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When it comes to skin care, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the products on the market. Typically when people start using the most products is when they feel self conscious about their skin- trying to fix the problem. However, when it comes to fighting acne, I feel that less is more, and that it’s always best to simplify your routine…
When one of my clients has acne, I put them in the category of having sensitive skin. Their skin is sensitive to breakouts, therefor, I would like them to treat it accordingly. If you’re piling on one harsh salicylic based product after another hoping to “dry out” your blemishes, you’re only compromising the health of your skin and its only a temporary fix- if it even works at all! Plus when you’re using a plethora of products, how do you know that its not one or a combination of them thats causing the breakouts.
To keep your skin sensitivity under control, I feel that its best to use 3-4 products, and only have one thats “clearing” or exfoliating- and be religious about your routine!
Start with a gentle cleanser, one you can use morning and night and that doesn’t have harsh ingredients in it like alcohol. This type of cleanser will remove dirt, makeup and excess oil but wont dry you out.
Then, get a hyaluronic acid serum to keep you from becoming dehydrated. Its oil free and completely absorbs into the skin. Its a very important ingredient to have in your products, and is undetectable once applied.
Your next step should be a light weight moisturizer with an spf. I know its hard to find a sunscreen you want to wear if your feeling oily or have acne, but its imperative to your skin health and for scarring from breakouts- and i promise light weight sunscreens do exist, so find one you like and stick with it.
At night, cleanse your skin again with your gentle cleanser and then use your clearing product. Whether its an overnight treatment, or something you put on for a few minutes and then remove- make sure its exfoliating and has active ingredients designed to fight breakouts.
Talk to your esthetician to find out which products they suggest for you. Just remember to keep it simple and clean, that way you can rule out your routine as the cause and start adjusting other potential causes such as your diet or hormones.
Greek yogurt has always been around, but has gained serious popularity in recent years. However, for me, this trend is definitely not just a fad. To me, greek yogurt is a miracle food! here are three amazing reason to always have some in your fridge.
Number 1: Its yummy!- Greek yogurt is packed full of protein, probiotics, and good dairy your body needs. Here is one of my favorite recipes:
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
Toppings of choice (cinnamon, honey, berries. etc)
-Mix oats, yogurt, and milk together in a storable jar or container (something with a lid)
-Cover and leave in fridge overnight or at least 3 hours
Also, don’t forget that Greek yogurt is a great healthy substitute for mayonnaise when cooking. Instead of making your favorite dipping or topping sauce using mayo, use greek yogurt instead- you will not be able to tell the difference! Another great example is tuna. Sub out the mayo for Greek yogurt and you wont be disappointed!
Number 2: It’s healing!- OK, so we’re about to get personal and talk feminine issues. Yeast infections to be exact. They are something almost every girl has experienced, and it’s not comfortable. However, the good news is Greek yogurt is a natural remedy! Thats right! Greek yogurt contains healthy bacteria, cultures and organisms that when administered to the affected area using a safe applicator, can help heal your yeast infection!
Number 3: Its a face mask!- Greek yogurt is the easiest, most affordable addition to your skin care routine. It can be applied topically as a do-it-yourself face mask. Its packed with yummy nutrients for your skin such as:
zinc– which is anti-inflammatory, a natural astringent, and helps with acne
lactic acid– which is exfoliates and moisturizes dry skin
calcium– contains antioxidants
b vitamins– keep skin glowing and hydrated
Just apply an even layer of plain, fat containing (2% or higher) Greek yogurt to your face and neck for 20 minutes once a week! An easy way to achieve better skin!
So next time you’re browsing the aisles at the store, don’t forget to stock up on Greek yogurt. you wont regret it!
Lets face it, aging is something that everyone is experiencing and everyone wants to combat. Although the best way to look great is to age gracefully, its never too early or too late to take care of your body inside and out. Confidence comes from knowing you’ve done your personal finest to be the best you, and your skin routine plays a big role. Research has found that there are 4 skin care ingredients on the market that when used together, give your skin its best fighting chance in the battle against aging! Of course, ones diet, lifestyle and biological factors play a huge role in skin appearance. However, taking care of your skin on a daily basis with great products is a must.
To fight aging, the 4 ingredients to look for are Vitamin a, Vitamin c, Peptides, and Sunscreen.
Vitamin A is most commonly known on the market as skins anti-ager. Vitamin A comes in the form of retin-a, retinol, or retinal palmytate. This product speeds up cell metabolism which resurfaces the skin, resulting in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A products typically come in the form of a night cream, and best used at night because sun exposure directly after use is not recommended. Also, your skin repairs itself at night, therefore putting on your most active products then may yield better results.
Vitamin C is one of the strongest antioxidants on the market and well known for its brightening factor. Vitamin C is not only a natural sun protectant, but it defends against free radicals that break down skin cells and cause fine lines. While free radical defense is extremely important because we live in a toxic environment, vitamin C’s ability to lighten hyper pigmentation and brighten skin is what most people love about this amazing product. An even skin tone is one of the number one signs of youth!
In addition to a glowing complexion, collagen production is a must. Collagen gives skin its support and thickness. When collagen is lost and not replaced, the skin becomes hollow, saggy, and wrinkles are formed. Peptides are what build collagen in your skin. Applying peptides topically tricks your skin into thinking it has lost collagen, therefor creating a burst of collagen production!
Last and definitely not least, there’s sunscreen. some love it, some hate it, but everyone MUST where it. 99 percent of what you don’t like about your skin is caused from sun exposure. meaning, if you never went in the sun, you would be 99 percent more confident in your skins appearance. Crazy! Whether you’re oily, dry, sensitive or acneic, there’s a sunscreen out there that will work for you. ideally you want a mineral sunscreen such as one with zinc.. but any good sunscreen with an spf of 30 or higher will do as long as you wear it on a daily basis and reapply as needed… and don’t forget your neck and chest!
So ladies (and gentlemen) heres your fool proof guide to kicking time’s butt! Need suggestions? We love Facialworks Retinol, CE Ferulic, Power Masque, and Hydra Protect Sunscreen!