4 Steps to Applying Skin Care for Greatest Benefit

Do we know if the order of applying our skin care products aids or deters them being absorbed fully, giving us the full benefits of our products? Dermatology researchers now tell us it is important to prioritize the order in which we apply our cleansers, serums, medications and lotions.

Cleanse facial skin first

“Medications or treatments should be applied directly after washing your face,” said board-certified dermatologist Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD. “This ensures that the medications or treatments are properly absorbed by the skin. Otherwise, people may think a product isn’t working because it’s applied in the wrong order.”

My experience goes along with what Dr. Taylor suggests as the optimum order of application: [Read more…]

Cleansing to Nourish and Protect Your Skin

Cleansing helps remove dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin’s surface and in pores. It is the first step in improving skin appearance, preventing blemishes, discoloration, inflammation, and general dullness. It is also the first step in nourishing skin and protecting the delicate structure that keeps skin functioning in a healthful manner!

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When cleansing, it is essential that you choose a product that is gentle, natural, and devoid of harsh, irritating ingredients. Unfortunately, many cleansing products are designed with soaps and surfactants that can actually strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it tight, dry, and susceptible to irritation. If you’ve ever washed your skin and feel it pull tight against your face afterwards, it’s likely that you have disrupted the natural layer that protects skin against bacteria and moisture loss. [Read more…]

New Celloxylin Epic – Instant Wrinkle Reducer

Epic is about to smooth  your wrinkles off your face! Seriously. Instant Wrinkle Reducer for sure!

I’ve been testing it out for about a year, and cannot wait to be able to use more than just a little sample of it!

Available for Sale: November 30th, 2015

Where to buy: From me and my Online Store!

 

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This is MY neck! I am sold on my results – my neck still looked great the next day! (I took the photos myself with my iPhone – no doctoring of photos – these are my actual results!)

 

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Look at my ))(( and droopy eyelids!

 

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Now look after about an hour of #Epic Serum – check out the almost disappeared )( and my eyelids are totally lifted!!

Very Effective Scar Treatment!

Do you have a scar you would like to “erase” from a scratch, cut, acne, surgery, or burn?

Here’s a couple of Before and After photos of two surgical scars that were pretty much “erased” with a simple two product treatment:

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Injury Requiring Surgical Repair

This scar was from an injury requiring surgical repair. She massaged in some PSR Next Serum twice a day, and used the DFI once a day, until the scar was gone. [Read more…]

Stimulate Smooth Summer Skin

Did you know that it’s suggested to exfoliate your skin more consistently in the summer as opposed to winter?

Exfoliating helps to prevent dry, damaged skin due to rising heat temps and exposure to sun. As we age, our skin’s natural skin turnover process slows significantly, resulting in the build-up of dry, dead skin cells that can cause blemishes, age spots, and an overall dull appearance.

Exfoliation is the process of using mechanical or chemical means to promote skin cell shedding from the top layer of skin, the epidermis. Despite the fact that skin exfoliation is extremely beneficial, it is an often overlooked part of a healthy skin care regimen. This summer, incorporate the Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub into your skin routine.

Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub

Celloxylin® Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub

I LOVE this gentle, cooling scrub which effectively removes dead surface skin cells, leaving my skin visibly smooth and protected by all the nutrients it provides.  This Sugar Cyrstal Scrub encourages healthy skin cell turnover to help prevent dull, damaged-looking skin. [Read more…]

Help Protect Your Teen’s Skin Early from Acne and Sun Damage

We’re so focused on fighting against aging that it’s easy to oversee how easily some of it could have been prevented had we started an effective skincare regimen at a younger age. The need for skincare appears when you hit puberty because it’s at this time your hormones begin stimulating the glands in your skin, causing an increase in oil production and enlarged pores. Developing a skincare regimen for your teen can be difficult because they’re not used to being concerned with their skin, and incorporating a new routine into their schedule can easily be forgotten or met with resistance.

Here are 4 Essential Skincare Tips for Your Teen:
1. Keep it Simple – Oily skin and zits are unpleasant introductions to puberty and the last thing your teen wants to do is stress over their face any more than they already are. Introduce a skincare regimen that is simple, yet effective and contains the basics: cleanser and moisturizer. [Read more…]

New Study Results for Healthier and Longer Life!

