After a day at the beach or in the sun!

It isn’t all you expected is it? The first few  or time back in the sun after winter is tough. on your skin. Especially when you don’t bring your BFF’S. A sunscreen,sunglasses and lip conditioner. SUNBURN that dreaded look and feeling after a day or two in the sun. You aren’t sitting pretty!

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The #1. thing you should have done was throw out last years or expired sunscreen or sunblocks. You need a fresh one! Please don’t forget to reapply not just apply once and think you are all set. You’re NOT!

2. Protect those PEEPERS and wear sunglasses. Squinting causes wrinkles and your eyes themselves need sun protection. Your lips need some love to with a lip balm.

3. Once you’re burned by the sun and outdoors…you need to rescue your skin! But calm down I’ve got your back!

Try a yogurt …plain fluffy Greek yogurt. You can make your own (I will share how you on another TV blog) get some store bought. Apply to your skin like a face mask. A thin coat will do. leave on and rinse well. Add moisture back to your skin! Apply your fav’ moisturizer and face cream.

*Yogurt is a legendary and easy remedy.

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4. COOL the burn on your skin with milk on a flat cotton pad or gauze.

5. IF you own an aloe plant…grab a leaf. Cut it open and apply the gel inside on the skin. Great for peeling and itchy skin too. Or fill an ice cube tray with aloe vera gel (found in drug store) and freeze. Roll a cube on the burn and cool down that skin! Aloe plants make great plants for outside your kitchen door. OR in your home. Easy to maintain. Good for kitchen burns while cooking too.

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6. Add moisture back to your skin! Soothe your skin further by applying your fav’ moisturizer and face cream. My latest aloe find is Therapispa aloe lotion for the body and the face cream.

I hope and know you will find these skin rescues for your skin useful.

Enjoy a healthy dose of the sun šŸŒž this summer!

*Sharing these tips on WJXT4 on River City Live this moring. You can cacththe video clip later today online and watch anytime!

 

Prettier Skin & Yummy in a Glass!

Here’s what I just whipped up this morning for my sweetie and I before I head off to work at my makeup studio. Today being the day before Mother’s day is going to be a long busy day for me. So,in case I don’t get to have lunch this will keep me going along with a piece of fruit and lots of water today.

You can enjoy it anytime of day you’d like it.

1 frozen banana

4 small tangerines peeled or 1/3 cup of orange juice

1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt or almond milk

1/2 cup more of ice

1 scoop of NeoCell Collagen powder

*You may add a dash of honey or agave nectar if you’d like!

Blend well and slay the day away!

I so ENJOY making all kinds of beauty infused kitchen concoctions.

Do you? Share a recipe with me and my followers …Pretty please!

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GoodBye Dry Winter Skin Recipe

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Dull,flaky winter skin ages your skin,Darlings! And it accents all your wrinkles!

Nourish that dry tight skin with this Mediterranean face scrub waiting for you in your kitchen.ll you’ll need for this recipe is three ingredients!

3 tsp. of olive oil

1 tsp. of salt (No Sea salt)

3 tsp. of fluffy Greek yogurt

Mix the oil and yogurt in a small bowl.

Add the salt.

Apply the mixture on your face and massage in circular motions with wet fingers on freeshly washed wet skin.

Rinse all of the above well.

Dry your skin and apply your fave moisturizer and eye cream next.

Use weekly or monthly and enjoy the beauty of it’s benefits. Skin softening and exfoliating at the same time.

ENJOY!

Please note: If you have acne or super sensitive skin. Please do not use this recipe.

I got it from a client from Greece. I hope to visit there one day and have been using this recipe for serveral years since she shared it with me. She is 79 years young and looks 20 years younger!

If you want a stronger exfoliating scrub add another teaspoon of salt. I just used this recipe tonight and my dead skin is sloughed off,skin hydrated and I feel fabulous.

 

 

 

 

Playing in the SUN!

IMG_1808Is so much fun!

This weekend we celebrate Memorial day weekend with barbeques,cocktails andĀ  spending time outdoors in the SUNSHINE! While Florida is not going to get a piece of that sunny pie due to the subtropical storm that’s headed our way you may get your share of fun in the sun.

SAVE that pretty face!

