by Louisa Graves

The Benefits of LED Red Light Therapy - It Really Works! 1Forget Instagram for all the latest trends in beauty. From vibration plates to our subject today, LED Red Light Therapy, NASA has been a wealth of health and beauty discoveries! Who knew astronauts were the true influencers? I think they need a better marketing team behind them so they can actually get some credit for their discoveries!The Benefits of LED Red Light Therapy - It Really Works! 2

NASA started using LED Red Light Therapy for growing plants in space at first (it worked!), then used it to help keep the bones and muscles of the astronauts healthy. They also sent them to foot soldiers for speedy wound healing. Guess what? Red light therapy sped up the recovery time for any injury they had.

I have been a huge fan of LED Red Light Therapy for a long time – since 2003. I noticed a difference in my skin when I started using one regularly and I have never stopped using it since. I use it once a week for maintenance. I have also recommended many women and men try red light therapy and, like myself, they LOVE it and are seeing and feeling results!

What Does LED Red Light Therapy Do?

LED Red Light Therapy is used on the face, neck, hands, arms and body and is scientifically proven to be one of the most non-invasive, economical and effective methods of rejuvenating and plumping wrinkles and fine lines, fading age-spots, reducing inflammation, and much more. It’s known as a “natural face lift solution”. LED Red Light Therapy can also be used on the body to reduce pain, speed wound and incision healing, burns, sprains, pulled muscles and can even help broken bones mend faster and better. Professional athletes also use our LED Red Light Therapy.

How does LED Red Light Therapy work?

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) emit wavelengths of light that enhance the body’s ability to repair tissue and damaged cells. This light also stimulates collagen production resulting in plumper, more youthful-looking skin. In just 10 weeks, wrinkles smooth, pores become more refined, age spots fade and much more. The combination of red and infrared LED’s and the wavelengths of the lights are the key to its rejuvenating and pain management effects. And LED’s will not tan or burn skin  because the LED wavelengths do not emit UVA or UVB rays.

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2 panels cover entire face for fast results

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Rejuvenate and firm jowls and neck

For Rejuvenation: The combination of both red and infrared diodes emit specific wavelengths of light that penetrate deep down to the dermis, increasing blood flow to the skin and stimulating the production of collagen to repair damaged cells, refine and smooth wrinkles, plump sagging skin, reduce inflammation and redness, dark spots, enlarged pores and more. Researchers at NASA found that the best results for wound healing occur at wavelengths of 670 nm and 880 nm.

 

 

 

 

 

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Calm back pain

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Calm knee and joint pain

For Pain Management and Reducing Inflammation: The combination of red and infrared diodes of LED Red Light Therapy are also scientifically proven to reduce pain and inflammation in the muscles, back, knees, hands, shoulders, hips, joints and more. LED Red Light Therapy can relieve painful arthritis, fibromyalgia, and aching joints, and lessen the healing time of torn muscles, ligaments, sprains, burns, diabetic wounds and post-surgical incisions. The two panels are attached with hinges so you can fold the panels over the hands and wrists to address carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, over the knees, ankles, feet, elbows, joints and shoulders to calm inflammation and pain.

And if you’re challenged with cellulite, to stimulate collagen and help smooth or reduce the look of lumps and bumps, lay the panels on thighs and tummy or fold them around the arms.

LED Red Light Therapy can also rejuvenate hands by fading age spots.

How to Choose an Effective LED Red Light Therapy Device – I’ve Done the Research for You

An effective LED Red Light Therapy device must combine both red and infrared LEDs. For maximum results, the red LEDs should emit wavelengths that are 660 nanometers and the infrared wavelengths, 880 nanometers. These are the exact specifications used by NASA when they discovered that LED Red Light Therapy not only rejuvenates, smooths and plumps wrinkled skin, it even helped heal diabetic wounds very quickly.

