by Louisa Graves

If you’re anything like me, you love feeling healthy and looking your best without going under the knife. That’s one of the reasons I created to provide access to professional strength products made with superior, safe ingredients – at an everyday price — and to help myself and others feel completely pampered!

At-Home Facial: The DIY Professional Skincare Routine That's Like a Facial 3


With the “new normal” in effect due to COVID-19, getting a facial is not an option right now. Don’t worry, your skin will be okay. I haven’t had a facial in over 20 years! Why? Because I’ve learned the secrets of an effective skincare routine at home! My skin is virtually poreless, wrinkle-free and dewy. I don’t have age spots, dark circles or puffy eyes and I’m well over 50. I bet you’re asking how? The answer is, I’ve researched the best skincare ingredients and antiaging devices for use at home, making my need for facials obsolete.

Doing a quick multi-step skincare routine at home is relaxing and easy and best of all,  you’ll get professional results. You don’t need to make an appointment, travel or pay for parking. No matter what your age – whether you’re 40 or 65, or older, you simply need proven skincare products with safe and effective ingredients. Some of my products are private labelled and sold at select spas who then charge you far more than I do! Maybe you’ve had a facial at a spa (pre-COVID) that private labels my products and didn’t know it!  But you can enjoy age-less skin, by skipping the spa or dermatologist and investing in superior quality skincare at the best price, here at

Here is my evening skincare routine for all skin types including Normal, Dry, Oily, Mature or Sensitive skin:


(All products noted are free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, petroleum or mineral oil and are cruelty-free and formulated in the USA)

1) After cleansing with Beyond Clean and toning skin with Soothing Toner, apply a peptide-rich serum. Choose from any one of these serums: Night Perfect or Skin Uplift Serum or Stem Cell Serum with high performance age-defying ingredients. Or you can alternate one night applying one of these peptide serums and the next with an EGF, peptide and antioxidant-rich cream such as popular: Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex or our ultra hydrating De-Aging Solution formulated with EGF, antioxidants and super hydrators, depending on your budget.

2) For those with mature, dry, deeply wrinkled or sun-damaged skin or for faster results with your nighttime products, massage a drop or two of Emu Oil over any night cream or serum such as those named above. Emu oil pushes the active ingredients of these potent products deep down to the dermis for faster rejuvenating results. Plus, emu oil can help thicken skin, speed heal incisions and burns and fade scars. I’ve turned some plastic surgeons on to emu oil for quick post-surgical healing.

3) Another treatment for those with sensitive, mature/dry skin or those dealing with dry skin with adult acne, is applying organic food grade coconut oil on clean skin one night a week. This oil is particularly good for gently resurfacing the skin of those with adult acne, and hydrates all skin types without clogging pores. Get it at any health food store.

4) Twice weekly exfoliation is also highly recommended for faster skin rejuvenating results. I suggest our Exfoliating Enzyme Powder to anyone who wants the fastest age-defying results. Exfoliating Enzyme Powder is made with the premium quality ingredients. It retails for over $49.95 but you pay only $24.95 here. I don’t make much profit on this item, because I want all women to use it 2 times a week. Why? Because exfoliating makes all the difference in the world – for younger-looking skin. Apply it as a scrub or a leave-on mask for 5-10 minutes. Then, rinse off with tepid water. Exfoliating Enzyme Powder is perfect for all skin types.

5) Now here’s one last suggestion, if your your budget allows. To enhance your at-home skin care routine invest in an FDA-approved, skin rejuvenating DPL II Red Light Therapy unit. It is proven to repair damaged collagen for a smoother and wrinkle-free looking complexion. It even helps fade age spots, refines pores and much more including reducing pain and speed healing incisions, wounds, burns, pulled muscles, lower back pain, carpal tunnel and more. Get more information about Red Light Therapy and $150 off with coupon 1958 at checkout HERE.

Here are just a few of the many, many testimonials we received from clients, about our skincare and DPL II red light…

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“Thank you Louisa! I love all your products so much. I’m really picky about what I put on my face. I’ve ordered a second DPL II Red Light for my sister who has a horrible scalp condition. It already is starting to heal and looks so much better, and no itching after the very first treatment. Thank you for all the incredible products you offer and your very reasonable pricing. It’s good to know there are businesses that operate with such integrity and knowledge.” Cynthia T., TX

“Love this product (DPLIIA Red Light Therapy), and we can’t live without it – we’re ordering one for a friend!!” Donna H., MA

See Mona’s three photos below after using Red Light Therapy and our skin care products. She’s over 60 years old! …“Hi Louisa: I LOVE your Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex with EGF! I saw a noticeable improvement in skin density, firmness and uplift in less than a month that I’ve used it. It’s amazing stuff!!…  I LOOOOVE the DPL II LED Red light machine and use it very often and I just purchased a week or so ago your Deep Penetrating LED Peptide Serum and your Skin Uplift Serum and love both of them. The Deep Penetrating LED Peptide Serum is giving a boost to the treatment already and I’m so pleased with that. The Uplift Serum is wonderful as well! I also just purchased your Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex – really enjoying it. I’ll send a testimonial about that soon…. Thanks again Louisa for all the wonderful service you provide to so many women.”

Check out many more testimonials here about DPL II Red Light and here for skincare products

Mona DPL II testimonials

6) For those with age spots or melasma apply the age spot reducer recipe (below) under any one of the products noted in Step #1.

To make my age spot recipe here’s what you do:

Combine 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice with 1 tbsp. witch hazel. Using a cotton swab, spot dab the dark pigments with this mixture. Let dry and then top with any one of the products noted in Step #1.

For more skincare routines, visit my SKIN CARE HELP Page. Hollywood Beauty Secrets is your place for safe, powerful, professional quality skincare at every day affordable prices.