I often get questions from others asking me which product they can use for a specific issue. It can be anything from, “What can I use to keep my skin moisturized?” to, “What can I use to get rid of this acne?”. The fact of the matter is, there is no ONE product that will do it all for you. AND, what may have worked for one person, may not work for another. You have to use what is best for you. Also, it is a matter of being consistent from everything you use, from your cleanser, to your sunscreen, to your exfoliant.
Here are some tips:
– Take the advice of a skincare PROFESSIONAL (hopefully, that is me) – over that of friends, etc. They may mean well, but we are trained in skincare and can offer the best solutions for YOU.
– Be consistent and be patient. Cleanse daily, twice per day. Moisturize after cleansing, and exfoliate 2-3xs per week based on your skin’s needs. Use sunscreen no matter the time of year, no matter the temperature, every single day (a.m.).
– Use products correctly (as explained by me and the product label) for best results.
I hope that helps. If there are any questions, feel free to send them in the comment box or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hello, Hello!! 🙂 Long time, no hear! I’ve got some catching up to do with my posts here, but in the meantime — if you are in the Philadelphia area or WILL be on Saturday, November 23, do come out and join me at the Temple University Entrepreneurship Expo! It’s from 9am to 4pm, and I will be vending there with another business partner. We’ll have our health and wellness and skincare products available for trials/demos, product information, drawings, wraps for purchase, and more! If you’re on a journey to a better you, inside and out, you’ll definitely want to come speak with us about your goals and see how we can help you achieve them. Details are available via this link: http://www.the-e-expo.com/
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I’ve seen many clients who share their skincare regimen with me, and it almost never includes using an eye cream or serum. Many people don’t realize the importance, so I’d like to share that info with you today.
The skin around your eyes is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your face and body. It’s very delicate and this is the area where signs of aging show first. This area needs to be treated more delicately, and this is the primary reason eye creams are used, in addition to the fact that it’s made for the more sensitive area. Eye creams should be applied with your ring finger (as it tends to produce the least amount of pressure) in light, dabbing motions around the eye. You don’t need to apply eye creams close to the lash line – many products tend to migrate a little and it may seep into your eye, so just go around the bone in the eye area. Never pull or stretch the eye area.
You can find many eye creams on the market for many issues – like anti-aging, dark undereye circles, etc. I tend to lean toward specialty and department store brands over drugstore brands, but if it comes down to being between using nothing and using the drugstore brand, try that at the least.
I suggest anyone over 25 start to use eye creams day and night, incorporating into their routine. You can thank me later 😉
Have you ever gotten breakouts in specific areas consistently and wanted to know why? This post is for you.
Face mapping is an ancient art of helping one identify the cause of blemishes by splitting the face into several sections and understanding the different ‘zones’. Each area reflects a different part of your internal health. This is why I always stress to people that diet and water intake play a major role in the look of your skin – it isn’t just what you use on the outside.
Above image is from Dermalogica’s site
Just in case there are any Estheticians who read or follow this blog, the International Congress of Esthetics and Spa will be having their next conference on Oct. 27-28 in Philadelphia, PA. Click here for more information, schedules, etc. There will be tons of products available for purchase from skincare to makeup to spa equipment, as well as training classes and networking with others in our field. I attended in 2011 and loved the experience. Hopefully, my schedule will permit me to attend this year.
Healthy skin is everything to me. So often, I see clients with the common issue of dehydrated skin. What does that mean? It means your skin is lacking moisture. When skin lacks moisture, it looks dry and can become damaged, ages faster, and has a dull appearance. In addition to drinking enough water to hydrate from the inside, out – you also need to hydrate from the outside. We have the PERFECT product – Defining Gel! It can be used as a regular body moisturizer, all over. Not only does it hydrate, but it tightens and firms the skin, giving it a smoother appearance. It reduces the appearance of cellulite and loose skin. Read all about it below, and be sure to visit www.wraptofreedom.net for this amazing product and many others!
Many women tell me they don’t wear makeup because it makes them break out. While some makeup CAN cause breakouts if they are not a non-comedogenic or hypoallergenic formulation, the main reason people break out is due to one of the following: Not properly cleansing their face after wearing makeup for the day, or not cleaning their brushes on a regular basis. This post will cover the latter.
Why do you need to wash your brushes regularly? Not only does it keep your brushes in good condition so that they last longer, keeping them clean also prevents bacteria from breeding. Bacteria on your brushes can cause all kinds of issues from a acne breakouts to eye or other skin infections.
Wash your brushes with a brush shampoo (search Sephora or Target, many brands carry brush cleansers), or you can use a gentle facial cleanser. You should do this weekly or at least every 2 weeks. IN BETWEEN washing them, you also need to clean them daily using a brush spray. Brush sprays disinfect and clean the brushes in between washes – this is also very important. I currently use a Sephora brand daily brush cleaner spray, but many other brands carry this, as well.
You’ll notice less breakouts, better makeup application, and fluffier brushes! Keep them clean, ladies. 🙂