Skin care tips and advice
November 30, 2016
In this digital age, the rate at which we're able to receive results is increasing - along with our expectations. While technology keeps advancing the speed in which we operate, the skin care industry is still met with limitations that inhibit the instant gratification we're used to. Skin care has come a long ways over the years though with new treatments that include high-tech machinery and products boasting top of the line ingredients. Whether it's a chemical peel or a surgical procedure though, there is always an inevitable wait time before results can be seen.
Enter stage left: MAGICSTRIPES. A revolutionary way to give your eyelids a lift, completely surgery free, all while providing instant results. MAGICSTRIPES are user friendly, one time use silicone strips applied to the crease of the eyelid. Once applied, the eyelid appears instantly lifted giving a more open, rounded shape to the eye.
How to Apply
- Important: The eyelid must be de-greased and dry. Before application, dab the eyelid with a cotton swap or pad to remove any grease or water
- With your fingernail, carefully remove the stripe from the film backing by slowly sliding your nail under a corner of the stripe to lift it from the film
- Tilt your head back and look straight in the mirror. In this position, the eyelid crease is best revealed. Depending on the shape of the eye and the texture of the skin smooth the lid, gently place the stripe in the crease and press it down to adhere it
May 09, 2016
What makes Hyaluronic Acid so important?
Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of the skin because of its ability to promote collagen and keep the skin hydrated and nourished.
It provides hydration to the dermal and epidermal layer and also delivers nutrients into the cell and toxins out of the cell. Immediate water-binding and water-attracting attributes fill void spaces between connective collagen and elastin fibers found within the dermal skin layer.
Collagen firms the skin while hyaluronic acid nourishes and hydrates the collagen. Hyaluronic acid retains the water, keeping the collagen moist and elastic. The reason hyaluronic acid is essential in skin care is is because it retains 1,000 times its weight in water within the skin’s cells. No other biological substance can retain as much water as hyaluronic acid, which makes it critical for keeping skin looking plumped, well hydrated, and voluptuous.
Young people have plump, smooth, and highly elastic skin because they have high concentrations of hyaluronic acid. As we grow older, the body produces less hyaluronic acid, causing the hyaluronic acid concentration in the skin to fall. Around age 40, aging becomes more visible as our skin loses elasticity, forming lines and wrinkles.
Just like your collagen, hyaluronic acid needs topping up each day. Hyaluronic Acid should be applied topically in the morning and evening and we also recommend using a Hyaluronic Acid Supplement.
Some fantastic skin care products that contain Hyarluonic Acid are:
- DailyFix Revival Serum
- HydraHit Nourishing Moisturizer
- Clear Up Blemish Flighting Serum
- Rewind Collagen Activator Serum
If you're looking for supplements that contain Hyaluronic Acid try:
May 09, 2016
The products you apply to your skin everyday are crucial when dealing with acne. Your skin requires anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and immune support as well as daily nourishment in the form of antioxidants and nutrients. Here are some of our top picks to help you in your battle with acne:
Clear Up Blemish Serum
Clear Up Blemish Fighting Serum is a unique formulation that is designed to fight bacteria, reduce inflammation and strengthen immune function while restoring skin health. Clear Up merges eastern and western medicine by utilizing ingredients such as neem, burdock, totarol, biofense and more. This serum is used in the evening. If you are sensitive to Salicylic Acid then we recommend using Clarify by Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare in replace of Clear Up.
Mint Blast Weekly Detox Tonic
Mint Blast is a powerful tonic & exfoliator that helps fight bacteria while removing excess oil and dirt from the skin. This unique blend of glycolic acid, hydrogen peroxide, salicylic acid, and organic aloe vera will fight bacteria and reduce inflammation while exfoliating and polishing the skin. There is no alcohol in this product, ensuring that it supports the skin barrier.
Hydrahit Nourishing Moisturizer
HydraHit is a great moisturizer for acne prone skin. We always advise our clients to apply a moisturizer even if they have oily skin. It is an important supportive step to protect and hydrate the skin barrier. HydraHit contains Beta Glucan and Black Tea Ferment which both work to boost the skin’s immune function while improving the look and health of the skin. Lastly, Fructooligosaccharides (D-Beta) balances the pH of the skin, promoting healthy bacteria.
DailyFix Revival Serum
If you are dealing with acne, but also have very dehydrated skin, this hyaluronic acid rich serum is highly recommended to restore moisture in your skin. It is a light, water based serum, that will penetrate deeply into the skin providing much needed hydration.
Get Clean Energizing Cleanser
This cleanser is recommended for those with sensitive skin and/or skin that is prone to dryness. Get Clean uses coconut and sugar beet derived ingredients to effectively cleanse the skin while chamomile and aloe soothe. This gentle cleanser supports a healthy skin barrier and reduces inflammation in sensitive skin. Also, you can transform this gentle cleanser into a powerful exfoliating cleanser by adding a few drops of Pick Me Up Triple Acid Exfoliating Gel.