Do you seasonally update your skincare routine? If the answer is no, then we’ve got some work to do! Seasonally updating your skincare routine (products included) will make a huge difference once winter weather creeps in (I know, way too early to talk about winter skincare). In the meantime, here are some tips on how to transition your skincare routine from summer to fall.
Pixi by Petra
About a month ago, I received a complimentary package from Pixi beauty. The brand graciously sent me not one, not two, but three sets of Pixi Peel & Polish. Unlike my usual beauty product reviews, I thought I’d try something a little different this time.
Finding great skincare products is a feat in itself but finding great skincare products for your 20s, 30s or 40s can be even more difficult. Which led me to this question: can certain skincare products work for women in their 20s, 30s and 40s? I wanted to put it to the test. So I shared the extra peels with two other women in exchange for one small price—their honest opinion.
The Product: Pixi Peel & Polish
What it does: A radiance revealing enzyme peel resurfaces for smoother, softer skin, and a healthy looking glow. According to the details on Target, it’s suited for all skin types.
No intro needed here. You know me! I just turned 29 on Friday so thankfully I still fall into this age bracket for this post. Ha!
My Skin Type: Normal, Dry Combination
As you know I’ve tried my fair share of masks but I’ve always been hesitant about potent peels. I have very sensitive skin so I was prepared to feel like my face was burning for the three minutes I had it on. I am always dealing with blackheads and large pores around my nose—so rubbing it in circles provides an effective physical exfoliation that help with retexturizing. Unlike other peels, this didn’t leave my skin red or irritated. I would definitely use this again. The $24 price isn’t bad either!
Meet my (older) sister Katina, 32, who loves trying beauty products as much as I do. We might share a similar porcelain skin tone but we have different skin types. She works as an aesthetician at European Wax Center in Arlington.
Her Skin Type: Mature, Dry Combination
“I love this product because it’s gentle on my skin while lifting dead surface cells. The papaya helps brighten my complexion and gives it a dewy healthy glow. Exfoliation increases cell turnover which is super important for new cell growth and prolongs aging. This is a must-have for aging skin, so I would definitely use this again!”
I also asked my friend and boss at my current full-time gig, Rebecca, 41, to share her thoughts on this peel. She balances a full-time job and two small kids so it’s really important to find products that fit into her hectic schedule.
Her Skin Type: Oily, Combination
“Not a bad two-minute solution at all. While I wouldn’t call it a peel, this scrub mask left my skin feeling like silk after only a few minutes. It has the texture of Clinique’s 7 Day Scrub and starts to feel warm and tingly after a minute—didn’t really sting like other products with similar ingredients. I wouldn’t use this often at my age, maybe once a week. Time is short for me (full-time work, travel and two small kids), so I love how quickly it makes a visible difference. I followed it up with Becca’s Instant Complexion Refresh Priming Filter and my mother-in-law asked if I had just gotten a facial.”
So there you have it. Regardless of age or skin concerns, we all found a reason to love this peel.
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I’d like to confess my new favorite daily ritual: MultiMisting. Face mists are like the perfect on-the-go shower. I love to keep my skin super-hydrated and glowy, so depending on my needs that day, I’ll combine a couple of these Pixi face mists to refresh, hydrate or set my makeup look.
With a longer commute to work, I’ve been setting my alarm 15 minutes earlier to get out the door on time. I never thought I could miss a mere 15 minutes without sleep, but I do! Which is why I depend Vitamin Wakeup Mist. It’s like a drink of energy for my skin thanks to an invigorating Orange Blossom water base. I like to spritz on a cotton pad and sweep in upward motions.
I love me a steamy shower (yes, even during the warm weather months) but I know it takes a toll on my skin so I’ve been spritzing Hydrating Milky Mist to lock in moisture. The Hyaluronic Acid helps skin absorb moisture to plump and rehydrate.
I used to think I wasn’t fully dressed without my signature scent, but in actuality, I am never fully dressed without my Makeup Fixing Mist. It’s the last step in my beauty routine before I walk out the door to set my makeup look. I also like to spritz this on my eyeshadow brushes if I’m applying shimmery shadow.
I’m addicted to Glow Tonic, so naturally I’m also obsessed with Glow Mist. Packed with 13 natural oils and infused with aloe vera and fruit extracts, it smells delicious. I’m traveling to Fort Lauderdale in May for a bachelorette party and I’m definitely going to pack this in my carry on.
If you’re a frequent traveler or don’t have much time to primp in the morning—these face mists can get the job done in a whopping 15 seconds. Trust me, it’s worth every spritz!