If you spent this holiday season eating all the wrong foods, sleeping in, and celebrating too much, there's a good chance that your skin is going to look tired and worn.
To revive your post-holiday skin, make-up artist Kirsten Brusse joined The Rhode Show with her top skincare products to get your skin looking New Year ready.
Before you apply any product or make-up to your face, Kirsten says the first step is identifying your own skin type. "Mario Badesku has amazing all natural products that are very affordable. They have a great questionnaire section where you answer questions about your skin to figure out what skin type you are. Within a few days you will receive a customized ‘prescription' via email. A couple of weeks later I received an envelope full of deluxe sized samples personalized to me to get me started - a nice surprise!"
Yet, regardless of skin type, Kirsten says there are three things that you should do every day:
- Cleanse – "Wash your face with a gently cleanser morning and night. Some good ones are" Cetaphil, Purpose, (available at the drugstores around $8.00 each) and Philosophy's Purity Made Simple ( $18.00 Sephora). If your skin is extra dry, try a cleansing oil like Josie Maran Argan Cleansing oil (Sephora)."
- Exfoliate – "Every one needs to exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, so the products you apply can penetrate your skin better. Even dry skin. The Clarisonic Mia is good for this ( $150.00 Sephora). Works for every skin type. Just use your regular cleanser with it. If your skin is extra dry, use toner to exfoliate."
- Moisturize– "Choose a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type. Some good ones are Olay Regenerist ($30.00 drugstores) Philosophy Hope in a Jar ($39.00 Sephora). Eye cream - Always use an eye cream at night and in the morning. Some good one's are Clinique All about eyes ($30.00 Sephora) and Ole Henriksen Total Truth Eye cream ($45.00 Sephora)."
Kirsten says that protecting your skin from the sun is just important in the winter as it is during warmer months.
- Wear sunscreen daily. "The SPF 15 in your skin care products or foundation is not enough! You need at least an SPF 50. I love La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultralight Sunscreen Fluid. Is is like water and works well under makeup ( $30.00 drugstores)
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