Today on River City Live TV in sunny Florida I am sharing a few answers to viewers skincare and lifestyle questions.
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But here are some highlights from my beauty report:
Guys especially bearded ones are looking for a rescue for razor bumps on the face and neck. I found a great new product to help with that. It is washable and reusable.
They are called the Dermasuri’s Face & Neck Exfoliator for Bearded Men. This mitt helps prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
Both of these mitts are made with a unique and gentle fabric texture to wash and exfoliate the face. All you need is hot water and this and you’re on your way to better looking skin!
The other is their Deep Exfoliating Mitt Face Scrub. You may use daily or a few times a week.
Got acne? I’d go for a washcloth and a gentle face cleanser.
Do I really need a sunscreen? I work indoors and do not spend a lot of time outdoors. Just running errands or taking a quick walk in the neighborhood gives you sun. The sun is always on! Rain or shine.
Yes, everyone needs a sunscreen to shield themselves from the harmful sun 🌞 rays!
Heading into the long Memorial Weekend is a great to time to unwind…I want to share a few fun ideas and ways to celebrate the month of May.
May is Asian American Pacific Islander month.
There are many beauty brands that you can explore when you surf and shop online over the weekend.
It is also Skin Cancer Awareness month. A great time to visit the beach or for outdoor activities. Make sure you wear sunglasses outdoors and slather on sunscreen and protect your families skin too. The new spray sunscreens like AAPI founder of the Banish brand Daisy Jing created a product called The Defender a mineral sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF50 an easy choice to use.
This long weekend is also a great time to curl up to a good book on the beach and or in bed and learn something new. New York Times best-selling author Kimberly Snyder has just launched a book You Are More Than You Think You Are -filled with Practical Enlightenment for Everyday Life.
Chef and TV co-host of The Good Dish TV show Daphne OZ has a new cookbook called Eat Your Heart Out. I am in love ❤️ with this cook book.
She calls it a “reset yourself” kind of book I call it delicious and FUN! Healthier meal recipes for the whole family. Yummy snacks and delights too.
Cook up a storm this weekend and enjoy a delicious weekend and add a new cookbook to your kitchen library. Easy read and easy healthier recipes too.
*While these authors are not Asian they do have unique books to buy and enjoy over the weekend, summer and beyond.
Give yourself, your sweetie or bestie a “Self-care” at home treat or two:
The Qi a wellness brand rooted in a time-honored Eastern ritual. AAPI founder Lisa created an aromatic wonderful brand of TEA that is a flower tea. NO tea bag. No tea leaves.
Who knew sipping whole flowers 🌸 was possible and so pleasurable?
My favorites so far are Shangri-La Rose and Chrysanthemum.
Vegan,sustainably sourced,no preservatives.hand-picked,organically grown they work directly with small family farms across Asia.
Sipping tea will never be the same for you!
ESW Beauty founded by Elina Wang just launched new and UNIQUE raw juice cleanse face masks.
Kale, spinach, pineapple, kiwi, ginger,pear, watermelon and more. They have a variety of delights for your skin.
DeepDetoxthose Pores, Brightening,Moisturizing, Soothing and more.
Beia Beauty has new wipes to keep you fresh all summer long founded by Brittany Lo. Great for travel.
Have a fun and relaxing long holiday weekend this Memorial 🇺🇸 Day!
Check out Tik Tok my Tik Tok for more about these amazing founders and female authors.
There is a chill in the air and that means Thanksgiving and the other holidays are near. I know you’ve heard or read it all in the news. The supply chain, shortages and more. Don’t stress I’ve got you!
I’ve discovered some unique and pretty ideas to give from hair to toe! Not just for the ladies.
CHI haircare has some new product collections for curly hair,dehydrated hair and a NEW brush that is a 3 in 1. It is a brush that smooths your hair, is a blow dryer and a styler brush for silkier looking shiny hair. I already own the Spin & Curl styler, a hot pink blow dryer by CHI
But this brush is next level fabulous!
So lightweight and easy to use! I think it is an awesome give to give to YOURSELF or someone else.
This week on TV 📺 in my beauty & lifestyle segment I will feature this brush for my holiday gift ideas and stocking stuffers.
Stay tuned for more gift ideas that I featured on TV and have discovered I will share some cool gift ideas. Some of us may also need gifts after Chanukah or Christmas in case you forgot someone on your list. Also don’t forget those hostess gifts.