Choose panels instead of a handheld device – to save time, cover a larger area and get faster results. That’s why I’ve been selling the DPL II Red Light Therapy Device for many years. In addition, the high number and combination of red and infrared LED light diodes provide the proven 660-880 nanometer wavelengths – the same specs as used by NASA. BTW: The DPL II Red light Therapy system is FDA-approved and made with medical grade LEDs that are safe and do not contain mercury, unlike some others on the market. This unit can be used at home or in a professional office and it’s affordable. In fact, I’ve set up a huge discount offer on my website so you will pay LESS for a larger unit than you would pay for many handhelds on the market. See the $150 off discount code below. And if you need more proof that red light therapy works, please check out the many testimonials from myriad clients and customers on the DPL II Red Light Therapy page.

Bonus: Use red light therapy on your pets as well! The LED’s  can penetrate their fur and relieve arthritis, inflammation, and other ailments including post-surgical incisions. See Bogey’s before and after surgery photos when you scroll down the DPLII Page in the Testimonials section. This adorable little puppy’s owner was so impressed with the speed healing of Bogey’s inflamed 9 inch long incision, he sent me before and after photos to post!

So next time you see a space launch, get exited! Who knows what other discoveries NASA will make that will make YOU look better!

Discount Coupon Code: Hollywood Beauty Secrets ALWAYS has the lowest price on the DPL II Red Light Therapy device. Apply coupon code 1958 at checkout for $150 off so you pay only $289.95 plus you get a one year warranty and free S+H in the continental US! Pay no sales tax in all states except CA. See more here.

For more information, see my video on my Youtube channel. Just lick the link to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuiL-oBNlHc

NOTE: The video depicts a stand. However, the new DPL II system no longer comes with or requires a stand. Just hold it up to your face for 3-6 minutes per day until you see wrinkles repairing. Once you reach the desired skin rejuvenation effects, then use it once or twice weekly for maintenance. Also the new timer has changed to 3 minutes. However, you will still use it for 6-9 minutes for skin rejuvenation and up to 15 minutes on the body for pain recovery. Do not lay the panels on the face, just hold it closely.

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 HollywoodBeautySecrets.com: 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 5

 

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 HollywoodBeautySecrets.com.

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

by Louisa Graves

Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe? 6

Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe? Well this depends on the type of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). There is so much hype about HA in skin care products lately. Alarmingly, there are a number of skin care manufacturers claiming that Low Molecular Weight (LMW) Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the best one – when in fact they are incorrect!

The truth is many cosmetic manufacturers and some aestheticians are misinformed about HA in general. In particular, the safety of Low Molecular Weight (LMW) Hyaluronic Acid is very concerning. Many manufacturers misinterpret test results and put a positive spin on LMW-HA – which can be a deadly mistake. Read on for the difference between safe HMW HA and unsafe LMW HA….

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Skin Uplift Serum with HMW-HA

 

High Molecular Weight (HMW) Hyaluronic Acid, known as sodium hyaluronate is the safest Hyaluronic Acid. It is used in facial fillers and added to high quality topical serums and creams. When applied, HMW-HA sits on the surface of the skin where it binds to water to maintain hydration, and cross links with other HA molecules to help maintain skin’s barrier. The result is dewy and plumper looking skin. Our bodies produce HA so it is completely natural to humans – and therefore very unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.

However, if we are talking about Low Molecular Weight (LMW) Hyaluronic Acid, which is unfortunately found in commerical serums and creams, there are important health and safety issues you need to know. Plenty of literature supports that Low Molecular Weight (LMW) HA should be avoided!!

Here’s why:

 

  1. LMW HA causes inflammation and accelerates aging skin over time!
  2. If skin is prone to melanoma, small fragments of LMW HA are known to promote tumor invasiveness!
  3. Another study suggests that LMW HA may also play a role in breast cancer metastasis.
  4. NEVER use LMW HA serum for micro-needling or micro-skin rolling because this will cause scarring and aged looking skin.

Micro Skin Roller

An article published by barefacedtruth.com also notes, “We strongly suggest you review any hyaluronic acid products you may use on yourself or others. Make sure the formulator didn’t fall prey to marketing materials from one of those too-clever-by-half ingredients manufacturers who make up a good story (about LMW-HA) but haven’t a clue about the real science.… Sodium hyaluronate is High Molecular Weight HMW-HA, which is the natural form.”

