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What's in Your Beauty Toolbox?

An artist needs a fresh, clean canvas to start painting, right? So, too, your skin needs to start out fresh and clean for makeup to go on smoothly and flawlessly. Even if your skin is oily with some sensitivity, like mine.

Here are some secrets from my own toolbox that help me face whatever the day brings, and how much or how little makeup I will be wearing. First is a perfect, everyday cleanser that’s light, foaming and rich in antioxidants. Benefit Clean delicately removes debris and environmental pollutants from the skin while soothing and hydrating it. The formula is effective at removing stubborn makeup while remaining gentle enough for sensitive skin, even if you react to other treatments.

I follow this with Benefit Balance, a versatile toner that calms and nourishes the skin with green tea, aloe vera and chamomile. Providing a second clean sweep of the skin with lactic acid and witch hazel is an antioxidant-infused toner that helps protect the skin from harmful free radicals. D-glucuronic acid and shea butter help balance the skin and prevent moisture loss, making the skin perfectly prepped for serums or moisturizers.

C.P.R. is next, a soothing serum formulated specifically for complexions in need of recovery and relief. Perfect for sensitive skin types, particularly those experiencing redness post-facial or those with other irritating dry skin conditions, C.P.R. promotes healthy recovery, protecting skin from free radical damage. I let my skin soak up this serum before adding on Shineless, an oil-free moisturizer for oily and acne-prone skin that reduces the look of shine for a more matte complexion. Plus, its key ingredients help firm, smooth and brighten the appearance of skin over time.

I top it off with Reflect sunscreen. Whether you spray and go or pack it away in your bag for a midday spritz, this is the perfect, on-the-go, SPF 30 sun protectant. It also melts into your skin for a matte finish, so it won’t create a mess during reapplication. Plus, its non-irritating, antioxidant-rich ingredients block both UVB and UVA sun rays for all-over protection.

These are the must haves in my everyday skincare bag that are essential for me to achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin.

All these products are available at Nunzia Beauty Bar, in addition to skin care consultation to recommend the right product fit for your skin type and concerns.

This winter has been hard on the skin – chilling and bone-dry one day, air heavy with moisture the next. No wonder your skin is crying out for help! Let me help you build a clean, fresh foundation on which your makeup artistry can shine.

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