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Winter Skin care tips.
Swapping your products in the winter is importanct as in summer we need light products and winter's harsh weather requires little rich products as you might notice that skin gets dry rough and sometimes itchy, skin loses up to 25% of its ability to hold moisture in winter months? The cold, dry air during this season steals moisture from your skin, leaving it looking dry and lifeless. And not only that, but many comforts we naturally seek in cold weather such as long baths, hot showers and even the heat sources in our home all contribute to further drying our skin, making it look dull and feel rough.
Change your skin routine when winter arrive and enjoy glowing healthy skin.
Exfoliate few times a week. AHA peels are great as well. I like IS clinical Tri exfoliation scrub.
Moisturize few times a day I use Youth intensive cream.
Get professional facials and peels regularly to keep your skin healthy and young .
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New trends for skincare in 2020. Beauty industry has come long way.
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SUMMER SKINCARE TIPS
Use your sunblock and protect your skin from dangerous exposure.
Summer means sun, shorts, sandals, bathing suits, and bronzed skin. But with beach hair and shorter hemlines comes the dangers that not only instigate the probability of skin cancer, but the aging process as well. Sun exposure is, essentially, subjecting yourself to sun damage – but in the same note, avoiding the outdoors altogether is both impractical and nearly impossible. Thus, taking preventative measures in preparing and caring for it are crucial in keeping your skin in tip-top condition for the ultimate skin-baring season.
Understanding the Dangers of Overexposure
Sun exposure isn’t necessarily bad – it is a key source of Vitamin D. As with all good things, however, keep exposure in moderation. The ideal maximum is 15 minutes before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m. Anything over is considered overexposure, and any exposure during midday – when the sun is at its harshest – should be limited (if not altogether avoided). Sun rays at this time of day are 10% UVB and 90% UVA: a combination that can cause melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
UVA vs. UVB Rays: What’s the difference?
UVA and UVB Rays penetrating skin Rays used to be nondescript, and UV protection was generalized. More recent and in depth research has shown that there are two kinds of UV rays: - UVA and UVB – rendering standard sunscreens inadequate. Do look for sun blocks that offer protection from both types.
On average, most people have already been exposed to large amounts of UVA rays throughout their lifetimes. Though less intense than UVB rays, UVA rays are 30–50 times more prevalent and are present during all hours of daylight – even on the cloudiest of days – making it necessary to incorporate SPF protection into your everyday routine.
Wrinkles and sunspots are largely caused by these rays. Able to pe*****te glass and deep into the skin, these rays speed up the aging process and contribute to – if not initiate – the development of skin cancers below the surface.
UVB rays cause sunburns and reddening. While UVA rays pe*****te beyond the superficial layers, UVB rays damage the skin’s surface layers. Its intensity differs by time of day, locale, forecast, and season, but still holds potential in causing sun damage. These are the rays responsible for change in darkness of skin pigmentation, age spots, and the more common tumors that may ultimately evolve into cancer.
Sun Damage and Aging
Signs associated with aging - wrinkles, freckles, skin thinning, sunspots (also known as age spots), uneven pigmentation – are the aftermath of sun damage. Ninety-percent of wrinkles are caused by the sun, and while intentional overexposure (tanning, sunbathing) is incredibly harmful, two-thirds of all sun damage is, surprisingly, incidental (walking the dog, driving).
Thus said, sunscreen is not limited to the poolside or beach – it should be applied on a daily basis. Opt for moisturizers and body lotions with SPF, and if possible, always choose a higher SPF for your face. Don’t forget your hands especially when driving. Hands are an instant giveaway to your true age, so invest in a hand cream that offers SPF protection.
Summer Skin Tips
In addition to following these tips, dress to protect. Lightweight, cotton cover-ups along with a cap or broad-brimmed hat will act as shields from harmful UV rays.
Apply sunscreen religiously. It’s a surefire way of protecting your skin. Always apply sunscreen 20 minutes prior to allow time for the product to absorb into the skin; re-apply every few hours or as needed. Look for sunscreens that offer protection for both UVA and UVB rays – keep in mind that a high SPF number is no longer enough.
Use a cleanser with salicylic or glycolic acid. Dry, combination, and/or sensitive skin should completely avoid this and instead opt for one of Mario Badescu’s cream soaps. Combination/oily to oily skin types are more suitable for cleansers containing one of the two acids. Both loosen dead skin cells and encourage cell turnover, in effect helping shed damage while keeping the complexion clean to prevent future breakouts. Do note, however, that salicylic acid increases sensitivity to the sun. Save these cleansers for use at nighttime, and moisturize during the day with extra SPF protection.
