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3.11.2010

Beauty Bits for Clean & Clear Skin


The weather is warming and I'm ready for the sun to shine...not my skin. To combat oiliness this spring, I've switched to a really inexpensive oil-free cleanser. St. Ives Naturally Clear Blemish & Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub cleans pores with 2% salicylic acid. It's all natural and free of parabens. I love the grainy exfoliators and the sweet smell. Leaves my skin feeling fresh! A bargain for $4 at drugstores.

I'm also using a facial mask once a week. The Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque from KIEHL'S is phenomenal. It removes dead skin, prevents skin from looking dull and visibly minimizes pores. Natural ingredients include aloe and oatmeal. I slather it on my face and neck, let it dry down for 15 minutes, rinse and moisturize. Available at www.kiehls.com for $23.99. Receive three complimentary samples with every online order.

CORAL QUEST: In search of the perfect coral shade to compliment sun kissed skin...do i go for a full burst of color or a soft shimmery gloss? Hmmmm...we'll see.

8 comments:

  1. This site offers good advice. what products are recommended for men with dry/sensitive skin?

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  2. Thanks for the great tips! I needed to find a new cleanser -- my skin keeps breaking out in the same place for some unknown reason. I will try both.

    Fee

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  3. I simply love St. Ives facial scrubs. However, I've yet to try Kiehl's products as I am partial to Clinque and Kinerase products. But for the price and because you suggested it (and you do know your stuff honey!), I'm ordering Kiehl's cleansing masque tonight. I will keep you in the know. Much love and power to you my sista. Keep doing your thing!

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  4. LOVE St. Ives and have for years. It's expensive and does the trick every time.

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  5. A man's skin tends to be a bit drier than ours so finding the right cleanser is a MUST. Try DOVE's Men Care Body & Face Bar. Microbeads ensure a deep, yet gentle, clean while it wards off dry skin with a quarter moisturizing cream. A real bargain at approx $5 for two bars! Be sure to rinse with warm water and follow with a moisturizer.

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  7. This cleanser is truly a GEM for the price. The first time I used it, my face looked like I had gotten a facial at a spa--vibrant! Do they have toners, moisturizers, etc.? Hook a sista up!

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  8. Hi Fee! I think the brand is big on facial cleansers and scrubs. But two moisturizers you can investigate: St. Ives Fresh Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer and St. Ives Elements Mineral Moisturizer with SPF 15. Will shop around for the toner and be in touch!

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