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Tammy Fender Speaks The Truth About Tightening Serums

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com.

Do any firming skincare lotions really work and if so, are there specific ingredients I should be looking for that will actually tighten my skin and minimize my pores?

When it comes to firming and improving the overall tone and elasticity of the skin, there are many botanical ingredients that provide these benefits while healing and enhancing vibrancy. Chamomile, helichrysum, neroli, and vitamins A, E, and C, can work to tighten the connective tissue, increase the production and formation of collagen and elastin fibers, and offer vasoconstricting properties to your skin. As the skin is a transdermal organ, meaning all that is applied externally quickly absorbs to feed and nourish the body at a cellular level, you can also double the effects of these ingredients by consuming nutrient-rich foods that contain similar vitamins and minerals to achieve rapid results that will reveal visible improvements to your complexion.

A psychology major turned renowned facialist, Tammy Fender has become one of the most sought-after holistic skincare experts in the country for her unique approach, which targets the “whole person.” Relying on the healing properties of essential oils, she has created a successful custom-blended product line and operates a treatment studio in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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A Guide To Under-Eye Care, Courtesy Of Tammy Fender

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com.

I wear a lot of under-eye concealer and the skin in that area often gets dry, so the pigment from my concealer looks cakey. Should I be using a primer or an eye cream as prep before applying makeup and if so, do you have a recommendation for a product that will be good for my sensitive skin?

This is a common skin concern, as the delicate area around the eye contains no oil glands and is often one of the first places to show age in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. Often the concealer that is being used will contain synthetic ingredients, which act as drying agents to the tissues of the skin and further exacerbate the problem. An eye cream or gel is an important part of one’s skincare routine and should be used a.m. and p.m.—and as often as needed throughout the day—to soothe, cool, hydrate, firm, and protect. It is also beneficial to utilize the techniques of manual lymph drainage when applying your eye cream, to activate stagnant and sluggish lymph that accumulates from toxins and lack of rest. This stagnancy leads to dark under-eye circles, puffiness, and dullness. Start from the inner corners of the eye and lightly tap outward to the temple and then downward to the ear, throat, and neck, as this will expel any lymph out and away from the eye area. When choosing an eye cream, select a formulation with hydrating botanicals, herbal extracts, and omegas 3 and 6, which are found in chamomile, rose-hip seed, green myrtle, nettle, and elder flower—a combination that is nourishing and toning while serving to increase elasticity and renew softness. As a final step, mixing your concealer with your eye cream is a great way to keep the eye area supple and hydrated and eliminate the dry and cakey look of dehydrated skin.

A psychology major turned renowned facialist, Tammy Fender has become one of the most sought-after holistic skincare experts in the country for her unique approach, which targets the “whole person.” Relying on the healing properties of essential oils, she has created a successful custom-blended product line and operates a treatment studio in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Diamonds In The Rough? Tammy Fender Weighs In On Gemstone Facials

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com.

I keep hearing about new facials with diamond dust and precious gemstones that are supposed to help center your body’s energy fields and lead to a better complexion. Are there real benefits to these treatments or is it all just a bunch of hype?

All precious metals, minerals, and gemstones carry their own energy and can be beneficial and healing when utilized in their purest form. However, it is important to understand that as powerful as these substances are in their unadulterated state, when they are used in treatments, benefits to the skin and body can only be realized if the substances have not been diluted or “manufactured.” Marketers play up the luxury side of diamonds and platinum to place higher price tags on spa services. It is essential to separate factual benefits from the hype and choose a treatment that has the intention of healing through the use of positive energy fields and balance.

A psychology major turned renowned facialist, Tammy Fender has become one of the most sought-after holistic skincare experts in the country for her unique approach, which targets the “whole person.” Relying on the healing properties of essential oils, she has created a successful custom-blended product line and operates a treatment studio in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Tammy Fender Gets You Ready For Your Close-Up

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com.

I am appearing on live TV for the first time this month. Is there a certain treatment I can seek out for a quick fix that will ensure my skin looks camera-ready?

