Over the years we have all been told certain facts about the way to care for our skin. Even working in the industry I have believed certain things that I now know are totally incorrect. I will share 5 common myths that we can stop believing when it comes to skin care!
You have to wear a moisturizer
Your skin should feel tight after cleansing if it works
You're products stop working and you need to switch it up often.
You have to use the products from the same line to get the best results
Putting chemicals on your skin is bad
Sensitive skin can be a difficult skin type to treat. There are different types of skin sensitivities and ways to improve it that I will be addressing today. I am always considering sensitivity when I create products so that my clients with sensitive skin can use them. Because this is one of the most commonly reported skin conditions I will be breaking down the difference between sensitive skin that we are born with and sensitized skin that is usually brought on through environmental factors.
Sensitive skin is a skin type that you can not change, much like oiliness or dry skin, one is born with it. The structure of the skin is more prone to irritation and some of the symptoms include extreme dryness, redness, sensations such as burning or tingling and rashes.
Sensitized skin is when the skin is reactive but it's not a genetic skin condition. Excess sun exposure, certain diets/ lifestyle factors and over-exfoliation can all trigger even healthy skin to become sensitized. It can also be caused by stress, allergies, certain medications and even sleeping in your make-up (that's a no-no).
What not to do for sensitive skin-
Lifestyle plays a part in keeping your skin in the best shape. Sensitive skin types are not able to get away with certain habits without seeing a negative impact. People with sensitive skin should avoid really hot environments such as prolonged sauna exposure, too much sun (especially without a hat and sun protection). Even too much alcohol (or even any) can flare up the skin. The products used should be gentle and avoid harmful chemicals.
How do you treat sensitive skin and fix sensitized skin?
What TO use!
Thankfully every product in my line has been designed for sensitivity. Many of my clients are sensitive and extremely reactive and have seen amazing healing results. My top three skin care solutions are:
REPAIR toner- this helps hydrate, soothe and is even great for after sun exposure.
UNDO serum- UNDO sensitized skin with this ultra hydrating and calming serum using Hyaluronic acid, organic white tea extract and many more calming ingredients. This is a top favorite with my sensitive skin clients.
BOOST vitamin c complex- This is a vitamin c serum gentle enough for sensitive skin. Many of the other formulas out there are too harsh but this one has a nice hydrating and calming effect.
Do you suffer from sensitive skin? What has helped your skin?
One of the most common mistakes I see my clients making is not exfoliating! Today I am offering an exfoliation 101 to explain this step that I often recommend for my clients. When they are not getting the results they are looking for with their skin, a lot of times it is because they are not regularly exfoliating. And if you are not taking this step with your skin care regimen I will be highlighting some of the reasons why you might want to consider it.
What Is Exfoliation?
Why should we exfoliate?
What are the different types of exfoliation?
When should I do this?
In what order do I exfoliate?
What do I look for in an exfoliator?
As always, leave me any questions you have about exfoliation or the skin in general. Another great way to get a deeper exfoliation is to get a professional treatment where they have access to stronger peels that can make an even bigger difference. Don't forget your facial treatments!
Do you exfoliate on the regular?
After all of the traveling I have done I have learned that I like to pack only the essentials. Today I am sharing my favorite travel items that I can not live without while on the road. These are especially helpful if you are getting on a plane because airplane travel literally sucks the hydration right out of your skin!
1. REPAIR toner- This product is my number one tool when I travel. I keep one in my purse, I created a travel size version for airplane travel, and spritz it throughout my flight or drive. It cannot be overused! REPAIR toner keeps you hydrated and protected.
2. Sun Protection- Whether you are on a road trip or flying to your destination, sun protection is a must. Many of my clients don't realize that you need protection from the sun while you are on a plane, the sun is stronger up there. Same goes for when you are driving, make sure you protect your skin from the rays that come through the window. If you want to multi-task you can use a CC cream getting a light coverage of makeup and also a SPF at the same time. I love Supergoop Daily Correct CC Cream.
3. Body Butter- Because I am so dry I literally shrivel up with dryness when I travel. Especially when I am visiting family in Arizona where the weather is super dry. I keep a body butter with me anytime I travel and repeatedly apply on my hands and arms. I make my own super rich body butter but I also like Coconut Whipped Body Butter by 100% Pure.
