Monday, March 14, 2016

Skincare Challenge: Transition from Winter to Spring

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The transition from Winter to Spring in Minnesota can be brutal. One day will be sunny and 60, the next will be 15 degrees and snowing. On top of never knowing what to wear, all of this unpredictability can wreak havoc on your skin. I am an unfortunate soul with super sensitive combination skin. Even small changes in the environment and my product choices have a huge impact on the look and comfort of my skin. These of some of my favorite products to use while Spring and Winter are fighting it out. Click the links in the subheadings to purchase,

Wash: Purity Made Simple™ Mineral Oil-Free Facial Cleansing Oil 

I love this cleansing oil from philosophy. It's very gentle and doesn't strip skin of moisture. While being gentle, it removes makeup like nobody's business.

Exfoliate: The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash


Regular exfoliation keeps skin from looking dull and encourages cell turnover. I use this one from philosophy two or three times per week but it's gentle enough for most people to use everyday. 

Moisturize and Protect: Take a Deep Breath SPF 30

My dermatologist recommends using an SPF of at least 30 every. single. day. This moisturizer is lightweight, absorbs quickly and protects. I love a product that can do double duty and this one does triple!

Spot Treatment: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

A little bit of this goes a loooong way. All you do is use a q-tip to dip into the pink product at the bottom and dap it onto your spots. It looks like little pink dots on your face so I recommend using it at night. When you wake up in the morning, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the improvement!

Body Wash: Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser

There's nothing worse than dry skin on your back and arms when you're wearing a sweater. No matter how soft the cashmere, you're going to be itchy. This cream cleanser keeps skin calm and happy when the heat is on and the air is dry.

Body Lotion: Kiehl's Creme de Corps

When my skin is dry, itchy and feeling miserable from a lack of moisture I reach for this lotion. It's the only thing that calms and replenishes moisture with one application. I've tried other lotions and have had to apply them 3 or 4 times to get back to equilibrium! I am so grateful for this stuff!

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