Self-care is so important now more than ever! Taking care of the hair between haircuts. Conditioning it and using the right tools is what it us all about. Make that haircut and fresh color last longer.
You don’t have to pay a fortune 💵 to look your best! OR to give as a gift.
I finally ventured out and shopped. Shopping 🛍 not for groceries but for FUN for a change. I have not shopped since March. But this 5 Minutes for ME shopping time felt good! WOW! I forgot what that feels like. But definitely remember what it looks like. A couple of stores I visited are NOT the same. The experience is so different and the mood is cold. It is a new shopping frontier with this pandemic.
It was hair raising.
Since I own a beauty business I ventured down the beauty aisle. So empty …so different.
What caught my eye since I am lip 💋obsessed was a hair brush with fuchsia lips. I HAD to have it! It was by the company called Wet Brush. The brand is NOT new to me.
I love their detangling hair loving and protecting brushes. Wish I had these brushes in my teen years too as I have always had long hair and struggled with tangles. Only in the past couple of years have i lightened it up and got my hair cut a bit shorter. My hair loves to tangle so these brushes protect and love my hair too. Since I get a lot of compliments on my hair and people wonder whats my secret to healthy looking haircare I highly recommend these brushes and allow your hair to AIR dry naturally. No heat damage for me or over drying by a blow dryer.
I also was drawn to another brush on the rack that was called a SHINE enhancer brush by Wet Brush.
Detangles hair and brings natural shine.
Detangles with less force and less damage.
Made from natural boar and exclusive IntelliFlex bristles.
This brush is AMAZING and does what it says on the package above. I AM IN ❤️LOVE. By the way, the Shine Brush also works beautifully with DRY shampoo too!
If and or when you venture out shopping and have some time for you.Masked up andhandsanitizer in handcheck out these brushes and give them a whirl. I know you will enjoy them too.
This past week or more has been a whirlwind. How about for you?
Have you been feeling crazy with life too?
Since we are all consumed with doing the right thing,washing our hands and trying to distance ourselves and continue on with daily life… I thought we could use an extra dose of vitamin C. Keep your body hydrated and your body happy.
Try and enjoy a few of life’s treasures to eat but also make an effort to keep your cool and eat the colors of the rainbow.
I came across a recipe I had made before and so loved. I thought you might like it too.
Here is what you will need:
1 green Apple 🍏
1 avocado 🥑 Peeled and without the pit of course
1 kiwi 🥝
A few pieces of spinach leaves!
1 piece of fresh ginger (peeled)
A dash o of lemon 🍋 and a dash of fresh squeezed lime juice.
1 bottle of coconut 🥥 water
I hope you enjoy this recipe and get in your pretty greens too.
I am down to 4 rolls of toilet 🧻 paper. Wish people weren’t hoarding so. I went to 4 stores last night. Totally out of toilet paper until Monday or Tuesday deliveries they say.
Wish me luck!
If you want… save a slice of the avocado and use it to make a hydrating face mask!
You can also make variations on this drink recipe!
Mom’s To Be and new Mommy’s I hope you will love these tips!
Choose a simple skin care line for your skin type. Seek a beauty professional for their recommendations if possible. If your skin is acting up with breakouts even more so. If you really have issues consult your dermatologist.
Add a probiotic dietary supplement your beauty routine. Beauty from the inside out. Ask your doctor first if you’d like.I highly recommend FloraPrenatalProbiology by Belle +Bella.
Use a tinted moisturizer and skip the foundation or use a lighter formula powder foundation.
Bronzing powder can be your go to all in one product. You can use it as your blush,soft eye shadow,eyeliner and more. To make gorgeous lips just mix it with a clear gloss or lip balm.
Think about using clear mascara that defines lashes but with no color.
Buy multi-tasking makeup brushes. One’s that are two or four brushes in one. You don’t need to usea 12 pc. collection/brush set.
It is not just about applying stretch mark cream or vitamin e oil. YOU want to smell good and have softer skin too! Instead of a perfume or cologne choose a double duty product like a hand and body lotion with a touch of fragrance. (and you’ll be washing your hands a lot too) Both a win/win. Try a few refreshing ones by Therapispa.I love the White Tea with natural shea butter.Or Sweet Cream Body Milk Hans and body lotion for your 👛 purse by FarmHouse Fresh . Photo by Linda Prebreza on Pexels.com
You are going to be hot and hormonal!!! Keep your face cool by using a Rosewater by Noreen Young Cosmeticsor Orange Face Mists by Therapispa and healthy with spa water you can make at home and carry with you too.
