Category Archives: Anti-aging

Weekend Getaway! I’m going back to Cali…

As much as I love love love my little cubs 🙂 I recently slipped away from my toddlers stinky diapers & my teenage sons high school homework (that I still dread to this day) to catch some warmth in Palm Springs!  As I was packing  for my weekend getaway I realized I should share with you a few of my travel essentials!

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With spring here and summer fast approaching SPF is a must and I  packed my ZO Skin Health Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 for the California Rays. I love this highly advanced, broad-spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen that offers a sheer tinted primer, designed to match any skin tone. To purchase e-mail; Kelley@Kelleyknows.com

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Along with sun filled days by the pool, backyard barbecues, and plenty of outside activities, this spring & summer comes the reality of taking care of your skin. Let’s be honest, sun kissed skin and that bronzed “glow” makes every girl feel beautiful and 10lbs lighter! Who doesn’t want to feel gorgeous? But what makes us feel beautiful in the moment can actually age us drastically overnight. Overexposure to sunlight can exacerbate wrinkles, age spots and dilated blood vessels. It also can alter the skin’s texture, making it look older. It can damage the eyes, dehydrate the skin and lead to cancer. SO LATHER UP LADIES AND PROTECT THE SKIN YOUR IN!

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Not to worry! You can have the best of both worlds and still look and feel your best, protect your skin and have a GLOW! Spring brings pops of color everywhere and here above I’m sporting my pop of electric pink liquid lipstick from TICA Cosmetics. To purchase click here!

For my everyday on the go glow look I am loving mybody’s Glowbiotics Hydraglow Cream Oil.  Hydrate, illuminate and celebrate radiant skin with the GLOWBIOTICS™ Probiotic HydraGlow Cream Oil. This revolutionary hydrating cream-to-oil treatment quickly helps reveal a healthy, dewy glow to dull aging skin. The unique, non-greasy formula is infused with an exclusive reflective mineral complex that helps provide a bright, luminous appearance to the skin.

To Purchase e-mail;  Kelley@Kelleyknows.com

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Last but not least…  I’ve always been a fan AND still am of Lancome Oscillation’s vibrating Infinite Powermascara but if you know me then you know I’m a product junkie and LOVE trying new things.

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My latest obsession is Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced.  I have to say, they had me at “better than sex” 😉   An intensely black, volumizing mascara with an hourglass-shaped brush that separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection.

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Hope you feel inspired 🙂 Healthy skin is beautiful skin!

xoxo

They keep asking… so I’m telling…

I get asked a lot “what do you do for you skin?” Well… winter is the perfect time to be treating your skin to rejuvenating treatments, and I absolutely LOVE ‪IPL Photo Facials‬!! I usually treat myself to them 4 times a year, winter time being the most ideal.  IPL is a great ‪non-invasive‬ procedure that has no down time, and you’re still able to go about your day with makeup. Here are my top 3 benefits of an IPL…

1. Slows down the aging process

2. Stimulates collagen

3. Reduces ‪pigment/‎sun-damage‬

Check out my IPL photo facial video below…

 

xoxo

Kelley

 

 

Kelley Knows Giveaway | One Year Anniversary

To celebrate one year of Kelley Knows, I’m giving away one of my FAVORITE MyBody products. Did you know Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closet? Your skin changes as the seasons do! Spring forward with MyBody’s Glow Forward. A two-step mask, it is completely perfect for getting rid of dull skin. As it stimulates and invigorates our sallow winter appearance, you’ll see gorgeous and glowing skin!

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GIVEAWAY! Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30 Zo Skin Health

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Spring forward with my March Beauty Madness Giveaway. I love this sunscreen because it has a silicone feel and acts as a primer, too! It is SPF 30 and has UVA and UVB broad spectrum protection. This is one of my go-to’s when I want a lighter lotion but with all the benefits of a protective sun-screen. I want to share with you all because Spring is hopefully right around the corner and I want to protect all my beauty-babies with the best coverage around!!

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The Outfit I Love, With The One I Love

I hope everyone has enjoyed the long weekend and more importantly their Valentines Day.  As a mom with a new little one, it’s hard to find the time for date night so this was soo perfect! I had so much fun getting ready! That’s always the best part of the night, am I right?! I wanted to share my prepping for the big date night and let me just say: IT TAKES A VILLAGE!!! Here are a few tips that helped me get picture-perfect and I want to share them to help you get flawless on your next date night!

