Invest in your skin

One of my favorite things to talk about is skincare. A good skincare routine is vital. I can’t go a morning or night without thoroughly applying my favorite facial products. To me, it’s especially important that I stick to my regimen, because it’s super easy for the skin to get dehydrated. When used correctly and continuously, skincare products can do their job of making you always feel and look your best. 

While we all wish the well-known Kate Somerville — LA’s skincare goddess to the stars — could personally demonstrate her best skincare routines on us, we know that’s not really practical. So, we took advantage of Nordstrom’s anniversary sale this summer to get our hands on her highly recommended products. We figured we’d give you some tips on the next best thing to an appointment with Somerville — facials at home.

We begin with ExfoliKate — a perfect weekly treat for your skin. It’s an intense exfoliating treatment designed to reveal a glowing, fresh-from-the-clinic complexion. It’s formulated with natural exfoliants to deep clean clogged pores without overdrying the skin. I’ve tried my fair share of exfoliants, but within the first use of this one, it was like my skin was new again. It removes entire layer of dead skin cells revealing a fresh new layer. Pores are less visible and it leaves the skin looking brighter. (Not to mention it smells like yummy pumpkin pie.) Regular exfoliating is important for your skin. It can help prevent and treat acne and inflamed pores and removes the barrier of those dead skin cells, bacteria and dirt. By exfoliating, you are allowing moisturizing products to do their job more effectively. For best results, make sure to use it once or twice a week, morning or night, whichever you prefer.

Next up is the ExfoliKate Cleanser, a daily foaming wash designed to reveal softer, smoother skin while clearing away oil, makeup and any impurities. The cleanser maximizes the benefits of the exfoliator to help maintain a glowing complexion between uses. While cleansing your skin every night to remove makeup and impurities is essential, a morning cleanse is also beneficial as it removes any toxins your skin might emit overnight. Cleansing in the morning also prepares the skin for your makeup application for the day. This cleanser is gentle enough to use every day, twice a day, but I guarantee you won’t need too much, as the tiniest bit goes the longest way.

Last but not least is the DermalQuench Liquid Lift, an advanced wrinkle treatment. As we get older, so does our skin. It gets thinner, drier and less elastic causing visible wrinkles and lines on the skin. We can help prevent this by taking advantage of scientific breakthroughs in anti-aging technology that produce both immediate and long-term results. These results help achieve a more youthful looking surface. Ever wonder how those Hollywood stars always look young and vibrant? The answer is anti-wrinkle cream. The DermalQuench is a product that delivers quick results, I have smile lines, and within a few days of using this product, they’ve disappeared. 

I’m sure you are all aware how much good skincare can cost, but in the long run it’s worth every penny. Our skin is the largest organ of the body. Keeping it healthy and hydrated helps protect us from harmful elements. Give your skin what it needs.

For more, visit katesommerville.com and Nordstrom.com.

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