Nightly Beauty Routines


A Beauty Blogger Shares Tips and Products

By Susan Baldani

Megan Elliot, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, started her website, Lush to Blush, in March of 2012. It was a way for her to share advice about beauty, luxury travel, and more.

“As far as beauty, I love trying products out and sharing my favorites with my audience,” said Megan. “I have very sensitive skin and I have been through a lot, so I’ve kind of gone on this skin journey with my audience. They’ve been there with me from the beginning and since I’ve documented it, even newcomers can see the transformation my skin has had.”

Here, she gives some tips and product recommendations for winding down at the end of the day.

“Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!” she said. “I love a good, thick cream to use at night. Anything with hyaluronic acid is also amazing. Pro tip: When you’re using various products, always apply the lightest/thinnest formulas first and the thicker ones last.”

Megan also believes that clean beauty is the way to go, especially if your skin is sensitive. However, she still uses a few medical-grade products for keeping fine lines and wrinkles in check, and to prevent and fight acne.

Beautycounter Supreme Cream

Supports elasticity and visibly firms while minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. With continued use, wake up to more radiant, youthful-looking skin. $89

Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation

Lightweight, creamy foundation that goes on seamlessly and blends effortlessly to cover imperfections and visually even out skin tone. It also includes sodium hyaluronate, a natural moisture magnet, to promote smoother-looking skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. $42

Obagi360 Retinol 1.0 Cream

Tretinoin – common brand name: Retin-A

Improves the appearance of the skin by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing roughness, and improving skin color. It should be used with a sunlight-avoidance program and daily use of an effective sunscreen. $57

Written for Smyrna Vinings Lifestyle magazine in Georgia.

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