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Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that smoking, not wearing sunscreen and going to bed with your makeup on hardly produces the coveted look of Instagram’s “glass skin.” Aside from these three ‘skin sins’ there are many others that are not so obvious. We turned to Denver Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Manish Shah who is a big believer in pre-juvenation and a holistic approach to youth.
“Many people think caring for your skin is skin-deep,” quips Dr. Shah. “It is not.“ Inconsistent or inadequate nutrition that has your body mass and weight moving in a yo-yo motion up and down the scale can contribute to ruined elasticity and reduced collagen in the skin. This is part of the reason why specialists will recommend a two-pound maximum weight loss goal per week because your skin needs time to adapt to the loss of mass. Dr. Shah explains that the skin needs to be nourished from the inside as well and many of the trend diets like keto and paleo focus on one group of food and though it can help keep a caloric deficit, it can also create a deficit of the necessary vitamins and minerals you need to keep your skin looking healthy.
Drinking Too Much Coffee
“Excessive amounts of caffeine can increase the levels of insulin and cortisol in the system,” explains Dr. Shah. Insulin increases inflammation and cortisol is known as the stress hormone. This combination could mix up your sleeping habits and contribute to continued stress which can lead to sleep deprivation. “Sleep deprivation prevents that regenerative rest our skin and mind need to stay healthy.”
Neglecting the Skin Around Your Eyes
"The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and has very few oil glands," says Dr. Shah. Pamper your eyes and stave off signs of aging by choosing a daily eye cream that includes peptides. Dr. Shah explains, “They work to stimulate collagen production and prevent fine lines. Be sure to check the label.” Other notable ingredients that reduce puffiness, lines, wrinkles, and under eye circles are caffeine and nicotinic acid (a form of the B vitamin niacin).
Expecting Instant Results from Beauty Treatments
Most of us are guilty of trying a face cream or anti-aging treatment once or twice and then giving up on it before it has had a chance to work. A majority of anti-aging treatments take up to a month to begin showing positive effects. Dr. Shah explains, “This is due to the cycle of your skin, which undergoes a period of cellular structure renewal over a span of 30 days. In our instant gratification mode, we often toss a product before giving it time to work.”
Taking Medications With Side-Effects on the Skin
Certain medications like corticosteroids for asthma and arthritis cause the skin to thin and weakens blood vessels. Medicine to treat seizures can cause heightened sensitivity to sun damage in the skin which is a common perpetrator in premature aging. Blood pressure medications that block calcium channels have been studied in relation to their inhibition of collagen production by obstructing the absorption of vitamin C by the cells. Vitamin C is an important part of collagen production. “If these medications are being prescribed to you by your physician then the benefits outweigh their effect on collagen production. There is no need to stress over this, as long as you take care of your skin in other ways you should be fine,” explains Dr. Shah.
Consuming Excessive Amounts of Salt
“By all measures, an excess of salt in your diet is detrimental to your kidneys, your cardiovascular health and, yes, your skin,” says Dr. Shah. Salt absorbs moisture and it can aid in making your skin look dry and less vibrant. Reducing your sodium intake and sticking to a moisturizing routine should help your skin stay healthy and smooth.
Every time you move that beautiful face, your skin wrinkles a little bit. Most of the time your face bounces back and those little wrinkles disappear once new skin cells grow.
While you may think that soap is your skin’s best friend, this is actually not the case. The reason for this is that your skin has an acid mantle which is a natural protective barrier of the skin. When you wash with soap – which is generally alkaline – it can remove this protective layer of oils and dry out the skin, eventually leading to wrinkles. Dr. Shah says that “While it is not advisable to stop washing entirely, try swapping the soap for a PH-neutral and chemical-free cleanser, and bear in mind that there is such a thing as over-cleansing your skin.”
Tugging on Your Skin While Applying or Removing Makeup
To minimize the damage to the skin around your eyes, follow these quick tips from Dr. Shah:
Use your ring finger to pat on products around your eyes, including serums, oils, moisturizers, and concealers. Your ring finger is the least likely to pull or tug at your skin.
Apply eyeliner and eyeshadow by gently closing your eyelids, rather than by pulling them taut. If you’re struggling to apply without pulling, consider investing in products that are made to apply smoothly, like cream or gel formulas.
