The Year Ahead In Skin Care

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.

Micro-Current Technology

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:

  • Tighter and supple skin
  • Defined and lifted cheekbones
  • Overall skin rejuvenation
  • More prominent jaw line area
  • Brow area toned and lifted

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:

  • Firms slack areas
  • Helps treat sun overexposure to the skin
  • Hydrates
  • Lessens lines and wrinkles
  • Promotes even skin tone
  • Treats hyper pigmentation
  • Softens skin

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:

  • Calm redness and inflammation brought on by acne
  • Clinically demonstrated to destroy acne bacteria named, propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes)
  • Decreases pore size
  • Helps heal acne scars
  • Recommended by health care professionals
  • Treats blackheads

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!

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Tips For Healthy Lips

Posted for Anti AgingBeautyLip Care On July 7, 2011

Tips for healthy lips
By Steven Stern

While so many individuals are mindful of their overall anti-aging skin care regimen, they often disregard the need for lip care. Like the rest of the face, lips have a strong tendency to highlight unmistakable signs of aging.
A good lip regimen promotes the following for lips:
• Healthy skin
• Chap-free
• Soft and plump
Lips do not have sebaceous glands which mean they are continually susceptible to dryness.
While there are several reasons behind lip structure negative changes there are some at the top of the list which include:
• Aging
• Smoking
• Sun exposure
The best anti-aging defense is to purchase a lip product which offers a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). An example of this is the Jane Iredale Lip Drink . Using a SPF product is especially helpful if one spends their work or playtime outdoors.
Research has revealed that sun exposure is one reason for lip cancer. Using a SPF balm coupled with a wide-brim hat can help fight off powerful, harmful rays. It has also been discovered that smoking can increase a person’s risk of lip cancer, as well.
Smoking has a tendency to dry out the lips and drain their color due to a drop in oxygen supply.
When searching for ingredients in a lip product, do remember that seeking conditioning properties is highly recommended and encouraged. Here are some important formulas to jot down:
• Green Tea
• Zinc Oxide
• Vitamin C and E
• Macadamia Nut Oil
• Beeswax
• Lemon Peel Oil
• Shea Butter
• Sunflower Seed Oil
• Avocado Oil
• Carnauba Wax
Some SPF products, like Kinerase Ultimate Volume Lip Conditioner also offer anti-aging plumping properties. Ingredients in these types of conditioners may include Dehydrasomes, Volulip and Kinetin – the combination of the three help promote collagen production.
Following these easy steps will encourage a youthful lip change in a few weeks. And for some, even a shorter time than that.

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Are Chapped Lips Disrupting your Beauty?

Posted for Lip Care On June 22, 2010


Nothing ruins your look more than dry, chapped lips. In fact, chapped lips can shake your confidence when you want to snuggle up to that special someone

What Causes Chapped Lips?

Excessive Exfoliation
While it is a good thing to gently exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush to remove the layer of dead skin cells, it can be harmful if are too agressive. Excessive exfoliation actually breaks down the protective skin barrier that locks in the moisture and makes your lips drier and flakier.

Inefficient Lip Balms
You may be applying lip balm only to realize your lips are just as chapped and flaky as they were when you started. Wax-based lip balms provide only marginal protection. You need to opt for a long-stay petroleum based balm or reapply it couple of times a day.

Use of Drying Ingredients

Wrong lip care products can do more harm than good. If you are using lip products with drying ingredients, your lips will only become drier and more chapped.. For example, cinnamates, a popular ingredient in lip plumpers can cause irritation. Instead opt for a lip gloss. The shine will make your lips appear fuller.

Constant Licking
When our lips feel dry, most of us don’t think twice before licking or even biting off the flaking skin. However, this only makes the more dry. Saliva contains enzymes that break down your skin and create cracks. So try to resist this habit and instead drink plenty of water to keep your lips hydrated.

