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Category Archives: Skin Care

How I Balance Summer Exercise with Skin Care

How I Balance Summer Exercise with Skin Care

var noskim = ‘true’; It sure did take awhile for spring to get here in the Chicago area, but when it did so, it went almost straight to summer. I did my first hot long run last weekend and realized that I wasn’t quite ready for it! In addition to acclimating my body for running

Body Beauty Essentials – Part 2 of the Spring Series.

Body Beauty Essentials – Part 2 of the Spring Series.

Now that we have created our inner beauty (see part 1) let’s fine tune our outer beauty. The focus today is creating skin so soft you’ll want to touch yourself as much as your boyfriend does…wink wink. So let’s work our way up the body shall we….. After wearing too many layers all winter, it

Inner Beauty Makes Outer Beauty – Part 1 of the Spring Beauty Essentials Series.

Inner Beauty Makes Outer Beauty – Part 1 of the Spring Beauty Essentials Series.

Happy Spring Beauty lovers! As we slowly take off the layers, (and then put them back on in NY as the weather has a bi polar moment), let’s step up our inner beauty so that our outer beauty radiates for this new season. A little side note before we get flawless. Everything is interconnected. A

Fix Your Dry Hair and Skin with a Water Softening System

Fix Your Dry Hair and Skin with a Water Softening System

Is hard water harming your hair and skin? If you have dry, limp, or brittle hair, or if you are suffering from patchy dry skin, your water might actually be to blame. Other signs of hard water are spotty dishes and buildup on your tub and shower. It happens as the result of mineral deposits

New Year Beauty Essentials

New Year Beauty Essentials

As we dance into 2016 ready to create the best year ever, lets make sure we are effortlessly flawless as we write the first chapter! If you are joining me for the first time then welcome to beauty essentials and to my regular beauty lovers here’s a virtual happy new year hug! Today I am

Winter Beauty Essentials Part 3 and Giveaway

Winter Beauty Essentials Part 3 and Giveaway

Note from Carleen: Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post! Hello December….While enjoying the last month of 2015 let’s make sure we skip into 2016 with glowing skin… Today I am sharing my beauty essentials as we navigate the bright lights of the holiday season. First of all I’ve

Prepping for the Holidays with RoC

Prepping for the Holidays with RoC

A while back I wrote about using RoC® Retinol Corrextion® Deep Wrinkle night cream in preparation for my holiday trip to Mexico and for holiday parties. Now, I am adding RoC® Retinol Correxion® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer With Sunscreen to the mix! I always wear sunscreen, but the addition of it to more of my skin care

Tackle Winter Dry Skin With New Vaseline Jelly Cream

Tackle Winter Dry Skin With New Vaseline Jelly Cream

Chicago winters are terrible on my skin. The cold dry air always causes me to get itchy dry skin patches, especially on my arms and legs. As a runner, I am also outdoors a lot in winter, running in cold weather and getting wind chapped.   Then, I always travel someplace warm for the holidays