Have patience when removing makeup from the eye area. Use cotton or another soft product, coated well with your favorite makeup removing solution. Hold the cotton over your closed eye without wiping, allowing the product to break down the makeup. After a minute or so, wipe gently to remove the makeup.
Picking Your Skin
You're not a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician. You should not be picking at your pimples, ingrown hairs, or anywhere else on your face. It's one of the biggest assaults against your skin and can have permanent effects. "The more people press and manipulate blemishes, the more inflammation they create underneath," explains Dr. Shah. "The result is scars, pockmarks, and discoloration that can become permanent.”
Licking Your Lips Constantly
There's a myth out there that claims people can get addicted to lip balm. "These people just have dry skin and miss the feeling of the balm when it's gone," says Dr. Shah. Lip licking can become a bad habit. But when you moisten your lips that way, you actually wind up making things worse. The water in your saliva evaporates, leaving lips dry and cracked. "Saliva can contain bacteria and irritants, so you can end up with a rash around the lips as well," says Dr. Shah. Try a lip balm such as Burt's Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm, Original Beeswax with Vitamin E & Peppermint Oil.
About Dr. Manish Shah:
Manish Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S. was born in Canada and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a degree in biomedical engineering. He then completed his medical training at the University of Virginia, earning his Medical Doctorate. During this time, he also completed a one-year fellowship in microsurgery research at the New York University School of Medicine / Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. As a prelude to his plastic surgery training, Dr. Shah completed a rigorous five-year training program in General and Trauma Surgery at Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. His formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was completed at the Univ. of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga Unit. After completing his plastic surgery training, he moved to New York City when he was selected for the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He underwent extensive, advanced training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body at the hands of some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the world. This fellowship is widely considered to be the best of its kind in the world. Dr. Shah is one of only a select few plastic surgeons in the country who has undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery. www.drmanishshah.com
Dr. Shah’s specialties include revision facial aesthetic surgery, rhinoplasty (“nose reshaping”), and aesthetic surgery of the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction). He is, however, well-trained in all areas of aesthetic surgery.
Dr. Shah’s aim is to obtain a natural appearing transformation that complements the real you!
Dr. Shah is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He maintains a private practice in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver.
Dr. Shah is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Rhinoplasty Society, and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Shah is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Winter is almost over, but the temperatures are still pretty frigid. My skin is still suffering from dryness due to the cold weather. One of the best skin care lines that I have been able to try out recently, that has really helped to protect and moisturize my skin is Sulwhasoo skincare.
Sulwhasoo is an interesting name for skin care, but I love the products!
Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream, ($90.00)
Mask and relax with the multi-purposeful Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream! A moisturizing and soothing cream that provides relaxation to tired skin, creating a layer of hydration with the cooling Birch sap extract. Birch sap helps soothe distressed skin, while Liriope Platyphylla and Ginseng Sprouts help the skin maintain long-lasting moisture perfect for below freezing weather!
How To Use: The Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream can be utilized in 3 unique ways creating a well-rounded, multi-purposeful cream
1.For cooling: Put the Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream in the refrigerator to enhance the soothing effect when applying.
2.For glowing makeup: Mix a little bit of the Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream into your foundation or makeup product for a moisture glow.
3.Overnight sleeping mask: Apply a thick layer of the Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Cream at the end of your night time skincare routine as an overnight sleeping mask.
Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Mist, ($45.00)
The Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Soothing Mist is an easy on-the-go spray for all those brisk morning walks to work! The hydrating and soothing facial mist contains gentle birch sap which helps relieve tired skin and maintain moisture. The mist sprays evenly and finely, giving the skin a sense of comfort. The refreshing scent will provide a sense of peace and serenity as if walking through a beautiful forest.
How To Use: When your skin feels dry, close your eyes and spray the mist at a 7-8 inch distance. You may use this mist instead of toner after cleansing or after applying makeup as well.
I apply this moisturizing mist all over my face after cleansing, to help seal in the moisture. It feels amazing! I can't wait to try it out in the summer time, perhaps right after a workout, or after a day in the sun.
Radiance Energy Mask, ($85.00)
Radiate good energy on these cold winter days! The Radiance Energy Mask is a sleeping mask that helps promote a clear and smooth complexion overnight with precious jade for immaculate radiance. Jade provides intensive overnight skincare and helps remove skin impurities, leaving your skin looking smooth and immaculate when cleansing in the morning. The light, creamy texture helps create a protective layer on the skin to keep it moisturized and feel relaxed as you sleep.
