How important it is to give your body a combination of different skincare solutions?
There is no single product available that has everything you need to combat all of the different factors that affect your skin on a daily basis. Your skin needs four seasons of skincare to keep it fresh and effective. Your skincare regimen should be catered to your skin type, current skin concerns, as well as any environmental factors.
Your skin is exposed to different elements depending on the season, which has inspired me to create JL Skin Fitness’ four principles of ageless skincare. Correct, repair, rejuvenate, and preserve. This 28-day regimen includes a skincare solution that corrects imperfections, one that repairs damage, one for rejuvenating and tightening skin, and one that preserves skin cells.
This season is focused on controlling oil and correcting imperfections in your skin by smoothing out uneven facial skin, moisturizing dry patches, reducing fine lines, and minimizing any puffiness under the eyes. The Correct lotion is a gentle exfoliator that loosens and removes aging cells, oil, and debris, while stimulating collagen and new skin cell production.
Season to REPAIR
This season tackles past damage caused by too much sun, wind burn, redness, and dark circles. The Repair serum works just below the skin to reduce the depth of wrinkles while increasing the longevity of skin cells.
Season to REJUVENATE
This season is designed to rejuvenate the cells while building collagen for firmer and healthier skin. The Rejuvenate serum targets stubborn signs of aging by gently reducing the muscle contractions that form expression and by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen.
Season to PRESERVE
This final season is necessary to preserve the new healthy cells by using nutrient- and antioxidant-rich ingredients that have proven long-term benefits. The Preserve crème is similar to the Rejuvenate serum, but it also contains a potent antioxidant found in red wine known as Resveratrol. This powerful addition will eliminate toxins, reduce inflammation, and decrease physical signs of aging.
There are many different products on the market that tackle various aspects of what your skin needs to look radiant, but only the Ageless System combines everything you need to correct, repair, rejuvenate, and preserve your skin. The four seasons of skincare are scientifically proven to make you look visibly younger in just four weeks.
I have always emphasized the importance of nutrition, physical activity, moisturizers, and regular exfoliation when it comes to preventing premature aging of your skin. Unfortunately, there are also some factors in the aging process that you simply won’t have any control over.
Genetics, skin-tone, and even the shape of your face will all play an important role in how you will physically age. Certain people are blessed with attributes that will naturally keep them looking younger longer.
A Full Face Will Maintain Its Youthful Appearance
The first attribute that you hopefully have is a round or heart-shaped face. You probably won’t appreciate the shape of your face while you are young since it will look fuller (fatter), but it won’t always be that way. The fact that a long, thin face looks skinnier means it is also more prone to fat loss which is not a good thing when it comes to aging. Facial skin that has a greater number of fat cells will maintain a youthful appearance longer.
A Baby Face Can Hide Your Age
Although the model industry might favor chiselled features and a more angular shape, scientists have proven that having a baby face when you are young will help you look younger longer. A baby face is characterized by round cheeks, large round eyes, a small jaw, and a large curved forehead. These attributes create an angelic childlike appearance that will convince people someone is considerably younger than their true age.
High Cheekbones Can Keep You Looking Young
High cheekbones are popular in high fashion, and when it comes to appearing younger. The upside-down triangle that they create counteracts the natural drooping of your face. Having high cheekbones supporting your face will naturally reduce the amount of sagging, so you appear younger.
Unfortunately, some of us were born with long, skinny faces with low cheekbones and angular features. This doesn’t mean that we are doomed to age quickly. If you take proper care of your skin by eating right, exercising, moisturizing, exfoliating and regular facial treatments, you will look younger longer regardless of the shape of your face.
Spring is the season of rebirth and rejuvenation. It is a time for spring cleaning everywhere, which should include your skin and pores. You can start this spring with a healthy glow inside and out by shedding your old skin using a nutrient-rich homemade exfoliating scrub. Exfoliation will gently remove the old skin while breathing life into new and more radiant skin.
Give Your Skin a Sugar Scrub
Exfoliating your skin is refreshing for the mind and body, plus it goes a long way toward improving the appearance and health of your skin cells. A sugar scrub is especially effective because it is gentle enough that it won’t scratch or burn your skin. It is a great choice for sensitive skin, but everyone should use it because unprocessed sugar contains natural glycolic acid that will give you a more nourishing exfoliation and improve the circulation in your skin.
Antioxidant Sugar Scrub
There are so many different types of antioxidant-rich sugar scrub recipes that you can create on your own at home. The most basic method is to combine a cup of sugar with half a cup of olive oil. Mix these two household staples together and you will have a sweet and effective way to rejuvenate your skin.
For a full-body dose of antioxidants, try adding a tablespoon or two of green tea into the mix. Green tea can heal, strengthen, and brighten your skin naturally. It is also an excellent way to nourish your body on the inside. If you do not have green tea, you can stir in a touch of honey for more moisture.
Oatmeal Exfoliating Scrub
Ground oatmeal is a wonderful and effective base for an exfoliator, because it will absorb and remove impurities while leaving your skin feeling nourished and hydrated. It also has been known to soothe and heal sunburn, dry skin, and acne. It is also ideal for people with sensitive skin, as it won’t scratch or burn. Mix a tablespoon of oatmeal and a teaspoon of olive oil with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. The salt will enhance the oatmeal’s exfoliating properties.
Morning Antioxidant-Rich Raw Juices
Another way to cleanse your skin and bring out its natural glow is a morning ritual of antioxidant-rich raw juices. Natural fruit and vegetable juices contain a significant amount of vitamins and antioxidants that will cleanse your body of preservatives, toxins, and other chemicals that seep into your skin due to the pollution in our environment. Drinking the juice of dark berries like acai berries, black currants, blackberries, and blueberries or the juice of dark vegetables like beetroot and broccoli are all great for naturally giving your skin that springtime glow.
