Friday, May 8, 2009

Tips from the Pros: Celebrity Facialist Tammy Fender

Clear, radiant skin might just be one of the most important accessories for the big day (second to the groom and dress, of course!). Unfortunately pre-wedding stress, diet, and irregular sleep can all have an effect on your skin.

Palm Beach celebrity aesthetician Tammy Fender believes in the healing properties of holistic skincare, but her advice goes beyond the physical; a glowing complexion begins on the inside. Here are some of Tammy’s best tips to look your best, naturally, just in time for the ceremony.

Change up your diet. “Treat the skin as a living organ, recognizing that what you put onto the skin absorbs.” Incorporate fresh fruit and healthy vegetables into your daily diet, and “eat foods that are high in Essential Fatty Acids; they’re necessary to keep the skin supple. Oils from the olive, almonds, wheat germ and flax will play a part in caring for the skin from the inside.”

Exercise daily. Doing so increases circulation and releases endorphins, bringing oxygen to the cells, rejuvenating the skin, and leaving a heightened feeling of peace and joy.

Transition to a natural skincare regimen. “Nourish the body from the outside via the skin, with the same purity and care that you would take internally.” Holistic products with botanical ingredients will feed and nourish the skin cells, neutralize free radicals, and slow down the aging process—naturally. See below for the perfect natural products to build a solid regimen.

Book a facial. The weeks leading up to the ceremony are filled with fittings, appointments, phone calls, last-minute decisions—in other words…stress. “A complete hour of relaxation is best not only for the face but also for the body and mind. Take time out to de-stress—even if it’s at home with your own holistic skincare products.” Keep things simple the day before the wedding; a last-minute facial may cause breakout and irritation, so make an appointment at least a week before the big day.

Some of Tammy’s must-have pre-wedding products include:

A gentle, natural exfoliator like the Epi-Peel. Tammy’s three-in-one exofliator, mask, and peel removes the accumulation of dead surface cells, refines pores, and polishes skin revealing a fresh, youthful glow. A blend of Spearmint, Lavender, Rosemary, Kaolin Clay, and micro-granuales stimulate the flow of chi and enlivens the spirit.

An eye treatment, like the Firming Eye Gel. Eliminate puffiness, dark circles, and advancing lines before the big day with the powerful healing properties of elder flower and green myrtle that will cool, quench, and revive tired eyes.

A hydrating natural moisturizer like Antioxidant Crème with Orange and Neroli. Citrus combined with neroli feeds and nourishes the skin, helping to rebuild each skin cell and stimulating the production of natural collagen. This balancing moisturizer also contains a natural SPF 10 through a blend of plant butters.

And post-wedding?

Great on-the-go skincare. Keep skin in a state of bliss by taking the Tammy Fender Travel Kit (photo above) along on your honeymoon. Customizable to fit your skincare needs, the kit includes travel-size versions of Tammy’s stellar products. Everything stays suitcase-safe in a jewel box case with travel pouch.

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