Love Your Skin

Winter skin is no fun! Before we have even completed 30 days of our “new year, new me” resolutions, that dry, winter skin has crept up on us!

So how do you keep your skin looking hydrated and supple in 2018?

Simplify and go back to basics.

Here are 3 easy tips to maintaining great skin throughout this dry and extra chilly season.

1. Think about your skin from the inside out!

Most of us have some sort of diet and fitness goals in 2018. We are making a conscious effort with our diet. Do this with your skin! Foods rich in omega-3 such as salmon really make a difference on the outside. Choose fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants such blueberries, kiwi and spinach. As always, drink lots of water or swap for a green tea. Stay away from sugar, which is a skinemy, as much as possible. When you eat sugar, your insulin level goes up and this produces inflammation which in turn produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin resulting in sagging and wrinkles.

2. Stick to a skin regimen!

Whatever you do, be consistent with this because that in itself makes a huge difference with your skin. Skin solutions are easy- cleanse, tone and moisturize day and night. Exfoliate to remove dead skin at least once a week. This Works has a wide range of products to choose from and at a great price point of $28-58, it is very affordable.

3. Fake it ’till you make it!

Use a primer to “fake” great skin. Primers are magic, little cream fairies that fill pores and forge supple, hydrated skin. Be sure to find the right one for you as they all serve a purpose. For example, do not by a mattifying primer if your goal is to look hydrated. Below is one of my favorites.

Want more skin tips such as these and to learn how to create a hydrated makeup look? Visit me at one of my San Antonio makeup workshops!

For my next makeup workshop REGISTER HERE

A Makeup Class for Everyone


We are no stranger to beauty myths and certainly not new to the failures of makeup.

It is our right of passage! That being said, I started these makeup workshops years ago when I was asked by clients , “Teach me your ways”! Since 2009, I am proud to say I have taught hundreds of women ranging in age from 12-75! Amazing! The reaction I get after my age diversified class is always the same. Inevitably the grown women will turn to the teen or teens in the group and say, “You have no idea how lucky you are!”

After years of putting makeup on in the dark, so to speak, there is a clarity and mindful approach to putting on makeup after the self application makeup workshop. Self application is the key and personalized, hands on instruction in real time. No online video can promise that. Although it is great to watch instruction, the fact remains that it is not YOUR face, skin type and features.

I take great pride in this class and the truth is it really brings me joy to teach other women how to look their best. The question I get most is what is the age group of the class and the truth is I have had mothers, daughters and grandmothers take the class together and each one left empowered. So just to clarify, this makeup class is for everyone and anyone who wants to learn how to put on their makeup, look their personal best and have it last all day or night for an event just like a professional makeup application would. 

In this class expect to learn about proper tools, skin care, how to choose products and of course the A to Z of a professional makeup application. I look forward to seeing all the new faces and thanks for a great start to my 8th year teaching! 

XO,

Alicia

(Below is the information for the next makeup workshop, click on the pic to be directed to registry)