Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring Skin Prep

With Spring and Summer arriving soon its about time to reveal our naked faces. Which means reviving our poorly dehydrated winter skin. I feel like dry skin is so uncommon around beauty bloggers and youtubers. Thankfully Jaclyn Hill came to our rescue. Jaclyn is my be-all end-all Youtube Beauty Guru. Introducing me to facial oils and the Glamglow Thirstymud mask are just a few of the beauty miracle workers she has me hooked on.

Cetaphyl Daily Facial Cleanser The Holy Grail of facial cleansers and you can get it at ANY drugstore. Highly recommended by Dermatologist.  Balances your skins PH making it great to apply topical treatments afterwards.

Shisheido BENEFIANCE WrinkleResist24 Balancing Softener Enriched SPLURGE! And lucky for me, my Gran gave this to me. This toner is so gentle and very nice on my skin but  I cannot say I would pay full price for this myself. I do think a great cheap alternative would be the Sephora Cleansing Water. I just got mine a week or so ago and I already plan on repurchasing. Pick up both from Sephora.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil My pride and joy! Every Sephora trip has me looking at all of the Josie products. I'll say it again and again. YOU NEED THIS! I'm nearing the end of my third large bottle. This oil puts so much moisture deep into your skin. I apply 4 drops for day (wear it under my makeup) and 6 for night. Your face won't be Shine City but you will have a radiant glow from your happily hydrated healthy skin.

Burt's Bees Herbal Blemish Stick BLAH. Everyone hates blemishes, me especially. Even when you can feel a mini volcano starting to develope right between your eyes, you can dab on this tea tree oil and boom! Bye Bye Blemish. I've even noticed significant changes within just a few hours after applying. This stuff is a miracle in a rollerball? That's a new one.  I carry one in my purse. Find yours at Walgreens.
Another Walgreens find. The metal roller ball makes applying eye serum a small luxury. The cool tip applicator depuffs my under eyes and is soothing to dark circles. Great for a quick pick me up to make you appear more awake in the morning. Formula is nice, just thin enough to wear concealer and foundation over.
Almost through a bottle of this stuff which says a lot since I bounce around with moisturizers. Always looking for something better. The fact that you can find this at any drugstore is great! The SPF in it is low enough to not get flashback in pictures. (The white cast on your face making you look like Casper.) Honey, Flashback is not friendly. I can't really say that this an amazing moisturizer blah blah blah but it does its job. Slightly calms my redness, feels smooth on my skin, and is moisturizing enough for day time use.

MIRACLE product. You need it. Go buy it. I am not sponsored by Glamglow but if they needed a poster child, I am their girl! Really enjoy using it as overnight treatment instead of the usual 20 minute facial. OMG! The results were phenomenal. I am in LURVVVE!! If you have similar skin issues to mine, I highly recommend you splurge on this treatment. Like I never drank a Coke in my life. This treatment is so gentle and refreshing that you could even use it the night before or morning of a big event without having to worry about freaking out your skin. My skin loves this stuff! The smell is pleasant, has a smooth gel texture, and the color is flesh toned so you don't scare the hot UPS guy when he makes your Sephora deliveries. I'm not sure how many uses you can get from a jar but I have used mine about 8ish times now and barely made a dent. I really feel like this product is money well spent.  To help you justify the cost, you earn amazing Sephora points when you purchase, which goes towards free makeup! Everyone wins!
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