Summer Combination Leaves You Feeling Fresh

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“Just a few days into this new miracle routine, and I can honestly say I’m Shocked by the changes I’m seeing. I couldn’t believe it really works! My co-workers and friends are all asking me how I did it. My husband says I remind him of the woman he married 20 years ago! I was jaw-dropped it was so easy – learn about the combination here:

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It is important to make changes to your daily skincare routine to accommodate the rising temperatures, increasing humidity, sun exposure, and use of air conditioning. Your skin is bound to fluctuate in both behavior and texture in response to these externalities; products you once relied upon during the colder months are no longer adequate, and thus should be switched to adapt to different conditions.

Generally speaking, skin tends to become oilier than usual – it is advised to switch to lighter formulas and opt for SPF protection. Before trying new products, however, consider consulting a dermatologist or skincare specialist, and always keep in mind your own skin type.

  • Cleanse. Try our most popular cleanser, the Enzyme Cleansing Gel, best recommended for combination/oily to oily skin types. It removes makeup, oil, and pore-clogging dirt while Papaya and Grapefruit extracts refresh and rejuvenate the skin.
  • Tone. The skin often produces excess oil and sebum in response to rising heat and humidity. Thus, toners are essential in removing any residual dirt, oil, and makeup as the final step in thoroughly cleansing the skin. Our Cucumber Cleansing Lotion, recommended for combination/oily skin, is the ideal astringent that calms, refreshes, and purifies the skin. For acne-prone skin, or skin that tends to breakout as a reaction to warmer weather, try our Special Cucumber Lotion. The sulfur-based solution disinfects the skin, while 4% alcohol helps dry excess oil, treat existing blemishes and prevent future breakouts.
  • Hydrate the eye area. Again, overexposure can thin the delicate skin around the eye. Your usual eye cream may feel too heavy during summer months, so opt instead for a lighter formula such as ourCeramide Eye Gel. This lightweight gel hydrates, smoothes fine lines, and cools with AHA, Ceramides, Rose Hips Oil, and herbal extracts. Keep the jar in the refrigerator for an extra cooling effect.
  • Moisturize. A moisturizer with SPF protection like our Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 30 is ideal for daily use. For dryer skin that needs an extra boost, add a few drops of our Herbal Hydrating Serum on top of your moisturizer (combination/oily skin types can use this serum on its own both day and night). For very oily skin, switch to our Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin that helps protect, moisturize and soothe. And if your night cream feels too rich for the summer months, replace it with our Oil-Free Moisturizer or Herbal Hydrating Serum (again, depending on your skin type).
  • Use a mask. Dry skin should use a mask 1-2 times a week, and oilier skin types should apply one 2-3 times a week. Apply and let sit for 15-20 minutes for thoroughly cleansing and following with a toner. Our strongest and most effective mask in drying oil and absorbing dirt and debris to help minimize pores is the Cucumber Tonic Mask, recommended for combination/oily types. For extra oil control and pore purification is required, use our Special Mask for Oily Skin. For a gentler option, choose theOrange Tonic Mask to exfoliate, cleanse, and refine skin.
  • Exfoliate. The Kiwi Face Scrub is made with kiwi seeds and seaweed bits to reveal softer, smoother skin. Gently massage in circular motions, let it sit for 2-3 minutes, then massage again. Cleanse thoroughly with warm water.

Be sure to keep your lips moisturized as well. Apply our Lip Wax SPF 15 whenever needed to both soften and shield from the harshness of sun and strong air conditioning. For added protection, try our Eye and Lip Sunscreen SPF 15. This dual purpose cream prevents damage and wrinkles with antioxidant emollients, protecting both the delicate eye and lip area from both UVA and UVB rays.

Add our Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater to your summer skincare regimen. Keep your bottle in your refrigerator for an extra cooling and energizing spritz to re-hydrate and refresh your skin while outdoors, throughout the day, or to set makeup.

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6 Tips to Relieve Dry Skin Fast

When you have flaky, itchy, dry skin, you want fast relief. Easing your dry skin isn’t just about what you put on it. It also depends on how you clean your skin, the air around you, and even your clothes.Try these six tips to soothe your dry skin.
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1. Warm Yes, Hot No.

A steamy shower feels good, but that hot water is not a good idea for your dry skin, says dermatologist Andrea Lynn Cambio, MD.

The problem is that hot showers strip your body of its natural oil barrier, and you need that barrier to help trap moisture and keep your skin smooth and moist.

So dial down the temperature and don’t linger too long. Skin care experts recommend short, warm showers or baths that last no longer than 5 to 10 minutes.

Afterward, gently pat dry and moisturize your body.

2. Cleanse Gently.

Wash with a soapless cleanser when you shower. Cambio says gentle soaps that are free of fragrance are a great option. Products with deodorant or antibacterial additives can be harsh on skin.

You might also consider a cleanser that contains ceramides, says dermatologist Carolyn Jacob, MD. Ceramides are fatty molecules that make up the outer barrier of your skin. They help skin hold in moisture. Some skin care products use synthetic ceramides to replace those we lose with age.

Go easy on toners, peels, and other astringents made with alcohol, which is drying. When you exfoliate, don’t scrub too much or too hard, Jacob says. It can irritate and thicken skin.

3. Shave Smartly.

Shaving can irritate dry skin. As you shave unwanted hair, you’re also scraping off natural oils.

The best time to shave is after you shower, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Hairs are softer and more pliable after bathing, making shaving easier.

Always use a shaving cream or gel, and shave in the direction the hair is growing to protect your skin.

Make sure the razor is sharp. A dull razor blade can cause additional irritation. Change your razor blades often. If you are using a blade you’ve used before, soak it in rubbing alcohol to clean it.

