Posted for Anti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSun Tanning On January 23, 2012
Sunscreen just isn’t for hot summer days. It’s something that should be applied every single day of the year. Although it may be deceiving, about 80 percent of ultra violet rays still seep its way through overcast skies damaging skin and causing premature aging.
Anytime someone is outdoors they are at risk for sun damage. And yes, that includes playing sports, gardening, or even just walking the dog. Don’t forget that the reflection of snow and sand also boosts the exposure to UV rays.
In addition to premature aging, reports estimate that skin cancer is still a disease to contend with for both men and women. That’s why sunscreen is so important.
Skin Care Heaven, an e-commerce store in Carlsbad offers an array of quality solar defense inventory.
Here are some valuable tips into different ways of shielding your skin to keep it healthy and young looking.
Sun protection can be found in organic and non-organic formulas. On the shelves they come in gels, sprays, lotions, creams, sticks, and powder forms. The most important one to buy is a product that offers a broad spectrum which simply means it protects the user from UVA and UVB rays.
Those who love using organic products will more than likely find the following ingredients:
For the most part, organic sunscreens are paraben and fragrance free. But check the labels to make sure. Because UVA and UVB sunscreen offer the best protection out there, double check that the vegetarian ingredients in the bottle offer it, as well.
Non-organic sunscreen manufacturers not only offer sun protection but their ingredients may also include anti-aging and skin recovery ingredients like Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery does. And these days, sunscreens are non-greasy, absorb quickly and are featherweight. Even those with acne prone skin can find the perfect product that meet their skin care needs.
Important ingredients to look for in these products are:
Last but not least, tinted moisturizers like Revision Skin Care have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 45. Avid users of tinted moisturizers love the light, natural coverage and oftentimes use it instead of a heavier foundation.
Healthcare professionals recommend using a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher and to consider a waterproof one, too.
The best time to apply sunscreen is 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. And please don’t be stingy with it. The rule of thumb is a “shot-size” glass serving or more for an adult body. Research has shown that not enough people use sunscreen and remain unprotected.
Don’t let the “long-lasting” words on the bottle think sunscreen is only applied once a day. A solar defense needs to be reapplied every two to three hours when outdoors. And if the product is not waterproof, it must be reapplied after sweating or following a swim.
The most common places people forget to apply sunscreen are:
While sunscreen is one surefire way to keep skin looking youthful and healthy, add in some other skin saving tools like a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and retreat to shady areas whenever possible.
Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSkin Cleansers & Toners On January 23, 2012
Skin care products don’t have an expiration date. So, this makes things a bit tricky in figuring out when to toss out skin care products before they go bad.
As chief officer of an online skin care product store, a producer of my own product line, and operation of a new day spa, it’s important to understand the potency of a product and when it’s time to pitch it. Our health always comes first.
To keep track, some suggest writing a date on the packaging but so many of us forget to recheck it. Instead, a better way is to use your computer or cell phone calendar with “alarm” reminders for a 3, 6, 9 and 12 month checkup to see if it’s product trashcan time.
While many think their products may last up to two years that really may not be the case on all types of skin care and beauty products.
For example, if a cream or lotion product has turned thin or lumpy, chuck it. Other signs to watch out for are:
And anti aging products which contain antioxidants, retinol, and vitamins are always at a higher risk for a sooner expiration date. So be sure lids are replaced tightly.
To keep bacterial contamination from happening, keep your fingers out of those containers. When bacteria gets in there, the product is ruined and there’s no turning back. A perfectly new skin care product can go bad instantly once bacteria invades it.
Other helpful tips are:
Because there are no regulations and expiration dates, it’s really up to you to figure out when it’s time to part with your products. At first, it may feel like you are throwing away money, but in the end, you are saving your body from the threat of bacterial contamination. And no one wants to risk that.
Remember, these products only last so long once that lid is officially unscrewed.
Although moisturizers, serums, and creams tend to last 6 months to a year, some product ingredients can speed up the expiration date such as:
It’s important to point out that if you stick with your skin care routine and are mindful of bacterial contamination, chances are you’ll use up your product before it expires.
