Winter Beauty Tips from Celebrity Hair & Skincare Expert Lavette Slater
Last week, Emmy Award winning celebrity hair, makeup artist and skincare expert Lavette Slater hosted a holiday shopping event for NYC media and tastemakers at VMV Hypoallergenics boutique in Manhattan. Lavette is known for her trendsetting vision and her extraordinary hair skills seen on the ladies of ‘The View’ and our very own first lady, Michelle Obama.
We got a chance to catch up with Lavette and she provided some hair and skin tips for the cold, dry winter months. Check them out below:
Skin Care Tips
SPF – SPF is a must all year round for everyone. The damaging rays of the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots and other serious conditions. When searching for moisturizers always look for SPF included. This also pertains to foundation and base creams.
Moisturizers – In order for your skin to look great, it must be hydrated! In the winter, the skin can be extra dry. So using a moisturizer that locks in moisture without being greasy is great. One of my favorite moisturizers from VMV Hypoallergenics is the Re-Everything Face, Hand and Body Lotion. It hydrates my skin and gives it a good shine and works all day protecting the skin.
Exfoliate – It is important to shed dead skin to make room for new skin. Exfoliation should be done once or twice a week. When using an exfoliating cream with beads make sure you are gentle with the skin. Massage in a circular motion very gently. It is not meant to be scrubbed on the face. If used improperly it can do more harm than good.
Eat organic Fruits and Veggies – This may sound cliché’ but fruits and veggies contain anti-oxidants. Everyday our bodies fight off pollutants (smoke, exhaust, byproducts, plastics etc..) all known as free radicals. As we get older, our skin looses firmness, elasticity and moisture, and these free radicals add to that process. The nutrients (anti-oxidants) found in fruits and veggies help the body fight these free radicals and help to renew and build the cells. Anti-oxidants fight against aging skin! So get with it, start with a healthy organic green drink every morning.
Flip the script for some winter haircare tips.