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…]

Waking Up Aging Skin Cells

As we age, our cells get sleepy, slowing down, becoming less efficient at performing their youthful productive processes. When it comes to skin cells, this means less collagen, elastin and more aging skin.

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Aging and Youthful Skin

Much of the focus of treating aging cells has targeted oxidative stress. Overproduction and accumulation of free radicals causes inflammation throughout the body as we age. A new study has shown that the production of free radicals in our youth may be beneficial, but as we age, produces the symptoms of aging seen especially in our skin. [Read more…]

Before, 5 months After and Now, 3 Years Later

It’s been 3 1/4 years since I started using my Beauty Gadget, the Derma Firm Illuminator! Three to 4 times a week, consistently, without a week off. It’s definitely a habit now, and yes, I am that concerned (vain) about my appearance as I age.

So…here are my photos to compare with my initial results and see what you think:

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The Precious Layers of Our Skin and Why They Need Protecting

I’ve just returned from a visit to my Dermatologist, and started to think about the different layers of our skin and how skin cancers or age spots form. What is each layer made up of and what does it do? We know there are three main layers – the Epidermis (top layer), the Dermis (middle with everything that keeps our face “up”) and the Hypodermis (the base).  Although this may be a little scientific to understand, I hope to provide a description of what each layer of our skin is made up of and how our skin protects us!

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Human Skin is composed of 3 distinct layers, the Epidermis, Dermis, and Hypodermis, each of which plays a vital role in maintaining healthy skin structure and function!
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Anti-Aging Health Benefits of Resveratrol?

Recent scientific research in the laboratory has shown that the benefits of resveratrol from the skins and seeds of red grapes include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effect, cellular energy production and cancer cell suppression.

“Resveratrol has been found to inhibit proliferation and induce apoptosis in a number of cancer cell lines…. inhibit the activity of several inflammatory enzymes…” Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute

“Over the last decade, Sinclair and colleagues including Leonard Guarente at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a body of research describing how resveratrol improves energy production and overall health in cells by activating a class of genes called sirtuins that are integral to mitochondrial function. The cell’s power supplier, mitochondria are essential not just for longevity but for overall health.” Science Daily [Read more…]

Smile Without Showing Your Age!

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People often ask me, “Do I really need a unique moisturizer for my eye and lip areas?” This is a great question — though your skin will definitely benefit from applying a full-face moisturizer to the eye and lip areas, the fact is that these areas are very unique compared to the rest of your skin. Not only are eye and lip areas subject to stress from repetitive movements like smiling and squinting, they are also thinner, more delicate, and produce less natural oil than the skin on rest of your face. All of this results in skin that will show signs and symptoms of aging. It also means that skin around the eyes and lips needs more nourishment and hydration to remain healthy and young looking. [Read more…]

Tips for Easy Skin Care While Traveling!

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Flying in airplanes, different climates, air conditioners, heaters, varying time zones all take a toll on your skin while you travel. How do you keep your skin healthy, feeling and looking fresh throughout your time away from home?

Let’s look first at the most common factors that cause your skin to lose its luster:

  • Normal Sleep Patterns Disrupted
  • Inadequate Hydration
  • Environmental Elements such as Soot, Exhaust, Dust, and Allergens
  • Minimal Time to Spend on a Skin Care Routine
  • Inability to Pack Regular Sized Containers of  Skin Care Products [Read more…]

How to Enjoy the Sun and Protect Your Skin!

Ever wonder how those beautiful, warm rays of the sun can have such long lasting and damaging effects on your skin?

Like a straightened rainbow, you can picture the spectrum of sunlight with the red, orange and yellow wavelengths being the longest and making up infrared light.  As wavelengths shorten, green and blue light speeds up into indigo blue and violet colors, which are visible and contain Ultraviolet A and Ultraviolet B rays.  These are the rays that cause sun damage to our skin. [Read more…]

How to Fight the 4 Core Influences of Aging

What are the four core influences of aging, how do they affect what we experience physically, and what we see in the mirror as we grow older?

