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The arrival of spring has a way of making people want to jump-start new routines. For some that may include starting a new skincare regimen. Chicago skincare specialist LaTonya Saqiid was kind enough to stop by Marti Ink and offer her suggestions on how to begin a new at-home skincare routine that will have you putting your best face forward this season. So, without further delay, heeeeerrrres LaTonya!

Lately, scientists have been commenting on the unusual weather brought on by what they believe is “Climate Change.”  If you are anything like most people, as a result of the environment and various things taking place within your body, your skin may be undergoing an erratic “change” of its own.

Spring is here and it is quite warm in some areas, which means that your skin may have already began transitioning from very dry/flaky conditions resulting from winter to slightly oily skin more prone to breaking out. This season also brings about greater potential for sun damage. The best defense against changes like this would be to build an arsenal of great skincare products that will help fight environmental and hormonal factors that could potentially irritate or age the skin.

Here are a few of the season’s newest skincare products that would make a great addition to your collection.

*glo· therapeutics SPF 40 Facial Moisturizer

Provides broad-spectrum protection from the sun’s damaging rays while moisturizers and peptides lend anti-aging benefits.

*Eminence Organics Age Correction Collection

Eminence Organics Skincare has introduced the first natural retinol alternative with their new Age Correction Collection. Benefits include:

–          Skin appears tightened and firm in as little as 5 minutes.

–          Collagen levels increase in just 6 days.

–          Wrinkles and crow’s feet dramatically soften in 28 days.

*Carol’s Daughter Acai Clarifying Foam Cleanser

Acai Clarifying Foam Cleanser manages oil production and removes makeup residue. Highlights include:

–          Acai reduces signs of aging

–          Verbena helps purify skin

–          Meadowsweet exfoliates

*Weleda’s One Step Cleanser and Toner

Weleda One-Step Cleanser & Toner is a refreshing, milky lotion for normal to combination skin that clarifies and perfects without over-drying.

For more information about these products visit their websites below.





LaTonya Saqiid is a licensed skin therapist and owner of Wholistic Skin Care, a private skincare salon specializing in advance facial treatments and Brazilian Waxing. A skincare expert and makeup artist whose been practicing for over 13 years, Saqiid is passionate about the mind/body connection and believes that in order to experience true wellness, one must treat it wholistically. Saqiid shares information with her clients during every consultation that encourages them to make the best choices in skincare and nutrition. For more information about Saqiid and her insight on beauty and well-being visit her blog “Be Well” at tandhoneywax.blogspot.com.

Thanks LaTonya!

I hope these suggestions put you on track to getting the desired look you want from your skin this spring and throughout the year.

Until next time…