How to Relieve Very Dry Skin

skin careDry, flaky skin can be irritating and painful. With the changing of seasons, going into the cold, windy months, there are more ways moisture is lost from our skin. It seems like a vicious cycle that can be hard to break. There are a few areas on my face I usually struggle with, so I will share with you the things I change in my regular skin care routine to bring back that dewy freshness!

According to New Beauty Magazine Moisture lives within the three layers of our skin:

“The outer layer of skin, the epidermis, protects skin and its underlying structures and is where moisturizers sit. Multiple layers make up the epidermis – the stratum corneum is the top layer comprised of dead skin cells that attract and pull in water from outside [Read more…]

Those Dark Spots on Your Nose Not Blackheads?

Sebaceous filamentsThey look like baby blackheads but they they aren’t, and no matter what you do, you can’t get rid of them. You wish you could wear a sign that says “no blackheads here, don’t stare!”, right? If they aren’t blackheads, then what are they?

Sebaceous filaments are hairlike “threads” that help direct the flow of natural oil produced in your sebum or oil gland to the surface skin. They are light grey to tan, distributed around an oily area such as your nose and chin, and are smooth to touch. When pressure is applied, nothing will be expressed, as the pore is open with nothing plugging the opening.

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How to Get Rid of Your Freckles

I met a beautiful young lady today who wants to get rid of her freckles. She is gorgeous! Strawberry blond hair, her healthy, fair skinned face dotted with light freckles that look so beautiful to me, yet were bugging her. She is considering a serious treatment for removing them, which makes me want to share other options are available to her that can give her the results she is looking for, yet maybe not quite as intensive all at once. (PS This is not a photo of her….her freckles are lighter and she is even prettier!)

So, what are freckles anyway? [Read more…]

Hey! Where’d That Age Spot Go??

Hey! Where’d That Age Spot Go??? That’s exactly what I said aloud last week when I realized a large age spot on my right cheek was almost completely gone!

Guess what else I noticed…my cheek has “lifted”!! Woooohoooo!!

What Am I Doing? (Please have your skin checked by your dermatologist at least once a year.)

1. Celloxylin MD 20Ex Acid Peel: Twice a Week

2. Derma Firm Illuminator: 4 – 5 Times a  Week, Spot and Wrinkle Cycles

3. Celloxylin Skin Care + Lifeoxylin Elixir: Daily

Tips to Prolong Your Spray Tan!

Spray Tans by Monstar888

Sunless spray tans are becoming more and more popular for those who want a little additional  “color” in their skin without exposure to ultraviolet rays and sun damage. Here is some helpful information about the tanning solution, how to prepare your skin for a spray tan, and what type of skin care will help your spray tan last the longest time. [Read more…]

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