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Peter Thomas Roth – Cucumber eye mask

Ok…. so you all know I love PTR (Peter Thomas Roth).  He is amazing in his skin care cleansers, mask and moisturizers – however I have never tried any of his eye mask! So it only made sense that I finally get some eye masks from him – right!?  Well, if we are going to be honest, my husband did have a little help in it, since he did point out my “new” fine lines around my eyes 😉.

So, the packaging is great! It’s easy to open and the product isn’t stuffed in there! I don’t know if you are anything like me but if I can’t get my product out of its packaging or it’s too hard to open I almost don’t even want to bother with it, and if I do, I don’t want to buy it again.

Ok. So the product comes with a cute little spoon, I wasn’t quite sure why?  But after reading the instructions, made a lot more sense.  (Yes, it comes with instructions on the side of the box -super helpful) ok – so back to the spoon, it’s there so you can scoop out your eye mask! Super helpful, well so I thought – however I scooped up to many 😔.  So I spent a few more minutes trying to scoop just one at a time – I couldn’t! I’m personally not a fan of the spoon, I Was finally able to get some out using the spoon, however I’ll be using my fingers next time.

The product itself is great! I’m obsessed with them! These help with puffiness under the eyes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles.  They are also very hydrating, I saw results right away with my under eye area.  They are effective in depuffing, moisturizing and soothing the eye area, I would recommend using them in the morning because they are so cooling and refreshing that they will wake you right up!  The smell is just as amazing! I love what cucumbers can do for your skin, they have so many needed nutrients that are just so good.  I feel so amazing after using it!

I did notice that the eye pads on the top were more dry then the ones on the bottom. I would recommend turning the jar upside down for a few mins to just get the serum back to the top.  I would highly recommend this product- it’s a great product for year round, it is a little pricey at the cost of $48  but you do have a 30 day supply.  You can buy them at Ulta or Sephora.

Let’s talk about skin baby

Remember complaining to your mom when she “forced” you to wash your face every day!? Turns out, mom was right!  Regular skin cleansing is critical to maintain healthy looking and feeling skin. Let me share with you why facial cleansing is so important.

A common benefit of facial cleansing is the removal of oil, dirt and other debris.  Throughout the day your skin on your face gets covered with pollutants, dirt, and old (dead) skin cells.  Daily facial washing removes these impurities to give the skin a fresh look and feel.  Without washing, your skin would be covered with a thick layer of dirt and grime. Yuck!

Regular cleansing is also an important factor in helping the skin maintain a proper level of hydration. Dehydrated skin looks and feels rough, aged and wrinkled.  Cleansing of your skin helps manage your PH levels, enabling sufficient product retention.

Did you know tiny glands under your skin produce oil called sebum to protect your skin from the outside world?  These glands use your hair follicles within the skin as a pathway, allowing the oil (sebum) to reach the skin surface to form a barrier that helps prevent dirt and pollutants from entering your skin.

Excessive build up of dirt on the surface can cause a blockage – trapping the sebum, and dead skin cells.  The lack of sebum on the skin allows dirt and other pollutants to penetrate the skin causing inflammation – you guessed it ACNE!  Proper skin cleansing clears the pore of debris to help prevent the buildup of dirt, allowing the sebum to reach the skin surface, decreasing the chances of a breakout. Now, if you were to stop washing your face completely – your pores would become clogged resulting in serious acne!  The skin could also appear red, dry and itch from insufficient hydration.  This could also lead to breaking outs of the skin.

Benefits to cleansing your face include but are not limited too –

  • Keep your skin looking healthy
  • Helps with anti-aging
  • encourages skin hydration
  • maintain pore size

Choose the right cleaners -there are hundreds of cleaning products to choose from, here are sometimes for selecting the right one for your skin.

  • Know your type of skin! If you have dry or extremely dry skin avoid cleansers with an alcohol content.  If you have oily skin look for a high PH level.  For normal skin, you’ll want just a basic cleanser. If you have sensitive skin look for a basic cleanser as well but free from fragrance.
  • Creams based are great for dry skin while foamy or gel or better for oily skin.
  • If you sweat a lot from everyday life or just working outlook for a cleanser that targets clogged pores.
  • Cleansers marked as “gentle” are good at removing dirt without over-drying your skin.
  • Cleansers marked with a “balanced PH” help maintain your skins natural balance.

