Wondering why or why not you have that summer glow? Who comes to my mind when I think beautiful summer skin? Scarlett Johansson , Cameron Diaz, Ali Larter… These women have skin I would kill for!
Here are some great tips for keeping or getting that perfect glow for this summer and into winter from Dr. David E. Bank, founder and director of the Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, NY and President of the New York State Society for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
REMOVE DEAD SKIN CELLS – The sand at the beach and regular shaving during the summer acts as a natural exfoliation for the body.
PREVENT SUDDEN ACNE BREAKOUT – The sun acts as drying agent and a tan helps camouflage pimples. However, too much sun can potentially backfire as ultraviolet lights stimulate sebaceous glands, which causes the skin to thicken up.
REDUCE STRESS AND WRINKLES – Your summer glow is partially attributed to a relaxed state of mind. Stress causes wrinkles as people are more likely to make cringing facial expressions during this emotional state.
ZAP DARK SPOTS – Over exposure to sun in the summer can cause sun spots in the fall.
EXTENDING YOUR TAN – Moderate tanning with sunscreen will give that glowing tan worthy of envy.
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Red is to Yves Saint Laurent beauty as black is to fashion—and the The Couture Collection is a perfect example. Inspired by their N˚20 red lipstick, available exclusively at Sephora, the collection of attention-grabbing colors and textures will make women all over the world feel sexy and sophisticated. With this siren-esque assortment, YSL has made red a universal language.
Here are a couple of my favorite picks from the collection:
Lasting Radiance – Smoothing Eye Shadow – Retail $30
Color: Midnight Black
MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS – Retail: $30
ROUGE PUR COUTURE SPF15 – Retail $30
Pure Colour Satiny Radiance
Okay, So I am back from my West Hollywood adventure to see a good friend of mine marc edward from marc edward skin care studio. After catching up for a few minutes we got down to business what my skin concerns were currently and a little about the treatment he was going to perform on my skin called Derma Sweep! wondering what the Derma Sweep is? it’s a multi-level skin resurfacing system. Below are some Q & A’s from the brochure.
1. How does Derma Sweep MD System work? Using a variable-level vacuum system and an assortment of treatment tips, the Derma Sweep wand gently lifts the skin against the appropriate treatment tip, removing the topmost layer of skin. The system then vacuums away the dead skin in a precise and controlled manner. The skin is left smoother as the vacuum action of the wand stimulates blood flow, cleans the pores and moves the skin debris to a Hepa filter. The increased blood flow to the skin’s surface encourage collagen formation thus firming and toning the epidermis as well. Using the Epi-Infusion option, skin specific treatments can also be applied to the skin during exfolation.
2. What types of skin conditions does Derma Sweep MD treat? The Derma Sweep MD System is deal for
My review of the treamtment:
Well working with marc is always a treat, he is located in the heart of West Hollywood’s French Market ( the orginal Mimi’s Resturant ) so not only do I get a fabulous treatment but a fabulous luch as well. So I always arrive early to make sure I have time to grab a quick bite before hand and get my favorite parking spot under the big shady tree’s. marc offers free parking at his studio. Thats rare that there is anything free in LA? so that is another bonus. I changed into my gown and relaxed on the treatment bed with the sound of a peaceful waterfall and classical music in the backgroud.. Very relaxing.
I noticed a lot of extra’s marc always does that other places don’t. I can’t give away his secrets but when you book your next treatment pay attention to all the little extra’s that you don’t always get with the other places you go. I have been driving from Orange County to West Hollywood for over two years now to see marc there is a reason for that he does a fabulous job I know that I am getting what I pay for with him. Not to mention he takes the time to really understand your skin and it’s needs. If you are using something at home and it’s not giving you what you expected bring it to marc show him what you use and I promise he will tell you what what about what your using and if it’s what your skin is looking for. 5 stars
below is marcs website www.marcedwardskincare.com
Make sure to check out his specials and his up coming spa week promotion!
I recieved a Beauty Question from Rebecca who is in her 50’s! About Cream blush from Nars and about some overall general makeup tips for someone who has mature skin.
I have a question about the Nars blush (cream type) I am 50 my skin seems to be doing flip flops these days and makeup is soo hard to figure out. truth is I have all but quit wearing makeup as I feel like its all for the 20 something ladies but I just feel and look so much better with a little help and blush is something I like. My skin tends to redden more these days so would you think a blush like Nars would work for me and with my brown hair blue eyes and medium skin tone what color would you suggest perhaps. any help would be great . Also would you please do a article on foundation for mature skin maybe some suggestions on camoflague makeup . thanks for your help and keep those reviews coming love the site rebecca in sacramento
Thank you for visiting my site and for your questions. So lets start with the Nars Cream Blush. I personally haven’t tried Nars brand Cream Blush so I can’t say if it’s something to use or not use. However I do use Nars Powder Blush in a couple different shades, one being Orgasm and Deep Throat. I personally love the powder formulation. The cream blush that I do use is by Julie Hewett, she is a celebrity makeup artist out of Los Angeles and her products are simple yet amazing. I use the cream blush in pinky, and natural. Here is her website www.http://www.juliehewett.net/ she has amazing palletes that she has combined some of the best colors and shades to complement all skin tones. The difference in poweder blush and cream blush is the flush natural look that you really can’t fully acheive with a powder that you can with cream. Just remeber know matter what brand you use to blend it well.
Some of your other concerns were makeup being geared toward women in there 20’s, I would disagree with that statment and here’s why. It really depends on the brands you are looking at, and what you are looking for out of the cosmetic in which you are looking at. For instance, if you look at Estee Lauder there products are made for women of age, of all ages actually. There foundations have been rated amoung the best! If you are worried that you can’t get the coverage you need with a foundation or your skin if really red maybe it starts with the face wash and cream you apply before you makeup. Maybe you need to try something different. They say beautiful makeup application starts with beautiful skin. I will email you some suggestions of skincare to try to see if we can help settle down the redness and get you on something mild, non-irratating to the skin. I say try a concealer pallette of red, and green nutralizing agents to start and use a medium to buildable coverage foundation such as Chanel, Lift Lumiere Foundation! More than a foundation, this unique formula is the consummate skin-caring makeup. A special LIFTOPTIC™ complex visibly diminishes the look of wrinkles and fine lines. It beautifully evens out your skin tone as it helps deliver essential hydration. Firming polymers also provide skin with an impeccably smooth surface and the look and feel of an immediate ‘lift.’ Now if you want to apply a cream blush apply it after the foundation and before the powder if you choose. The rule is keep creams with creams and powders with powders. Meaning if you apply your foundation and go directly for the setting powder you must apply a powder blush, if you apply your foundation then apply the cream blush with a touch of powder to set the rest of the foundation. I personally use a lot of different brands for everything, know one says all your makeup has to be from the same line. I suggest investing in the basics, like your foundation and setting powders as well as your face cream. Hope this helps thanks again for the question!