Buff Me Beautiful!

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Do you love the Farmers Market OR health food store like I do?
Do you look for healthy pretty ways to look gorgeous and take care of your skin too?

Here is a product I came across guest speaking at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Show…in beautiful and ever exciting Las Vegas.I told you I’d take you to the show floor and this was one of the unique beauty items I found.
Created by three darling and amazing sisters from the peach state Georgia!

My pink parfait exfoliation experience was as intriguing as it looks!
Yogurt has one of the highest levels of lactic acid which gently exfoliates the skin.Another reason to eat and LOVE yogurt and cleanse/exfoliate with it too.Strawberries are high in salicylic acid,one of the main ingredients in over the counter acne medications.Strawberries are rich in vitamins A & C.

The natural ingredients of salicylic acid,vitamin A&C were perfect for my combination complexion.
EASY as 1,2,3 and NO allergic reaction.I am allergic to a lot of different things…So this was a important to me!

Ever since I met them I have Georgia on my mind a pretty exfoliated face.
They don’t call them the House of Exfoliation for nothing!

http://www.buffher.com
Come back for more from my Las Vegas trip!

No sunscreen makes me want to scream!

Sunscreen beach 2014 photo

When you head out to enjoy the long 4th of July holiday weekend.

Don’t forget this…SUNSCREEN!

Whether on the beach,sunbathing,walking,playing golf,active in sports,bike riding,surfing,or on a boat. You need to be protected. And by the way just because you have a medium to dark complexion doesn’t mean you don’t need it.
ALL faces,bodies and skin types can get BURNED. Even BABIES need protection!!!

Now don’t get me wrong, you can spend time outdoors and escape for a beautiful walk on the beach. However,you’ve gotta protect your skin and your health! Don’t you?

I LOVVVVVE the way the sun kisses my face daily. I love spending time in the sun.But everything in healthy moderation and the right protection.I am a skin professional who simply wants to HELP you be sun smart.

My sister was diagnosed with Squamous cell skin cancer, my other sister was diagnosed with Melanoma and they don’t even spend time in the sun.They sunbathed just a little when they were teens.They never used a tanning bed and since they live so far from a beach they don’t spend any time at the beach or outdoors except to go in and out of their house door or car. Now,after their diagnosis they stay completely out of the sun and use sunscreen.

Skin cancer is on the rise.
It should be no surprise! MOST people are not skin smart these days.
Don’t be one of the not so pretty or fatal statistics.
Protect yourself!
LOVE that skin and body you’re in.
You’ll be glad you did.

It’s Black MAGIC!

Black Lips

Halloween may be over but you can still RUN not walk to your nearest store and grab the ON SALE merchandise they are trying to DUMP! I know you’re thinking candy and I am with you on that. But I am really talking Black lipstick!
To me black lipstick is MAGIC!

Black lipstick is not just for Halloween or theatrical makeup.I like to use it to make new colors out of ugly lipsticks. You know ones that may be way too light or the color just doesn’t seem right.As a professional makeup artist here’s a pretty lipstick plan!

All you need is to line up your lipsticks you want to make darker or different and try one on!

Next place the black lipstick over it.

It may take some blending and playtime but you’ll explore all the possibilities and have so much fun doing it.

Puerto Rico my recent tropical escape!

PR 2013 BEACH

I visited this pretty island in the US with my husband to work and play.It is an amazing place.
Although PR reminds me of sunny Florida it had a different sexy twist!

As a makeup artist and avid fashionista I am a people watcher. The ladies and teens love to smell good and quite a few wear makeup.

The men smelled amazing and a lot of them wore blousy tropical tops with loose cotton like pants for the bottoms…think like Ricky in The I Love Lucy TV show.They were impeccable.

The people were very friendly and spoke mostly Spanish but if you spoke with them in English most seemed to know English.

At night we left our resort hotel for the famous San Juan Hotel for a drink.WOW was that worth the trip itself. This old hotel reminds me of old Hollywood…simply beautiful. At night this hotel comes ALIVE with woman of all ages. ready to dance. They dress to the nines…the shorter and tighter the dress the better. The men dress to the nines and every hair in place too.