4. Cover Up.

Sun damage is one of the main causes behind dry skin, wrinkles, and roughness. You can help prevent that damage by wearing a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen year-round and dressing right.

In cool weather, Cambio says, be sure to “dress in layers to prevent overheating and perspiring excessively; both can irritate the skin.”

To prevent dry, chapped lips in winter, use a lip balm with SPF 15 sunscreen, and cover your lips with a scarf or a hat with a mask.

In summer, wear light, loose, long-sleeved shirts when out in the sun, and wear a 2-inch wide-brimmed hat to shade your neck, ears, and eyes.

5. Follow the Rules of Moisturizing.

The simplest moisturizing products can soothe dry skin. “Petroleum jelly makes a great moisturizer,” dermatologist Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, MD, says. Or you can use mineral oil, a favorite cream, or lotion.

If you like a very rich moisturizer, look for one with shea butter, ceramides, stearic acid, or glycerin, Leslie Baumann, MD, director of the Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute at the University of Miami, says. “All are rich moisturizers that will help you replenish your skin barrier,” Baumann writes in her online article Winter Skin, where she also says she particularly loves glycerin.

Jacobs says that whichever product you choose, a consistent, smart moisturizing routine helps.

  • Wash with a non-soap liquid cleanser, preferably one with ceramides to replenish the skin’s outer layer.
  • Pat skin dry for less than 20 seconds.
  • Apply a thick moisturizer to slightly damp skin within minutes of bathing to trap in moisture.
  • Moisturize your hands every time you wash them so that evaporating water doesn’t draw even more moisture from your dry skin.

Finally, look for a cream with sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher to get the added benefit of sun protection. You can find moisturizing sunscreens as ointments, creams, gels, even sprays. The AAD suggests creams as your best bet for helping to combat dry skin.

6. Humidify in Winter.

Cold, dry air is a common cause of dry, irritated skin. Heating your house keeps you warm, but it also removes moisture from the air, which can make dry skin even more parched.

To replenish that missing moisture quickly and easily, use a humidifier in your bedroom, Cambio says. You can track humidity easily with an inexpensive humidity meter, called a hygrometer. Aim for indoor humidity of about 50%.

New Skin! How to Eat to Get a Stunning Complexion

Debbie J., MS, RD contributed this article –
What better way to beat the winter blues than with a happy glow? When it comes to soft skin and smooth texture, it’s not just about the creams and lotions you put on your skin, but what you put into your body that affects your complexion, too. How you eat makes a big impact on the way your skin looks and feels, because vitamins, minerals and other nutrients found in everyday foods can give sallow, dry or older looking skin a healthy—and perhaps youthful—boost.

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Ready to take a look at the recipe for complexion perfection?

It starts with plenty of fruits and vegetables, healthy fats and sufficient protein as part of your well-rounded diet. In particular, there are some power–foods and nutrients that nourish the skin.
Almonds – These contain Vitamin E (an antioxidant) which protects your skin’s top layer from the sun, keeping it supple. Vitamin E is considered a sun-blocker; it protects you against UV light and other free radical producing environmental factors. Thus, these foods help reduce the harmful effects of the sun on the skin, such as wrinkles, which can make your skin look and feel smoother. Sunflower seeds are a nut-free alternative.
Beans – Particularly red, black, kidney and pinto because they contain antioxidants and the mineral zinc. Zinc is correlated with fewer blemishes as it clears skin by taming oil production. Additionally, zinc also supports cell repair and renewal.
Extra Virgin Olive oil, cold pressed or expeller processed – This useful oil contains essential fatty acids which are part of the cell membrane that holds in moisture, keeping skin lubricated, looking and feeling younger. EFAs are crucial to the production of skin’s natural oil barrier. They also help skin resist UV damage and oxidative stress thus protecting against photo-aging. Canola oil is another option.
Dark Chocolate – YES, chocolate! It contains flavonols (antioxidants) that reduce roughness in skin, improving texture, and protect again sun damage resulting in softer, smoother, and better hydrated skin. Added bonus: cocoa increases circulation for 2 hours causing luminosity.
Flaxseed and Walnuts – These little powerhouses contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fat that is a critical part of the lubricating layer that keeps skin moist and supple, improving skin’s elasticity. Higher intakes of these foods are correlated with reduced photo-aging, as ALA neutralizes skin cell damage caused by free radicals. Omega 3 fatty acids erase spots and smooth out fine lines because they combat irritation and attract water, and plump-up skin cells by holding more moisture.
Green Tea (hot brewed) – This eastern delight contains catechins (antioxidants) that are anti-inflammatory. They reduce redness and protect cell membrane from UV damage. Drinking 2-6 cups a day may neutralize the changes that appear in sun-exposed skin.
Low-fat milk products – Dairy foods contain Vitamin A which is necessary for the maintenance and repair of skin tissue (too little and you’ll experience a dry, flaky complexion), and protein which keeps skin firm.
Soy – This contains aglycone (a soy isoflavone) that may improve fine wrinkles and skin firmness and has minerals and protein that are shown to reduce hyperpigmentation.
Strawberries – These berries contain multiple skin protectors. Ellagic acid (antioxidant) protects elastic fibers keeping skin from sagging.Vitamin C boosts production of collagen fibers that keep skin smooth and firm. Polyphenols (antioxidants) that fight free radicals and regulate skin’s blood flow, giving it rosiness.
Tomatoes – The compound Lycopene obtained from cooked tomatoes fights free radicals produced by UV light, reducing aging of skin such as sagging and fine lines.

Part 2 adds to this list of key foods some accessory ones that can help stave off the hands of time plus relevant tips on avoiding wrinkles and damage.