5. Lip Balm- My lips get super dry when I travel so I use my KISS mint lip balm to help keep them protected. The coconut and almond oil keeps them super nourished and the peppermint oil gives a slight tingling that I love. The best deal for a travel pack is my HYDRATE kit, it comes with a travel sized REPAIR toner, full size UNDO serum and a KISS mint lip balm. UNDO serum is also a must to wear while traveling because it helps bind moisture to the skin keeping it smooth and hydrated. Learn more about the kit here. You get the KISS balm for free when you purchase it together.
For extra pampered skin and for long flights, bringing an eye pillow or a sheet mask is a wonderful way to feel hydrated and stay relaxed. What are your favorite travel essentials?
Lemon Juice Benefits
Today I am highlighting a super star ingredient: Organic Lemon Juice Extract. Lemon contains potent antioxidant values to the skin and countless overall benefits in many different areas. You can find lemon in cleaning products because of its antiseptic qualities.
It is used internally to promote hydration, improved skin health and can even aid in digestion. I have been drinking a few tablespoons of lemon juice in my water daily and am loving it. (I have heard there can be negative effects from drinking lemon water when it comes to tooth enamel, so I drink it with a straw just in case.) I have been buying lemon juice concentrate from Costco and the flavor is really good. I also add fresh mint leaves because I love the flavor of lemon and mint together. Another benefit of adding mint is it aids in digestion.
Lemon and the Skin
Lemons contain flavonoids that offer potent antioxidant properties making this ingredient amazing for skin health. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and citric acid making it an amazing option for natural skin brightening. The skin conditions that this ingredient is helpful for are:
Rough Skin Texture
I use Organic Lemon Juice Extract in my BOOST vitamin c complex because of how well it works together with the other highly effective antioxidant ingredients. Combined with Vitamin C extract, Organic White Tea Extract and Orange Oil, these ingredients create an antioxidant medley that helps promote cellular protection and brightening in a powerful and all natural way. You can read more about the benefits of using BOOST vitamin c complex here!
To receive the biggest boost of antioxidant protection, remember to use products topically and also internally through diet and nutrition.
After all the questions I have had around Botox I thought I would finally address my opinion here. I can start by saying that I am not here to judge if you are currently using Botox, I only am here to answer the question of what do I think of it and are there any other alternatives. If you are currently using you can also add in some of the tips I suggest in this article, it can only help boost your skin health.
How it works:
It is used for a wide variety of medical conditions including migraines but today I will be focusing on cosmetic use. Botox works very well reducing wrinkles, that is the truth. Botulinum toxin type A or Botox is injected into the skin on the face paralyzing the muscle used to cause the wrinkling on the skin. Pretty instantly wrinkles appear less visible and skin looks smooth. Results are temporary, typically lasting around 3-4 months depending on the individual. The most common area treated with Botox are the forehead and in between the eye area.
In 2002 Botox was approved by the FDA and it has become the most popular cosmetic procedure with millions of people receiving it. It is so common and can be performed in plastic surgery practices, medical spas and other facilities medically licensed.
What are the possible side effects?
The most common side effects include: bruising, bleeding and pain. Of course there are other less common side effects that can be more serious.
Are there alternatives?
Like I said above Botox works for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fast. But there are other actions you can take to help the reduction of the fine lines and wrinkles if Botox is not your jam.
Do I use it?
Here are my last thoughts on this topic, there are other tools we can use to help minimize our fine lines and wrinkles. Will it have the same result as Botox? Not exactly in my experience, however you can still get a great result. I have had Botox in the past, a couple of times. I worked at a Medical spa so I tried many of the treatments they offered. I was only in my 20's but I have had wrinkles from a young age. It worked but I didn't love the frozen look (or the cost!) so I decided to embrace my wrinkles. Now that I am more interested in a natural regimen it is a no for me, that is my personal choice. I even considered Botox under my arms to stop the sweating. Many people do this but I do not recommend it at all. The body needs to detox and stopping this process is an unhealthy option.
Because I take such good care of my skin I feel like it looks good even with the wrinkles. And I am 42 years old, I am not trying to pretend I am 18. Living in southern California and spending many days in the sun is just part of the reason I have them and it's ok. I decided the risk is not worth the perfectly smooth forehead and this is just a part of aging. When people ask me if they should do it, I think it just depends on how you weigh the benefits and the cons. Make the decision that works best for you and if you decide to have it done go someplace reputable. When it comes to certain procedures, cheap is not the best way to go. The better you take care of your skin on top of getting Botox the better the Botox will work for you as well.
If there are any questions about this topic, send me a message!
