Loving the Skin You’re In.

Is beauty only skin deep?

Beautiful skin is a sign of health as well, and that is what we all desire to attain. Eating whole foods and watching your intake of the bad things (did I hear Doritos from the crowd) and deep cleansing is a must. We spend hundreds of dollars on makeup and yet when it comes to spending the same amount on our skin, we balk. It is similar to the thinking behind not buying beautiful lingerie. Although our underwear not visible from view, what we wear does make a difference in how we feel (confident) and how we look (well supported). Remember when your mother told you to wear good underwear just in case you ended up in the hospital? Putting your best skin forward will show the world that you take care of yourself from the inside out and with a little help from your Clarisonic. It reminds me of the days of working at Sephora in the skin care department and watching everyone shopping for the latest rage and colors in eye check and lip color. Once in a while someone would wander over and ask me what I would suggest for a good skin care product. My first question was always “Do you own a Clarisonic?” If they did, I’d congratulate them and ask them what type of cleanser they were using. The best way to achieve beautiful skin is with a good skincare regime.14425278_10154617119084673_4587712534729433934_o

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There probably isn’t anything as crucial to maintaining beautiful skin, than to invest in a Clarisonic. The prices vary from $110. For the essential Mia 1, to the Smart Profile, that is from head to toes, for $299. Definitely on my Christmas list this year.

For about two years I’ve used a Mia 2 and have seen a significant change in my skin. It’s smoother and blemish free. Before using this and the Obagi skincare program, I had cystic acne. Using the Mia changed my life for the better and today my skin doesn’t need camouflage. The beauty of Clarisonic is that it can be used with your regular cleanser to remove dead skin and any trace of makeup. This device removes 6X the amount of debris as using your hands or a washcloth. The good news is that it is gentle on your skin and tugs much less on delicate tissue.

You can match the brush head to your skin type needs to be replaced every three months. This brush heads cost about $12. 00 for two. You can choose brush heads geared to your specific skincare needs. What’s great is that now men can also keep their skin looking great too. I love the Alpha Fit for men. Although guys don’t always take the time to pamper their skin, this is a fast, efficient way for them to exfoliate.

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If you have a Clarisonic, then let us know what you think. At the end of this post is room for comments and we would love to hear from you.

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Summer Bomb

We can’t erase time, but we can make the damage to our skin through exposure to the sun and elements (age) less noticeable.   Jergens was founded in 1882 starting with a coconut soap specially formulated for hard water. They have been well known for their hand lotion and recently body care. Slathering on this lotion all over might mean using a lot, but the benefits are worth it and the price affordable.

For body care, this skin cream is “The Bomb”.

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What is  BB cream?

BB cream is integrative as an all-in-one facial cosmetic product to replace serum, moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. It can be worn alone as a tinted moisturizer, over serum and moisturizer as a regular foundation, and under powder, depending on the desired amount of coverage. Our face is just a small percentage of our body, and yet we spend time and money on makeup and skincare while we neglect the majority of our anatomy. During the summer months when the weather is warm we wear fewer clothes and show much more skin.  Jergens Body Perfecting BB Cream

The BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream from  Jergens is a 5 in one lotion. With your skin tone in mind (Light and Dark tones) it hydrates, illuminates and after using for five days, it evens out skin tone, firms skin and minimizes imperfections.

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Beautiful, perfect skin.

The magic of Green Tea – Amore Pacific

Green tea is good for your body as it provides amazing antioxidants, did you know that it is also good for your skin? The main ingredient in the Korean skincare products of Amore Pacific is Green Tea! The benefits of Green Tea on the skins surface is that it smoothes wrinkles.

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Amore Pacific Treatment Cleansing Oil for Face and Eyes gently cleanses as it softens your skin and the effect is immediate. Some cleansers are too harsh to use as an eye makeup remover too, but this succulent oil melts it all away.

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Get rid of dead skin!

For skin sloughing that softens at the same time, try Lush’s ‘Buffy’.

“Massage our Buffy body butter all over your wet skin in the bath or shower to make you softer and smooth to the touch, paying special attention to your backside. We add ground rice, almonds, and beans to Buffy to act as exfoliants; the rough textures eliminate lumps and bumps and slough away dry skin cells to reveal brighter, fresher looking skin. Rinse off the exfoliating bits and pat yourself dry. There’s no need for body lotion after a Buffy slaying session because the cocoa and shea butter keep your skin beautifully smooth, moisturized and soft to the touch”.

 

Take care of the skin you are in.

Clear ageless skin can be yours by keeping dry skin away. You can use a skin brush like Clarisonic that rotates and exfoliates, or you can choose a Medical Skincare product like Obagi. At one time in my life, I suffered from Adult Acne and tried everything. Dry skin was one of the culprits causing this. My skin care consultant suggested that I tried Obagi products and went as far as to ‘guarantee’ that I would be pleased. There are steps in the morning and evening to follow that are r easy. The primary desire is to remove dead skin and allow your new skin to glow through.

Remember to use your leftover skin products on the back of your hands. As we age the real give away to time is how our hands look. A great product for hand care of L’Occitane in Provence’s hand moisturizers with shea butter. You can find fragrances like Jasmine and Bergamot, Lavender and Cherry Blossom.

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Lush Spa Treatment

Lush’s spa treatment in Bath U.K., is a home away from home. Step through the doorway, you transcend to a time and place devoted entirely to you. I sat down at a dining room table across from Hollie Owen, for a spa treatment consultation. A glass of water infused with herbs and citrus and eloquently poured as she explained the nuance of what “Hard Days Night” treatment will involve. Her last words were “At the end, I will repeat a mantra to you and you, are to meditate on those words until you hear a rooster crow. At that point, take all the time you need to dress.” I walked into the room and beheld a pair of pajamas warmed by a hot bottle, warm sheets and an aroma that only Lush can provide. The massage itself was like dancing without trying as the music and movements intertwined. Hollie spoke little, as I listened to an interpretation of Liverpool and the sounds of the seaport and imagined the Beatles. In the end, Hollie whispered “Let it Be, Let it Be”, and I was left to ponder, and repeat those three little words. Yes, time had stood still, and I felt as though I was ten years old again, with dreams of marrying Paul McCartney., I am quite happy to be married to who I am! This experience should be to on your list when you visit a city that offers a spa at Lush. After dressing, Hollie met me for tea and biscuits to ask me how the treatment felt. She also presented me with a special edition of a bath bomb called “Let it Be.” I used this on the last night in London and watched it explode with entrenched gold waters that were a perfect orange marmalade color. Yes, “Let it Be”.

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