Having a heat wave? Check out and wear a fashion accessory you can cool off with called Hot Girls Pearls. Simply freeze the necklace for 4 hours and enjoy and look fashionable too. http://www.hotgirlspearls.com
Sometimes just wearing a BB or cream,a bold lipstick 💄 or gloss and a pair of sunglasses 🕶 are all you need to LOOK put together and feel it too!
BONUS: Here is my recipe for…cooling foot 🦶 relief.
D.I.Y. Recipe for a summer 🌞 foot soak for tired moms,swollen ankles and leg swelling. Simply grab a handful of Epsom salts and add a drop or two of AuraCacia Peppermint essential oil to a warm water foot bath. If you can tolerate it with cold water even better. Aaaahh!
Just back from an amazing trip to So.Korea and China and featuring a few highlights from my trip I am featuring on TV on River City Live today in sunny Jacksonville Florida.
Asians are smart cookies and have a foodie lifestyle that is all about FRESH and they shop for on a daily basis.Green leaf vegetables and fresh exotic fruits are at the top of the list. Seafood,meat and poultry are the accessory!
Sandalwood Incense fills the street air and in homes. It is burned to ward off evil spirits,bring good luck and calms the spirit and soul.
Women and Girls clamor for whimsical beauty products have to offer.Face masks are very very popular there. MEN love them too. Beauty tools and gadgets too. As well as face creams made with illuminating pearls.They covet clear no brown spot skin. They even use an umbrella even when uit is not raining to protect the skin.
Pearl powder and pearl creams are the most popular ancient Chinese beauty secret. They give the face a brighter evened out look and temporarily tightens the skin.The powder is sold by the box and these mini beauty vials are rituals handed down from generations.
I have so much to share with you from my trip. I LOVE discovering what all cultures have to offer us. Please come back for more. Right now I am still trying to fight jet lag after this trip and LONG flights. Since my last trip to Scandanavia, I had forgotten how tough (but worth it) International flights can be.
If you want a fresh new look this spring...change up your spring beauty routine when it comes to brushing your teeth. I like and use other toothpastes but always come back to this brand. And they have two NEW flavors for Spring!
Berry Chill and Coconut Key Lime Mint these are the HAPPIEST flavors and the tube is pretty eyecatching too. It makes me want to brush my teeth even more!
I am totally in love with SuperSmile a brand created by Dr. Irwin Smigel...the father of cosmetic dentistry who created the FIRST tooth whitening toothpaste!
These new flavors offer the same amount of 6 shades of when used with the Supersmile whitening accelerator. But I often use the toothpaste for it’s star ingredient Calprox. The unique way you use the toothpaste is on a DRY 😁toothbrush.
I saw results in a few days. And then they continued on. Just remember EVERYTHING we eat stains or tints our teeth. Like skin care you have to be consistent and used on a regular day and night basis.
The company says maximum results, 6 shades whiter is achieved in 30 days. Great for healthier gums too.
So maybe it’s time for you to discover a new way of brushing and have a healthier pretty smile too! SMILE BRIGHTER
I saw my dermatologist for a tiny spot on the side of my nose.I had waited almost a month to see her as she could not see me sooner. The spot was red and came out of nowhere. I was really scared as I did not want cancer on my nose or anywhere for that matter. I have had so many clients lately who have had skin cancer on their face and it was so bad reconstructive surgery was necessary. So sad,painful and expensive too.
When I finally got in for my appointment she examined me from head to toe. When she got to my nose and I watched her look strategically on my nose with a little unit with light. She gave me the news! I was on pins and needles!
Th condition I have is not rare. It isn’t cancer it according to her is a tiny scratch on my skin from OVER scrubbbing or exfoliating. In my quest for healthy looking clean skin I scratched my skin in the process. OH HAPPY DAY. I flew out of her office with wings on.
LESSON learned? Ladies be careful don’t be so rough with your skin! Don’t over scrub,exfoliate,buff and more. Be gentle with the skin on your face and body.
Be in tune with your body and skin.
Develop a relationship with a dermatologist.You don’t want to wait until you have a problem. You want to have someone you can count on and call on.I get checkups every six months after having had skin cancer. A board certified dermatologist can see you for blemishes,sun spots,moles and serious conditions like pre-cancer and skin cancer.Get to the root pof the problem before it get worse or hopeless.
To find a dermatologist in your area go to:www.aad.org