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July 2, 2019

For the best ways to keep your skin hydrated in these (finally) soaring temperatures, check out some of my favorite products:

The Prevention+ Ultimate Daily Moisturizer offers superior sun protection with broad spectrum SPF 50 along with a blend of plant stem cells and potent antioxidants to protect skin. A dose of aqualance improves skin hydration. It goes on smoothly and sheer and is designed and feels like a moisturizer, not "sunscreen".  I love the protection and hydration it provides my skin with all day long.

The Hydrating Hydrogel Sheet Mask from Image Skincare is an absolute summer must. There is no better feeling than that of your skin soaking up the hydration this mask provides. And it shows. I love this mask a...

July 1, 2019

Melatonin, a natural hormone in our body, helps control sleep-wake cycles. It is being actively produced and released into the bloodstream around 9pm. This is the best time to clean your face and let your skin absorb topical treatments. Melatonin levels stay elevated throughout the night. As we sleep, skin renewal and repair processes kick in including enhanced cell turnover. Use ingredients at night that aid these processes, such as retinol, antioxidants, peptides, stem cells and hyaluronic acids. You can boost their effectiveness by getting sure to get a good night's sleep: keep the bedroom screen free (and thus banish blue light - best if done even two hours before bedtime), limit alcohol and have a glass of water before bedt...

March 13, 2019

Let us introduce you to another skincare superhero: Hyaluronic Acid (HA). 

Hyaluronic Acid is a hydrating substance naturally occurring in the skin that keeps it plump and youthful. It aids in collagen synthesis, retains skin moisture and is a key piece in cell generation. Sounds great, right? Except that 80% of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin is lost between the ages of 40 – 80.

So, let’s do something about it and give our skin what it needs. Hyaluronic Acid is considered a miracle moisturizer as it can hold 1000 times its weight in water and addresses both intrinsic aging as well as extrinsic aging from sun damage, pollution and other stressors. As a humectant, it draws water out of the environment and locks it into the s...

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