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Spring Cleaning: Do an About Face This Spring

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Spring brings renewal, but the effects of the long winter leave residue that can only be eliminated with a little elbow grease.  Take a beauty break from laundering the draperies and devote some time to unclogging pores and sloughing away dullness.  A spring sunshine-radiant complexion awaits!

Purge

Dissolve dead skin and open up your pores, blissfully, with Bliss Steep Clean Pore Purifying Mask.  This dual-action treatment acts like a facial from a tube to cleanse clogs and exfoliate intensively.

Exfoliate

Contrary to popular belief, grainy scrubs aren’t the most effective way to soften and refresh.  Their coarse textures can break skin and lead to skin irritation and hyperpigmentation.  Exfoliate most effectively, without abrasives, using hydroxy acid-infused products like SkinCeuticals’ Cleansing Cream and Retinol 0.5 night treatment.

Hydrate

As the temperature wavers between Burberry and Blackglama, most complexions require healing hydration to maintain elasticity and radiance.  Tammy Fender's luxe Quintessential Serum infuses skin with natural, reparative moisture and will get you glowing well before the temperature rises above 75.

Protect

If you were naughty this winter, be nice to your skin this spring: Slather on the SPF!  Black may not crack, but B.Couleur-ettes of all skin tones require sun protection to fend off discoloration and damage and protect against skin cancer.  Elta MD’s UV Facial SPF 30+ never goes on gray and is one of our all-time favorites.

Clarify

The seasonal transition has a tendency to “confuse” skin, and you may find that pimples pop up more than usual.  Keep your hands (and needles and tweezers) away from your blemishes and eliminate them overnight with Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion.  You’ll see things more clearly come morning.


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