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November 7, 2013

November: National Healthy Skin Month


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Wearing: Clinique ‘Superbalanced’ Makeup | MAC ‘In Extreme Dimension- 3D Black Lash’ Mascara | MAC ‘Powerpoint’ Eye Pencil

My skin is far from perfect. I struggle with breakouts and dryness (especially in the winter) on the daily—but I’ve learned to work with it. After all, it’s the only skin I have. In honor of National Healthy Skin Month, I decided to share a few of my favorite skincare picks from Nordstrom Beauty Spot. I legitimately use all of these products regularly, and I love them; they make my skin battle bearable!

1. Start with a fresh base

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Featuring: Shiseido ‘Benefiance’ Extra Creamy Cleansing Foam | Clinique ‘Dramatically Different’ Moisturizing Lotion+

I like to start off the morning with a clean, moist canvas. I personally love this Shiseido cleanser because it’s gentle, but still manages to remove all the grime and excess oil. It’s often considered an anti-aging product, but it obviously works great on teen skin, too. (Hey, you’re never too young to start the fight against wrinkles and dark spots, right?) Of course, after I wash my face, I like to replenish my moisture barrier. Clinique ‘Dramatically Different’ Moisturizing Lotion+ is a great, lightweight base to layer your makeup over.

2. Cover and glow 

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Featuring: Clinique ‘Superbalanced’ Makeup | MAC Bronzing Powder | NARS Blush

I prefer liquid foundation over powder because it leaves a dewy finish. I usually top it off with bronzer and blush to add a healthy glow (although I didn’t use either product in the above picture because I was going for a fresh, bare skin look).

3. Take it off

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Featuring: MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover | MAC Wipes | Clinique ‘Moisture Surge Intense’ Fortifying Hydrator

I’ll admit, sometimes, I’m a little lazy about taking my makeup off at night– but no matter what, I always at least use a cleansing towelette and remove my eye makeup (red, irritated lids are not a good look). I also apply a prescription acne treatment every night which is extremely drying, so I layer moisture surge underneath which does a lovely job of keeping my skin soft. This routine takes about five minutes which is great for those late tuck-ins after studying endlessly for an AP Bio exam.

What are your go-to skin products?

XOXO,
Alyssa

P.S. There are a bunch of great deals going on in the Beauty Spot for the Half Yearly Sale—be sure to check them out!

Comments

Jasmine November 10, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I just want you to know that I read every one of your posts. You have the best blog on the internet, no exaggeration! XOXO

Lola November 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Thanks for the great advice! And you always have great pictures!

Alyssa, BP. Blogger November 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Thanks lovelies!

Anonymous January 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Hi Alyssa,

I love your blog, I was just wondering what sweater and scarf you were wearing in the first picture. Thx!

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