Beautiful Skin from the Inside Out and the Outside In post image

There is nothing more attractive, desired, or desirable than gorgeous skin. Fortunately, attaining this coveted asset isn’t as elusive as you think.

The saying you are what you eat is especially true when it comes to attaining a coveted clear complexion; what goes in plays a huge role in what radiates out. When I tweak my diet, the first thing I notice is a dramatic improvement in my skin. You don’t need to do a major overall and cut out everything you love as long as you also make an effort to incorporate some skin super foods into your diet.

Coming in second to what you eat is the products you use. I have been writing about beauty for five years now and in that time I have experienced many ups and downs in regards to my skin. I have also had the opportunity to try out hundreds of products.

Read on for the best foods to eat and products to use for a clear, luminous complexion. [continue reading…]

Skin Care Rehab: Products to Rejuvenate Your Skin for Spring post image

With the weather finally warming up, it’s a perfect opportunity to do some hard-core skin repair and rejuvenation. Like a snake, we need to shed our old dried-up winter skin that was abused through three months of harsh temperature extremes of freezing outside temperatures and over heated interiors.

Dr. Debra Jaliman, a nationally renowned dermatologist and author of “Skin Rules,” recommends exfoliating at the beginning of spring in order to shed our skin’s winter coat. She recommends pads impregnated with Salicylic Acid or Glycolic Acid or an exfoliator with Hyaluronic Acid to exfoliate the dead layers of our winter skin and bring out the new fresher layers. Hyaluronic Acid revitalizes damaged tissue and increases the skin’s viscosity and elasticity.

Here are some other products to help get your skin into tip top shape this season:

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Expert Advice: Top 5 Must-Have Skincare Products post image

 

The beauty world can be an overwhelming place, one where you’re flooded with countless products that all make big promises. All these options make it  hard to navigate what the must-haves are for your skin and what you can do without.

To help you figure it out, Anne-Cecile Curot, Aesthetician and Spa Director at Marc Harris salons in Boston, has shared her list of product essentials that should be in everyone’s beauty cabinet. [continue reading…]

Winter Skin Care Tips: Stay Silky Smooth From Head to Toe post image

 

Chapped lips, peeling forehead, brittle hands, and ashy legs. Did I mention split ends? We’ve all been there before and now we’re back. As I dried off after my shower last night, I mulled over another failed attempt at maintaining that silky smooth summer skin I so desire to achieve year round. There I stood, with a handful of dispensed my best moisturizing lotion blobbed onto my elbows and knees; and moist skin to no avail. I decided it was time to actively participate in the betterment of my skin.

 

So here are the steps I took in producing skin that puts those photo-shopped St. Ives girls to shame. Head to toe.

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Beauty Review: Diamond Facials, a Girl’s New Best Friend post image

For those of you that love their skin to look awesome, I mean- all-out -stunning like a fresh opened  petal in exquisite morning dew… but instantly.. without delay ( because do we really want to wait for anything in this digital age of tweet and instant posting) I recommend experiencing a Diamond Dust facial at the Vince Smith Hair Experience Salon.

Vince Smith, a hair stylist who has graced many runway shows in his 20+ year career, is a beauty maven unlike any other. You would love hanging out at his salon among his team of experienced stylists in a real family atmosphere of beauty conspirators.

Have you ever seen what a 24 karat gold or diamond dust facial can do to your face? Well at the Vince Smith Hair Experience, it is a possibility .. “I wanted to offer the best facials on the market and after months of testing, I discovered the Mica Beauty Jewels Line that blew me away. It was the only one that delivered great results quickly .”

The Jewels by Mica Beauty line allows your skin to be mended looking fresh, young-looking, restored in just one visit . Something about the power of the rare and expensive minerals of Pearl, Gold, and Diamond has been proven to be really good for the skin. It is based on the advanced method of microdermabrasion of Diamond Dust that exfoliates the skin with extremely effective results.

Without radical removal of dead skin cells such as these rare minerals allow, you hold up the production of new skin cells. Complexion problems can also be triggered by bad or insufficient exfoliation. New skin cells bring out fresher and healthier skin and allow you to look your best.

So I went in to find out for my self. [continue reading…]

Link Roundup post image

Link Roundup


8 Signs You Aren’t Ready for a Relationship –  Your Tango

How to Wear Spring 2012’s Trickiest Trends – Her Campus

7 Things Men Immediately Notice About Women – How About We

How Facebook Fuels Negative Body Image and What We Can Do About It – Betty Confidential

What Your Favorite Designer Label Says About You – The Gloss

Flawless Skin Without Airbrushing – The Frisky

ANM Beauty Review: L’Oreal Paris Youth Code Collection post image

I was extremely delighted one evening when I came home to a package containing the new L’Oreal Paris Youth Code collection. Getting free beauty products to try is always exciting but this arrival was even more fortuitous because I was at a point where I was increasingly frustrated by the expensive high-end skincare products I was relying on.

I was being as diligent as ever with my routine but they just weren’t working in the same way. My skin felt dry no matter how much moisturizer I slathered on and I was noticing several other unsettling changes. I had always heard that it all goes downhill after 25 (thanks mom!) and as I move further and further past the quarter century mark, I’ve discovered that this crude cautionary scare tactic has a lot of truth to it. I was seeing fine lines under my eyes, and the faint forming of parentheses around my mouth and visible pores! Some said I was being crazy, but that is just what you’re supposed to say to make someone feel better about the inevitable.

But I digress. So immediately after opening the box I reached for the day/night cream, applied just a touch to my face and watched as my skin instantly turned to velvet. Right then and there I knew I was onto something. I never cut myself off from all products to the exclusion of one, it’s just too hard as a beauty writer with so many amazing new products coming your way all the time. However, I was really curious to see how much of  an improvement these products alone would produce. It’s all in the name of research!

Read on for the results

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