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Moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated, soft and smooth so choosing a good one for your skin type is important to maximize the benefits. You’ll probably need to switch things up as your skin changes throughout the year. Different factors like your age, cleansing habits, the humidity in the air, your environment, the temperature and the season will affect your current needs making it important to modify your choice as your skin changes. You’ll know yours is working for you if it gets absorbed easily into your skin making it feel soft and supple, and if it has added benefits like SPF and antioxidants. You should also find that the quality of your skin will continue to improve over time.
I recently returned from a weekend away in Florida. It was everything I expected it to be and more — the weather was hot and steamy, I visited family and sat poolside under a striped umbrella sipping delicious, icy cocktails. I ate my fair share of freshly caught seafood and deli (hello corned beef on rye with brown mustard and a half-sour pickle on the side!). I took long walks on the beach and experienced the trendy South Beach area as well as the more refined Williams Island and Bal Harbour. Regardless of where I was and what I was doing, everywhere I looked I was surrounded by the most gorgeous coconut palm trees…and to me nothing says Florida more than that!
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Do you have a skincare junkie on your list? Or know someone who deserves a little pampering, but rarely takes time for herself. Luxurious skincare can bring a touch of indulgence to a stressed and over scheduled life (are you listening moms, students, execs, and evolved men?). From simple 3-step solutions to cutting edge technology from Korea (market leaders in beauty innovation), the beautymakers have amped up their kit offerings for the holiday. Here are some worthy splurges and steals that will fit most budgets and lifestyles.
Clarisonic ARIA Glowing set with Josie Maran ($199)
For those who are big fans of the Clarisonic (and who isn’t?), this collaboration with argan-oil maven Jo
Moisturizing and protecting our faces has become second nature, but when it comes to our hands, not so much. Dry and cracked skin, and even signs of age can be minimized or eliminated with a great hand cream.
Dry skin on hands can result from a variety of environmental factors such as harsh weather, central heating, repetitive hand washing, or diminished oil production over time. It’s important to put moisture back into your skin and protect it so that your hands stay hydrated, smooth, and youthful.
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For dull-looking hands, Perlier Smoothing Hand Cream ($18) offers a solution. The cr