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May 21, 2021
Summertime is just around the corner, so it's important to know what changes you need to make to your skincare routine. The basics remain the same, like wearing a hat and applying (and reapplying) sunscreen, but to avoid struggling with breakouts or increased risk for sun damage, you'll want to use these five tweaks.
Adjust your moisturizing routine but don't stop moisturizing altogether. Use a little less moisturizer when you apply it to prevent breakouts OR select a moisturizer that isn't so heavy. A product like NeoGenesis Light Moisturizer is ideal for getting the benefits of a high-quality moisturizer but with a little less intensity. Still, don't overapply during the summer.
Lighten up on your cleanser. If you're using a creamy cleanser, switch up to a lighter one (Just Say Ahh or NeoGenesis Cleanser are my faves) to effectively remove sweat, oil, and makeup. Heavy cream cleansers can lead to an increase in breakouts during the summer.
We are prone to brown spots as we get more sun, so NOW is the time to apply Vitamin C REGULARLY. Vitamin C has brightening power and healing components on UV damage. But not all Vitamin C products are created equal! Formulas containing regular ascorbic acid will see about an 80-90% decrease in ascorbic acid content after just six days of opening the product. This means it actually turns into a pro-oxidant instead of an anti-oxidant. That's why I love Triple C+ Gold. It contains an ascorbic acid complex designed to keep ascorbic acid 100% stable over time. By conjugating ascorbic acid to gold, its bioavailability is increased drastically, and glutathione (a vitamin C precursor) helps to replenish ascorbic acid as it's broken down.
Exfoliation becomes even more important in the summer if you have oily skin but don't add it to your routine every day. Increase your exfoliation to a couple of days a week using alpha-hydroxy acids. Get Glowing Exfoliating Gel is a gentle AHA product with an 8% Alpha Hydroxy blend of five natural plant extracts, including blueberry fruit extract, sugarcane extract, orange fruit extract, lemon fruit extract, and sugar maple extract that contain four alpha-hydroxy acids.
Keep the second shower shorter and cooler! We are often showering more than once in the summertime, which can be very drying to the skin. Keep that second shower shorter and more on the lukewarm side instead of hot.
Apply these tips to your summer routine, and you'll be all set for great skin!
September 15, 2021
Wrinkles around the central lip area are called vertical rhytids and we all hate them, right! They can be very difficult to fix. Even with a facelift, it only pulls this area laterally and the dissection does not and cannot extend into the lip area.
But don't lose hope! We have options.
September 08, 2021
Let's just say it. Aging isn't for the faint of heart. Therefore, it's important to keep it all in perspective. There will be some things about our appearance that we can improve with some hard work and dedication. There will be some things we can pay a doctor to fix (and then maintain with a consistent skincare routine). There'll be some things we cannot do anything about. I'll never be 5'8" or have the body of a runway model and I'll never be 25 again.
I'm going to share some things we can do to improve the neck and décolleté with a little bit of hard work and dedication.
September 01, 2021
When you look in the mirror and you see excess skin & folds forming from the cheeks to the jawline, you are seeing saggy jowls. When collagen and elastin becomes depleted, sagging skin is the result.
And that's not all. Things like repeated facial expressions, weight loss, sun exposure, smoking, and even the over use of computers or phones creating “tech neck” accentuate sagging in the jowl area.