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Doing what you love ~

Doing what you love ~

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I recently had the GREAT pleasure of seeing Fleetwood Mac in concert here in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. Though our seats weren’t front and center, the giant screens let you see Stevie, Lindsey, Mick and John as if you were standing right in front of them. It was a great show, but I was most amazed at Stevie Nicks’ beautiful, happy, serene, unlined face ~ singing her tunes that make me cry . . . “children get older, and I’m getting older too . . “ She twirled and bobbed, pranced and bowed. This lovely lady loves what she does ~ and has for a very long time. She is surrounded by fans, colleagues, band mates and loves. Creative, talented and generous, her passion is evident from head to toe. Let’s all do what we love . . . sing, walk, garden, cook, create, swim, read, pet your dog, play, laugh, love . . .

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Teen Queens

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Teen Queens

Got teens? I do ~ do I ever. They are fun and funny, smart and smart-aleck, dramatic and sensitive, and way cooler than me!

One of the realizations that you have a full blown teen on your hands, beside the fact that they are 10 times faster than you on any technological apparatus, is the new blemishes on their previously perfect childhood skin. Pimples, blackheads, breakouts . . .

In addition to my 2 teen daughters, I see a lot of teens in my treatment room. The first and absolute best thing they can do is WASH THEIR FACE. It is so simple yet I rarely have a teen who says they do it everyday. “When I think of it” or “Sometimes in the shower.” Even my own daughters who must at least pretend to chant the skin care mantras will rarely wash their faces daily.

It is amazing the improvement I see when a teen starts washing their face every day. It is important that they wash properly ~ using their CLEAN fingers as little scrubbers across their forehead and on and around the nose especially. It definitely helps if they have a cleanser they like, or one that has been recommended to them. It is also crucial that they remove the product entirely from the skin. Either by splashing water, or as I prefer, using a wet wash cloth.

As they master and perform this one effective, easy skin care step other tips for clear skin can be introduced ~ drinking plenty of water, keeping their hands off the face, never-ever picking . . . but let’s start with a clean face.

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

I just read Gabrielle Reece’s My Foot Is Too Big For The Glass Slipper:  A Guide To The Less Than Perfect Life. This laugh out loud, brutally honest book is a delight. I especially loved what she says about exercise.

“Still, regular exercise is the secret to everything. There is nothing else we do about which we can make that claim. Unless you just rolled out of the operating room, there’s hardly ever a reason not to go out for a walk. We all know that exercise is necessary for weight loss, developing muscle tone, and cardiovascular health. But the benefits just keep on coming: regular workouts prevent low back pain and varicose veins, boosts your immune system, and wards off the common cold; it gives you the glowing complexion of a chick many years younger; and gets your digestive tract on track. Exercise reduces your chance of dying young, of suffering a stroke or heart attack. It’s not only a natural cure for depression, but also deals out all those great endorphins, the world’s best high, natural or otherwise.”

True dat! Now go take a walk!!

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Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy

Gaelle Lehrer Kennedy

One of the best things that has happened to me , as an esthetician and as a woman, is meeting my friend Gaelle. In her sixties, Gaelle has developed one of the most beautiful skin care lines I have used. Searching for a colostrum cream that had been recommended to me, I met Gaelle. She saw the product in my hand and asked if I would mind trying her colostrum cream. “It will change your life,” she said matter-of-factly. The rest is history.

Gaelle lives and breathes her advice on skin care ~ nourish your body, exercise daily, laugh, engage, and use organic, natural products on your skin. Gaelle and I meet for tea, conversation, laughs and inspiration at her outdoor office in the beautiful hills of Ojai, California. She is my teacher and my friend.

You never know where and when you are going to meet someone who enlightens you, lifts you, and becomes your friend.

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Found a favorite sunscreen ~

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Found a favorite sunscreen ~

Circadia Light Day Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 37

Sunscreen ~ we know we need it, but it is so hard to find one that works but isn’t oily, sticky, or makes your face white.

We have found one! Circadia Light Day Broad Spectrum Sunscreen is so light and effective, we frankly can hardly believe it. It is a broad spectrum sunscreen that has both UVA (aging rays) and UVB (burning rays) protection, as well as anti-oxidants and humectants. It has apricot kernel and rosewood oils, as well as lemon, lime and grapefruit extracts. Coconut oil and lecithin round out the delicious ingredients ~ in this SUNSCREEN!

It has taken us a long time to whole-heartedly recommend a sunscreen to our clients that we actually rave about and stand behind. We found this sunscreen at the IESC show in New York in a class with Michael Pugliese, CEO of the Circadia product line.  We learned that the sunscreen also has timed release delivery system, and is safe for use after peels, waxing and even laser procedures.   http://sharlabarrettskincare.com/

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