How To Use: Use as the last step of your nighttime skincare routine. Apply a moderate amount evenly across your face and allow it to absorb overnight. Wash off the next morning. Use 2-3 times a week.
For my dry skin, I leave this mask on overnight, and I do not rinse it off in the morning. It really adds an extra layer of moisture that my skin needs during these colder winter months.
Available at us.sulwhasoo.com
The more that I learn about Korean skin care, the more intrigued I am. I mean, have you ever noticed the beautiful, flawless skin of Korean women? They are definitely onto something! I was given the chance to review Purito skin care from Korea.
With Purito, I have found a skin care line that contains no harmful additives and is cruelty-free. I appreciate skin care companies that create ethical and environmentally-friendly and beauty products.
The Purito Centella Green range harnesses the powerful ingredient, Centella Asiatica, which is rich in amino acids and renowned for its powerful anti-aging properties. The range promotes the benefits of water-based products rather than alcohol and is expected to be particular popular with those suffering from sensitive skin.
The company has a strong ethical and environmental responsibility, and in addition to natural ingredients, all products are packaged using recycled wrapping paper.
"We take our responsibility to the consumer and the environment extremely seriously, and our PURITO Centella Green range is one example of that," says Ms. Sunny Kim, Director of PURITO.
"We believe only natural and necessary ingredients should be added to derma cosmetic products, avoiding the use of alcohol and other potentially harmful ingredients such as PEGs, Phenoxyethanol and artificial flavouring agents," she added.
The range is led by the Centella Green Level Buffet Serum, which contains EWG 1st and 2nd grade components and harnesses powerful soothing benefits to deeply replenish skin. Boasting a 49% Centella Asiatica content, the serum helps to stimulate collagen synthesis, calms inflamed skin and reduces pigmentation.
After cleansing and using the toner (below) I apply the serum to my face, neck and chest. I can immediately feel the hydrating properties sinking into my skin. I love how this product is fully absorbed by my thirsty skin, and it leaves no residue or grease.
The second product in the range – the Centella Green Level Calming Toner, contains Asiatic pennywort extract (10%) in a highly-enriched powder form, improving the appearance and texture of sensitive skin.
My skin has been pretty sensitive this winter because of the colder temperatures. I apply this wonderful toner with a soaked cotton ball to my face, neck and chest right after cleansing. It helps to remove any remaining dirt or makeup left behind, plus it refreshes my skin. It definitely helps heal acne, too! I have been breaking out on my chin lately (which never happens!) and I apply this toner to that area to help remove excess oil as well as soothe the irritation.
Finally, the Centella Green Level Recovery Cream is designed for use on face and neck, and the high concentration of Centella Asiatica (50%) smooths and calms troubled skin. The product is a light and fast-absorbing topical cream ideal for sensitive skin and those who seek a kinder moisturizer.
This skin care recovery cream is very light weight, and I use it both morning and evening. It doesn't look very fancy because of the tube that it comes in, but it really makes my skin feel amazing! I feel that my skin has a truly healthy glow, and I believe my skin looks a lot younger than my age. I have really been enjoying Purito skin care. The results speak for themselves, as you can hopefully see in the photo of me below.
CLICK HERE to see the rest of the Purito products range.
The Korean skin care regimen is one of the most talked about contributions that have influenced countless of beauty trends across the world. The daily skin care includes both a morning and evening routine that cleanses, rebalances, and hydrates the skin from the inside-out. Most people use products like Benton skincare for their healthy and beautiful skin.
As one of the country's most famous contributions, this routine continues to be popular because it follows the following principles:
1. Korean skin care is all about prevention
The Korean skincare routine starts early to ensure that people practice proper hygiene at a relatively early age. Additionally, this skin care routine also includes SPF protection which prevents the skin from ageing faster than it usually does. This ensures that users can continue to enjoy their youthful appearance for a longer time.
2. High-quality products is the key
High-quality products doesn't always mean expensive. In fact, various Korean skin care products are made with organic ingredients that offer gentle yet effective results on your skin. When selecting products for your skin care routine, it helps to narrow your choices by first determining your skin type which could either be normal, dry, oily, combination and sensitive.
Each skin type requires a specific skin care routine that target key problems that could affect its overall health.
