Get fabulous lovely & Sexy legs by spring! Winter is the best time to rejuvenate the skin. Laser treatments and chemical peels are ideal treatments for winter, because the treated area is very sensitive to the sun following treatments. Although, winter is ideal it is still important to use sunscreen following each treatment. Lasers are also effective for varicose veins (spider veins), as well as sclerotherapy (saline injection) which is only effective for small spider veins. _
Vita-K Leg Cream
The latest in laser technology is the Lumenis M22. It is best to combine laser or sclerotherapy with supplements and Vitamin K leg cream. A great daily supplement that repairs and strengthen capillaries is VeinFactors by FutureBiotics, and two very effective creams are Vita-K by Freeman and Vein-Guard by Natural Care. I recommend using the cream in the morning and evening. Both creams offer quick results 3-6 weeks. Avoid excessive amounts of salt and alcohol. Hormonal changes (Pregnancy ect) can also cause varicose veins. Sitting or standing too long in the same position is also another cause._
Laser Centers in Boston Area. Cosmetic Care Laser in Brookline and Finesse Laser Center in Waltham.
www.finesselaser.com & www.lasercarecenters.com
Champagne Golden Skin on a dollar beauty budget!
I was personal shopping today for a special client. She is a very athletic, low maintenance, natural beauty, Pure & Simple! She is also very much into health & nutrition. She is having a bout of adult acne, but is on a tight budget. She came to me looking for expert skin advice on a drug store beauty budget .
No problem! My #1 beauty budget store, Bed Bath & Beyond. Like most acne clients she over dries her skin, this causes a problem in many ways. New England weather is so extreme. We go from hot & humid, to the TUNDRA & dry. This is also extreme on the skin, although the dry weather will clear the skin, using over drying products will cause more problems . .in the end the glands will produce more natural oils to overcompensate for the lack of moisture. This leaves dry rough cells on the skins surface, then leading to clogged pores and black heads, you don't need to be an aesthetician to diagnose this problem.
The Answers . . & Extra beauty treats!
coconut radiance mask
First Bed Bath & Beyond is my store of choice for many reasons, the have a variety of health and beauty products both high end, organic & great drug store quality. This includes Hair, skin & makeup. They also have better prices than CVS or Target and offer a weekly 20% coupon that you can print & double dip! As you know I treat skin from the inside and out . . diet, supplements, lifestyle, treatments & products! No, I am not low maintenance, but I can make it simple for my clients or posh for my prima donnas! First I chose an acne supplement by Applied nutrition (product details below) Doctor developed "Clear Pure Complexion" a daily supplement for acne prone skin. I also chose the "Liquid Collagen Skin Revitalization" this will add Omega 3s and internal moisture. Next, she needed a anti-acne skin regimen. I chose Avalon Organics Citrus cleanser, witch hazel toner, and Derma e Tea Trea (antibacterial) daily moisturizer and oil free sunscreen. For treatment a weekly mask by Organix "Coconut Radiance" and Alpha Hydrox 10% night lotion (face, neck, chest & back) This is a very simple, effective winter regimen for teen & adult acne. She does use past eye creams that I have blogged about NuVectin for evening, I found a sale item by Organix (one of my favorite organic lines, Hair, Skin & body) called coconut milk & cucumber anti-puff eye cream. I have not tried this but will keep you posted after one week! I do like the packaging, because it is a pump (prevents bacteria from fingers and air) cleaner & lasts longer. The price point was originally 14.98 now 10.49 FYI, it may be discontinued. I saw one more goody, RapidLash eyelash & brow growth serum, similar to Allergan's Latisse but non prescription and obviously cheaper 49.99, Latisse is amazing, but may turn blue eyes a darker hue & cause a brown crease under the lashes. Tune in for results from RapidLash. All products discussed are not tested on animals.
Product detials & sites!
Applied Nutrition, Clear Pure Complexion & Liquid Collagen Supplement, many more anti aging, men's, hair skin nails & weigh loss! The box included 28 coupons for all of their supplements $25, www.appliednutrition.com. Sunscreen is Neutrogena Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunblock SPF 30. Rapid Lash www.rapidlash.com and Organix Mask & Eyed creme www.pureandsimple.com, Alpha Hydrox 10% www.alphahydrox.com and Derma e, www.dermae.com
Liquid Collagen Skin Revitalization™*
This truly unique and innovative product is specially designed to fight the effects of aging.* Simply mix one concentrated liquid-tube into 16 ounces of water per day. Each great-tasting liquid-tube delivers superior levels of collagen, plus a broad spectrum of antioxidants and nutrients such as biotin and silica, to help revitalize the skin from the inside out.* Key ingredients include:
Hydrolyzed Collagen: a full 4,000 mg to help replenish the body’s supply of collagen.*
Biotin: the essential super beauty nutrient.*
Vitamins A and C: powerful antioxidant compounds to promote internal collagen production.*
Horsetail: nutrient-dense botanical and natural source of silica.
