For women of all ages, sallow, dull, or crepey skin can make the chest area or décolletage appear older than it is. Factor in side-sleeping where for hours at a time, your breasts are at battle with gravity leading to deeper lines in the neck and chest. Luckily, there are advancements and solutions available to bring back the glow to the beautiful feminine décolletage. Dr. Lenny Hochstein, world-renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Miami, Florida, and owner of the city’s newest state-of-the-art Hochstein MedSpa, and his team of licensed aestheticians, offer insights on how to achieve and maintain a sexy décolletage.
Before Venturing Out to the Beach/Pool/Picnic, Check Out
These Helpful Tips from the Hair Experts at Hotheads:
We spend a small fortune on our hair, but did you know a few days in the sun can create a downhill spiral with all the sun, salt and sand? The experts at Hotheads, the premier hairbrush line developed by stylists with over 50 years of experience of addressing a variety of haircare needs, share their tips on how to help your hair survive summer.
4 Hair Tips for Surviving the Summer:
1. Look for UV inhibitors in all of your leave-in hair products. Apply to damp or dry hair. These are the most effective at preventing damage;
2. Wear a hat – especially when you’re anticipating a full day of outdoor activities where shade will be scarce;
3. If you’re planning on swimming in a pool remember to dampen hair before taking a dip – even if you are wearing a bathing cap – as this will help prevent any chemicals in the pool from absorbing into the hair. When showering after the pool, if there is no time to shampoo with a shampoo that removes chlorine or other minerals, rinse hair well. This will at least remove some of the surface chlorine or other minerals deposited on the hair;
4. In your beach bag, you should carry your sunscreen, but also the Mini G – Hotheads’ palm-sized, compact hairbrush. It’s the perfect little brush to distribute your leave-in products before heading out into the sun. Great for detangling after a swim, the Mini G also helps remove sand debris from the scalp and hair. Finishing your day at the beach using the Mini G will reduce frizz and help create the perfect ponytail.
For more helpful tips, visit HotheadsHairbrush.com
What are some of your best tips for summer hair? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you!
Celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps worked with actress Danielle Fishel this week for a new cut and color, just in time for summer. Creating honey blonde highlights, Laurie added babylights through the roots with some brighter pieces around her face and lots of blonde balayage on the ends.
“For the cut, we added lots of piecey layers and I took a lot of weight out of the ends for a textured look,” explains Laurie. “Once the cut and color were finished, Danielle wanted me to do something less polished – a more undone, effortless look.”
To achieve her hairstyle:
1. Danielle has naturally curly hair, so I applied Redken Straight Lissage Align 12 Lotion all over the hair. It strengthens while adding control to your blowout for sleek results.
2. Next, I blew dry the hair with a large round brush. However, I made sure to take small sections. You will have more control while drying and can smooth each one perfectly straight.
3. Once dry, I went in and then took larger 2 inch sections of hair and sprayed them with White Sands Thermal Spray. It holds the curl in until you shampoo it out, yet the hair is soft and brushable. It is also thermal intelligent, so the more heat used with an iron, the shinier the hair becomes.
4. I then wrapped each 2 inch section around the with Chi 1″ Ceramic Spring Curling Iron, leaving the ends out. It is important to alternate the direction of the hair each time to give a tousled look.
5. To finish, I took the a ceramic Flat Iron and ran it through the ends and tapped it in areas that looked too curled.
Wondering why those new eye creams you keep trying out after hearing rave reviews, are still having no real effects for you? You still wake to those unsightly crow’s feet staring you in the face, and sometimes It can seem like no matter how hard you try, no matter how much you spend on that top of the line- new promising eye cream, that nothing will stop them from protruding off your face, even just a little bit!
There’s a reason those eye creams aren’t working for you and it actually has really nothing to do with the eye cream! Sure there are some innovative and great new ingredients out there, but if you’re not doing this one thing, you will get no results from that eye cream, whether it’s a cheap $30 drugstore find or you’ve splurged on that $150 Luxury department store eye cream!
See the reason those eye creams aren’t working as efficiently, is because any cream that just sits on top of the skin but isn’t massaged into it, isn’t going to do it much good. And It’s not just for eye cream, this goes for your regular face moisturizer too! If you want any product to work more effectively on skin, it needs to be rubbed in, to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin where new skill cells are created.
The skin is thick and strong and made to resist the outside world, so a simple cream sitting on top of it won’t do you much good, other than making dry skin feel much more hydrated and moisturized. If you want those expensive anti-aging ingredients to minimize some fine lines and wrinkles, you need to spend some time rubbing the product in.