Please email me if you’d like to read the entire article at ljgraves@sbcglobal.net.

NOTE: For micro needling (aka micro skin needling), use only High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (HMW-HA)  to prevent scarring and for excellent skin rejuvenating results.

The following serums can be applied nightly for anti-aging and can also be used for micro-needling, aka needle rolling  or micro-skin rolling.

* Skin Uplift Serum * Deep Penetrating LED Peptide Serum * Stem Cell Serum * Night Perfect
Watch a good micro skin rolling video HERE

Shop with confidence at HollywoodBeautySecrets.com. Products on this site with High Molecular Weight (HMW) Hyaluronic Acid are as follows: 

Skin Uplift Serum * Deep Penetrate LED Peptide Serum * Stem Cell Serum * Beyond CP * Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex * De-Aging Solution * Eye Perfect * Night Nutrient Cream *

20% Vitamin C Serum with Antioxidants * Soothing Toner

Get more information about these products at my SHOP 

by Louisa Graves

When should I start using antiaging products?Louisa w Beads

It is never too late to start an antiaging routine but September seems to be the most popular time of year to revamp your skin care, due to post-summer sun damage. A good anti-aging routine should be quick and involve only a few key products. That way you’ll stick with it.

Here’s what you need to get the fastest results. These products are for all skin types and ages…

1. A cleanser that won’t strip your skin, such as our Beyond Clean Cleanser.
2. A toner that will balance the pH of skin, whether it’s dry, normal, oily or hormonal. Unlike other toners, our Soothing Toner is loaded with antioxidants. No other toner has this list of antioxidants!
3. A powerful daily age-defying moisturizer that hydrates, plumps and thickens sagging or aging skin, and repairs and prevents wrinkles and sun spots such as our Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex.
4. A healthy nano-particle-free 30 SPF sunscreen.
5. A nightly treatment serum that firms, repairs, nourishes and brightens skin tone such as our Skin Uplift Serum.
6. Twice weekly exfoliation with our Exfoliating Enzyme Powder to speed your skin rejuvenating results.

Skincare Questions Answered 7Order our  6-Piece Anti-aging Kit (see photo on the right) saving you an additional $20 instead of ordering separately. PLUS you’ll save another $10 when you insert my weekly discount coupon (below) at check out AND get free S+H in the USA. That’s an additional $40 dollar savings for the most premium professional strength skin care on the planet.

What should I look for in skin care?

– The cleanser you choose should cleanse without stripping your skin.
– A good toner should be free of alcohol. Ours is like no other – it’s loaded with antioxidants!
– An effective moisturizer should be a hydrating formula and not too thin or watery with peptides, epidermal growth factors and myriad antioxidants to rejuvenate all skin types.
– A superior night serum treatment will repair, nourish and protect your skin.
– And remember to always choose skincare that is cruelty-free, formulated in the USA and free of parabens, phthalates, fragrance, synthetic color, mineral oil, and petrochemicals.

What is it about these products that differ from others on the market?

With our products you’re sure to get BIG results for a SMALL price tag! No doctor brand can beat our quality, efficacy and pricing.

So many women get “taken” by high price tags. Many spend over $200 – $400 for just ONE face cream with minimal ingredients. Some of those pricey creams are laden with mineral oil AKA pretolatum – a crude by product of gasoline. Over-hyped Le Mer’s second ingredient is petrolatum – which over time dries and plugs your skin. They charge $175 for  a jar that mostly greasy petroleum jelly!! That’s a shame.

Yesterday, I saw an ad for a popular dermatological brand of EGF serum for a whopping $275. Are they kidding? Yet thousands of women think that if they pay more, it’s going to be more effective. That’s simply not true. It’s not necessary to overpay for doctor-recommended brands.

Our customers and clients are educated consumers. They love to read labels and research products so I’ve provided ingredients and other information on each product page so there is no guessing!

