Sunday, January 17, 2010

Inhibitors and the power of sleep

I didn't work today and called in due to the weather and me being under it with a common cold. not so common for me because i rarely get ill. but hey its a new year.

in the latest skin news i came across some great information in the Allure magazine December issue 2009. they feature the latest trends in ingredients and break them down due to their claims, the products that offer them and the science behind them. the growing Acai berry which if you frequent LA then you had it plenty. its like the new Green tea of the decade in my eyes. now you can find them in your parfaits and smoothies and even lotions that you buy for your body. Acai berry is a powerful antioxidant that protects from free radicals that start to break down elastin and collagen, resulting in the slowing of premature aging of the skin.

the most interesting was the section in regards to Genomic technology. its technology that identifies which genes are responsible for certain proteins that your own body produces to reverse sun damage and prevent. essentially more of these proteins that are activated the time travel process occurs to your skin. why i found this so intriguing is that everyone has sen the Olay commercials and no one knows what exactly is that makes it so special. and this was the answer finally! the mapping of the human genome is hugely exciting, but that just tells us where genes are located on DNA strands. the next step is figuring out what they do and how to manipulate them. we are still in the beginning stages of this of this technology but derms all agree this is the future of skin care.

now for my personal testimony, Melatonin. a hormone that regulates sleep cycles, is also an antioxidant and allegedly a collagen booster. when combined with other antioxidants, melatonin has a synergistic effect, helping them penetrate the skin better. so if your skin were a football field, melatonin would be a massive lineman clearing a path for a wiry running back. (that was for the boys) crucial to the skin's structure, it could help skin look firmer and smoother. Dr. Murad has a great product with topical melatonin that i put to the test. it made my lines look more relaxed in as little as 7 days. the Sleep reform serum helped me and i know it could work wonder with other who just are not happy with deeper lines on the forehead in conjuction with their intense wrinkle serum that smoothies the skin into perfection. pricey products but they work in my opinion. a great alternative for those who cant spend 400 on botox every three months. you end up spending half the amount and save time from visiting the Spa for pain, might as well enjoy the facility and get a facial and pamper yourself.

speaking of pampering, i am with a glass of wine. filled with polyphenols that help with cariovascular health and cell defense. time now to get some z's in this gloomy weather and hope the melatonin kicks in with the antioxidants and betters my skin. dont try this at home as a antiaging regimen but its nice to relax. just trying to put the you back in beauty.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year New You New Husband New Everything you want it to be.

The year kicks off to a grand hooray and celebration for an improved person.

There are those like me who needed to get out of the holiday game and gear up for whats good and savory (Spring and Summer fun). We now have to find out whats important to our individual. We don't reach for perfection but improvement. I'd like to stress this motto to all this year so we don't disappoint but move through out this year with grace and finish it with success.

this month there is a wide and strong push for the Skin care world that we all live in weather we believe it or not. its all around us, every where you step and magazine page you turn. we even change our daily lifestyles for our skin care and what we want to spend our hard earned income on. So you use Neutrogena and Clean and Clear, that's fine but you look the part. Some will save tips and save money well earned and spend it on facials, creams and services and that shows as well. this is where i fit in to your picture/art. weather it may be a Picasso, O'Keefe or a Monet you have to stand behind your own work and take ownership and love it, because no one has too but you.

so lets move to ask the Prince.....

Q.What is the appropriate regimen for my skin?

A. The daily regimen is Cleanse, Tone, Serum and Moisturize. Many of the products are used day and night, however, your individual skin concerns may dictate some differences in the AM and PM routine. A regimen is suggested after you have had a consultation with a Skincare Specialist who can determine the perfect system for your skin type and conditions. We (the Royal we) recommend the daily use of an SPF.

And for my Beverly Hills People!!!

Q. I am afraid of having a surgical procedure but there is a BIG reunion in a few months and I want to look fantastic at the event. Is there anything that can perform a small miracle on my skin?

A. How does this sound? Up to a 45% reduction in the appearance of wrinkles! Smoother, more even skin tone, an increased glow, and the benefits of resetting your skin's "aging clock" by five years or more. we cant change out hormonal clock but our faces ! who knew?! All in a months time with the nightly use of Peau Magnifique Youth Recruit. The results are indelible and life changing. RéVive has pushed the envelope further from scalpel to test tube and Peau Magnifique will have your friends remarking on your skin.

(to look for ReVive skin care visit

so do WE need to go under the knife ? not necessarily , but I'm not against it. there is so much that potions and creams can do and you have to start young not later to correct what took years to create. preservation is best. take it from the Egyptians and the most beautiful woman on earth Cleopatra, she didn't wait. She started young because they knew and because they were royalty in her family. you are all kings and queens of your castle and should think of your genes and person as part of a beautiful monarchy.

Rome wasn't built in a Day and neither were those smile lines we all have. it took a lot of happy new year's celebrations. we still have over 350 days left in 2010. what is it that we are going to invest our fortunes in this year? lets start with finding, if you haven't just yet The YOU in Beauty.