Natural Ways to Tighten and Brighten: Topical Vitamin C, AHAs and more
And while I do my best to relay accurate and beneficial information, nothing is better that locating a local and knowledgeable professional esthetician that can guide you through the trial and error of finding what works best for your skin. I remember an interview on Oprah many years ago where David Bowie and his wife, the spectacularly beautiful mega-supermodel confessed that she indulged in a professional spa facial once a week. When asked if that seemed a bit excessive, she replied quite directly and the gist of it was, “It’s your skin darling. You better choose to take care of it.”
Iman’s words stuck with me all these years and try to follow it. While I don’t have the budget for facials every week, I set some of my resources aside to pamper myself in this way. For those on a budget (and most of us are on tight ones), getting information via the internet can provide good information too. While I believe that simpler and all-natural is better, there are some stellar products that exist, are affordable and when they are adapted into your skin care regimen can bring great results.
So… I have just been exploring a new skin care regimen. Or, I should say, implementing a skin care regimen, as mine consists only of washing with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash. I’ve loved it for years, but now that I catch my girls literally trying to smooth out the wrinkles on my brow… I think I want/need some extra love beyond just a cleanser!
Since your blog is AWESOME… and full of info… do you have a few articles you’ve written that come to mind for someone who wants a chem-free, cruelty-free, kind-all-around moisturizer/toner/or whatever it is that will give me a bit of that tightness and glow back? 🙂 I thought perhaps you could point me in the right direction.
Let’s Begin! I love the Desert Essence brand and interesting to note, have been using their Jojoba Oil as my evening facial cleanser. I apply and massage it onto my dry skin and either wipe it off with a soft cloth, or rinse off with tepid water (and it’s gentle enough to remove eye makeup!).
- Kim Sevy is a personal friend, beyond that, she is top-notch esthetician and skin care alchemist. I highly recommend her Vitamin C Serum, as well as her entire line, Alkim Me. Simple and straightforward, everything my skin has tried or sampled from Kim, has loved.
- Suki (My interview with her in 2007) Suki’s line demonstrates efficacy and integrity, my skin responded brilliantly with her Even Tone Brightening Serum.
- While I have not personally been able to try Eminence, I do know that this Hungarian and mostly organic skin care line is highly prized from many in the industry. While researching their products, I became curious about their Citrus Kale Potent C + E Serum, and am hoping to add a review about it soon.
There are many options and price points to consider, however, I really believe your skin will love and glow with a daily dose of Vitamin C.
I could go on and on! And we need to go there, so many interesting topics and products to discuss, like adding a retinoid, chemical or physical exfoliation, ingredients to avoid, sunscreens, and cosmetics to enhance, not distort your beautiful self.
Please share and all my best!!