I remember the days that I’d never dream of leaving the house without makeup. I still have those days from time to time, just not sure if my “fresh faced” look will maintain itself through a busy day of errands and activities. I’m pretty sure I have Oprah to thank for that insecurity. I caught an episode on cosmetics a few years ago, just as I was turning 30 in which she looked directly into the camera (or really it felt like she looked straight into my soul and screamed at me) and said “When you’re over 30 you should never leave the house without your
foundation on, because you think you look good, but you don’t!” Oprah’s “ah-ha” moment suddenly became my “Oh God” moment!
Fast forward to the real world with 3 kids, a busy career, family and an attempt to maintain a social life. Who has time to apply makeup on those days where you’re trying desperately to accomplish 47 tasks in a mere 90 minutes? Not me! So I decided to set a realistic goal for myself, to be BRAVE and to go “makeup free” on my more causal and comfy days. In order to do this and to feel confident about it (which is the challenge many women face without makeup) I’ve made it a priority to do routine chemical peels, photofacials, and stick to a medical grade skincare regimen, the benefits of which make my “makeup free” days feel fabulous!
My absolute FAVORITE chemical peel is the VIpeel. The VIpeel does wonders! Great exfoliation, cellular turnover, minimizes pores, diminishes sun-damage & pigment. The VIpeel also has a targeted solution to purify blemish prone skin and clear the scars acne leaves behind… I typically do 4 a/year on myself.
Some products I recommend to maintain and further your results are:
mybody Brightamin C, Light the Way, and A Team – to help with minimizing pores, fine lines and wrinkles, lighten dark spots, fight free radicals and reduce signs of aging.
Another skincare line that I’m absolutely in LOVE with is ZO Skin Health.
From this line I recommend the Exfoliating Polish, Brightenex, Retamax & Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 to help exfoliate, even skin tone, minimizes skin redness caused by environmental factors and helps maintain an even and restored skin tone.
As well as helps reverse the signs of aging and aids in the prevention of future damage.
Hope you find some inspiration and if you need any help or services contact me at:
Feel beautiful and be “free!”