On November 1st Self magazine’s beauty director, Elaine D’Farley joined me to share the scoop on SELF day; a day which was created by Self magazine to honor ourselves by relaxing and pampering our mind, body and spirit. Elaine brought by the latest and greatest skin and hair products in order to create the perfect spa day in the courtesy of your own home. Can’t beat that!
Candace Rose: With today being Self day, how can we take time for ourselves to beautify?
Elaine D’Farley: “The best way to take care of yourself is to enhance what you’re already doing, so little tasks that we all have to do like washing your face; just make it a little bit better, give yourself a little mini facial. Clarisonic created a great tool for this, it’s called the MIA, it’s a sonic skin care cleanser and it works with the natural elasticity in your skin. The brush oscillates back and forth in a sonic frequency that produces over 300 movements per second, so it deeply, gently loosens dirt and oil and lets your skin care products absorb better. And it removes six times more makeup and twice as much dirt than a regular wash and it also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles and it’s only got one button and one speed and it lasts one minute, so in one minute you can have a little mini facial. It’s fantastic and it’s $119 at Clarisonic.com.”
Clarisonic Mia Sonic Cleansing System – Clarisonic.com
Candace Rose: How about when it comes to hair?
Elaine D’Farley: “And for your hair it’s the same idea, you don’t want your hair to look dull, you want it to look shiny and vibrant and with all the styling and coloring that we do, the sun takes its toll on our hair- Avon created this Advance Techniques 3D Rescue. It’s a leave in treatment that uses special technology with powerful nutrients that actually seek out the chemical, mechanical and thermal styling damages that occur with all of the stuff and it instantly repairs split ends and it reduces signs of damage from the last three years in just three days. It’s only $9.99 and it’s available at Avon.com, so it’s like a little magic trick in a bottle.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any other suggestions when it comes to pampering ourselves today and every day?
Elaine D’Farley: “Yeah, I mean for your hair a way to avoid getting damage is to use a really great blow dryer. This one is from Conair, it’s only $39.99 and it’s got an AC motor which means that it’s very powerful but it’s also very lightweight and it exposes your hair to heat in a more healthy way. It neutralizes ions which seals the cuticle of your hair which reduces frizz and gives you that ‘I just got a blowout at a professional salon look’ plus the motor lasts three times as long as a regular motor, so it’s a great investment.
And then another way to brighten your look is to brighten your teeth. You know we all need to have whiter teeth and whiter teeth have been shown to make you look younger, so this is a new kit from Rembrandt, it’s clinically shown to visibly whiten your teeth up to three shades in just two hours, so it’s simple, easy to use and it molds to your teeth, so I think a great self day is to start off in the morning- give yourself a little mini facial with the MIA from Clarisonic and then condition your hair with the Avon, give yourself a salon-worthy blow-out with Conair and come home watch a movie and whiten your teeth; and the next day you’ll be your most beautiful self!”
Candace Rose: Sounds like a perfect day!
Elaine D’Farley: “Yeah, exactly. And you can go to Self.com for more tips like these.”