Posted for Anti AgingBeautyMoisturizersOily SkinSkin Care On January 20, 2012
The reviews are in on Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum and it’s a good one. This nighttime anti-aging serum can be used with any moisturizer you already have in your skin care routine. Yes, it’s that flexible.
And that’s why Skin Care Heaven in Carlsbad decided to carry it.
Its peptides and oil promote collagen and does wonders for the skin. A youthful luminosity is the head-turning result for both mature and premature aging skin. Dermaologica calls its peptide serum as supercharged. While collagen is produced, the overall skin structure becomes firmer and better toned.
Although it has oils in its formula which encourages hydration, it is not the least bit greasy. The product is also color and artificial fragrance free which is great for sensitive skin types.
Users love the natural aroma of the argan and rose oils. These powerhouse ingredients lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
This serum truly repairs the skin leaving it soft and supple.
Only 4 to 6 drops of serum at night is needed for these fantastic results. A little goes a long way. It can be applied directly on your face or you can add it to your evening moisturizer. Either way is fine.
Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum users are waking up to younger, silky smooth skin.
Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSkin Care DeviceSkin Cleansers & Toners On January 17, 2012
These days, it seems like people of all ages are battling acne. From teenagers to adults, everyone wants to know, “What is the best acne treatment out there?”
From clinical to over the counter (OTC) products, there’s so many to choose from. But as some have already discovered, OTC products may just not be strong enough to see the acne battle come to an end.
Skin Care Heaven, an e-commerce store located in Carlsbad, offers clinical products and ships for free. In fact, they offer many of the clinical treatments mentioned here.
Remember, acne is treatable. Below is a list of the best acne treatments out there and are priced from high to low to help meet any budget.
LightStim Acne Light Therapy
It’s probably surprising to read that LED light therapy is on top of the list. For around $300, it’s a treatment that’s used in medical offices and is now available for at-home use. It’s another tool used along with a topical treatment plan.
LightStim Acne Light Therapy is FDA cleared and that’s super important.
Its combination of blue, red, and infrared wavelengths combats acne and keeps it under control.
Even those with sensitive skin saw the following clinical improvements within eight weeks:
ZO Skin Health Acne Prevention and Care Program
ZO Skin Health Acne Prevention and Care Program is great for those who get breakouts that are related to hormones and genetics. The system, costing about $120, has been described as one of the top acne treatments.
Its four quick steps include:
Skin Care Heaven Basic Acne Clarifying System
For about $55, the Skin Care Heaven Basic Acne Clarifying System, reduces, restores, and prevents blemished skin.
This great treatment includes:
Dermalogica Clean Start Kit
The Dermalogica Clean Start Kit roughly costs about $35 and contains a five step program to target acne and prevent future breakouts. This system helps cleanse, tone, treat and moisturize.
Living without acne can become a reality when the right treatment is found!
Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPLip CareMoisturizersOily SkinSkin CareSkin Care DeviceSkin Cleansers & TonersSun Tanning On January 10, 2012
With an eye to the New Year, the science of skin care technology has been uncovered more than ever and is really forging forward in the year ahead. Top quality devices used in clinical offices are now available for at-home use.
These tools are phenomenal and endless with their own unique capabilities. Here’s a peek into a few of them which can be purchased online at Skin Care Heaven in Carlsbad which helps unleash gorgeous looking skin. Above all, find a therapy which is FDA cleared and a manufacturer which stands behind its clinical studies.
Used as an adjunct therapy to a current routine, these devices are taking the art of skin care to a whole new level.
The superstar power behind micro-current technology is its ability to invigorate muscles beneath the skin. It’s an anti-aging goldmine. NuFACE® has mastered this handheld device with its NuFACE® Trinity Device, NuFACE Microcurrent Facial Toning Device® Skin Care System Pink Plus Face & Body Universal, and NuFace® Microcurrent Facial Toning Device.
Beauty magazines are raving about it.
