Lydia Bee Sunless Tanning

Get Summer Ready with Sunless Tanning Tips

May 13th, 2016 Beauty Tips, Skin Care 1 min read

Summer is almost here, but your skin most likely still looks pasty and pale. How can you greet the warmest season with a happy (and safe) glow? With sunless tanning! Gone are the days of patchy application and scary orange color. With today’s advanced sunless tanner formulas, you can look like a bronzed goddess without the sun damage. Plus, a faux tan can cover up…

Vitamin C for skin

Vitamin C: Skin Miracle?

May 5th, 2016 Skin Care 1 min read

Vitamin C has been touted as a skin care miracle, both when taken internally and when used topically. But is it the skin miracle everyone says it is? Well, yes and no. Vitamin C definitely deserves a place in most skincare regimens. The most important thing it does is provide antioxidant protection, keeping free-radical damage like that from sun exposure and pollution from adversely affecting…

Spring 2016 Makeup Trends

Apr 29th, 2016 Beauty Tips 1 min read

After a long, cold winter in some parts of the country, spring brings with it not only chirping birds and warming temps, but it also brings with it new makeup trends! Wearing the same makeup tones everyday gets boring, so check out a few of these new trends and revitalize your look. Get the blues. The makeup blues, I mean. Blue eyeshadow is back, ladies!…

Dermaclara Reviews

New Skincare Line Alert: Dermaclara Youth Science

Apr 19th, 2016 Skin Care 2 min read

As a skincare professional and educator, I get to try new skincare lines before they make their appearance on the beauty market. And with so many new products, it’s hard to impress me! I was recently introduced to Dermaclara Youth Science by another skincare educator, and I was blown away. I try new products all the time, so I tested out Dermaclara for a month. Here’s my…

Facial Serums

How to Use Serums

Apr 13th, 2016 Skin Care 1 min read

Everyone knows that moisturizer is a staple in any skincare regimen. But serums are relatively new on the scene, having made their appearance in recent years. Serums provide concentrated active ingredients to amp anti-aging efforts. Adding a serum to your morning and nighttime routine can benefit your skin by providing help for hyper pigmentation, dullness, laxity and clarity. So how do you know when and…

How Does Stress Affect Skin?

Apr 8th, 2016 Beauty Tips 1 min read

Stress takes its toll on us in many ways: health, sleep, depression and digestive issues, just to name a few. But did you know that stress can wreak havoc on our skin, too? Negative effects of stress on skin include increased oil production (which means breaking out), psoriasis flare-ups, rashes, itching, redness because of capillary expansion, and dullness due to slower skin cell turnover. Top stressors…

Nutrition Tips for Healthy Nails

Mar 29th, 2016 Beauty Tips 1 min read

Did you know that your nails can reflect your health the way your skin can? Check out your nails: Are they thinning, brittled, ridged or discolored? Or are they strong, thick and long? When you maintain a nutritious diet, your nails will show it. Here are some of my favorite nutrition “tips” (pun intended!) for healthy nails.   Make sure to get enough protein in…

Drink Your Way to Better Skin

Mar 10th, 2016 Skin Care 1 min read

We know that good nutrition equals good skin, but did you know that good nutrition also means what you drink as well as what you eat? Drinking enough water is the first step to good skin. Eight or more glasses a day contribute to plumper, more elastic skin. Plus, ample water intake helps detox your system, leading to fewer blemishes. Beyond water, here are my…

Do You Really Need A Makeup Primer?

Mar 5th, 2016 Skin Care 1 min read

I always get asked about various skincare and makeup products that I use. Which ones are worth using and which ones are worth skipping? Makeup primers fall in that category of “not sure if I need it or not” product. Well, I’m here to tell you that, yes, you need a primer. And here are the reasons why. Primer keeps your makeup from sliding off…

Antioxidants for Skin Health

Feb 24th, 2016 Skin Care 2 min read

We’ve been hearing the term “antioxidant” in both skincare and food. We know that antioxidants can contribute to good health, but what about skin health and appearance? Skincare products infused with antioxidants: moisturizers, serums, foundations and even powders. But what are antioxidants, exactly, and can they really help your skin look its best? Antioxidants are substances that protect cells by fighting free radicals. Free radicals are molecules…