Puerto Rican people are SEXY people. they move sexy,they dance sexy and even talk sexy. My husband and I couldn’t take our eyes off these people on the dance floor. They dance with each other, they dance woman to woman and the men or women even dance ALONE. They have moves I couldn’t believe no matter what their age or size. This hotel is a must see.
We loved our visit for work and play. One day you have to see it in your OWN way! San Juan and historic old San Juan is an amazing place with aqua clean beaches and delicious exotic foods.

Explore beyond your door…pretty Puerto Rico!

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 23 to Beautiful skin

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Book an appointment for a facial!

EVERY town has a professinal Esthetician/Beauty Therapist and or spa who offers this service.
I often hear a facial is just fluff and pampering. Those words drives me crazy! That is not what we only do we make you LOOK good and your face feel amazing too.It’s like a dental hygenist cleans your teeth but for your face. You know that fabulous feeling your teeth and mouth feel like after thye are cleaned. You will really notice a difference in your complexion. I love to get a Deep Cleansing Facial which also includes a mini massage and a heated hand or bottie treatment. They all relax your body, mind and spirit. I get a facial every month all over the country in my travels. I do this to supplement my morning and evening cleansing beauty routine. They work hand in hand.

It is an amazing service and I truly think necessary for healthy happy skin. During the facial they will do an array of steps and the one photographed is using an anti-aging Asian skin smoothing face and eye roller. Facials come with all kinds of ingredients, diamonds,gold leaf and so much more.Now is the time to explore!See what you have been missing and book an appointment for this fabulous skin treat. You will LOVE THE WAY YOUR SKIN will look.
Take care of yourself if you don’t who will take care of you?

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!!!

Day 16 to more beautiful skin

ALL THIS MONTH…I am sharing easy to understand ways to take care of your skin. I am trying to keep it simple for you the girl or guy next door.

Plastic surgery isn’t always the answer if you aren’t feeling very pretty.
Retinol (Retin A) is a topical product that is a form of vitamin A. It is used for anti-aging,acne and hyperpigmentation. This product comes from a prescription from your doctor and also found in many skin care products today. A little goes a long way. It helps to slough off dead skin cells at a normal rate. Sometimes our cells are sluggish and the skin cells do not shed like they should. This will cause clogging of pores or splotches of dry patches on the skin. While using it can make your skin red and flaky and is a strong prescription. Many people find great results from it for wrinkles,sun spots and issues with severe acne.

In face and body creams Retinol is added and mixed with other ingredients to make your skin look better and may even look younger too. Shedding skin cells and skin cell turnover that’s what it’s all about for baby fresh new skin.

Day 12 to more beautiful skin

I hope you are enjoying a peek inside my next beauty book.It is such a pleasure to share them with you!

Nature’s Celebrities ROCK…NOT just celebrities!

For pretty amazing skin eat your veggie’s and fruits especially a rainbow of shades. Green,orange, yellow,white,red,yellow,eggplant. All these shades of foods make your skin look amazing and FEEL amazing. EAT them,juice them,make a smoothie out of them,stir them in salads or stir fry dishes. ENJOY!

Feed your skin from the inside out with God and Mother Nature’s green earth goodness.

Day 3 to Beautiful Skin

a roseAs a skin therapist I love to use and professionally recommend a spritz of rosewater from a pretty spray bottle. It makes your skin happy and plumps your skin up. It will make your makeup glide on like silk when used on a cotton pad before your makeup is applied. I also use it on TV or on brides to set the makeup and for the face to look soft and not so powdered.This is an old Victorian period beauty secret.I am happy some old traditions and beauty secrets do not go away.Smells like you visited a rose garden…you’ll be addicted. Unless of course you’re not a rose fan. Pretty amazing stuff!

You can DIY (you know I love to whip up things in my kitchen) but why bother if you can buy it already made just for you.

Stop and smell the roses~and feel them too!