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Frederic Fekkai's Coiff Nonchalant Piecing & Foaming Wax has been getting a lot of beauty editor love these past couple months which means this is a product we need to take seriously. Whether you're styling infinity braids or a sleek and smooth mane, this wax can be used to create texture amongst layers or smooth pesky fly-aways. My hair never looks its best until a day or two after washing so the Coiff Piecing and Foaming Wax is amazing because it gives you next day hair, today! Simply rub a small amount of product to hands or fingertips and rub together to warm it up. Then have fun creating piecy separates!
After going off the pill a couple months ago to try and get pregnant I thought my skin would remain having its occasional breakout, but normal skin tone. Boy, was I wrong. Initially when speaking to friends who'd gone through skin changes due to fluctuation of hormones I thought I was lucky and had somehow bypassed all the acne and oily skin that typically occurs when you go off the pill. Literally one day I was talking about how my skin had remained the same and the next it was like a war had broke out on my face with no hope of surrender. Washing my face became a nightmare, instead of the feeling of smooth skin, it was replaced with rough skin texture and a nagging need to want to start popping blackheads every night. Gross, I know.
When you get pregnant you need to be wary of what skincare ingredients you can safely put on your skin. Your normal routine of highly active ingredients might now be a no-no for the next nine months. Because my husband and I have decided to wait a few months until my hormones level out before we start trying I gave myself the green light and recently purchased some pimple fighting products from one of the leaders in skincare, Peter Thomas Roth. Whether you're experiencing your own battle with acne congestion due to going off the pill or problematic skin in general, here are a few tried and tested suggestions:
Whether you have hormonal skin or not, everybody and I mean everybody can see results when using a Clarisonic. I don't care what one you choose to invest in, the power of sonic cleansing speaks for itself in the thousands of lives it has changed. With special brush heads that work together with gentle vibration to remove blackheads, gently and effectively exfoliate the skin, as well as improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles; this is a cleansing device whose results speak for themselves. Washing your face with your hands will be thought of as the dark ages in no time at all.
Peter Thomas Roth's Beta Hydroxy Acid 2% Acne Wash sounds like it will be very drying and cause cracked lips and nose but that couldn't be further from the truth. Gentle yet very effective, this oil free acne wash gives a deep cleanse while 2% salicylic acid helps to loosen sebum, clear pores and prevent future breakouts.
I love a great peel but some can strip the skin to harshly which can then lead to other problems. Peter Thomas Roth's Gentle Correction Pads are a favorite of mine (and Allure magazine) as they won 'Best Peel' in their Best of Beauty awards. With a peach bellini scent, regular use of these exfoliating pads will reduce the appearance of fine lines, clear blackheads and refine pores. I like to them once a week!
A great night treatment is essential to keep all the good work going while you're getting your beauty sleep. Peter Thomas Roth's Acne Spot and Area Treatment is a maximum strength, yet non-drying topical treatment that works quickly on a single blemish or can be used on larger problematic areas to fight present and future breakouts. You could use it during the day but I don't really like to because it does have a sulfur like smell that can be noticed if you get to close to people.
I hope these pimple fighters work for you as well as they worked for me. Remember, if you're pregnant you should consult your physician prior to selecting new skincare products!
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I love it when beauty is made easy with a multi-purpose product or grab it and go packaging. Some of the latest arrivals from Bliss do that and more. Take a look at these new 'from the spa to your skin' beauty essentials!
Tote-ally Bliss: Get a thorough rub-a-dub-dub with this re-usable zip tote filled with three of Bliss spa's most popular cleansing items to ensure you've got fresh and soft skin. The cute blue shaded tote includes a 2 oz Foaming Face Wash, 16oz Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds and a 6.7 oz of their Lemon + Sage Body Butter that I think smells just like a lemon muffin straight out of the oven!
The Youth As We Know It Starter Kit: One of Bliss's most popular anti-aging lines, The Youth As We Know It, now comes in an introductory sampler kit to experience it's firming powers before you purchase the full sizes. These are the turn back time skincare items to fight and plump up wrinkles and target all your skincare concerns in a few simples steps. The kit includes a 2 oz Youth As We Know It Cleanser, .1 oz Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Eye Cream, .5 oz Youth As We Know It Moisture Lotion and a .5 oz Youth As We Know It Anti-Aging Night Cream.
That's Incredi-Peel: Simply wipe and exfoliate with these convenient, single step and no rinse peel pads! After cleansing your face gently wipe the pad over the skin as powerful levels of gycolic acid are released to initiate serious skin retexturizing and renewal.
Bliss Tight & Day: We all love to feel the firm, whether from a great squats workout session or the power of a cream and that's exactly the feeling you get when you apply these two targeted products to slim away while you sleep. Caffeine keeps us alert at work and it also keeps our body working hard to slenderize our backsides while we get our beauty zzzz! This duo includes Bliss Fatgirlslim and Fatgirlsleep!
From left to right: Tote-ally Bliss, The Youth As We Know It Starter Kit, That's Incredi-Peel, Bliss Tight & Day