We need Vitamin D, but probably not as much as you were thinking. Your face is burned and your pride (okay my pride I'm an aesthetician) is hurt from your very burned skin. A lack of vitamin D can cause a loss of bone density, muscle weakness, weak immune system, depression, even hair loss. While the easiest way to make sure you are getting a good amount of D is to expose yourself to sunlight, you want to limit your exposure to 15 to 30 minutes. People who have fair or sensitive skin will want to opt to the 15 minute limit and those with more pigmentation will look at the 30 minute zone. You'll notice that neither of these times is that long which is where I slipped up... And I really do know better.
Summer is here, the car is packed, the carry-on has been tetris-ed together so you don’t have to pay extra for luggage. You’re ready. You’re feeling yourself, and suddenly you have a horrible realization … what are you going to wear on your face for an entire week?! You spent so much time picking out the perfect outfits that you completely forgot to coordinate your face.
“I can’t wear red.”
“I can’t wear orange.”
“I can’t wear warm colors.”
“Yellow looks terrible on me.”
“I can’t wear cool colors.”
“Pink hates me.”
“Older women can’t wear color.”
“I wish I could wear bright colors but I can’t.”
“I can’t wear red lipstick because I’m blonde.”
“I can’t wear green because I have blue eyes.”
You are all wrong.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to dedicate this blog to the mother who runs elea blake cosmetics, Darin Wright. It feels surreal to be working for someone who I respect as a business woman, person, and parent. Growing up I watched my mother overcome a lot in pursuit of her passion. I know that my sister and I are extremely lucky. We have two amazing parents that worked together as a team to raise twins (which is no easy task) and help my mom run a business in a time when Girls weren’t bosses or ran the world. Here is a list of things my mother taught me. They are also values reflected in the way she runs and operates elea blake. They are the values behind this company.