What is a retinol? The simple explanations is it’s a Vitamin A derivative.  The prescription version is called Retina-A and there are other names for prescription creams or gels.  Retinol can unclog pores, boost collagen, reduce fine lines, and speed up cell turnover.  When retinol is used it can even out discoloration, fade age spots, clear up acne and smooth the skin.  It usually takes four weeks to see results. Retinol is a great product for anti-aging.  Retinoids are one of the only topical products that can actually reverse the signs of aging. Using retinoids during the winter months is great because it can make you really sensitive to the sun’s harsh rays. Retinoids will make your skin photosensitive, so you have to be careful when you’re outdoors in the sun. In the winter you will still have to use a SPF 30+. The reason to use them in the…

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  These sugar cookies are so easy to make and easy to decorate. I bought those little sugar snowflakes n the middle. Even if you can’t bake you will be able to make these.  You will need a snowflake cookie cutter. Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened (room temperature) 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt ROYAL ICING: 2 pounds confectioners’ sugar 6 tablespoons meringue powder 3/4 cup warm water White edible glitter and superfine sugar   Directions: In a large bowl, add butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy Beat in egg and extracts Combine flour and salt, gradually add the flour and salt until it is smooth Divide dough into fourths. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours or until it can be handled Then preheat oven to 375° On a lightly floured surface,…

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Still looking for a gift?  We found some more gift ideas for anyone.  Some of these would make a great gift for the hostess, for stocking stuffers, for the man in your life. Clé de Peau Beauté, La Crème, this is a rich night cream that will make your skin feel hydrated, soft and flawless.  You can finally use the hashtag #wokeuplikethis and mean it, you’ll wake up looking more radiant. Buy it here, Nordstrom. Splendid Intimates, Classic Pajama Set.  These are just so cute, they will make the perfect gift. Find them here, Bloomingdales. LightStim for wrinkles. This is so amazing it will be perfect for anyone who cares about their skin.  Read our review on it here and where you can buy it, LightStim Review. Tria Beauty, Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser.  I just got this and I have been using it for a week.  I can already see…

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