Skin care products that you typically find at your local pharmacy or convenience store are often well-designed and their packaging conveys a sense of effectiveness at a low price. These products are often less expensive than what you would see a professional skin care consultant use. Products you purchase from your esthetician are generally far more expensive than what you find in the department store. In one sense, purchasing lots of different cheaper skin care products gives you a greater opportunity to find a diamond in the rough. You might find something that actually works for your particular skin situation. But most of the time, products you find in stores are usually not effective for most people's conditions.
In the end, you might find that only 10 or 20 percent of the products that you purchase are actually effective for your specific situation. If that’s true you could say you actually spent far more money to find a product that works than if you had gone to your skin care professional and just asked to buy what is best for you. So, one way to look at purchasing professional quality skin care products is to think of it as an investment in your skin, health, and beauty. When you combine high quality products with high quality clinician care, you receive results that you can count on which allows you to stop searching for answers and focus on other important matters. Working with your esthetician over the course of time helps them to really dial in your results and gain an understanding of your specific skin situation. Receiving a carefully tailored service allows your skin to receive the maximum benefit and care. If you focus on establishing a history with your clinician, this allows them to understand all of your skin’s preferences as well as your overall health background and your goals. All of these things work together to ensure that your treatments are as valuable as possible and that your results are far more stable and predictable.
Do you ever wonder how celebrities get that Glowing Skin? Healthy skin isn't hard to have, but you must be willing to change a few habits. In this post, I'll reveal the Top 10 things that all women with beautiful skin do religiously.
Did you know about 80% of premature aging is caused by the sun? Nearly 95% of sun radiation is UVA (Ultra Violet Aging) radiation. This type of sun radiation can penetrate deep into the skin causing collagen and elastin damage, making the skin less firm and droopy. Also, it causes Free Radicals, which if they get deep enough into the skin can cause cancer.
Solution: USE SUN SCREEN. Sun Screen is the number one Anti-Aging product. Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 at least 20 minutes before you leave the house and if you are consistently in the sun re-apply every hour.
Excuses not to use Sun Screen:
I remember growing up and always wanting to have hair and skin like the girls on TV. You never saw them with a pimple or a blemish. I was green with envy. I am telling you when I was a teenager, my skin was awful. I remember, I once got a huge pimple on the center of my forehead, I looked like a Unicorn. Because of my older sisters, I have always used a quality skin care products and was taught the proper steps for caring for my skin externally early on. I truly believed my acne prone skin was all do to hormones and my body changing. I had given up and decided I would have skin like the girls on TV when I was done with puberty, had regular periods, and didn't live at home. All of which happened in my early twenties...kind of.
What is stress? We all know that we experience it, but what is it really and how can we control it? First let me preface and say if you feel your level of stress has caused an illness in your life or an emotional breakdown, please go see a qualified doctor to help you manager your stress level. Stress is nothing to play with and can be very damaging. However, if you symptoms of stress are more mild the stress control techniques listed in this article are exactly what you need.
Today, I will define stress, some of the mild symptoms and how to instantly get a better handle on the stress in your life. This blog does contain links from an affiliate I work with.
As we age, metabolism slows which means the rate in which we replace our skin cells also slows down. Because of this shift, our skin is much more vulnerable to the signs of aging such as creases and wrinkles in the skin. A common way to trigger the skin to replace the old cells with new ones is to stimulate/imitate the natural process of desquamation or shedding of skin cells. There are several ways to imitate shedding skin cells, but the most common and usually daily way is through Exfoliation. Exfoliation is the manual process by which dead skin cells are removed from the surface of the skin. Exfoliation is a wonderful tool for treating aging skin, however, too much can cause severe damage.
In this post, I will discuss the signs of over exfoliation and recommend some products that can help resolve the effects. This post does contain affiliate links.
Erythema or consistent redness is usually a sign of irritated or sensitive skin. Redness can be traced to some form of over stimulation or inflammation under the surface of the skin. When the skin is over exfoliated, inflammation can build under the skin. At first, the skin can appear more full or plump however, with continued over exfoliation the irritation will go from being filing to inflamed.
2-Flaky & Dry Skin
Alipidic skin or skin that lacks oil can also be a sign of over exfoliation. The skin has a natural barrier function called the acid mantle. The Acid mantle is made up of sweat, oil and water, when the skin has too many layers of dead skin cells removed, the natural barrier is impaired. Without the barrier intact, there is nothing on the skin to hold in moisture and block irritants from entering the skin's surface and therefore causing inflammation.
3- Easy Irritation
Do you find that you can no longer use a certain product that was once your favorite? Many times over exfoliation can lead to sensitized skin or skin that has been made more vulnerable to irritation and inflammation over time. Along with the sensitivity to products if your skin has been over exfoliated, you may experience a greater sensitivity to the sun or easily get sunburns.
Tips to Fix the issues
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