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Find(ing) Success in Life for The Modern Woman

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Jul 21, 2016

In this episode of Food, Sex & Life for the Modern Woman Podcast, Abby Jean, in-house esthetician at Annmarie Skin Care, talks to us about adopting a simple, natural, organic skin care routine. One that will prevent and help reverse the visibility of the wrinkles starting to appear on our face. We talk about the major culprit contributing to those wrinkles and how to put an end to that, creating the soft, glowy skin we all long for.


Yes, we asked the burning question and Abby Jean delivered! Unfortunately, wrinkles are inevitable because skin gets dryer, thinner and less elastic as we age. Through sun damage and lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking, partying, stress, genetics, facial expressions (smiling, lifting brows) and worry.

The best way to prevent and reverse the look of wrinkles is to be persistent and consistent with the products we use. It takes at least two weeks to see the results from the products we use, so it’s hard to determine what a product will do for us with a 2 or 3 day sample.

Sun protection is a must. Sun damage is the #1 cause of wrinkles and aging.



Start simple. Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many steps. Use natural, botanic products with no added chemicals.

  1. Basic cleanser
  2. Exfoliate 2-3 times per week
  3. Serum or facial oil / moisturizer
  4. SUN PROTECTION– most important step.

Reapply sun protection throughout the day if you’re in the sun longer than 1 hour. No need to reapply if you’re working indoors.



  1. Basic cleanser
  2. Exfoliate 2-3 times per week
  3. Toning mist
  4. Serum or facial oil / moisturizer
  6. Masks 1-3 times per week. There are many types available: moisturizing, hydrating, clay, etc.
  7. Work with an esthetician even if it’s only once very 3 months.
  8. Professional facials
  9. Non-invasive, non-surgical treatments like fruit acid and enzyme peels, micro-dermabrasion, etc.

Tip: Put your products on your counter in the order in which you will use them, so it’s easy and effortless.

Abby Jean talked to us about some of the skin conditions women who are pregnant may encounter and what to do about it, even after child birth.

And what about breakouts in women in their late 20s, 30s and even 40s? Hormones are the culprit in this case. It’s best to work with a naturopathic doctor on thyroid and adrenals to learn more about hormone balance and possibly treat with natural herbs and a guided nutritional diet.



A wildcrafted, certified organic skin care line. It’s non-GMO, cruelty free and they’re committed to truth in labeling. If you’re not sure what type of skin care you might need, they have an quick and easy “What’s your skin score?” quiz you can take right on their website.

Their cosmetic line includes Earth Minerals Foundation- can be used dry with a brush, or blended with serum, facial oil or sun protection to go on as liquid foundation. You can use the darker and lighter shades for contouring and highlighting. And you can blend colors to get your perfect tone.



Abby Jean is an Annmarie Skin Care team member! She is the “in-house” licensed esthetician and Wholesale Account Coordinator. Her versatile background in a variety of plant-based practices has contributed to her evolution in the beauty industry.

As a graduate from the Cinta Aveda Institute in San Francisco and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, Abby believes that her purpose for practicing esthetics is to educate and encourage people to create wellness in their lives, both inside and out. She thoroughly enjoys being apart of this thriving industry.



Her habits change seasonally, but this is what it is now!

Daily green smoothie for breakfast and salad for lunch.

Work out 3 – 4 times per week: power walking, pilates, yoga and cycling.

Positive affirmations. Social media has such an impact on people’s image, it’s important to make time for self-love.