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5 Morning Beauty Hacks for Dry Skin

Girl looking in the mirror and girl stretching

Winter’s going strong. And we all know the cold weather can really do a number on skin, drying out your face and robbing you of your natural glow. Never fear – we can help you beat dull winter skin with a quick morning routine that’ll leave you fresh faced for whatever comes your way that day!

Woman stretching on the floor facing the window


Your morning beauty routine begins even before you hit the bathroom. Start the day with a few good stretches. This helps combat dark circles by increasing your blood flow (plus you’ll feel totally calm and refreshed).

Woman washing her face at her bathroom sink


Next, wash your face. Morning cleansing washes away the night and any leftover makeup you may have missed, leaving you feeling ready to face the day…literally. Use warm to slightly cool water. The hotter the water, the more drying it is to your skin.

Woman exfoliating her face


It’s important to exfoliate in the winter so you can get rid of all that dead, flaky skin. Exfoliating leaves your skin feeling soft and brightens the overall look of your face. Sensitive skin? Find an exfoliating scrub created specifically for your skin type, or only exfoliate once a week. Time-Saving Tip: Exfoliating pads are gentle, fast and easy to use!

Woman spraying her face with a hydrating mist


Now give your skin an added boost by using a hydrating mist on your face. Think of it as a drink of water for your skin. Give an extra spritz at the end of your morning skin routine, too, to ensure your makeup stays put all day long.

Woman putting face cream on in the batroom mirror


Never, ever skip moisturizing your skin – no matter what your skin type. Believe it or not, even oily skin needs moisture. Apply your face cream while your skin is still damp to help seal in the moisture and further combat dryness. Also, look for products that are oil based (rather than water based) to help attract moisture to your skin. Make sure you use a facial cream with SPF because you still need protection in the winter. Time-Saving Tip: Use a tinted moisturizer and you can skip foundation!

You’re now washed, exfoliated and moisturized! Your skin should be glowing and ready for whatever the winter day has in store for you. Proceed with your makeup (Burlington has a ton at great deals!) and you’ll be totally radiant and ready to go. For more head-to-toe pampering ideas, check out Burlington’s bath and body sets – all priced to please. Find a huge selection of face washes, exfoliating cleansers, beauty essentials and more at a Burlington store near you.

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secrets to beautiful skin

Secrets to beautiful skin. Lately my focus has been on how to achieve a beautiful complexion. I’m not interested getting age spots, skin discolorations or wrinkles. Looking worn and tired is not an option. I never talk about my age, because I believe that you should always keep them guessing and most of all, you should always try to look your best. So the question is, how do you keep them guessing?

secrets to beautiful skin

Wear sunscreen. This is your best defense against future skin damage. SPF needs to be applied on a daily basis, even on cloudy days because the sun’s harmful rays are still present. No matter what age you are, protecting your skin should be a priority because no one wants a dull uneven complexion.

Eat healthy. You know that old saying, “you are what you eat,” well it holds true when it comes to your skin.  A diet rich in antioxidants will surely help to give you a glowing complexion. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water!

Be healthy. Getting enough sleep and regular exercise also goes a long way to having great skin. While exercise increases circulation and brings great nutrients to your skin, having a good night’s rest allows your skin to regenerate.

Keep a simple skin care routine. With so many creams and cleansers on the market it can be really easy to want to try everything, but keep in mind that different ingredients can cancel each other out. When you find products that work for you stick with them for a while to get the best results.  I’m always tempted to change up my routine and I always need to do my best to remember that it takes time for products to work. Creams which contain Retinol are great for fighting the signs of ageing. So give them a chance.

Invest for the long term.  I keep promising myself that I’ll start going for regular facials, but either I’m too busy or I don’t have the money or I don’t trust a new cosmetician to touch my face. Receiving the Microderm 360 kit from Kelley West was a huge coup. If I’m going to be honest, I am starting to see the first signs of ageing. While I can’t afford expensive lasers and other similar treatments, I can now easily get the same results at home and frankly, I’m over the moon. My skin has never felt softer and never looked better!secrets to beautiful skin

Of course, not everyone was born with perfect skin but maintaining a healthy and (relatively) stress free lifestyle, coupled with a simple and consistent skin care routine, will go a long way to having glowing and youthful looking skin.

What are some of your skin care secrets?

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The Best Way To Get Rid of Acne Scars Etc.