Use a moisturizing lip balm, preferably one enriched with rich antioxidants and moisturizing ingredients. Make sure it contains SPF to protect against sun damage. Lips contain less melanin which make them more susceptible to sun damage.

Product Picks:

Kinerase Ultimate Volume Lip Conditioner with SPF 20
It is a superior lip care formula that visibly plumps, protects and repairs the signs of aging. It leaves your lips noticeably smooth, full, glossy and youthful.

Glo Gloss
Available in a rich color palette, it is an amazing moisturizing lip gloss for women. Enriched with superior antioxidants like Vitamin A, C, E and Green Tea, it nourishes your lips and makes them appear fuller and plumper.

Marilynn Syrett


Lip Care An Integral Part Of Skin Care

Posted for Lip Care On November 10, 2009


As much as I have seen women paying great attention to their skin care, I have also noticed that many women forget about lip care completely. Applying lipstick or a lip balm or gloss is all that is done.

Lip care is a very integral part of your beauty regimen. Without healthy and good looking lips, even your flawless skin may just fail to create the look you are trying to achieve. The skin on your lips is extremely sensitive and tender and this is why it is highly susceptible to damage by external factors.

The skin of your lips is comprised of three to five cellular layers and is very delicate. Another interesting fact is that lips don\’t have sebaceous glands, therefore they dry out faster and get chapped easily.

Here are some tips to take good care of your lips.

Drink lots of Water
Since the lips do not contain sebaceous glands, it cannot produce sebum to keep them hydrated. As a result, they dry out very easily and are prone to the development of wrinkles. Therefore, make sure you drink sufficient amount of water and keep the skin hydrated. Also, cut down on beverages like coffee and tea. You can even take vitamin E supplements orally.

Quit Smoking
Smoking dries up your lips and also reduces the oxygen supply to the lip skin that provides essential nutrients to the blood cells. Without ample blood flow to the tissues, the lips lose color and become dark and dull.

Exfoliate Regularly
Make sure you use a good lip exfoliating product and scrape off dead skin cells from the surface of the lips. After you are done with the exfoliation process, make sure you slather lip balm on your lips.

Use an SPF-inclusive Lip Balm
When you venture out in the sun, make sure you apply a lip balm that has SPF contents that can protect your lips against the UV rays of the sun.

Spend some time taking care of your lips. Then you can flaunt a supple pout and make heads turn!

So Do Take Good Care Of Your Lips!


Luscious Lips Need Good Care

Posted for Lip Care On November 24, 2008


Lips are perhaps the most alluring feature on your face. And just as it’s important to keep your facial skin healthy and glowing, it is also essential to keep your lips supple!

The skin on your lips requires just as much nourishment and care that you bestow on your face. Your lips are just as prone to damage by environmental, physical and ultraviolet radiation. However, it can be one of the areas most neglected by women.

Soft and Supple
The skin on the lips is the thinnest and most sensitive on the entire body and they are susceptible to damage by environamental factors. The lips are smooth and supple even though there are no oil glands or protective covering. This also makes it more prone to dryness and flakiness. The Loss of moisture also subsequently results in chapping and cracking along the corners of the lips.

It is extremely important to keep your lips moisturized at all times. Use a good quality moisturizing lipstick or lip gloss as a protective shield on the lips.

Scrub for the Lips
Just like facial scrubs exfoliate the dead skin cells on the face, lips need to shed off dead skin too. It gets rid of the chapped skin on the lips and stimulates blood circulation. But the exfoliation process of the lips doesn’t have to be as stringent. Considering the fact that skin on the lips is more fragile and thin, use something especially formulated for the lips.

Lip Wrinkles
Lips often exhibit tiny clusters of wrinkles on them. They are especially prominent on smokers because of their constant puckering. These fine lines can be treated with an effective antioxidant treatment.

Also, don’t drink out of straws! It has the same effect because fo the puckering to sip from them.

Lip care is incomplete without moisturization. Apply ample amounts of lip balms to soothe the dry areas and hydrated them again.