Get A Sun-Kissed Jumpstart With Sunless Tanning Lotions

Posted for BeautyGift IdeasMoisturizersSkin CareSun TanningSunscreen On June 4, 2013

While the weather is warming up outdoors, many are throwing on their summer fashion and realizing how they need to remedy their pale skin. For those planning a summer vacation, many dread the thought of slipping into a swimsuit looking so white.

Not to worry. This is where sunless tanning lotion can help.

“Sunless tanning lotion is a great tool we can all use as a springboard into the summer months,” said the spokesperson at Skin Care Heaven, an e-commerce skin care store based in San Diego. “A quality lotion can look like a real suntan.”

The spokesperson pointed out that for those with sensitive skin issues, it’s best to get a sunless tanning lotion for the body, and then another, for the face. The top pick in this category at Skin Care Heaven is made by Sun Laboratories. Boasting an array of shades, this manufacturer offers Sun Laboratories Strictly Faces Self Tanning Cream and Sun Laboratories Self Tanning Lotion. Their mist self tanning products are also popular choices, too.

“It’s important to note that even with the best products, preparation and application is really important to get that perfect sun-kissed tan,” the spokesperson said.

Below are some easy-to-follow steps to get that look.

The Body:

• Use a sugar body exfoliator to remove dry skin to prepare the body for sunless tanning
• Rub in a very thin coat of a body butter or moisturizer
• Apply sunless tanning lotion with a damp sponge
• Move the sponge in small circular motions versus up and down – this will avoid streaks
• Following your application, be sure to regularly use a moisturizer in the days and weeks ahead
• Avoid hot baths and instead take quick, warm showers then blot dry

The Face:

• Use a gentle facial exfoliator to prepare skin for sunless tanning
• Rub in a thin coat of a facial moisturizer with fingertips
• Use a damp makeup sponge for application
• Apply small amounts at a time in circular motions until desired color is reached
• Be sure to moisturize on a regular basis to preserve the sunless tanning lotion for as long as possible

“When it comes to areas of the body which have wrinkles, such as the knees and elbows, be sure to apply a thin layer of sunless tanning lotion to avoid unnatural darkness in these zones,” said the spokesperson. “The best rule of thumb is to take your time with the application so it is done right.”

Self tanning cream can offer an overall healthy glow even before that first visit to the pool or beach.

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The best tinted sunscreens

Posted for Anti AgingBeautynatural skin careOily Skinparaben free skin careSkin CareSun TanningSunscreen On April 4, 2013

Spring has sprung and summer is on the way. The warmer weather is inviting more outdoor activity which means it’s more important than ever to apply sunscreen.

While sunscreens come in an array of sun protection factor numbers and consistency for different skin care types, they are now adding color to the ingredients. Skin Care Heaven, a skin research center and e-shopping hub based in Encinitas, has picked their favorite tinted sunscreens for this summer.

“Sunscreen has come a long way being that most are featherweight, oil-free and colorless,” said Skin Care Heaven’s spokesperson. “But they’ve come even farther because while they deliver solar protection some offer a tinted color to give us a sun-kissed look.”

This combination is growing really popular, said the spokesperson. While this summer sunscreen trend makes headway, Skin Care Heaven picked a couple tinted sunscreens which have received excellent feedback.

On the list is Dermaquest Skin Therapy ZinClear SPF 30 in Tan. “This Dermaquest product offers excellent coverage for various types of skin needs,” she said. “A physical and broad spectrum sunscreen, zinc oxide is part of its top ingredients which makes it ideal for sensitive skin.”

While offering a good solar defense, it also has antioxidants to help fight free-radicals which can spur premature aging.

Next on the list is EltaMD Skincare UV Physical SPF 41 Tinted Sunscreen.

“This chemical-free sunscreen offers an impressive SPF protection and is ideal for sensitive skin,” said the spokesperson.

Its natural mineral ingredients include zinc oxide and titanium oxide.

Like other sunscreens on the market, this tinted gem is water resistant, paraben-free and oil-free; and, it glides on silky smooth.

“These tinted sunscreens are so versatile that they can be applied by itself or underneath makeup,” she said. “The best part of all is that they will give you a healthy looking glow and keep your skin safe.”

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Sunscreen skin saving tips

Posted for Anti AgingBeautyparaben free skin careSkin CareSun TanningSunscreenUncategorized On March 27, 2013

The weather is warming up which means we all need to be more mindful of daily sunscreen. Picking the right sunscreen is important to protect your skin from cancer and premature aging, but what’s even more important is what types of products are out there.

