I had ice on my roof last night. That might not seem like a big deal but I live in Southern California and this is cold for us! The skin is really affected by this cold weather and the biggest side effect is dry and cracked skin. One thing I love to use for healing dry skin among other skin problems such as burns, psoriasis and even frostbite is Aloe Vera. You can buy a plant like the one I have in my back yard (one of the few plants I manage to keep alive) or buy a pure over the counter topical Aloe Vera product. I like the Epicuren Aloe Vera Calming Gel by Epicuren– it is only $8.00. This can be really used as a moisturizer for a real sensitive skin and also as a treatment serum under a moisturizer for a skin suffering from the weather!
Ladies, if you are sick of shaving every day it is time to consider Laser hair removal. I am loving the results and am currently having the treatment on my bikini and underarm area. I have had the array of different machines in the past and the technology has come such a long way! I remember the first time I had a treatment, it took forever and hurt like hell!
My latest treatment was super quick and utterly painless-withOUT numbing! It had been a while for me since you can not get lasered while pregnant and I am looking forward to finishing this process now. Pacific Coast Cosmetic and Laser Center is where I go in Orange County, they have the latest and greatest equipment and my trust. Ask for Cami, she is amazing!
Pacific Coast Cosmetic &
Laser Medical Center, Inc.
James A. Heinrich, M.D., F.A.C.S.
26730 Crown Valley Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA. 92691
Phone: (949) 364-2440
We all know that red is the color of love and the official color of Valentine’s day. The perfect way to sport this color this Monday (and this season red is in) is on your toes and fingers! I have a new favorite Nail Polish, butter London. This polish is a “3 Free company” which means the product does not contain formaldehyde, toluene or DBP (dibutyl phthalate). They have many rockin’ colors but try Come to Bed Red (really) this Valentine’s Day. Can be purchased online at Nordstom’s
When recommending products for my clients they usually ask me how much they should use. I think it is a common misperception that more is always better and that is rarely true when applying product to your face. This is a simple guide to reference for most products, of course read the labels on the carton and ask your skin care therapist for guidance. If you are overusing your skin care you are most likely throwing good money away, using the proper amount will help your favorite products last as long as they should.
Eye Cream/Gel-pea-sized amount for both eyes
Dot your eye cream around the bone gently with ring finger. Avoid eye lids. You can actually have a break out if you use too much, over applying will not make the crows feet disappear quicker! This is also one of your higher price points so follow the directions.
Typically this amount should cover your face and neck. I like to treat my décolleté as well.
SPF– half dollar amount
This is the one area where you can go to town; the more you are covered the better so go for it. Also double up, use a foundation that has an SPF.
Cleanser– dime-sized amount
Most cleansers today are highly concentrated so a little goes a long way. You can always add more water if you feel you need more cleanser.