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 Skin Cleansers & Toners On April 17, 2010
Skin care markets overwhelm you with a variety of options. Skin Cleansing products are available in an extensive variety of forms, types, price ranges and so on.
Here are some different type of cleansers that work well for different skin types:
So, the next time you are shopping for cleansers, make sure you opt for the right one!
Posted for Skin Cleansers & Toners On October 16, 2009
Women have always been skeptical about the use of toners. While some still take time out to include it in their skin care regimen, there are others who choose to skip its use altogether. This is however a serious mistake
Toning is an integral part of a skin care regimen that follows the cleansing routine and prepares the skin for the moisturization process. Here are some of the important functions of toning.
It removes the residual impurities from the skin pores that are left behind after the cleansing routine and then closes them. After cleansing, skin pores tend to open up and enlarge in size. As a result, moisture evaporates easily and makes the skin dry and dehydrated. Toners in turn close the opened skin pores and prevent the skin from becoming overly dry.
Because toners close the skin pores, dirt and debris from the environment do not settle within them and this helps to prevent skin damage. Moreover, good toners also include antiseptic properties and provide moisture and nutrients to the skin, thus preparing the skin for subsequent moisturization.
There are certain skin care products in the market that claim to have cleansing-toning-moisturizing properties all in one. However, it’s nothing more than a marketing gimmick. This is because cleansers are supposed to open the skin pores to remove the debris while toners are supposed to close the open pores. Then how can a single product perform both the functions simultaneously?
Follow an intelligent skin care routine consisting of all the 3 steps – Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing! Also, don\’t forget to exfoliate twice a week.
Women with dry skin should avoid using astringents and alcohol based toners. They should rather stick to mild toners that contain soothing ingredients like witch hazel. Obagi Nu Derm Toner is a great product made up of a unique combination of natural ingredients and herbs that tones the skin and restores its normal pH balance. It contains a natural astringent called \’alum\’ that adjusts the skin\’s pH levels.
Posted for Skin Cleansers & Toners On July 18, 2009
Removing make-up before you hit the sack at night is one of the most important skin care steps. In fact, no information about skin care is complete if it doesn\’t stress the importance of removing make-up and keeping the skin clean. After all, it is important let your skin breathe and regenerate at night as you sleep.
Well, let’s face it, removing make-up is not that tough a job. But still, thereare an alarming percentage of women who skip this nightly routine. After a hard day’s work, it’s no surprise that women go to or fall asleep without remembering to take off their make-up. But then this habit can be extremely damaging.
Leaving make-up on your skin during the night tends to clog your skin pores and give rise to breakouts and acne blemishes. In fact, when cosmetic particles get trapped within the skin pores, they make the pores appear larger and this paves the way for the development of ugly pimples.
Here is a step by step procedure to remove make-up from your skin effectively!
Start by removing your Eye Makeup
Cleanse your face with a Cleanser
Tone your skin
There you go! Follow these steps diligently as you remove your make-up at night every day. And remember, your skin is only as healthy as you keep it!
Posted for Skin Cleansers & Toners On June 26, 2009
No matter how much is discussed about the topic of toners, this is one question that women seem to continually ask..
Probably that\’s because they are two major schools of thought – one that advocates the use of toners and the other that simply dissuades it as an unnecessary step in the skin care regimen.
Well.. we believe that the answer to the question is different for different types of skin conditions. In fact, it depends on your skin type, your choice of toners and the way your skin responds to it. As per skin care guidelines, toners are extremely important for women who have oily and acne prone skin. Toners provide an extra cleansing effect and gets rid ofstubborn make-up particles and residues that are left behind by the cleansers.
Here are some basic functions of toners:
Even after you wash your face with a cleanser, often there are impurities still left behind. They may be stubborn particles of make-up or just particles of the cleanser itself. Toners flush out all the impurities from the skin pores intensively and leave the skin squeaky clean!
Toners also make your skin pores appear less significant. Thus, it is a great product for women who face the problem of enlarged skin pores. And because toners shrink down the skin pores, they help to prevent external impurities from entering the skin surface.
The most important function of a toner is that it adjusts the pH balance of the skin. The pH balance of the skin gets disrupted by a number of factors, including using too many skin care products. Toners normalize the pH levels of the skin and prepare it for further moisturization.
So ladies.. The choice is yours! If your skin says that it needs toners.. Go ahead and complete your skin care regimen!
Posted for Skin Cleansers & Toners On December 24, 2008
This is one question that gets thrown at me quite often.
Women know they need to use cleansers and they know they need anti-aging products and moisturizers but somehow they are skeptical about the importance of toners. Toners are often confused with cleansers and most people think they are just replaceable.
Toners are the last step to ensure that all makeup and residue have been removed. However, there is more to them than just that. Let me explain some benefits of toners.
Toners Restores the pH Balance of the Skin
Obagi Nu-Derm Toner
Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm
Obagi Nu Derm Exoderm Forte
Posted for Skin Cleansers & Toners On October 21, 2008
I just checked out my mail box. And there were many of you who wrote to me rechecking if they really needed a toner. Apparently some of you have not had a good experience with toners!
So, here let me tell you… Who needs skin toners?
The answer is – Everyone! Yeah everyone!
Toners essentially clear of all residual elements that escape the cleanser and make the skin neat and dirt free.
There are available toners that cater to all skin types. However, you should be careful about what you decide to purchase…
Let me tell you who needs what…
Oily Skin Type
Normal and Dry Skin Type
Some women believe in completely abstaining from alcoholic toners. That need not be so! There are certain cosmetic alcohols like cetyl that doesn’t have any drying effect on the skin! However, regular use of toners with salicylic or glycolic acid can be bad.
What you can do is rotate them alternatively. For instance, use a mild cleanser one day and the stronger one the next! Try toners that contain chamomile
The moral of the story is that for any skin care product to be effective and work well, you need to know which ones to pick and how to use it correctly!
Posted for Skin Cleansers & Toners On September 22, 2008
So we know how important is it to have squeaky clean skin yeah?
Cleansing usually removes all dirt particles, excess oils and make up residues from the skin. But how do you make sure that there is nothing left behind and your skin is completely clean?
Here comes the toner! Yeah… the oft forgotten and oft overlooked part of skin care regimens. I’ve seen women jump directly from cleansers to moisturizers… which is not quite the right way.
Let me tell you what toners can do for you…
Thick creamy cleansers generally leave back a filmy residue on the skin. People with dry skin can live with it but those with oily or combination skin will have problems… severe ones. It could result in further oiliness and give rise to blemishes and inflammations.
Toners cut through this film and relieve the skin off any residue that is left behind by the cleanser!
Cleansers tend to change the pH balance of the skin, restoring which is very important. Toners come in handy here. They restore the normal pH balance of the skin and help prevent dryness or irritation.
Clarifies Skin Pores
There is a common misconception that says toners shrink the skin pores which is completely untrue. Stretched pores can never be shrunken down. However, toners can help you minimize the appearance of large pores.
Toners that contain cosmetic alcohol like SD or isopropyl alcohol cause the opening of the pores to swell a bit… just so much as to make the actual pore less noticeable. But yeah… the effects are temporary!!
So there you have it! Move over to a 3 step skin care regimen and make use of the ‘jack-of-all-trades’ to get yourself better skin!
Watch this space as I get you more information on toners next time