favorite things - sunscreen, shampoo, moisturizers..

I get a lot of questions asking for recommendations on basic beauty products, so I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things. I will update this list as things change.

Favorite sunscreen

This is by far the most common question I am asked. When it comes to body, Supergoop is my all time favorite. For face, I have moved away from chemical sunscreens to physical sunscreens as physical sunscreens offer broader protection against visible light and ultraviolet radition. My current favorite in drunk elephant 20% zinc oxide with honorable mention to eltaMD elements. My favorite lip protector is also by Supergoop. 

Favorite shampoo

NEW WASH by hair story is everything. It is truly a shampoo, conditioner, and detangler all in one. My hair feels so soft when I use it. 

Favorite moisturizer

The original Vaseline ointment is by far my favorite moisturizer, however, it is very gooky and only appropriate for evening application. For day to day moisture, I apply Kiehl's Creme de Corps immediately after my morning shower. 

To be continued.. what other products do you want to know about?

Elyse this week - 1

Elyse this week - 1

Hey guys! I've been trying to think of ways for you to get to know me better (and hopefully vice versa). I thought sharing a few of my favorite things around the internet would be a great way to start. I was inspired to start this series by a fellow blogger - Franish's top 3 series. I'm going to try to make this a weekly post, but maybe bimonthly. The content will vary on whatever fascinated me the previous week. Sometimes it will be medicine heavy, sometimes beauty heavy, sometimes all Atlantic articles on race & politics. Share your favorites we me too! Let's chat!


Brief life update:

  • I'm currently on night shift, which means I admit general medicine patients to the hospital at night and help take care of the day team's patients while they get their much deserved rest after a hard day's work. The transition to nights hasn't been as hard as I expected because I'm completely caffeine dependent. The time I'm awake is dictated more by the # of cups of coffee I've had than circadian rhythm.
  • My New Years resolution is to create more - more blog content, more laughter, more art, VIDEOS, more healthy meals in my own kitchen, etc.
  • I'm met my boyfriend's parents! They are exactly the type of people who would raise such an amazing human being.
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