Moisturize with SPF. Applying moisturizer with SPF is essential regardless of the season. With the onset of warmer weather, however, consider switching your current moisturizer for another with higher SPF and lighter formulation to prevent sun spots, freckles, and early signs of aging.
… and just moisturize, period. Summer sun – in combination with the heat, humidity, and air conditioning – will wreak havoc on your skin. Moisturize with SPF before sun, and use a richer lotion after sun, after bath, and before bed to keep skin hydrated, soft, and smooth.
Don’t skimp on eye creams and lip protection. Sun exposure will gradually thin skin and cause wrinkles. Protect the delicate areas of your face with appropriate creams and balms. Continue to use an eye cream, but if your usual cream feels too heavy for summer, replace your current product with a lighter formulation or use only at night. Apply and liberally re-apply a lip balm with SPF, like Mario Badescu’s Lip Wax with SPF 15.
Protect your hands and feet too. Your neck, chest, and hands are an instant giveaway to your true age. After moisturizing your face with the Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 30, bring it down to your neck as well. Be sure to apply sunscreen to your chest area as it is one of the areas of your body more susceptible to sunburn. Invest in a hand cream that offers SPF protection, and apply it at least 20 minutes before driving – keep in mind that two-thirds of all sun damage is purely incidental.
Also, with summer comes open-toed shoes and sandals, so be sure to exfoliate, moisturize, and protect exposed feet as well. Take into account that sunscreen will rub off faster than it would from the rest of your body from rubbing against the straps of your shoes and abrasive sand. Thus, it is recommended to re-apply more frequently to prevent burnt feet.
Boost your block with antioxidants. Skin Care products containing antioxidants like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and green tea can help reverse sun damage. Try serums such as our Vitamin C Serum, suitable for all skin types to help boost your block.
Keep hydrated. Drink water throughout the day. If you’re on the go, try bringing a bottle and a container of fresh fruit on the go to prevent dehydration and heat stroke.
Exfoliate. Depending on your skin type, exfoliate either 1-2 times a week if you’re dry and 2-3 times a week if you’re oily to help shed dead skin buildup and slough off previous sun damage. Doing so helps rejuvenate skin, leaving it soft and brighter.
Make the healthy switch. As tempting as it is to lie in a tanning bed or sunbathe to get the ever-covetable summer skin, make the switch to self-tanners to achieve that color without yielding yourself to the dangers of overexposure. Try a sunless tan like our Self Tanning Lotion SPF 15 to build color gradually and, most importantly, healthily. (Beauty Tip: Our faces will always be a shade or two lighter than our body; to build color on your face as well, alternate between a tinted moisturizer and a facial self-tanner to achieve an even wash of sun-kissed color).
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The BEST skin care tips you’ve never heard of.
The 8 Best Skin Tips You've Never Heard
Simple? Yes. Predictable? Hardly. There are a multitude of ways to make skin look younger, fresher, and brighter—and they're things you never would have guessed.
ALLURE.COM|BY ALLURE MAGAZINE
5 Skin Care Tips a Top Beauty Expert Always Follows
Tata Harper, Guest Editor | December 22, 2015
When it comes to skincare practices, there’s an overwhelming amount of information out there, and so many mismatching opinions on what to do or not to do. I learned a lot of my own skincare habits from my mother and grandmother, who put a lot of value on the importance of having a beauty ritual, and as I’ve worked on initially developing and now expanding my skincare line, I’ve discovered some skincare secrets that have now become part of my daily habits. One of the things I hear most often from my clients is that they’re not sure what rules to follow in order to ensure healthy, youthful skin in the long term. Here are five skincare habits that I always follow, and why:
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1) I avoid cleansers with detergents because they strip the skin of moisture and open up the skin’s protective barrier. When you wash with a soapy, sudsy cleanser at night, you’re essentially removing all of the moisture from the moisturizer and serum that you applied that morning, which means that it’s really difficult to see long term results from an anti aging regimen. A lot of people think that all cleansers are the same, so they opt for the cheapest option, but cleansers can be amazing treatment products for the skin that work to make your skin’s outer layer glow and smooth. I use cleansers that wash the skin with clays, oils and essential oils, which leave the skin perfectly clean and maintain that essential moisture barrier.
