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July favorites

July Favorites 2015

July was a whirlwind of a month. My boyfriend and I spent the first 11 days traveling around Europe and then the second half of the month was mostly spent playing catchup. Since I was mostly on the road, I didn’t anticipate to fall in love with any products, but I fell hard for a few.

The Skin Authority Go Gorgeous kit was my skin-care life blood during my trip. Everything was perfectly sized for dealing with airport security and it contained all my staple products. It’s going with me on every trip from now on!

july favoritesDuring our last stop – Amsterdam – I stumbled upon Skins Cosmetics, which is a gorgeous beauty and skin care store. While there, I treated myself to a perfume purchase to help me remember the trip – Byredo in Gypsy Water. I’ve been back for a month now and I’ve worn this scent every day since. Not only do I LOVE this scent, but I’ve received so many compliments on it. Always a plus.

July favoritesAnd last but not least, I have fallen seriously IN. LOVE. with Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day line. I was sent samples of all the goodies and wasn’t expecting much, but I was seriously proven wrong. I fell so in love that I’ve already repurchased the shampoo and conditioner after running out of my smaller sample sized and told everyone who would listen to scoop up these products for themselves ASAP.

July favorites

Skin Authority Go Gorgeous Kit |  Byredo in Gypsy Water

Perfect Hair Day ShampooPerfect Hair Day Conditioner

Perfect Hair Day Overnight Cap | Perfect Hair Day Styling Treatment

What were your favorite products in July?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure

Five Steps to Treating Sun Damage & Preventing it in the Future

Unless you’ve hidden inside all summer long, you most likely spent a bit too much time basking in the sun. I’ve done a pretty good job avoiding sunburn this summer, but I know I’ve had a bit of sun damage and I wanted to know what I could do to help treat it. As always, the lovely Celeste filled me in on five steps I could take to help treat and prevent sun damage.

With school starting soon, August marks the unofficial end of summer for people in many parts of the country. I hope your season was filled with relaxation and a trip to your favorite sun-filled location. I also hope you wore (and wear daily) SPF.

Even with proper sunscreen application, you may have experienced sun damage this summer. Freckles, moles, wrinkles and uneven skin tone are signs of sun damage. There are few simple steps to treat sun-damaged skin and prevent future damage:

  1. I can’t emphasize this enough: protect the skin on a daily basis using a full-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. If you are active throughout the day, remember to reapply your sunscreen.
  2. Powerful antioxidants like vitamin C help protect the skin against UV rays, too.  C boosts the effectiveness of your sunscreen, so I urge you to apply a C serum daily underneath your sunscreen moisturizer.
  3. You should resurface the skin on a consistent basis.  Resurfacing is a way to exfoliate the skin that gently dissolves dead skin cells, some of which are likely to be discolored on the skin’s surface.  Consistent resurfacing not only evens the skin tone, it helps combat aging and balances the skin’s pH for hydrated, healthy skin.
  4. Two products I use to treat sun damage and dark spots are from Skin Authority: Hyperpigmentation Treatment and Brightening Serum.
  5. I urge you to visit your dermatologist annually to have any moles examined. Your physician can also recommend laser treatments to help with discoloration and aging caused by the sun.

If you have some spare time, make sure to check out Celeste’s other articles: Seven Tips for Skin Care Success in 2015The Skin Care Basics | Face Oils for Acne Prone Skin | Skin Care for Eyes | Men’s Skin Care | Vitamin C Serums | Three Steps to Sexy Skin.

Photo: Olin Gilbert; Disclosure

About the author: With two decades in the beauty and skin care industries, Celeste Hilling is the Founder, CEO and Product Formulator for Skin Authority. Skin Authority is respected for developing pure and powerful products without the use of parabens, added fragrance, dyes or animal testing. More on www.skinauthority.com, Facebook at Skin Authority, Twitter @SkinAuthority and @MissSkin.

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What’s so Super about Vitamin C Serums?

When I hear “Vitamin C” I think of citrus fruits and the inspirational “Graduation” song. Who doesn’t just shed a few tears while listening to this ballad? Oh yea, and I also think about skin care. What kind of beauty blogger would I be if I didn’t?

I feel like everyone and their mothers with fabulous skin is toting the benefits of vitamin C serums, and I was dying to learn more. So naturally, I turned to the lovely Celeste of Skin Authority who never steers me wrong.

