Posts Tagged signs of aging

  • Why Sunburns are Bad for You

    If you have ever experienced the pain and agony of a sunburn, then you know that it is something you want to avoid. But did you know that the skin-damaging effects of a sunburn are far worse than the pain? Here is a look at what is actually happening to your skin cells when you get a sunburn as well as tips for how you can effectively protect your skin.

    The sun emits two strong ultraviolet rays called UVA and UVB rays. These harmful rays actually kill your skin cells. Your immune system is designed to get rid of these dead cells, so it increases blood flow to the burned area. This is the reason for the redness and warm sensations. Once the dead skin is removed, you are left with a darker color designed to prevent further sun damage. Though a tan is desirable to many people, the skin damage is not. You can still get a tan through sunscreen without the dangerous and painful effects of a sunburn.

    Your face is especially prone to getting burned even quicker than the rest of your body. For this reason, it is essential to protect your face with a quality sunscreen. Coola Mineral Face Matte Finish SPF 30 – Cucumber is a chemical-free sunblock that gives your face a silky matte finish. It is water-resistant and non-comedogenic. Fortified with moisturizing agents, your skin will feel silky and smooth while receiving maximum sun protection.

    Another great product for healthy skin is Skyn Icland the Antidote Daily Cooling Lotion. It cools and quenches thirsty skin by providing instant moisturization as well as protection. SkinDirect’s professional esthetician recommends using this prior to sunscreen application for best results.

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  • A Deeper Look Behind Z.Bigatti

    Z.Bigatti makes a very luxurious line of skin care products to treat the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, lines, crow’s feet, sagging skin, and aging lips. Unlike other companies, Z.Bigatti invests years of time and money into creating the best formulas by using only the best ingredients. No irritating, cheap chemicals will be found in any Z.Bigatti product. You’ll notice the Z.Bigatti difference from the moment you apply it on your skin.

    Enriched with scientifically proven amino acids, proteins, and vitamins to fight the signs of aging, each one of Z.Bigatti’s products will pamper and refine your skin from day one. Over time, these special blends of ingredients will penetrate under the top layer of your skin to work deeper than most skin care products.

    The Z.Bigatti researchers examined thousands of plants and botanicals throughout the world in order to carefully choose the right ones to use in their formulas. Other companies use the cheapest or most abundant plants and chemicals within their products in order to be mass produced to the public. When processing the cheap plants and chemicals,these companies use heat-based compressors which destroy most of the potential benefits from the plants. Contrary to other companies, Z.Bigatti uses a cold-extraction process to maintain the highest level of concentrations of ingredients.

    Z.Bigatti does not sell for very cheap and is part of the high-end line of skin care products. This is because of their high-end tools, processors, and team of scientists and researchers that work hard to offer you quality products that actually work. Compared to other skin care products, it is rather pricey. This is because it really needs to be compared to cosmetic surgery and laser treatments, which can cost well into the thousands. If you don’t want to have surgery and spend days or weeks recovering while missing work or time with your family, consider trying Z.Bigatti and see what it does for your skin.

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  • New Product Line- M2 Skin Care Technologies

    m2We are very excited to offer M2 Technology, which makes 4 very unique and powerful products. M2’s formulas are made using Mandelic and Malic acid, making its products very different from other kinds of skin care blends. Mandelic Acid is part of the alpha hydroxy acid group and is derived from almonds, apricots, and wild cherries. It has been proven to help photo-damaged skin, suppress pigmentation, and treat redness, acne, and acne scars. Mandelic Acid acts as a natural antibacterial and it protects your skin from free radical damage. They also specialize in a high concentration after-shower cream, which fights skin problems and signs of aging on your entire body, not just on your face.

    M2 Body Refinish uses 15% Mandelic and Malic acid aimed at smoothing your entire body’s texture and appearance. It combines a special blend of antioxidants, humectants, and exfoliants to strengthen your skin’s outer layer, protect it from free radical damage, and soften dry skin. The Body Refinish is a very strong product you apply after showering. Start with a thin layer on your body, and make sure to only apply on clean, non-irritated skin. A slight tingling feeling is normal and only lasts a few minutes; it’s also a good sign that lets you feel the formula in action. If you have sensitive skin, one thin layer should be sufficient. If your skin can handle more, gradually increase the amount you use, but don’t go overboard!

    The Exfoliating Cleanser and HP Skin Refinish are a great pair when cleansing your face. The Exfoliating Cleanser gently exfoliates and refines your skin every time you wash, while removing impurities and makeup residue. It has natural antibacterial properties combined with antioxidants, vitamins, and humectants to clarify your skin tone and restore its balance. It is gentle enough to use in the morning and evening. After exfoliating, the HP Skin Refinish works wonders on acne scars and discoloration. It’s an “easy-to-use serum” with high concentrations of mandelic and malic acid that work on your skin overnight to give you rapid results. It’s very potent so it should only be used every other night.

    Great to use after the M2 System or any other skin care system, the M2 Skin Recovery Moisturizer is perfect for dry, stressed skin. It helps your skin retain moisture and stay hydrated throughout the day and night while fighting signs of aging, acne, and discoloration. Use in the morning and before bed.