3. Hydration is essential
What makes the Korean skin care routine so different is that it mainly focuses on hydration which helps keep skin stay soft and supple. Regardless of what skin type you have keeping your skin properly hydration prevents it from becoming prone to signs of ageing and symptoms.
All of which plays a role in making sure it stands out from the rest. With these key principles in mind, it's safe to say that the Korean skin care routine is vastly different from the western method of taking care of their skin.
The key products in the Korean skin care routine
While western skin care focuses heavily on treatments that may include harsh ingredients, the Korean skin care routine emphasizes on using gentle products with small doses of potent ingredients. To start your K-beauty skin care routine, here are the important products to invest in:
Oil cleansers - these products are the first-step in starting a K-beauty skin care routine. Their purpose is to remove makeup residue, dirt, and other forms of pollution that your skin accumulated throughout the day by loosening their bonds from your skin’s surface.
Water-based cleansers - these cleansers require being lathered with water which is the second step in removing dirt and pollution from the skin. Water-based cleansers are different because they help wash away deep-seated dirt while also providing nutrients to your skin.
Exfoliators - this is a product that one should use weekly to help slough off dead skin cells. They also help improve blood circulation on your face which results in radiant looking skin.
Toners - toners are considered the first line of hydration because it serves as a base in making the following products become more effective.
Essences - are concentrated ingredients that have a light and feathery consistency that offer special effects on the skin. Some of which include anti-acne, anti-ageing, and anti-pigmentation, all of which can be readily absorbed through the skin.
Treatments - these are also concentrated ingredients that are best applied in small doses. The reason for this is because it can affect the skin’s overall structure when applied too much.
Sheet masks - are essential weekly treatments that help add vitamins and nutrients to the skin. Many of which come in individual packs at affordable prices.
Eye creams - are light creams that target the specific skin around your eyes, protecting them from dark circles and puffiness.
Moisturizer - is considered the last hydrating step that helps lock in your skin’s moisture throughout the day.
Sun Protection - includes SPF products that protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Each product plays an important role in ensuring your skin is properly nourished from the inside out. Compared to expensive treatments like Botox, harmful acids, and laser surgery, the Korean skin care regimen is a recommended daily habit because it is relatively safe, easy to maintain, and can be applied to any skin type. That means regardless of whatever problems you may have, you can always fit and customize your products to better suit your needs.
However, while the Korean skin care regimen is still safe, people who have sensitive skin may require additional care from experts. If you are on the fence on whether or not it is time to switch up your skin care routine, consider scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist first. That way you can rest well knowing that you can benefit from their professional advice.
When it comes to wrinkles and skin firming, women want a regimen that delivers immediate results. They want to feel and see it working. Brazilian Skin has come into the beauty scene with, what is poised to be, the next cult favorite.
The line contains a powerful combination of nature and science from ingredients derived throughout Central and South America. With a board of advisors that includes Dr. Andrea Godoy; the Brazilian Dermatologist of choice for former Victoria’s Secret bombshells Alessandra Ambrosio and Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian Skin’s Facelift Kit offers a simple daily 3 step system that radically reduces wrinkles, tightens, and firms skin erasing 10 years within 2 weeks.
The Facelift Kit retails for $229.00, each serum in the kit can be purchased individually. To understand what makes these serums so special, we must first look at their ingredients, and more importantly the dosing and combination of them.
“When people apply Brazilian Skin serums and feel their face tightening and see the transformation within a minute, they immediately ask me what the ingredients are and how is this even possible, explains,” Dr. Godoy. “After 2 weeks of use people are amazed at very specific skin improvements such as reduced scarring, breakouts, lines and wrinkles. This is due to the effective collaboration of ingredients at clinical levels,” she adds.
Key ingredients found in Brazilian Skin’s serums include:
Acmella Oleracea or “Jambu” a plant extract found to have very similar, short-lived effects to Botulinum Toxin. “This is the “magic” ingredient that gives the user the tightening sensation, so they feel it and see it working. When used regularly, elasticity is significantly improved,” explains Dr. Godoy.
Magnesium Aluminum, a naturally occurring mineral derived from purified and refined clay, which tightens and smooths the appearance of under-eye puffiness, sagging, and fine lines.
Camu Camu contains more Vitamin C than oranges. Obtained from berries, it serves as a superfood for skin. “Here you’re getting a lot of ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals. This is what addresses acne scarring and dullness due to sun damage,” explains Dr. Godoy.