The latest makeup for blue eyes and anti-ageing skincare infused with copper: Elsa McAlonan’s beauty upgrades

 

  • Elsa McAlonan gives her top beauty tips for spring beauty the week
  • Start the countdown to summer with the new bronzing makeup
  • Don’t be afraid to try blue eye make-up – it is one of the biggest trends

    Race you there!

    Start the countdown to summer with the new Elizabeth Arden Sunset Bronze Color Collection. The limited edition products include a bronzing powder and a crayon highlighter to fake a post-holiday glow. My personal favourite is the Prismatic Eye Shadow Palette (£25, elizabetharden.co.uk) which has five summery shades of taupe and purple shadow, encased in a brightly patterned compact. You certainly won’t struggle to find it in your make-up bag.

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    What’s now & how to do it: Blue eyes

    Don’t be afraid to try blue eye make-up this spring – even if you haven’t worn the shade for decades. It is one of the biggest make-up trends this season. A slick of blue eyeliner is all it takes, but don’t be tempted to apply it inside the eye. Instead, draw along the upper lash line, softly smudging it into the lashes. Finish with lots of black mascara.

    Try Rimmel London Magnif’ Eyes (£6.99, Boots); Chameleon pencil (£19, charlottetilbury.com); or Sisley Phyto Eye Twist (£28, John Lewis).

 

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Instant grey cover-up

Cover grey hair in seconds with a new spray-on. The L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch (£8.99, Boots) comes in light blonde, dark blonde, brown, dark brown and black. It works particularly well on darker hair like Eva Longoria’s, above, covering greys instantly.
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Can copper really turn back time?

Copper has been used in skincare products for centuries, thanks to its wound-healing properties. And now it has made a return to the beauty industry – in anti-ageing products.

Find copper in the new Elemis Biotec skincare, which claims to ‘wake-up’ the skin, helping it look radiant and smooth. The range includes Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser (£39.50) Day Cream (£75) and Night Cream (£85, all elemis.com). Copper is also in Perricone MD Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment (£35, Space NK). It is a gentle cleanser that removes impurities from the skin and is an easy step to add to your routine as it doesn’t need to be rinsed off.

Or try a copper-infused moisturiser – Dermalogica Retinol Overnight Repair (£73, dermalogica.co.uk) which uses a copper and amino acid complex to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

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This works

Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream (£20, balanceme. co.uk ) is designed to cover and diminish dark shadows, firm the skin under eyes and reduce puffiness. Just what we need to treat dark circles after losing an hour’s sleep yesterday.

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Shameless indulgence

Tea isn’t something that springs to mind when thinking of scent. But Jo Malone has turned tea leaves into a luxurious cologne collection. The Rare Teas range costs a huge £240 for a 175ml bottle (jomalone.co.uk) and launches at the end of this week. They handpicked tea from Japan, China and the Himalayas and infused the scent from the leaves into the fragrance. The six-cologne collection includes Silver Needle Tea, with added rose and sage, Darjeeling Tea, with notes of freesia and jasmine, Jade Leaf Tea with pomelo and sesame, Oolong Tea with cocoa and tonka bean, Midnight Black Tea with oriental woody notes of vanilla and labdanum, and Golden Needle tea, paired with sandalwood, giving it a leathery, spicy aroma.

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Primp Tip: 10 Tips for Better Skin

Perfect skin has always felt like the carrot dangled in front of me—so close, yet so far away. If there’s been a blog or magazine article professing the secret to perfect skin, chances are I’ve read it and attempted to follow its advice. (Never fall asleep in makeup: check. Stay out of the sun: check. Drink plenty of water: check.) Yet I’ve struggled to find a skincare routine that really works for me. (And I still suffer from breakouts, skin sensitivity, dryness, and more.) So this year, I’ve made it my goal to kick my complexion up a notch with 10 skincare resolutions courtesy of the one and only Kate Somerville. Whether it’s acne, a dull complexion, or premature aging you’re worried about, Kate’s advice will truly take your skincare routine to the next level.

Follow these 10 tips and you’ll be well on your way to better skin…

1. Apply sunscreen everyday.

According to Kate, sun protection is the single most important element for healthy skin. When clients come to her with something they don’t like about their skin, it’s most often an effect of sun damage. Sun degrades the skin’s collagen and elastin, and affects our body’s ability to create healthy new cells. So make it a resolution to never leave the house without applying sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30—even in the winter and on cloudy days. Look for a broad spectrum SPF (which means protection from all UV rays) like Kate Somerville Daily Deflector SPF 50.

2. Make sure you’re using the right products for your skin.

Know your skin! Taking the time to get to know your skin will really help you navigate through the aisles and aisles of products in-store. Is your skin type oily, combination, or dry? If you’re not sure, enlist a dermatologist or aesthetician to help you assess your skin and your concerns. Also, keep in mind that different areas of your face may have different characteristics and concerns. As Kate explains, one common skincare mistake is using the same product all over your face. And no matter what your skin is like, hydration is key. If your skin is really oily, just look for an oil-free product with Hyaluronic Acid in it.

3. Exfoliate.

Exfoliation should be a part of every skin care regimen. Kate recommends exfoliating twice per week if you’re in your 20s, three times a week if you’re in your 30s, and up to four times a week if you’re in your 40s. Exfoliation is really important because it lifts dry, dull skin and allows products to penetrate and work more effectively. Look for exfoliating formulas with fruit enzymes like ExfoliKate (or ExfoliKate Gentle). They gently dissolve dead skin. Stay away from products containing sharp nuts or seeds, because they can actually damage skin. Always exfoliate with steam (in the shower for example). Steaming not only warms the skin, it also adds moisture and hydration to soften skin.

