Woke up like this: 9 of the best skincare products for a flawless face

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I was recently vacaying in Italy (soz not soz) and noticed something seriously cool: my skin was starting to look JLO-at-the-VMAs awesome! Now, I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I honestly woke up one day, glanced in the mirror and marveled at the fact there was not one blemish on my visage, which was odd because when I landed in too-hot-to-handle Europe, my skin went a bit nuts. Heat rash, sweat pimples and dehydrated surfaces galore! But fast forward two weeks, and my skin had begun to, well, glow. ‘What is this sorcery?’ you ask. Y’see, when I’m in “zen” mode (aka have more time to actually breathe and do basic tasks like brush my hair and eat bucketloads of gelato), I like to take good care of myself, and it seems my skincare efforts were slowly paying off.

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Day by day, I was partaking in skin rituals that lasted more than a millisecond and using quality products that were giving my skin all of the nutrients and nourishment it needed in the scorching hot temps, and it was working! The truth is, the more tender love and care you provide your body’s largest organ, the better. But you don’t need to spend all your money on weekly salon treatments or seek out magical unicorn tears to achieve blemish-free skin. A healthy lifestyle coupled with good grooming techniques and appropriate prods for your skin type will work wonders on your visage.

On that note, today I’m going to walk you through the exact products and skincare routine I used during my expedition abroad, so that maybe you too can parade around screeching, ‘I woke up like this! I woke up like this!’



Image courtesy of Redken

Which are the best skincare products that you use? Tell us in the comments below!

 

Kristina Ioannou (Beauty Editor)

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I have dehydrated skin and I have found Endota Spa Skin Drink with bush honey & macadamia to be fantastic. My skin just drinks it in and it smells divine. I also use the rose hip oil. Thanks for the list. I am going to head into Mecca Cosmetica and try out the sunscreen.

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I have just started using Kosmea, but haven't tried the exfoliant yet. Will have to get some. Their rose water spray is divine! It smells gorgeous, and feels so amazing on my skin. Total love!