Spring into a new Skin Care Routine

MiaColorFan-7 colors.JPGAs a beauty expert I get asked lots of questions. But the one that I hear the most is on skin care.

It goes like this…“Should I use an entire brand of a skin-care line,or can I mix and match products and brands?”

Skin-care collection prevent errors as there are created like a set with step by step products and systems.

Using a Clarisonic sonic cleanser,an anti-bacterial soap,a Retin-A cream from your plastic surgeon or dermatologist and an over the counter honey almond scrub may irritate the skin and dry out the skin even more.

Another scenario I see and hear a lot of  is…overdoing it!

If you use say a cleanser from one brand with salicylic acid, a toner with glycolic acid and a retinoid face cream and a Clarisonic unit,you run the risk of overdoing and irritating the skin causing unsightly peeling and redness.

This is a over exfoliation cocktail that can backfire on your complexion.

You simply have to make sure the products are compatible and that they work for you and your skin type!

Seek an esthetician who is a skin care professional or you can ask your dermatologist on your next visit. Tell them your morning and evening skin care regime and the products you use and see if the products work well when combined. If you notice irritation and redness or your face just plain hurts and rough to the touch …stop and listen to it and give your skin a break.  Lastly,if some skin care products are not working for you try another brand.

The bottom line is a lot of teens and women are using way too many products on their face and the wrong mix. Treat your skin with TLC. Tender Loving Care.

Please don’t …keep buying more products and piling them on.

Your skin can only take so much!

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Start Fresh!

Almost EVERYONE wears makeup and uses skin care but forget to throw it out. Like fresh milk and food it does spoil and has a shelf life.

Here is a basic list once opened:

Skin care like moisturizer and eye cream  last around a year

Retin-A or other face products prescribed by a physician last a year or less

Sonic Cleanser brush heads need changing every three or 4 months.

Foundation: Liquid formulas last a little under a year. Creams last a bit longer.Powder foundation lasts approximately two years or so.

Blush powder formula lasts approximately two years and cream blush lasts around a year.

Mascara a healthy recommendation is the 3 month rule.

Eyeshadow in powder formula last a couple of years. Creams last around a year.

Loose or pressed powders last a few years.

Lipstick lasts about a year or more.

Lip gloss lasts about a year

Toothbrush heads on sonic units need changing every few months

Replace your toothbrush every three months with a fresh toothbrush.

Makeup Brushes and sponges…see demo on TV for more information.

Perfume,cologne or after shave last about a year. Don’t store it in direct sunlight or in humid bathroom.

If the beauty product smells bad,the liquid foundation turns half beige and half green or other crazy colors (Yes, I have seen this happen) or you’re in doubt it’s really time to throw them out.

If you’d like to protect your face,skin,eyes and beauty…Try the Once Opened Beauty Expiration kit.As a professional makeup artist I use this pretty easy kit.Or you can use white labels with a water-resistant marker.

For MORE info and a video demo clip of my segment on TV this afternoon. Click on The Chat’s Facebook page  or go to http://www.FirstCoastNews.com

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FIVE Beauty Trends for fall!

JulepI love fall best of all! Don’t you?
The fabulous changing of the leaves,a cozy sweater,hot apple cider,a new deeper lipstick,caramel apples and the pumpkins come out and play!It is not only about what is on the runway it’s about the real way, your way.Take some time to shop and add some simple and fun new things to your beauty routine for fall.

This fall here are some trends that you may want to get into:

First switch out your wash cloth and get a deep cleansing sonic kit too.IF you already own one. Time to replace that Clarisonic brush head with a fresh new one and replace your face treatment mask with something new! Our skin is constantly changing even when the seasons change. Hydrate,refresh, renew!

I love to use plain Greek yogurt on my face as a mask and also like to use FarmHouse Freshgoods,Pajama Paste…Have a pajama party with your friends and mask yourself pretty too!
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Next, think about a new haircut,a new do and HUE! The fun shades of the summer are continuing into the fall along with darker shades too.Think soft pink,light lavender and or baby blue! Maybe not on your whole head but on the sides ends or crown of your head hues. BUT see a PRO don’t color your hair yourself.
Visit your salon and book an appointment for something new….and discover another side of you!

