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Monday, September 12, 2011

:Beautylicious Mondays:

Last week in the Beautylicious series, I talked to you about Tend Skin. This week, I wanted to continue the September Skincare Series with a rave about Aquaphor Healing Ointment.

This product is the business! As an individual who has developed Eczema (on my face around my nasolabial folds, nonetheless ) during the last two years, this is a fabulous find!

You can use this on any part of the body, but I wouldn't recommend using it on your face during the day if you're actually planning to leave the house and unless, of course, you're into that greasy skin look ;-)...but there are a couple different ways that I use it. After a thorough cleansing at bedtime and application of any serums, moisturizers and any acne fighting products/medications if necessary, I slather a pretty thick layer of this all over my face, and I sleep in it. Yep. You heard me. Sleep in it. :-D Your skin will thank you in the morning! It's a great supplemental exfoliation product as well, which leads me to my next little informational gem. When rinsing it off, I often moisten this face brush, available from Sephora, and add some of my preferred cleansing agent.  Additionally, I also use it with St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub when prepping for a night out for an added glow or extra radiance underneath my makeup. Been using St. Ives since I was a teen. It's def an OBG (oldie but goodie)! I mix the Aquaphor and the St. Ives together and create a mask that I keep on for an hour or so, then rinse off in the shower.

The downside to Aquaphor is that it might clog your pores, but if you suffer from extremely dry skin, or perhaps want to take a stab at giving your skin that creaseless look, trying it is worth it just to see if it works for you. It's pretty gentle, so it shouldn't irritate your skin harshly.

There are a couple famous faces you might recognize that use it, including Beyoncé and Kourtney Kardashian, and we see how gorgeous their skin always looks! 

I sincerely hope someone out there can benefit from this post! Extemely dry skin can be a total downer. Stay tuned for next week's post...I have another product that will surely knock your socks off and have you clamoring to wash the makeup off your beautiful faces and go au naturale!

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