HOW SLEEPING WITH MAKEUP ON CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR SKIN?

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HOW SLEEPING WITH MAKEUP ON CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR SKIN?

“I’ve not put on that much makeup today, and my skin is still looking fine, even after a long tiring day, it’s ok skip the bedtime cleansing tonight” If you think this way, I swear by the skincare goddess that you are going to damage your healthy skin very soon. Sleeping with a grimy face and makeup can cause extensive harm to your skin, especially during the night.

Let’s get to know how:

  • Makeup can clog the pores

Unremoved makeup embeds itself into your skin pores, and letting it stay there for a whole night will clog your pores. It’s necessary to remove your makeup and cleanse your skin to give those poor pores a chance to breathe, stay clean and healthy.

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clogged and enlarged pores

  • Chances of breakouts

You are allowing the whole day’s dirt, debris, and bacteria to build up on your skin, which results in inflammation. Sleeping with a face full of makeup (usually oil-based makeup products) will result in blackheads and heinous breakouts.

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  • Dull complexion

Makeup adversely affects the skin if you wear it for longer hours. It will settle down into your fine lines and creases, that everyone’s skin has, and that causes your skin to look dull and grey.

  • Dry and cracked skin

Makeup worn for the whole day sucks the skin’s moisture, this is even worse at night since that is when your body recovers and repairs itself, including your skin. That is a big reason for dry and cracked skin, if you habitually sleep without removing your foundation, concealer, and other products. But, removing it helps your skin to feel light, fresh, and maintain its moisture levels.

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Premature Aging

  • Early skin aging

The skin goes through its healing and rejuvenation process overnight, but makeup chemicals, and all that grime, make this repair process much harder. Due to disrupted collagen production, you will begin to notice fine lines, wrinkles, and fatigue signs appearing sooner than they should.

Sound sleep, with a cleansed face, decreases cortisol (stress hormone) levels, helping skin replenish and repair the daytime damage.

Getting luxuriously glowing skin is as easy as one, two, three!!!

Following the 3 basic steps of a skincare routine are sufficient to get gorgeous skin:

  1. Cleansing to remove dirt

  2. Exfoliating to get rid of dead skin cells, and

  3. Moisturizing to balance the skin moisture and pH level.

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HOW POOR DIET AFFECTS YOUR SKIN

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HOW POOR DIET AFFECTS YOUR SKIN

We are all so concerned about our daily skincare routine, for but are we giving equal importance to our daily food intake routine too???

“You are what you eat” is a term easily thrown around, but it’s actually a bigger truth than you might think. Our skin condition reflects what we eat and how we look after ourselves from the inside out. Our bodies function best when we fuel it with balanced, healthy, and nutritious food.

The following are the skin conditions you may experience due to poor diet.

POOR DIET AFFECTS YOUR SKIN
  • Dry skin

A dehydrated body will suck the moisture out of your whole body, including the skin. If your body is running out of the water, your skin will appear dry, flaky, and stretched. If you drink more water and eat hydrating foods, these nasty side effects can be avoided.

POOR DIET AFFECTS YOUR SKIN
  • Rough and dull skin

If your diet is lacking certain minerals and vitamins, be ready for dull, rough-textured, saggy, and uneven complexioned skin. The main component of skin structure is collagen, which relies on vitamin C. Eating citrus, and dark leafy green foods can help you regain your beautiful skin. Other vital vitamins and minerals include Biotin, Vitamin E, and Zinc. Beans, nuts, and seafood are good sources for these nutrients.

 
  • Acne

As well as having a good skincare routine, many estheticians suggest you evaluate your iodine intake if you have frequent acne breakouts. Iodine-rich foods may make the skin more prone to acne breakouts.

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  • Inflamed face

A diet that includes frequent consumption of highly processed food, refined carbohydrates, and TV dinner style foods, can cause mild inflammation in the body and intensify skin problems such as acne, puffiness, and red or flushed appearance.

  • Stretch marks

If you are lacking truly nutritious food in your diet, your body is likely deprived of essential minerals like zinc. And, as you age or gain weight, skin will stretch and leaves you to face the stretch marks and scars. Mitigate these scars and stretch marks with spinach and diets high in zinc content.

  • Saggy-baggy eyes

Alcohol intake dehydrates your body and leads to under-eye bags. Alcohol also reduces your sleeping hours, leaving your body with less time for effective restoration and relaxation.

  • Wrinkled forehead

Top skin experts believe that deep, carved lines on your forehead are an SOS to stop overconsumption of sugary foods. Too much sugar intake, especially refined sugar, breaks the elastin and collagen in our skin, which is necessary to keep our skin firm.

POOR DIET AFFECTS YOUR SKIN
  • Aging

Eating fast food often deprives your body of the essential nutrients like minerals, proteins, vitamins, and good fats, which means you’re not getting enough, therefore aging your skin.

