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Winter Moisturizers and Face Oil - 17-11 - Beauty
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Winter Moisturizers & Face Oils: A Guide to Radiant Skin

Moisturizing is a crucial step in any skincare routine, particularly in the fall & winter. (For simplicity’s sake, I am lumping together moisturizers and face oils for this post.) Moisturizers hydrate and plump skin for a more youthful appearance, have anti-aging benefits, can reduce redness and balance skin tone.  By their nature, they also prevent your skin from feeling tight and developing dry patches during the harsh winter months, which can make it practically impossible to apply makeup. (Seriously – have you ever tried to apply makeup over a dry patch? It flakes off, makes everything look worse and, in short, is beyond frustrating!) Another benefit? They seal in all the goodness from your serums and eye creams.

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August beauty - Summer Beauty round up-6
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My Summer Beauty Round-Up

With sweltering August weather in full swing, it’s the perfect time to pare back your beauty regimen. So, I have rounded up my favorite summer beauty products (hair, makeup and a few skincare-ish items) that will keep you looking pretty with minimal effort well into September.

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Summer - Beauty - Radiat Skin Series Eye Creams
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Radiant Skin Series: Step 4, Eye Creams

I am a big believer in eye creams. The delicate skin around your eyes requires a different formulation than a standard moisturizer. Plus, the orbital area tolerates active ingredients differently than the rest of your face. (For example, a moisturizer with retinol would be too strong for the under eye area.) Besides, the area around the eyes is one of the first places to show signs of aging. Isn’t that enough of a reason to give your peepers a little extra pampering? 

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OY-L Manuka Mask - OYL - Rose Petals
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A Most Addictive Face Mask

For the past month, I have been using OY-L’s Exfoliating Manuka Mask 2-3 times per week. OY-L’s products are 100% natural and totally chemical free, which is phenomenal if the product actually works. Fortunately for us, this one works brilliantly.

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