5 Skin care treats to try now
With winter fast-approaching, we thought we'd share some of our current skin care product favorites aimed at keeping your complexion looking great no matter the temperature.
From masks to scrubs to cleansers we can't get enough of, read on for some effective ways to treat your skin this season.
Skin care guru and facialist to the stars, Joanna Vargas has created her own line of complexion perfecting products we love, including our new favorite cleanser. The Vitamin C Face Wash ($65) is like a wake-up call for your face. This gentle but effective cleanser is packed with good-for-skin ingredients like acai, goji berry and citrus oils that refresh, soothe and revitalize while removing dirt, oil and other pore-clogging debris. Check out the whole line of must-have products here.
One of the most important skin care steps is exfoliation. Doing so removes dead skin cells, revealing a smoother, brighter, more youthful complexion. Our current go-to super scrub is Red Flower Bioactive Berry White Peat Exfoliant ($62), a gentle salt scrub packed with ingredients that encourage cell turnover, draw out toxins and create a gorgeous glow. We especially love that this effective exfoliant can be used on both face and body.
We can all use a boost now and again and consider Mario Badescu Rose Hip Mask a beauty boost for your complexion ($20). This mineral-rich mask brightens and moisturizes tired, dull skin while soothing and restoring balance on days when skin needs a little TLC. We suggest running a hot bath, applying the mask and then soaking for the allotted 20 minutes (for the mask to work its magic) to get added relaxation benefits after a hard day at work.
Want to maximize the benefits of your moisturizer? Add Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster ($54), a skin-quenching hydrating fluid that gives your complexion an instant hydrating boost perfect for the colder months to come. Either massage a small amount into skin, or mix a few drops into your regular moisturizer to kick it up a notch.
Give your complexion a cooling, hydrating spritz at home or on the go with Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray ($20). This refreshing face spray is perfect for winter months when skin can feel tight and dry due to hot air indoors and cold wind outdoors. Keep a bottle in your purse (like we do) to soothe and refresh no matter where you are.