FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS WE LOVE

afccc6eff613efafea0edb0cf21284efWhile we may not be able to find the literal fountain of youth, there are so many great anti-aging products available today that it’s almost as good!

We compiled our best list of available products at TheBeautyPlace.com from some of the best, high-end brands that give your skin that boost it needs to look as young as you feel.

Cleanser Top Pick – Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Creme Cleanser

Ideal for dry skin types, this creme cleanser hydrates and conditions while washing away daily impurities. Formulated for moisturizers like Shea butter and Jojoba Oil, it keeps skin hydrated to help maintain skin’s elasticity prolonging the the appearance of wrinkles.

Moisturizer Top Pick – Murad Essential-C Daily Renewal Complex

Behold the skin care magic wand. Ideal for skin with existing photodamage, it delivers a huge dose of vitamin C to help protect and repair skin. See a reduction in the appearance of fine lines as well as brighter and even skin.

SPF Top Pick – La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti-Aging Primer With Sunscreen

Talk about dual action! 2-in-1 products are perfect with our busy schedule. This primer & sunscreen provides an instant blurring effect on signs of aging and has a matte finish making your skin an ideal canvas for makeup application.

Night Serum Top Pick – Dr. Brandt Glow Overnight Resurfacing Serum

Formulated with retinol, this serum helps promote radiance from within. By supporting your skin’s cell turnover rate, it helps improve skin texture and tone while the appearance of the pesky lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores are softened.  After 4 weeks, the visible results of your skin’s improved health will show.

Night Eye Cream Top Pick – SkinCeutials A.G.E. Eye Complex

A nourishing eye cream, this treatment helps target severe signs of aging in the eye area. With blueberry extract and and flavanoids, this cream works overtime to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. By helping to improve the skin’s elasticity, it helps prevent the appearance of fine lines and crow’s feet.

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HOT, HOT, HOT: SKINCARE IN HUMID CLIMATES

Here in sunny south Florida, we have been experiencing high heat and high humidity this past week. This means trouble for clear complexions – high humidity brings the onslaught of more oil and the potential of frequent breakouts and blemishes.

Unlike winter skincare where the focus is on heavy moisturizing so skin doesn’t dry out, humidity requires different skincare tactics. With summer around the corner, it’s better to be prepared!

To achieve red carpet worthy, glowing skin like the celebrities had at the Latin Billboard Music Awards this past Thursday, use these tips:

Acid Is Good

Humidity causes sweat to sit on skin longer leading to clogged pores and breakouts if not cleansed well. Using a skin cleanser with alpha or beta hydroxy acids will ensure that your skin is exfoliated and that built up oil in the pores are dissolved. Pick a cleanser with light amounts of alpha or beta hydroxy acids as too much may dry out skin leading to more breakouts.

Lightweight Is The Right Way

Humidity itself feels heavy on skin but don’t forego the moisturizer to avoid oiliness! Instead, opt for a lightweight moisturizer  that is not formulated with any heavy oils (i.e. macadamia nut oil or argan oil).  For sunscreen protection, water-based sunscreens will absorb faster leaving less residue on your skin. We like La Roche Posay Anthelios 30 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen.

Hands Off!

This one is very important, year round, in all types of weather – hands off. Try to avoid touching your face, leaning on your hands, holding your chin, etc. Your face is already dealing with perspiration from the heat and humidity and touching your face can lead to the transfer of bacteria and grime from your hands.

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Tutorial Tuesday – Burn Relief

We recently tackled this summer’s bandit – sunburns – what it can cause. For serious burns that sting, try this remedy.

You will need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Water
  • 100% Pure Coconut Oil
  • Old T- Shirt
  • Spray Bottle/Washcloth

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Instructions:

Note: The apple cider portion can be done at any point during the day for pain relief. The oil portion should be done before bed.

Step 1: To address the pain, mix ¼ of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of cold water in a spray bottle or bowl. Shake the bottle or mix the two liquids really well.

Step 2: Spray it liberally over your sunburned skin. If using a washcloth, dampen the washcloth with the mixture and dab it on. Let it dry.

