Simply Ageless

5 Apr

It’s time for more Hollywood glamour!  I first met Luisa to do her makeup for a  photo shoot, and I was struck on how much she reminded me of  Hollywood actress, Penelope Cruz. It must be Luisa’s dark eyes, the smile, the  hair, and oh yes, let’s not forget the cute accent, that make her seem like she could be Penelope Cruz’s sister.

Penelope Cruz (on the left) and my lovely client, Luisa (on the right)

Let’s make that BABY sister. Penelope is 8 years older than Luisa. Which begs the question –  how does one keep that youthful glow? Here are my top 3 tips for glowing skin:

1. Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen! I don’t really care what kind it is or what the spf is, the key is to wear it everyday. When it’s sunny, cloudy, rainy, or somewhere in between – wear your sunscreen ladies. If you don’t you’ll pay later with wrinkly, blotchy, sun-damaged skin. And don’t even get me started on tanning beds. There’s little that even the top skin care specialists in the world can do for you fake and bakers! Not to mention the health risks involved. Unsure what sunscreen is best for you? Contact me and I’ll be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

2. Exfoliate (within reason) – I love freshly exfoliated skin, especially after a facial. Skin is dewy, revitalized and glowing. But I’m horrified when I hear clients tell me how they scrub their faces every night with harsh abrasive scrubs or washcloths! Be gentle. Be nice to your skin. An enzyme mask (look for ingredients such as glycolic or salicylic acid) once or twice a week along with regular facials, is a good start to younger looking skin.

3. Hydrate From Within – drinking plenty of  water each day flushes out toxins from your system, keeps your skin hydrated and is essential for anti-aging prevention. If you really want to step it up – try adding healthy oils to your diet such as olive oil or flax seed oil which helps protect the skin against oxidative stress.

 Photography: Shutterdee.com / Jewelry: Laurie Sarah Designs /Photoshoot for: Couture Wedding Collection

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