    According to the makers of M2, you’ll see a significant improvement in the overall texture and clarity of your skin within a month of continued use. Any uneven tones and discoloration will be start to even out and your skin will feel much smoother. After two months of continued use, the number of blemishes will decrease or be greatly reduced in size. The scars that they left behind will vanish faster and darker areas of your face and body will peel, revealing new, smooth, and flawless skin.

    I’ve already started to use the HP Skin Refinish on certain areas of my face and have noticed that my skin is lighter and more even toned. Aside from their great formulas, the bottles they come in are beautiful and sleek. They make using the product very easy, with no mess at all.  While using any skin care regimen, always remember the tips for avoiding acne and your skin will remain smoother and healthier all year round.

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  • Do Nutrition and Skin Care Go Hand in Hand?

    Nothing you eat will make your wrinkles or lines simply disappear or reverse all the signs of aging on your face. But you can’t just eat anything and think it won’t affect your face and appearance. Foods and your appearance definitely have a close relationship, internally and externally. The foods you eat affect every organ in your body, including your skin.

    No matter what type of skin care regimen you have, even the most expensive kinds, you must nourish yourself and your skin from the inside. Don’t use any product as a substitute for specific foods because certain foods have the vitamins, nutrients, and metabolites that your skin and body need which no product can replace.

    Every cell in your body needs tons of certain nutrients, minerals, vitamins, and essential amino acids. Specific foods carry these nutrients, such as vitamins A, C and E, and deliver them to your cells and organs, especially your skin. Topical skin care products can only deliver these types of vitamins on the outside and they do not ensure that they will reach deep enough inside your skin. Some only stay on your skin temporarily until you shower or wash your face. By eating certain enriched foods, you are sending these vitamins to your skin through your bloodstream, ensuring their delivery and benefits.

    By using a trusted skin care regimen on the outside and eating right for your insides, you’ll begin to notice healthier skin each day. Talk with your doctor about the right amounts you should be consuming. Although they have great benefits, foods and topical treatments won’t be able to do miracles on your skin because there are many other factors within the aging process that you cannot control. However, they will make a big difference in your overall health and appearance. Always remember the saying, “You are what you eat.”

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  • Lip Treatments

    plumperWomen spend a lot of time looking up skin care products for their face and skin, yet they sometimes neglect a very important feature of their face – their lips. While lipstick and gloss can easily cover up lip imperfections, there are many solutions that you can use to reduce these imperfections and signs of aging on your lips.

    When it comes to treating wrinkles, cracking, and dryness on your lips, there are several options for you to consider. These treatments are formulated with antioxidants, collagen builders, and peptides that help diminish creases and keep your lips hydrated and moisturized. Products such as Z.Bigatti’s Lip Treatment Balm and SkinCeuticals Lip Repair fight the signs of aging on your lips and keep them soft and moisturized to prevent further environmental damage.

    For thinner lips, try a plumper to make them fuller and softer. Infused with spheres of collagen, these lip plumpers trap water molecules within your lips causing the spheres to swell. The result is a sexy, fuller pout. The spheres also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth.

    These lip treatments can be used alone, after cleansing, or underneath your favorite shade of lipstick or gloss.

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  • Choosing a Face Mask

    Putting on a face mask while you’re at home can be very relaxing. Nothing else can give you that spa-like feel except for, of course, going to an actual spa. But when you don’t have the time, money, or just want to relax at home while reading or watching TV, a face mask can give your skin great results and allow you to get in touch with your girly side. But with so many different varieties, which facial mask is right for you?

    Acne- If you want to try to treat your acne by using a mask, make sure you buy the appropriate one made for acne-prone skin. Several masks are medicated while others reduce the amount of oils, while unclogging your pores, without medication. The latter doesn’t eliminate existing blemishes but it can reduce and control the amount of blemishes you get in the future by cleaning and minimizing your pores. Many medicated masks use the power of sulfur to help clear up existing blemishes while cleaning your pores at the same time. Sulfur can penetrate deep into your skin without over-drying. Use as directed depending on your skin type.

    Firmer Skin – You can reduce the signs of aging with specially formulated facial masks. They’re made with powerful enzymes and peptides to penetrate into your skin and reverse the signs of aging. They can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, and sagging, leaving your face firmer and tighter. Try Azure Cosmeceuticals HydroPeptide face mask formulated with 15% Botazyme, a blend of enzymes, peptides, and antioxidants that stimulate your natural collagen production.

    Natural Masks – If you just want a natural, homemade face mask that tones your skin and leaves it feeling soft and smooth, try using egg whites. Beat together the egg whites in a bowl (1-2 eggs should be enough) and spread the mixture on your skin’s surface, avoiding the entire eye area.  Leave it on for 15 minutes or until completely dry. Wash off with tepid water, pat dry, and voilà! Your skin will feel softer and smoother because of the proteins, vitamins, and minerals within the egg whites. You can also make homemade masks using olive oil, oatmeal, yogurt, and many other inexpensive items you find in your fridge.

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