one of the most common complaints we hear from clients is, “my skin just looks dull.” while there are many contributing factors to why your skin has lost its luster, one of the biggest reasons is due to lack of exfoliation. as you age, your cell turnover rate slows down, causing a build up of dead skin cells to form on the surface. when this happens, your skin will start to look dull because there’s a barrier blocking the fresh, new skin beneath

but before we get into the skincare remedies for brining your skin BACK, it’s important to mention that overall lifestyle is a major factor in how we achieve the ‘ultimate’ glow…

we’re all about yoga, barry’s bootcamp, walks with the dogs, etc. anything to get the circulation flowing! we also take supplements daily (see here), drink tons of bone broth, spirulina smoothies, and apple cider vinegar (fist thing in the AM, diluted with water). we’re firm believers in having an organic, low dairy, little meat and alcohol diet. that’s not to say we don’t have red wine/pasta/sweet tooth moments (if you haven’t tried the mochi from whole foods, you’re welcome), but moderation is key

with that being said, here are our staple skin-boosting products…

dr. dennis gross peel pads: chemical > mechanical exfoliation ALWAYS. we never use anything abrasive such as scrubs or a clarisonic to exfoliate as they can be very damaging and are a surefire way to spread bacteria. these non-abrasive peel pads contain a combination of acids that work to exfoliate the rough, top layer of dead skin cells without causing irritation. they also deliver powerful anti-aging actives to nourish the skin, keeping it smooth and radiant. your skin will look immediately refreshed and glowing after using. see everything you need to know about these peel pads in this vid here</a>

vitamin C & E: do not leave the house in the morning without applying antioxidants to protect you. environmental factors such as pollution, cigarette smoke, and the sun, can wreck serious havoc on your skin. pollutants rob your skin cells of oxygen, causing it to look dull and grimy. they also increase the number of free radicals in the air, which leads to collagen and elastin breakdown- AKA accelerated aging. antioxidants, particularly vitamin C & E, are a lethal weapon for protecting your skin against free radical damage and work to reverse signs of aging. we can’t say enough good things about SkinCeutiucal CE ferulic serum

retinol: AKA vitamin A, is crucial for all skin types. it works by stimulating the production of healthy, new cells, and encourages aging cells to speed up their renewal process. it also helps to fade hyper-pigmentation and resurface the skin’s texture for a smoother, even-toned complexion. however, they’re not designed for the faint-of-heart, so make sure you’re educated on how to use before jumping the gun. you can see a great explanation of what retinol is here as well as a vid on how to apply here