My Favorite Products For Glowing Skin

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It’s finally getting a bit cooler in the northeast and when the temps drop, it can cause the skin to go a little haywire. A lack of luster, a hint of dryness, oil in places you don’t want it… all of these combine to create a perfect pain in the a%& to fix, amirite? Today, we’re going to get into some makeup and skin care products to give you that healthy glow back. Grab a notebook and let’s get into my favorite products for glowing skin.

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Jack Rogers

favorite products for glowing skin

Whether you have dry or oily skin, fall is a frustrating time for many of us to maintain balanced, healthy looking skin.

I always recommend getting a facial at the beginning of any new season, so if you’ve never booked one before, it would be an ideal time!

If you don’t have time for a facial, I’ll break down my latest favorites to get your glow back.

glowing skin care

I’m a HUGE fan of sheet masks to impart instant gratification and glow.

I even wrote a whole blog post on my favorite sheet masks.

But recently, I was introduced to the Patchology Flashmasque 5-minute Milk Peel* sheet mask.

It gently exfoliates with Lactic Acid (one of the most gentle acids) and has soothing coconut and soy milk to calm.

The 5-minute Milk Peel leaves no redness – just smooth, bright skin.

EVEN BETTER >>> Patchology gave me a 20% off code for my readers! Use code MILKPEEL20 at checkout on patchology.com. Expires 10/31/17.
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Another instant fix is picking up a hydrating facial mist.

One of my favorite brands, Paula’s Choice, launched several new products. One of them is their Refreshing Moisture Mist.*

Favorite Products Glowing Skin Paula's Choice Refreshing Facial Mist Resist Advanced Pore Refining Treatment 4 percent BHA

It instantly hydrates without being too heavy on us oily ladies.

For my sensitive skin readers, it’s also fragrance-free, cruelty-free and non-irritating (as is everything Paula’s Choice).

I’ve been loving using this to ‘set’ my makeup as it instantly takes away that flat, powdery look.

Serums are another way to add to your glow without dousing your skin in oils (shout out to the oily folks).

Paula’s Choice also released their RESIST Brightening Essence* to help restore radiance.

I LOVE the water-gel texture and the fact that it’s loaded with Licorice Extract, Vitamin C and Niacinimide – ALL super skin brightening ingredients backed by science.

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Lastly, and most impactful of the skin care, is the new Paula’s Choice RESIST Advanced Pore Refining Treatment 4% BHA.*

If you’re a combination/oily skin type that struggles with texture, clogged pores, and overall radiance, you NEED to try this (and BHA exfoliants, in general).

The Advanced Pore Refining Treatment dramatically smooths wrinkles and unclogs pores. I recommend using 1-2x/week for noticeable improvement after the first couple of uses.

glowing makeup

I definitely focused a lot on the skin care products because true glow has to come from within.

If our skin isn’t smooth and hydrated properly, no makeup is going to look good.

Lately, I’ve been using a couple of luminizing makeup products that have taken me by surprise.

First up are the Soap + Glory Highlight and Sculpt Cheek Sticks.*

These remind me so much of the NARS Multiples (but a fraction of the cost).

Favorite Products Glowing Skin Paula's Choice Brightening Treatment Essence Soap and Glory Highlight and Sculpt Sticks

There’s a blush, bronzer, and highlight shade to give a ‘hint of a rosy glow,’ an ‘instant sun-kissed shimmer,’ and a ‘pop of champagne glow.’

These blend incredibly well on top of foundation (and even powder) applied with simply a finger.

Whenever I use these, I feel like I look so healthy looking.

For those looking for a GLOW FROM SPACE highlight, look no further than the Ofra Highlighter in Everglow.

Favorite Products Glowing Skin OFRA Highlighter Everglow Close Up

I initially didn’t like this highlighter if you watched me first use it on YouTube.

It kicks up a LOT of fall out when I run a brush through it.

But I can’t deny the intense glow it gives and it lasts on my skin ALL.DAY.LONG.

MEGA blog hop giveaway [CLOSED]

Today I’ve joined up with 34 other beauty bloggers to do a Mega Beauty Blog Hop GIVEAWAY! If you are unfamiliar what a blog hop is, it’s pretty simple. Each lady in the hop is giving away something beauty related. All of the prizes are from cruelty-free brands. You can click-through from one blog to another, entering the giveaways as you go. I recommend that you keep track of your entries by paying attention to the numbered list. You do not need to enter all in a single sitting. Come back and complete all entries by October 31st.

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You can enter 1, 10, 20 etc. or all of the individual giveaways that are linked below. If you enter all 35 of these individual giveaways, then you’ll be eligible to enter to win the grand prize of $350 Paypal Cash. Think of the things you could buy with that!

The Grand Prize entry form is on every one of the participating blogs, so you only need to enter once at the blog that you end on. All entries will be verified once the giveaway is over, so please give us a few days to announce the winners. Make sure you follow ALL the rules of each giveaway so you won’t be disqualified! This blog hop giveaway will run for 2 weeks, ending on October 31st at 11:59pm EST and is open to all.

In the event that you get an ERROR message when clicking on any of the links below, try clicking on the HOME page of that blog. Or come back later and try again. There are often hiccups that happen in the beginning of a pre-scheduled blog hop such as this. Thank you for your patience!

Ready to start hopping? Well, first things first — you’ve gotta enter my giveaway!

To help you get your GLOW FROM THE GODS, I’m giving away one of my favorite products for glowing skin: the awesome Paula’s Choice RESIST Advanced Pore Refining Treatment 4% BHA, AND the Tarte Tartiest PRO GLOW To Go bronzer/highlight trio. Enter below (Value: $59; INTERNATIONAL, 16+ with permission from a parent, all entries will be verified prior to announcing the winner):

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MY WINNER! THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!

Now continue on to the HOP!

  1. Makeup Obsessed Mom
  2. Notes from My Dressing Table
  3. Thefabzilla
  4. The Feminine Files
  5. Beauty and Fashion Tech
  6. Portrait of Mai
  7. Realizing Beauty
  8. Style, Decor & More
  9. NorahLovesMakeup
  10. I Like to Talk A Lot
  11. My Beauty Bunny
  12. Beauty Info Zone
  13. Collective Beauty
  14. Geniabeme
  15. Phyrra
  16. The Plastic Diaries
  17. Ahleessa 4 Realz
  18. HashtagFabLife
  19. My Highest Self
  20. Polarbelle
  21. Just Tiki
  22. Brighter, Darling ***ME, YOU’RE HERE!
  23. Haus of Hounds
  24. XO, Noelle
  25. Kate Loves Makeup
  26. ColorSutraa
  27. The Daily Nail
  28. Glam and Uncensored
  29. Keely’s Nails
  30. From My Vanity
  31. Beaumiroir
  32. We Heart This
  33. Prime Beauty
  34. Chick Lit Plus
  35. PolishGalore

And now for the GRAND PRIZE entry!! Do not enter until you have completed ALL 35 beauty blogger giveaways. All entries will be verified. Good Luck!

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Have any other favorite products for glowing skin you recommend? Help each other out and comment below or share with a friend!

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