Enchanted April arrives tomorrow! Except for a few cruel late winter weather surprises, spring is certainly in the air. We have a few tips for getting that radiant glowing skin. It goes without saying the importance of hydration and drinking adequate water....but did you know your skin actually maintains more hydration if you consume fruits and veggies that are comprised mainly of water? Melons and cucumbers are the fastest and tastiest way to "get your juicy on". We have been blending up smoothies with delicious combinations of fruits and veggies and seeing dramatic results. Try adding an organic smoothie to your daily beauty repertoire and behold the transformation of your skin!
Our current smoothie obsession: cantaloupe, cucumber, apple, mint, and kale blended with a bit of water...it is fresh and light. Try papaya, mango, pineapple, lime and cilantro for a tropical twist.
How to prep our skin to reflect its best light? In addition to hydration, exfoliation is a key component to having a glowing complexion. There are so many products available today, it can be maddening finding just the right ones for your unique needs. Anyone who takes a stroll through Sephora will tell you it can be utterly overwhelming....but fear not, samples are the way to go....ask for a week's worth of samples of the products you are considering and try them out and see if they work for YOU (and also ensure that you do not have any sensitivity to ingredients). Retailers are happy to provide you with the goods!
Here are a few of our current favorites. Our philosophy is use natural ingredients as often as possible. We like Origins tag line of "Made Without..." instead of "made with". Companies know that today's savvy consumer wants to minimize their exposure to artificial ingredients and chemicals. (Disclosure: a few of our favorites do have some artificial ingredients). Be wise and ask for an ingredients list.
|Origins Pure Cream Rinseable Cleanser|
Exfoliation and Skin Tone Correction:
These two products from Origins Brighter by Nature line work in concert with one another to exfoliate your skin and even out skin tone without harsh chemicals. We have been using this product for three months and have seen dramatic results. Make sure you follow your skin regimen with a moisturizing sunscreen everyday.
|Origins Brighter by Nature Skin Tone Correcting Serum|
|Origins Brighter by Nature Exfoliation Pads|
|Origins Starting Over Eye Cream|
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|Dr. Perricone No Foundation Foundation|
Foundation with a little more coverage:
|Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation|
|Smashbox Hydrating Perfecting Powder|
There is no doubt that we are head over heels in love with Trish McEvoy's makeup line. In our line of work, we have a diverse spectrum of clients who have high pressure jobs, travel a great deal, and need an efficient and organized beauty routine. This line is NO NONSENSE!! Trish MeEvoy has ingeniously designed a makeup kit that is like an organizational planner...with everything you can possibly need to get you through your day, event, or travel.
|Trish McEvoy Mini Makeup Planner System|
So ladies, are you ready for your spring debut?? Gotta get your dewy spring face on....make yourself a yummy hydrating smoothie and start browsing the fashion pages for inspiration. Do check out our carefully curated product recommendations....we wish you a gorgeous spring day and an enchanted April!