In less than five minutes a day, this pain-free tool will sculpt the skin and reveal immediate results. FDA cleared, NuFACE® sculpts and decreases fine lines and wrinkles while firming up slack skin.
Devoted NuFACE® users have noticed remarkable improvements such as:
The kit comes with a conductive gel and optimizing mist. NuFACE is describing its devices as a person’s own personal trainer for their face and the glowing results are proving this claim.
LED Light Therapy
Many clinical offices are successfully using LED Light Therapy as a form of treatment to address signs of premature aging and acne. LightStim, an at-home handheld device provides both kinds. Like NuFACE®, LightStim is FDA cleared and gives users peace of mind.
What separates LightStim from the rest of LED light therapy its unique application of red, amber and infrared LED light. The LightStim Professional Anti-Aging Light Treatment offers all three combinations which boost collagen and elastin – these are the goals in achieving younger looking skin.
This noninvasive, pain-free treatment is recommended for daily use.
Clinical studies have reported the following skin improvements with LightStim Professional Anti-Aging Light Treatment:
Acne just doesn’t pop up in the teenage years. As many adults have learned, they aren’t inoculated to pimples. LightStim Acne Light Therapy is breaking new ground in attacking acne. Those with sensitive skin are using it, too.
The light therapy attacks the bacteria which cause acne and calms irritated skin. Within two months, users have noticed an amazing improvement in their skin. Highlights to its long list of benefits include:
For years, people have thought that celebrities and only the wealthy were privy to skin care device treatments. But that’s all changed. Now, these devices are available to everyone because it’s deserved by all!
Posted for Anti AgingBeautySkin Care On January 7, 2012
When thinking of a New Year’s Resolution one item on top of the list is better skin care. After all, who doesn’t want to look younger? Like many have discovered over time, New Year’s Resolutions may be easier said than done.
But if better skin care is the goal, then here is an easy-to-follow recipe to make it become a reality.
By the way, Skin Care Heaven in Carlsbad is great place to visit on the web because they offer all the products one needs to reveal more gorgeous skin.
Below are five great steps to achieve this resolution in the New Year.
Step 1: Sunscreen
Literally, sunscreen is one of the most important things to wear when outdoors. And yes, this even includes overcast days because ultra violet rays can still be harmful.
The number one reason for premature aging is the sun. Ultra violet rays is the culprit for fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, large pores, uneven skin tone, and zaps away youthful beauty. Sunscreen will slow down this aging process.
Sunscreen comes in array of choices for different skin types including those with acne prone skin. These days, sunscreen can be oil-free, silky and featherweight.
Tinted moisturizers, such as Revision, are fantastic because it provides wonderful hydration, offers a hint of color, and shields against harmful rays. It also fights signs of aging with its peptides which shrink pores.
Purchasing a broad spectrum sunscreen is always a wise skin care choice.
Step 2: Implement A Skin Care Regimen
Having a skin care routine in place is the key to beautiful skin. This regimen is done both morning and night. Above all, always remember to remove makeup at night before going to bed.
A good skin care regimen may include:
Implementing a sonic skin cleansing system is also a wonderful idea since it renews skin and gets it prepared for better product penetration.
Once a skin care routine is in place it becomes like second nature.
Step 3: Moisturize The Whole Body
Beautiful skin means head to toe luminosity. Especially in the summer and winter months, don’t forget to apply body lotion or body butter after bathing. Rub it on when skin is slightly damp for more hydration benefits.
An exfoliator, such as a sugar scrub, is a great addition to slough off dry skin. Doing this a couple times a week will keep skin soft, supple, and smooth.
Step 4: TLC For The Skin
Here are some other quick tips for the TLC skin care list:
Step 5: Eating Healthy
More than likely eating healthier is on the New Year’s Resolution list, too. A balanced and nutritious diet won’t only help shed off unwanted pounds but it will do wonders for the skin. The recommended dietary amount of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and water will leave skin more luminous.
Happy New Year!