Acacia Gum which is extracted from the sap of the Acacia Tree is another ingredient that tightens, firms and smooths skin at the same time giving skin a younger, supple appearance.
Snail Mucin which seals in moisture and allows active ingredients to penetrate the skin very well, also diminishes fine lines and has incredible healing capabilities which address acne scars, sun spots and dry spots. “This ingredient is incredibly powerful for skin healing and some doctors recommend it for those who may react harshly to Retin A,” says Dr. Godoy.
Snap 8 Peptide works to smooth away the look of wrinkles and expression marks. This is particularly effective on the forehead and around the eyes.
Stem Cell Complex are found in the forms of (Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract) and native to the Amazon Rainforest, the Acai Palm Tree renowned for its ability to thrive in harsh conditions. The Chinese Basil Plant is rich in Rosmarinic Acid, which is known for its ability to plump up tired skin. These 3 antioxidants help to defend against oxidative stress by effectively disarming radicals.“ Stem cells are a powerful skin defender against stress. This slows down aging as stem cells divide and spread out to replenish other cells or reach other damaged tissue for repair,” explains Dr. Godoy.
Brazilian Skin’s Facelift Kit $229
STEP ONE:AGE REVERSAL BRATOXIN ®
This powerful rejuvenating serum immediately tightens skin and smooths lines, leaving skin more radiant. The curated, scientifically proven and clinically tested ingredients in this Brazilian skincare formula, helps to hydrate, smooth, soften, and increase your skin’s elasticity. In addition, skin gets nourished, restored and hydrated by consistent use of this serum.
- The powerful synergistic ingredients in Bratoxin have been shown to:
- Tighten and smooth the skin immediately
- Reduce barcode wrinkles and bitterness folds within minutes!
- Diminish the depth of wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes
- Smooth and redesign the lip contour
- Increase skin Moisture levels by 51.4% after 24 hours
- Provide exponentially more Vitamin C delivered into the skin, as well as Ferulic Acid
- Protect against Oxidation and Reactive Oxygen Species scavengers
Daily Application morning and evening. Apply 2 to 3 drops at a time, then gently massage into skin.
STEP TWO: BRATOXINSTA®The 60 Second Smoother of Lines and Wrinkles
The formula in Bratoxinsta® contains stem cells from the Acai Palm Tree, Basil Plant, and White Oak Plant. In addition, 6 bioactive peptides help smooth the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles by supporting the proteins that weaken with age. These active ingredients work synergistically with the peptides to deliver vital phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Another unique ingredient in Bratoxinsta is Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract also known as Irish Sea Moss, which contains a hydrating, nutrient-rich blend of vitamins and trace minerals such as sulfur, iodine, magnesium, and selenium.
• Instantly smooths the appearance of fine lines
• Sculpts facial contours
• Lifts and tightens
How Bratoxinsta Works
Bratoxinsta is comprised of clinically dosed ingredients which have shown to work to tighten the skin instantaneously. Some of Bratoxinsta’s ingredients will help to tighten the skin on the surface, helping to smooth fine expression lines and blur the appearance of wrinkles. Once applied, the powerful active ingredients will start working on getting your skin smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking with every use.
Simply dispense a small amount on to your fingertips and feather it throughout fine expression lines, and wrinkles. Wait about a minute to start feeling the tightening effects of Bratoxinsta. Wait for it to set before applying makeup. Apply to a clean and moisturized face.
STEP THREE: AÇAI TRIPLE STEM CELL COMPLEX - SLEEP MASK
Brazilian Skin's Potent Açai Triple Stem Cell Complex Mask is an overnight mask application crafted with an innovative, breathable, and nourishing film ingredient that functions as a transdermal penetration medium to facilitate the complete absorption of the “Grams Triple Stem Cell Complex.”
This remarkable complex uses the latest stem cell technology to derive powerful actives from Acai Palm, Chinese Basil, and White Oak resource materials. These derivatives impart antioxidant, protectant, and anti-aging benefits. For ultimate results, apply the mask just before bedtime & leave on overnight.
