Beat the LA humidity with my hot weather skincare tips

Hey guys!

So I am a huge fan of the “dewy” skin look…but lately this LA humidity has me looking like I am forever in work-out mode! I know I’m not the only one feeling oilier and greasier, so I want to share some simple tips to a shine-free face.

Cleansing

If you haven’t already, switch to an oil-free gel cleanser. If your skin can tolerate it, look for one with salicylic acid which will help exfoliate and prevent breakouts. You can also invest a cleansing tool like the like the Clarisonic brush for deeper pore cleansing.

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Lighten up on Moisturizers

Trade in your heavy creams for a lightweight moisturizer. I love Skinceuticals hydrating B5 Gel because it’s an oil free serum with hyaluronic acid, so your skin stays hydrated but not greasy.

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Don’t skip SPF!

There are so many sunscreens on the market in literally every texture. During the humidity, I recommend switching to a mattifying formula. My favorite is Obaji’s Sun Shield SPF 50. It is a zinc based non-whitening formula and even comes in a tinted option, which I am currently obsessed with!!

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Get low-key chill on your makeup routine

I know we are all equally obsessed with contour and highlighter, but sweat and oil production combined with heavy makeup can lead to a literal melt down. Keep things light, and use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream like Smashboxes Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35,  my go-to since it first came out. Also, avoid anything with glitter or sparkles – which can make your skin look sweatier and extra shiny!
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Stock your fridge – with sheet masks!

Lately I have noticed tiny broken capillaries, and just overall redness – so I stocked up on a ton of Korean sheet masks packed with peptides, aloe and hyaluronic acid. I keep them in my fridge and apply them 3-4 times a week for a calming facial treatment. They feel amazing, and the more frequently I use them, the better my skin feels.

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I did a series of 3 sheet masks last week and lightweight makeup resulting in a #nofilterneeded selfie 😉

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I will be sharing more tips for beating the humidity on next weeks blog for those who are looking for more aggressive treatments. Until then, what changes have you seen in your skin with all this humidity? What changes do you make during the summer to your skincare routine? I’d love to hear your tips!

Stay cool…like a cucumber loves!
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Moon Juice Supplements – What’s up with all the hype?

“Moon Juice represents a holistic lifestyle…It’s a healing force, an etheric potion, a cosmic beacon for those seeking out beauty, wellness and longevity.”

Ok, totally mesmerized by the description.

But what is it??

I had been seeing Moon Juice all over and was super curious – so I was thrilled when I received their Dream Dust in a gift box from a friend.

Dream Dust is one of Moon Juice’s herbal supplements that assists with sleep.

I brewed some Lemon ginger tea and added a teaspoon of Dust. ✨ There was little taste difference, but it did turn my tea into a darker color.

After 20 minutes or so, I began feeling extremely relaxed. I wasn’t drowsy though..just relaxed.

I slept 10 hours guys! And I woke up with a peaceful zen feeling. The super calm feeling actually continued to last throughout the entire next day. I felt restored and way less anxious. Honestly, I was shocked at how peaceful I felt.

I plan on using this over the next month and to use right after my hot yoga Yin and sound bath classes for the ultimate sound sleep. Doesn’t that sound dreamy?!

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I give this product 5 stars and can’t wait to try their other products. Next on my list is the Beauty Dust – because who doesn’t want to glow from within?!

Dream Dust 1.5 oz. $30

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Sweet dreams Xx,

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#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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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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