4. Don’t neglect your neck!

Our necks can show our age more than our faces, so it’s incredibly important to take care of that skin. Kate recommends bringing any products you’re using on your face down to your neck, and massaging them in an upward motion to create a lifting effect. Like your face, the most important step is to wear SPF daily. Also, moisturize morning and night.

5. Purify your water.

The simplest thing you can do to ensure that your skin is properly hydrated is drinking more water. We all know that by now. But in addition to drinking plenty of water, Kate recommends looking into what’s in your local water supply. Your locate Department of Water should provide you with specific data on chemicals and impurities in your water. You can then decide whether you want to use a home filtration system or a purifier. Certain metals and impurities can be filtered out, but other chemicals, drugs and toxic materials cannot.

6. Watch your dairy, coffee, and alcohol intake.

What we put into our body is every bit as important as what we put onto our face, says Kate. Be wary of dairy. Studies have shown that milk contains steroid hormones and other compounds that may contribute to clogged pores, inflammation, and yes, acne. Coffee dehydrates the skin, so you should try to limit your intake to no more than two cups a day. Also, try drinking an eight-ounce glass of lemon water beforehand to help neutralize the coffee’s acid. Limit your alcohol intake to no more than one to two drinks per day. If you want to enjoy a drink, opt for red wine, which contains the protective anti-aging compound called resveratrol. Note: One serving of wine is just 5 oz., which is not the average pour when you’re dining out!

7. Supplement your skincare.

There are so many supplements that benefit skin health. These are a few that Kate recommends:

  • Vitamin A is your skin’s “maintenance man” in that it helps keep skin operating properly. This vitamin repairs and reinforces the mucous membranes and tissues that protect against bacteria and viruses from entering your body. It keeps your skin from becoming dry, flaky and wrinkled, and also helps prevent acne.
  • Calcium is a major player when it comes to skin health. Low levels of calcium in our skin can make us more likely to experience premature aging and have a higher risk for skin cancer.
  • Vitamin C is vitally important to our bodies and our skin in particular. It is instrumental in forming collagen, helps heal wounds, and fights free radicals.
  • Fish oil and flaxseed oil (with essential omega-3 fatty acids) work to hydrate and lock moisture into cells. Hyaluronic-acid supplements are also incredibly effective in attracting more water to the skin cells and then locking it in by preventing evaporation.

(Before adding any supplements to your routine, make sure you consult with your physician of course!)

8. Do the double cleanse.

It’s so important to fully remove ALL of the makeup, dirt, debris and other junk that’s gathered on your skin. Kate promotes the ‘double cleanse’ with her clients. First, use a makeup wipe to remove impurities on the surface. Use both the front and backside of the wipe. Then, apply a cleanser (suited for your skin type) to penetrate deeper and fully cleanse the skin. You can also use a cleanser twice if you prefer.

9. Pop properly.

Let’s face it… sometimes it’s impossible to resist popping that pimple (even if you know you shouldn’t!). So if you’re going to do an at-home extraction, it’s important that you at least know how to do it correctly. According to Kate, there are a few main principles to follow when you you’re extracting: only extract if the blemish is ready, use the proper supplies, cleanse and steam skin thoroughly, and give the blemish a canal. Begin by gathering your supplies: a lancet, your cleanser and exfoliator, a clean washcloth, some tissue or cotton swabs, witch hazel and Neosporin. Cleanse and exfoliate skin, and apply a warm compress to steam skin. Wrap your fingers in tissues or use cotton swabs. Start with blackheads by gently squeezing with 2 cotton swabs or your tissue-wrapped fingers. Do the whiteheads next, but only if they’re ready. Carefully pierce the center of the blemish by pushing the lancet straight in and straight out. This provides the canal. If you don’t give the blemish a canal, you’re actually breaking the skin and creating an injury, which can leave a scar. The blemish can also erupt under the skin, which can lead to an infection. That’s why it’s important to use lancets. (Do not reuse lancets! Discard them after using.) Gently release the infection by squeezing at the base of the blemish.

10. Get regular facials.

Even the best at-home skincare routine isn’t a true replacement for regular facials. If you can afford to set aside a facial fund, stop in to see your aesthetician regularly. Exactly how often you need a facial depends on your skin type. Kate recommends getting a facial every 3-6 weeks if you have oily/acne-prone skin, every 4 weeks if you have dry skin, every 4-6 weeks if you have combination skin, every 6-8 weeks if you have normal skin, and every 8 weeks if you have sensitive skin. And be sure to discuss any issues you’re having before you begin so you’re your aesthetician can choose a treatment that is targeted for your skin type.

Are you going to follow these 10 skincare resolutions?

Cheers to 2015: the year of perfect skin!

16 Skin Care Tips Derms Do Themselves

Pros’ personal advice to make everyday a good skin day

Skin care tips from dermatologists

Tempted to corner the dermatologist you meet at a cocktail party for her best skin care advice? No need. We asked top experts in the field how they keep their skin young, fresh, and glowing 24/7.

Pour on the Protection

To ensure she layers on enough sunscreen (“the best way to keep skin youthful”), Garland, TX-based dermatologist Lisa Garner, MD, president of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, fills the hollow of her palm (about ½ teaspoon) with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to coat her face, neck, and ears. “I usually have to apply two coats to finish what I’ve squeezed out, but that’s how I make sure I’m covered.”

Look Sun-Kissed

“A little tint takes years off your face by evening out your skin tone,” which a recent study found is a key marker of youthfulness, says Ranella Hirsch, MD, a dermatologist in Cambridge, MA. Her favorite for a natural look: Olay Complete Touch of Sun Daily UV Moisturizer + A Touch of Sunless Tanner ($15; drugstores), a lotion with a low level of self-tanner.

