I remember those days fondly when fresh out of the shower my skin was smooth, moist and plump all over. Whether I reached for body lotion or not, it did not matter. Youth was on my side. My, how times have changed so quickly. I moved into my late twenties and the big 3-0 this year with lots of positive strides: a healthier attitude towards my body, a less anxious mind (most of the time), and just all around more balance. But where my mind has advanced, it seems my body is beginning to show signs of wear, particularly, the skin on…

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Each week we explore your questions in Ask An Aesthetician with Seti Mayet; former instructor at the International Dermal Institute and founder of skin care practice, Enliven Your Skin, in Los Angeles, CA. Check out last week’s question – “How do I pop a pimple without leaving a scar?” and send us your questions via social media or email.  Hi Seti, will eating dairy cause acne breakouts? And if so, is it safe to apply products topically with dairy in them, like milk or yogurt? Seti: There is growing evidence to support a link between heavy or regular consumption of milk and dairy products…

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The Lina Hanson Global Face Trio and Global Treasures Treatment Balm will jolt you out of any green beauty fatigue you have (hard not to get a little jaded with the endless line of new launches or is that just us beauty bloggers…?) and make you feel like you did the first time you saw the words luxury and green beauty together. (Or the first time you kissed a boy, bought something with your first paycheck, or made January Olds Paleo Banana Bread recipe.) They’re that good. Made by celebrity makeup artist, Lina Hanson, who is as sweet as she is gorgeous (I…

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I am so excited to announce BOND EN AVANT’s newest segment, “Ask An Aesthetician,” where we take your burning (sometimes, literally) questions and have them answered by the BOND EN AVANT resident aesthetician, Seti Mayet: An aesthetician and  former instructor at the International Dermal Institute who now runs her own skincare practice, Enliven Your Skin, in Los Angeles. (Submit your questions on Instagram by hashtagging #AskAnAesthetician) Hi Seti, my skin is very sensitive and I scar easily. How do I pop a pimple without leaving a scar? Seti: First, if you’re “popping a pimple” chances are it hasn’t come to full maturation. How do we know when…

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The first time I tried Dr. Perricone’s Cocoa Moisture Mask my first thought was, meh. I slathered it on heavy handedly, massaged in quickly, rinsed after ten minutes as instructed and didn’t notice much. Eh, onto the next! In the beauty world we now reside, there are so many emerging products and brands if something doesn’t work it’s tossed without a second thought.

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