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I’ve said it before, and I will likely say it hundreds of times in the future: skincare is absolutely crucial in the winter. Skincare is always important, but even more so in the winter. If you live in a particularly cold or harsh climate like I do, the skin faces aggressors on a daily basis.

In the winter (especially in climates that get a lot of snow and freezing temperatures) the skin’s moisture barrier can majorly suffer (you can read all about the skin and moisture barrier here!) The skin can become majorly dehydrated and dry as it’s exposed to freezing cold, harsh wind, and indoor heating. All of these things wreak havoc on our skin, and its ability to balance itself and regulate moisture.

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While I love the holiday season, I don’t particularly enjoy cold weather. I don’t know about you, but dehydrated, flaking skin can put a damper on my holiday festivities.

The skin typically becomes much drier in the winter as it’s exposed to cold, wind, indoor heating, and dry climates. All of these things can wreak havoc on our skin’s moisture barrier, causing it to become dry, dehydrated, and unbalanced.

Oils are an incredible way to help balance, hydrate, and restore the skin. There are a million different kinds of oils on the market, ensuring there’s a type for every skin need.

In order to really understand how oils work, it’s important to understand one of the most crucial elements of our skin: the moisture barrier.

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Graduation time is approaching for many – for those of you graduating, it can be a time of excitement, apprehension, and let’s face it: stress. As a makeup artist and beauty advisor, one of the biggest stressors that I hear about for any special event is skin. Everyone wants their skin to look perfect for that special event.

I thought I’d put together a post sharing my skincare arsenal of tips, tricks, and product recommendations!

These tips can be applicable to everyone and for any special event, not only those graduating!

First things first:

Helping Your Skin: 

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