Eighty percent of how your skin looks on the outside will depend on how healthy your skin is on the inside. The outer skin acts like a filter that absorbs nutrients and expels toxins. If it is not getting enough nutrients or it is ingesting too many toxins, it will throw it off balance and cause blockages in the natural flow. Clogged skin cells will result in dry, wrinkled and lack luster skin.
By detoxifying and cleansing your skin from the inside, you can remove these toxins and breathe life back into your skin. An effective skin detox will improve your digestion and nutrition absorption, enhance your immunity, give you an increase in energy, all while clearing your skin cells of harmful toxins.
Here are some powerful tips for cleansing your skin from the inside:
Drink Plenty of Water!
Water is essential for detoxifying. It not only delivers nutrients to our cells and keeps our kidneys functioning well, but it also aids in eliminating wastes and toxins. To maintain healthy skin, you need to drink at least six glasses of water every day.
Dry Skin Brushing
The skin is the body’s largest organ used for eliminating toxins and waste. Dry skin cells accumulate on the outer layers of the skin and when you use mineral-oil based moisturizers or wear tight-fitting clothing, it can cause these pores to clog. Dry skin brushing is used to remove the outer layers, allowing the pores to breathe and detoxify more effectively. Brush your body (except your chest and face) for about 10 minutes in a circular motion when your skin is completely dry. Do not scrub so hard that you skin turns red. Follow your dry skin brushing with a cool or lukewarm shower or bath. Do not use hot water, since it will dry out your skin.
Eat Plenty of Fruit
Antioxidants help protect the skin from environmental damage, as well as premature aging. Make sure a variety of antioxidant-rich fruits are a daily part of your detox. Some great choices are blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherries, pears, pomegranates and plums.
Sweat Out the Toxins
Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day. Any type of exercise that will make you sweat will work. The idea is to increase your blood circulation, relax your muscles and most importantly, get rid of excess toxins through sweating. You can also detoxify by sweating it out in a sauna.
You can cleanse and detox your skin by drinking plenty of water, dry brushing your skin, eating fruits rich in antioxidants, and sweating out the toxins. When your body is clean and clear on the inside, it will reflect in your skin.
There are so many different products and techniques available for skin rejuvenation and it is hard to know which methods can be truly trusted. I personally recommend LED Light Therapy, since it is the most effective and non-invasive skin rejuvenation system available today. Light emitting diode technology has been used in the medical industry for decades for reparative eye surgeries and other delicate operations.Recently the same technology has been proven to reduce wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite, and acne scars without any dangerous side effects.
LED Light Therapy turns back the Clock
All it takes is a few simple treatments and it will make your skin look and feel younger. Even after the very first LED skin treatment, patients will notice a significant decrease in the lines in their skin. They will have fewer signs of aging, improved moisture, a more balanced skin tone, and an overall healthier glow.
How LED Light Therapy Works
LEDs produce lights at different frequencies which can penetrate more deeply than traditional laser therapy while causing less physical damage to your skin. The LED light stimulates skin cells, causing them to produce collagen and elastin. The combination of those two skin rejuvenating superpowers will make your skin’s texture feel and look healthier.
LED Light Therapy will also increase circulation in your skin which will reduce inflammation and redness. For the treatment of acne scars or other flaws in your skin, the increase in collagen production will soften and reduce the amount of scar tissue at the damage site.
LED Light Therapy Treatments
Prior to each treatment, the skin will be thoroughly cleansed to completely remove all makeup, dirt, and oil. The patient will lie under the light panels for approximately twenty minutes while the light therapy works its magic. The lights emitted are warm and relaxing, so many people tend to fall asleep during treatment. Since it is a completely safe and non-invasive treatment, there is absolutely no recovery time necessary.
The number of treatments will vary depending on your current skin issues and the results you want to achieve. Some patients may only require a few treatments and others that suffer from more extensive skin trauma or chronic conditions that affect deeper layers of tissue may require a more long-term program. I will always work with each person to develop a treatment regime that is catered to their specific skincare needs.
Add this therapy as part of your facial treatment and your skin will look like you just had 8 hours beauty sleep.
Lately, I have been receiving a lot of questions about how to make the eyes look younger, as well as how to correct dark circles, puffy eyes, droopy eyelids, crow’s feet, and fat under the eyes. As far as treatment goes, Radio Frequency and Dermapen therapy can both significantly help with tightening and strengthening the skin around the eyes.
Radio Frequency Therapy
Radio frequency therapy involves the use of electrical pulses for the reduction of wrinkles without damaging the skin. It is a method that transports heat energy to areas of the skin in order to inspire fresh collagen growth. Radio frequencies offer women who want younger eyes essentially a facelift without surgery.
The skin is gently warmed with a blast of radio frequency waves encouraging collagen to rise to the surface of the skin. This strengthens the skin and reduces dark circles under the eyes. There is no skin incision in the process, so the recovery time is relatively short. It also will not burn the skin like invasive laser therapy.
Wrinkling around the eyes is caused by habitual facial expressions, smoking, sun damage, aging, and poor hydration. Dermapen also helps to slowly minimize fine lines and restore collagen in the skin around the eyes. It effectively stimulates new skin by micro-needling the surface with the Dermapen’s vertical stamping method. This precise stimulation can be done quite quickly and the recovery time is minimal.
Radio frequency and Dermapen are both safe and effective treatments for tired eyes, but there are natural home-based solutions that can also help keeps your eyes looking young. Here are five simple tips to naturally brighten your eyes and maintain their youthful appearance.
1. Get the Right Nutrition & Hydration
Your eyes respond to the nutrients you consume and the amount of hydration you receive, the same way the rest of your body does. Water, Vitamins A and C, and Zinc are all necessary to eye health and eye appearance.
2. Tea Bags will Wake Up Your Tired Eyes
Tea bags are a great at-home beauty remedy to perk up puffy or tired eyes. The caffeine helps to shrink the underlying blood vessels and draws out some of the liquid that causes the swelling. Place the tea bags in hot water for a minute and then into ice water for a few seconds before applying them over your eyes.