Use a self tanner a few days or the night before you go out in the sun.You’ll get a dash of color and feel better too.

Sunscreen! MY ANTI-AGING DREAM CREAM! A shot glass applied to your skin at least every 4 hours will cover you!

Did you know there are many other ways you can protect your skin from the sun?Ā  Powder up with Sun Powder. A light powder with sunscreen that protects and evens out your complexion a bit.

Wear a lip conditioner or a hydrating lipstick but stay away from glossy extra shiny lip gloss. They attract the sun to your face and may actually give you a sunburn.

Wear SUNNIES but buy non reflective shiny sunglasses While I love the way they look they too attract the suns rays and can give you a burn.

Wear a pretty or fun in the sun hat…any kind of hat. Did you know even your scalp and hair can get a sunburn?

If you do happen to get sunburned on your face this summer season …HELP is your refrigerator. Plain organic yogurt works wonders to calm the heat and your skin down.

Another trick is to bathe in real milk (This was Cleopatra’s beauty secret). OR pour some milk on wash cloth with cold milk. Applied to your skin it cools you down and helps with sunburn and peeling.

Nowadays…There is NO REASON why you have to get a sunburn.

You don’t want old leathery looking skin, sunspots,red splotches,wrinkles or worse yet skin cancer. Do you?

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Beauty Secrets from around the globe!

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I’d like to share some simple beauty and skin care secrets from around the world!

Some are from my travels and some are from women I have met.

The women of Greece keep healthyĀ  by eating that creamy and dreamy Greek yogurt we find readily available at stores.Since it contains so many health and beauty benefits.They are also avid users of skin care products made with olive oil. The women and men are mindful of what they eat and a Mediterranean diet is another beauty and lifestyle secret.

The women of China and Hong Kong clamor for pearl cream and sheet masks of all kinds.Examples: pearl,aloe,bamboo rose and more.They also eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. The latest and greatest that has made it to our US grocery stores is the Dragon fruit for it’s anti-aging properties.I love it in smoothies and acai bowls.

Egypt Cleopatra stated it all! The milk and honey bath and honey face masks.

France! Who doesn’t have a love affair with France. While there are many delectable pastries and breads the secret to their success is by eating small meals and just a taste of deserts. Not giant portions of them. Red wine is part of their daily evening meal.As you know it contains resveratrol and is really good for heart heath. The spas offer Vinotherapy which is a wine themed therapy all made with red wine. And wearing a luscious red lipstick and a pair of sunniesĀ  go a long chic way!

BrazilĀ  known for the infamous Brazilian butt lifts and Brazilian blowouts for flawless smooth hair.

I enjoy doing all of the above…minus the surgical butt lift and my hair does not need that type of treatment.

I hope you enjoy these beauty and skin secrets and experiment with them too!

 

Double duty Beauty~

Face mask with oats 7-4-2016I love this creamy D.I.Y. face and neck mask and the way my skin feels after it!

Good to try after a day in the sun or for anti-aging dry skin.

1/2 cup of ripeĀ  banana slices

1/4 cup of Greek organic yogurt

1 tsp organic honey

Stir these all together dahling!

Double duty beauty…Tighten and soften your skin with a mix of these in a bowl.

Apply onĀ  a clean face and leave on at least 10 minutes. Your skin will be hydrated and look amazing. My mantra is…Take care of your skin and it will take care of you.

 

The Magic of Yogurt!

YUMMY PiƱa Colada Smoothie to Make your Skin Prettier

Got QUESTIONS:email me @beautyconcierge@gmail.com

This tropical drink is perfect beginning to an ordinary day!

ServingĀ  portions for 2 Ingredients: Ā¾ cup homemade Greek yogurt

Ā½ chopped frozen mango

1 Ā½ cups frozen pineapple chunks 1

tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

1 tablespoon shredded coconut

Ā½ cup almond/coconut /skim milk

Place all the ingredients in the blender as listed in the order shown. Blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

* I prefer to make my own yogurt and smoothies NOW since I recently discovered this good for my health find. I love the Belle and Bella starter kit. (I find mine at Whole Foods Market) D.I.Y. has never been more fun and yogurt has never tasted so good. So much more delicious and no preservatives,sweeteners or other additives.