Are you getting enough C? Vitamin C is one of the most vital nutrients. The benefits include those you are likely to have heard, including boosting immunity and overall health, but you may not know that C is super for skin. In fact, vitamin C serums should be a basic part of any skin care routine.

Many people take vitamin C orally to boost immunity. That is smart, but less than 1% of the vitamins we ingest actually make their way to our skin. The skin needs C as well, so it is very important to apply it topically.

Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for and using a vitamin C Serum:

  1. Look for a vitamin C that is paired with an antioxidant blend. Vitamin C boosts the effectiveness of your sunscreen, and when it is combined with a powerful antioxidant mixture, it is very effective in protecting the skin from free radicals. I urge you to apply C daily underneath your sunscreen moisturizer.
  2. Vitamin C Serums should contain a minimum of 20% L-ascorbic acid. L-ascorbic acid is a co-factor in collagen production; without this element, the body cannot create collagen for firmer and stronger skin. The minimum amount of L-ascorbic acid necessary for collagen production is 20%, so don’t buy a vitamin C serum it if contains less than that amount. My favorite: Skin Authority Super-C Serum.
  3. Vitamin C Serums are very active products and should be used within the recommended amount of time. Just like an apple oxidizes over time as it is exposed to air, vitamin C Serums also oxidize. If your serum turns a dark brown color, it is time to throw it out. The shelf life of a vitamin C Serum is typically about four months after opening, but shorter if left exposed to the air and heat for long periods of time. If you keep the container closed and store in the refrigerator, it can last a bit longer.

And while you’re at it, check out the rest of Celeste’s skin care advice from this year: skin care resolutions, the skin care basics, face oils for acne-prone skin, skin care for eyes, differences between men’s and women’s skin care.

Do you incorporate vitamin C serums into your skin care routine?

About the author: With two decades in the beauty and skin care industries, Celeste Hilling is the Founder, CEO and Product Formulator for Skin Authority. Skin Authority is respected for developing pure and powerful products without the use of parabens, added fragrance, dyes or animal testing. More on www.skinauthority.com, Facebook at Skin Authority, Twitter @SkinAuthority and @MissSkin.

The Skin Care Battle of the Sexes

Hello there, ladies. If you’re like me, you steal your man’s shirts for sleeping and his sweatshirts when it’s cold. And apparently, according to the gorgeous Celeste from Skin Authority, it might be time to start stealing his skin care products too.

Does your husband or boyfriend steal your cleansers and moisturizers? My female skin care clients tell me this happens quite a bit in their homes. Well, guess what ladies? The guys are onto something!

Men’s and women’s skin care products differ only slightly. It is often thought that all men have thick, oily skin. That can be true, but I’ve also seen plenty of men who have sensitive skin. And, with women, their skin type can be all over the board based on hormones, age, sun exposure, etc.

Women who have dense, oily, thick skin might benefit from the slight difference in a lower pH that can often be found in men’s products. Men with more sensitive skin can benefit from products that have a slightly higher pH and/or more soothing ingredients. As I’ve written previously, treatment products should have a pH below four. The human skin ranges from 4.5-5.5 pH; a product should be below the pH level of the skin for maximum penetration.

Another shopping tip, many gender-specific products are simply marketed to either men or women in terms of packaging and fragrance, but offer no real difference. Most importantly, your skin care regimen comes down to: 1. the concerns you are looking to address and 2. what works best for your individual needs and lifestyle.

A product that works for my husband and me is Skin Authority’s Age-Defying Shave Serum. We love that the Serum incorporates ingredients to raise the hair away from the skin for an ultra-close shave without irritation.

Now excuse me while I go sneak some of my boyfriend’s skin care products before he notices. And while you’re at it, check out Celeste’s skin care tips from January, February, March and April. Enjoy!

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclaimer

About the author: With two decades in the beauty and skin care industries, Celeste Hilling is the Founder, CEO and Product Formulator for Skin Authority. Skin Authority is respected for developing pure and powerful products without the use of parabens, added fragrance, dyes or animal testing. More on www.skinauthority.com, Facebook at Skin Authority, Twitter @SkinAuthority and @MissSkin.

 

The Eyes Have It: Which Types of Beauty Products Make them Sparkle?

Happy April, beauties. It’s finally starting to feel like Spring here in Boston, which is a welcome change. Our favorite guest blogger, Celeste from Skin Authority, is back to answer another one of your skin care questions. This month, she’s hear to tackle the topic of eye skin care. Enjoy!

