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Facial Fix-Its: 8 Products That Will Improve Your Complexion STAT
For every complaint you have about your complexion, there’s a fast fix!
No matter who you are or how flawless or flawed your skin may be, everyone has concerns when it comes to their complexion. We’ve all experienced ups and downs with the skin on our face: dry spots, flaky spots, brown spots. Or maybe you have large pores, or an oily T-zone.
And, as we get older, it doesn’t stop there: dark circles, puffiness, hormonal dryness and breakouts alike combine to make us feel as though we’ll never win when it comes to our complexion. Sun exposure, nutrition, gravity, and even smiling can make skin less elastic over time.
Despite our never-ending frustrations, these are all normal issues and concerns. Sure, some of it can be blamed on our genetics. But our heredity isn’t necessarily our destiny. Below are some products that can help you get on your way to brighter, better skin!
Problem: Aging Eyes
Your eyes are the first thing people notice about you. Whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s or beyond, eye cream can be your best friend. If you’ve got rough, dry patches under the eye, puffiness, fine lines or crow’s feet, adding an eye cream into your nightly routine is a great way to revitalize your appearance. Side Note: anyone who knows me knows that I am an avid advocate of eye creams! I started using one at 23, and my eyes thank me today!
Eminence Organics Lavender Age Corrective Night Eye Cream revives your eyes! This eye cream uses a powerful blend of botanicals that help to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, lessen dark circles, and eliminate puffiness.
Problem: Dull Or Uneven Skin
If you think your skin appears dull or uneven in tone, it may be due to aging, a buildup of impurities, hyperpigmentation, or even an abundance of melanin.
The perfect starting point to any skin care regimen, Alana Mitchell is proud to announce her Foaming Pumpkin Cleanser! This gentle, daily, pore-refining wash is great for all skin types, and was designed to deliver healthy glowing skin. This wonderful cleanser is non-tingling and soothing.
It’s formulated with ingredients that result in healthy, bright, glowing skin!
Problem: Dry, Flaky Skin
Skin dehydration can be caused by a variety of factors: routine aging, lack of hydration in your diet (drink that water!), and cold winter air outside with warm, dry air inside. You can’t leave your complexion to combat dry skin all by itself; a good moisturizer or serum is a key step in keeping your skin hydrated.
Bioelements Crucial moisture is a powerful treatment moisturizer that also provides anti-aging benefits, It penetrates the skin with moisture and soothing botanicals for a fresh, youthful complexion. It relieves dryness and dehydration while promoting the healing process to get rid of it for good.
This moisturizer also reduces the size and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and softens the skin for a supple, silky texture. If you have rough spots, this moisturizer resurfaces the skin for optimal smoothness.
Problem: Brown Spots
A common issue for women of all ages is the development of brown spots. These pesky spots can be caused by aging, scarring, sun damage, or even the influx of hormones from pregnancy.
Luckily, there are skin brighteners on the market that work to target the problem area directly.
This intensive treatment is applied directly to troubled areas to banish dark spots, reveal brighter, lighter skin and a more even complexion. This treatment regulates skin moisture to reduce the effects of blemishes and breakouts, and gives your skin a naturally brighter appearance overall.
It can also be used on tops of hands, décolleté or other areas affected by hyperpigmentation.
Problem: Tired Eyes
When that first, second, or even third cup of coffee just won’t help us achieve that “awake” look and feel, a good eye cream will. The delicate skin under the eye needs a special kind of TLC, and this high-performance cream is just the ticket.
Light up the room with this lightweight & luxurious eye cream. This high-performance, multi-tasking eye-brightener & line fighter reduces puffiness, diminishes dark circles, unwrinkles & beautifies the delicate eye area.
Added bonus: light refracting pearls immediately brighten and illuminate the eye area so your eyes will appear lifted and refined!
Problem: Large Pores
Not everything subscribes to the “bigger is better” theory, and pores are one of them! Larger pores can lead to frequent obstructions and clogs filled with dirt and bacteria. Clear your complexion and your pores with this refining gel exfoliant.
Bioelements Quick Refiner is an easy-to-use, leave-on gel exfoliant that smoothes the skin and naturally exfoliates the surface using the power of alpha hydroxy acids.
Bioelements Quick Refiner targets pores to clear them up and decrease their size. At the same time, it brightens the entire complexion for a more vibrant appearance. Using AHAs and fruit acids, this treatment removes unwanted proteins from the skin so you see increased vibrance after just one use.
Problem: Ruddy Skin or Rosacea
If you have skin that flushes easily or is usually tinged with redness at all times, the cause is most likely hereditary. While this can be troublesome, a corrective formulation can alleviate redness and inflammatory discomfort.
Winner of The Best Serious Redness Reducer in the 2016 New Beauty Awards, this skin-soothing, corrective formulation for the reduction of redness in those with persistent flushing, sensitive skin conditions and overexposure to UV rays.
Red and brown algae act together in Aldavine to effectively reduce capillary hyperpermeability (leakiness) and dilation (enlargement), dramatically decreasing visible redness.
Problem: Oily Skin
Oily skin is a common complexion issue that seems like it might be a good thing, as oils help keep your skin healthy, but it can lead to blemishes and acne breakouts. The most effective way to manage oily skin is to cleanse your face both morning and night.
A soothing cleanser that can moisturize without adding to your skin’s overall oiliness is key.
A lightweight soothing moisturizer that revitalizes irritated skin. Vitamin B6 derivative improves skin's overall healthy balance by visually minimizing pore size, shine and sebum production while botanicals reduce the appearance of irritation and inflammation.
This moisturizer absorbs surface oils for a refreshed, mattifying effect.
No matter who you are or where you live, you’ve probably struggled with complexion issues. Identifying and understanding your skin type is the first step to fixing your facial troubles.
A good skincare regimen is the best way to keep your complexion looking and feeling great. With the holidays fast approaching and the weather changing from week to week, I recommend the Alana Mitchell Skincare Holiday Collection as a great overall skincare kit that covers all of your complexion bases!
Did you find these product tips helpful? Are there any issues we didn’t cover? Let us know in the comments section!