“Laid By Lex” is a beauty page that I created in March of 2018 that consists of skincare products and makeup techniques for individuals to try.
I’m a young individual who strongly believes in self-care, so I created this website for individuals who want to purchase merchandise so they can look and feel their very best!
Since “Laid By Lex” is labeled a “Just For Fun” page I want my followers to go through this journey with me of becoming a licensed esthetician in the state of New York.
So what does that mean?
That means that I will be posting services that I do on clients while I’m in school. Not only to show off my progression and skills but to also build my clientele and show people why they should come get LAID BY LEX ♡.
Let’s talk Skin!
“Skin first. Makeup second.” - Glossier
Since I’m extremely big on skincare, here are some of my top skincare recommendations for people who have combinations skin (which is what I have). Some of of these products are suitable for all skin-types.
Well what is combination skin?
Combination skin is simply having oily skin in some areas of your face and dry skin in other areas. Typically, there's a mix of oily and dry areas on different parts of your face, with the t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) being slightly to very oily. People who usually have oily or combination skin are sometimes prone to getting whiteheads and or blackheads.
Hugely popular, Lush Cosmetics Ultrabland is a thick, rich emulsion of essential oils, honey and beeswax to take off any make up or residue that has built up on your face throughout the day. Unlike most make up removers, Ultrabland leaves your skin feeling soft and nourished thanks to soothing rosewater and iris flower extract. Suitable for all skin types, this one's a the perfect cleanser for just about anyone. This is also a good first step in a double cleansing routine.
Acewell Bubble Free pH Balancing Cleanser
With a low pH of 5.5, this lightweight gel cleanser effectively balances skin, helping it stay smooth and supple. This cleanser is formulated with powerhouse ingredients like Centella, aloe, and witch hazel to hydrate, calm, and brighten skin with every wash. Licorice root extract also brightens skin while salicylic acid helps keep breakouts at bay.
Suitable for all skin types, this gentle cleanser is what you need to achieve healthy, balanced skin.
Acewell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner
Deep clean and brighten your skin with this specially-formulated toner that’s perfect for all skin types!
This toner has a pH level of 5.5 to effectively balance your skin. Peony extract and a high concentration of licorice water - both natural brighteners - seep into skin to add an extra dose of luminosity to your complexion. Green tea extract also helps calm and reduce pigmentation, including acne scars and dark spots. After use, skin feels clean and smooth, not dry or tight. Because it’s so good at removing any impurities left on the skin post-cleanser, it helps the rest of the products in your routine absorb better.
Cosrx AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid
Chemical exfoliation liquid to achieve brighter, clearer skin
Glycolic Acid (AHA) brightens dull, uneven skin by enabling faster cell turnover and mildly melts dead skin cells on the outer layer of skin.
Cosrx Triple C Lightning Liquid
⚡WHAT DOES VITAMIN C DO FOR YOUR SKIN? It attacks pigmentation and immediately lightens brown spots and acne scars, bringing radiance and balance back to skin.
If you have oily skin, what you need is to moisturize your face. It all comes down to skincare basics: if your face is oily, it’s compensating for something. Lush Cosmetics lightest moisturizer, Vanishing Cream, contains balancing lavender absolute, pore-tightening witch hazel and grape seed oil to soften and help make things right with your skin. It's light enough to use twice daily for even, clear results.
Neogen Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF 50/PA+++
It offers light but nourishing hydration from rose and raspberry extracts, so those with dry skin can get an extra boost of hydration after layering over moisturizer and normal to oily skin can use this as a moisturizer with sun protection. It protects all day and wears well under makeup, leaving zero white cast or greasy feeling on your skin.