Keep Your Skin Hydrated In Winter Months

Louisa Blue DressFor superior skin hydration and renewal, apply a daily concentrated moisturizer that is rich in hydrators, antioxidants, peptides and epidermal growth factors can dramatically help to defy skin aging. If you haven’t already tried it, our Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex (aka UAPC) is simply unbeatable. You’d have to use a dozen skin creams – some costing as much as $300 – $500 to get all the nutrients this formula contains! In addition, UAPC is free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic colors, fragrance or retinoids so it is safe for all skin types. UAPC offers everything in one jar to help plump, smooth, repair and reverse the signs of dehydrated, aging, sagging, wrinkled skin that is losing volume. Enjoy an even lower special discount price on Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex on my Newsletter Special Page and take a moment to review some of the key age-defying, hydrating ingredients of UAPC below:

Peptides – Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 peptide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide peptide, Copper PCA peptide promote collagen and elastic production, promote firmness, reduce the appearance of redness and age-spots as well as brighten skin tone and repair and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides also stimulate our natural production of hyaluronic acid (moisture) for more hydrated, youthful-looking skin.

Epidermal Growth Factor – maximum % EGF allowed in a topical formula!! EGF’s (a.k.a. cytokines), are naturally occurring proteins that bind to specific receptors on the cell surfaces. EGF penetrates into the epidermal layer; binding to skin cells which accelerates the formation of thicker-looking skin with more volume and healthier skin that is smoother, plumper, brighter, hydrated.

Antioxidants & Hydrators – Pomegranate Seed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Lycopene, Tocotrienols , Astaxanthin, Lutein, Beta Carotene, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Jojoba Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid help protect, repair, nourish and hydrate normal to dry mature skin as well as can help prevent breakouts.

See the complete list of ingredients on the Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex page at my SHOP.

Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex offers premium grade ingredients in the highest concentrations! The high quality, concentrated ingredients and price can’t be beat. We guarantee it!

Age-Defying Coffee

Dehydrated-looking skin can add years to our appearance. Coffee grounds gently exfoliate skin and are loaded with skin-rejuvenating antioxidants. In addition, coffee contains polyphenols that balance the pH of all skin types whether normal, oily, acne prone or dry skin. Keep skin hydrated and clear of blemishes with my coffee pH balancer recipe.

Here’s what you do:

First, cleanse face and pat dry. Slightly warm 2 tbsp. used coffee grounds in the microwave for 5 seconds (until warm – not hot). Place a piece of newspaper or paper towel in the sink basin to prevent grounds from going down the drain. While standing over the basin, grab a handful of grounds and rub them in a gentle, circular motion on face for about 30 seconds. Leave the grounds and antioxidant-rich residue on skin for one minute. Rinse with tepid water. Skin will look rejuvenated and hydrated.

Fix Your Brows With Microblading

If you’ve been watching social media, you’ve probably noticed that microblading for brows – is all the rage. Microblading is permanent makeup that mimics real eyebrow hair strokes. It is perfect for those who wish to fill in gaps or thicken dated, over-tweezed brows. Microblading your brows can uplift your face and redefine your look by adding add more arch,  length or making them thicker. I can customize any brow shape to suit your needs. Busy gals on the go love that they can wake up to beautiful brows. No more drawing your brows on!

In addition, if you’re challenged with Alopecia or non-existent brows due to taking medication, I can re-build authentic-looking brows with real-looking hair strokes with microblading. I’m a beauty expert and artist as well as a licensed and highly experienced permanent makeup practitioner. I love to help women to look and feel their best. My skill and attention to detail is why my clients are spreading the word quickly about my services. They fly in from all over the country for my services.

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I’m getting booked up quickly, so don’t delay getting your brows done. Start the new year with a fresh look. Call 310-990-2704 to text your brow photos and get a free consultation by phone. I am available at two locations in the Los Angeles area: Marina del Rey and Brentwood, CA.