The eyes are one of the first things that people notice when they meet you, so let’s give them extra love. I’m often asked if the same moisturizer that is used on the face can be used on the eyes. Sorry, beauties, the answer is no.

Under-eye creams are different than facial creams and moisturizers in many ways. Since the skin around the eyes is significantly thinner and more delicate than facial skin, specific formulas are needed. Also:

  • The skin around the eye area requires a pH level that differs from that which facial creams often provide.
  • Many facial creams contain added fragrances and/or petroleum, which are not safe for use around the eyes.
  • Face products may have different end-results in terms of product benefits.

Effective products for the eyes contain powerful ingredients including arnica, vitamins K & E, and polymers. These ingredients not only aid in eye hydration, but also address puffiness, discoloration, and tightening of the eye area.

A few more tips for sparkling eyes:

  • Ice cubes are great to relieve stayed-up-too-late eyes. Just lightly move the ice cube back and forth under your eyes a few times for a lift.
  • Baggy eyes? Use your fingertips to create a light, circular massage motion under your eyes. Finish by pushing your fingers toward your nose; this helps release extra, unneeded moisture through your tear ducts.

As usual, Celeste is a great source of skin-care knowledge. If you haven’t already, check out her posts on skin care resolutions, skin care basics and face oils for acne-prone skin.  And as always, if you have any questions for Celeste, you can email them to me at kristinbassett@beautyxpose.com and I’ll make sure to have her answer them next month!

What are your favorite eye products?

Photos: Ultra Luxe Skin Care; Disclosure

About the author: With two decades in the beauty and skin care industries, Celeste Hilling is the Founder, CEO and Product Formulator for Skin Authority. Skin Authority is respected for developing pure and powerful products without the use of parabens, added fragrance, dyes or animal testing. More on www.skinauthority.com, Facebook at Skin Authority, Twitter @SkinAuthority and @MissSkin.

 

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Have Acne? Don’t Overlook the Healing Properties of Essential Oils

Hi all. You know the drill. Another month, another skin care-related post from the lovely founder and CEO of Skin Authority — Celeste Hilling. Last month we talked about skin care basics, in January we talked about skin care resolutions and this month we’re talking about a questions I’ve received before. Can you use face oils for acne prone skin? I’m a huge fan of face oils, so I’m especially for this month’s post. And with that, I’ll turn things over to the always-fabulous Celeste.

Afraid to use oils because you think they’ll clog your pores and cause breakouts? I’m here to resolve your fears. With high concentrations of vitamins, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids, essential oils are proven to soothe, restore, and instantly transform skin. The added benefit of using essential oils is the body’s stress-release response to the molecules in the oil, which elicits a sense of wellbeing and calm.

An essential oil is a concentrated liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are simply known as the “oil of” the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. They are extremely concentrated; for example, it takes 16 pounds of peppermint leaves to yield one ounce of essential oil.

Pure essential oils can penetrate your skin because they are minuscule in molecular size. They are also very different than common carrier oils or fragrance oils that are found in most beauty products. If you see the word “fragrance”, “fragrance oil” or “perfume” on anything, you can assume the oils are synthetic; not natural.

There are numerous essential oils, each with specific benefits. A few of my favorites:

  • Avocado Seed Oil soothes, protects, and moisturizes skin with its high concentration of vitamins, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants.
  • Bergamot Oil is a natural antibiotic and disinfectant. The antibacterial action makes the oil great for those with acne, as it helps to kill bacteria on the skin before it can react to create blackheads and pimples. Bergamot has the added benefit of helping control excess oil production, thus, it attacks acne from two sides.
  • Cardamom Oil is rich in Vitamin C and manganese. It works as a potent antioxidant and detoxifies our whole body. The antiseptic property of cardamom oil is very helpful in treating a variety of skin infections and maintaining the health of hair.

Choosing a skin care formula that combines just the right combination of oils is the ideal way to ensure you will achieve the maximum benefits of the ingredients. My favorite is Skin Authority Oil Nutrient for Face, Hair & Nails.

Essential oils can be incorporated into any part of your skin care routine, but are particularly luxurious when included in masks and moisturizers. While wearing a mask, take long, slow, deep breaths to allow the oils to enter your body and calm your mind. When using a moisturizer with essential oils, massage in the product using slow, firm, upward circular motions for nourished skin and a clear mind.

