I always knew that exfoliation helps with breakouts but never realized to what extent. Most of the products I've used dried my skin and it produced even more oil, so I stopped trying. Big mistake! Although my skin did get better over the years, it is not until recently that I've discovered that the right product can do wonders to your face. It just takes time (and money, unfortunately) to find that right one. I cannot thank enough all my favorite brands for their wonderful products that made me fall in love with my skin for the first time ever. Here is the list of my most loved and trusted in-home treatments.

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Winter skincare routine

From my experience my skin has different needs depending on the season - what works perfectly well for me during summer won't necessarily work for my skin during colder seasons. I think it is true to every girl out there unless you are among the lucky ones who won a gene lottery and happen to inherit perfect skin no matter the weather. Nonetheless it is always best to take care of your skin than totally rely on mother nature. Bad choices tend to catch up with us later on.

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The review: Moisturizer vs Face Oil | Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil

ABOUT THE BRAND

I talked about this brand here and here before but I don’t mind talking about it again, since it is one of my favorite beauty brands of all times that has amazing products and great philosophy to back them up. I believe in good cause behind the brand and that is one of the things that makes Josie Maran so great.

Josie Maran launched her natural cosmetics line back in 2007, “self-funding the entire operation, after investors laughed at her business idea”. All of the products in her line are based on argan oil, which is produced by co-oops of Moroccan women. The company’s motto is “luxury with the conscience” which, I though, was pretty neat the first time I saw it. We, as customers, want something that is not only good for our skin but also is not destroying the planet and that’s what Josie is all about. She is committed to protecting and improving the environment. How can you not help such a great cause? Plus all her products are so luxurious and amazing that it makes it the easiest thing to do. read more

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Body care for shower lovers

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Leg workout on Monday, followed by hot yoga on Tuesday and 5K run on Wednesday, and so on till the end of the week. A hot, steamy shower after each workout is my favorite part of the day. And if I can fit in 15-20 minutes of sauna or steam room… Oh, what a bliss! As good as hot showers might be for your sore muscles and soul, it is not exactly an everyday bliss for your skin. Due to frequent showers your skin has less time to repair and recover through natural oil production which makes your skin dry and dehydrated. As a result skin starts to age prematurely. Missing just one day of showers is not exactly an option for me, since I workout or do some kind of exercising almost every day, that’s why I rely on my favorite products to lessen the damage as much as possible. read more

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Wash your day away | Ole Henricksen Foaming Cleanser

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I’ve been looking for a good makeup cleanser for awhile. Something that would save me time washing off the makeup and something that would do a better job. With all the choices on the market it gets really hard to choose the one but in the end I’m glad to say that I found exactly what I was looking for and very happy with the results.

ABOUT THE BRAND

The brand was founded by Ole Henricksen, Danish skin cosmetician who lives in the United States and who became interested in skin care after his own skin got inflamed with cystic acne during his trip to Indonesia. He studied skin care and cosmetic chemistry in London before moving to US to open his first spa in Los Angeles which became very popular among celebrities after Vogue Magazine wrote a short story about him. Mr. Henricksen has over 40 years of experience as a cosmetic chemist and skin care expert. His products won several awards and are available in 12 countries. read more

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