Holiday 2017 Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re excited to celebrate with a slew of get-gorgeous beauty products designed to make you look and feel your best. We aren’t just limited to cosmetics, skin care, and hair care, either—beauty doesn’t discriminate, after all. We’ve also got glam goodies for the home. Most importantly, there’s something for every single person on your list. Here’s what we’re loving this holiday season.

 

 

For Luxe Travels…

Perfect for jetting off to Europe during spring, the John Masters Organics Essential Travel Kit for Hair and Body ($24.99) contains everything needed to get through the trip in style. Tucked inside the sleek zippered pouch are two-ounce bottles of geranium/grapefruit body milk, geranium/grapefruit body wash, lavender rosemary shampoo, and citrus/neroli detangler. Not only will they feel fabulous, they’ll also smell incredible.

 

For Upscale Cleansing…

Who knew makeup removal could be such a posh experience? With the Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter ($35.99) in her arsenal, she’ll never go to bed without washing her face again. Made with nourishing turmeric, hydrating chamomile, and gentle honey, this lovely blend melts on contact to effectively remove all traces of makeup, debris, and impurities. It even looks gorgeous, something that can’t be said for the boring tubes crowding her makeup cabinet.

 

For Bathing Beauties…

Showering is infinitely more enjoyable when there’s something wonderfully scented awaiting you. That’s why Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Soapy Suds ($26.99) is a guaranteed gift winner. The body wash is not only packed with uplifting notes of crisp citrus and awakening spices, but it’s also perfect for brightening up those tired, bleary-eyed mornings when nothing seems possible without a shower. This is the ultimate lift-me-up, and the scent is versatile enough for both men and women to enjoy.

 

For Makeup Junkies…

What do you give the makeup junkie who has everything? Try the Youngblood Glowy Cheek Essentials Kit ($39.99). It’s filled with everything she needs to achieve a warm, healthy, bright complexion. The set includes a creamy blush in a rich shade of coral-pink, plus a blush brush and a radiant moisturizing tint designed to drench the skin with hydration while also leaving behind a hint of natural, luminous color. During winter, it’s one of the easiest ways to brighten up.

 

For Happy Homes…

Whether for the hostess or the new homeowner, the NEST Fragrances Luxury Votive Gift Set ($40.99) is the ultimate surprise in every way. Packed inside a gorgeous gift box are six mini votive candles in bamboo, grapefruit, Sicilian tangerine, ocean mist/sea salt, cedar leaf/lavender, and Moroccan amber. Each votive is housed in a sleek black container that adds a touch of subtle sophistication to any room, from the kitchen to the bedroom to the bathroom.

 

For Skin Saviors…

We all know that one person who tries every single new skin care product on the market. The NuFACE Mini Facial Toning Device ($136.99) is the best possible surprise for anyone obsessed with a great complexion. On contact with the skin, the portable machine delivers gentle microcurrents that work to effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With regular use, the appearance of the skin’s tone is also improved. The set includes a primer gel to make it easy to use.

 

For OMG Hair…

If you or someone you love absolutely covets magazine cover-worthy hair (and really, who doesn’t?), the Bio Ionic Whisper Light Dryer ($104.89) is practically essential. It delivers high-powered heat in shorter-than-average time, meaning that drenched hair is no match for this wonder tool. In addition to its quick-dry functionality, it also performs in relatively quiet mode. The ionic feature ensures that hair feels softer and stays in better shape, even with regular usage and exposure to heat.

Skincare 101: Why You Need to Add Collagen to Your Routine

of collagen as the glue that keeps your skin strong and elastic. As we age, our natural collagen production slows, which results in those pesky fine lines and wrinkles that are so stubborn and often difficult to control. Lack of collagen can also cause skin to sag, which is another key sign of aging. You may also experience a reduction of this vital protein if you smoke, ingest lots of sugar, or spend excessive time in the sun.

The good news is that you can still revitalize your skin by increasing its exposure to products that are infused with collagen. At TheBeautyPlace.com, we’re big believers in the power of collagen and its ability to transform your skin. Here are our favorite products, all formulated to give aging skin the necessary boost it needs to achieve a more youthful, fresher complexion.

