Let's face it, we're getting a little older each and every day. I'm here to tell you, don't let the aging process get you down. Here are 3 easy tips for beautiful, glowing skin at any age.
1. Topical Treatments at Home
A facial treatment with an esthetician is always a nicety to have once a month to keep the skin looking fresh, but how many months go by when you finally remember to make these appointments? For many, years can go by without a facial treatment. Here's what you can do at home.
Use a topical moisturizer with Vitamins A, C & E in it. This is a home run combination. Vitamin A is essential for a healthy, youthful appearance. It stimulates collagen production, increases natural moisturizing factors allowing skin to retain more water (puffing out fine lines) and can repair UV damage. Vitamin C brightens uneven pigmentation and when paired with Vitamin E, Vitamin C recycles Vitamin E allowing it to become an antioxidant again to fight free radicals that occur daily.
I recommend Environ's AVST Range step up system starting with AVST Kit #1. Packed with Vitamin A, C & E, Pro-vitamin B5, Green Tea Extract, Rooibos Leaf Extract and Resveratrol. This moisturizing treatment brightens, hydrates and fights free radicals with daily use. The step up system acquaints your skin with vitamin A and increases the amount of vitamin A with each step. This decreases any potential adverse reactions to a potent vitamin A treatment. Hence, no redness, flaking or peeling skin that can occur with other vitamin A forms.
I also recommend Environ's Revival Masque (aka a Facelift in a jar) It is a night time masque that contains AHA's Lactic, Asiatic & Mandelic Acids to brighten, smooth and firm skin. Fall and winter months are the perfect time of year to use this masque. You can even sleep in it!
And for those with extra dry skin, try Environ's Hydrating Oil Capsules. For my dry skin, these capsules are a dream come true!
I recommend using a mineral makeup that contains no fillers, binders or dyes and gives the skin a beautiful glow without giving off that "I cake on my makeup every morning look."
Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup offers a variety of foundations that are multi-purpose in use. Almost all her foundations contain an SPF and range from a heavier coverage BB Cream to a light coverage powder or Dream Tint (tinted moisturizer). These contain ingredients such as Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide to calm inflammation and decrease redness. The pressed powder (for normal to oily skin types also contains pomegranate extract for its antioxidant properties.) Not sure which one is right for you? I can help. (firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation.)
For that extra holiday or winter glow, I recommend using Complete In Touch Highlighter, Moonglow, Sunbeam or Rose Dawn Bronzers. These add an extra shimmer and highlight to a dull complexion, giving your skin that beautiful glow we all crave during these darker months.
3. Internal Skin Health
I mentioned vitamins for external use earlier and now I want to bring the attention inside the body. Jane Iredale came out with a brand new supplement called Skin Accumax that is phenomenal for skin health. Packed with Vitamins A, C & E plus a ground-breaking plant nutrient called diindolylmethane.
Diindolylmethane is found in crusiferous vegetables such as broccoli and brussel sprouts. With this supplement, it's like eating 8 heads of broccoli per day. It has helped those with blemishes and breakouts, get clearer skin, created more radiant looking skin for those with clear skin already and has been reported to improve hair texture and health.
There you have it. 3 easy steps to creating a beautiful, healthy glow year round. Topical antioxidants and vitamins to treat your skin, natural mineral makeup to conceal imperfections and highlight beautiful skin and a nutritional supplement to support the skin's health internally and naturally.
You can find these items and more at Mode Skin Care & Esthetics in Olympia, WA,
I offer free color matches and consultations (with minimum purchase). For perfect makeup placement I also offer one on one sessions to help you apply your makeup beautifully every day.
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Karli Stewart is a Licensed Master Esthetician, Makeup Artist & Licensed Massage Practioner. She owns Mode Skin Care & Esthetics in Olympia, WA and is a Global Educator for Bio-Therapeutic in Seattle, WA.