Author Archives: Lori Walker

Exfoliation, How to Protect that Healthy Radiant Glow

Woman with glowing skin

Whether you have scrubbed, chemical-ed, or enzyme-ed, you want to do everything you can to maintain that radiant glow. There is one sure-fire way to help keep your skin as fresh as possible and that is the application of daily sunscreen of at least SPF 15. After removing those sun-induced signs of aging, you want […]

Exfoliation: The Fruit Salad for Your Face

Woman holding orange slices

Now stop picturing fruit salad sticking to your cheeks! But that’s not too far-fetched. The enzyme exfoliators are usually derived from fruits and are typically gentle and effective for most skin types. I am a huge fan of these, because as long as you follow the instructions, you can get a nice, gentle, even exfoliation. […]

Exfoliation: From Inside the Chemistry Lab

Portrait of beautiful woman

Please do not be afraid of the idea of chemical exfoliators! Many of these are available for use at home in gentle formulations. For the most powerful options, you will need a skincare professional. One of the most popular is the alpha hydroxy acid or AHA. Commonly used ingredients for these exfoliating products are glycolic acid […]

Exfoliation: Scrub Your Way to a Glowing Complexion

Woman cleansing skin

Let’s take a look at the different types of exfoliators. The most basic are the physical options. This can include a basic washcloth, a granular scrub, or one of the facial brushes that seem so popular. These are sometimes preferred if you have “moody” skin since you can more easily control the level of exfoliation through […]

Exfoliation: Why Is It Important?

Woman getting exfoliation

We apply all of our serums and oils and creams and lotions to our skin on a daily basis. But how can we make sure that we are getting the best results that those products can offer? Surprisingly enough, it has nothing to do with these treatments, and everything to do with exfoliating! Exfoliation is […]

Beauty in a Bag: To Clean From Head to Toe

Homemade soap

As any self-proclaimed beauty junkie knows, it can get complicated when we try to fit all of our bath and body necessities into one little Ziploc bag, especially when we are trying to avoid checking a suitcase. This is a quick five-part series designed to reduce how many products you have to travel with and […]

Beauty in a Bag: To Moisturize All that Beautiful Skin

Natural soap on table surrounded by flower petals

After washing with that all-in-one soap, it is time to moisturize! But again, instead of packing conditioner and face lotion and body cream and hand lotion and eye cream and lip balm, consider reducing that list to just two items. You may doubt this possibility even exists, but let’s take a look at two powerhouse […]

Beauty in a Bag: To Makeup the Difference

Woman getting makeup done

Most women, especially beauty junkies, rarely travel without cosmetics of some type, so let’s review a few of the products that can reduce your overall toiletry bag volume. To even out your skin tone, make sure to include either a foundation stick or a concealer pencil. There are so many out there it is hard […]

Beauty in a Bag: Specialty Products for a Particular Use

Woman applying lip balm

Sometimes multi-tasking products just won’t work for all purposes. Sometimes you do need something specific for a certain use. For example: Sun protection is not available in all products and it should always be a part of your regimen. With the goal of reducing products and liquids, I highly recommend the Shiseido Sun Protection Stick […]

Beauty in a Bag: To Summarize our Minimized Travel Bags

Makeup bag for traveling

We’ve done a great job at downsizing and finding terrific multi-tasking products!  What a diet we’ve put our travel bags through.  Let’s take a look! Our new and improved makeup bag contains the Eyelite pencil, the concealer pencil or foundation stick, the eyeliner pencil, and the lip and cheek stick or pencil plus a pencil […]