Frankie Shares Her Skincare Regimen
My skincare regimen has evolved as I have aged. The amount of collagen, which provides the elasticity and structure to our skin, drops by 1% per year starting around age 20; meaning that by age 40, 20% of the elasticity that prevents drooping and wrinkling of the skin has been lost. Now that I’m over 50, my regimen is more focused on stopping further loss of collagen, preventing the formation of wrinkles, and keeping my skin firm and tight. Remember it is always much easier, less painful, and less expensive to prevent deep wrinkles and sagging skin than to correct the problem.
Signature Techniques for Every Woman
The Idea of 'Perfect Beauty'
When I think of the special women in my life that I would define as possessing perfect beauty, the common thread can only be defined as the quiet confidence that comes from having a strong sense of self-acceptance. Feeling comfortable in your own skin, knowing that you are living true to your values, and believing that you are mindful in caring for your mind, body, and spirit, provides a foundation of happiness that allows our inner beauty to shine through. Maintaining an attitude of gratitude by focusing on the gifts that we have been given, has a way of radiating inner beauty.
IN STUDIO VS. AT-HOME FP SKIN PRODUCTS
Inside the studios, certain skin challenges may require specialized products and procedures to treat client specific issues before we can establish a base line of healthy skin and start a routine maintenance program. FP Skin products were formulated to be a gentle but effective routine skin maintenance system, and includes each of the active ingredients that my 25 years of hands-on-trials have proven effective for my many clients who make their living in front of a camera. The FP Skin products that are available for use at home are the same products that I use on my own skin and recommend in my studios.
POPULAR DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN GOOD
I would say that my biggest beauty extravagance is a regular 90-minute in home massage. Stress can wreck havoc with our hormone levels and excessive Cortisol breaks down the collagen in our skin causing premature aging. I’ve found that a regular massage not only helps me combat the physiological effects of stress, but also helps my immune system by moving the toxins out of my body.
ANTI-AGING ACCORDING TO FRANKIE
THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY
There is a need for more integrity from the product manufacturers by placing less focus on company profits and a greater emphasis on the health of the consumer and the actual results delivered from the products. The FDA does not regulate skin care products and many large companies habitually make false and misleading claims, which damaged the credibility of the industry in general. A term common in the skin care industry is “fairy dusting”. This is a term used by the large product manufacturers to describe the practice of advertising the benefits of an active ingredient, when in reality only a fraction of the recommended concentration of the ingredient is used in the product formulation to cut costs. Consumers need to be provided with more education and transparency to make better, more informed decisions, as to the value and true efficacy of the products that are being purchased.