CELEBRITY SKIN ON A SKINNY BUDGET

CELEBRITY SKIN ON A SKINNY BUDGET

Everyone I know has been on that quest for the “fountain of youth.” And no ladies, that fountain is not located at your local plastic surgeons office! Todays society has taken the liberty of poking and prodding our face with all sorts of liquids and potions – None of which have a proven long term

Everyone I know has been on that quest for the “fountain of youth.” And no ladies, that fountain is not located at your local plastic surgeons office! Todays society has taken the liberty of poking and prodding our face with all sorts of liquids and potions – None of which have a proven long term effect. Gravity pulls all of us down sooner or later… Sadly, all we can do is slow the process by controlling what we eat and what products we use on our skin.

From the runway shows in Paris to the glitzy red carpet – models and celebrities “Give Good Face,” always looking fabulous with a captivating, radiating, fresh-faced, glowing complexion. But how can we look like that? What can us non-celebrities do, since not everybody can afford to get weekly facials, monthly Microderm’s, and dazzling diamond peels… Perhaps there is a coveted secret to saving our skin. Happy to discover this myself, the secret is all about trial & error. No need to invest a bundle of needles and injections to save us from the dreaded sag. Sag is the inevitable case of gravity beating us down and draining our skin of elasticity.

As a working class citizen, I have not had the luxury of a bottomless bank account. So I found a way to master the art of magnificent skin on a skinny budget! Remember what your mother says, “We learn from our ancestors.” Indeed, home recipes like those that our forefathers developed are home-grown recipes from our kitchen cabinets. Very simple to conjure… Let’s start with a little Olive Oil. Most of us use fatty oils for cooking, but Olive Oil is a corrective cleanser that eliminates makeup residue and leaves the skin supple and soft. Oils are especially good for dry skin, but can also work on an oily complexion, since olive oil will not clog the pores or cause breakout. Another home remedy for a daily face wash is Almond paste, Honey, and Egg Yolk. This may sound unappealing and sticky – but it’s a saving grace for lifeless, dull, parched skin. Almond Oil is rich in Vitamin E, and adding honey to Almond paste , then dropping in a raw egg yolk will prove to be a powerful and super effective cleanser. These three ingredients will not only cleanse your skin thoroughly but nourish and moisturize your skin too, while reducing wrinkles and treating any blemishes or acne.

Scrubbing our skin is also a key in the cleansing process to save us from the dreaded sag. A simple exfoliant can be created quickly in your kitchen with a few cub bard ingredients. Grab a bowl. Toss in some uncooked raw oats , not steel cut. Pour in 1 cup of whole milk. Add two tablespoons of honey. Add two teaspoons of sugar. Mix together until it has a soft consistency. This can also be whipped together in a blender for a finer consistency. The enzymes from the honey, the lactic acid from the milk, the fine scrubbing action of the sugar and oats. All together, this is a powerful potion to fight lines, wrinkles, and dry patches. Enzymes and Lactic acid both work in conjunction to dissolve dead skin cells revealing a supple, rejuvenated complexion. All scrubs show best results when used at least two times per week.

Now the rest of the story has been completely an experiment. From working in the beauty industry for over a decade, I have been alongside some of the most prominent cosmetic skincare developments. Years of samples and trainings have given me the opportunity to truly see what works on my face. And fortunately for all of us, there are gadgets and gizmos besides La Mer Skincare which costs an abundance, upwards of one-hundred dollars per product.

I became most impressed by my skin when I began using Epicurean Skincare, at a fraction of the cost next to the big league skincare advocates.

Epicurean Discovery is a family owned and operated business located in sunny California. The company is nestled amongst the waves of Laguna Beach. All of the products are crafted locally and use the finest raw materials. These products are free from

Parabens, mineral oils, and potentially damaging chemicals. I will include the photo below of the products that I swear by – for Serum, Moisturizer, and Sunscreen. Epicurean proves that snazzy skin is just a bottle away! Although we can create home-made concoctions for moisturizer and sunblock – it’s been thru years of research and education that I give my stamp of approval to the essentials of Epicurean.

by Bobby Wells

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