Let’s face it – the winter is absolutely brutal on our skin. The cold air outside, then the hot, dry air from a heater can wreak major havoc. It is essential to exfoliate, cleanse and hydrate your skin this time of the year. That’s why we came up with a few holiday gift ideas to help out with your beauty shopping list!
First up is essential. It’s a Clarisonic and this holiday season they are offering a cute, limited-edition Mia 3 Makeup Removal Expert, which has a “Lips n’ Lash” patterned brush and is exclusive at Nordstrom. What’s so great about a Clarisonic? Well, it is clinically proven to be six times more effective at cleansing your face than just using your hands. It will also transform your skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of pore size, making you glow in these cold winter months!
The next important product is a good facial cleanser. For a more natural approach, try out Origins “Checks and Balances.” It offers up the best of both worlds when it comes to cleansing as it balances out the dry (Wheat Protein) and oiliness (Broad Leaf Kelp Extract) of your skin. And did you know that if your add Tourmaline into the mix, it makes water wetter so that dirt and sebum are dispersed more easily down the drain? Who knew? Well, Origins did.
Another tip - stay moisturized. That is key in maintaining a youthful glow and warding of flaky, dry skin. Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Protectant Gift Set is the perfect stocking stuffer as it contains a full-size award-winning Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, a deluxe size Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Body Treatment, Eight Hour Cream Intensive Moisturizing Hand Treatment, and an Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 all in a small, sleek red bag. The Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is a makeup artist’s must-have. There are endless ways of using this product from applying to dry skin, cuticle conditioner to an after-sun soother.
Lastly, do not pass go, do not collect $200 until your moisturize the heck out of your face, especially at night before you go to bed. Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Essentials Every Night gift set is the perfect holiday set offering up their Midnight Recover Concentrate, Midnight Recover Eye, Ultra Facial Cream and Ultra Facial Cleanser. Oh, and you also get a cute Kiehl’s travel bag!