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Favorite Fridays: Skin Care!

It’s Friday! Does anyone else instantly have that Rebecca Black song in their head when they hear that? Hopefully I’m not the only one!

It’s been awhile since I did a Favorite Friday, so I thought it was about time to get back at it.

I’ve been obsessed with beauty tutorials and skin saving tips lately. I’m all about amazing skin, and when you’re prepping for your wedding, you want to have that fresh-face-glow. I have a few skin care tips that I swear by, but sharing is caring! I want to hear yours, too!

First and foremost, H20 + eating right. I drink SO much water. I try to drink an ounce for every pound. Lauren Conrad has a great post on how to drink more water; you can see it here. On the days I drink less, not only can I tell by how I feel, but my skin just looks dull. No bueno. If you’ve had a fun night out with the girls, make sure to hydrate up before bed, so that you’re not paying for it in the morning. In the morning, I drink a green smoothie. My goal every day is to get as many veggies in my body as possible. Your skin will thank you!

Second, I never, ever skip a wash. Ever since I was in middle school, the thought of going to bed without washing my face was just a no-no. I am extremely rigorous when it comes to this. If you want great skin, you need to do the work.

Third, find the right products for you. I personally have combination skin. In the winter, my skin can get dry and tight. In the summer, the humidity makes it a little too dewy for my personal taste. ;) Personally, I use a medicated sulfur wash 3x a week in the morning. This was recommended by my Derm. (More on that in a minute.) At night, I use my clarisonic (worth all the hype) with Cerave. On my off days, I use it in the morning and at night. It’s perfect for my sensitive skin, and doesn’t dry me out too much.

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Fourth, moisturize. I know so many girls who say I have oily skin so I don’t use moisturizer. Ah, ladies, no. You need to moisturize; it helps your skin maintain it’s normal balance. I struggled with this for so long because of my combination skin. Some moisturizers did nothing, and others left me looking like a grease-ball. Thanks, but no thanks. After going to the Derm, she suggested Dawp Hydrate.  Perfect for me! At night, I use a pure Vitamin-E Creamand basically frost my face with it. Connor’s not a huge fan, but my skin loves it. :) I’m going to be adding an anti-aging regimen soon. I’m going to try out these products; I’ll let you know what I think! . Also, if you’ve struggled with when to use what, I found this article.

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Lastly, don’t be afraid to go to the experts.  I’m a pretty impatient person, so the thought of trying a million products until I find the right one for me, just doesn’t sound fun. My Derm sent me home with all these products, and I’ve never looked back. Sometimes it’s best just to head right to the expert!

My favorite resources for great skin care tips: Gal Meets Glam, Erika Sheffer and The Skinny Confidential.

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