#1 Summer Skincare Tip!

Summer Tip #1 Less Exfoliation! 

If you are anything like me, and are obsessed with scrubs…then you tend to get a little carried away. But it is imperative that during the summer months to decrease over-exfoliation, because too much of a good thing can cause adverse effects.

Over-scrubbing can can compromise your skins’ moisture barrier and the harsh rays of the sun during Summer months wreak havoc on your skin – leading to burns, pigmentation and sunspots.

So how much exfoliation is enough during summer months?

My recommendation is 1-3 times per week. Exfoliation does assist in shedding dull skin and build up, prevents clogged pores and improves better product absorption. If you notice redness, dry patches or irritation..then you may be exfoliating a bit too much.

My top gentle scrubs for Summer are:

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PCA Skin Gentle Exfoliant
7 oz $31.00 USD

 

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Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
2.6 oz $55 USD

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Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub
3.4 oz $26 USD

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Glo Skin Beauty Brightening Polish
$44 USD

What are your favorite exfoliators? Feel free to comment with your own Summer skincare tips and tricks!

Xx,
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Samples for San Francisco

Hey guys!
So I am getting ready for the long 3 day weekend and heading up to San Fran. I wanted to share with you my favorite beauty miniatures and see what some of your favorites are when you travel!

I am actually a minimalist when it comes to packing (that way I have more room for shopping lol) so I tend to pack sample size products that I have collected when I travel!

Who else has no shame when it comes to asking for samples?! *Hands up emoji
I actually refuse at this point to invest in a product without knowing for sure that it will work for me. So I absolutely ask for samples! And I would actually encourage you to ask your esthetician because truth is, we love giving away our secrets. And we would rather you sample than be disappointed in what we recommend. So don’t be shy – ask to try!

So here is what I’ve got so far in my bag! Warning: objects in picture are much smaller than they appear 😉

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The only product here that is not a sample is the bumble and bumble pret-a-powder, an amazing dry shampoo..and one I never travel without! I featured it because the travel size is small but goes a long way and it’s only $12 at Sephora. Worth it!

I have been breaking out like crazy in the LA heat, especially along my hairline. So I am taking the PCA Skin acne gel to help with those annoying break outs. I also packed the Active Serum by Is Clinical and the Lytera 2.0 by Skinmedica. Both of these are mini treatments and help with my melasma and discoloration. I like to layer them under my SPF and alternate them in the evening.

And I looooove Skinceutials trial sizes you guys! They really give you a lot to try and the eye cream sample can last you a few weeks..long enough to see subtle changes! I love it under my concealer and at night obviously.

The last sample here is Latisse. I wore lash extensions for over a year and they completely destroyed my natural lash, so latisse has saved me. Allergan does promotions on their brilliant distinctions site where if you purchase a full size you get a sample free. The sample lasts about 8 weeks for me and I try not to miss a day, so this liquid gold is going with me!

Are you like me and leave behind your full size products when you travel? Which ones are your faves?

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone!

Xx,

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Here’s to making life more beautiful

Hello beauties! I’m super eager to share with you my insight and background, along with my new experiences with all things beauty and aesthetics! With over a decade of experience in the Skincare and Medical Spa arena, I recently took a leap and left my 60 hour a week Chief Operating Officer job.

Why you ask? Why would I leave my 6-figure a year job?  

Oh you know, the typical mid 30’s melt down! Seriously, I’m sure you have read stories like mine over and over. (Successful, work-a-holic quits her day job to pursue a higher meaning and quest for life purpose..blah, blah..) We have all read those stories, so I won’t dive deep with the details of why. 

Just know that my life experiences have lead me here..now..and more than anything I am ready to share my passion and pursuit of all things beauty and aesthetics!

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My background as an esthetician and spa consultant ignited a spark for helping those with skincare issues like acne, discoloration and anti-aging. That spark grew into an obsession. But I was more obsessed with the search for beauty from within, and around..and the entire transformation process!

Seeing a client’s skin change from acne to flawless had my soul LIT! I also relished in creating beautiful spaces – like designing spa’s and medical clinics.

In general, I LIVE for the before and after! (Insert caterpillar – butterfly analogy)

If there is one thing that matches my obsession for aesthetics, it’s the city I reside in – LA! I have decided to merge my love passion for aesthetics with my experiences in the most Gorge city in the world!

Come along with me! We will discover the secrets to aging gracefully, reveal our beauty from the inside – out, and find all things aesthetically pleasing in the places and spaces of Los Angeles.

Here’s to making life more beautiful!

Cheers! 

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