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Happy 2017! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We’ve been working really hard to plan for the new year. I’m really excited for our upcoming improvements, initiatives, and projects. I’m starting the year of with a beauty series. Today’s installment is all about my anti aging skin care must haves.

One of my personal skincare secrets is my rather aggressive commitment to exfoliating. Over the years I’ve learned that using an exfoliator every morning keeps my skin looking vibrant. You may not need to exfoliate daily but including a facial scrub into your routine is something I highly recommend. Currently my regimen includes a daily cleanse with Laura Mercier’s Flawless Skin Face Polish and a biweekly treatment with Dr. Brandt’s Microdermabrasion Age Defying Exfoliator . As I’ve mentioned before, I also add baking soda to my cleanser once a week. 

Exfoliating doesn’t stop with my face. In the last 6 months I’ve become obsessed with skin brushes. I use mine all over my skin every morning in the shower. I’ve even gotten in the habit of traveling with one.

Next up is a product I can’t live without. It’s Dr. Brandt’s Needles No More 3-D filler mask.  It’s another product that I use every single day and I have it in stockpiles so I never run out. It gives an instantly visible lift to the skin. 

Last but not least is an Intense Facial Mask with Retinol 8. I’ve tried a lot but I’m currently favoring this one from Verso Skincare. 

As I approach 30 ( by approach I mean that it’s coming up in a week and I’m freaking out) I’m all about maximizing my use of topical anti aging alternatives before I feel the need to move on to more surgical ones. I’m really hoping I’ll be on of those women who ages naturally without intervention, but I’m also not opposed to considering a little tweaking as I get older. 

What are your thoughts on aging? Are you open to treatments like Botox and plastic surgery or are you looking forward to embracing your age and everything that comes with it?

 

makeup_new-1A few of my current beauty favorites. Everything from my trusty Cle De Peau Concealer to my favorite nail polish.

Mojave Ghost Perfume – Byredo, eye pencils – Laura Mercier, palette – Laura Mercier, nail polish – OPI, soap – Hermés, Tinted Moisturizer – Nars, Concealer – Cle De Peau

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SKIN WORSHIP BEAUTY-1I’ve talked about my skin care routine many many times before. My number one trick for keeping my skin healthy and vibrant is to always be trying new things. I’m love finding new products and switching up my skin routine. For the last 30 days I committed to using a new skincare line from my skin gurus over at Skin Worship. The line is brand new but I was nonetheless thrilled to give it a try, especially since I’ve already seen a huge improvement in my skin ever since I’ve decided to invest into getting routine facials with my Skin Worship gals. This post is not a sponsored post. I’m writing this because I truly love their new line. After 30 days of using only their products I can honestly say that my skin looks as hydrated and refreshed as it did when I left the office right after a facial, which in turn allows me add an extra 2 weeks in between my monthly appointments. If you’re interested in giving the line a try you can shop the Skin Worship products on their site, or if you’re an LA local pop in for a facial ( you won’t be disappointed).

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UNILEVER-4UNILEVER-5UNILEVER-6UNILEVER-7UNILEVER-8UNILEVER-9UNILEVER-10UNILEVER-1UNILEVER-3UNILEVER-2Sam and I love Miami. It’s a trip we take at least once a year. Having taken this trip many times, we’ve learned that taking a redeye is actually the best way to get the most of our time in Miami. Over the years I’ve picked up a few tricks for looking fresh when you’re just off the redeye and have a jam packed day. My first rule is to wash my face and take off all my makeup while I’m on the plane. I always pack makeup remover like the Simple Dual Effect Eye Make-up Remover which gently takes of all of my makeup helping ensure my face is clean for the duration of the flight. I also pack a hydrating lip balm. I like the Vaseline Rosy Lips Lip Balm for it’s added pop of color which is perfect for when I’m stepping off the plane. Both of those are important for making sure you get off the flight looking and feeling refreshed. I drink mass amounts of water and pack a change of clothes. Once we land, we check into our hotel. If the room isn’t ready, which it rarely is, we freshen up at the spa. I fix up my hair with a beach spray and add dry shampoo like the one from Nexxus to absorb any excess oil as well as set my hair for the day ahead. The last step is to slip on a chic dress (this Who What Wear wrap dress is perfect for just that), an oversized pair of sunnies, and I’m ready to seize the day.

*This post was created in collaboration with Unilever.