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Understanding the Benefits and Proper Use of Vitamin C

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Understanding the Benefits and Proper Use of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of those products that your skin just can’t get enough of. There is a lot Vitamin C can do for your skin, it has many benefits; including brightening dark spots, protecting the skin from UV damage, promoting collagen production, smoothing fine lines, healing acne, and is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize and help repair free radicals caused by UV exposure, pollution and environmental factors. Because it also inhibits melanin production in the skin, it also helps lighten hyperpigmentation and even skin tone to enhance skin radiance.

Commonly, Vitamin C is safe to use and well accepted by the skin, in some cases it can sting or itch a little bit, or cause redness, especially if applying after exfoliating scrubs or acid peels. There are many factors that will contribute to maximize your Vitamin C benefits. Having a dedicated skin care routine along with consistency is key for maximum results, so add it to your routine in a way that makes sense for you.

The type of vitamin C serum you select, as well as how you use and store it, can significantly affect how much you actually get out of it. Vitamin C products aren’t all created the same way, and in some cases it can be irritating to use, especially if you have sensitive or reactive skin. It’s always recommended to read the product label and know what you’re buying.

It’s always suggested to check your product vitamin C concentration to decided what is suitable for you. If you have sensitive skin it’s best to start with the lowest concentration and work your way up. However, skin that produces a lot of sebum and is heavily pigmented a high concentration of vitamin C can be more suitable to attack those skin concerns.

How should you use vitamin C? There is no right or wrong way to use it. However, studies have suggested that using it during the morning is the best time, considering that is when UV radiation is at its highest, and it will help protect from UV damage. There are many ways to apply vitamin C serum, it can be applied underneath your moisturizer, or under your SPF if your vitamin C product is both a moisturizer and antioxidant.

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Natural sources of Vitamin C

There are some other ingredients that should never be mixed with vitamin C: Benzoyl Peroxide can oxidize vitamin C and, as a result, will make it less potent. If you want to use Benzoyl Peroxide I advise using it during your evening skin-care routine, and skip few days in between uses. Another product I warn my clients to be careful of combining is Retinol, combining them can result in making your skin more sensitive and weakening your skin’s barrier. For this reason, I also advise to alternate days, and use Retinoid products during the evening, but never in combination with vitamin C.

Make sure to properly store your vitamin C products. In topical skin-care products, vitamin C is sensitive to light and air. For this reason, it can’t be store in any direct light. When vitamin C is exposed to these factors, it becomes oxidized to dehydroascorbic acid, which is less stable and less effective. Products should be stored in containers that are either air-restrictive, or air-tight, and restrict the light.

It’s important to check vitamin C product formulations before you purchase. There are different types of vitamin C that you might find in different types of products. Some of these are more stable than others, meaning they won’t oxidize as quickly, and some of them have distinctive properties that can make them more suited to certain skin types.

For example, L-ascorbic acid and sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate are water-soluble, meaning they’re more likely to show up in products that are lighter, and therefore better suited to oilier skin. If you have dry, or mature skin, look for more moisturizing products containing lipid-soluble forms of vitamin C, like Ascorbyl Palmitate and Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.

Consider throwing out any vitamin C products that have dramatically changed color since you bought them, which means they might be expired and the efficacy has been affected. Lastly, it’s also important when following any skin care regimen, it’s a must to protect the skin against UV damage with an antioxidant and daily use of an SPF.

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What is a Micro-current Facial?

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What Is Micro-current And Why Is It So Popular?

Micro-current is a popular new facial treatment that offers an immediate and visible lifting and rejuvenating effect on the face. These effects are temporary, but increase with repeated treatments, both in the cumulative lifting effect, and the longevity of that effect. Micro-current uses low-voltage electricity to stimulate muscles, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) cell growth, and collagen development in the dermis of the face. Micro-current rapidly restores cell energy, working at a cellular level that mimics the body’s natural healing processes.

This is, by far, one of my favorite skin care treatments. This FDA approved, non-invasive facial device will stimulate your facial muscles for an immediate, natural looking lift. Micro-current will help tighten and smooth the muscles and connective tissues in the face by increasing cellular activity, and has been shown to reduce wrinkles, and lift the skin.

Micro-current facial gives your faces a workout.

An eyebrow-raising beauty trend, called a micro-current facial, aims to do just that. The noninvasive treatment involves zapping your face with a tiny electrical current, hence micro-current, to stimulate, tone and tighten facial muscles. It is one of the most effective, non-invasive, ways to instantly turn back the clock. Micro-current will lift loose skin, tighten and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It accomplishes this miracle by doing 2 things; “depuff” the face by draining the fluid between the cells that tends to accumulate as we age, and toning the muscles of the face, which naturally tightens and smooths the face.