At HollywoodBeautySecrets.com, you’ll get healthy, premium grade, professionally strength and proven age-defying ingredients. And no mineral oil or petrolatum! You can’t go wrong with our 6-Piece Anti-aging Kit which includes these safe, healthy and effective key ingredients and much more:

Beyond Clean Cleanser (Sea Kelp, Salicylic Acid, Zinc and NO peroxide)
Soothing Toner (Sea Kelp, Astaxanthin, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid)
Exfoliating Enzyme Powder (Bromelain, bamboo powder, White Willow Bark, Kiwi)
Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex (Day) (EGF, 3 Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Antioxidants)
Skin Uplift Serum (Night) (Sea Kelp, 2 Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, DMAE)
30 SPF Sunscreen (Sunscreen/Primer in one with antioxidants)

Whether you’re 29 or 79, to help repair, protect and age-proof your skin, our 6 piece Antiaging Kit is the key.

Best of all – the 6-Piece Antiaging Kit can be used by ALL skin types, whether you have normal, mature, dry or oily skin. Our products are formulated in the USA with scientifically proven, premium quality, professional strength ingredients in the highest concentrations to ensure you get results! Our products inlcuding the 6-piece anti-aging kit are free of parabens, synthetic dyes, fragrances, mineral oil, petrochemicals, phthalates and they’re cruelty-free.

No other brand can compare to us when it comes to quality, price and efficacy.

I’m on a tight budget. If I had to buy only 3 products to help reverse aging, what would you recommend?

Hands down, our Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex (apply in the day), our Skin Uplift Serum (apply at night), and our Exfoliating Enzyme Powder (apply twice weekly) will have you soon seeing results.

I know you’ll soon become a repeat customer, if you aren’t already. Many of our clients have ordered 50 to over 100 times. They are loyal because the strength, quality and our affordable prices.

I have some issues with oily skin and blemish/acne breakouts. What routine do you suggest for these concerns?

For those new to Hollywood Beauty Secrets and wondering which products to choose if you’re challenged with frequent blemish breakouts or acne, you can also use the 6-piece Anti-Aging Kit. Be sure to exfoliate your skin twice weekly with the Exfoliating Enzyme Powder. Now if you are dealing with an EXTREME case of blemish breakouts or acne, you may also want to invest in one of the following two options to alternate with the Skin Uplift Serum at night:

NIGHT OPTION #1: 024U Hyper-Oxygenated Serum (contains retinol)
Or
NIGHT OPTION #2: Beyond CP

I have age-spots, hyperpigmentation and dehydrated mature skin. Will the 6-Piece Antiaging Kit work for me?

Yes, the 6-piece Antiaging Kit offers products with ingredients that will address all these issues; Age-spots, Hyperpigmentation and Dehydrated, Mature Skin.

Preventing hyperpigmentation and sunspots is crucial to having an even skin tone and a brighter complexion as you age. Be sure to exfoliate your skin twice weekly with the Exfoliating Enzyme Powder. In addition to the 6-Piece Anti-Aging Kit, if you have an extreme case of dryness or hyperpigmentation, you can add any one of the following products to alternate with the Skin Uplift Serum at night to speed results:

Night OPTION #1: Stem Cell Serum
Or
NIGHT OPTION #2: 024U Hyper-Oxygenated Serum (contains retinol)
Or
NIGHT OPTION #3 – for dehydrated, mature skin
Night Perfect Serum or Ultimate Ceramide & Lipid Serum + Antioxidants

**To enhance your skin care routine, Emu Oil is highly regarded by many skin care professionals. It actually penetrates and pushes active ingredients far down into the dermis where you want them to go! Plastic surgeons recommend this oil for faster wound recovery from surgery. It does not clog pores so can be used by all skin types.

I have dark circles, puffiness and well as lines around my eyes? What do you recommend?

If you have dark circles, bags or puffiness I highly recommend our Eye Perfect. This is a hugely popular re-order product. It’s a professional strength formulation that includes our patented DePuff® with not one or two, but three age-defying peptides, super antioxidants; resveratrol, DMAE, and alpha lipoic acid, skin-quenching hyaluronic acid and squalane oil (from olives – not sharks) and collagen, minerals and amino acids that address the signs of aging eyes.Skincare Questions Answered 8Skincare Questions Answered 9

Some clients tell us that Eye Perfect has also helped to firm slack neck skin and fade age spots on their faces. You can use Eye Perfect on your face too!

