Wednesday, January 2, 2013

expert tips to refresh and revive tired skin

happy 2013! did you enjoy your new year celebrations? i sincerely hope so!

my night was definitely low-key. while our daughter danced and partied at her bff's house, and our son watched movies and played games at my mom's, my love and i stayed home. he was sick, but we made the most of our time alone, enjoying a nice dinner and watching a movie {the dark comedy, Bernie, with Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Mathew McConaughey}.

while i am happy that i didn't experience a hangover, eat too much or stay out late, i am loving that i can still benefit from the following skin-enhancing tips offered by one of my favorite experts on the subject, Kate Somerville!

fake a good night’s sleep
for an instant pick-me-up, try her fabulous 2-minute facial, ExfoliKate. this best-seller-for-a-reason uses natural fruit enzymes and microbeads to aid in giving skin a glowing, fresh-from-the-Clinic complexion.

don't pick at those spots!
 to calm a blemish, wrap an ice cube in a thin cloth or paper towel and rest it on the breakout for a few minutes. the ice will reduce the inflammation and redness.

get a gorgeous glow
 inspired by her most sought-after treatment, Kate recommends DermalQuench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment. this patent-pending formula aggressively combats wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven tone, and dryness. "the oxygen infusion relaxes facial muscles to dramatically smooth and soften, while deep hydration creates a plumping effect and an immediate glow."

treat tired eyes
place two spoons in the freezer for about 15 minutes and use them to apply your favorite eye cream. the cold metal will help depuff and refresh tired eyes.

if you overindulged
detoxify by drinking plenty of water; incorporate beverages such as pure, unsweetened cranberry juice, fresh lemon juice in water and green tea to cleanse, balance and hydrate your system. Kate also suggests to load up on fresh, organic foods such as almonds, avocados, black beans, blueberries, melons, pomegranate, wild salmon, spinach, tomatoes, whole grains, sweet potatoes and yogurt. "your entire body will benefit from a better diet, a fitter figure, increased energy, improved brain function and radiant skin."

 i can personally attest to the fact that  a combination of good skincare and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are always the best prescription for looking  and feeling your best! many thanks, Kate, for the tips!

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