3. Cleanse Your Face Nightly
Thoroughly removing all of your makeup every night is necessary for your eyes and eyelashes. This will keep the skin around your eyes feeling clean and refreshed.
4. Apply Eye Cream at Night
Take care of the sensitive skin around your eyes by applying eye cream every night. Nourishing your skin with eye cream will keep that delicate skin healthy and soft, while making your eyes look brighter and younger.
5. Enjoy your Beauty Sleep
Sleep is essential for young and vibrant eyes. Try to aim for eight hours every night and if you still wake up with puffiness around the eyes, try using a cold compress to bring down the swelling.
6. Choose the right ingredients
Choose products that contains these ingredients: Peptides, Eyeliss, Haloxyl, Vitamin A/Retinol, Vitamin C, Collagen, Stem Cell, Green tea, Cucumber, Arnica, Honey, Rose Hips.
There is no doubt that having acne is frustrating! It seems like the more you try to prevent it, the more new pimples appear the next day. It is hard to stop impurities from clogging your pores when they are in the very air that surrounds us. That is why it is necessary to do whatever you can to keep the oil and dirt from coming in contact with your face or other areas on your body that are susceptible to acne.
1) Cleanse your face and neck at least twice a day to prevent environmental toxins from settling into your pores.
2) A healthy diet and regular exercise are both necessary for keeping your skin looking its best. Green tea, tomatoes, and berries are rich in antioxidants that will benefit your skin.
3) Choose high quality makeup that is oil free and use it sparingly. Heavy makeup will clog your pores and make it easier for new acne to develop.
4) Try not to touch your face. You would be surprised at how much bacteria is on your hands, even if you are constantly washing them. Our skin is naturally oily, so even clean hands can still spread acne to your face.
5) Clean your cellphone often or don’t put it up to your face. There are countless germs that will linger on your cellphone that you do not want to transfer to your face.
6) If you suffer from acne, it is not a good idea to use an oil based sunscreen. Covering your skin in an oily substance will clog your pores and cause further breakouts.
You can break the cycle of acne by following these six simple steps and taking better care of your skin. Your skin is the outer shell that signifies your internal health. By investing a little time and energy into caring for your skin, it will have a beautiful healthy glow instead of bunch of stubborn pimples.
I am always looking for the latest and greatest trends in skincare and recently I have been following closely the incredible progress of Dermapen® therapy. This powerful and effective new technology safely resurfaces your skin and promotes self-rejuvenation. It is quickly replacing more drastic non-laser techniques like punch grafting, subcision, and CROSS technique due to the superior results it provides.
The Dermapen provides the same (if not better) results without using a manual rolling micro-needling device. Dermapen uses a flexible spring-loaded trigger with stamping technology that rapidly pierces the skin at ninety-degrees. Dermapen should only be performed by a trained physician who can specify and control the depth of penetration.
Stimulates Healthy Tissue Growth
Dermapen therapy involves smooth and precise micro wounds to the skin that will stimulate
healthy growth of new tissue without the heat damage caused by traditional lasers. Patients who have tried both techniques experienced less pain and a shorter recovery time using Dermapen. When it is used for generalized resurfacing of your face, future applications of skincare products like anti-ageing serums will be better absorbed into the skin.
Targets Tough to Reach Areas
I would highly recommend using the Dermapen for targeting very small sections that cannot be accurately targeted using larger devices. Thanks to its more ergonomic design, it can be used to easily reach difficult areas like the sides of the nose, the area surrounding the eyes, the lower and upper lip, as well as heavily scarred tissue and fine lines. The Dermapen can also be used to target your entire face for complete rejuvenation.
Used to Treat Many Common Issues
Although Dermapen is normally used to treat acne scars and fine lines, there are many possibilities using this new technological advancement. The Dermapen can reduce stretch marks, remedy pigmentation issues, and it can even be used to treat Alopecia (hair-loss) by stimulate and rejuvenating hair follicles.
New uses for this technology are constantly being discovered. The Dermapen creates tiny holes in the skin tissue that will encourage the development of new blood vessels and restore the skin tissue that has been treated. The micro needling process will also inspire your body to manufacture elastin and collagen which are necessary for smoother skin.
I was the first in NYC to offer Dermapen and I have seen incredible results adding this therapy into my Skin Fitness Level 4. The demand is high among those who need skin correction, repairing, and skin rejuvenation, as well as post skin trauma recovery. I encourage everyone to try this therapy to see how it can improve their current skin concerns and for prevention of pre-mature aging.
I will usually recommend a series of Dermapen treatments that will vary based on each individual’s personal concerns. Any treatment I perform will always begin with a thorough skincare consultation to determine the best course of action, as well as a detail explanation of the entire process. I want my all of my clients to be as comfortable with the treatment process as I am.
Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis will help refine your complexion, tighten your pores, and prevent acne, while making your skin look radiant and smooth. It literally strips away dead cells and breathes life into new, healthier skin cells.
There are two types of common exfoliators:
There are chemical or acid-based products that are applied and left directly on the skin to dissolve the dry cells. These usually include ingredients like Glycolic Acid, AHAs and BHA, or natural enzymes like pumpkin, pineapple, and papaya.
The other type is a physical exfoliator, which will include a little extra effort on your part (unless you ask a professional to do it for you). These exfoliators include various types of facial brushes, beads, scrubs, and sponges. Using a combination of both chemical and physical exfoliators will have the greatest impact on the health of your skin.
For most skin types, this would involve a mild alcohol-free Glycolic Acid Serum or AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) applied underneath your moisturizer. This will give you an intensive exfoliation without being too harsh on your skin. You should combine this exfoliation regimen with a mild facial scrub once or twice a week to remove any dissolved skin cells.