Lips,Cheeks & Eyes
Lipsticks are now coming in liquid lipstick form
.Eye and lip liners are coming in the form of longer lasting gel.Eyeshadows come in an a rainbow of shades from matte to shimmer and more.Blush is in a pan that is baked or in an artsy array of hues.So many new shades,formulas and fun for you!

Love nail polish and looking at gorgeous new shades on your fingers and toes too?
My new BFF is a vegan friendly safer brand of non-toxic nail polish.It is called Julep!
You can buy the nail polish by the bottle or by a monthly Subscription box!Totally customizeable.
Long lasting breathable nail polish that is good for your nails!

Starting at $24.99 is the My Maven plan you will get $40.00 plus worth of nail polish and another product.
or for $19.99 a month with a three-month prepaid subscription.Each box looks feels like it is Christmas,has a touch of whimsy and delivered to your door!
All you do to get started is take a FUN,fast quiz to find your style profile.Then go shopping for your Maven box!
For more info visit their website.
http://www.julep.com

Fragrance is magic! Surround and wrap yourself in luxury.Lotions,a luxurious soap, fragrance and candles and more.
TRY A tangerine,Meyer lemon or an orange spice.SHOP LOCAL and visit your fave small business store.

Take good care of yourself this fall and be a happier prettier shade of you!

To see this beauties above and watch a video of me go to http://www.news4jax.com Type my name Noreen Young in the search bar for the segment on the Morning Show.

Celebrities…the junk and the beautiful things they do for Beauty!

GlamGlowCelebrity Beauty Secrets

From the Bloody Dracula facial treatments Kim K did to caviar facials celebrities are doing so many different things to look younger and feel their best. Allow me to KISS & and tell you what YOU can do to look your best…just like the celebrities do but without all the crazy stuff.

How Does J Lo get her glow?
ROSE DAY CREAM by Dr. Hauschka (found at Whole Foods Market)

Other Celebrities and Hollywood A-Listers credit gorgeous skin to GlamGlowMud face mask with volcanic rock,French sea clay,green tea leaf,cucumber, and other gorgeous skin refining ingredients.They call this cleansing,tingling and tightening face mask it a 10 minute “facial in a jar” you can do at home.

They also have a new face mask called ThirstyMud HYDRATING MASK.Ingredients include:Hyaluronic acid,honey,coconut,ginger and more.I love the way this smells and feels! Both masks will leave you LOOKING GLAM-tastic!

What are celebrities eating or drinking to look and feel good?
Watching what they eat a balance of good and a bit of a treat.

Recipe for Glowing Skin

Celebrities LOVE their healthy green drinks! Here is one for glowing skin.
Beauty from the inside out!

What you will need:

1/2 Bunch of fresh kale
1 large cucumber
1 ripe pear
1/4 bunch of parsley
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1 slice of ginger

What do celebrities use to brighten their smile?

Dental office in house whitening procedures
Supersmile Toothpaste
Supersmile Whitening System (for at home use)

*On a natural note…slices of strawberries layered on top of their teeth with the inside flesh towards your teeth.Strawberries whiten the teeth.
Violife is my go to sonic toothbrush that I use to brush with my Supersmile toothpaste.

What BEAUTY products and treatments are they using to keep them looking good and YOUNG?

Non-Toxic nail lacquers Julep
Damone Roberts Pink-A- Boo Highlighter pencil
Clarisonic
Organic Facials
LightStim LED Light Therapy in spa or at home with the consumer size.

I am using and recommend these products and treatments too. To me it isn’t about looking younger or a surgical face lift.
It is about looking and feeling your absolute best! Get shopping if you want to look like a Hollywood Celebrity or A-Lister.

To see a video clip go to http://www.firstcoastnews.com for more.
Click on The Chat TV talk show.

Eventually you gotta say goodybe to your beauty booty!

NB8J8503Now’s the time to take better care of you and your health too.The start of spring or a new year does not mean thinking about losing weight and eating right. Yes, they count however it is also a time to start fresh with your beauty products, makeup brushes and manscaping supplies. Like milk, fruits and other foods your beauty has a shelf life. Once opened, kept too long or stored in a steamy bathroom or car they need to be replaced.