ONE | Complexion: Get glowing skin and everything else will fall into place. 

I decided to treat myself to an IPL (photo rejuvenation).  This procedure will help diminish sun-damage, age spots, fine lines & wrinkles, redness and boost collagen.  A series is recommended but you will get results with each treatment. I treated myself on a Thursday and was ready for dinner Saturday night!

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TWO |  Makeup: Do It Once, Do It Right  

For makeup, I turned to Marti of Tica Cosmetics  who keeps me in the “know” when it comes to the latest colors. I also love her makeup line for its luxury, hypoallergenic, paraben & fragrance free products. Not to mention the line is gentle on your wallet 😉

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Luxury matte lipstick in Marilyn – eye-shadows are matte shadow in Putty, Coffee Bean and the middle one is Sheer Satin in Bisque.

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Baked blush in Nectar

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Baked finishing powder in Satin Glow with Stipple Brush #32

THREE | Outfit: Wear It, Don’t Let It Wear You 

Let’s start with my threads… This ensemble comes  from my stylist and dear friend Carly Walko of Thirty Something Fashion.  I have abused this pantsuit! I  simply change up my accessories and heels and its a whole new look.  It’s comfortable and chic at the same time! I cannot express how much LOVE I have for this amazing pantsuit!

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FOUR | Accessories: More is more and less is a bore.

I love this statement necklace for its mixed metals and versatility. I can almost wear this badboy with any outfit – and I think I have :O  It definitely gets a lot of play time!  And for a fun pop of color I added my own red heels & clutch!

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Sutton necklace, Stella & Dot

FIVE | Attitude: Peace, Love & Happiness 

Okay beauties this is the easiest part … I tend to feel that if you simply smile you may experience some great benefits …

  • Your inner beauty  shines through!
  • Serotonin and other natural pain killers and endorphin are released which creates an up-lifting affect on your mood. Double bonus!
  • Attracting good people with other great attitudes : )

There’s an old saying that “it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.”  I have made a conscious effort to practice this and have noticed I have an overall positive experience.

Xoxo

Kelley

Are You Comfortable In Your Own Skin?

I don’t know about you but from head to toe I am feeling uncomfortable in my skin…. With winter, comes that dreaded dry, scaly, itchy uncomfortable skin. Much like changing your wardrobe seasonally, you should do the same with your skincare! I change my regimen up every season- because my skin changes with the weather & especially the humidity! Right now I am lathering up with these “must have” moisturizers.

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From left to right – I am in LOVE with mybody’s MYhero Ultra Rich Growth Factor creme because of its anti-aging growth factor components but even more than that, how rich and emollient it feels on my skin – it’s UN-describable!

Next up is another mybody product  called Calm After The Storm Soothing Treatment.  I love this product for those who like a serum rather than a creme or lotion feel.  This product hydrates, soothes and provides loads of hyaluronic acid to give you hydrated youthful skin but in a serum form instead of a creme.

Last but not least…  AND new to my daily regimen-  ZO Skin Medical’s Daily Power Defense.  I love this anti-aging daily moisturizer for my everyday moisturizer under my make-up.  It is medical grade in its ingredient makeup and it does the job of hydrating but not feeling too greasy under my makeup! If you would like to purchase this guy or have any questions contact me at; kelley@kelleyknows.com.

For the rest of my body, I have had a love affair with  Kiehls Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter.  By far the most silky, luxurious, hydrating feel ever!!!

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Hope this helps you to feel comfortable in your own skin this winter!

xoxo

Kelley

 

 

Don’t Let Your Fun In The Sun This Past Summer Ruin Your Skin

For those of you who already have your routine in order and are ready to take it to the next level, there are 3 recommended treatments below that specifically address the summer sun-damage that many of us notice appearing in the early Fall. Each of these recommendations show best results with a series of treatments that will replenish and rejuvenate your skin throughout the Winter months and will have you looking radiant and rejuvenated come Spring. I can speak from personal experience when I say that the results will truly amaze you by the time spring rolls around! If you aren’t quite ready for injectables or a surgical procedure, these non-surgical, non-invasive treatments are for you. And they’re perfect for many Moms who don’t have an excess of spare time, let alone cosmetic procedure “down time”. But most importantly, they’re an excellent option for women of all ages who want to add proactive treatments to their skincare routine and rejuvenation plan!

