Sunday, December 21, 2014

8 Ways to Make Your Eyes Look 10 Years Younger

Bright and beautiful eyes are the quintessential hallmark of youth. Unfortunately, as individuals grow older, the eyes often show the first signs of aging. A recent study has shown that a few simple tricks can help eyes retain and restore their vibrant youthful appearance.

8 Ways to Make Your Eyes Look 10 Years Younger
1. Keep Hydrated
Drinking water is not only good for overall health, but helps keep the skin around the eyes from succumbing to excessive wrinkles. Some great ways to keep hydrated include:
Drinking plenty of water
Avoiding caffeine
Limiting alcohol
Reducing salt
2. Eat Your Veggies
Vegetables that promote healthier looking eyes include Brussels sprouts and spinach. Brussels sprouts are a great source of lutein which prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. Spinach, which is rich in iron, helps prevent bags and dark circles.
3. Play With Your Veggies
Both sweet potatoes and cucumbers have innate properties that help reduce puffiness when placed directly on the eyes. Lying back with slices of either vegetable placed on the eyes for 10 minutes in the morning can help eliminate swelling.
4. Wear Sunglasses
Damaging UV rays are particularly harsh on the thin skin around the eyes.
5. Cosmetic Tricks
Changing the way makeup is applied can result in a drastically younger appearance. A few tips to use makeup in order to create more youthful eyes include:
Avoid concealer that is lighter than the skin.
Apply concealer with a brush.
Choose a yellow tint
Use dark liner on the top lid and lighter on the bottom.
6. Keep the Skin Clean
Going to bed without removing eye makeup can result in skin that is bogged down and sagging.
7. Moisturize
Being diligent about applying moisturizer is probably one of the most important steps in retaining a youthful appearance around the eyes. It should be gently applied, because the surrounding skin is very delicate. Skipping moisturizer can result in permanent cracks and wrinkles.
8. Green Tea
Not only is green tea a powerful antioxidant when consumed, but research has shown that the tannins and caffeine in the bags makes it an excellent eye compress that reduces puffiness. Cold bags should be placed over the eyes for approximately 10 minutes.

Friday, July 4, 2014


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Monday, December 2, 2013

Taking Care of Dry Winter Skin

For many people, the cold clear days of winter bring more than just a rosy glow to the cheeks. They also bring uncomfortable dryness to the skin of the face, hands, and feet. For some people, the problem is worse than just a general tight, dry feeling: They get skin so dry it results in flaking, cracking, even eczema (in which the skin becomes inflamed).
As soon as you turn the heat on indoors, the skin starts to dry out. It doesn't matter if you heat your home using oil, wood, or electricity. The skin gets dry.
woman in the snow
Here are my three steps to keep your skin winter beautiful!!!.

1. Seek a Specialist

If you go to your local drugstore, you'll be hard put to find a salesperson who can give you good advice. That's why going to an esthetician or dermatologist even once is a good investment. Such a specialist can analyze your skin type, troubleshoot your current skin care regimen, and give you advice on the skincare products you should be using.

2. Moisturize More

You may have found a moisturizer that works just fine in spring and summer.  But as weather conditions change, so, too, should your skin care routine.  Find an "ointment" moisturizer that's oil-based, rather than water-based, as the oil will create a protective layer on the skin that retains more moisture than a cream or lotion. (Hint: Many lotions labeled as "night creams" are oil-based.)
But choose your oils with care because not all oils are appropriate for the face. Instead, look for "nonclogging" oils, like avocado oil, mineral oil, primrose oil, or almond oil. Shea oil -- or butter -- is controversial, because it can clog facial pores. 
You can also look for lotions containing "humectants," a class of substances (including glycerine, sorbitol, and alpha-hydroxy acids) that attract moisture to your skin.

3. Slather on the Sunscreen

No, sunscreen isn't just for summertime. Winter sun -- combined with snow glare -- can still damage your skin. Try applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to your face and your hands (if they're exposed) about 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply frequently if you stay outside a long time.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Preparing Your Skin For The Winter- 5 Steps

The change of seasons is always a stress on the skin and body in general. I often see people flaring with skin conditions at this time of year. Many subtle things can really affect your skin.

While some of those things are encountered outdoors cold and chafing winds chief among them even indoor air can leave skin parched, because it tends to lack natural moisture. And the stress of the holidays, including eating and drinking to extremes, only adds to skin challenges. 
1. Switch from lotion to cream
When you switch your seasonal wardrobes, it's a good idea to do the same with your skin emollient. Use creams, which are typically more moisturizing, instead of lotions, which don't provide as strong an oily barrier to reduce water loss in the skin. Creams feel heavier on the skin, but they do a much better job at protecting against temperature and humidity extremes.
Skin usually feels better if you bump up to a richer moisturizer that has more oil content and less water content. It's definitely good to put it on at night.
2. Take shorter showers
Ironically, the very things that make us feel good in the moment, such as long, hot showers or baths, can leave our skin crying out for moisture over the longer-term. Opt for shorter, more lukewarm baths and showers and pat your skin dry afterward, following up quickly with a layer of moisturizer from head to toe.
I advise using shower gel instead of soap for extra skin enrichment. I really like those body washes. You get better coverage and a better clean.  Use ones labeled as hydrating. .
3. Don't skip sunscreen
Though we're less exposed to sun in winter, that doesn't mean we can stop protecting ourselves from its rays altogether. Some skin creams have sunscreen built in, but make sure it carries an SPF rating of 15 or higher. For those who spend a lot of time outdoors whether working or skiing an SPF of 30 or higher is even better.
4. Stay ahead of stressors
As bleak as it may seem, winter brings a bevy of holidays that can be fun to celebrate, but are harsh on skin. Alcohol, rich foods, not sleeping enough . . . you have to definitely pay attention to those things and minimize them. 
Some people know that stress will bring on certain skin ills, such as acne or cold sores, so they should practice "situational prophylaxis, by treating skin with topical medications such as benzoyl peroxide before problems erupt.
 Cutting back on simple sugars and carbohydrates, which are plentiful in fast foods or processed foods, as another measure to avoid breakouts when a stressful situation (such as Thanksgiving dinner with 10 of your least favorite relatives) looms.
Stress in general can do something to the body where it can make any skin problem a little bit worse. It's not the reason you break out per se, but it's one of the factors.
5. Wear gloves
Most people wait until temperatures turn frigid before donning gloves, but wear them every day until spring. That's because even minor skin chapping on the hands can turn into fissures that become infected. (The same is true for lips, which should always be covered with lip balm when venturing outdoors.)
Then, moisturizers burn, then people don't want to use them, then they go into a bad spiral down. If you start using gloves when it first gets cold outside, that won't happen. Protecting skin early is good.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

La Beautinista Mobile is Official

My new website is official and ready for your eyes to see it and to start making email inquiries and phone calls to book those next in home service treatments and or spa parties. Enjoy!!! I will be updating often!