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Since the summer days are dwindling, now is an ideal time to undo accrued sun damage by upping your exfoliation clarisonic mia skincare brush 2011 celebrity beauty skin makeupante. A microdermabrasion treatment, which gently and non-invasively removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells, will refresh and even out skin tone, and clear the buildup that occurs from regular sunscreen application. In addition to reversing the hyperpigmentation and brown spots that may develop after soaking up the sun, microdermabrasion also promotes skin cell regeneration, making it an excellent way to prepare the skin for the equally harsh conditions of winter. For at-home upkeep, you may wish to shell out for a Clarisonic. The cult favorite skincare brush reportedly removes makeup six times better than standard face-washing, reduces the appearance of pores and replenishes the skin’s surface, allowing skincare products to be more readily absorbed. Although it delivers big results, it is gentle enough to be used on a daily basis, making it well worth the investment.

marc by marc jacobs fall winter 2011 new york fashion backstage beauty clean flawless minimal makeup faceOnce summer ends, there is less of a need to frequently wash your face; in fact, doing so during the fall may only make sonya dakar triple action organic scrub maintenance celebrity exfoliant spa beauty skincare makeup 2011matters worse, as it could lead to overdrying and irritation. This is because the high-powered products that tend to work during the summer months are often too potent to use in autumn. Thus, it is recommended that you swap out your summer skin products for their gentler counterparts come fall. When you do lather up, use a mild cleanser like Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. If you’re the type who simply can’t go without a little extra exfoliation, use a non-abrasive face scrub (like Sonya Dakar’s Triple Action Organic Scrub) two to three times a week. From there, you’re just about set to get the fresh-faced look seen on countless catwalks, without a small army of beauty experts.

by Gianna Froccaro