Why Your Moisturizer Isn’t Cutting It

There’s nothing more frustrating than using a product that doesn’t do it’s job.

Take a moisturizer for instance. If it doesn’t work, it not only affects the condition of the skin, it affects the look of your makeup finish as well. I mean, who wants to look like a dry, flaky mess?

There could many reasons why your moisturizer isn’t cutting it. Today we’ll talk about the top 3.

You’re Using The Wrong Moisturizer

Moisturizers are not all the same. If you’re using a moisturizer, but it wasn’t made for your skin type, you may as well not be using any at all!

Here’s why: if your skin is dry, your moisturizer must be extra-moisturizing so it can give your dry skin all the nourishment your skin needs. If your skin is oily, and you use a moisturizer for dry skin, it can cause an extra buildup of oil which can lead to clogged pores and eventually acne.

You’re Not Exfoliating Your Skin

Moisturizer works best when it’s applied to fresh, new skin because it’s so much easier for newer skin to drink it in. So, what can you do to be sure you’re moisturizing the right skin?

You need to make sure you make room for new skin by getting rid of the old. Since our skin creates new skin cells about every 3 days, we can help by using a scrub or microderm abrasion cream to get rid of the dead skin on top.

You’re Doing it Wrong 

Did you know there’s a right way to use moisturizer? It works best when you’re not in a hurry, and take the time to work it in to your skin, especially the areas that need it the most. Go ahead! take the time to give yourself a little face massage every day!

If your moisturizer still isn’t quite cutting it, especially in the winter, try using it on wet skin just after cleansing. Remind yourself by keeping your moisturizer in the shower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Ways To Get Radiant Looking Skin In the Fall

healthy radiant skin

Fall is such a beautiful time of year! For most of us, it means bright colored leaves, apple cider and comfy sweaters!

But, there’s a drawback to the Autumn season. Our skin becomes dry and dull. And, this doesn’t happen because it’s so much cooler outside, it happens because we turn the heat on inside, and as cozy as it may feel, it also dehydrates our skin. 

The good news is, you don’t have to settle for less than radiant looking skin no matter the weather! And,  today, we’re going to talk about 2 ways  to get radiant looking skin in the Fall.

Exfoliate

Our skin’s job every 3 days is to create new skin cells. Our job is to get rid of the old ones so new skin can show through. This is done when we use a facial scrub or microderm abrasion treatment 2 to 3 times a week.

Why is exfoliation so important? If you don’t exfoliate regularly, it’s impossible for your moisturizer to make it’s way through the dead skin to the new which is both a waste of 2 things we find rare these days; time and money.

So, when do you fit this into your routine? We recommend doing it in the evening. Because exfoliating can be abrasive, it leaves new skin  sensitive. Let it rest when you do. 

Switch Up Your Products

As the seasons change, so do  the needs of our skin. This sometimes means the products that worked for you during the summer might not cut it this time of year. You may find your skin might require more moisture during cooler months.

And, how do you know this? If your skin appears unusually dry and tight after using your cleanser, what you’re using may be too harsh for your skin. It might actually be stripping away the natural (good) oils it needs to stay plump and hydrated.

And your skincare products aren’t the only thing you should consider changing if you find your skin dry.

It may also be time to change your foundation, especially if you normally wear an oil control foundation. Dry skin loving options like KmS Mineral Perfecting BB Cream, or Select Botanical Anti-Aging Foundation were created specifically for dry skin and contain ingredients that prevent moisture loss.

How do you change your skincare routine this time of year?

 

This Might Be Why You Have Problem Skin

Over the past 10 years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting with many women to discuss their problem skin issues.

Incredibly, over 60% of these women could have prevented their skin problems if they knew their REAL skin type.

Think you know yours? In today’s Vlog, I’ll share what you can do to find out for sure in hopes it might help you on your own clear skin journey!

What are your thoughts on today’s video? Share them with me in the comments below.

 

 

 

4 Ways To Instantly Transform Your Skin

Transform your skin at home

If you’ve noticed your skin needs a little pick-me-up and a visit to the skin spa isn’t in the budget, I’ve got some great news for you! Great skin care doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

What your facialist doesn’t want you to know, is there are 5 ways to instantly (or pretty close to it) transform your skin at home without leaving you broke.  

Stay Hydrated

Probably the most important thing you can do for your skin is to keep it hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This is especially true as we get older, because our skin gradually loses it’s ability to hold moisture. Because our bodies are made mostly of water, it’s critical to replace it.

So how do you know how much water to drink? Some count 8-10 glasses, but I personally carry a 16 oz. bottle of water with me everywhere I go and keep it filled so I can drink throughout the day. The key to avoid dehydration is to drink before you “feel” thirsty.

Avoid The Sun

Our skin takes a real beating when we’re in the sun. Too much of it not only damages our skin, it makes it look dry and tired, leaving us looking old. Think you’re OK because you never burn?

Not so fast. Tanned skin is sun damage in disguise. The bronze skin you’re enjoying today will eventually show up as sun spots tomorrow, so don’t forget to grab your hat before heading to the beach.

Get Your  C

Adding a serum with Vitamin C to your skincare routine is another beautiful way to care for your skin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights the signs of aging by completely neutralizing free radicals. When looking for a serum, choose one with Vitamin C Ester, for tighter, brighter, younger looking skin.

Get Your Z’s

You may have heard the lack of sleep affects brain function, but it’s also been proven to be the culprit of poor overall skin health. When we don’t get the sleep our bodies crave, our skin creates the stress hormone Cortisol, and more Cortisol leads to body stress, inflammation and eventually skin conditions like Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema. Yikes!

With so many things in life out of our control, isn’t it great to know we have a say in the care and health of our skin? What do you do for your skin at home? Share it with me below!