3 Ways to Get Rid of Old, Dead Skin from Your Face

It’s a fact that as we age, our body’s ability to move along old, dead skin cells slows down. I have three different ways – and products – you can use to exfoliate your skin, so moisturizers can better absorb, doing their job more completely, instead of sitting on the top of your skin, giving you partial results.

Should I scrub, peel or masque?

If you think your skin is too sensitive for an exfoliating scrub, peel or masque, think again. Exfoliation has benefits for every skin type.

Why Exfoliate?
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from pores, revealing fresh skin cells and making the pores appear smaller. Not only will your skin look fresh and smooth, but your makeup will also look better. And once the build-up is removed, your skin’s ability to absorb everything that follows, from acne treatments to your anti-aging regimen, is enhanced. [Read more…]

Bye Bye Microbeads

Microbeads are now a thing of the past. Once advertised as a great way to mechanically exfoliate your skin, research from Oregon State University has found them to negatively affect the environment. Once microbeads have worked to remove your dead skin cells, they don’t dissolve, and as they float away through your plumbing, they move along out to the ocean where sea life consume them. Microbeads then become a part of the food chain when we eat fish and other sea creatures who ingest the beads. This is something I really don’t want to think about too long. You, either?

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/30178/20150918/8-trillion-tiny-microbeads-enter-water-sources-each-day-scientists.htm

Now there is a ban on products containing microbeads, which leads all of us regular mechanical exfoliators to proclaim “now what will we do?”

I have a great remedy, even better than microbeads, and it’s been around a long, long time – think even your great, great grandmother used it! It’s granulated sugar. Yes, sugar.

Sugar scrubs and sugaring have been shown to be excellent exfoliators, and as lovely as massaging sugar over our skin sounds, it is wonderful in case some slips into your mouth (versus a microbead!). The most wonderful thing I love about the effectiveness of a sugar scrub, besides that it really does move the old skin cells along beautifully, preventing ingrown hairs and giving a much smoother shaving experience, is that is melts as you massage it into your skin. No more fish ingesting beads!

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Apriori Beauty’s Sugar Beet Crystal Scrub!

I love the Sugar Beet Crystal and Enzyme Activated Scrub from Apriori Beauty. Great for your face and body. Very, very gritty, giving you an excellent exfoliation, and dissolves as you continue to massage it around.

Testimonial:

The Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub is my little heaven in a bottle! I have found that when I exfoliate correctly and hydrate my skin with the nutrients in the entire Celloxylin line, my skin is finally normalized. I received a facial the other day and the therapist must have asked me four times, “What products do you use?” I am so happy with my results..!

Vibrant Summer Skin

Tips for Vibrant Summer Skin by Candy Dye

I highly recommend exfoliating consistently in the summer to nourish your skin, which just as important as exfoliating to keep your skin hydrated in winter. Exfoliating in the summer helps to prevent dry, damaged skin due to rising heat temps and exposure to sun. [Read more…]

Pristine Nails with Natural White Tips

Ever since my first visit to Paris as a 19 year old, I have an admiration for how French women care for themselves. Looking out my hotel window the morning after I arrived, I watched Parisians walking, walking, walking, looking stunningly healthy and gorgeous. Seeing the beautiful older women, wearing scads of jewelry, high heels, coifed to perfection, I remember wishing my mother and grandmother looked so elegant and chic.

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It’s never too late to take a tip or two from the French, and as I am at the tail end of my fifties, I am looking for as many tips as possible from the ladies who do beautiful with such refinement. One such tip is for healthy, natural nails, and comes from my new guide, Forever Chic: Frenchwomen’s Secret for Timeless Beauty, Style and Substance, by Tish Jett: [Read more…]

Before, 5 months After and Now, 3 Years Later

It’s been 3 1/4 years since I started using my Beauty Gadget, the Derma Firm Illuminator! Three to 4 times a week, consistently, without a week off. It’s definitely a habit now, and yes, I am that concerned (vain) about my appearance as I age.

So…here are my photos to compare with my initial results and see what you think:

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4 Tips for Vibrant Skin with Changing Seasons

If your skin could talk, what would it say to you? “Help me, I’m drying out!” or “I can’t breathe with so many old skin cells piling up all over me!” or “I’m red, itching and burning up! Put out the fire!” or even “I’m feeling old, sluggish and oh, so droopy! I need a quick Pick-Me-Up!

bundled upAs we go from season to season, our skin’s protective function needs to adjust. We go from cold temperatures with the  icy winds of winter and dry heaters blasting in your car and home, to the milder temperatures of spring, a rain shower here and there, and the sun showing its smiling face more often with a little greater intensity. [Read more…]

Tips for Beautiful Looking Nails Between Manicures

Pretty Pink Nail PolishDon’t have time to get to your manicurist? Nails needing a bit of refreshing for an event or important meeting?

Here are my tips for the best at home care and smooth, professional looking polish I follow in between manicures:

4 Tips to Protect Your Lips from Being Chapped

pink lipsThere’s a variety of reasons our lips get chapped, causing them sting, burn, chafe and hurt. Here are a few tips for prevention and protection, to keep our lips looking and feeling beautiful at all times!

Lip facts:

The surface layer of skin on our lips is a little thinner than the rest of our face.

The skin on our lips does not contain sebaceous glands, which produce natural oil.

So, when our lips are exposed to windy weather, and as we lick them and they dry repeatedly, they are going to get chapped very quickly.