Antioxidant Blend: a combination of Super Fruits and Green Tea Extract to protect skin from the damaging effects of free-radicals.*
Clear Pure Complexion® is a revolutionary skin-care product that supplies ingredients that address multiple internal factors that can lead to acne-prone skin.‡ * By promoting internal balance of the total body system, specific ingredients in Clear Pure Complexion® work from the inside-out to help improve the health and appearance of your skin… so you look and feel your best again.*
DYI lactic acid vitamin C lemon peel! This is a fabulous quick treatment, although it is a mild peel I often use it before photo shoots or events it is a great exfoliant before a professional makeup application (if you do not have sensitive skin) if you have sensitive skin do not do this before an event. Apply with a fan brush on face, neck & chest. Leave on 15min (until dry), may use under the eyes, rinse with luke warm water & Follow with Derma e vitamin E creme. In the morning apply a vitamin C serum. A bit pricy but amaizing is SkinCeuticals C & E Ferulic Serum. Prevent skin damage from the inside outUV rays, infrared radiation, pollution, and lifestyle factors generate damaging free radicals that prematurely age skin. SkinCeuticals antioxidants neutralize these unstable molecules, acting as a second line of defense against photodamage and accelerated skin aging. ,
3 n one, Alpha Lipoic Acid Creme
Alpha Lipoic acid is an amazing supplement & topical creme for anti aging. There are many products on the market that contain alpha lipoic acid. The best bang for your buck is Derma e 3 in on creme. Derma e products are reasonably priced, paraben free, organic and very effective. The creme is moisturizing and firming creme that combines widely acclaimed DMAE, Alpha Lipoic Acid and C-Ester to hydrate and retexturize skin. While improving skin tone and elasticity, this formula also delivers much-needed nutrients and moisture to your skin.
Gravity-defying DMAE reduces facial sag and firms skin. Researchers report that it has improved skin hydration and tone, lip shape and fullness, and reduced the appearance of lines and wrinkles, Apply day or night, daytime with broad spectrum sun screen. Great to alternate with a retinol based creme or Retin A
Alpha lipoic Acid
Alpha lipoic Acid fights free radicals in the body, anti inflammatory, repairs nerves, helps detox the liver.
100mg-600mg for skin benefits
Coconut Milk Yogurt
Skin food smart & simple! Anti oxidant morning breakfast smoothie! My favorite anti aging, anti oxidant, vitamin packed, low sugar & low fat smoothie! This is an all in one receipt, it is dairy free rich in vitamins and Omega 3's, all great for your heart & skin. Here you GO!
Resveratrol is one of my favorite supplements, Its the "Red Wine" in a bottle, gives you the anit-oxidant benefits of Red Wine. Red wine contains at most 12.59 mg resveratrol per liter, so to get 500 mg daily, you'd need to drink almost 40 liters of wine daily. A 40 mg daily dose of resveratrol may also have some benefits, showed a study published in the "Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism" in June 2010. Even if a 40 mg daily dose is sufficient, you'd still need to drink a little over 3 liters of wine daily to get that much resveratrol. Ladies we know, no one wants to see us drink that much red wine lol! Because resveratrol is a naturally occurring type of antibiotic, it works to cleanse the body of pollutants and other contaminants. In doing this, it helps keep the skin fresher, healthier and more elastic - preventing new wrinkles and reducing the appearance of existing ones. The brand I recommend is Jarrow 200mg $29.99, this is comparable to the more expensives brands. Your morning cocktail Rx!
The day following a pumpkin peel your skin may feel slightly sensitive and be pink.. Dont panic this is normal. Cleanse your skin with luke warm water and a creme cleanser (non retinol) after cleansing follow with a calming non-alcohol toner (cucumber & witch hazel fabulous!) Use a vitamin E based moisturize, I always use
Derma- E all organic vitamin E creme. If your skin is extra sensitive to touch you may mix a small dime size of hydro-cortisone creme. Follow with a broad spectrum sun screen. Wait 5 nights and repeat pumpkin enzyme. Avoid any facial hair removal or treatments during peel process. Enjoy!
Happy Halloween Beauty Rx Treat! Your DYI Spicy Pumpkin Enzyme peel receipt. This simple yet, very effective at home peel is affordable, and will last many treatments. Store in the Fridge in an airtight container. Vitamin C acts as a natural preservative. What you will need
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