11 Pro Tips for Better Skin

11 Pro Tips for Better Skin

Beautiful skin comes from exceptional skincare and healthy eating habits. But what are the best things to do for your skin? There are so many tips and tricks out that, what are trends, what aren’t? As an esthetician, Linda knows! Here are her top 11 tips for better skin:

Washington DC and Cherry Trees

Washington DC and Cherry Trees

Two weeks ago I visited my beautiful daughter in Washington, D.C. I was lucky enough to see another beautiful sight: the cherry trees blossoming! Everything was pink and spring was finally here. My daughter and I walked through the cherry trees and then had a fantastic spa day at the Ritz Carlton. A glass of champagne never goes amis! They also served cherry tea and dark chocolate covered cherries. We’ve all heard that good quality dark chocolate has health benefits and of course fruit does, but I didn’t know quite how good cherries were for you until I did some research when I got home. They are a good source.

Pacific Rim Signature Design Theme

Pacific Rim Signature Design Theme

Aloha! Hello and welcome to Linda’s latest Signature Design Theme. Inspired by the Pacific Rim region, this theme is a tropical twist on her original Asia Signature Design Theme. As you enter the lobby through basket weave double doors flanked by palm trees, you are greeted by a receptionist wearing a cheerful spring green and white uniform. She beckons you towards the locker room where you can pour yourself a cup of jasmine or white tea. You feel as though you’ve been transported to a tropical island in the south pacific as ukulele music is played softly over the sound of a waterfall. You relax with lomi lomi massage featuring polished lava stones.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is the ultimate skin care product. It’s found in vegetables like pumpkins and spinach, fruits like cantaloupe, and also in eggs and dairy products. As an antioxidant, it fights free radicals that can break down your skin’s internal collagen structure, slowing the signs of aging. It can also provide natural protection against UV damage like redness and pigmentation. It promotes healthy cell growth, healing skin quickly. Moreover, vitamin A strengthens skin and keeps it subtle, protecting your complexion from irritants. When applied right to the skin, vitamin A fights wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. It can also lighten sun spots and even stop more from forming. Vitamin A also helps normalize skin.

A Picture of Provence Signature Design Theme

A Picture of Provence Signature Design Theme

Bienvenue, welcome to Provence. As you walk through the large, arched wooden doorway, the scent of lavender wafts over to greet you. The natural stone floors and rustic wood desk are reminiscent of a French country chateau. Plaster walls are painted in lavenders, earthy greens, rich burgundies, and warm golds evoking the lavender, olives, wine grapes, and grains that grow in the Provence region. Windows and doorways are arched. Light streams through harlequin stained glass into the changing rooms, providing privacy and a playful feel. Shutters adorn other windows to block out the light in treatment rooms. Soothing music, like Beethoven’s Lavender Fields and Moonlight Sonata are piped in. Cold stone,.

Picture of Provence, a Preview

Picture of Provence, a Preview

Have you seen my LMB Signature Design Plans yet? And of course course you must remember the plan outlines for “Essence of Tuscany” and “Asia“! It’s time to feature my next theme: Picture of Provence! Stay tuned next week for a virtual tour of the French countryside.

Grape Seed Oil

Grape Seed Oil

You probably buy seedless grapes to eat. So you’ve probably never thought about grape seeds. You should. Grape seed oil is a light oil and easily absorbed by the skin, making it perfect to use as a gentle moisturizer. More than that, it is rich in beta-carotene and vitamins C, D, and E, plus essential fatty acids (like linoleic acid). It acts as an astringent, smoothing and tightening skin. It also soothes skin and can repair damaged capillaries, the main cause of dark circles under your eyes. Grape seed oil is also rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant. They have powerful anti-inflammatory abilities and can visibly slow the aging process, reducing.

Skincare Tips

Skincare Tips

  If you follow me on social media (you should, I’m on Instagram and Twitter!) you may have noticed that for the past couple of weeks I posted some skincare tips. I live by them–from hydrating to lifting weights to meditating to eating lots of citrus–and I know they help me. I hope they will help you too, even if you only adopt one or two new habits, your skin will than you. You don’t follow me on social media? Well then here’s the list of tips! Pump iron to plump skin! Strength Training increases supportive muscle tone, smoothing skin. Opt for a sport top water bottle and squirt the.

Carob Seeds

Carob Seeds

You’ve probably heard of carob seeds being used as a substitute for chocolate. You may have also heard that it can be an effective treatment for certain digestive issues. But what you probably don’t know is that carob seed extract is great for your skin too! Carob, which is packed full of antioxidants and tannins, helps tone the skin and acts as a natural emollient. In other words, it helps keep skin resilient by moisturizing and softening skin. It can help restore youthful subtleness to skin and reduce irritation from eczema and other dry skin conditions. Also, carob can stabilize emulsions and control the viscosity of solutions. This property is what allows.

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5, one of the 8 B vitamins, is also known as pantothenic acid. The word “pantothenic”  gets its name from the Greek root “pantos”, which means “everywhere,” because it is found in so many different foods. Cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, avocado (which we’ve already discussed at length), sweet potatoes, egg yolks, milk, chicken, salmon, brewer’s yeast, and sunflower seeds all contain high levels of vitamin B5. Unfortunately, B5 is often destroyed when food is processed and our body can’t store reserves of it for future use.   B5 has been shown to have many benefits for the body, and pantothenic acid deficiencies can cause tingling in the limbs, headache,.