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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, [...]

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-01T18:30:16+00:00 December 7th, 2014|Categories: Out On The Town, Wellness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

You and Your Skin Care In The Sun

Skin Care In The Sun: The Negative Results of Prolonged Suntanning & Sunburns With summer nearing an end, I have found that many of my clients are dealing with the aftermath of a suntan or sunburn from being outdoors during the past few months. As years go by, the negative results of getting a suntan or a sunburn are evident, and can be seen showing up as hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, broken capillaries and loss of elasticity with wrinkles. I believe the article below explains in depth what really does happen to the skin, and how a suntan is actually our body’s natural defense to help prevent the damage that is occurring. Many of my clients come to me for facials hoping that peels or microdermabrasion can be a “quick fix” to repair the damage that has been done. Although these treatments do create a smoother texture and a short term lightening effect, they do not correct the damage that has accumulated over the years. There is an overwhelming demand in the Dermatologist’s and Plastic Surgeon’s offices to “turn back the hands of time” and repair sun damaged skin by the use of lasers and injectables. These treatments can work, but not everyone will see the same results. Usually these treatments for sun damage are best done in the winter months when exposure to the sun is limited. Here is my best advice, since we know so much more about the sun and it’s damaging affects on the skin. Wear sunblock daily, reduce exposure, and have a yearly check up to be sure no skin cancers are present or forming. We do need the benefits of Vitamin D, which occurs from limited sun exposure, but I [...]