Healthy Skin in Your 40s & 50s

When you approach your forties and fifties, your skin is likely to experience more noticeable changes in firmness, texture, and tone. Updating your daily regimen is key to helping your skin adjust. Healthy Skin in 40s Your forties is a time to repair, firm, and treat. Cell turnover slows to roughly 40 days, and skin starts to experience hormonal issues that trigger dryness, sensitivity, and even conditions such as eczema or rosacea. Collagen and elastin production begin to slow, leading to a loss of firmness and more prominent wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Treatment Recommendation, 40s At minimum, try to have a skincare regimen that consists of a cleanser, exfoliant, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Focus on boosting collagen, and exfoliate consistently to resurface uneven texture and brighten the visible effects of past UV damage. Include treatments and serums for face and eyes for best results, and ingredients such as Vitamin C, Peptides and Retinol are key. I recommend you follow this skincare regimen: Cleanser Wash with Skin Resurfacing Cleanser each morning for a more even tone and texture. In the evening, switch to UltraCalming Cleanser to hydrate and calm skin. If you typically experience sensitization (burning, stinging, itching, redness, etc.), use UltraCalming Cleanser both am and pm instead. What if your skin is oily? Go with Special Cleansing Gel. Exfoliant Exfoliate with Daily Microfoliant once daily (or 3-5 times a week for those with more sensitive skin) to brighten discoloration and renew the outer cell layer. If skin is more resilient, include Daily Resufacer, a leave-on treatment that goes under moisturizer at night to help clear congestion and even out tone. Keep in mind that skin should never burn or itch from exfoliation, [...]

Choosing The Right Masque For Your Skin

What Kind Of Skin Care Masque Should I Use? Many people would like to add a masque to their weekly skin care routine, but are not sure which one to choose. This can be confusing especially when you have combination skin. There are several ways to address this issue. When I advise the purchase of a masque, I consider the biggest challenge to the client’s skin first. If the skin is congested and breaking out my first advice is to use a clay based masque. Clay absorbs excess oil, and also has a cooling and calming affect on the skin. Dermalogica has two clay masques that I find to be very effective. The Skin Refining Masque which absorbs excess oil and helps to tighten the pores. The Sebum Clearing Masque which has Salicylic Acid in a clay base. This is very good for skin that is breaking out with acne or hormonal breakouts. For skin that is couperose (broken capillaries), has Rosacea or hyper-sensitive, I recommend a cream mask. Dermalogica’s Ultra-Calming Relief Masque was designed to minimize sensitivity and redness. It also includes Oat and Ginger which helps to restore the skin and prevent future irritation. The new improved Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque is my choice for dry, parched and dehydrated skin. This masque is an oil free gel combined with Botanicals and Vitamins to restore moisture. For an anti-ageing treatment the Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque is your best bet. This masque comes in a creamy base filled with Vitamins A, C and E and antioxidant botanicals. If the skin is a combination type one can use two masques to improve the overall look of the skin. For example, if there is an oily t-zone [...]

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How to Get Rid of Upper-Lip Wrinkles

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm and Dimethicone Smooths Upper-Lip Wrinkles This is a very informative article written by Dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu. Upper-Lip Wrinkles are a concern for many of my clients. Dermalogica addresses this issue with two products. Multivitamin Power Firm can be applied to the upper lip and has an infusion of Vitamins A,C and E as well as dimethicone to smooth wrinkles. A new product to be launched this spring is Skin Perfect Primer. This Primer has a spf of 30 as well as anti-aging ingredients to prevent premature aging. Look for this product to launch the Spring of 2012. ... Wrinkles above your lips can look unsightly, and lipstick can migrate into them. Find out what you can do to soften upper-lip wrinkles. Article by Dr. Jessica Wu Upper-lip wrinkles are commonly called smoker's lines, even though many people who have them have never smoked. They tend to be more prominent in people who pucker their lips frequently, drink from straws, or chew gum, because these types of movements crease the skin and deepen such lines. They can also be hereditary. Here are some ways to soften them so you can wear lipstick again: Avoid gum, straws, and to-go cups, which make you pucker your lips. If you must use a straw, put it in the corner of your mouth so your lips pucker less. If your wrinkles are very fine or you’re just starting to notice them, try using a makeup primer to make them look less obvious. Primers usually contain dimethicone to smooth over and fill in skin irregularities (kind of like spackle). A model friend of mine swears by L’Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base. I often treat [...]