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Easy steps to get skin summer ready

Posted for Anti AgingGift IdeasMoisturizersnatural skin careparaben free skin careSkin CareSkin Care DeviceUncategorized On May 23, 2013

With warmer temperatures on the horizon, it’s time to bare those arms and legs with summertime fashion. Here are some body skin care tips to help keep skin looking healthy and gorgeous all summer long.

Dry Skin Treatment
Following the wintertime, skin can be extremely dry and this includes areas such as the arms, shoulders and legs.

Body exfoliation will give skin the jumpstart it needs.

The Crystal Peel Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Soap Body Bar is considered the first body microdermabrasion at home program.

“This soap bar lathers quickly while it gently removes dead skin cells which will help leave your skin toned and luminous,” said the spokesperson at Skin Care Heaven based in San Diego. “It also works hard to treat ingrown hairs, cellulite and stretch marks.”

Another way to exfoliate while showering or bathing is with Le Edge. Its stainless steel blade is an all natural exfoliating and gentle tool. It removes dead skin, dirt, debris and other impurities.

Another great body treatment is a sugar scrub exfoliator.

“One of our favorites is the Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub which has coconut oils and flower extracts in its ingredients to help soften and nourish the skin,” she said. “It gently exfoliates the skin with natural alpha-hydroxys which will leave your skin hydrated and rejuvenated.”

Treating Dry Feet
Another area needing pre-summer TLC is the feet. During the colder months, many don’t get pedicures since it is boot wearing season. This can lead to very dry feet.

“Using the dry skin tips as mentioned before such as the Crystal Peel Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Soap Body Bar, Le Edge, and Pure Fiji Coconut Sugar Rub are great treatments,” said the spokesperson. “If your feet need a bit more attention, at night, you can soak them in Epsom salts and warm water for about 10 minutes; afterward, you can use our favorite products for a deeper exfoliation.”

Hydrating The Skin
After dead skin cells are buffed away hydrating the skin is the next important step. In this category, body butters and body lotions are the perfect fit.

Some popular choices include:

• Pure Fiji Body Lotion and Butters
Olivella Body Body Lotions and Creams
Mum + Bub Skin Care Products

“While you are hydrating your body, don’t forget to do your hands, too,” she said.

Other Quick Tips
Here are some other at-a-glance summer skin care tips:

• Use a non-soap cleanser to prevent skin dehydration
• Don’t forget a broad spectrum sunscreen to prevent future skin damage
• Stay hydrated with water intake
• Don’t forget natural skin care supplements and vitamins rich with vitamins D, A, C and K.

Following these simple steps will lead to gorgeous and radiant summer skin.

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Healthy Habits of Beautiful Skin

Posted for Anti AgingBeautySkin Care On February 11, 2012

Our lifestyle influences the way our skin looks.  Although many might think their skin is rugged, the truth of the matter is it’s delicate and needs tender loving care from the inside out.

Our skin protects us from the outdoor elements and harsh environments, so in turn we need to renew it with better daily habits.

Here are some tips to achieve better looking skin that everyone will envy.

Skin Care Routine:

It’s so important to have a daily skin care regimen which includes at least a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.  For those serious about keeping their skin youthful, it’s important to find the right skin care products for a particular skin type.  Whether it’s anti-aging, acne fighting, dry skin, combination or normal skin, do locate the right product line for maximum results.

Skin Care Heaven offers an array of top skin care inventory for all skin types. Be sure to check out our “heavenly deal of the day” for extra discount prices.

Teaming up with a skin care professional is another great pathway, too.

Wear Sunscreen Daily:

Before you walk out the door, be sure to wear sunscreen. In fact, apply it about 15 to 20 minutes before going outside.

UVA and UVB rays cause rapid premature skin aging, and even worse, skin cancer. Be it a bright sunny afternoon or an overcast day harmful rays will penetrate through and do its damage.  This is why wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen every day is so important.

When purchasing a broad spectrum sunscreen, important ingredients to look for are:

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

Literally, sunscreen is one of the top defenders in any anti-aging skin care regimen.  The sooner you start wearing it, the better your skin will be.

Stop Smoking:

While much research has touted the negative health issues of smoking, another area it can wreak havoc on is the skin.

