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The urge to detox this time of year is not just a mental thing. Dara Kennedy, the founder of Ayla, a natural beauty studio in San Francisco, says, "Many people need to get their skin back into balance after the holidays, as well as adjust to the cold and dry weather."
To do it, you want to change your beauty routine to smart, simple ways to rehydrate first, and then to brighten, smooth, tone, and more. Your make-up can also benefit from a few swaps to help you achieve an on-trend look that matches your skin tone. It's a totally refresh that leaves you appearing and feeling energized, and it starts here.
It starts with a deep clean. But rather than scrub at skin (which can be exacerbated its dry condition, says Joshua Maniscalco, an esthetician and the founder of Skin Clinical San Francisco), you'll be able to get a hydration, balance, and remove surface grime, makeup , and even pollution particles. Pestle & Mortar Erase Balm Cleanser ($ 59, Amazon.com) is a great one containing grapeseed, pumpkin, and prickly pear oils. Massage it into dry skin, then place it in a warm, damp washcloth over your face to carefully wipe away oil and make-up. Step 2 of your reset: a detoxifying mask (like the Bioré Blue Agave & Baking Soda Whipped Nourishing Detox Mask, $ 8, ulta.com). One made with charcoal or clay (like the Olay Glow Boost Clay Stick Mask, $ 1
To address specific skin issues, like an uneven tone, fine lines, or a lacquer of firmness, add one of the newly-targeted four-week skin -care systems to your regimen. You can start with a series of peels (which are very different from a laser treatment) and that will help reduce necklines and large pores. Elizabeth Arden Prevage Progressive Renewal Treatment ($ 162, nordstrom.com) comes with four ampoules, which generally apply for a month. "Gradually stepping up the power of the peel helps to minimize sensitivity," says Dendy Engelman, M.D., a dermatologic surgeon in New York City. You can also get it in a different issue every week: StriVectin Skin Reset 4-Week Intensive Rejuvenation System ($ 139, ulta.com) contains a completely different formula, from the antioxidant-packed barrier […]
Washing your hair is the lowest of our beauty priorities in winter. (It's cold! And dry shampoo works wonders.) But if you do not shampoo regularly, your hair is bouncing and shine, says celebrity hairstylist Joseph Maine, "Plus, your styling products and leave-in treatments do not work as Effective. "Color Wow Color Security Shampoo ($ 22, dermstrore.com) and Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo ($ 28, ulta.com ). Old-school clarifying shampoos can be used to remove and make strands rough and tangled, but these are silicone- and sulfate-free formulas gentle but effective sulfites to lift buildup within a few weeks and bring back movement and glossiness. Want to deep clean your scalp specifically? Massage a scalp scrub into your roots before you shampoo (we like the elastin protein and marine mineral-rich Nexxus Clean & Pure Scalp Scrub, $ 15, target.com). One more beneficial move: Book a haircut. Shenier and more manageable, says TreSemmé celebrity hairstylist john d. (Related: Alexa Chung on Skin Care, Workouts, and the Haircut She's Dying to Get)
Other Coconut Cream Intense Repair Conditioner ($ 10, amazon.com) for dry strands, Biolage RAW Scalp Care Rebalance Conditioner ($ 25, ulta.com) for moisture without greasiness, and SheaMoisture Green Coconut & Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Hair Mud ($ 12, ulta.com) to balance and condition.
First, while your usual makeup is on, standing next to a window with a hand mirror and a skin-tone check , Is your face a different color from your neck? If so, then your foundation shade, which may have matched your summertime skin tone, is no longer a fit. Swipe foundation swatches on the center of your neck. If a shade blends in with the skin there, it will look natural on your face, "says Dior makeup artist and brand ambassador Daniel Martin, who uses his fingers to smooth a liquid foundation and then taps it in with a sponge. "This is the formula in the skin so it looks completely seamless and real," he says. Because you've probably had the warmth of your skin. "Remedy that with a bit of bronze on the perimeter of your face," Martin says. (Related: The Best Mattifying Foundations, Tinted Moisturizers, and BB Creams for a Filter-like Finish)
Then, as a final update for the new season, swipe on a metallic eye shadow. "I love a cobalt blue," Martin says. Stila Shade Mystère's Liquid Eye Shadow in Mythical ($ 24, sephora.com) and Diorskin's Forever Fluid Foundation Glow ($ 52.) Is one of our favorite beauty products , sephora.com).