Monday, March 17, 2014

Mini Makeover Monday: Beauty Edition

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Part of looking good is feeling good. Sometimes we all need a little "pick me up" to feel refreshed. Which is why I want to share a few must-have beauty products to help you put your brightest face forward!

No matter what your skin tone or skin type these beauty buys will deliver:

1-  Boscia Blue Calming Mask. It's important to mask at least once a week to restore the cells and wash away dead skin. My latest find from Sephora, the Blue Calming Mask, does just that! This peel-off mask is designed to deeply moisturize while calming the skin. Retails for $34 at Sephora.
2- Agave lip mask. Yes, your lips need a mask too! As you continue to age it is so important to keep your lips moisturized and protected. Bite makes a super hydrating mask that you can apply daily. I put the serum on right before bed, and wake up with silky smooth lips. Kiss those dry lips goodbye! Click here for more details. 
3- Eye moisture cream. Building a strong protection base around your eyes will help prevent puffiness, dark circles and tired looking eyes. For this, I recommend Boscia Enlivening Eye Treatment. Wake those pretty eyes up! This is another calming product, but it will also help firm the skin and prevent from future damage. At what age should you start using eye creams? Dermatologists recommend incorporating eye creams into daily use for women/men in their early 20s.

More easy ways to brighten your skin, without breaking the bank:

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Drinking water remains one of the easiest ways to instantly brighten your skin tone. It's important to keep your body quenched!
  • Exfoliate. There are plenty of scrubs available that can be gentle on the skin and also help brighten. My favorite? St Ives Apricot Scrub. I've been using this product for over 5 years and I've never had any issues with it. I have very sensitive skin and it always leaves me feeling smooth and refreshed.
  • Hit the snooze button. Sleep is super important for cell turn over. Did you ever notice how dull your skin looks on mornings when you tossed and turned all night?
  • Exercise. Carve out at least 15-30 mins each day to take a walk, jog, run (whatever gets your blood pumping)!
  • Eat plenty of fruits with antioxidants. Studies have shown that antioxidants can help aid with skin health. Can't remember which fruits contain the healthy stuff? It's easy! Reach for fruits rich in color- berries, cherries, red grapes, oranges, lemons, and limes.

The healthier you are overall, the healthier your skin will appear. What changes will you make today for better skin tomorrow? Be confident, be healthy, be YOU.