Smoking can fast forward fine lines and wrinkles, paleness, and grayish facial coloring.  These side effects can add years to your face.

Cigarette smoke changes the blood vessels in the skin causing them to shrink and slow down the blood flow.  Ultimately, this leads to less oxygen.  And nutrients such as vitamins A and C are unable to reach the upper skin layer.  A breakdown in the skin will eventually happen sooner than later.

Another reason to kick the habit is the damage to an enzyme which destroys collagen and elastin.  Cigarette smoke will cause the skin to sag.

Eat A Balanced Diet:

Foods rich with antioxidants such as berries, tomatoes, and carrots are wonderful for the skin.  Other great antioxidants to incorporate into a diet can also include:

  • Artichoke hearts
  • Dark chocolate
  • Pecans
  • Kidney, pinto and red beans

Limit your alcohol and coffee intake since caffeine can dehydrate the skin which will help encourage fine lines and wrinkles. Water is good for the skin so keep track that you are drinking eight glasses a day.

A healthy lifestyle is essential to feeling and looking young – and these simple steps can help anyone achieve that goal.

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The Shelf Life of Skin Care Products

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:

  • Changes in smell
  • Has a different feeling on the skin when applied
  • Turned darker in color
  • Product divided itself into visible layers

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:

  • Store your products in a cool place such as a cabinet.
  • If your new product has a broken seal return it immediately.
  • Keep your products away from the sunlight.
  • Always wash your hands before using skin care products.
  • If an infection or rash is brought on by a product throw it out.
  • Do not add water to a formula.

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:

  • Plant Extracts: known for its wonderful skin care properties, plant extracts have a shorter shelf life.
  • Preservative-Free Ingredients: while many enjoy the thought of not putting preservatives on their bodies, do keep an eye out for changes since preservatives help fight off bacteria.
  • Water: if this is the first or second item on the list of ingredients it has more of a chance to promote bacteria.
  • Wax: this ingredient may also offer a shorter expiration date especially if it has little water in its formula.

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.

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Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum Delivers

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.

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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.

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The Best Acne Treatments Out There

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:

  • 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

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:

  1. The ZO OFFECTS: An exfoliating cleanser packed with vitamin E encapsulated beads and advanced lipopeptides that gently remove impurities, extra oil, and repairs skin surface.
  2. The ZO Exfoliating Polish: Round magnesium crystals with a boost of vitamins A, C, C-Esters and E removes dead skin cells and sebum to keep pores clean.
  3. The ZO OFFECTS TE-PADS: These pads, soaked in 2 percent salicylic acid and botanical extracts, calm the skin while controlling oil and getting rid of dead skin cells.
  4. The ZO Tea Tree Mask:  Once a week, this mask is applied to address sebum and soothe acne-prone skin.

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:

  • Resurfacing Cleanser: Gently, it cleans the skin while unclogging pores.
  • Resurfacing Toning Pads: These pads offer a gentle way to exfoliate the skin.
  • Clarifying Acne Gel: This anti-bacterial spot treatment helps fight acne breakouts.
  • Chemical-Free SPF 30: This product moisturizes while protecting the skin from harmful UV rays.

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.
Dermalogica Clean Start Kit includes the following kit items:

  • Washoff: a deep cleanser that gets down into the pores
  • All Over Clear: a great mist that keeps skin from getting oily throughout the day and offers UV protection.
  • Ready, Set, Scrub: a great scrub and masque which will help clear acne and renew pores.
  • Welcome Matte SPF15: another step to protect skin from UV damage while controlling acne and providing a shine-free complexion.
  • Bedtime for Breakouts: a great nighttime acne treatment that works hard to unclog pores during the night.

Living without acne can become a reality when the right treatment is found!

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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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Tips To Moisturize During The Winter Months

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:

- Butters
- Creams
- Lotions
- Oils
- Ointments

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
- Cocoa Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Jojoba oil
- Murumuru Butter
- Nut Extracts
- Shea Butter

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:

- Ceramides
- Liposomes
- Pro-Niacin
- Sodium hyalurnate
Aside from adding moisture back into the skin, also look for benefits such as lessening fine lines and wrinkles, reducing redness, and even out skin tone. A moisturizer that can do more than one thing is definitely a keeper.

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.

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