Important Skincare Ingredients You Should Use…According to Your Age

I receive so many questions from clients, friends, and social media asking me what ingredients to incorporate into their skincare routine. The age range of the ladies (and men) who ask me questions are anywhere from 20-70 years old.


So, I decided to create a beauty segment offering my professional advice and I break it down according to what age you are.


20’s The biggest issue tends to be battling breakouts. Opt for an oil-free, gel-based cleanser with salicylic acid.  It is important to start using a light moisturizer and an SPF to protect your skin.


30’s It’s really important to use a daytime moisturize, eye cream, and night cream and SPF. Fine lines and wrinkles appear, and skin tone becomes more uneven. Products that incorporate retinol can help in those areas. Also, stick to a gentle cleanser to offset any irritating effects from the anti-aging ingredients you may be using. 


40’sWrinkles and age spots have likely set in. Peptide-packed moisturizers are the bomb! Peptides even out pigment and increase collagen.
Serums that contain Vitamin C are a must! Serums have a smaller molecular structure and absorb deeper into the skin’s surface layers. Vitamin C is a potent anti-oxidant as well as protects your skin and reverses skin from sun damage and boost collagen production! A must!


In addition, be sure to exfoliate 1-2 days a week to speed up the exfoliation process that slows down as we age. By speeding up the exfoliation process, your skin will naturally produce more collagen. Be sure to use GENTLE exfoliators! Otherwise, you can damage your skin.


During this decade, our skin starts to lose some of its tone and texture, so it important to use a cleanser with low concentrations of exfoliating alpha or beta hydroxy acids. 
Don’t forget to use an SPF!


50’s and upContinue with the same ingredients I suggest for those in their 40s and add a few extras…


Hormonal changes can lead to dehydrated skin. Counteract these effects by using glycolic acid; it revs up cell turnover, so skin stays smooth.  Be sure to incorporate higher levels of retinol in your skincare products as well as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and always use sunscreen!

Jeans that Flatter Your Body Type

 

Recently a friend of mine suggested I try DG2 jeans.  She promised me that once I do, I will be addicted to how they look on as well as how great they feel when wearing them.

I was certainly a skeptic but decided to give them a try.  I may look small but since having three kids… jeans don’t typically fit well.  Either they are too tight or too loose, or gap in the back when I sit.  The list of issues I have when wearing jeans is endless.  Until now…

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Shares Important Beauty Tip via a Video She Made in Her Car

One year ago this week, I began taking Barre3 classes 2-3x per week.  It has been a life changing experience for me.  Not only am I enjoying these classes as they combine pilates, yoga, ballet and cardio, I am getting into great shape and have never felt better physically and mentally. The classes end with a […]

One year ago this week, I began taking Barre3 classes 2-3x per week.  It has been a life changing experience for me.  Not only am I enjoying these classes as they combine pilates, yoga, ballet and cardio, I am getting into great shape and have never felt better Continue reading “Celebrity Makeup Artist Shares Important Beauty Tip via a Video She Made in Her Car”

The Beauty of Safe Driving

My teenage daughter, Dakota, and I were invited to attend the Drive Safe Challenge last week in Tampa, Florida sponsored by Mercury Insurance and the Tampa Bay Lightning.  The Drive Safe Challenge was developed to help reduce, or even stop, teen driver Continue reading “The Beauty of Safe Driving”

My Winter Skincare Tips for Your Body!

Often times, we take the necessary steps to protect the skin on our face, yet neglect the skin on our bodies!  Studies show that if we paid as much attention to the skin on our bodies, as we do our face, our bodies would look up to 10 years younger! Here are a few tips to keep your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth during the winter months.

Colder temperatures, low humidity levels, and indoor heat can cause our skin to become extremely dry, flakey, and downright uncomfortable.

Often times, we take the necessary steps to protect the skin on our face, yet neglect the skin on our bodies!  Studies show that if we paid as much attention to the skin on our Continue reading “My Winter Skincare Tips for Your Body!”

I loathed working out… until I tried this!

Hello Beautiful,

With the New year beginning and everyone hitting the re-set button, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite ways to stay strong, in shape, and centered.

Years ago while I was visiting Louise Hay in San Diego, she introduced me to Moses Urbano.  Moses is a world renowned Pilates instructor to celebrities as well as some of Continue reading “I loathed working out… until I tried this!”

My Favorite DIY Beauty Recipes

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking!  Most recently, I have really enjoyed learning how to cook more healthy meals.

I have also started whipping up recipes not to eat…but to apply on my face and body!  Yep!  Healthy foods we eat can also be used as important components in your beauty routine! Continue reading “My Favorite DIY Beauty Recipes”