beauty   //   March 18, 2014



Talk to any dermatologist about the tenants of good skincare, and exfoliation/peels will come up every single time. I do my best to schedule a chemical peel three – four times per year. I have found that they are a major game changer for my skin. They make my face look clearer and smoother. I admit that I look a little scary the right after I get one (I usually schedule them for a weekend when I know I’ll be spending lots of time inside) but three days later, I’m a whole new person.

In between my quarterly chemical peels, I do my best to maintain it. Since I have rather sensitive skin,  I have to be careful about what I use for exfoliating. I’ve had great results with this scrub. I use it just every once in awhile in the shower, and I really think it’s helping to keep my skin clear. (The other day I read an article in Harper’s Bazaar that said the secret ingredient in it is Diamond Powder?! Works for me.) I’ve had some trouble finding a good mask though. One that works like a peel in that it would smooth out my skin, but not so harsh that I ended up red and puffy. I have finally found one that works like a charm: Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask. It’s a magical pink potion that delivers instant glow (just like the bottle says) and freshens up my face. (Side note: I purchased her lip treatment last weekend and I’m already addicted.) I use it just once a week, but it’s so gentle that you could easily use it more than that if you wanted. I apply it every Sunday night after I get out of the shower. It’s got a jelly-like consistency that simply glides onto your skin. I leave it on for about 30 minutes before rinsing it off and applying my serum and moisturizer. The glow is understated but you’ll see it. My skin feels tighter and cleaner after I use it, and it never feels overly dry.It’s actually the perfect thing to apply while getting ready to go out on the weekend. My makeup goes on smoother, and I actually think it allows me to apply less makeup than I normally would because it evens out my skin. Like I said, a magical pink potion

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