It looks like the worst is over (fingers crossed). Winter is behind us... I don't know about you, but I know my skin is wrecked. So as you ditch the layers, step into the sunlight rubbing your eyes, realize that, now that your mind is prepared for spring, your skin needs to catch up. Below, some ways to undo the lingering effects of winter on your skin.
Sooth Sensitive Skin
Darphin Intral Redness Relief Soothing Serum
Reduce redness and soothe irritated skin with this Redness Relief Serum from Darphin. Its formula is a blend of camomile, hawthorn and peony extracts, combined with botanical ingredients, make it gentle on sensitive skin. Shield your skin from harmful environmental damage and keeps your skin hydrated for a smoother complexion. Helps your skin feel comfortable and nourished, with a stronger skin barrier for daily defense.
Ditch the Winter Dryness
Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask
The only thing worse than winter’s bitter cold is the dryness that your skin feels afterward. You want to replenish that moisture without feeling greasy. The Perfective Ceuticals Divine Brightening Mask is a paper mask that injects over 1,000 times its weight in moisture into the skin. It uses mostly botanical ingredients (the first three after water are aloe barbadensis leaf juice, rosa canina fruit extract, and mulberry root extract), and the mask also brightens skin tone and fights dullness and discoloration.
Make It Perfect
L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Line
L’Occitane has figured out how to unlock the power of the peony, and its Pivoine Sublime—Sublime Peony—line aims to perfect the skin through hydration, correcting uneven textures, and minimizing pores and fine lines. The collection includes a skin perfector serum, a perfecting cream for hydration in all humidity levels, a CC cream to even out irregularities, a perfecting mist for on-the-go hydration, and a tinted lip balm. The line doesn’t launch until May 2015 (just in time for Mother’s Day), so by then your skin will be fresh and ready to be perfected.
De-Fuzz Your Skin
Silk’n Flash&Go Luxx
Soon, your legs will be out in public again—which means it’s time to get rid of that hair. If you don’t have time to head out for laser hair removal, you can try the at-home version. The Silk’n Flash&Go Luxx is an FDA-approved device that uses patented Home Pulsed Light to destroy the hair at the root. The Luxx version comes with 120,000 pulses, ensuring a fuzz-free summer.
Heal Your Winter Lips
Chapped lips are a classic sign of winter skin trama. Your lips only have thin surface layers of skin, so they're more likely than the rest of your face to dry out. You lose up to 10 times more moisture through your lips than you do elsewhere on your face or body. Dry winter air, arctic blasts of wind, and the low humidity indoors can dehydrate your lips. That can make your lips so fragile that they develop tiny splits and cracks.Your lips need a shield to stay in shape.
A balm provides a buffer between your delicate skin and the weather or indoor heating, so never let your lips go nude. The goal is to seal in moisture and get extra hydration with beneficial oils. That barrier will also help seal deep cracks and splits from infection and irritation. Petrolatum is a common ingredient. Castor seed oil, shea butter, sunflower seed oil, or squalane can also nourish cracked lips. Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, sodium PCA, and glycerin to ensure your lips stay moist. Also look for SPF so your lips stay protected against the sun.
Here are some really great lip treatments available:
Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, and Softlips Pure Pomegranate Organic Lip Conditioner. Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 containing squalane and natural oils. Aquaphor Healing Ointment and Vaseline Lip Therapy. Aveeno Lip Conditioner Essential Moisture SPF 15 and Blistex Lip Infusion SPF 15.
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