Give yourself a few hours in the morning when you are fresh or a few in the afternoon. Spread out your things on a portable table and evaluate. How long ago did I buy this? When was the last time I used it? Did I ever use it? Does it smell funky or has it gone bad. Did you know once opened even if you have not used it much the air and sunlight affects your product and can change its effectiveness.
Once skin care products hit the light, they lose their super powers. That is why you see so many brands use amber, dark blue or opaque packaging.

Once you have got the old or used products lined up that you do not use anymore…I like to play a game called let’s throw it out. Have a garbage can ready.

Here is my professional guide on how long you should keep your products:
Skin care: A year or more.
Tooth Brush: Throw out every three months at least.
Hair Brush: Once a year.
Sonic Face Cleansing Brush or Toothbrush head: Throw out every three to six months.
Eye cream: A year or more.
Retin-A: Less than a year.
Foundation: Liquid lasts a year or more. Cream a year or two. Powder base lasts the longest.
Lipstick: Two years or more
Lip-gloss or lip balm: lasts approximately a year or two.
Blush: Powder blush lasts approximately 2 years or more & cream blush lasts a year or less.
Lip and eyeliners, brow liners: I find good quality pencils last longer than you think. They can last years.
Liquid or gel eyeliners: Liquid lasts years and gel will only last a year. Less IF you do not close the lid properly. Gel liners dry out fast!
Eye shadow: Powder lasts years unlike crams which last a year or less.
Mascara: A healthy rule is 3 months or more.
Loose powder: Can last years.
Shampoo: A couple of years.
Conditioner: A couple of years.
Nail Polish: A year or more if it does not come out right on the nail when you use it will need to be thrown out.
Perfume OR After-shave: Once opened or closed it does expire. A year or a bit more.
Makeup Brushes or makeup sponges; need your attention too. Replace your sponges often so germs do not build up. A sign they are getting old is when they fray and start to fall apart. If your makeup brushes start fall apart and hairs start to fall out in small or large clumps it is definitely time to think about replacing them. If the hairs separate from the silver ferrule this part and cut your face. throw it out.Not all your makeup brushes just the ones that are not working well when you apply and blend your makeup or falling apart.

When in doubt…if it smells strange, gets rancid or changes color and or doesn’t move and apply like it used to…throw it out.

Once Opened Beauty Expiration Kit is a cool kit that you can mark your products purchase date with a water-resistant label and pen. It comes in a cute kit that lets you know how long you had that product.

Use up what you have and LOVE, throw out what you are NOT using. Do not pass USED makeup on to your daughter, friends’ mom or family. You will spread bacteria and they may even give them a skin or eye infection. While I love saving money it is not worth handing down…just throw the products out.

Do not allow your products to clutter your bathroom or house and get in your way.Deleting and updating these will keep your skin, eyes, face, lips and body healthy.
Guys too this includes you too!

Start spring right and with fresh beauty and a good and healthy habit. It will make a world of difference!

Want to look like an ANGEL?

angelMe too!
I mean a Victoria’s Secret angel. Did you get a chance to watch the infamous fashion show the other night? I did and I loved the way their skin glistened like snow. I didn’t love the way their bones popped out of their flesh.BUT I do know how to get the look of an angel.

FACTS that you may not know!

The show took 26 makeup artists,22 hair stylists and 8 nail technicians to doll them up!Some of the makeup artists are just in charge of making their bodies TAN and even more lean. I know this as one of my girlfriends does the spray tanning!They say the show was seen around the globe in one hundred eighty five countries.

If you want to bring sexy back into your skintry my easy and pretty steps! My clients love them and I know you will too!Feed your skin from the inside out. Kale Smoothies were some of the Angels secrets for prettier skin and for feeling healthier.

Wash your face well at night but not with your basic cleaners and a wash cloth.Add sonic cleansing to your life. I recommend and love Clarisonic it polishes my skin and makes my pores look so much better.

Violife toothbrush will clean your teeth and freshen your breath so much better than a standard toothbrush.It’s getting a lot of celebrity attention and works magic in your mouth.

Supersmile toothpaste the FIRST whitening toothpaste by world renowned dentist Dr. Smigel. Brush up on your beauty booty and add this to your beauty regime.

Glamglow mud IS an awesome mask for clear and toned skin. It’s got a big buzz in the beauty and fashion world.Everybody’s using it.Anybody whose anybody.

GO FOR A FACIAL…like a dental hygenist cleans your teeth getting your face professionally cleaned is addictive and your skin will show it and love you for it.