Dry Cuticle Tips

IpadWinter is in the air and home heating, wind and more can cause all kinds of dry skin issues, including cracked cuticles on our hands. The following quick fix can work wonders when applied overnight.Here’s what you’ll need: The contents of 4 flax seed gel capsules (pierce them open with a safety pin), 2 tbsp. olive oil, 2 tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. fresh organic lemon juice.

Here’s what you do: Combine the above ingredients. Split the contents into two small BPA-containers such as Gladware® with interlocking lids. Dip nails of both hands in each container for 15 minutes at bedtime. Remove hands from containers and massage the mixture into nails and on tops of hands too.

This combination can also help to reduce age spots! Do not rinse hands, but rather put on some cotton gloves and wear them overnight. You’ll wake up to crack-free cuticles and a more even skin tone on hands.

Place lids on the two Gladware® containers and store in the fridge for nightly use. This recipe yields enough for five applications. Discard after 5 days and make a fresh batch. Also, be sure to wear rubber gloves while doing household chores that involve submerging hands in water such as doing dishes, washing fruits and veggies, or doing laundry. This will help prevent dry, chapped hands and cuticles and is also known to help prevent arthritic hands as we age.

What is a PDO Beauty Lift?

Louisa Graves Blue DressMany women over the age of 45 begin to experience slack skin and/or turkey neck issues. It is one of the most common complaints of women going through menopausal changes, or after having lost weight. This frustrating sign of aging can be quite devastating to some women. A slack neck can add years to our appearance and many women feel perplexed about what they can do – without having to go under the knife. Face fillers are also not a safe option in the delicate neck area. The great news is, there are a few, cost-effective and non-invasive alternatives, including a new procedure I’ve revealed below.

Topical products such as Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) creams combined with peptides will help improve skin elasticity, smooth wrinkles and add volume to the neck skin (and the face). I highly recommend Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex. Also, Red Light Therapy is wonderful for stimulating collagen, resulting in more rejuvenated-looking skin. When combines, this is a very powerful regimen can help address the signs of slack-looking skin. You can find EGF creams combined with peptides, as well as red Light therapy at very affordable prices on the Newsletter Specials page as well as on my SHOP page.

But for those with more extreme sagging, slack skin or prominent vertical bands on the mid-neck area, a new and affordable in-office treatment is now available in the USA. It is called the PDO Neck Lift. Another name of this procedure is the One-Hour Beauty Lift. This effective neck-lifting technique can reduce the look of one’s age by 10 to 15 years — without altering the face or looking fake in any way. In fact, the procedure, which is known to cost around $500 -$750 (depending on where you have it done), will soon be making waves in the media. It is a 45 minute procedure performed in-office and no anesthesia is required – just numbing cream!

How does the PDO Beauty Lift Work?

The PDO Beauty Lift is a series of threads (sutures) that are inserted under the skin of the face, by the eyes, on the jowl or neck and hands. The threads tighten both muscles and skin – making this an ideal non-surgical neck-lifting solution.

The fibers of the PDO (polydioxanone) threads are ”dissolving” surgical sutures that have been used in medicine for over five years by myriad surgeons in several countries including USA, Japan, Brazil, Britain and Western Europe. Within two weeks after having had the procedure, the body naturally begins to synthesize collagen. During the months that follow (up to 240 days), fibrous connective tissue forms around the threads resulting in new collagen formation. Unlike previous thread-lifting procedures, it is the weave of the PDO thread that effectively stimulates collagen fiber production. Collagen is the protein that gives our skin its elasticity and firmness. And because the PDO threads dissolve over time, there is no risk of scar tissue, bumps or draping skin.

Women are already lining up to have the procedure done by a local practitioner in the Los Angeles area. He trained in Britain performing one dozen procedures and is now offering it in the USA. I have been invited to watch the procedure next month and will be following the candidates to get their feedback during and after the procedure as well as the months that follow. So hang tight ladies. I’ll be sure to report back to you with my comments and “Before” and “After” photos and keep you posted with more information soon. Just want to make sure it’s a great as it sounds before I can 100% recommend the practitioner.