Falling For Great Skin

Just like when you switch up your wardrobe when the seasons change, it’s also a good idea to refresh your skincare routine. Even though the weather remains pretty mild in Southern California, we do experience a cool off and drying out, especially when our Santa Ana winds develop like we have seen in recent weeks. Here are a few of my favorite products as of late. If you end up trying a few, I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me.

The real me… sans makeup 🙂
STAY CLEAN AND HYDRATED: CLEANSING OIL

When the winds start picking up and the humidity drops, I switch my regular face wash to cleansing oil. It still cleans my face well, but it also helps my skin stay hydrated.

My favorite: Sonia Roselli Japanese Cleansing Oil

PROTECT, PLUMP AND PREVENT THOSE DREADED DARK CIRCLES UNDER YOUR EYES: SPF MOISTURIZER, EYE CREAMS AND SERUMS

I learned at a young age that protecting your skin from the sun is key to maintaining a youthful glow. I’m currently loving Skin Authority’s Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 30.

While Skin Authority has been around for years, I only recently discovered the company after one of my makeup artists at KTLA – Lisa Olsen – shared this secret to her glowing skin.  “I discovered Skin Authority several years ago and have used their line ever since. I’ve never tried a product I don’t love! My favorites are their sunscreen and any of their treatments, but the whole line is simply amazing,” says Olsen  I concur! As a special bonus, they offer free personal skin care coaches who talk to you over FaceTime and come up with a custom skincare routine. I’ve been using a few of their products for the last couple of months and I’m happy to share that I can see and feel a difference.

Here is what I’ve been using to help lift and tighten those dreaded dark circles and bags under my eyes (hey, when you wake up at 3am, they’re inevitable!)

Dramatic Eye Lift with SGF-4 TechnologyWhen it comes to hydrating and plumping up your skin, serums are the answer. I found that these two products are pretty potent and effective

Super-C Serum

Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado Serum

SKINCARE ON-THE-ROAD: CLEANSING PODS

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big fan of travel. Whether it’s a long weekend or a ten-day trip halfway around the world, I’m always up for a change of scenery. Here’s what I pack to keep my skin clean when I’m out-of-town.

4-in-1 Cleansing Pod by Alana Mitchell

These cute little packets are filled with a small disc-like sponge. Once the sponge hits the water, it puffs up into a round ball that contains just the right amount of cleanser. After massaging the pod on your face, it suds up and removes oil and makeup, leaving your face feeling fresh and clean. As an added bonus, it lasts up to five days. Perfect to pop in your toiletry bag!

TIGHTEN AND FIRM UP YOUR SKIN: MASQUES

Once a week I use a masque to tighten and firm up my skin. Just like the 4-in-1 cleansing pod, Alana Mitchell’s Quick Comeback Masque is packaged in a petite, individual container that has enough product to apply to your face and neck. Once you apply the product, the see-through substance literally tightens your skin so you can barely move your face. It takes about 10-15 minutes to work its magic. After washing it off with warm water, my skin feels tighter, my pores look smaller and my face and neck look smoother. I love this masque!

Quick Comeback Masque by Alana Mitchell

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