LIFESTYLE | The Gleamin Vitamin C mask that I swear by [AD]



Like so many girls, In my teenage years + in my 20’s, I literally would not leave the house without makeup on my face. Prior to turning 30, my skincare routine was very minimal ~ I’m talking a grapefruit-scented face wipe, *maybe* some moisturizer, and calling it a night. However, when I turned 30 last year, I decided it was time to make a change. Taking off of my makeup after a long day + developing a skincare routine has not only became an important part of my day, but something I looked forward to each night.

Three weeks shy of 31 years old, and I can honestly say that I feel more confident, vibrant, and carefree in the skin that I’m in than ever before. This confidence comes from within, but shows on my face, because, well, my face is looking amazing these days. Thanks to a few select products like Gleamin that I choose to stock my beauty kit with, I now not only leave the house without makeup on, but live stream bare-faced more often than not, instagram story sans makeup, and find myself preferring going au naturel more days than not. I recently even attended a music festival without any face makeup on my face, which I would have never done years ago. My skin is looking amazing nowadays, and I am proud to show it off. This is a newfound shift for me, and it feels GOOD!



I’ve always been confident, but this new level of confidence can be attributed to my own self-work + development (think reading books, listening to podcasts, manifesting, meditating, and therapy) but I would be remiss if I did not give credit to the skincare products + routine that I have grown to love. We grow up hearing our moms chatter about how important it is to take care of our skin, to drink water, to get our beauty rest, but it isn’t until we get older + wiser that we actually realize how important it really is to develop a skincare regimen that is tailored to the specific needs of our skin + our skin type.



Gleamin has been an absolute godsend to further aiding in my journey to putting my bare face first. First off, the bright + cheery, yet clean + minimal yellow packaging makes me smile, and you know I’m a sucker for good branding. Their Vitamin C Clay Mask has worked some serious wonders on my dark spots, and has helped to smooth my complexion overall. As a biracial girl of African descent, I have more melanin in my skin, which means dark spots tend to pop up + linger long after blemishes are gone, but this Vitamin C mask featuring powerful glow duo turmeric + aloe vera is seriously the holy grail when it comes to skin discoloration + correcting hyperpigmentation. This product not only enhances my skin, but literally leaves my face glowing after just 10 minutes of treatment. I’m obsessed!



As soon as I start applying this cooling mask on my face, my skin instantly feels happier. The cute little brush that comes with the mask feels so good on my face, and allows for even distribution of the product. After firming up almost instantly, it’s as if I can FEEL the good stuff seeping into my pores + cleansing my skin from within. This mask is one of the main reasons I now feel uber-confident to take on the world sans makeup, and let my luminous bare-faced glow do the talking.