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Healthy Skin in Your 40s & 50s

When you approach your forties and fifties, your skin is likely to experience more noticeable changes in firmness, texture, and tone. Updating your daily regimen is key to helping your skin adjust. Healthy Skin in 40s Your forties is a time to repair, firm, and treat. Cell turnover slows to roughly 40 days, and skin starts to experience hormonal issues that trigger dryness, sensitivity, and even conditions such as eczema or rosacea. Collagen and elastin production begin to slow, leading to a loss of firmness and more prominent wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Treatment Recommendation, 40s At minimum, try to have a skincare regimen that consists of a cleanser, exfoliant, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Focus on boosting collagen, and exfoliate consistently to resurface uneven texture and brighten the visible effects of past UV damage. Include treatments and serums for face and eyes for best results, and ingredients such as Vitamin C, Peptides and Retinol are key. I recommend you follow this skincare regimen: Cleanser Wash with Skin Resurfacing Cleanser each morning for a more even tone and texture. In the evening, switch to UltraCalming Cleanser to hydrate and calm skin. If you typically experience sensitization (burning, stinging, itching, redness, etc.), use UltraCalming Cleanser both am and pm instead. What if your skin is oily? Go with Special Cleansing Gel. Exfoliant Exfoliate with Daily Microfoliant once daily (or 3-5 times a week for those with more sensitive skin) to brighten discoloration and renew the outer cell layer. If skin is more resilient, include Daily Resufacer, a leave-on treatment that goes under moisturizer at night to help clear congestion and even out tone. Keep in mind that skin should never burn or itch from exfoliation, [...]

Healthy Skin in Your 20s and 30s

My philosophy is the sooner you start on a skin care regimen the better! Skin produces a strong amount of sebum during these years, so addressing the breakouts is always a priority. With hormone changes, hot yoga, and oil based hair products, I see many of my clients dealing with acne they never had. Having a designated routine and sticking to it will make a huge difference in the overall look of your skin. Using a ph-balanced gel, clay or anti-bacterial cleanser twice a day will remove excess oil, makeup and impurities from the surface. Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel, Dermal Clay Cleanser and Clearing Skin Wash are favorites of mine. I also recommend using the Clarisonic Brush once a day to gently vibrate and lift dead skin cells. Using an exfoliant two to three times a week will be sure to remove excess oil and debris, and create a smoother finish. Dermalogica’s Skin Prep Scrub and Microfoliant do this without irritation. There are several serums and boosters that can be applied underneath a moisturizer depending on the skin’s texture. Some have Salicylic Acid others have Hyaluronic Acid, one for excess oiliness the other for dehydration. Moisturizers should always be applied whether you have oily or dry skin. Dermalogica’s Oil Control Lotion, Active Moist and Skin Smoothing Cream all have different levels of moisture to address the current skin condition. It is very important to use an eye cream since this is where you will see the first sign of fine lines developing. Be careful not to put it too close to the edge of the eyelid, since this will cause irritation and puffiness. Next, I always tell my clients that UVA and UVB protection is [...]

How to Prepare for a Holiday Party

Are You Ready for Those Holiday Parties? The Holidays are upon us and many of us are juggling work, and a busy social life. Here are some quick ideas to go from work to that fun cocktail or holiday dinner party right after work. Being organized before you leave for work in the morning is always the key. The following is a checklist to make the transition quicker and easier to show up to your event on time looking fabulous! Pack a “makeup” refresher bag the night before…This should include foundation, blush, concealer, eyeliner, mascara and your lip color. Don’t forget a small brush or comb. Plan to wear to work either cool or warm tone clothing that will match your evening’s selection…This will eliminate your having to bring an entire different set of makeup colors to accessorize your clothing. Always keep dental floss, toothpaste and mouthwash at the office...It’s typically hours since you’ve had a quick rinse, and it makes you feel more secure when you are in close conversation with others. Bring your special high heel shoes and an evening purse that will carry essentials only...I always carry driver’s license, credit card, cash for the valet, phone and of course my lipstick! It’s always nice to have a travel size of your favorite perfume at the office for a quick “spritz” just before you walk out the door…My favorite perfume has always been Tressor by Lancome. Soft yet delicious. Lastly if you haven’t eaten since lunch,be sure to have a quick snack like a piece of cheese, or an apple...You don’t want to show up at the event starving, since food is usually served much later than the drinks. Being organized [...]

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