Eat a Skin-Saving Breakfast

The first meal of the day for New York City derm Doris Day, MD, includes almonds. “They contain essential fatty acids, which help put the brakes on inflammation that accelerates fine lines, sagging, and blotchiness.” Not feeling like a nut? Salmon, tuna, and halibut are good lunch/dinner sources.

Spray Away Dryness

To keep her skin supple, LA-based derm Jessica Wu, MD, sprays it several times daily with La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water ($8.50; drugstores). (She often spritzes her face when stuck in traffic!) Bonus: The water is packed with minerals like selenium that protect against UV damage.

Zen Your Skin

If anyone has stress, it’s doctors. High levels of tension can spike hormone production that leads to breakouts or aggravates conditions like psoriasis. “Controlling stress keeps your skin calm—but that’s easier said than done,” says Annie Chiu, MD, a derm in LA. Taking a 10-minute time-out to apply a face mask and relax on her bed works for Chiu. Another trick: Ban the ‘Berry. “I turn off my cell phone after 8 at night. Every little bit helps!” she says.

Protect with Powder

Sunscreen stops working in less than 3 hours, so reapplication is key, says Washington, DC-based derm Elizabeth Tanzi, MD. For easy touch-ups, she uses powder sunscreen. “It’s light, so skincare stays intact.” Her fave: Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Powder SPF 50

Pair Your Potions

“A ‘cross-training’ regimen is the key to rapid rejuvenation. Some ingredients—like sunscreen and antioxidants in the morning and retinoids and peptides at night—work better as a team,” says New Orleans derm Mary Lupo, MD.

Develop a Bedside Manner

“I often find it difficult to stick to my anti-aging regimen at bedtime,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, an NYC derm. To avoid missing her evening routine, she stores these products in a pretty skincare case she keeps on her nightstand. “So if I’ve forgotten—or was just too tired to apply products at the sink—I can do it easily while in bed.” Her must-haves: Renova (an Rx retinoid), EpiCeram (an ultrahydrating Rx moisturizer), SCO lip balm, Earth to Skin Care Cracked Heel Renewal, Creative Nail Design Solar oil (to soften cuticles), and Listerine White Strips.

Wear Your Veggies

Frozen peas help soothe itchy, irritated eyes for Jeanine Downie, MD, a derm in Montclair, NJ. “Once I get home from work, I remove my skincare and put a bag of frozen peas on my lids for about 5 minutes.” The cold helps reduce swelling and pigmentation, a side effect of repeated irritation from her eczema. Unlike inflexible ice packs, a bag of peas easily conforms to the shape of the eyes for a faster effect.

Avoid Impact

“The repeated jarring of high-impact cardio like running can weaken collagen and lead to sagging,” says Oakland, CA, dermatologist Katie Rodan, MD. “So until a ‘face bra’ is invented, I’ll stick to cycling and the elliptical machine.”

Strike a Pose

Most derms will bend over back-ward for great skin. Hema Sundaram, MD, a Washington, DC-area dermatologist, bends forward. Yoga moves “like Child’s Pose, Downward-Facing Dog, and Sun Salutations improve circulation—the boost of oxygen is what gives skin that lovely yoga glow.” Another reason to take to the mat: New research finds regular yoga practice may reduce the inflammation and stress that speed skin aging.

Lather with Care

Mild cleansers are one of my best secrets,” says Chicago derm Jonith Breadon, MD. She’s partial to CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser ($11; drugstores), which contains ceramides—fatty materials that help retain moisture.

Skip Sodium

Diet soda is a vice that Audrey Kunin, MD, a Kansas City, MO, dermatologist, just can’t quit—she downs up to six cans a day. When she realized that all the sodium in soda (anywhere from 25 to 50 mg per can) made her eyes and jawline puffy, she switched to a brand that doesn’t punish her skin: sodium-free Diet Rite soda. “It satisfies my cravings and my skin looks much better.”

Cut Back on the Sweet Stuff

The breakdown of sugars, called glycation, damages the collagen that keeps skin smooth and firm. To prevent this natural process from careening out of control, Naila Malik, MD, a derm in Southlake, TX, sticks to low-glycemic carbs like whole grains; they’re naturally low in sugar, and the body processes them slowly to limit the loss of collagen.

Pump Iron to Plump Skin

“I am religious about strength-training, and I always tell patients to do it more as they get older,” says Patricia Farris, MD, a dermatologist in Metairie, LA. The payoff: firmer skin from the neck down, the result of having better, more supportive muscle tone. “It’s like adding volume to the face with fillers, except on your body,” says Farris.

Tea Up

In her teens, Amy Wechsler, MD, an NYC derm, started drinking green and black tea for the taste. Now she drinks three to five cups a day to safeguard her skin. Research suggests that both types of tea contain protective compounds—like EGCG and theaflavins—that help prevent skin cancers and the breakdown of collagen, the cause of wrinkles.

In the Future, You May Shop for Skin-Care Products Based on Your Genes

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Visits to the skin-care counter may be a lot more intimate in the future. The saleswoman could ask you to open wide and get a quick swab of saliva. She’ll then run the swab through a machine and recommend the serum or lotion that best matches not just your basic skin type but your genetic signature.

“We already know from studying genetics that certain people respond to certain ingredients—and not to others,” says Olay principal scientist Frauke Neuser. Not everyone, for example, is programmed to respond to retinol in the same way. What does this mean for five-to-ten-years-from-now you? “We’ll know not only the way your skin will age in the future but also what your skin does and doesn’t respond to right now,” says Neuser. “We’ll be able to tell that while someone isn’t going to wrinkle much, they’ll have loads of age spots. And we’ll know what ingredients your skin genetically responds to that will specifically address that problem.” So let’s all open wide and say, ‘Ahhhh.’

Local aesthetician shares spring skin care tips

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Ginger Francis, a renowned Panama City skin care aesthetician, showcased some of the hottest skin care treatments and techniques for flawless and healthy skin.