Ideally, you should begin preparing three to four weeks prior to the appearance to achieve optimal results. I recommend having several treatments in a row (one per week). Resurfacing and replenishing the skin is key to a healthy, vibrant complexion. This is accomplished using a combination of light professional enzyme peels—an excellent way to speed up the exfoliation process by removing the accumulation of dead surface cells—and therapeutic hydrating facials that replenish the skin with vital vitamins and nutrients. Peels also increase circulation and absorption into the skin’s tissue while stimulating the skin at a cellular level to lighten, tighten, and brighten. Including infrared (LED) light therapy, which is designed to tighten the connective tissue, will promote the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for the skin’s tone and elasticity. If you have time for only one treatment, though, seek out an oxygen facial with the use of infrared light therapy for an instant lift with a glow! Or try my Epi Peel and Quintessential Serum, two great at-home quick-fixes.

It is equally important to focus on nurturing yourself as a whole, as the health of your skin is in direct relation to your overall well-being—body, mind, and spirit. You can create radiance from the inside out from daily healthy lifestyle choices, like eating nourishing foods (juicing fresh fruits and vegetables, incorporating raw meals into your diet, etc), exercising daily, reducing daily life stresses, and thinking positive thoughts. Beauty is a feeling that emanates from within.

A psychology major turned renowned facialist, Tammy Fender has become one of the most sought-after holistic skincare experts in the country for her unique approach, which targets the “whole person.” Relying on the healing properties of essential oils, she has created a successful custom-blended product line and operates a treatment studio in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Tammy Fender Fights Breakouts The Holistic Way

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ellenberg@condenast.com.

As a longtime acne sufferer, I’ve been tempted to try all the different acne kits that keep surfacing at my local Sephora. But there doesn’t seem to be any good all-natural options. Are there certain herbal ingredients I should be looking for that are just as effective at fighting blemishes as the synthetic stuff?

A natural approach to caring for and healing the skin is always more beneficial than using synthetic or chemical-based products, which can be irritating and can strip the tissues of vital nutrients, prematurely aging and dulling the skin. This is a primary concern for women after their teenage years who experience breakouts caused by hormonal factors, stress, and food allergies. Our Clarifying Dermagel is the first all-natural healing acne product targeted to relieve redness and irritation, prevent scarring, and accelerate the healing of acne while inhibiting the production of excess oils without drying the skin. Otherwise, for long-term health and radiance, the earth has given us a valuable medicine chest of essential oils to heal and prevent acne and congestion of the skin. All essential oils are antiviral, antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial and work on a cellular level with the body, resulting in the most effective and immediate results, while nurturing and healing the skin. Here are some choice herbal ingredients that work well when it comes to fighting acne:

Myrrh: Native to Egypt, this miracle herb was traditionally used in ancient Greece for the treatment and healing of wounds. Detoxifying and anti-inflammatory, it encourages healthy new cell growth, increases blood circulation, strengthens immunity, prevents scarring, and is known for its extraordinary antiaging properties while positively influencing the healing process of acne and congested skins.

Thyme: Considered one of the most potent and antiseptic herbs, it is recognized for its preserving effect on the tissues of the skin and was used by the ancient Egyptians in the embalming process, as well as in the treatment of wounds for its ability to speed up the healing process and bring the skin back to health and vitality.

Tea Tree: Native to Australia, this herb was dubbed a “cure-all” medicine for healing and disinfectant properties that make it a wonder drug, specifically beneficial when used in the treatment of acne.

Lavender: Often called “first aid in a bottle,” this powerful cell regenerator balances the sebum of the skin and is a gentle antiseptic for acne and scars.

A psychology major turned renowned facialist, Tammy Fender has become one of the most sought-after holistic skincare experts in the country for her unique approach, which targets the “whole person.” Relying on the healing properties of essential oils, she has created a successful custom-blended product line and operates a treatment studio in West Palm Beach, Florida.