• Clear & Brilliant – a non-surgical, non- invasive anti-aging laser treatment that leaves your skin looking refreshed even after 1 treatment. It’s great in a series of (3). It’s proven to help improve fine lines, wrinkles, tone, texture and pore size appearance.

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• IPL Photo facial – I have been treating myself to IPL’s for years – oh how loyal they are to me 😉 A Photo facial treatment is a series of (3-6) gentle intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments developed to improve the appearance of sun damaged and aged skin, as well as to reduce redness and flushing, resulting in more youthful looking skin.

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• Micro Needling – This treatment is one of the “newbies” in my skin treatment regimen and I am NEWLY obsessed!!! Micro Needling is minimally invasive and entails a rolling device over the skin that creates tiny channels (or piercing the skin) in the skin to stimulate new cell growth and collagen production. This procedure also allows products to penetrate more efficiently for overall skin rejuvenation. A series of (4) treatments a month apart is recommended for best results.

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For a consultations or a treatment with me contact Ruff Plastic Surgery & if you have any inquiries contact me  Kelley@kelleyknows.com and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

xoxo

I’m Back…. and with some tips!

With summer behind us and winter quickly approaching, it’s time for us Moms to prepare for the cold weather and all that it entails. Aside from making sure that the kids have snow gear for our infamous “snow days”, we have to be sure to take care of ourselves.  In my world, that begins with your SKIN!  Maintaining your daily skincare regimen in the winter is even more important than you think.  The cold winter air lacks humidity and dries up the natural oils in your skin, often resulting in dry skin.  The frigid winter winds can cause dry chapped skin as well.  But if you’re new to creating a skincare “routine” or often just can’t find the time to dedicate to it, I’ve got you covered.  I’ve listed my top 5 general skin care tips to get you through the winter.  Consider them your recipe to beautiful skin!

 

5 Skin Care tips to get you through the cold, dry Winter months:

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  1. Switch your cleanser to a soap-free Gentle Cleanser. I love & use MyBody’s Clean Routine Foaming Cleanser for the winter months. Your skin will feel clean and luxurious without the risk of stripping it of its essential oils that help to protect it from the harsh, cold winter weather on a daily basis.

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  1. Contrary to the popular belief that you should ditch your scrubs/exfoliators over the winter months, you should actually continue to use or add one to your regimen. By including a gentle exfoliator, it will help to remove the build-up of dry skin.  This is important as dry skin can block the moisturizing agents from penetrating the skin.  Using a gentle exfoliator will ensure proper hydration as well as stimulating collagen reproduction! Don’t go crazy. Once a week is perfect! I use ZO Skin Healths exfoliating polish to manually exfoliate over the winter months 1-2 times a week.

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Contact me Kelley@Kelleyknows.com to purchase  ZO Skin Health Exfoliating Polish

3. Serum, Serum, Serums are my winter obsession! I love to layer on   my serums under a great moisturizer!  A quick overview as to why serums are elite in the Winter skin care category:  They penetrate deeper and their liquidy format can hold a higher percentage of active ingredients than a moisturizer can.  So in return, they deliver many more benefits while actually plumping up cells and locking in moisture. My serums of choice are Calm After The Storm and Brightamin C from MyBody & Zo Skin Health Ossentials Growth Factor Serum Plus.

 

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Click Here to purchase Calm After The Storm Serum,  Here for the Brightamin C Serum and Contact me, Kelley@kelleyknows.com for  ZO Skin Health Growth Factor Serum

 

4. Come Winter, I also switch out my summer lightweight moisturizers for heavier moisturizers that include humectants & emollients.   My moisturizer crush right now is MyBody Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream.  This beauty attracts and holds onto water with peptides, and hyaluronic acids, fights aging with growth factors and leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated.  During the summer months, I tend to lean towards lightweight moisturizers but rest assured, dry, Winter weather calls for stronger reinforcements☺

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  1. If you’re not a “more the merrier” gal like myself when it comes to products, here is a simple winter tip that is not time consuming.  Treat yourself to a weekly hydrating MASK. Since I am clearly a fan of the MyBody line, currently I am using their Glow Forward Thermal Probiotic Enzyme Treatment Mask.  This mask softens and exfoliates dull skin without being abrasive and your skin instantly appears brighter, clearer and more radiant.