The Murad Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion ($59.99) is ideal for use on the face and neck, two key areas where signs of aging are most prominent. This product is known for its ability to work faster than average, which means that within a couple of hours of smoothing the lotion on, your skin will feel smoother and look marvelously better. The lightweight lotion is designed to plump up thinned out skin and restore a radiant look. It’s packed with antioxidants, which help combat harmful free radicals that contribute to ongoing signs of aging. It’s also a powerful moisturizer—and remember, the softer your skin, the younger it looks.

Don’t forget about your lips, which are equally susceptible to aging due to collagen loss. The Murad Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips ($22.99) is designed for easy use and promises big results. Fine lines on the lips will be a memory after you smooth on this gloss-like balm that is infused with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and plumping mustard sprouts, which improve circulation so that your lips look fuller and healthier. If your lips are naturally dry, you’ll appreciate the addition of shea butter—it’s extremely potent and leaves lips pillow-soft to the touch.

It’s clear to see why collagen is such an essential part of the skin’s overall health. At TheBeautyPlace.com, you’ll find a wide variety of products infused with this very necessary ingredient. Shop them all here!

How To: Get Your Guy A Gift He Will Actually Use

It can be real tough to get it right when it comes to gift giving for a husband, boyfriend, father, or friend. Instead of buying the same old thing (like a tie that they’ll wear once), I think the trick is to think about useful and practical gifts for men. So, instead of buying men gifts you think they’ll like because you do, buy them something that they’ll actually use in their day-to-day lives. Here are some ideas to help you surprise that special guy in your life.

 

Guys love grooming more than they like to admit. The Jack Black First Class Five Travel Set ($47.99) comes with five skincare essentials to keep your man well-groomed and looking his best on-the-go. Make this a stocking stuffer and watch him as he takes pride in using it!

 

Another great option could be the Johnny B A.M. After Shave Spray ($12.89) It will make shaving feel extra luxurious for him. Think hot shaves at the barbershop, but right from the comfort of their home. Plus, you will love the scented notes of citrus on his face. This aftershave spray also closes skin pores opened by the hot water from his shave, to keep his skin looking great all day after.

 

 

Let’s face it, men can be more than a bit touchy about their hair. They don’t want to use a million and one products to get the right look. Instead get them the only product they will need to get their look. The Short Sexy Hair Hard Up Holding Gel ($9.99) provides an extra-firm hold, especially for short hairstyles. Trust me, he will love this product for everyday use.

Shakespeare famously wrote, “He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man.” That may be a little extreme, but if your man happens to measure up against the bard’s beard bar, he certainly would appreciate a potion like Jack Black Beard Oil ($22.99). This beard oil is formulated with kalahari melon oil, vitamin E, brown algae, and carrot extract to condition facial hair and nourish skin underneath.

Now that you have some gift ideas, you can surprise that special guy for the holidays with a gift he will truly appreciate!

P.S. Don’t forget to shop our Movember Sale & get a special extra gift for your guy.

What to Do When Your Skin Freaks Out

We’ve all been there. One day your skin is completely fine, and the next morning it looks like something out of a horror movie. Whether it’s an unfortunate allergic reaction to something mysterious, a surprise breakout on your chin, or some ruddiness that doesn’t seem to want to budge, there’s no easy way around the fact that your skin is simply freaking out. The good news is that we have some solutions for your serious skin woes. Here’s what to do when…

 

Your Lips Are Chapped  

You try your best to handle your lip game. And usually it’s pretty easy to keep them moist, but during the colder months of the year your skin—including your lips—has a mind of its own. To the rescue comes Glo Skin Beauty Lip Revival ($25.99). This high-impact treatment is formulated to drench lips with moisture and improve moisture levels so that your lips stay softer for longer. Use it at night to obtain lasting results.

Your Acne Scars Are In Effect

Acne scars don’t just develop overnight, but if you’ve just recovered from a serious breakout there’s a good chance you’re dealing with some lingering pigmentation issues. Bid farewell to that dark spot by applying SkinCeuticals Phyto+ ($78.99), a highly effective lightening gel enriched with natural ingredients designed to gently lighten skin in the areas that need it most. It’s free of hydroquinone, too, which means it’s great even for the most sensitive skin types.