Wear a super shiny gorgeous clear gloss over ANY lipstick or by itself.It will give your lips a youthful sexy look.

Don’t paint your lashes tube them. Blinc mascara is a mascara that does not run or give you ring around the eye smears. Rinses off well without a a special eye makeup remover.

A shimmering metallic lotion or makeup product in a stick,wand or bottle used to accent and highlight your face with a tocuh of shimmer like an angel.
Apply it to your cheekbones tops and eyebrow bone and top of your upper lip cneter where the cupids bow is.

Agave Nectar is a lovely luxurious elixir to soften your skin and to give it a glow.It’s made by FarmHousefreshgoods.

Liquid Nylons is a shimmery skin treatment lotion that is more like a magic potion.Used on the legs in the bedroom or when you don’t feel like wearing hose. It tints your legs with a warm lumnious glow. It is another one of my biggest sellers. From teens to glam ma’s! My clients love the look it gives their legs.

Live,LOVE and sparkle all over the holidays!

Countdown to Christmas Gift Ideas for the Guys!

classic-lean-wetMy husband is tall and has a bodacious build. I am only 5 feet 2 inches and her towers over me.He’s conservative, I’m not,he is serious a lot ,I am not. One thing we agree on.HE has grown to love the spa and skin care industry and appreciates the fact I care about my skin and wear makeup nicely too.

I have an entire candy shoppe filled with makeup,skin care and beauty tools.I also love things from other stores too. We carry Sonicare and my husband is in love with CLARISONIC sonic cleansing system and polishes his skin handsome every day. He loves what it does for the apperance of his skin, his pores and so much more. He is a long time user avid lover of the sonic toothbrush this company created before the face cleansing technology arrived.So, it is a perfect fit for him.

If your man wants fresher,cleaner and amazing looking skin…buy him this! It is awesome. You’d be surprised how much residue is still left on your skin after washing your face. ay bye bye to wash cloths and step up to today’s technology and way of cleaning.
I’m not selling you I’m simply telling you as a professional this is the BEST cleansing unit and I recommend it to all my high profile clients and more!

Maybe you’ll have a happy SONIC MAN like I have…who knows you may be addicted too.

http://www.clarisonic.com

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The Beauty of NYC

IMG_7733r Candy Girl Collection…Is that there are all kinds of people,food and a fun fast paced life. I love the electric energy and hustle back home in NYC.

Last weekend New York got even more beautiful when the ladies and gentlemen in the business of beauty came from all over the globe for the one and only International Beauty Show (hair and nails with a touch of makeup),The International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (skin, makeup and wellness) They came to see …What’s New, What’s Hot and What’s Next. I was asked to guest speak again. What a great class. Seeing spa and salon owners sitting at the edge of their seat ready to learn something new and to hear what I have to say too is wonderful. I so love teaching business owners and professionals like these.

The hair show is a step on the wild side. Fantasy meets fun equals latest trends. The spa and wellness side is filled with latest skin care, skin tech tools, anti-aging and wellness.

This Spring 2013 is an anything goes kinda season. COLOR is everywhere! Color in hair with dye and with hair chalk like we played with chalk on the sidewalk when we were kids the hair is chalked with fantasy colors that wash out. Colorful shades to dye for!

SKIN IS SO IN and skin care is #1 if you want your makeup to look flawless…try skin care products with new ingredients like pearl power,bamboo,caffeine,argon oil,shea butter and jojoba to name a few. Clarisonic sonic cleanser is still rocking the skin care industry.

Nails, fingers and toes take center stage! Choose from shades like cotton candy, lovely lilac,light gray,pure white,goldfinger,silver,coral and all shades of green to blue! There are beads,stones and crystals added. The nails are like works of art. Truly NOT your grandma’s nail polish!

MAKEUP is both pretty and pretty wild!There are a rainbow of shades to choose from to brighten up your eyes and define them too.Eyeliner comes in all forms from gerl liners, to liquid pen liners.The smoky eye is more colorful and not only black and the cat eye is colorful too.

Want long rapidly growing lashes? Try Rapid Lash they say you’ll have lush lashes in no time.

Mascara TUBES are still in and give a soft and natural lash look.Not spider girl eyes.