And Skin Care Heaven has the information that you need in making the right choices.

Sunscreen has come a long way. They are now featherweight, non-greasy, and come in fragrance and paraben-free. Also, some of these sunscreen manufacturers offer an anti-aging and a skin recovery enhancement in its ingredients.

A full top inventory list can be found here.

A couple of these picks include Nia 24 Sun Damage Protection SPF 30 and Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30 .

Remember, broad spectrum formulas (UVA and UVB protection) are important as well as these other ingredient options:

• Avobenzone
• Ecamsule
• Oxybenzone
• Sulisobenzone
• Titanium dioxide
• Zinc oxide

There is a flurry of skin safety tips when applying sunscreen. The most valuable is how sunscreen should be applied 15 to 30 minutes before going outside. And don’t be frugal with it – reports show we do not apply enough to protect our bodies.

Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours. And after a swim or perspiring, do reapply immediately.

And before diving into some outdoor playtime, do check the product expiration date to ensure optimum skin protection.

Despite how powerful a product may be it is still always wise to find shade to give skin a break, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for extra anti-aging care.

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Skin Care Heaven Launches Valentine’s Day Sale

Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPGift IdeasLip CareMoisturizersnatural skin careOily Skinparaben free skin careSaleSkin CareSkin Care DeviceSkin Cleansers & TonersSun TanningUncategorized On February 7, 2013

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner that means love is in the air. This holiday also means it is gift buying time, too.

Women love to be pampered with skin care items.

Skin Care Heaven, a leading e-commerce store and charming storefront headquartered in coastal Encinitas, is the perfect place to find gifts for her because they just launched a great Valentine’s Day Sale with super low prices.

“We are so happy to be helping people purchase the right Valentine’s Day gift because we really do offer the most value for your money without compromising on quality,” said Skin Care Heaven’s spokesperson. “Our inventory is filled with top skin care lines and skin care devices to keep your Valentine looking gorgeous all year long.”
The spokesperson shared that right around this time of year the cool temperatures jumpstart dry skin. And Skin Care Heaven offers the best moisturizers from head to toe. The right moisturizers will restore skin to a healthy glow.

“And our handheld skin care devices will make your special someone feel as if they are having their own spa treatment in the privacy of their own home,” she said.

In addition to wonderful moisturizers and skin care devices, Skin Care Heaven’s Valentine’s Day Sale also includes discount prices for the best acne treatments, skin care systems, cleansers and toners, paraben-free products, and mineral makeup.

With more than 35 manufacturers to choose from, some of its inventory includes:

NuFace
DermaEarth
• Latisse
• Obagi
• LightStim
• Clarisonic
• Dermalogica
• Revision Skin Care
• Jane Iredale

“And during this special sale, we are also offering free shipping which means you’ll be saving more money than ever,” the spokesperson said. “And we are on hand to help you because we know you want to buy the perfect Valentine’s Day gift and we’ll help you make that happen.”

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A Sizzling After Christmas Sale

Posted for AcneAnti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPGift IdeasLip CareMoisturizersOily SkinSaleSkin CareSkin Care DeviceSkin Cleansers & TonersSun TanningUncategorized On December 27, 2012

Just when people think they are all “shopped out” there comes a sale that gives them another shopping nudge.

And here’s one great extended holiday sale.

Skin Care Heaven, a leading e-commerce skin care store headquartered in San Diego, has launched a sizzling “After Christmas Sale” offering the hottest discounted prices around.

Shoppers will find sought after skin care products up to 50 percent off until New Year’s Eve.

“It seems that every New Year’s Resolution list has ‘looking and feeling better’ on it and Skin Care Heaven can make that resolution come true with our fantastic selections,” said Skin Care Heaven’s spokesperson. “We have the inventory to create youthful, radiant and healthy skin from head to toe.”

Along with big sale prices, customers will receive free shipping for this special extended holiday sale.

Skin Care Heaven also has professionals on hand to answer questions about its exceptional products.

“We are all about customer service,” she said.

Skin Care Heaven’s user friendly website guides the way to different purchases such as:

  • Skin Care Devices
  • Moisturizers
  • Body Creams and Butters
  • Anti-Aging Formulas and Programs
  • Mineral Makeup
  • Skin Care Gift Sets
  • Skin Care Travel Sets
  • Paraben-Free Skin Care Lines
  • And so much more

A handful of popular labels on its inventory shelves include Obagi, DermaEarth, Revison Skin Care, Dermalogica, Clarisonic, and NuFACE.

