Aging Skin

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Some moisturizing tips…

Written by: Sonia Conerly

When applying your moisturizer, it is important to use a quality product, and therefore, a little will definitely go a long way.   You want to be gentle and not rub too vigorously, (especially, if your skin is more on the sensitive side, or you have Rosacea).

You can apply a dab of moisturizer down the t-zone, along the cheekbones, the jawline, and don’t forget about your neck.  Then work it into the skin using your fingertips, in soft, outward circles, until the product has absorbed into the skin.

The eyes need special care as well and when applying your eye cream, it is best to use your ring finger to gently dab the product under the eyes until it is gone.

Happy moisturizing!!!

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Increasing Moisture on the skin

Moisture Here are some tips you can practice to increase your skin’s moisture content in the summer -Moisturize after going in the pool- Chlorine and salt water can dry out your skin, be sure to replenish your skin’s natural barrier and hydration after long periods in water. -Exfoliate- exfoliating your skin to help slough off dead skin cells, moisturizing dead skin cells does not bring them back to life. Get rid of them while you still can with our Vita C Microexfoliant. -Drink a bottle of water everyday- drink water everyday to help replenish your skin’s water content. Your skin is an organ and requires many of the nutrients you ingest. Taking water into the body is a beneficial way to replenish with out and skincare products. -Cleanse your face- cleansing your face can keep it clear of debris and minimize the over production of oil, just be sure to moisturize after this step.

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De-stress with these tips

So many of my friends and family cite Autumn as their favorite season. And frankly, what’s not to love? Pumpkin spice, well, EVERYTHING, turning leaves, jack-o-lanterns, comfort food. However, with all of the excitement centered around fall, it is often a busy time. Kids and many adults are in school, work is back in action after the summer haziness, and everyone is keeping their noses to the grindstone. Stress is not only hard on your body, but on your skin as well. Here are some helpful ways to combat stress via your skincare routine.
-Use Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps combat free radicals, which contribute aging. Exposure to chronic stress can cause an excess of free radicals
-Make time for yourself: Carve out some time at least every week to reward yourself. A great way to serve both yourself and your skin is to get a facial or other relaxing skin treatment.
-Stick to a routine: One theory of stress is that it occurs when we feel our demands exceed our capability, in other words, we have more on our plate than we can handle. Defining and practicing a skincare routine can help save time and ensure you don’t neglect your skin Keep these tips in mind during times of excessive stress.

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Understanding Wrinkles

The difference between fine lines and wrinkles: Fine line are majorly in our outer most layer of the skin called the epidermis. Application of lotions and potions may diminish the signs of fine lines.

Wrinkles occur in the dermis, where much of the skin’s important work is done. The dermis also contain a dense network of collagen and elastin, when healthy is loose and pliable. Collagen and elastin, types of protein, give skin it suppleness, tautness and it’s youthful look. Wrinkles appear when these protein are damaged or scared by intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) factors.

Along with natural aging, wrinkles get a big boost from these factors:

• Sun exposure

• Cigarette smoke (inhaled, secondhand or thirdhand)

• Environmental toxins

• Lack of water

• A nutrition-poor diet, especially one lacking in vitamins A, C, E, and folic acid yet high in fat and salt

• Excess alcohol consumption

• Lack of exercise

• Free Radicals

• Stress

• Harsh soaps, detergent-based moisturizers and cosmetics

• Sleep deprivation

You can’t escape wrinkles but you can delay and avoid the severity of them.
-Authored by Ms. De esthetician instructor extraordinaire

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