Can You Use Oils on Acne Prone Skin?

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Read the full post on BeautyXpose. Afraid to use oils because you think they’ll clog your pores and cause breakouts? I’m here to resolve your fears. With high concentrations of vitamins, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids, essential oils are proven to soothe, restore, and instantly transform skin. The added benefit of using essential oils is the body’s stress-release response to the molecules in the oil, which elicits a sense of wellbeing and calm. An essential oil is a concentrated liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. Essential oils are simply known as the “oil of” the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. They are extremely concentrated; for example, it takes 16 pounds of peppermint leaves to yield one ounce of essential oil. Pure essential oils can penetrate your skin because they are minuscule in molecular size. They are also very different than common carrier oils … Continue reading

Four Simple Steps for Busy Beauties

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See the full post on beautyXpose It’s February – how are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions? If taking better care of your skin is a goal – and, I hope it is – you can accomplish this without a lot of stress, drama or cash. Just like every other form of self-improvement, a healthy skin lifestyle is a commitment to performing a daily regimen consistently. Skin care is like working out; just can’t just lift a weight once, or only cleanse your skin, and expect to look amazing. There are basic things you need to do daily. Beauties, regardless of your crazy busy schedule, these steps are simple to incorporate into your lifestyle. Let’s begin by opening your beauty cabinet: How many products do you see? 10, 20, more than you can count? Let’s simplify to no more than three to four steps in the morning and at … Continue reading

Your Masters Class in Cleansing

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Should you be alternating your cleansers? How much do cleansing devices actually help? What is the best way to remove your eye makeup? Skin Authority skin coach Katie is back to answer more of your frequently asked questions about how to get your most professional at-home cleanse. http://youtu.be/70cFHYWvHtA?list=UU3jhgDs_SsqK1VVtE6mpC_w Do you have questions for a skin coach? Let us know in the comments below and we will answer them in an upcoming video! Products mentioned in the video:

Are you using the right cleanser? FAQs and Cleansing Tips

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Skin Authority skin coach Katie is here to answer your most frequently asked questions about choosing a cleanser, ingredients to include and avoid, and how to get your best cleanse at home. http://youtu.be/2uAgon0Ebgg?list=PLFE9FEAE0BD5DEB5A Leave more of your skin care questions in the comments below and we’ll answer them in a new video! Shop products in the video:

Radiant Holiday Beauty Tips

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The holidays are full of parties and get-togethers that will have you trying out new makeup looks. The real trick to achieving a radiant holiday makeup look is not layering on the illuminator – it is your skin prep. Skin coach Ashley takes you through how to achieve your best radiant makeup look: http://youtu.be/9V7QWh3OdvA?list=PLBE016C4EEF6E2C94 Featured products: Reviving Eye Brightener          Ultra Rich Moisturizer

Sprinkle Vitamin D Goodness Into Your Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

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The revolutionary, all natural VitaD Fortified™ Spice Powder is made from 100% Portobello mushrooms and is packed with Vitamin D. It’s mild, savory flavor blends perfectly with the wonderful tastes of Thanksgiving. Just 1 teaspoon equals 150% of the recommended daily value of D. So, sprinkle in all your favorite recipes to help those you love replenish their body’s D levels. Here are some quick suggestions on how to incorporate it into your recipes. http://youtu.be/BSCj2RoqhVI Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon: Ingredients: 1 pound (or however many you want) fresh brussels sprouts Sea Salt Pepper Garlic, minced Bacon, chopped Drizzle of Olive Oil 1 teaspoon of VitaD Fortified™ Whole Food Spice Powder Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash brussels sprouts, removing outer leaves and stems. Cut each in half. Make sure the sprouts are dry and not dripping in water. Toss sprouts, sea salt, pepper, VitaD Fortified™ Whole Food Spice Powder, and minced … Continue reading

Radiant Skin for Fall

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Most of the country is well into fall by now (southern California seems to be stuck in an endless summer!). Fall can be a tricky time of year for your skin because it is transitioning between the warm, humid summer air and crisp, dry winter air. The best thing you can do for your skin is keep a consistent skin care routine to allow your skin to seamlessly transition between summer and winter. Wear sunscreen! It doesn’t matter that you are not outside in the sun or that it is cloudy; you always need to wear sunscreen. When you are not in direct sunlight (whether it is cloudy or you are indoors by a window), the UVB rays are blocked, so you may not see a sunburn, however the UVA rays still penetrate your skin. UVA rays are very long and penetrate deep into the dermis layer of the skin, where … Continue reading

Is Your Workplace Making You Unhealthy?

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Many of us spend at least one-third of our day and half of our waking hours in the workplace. For something that consistently consumes so much of our time, it is important to make sure it is as healthy as possible. We’re looking into 5 potential health traps at work and how you can correct them. Unhealthy: Sitting for extended periods of time. Sitting too much is linked to many diseases including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and depression. Between driving to work, sitting for the vast majority of the work day, driving home, and watching a few hours of television per night, the majority of the American population is sitting for up to 15 hours of their day. Working out improves overall health, however it does not negate any excessive sitting time. Make it healthy: Aside from taking time each day to exercise, become more active in your non-workout time. When you … Continue reading

The Benefits of Facial Massage

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We all love spa treatments. Facials, massages, and body treatments have been touted in the past as “luxuries,” but more research is backing these special treatments as vital to achieving optimal health, and not just another superfluous expense. Each treatment has a long list of health benefits, but today we are going to focus on one of the favorite parts of a facial: the facial massage and lymphatic drainage. Although there are many different techniques (just one quick search on YouTube yields hundreds of thousands of results), there are some common techniques that can help improve your skin, facial tone, and overall health. What is facial massage? Facial massage is not only a relaxing ritual, but it is an everyday part of a skin care routine in many places around the world, particularly in Asia. It is used by makeup artists to help prep skin for everything from red carpet events … Continue reading