I have to admit, I sighed a huge sigh of relief when Celeste answered my question. I’ve been recommended everyone and their mother incorporate face oils into their skin care routine, so I’m thrilled to know I wasn’t completely misguiding them. And with that, I’m off to apply some face oil and let my skin soak up the moisture and vitamin goodness.

Photos: Health Foundations Birth Center; Dislcosure

About the author: With two decades in the beauty and skin care industries, Celeste Hilling is the Founder, CEO and Product Formulator for Skin Authority. Skin Authority is respected for developing pure and powerful products without the use of parabens, added fragrance, dyes or animal testing. More on www.skinauthority.com, Facebook at Skin Authority, Twitter @SkinAuthority and @MissSkin.

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The Skin Care Basics: Four Simple Steps for Busy Beauties

Hi beauties. As you know, skin care New Year’s resolutions are a must in 2015. To help you keep your resolutions, I’ve teamed up with the lovely Celeste from Skin Authority to answer skin care FAQs each month. This month – skin care basics. With that, I’ll turn it over to Celeste. Enjoy!

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It’s February – how are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? If taking better care of your skin is a goal – and, I hope it is – you can accomplish this without a lot of stress, drama or cash.

Just like every other form of self-improvement, a healthy skin lifestyle is a commitment to performing a daily regimen consistently. Skin care is like working out; just can’t just lift a weight once, or only cleanse your skin, and expect to look amazing. There are basic things you need to do daily.

Beauties, regardless of your crazy busy schedule, these steps are simple to incorporate into your lifestyle.

  • Let’s begin by opening your beauty cabinet: How many products do you see? 10, 20, more than you can count? Let’s simplify to no more than three to four steps in the morning and at night. In the morning, you need a mild gel cleanser, an anti-oxidant such as Vitamin C and a sunscreen moisturizer. Before going to bed, use resurfacing ingredients such as AHAs and retinols in addition to restorative peptides.
  • To dig a little deeper, I love Vitamins C and D. Skin Authority Super-C Serum is my face antioxidant and it’s an amazing multi-tasker. The Serum stimulates collagen production and helps absorb UV damage. I suggest putting it on in the mornings under your sunscreen. Now to D; did you know that seven out of every 10 women are D deficient? D is a happy hormone and makes your skin really bright. I use Skin Authority VitaD Topical Elixir and Whole Food Spice Powder daily for an inside-out approach to D sufficiency. The Spice Powder is simple to toss into your bag and sprinkle in coffee, smoothies, etc.
  • I also put my skin on a treadmill by resurfacing. You want your cells to turn over every day and resurfacing is the way to make this happen. I recommend using a natural resurfacing agent nightly, such as glycolic acid, to gently dissolve dead surface skin cells to be replaced with new, plump ones.
  • It’s likely that you are wearing sunscreen; good for you! Whether it’s raining, snowing or the sun is shining brightly, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or 30. You may not realize that that UV rays go through glass – car windows, those in your home and office, etc. – so, even if you won’t be outside, you’ll still want to practice safe sun.

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I’m so honored to have Celeste answering questions for you each month, so don’t hesitate to ask one of your own. If you want Celeste to answer your burning questions, send them to me at kristinbassett@beautyxpose.com and I’ll get them answered for you!

What is your skin care routine?

Photos: AcneLite.com; Dislcosure

About the author: With two decades in the beauty and skin care industries, Celeste Hilling is the Founder, CEO and Product Formulator for Skin Authority. Skin Authority is respected for developing pure and powerful products without the use of parabens, added fragrance, dyes or animal testing. More on www.skinauthority.com, Facebook at Skin Authority, Twitter @SkinAuthority and @MissSkin.

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Seven Tips for Skin Care Success in 2015

As we get ready to ring in the New Year, I wanted to share with you some resolutions that are actually worth keeping. Skin care resolutions, that is! And who better to help guide you than the fabulous Skin Authority CEO, Celeste Hilling.  If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I adore their 3-in-1 Cleansing System, Resurfacing Accelerator and Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator.

So without further ado, I’ll hand these things off to Celeste!

Happy (almost) 2015! After a holiday season filled with sugar, parties and late nights, January brings a chance to slow down, cleanse and focus on your health. As a skin coach, I hope you plan to give lots of love this year to the largest organ in your body – your skin. A healthy skin care routine is very little work for a large, lasting result!