Step 3: After the apple cider vinegar and water mixture has dried, use your fingers to apply the coconut oil. The coconut oil will begin to melt as you rub it gently on your sunburned skin. Use a paper towel to catch the falling drops. The oil will help your skin heal but needs time for absorption, thus this should be done before bedtime. To avoid getting your bed sheets oiled up, wear an old t-shirt and/or old sweatpants to bed.

This DIY tutorial can be done daily until your skin recovers.

Remember to always apply SPF before sun exposure whether it be a run in the park, the beach or errands.

Stay beautiful!

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Quick Beauty Tip – DIY Lip & Body Scrub

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With the ending months of winter and the incoming months of spring, you don’t want to be the girl who has a fabulous manicure accompanied by dry, cracked hands. Here in Florida, winter seems to be nonexistent but no matter where you are or what season it is, we all should take 5 minutes to make this scrub at home with stuff you probably already have.

Scrubs give you the opportunity to increase the circulation in your body, have glowing skin, sensuous lips, and are great exfoliants! A two-for-one recipe, this DIY works wonders for your entire body and pout!

Here’s how it’s made:

  1. Get 1/4 cup of coarse sugar. If you don’t have coarse sugar, you can use brown sugar or salt
  2. 1/2 lemon
  3. 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  4. 1/8 cup of Olive oil
  5. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until the coconut oil chunks have disappeared. Once it’s done,  it should be a creamy consistency.
  6. Scrub your hands with this for 2 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. Do not use soap! This allows the remaining oils to stay on your body and soak in.
  7. Pat dry with a towel

I love, love, love this scrub! It leaves my skin baby soft! But if you do not have time for that just use the Bliss Lemon + Sage body Scrub & the Bliss Fabulips Sugar Lip Scrub. You’ll love the results!

Quick Beauty Tip – DIY Cellulite Scrub

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If you’re a coffee drinker like I am, you’ll benefit from this easy DIY scrub that gives you the biggest bang for your buck! Women everywhere battle with the appearance of cellulite on their bodies and are constantly searching for alternatives to reduce dramatically the appearance of it.With the coffee grounds from your coffee, you can create a moisturizing cellulite scrub that is both cheap and effective.

Here are the facts:

The majority of women have it.
Cellulite affects 90% of women, no matter their body size. Whatever misconceptions there are about cellulite being something to be ashamed of are wrong!

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5 Tips for Choosing a Daily Facial Moisturizer

applying-moisturizerDermatologists recommend using a daily facial moisturizer as part of a skin care routine. Gently cleansing the face removes dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria, but it also strips the skin of needed hydration. Water in the skin keeps it plump and smooth, whereas dry skin loses elasticity, making it more prone to developing wrinkles.

Facial moisturizers, which are usually lipid-based, lock in that water by either blocking it from escaping from the outermost layer of skin (occlusive moisturizers) or drawing water from the inner dermis toward the top the of skin (humectant moisturizers) [source: American Academy of Dermatology].

It’s better to apply them to damp skin, and they should cover the face as well as the neck.   To avoid unwanted breakouts and excessive skin care expenses, follow these five tips to help you select the right daily facial moisturizer.

Know your skin type

During the day, does your face tend to stay dry, or does it develop a greasy sheen? Do you have any fine lines or an uneven skin tone? The answers to these questions help determine your unique skin type.

Dermatologists have designated 16 different skin types, based on the following four categories:

  • Dry or oily
  • Pigmented or non-pigmented
  • Wrinkled or tight
  • Sensitive or resistant

Knowing which skin type you fall into makes it much easier to pick the right daily facial moisturizer. For normal skin, you’ll want to choose a non-greasy, water-based variety with silicone-derived ingredients; heavier oil-based products with mineral oil and glycerin better suit drier skin that feels dry and taut after washing.

Take Note of the Weather

The time of year that you shop for a daily facial moisturizer can influence what type you should buy. When the weather turns warm, it may be time to lighten up on your daily skin care routine. With a more humid atmosphere and increased perspiration, thick moisturizers may trigger seasonal breakouts. If your skin suddenly seems like an oil rig, consider switching to a lighter, non-greasy formula. For winter a richer lotion may be necessary to prevent the face from drying out.

