicals & pH balanced, so no need for toner! I actually love washing my face, and the foaming action has made it an easy, enjoyable experience. And you don’t have to worry about any sensitivity or drying out, because these bad boys are ALL natural.
put that serum on, girl
If there’s one thing you can do for your skin, it’s getting yourself a good serum. This means it’ll help with skin’s firmness, hydration levels, and softness. And Consonant’s Maximum Glycolic Meta Serum combines all of the above. It’s formulated to be the best of both worlds, hydrating and functional exfoliation. A custom blend of botanical extracts soothe the skin, protect against dryness and creates a softer, smoother face. Magic, right? I’ve been using this little guy for two months now, 2-3 times a week, and my skin could not be happier.
hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
After you wash your face, a girl’s gotta hydrate. I’ll usually use Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream on my skin right away, let it fully absorb while I do my hair, and then put my makeup on afterwards. It leaves skin so soft, and it’s NOT GREASY, despite having grape seed oil, avocado oil, & olive oil – something your girl can truly appreciate.
Thanks for making it easy, Consonant. You’re a life (skin) saver.