It is officially day 31 and I have complete my Whole 30 program. I had some questions about the Whole 30 after I posted that I was going to be doing the program and I wanted to give and update, especially in regards to this program and my skin.
First of all if you have never heard of the Whole 30, it is a 30 day program where you eliminate commonly known problematic foods such as sugar, gluten, dairy for 30 days. The list of what you can not eat seems pretty overwhelming so I focused on what I could eat. To learn more about the details I will just link the Whole 30 here because they explain it best: WHOLE 30
My personal goal of doing this program was to start feeling better, period. It is not a quick fix diet, and it truly encourages a healthy mental food relationship along with troubleshooting possible foods that could be causing issues in your body. I was overindulging with foods and drinks this summer and I wanted to get back on track. This was the perfect program for me to achieve my goals and below I will list the benefits I was able to see and feel.
Another benefit I have seen is the confidence that I do not need the items I was not able to have and still be ok. The good outweighed the bad and I found that I was loving this month. I have cooked and cleaned so much more but I found that I got used to that part.
For those of you who have contacted me asking about the program for whatever reason, I say go for it. One common problem I see with clients is an unknown rash or breakout with their skin and I think this is the perfect program to see if it could be stemming from a food allergy. I have heard so many reports of skin cleaning up and rashes going away during their Whole 30. Elimination diets are a great way to see if something you are taking in internally is having a reaction in your body causing skin disruptions.
Have you completed a Whole 30? What was your experience?
Skin types are what we are predisposed to have through our genetics and also the environmental factors such as the way we care for our skin. I remember the first time I had a facial, I told my esthetician I had oily skin and she looked at me like I was crazy. She said I had the driest skin ever. I was only 20 years old, yet I had massively dry and dehydrated skin (it didn't help that I was using an astringent with alcohol that was literally striping my skin. I won't mention any names, but we all started there). Although I could take action to help alleviate the extreme dry condition my skin was in, I was always going to be a dry skin type.
So, what are the different skin types?
Although skin types will not change, skin conditions and changes occur throughout life. For example the skin can change due to the environment, hormonal changes and even become sensitized due to harsh ingredients and poor lifestyle choices. Though practicing a regular skin care regimen the health and condition can improve regardless of your skin type.
What is your skin type, have you noticed the skin changing over time?
Had a great question the other day: What is the one thing most people could be doing to improve their skin that they are not doing? While it is difficult to narrow it down to just one thing, if I had to choose it would be a solid skin care routine. One that is so consistent that it becomes a habit.
For example, I hear about women going to sleep at night and not removing their make-up. Cleansing my face is something I do no matter what, even if I didn't wear make-up that day. Not removing make-up can clog pores, causing breakouts. The night time is when are cells are regenerating and repairing so its a great time to apply your anti-aging products on a nice cleansed face. And think about your pillow case! Removing the dirt and debris from the day should be as much of a habit as brushing your teeth.
Using a treatment serum and exfoliator on a regular basis in your routine is critical for the most healthy skin. Exfoliating and assisting the cellular turnover, especially as we age, should be done on a regular basis. Same goes for your treatment products, if we just use a serum here and there you will never achieve the greatest benefit from the product.
Whatever it is you decide is your skin care program, stick with it daily to see the best results. Keep your products out and ready and make it as simple to do as brushing your teeth. If you feel like your routine is too basic add in a high performing serum or toner to boost the results!
Are you consistent with your skin care products? What is something you do every single day without fail?
Recently I was asked how do we shrink the pores on our skin. Sadly, the answer is we can not shrink pores. However there are steps we can take to minimize them and I am going to give you three tips below to help do just that!
If you have tried all of the above and still are not happy with the size of your pores, a laser therapy treatment is a wonderful option. I love the laser genesis treatment, it helps with collagen production helping to minimize the pore size. There are other more invasive laser treatments out there as well that help with the same issue.
Do you have enlarged pores? What has helped for you?
Camu-camu is a shrub that’s native to the Amazonian rainforest, and is a berry that resembles a cherry. Traditionally this plant was used for wound healing because of the high content of vitamin C. This is helpful for collagen formation and cellular growth and repair. It also brightens and evens out skin tone. Camu-camu has 30 times more vitamin C than oranges!
This natural plant is also high in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory, no wonder it is so good for sun protection! This means it helps fight free radicals which lead to a breakdown in collagen. It is even known to be highly antibacterial making it a wonder ingredient for even oily and acne skin types.
