NEW YEAR! NEW YOU!

RENEW THE SKIN YOU’RE IN……..

 SCRUB-A-DUB-DUB-IN-THE-TUB:spabath

EXFOLIATE YOUR BODY WITH A DRY BODY BRUSH THAT HELPS LOOSEN DEAD SKIN CELLS, WHILE FEELING STIMULATED AND INVIGORATED:

  • Start at the feet and move upwards, toward the heart
  • Stop at the breast area and dry brush arms in a soft gentle circular motion going upward toward the shoulders
  • To exfoliate the decollete/neck use a smaller face brush (BE VERY GENTLE)
  • Shower/bathe to wash away the loosened material
  • Follow with a hydrating oil or body lotion….OOH LA LA, SOFT AS SILK!!

FEELING SALTY:salty

BATH SALTS ARE ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO MANUAL EXFOLIATE THE BODY, ESPECIALLY THE FEET:

  •  Sanitize feet with antimicrobial hand wipes
  • In foot bath add 3-4 drops of peppermint (invigorating) or lavender (relaxing) essential oil *ALTERNATIVE: Lavender Epsom Salts*
  • Remove your feet and place one scoop of dead sea salt mixture (1/2 cup of grapeseed oil & one cup of dead sea salts) into a bowl and massage mixture into feet & calves in an upward motion for 3-5 minutes
  • Place feet back into tub and soak for 5 minutes
  • Remove and dry feet
  • Massage feet with moisturizing foot cream, wrap legs and feet with warm wet towel….HELLO STILETTOS!

FACE VALUE:

REMOVE THE WINTER BLUES BY SHEDDING SOME SKIN; DUE TO THE COLDER CLIMATE, YOUR FACE REQUIRES A GENTLE FORM OF EXFOLIATION:

  • Cleanse your skin with a creamy cleanser or oil cleanser to remove all traces of makeup
  • Do a second cleanse to actual clean your skin
  • Apply an enzyme mask (pineapple or papaya) all over face avoiding eye/lip area and leave on for 5-10 minutes *ALTERNATIVE: Oats (sensitive skin) or creamy cleanser mix w/baking soda (combo/oily skin)*
  • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Apply cucumber toner for dry/sensitive skin or witch hazel toner for normal to oily skin
  • Apply and press a hydrating moisturizer into skin; add sunscreen spf 30 or higher for day or rejuvenating moisturizer for night….GLOW GIRL!!

erikka AND THE GRACEFACE NETWORK TEAM

**EXCERPTS FROM SKIN INC.MAGAZINE**

HOLIDAY GLOW

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR
GET YOUR “HOLIDAY GLOW” FROM THE INSIDE OUT

IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT YOUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE…FLY HIGH IN MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT:

 

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 ELIMINATE YOUR STRESS THROUGHOUT THE COMING WEEKS BY TAKING QUIET TIME FOR YOURSELF BY READING YOUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURES, DEVOTIONAL AND/OR BOOK OF AFFIRMATIONS

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 TAKE A BATH AND INFUSE WITH FAVORITE ESSENTIALS OILS LIKE LAVENDER TO RELAX, SAGE TO DETOXIFY OR SANDALWOOD TO DESTRESS AND ADD BATH SALTS/BODY SCRUB TO SOFTEN WATER AND EXFOLIATE WITH NATURAL BODY BRUSH OR SPONGE

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 USE AN EMOLLIENT AND LUXURIOUS BODY LOTIONS OR BODY OILS TO RID ARMS, LEGS & FEET OF DRYNESS

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 SIP ON CHAMOMILE TEA THAT CALMS/SOOTHES OR GINGER TEA TO HELP WITH DIGESTION AND ELIMINATE BLOATING
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 INCREASE INTAKE OF VEGGIES AND WATER AND DECREASE INTAKE OF PROCESSED FOODS & SUGARY DRINKS…..YOUR BODY AND FACE WILL FEEL AND SHOW THE DIFFERENCE

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SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO HAVE ANY PROFESSIONAL AESTHETIC SERVICES DONE, BOOK YOUR WAX AND/OR FACIAL APPOINTMENTS 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR TO ANY SPECIAL DINNER/EVENTS IN CASE OF ANY SKIN REACTIONS OR PURGING

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 FOR THE DIY DIVA, “GET YOUR GLOW” ON BY APPLYING FACIAL MASKS FORMULATED FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE OR IF YOU HAVE AREAS OF YOUR FACE THAT HAVE CERTAIN ISSUES, TRY FACE MAPPING:
                       A. DRY/SENSITIVE AREAS-HYDRATING MASK
                      B. OILY/ACNEIC AREAS-CLAY OR CHARCOAL MASK

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 USE GENTLE EXFOLIATION I.E. ENZYMES, GLYCOLIC ACID PADS OR SERUMS (10% OR LESS) TO REMOVE DRY/FLAKY SPOTS AND CELLULAR BUILDUP TO REVEAL CLEARER, SMOOTHER, BRIGHTER SKIN

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 SPECIAL OCCASIONS NEED SPECIAL MAKEUP….SEE YOUR FAVORITE MAKEUP ARTIST TO “BEAT THAT FACE” AND/OR GIVE YOU TIPS TO ENHANCE YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY (I RECOMMEND SABRINA @ THE BRAID BAR, 6425 SHATTUCK AVENUE, OAKLAND, braidbaroakland.com)

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WHEN IT’S ALL OVER….DO THE FIRST FOUR (4) TIPS TO DECOMPRESS FROM THE JOY OF IT ALL!!

 HAVE A BLESSED HOLIDAY!!

erikka and Team GraceFace 

 

 

Skincare Tips By Erikka

Skincare Tips By ErikkaSkincare Tips By Erikka

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HAS THE SUMMER SUN LEFT YOUR FACE FEELING DRY, THIRSTY AND UNEVEN?

Beautiful skin starts with a healthy diet, but here are 3 Ingredients to help bring your skin back to a healthy glow for the fall:

1. Repair with a VITAMIN C SERUM (l’ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant to stop free radical damage that causes discoloration, lines and wrinkles

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2. Rejuvenate with ENZYMES (pineapple, papaya) to eat up dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, brighter and softer skin

 

 

 

3. Replenish with HYALURONIC ACID (sodium hyaluronate) that holds up to 1000x times weight in water to hydrate and plump your skin

Erikka Easterling is a licensed esthetician at Marilyn Jaeger Skincare, 5257 College Avenue, Oakland/Rockridge, 510-985-8359 – When is the last time you treated yourself to a professional facial?  Call today and schedule one.  You deserve it!





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