If you have sensitive skin, it is better to use exfoliators that contain enzymes instead of acids, since these tend to be gentler on delicate skin. If you have severely sun damaged skin, you are better off choosing stem cell therapy to truly rejuvenate your skin. Stem cell therapy is a proven skincare method for giving your skin back its youthful glow.
Have you ever walked into the skincare aisle at a drugstore and felt completely overwhelmed because of all the skincare choices?
Choosing the right skincare product can be challenging, especially if you are not sure about what you need. Look for exfoliators with enzymes that are designed to naturally loosen and remove aging cells, oil, and debris. A quality exfoliator will give you smoother and softer skin by decreasing fine lines, reducing pore size, and balancing pigmentation. One exfoliator that I am confident will do all of the above is our Correct Lotion.
Give your skin back the life it deserves with exfoliation!
Dry, itchy skin is uncomfortable and unattractive; fortunately it is also unnecessary and it can be prevented with proper care. Whether your dry skin is caused by harsh winter conditions or over exposure to the sun, there are simple ways you can reverse the effects and restore your skins’ natural texture.
A few quick tips on how to turn dry skin into smooth, supple skin:
1. Moisturize, moisturize, and then moisturize again. Use a moisturizer with sunscreen during the day and a nighttime moisturizer that you can wear overnight.
2. Only cleanse your skin once per day. If your skin is particularly dry, cut back on your usually cleansing routine and avoid harsh chemicals or soaps that may further dry out your skin.
3. Use a humidifier in your home. The forced air that is used to cool your house in the summer and heat it in the winter will dry out your skin. Running a humidifier will combat this by keeping moisture in the air.
4. Take omega and collagen supplements. These will help lubricate the skin on the inside, making it soft and luxurious on the outside.
5. Exfoliate on regular basis to remove dry surface skin. This will make it easier for your moisturizer to absorb into your skin,
6. Stay hydrated inside and out. Make sure that you are drinking plenty of water and try an hydrating mask once a week
7. Don’t take long showers or baths. A long hot bath can quickly dry out your skin, so limit your bathing to 10 to minutes at the most. Avoid bubble baths completely, since they will further dry out your skin.
8. Use sunscreen regardless of weather. Sunscreen protects your skin and slows down the aging process. It can also help to moisturize your skin and renew its smooth texture.
Women with radiant and flawless skin are not usually born that way. Most women with beautiful skin have a morning and evening routine designed to keep it that way. They exfoliate, they cleanse, and they moisturize every day. Some women even take their skin care to the next level by using a serum.
What’s All In It
A serum contains concentrated amounts of highly active anti-aging ingredients. They are formulated to address specific skin concerns such as wrinkles, firming, age s
ate deeper into your skin. Serums deliver vitamins, retinol and antioxidants to the skin to make it look and feel younger.
pots and discolorations. Serums usually address needs that are not covered by most moisturizers. The structure of the molecules inside a serum is smaller than those inside of a moisturizer, allowing the serum to penetr
How To Use
Always apply a serum to freshly cleansed skin. The idea is to allow the serum to soak into your skin before you apply your moisturizer. After cleansing your face, pat your skin with a towel, and while your skin is still moist, gently apply a few drops of the serum. It is better to apply the serum directly onto your skin rather than mixing a few drops into your moisturizer. It is the direct application of the concentrated serum on your skin that will give you the best results.
There are a variety of serums available and choosing one will depend on what you need. Some are for day use, others for evenings, and some are formulated to target specific skin concerns, such as wrinkles, uneven texture, or hyperpigmentation. There are serums designed to work on your skin at night when your epidermis is in repair mode. These serums may not be recommended for daytime use, if they contain ingredients that make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure. Always read the label to be sure.
If you want your skin to have that luxurious glow and smooth texture, try adding a serum to your daily routine. It may just be that missing ingredient that brings out the very best in your skin.
Did you watch the Oscars?
If you did, you may have noticed that many of the celebrity’s faces looked more natural than previous years. The women looked real instead of having fake puffy lip, tight Botox skin and an overwhelming amount of heavy makeup. Hollywood’s elite is now choosing to show off their natural beauty. They are embracing their age and using real solutions to keep their skin looking fabulous.
What is their secret?
Celebrities are getting their red carpet skin ready using tightening facials, oxygen therapy, and skin resurfacing to reveal glowing and radiant skin. They also rely on a proven skincare regime designed to improve skin condition and prevent aging. One thing they will never forget before the big night is to get their regular facials. It is a necessary part of their lifestyle, just like going to the gym.
Many of your favorite stars are also taking advantage of the green beauty detox diet. The green beauty detox is based on eating ample amounts of nutrient-rich vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds. Instead of getting your protein from chemical altered meat, the green beauty detox gives your skin the protein it needs from organically grown, all-natural sources.
Plant food sources have more antioxidants, minerals and vitamins than animal sources. Plant proteins, cholesterol and fats are also healthier than those found in animals, especially if the plants were grown in organic soil. On the green beauty detox diet it is best to eat smaller amounts of plant protein throughout the day. This will help increase your energy level and allow you to maintain it all day long. Make sure to eat a little plant protein, like rice, tofu, soy milk, nuts and seeds with every meal.
Another skin secret of the stars is natural cell reviving treatments. Dead cells can build up on your face, causing your skin to lose its healthy glow. Makeup and heavy moisturizers will only make the problem worse. Exfoliating and using a light moisturizer is essential, especially during the dry winter months. Celebrities are performing five simple steps to natural revitalize their skin cells and the evidence of its success was obvious on Oscar night.
What can you do to have Red Carpet glow?
Follow these five simple steps:
The first step is to remove your makeup using an oil-based makeup remover before cleansing. Do not use harsh soaps, since they will further dry out your skin. The next step is to exfoliate a few times per week to remove dead skin. The third step is to tone your skin with a gentle astringent after cleansing to remove the excess oils and prepare your skin for moisturizer. The fourth step is to moisturize your skin with a light, oil-free moisturizer that contains sunscreen. The fifth and final step is to nourish your skin by taking vitamins C and E supplements. Sexy skin can be as simple as those five steps.
