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Drugstore Pick: Moisturizer

February 19, 2015

Part of making your makeup look the BEST that it possibly can is moisturized skin. For years, I thought that my breakout would worsen if I used any type of moisturizer because it would be "adding oil." ?!? Not sure where I got that science, but that aint right. Often times, a lack of moisture in the skin will actually cause us to breakout more because it our skin's Ph Balance. Oily girls: you need moisture too!! But the right one. 

 

My skin is as dry as it gets. What sucks for dry-girls? Wrinkles. Wrinkles can be often be worse in dry, un-moisutized skin. If I don't pack-it-on on the regular, it's not a question: my face WILL look like a handbag when I'm older. (And it can look AWFUL in texture regardless of how much makeup that I pack on.) Anyone struggling with oily-skin throughout the day....EMBRACE IT!! Dealing with it and using oil-blotting strips today, result in less wrinkles for you later. Bingo. 

 

All that being said, Aveeno moisturizers have always been one of my favorites. I used it for years and years until NARS rocked my world with a moisturizer that's 87% water. Annnnnnd subsequently, it's 87% more than I want to spend on moisturizer. Yikes. 

 

But that's another post for another day. 

 

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer: Retails for $12-15. For me, discoloration, redness and blotchiness are all issues from my regular battles with breakouts. This product goes after the irritation and yuckiness...and settles it. It'll reduce the overall appearance of irritation after one week of use. Not only does it have an SPF 15, (thumbs up,) it's oil-free, hypoallergenic AND safe for daily use on sensitive skin. (I don't feel like I'm overly sensitive, but it doesn't hurt to use gentle products on your Money-maker.) And those are only the ADDED bonuses that come on top of all of the moisturizing components that your skin needs on the daily. 

 

Verdict: Pick it up. Pair it with other Aveeno products for best results!!

 

Cheers to less wrinkles, more hydration and better skin!

 

Xx

 

 

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ARIANNE KRAKER // MAKEUP ARTIST // EDITORIAL // COMMERCIAL // WEDDINGS // SEATTLE, WA