Beauty Tips

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The tips on this page are some that I know that work for everyone.  Everyday I get asked about my opinion of different brands of beauty products and how to look younger in general.  I like all natural everything as much as possible.  A best friend of mine Hope, a wonder woman in the beauty world told me that some science in skin care is great and she’s right.  Even if it isn’t 100% natural, as long as it feels right and consistently works for you, use it.

My #1 Beauty tip:  SMILE : )                                                                                                     Turn that frown around 90% of your day.  It will really change your face.  Catch yourself when you look sad, frowning or are raising your eyebrows or clenching your jaw or forehead and relax.  Then lightly or boldly smile : )                                                       I call it the Mona Lisa smile!

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Drink lots of water!  Add a drop to lotions for more hydration.                                             For resilient skin, after you get out of the shower or bath, grab a few drops of water and pat it onto face before using skin care products.  Drink more water!

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I prefer vegetable soap to wash my face.  My favorite brand is PRE de PROVENCE, any scent.  I sometimes use a small piece of natural loofa to apply the soap using gentle circular motions.  Some woman with great skin use only water.

Exfoliate almost everyday if you can handle it.  Vary exfoliating everyday by using something strong like a scrub every few days to once a week and more gentle methods daily.  Do you like grains, a sponge, cloth?  You can use your own fingernails.  No hard scratching.  Lightly scratch off any debris on your face while under the shower.  Lightly.

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A key to looking younger is the way you apply products to your face.  Everything you apply should be pressed and smoothed, not rubbed and smooshed!  See #4.

1) After you wash and exfoliate your face pat it dry.

2) Grab a few drops of dripping water from the faucet.  See #3.

3) Rub between your hands then pat it on your face.  Pat, press, and smooth gently.

4) Favorite serum.  Get the type of serum you need specifically for wrinkles, acne, spots, whatever concerns you. Repeat #3.

5) Lotion for the face.  My favorite is Allbetor, the best lotion ever.  It’s certified organic and feels amazing.  Use about a pea size to a dime size amount, repeating the process in #3.  See the Skin Care section at the top bar of webpage for more info about Allbetor or call 718-804-5010 to order.

6) I like a 2nd lotion application, a light one, pressing.

7) Use SPF.  Day cream, sunscreen, BB cream, CC Cream, Makeup, whatever you like.  SPF 15 or higher.  I add even more lotion to all makeup and spf, it goes on beautifully with smoother, even coverage.

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Sleep on a satin pillow case.  This is a great tip taught to me years ago by my hair dresser.  Not only will you hair look better in the morning, It can save you a decade off aging, at least I hope.  No more squished cheeks, eyes, and hair.  You might want to wash and dry the pillow case a few times before trying to sleep on it.  Otherwise it can be too slippery.  If you are sliding around, you won’t like it.  Break it in by throwing it in a few loads.   The shinier the better.

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Pimple popping.  Too bad, but we all get them once in a while.  Dr. Oz says you have to break the surface of pimple before trying to squeeze it out.  Think about it.  If you squeeze a water ballon in the middle it bulges out the sides, it doesn’t pop.  If you make a hole in the balloon the water squirts out.  Same thing for a zit.  Make a tiny opening on the tip of the pimple before you squeeze and it squirts out.  Dr. Oz says use a pin to puncture the tip from the side and pull up.  I prefer tweezing off the tip.  I like a flat head tweezer.  Pluck the pimple like a hair then get a tissue and squeeze close at the sides by pushing down and in.  If you squeeze twice and nothing comes out, walk away and check back tomorrow.  Don’t ruin the surrounding skin when nothing comes out.  2-3 pushes maximum.  Blackheads – Pluck them with a tweezer, you can sometimes grab it out.  Or after plucking, gently squeeze it out with a tissue by pushing down and in closely at its sides.  My favorite skin care brand for acne clearing is by PETERTHOMASROTH.  My favorite product is the AHA-BHA acne clearing gel.  I use it everyday to keep pimples away.

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Facial Stretch.  Make a face like a lion yawning.  Tongue out and down as far as possible while opening your mouth as wide as possible.  Do it a few times a day to lift the chin and relax the face.

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Come see me for The Natural Face Lift with Michelle Larson, you’ll see results right away.  It utilizes safe, gentle microcurrents.  See the top bar of webpage for info.

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Eyebrows frame the face.  If you have sparse, missing or over plucked eyebrows, consider getting a cosmetic tattoo.  See the top bar of website for more information.  I’m a very conservative tattoo artist.  I always extensively consult with my clients to choose the right shape and color for their face.  I dilute my pigments so they are softer, more natural looking.  Eyelash enhancement tattoos can really accentuate your eyes without the look of a heavily lined eye.  I myself have had both procedures done and I love it.

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These are a few tips I repeat over and over.  If you have any questions, contact me: 646-239-6538

Love,

Michelle Larson xoxo

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