With this week’s heatwave, we wanted to approach our skincare regimen in the best, healthiest way possible. We spoke with skincare expert and licensed esthetician , Cheryl Cotton, who wanted to share her tips on taking care of your skin and protecting it from Southern California heat.
To keep your skin glowing in the SoCal heat, I usually stick to four principles that help protect you from the harsh Sun, particularly for delicate skin.
By far, one of the most important things you can do for your skin (and your body) this summer. Drink lots of water throughout the day. Coconut Water is great for your skin. Also, try to snack on foods with high water content such as watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberries.
Give Yourself a Boost of Vitamin-C
Vitamin-C is extremely nourishing for the skin. As a natural antioxidant and skin brightener, Vitamin-C shields your skin from environmental stresses and significantly improves hydration. It also helps promote collagen production which will keep your skin looking younger, longer!
Choose the Right Sunscreen
Zinc-oxide mineral sunscreens provide the best sun protection and help prevent wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Make sure you are using an SPF30 or above. Reapply every 2 hours, and keep in mind that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 2 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to rock a hat with a pair of sunglasses.
Avoid Wearing Heavy Make-Up
You have enough wreaking havoc on your skin from the sun, sweat, and excess oil production. The last thing you want to do is suffocate your skin with a layer of heavy make-up. A little eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss is all you need. Let your skin breathe and be free!
Cheryl Cotton has been a licensed Esthetician for 10 years and was certified by the State Board of California. She received advanced aesthetics training from the world-renowned International Dermal Institute and is certified by PCA Skin in Advanced Chemical Peels. Her career in skincare was stemmed from her teenage years when she suffered from Acne and would feel very self-conscious during that time. She began researching treatments and causes of acne, and became fascinated with skin care and how the skin functions. She knew immediately that she had found her passion and all she wanted to do from that point moving forward was to help as many people as possible live acne-free.
Welcome to Color Camp, the newest nail bar on Beverly Blvd. offering the most superior nail art services in town at affordable prices. I was able to preview Color Camp’s services for SoCal Mag before their upcoming grand opening, and as someone who’s never had any form of nail art on my hands, I had to maintain an open mind. I allowed the nail technicians at Color Camp to do what they do best, and that is making great nail art. The service at Color Camp goes far beyond any standard manicure I’ve ever had, as each step is completely curated by you, the guest, to have a perfectly customized experience.
The foundation choices start with three options: Polish, Gel, or Super Gel, all of which are 100% vegan. I opted for the Super Gel foundation which offers an average wear time of 2-3 weeks, while one of our volunteer models chose the Gel. Our nail techs paid attention to detail while servicing us, making sure that each nail was delicately treated and designed. The precision and care taken into the service is really what made the experience so much more enjoyable. I felt like I was in good hands, literally, as our nails were being transformed into works of art.
The end result was a set of perfectly lustrous nails with hologram foil strip art on each finger. I was thoroughly pleased with the end product, and apparently, the job was very impressive as I’ve had to get accustomed to so many compliments on my manicure. My nails feel healthy and strong, on top of looking amazing. I’ve been recommending Color Camp to my friends for days now, and I’m absolutely sure that I’ll be revisiting for another service soon.
Color Camp is located at 7607 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036. To book an appointment, Click Here.
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Photography: Joshua J. Pinkay
Model: Josselyn @joss24k
Give the Valentine gift that keeps giving. Tie a bow on this gift and lavish your love with the lush life: soap that is super manly. Citrus, lilac and roses be gone! Hello, heady handmade soaps by the soapmaker, Susana Cho. Nettle Leaf soap lathers up astringent suds along with a bold blend of bergamot, fresh juniper, jasmine and earthy patchouli. Saponified olive oil, coconut oil, Sustainable palm oil (RSPO), grape seed oil, castor oil, shea butter even ground oatmeal are the base for this exclusive batch of soaps. Bask in the scent of “London” lathered up in this rich cleansing bar—an instant departure from city grit. Tap into the ancient Roman ritual of a “spirit” cleanse. Ancient Roman legend gives soap its name: the infamous Mount Sapo was the site for sacrificial ceremony. Animal oils and wood ashes comingled in an otherworldly cleansing hybrid fusion—soap was born. This unique chemical combustion was found to have cleansing properties—elevating the soiled masses to a sacred clean slate. Soap like Cho’s delicately-made vegan Tumeric belies the deeply antibacterial agents therein. Wash with this elixer to maximize antioxidants while you wash. Tumeric deeply stimulates new cell growth and supports the skin’s natural elasticity. Anti-aging soap? Yes, please. Tumeric soap helps even out skin tone, and, by the way, smells like a make-out session waiting to happen.
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