We are so excited to announce that we have added and will continue to add guest bloggers to our blog!
Here is our first from Celebrity Makeup Artist Elaine Offers…
To all you beautiful ladies out there……take care of your skin! That means some kind of sunscreen during the day, and a hat if you’ll be outside for a few hours. Your skin will thank you with years of gorgeousness! If your years of unabated sun tanning have shown up in the form of sun spots and fine lines..(nothing wrong with a few), it’s never too late to adopt a skin care plan to improve it’s look and texture. Always cleanse super well at night……If I’m wearing makeup during the day, I start my removal process with a water soluble oil remover (Boscia’s Makeup Break-up) is awesome! Use a wringed out hot towel to wipe it all off…..You’ll also be gently exfoliating in this step. You can use a gentle foaming cleanser to get extra clean if you want. ( Sircuit’s X- trap Gentle Daily Face Wash) is amazing, and it’s also a great feminine wash for our Southern regions……just one squirt is all you need. I recommend a retinol at night……it’ll build collagen, firm and refine your skin’s texture. I like Sircuit’s Dreamweaver, which in addition to retinol, is loaded with amazing cutting edge ingredients. I also like Skin Medica’s Tri Retinol ES…..it’s the strongest retinol treatment you can buy without a prescription. This product is one you should work up to…..not for first timers. There’s always a bit of peeling that you will experience with these products…..that means it’s working. Use every other night at first until your skin gets accustomed to it. I don’t cleanse in the morning, but I do use another wringed out washcloth to wake myself up, and get the sleepy crust out of my eyes………then slap on that sunscreen, whether it’s a lotion, mineral, or spf makeup base. I’m also amazed at how much better my skin looks when I sleep enough, and don’t eat too much junk… If you can get to Venice, California, try to get a facial with Nacole Raphalian at Citizen Skin……located on Westminster, right off of Abbott Kinney. She is amazing, and sells really clean and natural skin products.
Find out more about Elaine here.