How to protect your lips:

  1. Exfoliate twice a week. Using a natural oil and sugar scrub helps to move along the old skin cells that build up. This will allow living cells to be prominent and all set to absorb the nutrients and moisture from your Lip Cream.
  2. Use a nutrient rich Lip Cream several times a day, that nourishes your lips, and keeps the tissue healthy.
  3. Your toothpaste and Lip Color should be free from non-toxic or irritating ingredients.
  4. Apply your Lip Cream before your go to sleep at night.

Now you can smile often with those “purty” lips!

Click here for my nourishing Lip Cream recommendation.

How to Fight the 4 Core Influences of Aging

What are the four core influences of aging, how do they affect what we experience physically, and what we see in the mirror as we grow older?

Why does an Internal + External approach to the battle against the visible signs of aging work the best?

Consumers are increasingly seeking “anti-aging” cosmetic products that treat the visible signs of natural and environmental aging, such as wrinkles, lines, sagging, hyperpigmentation and age spots.  The problem is, products that only focus on treating the signs of aging are not proactive or preventative.  This is what sets Apriori Beauty™ apart from the rest – Apriori Beauty sought to take an innovative approach to targeting the causes of aging, not just the symptoms by introducing the Cellular Age Advantage™, a proactive, internal + external approach that utilizes the Nutrient Reservoir™ to address the core causes of cellular aging! [Read more…]

Nut Shell, Salt or Beet Sugar Scrub?

Face and body scrubs are becoming more and more popular, with unique ingredients such as  essential oils, botanicals, and a variety of “grit” to mechanically scrub away dead skin cells. Commonly used abrasive ingredients include things like ground nut shells and coarse sea salt. When you consider these ingredients up close, they have sharp edges that can cause small cuts, damaging skin at the microscopic level.

I’m loving this Face and Body Scrub –
Celloxylin Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub, which is a highly effective mechanical exfoliant, designed to massage away dead skin cells and encourage healthy skin cell turnover. The primary exfoliating ingredient in the Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub is beet sugar. [Read more…]

How to Tweak, Update or Overhaul Your Personal Image

It just happens. Your life is busy, time flies by, and the next thing you know you are ambushed by Stacy and Clinton from “What Not to Wear”! Well, almost.

This is when you realize your skin is starting to sag,  gray hairs are springing up, you can’t find your makeup colors at the store because they’re no longer being made, your pants all have elastic waistbands, and your kids cringe when you get out of the car in public. Is this you? This was me. My daughter did send in a request for Stacy and Clinton to work their magic on me. Twice. I don’t need to say anymore!

I kind of lost myself in everyone else’s lives and let my own go.  As time went on, and the kids became more independent, I could see my light at the end of the “mommy” tunnel. I took on a new job, and started a new business. Being back in the “real world” caused me to take stock of my public image, and realize that I needed to make changes in order to be someone people were proud to be around, happy to be seen in public with, and someone my family and colleagues could look up to.

Here are my tips from my tweaks, updates and overhaul over the past couple of years: [Read more…]

Why a Natural Oil Facial Cleanser is Best?

essential oil in action by krisnanaOil based facial cleansers are becoming the talk of the skin care industry! Mine is sweet – so unbelievably sweet that I want to share the ingredients with you so you can see for yourself.

The acids of other cleansers and daily skin care products used to leave my face dry and tight.  Around the clock exfoliation is being marketed as the way to younger skin. But is it really?  Do you want to be sloughing all day long?

OR… would you rather have a treatment product  to use every few days, made specifically for exfoliation, like a good home acid peel or sugar scrub, leaving  your twice daily skin care routine to be filled with nutrients and hydrating ingredients?Cute woman wash her  face with water  by thebeautynook

I pick having nourishing and hydrating going on all day and night as part of my skin care regimen for my aging skin!

Here’s what I love about my Apriori Beauty Creme Cleanse, a Deep Pore+Surface Cleanser:

TECHNOLOGIES & BENEFITS

• Contains the NutrientReservoir™, which protects and nourishes skin cells by addressing the 4 core influences of aging: Oxidative Stress, Genetics, Hormonal Fluctuation, and Mitochondrial Function.

• More than just a surface cleanser! Removes dirt and other impurities from both the skin’s surface and deep within pores.

• Foaming is achieved naturally through the use of natural, plant-derived surfactants.

• Will not disrupt the skin’s natural barrier function or strip skin of essential oils.

• Sulfate, Paraben, and Fragrance Free! Gentle and effective formula perfect for all skin types.

Click here, for answers to Creme Cleanse  FAQ’s:
What is the importance of choosing a cleanser with gentle ingredients?
Does crème cleanse contain sulfates?
Is Crème Cleanse gentle enough for sensitive skin?
How often should I use Crème Cleanse? What if I have dry or oily skin?

INGREDIENT PROFILE, OPN SAFETY RATING
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycol Distearate, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Petasites Japonicus Root Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Cedarwood Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Geranium Oil, Coconut Oil Derived, Lemon Oil, Lime Oil, Orange Oil, Rosemary Oil, Ginger Oil, Lemongrass Oil

OPN Safety Rating: Zero toxicity

You are in for a TREAT! A wonderfully gentle and VERY effective treat when you use the Creme Cleanse!

Thanks for letting me share one of my faves to make your life more fabulous! I’d love to answer any questions you may have about the Creme Cleanse or other Apriori Beauty Skin Care Products!

And, as always, I am thankful you stopped by to “Make My Life Beautiful!”

For more information on my Favorite Sugar Beet Crystal Scrub Click Here!

For more information on my Favorite In Home Acid Peel Click Here!

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