∙Transparent, Odorless & Non-Greasy Overnight Film
∙Outstanding breathability, water and rub resistant
∙Anti-Oxidant + Anti-Aging Benefits
∙Complete absorption into the skin
How the Acai Mask Works
The mask uses a delightfully smooth and transparent base ingredient called Baycusan®. This serves as the perfect medium to hold and sink the active ingredients into the skin. It exhibits a non-greasy, non-sticky skin feeling and is odorless. Baycusan’s outstanding water resistance and rub resistance ensures that the mask sits comfortably on your skin and stays there. This is also beneficial should you choose to leave the mask on while you sleep, as the mask won't rub and fade off. Its hydroscopic and breathable barrier properties ensure the skin locks in valuable moisture and breathe uninterrupted.
Daily Application as needed. Apply by smoothing gently over entire face, avoiding eye area. Leave on for 20 minutes until completely dry. To remove, apply water and peel or rub off easily. For optimal results and to facilitate the long-lasting retention of the stem cell antioxidant properties to the skin, apply mask before bedtime and leave on overnight.
“Brazilian Skin’s line of serums is really ideal for a woman who wants
significantly visible transformation in less than 10 minutes. The results are truly remarkable. The women who try it are instantly amazed,” says Dr. Godoy.
Meet Dr. Andrea Godoy- A leading Brazilian Dermatologist
After graduating from the University of Medical Sciences of Santos in Brazil in 1999 with a Specialist Medical Degree in Dermatology, Dr. Godoy has spent years discovering the most cutting-edge technologies and treatments to keep her patients looking young and beautiful. She has traveled all over the world attending countless workshops, conventions and pieces of training (i.e. the Photo Dynamic Therapy in Milan, 2005.)
As a top Dermatologist for Brazilian Supermodels, Dr. Godoy has also co-authored “Foundations on Dermatology” and “Treatise on Dermatological Surgery, Cosmetic and Laser.”
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I am so excited that I was given the chance to review Dermelect skin care! I had heard many amazing things about Dermelect, and couldn't wait to give this brand a try. My main focus on skin care at this season in my life is anti-aging. Dermelect's products are specifically developed to deliver real results, not empty promises!
I was sent a few of Dermelect's best selling products to review. Read about them below.
A luxurious, grease-free formula that will immerse your hands in a silken glove of moisture that locks in without leaving behind a greasy film or residue. On top of that, it also addresses the appearance of thin skin on the back of the hands. Featuring our peptide-infused technology, Timeless works to hydrate dry skin, address the appearance of thin skin and age spots found on the back of the hands. Water-reactivated formula works especially well for frequent hand-washers.
Hands are the first part of your body to show signs of aging. It is hard to keep them protected and moisturized since we use our hands so frequently. Not to mention I wash my hands hundreds of times a week. I don't always remember to apply hand lotion after every wash. This amazing hand treatment locks in moisture so that my hands are still being protected even when I forget to re-apply. My hands have never felt to luxuriously soft! This formula is perfect for winter, too, because my hands often become dry in the colder weather. This daily hand treatment is preventing them from drying out. I apply this product throughout the day, and at bed time. I am very pleased at how my hands look so much younger. They aren't looking old and haggard looking. My hands look twenty years younger!
A comprehensive blend of ingredients combine to help hydrate and streamline the appearance of the delicate skin of the neck, lower jaw, cheeks and chin area. Non-greasy formula- for all skin types.
As I continue my quest for products that live up to their claims of taking years off of my appearance, I can happily add Self-Esteem Neck Firming Lift to my list of products that truly do work. The neck and decolletage (along with our hands) is one of the first areas where aging is visible. I hate that! I have tried many different products that promise to firm up the neck area, and they simply don't live up to my expectations.This product has truly made a difference! I have been using it for two weeks now, and it seems to be transforming the skin on my neck and chest. These problem areas have improved in texture and firmness, and I am very impressed.
Super moisturizing serum corrects skin's moisture balance, absorbency and tone. It works to minimize the appearance of fine lines for a clearer, more vibrant looking skin. Provides an advanced moisture binding complex to seek out dry areas and boost optimal hydration. Anti-oxidant protection for overworked skin helps stimulate cell renewal. Comfrey and Green Tea improve the appearance of skin’s firmness and elasticity. Perfect for everyday wear.
A serum is one of the most important steps in my skin care regimen (after cleansing.) I love Cellular Redefining Face Serum because it adds a concentrated dose of moisture to my face, neck and decolletage that my thirsty skin needs. It definitely plumps up my lines and wrinkles, and gives my skin a fresh, youthful appearance. I love how this amazing formula is quickly absorbed by my skin, without leaving any greasiness.
