With over 24 years in the beauty business, consulting clients on how to take care of their skin is not only my profession; it’s my passion. A big mistake most people make has to do with proper exfoliation. Over-exfoliation doesn’t occur just by using scrubs or brushes…it can be caused by the overuse of anti-aging products. This eventually will leave the skin looking dull with dry patches all over. The ingredients that can be harsh on the skin if overused are Hyroquinone (Q-10), Retinol (Vitamin A or Retin A), Stearic Acid (Vitamin C), Kojic Acid (a lightner), Salacylic Acid and Glycolic Acid. For healthy, beautiful skin, exfoliate only twice a week, and only use top-of-the-line products. This means if one day you scrub, the next you can use a Retinol, a Vitamin C or an anti-aging packed full of vitamins. A healthy daily routine consists ideally of a cream-based basic cleanser combined with a hydrating sunblock with a 30 SPF or more and followed by using collagen as a night cream. This will yield the healthy, subtle and glowing skin you’ve always dreamed of.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
› Dionne Corona is an Aesthetician and the owner of Ohana Wellness & Aesthetics Center, 9065 SW 87th Ave., Ste. 112. For a consultation or more tips, call 305.662.8888 or visit OhanaSpaMiami.com.
The secret to beautiful skin is reserving exfoliation for twice a week and using the most refined and advanced products to yield luminous and deeply moisturized skin that glows for the holidays.
The 3Lab Super H Serum is an antioxidant-rich skin-booster that dramatically reduces wrinkles and gives the skin a big shot of collagen. It’s a serum that moisturizes the skin on a deeper dermis level; $350 for 1.17 fl. oz; Nordstrom.com.
La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Essence In Lotion offers a more complete beauty routine. It contains 100% active caviar water in lieu of regular H20 to assist in lifting, firming and yielding intense hydrating benefits; $240 for 5.0 fl. oz.; LaPrairie.com.
Founded by Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop is a beauty line that’s 99% organic and completely clean and non-toxic. Goop’s Enriching Face Oil has been dubbed a miracle oil by its elite followers; $100 per fl. oz.; Goop.com.