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TWSM Beauty Tips ‘Facial Recognition’

Facial recognition….When you talk to someone face to face or via facetime, skype or through a zoom meeting, what is the first thing you notice? Is it their eyes? Their hair, or is it their skin? For me, I always seem to notice people’s skin. Skin is that outer layer of tissue on our body that guards everything inside. Let’s think about that, it guards everything inside our bodies. It’s our outer armour, right?

Well, truth be told, if we don’t take care of the inside, it shows on the outside. Am I right? Many people have self sabotaging behaviors like poor diet, smoking and over-consuming alcohol. All of these habits can be relating to inner struggles that people have and they find comfort in the food, smokes and alcohol. AND IT SHOWS!  

Especially as people age you can always notice the difference in people’s skin. Not only by the color, or amount of wrinkles, but also by the tone and texture of someone’s skin. I’m not going to sit here and lecture you about diet, exercise and bad habits. But, what I am going to talk about is skin care.

I recently wrote about the importance of hydrating your body which has benefits for the skin too. Another basic skin care regimen is using a moisturizer. Not just any moisturizer, but make sure it contains at least the minimum of a 15 SPF. It’s recommended to be higher to about 25-30. I can’t stress enough how important this one simple step is. 

Before you put on your foundation,bronzer, concealer or whatever your beauty weapons might be, always put on a simple layer of moisturizer with SPF first!  This simple basic daily step added to your makeup routine will leave your skin hydrated, glowing and protected from the strong rays of the sun.

It’s also good to get into the habit of putting moisturizer on before you go to bed to rejuvenate your skin overnight. After you wash off your makeup and pat dry your face, take that extra ten seconds and rub on some moisturizer. Over a short period of time you will definitely notice a difference in the tone and elasticity in your face and you will also love the feel and the glow of your skin.

There are many options out there for different moisturizers, and just as with makeup they range in price from low to high end. I personally like a moisturizer that isn’t thick and goes on smooth and not sticky. Everyone has their preference. Go to a beauty counter and ask for samples. Get multiple brands and try them out. Also check out the travel size sections in your local pharmacy. You’ll be surprised how many brand name products are available in affordable trial travel sizes. Grab a few and sample them all. As with any new facial product, Be sure to dab it on the top of your hand first, and rub it in.  Let it sit there for a few minutes to an hour just to make sure you aren’t allergic. You definitely don’t want to try new products on your face and end up with swelling or red blotches from an allergic reaction!

So,take a few minutes and pamper yourself and hydrate your skin. Go, go get that glow on!


Simple But Effective Beauty Routine

Simple but effective with 4 items beauty routine…

I am not a Mom or single but I am working, typically I am always in a rush to get somewhere and not nearly caffeinated enough. Even if it’s just doing stuff around the house I always make an effort to do these four things because it makes me feel beautiful and alive. 

Less is more for my daily look simply because I am a high functioning lazy procrastinator and my energy only goes so far. This look can take me anywhere from 5 – 15 minutes (I am also a perfectionist). 

  1. SPF: Sunscreen because duh! You can use a Moisturizer with SPF, BB cream, Powder, Foundation or straight up coppertone for the face. Just put it on!

       SPF is as important as brushing your teeth. It’s going to save you from needing to get botox        every 4 months in the future. I tell all my clients “it’s the cheapest & best anti aging product          you can get” 

    My SPF of choice is the Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40. It’s completely clear, good for all skin                types, has a natural velvety finish so it works amazing as a primer under makeup & it’s made      of clean chemicals, yay to better choices! 


  1. Mascara: Lashes! Curl them and put on some waterproof mascara. This is where the process can get long. I was blessed with long beautiful eyeball hairs but they are straight as sticks…. so I really prioritize curling them before applying mascara. This step really does most of the heavy lifting from this beauty formula because it opens up the eyes, making you look awake and gives the appearance of bigger eyes.

      Waterproof formula not just because I am uber emotional and anything can happen but              because they keep the curled shape intact. When I use a regular formula they go back to              being flat no matter how much elbow grease I put into curling them, think of it like this…. If          you curled the hair on your head and brushed water through it what would happen? The              curl pattern would go back to its regular state. Science <3 

      Any waterproof mascara works, I use the Voluminous by Loreal – Makeup by Mario (Kim’s            MUA) swears by it.


  1. Brows: This process is subjective, do whatever you want with your facial hair. My preference is that if I could laser off every hair below my lashes I would. Fluffy and Bushy brows are definitely my jam but very shaped and intentional with the look. When grooming my brows I don’t want to make myself look like anyone else nor do I want to try too hard.

       I like to use a tinted brow gel with fibers because it keeps the hairs in place, gives a tint and         with a heavier hand you can literally paint the brows with it & the fibers add some bushy-             ness to the brow. My preferred product of choice is Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow+                    Tinted Volumizing Eyebrow Gel in shade 3 Medium (neutral light brown) 


  1. Lip Balm: Nothing screams out “I did not try” like lips that resemble cracked sidewalks. I can always rely on Carmex.

That’s all folks! I hope you enjoyed it. Keep in touch @selenawillcutyou