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By: Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist

Many Miraval guests tell me that they simply don't have enough time to incorporate good skin care into their routine. But, there are so many quick and easy ways to improve your skin! Here is an easy 10-minute morning makeover for your skin. 

•  Exfoliate with a gentle scrub in the shower to slough off dead skin and reveal a fresh glow. Clarins has a great One-Step Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract.

•  Apply an eye cream to help soothe, calm, and reduce puffiness around the eye area. I recommend the Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, it has a great anti-aging effect!

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By: Bonnie Johnson, Miraval’s Makeup Specialist

Pull out those dark eye shadow colors and get ready for winter. Create the perfect, lustful smokey eye with Midnight Azurite Mineral Eye Shadow by La Bella Donna or another eye shadow collection with similar colors.

1. The lightest shadow in the compact, Bone, should be swept all over the lash line, lid, and into the brow arch.

2. For a light contour look, use the Grey shadow in the crease and blend up and out.

3. Add the Rust shadow for definition in the outer corner of eye, blending lightly into the Grey.

4. Apply the Deep Taupe shadow, wet or dry, along the lash line.

5. Finally, make lashes stand out with black mascara.


Join Bonnie at Miraval in her "Mastering Your Makeup" lecture >

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By: Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist

• Start your day with clean skin. I like to use a cleansing milk with my Clairsonic Pro in the morning to get a deep clean. The cleansing milk leaves my skin clean without feeling dry or stripped.

• Always use a toner. A toner is the second step in cleansing and it also balances out the pH level of your skin. For those with drier skin, I suggest using a spray toner. I use an Ionizing Vita Flower Mist by Red Flower; it leaves my skin refreshed.

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By: Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist

• Winter is a great time to start a peel series. Peels are a deeper exfoliation that penetrates deeper and is longer lasting then a scrub that you would use at home. You can get peels at your local esthetician or doctor’s office, depending on the strength you are looking for. Make sure you talk it over with your dermatologist or esthetician to discuss what peel would be best for you. At Miraval's Life in Balance Spa, we offer an amazing Alpha Beta Professional Face Peel

• Use an eye cream daily. Eye creams are very important, especially in the winter when the skin has a tendency to be drier. The eye area is 4 times thinner than the skin on our face, which is why that is where we see the first signs of aging.I would recommend the Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate, it uses a plant extract to diminish puffiness and tighten around the eye. 

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By: Kim Kelder, Lead Aesthetician and Skincare Specialist

“Alphabet creams” like BB and CC creams have become increasingly popular lately, and it is not hard to see why. BB, CC, and DD creams are wonder creams that work as all-in-one skin care products with many varying benefits. I’ve created a breakdown of what each cream means and what they can do.

What is a BB Cream?
BB stands for beauty balm, and BB creams are essentially a blend of makeup and skincare. They work as amazing tinted moisturizers, packed with tons of benefits and SPF. BB creams smooth the skin, contain anti-aging ingredients, even out skin tone, moisturize, protect against sun damage, and give your skin a dewy, radiant look. A BB cream provides the least amount of coverage, so it's perfect for younger women whose skin needs a little pick-me-up. BB creams can also be used as a primer, moisturizer, and a foundation. At Miraval we recommend Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream with SPF 25. It is great for all skin types, and it comes in three different shades—light, medium and dark.

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