Good MORNING everyone! I’m excited to share some new products I’ve found and am LOVING! I have a killer deal (like a HUGE percentage off) on a starter set so you can try this out for yourself! This post is sponsored by NxN. I hope you are having a beautiful day! Would love to hear your thoughts on some of my topics today too!
I don’t know about you but my teenage years were not the years where my skin was bad. I remember very rarely dealing with zits or skin problems but whenever I did, I made sure to be very dramatic about it all (sorry about those teenage years Mom, I’m sure karma will come around for me on this one). It wasn’t until I was in college that I started to really struggle with my skin. I went straight to a dermatologist and wanted the most intense treatment possible, which you wouldn’t believe the side effects that came along with that. You see, in my younger years whenever I had an insecurity, I would go over the top and do whatever it took to try to get rid of that insecurity. Skin problems—> extreme treatments with who knows what kind of ingredients in them. Body insecurities—> over-exercising and cutting out food groups (or drinking DIET drinks like crazy ((I don’t remember my last diet coke:)) or chemical filled fat-free/sugar-free foods). In my younger years I just wanted to fix the problem asap and didn’t worry much about all of the side effects that came along with my way of dealing with insecurities. I’ve told you this before but becoming a mom really helped me to change my brain, a lot. I don’t know what it is about motherhood but for me it helped me to think a lot more clearly and to want to be the best example possible. I stopped caring so much about what others thought about me probably because I was too busy caring about Brooke. I stopped with the extremes (well, minus whatever food I’m currently obsessed with) and worked a whole lot harder to take care of myself. Between trying to be a good example and wanting to take care of myself so I could take care of Brooke, motherhood really helped me to cope with and let go of my insecurities better.
While I still have times where I’m insecure with my skin (mainly around that time of the month when the world suddenly is against me, I cry a lot and my face reacts accordingly;), it’s not like what it used to be. I care MORE than ever about WHAT I am putting on my skin. It’s less about HOW AM I GOING TO GET PERFECT SKIN THAT LOOKS LIKE A MOVIE STAR’S SKIN and more about what is my skin’s current health? How can I help to improve that by using products that are all-natural and help it to feel and look better.
I think as runners it is especially important that we pay close attention to our skin’s health because we sure expose it to A LOT every day on our runs. We sweat A LOT, we are in the sun, we are sometimes in polluted areas (Utah in February is the worst = inversion) and we do this almost every single day of the week.
I started trying out NxN (a new innovative formula!!!) recently and wanted to let you know about what I think about it so far! Brooke was clearly very excited to be included in this picture.
First, and most importantly to me, NxN is powered completely by NATURAL INGREDIENTS. NxN is free of artificial colorants/fragrances and it is NEVER tested on animals. Beretta was pretty happy about that fact too when we told her:)
NxN is paraben free (aka preservatives that are used in a lot of cosmetics and skin care), sulfate free, hypoallergenic (giving this to my mom because she HAS to have hypoallergenic products) and it is made in the USA. They offer both the Total Moisture Kit and a Zero Shine Kit. I went with the Zero Shine Kit along with the Glow Remedy, an awesome exfoliator because naturally my skin produces a lot of oil and a lot of shine;)
Let’s chat about the four products that I’ve tried and am loving so far. The Fresh Start Foaming Cleanser is such a great way to start the day… it definitely helps me to wake up in a great way:) This product helps to balance skin tone and to create a healthy glow (especially useful on those mornings when Brooke wakes me up 3 hours earlier than normal). It instantly foams and removes any dirt, oil or shine on my face. My skin feels fresh and ready to start the day after using this product.
The Flash Matte Perfecting Primer is another part of my morning routine lately. I use this first before putting on my makeup in the morning (ehh sometimes afternoon on those crazy mornings). This has some amazing antioxidants in it to nourish our skin before we put on our makeup. It helps to even our skin tones (AKA MY NEED) and I love how smooth my face feels after using this! Goodbye shine.
Okay, the Glow Remedy Powder to Foam Exfoliator feels SO good. I have been using this at night a few times a week and boom—> it helps get rid of anything on our skin we don’t want to be there, such as dead skin cells. It also buffs our skin to smooth it out and firms up our skin through a natural retinol. After a long day of running/chasing kids/feeding kids/working/doing who knows what… I can’t tell you how good it feels to use this and wash off the day! Add a little bit of water to this powder and you are good to go!
The Power Detox Clear Complexion Mask FEELS GREAT! It includes anti-aging properties, helps to soothe skin and draw out any toxins in your skin. I have been trying this out at night a few times per week and leaving it on for about 5-10 minutes while I get my running clothes and electronics charged for my run the next mornings. I wash it off with water and feel like a million bucks. I haven’t used many masks over the years but at the ripe ol’ age of 31, I’m now hooked on how my skin feels once I wash it off and climb into bed.
Give NxN a try and be sure to tell me how much you are enjoying it (you are going to really enjoy the discount I have below for $30 off).
Keep on running and keep on taking care of that beautiful skin of yours with natural ingredients that make you and your skin happy!
I’m really excited for you to try NxN! The first 100 READERS will receive the Zero Shine System for Oily/ Combination Skin or the Total Moisture System for Dry/Sensitive Skin for only $9.99 + free shipping. That is $30 off which makes it less than $4 for each full size product… such an awesome deal for everything that you will be getting! Click HERE and enter the code HUNGRY to get this fabulous deal!
What type of insecurities have you dealt with over the years and how did you/do you deal with those?
How do you protect your skin with all of your running?
What is your bedtime routine… how long does it normally take you?
What’s on your running agenda today? Would love to hear your workout!