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Most moms will agree—your skin definitely changes after you have kids. Whether you see more dark spots, or have just seen your first fine lines appear, if you’re like me— you’re all about learning about skincare methods and beauty products to rejuvenate your skin no matter how many little ones you have running around.
In this post I’m telling my fellow mamas and skincare fanatics 6 skincare myths that will surprise you. Plus, I’ve included some resolutions to help you combat old folklore with some modern skincare techniques.
1. Junk Food Causes Acne
So far, there hasn’t been substantial evidence to support that junk foods cause acne. Now this certainly doesn’t mean you should hop in the car and pick up a bag of fries for you and the kids. But next time you hear this myth, you may want to take it with a “grain of salt.”
2. Aging Causes Wrinkles
While aging may bring some wisdom and experience, it doesn’t technically bring wrinkles. It’s really about a lack of peptides. If you’re asking yourself, “What are peptides?”, you’re not alone. Peptides are basically the pieces that make up protein (like collagen) in your skin. Collagen is one of the main elements that keeps our skin looking young and beautiful.
Using preventative measures like putting on sunscreen, staying hydrated, and moisturizing can help protect your skin and encourage the production of peptides.
3. You Can Shrink Your Pores
There’s a lot of buzz around this one. While you can clear your pores, we’re here to clear the myth that you can actually shrink them. Maintaining a good skincare routine can help flush out the oil buildup in your pores, but unfortunately the size of your pores is actually genetic.
Many beauty companies claim to adjust pore size, but in reality, they’re actually just covering the appearance of them. Many women have found products that effectively cover up their pores, so test a few and let me know what works for you!
4. Facial Exercises Tighten Skin
This one is a tale as old as time— and ladies have been practicing this little skincare myth for ages, but aren’t likely getting the results they’d like to see. While your facial muscles may feel tighter as you make a scrunchy face or raise your brows, there’s not much evidence that supports this exercise when it comes to actually tightening your skin.
However, with a skin myth, there’s always a new solution! Jade facial rollers have become increasingly popular among men and women. Many have noted that these luxurious beauty accessories have promoted elasticity in their skin— plus they happen to feel amazing.
5. Stress Doesn’t Affect My Skin
Stress can be exhausting to your physical health, relationships, and even for your skin. Studies have been conducted during final exam periods— finding that students had experienced acne flare ups in the time surrounding their exams. Taking measures to reduce your stress can help in many areas of your life, even your skin!
6. “I Don’t Need to Protect My Skin from the Sun”
Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the most important things you can to do prevent sun damage and more serious skin conditions like cancer. If you’ve ever fed into this skincare myth, I urge you to think again before heading out without a healthy layer of sunscreen.
Keep your skin beautiful for years to come when you take strong preventative measures.
What’s better than a high SPF sunscreen? Doubling up on skin protection with an SPF sun hat to give you an extra layer between you and skin damage. Make sure both you and the kids are outfitted with proper sun protection, especially during those warm summer months when you’re spending most of your time outside.
The cold air can wreak havoc on your skin (hello wind burn, chapped, dehydrated flaky skin), but with our lineup of products for National Winter Skin Relief Day (January 8th ) , it doesn’t have to. Get ahead of the game this winter and stay looking and feeling extra nourished. Take the steps to protect and prevent dryness, and treat your skin.
The below is the ultimate defense against the harsh, cold air:
Miss Bud’s Hemp Body Butter ($13.99; Amazon.com): Keep your skin moisturized while discovering the incredible skincare benefits of pure hemp seed oil. This coconut-scented quick absorbing Hemp Seed Oil formula deeply penetrates the skin to provide long lasting hydration.
IMAGE VITAL C hydrating hand and body lotion ($38; IMAGESkincare.com): Featuring four highly active forms of vitamin C, this luxurious moisturizer uses anti-aging ingredients that are often reserved just for the face. This lotion goes beyond hydration to treat telltale signs of aging on the body.
KORRES Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturiser ($45; Sephora.com): The ultimate way to lock in hydration before applying your makeup. This all-in-one perfecting makeup primer, moisturizer and skin brightener leaves skin hydrated and glowing, and prepped for all-day makeup wear.
IOPE Super Vital Cream Bio Excellence Rich ($100; Us.aritaum.com): This rich, concentrated formula deeply nourishes skin for long-lasting effects, while alleviating dryness and brightening complexion. Containing BIO Glycan ™ technology, this cream hydrates dull skin while effectively reducing visible signs of aging.
