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Since I was 16 years old, I have been obsessed with taking care of my skin, so you might say that I consider myself a bit of an expert on what makes your skin look and feel healthy. One of the best compliments that someone can give me is that I have great skin (oh yeah and that I don’t look my age), I take pride in my skin, I work on it daily and it is probably one of my most favorite topics to talk about on my blog. My recent head shot above is a good example of what my skin looks like at 45, and I’m pretty proud of it. Given my passion for skincare, I’m excited to share my thoughts and tips for how to make your skin even more gorgeous.
TOP 5 SIGNS OF HEALTHY SKIN
In my opinion, the number one sign of healthy skin is radiance and luminosity. It’s that ‘lit from within’ quality that you typically see in younger skin and also in well cared for skin. I believe that regularly using an active anti-aging product (like retinol) suited to your skin type and wearing sunscreen every single day rain or shine are two key components to healthier skin.
TIP: A little champagne hued slightly shimmery luminizing product strategically placed on the cheekbones, bridge of your nose, shoulders and decollete can also add that coveted sheen to your skin.
This is the look of moisturized, hydrated plump skin. Healthy skin looks refreshed, nourished and supple. Since I have dry skin, it usually takes me two steps to give my skin the right amount of moisture. Typically, I use a hydrating serum (with hyaluronic acid) or a yummy nourishing oil serum first and then a moisturizer followed by an SPF or BB cream.
Tip: A couple drops of a luscious face oil (I’ve been loving Rose Hip Seed Oil lately) rubbed into your skin before applying make-up can give your skin a lovely sheen and the perfect amount of moisture to keep your skin looking dewy, but not greasy.
I get SO excited when I discover something really FAB that most people don’t know about and then I get the pleasure of sharing it with you! Allow me to introduce you the Facial Bungalow, an intimate salon/spa nestled in a hidden location in West Hollywood that offers gorgeous customized skincare treatments. The space is cozy, inviting and so relaxing that you’ll be tempted to spend the whole afternoon there!
Trina Renea is the radiant and affable owner of the Facial Bungalow and a seasoned skincare professional who has worked as a medical esthetician for years honing her talents. Being on the leading edge of the skin care industry is of the utmost importance to Trina and because of this, many loyalists refer to her as a skin master. Trina also has an enthusiastic passion for cosmetic chemistry and product knowledge and she worked with some of the best chemists in the industry creating her own fabulous skincare line called Trina Renea Skincare.
About a month ago, I was invited to checkout the much touted Sally Hershberger Salon in Los Angeles for color and a cut, that in all honesty surpassed my expectations. I was beyond impressed with the swanky modern inviting space, the superb customer service and the gifted stylists who coiffed and colored my hair into a stunning finished style.
I began my visit in the skilled hands of celebrity colorist Sulekha Hilton who honed her craft at places like John Frieda Salon. Sulekha is super cool, down to earth and totally knows the art of hair color. She nailed my color right off the bat, noticing that I was washed out and needed a deep chocolate brown that would make my features pop and also that would hold up over time. She also suggested adding in some warm caramel highlights that she created using the artistic balayage (freehand painting of highlights) technique. I also loved that before she applied my color she used Dr Hauschka’s nourishing and yummy smelling Neem Oil to protect and hydrate my hair and I loved this added touch!