I use Camu-camu in my REPAIR toner and one of the biggest reasons is because it is a powerful UV radiation fighter. Vitamin C in general is amazing for helping to proactively protect the skin from the suns rays as it enhances collagen production to help fight the effects of the sun. Ultimately, exposure to the sun leads to wrinkles and pigmentation, two things we want to avoid.
While my REPAIR toner is NOT a sun protection factor, it is such a wonderful compliment to one. My clients have used it on sun burns and rashes, and even clients who have acne report a calmer skin and feel hydrated without an oily feeling. Many people keep one in their purse, gym bag or beach bag and spray often throughout the day. I also recommend spraying right after you get out of the sun. It is also to keep at your office desk because of the wonderful lavender scent which is very calming.
Do you use REPAIR toner? Let me know what you think and how you use it!
I have heard from a few friends and clients about how their skin has not been looking its best lately and how during the summer they tend to overindulge. With so many summer parties and bbq's it seems pretty easy to do. Most people are off their normal schedules and many moms I have spoken to look forward to the kids heading back to school to get back on track with their routines and food.
Some of these overindulgences can totally affect the skin in a negative way. I know personally I have had skin rashes and redness in the past just because of a food I was eating. I know people with mystery breakouts that clear up when they reset their diet or cut out some inflammatory foods. Below I am going to highlight a few foods to cut back on or avoid to get your skin looking better from the inside out!
If you are seeing a negative difference in your skin and have been consuming many of these foods, try cutting back or going without and see if it helps get the glow back into your skin. I think when we start with something as simple as what we are eating when we are having skin issues, this alone can lead to huge positive changes. I recommend trying a program like the Whole 30 for a month if you are experiencing skin problems or feel like you need to reset. Especially people who are having unexplained breakouts or rashes, it is so common for those to be caused by food. Have food choices ever had a negative impact on your skin?
I was asked if my products help with acne. It is a great question. For now, Simply Jess skin care does not have acne treatments however the products in my line are a wonderful complement to acne products. Because of the dryness and irritation that can occur when using a product for an acne prone skin, using Simply Jess can reduce some of the side effects that can typically accompany harsher products.
The lightweight and super soothing UNDO serum is a great way to calm down the inflammation without it being heavy or clogging. Many of the ingredients such as Arnica, Aloe Vera and White Tea extract promote healing in the skin. While Hyaluronic acid and Coconut water infuse hydration without a heavy feel. There is a reason this is my number one seller, it can be used on basically every skin type!
Many times I see people with extreme oiliness or acneic skin believing they have to strip the skin of any natural oils to get rid of breakouts. Many times what happens is the skin produces even more oil causing more breakouts and irritation. Below are some ideas to help with breakouts and oily skin:
Do you suffer from acne breakouts? What have you seen that works?
While attending college I began working in cosmetics. What I found is that I was the most interested in the skin care and not the make-up (I also learned that I am terrible at applying make-up!). After working in a day spa I knew I wanted to get my esthetician license, it was such a fun environment and I wanted to be a therapist myself. After spending time working in spas I began working for skin care product lines and training other estheticians. It was such a wonderful experience and I loved educating others how to improve their clients skin. I was always drawn back to the treatment room and have worked in many different areas of the industry.
It was not until the birth of my son did I start to be aware of what we put on our skin as being potentially harmful. I was always taught that the ingredients we used didn't penetrate into the skin deep enough to cause a negative impact. As long as a product was effective no one cared if it was made with clean ingredients or not.
As I started to learn more about natural products I started switching over. It was when coconut oil was the biggest thing ever and the products I saw on the market that were natural didn't really impress me. I started making things for myself and my family and it was exciting to see results from clean ingredients.
Simply Jess was born because I had high expectations for products to be efficacious and wanted to get the same results with non-toxic ingredients. I knew there was a way to make sophisticated and beautiful products that worked. A lot has changed since I first started. At first the women and moms I talked to were considered hippies for wanting to use natural products. The major shift I see now is that everyone is much more educated and demanding of clean products. And this trend is a beautiful thing! What made you interested in natural personal and skin care?
We had a wonderful night at our first Simply Jess F.A.B. (friends and beauty) Spa Party! I wanted to share a sneak peak of our party and the news that we will be throwing monthly events!
Our friends and beauty gatherings are a chance to learn step-by-step how to treat your skin at home and give yourself a mini facial. We perform every step and I provide the products and tools along with answering all of your questions! It is such a fun night with bubbly and girl time and the bonus of leaving with glowing skin. The event price comes with a complete kit of my Simply Jess products for you to take home at a huge discounted rate.