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Check in next week for my winter non- invasive treatments that address summer’s sun-damage!

Xoxo

Kelley

Here Are A Couple Labor Day Reminders…

With Labor Day approaching you might take this weekend to get your last dip in the pool,  barbecues, or some may even hit the beach one last time.  Regarless there are all sorts of trips and other outdoor activities to be had… But don’t let the last bit of summer stop you from taking time to a apply your favorite sunscreen, shades & sun hat!

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And if you do end up looking like a red tomato that just made out with a frying pan, PLEASE treat yourself to myBody’s Calm After The Storm.  This special daily treatment offers a natural source of hydration while it helps the healing process.

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This youth boosting skincare product also helps to tighten the skin,
giving it the smooth, youthful look that you desire.  Good for all skin-types and brings rest and relaxation to hypersensitive skin. Developed with an innovative skin calming complex,
it is also ideal for use after a chemical peel, laser,
microdermabrasion or sunburn.

To Purchase Calm After The Storm Click Here!
Here are my favorite sunscreens – both uva/uvb broad spectrum and act as a makeup primer.  I especially LOVE the added tint for the days I dare to go bare!

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Click here to purchase myBody’s Protect & Serve Sunshield and to purchase ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer email me at; Kelley@Kelleyknows.com

 

xoxo

Kelley

 

Who Says Only Men Shave Their Face?

You know that scene in “This is 40” where Paul Rudd is hiding from his wife and family in the bathroom playing on his iPad?  I get it.  It goes along with my favorite slogan, “I just want to pee alone”.  Alone time in the bathroom is my own personal spa time.  And being a skin and product addict, I quickly become a bathroom scientist 🙂   I decided to Dermaplane myself at home.  What’s Dermaplane, you ask?  It’s a medical exfoliation treatment performed in a clinical setting (doctor’s office or medical spa with a licensed professional) using a blade to “shave” away the outermost layers of the skin. Yes!!!  I took a medical treatment and made it an “at home remedy”.  I SHAVED MY FACE!

photo(2)We all know that pregnancy can be a beautiful thing.  Embracing the 9 months of many changes and awaiting that little bundle of joy.  However… let’s be real.  There are two parts of my life that I’m missing desperately during my pregnancy!

For starters…  the ability to bend at the waist when reaching for a glass (or four) of wine while eating a high-mercury-laced-full-of-bacteria piece of sushi, having no fear of some creepy guy stopping to rub my belly, and confidently knowing that my next trip to the bathroom won’t reveal a new sprout of chub or speckle of cellulite somewhere new.  Oh… the joys of pregnancy!  (I think the belly rubbing might be the worst part).

But there is also the skin-fanatic side of me that’s going “loco” while I miss out on some of the products, treatments & procedures that I live by and use regularly when NOT pregnant 🙂 Right now, I am totally respecting the the “safe” list  including: NO retin-a, NO skin lighteners, NO chemical peels, NO lasers, NO botox, and NO fillers. (that’s a lot of NOs..)   All great, I get an A+ for rule following for once in my life… but a girl’s gotta live!!!  Feel the wind through her hair!!! What I think I’m saying is that  I need a little excitement in my skin care routine, pregnancy style.  And this is what led me to my “at home Dermaplane”

I bought a facial blade from AMAZON, like this one here and took matters into my own hands. Not sure that my bathroom is a clinical setting, but I’ve managed to make it one 🙂

tinkle-eyebrow-razor-350x350After cleansing and pat -drying my face, I then gentle held my skin taught and began to  use the facial blade in a downward motion like pictured below.

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Interesting little tid- bit… some of the most famously beautiful women including Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Cleopatra shaved their faces.  TRUTH!   Doing this can help remove dull dead skin cells and give your face a brighter more radiant look, as well as removing fine baby hairs to make your face feel smoother.  Smart ladies…. they knew the secrets before photo shop was around 😉 Another tid- bit before I leave you….. Dermaplaning is Safe for pregnant women AND contrary to popular belief, your hair WILL NOT grow back more or thicker.

Shave Away,

xoxo

Kelley