Hope you’re enjoying the spring sun and are revamping your beauty routine to prep up for the hot days ahead 🙂 This year, because of the shift towards the natural, no makeup look, I am paying priority to my skin – if I can’t cake up on the foundation, I need for it to look good enough to go bare! Having crossed my mid-twenties, however, this doesn’t happen naturally anymore so I’m going to be paying extra care to exfoliation, firming and hydration.
I’ve relied on Zest Beauty to help me meet this challenge because they host the hottest beauty brands and deliver directly to one’s dressing table 🙂 On top of that they are having a sale these days!
The following three products are on my priority skincare wish list! Due to my skin-type (read on to find out what it is!), I limit exfoliation to once every 10 days, use of skin firming products to twice a week but hydration is catered to twice or more in a day depending on how my skin feels!
1. Exfoliation: Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator – I have sensitive, combination skin so not many brands leave my skin rash and breakout free. Thankfully, Elemis exfoliators are gentle enough (I have been getting elemis facials for over 6 years now!) and give swift, visible results. I chose Rose because it is mild and leaves my skin exceptionally soft. You can get your hands on this for an equivalent of 29 pounds for 50 ml (which is less than the equivalent of 50 pounds I pay for one-time use in a facial!). This is definitely a worthy investment in terms of value for money (50 ml exfoliators last between 8 and 12 months for me depending on the amount I use. I do have a small face though so keep that in mind!)
2. Firming: Decleor Paris Hydrafloral Multiprotection Expert Mask– in line with the Spring theme of this post, I have my eyes sent on Decleor’s Hydrafloral Multiprotection Mask 🙂 I don’t moisturize much in the summer, because the face sweats in the heat and it clogs up pores so I prefer relying on hydrating skin treatments to prevent aging. This is light enough to be used biweekly so its a winner! This one is a steal for a sale price of 25 pounds so get your hands on it before they run out of stock 🙂
3. Moisturization – Phytomer Pionniere XMF Perfection Youth Cream – Having said that, one must find the right moisturizer to ensure one does not transform into the wicked witch of the east by the time summer ends! I’ve selected Phytomer’s XMF Perfection Youth Cream. It promises an instant anti-aging effect (which I love!) but is light so it won’t be a liability in the humidity.Although this is on the high-end side at a price of 125 pounds, it is on sale for a 111! As a beauty addict, I always spend more on my creams as they are the most important products for youth maintenance so I would not mind dishing out on this.
That’s it for now lovelies! Come back next week to read about my Zest Makeup Must Haves for SS 2015! Until then, stay happy and makeup well 🙂
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