Messaging product into the skin softly for a minute or two can make a dramatic and very noticeable difference, even right away. I know it’s hard when you’re washing up in the bathroom and getting ready for bed, to spend any more time on the already extensively long laundry list of products to apply to the face and skin before bedtime, but doing this simple trick can pay off in a big way.
Tip: Just be sure to use your ring finger for massaging in product around the eye, as the pad is softer and more gentle on the skin than the pads of other fingers – because the last thing you want to do is tug on that sensitive skin around the eyes! It’s still pretty easy to multi-task in the bathroom when you still have use of your other hand, but don’t get too distracted so you can make sure that eye cream is getting rubbed in evenly around the eyes! Also, don’t rub on the upper eyelids. Pat gently. Upper eye-lid skin is too sensitive and
Also, be sure not to rub product in on the upper eyelids. Pat gently. Upper eyelid skin is too sensitive and it’s best to lightly apply with the pad of the finger in a dotting motion.
There are a few other things you can also do to boost the performance of your products and enhance your eye massage.
3 things you can start doing regularly to help your eye cream more effectively work its magic:
1. Opening up the pores is a great way to help the skin open up and take in more ingredients from your topical skin care creams. Wash and rinse face with warm -hot water. Pat Dry, and apply your creams. *Don’t forget to massage it in! By opening up the pores, you’re allowing your skin to also be more open to gobbling up that skin cream and its powerful anti-aging ingredients, which in turn will leave skin looking more youthful, as well as firmer, smoother, and more glowing too! Tip: Use a facial steamer or sit in a sauna a couple times a week before bedtime, to also help open the pores more effectively.
2. Exfoliate Your Face. This step helps remove the dead layer of skin sitting on the surface, so your product can work more deeply and efficiently on the healthy, newer layer of skin underneath. Tip: Be sure to exfoliate only one or twice a week as exfolliating two often can do more harm to the skin than good!
3. Take your massage step a bit further by using an Ionic Heated Eye Wand Massager. This eye massager not only feel amazing and super relaxing, but the perfect frequency sonic vibration really smoothes out the skin and leaves skin feeling softer -yet firmer and more elastic too. Skin is also left with a nice glow. Simply move the wand around the skin underneath the eye, in slow, gentle circles, back and forth, to help product absorb into the skin. By using this awesome massage vibration, the anti-aging ingredients in your eye cream will better be able to penetrate deep into the skin, making the eye cream much more effective, and wrinkles and crows feet will soon be able to smooth out and appear less deep, and less noticeable. It also works amazingly for getting rid of bags and puffiness immediately too! Plus it’s also a nice little refresher for waking tired skin, and works great either in the AM or PM!
With the arrival of warm weather and sunshine, often comes the anxiety of getting out and being seen in heaven forbid.. a swimsuit. I’ve certainly thought seriously a time or two about turning my small A’s into some Large C’s or Smaller D’s, as I’ll admit I can feel a little inferior at the beach, stuck in a sea of big boobs – literally! I’ve been to a plastic surgeon for a consultation but have yet to make the move.
When it comes to Plastic Surgery, there are actually a few things on my list I’ve wanted to look into a bit more, and maybe one day will actually do. Thanks to my genes, I was gifted by my mother and maternal grandmother, some not so lovely eyelids. In fact, they’ve dropped since I’ve been in my mid-twenties, making eye makeup extremely hard to apply. Last Summer I sat down with a very fabulous makeup artist at a Makeup Forever Event I was invited to and learned some cool tips to apply makeup even with droopy eyelids. It’s a great solution in the meantime, but seeing how droopy my own mom’s eyelids have gotten over the years, I’m pretty sure an eye lift is in my near future, at least at some point.
Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, founder of Osmosis Skincare, explains why acne is linked to digestion, not the common misconception of dirt or oiliness!
“Acne is a detox reaction that has little to do with bacteria or oiliness,” explains Dr. Ben Johnson, MD, founder of the holistic beauty brand Osmosis Skincare. “It is poor digestion linked to what we eat and hormonal imbalances internally, not topical bacteria as we might think.”
Our skin is a filter to help remove toxins from our bodies. These toxins are what cause breakouts. Whether from diet, hormones, stress or candida, the toxins that are released due to these causes appear on the face, back or chest, and occur chronically, monthly, or intermittently. The face is a key detox zone because of the increased circulation, the sebaceous glands and its connection to the internal organs.