I LOVE my new yogurt machine found on http://www.BelleandBella.comĀ Ā 

It was so much fun even my husband got in on the action in the kitchen!

Now you know I am a makeup artist and skin therapist and all about taking care of your skin. So, I must share a recipe for your face today too.

A D.I.Y. Yogurt Smoothie for your Face you can make in the comfort of your own home!

1/2 cup of fresh plain yogurt

1 teaspoon ofĀ  honey

Mix the two together.Apply the mask on your face for an awesome skin treat. It is like visiting the plastic surgeon or dermatologist’s office for a facial peel but cheaper,gentle and all natural. You control the ingredients!

I love being a Skin Chef (that’s what my clients call me) and whipping up ways to get you gorgeous naturally!
The lactic acid in the yogurt gently buffs away dead skin cells and the honey seals in moisture and softens the skin.
Apply to clean face and leave on at least 10 minutes. Rinse well with lukewarm water and a washcloth.

Your skin will love you and say thank you too!

If you want to see me on TV today tune in on The Chat on ABC25 or NBC12 IF you live in Florida or Georgia at 3:00 TODAY or check out the video clip later today on http://www.firstcoastnews.comphotoYOGOURMET

I LOVE AMERICA and the beauty of Blueberries!

Since I was a little girl, I have been making beauty potions. Now that I’m older and as a beauty professional, I love to do them even more.

Hot and steamy weather calls for this!
This is one of my summer favorite beauty recipes for amazing skin treatments not found in a jar but down the aisles of Whole Foods Market or a market wherever you may shop and live! Your skin will LOVE the benefits from these recipes. You can make this recipe for yourself,with your daughter, your mom or even your sweetie.

My husband loves these spa at home recipes too!

Ā½ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
Ā½ cup of plain creamy Greek yogurt
Ā¼ cup of organic local Honey if possible

Rinse the berries and place in a blender. Add the honey and yogurt.
Blend until creamy. Using your clean fingers or a stiff fan mask brush apply the mask to your face and neck.
Allow it to rest on your face at least 10 to 15 minutes. Remove with luke warm water and a
washcloth.

Please note: If you are allergic to the above obviously do not try the recipe. In addition, these are made from scratch so the shelf life is a few days in a tightly closed glass jar in the refrigerator. I suggest using them to the last drop and enjoy it all at once or in a couple of days.

I also like to use blueberries in a salad,over yogurt or freeze as ice cubes in lemonade.

Blueberries are like healthy candy for my body instead of a real candy bar. Honey is a natural moisturizer that locks in moisture. Your skin loves yogurt and all of the above are found in fabulous face and body creams sold on store shelves.

If you love to be healthy, eco-friendly, green and gorgeous…come back to my blog soon.

Happy 4th of July if you live in America!!!

If you don’t have a fab weekend and enjoy this recipe too.

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Chocolate SPA!

mask cocoaYesterday I featured on TV a few of my fave recipes for a Girls Night In or something fun to do with him! I created these recipes from Whole Foods ingredients my fave’ store!

Valentine’s day shoppers kept me busy at my studio…so here are the recipes to glow on with chocolate!

Here are a few of the recipes to enjoy!

Yummy Chocolate Balm 1 small plastic or glass jar 2 soup spoons of Coconut oil organic Microwave the above. Fill a jarĀ  and let it harden a bit and add the following… 4 White or Dark chocolate drops like you use to make cookies Close the lid and it is ready to give or enjoy.

Cocoa Face Mask 2 tablespoons of Greek plain yogurt 1 tablespoon of organic cocoa powder unsweetened 1 generous drizzle of Agave nectar or honey Stir them all together and you’ll have a creamy and dreamy face mask! Apply on the face with a fan brush or with your fingers. Pretend you are icing a cupcake. Leave on 10 to 15 minutes. It will firm up gently on the skin. Rinse with luke warm water and a washcloth. Enjoy the luxurious feel and scent of fresh cocoa powder filled with antioxidants and your face will FEEL awesome. For MORE information on yummy things to do with cocoa,chocolate nibs ,chips and more! Visit: http://www.news4jax.comĀ  and click on The Morning ShowĀ  Happy Valentine’s day!

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!