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Holiday Skin Care Tips for Your Skin Type

Not the Usual Holiday Skin Care Tips The Holidays are upon us and we all seem to have several events and errands to add to our already busy lives. There are the typical holiday skin care tips for all skin types that we read about. That would be getting enough sleep, taking our makeup off after a late night party and drinking enough water to compensate for those Holiday party beverages. But we all don’t have the same skin type so how we weather the fun and stress of this special time of year is different for each type of skin. Dry Skin How do we handle dry skin and the lack of humidity caused by heaters and cold weather? My first advice would be to invest in a humidifier for your bedroom. Not only is this great for your skin but it will also keep your throat from getting sore. Moisture is lost as we sleep so a humidifier will create a healthy environment for your skin. Continue to use an exfoliant a least once or twice a week. Not doing so will only keep your dead skin cells glued to the surface of your skin, so your serums and moisturizers won’t penetrate properly. Applying a rich gel or cream masque once a week will soften fine lines and wrinkles. Lastly, use a heavier night cream than your daily moisturizer with spf. When you wake in the morning your skin will be soft and supple. Oily Skin Oily skin can improve during the cold winter months. I see a lot less breakouts and acne being more controlled when the weather isn’t so warm. Sweating on hot days combined with excess oil secretion only contributes [...]

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, [...]

What Is Exfoliation? Should It Be Part Of My Skin Program?

I’ve decided to post a 3 part series of blogs on Exfoliation. Today I will explain in simple language what is Exfoliation and how important Exfoliation really is for the skin, as well as provide a brief history on Exfoliation and talk about the recent boom in the industry and technological advances. What Is Exfoliation? Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest dead skin cells that cling to the skin’s outermost surface. When done correctly, exfoliation leaves the skin feeling smoother and fresher looking. Exfoliation also makes penetration easier for facial products like serums. There are two forms of exfoliation: Mechanical Exfoliation - Mechanical Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells by physically rubbing them off with an abrasive. Examples include salt glow, a body scrub that might use sugar or coffee grounds; or possibly skin brushing. Chemical Exfoliation - Chemical Exfoliation loosen the glue-like substance that holds the cells together, allowing them to slough away. Facial peels area form of chemical exfoliation. They can either be very gentle or very aggressive. Why Is Exfoliation So Important? The skin is constantly generating new skin cells at the lower layer (the dermis) and sending them to the surface (the epidermas). As the cells rise to the surface they gradually die and become filled with keratin. These keratinized skin cells are essential because they give our skin its protective quality. But they are constantly sloughing off to make way for younger cells. As we age the process of cell turnover slows down. Cells start to pile up unevenly on the skin’s surface, giving it a dry, rough, dull appearance Exfoliation is beneficial because it removes those cells that are clinging on revealing the fresher, younger skin [...]

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