Some of the products Francis brought in were Human Growth Factor Hormones. Regenica is one of those cutting edge products that helps regenerate and repair your skin. Regenica also has an eye creme that helps with puffiness and wrinkles.

Francis says it’s easier to prevent skin conditions than to treat them and wearing sun screen daily can help. She says people tend to skip their neck and back of the hands. These are important parts of our bodies and they can show age just like any other part.

Francis, who currently works at Skin Alchemy in Lynn Haven, has more than 13 years of experience in medical aesthetics and skin care, and was recently recognized by “Aesthetic Everything” as the #1 aesthetician in the nation.

Visit Skin Alchemy’s website for information on the services they provide.

24 Effective Home Remedies For Wrinkle Free Skin

The moment you turn 30, the aging signs start to scare you. The wrinkles start appearing and there are many reasons behind them, not just aging. The many other reasons for these wrinkles include –

  • Pollution
  • Extensive exposure to sun
  • Lack of vitamin D3
  • Excessive use of cosmetics
  • Constant changing of creams and cosmetics

How about treating them with very simple home remedies that are readily available in our pantry?

Home Remedies for Wrinkle Free Skin:

Given below are some basic homemade remedies for wrinkle free skin.

1. Tighten With Egg White:

Instead of trying out those anti-wrinkle creams, lay your hands on egg whites. Cover your nose up and generously apply the white of an egg on your skin. Allow it to dry completely and then thoroughly rinse off with lukewarm water. Wrinkles and sagged skin will be a story of the past! The egg whites tighten your skin naturally, easing fine lines and laugh lines.

2. Cool Off With Cucumber:

This one is yet another wrinkle free skin home remedies that is simply fail proof. Gently cleanse your skin and apply cucumber juice all over your face. Within a few applications, you will see wrinkles, and dark circles visibly reducing.

3. Turmeric Wonder:

You can try the good old Vicco turmeric. It has both antiseptic and anti-ageing properties. On the other hand, you can prepare a turmeric pack at home also. Freshly powder turmeric and prepare a mixture by adding a few drops of sugarcane juice. Apply this and leave it on for an hour. Turmeric and sugarcane, in a synergic way, will slow down the loosening of skin. Be patient and repeat for a few months.

4. Papaya and Banana Combo:

Purée the two fruits together and apply the paste on those fine, agonizing lines on your forehead. Papaya is loaded with enzymes such as papain, while banana is rich in vitamins that help in revitalizing your skin. This pulp is a good antidote for premature ageing signs.

5. Avocado Magic:

Have you ever checked out the ingredients of your favorite natural anti-wrinkle cream? You are bound to see avocado in it. This fruit is a blessing for those with premature wrinkles. Along with halting premature ageing, it reduces wrinkles and pampers your skin back to health. Apply the pulp of this fruit an hour before you step into the bath. Your skin will glow with radiance and vitality.

6. Grape A Day To Hide The Wrinkle Away:

A grape could drape your wrinkles. This little fruit will help in tightening your skin, while imparting a healthy glow to your face. Cut a grape in half and generously apply the pulp on the face, targeting all those fine lines and crow’s feet. Leave the juice on for as long as you can and wash off. A few re-runs over the next few weeks and your skin will be supple and wrinkle free.

7. Coconut Glow:

Grate raw coconut and squeeze milk out of it. Apply this milk on your face and rinse off after sometime. This will give your skin glow and radiance. Repeating this often will help to fade away the wrinkles and lines. An effective remedy to remove wrinkles under the eyes is to massage coconut oil under the eyes every night before going to bed. This is an effective home remedy for wrinkle free glowing skin.

8. Lemon Juice:

This is not just useful to quench your thirst during the summer, but you can use them as part of your beauty treatment as well. Just applying a few drops of lemon juice on your face can remove blemishes and age spots as well.

9. Potato:

Rub raw potato on areas having marks or pigments to remove them. Pimples and blackheads worsen your appearance with age. A simple homemade remedy for this is applying a mixture that’s made up of equal quantities of glycerine, lime juice and rose water on the skin before going to sleep. It’s quite effective!

10. Pineapple:

Cut off the core of a pineapple and rub this core on your face. Leave your face to dry for 10-15 minutes. This method is very effective in removing the first signs of wrinkles.

11. Sugar Cane Juice & Turmeric Powder:

Sugar cane juice when combined with turmeric powder gives you a paste that’s quite effective in controlling wrinkles and prevents the skin from aging. This is one of the best home remedies for wrinkles and sagging skin

12. Essential Oils:

Certain essential oils are very helpful in reducing wrinkles. Take drops of oils such as sandalwood, geranium, rosewood, rose jasmine, neroli, and frankincense. Mix these oils with primrose oil or some other oils which you feel you can use as a base oil to make a natural anti wrinkle lotion.

13. Bee’s Honey:

Heavy work really tells on your eyes and with age they get wrinkles and look very tired. Counter this by applying best quality bee’s honey around the skin of your eyes.

14.Ginger & Honey:

You could also use ginger and honey to relieve wrinkles under the eyes. Shred a piece of ginger, add a bit of honey, apply it around the eyes, and massage for a while.

15. Castor Oil:

Another eye wrinkles treatment is the use of castor oil. Use unscented castor oil to massage under and around the eyes to cure wrinkles. Regular application helps to mask away the wrinkles.

Other Effective Ways to Fight Wrinkles:

16. Sleep:

Sleep – nothing can be more effective to ease out those fine lines appearing on the skin. As you sleep, the body goes into restoration mode and at the same time, secretes Human Growth Hormone. The HGH plays a quintessential role in keeping your skin more elastic and less prone to wrinkles. In addition, if your body is deprived of rest, cortisol production increases that breaks down the skin cells, triggering wrinkles formation. Be sure to sleep on your back, for favoring one side can cause for wrinkles on that side to increase.