Here are seven tips to set you on the right foot for skin care success:

  1. Be Hands Off – Keep your fingers off your pimples. By pushing and prodding, you are actually pushing bacteria deeper, causing more inflammation and potentially scarring the skin. Instead, use masks with sulfur and clay can draw out impurities.
  2. Wash your Face – Cleansing your skin is one of the most important things you can do when you wake up and before you go to bed. Bacteria and dead skin build-up can cause surface irritation and breakouts. Remove make-up and deep cleanse in one step by using cleansers that incorporate AHAs, which kill bacteria and loosen dead skin cells.
  3. Catch some Zzzz’s – One of the biggest impairments to skin care is stress, so ease into a good night’s sleep by turning off the television, taking a warm bath, dimming the lights and practicing breathing exercises. Essential oils, such as lavender, also promote relaxation.
  4. Warm up to oils – Speaking of oils, with their high concentrations of vitamins, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, they are proven to soothe, restore, and instantly transform. Essential oils also provide a wide range of cosmetic and therapeutic benefits. Two of my favorite oils for great skin and a positive attitude are bergamot and cardamom.
  5. Stop hoarding products – Use the New Year to inventory your skin care stash. In the morning, I suggest a mild gel cleanser, an anti-oxidant such as Vitamin C, and a sunscreen moisturizer. Before going to bed, use resurfacing ingredients such as AHAs and retinols in addition to restorative peptides.
  6. Practice Safe Sun – Use sunscreen every day, rain or shine. To determine the quality, look on the label for the term “broad spectrum” at an SPF-15 or 30. Tip: Above 30 adds very little extra protection and increases the amount of chemicals on your skin.
  7. Engage a skin coach – The skin care needs of each of us are so unique that they require specific, personalized guidance. A coach is an educator, motivator, and cheerleader. The esthetics experts at Skin Authority offer free coaching through SkinCoachonDemand.com, which will be available as an app this year.

About the author: With two decades in the beauty and skin care industries, Celeste Hilling is the Founder, CEO and Product Formulator for Skin Authority. Skin Authority is respected for developing pure and powerful products without the use of parabens, added fragrance, dyes or animal testing. More on www.skinauthority.com, Facebook at Skin Authority, Twitter @SkinAuthority and @MissSkin.

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My Updated Skin Care Routine with Skin Authority

Historically, I’ve never been a huge skin care buff. I’ve been blessed with relatively low-maintenance skin so I haven’t had to think much about my routine. However, as I age-ish (I’m still only 26 with the face of a 6 year old), I’m finally starting to realize I should think twice before throwing just any product on my face.

As you might know if you’ve been reading for a while, I was recently introduced to (and have since fallen in love with) Skin Authority. I started off with the 3-in-1 cleanser, which turned out to be a gateway drug into three additional products:  Wrinkle Reversing Serum; Resurfacing Accelerator; and Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator.

Before these three new products, I simply washed and moisturized my skin; I didn’t have a routine. Now I have an actual morning AND night skin care routine like a real grownup and I love every second of it. It makes getting ready for the day and for bed that much more decadent. It’s almost like a mini spa treatment twice a day.

I’ve been rocking this routine for just shy of a month now and I’ve seen smother, brighter, more taught skin. I used to have these little mini bumps on the top of my cheek bones, and letter to my updated skin care routine, I’ll let the photos do the talking.

 Morning Routine:

Updated-Skin-Care-Routine Cleanse

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Cleanser | Wrinkle Reversing Serum | Moisturizer | Eye Cream 

Night Routine:

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Exfoliating Brush (with Cleanser) | Resurfacing Accelerator | Moisturizer | Eye Cream 

I am absolutely infatuated with my current skin care routine and I can’t imagine changing it anytime soon. And you want to hear a bit of good news? You can grab two of my favorite products at a ridiculous discount on October 30th, when Celeste (CEO Skin Authority) will be on the HSN Beauty Report in the 8PM (EST) hour.

During the show, you’ll be able to snag the Brighten and Firm Duo (Resurfacing Accelerator and Tri-Power Peptide Moisturizer) for $79 (retails normally at $138.50). If you need to do any holiday shopping a skin care junkie, you might want to consider tuning in and ordering a duo (or two).