Your Dryness Is Unstoppable

Winter has a habit of wreaking havoc on the skin, and it often seems like no matter how much you treat it you can’t quite stay on top of all of the dryness. The Revision Skincare Hydrating Serum ($55.99) makes an amazing addition to any dry-skin routine. Don’t be fooled by its lightweight consistency; it’s loaded with moisturizing ingredients that flood your skin with hydration and give it a plump, healthy finish. Use it before bed to combat dryness and signs of premature aging.

 

Your Skin Is Bright Red

There’s nothing like waking up, refreshed from a great night’s sleep, only to discover that your complexion resembles Rudolph’s nose. While it’s tempting to just slather on several layers of makeup and go about your day, that won’t exactly solve the problem in the long run. Treat your ruddiness with La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 ($11.99). It’s formulated to gently heal even the most sensitive skins, even those recovering from procedures or suffering from dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis.

Your Acne Is Out of Control

Stubborn acne is an annoying skin woe that can often seem insurmountable. Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots ($21.99) are infused with salicylic acid and tea tree oil and are designed to target only the skin that’s affected. This helps reduce the telltale dryness that many acne medications cause, while effectively treating even the most difficult blemishes. Wear them throughout the night, or during the day if you don’t plan to leave the house.

 

Images courtesy Vogue.com

How To Restore Skin After Summer

Barbecues, beach days, hiking trips, pool time — all that good summer fun left your skin baking in the sun’s direct rays! While there is no substitute for good sun protection, the good news for those who have suffered environmental damage from sun exposure is that there are a number of things we can do to heal our skin after the effects of summer.

A chapped face can be a painful side effect of dry, air-conditioned houses during the summer months. To heal chapped spots, we recommend using a rich moisturizer like Decleor Aroma Sun Expert High Repair After Sun Face Balm 0.5 oz ($27.99) that provides 24 hours of hydration for your face. It is great to apply it evenly on face after sun exposure.

If your lips also suffer because of high temperatures and your beach days, Jane Iredale LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm ($10.99) creates a kissable, supple pout. Nourishing avocado oil protects and moisturizes as emollients, vitamin e soothes and protects from free radicals. Yes, it is as good as it sounds!

Almost everyone has experienced the redness and inflammation that comes from direct overexposure to the sun. The best treatment, of course, is prevention. Make sure that anytime you go outside you are wearing a sunscreen like Elta MD UV Daily Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 ($24.19) this is a tinted facial sunscreen. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it helps protect skin and hydrates to boost moisture retention.  Ideal for normal, combination, and post-procedure skin, it can be worn alone or under makeup.

Once your skin has been burned, you need to repair it with certain products and ingredients like Vitamin C, the Glo Therapeutics 15% Vitamin C Serum ($65.99) visibly transforms skin’s clarity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and it is a great treatment to recover skin after the summer. You can also use the Revision Vitamin C Lotion 15% ($58.99) that is a daily antioxidant for brighter skin, formulated with the most advanced form of Vitamin C for healthy, radiant skin.

 

Believe it or not, being exposed to the sun also promotes dark spots. In fact, during the summer time (and some months after if you don’t take care of your skin) is when you can see this dark spots at its most intense moment.Murad Rapid Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Serum 1 oz ($38.99) corrects stubborn dark spots and uneven complexions. Results are sustained over a long period of time while it brightens the complexion.

Summer days are now over, so it is time to take some time apart from the beach to take care of your skin!

The Ultimate Guide to Lazy-Girl Makeup

It’s tough to put on a full face every day, but sometimes you’re also not quite comfortable leaving the house without spackling on the foundation. The good news is that you don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to pull off a pulled together look—in fact, there’s a really comfortable in-between place that makes it easy to achieve a flattering look. Even if you’re feeling extra lazy and less than enthusiastic about applying concealer, meticulously doing your lips, or packing on the eyeshadow, you can make this work for you. Here, is our ultimate guide to lazy-girl makeup.

It Starts With Your Skin

A great look begins with flawless skin—but you don’t need to commit to an hour-long session with a foundation brush, concealer, and some sort of thick paint-like foundation. Instead, invest in a high-quality tinted moisturizer that is designed to conceal imperfections, hydrate, and generate a smooth and elegant canvas for the rest of your makeup. A formula like bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream ($26.99) takes its job seriously: It’s a little bit of everything all rolled into one, including BB, CC, and tinted moisturizer. Feel free to add an extra layer for deeper coverage. It’s especially comforting for drier skin types.

