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!

How to …Clean Your skin!

Who doesn’t want gorgeous healthier looking skin in the new year? 

This week on my beauty & lifestyle report on TV on NBC 12’s The Chat  at First Coast news station (see my video) I  shared with the viewers a  simple skin care routine. I find women use far too many products on the face and that can cause a traffic jam on the skin…with not so pretty results. 

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Here is what you really need to do to jump start your way to the skin you've dreamed of!
 
By a starter kit,try a free sample from inside a magazine,buy small sizes to TEST drive products first!
Keep it simple! Using expensive skin care doesn't make it any better. Experiment and see what brands
work for you!
 Daily AM and PM
  • Clean
  • Toner/ skin Freshener
  • Hydrate
  • Protect/sunscreen (daytime)

For your eye area:

  • Eye gel or cream

For Your Face (not eye area) this is a MUST.

    • EXFOLIATION is key and is essential to refresh,plump up and renew collagen! 
      This is THE most important thing you can do for your skin at least every 7 -10 days. 
      The Super Star of exfoliation DIAMOND BUFF
      The hottest tool that is all the rage in spas and dermatologists offices.
    •  Diamond Buff by www.beestunning.com   
    • Explore their site online for all the details.
      
      Use a face mask weekly and choose one for your  SKIN TYPE. 
    • Sometimes that may be 2 different types of masks. 
    • One for the T-zone which is the forehead,chin and nose and one for dry cheeks!
    • Lastly NEVER go to sleep with makeup on! 
    • It ages your skin faster and you will wake up a hot mess!
    • Stay tuned…I am going to start using the new cool tool above and hope I will shine bright like a diamond! I’ll keep you posted and give you a play by play on my experience and results on my skin.

Bye Bye Zits!

ZitMit

Got Zits? I get them too.

Just found out about this product and wanted to share with you. The ZitMit by Microdermamitt is designed to treat and help prevent acne and breakouts.It is a mit is a thin soft abrasive cloth you slip your hand into that cleans the skin gently and efficiently.

The magical part is NO cleanser,no CHEMICALS,no zit cream or product at all. Simply dip into tap water use on a clean face on the area that has started to get a blemish or you may use on the entire face (not the eye area of course).It removes tired dull winter skin and will help your other beauty products penetrate and work better. Your makeup will glide on like butter on a slice of bread.

This cleansing mitt increases cell turnover and calms down the irritated slightly blemished skin.And it does it naturally.

I have very sensitive skin and really love mine!

Get yours and for more information visit: http://www.microdermamitt.com

Honeylicious face scrub

Here’s another delight my skin loves and another personal recipe from my beauty recipe box.

1/4 of honey fresh clover is my fav’

1/4 cup of brown sugar

Stir the two together in a bowl. After this gooey, sweet-smelling potions ingredients mesh together place in a small  jam jar or  other unique jar you may find or own.

This is your face scrub. Put a bow on it with recipe instructions and your gift is ready to go. Or enjoy creating one for a friend and one for you.

Apply on wet face and staying away from the eyes,you may include the neck and chest area. Work in circular motions and exfoliate with the brown sugar and moisturize with the honey.

Leave on at least 15-20 minutes. Rinse well and follow-up with a rosewater skin freshener or your fav’ moisturizer.

*Obviously if you are allergic to the ingredients above, don’t use this recipe yourself.

Shelf life a couple of weeks or less. Recipe makes two treatments or more.

A sweet recipe for pretty skin. Your makeup will glide on like silk.