Posted for Anti AgingBeautySkin CareSkin Care Device On January 6, 2012
Well, they did it again. NuFACE has added another amazing product called NuFACE® Trinity Device to its micro current facial toning menu. Their new ergonomic design which is FDA approved, invigorates muscles underneath the skin to decrease fine lines and wrinkles.
While it gently takes years off, it also will intensify muscle strength in the face which helps lift and tone slack skin. And firmer and smoother skin means younger looker skin.
Right now, the San Diego based e-commerce store Skin Care Heaven is offering NuFACE® Trinity at a special holiday discounted rate.
Reviewers are giving a thumbs-up on the new comfortable handheld device. Everyone loves the fact that they can have a NuFACE treatment in the privacy of their own home; this device is like having your own professional aesthetic clinician.
In less than five minutes a day, NuFACE® Trinity users will see a marked improvement in areas such as:
NuFACE is describing the Trinity Device as one’s own Pilates trainer for the face and it really is. This new addition is a sterling non-invasive facial toning treatment and its features include:
Along with the NewFACE® Trinity Device and micro current head, the system also includes a gel primer, charging cradle, manual and tip cards. Looking young has never been this easy!
Posted for Anti AgingBeautySkin Care On January 6, 2012
How quick time flies. And once again, it’s time to focus on a “Year in Review,” and in this case, one that targets skincare health.
In 2011, DNA repair treatments really began to earn its worth. Critics did their research and found that there are scientific remedies out there which have some merit. It was a prestigious recognition for this company and for those who stand behind the science of DNA repair.
Skin Care Heaven’s serum restores damaged tissue and delays signs of aging. It delivers powerful enzymes and protective antioxidants to moisturize the skin while working hard with its DNA repair and recovery. What all this means it that the serum has the power to repair sun damaged skin while protecting it from future damage. Along with smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines it also fades sun spots.
While different manufacturers use their own DNA repair recipe, the Skin Care Heaven DNA Repair Serum formula use enzymes from plankton that rebuild damaged cells. Once it locates and removes injured tissue, it paves the way for new, healthy tissue to grow in its place.
This enzyme is an extract from Micrococcus luteus which is called Micrococcus lysate. Skin Care Heaven discovered that Micrococcus luteus was a phenomenal UV resistant enzyme which aimed at sun damaged DNA and its recovery.
This advanced technology is also coupled with antioxidants and caffeine.
The antioxidants inside this self-correcting serum are a combination of vitamins A, C, and E which mend damaged skin and protect it against future free radicals. And the caffeine component reduces redness and inflammation.
Being part of the revolutionary science behind DNA repair has been a thrill for Skin Care Heaven, and even more so, because they were recognized by a top tier media publication for their formula.
Posted for Anti AgingBeautyMoisturizersSkin Care On December 5, 2011
Here are some tips to get through the frosty season.
Although a hot bath or shower may seem like the perfect thing to do to warm up, it actually is a bad choice. Hot water can remove skin moisture especially during the wintertime. And every drop of moisture counts. So, the best temperature to keep it at is warm.
After a bath or shower, pat skin gently but leave it a bit damp for a body moisturizer application. Now remember, a body moisturizer is to never be used on the face or neck because it will be too harsh.
Body moisturizers can be found in:
A great product on the market with wonderful hydrating and nourishing properties is Pure Fiji. Their sublime fragrances range from coconut, pineapple, and more. Their formulas come in butters and lotions. For the wintertime, though, it’s a good idea to go with body butters.
When applying a moisturizer over the whole body, don’t forget to include the feet and toes. Those spots are in need of hydration, too.
Great ingredients in body moisturizers may include:
- Aloe Vera
Now, if extra dryness is noticed, it may be a good idea to exfoliate about once a week in between those moisturizing treatments. Again, Pure Fiji has a wonderful Coconut Sugar Rub.
Make certain the scrub chosen exfoliates gently. Look for essential oils and gentle extracts to nourish the skin. Exfoliating will get the skin prepared for better moisturizer penetration.
