My Asian Layering Skincare Technique Lately I’ve been reading all about the Asian Layering Skincare Technique. While interesting ingredients like snail mucus and bee venom are trending big in Asia (specifically Japan and Korea, according to reports), the basic idea of a layering facial treatment is one I have long recommended for my clients. The idea is that rather than Western esthetics’ simple Cleanse-Tone-Moisturize regimen, women in Asia are purported to use a systematic layering technique that employs an average of 5-10 skincare (not make-up) products in very specific order. In my own work I’m not as interested in Asian products as I am in the layering process.Read More →
Think microorganisms are yucky little germs? Think again! Good “bugs” like probiotics keep the bad microbes in check, and this is crucial to maintaining a healthy body and healthy skin. The human intestinal tract is lined with bacteria – both good and bad. There is no question that intestinal health IS overall health, and you can’t have one without the other. There is also no question that unhealthy digestion comes out in the skin. When intestinal flora are out of balance, we not only get constipation, bloating, and allergies, but also acne, reactive skin, and overall inflammation. Not a pretty picture.
Want to detoxify your body systems and get beautiful, glowing skin? Daily dry brushing is a wonderful practice for improving both skin softness and internal health. By gently brushing the skin, the lymphatic system is stimulated to eliminate waste matter. Dry brushing removes dead skin cells and improves the appearance and existence of cellulite. Because of its detoxifying effect on the body, it also strengthens the immune system. And it wakes you up in the morning! All good reasons to start a daily dry brushing practice. Here’s how to do it:
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