Another big trend in Hollywood is using natural skincare solutions. Simple all natural products can give your skin that youthful glow that radiated on the red carpet Sunday night. For example, papain which is found in papayas and pineapples can gently remove dead skin cells, decongest clogged pores and help improve skin texture and cell rejuvenation. You can blend some fresh papaya and use it as a mask, or grind some papaya enzyme tablets into your moisturizer to turn it into a hydrating, exfoliating mask. Olive oil is also a great cleanser and moisturizer, plus it helps remove makeup and soften scabs caused by acne. Many celebrities have also discovered that washing your face with chilled green tea is a great way to reduce redness and skin irritation.
Aging gracefully is not easy, especially when the years you have lived are obvious in your face and skin. By trying a green detox for your skin, using a natural cell reviving regimen, or adding all natural beauty products to your routine, you can bring out the best in your skin even if you don’t have the financial means of your favorite celebrities.
There’s a lot of buzz surrounding new beauty treatments, must-have products and new regiments that promise to make you look your best. Amid all the hype are the facts that you need to know about some of the biggest skincare myths today.
Here’s the skinny on common beauty misconceptions:
Myth: The best way to clean facial skin is give is to give it a good scrub.
Fact: Facial skin is much more sensitive than the rest of your body. While infrequent (once/weekly) gentle exfoliating can help to clean pores, you should never scrub your skin, for danger of irritating it. In fact, scrubbing skin can actually remove beneficial oils.
Myth: Soap and water is a tried and true way to wash your face.
Fact: According to the American Academy of Dermatology, using a sweet smelling soap or hand soap may actually be bad for your skin. Most deodorant body soaps are designed specifically for the body – not the face. Choose a face cleanser that is designed specifically for your skin type – oily, dry or combination.
Myth: You don’t need to apply sunscreen if you’re wearing make-up.
Fact: Whether it’s bright and sunny or overcast and bleak outside, you still need to protect skin equally. While some foundations have built-in SPF, the amount you’d have to apply for them to be as effective as lotion with SPF is mind-boggling. Unless you’re going to layer on 15 coats of SPF foundation, apply protective lotion instead.
Myth: Toner is good for your skin.
Unless a dermatologist or aesthetician has actually recommended a toner for your skin type, this product can strip skin of its natural oils. Steer clear of toner unless you have very oily skin and have been directed by a professional to use one.
Have a question about a beauty myth you’ve heard or read? Contact me to find out what’s fact and what’s fiction.
While many people choose to go under the knife for surgical beauty treatments, recent advances in science and modern medicine have it made it possible to yield the same or similar results from non-invasive alternatives. One such option is the use of radio frequency (RF) to melt away fat and tighten the skin on the face and body.
Because I always want to bring my clients the best and most effective beauty innovations, I’m now offering several RF procedures.
About Ultrasonic Cavitation Radio Frequency
Ultrasonic Cavitation uses low energy and high frequency ultrasound waves to safely and painlessly find and destroy fat cells, which are located deep under the skin’s surface. The technology means that each layer of skin is targeted and treated differently with the optimal current for maximum results in a minimal amount of time.
Radio frequency treatments can provide the following:
- Increased tissue metabolism
- Prevention of cellulite
- Tightening of skin
- Increased skin elasticity
- Dissolution of fat
- Body shaping of abdomen, legs, arms and buttocks
- Non-surgical Face lift
- Removal of acne, scars and stretch marks
- Long-lasting results with little to no downtime
RF treatments are safe for most patients, but clients are advised to consult a doctor before proceeding with any new treatment programs.
The end of the year is a time to look back and to reflect on the happenings and trends of the past year as we close one chapter and begin another. It’s always interesting to see what was a fast trend, what had staying power, and of course what innovations are on the brink of becoming the next big thing. Here’s a quick re-cap of the best and brightest beauty treatments of 2012, and the industry predictions for what will be trending next year.
2012 was the year of alternative beauty treatments and had a continued focus on sustainable skincare procedures and products. Whereas previous years had seen record plastic surgery numbers, the past year was about anything but going under the knife. Instead, many patients sought out non-invasive treatments such as Dermapen (the use of a micro-needling device that helps stimulate the growth of collagen to treat wrinkles, acne scars and burns) and Fraxel (a fractional last treatment that addresses imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and age spots).
In 2013, non-invasive anti-aging treatments will continue to be a trend, as will products that have multifunctional benefits, such as BB and CC creams. We’ll also see a lot more all-in-one skincare to keep up with the fast pace of life, as well as products with natural and organic ingredients.
As the economy continues to recover and people look for the best buys that will satisfy the most needs, in 2013 beauty experts are predicting a turning-point in the beauty industry, with the convergence of beauty and wellness to create lifestyle practices that are based on smart and sustainable methodologies and highly effective products for the price-conscious consumer. In addition, industry experts agree that in-office treatments will continue to be important yielding long-term results, but that these regiments will continue to be supplemented with DIY at-home beauty treatments for budget-savvy and time strapped individuals.
Personally, I’m excited for all the 2013 Skin Fitness innovations that are in the works. I can’t wait to share more of the evolution of this line with you all. Many wishes for a happy and healthy new year!
I have been asked many times about how my products compare to the some of the high-end brands on the market. The answer is that some high-end brands are comparable, but it’s really a matter of preference. In the anti-aging industry new ingredients are developed at a rapid pace; some trends come and go, while other ingredients are here to stay.
All of the products in my line are developed after thorough research and self-testing. I would never introduce anything to my clients that I hadn’t tested and perfected on myself first. And while some scientific advances in skincare are worth noting, other fast-fixes and fads sound better than they really are – falling short of expectations.