 

Thankful

Well, here it is, the day after we all gained 20lbs from eating all that turkey, pie, cookies, pie, potatoes, did I mention pie!  We had a quite day at home yesterday with just us, It was nice I must admit. I was so caught up in the Hussle and bustle that I really didn’t get a chance to say what I was greatful for so here’s some things I’m grateful for this season:

  1.  Family: I’m so grateful for my family. I have an amazing, sexy, loving, sexy,  considerate, smart, talented husband! He is the jelly to my peanut butter and I couldn’t imagine life without him!  We have three wonderful daughter’s who age in range from 10-14.  I’m so proud of them and all that they do not just for us, but for each other, they are truly best friends.  I’m so proud to be there mom! I can’t forget Charlie our dog! She is so cute, we rescued her but let’s be honest she rescued us.  She is an inside lap dog (my favorite) however she loves daddy more than me 🤨. I’m trying to convince her that I love her more but I don’t think she is buying into that too much.
  2. Friends:  I’m thankful to my friends, whenever we get together we have a blast! My life is so much better having them apart of it. These friends become like a second family.  They have your back through thick and thin. And have helped me get through some terrible things. That is the type of friendship you can’t buy.  Its a friendship built on love, understanding, pie, and support, and I wouldn’t change anything, well maybe one thing, they need to live closer.
  3. Food: well Thanksgiving has come and gone and I’m still stuffed! I’m not joking when I said: “I think I gained 20lbs!” My pants are a little tight today😫.  I keep telling myself to think skinny thoughts, I think it’s working! I was so thankful for all the food we had yesterday and for the left overs today! But I’m thankful to be able to share that food with others, those who may be in need, and can’t afford it. Im thankful that I have food on my table daily. It’s truly a blessing in my life.
  4. My Job: I’m thankful that I have a job, not just a job, but a job I love! It is so rewarding to be able to wake up each morning and go to set and to be able to create movies, TV shows or commercials! I meet some amazing people who have great stories and great life lessons! I’m grateful to be able to call some of them friends.
  5. My freedoms: I’m grateful for all my freedoms. I think that speaks for itself so I’m not going to go on.

I could on and on about all that I’m thankful for, but thought 5 was a good number. I’m thankful more than ever, I think as you get older you are just more grateful, I don’t know why that is. If someone knows why, please let me know.  I hope you all had a great time with your friends and family over Thanksgiving. Tell them I said: “Howdy!” , I’ll chat with you all real soon – until next time be you and be beautiful.

Skin 101

Cleaning Basics ~

The simple truth is that good skin care involves three basic steps: cleansing your skin to safely rid it of grime, chemicals, and toxins, moisturizing to hydrate and replenish the skin and last applying sunscreen to protect the skin from harmful UV-rays.

Most of us know that cleaning our skin is an important part of skincare but did you know the purpose of a cleansing agent is to loosen any dirt, debris, germs, or any excess oils on the surface of your skin.  However, some cleaners are better than others.

Some people can even develop dry skin from washing there face every day.  They may think that they have oily skin in when in fact it’s extremely dry. As a result, they might have dry(rough) skin on there hands or face, itching during winter months, uneven skin or dull complexion.  So how do you know which cleanser is right for you?

*Body Cleansers ~ offer a wide variety of tolerability but often are oily.                                                                                *Bar Soaps ~ are the most common, but are also the most irritating to your skin.                                                                                                                                      *Facial Cleansers ~ are the mildest but depending on which one may or may not remove all dirt and oil.

Basically, when it comes to a cleanser, start with the mildest option. It only needs to remove dirt, and oil not your skin! Now, non-foaming face washes are considered the mildest, while face scrubs offer more in the removal of dirt, grime, and yuck.

Moisturizing Basics ~ 

Moisturizer is an essential part in not just good skin, but great skin! A well-chosen moisturizer will stop dry, flaky, cracked skin.  The best options will have a combination of ingredients that will 1)help skin cells function 2) replenish the skin to maintain its ph balance and 3) reduce free-radical damage.

Skincare is not what your mom used to use! It’s better! Moisturizers today are made with state of the art ingredients that are meant to replenish the skins natural moisture here’s just some: hydroxy acids: assist with exfoliating, glycerol: helps water and other ingredients penetrate the otter most layer of skin (dermal), and much more.

Picking out the right moisturizer for you comes down to your skin type are you (dry, oily, normal or sensitive) and any other skin condition you might have for example acne, eczema or rosacea to name a few. If you do have skin concerns, don’t trust or rely on the product labels. Meet with an aesthetician or dermatologist that can address both your skin care and beauty needs.

Finally – Sunscreen ~ 

This is the final step in a good skincare routine, and it is sometimes the one forgotten about the most. With exposure to the UV-rays which can damage the skin (think of your sunburn last summer) and it can increase the risk of skin cancer, we just can’t avoid the sun the rest of our lives. Damage can occur in everyday life for ex: walking from your car to the office in the morning, or sitting outside reading a book drinking Starbucks.  Every bit of exposure adds up over the years, causing age spots, dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. When picking a good sunscreen to consider something’s 1) what’s the SPF?   2) is it an everyday or out in the sun reapply every 4 hours sunscreen. 3) does it contain a moisturizer?

You have worked hard to take care of your skin, don’t undo all that work by leaving out the sunscreen.  Find a broad spectrum sunscreen, even after applying, it’s important to cover the parts of your body that do get burned. Remember to reapply sunscreen when you sweat or swim excessively.  That’s it really, take care of your skin and love the skin you are in.