As a Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger, I’m always in such of skincare products that will give me a flawless glow, gorgeous and silky smooth skin. I’ve come across the best solutions for dealing with the discoloration, scarring, blackheads and flakiness of acne skin invasion. I kept it simple by researching my favorite go to magazines, and agree wholeheartedly with top picks. I will only list the five, I’ve used under $50.00. To read more about the 20 top picks by Elle Magazine visit ~Hope Elle~

NOV 28, 2016

Best For: Preventing Further Damage

First thing’s first: prevention. “Getting on a good skincare regimen, avoiding picking, popping, or traumatizing the skin, and protecting it with SPF so it does not darken are important ways to avoid acne scarring,” dermatologist Annie Chiu advises. For day-to-day coverage, try this SPF 45 option from Dr. Jart. It’s a four-in-one primer, moisturizer, sunscreen, and treatment serum that evens out skin tone from within and offers mild coverage.

Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45+

Best For: Preventing Further Damage

Stop scars before they happen by taking action as soon as you get a zit. These clear circle-shaped stickers are infused with salicylic acid and tea tree oil to reduce redness from the get-go and cut the lifetime of a pimple. It also protects the blemish from touching and picking–the ultimate culprits for pesky scars.

Missha Speedy Solution Anti Trouble Patch, $5/ea

Best for: Pink Marks

Try this spot treatment containing concentrated salicylic acid to erase lighter marks on the skin and unclog pores. It also contains plant extracts to calm redness and keep irritation at bay.

Paula’s Choice BHA9, $43

Best For: Mild Marks

This all-natural serum is packed with nutrients to brighten the skin and prevent common signs of aging, with Ferulic Acid to defend against future damage.

InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum 20%, $17.97

Best for: Mild Marks

This treat-in-your-sleep offering from Derma E contains 5 percent alpha hydroxy acids to effectively exfoliate and diminish spots.

Derma E Overnight Peel, $19

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Free 4-Piece September Birthstone Welcome Box for New Maven Subscribers!

Hey September Birthday Divas!

Julep has a 4-piece Birthstone Beauty Box just for you featuring September’s new sapphire polish! Julep is offering a Welcome Box curated especially for you featuring a polish trio inspired by the September birthstone Sapphire and a fan favorite Gel Eye Glider as well. This stunning assortment valued at $58 can be yours free when you become a Julep Maven – you just pay $2.99 shipping.
September Birthstone Welcome Box
What makes Julep a top beauty value month after month?
•Julep is better for you. Julep polishes have always been five-free—free of formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin, and camphor. Julep’s beauty products are also free of parabens, and both sodium lauryl and sodium laureth sulfates.
•Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
•Julep Maven is affordable. Every month you get more than $40 of full-size products for just $24.99 per month (tip – prepay for three months at a time and save $15).
•Julep Mavens get 20% off all single product purchases, free shipping, early access to secret sales. If you are passionate about your polish, that adds up to some amazing savings!

Get started now! Join Maven and get the September Birthstone Welcome Box FREE ($58 value) – just pay $2.99 shipping with code HAPPY.

Want to save even more? Take advantage of the exclusive 3-month intro offer! Get the September Birthstone Welcome Box FREE, two additional months of Maven and FREE shipping for only $39.98.

You are going to LOVE being a Maven!

Hope Elle

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Cheek to Chic: Julep’s NEW Skip The Brush Crème-to-Powder Blush Stick

Hey Diva Beauties;

I almost forget this!

Skip the Brush Cheek Stick
Julep recently launched their new ‘Skip the Brush ’ Cheek Sticks that go on oh-so-easy and give you color that lasts all day long. Are you ready for the easiest highlighting and contouring you’ve ever done? Yeah, me too. Get the look in three easy steps:
1. Dot, don’t swipe

2. Gently pat & blend upwards until the powder is just right

3. Add a little extra! All four shades add pizzazz to eyelids or lips

For more tips and tricks, check out the Julep blog post about the sticks here:

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Have A Great Labor Day Weekend,

Hope Elle

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HOT DEAL! $98 of Julep Beauty Essentials for Only $24!

Good Evening Sexy Diva!

It’s been a minute since we last spoke, but I’ve been researching some of the hottest flavors in Beauty and Fashion. And I must say, I really got a Hot FiYa deal for you with Julep. Labor Day weekend starts now with this Sweet Steal from Julep! For four days only, the Season Shifter gift set with $98 of products will be on sale for just $24! Are you kidding me, this is the best set sale price ever! The set includes four products that will prep your skin for a flawless fall.

The Season Shifter makes the perfect gift for someone going back to campus or for anyone who needs a fresh start for their fall season. The gift set includes Night Shift Sleeping Mask, Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat, Essential Cuticle Oil and Blank Canvas Mattifying Face Primer.

Take advantage of this amazing offer today! Just like all of the Julep Sweet Steals, supplies are limited and when they are gone, they are gone.

Details: While supplies last. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional codes or offers. All Sweet Steals are final sale, absolutely no exchanges or returns. Taxes vary by location.

Have a great week,

Hope Elle

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