If you are local to me in southern California please let me know if you are interested in attending and you can request an invite. We are going to fill up fast as spaces are limited. And if you bring a friend there are special perks included. Can't wait to have more of these F.A.B. parties, stay tuned!
Summer is officially here and although it took a while here in southern California for it to get hot, we have already been spending lots of time outdoors. We love to go to the beach and all of this exposure to sun can be super damaging. I take great precautions with myself and my family because of the harm the sun can bring but I also love the benefits. We will continue to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible while taking the steps to protect our skin. Here are some helpful ways to keep you safe in the sun while enjoying the 4th of July and other fun summer festivities!
What are the risks?
There is the risk of skin cancer when being exposed to the sun. Skin overly exposed to the sun can be subjected to dark spots or hyperpigmentation. You can even see hypo-pigmentation which is when the melanin in the cell is damaged and the skin turns white in spots. Of course fine lines and wrinkles are formed when the skin cell is damaged through environmental factors.
What can we do to protect our skin?
What if you get too much sun?
Sometimes we are having fun and we get a little too much sun, (or your son puts your sun protection on your back and doesn't do the best job). My favorite after sun remedy is aloe vera. I will link to a post I did here about the wonders of this plant. Whether you buy a plant and use it straight from the leaves or buy it ready to apply, either way works. It feels really nice when you put it in the refrigerator to keep it cool when you apply to the skin. Also avoid exfoliation during the day especially when you are going to be outside.
Although there is not a way to completely shield yourself, you can do your best to avoid getting overly exposed. And natural vitamin D from the sun is a beautiful thing, I even think the benefits outweigh a little extra fine lines on your face.:)
As almost everyone knows, our skin is our bodies largest organ. The skin, lymphatic system, digestive system, liver, and the kidneys are the most important organs for detoxification and work together to keep us healthy. Sometimes we can see a negative change in the skin; breakouts, lackluster appearance or dark circles and this can be a sign a detox is in order!
Below I will list some of the tools I love to incorporate when I feel my body and skin need a mini re-boot and get back to feeling and looking so much better.
Hope this helps if your skin is needing revitalization or is lacking that glow we all desire!
I get this question a lot, should I pick at my breakouts at home? Most estheticians you will talk to will most definitely say- no! Why is that so? There are a few reasons it is not recommended.
Not all breakouts on our skin are pimples. Pimples are what happen when we have trapped oil/sebum, bacteria that leads to infection and includes pus under the skin. Blackheads are not infections but trapped debris as well, these are safe to extract with a skin care professional. Milia/whiteheads usually need to be extracted with a needle to remove it from the skin because it is blocked. When extracted it looks like a tiny grain of sand.
The reasons listed above include why we shouldn't pick at home but what is different in a skin care setting?
What you can do at home:
EXFOLIATE! This should be done on a weekly basis depending on what product you are using. Exfoliating helps with the process of sloughing off dead skin and helps prevent the buildup of oil and bacteria.
Use a spot treatment. Use a product you can sleep in at night, skin is regenerating faster at night so its the best time for a targeted treatment. It will help draw out impurities without agitation if you have the right one.
Do not dry it out. The problem with drying out the skin through using harsh ingredients while you have breakouts is the skin will want to produce more oil and cause more problems.
Remember pimples can be very agitated and need to be treated with calming ingredients as well. Using something like UNDO serum is amazing for soothing and hydrating without adding oil and heavy ingredients to block the pore. Because of the inflammation in the pore, ingredients like Aloe Vera and Arnica help soothe the skin.
So spill the beans, are you a picker??
Today on the blog I wanted to address a common question I receive. Many clients ask me what they can add to their current regimen of cleanser and moisturizer. I am asked what else they need because they are just not seeing results or are starting to see the signs of aging. The first thing I tell them is to add in a serum or targeted anti-aging product because this is where they are going to see the best results. Although important, a moisturizer is not an anti-aging product as much as it is a protector and hydrator. Yes they can have anti-aging ingredients but moisturizers are designed to sit more on the surface of the skin.
The most highly active and concentrated ingredients will be in a serum or a complex. These tend to be lighter in weight and designed to penetrate deeper into the skin. They also tend to have higher percentages of active ingredients. This is why I believe serums will give you the most bang for your buck!