  • Resurfacing AcceleratorResurfacing Accelerator is a gentle leave-on peel that transforms the appearance of your skin as you sleep. You wake to skin that feels firmer, looks smoother, and has a natural radiant glow. This is the one product that can be added to any home routine and boost the visible results. Think of it as cardio for skin. It speeds up the release of old skin cells and bringing fresh, moist skin cells to the surface.
  • Tri-Power Peptide HydratorThe Tri-Power Peptide formula is the triple threat in the fight against aging. It firms, evens tone, and hydrates. This lightweight formula harnesses the power of three advanced peptides shown to increase collagen production, brighten skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With the added ingredient BIOMOIST, it helps skin increase moisture retention by holding moisture on the skin longer than the most common ingredients found in typical moisturizers.

What is your current everyday skin care routine? I’d love to hear what products you’re loving.

Photos: beautyXposé ; Disclosure

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Transitional Skin Care Advice from Celeste Hilling of Skin Authority

With the temperature changing and all of the mini pumpkins strewn around time, I thought it was time we had a pretty serious talk about transitional skin care. You change your clothes, your workout routine and your eating habits (hello, mac’n cheese) during Fall and Winter, so why not your skin care? You and your skin deserve it!

For once in my life, I’m going to let someone else do the talking here. An expert. I’ve been lucky enough to talk to Celeste Hilling, healthy skin care expert and CEO & Founder, Skin Authority. I’ve met Celeste in person, and she is equal parts beautiful and intelligent. I can’t tell you how excited I am to bring you her expert advice!

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Without further ado, I hand things over to Celeste!

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Just as you transition your closet and make-up for a new season, you should also transition your skin care. Fall and winter often bring frigid, dry air; overheated buildings; and reduced exposure to sunlight; all of which can wreak havoc on your skin.

When moving from heated homes to heated cars to heated office buildings, our skin experiences less than 4% humidity in the recirculated air. When skin is denied moisture, two things occur: 1. surface skin becomes dehydrated and chapped; 2. beneath the surface, sebaceous glands compensate by producing more oil. The oil and debris become trapped in the dry surface layers, which can lead to breakouts and irritation.

To counteract this onset of skin madness, I suggest that you:

  • Ditch dryness: Take quick, lukewarm showers, exfoliate from head to toe to slough off dead skin cells, and apply lotion as soon as you step out of the shower to seal in moisture. I love body moisturizers that contain anti-inflammatory ingredients such as shea butter, aloe and olive oil. Here’s one of my favorites: Skin Authority Olive Fig Shea Butter Body Cream.
  • Embrace exfoliation: Regular facial exfoliation speeds up the cell turnover process, which allows the body to produce moisture-bearing properties like hyaluronic acid. I recommend using a resurfacing agent like glycolic acid. Commonly derived from sugar cane, glycolic acid gently dissolves dead surface skin cells, instead of peeling or scrubbing. — Kristin interjecting here, I love the Skin Authority Resurfacing Accelerator and the 3-in-1 in Cleansing System.
  • Become a mask maven: Masks play an important role in restoring nutrients and protective antioxidants the help skin fight the effects of overexposure to cold, dry winter air. Try applying a mask of eucalyptus, clay and sulphur once a week to put nutrients and moisture back into your skin while fighting inflammation.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen: Cooler temps are not an excuse to skip sunscreen. Apply a full-spectrum, moisturizing sunscreen daily to all exposed skin, which often includes our faces, neck, ears, décolletage, hands and forearms. If you want to re-create that vacation glow, take a moisturizing sunscreen, add two drops of foundation, and mix together for a natural look.
  • Boost your D: It’s estimated that one billion people worldwide are vitamin D deficient; a number that goes up in winter. Unbalanced vitamin D hormone levels contribute to skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and heavy wrinkling. Apply a topical D Serum daily under sunscreen to give skin a daily dose of D. Internally, salmon, tuna, and mackerel, cheese and mushrooms are rich Vitamin D sources.
  • Stop hoarding products: Use the change of season to inventory your skin care stash. Forget hoarding 20 products, you only need two or three. In the morning, I suggest a mild gel cleanser, an anti-oxidant such as Vitamin C, and a sunscreen moisturizer. Before going to bed, use resurfacing ingredients such as AHAs and retinols in addition to restorative peptides.

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A huge thank you to Celeste for sharing her transitional skin care tips and tricks. There is no reason to look anything other than fabulous all year long!

What changes do you make to your skin care routine as the temperatures cool?

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