2) I exfoliate every day to keep my skin clear and glowing. A lot of people think that exfoliating is something to do just once in a while, but our skin is in a constant state of regeneration and is producing dead cells every day; when dead cells build up, the skin looks dull and is prone to blackheads and breakouts. I exfoliate every day to stay on top of that layer of dead skin, sloughing it off to reduce congestion. Another benefit is that clearing away dead skin allows your serums and anti-aging treatments to pe*****te the skin more easily, so your whole regimen will become more effective. However, it’s important to use a gentle exfoliating cleanser that’s specifically developed for daily use - our Regenerating Cleanser is absolutely perfect.
3) I apply my serum to my neck, too. The neck is an area women are often stingy with their anti-aging products. There are many products formulated specifically for the skin of the neck area, but a serum can make a big difference. It’s a very exposed area, and it can be one of the first areas to show signs of aging with wrinkles and loss of firmness. I apply one pump of serum to my face, and another to my neck, to keep the skin there looking youthful for as long as possible.
4) I massage the entire eye area when I apply my eye cream, which is a Japanese skincare tradition that works wonders to reduce puffiness and dark circles. A lot of us have learned that tapping the eye area is the best way to apply product there, and that’s definitely true when your hands are dry, but if you have an oil or enough cream on your fingers to create glide, massaging is a great technique. With eyes closed, use your ring fingers on each hand and draw circles around your eye area 10 times to promote microcirculation and reduce lymphatic stasis. Then, starting in between the eyes, pinch your eye brows, all the way out to their ends. When you practice this frequently, you’ll ensure that the fluid that gathers under the eyes is drained, and under-eye puffiness reduced as well. The massage should be slow, with a bit of pressure.
5) I double cleanse in the evenings to really, deeply purify my skin from environmental pollutants and buildup. Double cleansing sounds indulgent, but really most of us do it anyways by removing makeup before cleansing! It's is a technique that I’ve been incorporating into my regimen for about a year, and it makes a dramatic difference in the softness and clarity of my skin. I first use the Nourishing Oil Cleanser to remove makeup, by massaging it into dry skin - before rinsing, or anything - and then remove everything with a cotton round. This step dissolves makeup and debris. Then I use our Purifying Cleanser, which activates the skin’s natural lymphatic drainage, and pe*****tes deep into pores to deep-clean, combatting the degrading, aging effects of pollution and greenhouse gases.
Winter is almost here and it's time to take extra care of your skin. Keep it hydrated drink plenty of water exfoliate and use your moisturiser.
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So time is here for spring cleaning...let that old dry skin shed and discover your beautiful new skin for spring. Contact me for special alpha hydroxy and vitamin C and E hydro active treatments.
SKIN TIGHTENING SECRETS
A sagging face is arguably one of the most prominent signs of aging. Yes, wrinkles are up there too, but one could acquire wrinkles at a young age from squinting or even smiling too much! But sagging skin is something that comes with getting older.
As you age, your skin begins to produce less oil, making it become drier and loose. This causes you to not just look old, but feel old too. There are cosmetic procedures that can reverse this problem, but they're all pretty invasive and require weeks of recovery time. There are ways to obtain tighter and younger-looking skin without having to undergo cosmetic surgery. One of them is opting for topical skin tightening treatments.
When looking for a topical skin tightening treatment, it’s important to understand the difference between topical agents that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and those that actually tighten the skin and reduce sag. Most of the time consumers begin a regimen consisting of only anti-wrinkle creams that only help smooth out wrinkles but not actually tighten the skin. This is why hope is lost and more invasive and dangerous routes are taken.
If you're trying to tighten your sagging skin, you’re going to need an “anti-aging” treatment. This could come in the form of a cream or serum. The reason why is because anything that contains the word “anti-aging” focuses on the whole aspect of aging, as opposed to a wrinkle cream which only focuses on one. Remember, aging isn’t just the appearance of wrinkles, it’s sagging skin, uneven skin tone and dark spots.
A quality anti-aging treatment will include skin firming ingredients such as DMAE which has been proven to improve not only tighten and firm the skin, but also tone the muscles beneath, to give the face a leaner appearance. Another important ingredient to look for in anti-aging treatments is Ubiquinone. Ubiquinone is a super antioxidant that boosts our body’s ability to produce collagen, elastin and other important skin molecules, helping our skin look young and healthy.
One thing to keep in mind is to steer clear of products containing “artificial collagen”. These products only provide a temporary result and don't produce long term effects. Everyone knows our skin needs collagen to look younger and tighter. Once we hit 25, the production of collagen begins to slow down. It’s as if the factory is losing workers every year, and suddenly it just goes out of business and shuts down. Products which contain DMAE and Ubiquinone, work by helping your body produce the components (elastin and collagen) that once made your skin young and wrinkle free. Any question about antiaging prodoucts contact me at [email protected]
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