Beauty Regimen

People often ask me what makeup I use, or would I help them with a makeover. My standard reply is that no matter what makeup you use, if your skin is not in good condition, it really won’t have much impact. Treat your skin as if it is a canvas, and the makeup, your paint. The condition of the canvas will affect and alter the artwork. How that translates for your face, is that you must maintain the condition of your skin with the 3 step regimen of cleansing, toning and moisturizing, and you must adhere to this on a daily basis. I am an advocate of facials because I cannot get my skin as clean as a professional aesthetician. As we age, and our skin becomes more dry and less elastic, it is essential to step it up. Although I have good skin genes, I will tell you that my mother started me on a skin care regimen when I was 14. I didn’t wear makeup, but she insisted that I cleanse and moisturize from that age on. This established a habit of taking care of my skin; I did the same for my daughter. I will not advise one brand over another, because I believe that is a personal choice and is dependent upon your budget and preferences. The important thing is that you do it, and do it now! In addition to the administering of lotions and potions, it is essential to drink a great deal of water and to get enough sleep. I drink about 2 liters per day, and have become intimately acquainted with all of the nicest restrooms in the Los Angeles and New York areas! In terms of sleep, I don’t really get more than 6-7 hours. Unfortunately, I stay up far too late and get up far too early. At my age, I find that lack of sleep really shows itself on my face. We must all do our very best to treat our skin with respect and kindness. As Coco Chanel said ” Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the face you have at 50.”