Skin Care Heaven is the perfect New Year’s Resolution destination to give someone a head- start for more gorgeous skin. Looking beautiful has never been easier.

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Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Mom

Posted for Anti AgingBeautyEye Care & Eye Make UPGift IdeasLip CareMoisturizersSaleSkin CareSun TanningUncategorized On December 20, 2012

This year, Christmas stocking stuffers are leaning more towards a theme rather than a host of different ideas. Think of it like a themed gift basket but it’s in a Christmas stocking instead.

If the stocking that needs stuffing are gifts for mom, a wife, or even a girlfriend, chances are she will love it if the theme is on skin care. After all, every woman wants to look and feel beautiful. And above all, it will show her how much time and thought was put into it.

What’s great about Christmas stockings is that they can be packed with any type of budget in mind including affordable gifts for her.

Most of the items listed below really couldn’t arrive at a better time. The cold winter weather coupled with the heated indoors will dry skin out. These gifts will ensure that the she keeps the soft supple skin that she deserves.

Here are some fantastic Christmas stocking gift ideas from Skin Care Heaven, an e-commerce store based in Carlsbad which offers free delivery. She’ll love these items not only this year, but will more than likely want them next year, too.

Hand Cream:

Women are always applying hand cream, and even more so, when the weather is chilly out. Look for cream with vitamins that will nourish and protect her hands from premature aging.

One favorite is Olivella Hand Cream which is made with virgin olive oil. It repairs dry and chapped hands. Aside from olive oil, other great ingredients to find in hand creams are:

  • Cocoa Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Shea Butter

Shower and Bathing Gels:

Locating a gentle cleanser which reverses dry skin to a silky luminous state is worth its weight in gold.

One favorite is Pure Fiji Coconut Shower Gel. The gel is made with coconut and honey. The coconut hydrates the skin with multiple vitamins, and minerals. And its fatty acids soften the skin. Fiji honey repairs damaged tissue, improves skin tone, and helps fight off free radicals that can cause premature skin aging.

In a bathing gel, fantastic product formulas will have:

  • Antioxidants like vitamins A and E
  • Anti aging formulas
  • Paraben-free
  • Dermatology tested

Body Moisturizer:

After a bath or shower is the time to apply a body moisturizer. Body moisturizers can be found in:

  • Butters
  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Oils
  • Ointments

These above types of moisturizers are applied when the body is slightly damp to make her skin soft and radiant.

Lip Conditioner:

As many already know, lips tend to chap easily in the wintertime. It’s also important to purchase a balm or conditioner with a sun protection factor, too. Just because it may be overcast doesn’t mean skin won’t get UV damage.

A product that many women are getting hooked on is Kinerase Ultimate Volume Lip Conditioner. An anti aging conditioner, its peptides increase lip volume and reduce signs of aging for more youthful kissable lips.

Avoid petroleum derived products because that will increase dry lips. Other great ingredients to look for in a lip conditioner are:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Anti-Ozonate
  • Coconut Oil
  • Dehydrasomes
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Green Tea
  • Shea Butter

Sun-Free Tanning:

Although this product doesn’t fall into the “how to heal dry skin” category, many women still want a bronze look to go with their evening holiday attire. With so many products to choose from here’s a helpful shopping checklist:

  • Offers a natural look
  • Streak-free
  • Lasts up to seven days
  • Has excellent reviews

With all these great skin care Christmas stocking ideas for her, another thing to stuff in there may be a cosmetic bag for all her new goodies.

 

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Sunscreen Isn’t Just For Summer

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.

SUNSCREEN 101

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:

  • Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
  • Ethylhexyl Salicylate
  • Homosalate
  • Octocrylene
  • Titanium Dioxide 2.0%

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:

  • Ecamsule
  • Avobenzone
  • Oxybenzone
  • Sulisobenzone
  • Titanium dioxide
  • Zinc oxide

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.

APPLICATION TIPS 

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:

  • Ears
  • Back of legs
  • Feet
  • Top of hands
  • Scalp (if there is a receding hairline or one wears a buzz cut)

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.

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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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How Do You Apply Your Sunscreen?

Posted for Sun Tanning On June 30, 2010

Hi,

Sunscreens are indispensable component of your skin care regimen! Irrespective of the season or climate, it is important to wear a sunscreen while venturing out in the day!

