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Healthy is the new happy

In a time when health and wellness are more meaningful than ever, it’s important to many of us that our skin and bodies reap the benefits of the best ingredients available. Let’s take a peak at just a few products that will leave your skin feeling pretty and nourished.

1. DR. BRANDT SKINCARE MICRODERMABRASION SKIN EXFOLIANT

Nothing makes my skin feel softer and more buttery than this tube of magic. Exfoliating your skin twice a week will remove dull, dead cells and leftover makeup effectively, leaving your skin baby-smooth. And best of all, this one is formulated with perfectly round, professional-grade crystals that will not leave your skin with micro-tears and scratches other popular fruit and nut scrubs can cause.

TIP: If you want to try before investing, head to your local Sephora and grab a three-day sample. (drbrandtskincare.com, from $15)

2. JERGENS NATURAL GLOW INSTANT SUN SUNLESS TANNING MOUSSE

Preserve your skin, ladies! Ditch the tanning bed for a sunless tanner STAT! Of all of the sunless tanners I’ve used, both mousses and booths, this is the least expensive and most natural looking. It is so easy and forgiving to apply, and the color goes on smoothly and leaves you with a believable bronze that lasts all week. (walgreens.com, $4.99)

3. BITE BEAUTY AGAVE LIP MASK

I can’t be the only one with desert-dry lips during the winter? If you’re looking to heal your lips and leave them feeling supremely moisturized with agave nectar and jojoba oil, try this clean, nightly lip mask. Best of all, it’s formulated with natural ingredients and free of sulfates, formaldehydes, mineral oils and synthetic fragrances. (bitebeauty.com, $26)

4. PÜR 4-IN-1 LOVE YOUR SELFIE LONGWEAR FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER

Who doesn’t love easy? This foundation, packed with an array of skin-loving ingredients, is long-wearing, full coverage and helps to protect against environmental stressors like pollution and high-energy blue light for a healthier-looking complexion. This foundation-concealer hybrid also is cruelty free, gluten free and vegan friendly. (ulta.com, $36.00)


Cox is a freelance makeup artist on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, specializing in on-location wedding and special event makeup. Contact her or learn more at facebook.com/CrissyCoxMUA.

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