Girl, Time to Clean Your Act Up
During the holidays it's easy to get into a lull with your skin care routine. All of the treats and dranks can wreak havoc on your complexion, and if you're like me you might just get a little lazy with using all your products like you're supposed to. Exfoliate? Nah! I'll have 25 Ferrero Rochers instead. Below are some of my favorite products for your best skin year yet! In combination with our skin care tips below you'll be glowing in no time!
This list includes two of my can't live without products: Algenist Genius Cream (the most I have ever spent on skin cream but WOW does this ever make a difference for dull winter skin). The second is my clarisonic. I finally drank the kool-aid this past summer and am so happy I did. It cleanses and exfoliates like no other leaving a visible difference in skin clarity.
There are a few others I can't wait to try: I love the murad products that I have tried (see Sarah's review here) and a good acne spot treatment can be a girls best friend. The Korres combo pact is perfect to try out some different masks because really, how long does it take to use an entire thing of mask [ FOREVER ] and sometimes your skin needs something a little switch up. I am currently using the Mineral Warming mask from The Body Shop which is awesome to use when you've got a serious case of the winter chills. The Boscia one is the same idea in a cleanser whose warming properties open up your pores to remove all your face junk.
1. ALGENIST GENIUS ULTIMATE ANTI AGING CREAM
2. MURAD ACNE SPOT FAST FIX
3. KORRES ULTIMATE MASK COLLECTION
4A. CLINIQUE SONIC PURIFYING SYSTEM
4B . CLARISONIC BRIGHTENING SOLUTIONS
5. PURE TRUTH MELTING CLEANSER
6. WARMING DETOX CLEANSER
TAKE YOUR SKIN CARE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
1. SLATHER ON SOME 'SCREEN
With long term skin care: prevention is key. Swap out your make up for one with SPF (bare minerals is my fave) and with prolonged sun exposure always apply before heading out the door. Sephora's Mattifying Sunscreen is perfect for under make up in the summer or on vacay
2. FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT
For me this was one of the hardest changes I've had to make heading in to the second half of my 20's. As much as I love the sun kissed look, getting the real thing is damaging to my pasty, pasty skin. St. Tropez is a 204Park favourite with both Kali and Sarah using for years.
3. DRINK YOURSELF SILLY
No, not like that. Chug a lug ladies, making sure you are getting adequate hydration can make a huge difference in your complexion. Remember those beautiful skin cells are mostly H20, keep them suckers juicy!
4. EAT YOUR FATTY ACIDS
You've heard a lot about your Omega - 3's: Almonds, Salmon, Tuna, Flax Seed, Olive Oil and of course lots of leafy greens help to slow down inflammation that acellerates fine lines. sagging, and blotchiness.
5. STICK TO YOUR ROUTINE
When I was 18 if I slept with my makeup on it really wasn't that big of a deal. 8 years later and I wake up with approximately 28 blemishes and blotichess that takes some major work to reverse. Avoid this sick cycle with some good bedside manner and sticking to your cleansing routine. Your morning face in the mirror will thank you.
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