One of the most common misconceptions is that sunscreens can be skipped on cloudy days. This is not true. However, even on cloudy days, the sun’s UV rays continue to stream through the clouds and reach your skin. So, it is important to have a protective layer of sunscreen that will shield off the uv rays.

Application of Sunscreens
Though you may use sunscreens daily, do you know HOW to apply them? I am not talking about taking a pea size amount on your palms and slathering it on your skin… I am talking about in what order do you apply your sunscreen in your daily skin care routine?

Is it your first layer of product or is it your last step before make-up?

Many women believe that sunscreens should be the first layer on your skin so that it is closest to the skin and deliver maximum effectiveness. But is it really so?

It depends on the type of sunscreen you use.

If you are using Physical Sunscreens that contain ingredients like Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide, it doesn’t matter in what order you apply it. They’ll work just the same whether you apply it first or last. However, it is advisable to apply the sunscreen after your moisturizer just to make sure that it doesn’t inhibit the penetrating ability of the latter.

If you use chemical Sunscreens that contain ingredients like Oxycinnamate, it is advisable for you to use it as the first layer on your skin. This is just to ensure that the raw materials in other skin care products don’t influence the SPF efficacy of the sunscreen.

Here are some great products you can choose from:

La Roche Posay Anthelios SX

It’s a non-greasy moisturizer and Sunscreen all in one. Anthelios SX offers broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection and is a 2009 In Style best beauty buy!

Skin Care Heaven Chemical-Free SPF 30
It is a broad-spectrum Sunblock containing powerful antioxidants to help moisturize while protecting your skin from the harmful UV-Rays.

Doc Martins of Maui SPF 30 Sunblock
This is an amazing waterproof Sunblock that will give you excellent protection all day. Doc Martins of Maui is a sweat and waterproof formula that is moisturizing yet not greasy. This skin care product was developed by the famous and respected Maui Dermatologist, Dr. Martin.

By Marilynn Syrett

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How To Get Rid of Sun Spots on your Skin?

Posted for Sun Tanning On February 22, 2010

Hi,

Dark spots on the skin are a result of sun damage. Excessive and unprotected sun exposure causes the UV rays of the sun to penetrate within the skin cells and cause intrinsic damage. Unlike sun burns and heat rashes, certain forms of sun damage take a long time to appear on the skin.

This is the reason why the effects of sun exposure you have as a teenager do not show up until much later in life. Sun spots are a result of gradual damage by the sun’s UV rays.

Here are some tips to Treat Sun Spots:

Follow a Diligent Skin Care Regimen
Practice an effective cleansing-toning-moisturizing skin care regimen and use products that aim to correct pigmentation spots. However, any routine is only effective if you follow it regularly. Don’t be on and off the products. Rather, stick to it and use it for at least 3-4 months in order to see visible results.

Skin Care Heaven System for Pigmentation or Photo
Damaged Skin is a great option to reduce the signs of aging and even out skin tone and rejuvenating the skin. This product is perfect for all skin types and will prevent more pigment from occurring in the skin. The System includes:

Exfoliating Cleanser
A therapeutic cleanser enhanced with antioxidants that caters to aging skin

Retexturizing Toning Pads
It contains 10% Glycolic Acid and antioxidants that improve skin texture while evening out the skin tone.

DNA Repair Serum
It stimulates collagen and repairs damaged tissue.

Green Tea Soothing Cream
It reduces the signs of aging while moisturizing.

Cell Protein Serum
It strengthens and restores collagen in the skin.

Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum
It helps to firm and hydrate the skin.

Anti-oxidant Oil-Free Moisturizer
It helps to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin with rich antioxidants.

Chemical-Free SPF 30
It is a broad spectrum sunblock that contains powerful antioxidants to protect against harmful rays.

Wear Sunscreen Daily
If you want to correct the appearance of sun spots, it is important you prevent any aggravation of the condition by unprotected sun exposure. Therefore, make sure you wear a broad spectrum sunscreen before going out in the sun. la Roche Posay offers a range of Anthelios 60 Sunscreen in different forms like Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid (an oil-free formulation), Melt-In Sunscreen Lotion (lightweight lotion) and Melt-In Sunscreen Milk (rich, creamy lotion)

Exfoliate Regularly
Exfoliate your skin regularly in order to scrape off the dead skin cells from the skin surface. Regular exfoliation helps to lighten sun spots and improve your skin tone.

Dr Syrett
Skin Care heaven

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