Christie Brinkley Shares Her Skin Care Secrets

Christie Brinkley: Photo Credit - Matt Baron/BEIMAGES

Christie Brinkley: Photo Credit – Matt Baron/BEIMAGES

I wanted everything you could get in a luxury cream and I wanted it to be effective.” ~ Christie Brinkley

Last night I watched 61 year-old model Christie Brinkley launch her new skincare line on HSN. I learned about the need to exfoliate and how the two most important things for skin are collagen and elastin. With 40 years of modeling experience behind her, a knowledge of skincare products and a personal commitment to living a full and healthy life, I believe Christie Brinkley knows about caring for skin. After four years of research and development on this labor of love, the result is her new line, Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare (a three-piece skincare regimen kit – exfoliator, day cream with SPF 30 and night cream) sold at HSN.

In my opinion, this is a good time to try these products – whatever your age. Says Brinkley: “I firmly believe that beauty is an energy and everyone possesses it.” I’m buying it!

 

 

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Want Three Ways to Winterize Your Skin?

Photo courtesy of Laser and Skin Institute, NJ

Photo courtesy of Laser and Skin Institute, NJ

Want three ways to winterize your skin? At my yearly skin examination today, I asked my dermatologist – Dr. B.– to tell me three ways we can winterize our skin and protect our bodies. Here is what she said:

1) Moisturize with creams and not lotions

2) Limit hot showers

3) Exfoliate weekly (to remove dead and dry skin and allow skin’s living layers underneath to breathe. Once a week, however, is enough)

Three simple ways to create softer and healthier skin as we move into the colder months. Because we’re in it now!

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Beauty lives in Notting Hill

The real Notting Hill garden

The real Notting Hill garden

Alex is a 40-something beauty blogger, who just happens to live in Notting Hill, London. Yes, that Notting Hill of movie fame: the Notting Hill, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant. In the movie, you may remember when our characters discover a charming hidden-away garden? That’s where Alex lives; near that very garden! But I digress … Alex has started a wonderful beauty destination filled with practical product nformation, especially designed for women over 40. And that’s important, because things happen to our skin as we age, and it’s a good idea to nurture and care for our skin properly. More from Alex …

MKG: Alex, what compelled you to start your blog, I Heart Beauty?

Alex:  I wanted to do something that fit in easily with having a young daughter, and blogging does that perfectly. It’s a great way to keep your brain ticking, learn new things, indulge an interest, and make contact with like-minded people.

MKG: Why focus on beauty products and information? Is your background in beauty?

Alex: My professional background is in the music and media industries, but I’ve been interested in beauty since I was a little girl. My father worked in advertising, handled a lot of beauty accounts, and was always bringing home interesting products for me to play with. He became Managing Director of Vidal Sassoon, and after that he had his own toiletry companies. Basically, it’s a world in which I have always been aware, and my passion for beauty products has never waned. In fact, if anything, it’s grown stronger over the years.

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Hate dry skin? Try coconut oil!

The power of Coconut Oil

The power of Coconut Oil

When The Universe sends you messages, especially in threes, it’s a good idea to listen. I first heard about the benefits of coconut oil over the weekend when I was getting a pedicure. The woman next to me was saying that she started rubbing coconut oil on her feet, and they have been silky-soft ever since. Next, I read about the marvels of coconut oil in this month’s Harper’s Bazaar. And number three? I found this giant, 54 fl. oz. container of coconut oil at COSTCO today. So, it was time to try it!

Coconut oil locks in moisture without petroleum-based ingredients or chemicals. And coconut oil has benefits for diet, hair, and skin, because of its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.  Continue reading

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Cindy Joseph

Cindy Joseph

Cindy Joseph

Isn’t it heartening when you meet someone you know is special? That is how I felt the moment I met Cindy Joseph. She was so inspiring that I knew I must stay in touch with her and her positive energy. Cindy is the kind of person who helps redirect lives. As CEO and Founder of BOOM! by Cindy Joseph, Cindy is a one-woman cheerleader spearheading what she titles the Pro-Age Revolution. Our conversation in its entirety will be aired tomorrow in my weekly podcast. But here are a few BOOM! by Cindy Joseph updates to whet your appetite until then … Continue reading

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