Time needed: 2 minutes

The Eyes Have It

Whether you’re genuinely lazy or just in a rush, you probably don’t have time to sit down with your collection of makeup brushes and artfully render a runway-worthy eye look. And we don’t want that for you, either, which is why we’re so excited about the Tigi Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow in Bubbly ($17.29). This shade, in particular, is the ultimate choice when you’re not feeling it—it instantly brightens up tired eyes, which in turn helps wake up your whole face. It’s a no-crease formula with some light shimmer, and the easy cream-to-powder formula is ideal to smooth on and go.  Time needed: 1 minute

 Get a Little Cheeky

There’s nothing like a dual-purpose product that effectively handles multiple needs at once. Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain ($16.99) is a one-stop-shop for your complexion and your lips. Available in three colors, it’s easy to apply directly from the tube. Simply swirl it onto the apples of your cheeks, blend, and watch a beautifully natural flush appear. Then add a bit to your lips for an equally natural finish. This is a great option for anyone who prefers a pared-down makeup collection, doesn’t want to bother with hefty brushes, and doesn’t really care much about the precise application.

Time needed: 1 minute

A Pop for Your Pout

Never underestimate the power of a kiss of color on your lips. If you have time for nothing else, make this the one step you do take before you go about your day. We recommend a brightening lip balm that leaves behind just a tint so that you don’t have to concern yourself with issues like going outside of your natural lip line or what might happen if you apply sight unseen while on the go. bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm ($14.99) is ideal for this purpose. It’s available in eight hues, all of which deliver just the right amount of color and leave behind a stain-like finish. And because it’s not drying, your lips with feel soft and look healthy all day long.

Time needed: 45 seconds

Take It All Off

The last step on the lazy girl’s agenda? Removing the makeup, of course. The good news is that since you don’t wear a lot, it won’t really take you long at all to remove it—but it is important to get it all off before you hit the sack. We love Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt Cleanser ($18.99) because it gets to work on contact. Made with seven essential oils, it transitions from a smooth gel to a lightweight oil as you massage it into your skin. Simply blend in, rinse off, and pat dry.

Time needed: 2 minutes

 

Images courtesy Vogue.com

The Power of Scent

Essential oils and herbs add a hint of fragrance to your beauty products, but there’s more to them than that. Did you know that they actually serve a functional purpose, too? At TheBeautyPlace.com, we’re serious purveyors of scent—and the powerful effects they have on our skin and spirits. Here’s, a selection of our favorite products:

 

John Masters Organics Lavender & Palmarosa Body Scrub ($15.99): Summer is skin-baring season, which means you’re probably shaving daily and (hopefully) moisturizing regularly. One way to ensure that your skin stays smooth is to use a body scrub that gently sloughs off dead skin. This scrub contains organic sugar, hydrating palmarosa leaf, and calming lavender.

 

Did you know? Lavender helps relax the body and mind. Studies show that it may help reduce blood pressure and promote better sleep. To reap the benefits of this scrub, enjoy a shower before bedtime (well worth it if you’ve spent the entire day at the beach!) and breathe in its aromatic scent. You’ll notice a remarkable change in how well you sleep.

 

Peter Thomas Roth Chamomile Cleansing Lotion ($25.99): Sensitive skin types demand a gentle cleanser that will effectively remove oil and makeup without stripping the skin. This formula is non-drying and designed to soothe skin and leave it smoother and softer. It contains natural herbal extracts, as well as gentle chamomile to help calm redness and irritation.

 

Did you know? Chamomile is a natural healing agent. The plant’s leaves contain a variety of therapeutic oils and potent, free radical-busting antioxidants. For skin that inflamed or otherwise irritated, it may help reduce the symptoms and promote quicker healing.

 

Jane Iredale Smell The Roses Hydration Spray ($25.99): Few scents capture romance, peace, and elegance as well as hypnotic rose. This spray is more than a traditional perfume—it’s designed to drench your complexion with hydration and reduce redness and irritation that may develop after a long day of sun exposure. Use it to brighten your skin throughout the day, set your makeup, or as a fragrance when you want something light and pleasant.