That’s why each active ingredient in my Ageless System Skincare Kit is backed by clinical research with results that support its claims, making the Ageless System “The greatest scientifically proven anti-wrinkle recipe on earth.”
Each serum in the Ageless system is powerful enough to work on its own to provide unique skincare benefits, but combined, the serums work together for maximum effectiveness. The benefits from the Ageless system go far beyond the skin’s surface. The ingredients contained within the serums help improve the appearance of skin on the outside, while building molecules and triggering cell growth and renewal beneath the skin, for the most comprehensive skincare treatment. Below are just a few of the benefits from the ingredients in the Ageless System Skin Care kit.
Some of the most powerful ingredients in the Ageless System Skincare Kit include:
- Uttwiler Spatlauber Cells – These Swiss Apple stem cells come from an endangered apple variety and are rich in phytonutrients, proteins and living cells that can make identical copies of themselves. Because skin cells deplete over time, apple stem cells can help to repair and protect tissue, preserving youth and vitality.
- Argireline® – This powerful anti-wrinkle hexapeptide reduces the expression of deep wrinkles, especially in the forehead and around the eyes.
- Leuphasyl® – This revolutionary pentapeptide fights wrinkles in areas like the forehead and around the eyes, while also targeting expression lines in development.
- MatrixylTM3000 – This peptide packed formula contains two matrikines™ (Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR) that work together to seamlessly restore skin’s youthful appearance. MatrixylTM3000 is used for anti-aging, lifting of facial skin and wrinkle prevention. Studies show that users of MatrixylTM3000 had up to 45% less deep wrinkles after 2 months.
- Metabiotics™ Resveratrol –This groundbreaking biofermentation product is considered a crossover for topical skin care as well as skin health and nutrition.Metabiotics™ Resveratrol is used to target expression lines, enhance skin tone, smooth and tone facial skin, synthesize collagen, promote cellular growth and prevent inflammation.
- SNAP-8 – This anti-aging peptide is an ingredient that has taken the cosmetic industry by storm. It is effective at reducing the depth of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes. SNAP-8 is considered a safer, less expensive and milder alternative to other ingredients (such as Botulinum Toxin).
- SYN®-AKE – A synthetic tripeptide with excellent anti-wrinkle properties, SYN®-AKE is used to fight aging and smooth wrinkles and expression lines quickly and effectively.
To find out more information about the Ageless System Skincare Kit product ingredients, go to www.skinfitnessbyjulielindh.com
True beauty radiates from within. It’s a positive feeling, a mindset, a set of emotions that project energy from the inside out, not only affecting our state-of-mind but also important aspects of our physical well-being. Negative emotions on the other hand can trigger all sorts of adverse physical changes, from lack of energy and a weakened immune system to premature aging and weight gain. That’s why it’s so important to take care of ourselves emotionally, as it affects so much aspects of our lifestyle.
Sometimes, the stresses, bad habits and pollutants from day-to-day life can take their toll, causing harmful toxins to build up in the body, thus delaying inner beauty from finding its way to the surface. However, periodic internal cleansing can help to detox the body, restore balance, and provide a new outlook on life.
The winter radiance cleanse is the answer for getting rid of that sluggish feeling and experiencing rejuvenation and renewal. It’s just the thing for bringing the body out of hibernation and jump starting a healthier and happier you this holiday season.
What is the Winter Radiance Cleanse?
While I have always offered a seasonal cleanse as part of the Ageless Beauty Program, the Winter Radiance Cleanse was co-created with holistic health and lifestyle consultant, board certified practitioner and nutritionist Meredith Geller.
The all-natural cleanse is a 3 or 7 day program that includes a healthful menu, recipes and a special supercharged herbal pack, as well as pre and post cleanse support sessions with Meredith.
Benefits of the Winter Radiance Cleanse
The cleanse helps to promote true beauty from the inside out, enhancing vitality and healing the body of harmful toxins.
- Removes build-up as a result of eating the wrong foods.
- Improves digestion and gives the body time to recharge.
- Floods the body with beneficial minerals and enzymes.
Before each cleanse, program participants are encouraged to start a pre-cleanse 5 days out. During this time, certain foods and drinks are eliminated in order to prepare the body for the week ahead.
The Cleanse can be performed as either a 3 or 7 day regimen, depending on your goals and lifestyle needs
The Winter Radiance Cleanse includes:
- Menu and recipes
- 15-minute pre and post assessment with Meredith Geller, plus unlimited email support
- Herbal pack
- Skin Fitness Radiance Facial & Infra Red Body Wrap with Julie Lindh on the last day of (3-day) cleanse
- Choice of RF Body Tightening Therapy or Skin Fitness Radiance Facial & Infra Red Body Wrap with Julie Lindh on the last day of (7-day) cleanse
- Tips for a successful cleanse and instructions on how to stop the cleanse
- Breakfast: Green radiance juice
- Snack: Green glow smoothie
- Lunch: Enzyme-rich salad
- Afternoon: Herbal tea
- Dinner: Greens and steams
The Winter Radiance Cleanse is just one part of a healthy lifestyle and feeling beautiful from the inside out. It is recommended that the Cleanse be supplemented with infrared sauna treatment to improve blood circulation and burn calories, as/or a Radiance Facial with herbs, enzymes and clay to detoxify pores and skin.
The Winter Radiance Cleansing program is now available. Don’t wait until the New Year to celebrate a new more radiant self. If you are ready to make the transformation and enjoy a more energized holiday season, contact me today at Julie@jlskinfitness.com.
This time of year brings many fun things, but raccoon eyes aren’t one of them. Dark, puffy eyes and tired dry skin seems to be more prominent in the winter. This can be due to a number of factors, such as stress, lack of sleep, overconsumption of caffeine, too many cocktails or even just seasonal allergies.