For the face, look for a product that not only hydrates but also offers antioxidant benefits to fight free radicals. Revaleskin Intense Recovery Treatment falls under this category because it does moisturize severely dry skin while offering it a boost of nourishment from its Coffee Berry ingredient.
Find peptide products that promote the stop of trans-epidermal water loss otherwise known as TEWL.
Other great facial formulas are:
Although this last tip is not a moisturizer it is well worth the mention. Find a hydrating facial mist to quench skin thirst any time of the day. Generally, these bottles are small and can fit easily into a handbag. Top formulas are myrrh, chamomile, olive leaf extract and grape seed extract.
With these wintertime tips, skin will have a host of possibilities for supple and soft skin even through chilliest of times.
Posted for Anti AgingOily SkinSkin Care On September 10, 2011
Dealing with oily skin doesn’t have to be a daily battle. Yes, it’s a hassle to see oil reappear only a few hours after you wash your face, but do realize that there are some great products and tips out there to help make living with oily skin easier than ever.
You’ll notice soon enough that some simple twists to a beauty routine can help reduce oil buildup.
Normal oil production offers hydrating properties to help keep skin wrinkle-free. But too much of it, as we all know, can cause acne.
So, the first step to battle oily skin is to choose the right cleanser. If possible, try and wash your face at least twice a day.
One type of emerging cleanser that is a favorite for oily skin contains botanical extracts. Skin care professionals actually like how it decreases oil production without drying out the skin. It really is the best of both worlds.
Dermalogica Clean Start Wash Off not only has these botanical extracts, but it clears oil deep within the pores which cause acne breakouts. This Dermalogica skin care product also has salicylic acid which helps decrease acne. Its licorice extract calms the skin and reduces potential inflammation or irritation oily skin can bring.
While the goal for a cleanser is to remove oil, please be sure you don’t totally dry out your skin.
Next, is finding the right toner. A toner is an important part of your skin care system because it balances your skin’s pH after a wash and soaks up excess oil, too.
Many toner users really like Obagi Nu-Derm Toner. This Obagi line contains a blend of natural ingredients and herbs. The toner also penetrates really well into the skin.
It’s important to point out that toners come in a variety of different names such as:
Whatever name it goes by, it does offer daily skin benefits that you should never forget in your regimen.
If it’s impossible to wash your face more than twice a day then blotting paper might be a good choice.
We all know how hectic the work week is and just the mere thought of washing your face and reapplying makeup right around noontime can be an overwhelming thought for sure. So, that’s where the blotting paper comes in. Its goal is to get rid of oil and leave the skin shine-free.
Blotting paper can be found in the following types of materials:
One blotting paper that’s really growing in popularity is the Jane Iredale Facial Blotting Papers and Compact. Made from organic flaxseed, this little gem is small and discreet. It comes in an attractive compact, but most of all, it’s highly absorbent and created for frequent use. Professionals agree that organic flaxseed is more porous than rice or linen blotting paper.
It’s also interesting to note that it’s not only people with oily skin using this Jane Iredale product. People with normal and combination skin like it, too. They find it refreshing to use during any time of the day.
If you have oily skin, please don’t shy away from moisturizers and sunscreen. They are so important to have in your beauty and skin care routine.
One that comes to mind is Skin Care Heaven Anti-oxidant Oil-Free Moisturizer. Its green tea formula provides amazing antioxidant anti-aging qualities which repairs, restores and protects the skin from past and future environmental hazards like the sun. Other nourishing ingredients are Vitamins A, C and E which minimize sun damage while improving overall skin texture.
If you’re not quite convinced that a moisturizer is for you than consider a serum. A serum is lighter and can offer age-defying benefits, too.
As far as sunscreens go, they have oil-free products which glide on like silk. A preferred one out there is made by La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid. It’s sheer, which makes it perfect for under makeup wear. This broad spectrum sunscreen is also non-comedogenic and is fragrance-free.
But one of the best things about this La Roche-Posay line is its leaf extract, Senna Alta, which wards off skin damage.
It’s important to remember if you have oily skin, you can still use products which deliver a potent dose of nourishing ingredients which offer a luminous appearance.