 

Did you know? Rose is considered one of the most powerful essential oils in the world. It’s known as an antiseptic, and it can help control excess oil production and balance your skin’s pH levels.

 

Rusk Sensories Clarify Rosemary & Quillaja Detoxifying Shampoo ($10.99): Do you ever look in the mirror and wish there was a personal stylist behind you working her magic? Consider this shampoo a substitute. It’s enriched with quillaja (a natural soap) and rosemary, which may help stimulate your hair’s growth. At the very least, it will give your hair a little boost at the root and help revive it.

 

Did you know? Rosemary is thought to nourish and treat damaged scalps, which is why it’s often found in various hair care formulas. In addition to stimulating growth, it might even delay hair loss, treat dandruff, or reduce graying. If your scalp is typically dry or flaky, rosemary makes an excellent addition to your routine.

 

Decleor Aromessence Ylang Ylang Purifying Oil Serum ($37.79): Nourishing facial oils can have an incredible effect on the skin, particularly this one that is designed to reduce oil buildup and balance your complexion. As an addition to your regular routine, add two drops twice a day to your skin and gently massage it into the skin to reap its rewards.

 

Did you know? Ylang ylang boosts circulation and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It may help reduce inflammation, treat skin infections, and even normalize skin that suffers from eczema or seborrhea. Both conditions are the result of irregular oil production, which in turn creates the conditions’ telltale itchy, peeling patches.

Why You Should Add Vitamin C To Your Skincare Routine

Did you know that adding Vitamin C to your skincare routine can really be beneficial? Adding this powerful ingredient to your daily routine, provides a range of benefits, from evening out your skin tone, shielding skin from visible impacts of pollution, significantly improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger, longer!

It is a Great Anti-Aging

Did you know that Vitamin C could help to visibly reduce the skin’s signs of aging? Skin naturally begins to show more signs of photoaging as we age. However, one of the ways our skin can help keep itself renewed and healthy-looking is with antioxidants like Vitamin C. The John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum ($26.89) works deep into skin to diminish signs of aging, crow’s feet andpremature aging.

Brightens skin

We all want a beautiful glowing skin! Vitamin C creates a brighter complexion and evens out skin tone. When we don’t produce sufficient amount of collagen and elastin, our skin can look dull and can be more susceptible to acne scarring. We truly recommend SkinMedica Vitamin C + E Complex ($56.99) as a great source of Vitamin C. It utilizes water-soluble silicon gel, aqueous form of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), to be gradually released throughout the day. It is amazing products that Fights, improves, prevents sun damage and also improves skin tone, texture, and firmness.

 

Complements Collagen

One of the ways that skin renews itself, providing for a more youthful look, is through the production of the protein, collagen. As we age, our skin naturally produces less collagen than it did in our youth. Bliss Triple Oxygen + C Energizing Vitamin C Day Cream ($39.99) is the perfect option revive fatigued, sallow, stressed skin and give it that just-stepped-out-of-the-shower sheen. The unique pairing of Oxygen reinforces collagen synthesis, helps the skin rebound from external and internal stresses, improves skin hydration, and breathes new life into lackluster complexions.

 

Retains Moisture

You probably already know that adding and sealing in moisture is an important part of your daily skin care routine, but did you know that Vitamin C can also help keep skin hydrated by enhancing moisture content? Add Vitamin C serum every day, like the Glo Therapeutics 15% Vitamin C Serum ($65.99) that improves skin’s elasticity, promotes collagen production, reduces erythema, and reduces hyperpigmentation.

 

4 Sunscreen Myths You Need to Stop Believing

It’s no secret that sunscreen is essential. What does seem to cause some confusion, though, are the many myths and half-truths surrounding this essential beauty product. Which are facts, and which would best be described as complete fiction? Here are four common sunscreen myths you need to stop believing.

 

Myth: You Don’t Need Full Body Coverage

Truth: Many people feel they’re sufficiently protected so long as they slather sunscreen on the face. But sun damage can affect any area of the body, from foreheads to toes, and eventually lead to skin cancer. That’s why it’s so critical to apply sun protection everywhere. Think of the wrinkly hands and aging necks that are often dead giveaways of a person’s true age—they’re also highly indicative of poor sun care habits.