But don’t fear! Here are some simple tips to help reduce the appearance of unsightly raccoon eyes and keep you looking fresh and rested over the holidays:
Protect your eyes – Even though it’s winter, sun damage is still a factor. Remember to wear a moisturizer with sunscreen and protect eyes with sunglasses when out and about; this is especially important if you’re planning on taking a winter vacation. If you do find yourself overexposed to the elements, try a cold compress such as chilled spoons or an eye mask to reduce swelling and bring blood vessels back to their normal size.
Take your vitamins – Aside from many health benefits, certain vitamins contain elements that are can keep you looking youthful. Vitamin K, which is found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, Brussels sprouts, asparagus, broccoli and kale helps to reduce inflammation. Vitamin A, which is found in pumpkin, apricot and mango, contains antioxidants that fight aging skin, while Vitamin C increases collagen levels. Iron also plays an important role in helping to reduce under eye circles and improve overall health. Having a hard time getting your vitamins? It’s a good idea to work vitamin and antioxidant eye creams into your routine for added coverage.
Get some R & R – The holidays can surely be stressful, so it’s important to remember to take time out for some much needed rest. You can help to put your body in a relaxed state by doing things like aromatherapy with scented candles such as Jasmine, Lavender or Vanilla. If you’re having a hard time falling asleep, try the old favorite of a cup of warm milk, or a cup of chamomile tea, which is a natural anti-inflammatory.
If you’ve tried to get rid of dark under eye circles, and aren’t having any luck, contact me for an appointment or product recommendation.
Could We Look Ageless with Supplements?
If you ask most people – including yourself – what they wish for in terms of their skin, you will decidedly determine that you wish to reverse the effects of aging. Nobody wants to see new wrinkles develop or even see the emergence of age spots. Naturally, we turn to supplements to try to reverse the effects of aging or simply to stop them from showing at all. Is it possible, though, to look ageless with supplements or is it an effort in futility? Let’s take a look at some of the more well-known supplements on the market and whether they are worth the effort and expense.
Supplements that Work
For the past several years, I have recommended all my clients to supply nutrients to their skin from the inside out with the right food and supplements. Today they are many new options for skin, hair and nails but let’s focus on Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen and Vitamin C – the three essential components that will boost your skin health and literally show you the results you covet.
· Hyaluronic Acid is an excellent moisturizer and helps to keep the skin looking young and supple. It is very tissue friendly and is extremely beneficial in the anti-aging process.
· Collagen is excellent for the skin. It helps to restore elasticity and keep the skin looking vibrant and young. Most of the reason that we develop wrinkles is because of lack of skin elasticity. Many people get face lifts each year to combat the wrinkles not knowing that if they had taken care of their skin from the beginning, a face lift would not be necessary.
· Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins that you should take each day. It is an essential component in the production of collagen – mentioned above – and it is also an antioxidant and helps to eliminate the presence of free radicals in your skin.
I highly recommend Neocell super collagen C as I have seen results from taking them myself. The price is great for what it can do. Another brand is Reserveage collagen booster. This one may cost more money but it also supports the skin from the inside out. Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen also helps with joints allowing you to not only look great, but feel great too.
Let’s Talk about BB Cream
We all want to look our best and this means having flawless skin. There are several options that we have in order to look flawless during the day. From the days of Cleopatra’s time, make up has been one of the biggest rituals in a woman’s world. There are many components that we use to foster our flawless looks, from foundation liquids to powder, foams, tinted moisturizer, and more.
The latest craze is the BB cream. I have been aware of the BB cream for decades, simply because of the treatment I have in which I offer BB cream for my clients to bring home. It is also called Blemish Balm. Today the BB cream has many definitions. For me as long as you feed your cells with ingredients that have purpose, I’m game. SPF is a must in order to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays that come from too much sun exposure. I find BB cream offers all the surface treatment and cover-ups that you desire.
What it does for Your Skin
Looking at BB Cream up close, you can only help but wonder isn’t this just another type of tinted moisturizer? Well, it is a tinted moisturizer, but it is also so much more in one container. Not only does it offer you moisturizing properties, it also contains SPF, is designed to soothe your skin and also offers you the full coverage that you desire. Sure, the effectiveness will vary amongst the different types of BB Cream, certainly, but the formulation is one that is designed to replace several products that may exist on your vanity table.
It is designed for daily use, and with the right formula, you can smooth out any skin issues including acne, blemishes or even imperfect skin tone since BB Cream offers full coverage. Some women may find that they have to add some foundation into the formula with each use, but this is usually only true with women who have darker skin tones. Those with fair to natural skin tones will be able to suffice simply with the formula as is.
As with any skin product, in order to get the benefits of the product, you have to give it a fair shot. This means applying it each day religiously and noting any effects that occur. However, since the formula is so versatile and offers a variety of benefits, it is not just for people with blemishes, anyone can use it and trust me, you won’t be sorry you did.
There is no magic when it comes to having gorgeous skin, unless of course, you are blessed with excellent genetics. There are many secrets you can follow to have youthful looking skin using potions and lotions, as well as quick tips here and there. What if I tell you that if you could tweak your daily routine with the right skin care use, improving your diet, implementing the power of positive thinking and keep your heart smiling?
The Right Skin Care
In order to achieve the desired results – in the case, youthful looking skin – there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that you must use the right ingredients. Not everyone is able to use the same ingredients – whether it be due to allergies or incompatibility – but your skin care regimen should always be tailored to your specific skin type and tone. Using products that are not designed for your skin tone or type may inadvertently cause you to experience more issues.
Improve Your Diet
Your diet affects your skin in more ways than you realize. For example, eating oily foods will cause you to break out more often. The ideal diet will consist of approximately 15% of raw food each day. Raw food is the best food for your cells because it is highly packed with nutrients. In the cooking process – especially those processed foods that should be avoided – many of the nutrients are lost. Eating raw foods will deliver unsurpassed nutrition to your cells and revitalize them which will result in revitalized skin.
