Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Happy New Year!

This time of year we are all making resolutions, so why not resolve to take better care of your skin? Here are a few simple rules to help you along the way.

1.  Start with clean skin
It may sound silly, but many of us do not cleanse our skin thoroughly on a daily basis. Water alone will not remove the compilation of oil, dead skin and pollutants, much less makeup. If you want your skin to be truly clean you will need to use a cleanser designed for your skin type. You wouldn't wash your clothes without detergent would you?

2.  If you aren't using a serum...start!
Adding a serum to your daily routine can help take your complexion to the next level. Serums go on before your moisturizer. There is one to address every concern, from skin that's dull and discolored to helping eliminate lines and wrinkles. Determine what your major concern is and then find a serum that can help correct the problem. A couple of my favorites:  

Lancome Advanced GenefiqueYouth Activating Concentrate ($84-134) In addition to giving you visibly smoother and more radiant skin in about 7 days, this one will also reactive 10 key signs of a youthful complexion.

Olay Pro-X Skin Tightening Serum (about $50) This fragrance-free serum immediately tightens and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles and hydrates skin for a fuller more firmed appearance.

3. Hydrate the eye area
Besides being the windows to the soul, your eyes can also be a dead give away to your age.  Hydrating your eye skin will help soften fine lines and provide a smoother application for your concealer and eye liner.  One to try:  Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado($28.50) This opthalmologist and dermatologist tested cream is formulated with avocado oil and will gently moisturize your delicate eye skin.

Until next time. Stay beautiful!