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Scrub The Day Away

I’ve talked before about how dry I feel, especially my skin, these past months. Winter can be tough! I’ve tried changing to a more moisturizing cleanser, but still had flaky patches on my face. Then I realized it must be because I stopped using my facial scrub. You see, the price always gets me, but then I remembered that one bottle does last six months. So, I broke down and bought it. Immediately, the dry patches disappeared.
Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant is a dream. This rice-based enzyme powder is gentle enough for all skin types. Half a teaspoon mixed with a dab of water turns the powder into a rich cream that microfoliates dulling debris away from your face. Skin is left smoother and brighter, and uneven skin tone is balanced. A combination of green tea, gingko, and oatmeal calms skin, leaving the real you shining through.

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant $50
available at Dermalogica and Ulta

For a less expensive rice scrub that still gives you most of the benefits, try C.O. Bigelow’s Rice and Bamboo Scrub.

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C.O. Bigelow No.1678 Rice and Bamboo Gentle Dermabrasion $24.99
available at Bath and Body or Amazon

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Perfect Papers

I’ve used blotting papers off and on since high school. They all do a really good job at eliminating shine, but often leave a powder residue. And really, the whole reason behind using blotting papers is to minimize the need for powder. There is one brand that has mastered the blotting paper and brought them to a whole new level. Tatcha has brought their 300 year old Japanese beauty secret to the masses. Using charcoal, which is known for it’s power of absorption, and high grade abaca fibers, they have created a paper that is completely powder free. These papers remove excess oil (which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts) and sweat without disturbing makeup or stealing moisture from the skin. They also minimize the need for harsh complexion treatment products and can be used as a primer and powder alternative. Ideal for all skin types, these are papers every girl should have.

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Tatcha Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers $15 for single pack (30 sheets)
available at Tatcha

For a more affordable version, e.l.f. has a blotting paper that also absorbs oil, minimizes the appearance of pores, and is made with green tea. While not quite the quality of the Tatcha, these are a decent alternative.

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e.l.f Essential Shine Eraser $1.00 per pack
available at Target

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