Try: Avene Mineral Light Hydrating Lotion SPF 50+ (Face and Body), $24.99

 

Myth: You Need Sun Exposure for Optimal Vitamin D Levels

Truth: Vitamin D is the “feel good” nutrient all healthy humans need. While the sun helps skin produce vitamin D, it’s not the only source—and certainly not a reason to skimp on sunscreen in an effort to soak up as much D as possible. In fact, that’s counterproductive because your skin only produces so much of the vitamin within a certain time frame before it stops. (Imagine if your skin generated vitamin D during every waking moment spent in the sunlight—it would quickly reach overdosed levels!) Keep wearing that sunscreen, and rely on a combination of supplements, a healthy diet, and brief sunlight exposure to enjoy optimal levels.

Try: Dr. Brandt XYY Power Dose D Sunshine Vitamin for Skin, $30.99

Myth: You Only Need Sunscreen During Peak Hours

Truth: Peak sunlight time is typically defined as 10 am to 4 pm, when the sun’s rays are especially powerful. Naturally, it’s vital to wear sunscreen during these hours, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the day is precluded from harming your skin. Harmful UVA rays are present throughout the day, and can lead to skin damage and some forms of skin cancer. Even cloudy days aren’t enough to protect skin. In fact, those are the days that often produce some of the worst sunburns because people neglect to wear sunscreen altogether. Clouds block only a small percentage of UV rays, meaning that you can still suffer even if you don’t necessarily see or feel the sun.

Try: La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen, $24.99

 

Myth: You Can Wear Any Sunscreen to Prevent UVA and UVB Damage

Truth: Sunscreens that are labeled “broad-spectrum” are the only ones that prevent damage from both UVA and UVB rays. UVA rays are responsible for producing visible signs of aging, including spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, while UVB rays cause sunburns. Both of them can ultimately lead to skin cancer, so it’s best to wear a product that effectively combats them equally.

Try: Elta MD UV Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF 45, $38.89

Why we Should Change our Skincare During the Warmer months

Days get longer, weather gets warmer, and there are so many outdoor activities to do. Oh yes, the summer season is finally here! With the excitement of beach trips, barbecues, and music festivals crowding your headspace, your skin — and taking care of it — cannot take a backseat on your list of to-dos. Our skin has different needs with the change of seasons. Temperature, humidity, and sun exposure play a role in how skin behaves, so pay attention to the following tips and learn how to keep your skin on fleek during this summer.

Use a lighter moisturizer

We wear lighter clothes when it gets warm out, so naturally, we should be doing the same for our skin. One of our favorite recommendations is the bareMinerals Smart Combination Smoothing Lightweight Emulsion ($31.99), it replenishes combination to normal skin types with oil-free hydration to leave it feeling incredibly soft and ultra-smooth.

Don’t forget the sunscreen, please don’t!

We all know sun exposure and sunburns increase in the summer months. We also know that the sun can be the worst enemy of our skin. Sunscreen application (and re-application) shouldn’t just be relegated to the pool or beach areas. Wear sunscreen daily – even if you’re just driving or riding in the car. Try La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Face Mineral Sunscreen Fluid ($23.39), it is recommended for sensitive skin and atopic skin and it will give you a beautiful matte finish!

Keep it clean

Washing your face is probably something that you’re already doing on a regular basis, but clean skin during the long summer months is extremely important. During the summer heat, skin gets oilier and becomes more exposed to the elements, especially the sun. Having some Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes ($9.99) with you all the time will be very helpful to keep your skin clean throughout the day. Also, don’t forget to exfoliate at least twice a week; the SkinCeuticals Micro-Exfoliating Scrub ($27.99) can be the perfect because unlike rougher scrubs, this one won’t damages the skin or cause surface lacerations.

Try Clay Masks

Sweat and just more oil production, in general, tends to clog pores and make our skin feel dirty. We all know that this season is the prime time for breakouts, so try using clay masks to help absorb excess oil, deep clean your pores and prevent breakouts. John Masters Organics Moroccan Clay Purifying Mask 2 ($22.89) encourages collagen production and increased cellular turnover while natural antioxidants neutralize free radical damage.  It’s the perfect product for the summer!

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