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GLOWING WITH MRS. STAFFORD ADVICE COLUMN:
This is a brand that specializes in “clean” makeup. This is a company that does not add “fillers” to their products, so they are all active ingredients there for a reason and doing a specific job. Along with making sure their products are natural and good for your skin they also don’t forget the indulging factor that we love in skincare. They are beautifully packaged and smell incredible.
Many people asked whether these peels will leave the skin “peeling”. The simple answer is no they will not.
I think a lot of people are getting this confused with a chemical peel or laser treatment, which typically does leave the skin peeling. This does make sense, anything strong enough to make your skin peel like that should be conducted in a professional doctor's office.
These at-home peels will not have that effect. What you may experience is a tingling feeling on the skin after applying, which is normal. You also may see flaking skin, depending on your skin’s texture after using an at-home peel or exfoliator. That is all pretty normal, and a hydrating moisturizer or face oil is always a good idea after exfoliating.
When receiving either a chemical peel, laser treatment, or even doing an at-home peel (such as the ones listed above) you should be extra careful at least two weeks after in the sun. Always wear sunscreen, and even add a hat when going on any outings. If at all possible avoid direct sunlight for two weeks. During this time your skin is brand new, and if you get any sun it will damage that new layer of skin much faster.
2. Retin-A Products
The market is swamped with products that include Retin-A as an ingredient, and you’ve probably been seeing it more and more frequently. The reason why is because it works at reversing skin damage when many products are only preventative. This is one ingredient that should be in everyone’s skincare routine in some form. Now for me, the prescription-strength can be a bit harsh, I only use it now and then when I feel I need to up my game.
The products listed below I keep in my skincare regime continuously and switch up when I feel I need a change.
Face Masks with Retinol:
Another great way to add Retinol to your skincare routine is with a face mask. If using as an overnight mask, you will only need a small amount, patted into the skin, and washed off in the morning. If using as a wash-off mask, a thicker amount is needed leaving it on for 10 minutes and rinsing off.
Retinol Eye Cream:
Sunscreen is an absolute must if you are using any of the products I have mentioned in this article. Well, it is an absolute must in general! Even if you are a teenager or in your 20's getting into the habit of wearing sunscreen every day will save your skin from so much sun damage. You will thank yourself later believe me!
With all the products mentioned here, you are trying to create skin cell turnover. That means beautiful, fresh looking skin. Having that “new” layer of skin, you need to protect it from sun damage as I have stressed earlier in this article.
Here are a few SPF’s I suggest using:
I hope this helps answer some questions, and gives you a place to start!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN GLOWING WITH MRS. STAFFORD ADVICE COLUMN:
Ask your questions in the comment section below for a chance to be featured in the next Glowing with Mrs. Stafford Advice Column. I will answer one question in detail bi-monthly and make sure to do all my research to give the most informed answer I can provide!
Since I started this blog I have received many compliments and questions on my skincare routine. Women have asked, “what is my secret” and honestly, it’s a combination of multiple things. I use many different products and tend to switch up my routine often. Staying out of the sun, and wearing sunscreen is a huge one. Finally, I have not been shy about the fact that I get Botox and filler. I even made a video of myself getting Botox injected, which you can find on my Youtube channel. I have written some blog posts about the beauty products I use and routines based on the season or specific skin problems.
Glowing with Mrs. Stafford is my take on an advice column based around skincare. Each person has unique skin and their own issues they would like answers. Glowing with Mrs. Stafford is my idea of how to share my knowledge on this topic.
This is a place where all of you can ask questions about your skin issues. Ask me about certain beauty products you might want to try, or even about treatments such as lasers or Botox since I’ve done it all!
All and any questions are welcome (concerning these topics).
Hi Everyone and happy summer!!
I thought it was time to change up our Glowing with Mrs. Stafford Giveaway and try something a little different.
I’ve written several blog posts on skincare and skincare products and how to achieve healthy, glowing skin.
For this giveaway, I thought a set of beautiful, professional makeup brushes might be a great idea now that we have worked on achieving smooth and glowing skin. Now that you having invested the time in your skincare routine it makes applying makeup that much easier, but you should also be thinking about what you are using to apply your makeup with to keep your skin healthy and fresh looking.
A great set of makeup brushes is a must-have for everyone. They will make your makeup blend better and achieve even coverage along with making your skin look the best it can be.
The makeup brushes I chose for this giveaway are the Scott Barnes Complete Pro Series Set. There are 10 brushes in the whole set and will cover each part of your face from your eyes to your foundation.
Specific Brushes Included:
- LIP & EYE PRECISION LINER #59
- LIP & EYE DUALITY LINER #60
- THE EYE FAN #61
- EYE BLENDER BRUSH #62
- EYE WINGER #63
- THE HIGHLIGHTER #64
- FLAWLESS FACE #65
- POWDER SHEER #66
- GOOD FACE #67
- FOUNDATION BRUSH #68
Total Value of $319
Scott Barnes is an MUA (makeup artist) who has worked with some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood, including my idol J. Lo. I own this set myself and currently use them every day. I have many different brush sets, but I have to say this is one of my favorites as of right now.
This set of 10 cruelty-free synthetic brushes will cover everything you need. There is a foundation brush, powder, highlighter, along with eye and lip brushes.
They are easy to clean with a bit of warm water and a gentle soap (such as Dove) this set will last you for a very long time. If you don’t already you should be cleaning your makeup brushes at least every two weeks. If you don’t use your makeup brushes every day you can go up to six weeks between cleaning.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOWING WITH MRS. STAFFORD GIVEAWAY:
The most important requirement is to leave your beauty questions so we can keep the Glowing with Mrs. Stafford Advice Column going! The form below will ask you to sign in using your name & email address, which have to be valid since this is the information I will use to contact you if you are the lucky winner. If you do not leave a valid email you will be disqualified since you will be unable to be reached. Leave a comment on this post using the same name and email and then check off the "I Commented" box.
You can also follow me on Facebook and Instagram for an extra 3 points each, just make sure to leave the full name you use on Facebook and Instagram handle!
The giveaway has been extended through the end of September. I will pick one winner. Good luck to everyone who participates!
If you have any questions or you are confused about how to enter please send me a email or you can send me a direct message on Facebook or Instagram.
GLOWING WITH MRS. STAFFORD July/august GIVEAWAY
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