The One Must-Do for a Fabulous Complexion

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The absolute, number one, must-do for a fabulous complexion is exfoliation. No other single thing will have as big of an effect on what you see in the mirror each morning. Don't believe me? Just try it once and you will be addicted. Unlike most other beauty habits, you will see dramatic results the very first time you exfoliate. After a couple of weeks your makeup will look more even, fine lines, discoloration, and blemishes will start to disappear, and your overall complexion will improve.

Start with a gentle formula exfoliator once per week. If your skin is dry or sensitive, stick to once a week. For oily or combination skin, work up to every three days. I recommend Origins Never a Dull Moment. It may not be high-tech or cutting edge, but it gets the job done, smells yummy, and isn't full of harsh chemicals.

Origins Never a Dull Moment Face Polisher

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Another good choice is Bliss Pore Perfecting Facial Polish. It feels a little sandpaper-like, but doesn't irritate at all, and has a clean scent.

Bliss Pore Perfecting Facial Polish

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Already a devoted exfoliator, but know someone who just hasn't caught on yet? Give a "just because" gift of a luxurious exfoliator and cute cotton washcloth tied up with a matching bow. Your friend will never know that you thought her face was looking a little dull and she will be super happy with the results the first time she tries it! When she shows up to your next coffee date with glowing skin you can give yourself a pat on the back.

Click on the photos to link directly to where you can purchase that product. Happy exfoliating!