I wanted to write a little bit about some skin and hair products I’ve been using lately that I love. I’m always looking for great products, so this is for anyone that is looking for something new to use!
Winter began, it was freezing out and there was no moisture in the air; my skin was dry like the Sahara Desert. I could feel it all the time and I was starting to peel which is never cute or fun. I was desperately trying to find a new face lotion to use to repair my skin, but was striking out left and right. Finally, my friend Sam recommended a moisturizing skin lotion by Clinique and THANK GOD she did because I am obsessed. I use two of their products everyday. In the morning I wash my face and use the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator. It is a gel-cream that is so light and does not linger on my face. My face does not feel dry at all during the day, even when I’m walking to work and the wind is blowing right through me. I really enjoy that it is fragrance-free and I can use very little to cover my whole face. I have always struggled with acne so I tend to be scared to try something new for fear of my face breaking out, but I have had no issues with the cream and could not love it more. I’ve linked the Amazon one above because it is cheaper than Nordstrom’s :).
At night, after I wash my face, I use the Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. Your skin loses so much moisture while you sleep, and this cream does such a great job of preventing that. It’s oil-free (so no issue with acne) and fragrance-free as well. I wake up in the morning without a horrible dry feeling on my face. And then I repeat the cycle all over again!
I cannot recommend the Moisture Surge line at Clinique more. It has made such a significant change in my skin and I am so happy. I always need extra help in the winter and this was the perfect skin care routine I was looking for.
Next up is my hair care! As someone who has sort of awkward hair (it’s sometimes wavy, sometimes half of it is wavey and the other half isn’t, and sometimes it’s just all over the place), I like to blow dry, curl and straighten it often. Since having that much heat on my hair and the fact that I color it about twice a year is a big no-no, I must have some sort of products to repair any breakage. My two favorite products currently are both from Moroccanoil.
I use the Moroccanoil Mending Fusion formula every single day and I have noticed such a difference! My split ends are so minimal now and I see very little breakage. It’s a lightweight formula that repairs my hair as well as keeps it from frizzing (which I have a huge problem with). I use about a dime-sized amount that I run through my dry hair after I style it. It’s great because I can barely notice it’s on there, but it smells oh so good.
I also use the Moroccanoil Perfect Defense spray every time I blow dry, straighten or curl my hair. This has made such a difference! I no longer feel like the heat is ruining my hair when I use it. It’s vitamin loaded and hydrates my hair. I just spray it on my wet or dry hair before I use any other products. It is so important to use a heat protector spray before doing your hair and I know plenty of people that skip this step, but I promise it is worth the extra money to make sure your hair is protected.
I feel so much better knowing that my hair is getting the nutrients that it needs. I’ve noticed that it looks so much better, it grows faster and has more volume because I am taking care of it each and every day.
As of right now, these are my skin care and hair care products. As the seasons change, I’m sure I will have more to share!
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