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!

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Best Beach Body Hacks

The summer season is upon us and it conjures up images of sun and beach in the near future. It also conjures up some poor choices we may have made, like buying all of those girl scout cookies with the intention of gifting them but instead binge watching SVU while eating said cookies.

Ok, I am talking about myself but here are some quick fixes for the time of year that we all love and hate.

Swimsuit season, that is. Here is a cheat sheet for looking your best while Sally sips sangrias by the seashore. Three simple hacks that can improve your swimsuit appearance and make you feel summer ready. Use one or all three for optimum results.

 

  1. DETOXIFY & SAY HASTA LA VISTA TO BLOAT

We all love our carbs but two to three days before your swimsuit reveal you must say no to starches and salt. Drink plenty of water so that your body gets fully hydrated and doesn’t retain water. You may also want to replace your morning coffee with some green tea which is a natural diuretic so that you can continue to get rid of any water retention. Avoid sugary alcoholic beverages which can cause major bloating. Avoid sugary fruits like grapes and bananas and opt for cantaloupe and berries which not only have less sugar but are packed with water. Also, one word…fiber.

 

2. PRODUCT POWER

If you are a product junkie like I am then you will love these next beach body hacks. They are my tried and true so you may end up loving them so much you will use them year round. With noticeable results in just a few days and uses, the cellulite massager is a magic mit of awesomeness. Use it with an exfoliant and you are guaranteed to have healthier looking skin. All of that massaging breaks down fat deposits for a smoother appearance. Use this technique on thighs, stomach and any where there is some lumpy tissue. It also increases blood flow and helps repair the connective tissues between the skin and muscles, which in turn reduces cellulite. Yes, please!


 

Wrap that body! I always love a good body treatment. Yes, the results are temporary but effective none the less. My favorite is a salon grade seaweed body wrap. This one contains powerful seaweed and garcinio cambogia extract. It is absorbed through the skin and improves the break down of stubborn fat deposits by sweating it out. Wrap in plastic body wraps and a waist trainer for best results. 

 

Fake it until you make it! Tanning always makes us look slimmer but it seems like a catch 22 when your heading to the pool or beach for the first time. Sun bathing is bad for you anyway so try this trick instead. This spray tan is user friendly and gives the ultimate glow. Allow a few minutes to dry after applying and before putting on your swimsuit.

 

3. KNOW YOUR BODY & OWN IT

Do not do yourself a disservice by covering up your amazing features. I see women do this all the time. In trying to cover it all up you can end up covering up your best features and assets. Selecting a swimsuit is tough but keep in mind a few things. Coverage and support are very important but also go for solids as they tend to be more slimming and complimentary.  Don’t be afraid to take some selfies. The camera does not lie so use it to select a swimsuit. You will be surprised at what a horizontal stripe does in the wrong place! Get yourself a great cover up so that you can walk around with your swimsuit on and feel confident that you look fab. It is a great crutch and a confidence booster. A great hat and sunnies never hurt either.

 

Ok beach babes, get out there and have fun!

XO,

Alicia

 

It was a Great Day SA!


Well, I got the first Beauty Buzz under my belt with my new partners at Kens 5 & GREAT DAY SA. Thank you to the beautiful hosts of GDSA, Cristina and Roma for their hospitality. The new set looks amazing and I even got to see kittens! Those are the perks of a variety morning show!

Thank you for watching and here is the info I discussed on the show.

INTRACEUTICALS OXYGEN FACIALS

These facials have hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient. Simply put, hyaluronic acid plumps up collagen. We loose hyaluronic acid as we get older so our collagen fibers start to sag. Sad, I know. The good news is this is a clinical treatment that can put it back into your skin. For more information call the number below and schedule a consultation!


Book your free oxygen facial consultation at The Oxygen Room & Beauty Bar, just call 210.343.1273.

Also my next makeup workshops can be found here: The Makeup Box

….AND Congrats to the lucky winner of my Selena makeup giveaway. Here is a flashback of when I use to model for Selena and her new line of clothing.


She was my mentor and like a big sis. Perhaps I will take my girls to go see the movie tonight. They just might catch a glimpse of their mama make a cameo in the movie;)

I’m looking forward to giving more beauty tips in the future. Feel free to make some suggestions for future subjects of discussion. See you again soon San Antonio.
XO,

Alicia