Fruit ParfaitA recent study from the University College of London, shows significantly that eating 7 or more servings of vegetables and fruit each day reduces your risk of dying of disease by 42%. This is great news for those who love your veggies, salads and fruit bowls. Seven servings, usually consisting of 1/2 cup of each, can be daunting for someone who considers popcorn at the movies meeting their daily requirement. But if you want to stay healthy and live a long life, then we need to look for some creative ways to get all those vegetables and fruits in.

“This is the first study to link fruit and vegetable consumption with all-cause, cancer and heart disease deaths in a nationally-representative population, the first to quantify health benefits per-portion, and the first to identify the types of fruit and vegetable with the most benefit. [Read more…]

Why Acetyl Octapeptide-3 is Better Than Injectables

I don’t use facial injectables as part of my beauty regimen, so when I have a chance to observe, fairly up close, someone who does, it interests me. I like to watch how her facial muscles contract, or not, how her emotions are expressed on her face matching the varying tones of her conversation, then try to guess which areas the formulas have been injected. I wonder if prolonged use of injectables does long term damage to the nerves, muscles and circulation within the tissues. I also wonder if the tissue “stretches” to accommodate the added volume, and if over time and with loss of collagen and elastin, will the area require more filler to keep it up, and if the tissue will eventually sag even more.

Someone I observed recently, was seated next to me at a luncheon. As we were chatting, I thought to myself back to the last time we had chatted, which was over a year ago. Then I thought she looked different, which was when it dawned on me she had had some cosmetic support as I noticed her forehead not moving and very little facial movement during the course of our hour long conversation. If I hadn’t honed in on her facial movement, or lack thereof, I would have left thinking how youthful and beautiful she looked. And she really did look lovely.

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Caffeine in Skin Care Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer

A couple of years ago, skin cancer research showed the possibility that caffeine applied directly to the skin reduced the amount of a particular protein that caused UV damaged skin cells to turn cancerous. In Caffeine in Skin Care May Protect from Skin Cancer, I share the findings of these past studiesNow there is new evidence that is showing stronger evidence of the anticancer effects of topically applied caffeine.

According to the National Cancer Institute, sunlight-induced skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the United States with more than 1 million new cases each year.

With skin cancer becoming increasingly prevalent, especially in the younger age groups, the findings of topically applied caffeine showing evidence of decreasing the development of skin cancers is very important. [Read more…]

Rosacea ~ What It is and How to Manage It

Rosacea. It’s a dreaded word if you care about how your face looks – which is all of us. It conjures up pictures of W.C. Field with his large, bulbous nose, cigar in one hand and drink in the other.  What if you’re not a stodgy old guy, but  a beautiful young 3o or 40 something with young children? Now what do you do?

First let’s look at what one the most recent scientific study’s shows:

“A team of researchers, led by Richard L. Gallo, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the Dermatology section of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, has determined that it is not one, but a combination of two abnormal factors, that result in rosacea. [Read more…]

A New Home Treatment Option for Scars

Surgical scars, acne scars, burn scars, cut scars…..most all of us have some type of scar on our body somewhere. Does it bother you? Does it bother you enough to want to do something to diminish it? That’s the question only you can answer.

What is a scar?

“A scar is the body’s natural way of healing and replacing lost or damaged skin. A scar is usually composed of fibrous tissue. Scars may be formed for many different reasons, including as a result of infections, surgery, injuries, or inflammation of tissue. Scars may appear anywhere on the body, and the composition of a scar may vary – appearing flat, lumpy, sunken, or colored. It may be painful or itchy. The final look of a scar depends of many factors, including the skin type and location on the body, the direction of the wound, the type of injury, age of the person with the scar, and his/her nutritional status.”  (From the University of Chicago Medical Library)

There are many options for scar treatment but if you really want something that doesn’t burn or hurt, I highly recommend the Derma Firm Illuminator skin treatment machine. Painless, just massage in circles while you are watching TV for a few minutes each day. I’ve seen a woman who has had 6 children by C-Section, and a Tummy Tuck whose scar is barely visible – so light and soft, she has to point to it for you to notice!

