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My Skincare Regimen with Dermalogica

June 18, 2014
Dermalogica Atlanta

I’m telling you nothing makes you slightly obsessed about your skin than turning 35. Or maybe it’s just me.

Seeing that I did nothing more than wipe the crust out of my eyes in the morning and moisturize with some of that Jergens Cherry Almond lotion that I put on the children, I would say I needed to be concerned.

After attending the Dermalogica grand opening a few months ago and learning about their FREE skin mapping service, I find it hard to believe that it took me nearly 2 months to get back down there to get this service done.

I know.

One day in April I finally made an appointment and found my way to the Dermalogica store in Atlantic Station.

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After filling out this card, that included information about my health background and skin concerns I was escorted to the chair where the relaxation began.

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Post skin mapping, I had a mini facial done utilizing the recommended products. It was concluded that my face was combination, which I knew.  What I didn’t know is that because my skin is dry in certain areas, it isn’t a great thing to use clay based masks….which I was doing every now and then.

She used this little contraption to penetrate the products into my skin. I don’t know what the proper term for it is or what it does but my skin felt like a baby’s booty when she was done….and no we can’t buy one.

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I walked away well informed and knowledgeable about my skin type and the types of products that I should be using on my combination skin. Who knew it was going to be FIVE products used every time I went to cleanse my face.

After a few weeks I was sent all of my recommended products and let me tell you……Let.Me.Tell.You.

the truth.

Of course I priced them out because I won’t be using anything else but Dermalogica. They are a little pricey but considering that once you make the initial investment you won’t likely have to buy everything at the same time again. As one runs out you just grab that one.

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One of my favorite products is the Precleanse. It is oil based and I was very skeptical about oil based cleansers when my face is already slightly oily but this product is magnificent. It clears away the surface dirt so the real cleanser can get in there and do a deep clean.

If you are in an area where Dermalogica offers their FREE skin mapping service, go get it done. You aren’t obligated to buy anything but sometimes it’s just good to know from a professional standpoint what you can be doing at home to take care of your skin.

What does your skin care regimen look like? Is it just a splash of water and go, or are you high maintenance like me now?!!!

*I was provided product. All opinions are mine. You already know!!*

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Silk’n FaceFx

April 19, 2014
Silk'n FaceFX

* I was provided product  and/or compensation to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine. You already know!!*

Beauty product blogging is not my strong point.  I love perusing the aisles of Target, Sephora, Ulta etc. like most women but I’m not a product junkie. Unless something that I’ve been using no longer works or a product comes with a strong suggestion I won’t buy it….but I sure will spend hours looking!

I was sent a Silk’n FaceFx product to review and initially I wasn’t really sure what the product was about so I read up on it and decided I would give it a try. While it is slated to reduce the signs of aging and wrinkles, I wasn’t so concerned with those claims but when it said reduces the size of large pores…why yes, sign.me.up.

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The product comes with a base and an adapter that allow for easy and quick charging.

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The top of the unit has tiny circles where the warm, gentle heat is administered through. About two swipes over my entire face is all I do.

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So here’s the real deal. I started to utilize the product while Jack Frost was consistently present so my face was extra dry. Prior to using the Silk’n FaceFx I would slather coconut oil on and then use. WRONG.

After a few days I noticed that my skin was starting to peel, like a sunburn. It finally dawned on me that I was probably frying my face with the coconut oil and the thermal heating from the product. I stopped for a few weeks to give my skin time to heal and because I like to live on the wild side once my skin was back to normal I decided to give it another try  moisturizing my face AFTER using the Silk’n.

What a difference.

I don’t use the product daily, I only use twice a week and I have noticed a huge improvement with the texture of my skin and the size of my pores.  I’m not telling you to run out and buy this product if you are not on the hunt for something of the sort, but if you are this is a viable contender. Visit the Silk’n website to gather more information and read the reviews.

A Few of the Benefits:

  • Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles
  • Improves skin texture
  • Brightens skin color
  • Reduces pore size
  • Professional results at home
  • Long-term anti-aging solution

The product has garnered positive reviews, but I would encourage you to do your own research before purchasing as I can only speak for my skin type.

Do you use any type of facial product outside of cleaners and moisturizers?

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Yes to Blueberries Giveaway!

August 16, 2013
Yes-to-Blueberries

Disclosure

Happy Friday!

Ever since my first foray with Yes to products I have been sold ever since. Like seriously for the price these products are amazing. As a product that is not only 90-99% natural but also affordable and available at your local grocery store this product line is great for women who are looking for affordable and effective skin care.

I am proud to announce that I am now a Yes Girl, an ambassador of sorts for Yes to and I couldn’t be more excited. In this role I will be bringing you information about Yes to products and periodic giveaways. To kick off this partnership, courtesy of Yes to I am giving away a Yes to Blueberries gift set.

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