1-2-3: On-the-Go Skincare

“1-2-3” is a series on DerekPlease.com where I make beauty less complicated by breaking down routines into three easy steps. 

The winter season is high maintenance, what with its weather causing overly-drying, itchy-scratchy nonsense - “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” Yaaas, Sweet Brown, preach. 

Plus, most of us are just hella busy, regardless of the season. It is what it is, so I put together three easy and portable skincare steps you can practice anywhere you are - the office, the locker room, in bed while eating Doritos, wherever!

1. Nip + Fab Skin Dragon’s Blood Fix Cleansing Pads

Nothing much to explain here! Take one of these ultra-moisturizing and plumping cotton pads out and wipe your face with it. It’s actually kind of gross how much dirt and debris comes off onto the pad. You know it’s working!

2. Beauty Kitchen by Heather Marianna Rosewater Toners and Mists

Beauty Kitchen is absolutely killing it, and their sprays are my favorite of any brand. No toner leaves my skin feeling quite as refreshed or soft. Plus, the size of the product is perfect - lots for your $10.50, but small enough to fit in your handbag. Available in your choice of Acne (girl, that’s mine!) or Rose. 

Heather Marianna is a friend of mine and she's so sweet - she gave me a coupon code for you guys! Use coupon code “Selfie” for 10% off your order.

3. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

Nothing hydrates my skin as quickly and thoroughly as this moisturizer. It also has colloidal oatmeal in it, a skin protectant that will protect your skin from the winter elements and super-drying indoor heating.

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