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Fall skincare

1 Oct

For my skin, the fall months come as a shock; less sun, less moisture, more wind and low temperatures, it can’t help but break out as a result of overcompensating oil or cracking skin.  In response, I’ve developed (and update) a skincare regimen that doubles as “ER” and maintenance.  I completely stand by this season’s products whose use can extend throughout the year. 1. Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System
I consider it the number one investment in your skin; it really separates itself from other cleansing methods by reducing pore size, which firms and smoothes skin, when exfoliating and massaging.  Follow the prescribed routine: 20sec forehead, 20sec nose and chin, and 10sec each cheek, all in a circular, upward motion, because areas of skin vary.  For example, the elasticity in your cheeks is quite different from your forehead, so it’s easier to gain fat in your cheeks but easier to wrinkle your forehead.
2. Natura Bisse NB•Ceutical Intensive Tolerance Booster
It is the perfect milky, light base before applying eye gel, moisturizer, what have you.  During the summer, you can get away with substituting the Intensive Tolerance Booster for moisturizer, but if you’re one to lay out in the sun day after day, you won’t.  Even if and when you don’t tan, it’s always prudent to use a moisturizer with SPF every morning.
3. La Prairie Cellular Revitalizing Eye Gel
Having dark circles has always been a hereditary setback, so believe me when I say no treatment produced results quite like this eye gel.  Gently apply before moisturizer in the morning and evening; the best way to do so is by using the pad of the ring finger and dabbing along the lash line from the outer to inner corner of the eye.  A cooling sensation “wakes up” and opens the eyes, and after a few applications, swelling that causes dark circles significantly decreases.
4. Chantecaille Masque Revitalisant au Jasmin et au Lys
This is a cold-weather must, especially when living or working in a windy area.  It soothes and calms irritated skin and lends plenty of hydration for recovery.
5. Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15
“Honey” and “Passion” are the two fall hues from Fresh Sugar, and as you can tell, I use these lip treatments a lot — for a girl who doesn’t care much for the boldness of lipstick or inconvenient stickiness of gloss.  However, I recommend them because: 1. lips are treated to long-lasting moisture and softness (apply twice daily); 2. SPF 15 protects lips from sun damage; and 3. it’s skincare over cosmetic beauty.
6. Clé de Peau Beauté Crème Reconstituante pour le Corps
Intensive care with miraculous results, quickly restoring dry, damaged skin and leaving it as smooth as silk.  It’s fragrant and rich, but believe me, your skin will absorb it and give much thanks in the long-term.

I will always advise against makeup, but if you must, I recommend using Yves Saint Laurent Eye Makeup Remover.  The two-phase solution gently melts away all makeup so the whole removal process less stressful on your skin.  Follow up with Fresh Soy Face Cleanser.
Alternative Apparel FW 2011 slouchy pullover; Rag & Bone FW 2010 Lucas neck warmer.

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