How do I apply your 30 SPF nano-particle- free sunscreen by Suntegrity?

Mineral-based sunscreen filters more UV light than chemical sunscreen. Our 30 SPF sunscreen by Suntegrity is paraben and nano-particle free. It prevents age spots and hormonal imbalances, acts as primer to help smooth skin, and includes antioxidants such as Astaxanthin.

This award-winning sunscreen and primer-in-one was created by my friend Tricia Trimble in honor of her Mom who lost her life to skin cancer.
TIP: Apply our 30 SPF sunscreen  sparingly. Place a little dot on your forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and massage well, until lightness fades. Also apply on neck and décolletage. Wait about 60 seconds before applying makeup.

If my moisturizer has antiaging ingredients, why do I need a serum and what is the difference between a serum and a moisturizer? Do I need both?

Like love and marriage, you can’t have one without the other! They both are necessary for maximum antiaging results. I’ll explain the difference below:

Serums: All serums are thinner and offer gel-like, stiffer textures so they are best applied at night. The results will be evident in the morning, when you rinse off the serum. Whether you choose our Skin Uplift Serum, or our Stem Cell Serum or Night Perfect Serum, you’ll wake up to beautiful, brighter, firmer, lifted and more youthful looking skin. Though serums don’t look as moist on the skin for day wear, some of my clients layer the Skin Uplift Serum UNDER the Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex moisturizer in the morning, for skin firmness and a dewy looking, plumper and more youthful complexion.

Moisturizer: An effective moisturizer should lift and hydrate so the skin feels dewy without being greasy. Our Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex is our most popular daytime moisturizer because it has everything you need to defy aging. Our huge re-order rate backs this up! Ultimate Aging Proofing Complex locks in moisture, lifts, smooths and repairs wrinkles, plumps and adds volume to sagging skin, brightens, hydrates, protects and nourishes your skin. It offers loads of active ingredients that will enhance the effectiveness of any serum you are using.

Thank you to all my Repeat Clients for your Support and for Telling Others About us!

We are so thankful for your customer loyalty. We so appreciate your help by supporting our small family-owned business, HollywoodBeautySecrets.com. My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your repeat orders and for telling others about us, especially during this very challenging time!

Air Hugs! Louisa XO

For more skincare help and detailed routines for different skin types, see my how-to guide on the SKIN CARE HELP page here.

For professional-strength skincare at affordable, everyday prices, check out my shop at hollywoodbeautysecrets.com!

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by Louisa Graves

Simple Clean Makeup for Mature Skin 10

I’m a big believer in simple, clean makeup because I think it makes you look younger and fresher. Too often we get stuck doing something that looked good 20 years ago, not taking into account any new “friends” we may have picked up through the years, like dark circles and fine lines around the eyes. Makeup for mature skin doesn’t need to be boring. You can still use highlighter, eyeliner, and bronzer to enhance your features and give you a youthful glow!

The photo on the right shows my beautiful friend Mitzie and I, taken in December 2019.  Mitzie (on the left) looks amazing even without a spec of makeup! In fact, her dermatologist asked what she uses on her skin. Of course, she uses the products from HollywoodBeautySecrets.com, 🙂  In this photo, taken in December 2019, I am wearing simple, clean makeup.

Changing up your makeup routine is a good thing! You may discover a technique or formula that works better for you that you may not have thought of trying before. Unfortunately, subtle changes in our skin’s texture and firmness can make what used to look good look less than perfect and can age you! It’s a realistic and inevitable fact of life. By using a makeup routine for mature skin, you can actually lift off years and make yourself look younger, not to mention the time you will save by not having to use so many products!

Here’s what I do. It is simple but you’ll feel and look amazing!

