Winter Skin Doesn’t Have to Suck

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Baby it’s cold out side. Bad…bad things happen when temps dip to -18F. We are uncomfortable, irritable and our skin looks like Sh#@t! Underneath layers of dry cracking skin is your healthy spring skin waiting for it’s opportunity to shine. Let it shine baby! Winter skin does not have to suck. Transformation is simple just follow the basic steps to healthy skin; 1.Exfoliate, 2. Cleanse, 3. Moisturize and 4.Regenerate.

The benefit of working in the television business is the exposure or introduction to some great cutting edge beauty products as well some industry staples. I am NOT getting paid to write this blog post, I just happen to get a lot of questions about my skin and as my daughter says, “sharing is caring” so here we go!

1.EXFOLIATE– You must get rid of the dry flaky skin that builds on the surface and cakes under your makeup. Luckily it’s the 21 century and we have some fantastic tools to do so.

If you are like me and my hubby, you are absolutely in love with your Clarisonic and can’t imagine life without this super sonic dead skin destroyer. What if I told you I found something even better???? It’s the Foreo and it’s marvelous.

The technlogy: T-Sonic technology means you are getting 8,000 pulses per minute vs Clarisonic’s sonic technology which produces over 300 movements per second 

The benefits: 1. It’s silicone brush is nonporous to resist bacteria buildup, making it up to 35x more hygienic than standard sonic-cleansing brushes, 2. Foreo lasts up to 300 uses per full charge (you can go months without charging!) and requires no replacement brushes and 3. it’s super cute and portable!

*I’m loving it, but my hubby still won’t let go of his first crush…Clari will forever be his shower toy 😉 My advice is to choose one and use it regularly.

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2. CLEANSE-Here are my top 3 cleansers. These perfectly balanced cleansers will magically remove makeup and all the other daily gunk without stripping your skin of it’s essential oils. My top choice is Purity.

1. Philosophy’s Purity

2. Fresh’s Soy Cleanser

3. Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser

3. HYDRATE– As a greasy I-talian, I’ve avoided oil based skincare products all my life, but now at the age of 39 the olive oil glow has left my mediterranean skin. In an effort to replace that wrinkle protecting moisture I tried several products, but was frustrated with the lack of absorption and the overall greasy side effect…then I found Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Facial Oil. I am OBSESSED. Use just a few drops of the oil at night and wake with perfectly hydrated, healthy, glowing skin. Unlike other oils, the Virgin Marula Oil hasn’t caused any breakouts. Feel free to apply again in the morning, but be warned that it doesn’t wear well under makeup.

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Drink! We tend to drink more alcohol and less water in the winter which wreaks havoc on our skin. If your to cold to drink water, try a decaf tea or room temperature sparkling water with cucumbers.

4. REGENERATE– Well it’s no surprise that I’m obsessed with Tria’s Age Defying Laser which is an FDA cleared at home non-ablative fractional laser. This bad boy is going to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as reduce age spots all over you face. After just weeks of using this revolutionary device, your skin appears brighter and younger. Check out the before and afters here.

For more real time beauty product reviews or questions follow me on instagram @erekav ! Fear not there’s only 21 days of winter left!

Best,

Ereka

 

 

 

 

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