Curves, Cats, and Creams

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Moisture!

on December 22, 2013

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Even though I’ve lived in New England my entire life, the bi-polar weather never ceases to amaze me. In the summer, we have to swim through the air because it’s so humid and, in the winter, it feels like we’re living on a frigid desert island and we’d kill for a drop of moisture.

Because of this, there’s no possible way that we can use the same skincare products all year round. Below are a few suggestions that will quench your parched and gasping skin.

Just a reminder: although I work at Sephora, these are MY suggestions, not theirs!

Step 1: Cleanser
Look for one with a milky texture that leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean, not tight and screaming for a moisturizer. I love either First Aid Beauty or Fresh Soy cleansers. They leave my skin so supple and soft and I can use both around my eyes to take off makeup, unless it’s waterproof; then I use a separate remover.

Note: If you use these properly, (twice a day), they should both last for at least 3 months.

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=FIRST%20AID%20BEAUTY%20Face%20Cleanser%20P248404&skuId=1217710&productId=P248404&_requestid=6817

http://www.sephora.com/soy-face-cleanser-P7880?skuId=487694

 

Step 2: Exfoliator
No moisturizer is going to sink in properly unless you first clear away that flaky dead skin that’s been piling up! Look for an exfoliator with very small, fine grains; the only thing St Ives Apricot scrub is good for is removing soap scum! I really like either Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry microdermabrasion for a deep weekly exfoliator or Philosophy Microdelivery wash if you prefer a light daily one.

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=physical%20chemistry&skuId=976720&productId=P168201&_requestid=6966

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=PHILOSOPHY%20The%20Microdelivery%20Exfoliating%20Wash%20P184109&skuId=976399&productId=P184109&_requestid=7010

 

Step 3: Moisturizer!!!

Slather on a silky smooth, luxurious cream and you will literally hear your skin sighing in relief. I adore Philosophy Full of Promise Dual-Action Restoring cream or Dior Hydra-Life Pro-Youth Protecting Cream with SPF 15.

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=PHILOSOPHY%20Full%20Of%20Promise%E2%84%A2%20Dual-Action%20Restoring%20Cream%20P375411&skuId=1449040&productId=P375411&_requestid=7066

http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword=DIOR%20Hydra%20Life%20Pro-Youth%20Protective%20Cr%C3%A8me%20SPF%2015%20P259409&skuId=1234152&productId=P259409&_requestid=7101

 

Of course, these are the basics of skincare maintenance, so please make sure to ask about eye creams, serums, and masks once you’ve gotten into a routine.

 

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