4 Ways to Nurture & Protect Your Skin This Summer

May being Melanoma Awareness Month is always a timely reminder, as we head into the lovely summer months!  I adore sunny summer days, and lots of playing outside.  But skin cancer is a real threat, and it's a topic that hits close to home for me.  My husband and I both have had run-ins with skin cancer, and it’s not fun.  And as most people know, it’s usually preventable. Add in the fact that sun can dry you out and prematurely age you likka prune... and it's definitely worth taking a look at a few ideas to nurture and protect your skin this time of year! 4 Ways to Nurture & Protect Your Skin At this stage in my life, I have many reasons to take good care of my skin.  Being outdoors in the sunshine is one of my favorite things, so avoiding the sun is not an option.  I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to nurture your skin, protect yourself against skin cancer, and promote anti-aging as much as possible. Protect it.  Baby it.  It's the only skin you've got! # 1 Use a Sport … [Read more...]

What You’ll Love About Airelle Skin Care

I've been doing a few skin care reviews lately, and have tested out some pretty fabulous products.  So the bar is set fairly high for me at this point, and I'm hard to impress.  Yet Airelle Skin Care has impressed me. Airelle Skin Care Airelle's goal was to create the best natural anti-aging skin care products on the market.  As I'm sure you realize, this is a very hot product market these days... everyone (myself included) wants to slow down aging, and have their skin look its best. Because environmental damage is a leading cause of skin damage and collagen breakdown, the founders of Airelle targeted trying to develop a product line that protects that collagen.    It's taken a global effort coordinating the expertise of dermatology experts, cosmetic chemists, and formulators to come up with the final result. So... lots of smart people that know a lot about skin came up with the Airelle skincare line for you. A key ingredient they've developed and patented is BERRIMATRIX®: … [Read more...]

Jane Iredale Makeup & Denver’s AOB Med Spa [Giveaway, Ended 5/29]

The past few weeks I've had the pleasure of trying out a lovely brand that was previously new to me:  Jane Iredale makeup.  Available at Denver's AOB Med Spa or online, this is a natural, healthy makeup line designed not only to enhance your beauty but also nourish your skin. jane iredale is also called "The Skin Care Makeup", as founder Jane was the first to supply this industry with a line of makeup that had skin care benefits.   Using the jane iredale makeup line offers benefits such as: Won't block pores Virtually no allergy risk Broad-spectrum UVB and UVA protection – up to SPF 30 Anti-inflammatory, can calm and soothe irritated skin Complete coverage for skin conditions I don't wear a lot of makeup, and don't like spending a lot of time during my morning routine to get ready.  At a minimum, I do like my skin to feel and look good, smooth, and even-toned.  This gets to be more of a challenge with age, but I think jane iredale does a great job of … [Read more...]

Healthy Skin Lifestyle With Skin Authority [Giveaway, Ended 10/15]

Between being conscious of my aging, and my history of having facial skin cancer, I take skin care and protection fairly seriously.  I'm a firm believer that having a good skin care regimen definitely pays off in a "more-youthful-than-your-real-age" appearance (who doesn't want that?!)  And please tell me that by now you are all using sun protection on your face!  So, so important and easy to do. Had I ever had a personal skin coach before?  No, no I had not.  Enter the healthy skin lifestyle offered by Skin Authority - which includes your own personal skin coaching session for free.  This complimentary skin consultation can help determine which products would work best for you to address your skin concerns.  They can even incorporate some of your existing skin care products into your routine, if that is your preference. Skin Authority is a skin care line commonly chosen by beauty experts, celebrities, and the media which has a track record for visible skin care performance and … [Read more...]

Colorado Aromatics Natural Skin Care

Start with all natural, plant-based ingredients grown on a farm in Colorado.  Add in well-studied, fact-based science and a desire to create skin care that  is particularly formulated for the outdoor lifestyle and repairing damage caused by the environment.  And you've got a wonderful natural skin care line of products from Colorado Aromatics. The "farm-to-skin" movement was new to me.  I love Colorado Aromatics' idea of tapping into traditional herbal remedies, and combining them with cosmetic science to achieve healthy, vibrant skin. In part, Dr. Cindy Jones, CEO and Founder of Colorado Aromatics focused on inflammation and oxidation of the skin cells - two key processes that accelerate the aging process.  To help combat these signs of aging and skin damage, especially for those who spend a lot of time outdoors, or live in high altitudes, Dr. Jones has designed a skin care line to utilize herbs which have multiple and complex antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. To … [Read more...]