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Treatments twice a week are recommended initially, optimally in a series of 15 sessions, thereafter monthly maintenance sessions will help you maintain the results. Remember that the effects are cumulative, you will see better results with each successive treatment, the results also last longer with each treatment. The pulsation created by the micro-current allows the cells to pump out the toxic material trapped inside them. Micro-current also increases the level of amino acids in injured and damaged cells, Amino Acids are the building blocks of life that the body utilizes for cell regeneration. This will accelerate cellular repair and rejuvenation tremendously. An increased level of ATP Adenosine Tri-Phosphate has also been documented. ATP is the 2nd most important component of the cell, after DNA.

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Before and After 1 Micro-current Treatment work by @deisysuarez

Micro-current involves stimulating the tissues with tiny micro-amps of electric current, which mimic the current and frequency that naturally occur in the body, to support the cell’s own natural biological processes. These beneficial actions contribute to the rejuvenation of facial tissues. Studies have shown that aside from firming up facial muscles, micro-current has significant influence on other soft tissue systems, increasing the production of collagen and ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) within the cells, and promotes cellular exchange, it is particularly effective at promoting this cellular exchange in damaged or injured areas. The intended use of this device in esthetics is to provide the esthetician with a powerful and effective tool to aid in the battle against aging skin, by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thereby improving the texture and appearance of the skin, and by reducing the overall visual appearance of aging.

To book a microcurrent treatment in Los Angeles visit our booking site to schedule with one of the top LA estheticians.

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Your 5-step routine for younger, luminous skin with Jurlique

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Your 5-step routine for younger, luminous skin with Jurlique

You might not be able to turn back the clock, but there’s no better time than now to get radiant, glowing skin. As you age, your skin changes, so taking care of it in the here and now with a daily practice will ensure your skin stays bright and luminous. Don’t think of this daily practice as a skin care routine, but more of a ritual – something that’s just for you. Here are our five steps to achieving clear, younger and more radiant-looking skin.

Cleanse – A great place to start is by cleaning your face every day to remove the daily buildup of dirt on your face. Cleansing is the cornerstone of every good skincare routine and the best way to keep your skin looking young. It’s essential to remove traces of chemicals and makeup that prevent cells from regenerating. Use the Nutri-Define Supreme Cleansing Foam to create amazing collagen benefits, including cell turnover, which allows a new luminous layer of skin to show and glow.

Cleansing doesn’t just stop with the skin. Additionally, you need to get a handle on your hair, which is a natural magnet for dirt, so try and keep it out of your face as much as possible. This also applies to your bedtime routine – tie your hair up, to prevent bacteria buildup on your bedding.

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Hydrate – For glowing skin, keep it hydrated to increase collagen in the face, by using the Nutri-Define Supreme Conditioning Lotion. But, don’t forget to also do the work from the inside – drinking two litres of water a day is very beneficial to your skin and body. But don’t resign hydration to the day time, make sure you also keep hydrated in the evening, by keeping a water by your side table, to sip in the night if you wake up.

Work it out – If you’re looking for more ways on how to make your skin glow, then we recommend exercising daily for thirty minutes minimum. If that’s not a natural part of your daily routine, make it fun and try a Pilates class, or a sport you never got around to. The more enjoyment it brings you, the more likely you are to stick to it. Exercise helps to increase blood flow and nourishes your skin cells, by carrying more oxygen and nutrients to them. This is one of the easiest and most natural approaches to anti-ageing skin care routine.

Boost the benefits of your exercise routine, by adding Nutri-Define Supreme Rejuvenating Serum, which just like daily movement, visibly reduces advanced signs of ageing, giving the complexion a smoother, more supple and lifted appearance.

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Look after the eyes – Looking to minimise wrinkles, dark circles or puffiness? Quite simply, the most natural remedy for this is eight hours of sleep (they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing!) If the idea of more sleep excites you, then you’re actually going to love this. Whilst you’re dreaming, your skin repairs and renews itself, so it’s a key part of your ritual.

To refresh your eyes beyond sleep and make them look visibly younger, the Nutri-Define Supreme Eye Contour Balm helps your peepers look extra radiant. The skin around your eyes is extremely delicate so it needs to be treated with care, so the Balm is the perfect way to do this. Once you’ve added this, make sure to add the Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Light Cream for extra results and luminosity for the skin.

Look after yourself from within – Nothing says inner and outer beauty like a self-care routine. Another part of this daily practice is to do things which bring joy into your life. Happiness naturally makes you glow, so find things and moments which create more of this – from spending time with positive friends, to small moments of happiness by doing something you love. For an extra boost, rejuvenate your skin with the Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Rich Cream, which will leave you with a visibly radiant and youthful appearance. How can anybody say no to that?

Shop our full Nutri-Define Supreme range for our natural-based skin care products designed to help give you more youthful-looking skin.

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