Spring Beauty: Warm Weather Lifesavers

Friday, April 03, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Mask

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Ladies, Spring has been here for over a week now, and I have busted out with my warm weather life savers. There are always a few beauty products that seem to really save me from looking like a mess during the Spring and Summer months. Without taking proper care of my hair and skin, the sun will take a toll on my entire appearance. Having tried many products, I have three that are my favorite staples.

Taking care of my overly processed hair is very crucial. Although I have exchanged my highlights for dark hair, I still have the difficulties of dealing with dry limp hair. To avoid all this, I use Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask and it's a miracle worker! But be warned, the miracle will be prevented if the product is used more than once a week because it will dry out the hair and deter it from its main purpose. You put the hair mask on after you shampoo-- it works best when left in for about 5 minutes-- then rinse as you usually would. It instantly softens the hair, making it easier to comb through without breaking the hair. I have also noticed a significant difference in the shininess of my hair after using it. My hair seems healthier, softer and much easier to manage-- definitely worth the approximately $6. The container will last a long time-- you get a lot for your buck!

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Cetaphil Skin Cleanser

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Next, I couldn't live without Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. I love the fact that it is so gentle on the skin without scratching it up or drying it up. I use Cetaphil 2-3 times a day. It's so soft, and easy-- after a day at the pool or working out Cetaphil is the best! Cetaphil does its job as a skin cleanser. I always buy it in twos so I don't have to run to the store last minute. It's also smart to buy a travel size container that you can refill, that way when you go out of town you will be prepared to have healthy skin in an airport-legal container. It really is the best daily face wash for most skin types. I encourage you to try it, you wont regret it

My third beauty staple is Clean & Clear Persa-Gel 10 spot treatment. I hate waking up in the morning and discovering that awful big pimple is calling my name to squeeze it, but I've gotten smarter than that. Persa-Gel is great for those days. You put a small amount on the pimple, rub it in, and repeat it before going to bed. And pretty please, make sure your hands are clean; putting the ointment on with dirty hands is a ditzy move. The reason this stuff works so well is because it contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide, which does the trick. It usually won’t take more than two days till the pimple disappears.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.