Curél Hydra Therapy Itch Defense Wet Skin Moisturizer ($10.99; Target.com): This unique formula is activated by water on just-showered skin and takes advantage of the peak moisture moment – when your skin is still wet, it is most receptive to hydration. The application to wet skin allows the formula to penetrate deep into the skin’s surface delivering proven itch soothing ingredients like Vitamin E & Oatmeal Extract to the source of dryness.
Dandelion Sun Launches "be free", a 4 in 1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF
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Dandelion Sun, a new leading anti-aging moisturizer brand made in California, has launched its first product in a vegan line to combat the most common skin issues facing women. Dandelion Sun's be free: 4 in 1 Face Moisturizer is an instant essential to be included in your daily skincare regimen. This multi-tasking moisturizer helps decrease the appearance of wrinkles, hydrate and brighten uneven skin tones, as well as provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30. be free is available now for $29.99 at dandelionsun.com and Amazon.
"90% of skin aging is caused by daily sun exposure," says Co-Founder and Head of Product, Marlena Chang, "incorporating a daily SPF can combat this." Combined with clean and effective ingredients like Vitamin C & E, Squalane from Avocado Oil, Japanese Green Tea Leaf extract (and more), makes this clinically proven formulation very powerful. be free is cruelty-free and contains no Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.
"Dandelion Sun was created with women like ourselves in mind," says Co-Founder and CEO, Stephanie Marks. "We have fast-paced, active lifestyles but are also mindful about our health and the products we use. If you remember to use only one skin care product in the morning, make it be free."
I have been getting facial peels recently, and my facial specialist could not stress enough the importance of sunscreen. I used to think that the sunscreen in my foundation was enough, but she told me that I was wrong! I need a stronger sunscreen, a broad spectrum SPF. Thankfully, Dandelion Sun provides that. The first thing I thought when I applied this product to my skin was that it smells very fresh and uplifting! It has a much lighter feel than sunscreen products usually do, and it completely absorbs into my skin. I apply it to my entire face, neck and upper chest area first thing in the morning. The formula feels extremely hydrating without leaving behind any shine or greasiness, which I love. Dandelion Sun keeps my skin feeling supple all day long.
ABOUT DANDELION SUN
Founded in Sonoma County, California, Dandelion Sun is an anti-aging moisturizer brand made to combat the most common skin issues facing women. Dandelion Sun is about an experience. Everything from the product to the packaging and fragrance are designed to evoke feelings of confidence, knowing your skin is nourished and protected. Delivering on the promise of healthy, beautiful skin using clean and effective ingredients is what drives Dandelion Sun. As innovators in antioxidant and sun protection technology,the clinically proven formulation has been shown to dramatically improve skin health by protecting against environmental damage and visibly improving skin's tone, brightness, and the appearance of wrinkles.
For additional information, please visit www.dandelionsun.com.
For the Lip Balm Fanatic
For the holiday season, Burt’s Bees are making things PERSONAL! Create a custom gift for your family and friends that everyone will be raving about. Simply go on www.BurtsBees.com, pick your flavor and customize with a name or message!
Price: 4 Pack for $20
Where to Buy: www.BurtsBees.com
For the Skin Care Junkie:
With the dry winter season upon us, everyone needs to add some extra hydration to their skin care routine. The newest gift set from Laneige is SURE to give you intense hydration to your skin and lips all winter long. The Dream and Glow Set includes a full size Water Sleeping Mask, a travel size Moisture Cream and, of course, our #1 selling Lip Sleeping Mask!
Where to Buy: us.laneige.com
For the Beauty Queen:
Who doesn’t love Mini Lip Glosses? Buxom Cosmetics has just launched their Party All Night Mini Lip Plumping Vault for the holidays and it is flying off the shelves! The limited edition vault comes with 12 pieces including four lip liners and eight shimmery glosses. Get the $125 value vault for only $49!
Where to Buy: www.BuxomCosmetics.com
For Your Man Candy:
Can’t think or something for the special man in your life? The Proraso Beard Tin is the perfect go-to gift for any man in your life! The set includes, Beard Wash, Beard Oil and Beard Balm. The set also comes in three different scents, Wood & Spice, Cypress & Vetiver and Azur Lime.
Where to Buy: wwww.BigelowChemists.com