What I learned on my journey to get fit

After I had my 2 kids, I found myself very unhappy with my weight and the way I looked.

It seemed like the old me was gone and gave place to this new mom looking one. Someone who never took time for herself, never exercised and nibbled all day on whatever unhealthy snacks I could find in my pantry. I’m sure many moms out there know exactly what I’m talking about.

Back then, at age 33, I decided to go to weight watchers, which helped me lose 20 pounds but I still felt thin but not fit. Also the eating habits of that diet were not great and many of the foods they recommended were all processed foods from their own brand. Continue reading

Diminish wrinkles, only Retinol products can do this miracle

Today I was speaking with a friend, she is 42 and she was saying how her wrinkles are showing so much, especially under make up.

I told her the best thing anyone can do is to use retinol creams to diminish them and a good moisturizer with SPF to hydrate. Even better, a moisturizer with growth factor. Please search my post about this product, so you can get the benefit of an anti-aging cream and get the moisture at the same time. Just keep it in mind this product does not have SPF so the serum I will mention bellow can help you get it covered. Continue reading

Brightening your skin using products that really work

There are great products out there that you can use to brighten your skin and lighten your sun spots and melasma.

On one of my posts, search for Sun Spots be gone, I talk about the Fraxel Laser which does really remove the spots and firm your skin.

But if you don’t have the time or would like to maintain your skin brighter after the laser or simply try a product before doing a laser, I have some really good ones to indicate to you.

I used the Lytera by Skin Medica, I bought at my doctor’s office, it was recommended by her and it does work really good even thought is a bit pricy, the tube is big and a little goes a long way, also I did not experienced any redness with this cream. Continue reading

Protecting your skin from the sun, my favorite sunblocks

I remember when I was young growing up in Brazil sunblock was never used, I don’t believe that such a thing even existed at that time.

I was so crazy about looking tan that I remember rubbing myself with coca cola because someone told me that I would tan faster!! Crazy isn’t it?! I can’t tell you how many bees I attracted!!!!

Today obviously I manage to clear my skin from the damage I caused, but to keep it that way I never leave the house without at least sunscreen on my face, as well as on my body on beach or outdoor days. Continue reading

Let’s talk about at home peels

In the past going to the doctors was the only way to get a good peel but these days omg!! there are so many wonderful products out there and I tried a lot that are okay but because I only like to tell you about the very best ones with gives you the fastest results, here you go.

The Philosophy Microdelivery Peel is an awesome peel, it helps your skin by resurfacing and rejuvenating sun damage, hyperpigmented and aging skin, is a two-way step process, the product sells in a package containing both steps

First, is a product that feel like fine sugar , you apply to your face and massage very gently , please be gentle !! because you want to exfoliate not hurt your skin, just like our dentist tells us not to put too much pressure when brushing our teeth so it won’t hurt our gums, same thing here. Continue reading