Saving Face//Skin Care

Saving Face//Skin Care

Saving Face//Skin Care

 Saving Face//Skin Care by grace-milbourne


Despite the El Nino weather situation happening outdoors, I’ve still transitioned my skin care to a ‘weather buffering’ routine. That means being more careful with touching my face with towels, using less hot water, and always patting (versus scrubbing) dry!


 But, product junkie me, leans heavily on a few old, and newer tools to really amp up the skincare arsenal. I can’t wait to share these!


1. Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum This product is fairly new to my routine. Serums help bind moisture to your skin (morning and night) after you cleanse, and improve the effectiveness of any other products you put on afterwards.  This serums also improves appearance of dark spots, promotes even skin tone, and boosts radiance. I’m sold.


2. Embryolisee Lait Creme Concentre is a French pharmacy classic. Worthy of a check-your-bag vs. carry on, if you catch my drift. This moisturizer smells super fresh, and I’ve been using as a night cream, that can layer on top of any other serums, or topicals I’m using.


3. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask has been a skin savior since this summer. If I’m ever out way too late, or my skin is flaky/weird, this is a great K-town find that you can slip on before bed, and wake up with hydrated and soothed skin.


4. Fresh Sugar Lip Polish This one is goodie. This gentle sugar scrub buffs off that pesky dead skin from your lips. I also wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to taste it …. it smells that heavenly. That red lipstick won’t cake over that pout now!


5. Ending with the classic Vaseline. The product really does it all; I love waking up feeling how moisturized my lips are from one swipe, 8+ hours later. Some other ways to use Vaseline are on dry skin patches, or eyelids for a ethereal and fresh glow.


What winter beauty tricks do you have up you (turtleneck) sleeves? Let me know if you’ve tried any of my favorites too.
Layer up (Winter beauty essentials)

Layer up (Winter beauty essentials)

Layer up

The days are getting shorter, our hems are getting (considerably) longer, and we’re experiencing the first chapped lip/dry skin/snapped hair of the season. Oh the joys of winter. On the bright side, there always seems to be a new beauty product to fix the problem. Above are some of my old, and new, skin and hair fixes for the unique challenges this season presents.

1. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion – I’m a little late to the party as this moisturizer has been a standard for years, but on my recent discovery this proves to be a great daytime product that leaves me feeling quenched and never greasy.

2. Boots Facial Oil – After a semester abroad, anything Boots is alright in my book. This facial oil is great smelling (try to rosehip version) and a great way to speed up any healing marks on your body (scars, dark spots, healing acne).

3. Josie Maran Oil – Okay two oils may seems repetitive, but this cult favorite deserved a spot. It’s awesome for the ends of hairs, elbows, nails, basically anything that has the ability to be dry on your body …

4. Nivea A Kiss of Shine Gloss – I picked this up on a recent trip to Target and was super pleased with the results. With lasting shine, my lips felt refreshed and never sticky. Shines like a gloss but moisturizes like a balm.

5. Cerave Moisturizing Cream – Oh Cerave, my friends and I are obsessed with you. This brand was introduced to my by my dermatologists, and no wonder, it’s great for sensitive skin. This cream is super super hydrating and perfect to slather on your face after a great cleanse and before a 8-hour snooze.

Have any Winter beauty essentials? Spill please …