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We go to department counters get hounded on what we want and crazy ideas we end up with product that we dont need or just give away or throw away..............

Start with good skincare first some people don’t even exfoliate as we get in are 40’s it is always wise to scrub dead skin layers. Believe it or not there is great smooth skin under there.

I recommend for women are age group to stay away from perfume products, even though the product is alcohol free the fragrance is drying to skin. Be careful of essential oils sometime irritates skin.  

coffee really dehydrates skin caffeine is not good for skin the more dehydrated you get the more dryness and wrinkles show more when where dehydrated. Life style and diet smoking number one no no for skin takes 10 years off of you so it your 40 you look more 50 because the nicotine takes the nutrients from the skin.  

Green tea: Is a great antioxidant I recommend green tea powder from Chinese/Japanese store. mixing to a paste and adding moisturizer then there’s your mask. Hydrates skin puffs it up and adds moister especially  

Brew tea and keep in a little bottle there’s a great toner cool feeling in the morning wakes you up..........
Green tea hydrates skin puffs it up and adds moister especially when putting toner at night wake up in morning skin feels soft and plump.  

Drink plenty of water especially around period time.
there is also Mexican yam ( wild yam great for women that need hormones and trying to balance hormone levels. Wild yam helps with period craps, mood swings and all that 40 stuff.............
Note my mother never needed estrogen and other hormone stuff because wild yam is in the estrogen product. It is available at health foods or whole foods, trader joes.......

Skin care for age 40 you should be using a good regime especially at night. Skin rejuvenates from 10pm-2am so night owls change the routine.
There is so many great products on natural and others to use. I recommend peter thomas roth, ddf, cosmedicine, kinerase, philosphy, dr brant anything by a dermatologist isn’t go to fail you. Just stay away from some murad different age group if you can stand perricone its great but strong........
Always get samples first try one side to see if you notice a difference and compare.  

Dr. Brandt microderm abrasion is great to use every 2 days on skin use hands not machine. The hands control the pressure and what you want to scrub try working up to minutes never over due because you dont want to irritate skin. This is a heavy exfoliate it helps take layers and dead skin cells off. Your skin actually is smoother then put on a calming toner or they have calmer to put on and a great cream.
There is Prescriptives as well system  

After the skin care care then comes foundation;

The face is a canvas its like painting a picture.
For morning skin since you did a good cleaning at night I recommend rinsing using a face wipe then tone and eye cream in morning. SUNBLOCK!!!!!
Layers of sunblock doesn’t work if you put a 15spf its protecting you 150min. If you put 50spf its protecting you 500 minutes reapply you get only half not the full amount again of sunblock. Reapply a 3rd time you would for 15spf 75min............. get me email will explain better
15spf :first time protects 150 min sunblock must be put on 15-20min before going in sun to absorb into skin and protect layers.
2ndtime half of 150=75 min
3rd time time half of 2nd time =25 min..........
Once the skin is clean and smooth,toned then apply moisturizer then foundation primer. Why primer this is to help fill lines, keep product going into skin, helps with large pores.  

Learn your skin what type are you that’s the key ingredient to foundation.
Everyone needs moisturizers at 40 the moisturizer prevents environment and damaging radicals getting into your pores to go threw skin layers. there is different types for skin type and yes oily need moisturizers to for nourishment  

For oily types of skin there is products you can use over primer then foundation.
Paula dorf has primer for skin type which is great. smashbox, nars, laura mercier is great too.  

Foundations for women and there 40: there lots of list make sure of no fillers, animal by products, and perfumes sometimes essential oils aren’t good for face.........

sue devitt, smashbox, vincent longo, bobby brown, paula dorf, cargo, stilla illuminating, shiseido, bare essentials, mineral products minerals soak in skin

drug store:  

max factor, almay, true match, loreal hip, mineral products work too  

Foundation goes on smooth with the right prep work  

ask me questions on beauty and will make it a blog for knowledge hopes this helps my 40ty’s beauty’s
Happy 2009


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