Top 10 Skin Secrets from Beauty Expert Heather Clarey

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger talks skin care and skinny tips with Heather Shelton Clarey.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger talks skin care and skinny tips with Heather Shelton Clarey.

My friend, Heather Clarey is the ultimate beauty expert [ & an amazing yoga instructor too! ]. She began working in the health and beauty industry over eighteen years ago & is a popular licensed esthetician in San Diego. She particularly specializes in advanced skin care solutions such as Jessner Peels. Every time I see her, her skin is absolutely glowing. Here she shares her top ten beauty/skin secrets with us:

+ 10 Things to Improve your Skin:

1.] Everyone should use a Vitamin C serum.

Specifically L-ascorbic acid, as opposed to a serum labeled just Vitamin C. This helps maintain normal cellular turnover & builds collagen. L-ascorbic acid is essential for cross-linking collagen molecules, lightens & brightens skin, reduces inflammation, decreases transepidermal water loss, & boosts your own skins ability to protect itself from the sun. Wear Vit C under a SPF moisturizer.

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[ I love Vitamin C spray { this one is amazing too! } ]

2. ] Wear SPF daily:

 Wear a moisturizer with a SPF 30 or higher every single day. This is the most important thing you do to protect your skin from premature aging! The sun causes 80% of aging. Hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, damages the collagen, & elastin fibroblast are also caused by sun…The list goes on. Also, 90% of women forget to protect their neck & chest! This is the worst when you’re driving in the car or you endure incidental sun exposure [ waking to and from your car ]. So I suggest just putting a little more than a pea size amount all over your neck & chest after your L-ascorbic acid for maximum results. For a natural sunburn soother, use oatmeal with water!

3.] Exfoliate:

Something that has stuck with me the most over the years was a woman who came to my work as a trainer at Sephora. I managed the South Coast store & did all their corporate training. She said “the best thing you will ever do for your skin is exfoliate.” She was fifty, but looked thirty…and mind you, this was before Botox! My best analogy is that exfoliating your skin is like flossing your teeth. As we age our skin’s ability to turn over cells slows down. This is called your desquamation process. So we need to exfoliate manually via “scrub” as well as “chemical” exfoliation. Some examples of this are glycolic, salicylic, & lactic acids.

4.] Keep hydrated:

Our bodies are 70% H20. If you drink water all day it will show in your skin!

5.] Lots of rest:

Wonder why photo shoots for celebrities and models are done in the AM? Night time is our time for restoring & healing of all cells in our bodies. Your skin will literally look renewed, refreshed, & rested.

6.] Get a facial:

At home care is if utmost importance. If you want to make things even better for your skin, resort to the professionals. A basic facial will give your skin the boots it needs to jump start fresher skin.

7.] Keep your skin hydrated:

So yes, water is important. Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies. We loose hydration by the elements. Sun, wind, pollution. Hyaluronic acid that is found naturally in the dermis of your skin holds a thousand times its own weight in moisture. It’s a moisture binder.

8.] Acne prone skin:

Most people don’t know this: it’s hereditary. Keeping your skin hydrated is key in caring for acne. If you over dry your skin it thinks it needs to produce more oil.

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[ Murad Acne Spot Treatment ]

9.] Acidophilus is a bacteria neutralizer:

Add this to your routine & you will normalize bacteria levels, as well as minimize frequent break outs.

10.] Spot treat with a salicylic treatment:

Bacteria can not live in the presence of oxygen. Salicylic acid is the best spot treat!

+ P.S. Heather’s quick skinny tip: eat a grapefruit when you wake up to boost the metabolism. Another tip: get monthly B-12 shots to increase your metabolism, burn fat, & increase energy.

++ To book with Heather at Brazilia Skin Care, click here.

+++ For more healthy skin tips, click here.

Lauryn Evarts, fitness and health blogger talks skin care and skinny tips with Heather Shelton Clarey.

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17 comments on Top 10 Skin Secrets from Beauty Expert Heather Clarey

  1. Tam
    06.08.12 at 8:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Heather, you are a beautiful woman! As an acne sufferer who has found some level of controlling it, I love your tips. I will attempt to incorporate Vit C serum as well as acidophilus into my routine. I hope Lauryn has you featured as a guest again to talk acne solutions, especially for the summer since the heat can sometimes make matters worse. Thanks Heather and Lauryn!

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    • Heather
      06.21.12 at 7:36 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Tam:) Make sure exfoliation is a part of your weekly routine as well. Keep your skin hydrated and I am sure you will see great results.

    • Heather
      10.01.12 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks! neutralizing bacteria levels on the skin is a great first step in fighting acne:)

    • laurynevarts
      10.02.12 at 10:02 am (2 years ago)

      : )

    • laurynevarts
      10.02.12 at 10:15 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks for the tip, Heather!

  2. Heather
    06.20.12 at 11:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Jessica @ {Chic Sugar}
    The best L-Ascorbic serum that I have found is made by Dr. Obagi. He is based out of San Diego, CA. What makes is different and effective is that it contains the part of the Vitamin C molecule that is small enough to penetrate your skin. Be cautious of serums that say just Vitamin C or are sold in a drug store or department store. Those products have a very low level of active ingredients and can’t truly make a change in your skin.

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  3. Grace
    08.14.12 at 8:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Hello ladies! Thanks for all the tips Heather. Could you recommend a good facial sunscreen that that won’t make me break out and that actually works? (and if it smells nice that’s a bonus!) I have really sensitive skin. xox, Grace

    Reply
    • Heather
      10.01.12 at 10:44 pm (2 years ago)

      Extreme Cream from Epicuren is my all time favorite. I have used everything under the “sun”;) I always come back to this one. SPF 45 and super lightweight. Hydrating without being to heavy.

    • laurynevarts
      10.02.12 at 10:02 am (2 years ago)

      I’ll have to try that!

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  5. Heather
    11.30.12 at 7:27 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you Lauryn again for this! I am really ramping up the peels for the ladies in the Del Mar/Carmel Valley and North County areas. This is the best time of year to regenerate the skin and get rid of all those yucky sun spots from summer and put your face forward for the holidays and new yea! XOr

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      Love it!

  6. Heather
    11.30.12 at 7:29 am (1 year ago)

    I meant “fresh face forward”;)

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