New Year, New You Beauty

By AM Northwest Staff

Once the stress of the holidays has passed, it’s time to look to the New Year. While making New Year’s resolutions is a tradition for most of us, 80 percent of those resolutions will already be broken by January 20!  If taking better care of yourself is one of your resolutions, a variety of makeup and skincare products are designed to revitalize your appearance in the comfort of your own home – without high price tags.  

Beauty expert Dorothy Hoffman joined us today to talk about New Year 2008 tips on how to keep that "New Beauty." Make 2008 your most gorgeous year yet!

Check out these products and tips below:

Olay Regenerist 14-Day Skin Intervention ($24.99; drugstores)

The concentrated formula penetrates skin with intense hydration to significantly firm and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

Use one tube each night for 14 consecutive days in place of your current moisturizer

 DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask ($34; sephora.com):

Absorbs oil, minimizes pores, helps prevent and heal blemishes

Use as a weekly mask or overnight spot treatment

Excellent for face, chest and back

 Bare Escentuals BareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation ($25; Bare Escentuals stores)

Mineral-based foundation that gives flawless coverage with built-in sunscreen

 Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser ($12.99; drugstores)

Gentle cleanser that removes surface oils, dirt and makeup without leaving skin tight or overly dry

 Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleanser ($15; janeiredaledirect.com)

Formulated to cleanse away the buildup of makeup, dirt, grime and oil on your makeup application brushes

 Kiehl’s Eye Alert ($20; kiehls.com)

Eye cream made with cooling cucumber and alfalfa extracts to energize and hydrate the thinner skin of the eye area; potent blend of vitamin E and caffeine fights fatigue as it helps combat dark circles and puffiness

 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara ($6; drugstores)

America’s #1 mascara that thickens lashes without clumping

 Sephora Guava Passion Dry Oil Spray ( $18; sephora.com)

Hydrating veil of moisture and a great scent for your body that is perfect after a shower

 Additional Tips:

·     Toss cosmetics that are past their prime: replace mascara every three months, foundation/concealer/liquid eye makeup after six months, and powder blush/loose powder every year

·     If you have trouble remembering to wear SPF daily, try wearing a new moisturizer or foundation with built-in sunscreen

·     Never go to bed without removing the makeup, dirt and oil that cause skin irritation and breakouts  

 

 

 

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