Because serums are so crucial to improving the skin, I have designed my line with serums before I have created a moisturizer. So many clients are confused as to why my line isn't laid out as so many of the other brands are in order of product development. I am less concerned about what the cleansers and moisturizers my clients use and more interested that they have a very effective serum that will hydrate and stimulate collagen. This ensures they see faster results with more targeted products. In my line the serums also maintain a clean and non-toxic ingredient list, along with tremendous results.
My BOOST vitamin c complex is designed to be used together with UNDO serum for the best results. You can read more about BOOST here and UNDO here.
Today I am highlighting the superstar ingredient vitamin C! It is a powerhouse for the skin and I want to dive a little deeper into why that is so. Vitamin C has been used in skin care to help protect the skins cells from damage from oxidation. Think of an apple that is left out on the counter, it will turn brown once it is cut and exposed to air. But when we coat the apple in lemon juice it keeps the apple bright and white. The same process happens with the skin.
Free radicals are what attack our skin cells causing them damage and changing the health of the cell. What this looks like on our skin is fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and overall dullness. A few sources of free radicals are cigarette smoke, uv rays and smog. These are considered stressors to the skin. When we have a product that contains antioxidants like vitamin C it will help prevent damage to skin cells.
And the really amazing benefit to wearing a vitamin C is it can even repair damage that has already happened. This is why experts in the beauty industry recommend using a vitamin C daily, to help with existing fine lines and pigmentation. It also stimulates collagen production, a crucial step to keep the skin looking its best.
Other benefits of using vitamin C
For my clients who are starting to see the signs of aging and want to start actively treating their skin, a vitamin C serum is one of the first products I suggest. I don't love the term anti-aging, I use it from time to time because it can help explain what a product is designed for. But the truth is, as we age the goal should not be to fight it but to use tools that will combat some of the factors that will effect the skin. I am ok with having wrinkles in my forties but I want my skin to glow and look hydrated. The more I use the products that help protect and even reverse some of the damage, the more my fine lines plump out naturally-this is always my goal!
BOOST vitamin C complex is what I use every single day, a.m. and p.m. to help me achieve the results I am looking for in an anti-aging product. In this active serum, I have combined other powerhouse antioxidants because vitamin C works synergistically with other antioxidants to make it more effective. This leads to more protection, repairing action and results. Using your vitamin C regularly and being consistent will give you the best results. Do you use a vitamin C in your skin care regimen?
I have been talking to a lot of people about their skin lately. I have been hearing the same thing as a theme and I wanted to talk about it here. Things like, my skin is so dull lately or it is looking lack luster. The skin is lacking that beautiful radiance every one is craving and I want to give you three simple tips to help you get your glow back!
If you have read my blog you will notice a constant reminder that what we put inside of our body matters! Whenever I notice a dullness or dehydrated skin I know I need to amp up my water intake. Drinking enough water, especially when drinking liquids like alcohol and coffee that are dehydrating, can help with plumper hydrated skin.
Moisture Binding Ingredients
I find when some people over exfoliate or strip the skin with harsh ingredients it has a negative impact on the skins appearance. I love using hydrating topical ingredients that not only moisturize but help keep the hydration intact throughout the day. One of the best ingredients I have found for that is Hyaluronic Acid. It protects the skin while delivering a power packed punch of hydration, plumping out fine lines and wrinkles. It is a super star glow maker.
Red Light Treatments
I have been a fan of the Red light for years! I love how powerful it can be for stimulating collagen and ultimately getting that glow back. You can get a treatment with a professional skin care therapist and they even have hand held devices that you can use at home, I love the brand LightStim. Some people report the best results 4-6 weeks out because the time it takes the collagen to regenerate. There are many other treatments out there as well, this one just happens to be completely non-invasive and natural.
A bonus tip and my secret weapon for a glowing skin is a great night sleep. After a full night of rest and good sleep my skin always looks so much better. What a difference it makes around my eyes and my overall appearance. So don't forget your zzzz's. Sleep is one of the best ways to get your glow back! What are your tricks when you feel you skin is lacking its glow?
"I think this my be my favorite product yet. I love the fresh orangey smell, it absorbed quickly and has left my skin feeling soft and not greasy at all. Love it!!!"
As an esthetician and skin care educator who has worked in almost every facet of this amazing industry, my journey began not only with a quest to heal and correct skin but to connect with people. I have spent my 15 year career as an esthetician in the treatment room in every type of spa, as well as a trainer for multiple luxury brands, where I have had the privilege of traveling all over the world.