Why does an Internal + External approach to the battle against the visible signs of aging work the best?

Consumers are increasingly seeking “anti-aging” cosmetic products that treat the visible signs of natural and environmental aging, such as wrinkles, lines, sagging, hyperpigmentation and age spots.  The problem is, products that only focus on treating the signs of aging are not proactive or preventative.  This is what sets Apriori Beauty™ apart from the rest – Apriori Beauty sought to take an innovative approach to targeting the causes of aging, not just the symptoms by introducing the Cellular Age Advantage™, a proactive, internal + external approach that utilizes the Nutrient Reservoir™ to address the core causes of cellular aging! [Read more…]

How To Get Better Results from Your Daily Skin Care

When’s the last time you had a professional facial? Well, it’s time to take care of your beautiful face, and make that appointment. I had one recently, and my skin never looked or felt so wonderful! Truly. Shannon Smith, of BeautySmith is a miracle worker! Funny thing, she used the same products I use every day, but the difference was in how she took her time massaging in the cleanser, serums and moisturizers. She has a therapeutic touch for sure, and when she did my Acid Peel and Derma Firm facial toning machine treatment, my face went to heaven!  It was so luxurious!

I’ve seen the same amazing results from Imagine by Carleen, Carleen McIlveen’s Clients! Wow!  Check out her before and after photos from a recent happy Client of hers! You really must schedule your appointment today!

At home, between facials, I try to do the same for my skin – take a little more time, massaging in each step of my Apriori Beauty  skin care like this: [Read more…]

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…]

How to Tweak, Update or Overhaul Your Personal Image

It just happens. Your life is busy, time flies by, and the next thing you know you are ambushed by Stacy and Clinton from “What Not to Wear”! Well, almost.

This is when you realize your skin is starting to sag,  gray hairs are springing up, you can’t find your makeup colors at the store because they’re no longer being made, your pants all have elastic waistbands, and your kids cringe when you get out of the car in public. Is this you? This was me. My daughter did send in a request for Stacy and Clinton to work their magic on me. Twice. I don’t need to say anymore!

I kind of lost myself in everyone else’s lives and let my own go.  As time went on, and the kids became more independent, I could see my light at the end of the “mommy” tunnel. I took on a new job, and started a new business. Being back in the “real world” caused me to take stock of my public image, and realize that I needed to make changes in order to be someone people were proud to be around, happy to be seen in public with, and someone my family and colleagues could look up to.

Here are my tips from my tweaks, updates and overhaul over the past couple of years: [Read more…]

The Future of Skin Care!

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Celloxylin

Now that we know the four ways that our skin and body ages, the next question is “What can we do to prevent Oxidative Stress, Hormonal Fluctuations, Lack of Mitochondrial Energy, and help along our Longevity Genes?”

From the birth of a cell, to the end of its life, Lifeoxylin and Celloxylin together create and sustain the Nutrient Reservoir™ – a patent-pending blend of ingredients that nourishes, protects, prolongs cell life and defies aging.  Add to that performance ingredients that help reduce the visible signs of aging and you’ve got a systemic, “whole body” approach to anti-aging – the cellular age advantage! [Read more…]

Have Acne? Here’s a Success Story!

Christina is a young mom with a fabulous husband and an active toddler. Before she tried Apriori Beauty’s Lifeoxylin Elixir and Celloxylin Skin Care, she had facial acne that was inflamed, with open, bleeding pimples. Here’s what she experienced and her success: [Read more…]

Hey! Where’d That Age Spot Go??

Hey! Where’d That Age Spot Go??? That’s exactly what I said aloud last week when I realized a large age spot on my right cheek was almost completely gone!

Guess what else I noticed…my cheek has “lifted”!! Woooohoooo!!

What Am I Doing? (Please have your skin checked by your dermatologist at least once a year.)

1. Celloxylin MD 20Ex Acid Peel: Twice a Week

2. Derma Firm Illuminator: 4 – 5 Times a  Week, Spot and Wrinkle Cycles

3. Celloxylin Skin Care + Lifeoxylin Elixir: Daily

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