17. De-stress:

Lighten up, for stress can have adverse effects on your beauty. Stress, along with anxiety and tensions, could make your skin thin, weaker, and thus, prone to wrinkles. Indulge in recreational activities so that a stressful schedule does not get to you. Think about the good in your life – and SMILE. A smile will help you beat both the stress and wrinkles.

18. Antioxidants:

Have you ever laughed over those several dozens of people who sip on green and white tea, while you were relishing a hot cup of Joe? The next time you are tempted to laugh over someone who has a mug of green tea, pause, and look at his or her skin. You will be astounded how radiant and glowing they look. Both green and white teas are healthier than coffee and tea. Loaded with antioxidants they help in cleansing the body, and reducing both wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

19. Drink And Rinse:

On an average, an adult is often advised to drink at least 1 to 2 litres of water in a day. However, studies indicate that you should drink 5 to 6 litres of water for the good. This helps to keep our organs healthy. Drinking ample amount of water helps your body in flushing out toxic waste. A clean inside reflects on the body outside.

20. Do Not Forget Your Vitamins:

Consuming food rich in Vitamin A can take you one-step closer to your dream skin. Fruits such as papaya, vegetables such as spinach, roots such as carrot, beans like soybeans, and fish are great sources of Vitamin A. This wonder vitamin will retard the ageing of your skin and keep you looking young for years. Alternatively, apply some Vitamin E serum to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Yes, they are expensive, but they work spectacular wonders on the skin.

21.Trim Those Bangs:

Trimming those bangs if you are over 25 is a sure way to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead. A quick trim will round up your face, accentuate your features, and reduce wrinkles – thanks to collagen depletion. Try it; we are not kidding you on this one!

22. Scarf Up:

Non-radical issues such as pollution, affect your skin the most. Use a scarf if you have to step out for long hours to protect your face from exposure to dust and pollution. Cleanse your skin with a mild face wash replenished with antioxidants for a dirt, grime, and wrinkle free skin.

23. Soak In SPF:

As mentioned above, extensive exposure to sun damages the skin beyond repairable levels. Studies suggest that while Vitamin D is a blessing to the skin, drenching in ultra violet rich sun rays does more harm than good. It accelerates the ageing, resulting in early onset of wrinkles. Be liberal while using sunscreen; apply at least 15 minutes before your tryst with the sun, reapplying every 4 to 6 hours. Carry a trendy umbrella to guard yourself when you step out.

24. Quit Smoking:

Smoking can cause wrinkles while also being hazardous to your health; so say bye to smoking. The carcinogens in cigarettes act like a toxic plastic bag around your pretty face, thus blocking and depriving it of oxygen. This exaggerates the pace with which wrinkles set down on your skin.

These are some home remedies for skin wrinkles that you must try to banish the lines on your face. Nevertheless and most important, you need to switch to a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle means eating well, sleeping well, following a regular exercise regimen and being vigilant of our habits. So which of the home remedies for wrinkle free skin suits you? Do let us know.

Steal envious glances with your young looks! Choose your best way to fight wrinkles!

24 Effective Home Remedies For Wrinkle Free Skin

The moment you turn 30, the ageing signs start to scare you. The wrinkles start appearing and there are many reasons behind them, not just ageing. The many other reasons for these wrinkles include –

  • Pollution
  • Extensive exposure to sun
  • Lack of vitamin D3
  • Excessive use of cosmetics
  • Constant changing of creams and cosmetics

How about treating them with very simple home remedies that are readily available in our pantry?

Home Remedies for Wrinkle Free Skin:

Given below are some basic homemade remedies for wrinkle free skin.

1. Tighten With Egg White:

Instead of trying out those anti-wrinkle creams, lay your hands on egg whites. Cover your nose up and generously apply the white of an egg on your skin. Allow it to dry completely and then thoroughly rinse off with lukewarm water. Wrinkles and sagged skin will be a story of the past! The egg whites tighten your skin naturally, easing fine lines and laugh lines.

2. Cool Off With Cucumber:

This one is yet another wrinkle free skin home remedies that is simply fail proof. Gently cleanse your skin and apply cucumber juice all over your face. Within a few applications, you will see wrinkles, and dark circles visibly reducing.

3. Turmeric Wonder:

You can try the good old Vicco turmeric. It has both antiseptic and anti-ageing properties. On the other hand, you can prepare a turmeric pack at home also. Freshly powder turmeric and prepare a mixture by adding a few drops of sugarcane juice. Apply this and leave it on for an hour. Turmeric and sugarcane, in a synergic way, will slow down the loosening of skin. Be patient and repeat for a few months.

4. Papaya and Banana Combo:

Purée the two fruits together and apply the paste on those fine, agonizing lines on your forehead. Papaya is loaded with enzymes such as papain, while banana is rich in vitamins that help in revitalizing your skin. This pulp is a good antidote for premature ageing signs.

5. Avocado Magic:

Have you ever checked out the ingredients of your favorite natural anti-wrinkle cream? You are bound to see avocado in it. This fruit is a blessing for those with premature wrinkles. Along with halting premature ageing, it reduces wrinkles and pampers your skin back to health. Apply the pulp of this fruit an hour before you step into the bath. Your skin will glow with radiance and vitality.

6. Grape A Day To Hide The Wrinkle Away:

A grape could drape your wrinkles. This little fruit will help in tightening your skin, while imparting a healthy glow to your face. Cut a grape in half and generously apply the pulp on the face, targeting all those fine lines and crow’s feet. Leave the juice on for as long as you can and wash off. A few re-runs over the next few weeks and your skin will be supple and wrinkle free.

