Beauty Favorites

My Current Beauty Favorites

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite beauty products that I currently use all the time and cannot see myself living without anytime soon. I always seem to have conversations with my girlfriends about skin care and products that we’re currently loving.  These 3 items recently came up in conversation and I wanted to make sure that you know about them too.  

My Beauty Favorites

Neocutis Eye Balm-I love this eye cream! I was having trouble with dryness under my eyes leading to some creepiness.  I mentioned it to my dermatologist and she suggested this eye cream and it’s what she actually uses too.  A friend who literally looks 15 years younger than she is recently mentioned that she hated the creepiness under her eyes, so I told her about this products and she’s a believer now too.

Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat– I love simple one coat wonder to strengthen your nails.  Sometimes my nails peel and this is one of the best products I’ve found to fix the problem.    I like to have my nails done but I hate the time it takes to do your nails yourself or to go get a manicure. With this product, all you have to do is put on one coat and it stays for a whole week and your nails look clean and fresh.… Read Full Post

Dr. Corey Fruct, anti aging anti acne

Anti Aging / Anti Acne Dermatology Secrets

Today I’m sharing a video with tips on how to tackle anti-aging while you’re also struggling with acne.  I’ve had acne most of my life in some degree or another, and I want to make sure I’m doing all I can to also tackle anti-aging.  That’s why I asked Dr. Corey Frucht to sit down with me and answer some tough questions.  Dr. Frucht is a cosmetic dermatologist at Santa Barbara Skin Care and he has to answer these same questions from his patients. 

A little back story and how I met Corey, he and his wife Jesse are members of Sanford Winery, just like me and my husband.  We attended Sanford’s Annual Pinot Blending and Lobster Feast in May, and were sitting at the same table.  I love meeting new people!

Ok, now let’s get to it….here’s my latest video Anti Aging / Anti Acne Secrets from a Dermatologist, learn a cosmetic dermatologist’s secrets to keeping your skin acne free, while also doing all you can for anti- aging.  In case you missed it, I also reviewed my favorite sunscreens in May.

 

 

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Sunscreen Reviews for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Everyone who knows me, knows that I am serious about sunscreen. Why am I so serious? Both my great grandmother and mother were advocates for wearing sunscreen regularly.  My mother had very fair skin and would burn very easily, while my great grandmother loved the sun, but later had to deal with skin cancer lesions on her legs and face.  I learned that you shouldn’t wait for a sunny day to put on sunscreen after I  got very burned at a track meet in high school, on a cloudy day.  Why would I should I put on sunscreen on a cloudy day?  I was wrong.
 
Some people still don’t get how important it is though. For instance, my dad thinks that he doesn’t need to wear sunscreen unless it’s hot outside, as if the heat has something to do with a sunburn.  UGH….It’s a constant battle, met with eye rolls and griping.  He will never let me forget the day that he went into “Sam Fora” (how he pronounces Sephora….not sure why, but it makes us laugh) to get Shiseido sunscreen at my urging.  He was so “embarrassed” because I made him go into a “chick store” (wait… you’re telling me he never picked up feminine products for my mom at the drug store??).… Read Full Post
Acne Treatment

My Favorite Acne Treatment Regimen

I was recently talking to my best friend and telling her about a new acne treatment regimen I’ve been using that has really improved my acne and complexion.  My friend wanted to know more details about the regimen so I thought I would make a blog about it, because I hope this information can help you too.  Many people that know me, know that I have struggled with acne since I was 14 years old. It has been an ongoing battle that constantly evolves as my skin changes with age and where I live. I’ve seen dermatologists, done every possible acne treatment regime on the market today.  Yes I tried Proactive and it didn’t work for me; you’d be surprised how many times I’ve been asked this question. I did Accutane in 2008 and had good results, but I still have minor acne flair ups that I still need to control.

Acne Treatment

 

I have been a big fan of Skinceuticals for some time but sometimes they’re high prices lead me to find other options.  Skincueticals has an anti-aging/ acne regime, the Skinceuticals Adult Anti-acne System that I had moderate success with but I decided to stop using it because of the expense and the fact that it dried out my skin.  … Read Full Post