Jennie Yuen

Skipping a few hours of sleep, forgetting to wash your face before bed, not apply sunscreen everyday all seem so innocent right? But odds are, at least one of these habits in your daily routine are the cause of those dreadful breakouts, crow’s feet and flakey or discolored skin. Fortunately, the fixes are simple! By nixing these everyday habits you can take years off your complexion, and leave skin protected, balanced and refreshed:

  • Mistake #1: Forgetting Sunscreen. We know, we know – you hear this a million times but 90% of premature skin aging and discoloration is caused by exposure to sunlight! Applying sunscreen daily is the easiest way to prevent sun damage, protect your skin, and not to mention - look younger. Try using products that offer Broad-Spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection, an SPF of 30 or greater, and are water resistant.
  • Mistake #2: Applying Makeup with Dirty Brushes. This may seem innocent, but applying makeup with the same brush month after month causes dirt and bacteria to buildup which can lead to breakouts. It’s important you wash brushes every two to three weeks. An easy DIY quick fix is to mix a couple of drops of gentle facial cleanser or shampoo with lukewarm water in a cup. Then swish your brushes around, rinse with lukewarm water, pat dry, and lay flat on a clean towel to air dry.
  • Mistake #3: Skimping on Sleep. Your skin and body go into repair mode when asleep. This is why sticking to a regular sleeping routine will not only keep you well rested, but will help to renew and regenerate new skin cells. For an extra boost, try incorporating just a glass a day of soy milk into your daily routine as this can help improve the structure and firmness of your skin, as well as soften those crow’s feet.
  •  Mistake #4: Not Cleansing Daily. Going to bed without washing your face is one of the biggest skin care no-no’s. Leaving makeup and dirt on skin doesn’t just clog pores and cause breakouts, it can also lead to excessive dryness and even skin dandruff. To clear out the gunk without drying out skin, opt for a soap-free cleanser like Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam and start cleansing on a daily basis! The cleanser is soap and alkali-free wash that gently cleanses pores to eliminate pimples and blackheads, with a coconut oil-based antibacterial active ingredient that removes bacteria to prevent the formation of new pimples. ($19.95 at
  • Mistake #5: Waiting To Moisturize. Most creams and lotions have key ingredients that create a protective barrier on the surface of the skin to lock in moisture to maintain a healthy pH balance of 5.5. For optimum moisture, slather on Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream immediately after cleansing or a hot shower, before the skin cools and your pores begin to close ($19.95 at

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The Secret Underneath Kristen Stewart's Smoky Eyes for Balenciaga's Rosabotanica Ad

“I prepped Kristen’s skin with a rose water toner and Darphin moisturizer, and used de-puffing eye treatment pads, Green Tea Eyes by ToGoSpa, before makeup," said Makeup Artist Diane Kendal.

Kendal is a Brooklyn-based makeup artist who works for and with the best in beauty. Kendal's resume includes working with Calvin Klein to create a full makeup line for the brand, as well as collaborations with major brands like MAC and NARS. She has also worked with Vogue for covers featuring stars like Sienna Miller and Kate Moss.

EYES by ToGoSpa is sold in two packs for a total of six treatments retailing for $25. Available for purchase at

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The actor/producer/musician, Nathan West, has released his debut EP, Nothing Ordinary, under his musical project East of Eli on March 30th, 2014. With each track on Nothing Ordinary, you can feel West's passion and devotion to the musical world. Tracks such as "Nothing Ordinary", "The Silent Kind", and "Farewell" speak to the listener, leaving them yearning for a full-length album.

The band has recently been featured on the likes of American Songwriter, Zimbio,, just to name a few. Nothing Ordinary was written in anticipation of West's upcoming production of the independent feature entitled, Into The Mystic. When West was not captivating audiences, in roles such as, Jan in Bring It On, he was growing his musical skills as an instrumentalist and singer/song-writer. A lover of many genres, West draws his musical inspiration from the likes of such greats as Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, and Otis Redding.

Track Listing:

1. Nothing Ordinary
2. The Silent Kind
3. Farewell
4. Riptide
5. Start Again

WHERE TO BUY: Album is available for purchase on iTunes here

Watch below to see the performance they just did for Balcony TV in LA

Tour Dates: April 25th, Soho House NY - House Session (New York, NY)

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Celebrate Earth Day 2014 by getting behind these earth-friendly beauty brands. These all natural beauty treats nix the harmful chemicals, without sacrificing effectiveness.

The Scientific Organics collection from emerginC is paraben-free, petro-chemical free and synthetic fragrance-free, with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients in every item. Products come with a packet of USDA organic seeds, so that consumers can start their own vegetable gardens and for every product sold, emerginC will plant a tree through the non-profit foundation Plant-It 2020.

In Lips We Trust Super Antioxidant Lip Balm nourishes, soothes and protects with 100% natural plant oils, butters, waxes, Vitamin E and super antioxidant astaxanthin. Perfect for after-sun exposure and nighttime use this balm protects from free radical damage while softening lips.

Grape Stem Cell, White Tea + Seaweed Body Butter nourishes and softens the skin to combat roughness, even skin tone and fight the appearance of aging skin. Contains grape stem cells, spirulina, algae, green and white teas, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, vitamins A, C and E, palmaria palmate and pine bark extract. Available at leading spas and online via

ZERO White by Whitening Lightning fights yellowing without the dangerous chemicals, messy trays, unpleasant taste or sensitivity. Its key ingredients include baking soda and pomegranate extract. The brand is completely gluten-free, cruelty-free and never tested on animals.

ZERO WhiteTM Teeth Whitening System

The chemical-free ZERO WhiteTM product line contains a botanical based solution specially formulated in Whitening Lightning’s private lab. The whitening system contains no peroxide and will not cause sensitivity. The completely painless system restores teeth, crowns, veneers and caps to a natural white using all-natural botanical whiteners. See results of seven to ten shades lighter in 14 days. Available via

Yu-Be Lip Therapy is formulated WITHOUT parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals and phthalates. Based on the formula for the #1 selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skincare cream in Japan today, Yu-Be is safe and effective for the entire family.

Yu-Be Lip Therapy

Yu-Be Lip Therapy is an all-natural lip balm used to protect and treat normal, dry, or severely chapped lips. The ingredients are based on the original, 50-year old Japanese Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream formula which includes glycerin, vitamin E, and camphor. It soothes, moisturizes, and protects dry, painful, chapped lips and replenishes lost moisture from exposure to heat, cold, and wind. Available at Sephora stores nationwide and online via

Sublime Beauty has a number of products that are developed with and from certified organic ingredients – free of sulfates, parabens and GMOs. Skin is assaulted by various weather climates and interior temperatures throughout the year. The pure ingredients in the new Daily Body Oil are a superior way to hydrate and nourish the skin without feeling greasy.

Daily Body Oil

"We designed the Daily Body Oil after researching qualities of hundreds of oils," says Kathy Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty. "The oils have various complimentary qualities and help the skin look and feels its best. We used no chemicals, additives or fragrances."

Included are sweet almond, aloe, argan, jojoba and sesame oil plus Vitamin E. Oil possess a wealth of vitamins and minerals that are helpful for good skin health. Several can help skin produce more collagen. The oils included also contain anti-inflammatory properties, anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, moisturizing and hydrating qualities. Available via

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