7. Coconut Glow:

Grate raw coconut and squeeze milk out of it. Apply this milk on your face and rinse off after sometime. This will give your skin glow and radiance. Repeating this often will help to fade away the wrinkles and lines. An effective remedy to remove wrinkles under the eyes is to massage coconut oil under the eyes every night before going to bed. This is an effective home remedy for wrinkle free glowing skin.

8. Lemon Juice:

This is not just useful to quench your thirst during the summer, but you can use them as part of your beauty treatment as well. Just applying a few drops of lemon juice on your face can remove blemishes and age spots as well.

9. Potato:

Rub raw potato on areas having marks or pigments to remove them. Pimples and blackheads worsen your appearance with age. A simple homemade remedy for this is applying a mixture that’s made up of equal quantities of glycerine, lime juice and rose water on the skin before going to sleep. It’s quite effective!

10. Pineapple:

Cut off the core of a pineapple and rub this core on your face. Leave your face to dry for 10-15 minutes. This method is very effective in removing the first signs of wrinkles.

11. Sugar Cane Juice & Turmeric Powder:

Sugar cane juice when combined with turmeric powder gives you a paste that’s quite effective in controlling wrinkles and prevents the skin from aging. This is one of the best home remedies for wrinkles and sagging skin

12. Essential Oils:

Certain essential oils are very helpful in reducing wrinkles. Take drops of oils such as sandalwood, geranium, rosewood, rose jasmine, neroli, and frankincense. Mix these oils with primrose oil or some other oils which you feel you can use as a base oil to make a natural anti wrinkle lotion.

13. Bee’s Honey:

Heavy work really tells on your eyes and with age they get wrinkles and look very tired. Counter this by applying best quality bee’s honey around the skin of your eyes.

14.Ginger & Honey:

You could also use ginger and honey to relieve wrinkles under the eyes. Shred a piece of ginger, add a bit of honey, apply it around the eyes, and massage for a while.

15. Castor Oil:

Another eye wrinkles treatment is the use of castor oil. Use unscented castor oil to massage under and around the eyes to cure wrinkles. Regular application helps to mask away the wrinkles.

Other Effective Ways to Fight Wrinkles:

16. Sleep:

Sleep – nothing can be more effective to ease out those fine lines appearing on the skin. As you sleep, the body goes into restoration mode and at the same time, secretes Human Growth Hormone. The HGH plays a quintessential role in keeping your skin more elastic and less prone to wrinkles. In addition, if your body is deprived of rest, cortisol production increases that breaks down the skin cells, triggering wrinkles formation. Be sure to sleep on your back, for favoring one side can cause for wrinkles on that side to increase.

17. De-stress:

Lighten up, for stress can have adverse effects on your beauty. Stress, along with anxiety and tensions, could make your skin thin, weaker, and thus, prone to wrinkles. Indulge in recreational activities so that a stressful schedule does not get to you. Think about the good in your life – and SMILE. A smile will help you beat both the stress and wrinkles.

18. Antioxidants:

Have you ever laughed over those several dozens of people who sip on green and white tea, while you were relishing a hot cup of Joe? The next time you are tempted to laugh over someone who has a mug of green tea, pause, and look at his or her skin. You will be astounded how radiant and glowing they look. Both green and white teas are healthier than coffee and tea. Loaded with antioxidants they help in cleansing the body, and reducing both wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

19. Drink And Rinse:

On an average, an adult is often advised to drink at least 1 to 2 litres of water in a day. However, studies indicate that you should drink 5 to 6 litres of water for the good. This helps to keep our organs healthy. Drinking ample amount of water helps your body in flushing out toxic waste. A clean inside reflects on the body outside.

20. Do Not Forget Your Vitamins:

Consuming food rich in Vitamin A can take you one-step closer to your dream skin. Fruits such as papaya, vegetables such as spinach, roots such as carrot, beans like soybeans, and fish are great sources of Vitamin A. This wonder vitamin will retard the ageing of your skin and keep you looking young for years. Alternatively, apply some Vitamin E serum to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Yes, they are expensive, but they work spectacular wonders on the skin.

21.Trim Those Bangs:

Trimming those bangs if you are over 25 is a sure way to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your forehead. A quick trim will round up your face, accentuate your features, and reduce wrinkles – thanks to collagen depletion. Try it; we are not kidding you on this one!

22. Scarf Up:

Non-radical issues such as pollution, affect your skin the most. Use a scarf if you have to step out for long hours to protect your face from exposure to dust and pollution. Cleanse your skin with a mild face wash replenished with antioxidants for a dirt, grime, and wrinkle free skin.

23. Soak In SPF:

As mentioned above, extensive exposure to sun damages the skin beyond repairable levels. Studies suggest that while Vitamin D is a blessing to the skin, drenching in ultra violet rich sun rays does more harm than good. It accelerates the ageing, resulting in early onset of wrinkles. Be liberal while using sunscreen; apply at least 15 minutes before your tryst with the sun, reapplying every 4 to 6 hours. Carry a trendy umbrella to guard yourself when you step out.

24. Quit Smoking:

Smoking can cause wrinkles while also being hazardous to your health; so say bye to smoking. The carcinogens in cigarettes act like a toxic plastic bag around your pretty face, thus blocking and depriving it of oxygen. This exaggerates the pace with which wrinkles set down on your skin.

These are some home remedies for skin wrinkles that you must try to banish the lines on your face. Nevertheless and most important, you need to switch to a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle means eating well, sleeping well, following a regular exercise regimen and being vigilant of our habits. So which of the home remedies for wrinkle free skin suits you? Do let us know.

Steal envious glances with your young looks! Choose your best way to fight wrinkles!