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How I Got Rid of My Stretch Marks Naturally

Ok, so I tried out this AMAZING product called LAVISH by an all-natural skincare company called EVER. It almost completely cleared up my crepey skin and stretch marks… just in about 5 weeks! And yes, with all-natural, good for you ingredients…. no toxins necessary! Works for other skin irritation like eczema, too.  Check out the video below to see my results from using this seriously awesome product! Learn more about it by clicking here or contacting Andie the gal I got mine through at andiewafzig@gmail.com or https://www.everskin.com/with/andie

Fall Skincare Tips

Ohhh… I’m so excited fall is finally here and it actually FEELS like fall now too! But unfortunately, my skin is still feeling the effects of summer (and pregnancy!). So I was talking with my dermatology expert friend Rebecca Noss about what’s good to do this time of year for your skin. She actually just went to a Rodan + Fields conference where she got all the latest and greatest info! She had some great insight and tips so I thought I’d share!

-Wear sunscreen at all times regardless if you have normal skin

-Be careful when using non-dermatologist/organic skincare products which don’t have clinical data to show results

-Use a macro-exfoliator at home to keep the dead skin cells sloughed (cheaper than a spa treatment and use it only 5 minutes a week)

– Hydrate your skin from the outside in. As the weather gets crisper and drier, you may want to apply a light moisturizer more frequently OR switch to a heavier moisturizer and eye cream to keep skin well hydrated. Since it’s the outside humidity that determines how dry your skin is – not how much water you consume – if you’re feeling dry, slather on that moisturizer. And since the humidity in your house should be kept at 50%, remember to turn on the humidifier.

On a personal note, I’ve been using the Rodan + Fields offers ESSENTIALS Moisturize with Melaslow product. It’s a light-weight lotion that dries to a matte finish to help hydrate and lock in moisture. They also have a SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment I’ve been using that not only moisturizes skin but reduces redness, dryness, peeling and irritation in about five minutes.

I used Proactiv for years (even did commercials with them!), and now with my “mature” skin I’ve been using Rodan + Fields products (they’re the same doctors behind Proactiv actually!). I recommend working with Rebecca Noss because she isn’t just a R+F rep who just recently started learning about and selling skincare products. Her professional experience started in Dermatology Pharmaceuticals where she learned that products made by Dermatologists show evidence and clinical data that a product works. She eventually got tired of spending a second mortgage on her French skincare that claimed to work but didn’t, and that’s when she came across R&F.

She was having issues with brown spots in particular and started using their REVERSE line and then switched to the BEST Anti-aging skincare REDEFINE to treat her wrinkles and shrink the size of her pores. She said she was impressed with the line (and her skin truly glows) so she made the switch and also started selling it professionally. You can learn more about her and the products (and contact her too if you’d like) by visiting rebeccanoss.myrandf.com.

FREE Pretty Party at Nordstrom Nov 15-16

This weekend – November 15th and 16th – swing by your local Nordstrom for their Pretty Party! Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with their trend-savvy beauty experts and industry insiders. They will share the latest beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free — so don’t miss it!

To RSVP, just call or stop by your favorite cosmetics counter, located within Nordstrom!

Review: Dermaplane Facial

My husband and I joke all the time that when we have kids, they’re going to be a little hair balls because he and I are both just really hairy people. I had electrolysis done several years ago to get rid of all the major stuff on my face, and it worked really well. Since then, I have fine hairs and peach fuzz, but nothing to be super self-conscious about.

But I recently read that those fine hairs can trap a lot of oil, dirt and dead skin cells, which can cause break-outs. I’ve been having issues with all of the above recently. So, when I was out to lunch with Dr. Kurtzman chatting about the booth they’re going to have at our upcoming Red Pink and Blue event on June 28th, he mentioned that I should try their dermaplane facial to get rid of those fine hairs and exfoliate my skin.

I made an appointment with his aesthetician Angela so she could make her recommendations.  She said I’d make for a great dermaplane facial candidate, and also recommended a light chemical exfoliation. She said the dermaplane removes a layer of skin so skincare treatments applied right after absorb and perform even better.

I had two reservations: 1) I didn’t want to end up like Samantha in Sex and the City after her chemical treatment. 2) I had heard the old wives tale that if you remove fine hairs, they grow back thicker.

Angela assured me that the old wives tale wasn’t true and promised that I wouldn’t look like Samatha’s tragic red face after the treatment. So, I went ahead and got the dermaplane facial and chemical exfoliating treatment.

I have to tell you, I’ve never been happier with a skincare treatment! I have super sensitive skin, so I figured I’d be dry and peeling for days afterwards, and it wasn’t like that at all. Not only were all the fine hairs gone, but my skin felt baby soft and it stayed glowing and hydrated after the treatment – never peeled at all! (see before and after pic below)

What was also good is that during the treatment, she had my face under a special light where she was able to see any potential skin issues, so we could work on them and begin to prevent further damage. She said my skin looked to be in good shape except for some light sun spots on my forehead. I’m going to go in for a few more treatments because she said she could work on them with some additional dermaplanes, but the biggest thing was to wear a high SPF. I ended up getting some 50SPF Obagi lotion while I was there and I wear it every day now!

I definitely recommend giving Angela at Dr. Kurtzman’s a call (513.891.4440). She’s very good and has lots of great advice! Click here for more info about them.

before (left) and after (right)