This post is sponsored by The Vitamin Shoppe in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.
With every new season comes the time to refresh our beauty routine. Winter wreaks havoc on our hair and skin and I am always looking to combat those seasonal woes. I am a huge DIY beauty buff and whenever I have a chance to whip up so DIY projects, I do it and I add them to other parts of my routine. The Vitamin Shoppe put together an assortment of vitamins, supplements and new topical beauty products to refresh your skin, hair and nails this summer season. I’m sharing how I use them within my routine.
First up is a quick and easy recipe that is amazing for your hair and lasts for the entire season. It’s also a nice little gift that you can go ahead and share with friends. One of the main ingredients in this DIY Leave-In Spray is Liquid Coconut Oil from The Vitamin Shoppe.
Coconut oil can be used for a variety of beauty purposes including eye makeup removal, cuticle moisturizing, at home pedicures, lip balm and in at home hair masks. My hair is color treated, so it craves moisture all the time, I definite enjoy a good leave-in. So this quick recipe is perfect for that, bonus points, it acts as a detangler as well.
- INGREDIENTS: Liquid Coconut Oil, Water, Essential Oils
- DIRECTIONS: Add 1-2 ounces of liquid coconut oil to a small spray bottle, add 10-12 drops of your favorite essential oil (I chose lavender) and fill with water. Replace the cap and shake.
You can use this on towel dried hair when you get out of the shower or pool, comb through and style as normal.
I’ve got super dry skin, every serum counts, I’m also very red on a daily basis so I like to tackle that as well. This serum keeps my redness at bay and has my skin feeling super moisturized.
The first ingredient in this serum is some Avocado Carrier Oil, it’s moisturizing & revitalizing with antioxidant vitamin E. can be used in skin or hair masks for moisture.
I also add some Vitamin E, because it works to block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process. This is key for a serum as you want something that’s hitting all of your concerns. I also add some rosehip oil, that’s whats going to combat the redness. It’s really easy to put together. I’m using an old perfume oil bottle with a dropper.
- INGREDIENTS: Avocado Oil, Vitamin E soft gels, rosehip oil
- DIRECTIONS: Mix 1 ounce Avocado Oil with 15 drops rosehip oil and shake. Take a small sewing needle and poke a hole into three vitamin e softgels and drain them into your bottle. Shake well before using.
This serum is something I use at night, I was my face, apply my toner and then I go in with this serum before using my Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
I’ve always needed products with Hyaluronic Acid in them because of how super dry my skin is. Hyaluronic acid is becoming increasingly popular in beauty magazines for its moisturizing properties. Use to moisturize, rejuvenate and restore skin. This is hands down one of my new favorites. After going in with this, I go in with a cream.
I use the Alpha Lipoic Acid Anti Aging Crème daily. Applying evenly after cleansing on face and throat using upward strokes. For best results apply when skin is slightly damp to help seal in the extra moisture after your serums. It’s super light weight but still tremendously moisturizing.
Another daily part of my beauty routine is biotin. biotin is a member of the B-complex family of essential vitamins. Biotin is essential for carbohydrate, fat and amino acid metabolism. It is also essential for cellular energy production, and is sometimes used to support skin, hair and nails. Biotin supports nutrient metabolism.
The Vitamin Shoppe carries a wide assortment of creams and serums, essential oils and carrier oils, biotin and collagen products and vitamins from dozens of well known vendors. They also develop and create their own line of beauty products and aromatherapy which can be found in our 800+ stores and online at www.vitaminshoppe.com!
The Vitamin Shoppe is sweet enough to be hosting a giveaway, one random winner will receive $100 in Vitamin Shoppe gift cards, gym bag and product.