Far Infrared Light is one of the most incredible treatment functions for skin cell rejuvenation – here’s a little more about this option for treating scar tissue:

“Infrared light is a type of electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun; far infrared light has a wavelength greater than 4 microns. Despite the fact that we cannot see far infrared radiation, it is perceived by thermoreceptors in the skin as heat. Studies have shown that FIR light therapy can stimulate wound healing mechanisms in the skin. Its additional benefits include the following: 1) Skin is warmed, unclogging pores and expanding capillaries. 2) Blood flow increases, helping eliminate toxins associated with aging and fatigue. 3) Mitochondrial stimulation results in increased enzyme activity and metabolism. 4) Promotes the breakdown of cellulite, fat, trapped water, and wastes. 5) Promotes the regeneration of skin tissue. 6) Increases oxygen and nutrient delivery to cells resulting in increased skin vitality. FIR light therapy is one of the 4 functions provided by Apriori Beauty’s Derma Firm Illuminator.”  (From the Apriori Beauty Science Center)

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SYNONYMS: FIR, Light Therapy

REFERENCES:
Goldberg DJ, Hussain M, Fazeli A, Berlin AL. Treatment of skin laxity of the lower face and neck in older individuals with a broad-spectrum infrared light device. Journal of Casmetic and Laser Therapy 2007; 9:35-40.

Toyokawa H, Matsui Y, Uhara J, Tsuchiya H, Teshima S, Nakanishi H, Kwon A, Azuma Y, Nagaoka T, Ogawa T Kamiyama Y. Promotive Effects of Far-Infrared Ray on Full-Thickness Skin Wound Healing in Rats. Experimental Biology and Medicine 2003; 228: 724-729.

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Protect Your Skin Cells With Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract is a rich source of antioxidants, including proanthocyanidins. Several studies have demonstrated the health benefits of grape seed extract, which include protection from oxidative stress, cardiovascular health support, and immune system support. It also shows promise as a cancer fighting ingredient.

With so many people developing skin cancer each day, it’s great to hear about natural ingredients that help with prevention. Those colorful fruits and vegetables are loaded with amazing health benefits. [Read more…]

Gluten-Free? Do You Need Gluten-Free Personal Care Products?

Seems like more and more people are going gluten-free to address issues of inflammation, weight gain, bloating, and many other symptoms. There is a difference between gluten intolerance, also known as Celiac Disease, and gluten sensitivity or allergy.  (Click the photo for an article with the science behind gluten intolerance.)

“Celiac disease is a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine and prevents it from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. The damage is due to a reaction to eating gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.”  (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001280/)

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New Skin Care Technologies Enhance Cellular Longevity

Cellular Longevity

The December 2011 issue of Allure Magazine highlights innovative skin care technologies that are proving effective in the battle against skin aging: “We’re seeing more evidence-backed skin-care formulations and far less hype in a jar” says dermatologist, Hema Sundaram. These formulations include those, like Apriori Beauty’s Cellular Age Advantage, that seek to take a proactive, preventative approach to skin care by addressing the process of skin aging, not just the symptoms. [Read more…]

Skin Perfecting Mineral Powders

When I first heard of Mineral Powder Makeup, visions of Elizabeth Taylor in “Cleopatra” came to mind. She would have her servant girls go down to the Nile River and bring her the most beautiful colors from the riverbanks – or so I thought. Well, how else could she have so many beautiful colors to use for her “look”?

Mineral Powders are quite the trend right now, and with women looking for natural cosmetics, they are in high demand.

Ni’Kita Wilson, a cosmetic chemist at Englewood Lab in New Jersey says, “zinc oxide is FDA-approved as a skin protectant. “It has some anti-inflammatory properties, so you’ll see it in products like diaper-rash ointment,” she says. “Since mineral makeup contains a higher percentage of zinc oxide than traditional makeup, it can be useful in calming irritated skin.” (The Lowdown on Mineral Makeup) [Read more…]

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