1. In the morning after cleansing and toning skin, apply an EGF, peptide or antioxidant-rich moisturizer on face, under eyes, on crow’s feet and neck. Try Ultimate Age-Proofing Complex with premium quality, age-defying EGF, peptides and antioxidants. For those with sensitive, hormonal, mature, or dry skin that needs more volume and hydration, try De-Aging Solution with EGF, antioxidants and super hydrators. TIP: Moisturized, prepped skin helps makeup go on smoother. Wait one minute for moisturizer to settle before applying sunscreen. Simple Clean Makeup for Mature Skin 11

Both moisturizers mentioned above are healthy, professional strength, made with premium ingredients, affordable, free of fragrance, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic color and will not cause hormonal imbalances. Get BIG results with a small pricetag.

2. Next, apply our popular UVA/UVB sunscreen SunTegrity SPF 30 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen and Primer and it contains anti-aging antioxidants! This is why I love it! It’s healthy, nano-particle-free and free of parabens or harsh ingredients. Apply it very sparingly. Just place a tiny dot on the forehead, each cheek, nose and chin. Apply on neck as well. TIP: Allow sunscreen to settle on skin for a moment or two, before applying makeup. NOTE: This sunscreen and primer was noted in EWG’s 2019 Top Ten sunscreens and Best Moisturizer with SPF 30 in 2018. It also received a #1 Rating in the Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database.

3. For those with deep lines, wrinkles or deep acne scars and imperfections, makeup primer can provide a smoother complexion. Good news – our SunTegrity sunscreen is not only 30 SPF, it’s a makeup primer as well! Makeup primer makes skin look smoother and more youthful and increases the staying power of makeup.Simple Clean Makeup for Mature Skin 12

4. Apply illuminating concealer on inner corner of the eyes by the nose and extend only to the center under each eye. Don’t extend concealer to the end of the eyes. This prevents emphasis on crow’s feet.

5. Apply a teeny amount of illuminating liquid foundation just above the cheek bones and blend with a foundation brush. This gives the skin a more lifted and fresh look. Also apply a little illuminating down the center of the nose.

6. For a more defined chin or to camouflage a double chin, apply a little bronzer along the jaw line. Be sure to blend it well under the jawline and down toward the neck using a kabuki brush.

7. For brighter-looking eyes, you’ll need a baby pink eye shadow pencil. This is an effective eye-opening tip. Draw a line of baby pink eye shadow under the eyebrow, and blend it in using your finger tip. This brightens and ‘opens’ up the eyes.

8. If you like to wear eyeliner, apply it onto the upper eyelid only. This will open and lift the eye. TIP: Avoid applying liner below eyes as this causes them to look smaller.

9. To give the whites of the eyes a brighter look, line the inside bottom of each eye with a white eye shadow pencil. I learned this tip from a Hollywood makeup artist when I was a guest on a TV show. For a more dramatic evening look, line the inside of the eyes with a black eye shadow pencil. Sharpen the pencil to ensure it’s clean.

10. Curl lashes using an eyelash curler. Apply one coat of mascara to top lashes only. For longer-looking lashes apply a second coat on the outer third lashes only. I love my eyelash curler! It lifts your eyes and makes them look bigger!

11. Apply a healthy, skin hydrating lip balm such as our Emu Oil Lip Balm. Or if you like glossy lips, try our double action Lip Renew & Plump Gloss, loaded with healthy, age-defying ingredients. Glossy, unlined lips appear more plump than when lined. And gloss looks more natural and youthful than lipstick. If you like lipstick, use stick to nude or light berry shades. TIP: Avoid orange lipstick because it makes teeth appear yellow. Simple Clean Makeup for Mature Skin 13

12. I like a bit of blush. If you use powder blush, apply a light bit of finishing powder on the cheeks only. Apply blush to apples of cheeks only. I recommend skipping finishing powder on the entire face if aged over 40 because it settles into fine lines which can appear more aging. Instead, blot face throughout the day using rice blotting papers, hair curler tissue papers or a piece of toilet seat cover.

There they are! 12 steps seem like a lot but they’re really very simple and straightforward and they work for any age, really! As I’ve shown you, you can still use a lot of your favorite products, just with a lighter hand.

Remember: you are a beautiful and desirable woman, inside and out! That will never change!

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