The Power of Positive Thinking
Emotional duress will present itself in many ways. It can affect your appearance, cause weight gain and also result in your skin losing its luster. While it can prove to be difficult in certain situations, training yourself to always think positively will in return, have a positive result on your skin. In addition, loving your physical self also allows your true beauty to show on the outside. All the more reason to be positive about yourself and the life you live.
If you are interested in learning how these little things can impact your skin’s beauty, let me show you how through my Ageless Beauty Inside Out Program. Visit my website at http://www.jlskinfitness.com to learn more.
Over the past several weeks, you have read about the different factors that can affect your beauty and your aging process. There are several things that we do in our everyday lives that either speed up or slow down the aging process. I try to address these issues so that you can remember to sit back and relax rather than try to rush through life – and thus, speed up your aging process unnecessarily.
Today I want to talk about the power of positive thinking and how it can help you defeat the aging process. There is no doubt that the more stress we have on our plate; the quicker we are going to age our skin. Stress can come from any aspect of our lives – work, relationships and even being unsatisfied with simple things such as weight and appearance. To combat this, you need to learn how to think positively, rather than negatively. For example, if you are a workaholic and constantly stressing about what you have not accomplished choose instead to put a positive spin on it and give yourself credit for the tasks that you have achieved. Not only will you feel better, but you are removing stress from your mind and it will show in your skin.
Another aspect of our lives that carries over into the aging process is emotional baggage. It is something that many of us carry and it is important to learn how to deal with it. If you do not learn how to deal with emotional baggage, it will not be long before it begins taking its toll on your body and eventually, showing itself in your skin. Emotional baggage tends to slow us down, is a contributing cause of depression and before you know it, you begin to see the worry lines on your face. Don’t let this happen to you. If you have been saddled down by emotional debris, take the time to care for yourself, so that you do not get saddled down internally and externally.
Making a conscious effort on your part to be happy will be reflected in your external appearance and you will feel stronger emotionally, as well. It takes a lot to whisk away the negative factors, but you only stand to benefit in doing so and your skin will thank you.
The Warm UpThe warm up of the Skin Fitness Workout is designed to loosen you up. You will start off with simple breathing exercises, a neck rotation and what I call the dancing shoulders. These three exercises will get you in form for the core workout.
The Core WorkoutThe core workout provides you with nine separate exercises, each of which is designed to focus on a separate part of your face. I bet you didn’t realize there were so many exercises you could do on your face. The workout is centered on the following areas:
- Neck – Extending your neck forward and holding the position will strengthen your neck muscles and help to prevent or eliminate the loose skin that can be mistaken for a double chin.
- Chin – Chin pull downs and chin lifts help create a defined chin and banish excess skin.
- Cheekbones – To lift and enhance your cheekbones, you will do exercises such as fish lips, kissy lips and open mouth smiles to strengthen the muscles in your cheeks and help raise them.
- Eyes – Several exercises are given to help eliminate sagging around the eyes as well as crow’s feet. By keeping the muscles intact and in good shape, the appearance of these so called laugh lines will gradually begin to fade.
- Forehead – Eliminate pesky frown lines with resistance exercises.
The anatomy behind the workout is to develop and strengthen the muscles. Exercises such as a chin lift, cheek stretching and eyebrow lifts help to create a youthful new look. Not only are you helping to increase the tone of skin that may be sagging, but you are also renewing your skin by increasing the blood flow to your face, which happens when you work out the muscles. In as little as two weeks – with diligence on the exercises – you will be well on the way to increasing your facial physique.
Recently, I had my first so-called natural lift using my own blood to feed the cells beneath the layers of my skin. This treatment is also known as the Vampire Facelift due to the process that is used. This is an alternative for those who wish to have a wake-up call for your skin. The procedure is similar to my Skin Fitness Level ll but uses Selphyl and my own blood as the fusion. The Selphyl system produces Platelets-rich Fibrin Matrix and it is completely natural. No animal or foreign components to eliminate the risk of an allergic or adverse reactions. I didn’t get the treatment done as fillers but more as an overall treatment for my face and neck.
I’m all about the natural way of getting my skin in shape. Everything I think is great I also share with all my clients. Of course, I don’t share all of my secrets but simply the ones that I think will make the most sense to you. This procedure is one that is different than most forms of a facelift in terms of the procedure that is used in addition to the time restrictions that are placed.
Let me explain how the procedure took place:
1) A small amount of my own blood was drawn into a tube
2) The tube of blood then placed into a centrifuge and spun for several minutes in order to separate the blood into a supernatant platelet suspension
3) The ready use protein then applied on my face and neck using the Dermapen device. This is a time sensitive procedure with an allowance of only 10 minutes to do the treatment in order for it to be effective. I experienced a little tingling using the Dermapen but it is so light that there is hardly any pain.
4) Afterwards, when the procedure is over, we allowed few more minutes for the rest of the platelet to get into the skin. Then the residue was removed lightly. My skin felt tight a
nd looked somewhat pale. A bit unusual considering using the needling therapy (Dermapen) normally would make the skin warm and minor redness.
5) The results will be stretched out over the course of 90 days in which it takes to see the full effects of the treatment.
Considerations for the Procedure
If you are considering this procedure, another option is to have the platelet injected under the eyes if you have hollow eyes or loss of volume. It can also be performed around the mouth area as an alternative instead of synthetic fillers to plump the area. Virtually any area on your face can benefit from this procedure because it uses your body’s natural proteins instead of synthetic components.
If you are looking for an all-natural treatment, I would definitely recommend having this procedure done. Keep in mind, however, that in order to benefit from this treatment, it is recommended to have it done 1-3 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart to receive the maximum effect. at least twice a year. It will definitely help to make your skin appear more youthful long-term. The only true cost is your blood and of course, the labor of the technician who is performing the procedure.
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