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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOUTH!!

2:13 PMMelanie Woodroffe

Happy Holidays!

Now that winter has set in, we need to think skin!  How we treat our skin, er, well....shows on our faces & other places!

If you are not treating your skin with care, it will begin to lose its luster, breakouts will pop up, and fine wrinkles, no doubt, start to set in! So, we can take a small bit of advice from 'Silence of the Lambs' and put the lotion on it's skin, but that's creepy....however true, it's still creepy! :)
Hydrating plumps the  skin, and is a MUST!

CdB shares a few ideas that will get you started on the right path to healthy, younger looking skin!  See below!

Let's start with morning!

Cleanse with something light and refreshing, it's a good way to get rid of dead skin cells from the previous night....yes, we produce them constantly, during the night when our bodies are resting & rejuvenating, they are super busy! I suggest a nice tissue/rinse off cleanser, just make sure that it is for your skin type! Also, let's be realistic, if you drool or tears run down your face while you sleep, you really want to wash that off! Now, I have heard so many of you ask, "Why do I have to wash my face in the morning, if I washed it the night before?"....isn't it clean enough? Please re-read the above....Are you serious?!

Night!

Use a product that will remove the makeup, dirt & grime from the day. You would not believe the crap floating around....free radicals catching free rides on our face, sticking to our every being....OK, a wee bit dramatic, but you get the idea, right? Clean it off at night! No matter how much wine you drink, or how tired you are....off, off, off at night!!

Some of you may like an astringent or toner, I use one & love it! A great product to take away any extra residue or oils left over from your cleanser morning or night, or both! 
Your call!

For day, I suggest a moisturizer with a sunscreen of at least SPF 15, this is important for EVERYONE!
It can prevent sun damage in fair, and with a darker skin. A fair skin can burn easily without it, but in darker skin not wearing a sunscreen can cause darker patches & uneven skin tone that is nearly impossible to get rid of! AND a darker skin can burn as well! I stress the importance of an SPF 15 or higher for everyone. Oily skin? Get an oil-free. Dryer skin? Get a hydrating cream. Important!!

As for me, I am a skincare fanatic! I love using eye cream, night cream, firming lotions & potions. If you are unsure of what works for you, make an appointment with someone who can help! Google search and find someone that you can trust. I suggest Authentic Beauty in Atlanta, because they offer a very exclusive & fun, tailored to you, "Image Journey"! For more information, click the link: myimagejourney.com

Youthful skin is easy to attain, all we have to do is make an extra effort by taking care of what we've got!

Enjoy!

~Melanie~

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