Don’t Let Price Fool You

Pay attention to the ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, look out for fragrance-free and oil-free options. For oilier faces, keep your eyes peeled for noncomedogenic (non-clogging) formulas [source: Mayo Clinic].  They do list ingredients in order of amount. By scanning the fine print, you may find that even generic brands offer the right combination for a much better price.

Look for Enriched Formulas

A simple daily facial moisturizer plumps up otherwise dry skin cells to help erase fine lines and smooth your skin’s overall texture. Certain vitamins and antioxidants may stimulate collagen production in order to maintain elasticity in the skin and promote skin cell repair.

Among nonprescription additives, the vitamin A compound retinol has shown the most promise for temporary wrinkle reduction. Synthetic hydroxy acids are commonly found in moisturizers as well; they’re meant to exfoliate dead skin cells and trigger new skin cell growth [source: Mayo Clinic]. Soy compounds may even out skin tone and build collagen fibers that give skin its smooth texture. Vitamin C is also thought encourage collagen production, although it doesn’t interact well with vitamin A (which retinol is derived from).

Sunscreen Is a Must

The most important additive in a daily facial moisturizer is sunscreen. The ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) from the sun rob the skin of hydration, leading to wrinkles, skin damage and possibly cancer. By applying a face lotion with sunscreen in it, you can protect your skin from premature signs of aging and maintain a healthier appearance. Dermatologists generally recommend a moisturizer with at least an SPF 15 to adequately safeguard against the sun.  Remember to re-apply if you’re out in the sun for more than 2 hours.

Honey & Cinnamon Facial Masque Recipe

This facial mask can be added to a smoothie or used to reduce redness in the skin. Combine two tablespoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon and one teaspoon of nutmeg. Apply to skin & wipe with a wash cloth soaked in warm water. The spices act as an anti inflammatory causing the redness reducing effect! Not to mention, it smells delicious and is the uber festive!  If you’re not into the DIY part of the facial mask, try Bliss Steep Clean 15 Minute Facial Mask 3.4oz, it’s a customer favorite! honey-cinnamon-mask

DIY Basil Facewash Recipe

basil-face-washBasil is one of the most beautiful natural greens we’ve ever come across. It is absolutely delicious to eat, has it’s own herbal health benefits, and adds a pretty color to any dish! As amazing as basil can be as a food, it has a wealth of skincare benefits too! If you already have a face wash and/or mask that you can’t live without, use the recipes below to “spice” your routine up once in a while!

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Rinse a cup of fresh basil leaves then go ahead and crush them to release their natural oils. You can use a mortar and pestle or your hands. Once it has created a paste you can mix the basil paste with a little bit of water, to create a face wash, apply and rinse.

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Or you can create a face mask by adding 1 teaspoon of plain, organic yogurt. Sit for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

 The basil’s natural oils help to lighten dark spots and the vitamins in the yogurt promote circulation as well as prevent acne.

Quick Beauty Tip – Prevent A Sun Damaged Scalp

quicktip-avoid-sunburn-scalp Floppy Hats & Beachy Ponytails are stylish and adorable looks for the beach, but they actually serve a very important purpose in addition to their cute look. Wear a slick back ponytail to eliminate the risk of getting a sun burn on your part, or opt for a floppy hat or even baseball cap to cover your scalp all together. There are even some hair care brands that offer scalp protectant spray with SPF, but these are quick, easy fixes!

Tutorial Tuesday – At Home Face Scrub

TT-at-home-facescrub This may not look too appetizing, but hey, it isn’t meant to be eaten! Pour Splenda into a bowl – we don’t recommend eating Splenda, but it is softer than sugar and will be more gentle for your face’s tender skin. Use a strawberry to apply the sweetener to your face and scrub in a circular motion. Rinse and then apply yogurt in a thin layer like a mask to clean skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes. It will harden during this time. Rinse again with warm water and you will be perfectly exfoliated!

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