Healthy, Glowing Skin In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

As a makeup artist, I work with practically every skin tone and type in the spectrum, however, my favourite is a healthy, well-kept skin.  Makeup looks best when the skin underneath is in prime condition.  Healthy, glowing skin can be attained in the comfort of your own home with the Conair Moisturizing Mist Facial Sauna.  I first purchased an older model of this product 20 years ago.  I know, I know, you’re wondering what kind of parents allow their 5 year old child to get on a subway in Chicago all alone, and travel downtown to Marshall Fields (now Macy’s)…suffice it to say they were pretty incredible, now moving right along;)

I decided one year ago to replace my Conair with a new one, not because anything was wrong with it, I simply wanted to update the unit.  Clearly, Conair products are made to last.  This updated version is quite an upgrade from my old one, it comes with several attachments: one for facials and a separate one for sinuses, as well as two facial attachments: an exfoliating brush and sponge for moisturizer.

When used on a regular basis anywhere from 3-15 minutes, the results are undeniable.  The longer you are able to sit over the sauna, the better.  The sauna opens the pores, therefore, using a mask directly afterwards is highly effective, as the impurities are more accessible.  The Conair Facial Sauna is also excellent for vocalists, it keeps the chords moisturized and performance ready.

In addition to using the Conair Facial Sauna, a simple skin care regimen should always follow, but be careful of the expensive department store brands, which claim to smooth wrinkles, tighten the skin, etc.  There is only so much a cream can do, because of the molecular structure, it is near impossible and highly unlikely one would penetrate the skin to repair it.  In fact, most creams sit on top of the skin, and trap in the moisture already there.  Because the main ingredient in most moisturizers is water, it also evaporates fairly quickly.  The use of skin care has its benefits, just know it is absolutely unnecessary to spend a fortune to attain them.

Conair Moisturizing Mist Facial Sauna available conair-store.com or amazon.com $30 and up

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Love The Skin You’re In

Loving the skin you’re in is easy, when it looks its best.  Getting it to the point of looking it’s best is the challenge, as it requires discipline.  Discipline to get your full 8 hours of sleep, snack on veggies instead of chips or opt for water instead of the morning coffee.  By now, we’ve heard this repeatedly, however, at times it’s much easier to do what we ought not.  It seems we lose the determination to stay on course when the goals seem so far out of reach.  However, by taking baby steps, goals seem much more achievable, and if you’re able to stay on course for at least 21 days, this is all it takes to develop a habit.

First, identify three areas you’d like change to take place in your quest toward glowing, summer skin.  For example, they may include: washing your face thoroughly every night before bed, doing more at home facial treatments and eating no later than a specific time every night.  Start by dedicating 3 days per week to accomplishing the three items on your list, and treat them like appointments by including them in your agenda.  Track your progress and before you know it, you’ve formed a habit.  In the upcoming days I’ll be sharing affordable and effective skincare products with you and be sure to check in every Friday for “Five Fave Friday” when I’ll post my five favourite skin care, cosmetic, hair or fashion items.