Paint your pout with HAPPY shades of all things pink and flirty coral shades.LIPSTICK has never been hotter.Gloss is still shiny fun and Lip Tars with rich pigments add mega rich color to the lips. Lip stains rule!

Speaking of lips…you can’t have a supersmile and sexy lips without Supersmile toothpaste. It whitens and brightens your teeth to let your gorgeous lipstick shine through.Dental care is just as important as your lipstick!

COLOR is alive and kicking in fashion too! I shopped till I dropped and window shopped the famous Barney’s New York, Henri Bendel,Bloomingdale’s,Macys,Saks Fifth Avenue,Bergdorf’s and the small sweet boutiques all over the city. If you haven’t been to NYC and only watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade on TV…you MUST add it to your list of things to do and places to see!

Well, what are you waiting for? Grab your purse and get going.Shop on and color your faces,fingers and toes with some FUN! Find something fashionable in a new mint,coral or blue sea shades and ENJOY!

Day 30 to beautiful skin …wrap up!

I hope you enjoyed my 30 days to more beautiful skin.
EMBRACE your face. You can’t stop the clock on aging but you can learn to take better care of yourself~

Sunscreen is your BFF… not just your BFF. Apply it daily. Face, NECK, hands and body. Even cloudy days can give you a tan or sunburn.

Do not go to sleep with your makeup on. It MUST be removed. I love the Clarisonic Mia. Don’t fall for the false advertising and hope in a jar. A small dream sonic machine that is today’s washcloth. Using it day and night it helps shed tired old skin, flaky skin, cleans pores, makes pores smaller and helps control the oil. It is my fav’ beauty secret. I even have my husband using it!

Get a skin care check up
and see if you are using the right products for your face. As we age so, it must change. Your pores expand as we mature and gunk accumulates in them. The older you get the more you will have. Keep to a four step easy regime. Antioxidants rich are your skins secret weapons…
Cleanse, Tone, Treat and Protect…twice a day.

Facial serums,retinols and more rock and are all the rage. However, a little moisturizer goes a long way too. YOU DON’T have to use very expensive creams.
FYI even oily skins need moisture~ Hydrate the lips too!

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY…face cream is not an eye cream or gel. Eye creams or gels are made for the eye area. Apply one day and night. Counter clock wise around the eyes and on the eyelid too.

Watch what you eat. Yes, you must eat and nourish your body but do not drive yourself crazy with that word diet. You know that saying, “Live a little” it is OK in moderation for a decadent sweet treat.

As we mature, cell turnover slows and dead skin builds up. Whisk them away like a broom with a facemask or at home natural fruit mask. I love the sweet and amazing pineapple. Mash it up and place on your face for a fruit enzyme lift. Your skin will feel amazing. (Do not use if you are allergic to this fruit)

As we age, our skin gets more sensitive…find what works for you and stick with it too. There are so many products out there. You will find it.

Don’t like your legs but love the no hose fashion?
TRY Liquid Nylons OR jojoba…your legs will look amazing.

Keep Hydrated
and drink, drink, drink…WATER that is. It really helps your body, mind and skin.

Beauty sleep is very important do not skimp. Sprinkle lavender baby powder on your pillows and relax as if you were the fields of Province, France.

Give yourself a ME day…recharge, renew and revitalize.

I hope I have helped you to think about your pretty face and take time to pamper yourself too!Love Yourself!

Got a beauty/SKIN question? E-MAIL me at: info@noreenyoung.com

Day 20 to more beautiful skin

MiaColorFan-7 colorsLadies and Girls listen up!

As a beauty PRO hearing you going to sleep with your makeup on…makes me wanna scream!
While I am not perfect and I have done it a few times in my life when I was in my late teens. I want you to keep in mind your face will not be so kind to you and pores will clog, skin will look dirty and you won’t feel very pretty. Those of you who want to look younger are actually aging your skin faster by not washing it day and night!

YOU must wash your face at night from ALL the days makeup, stress and pollution too!
I have shared with you before my beauty secret…Clarisonic sonic cleansing unit. It wiggles my face clean unlike a wash cloth. It’s all the rage with celebrities too! I professionally recommend it to all my clients in my studio too.

Looking good and healthy looking flawless skin takes work!
What you do today will show on your face tomorrow. You decide how good do you want your skin to look!!!