The heat and humidity that accompanies summer can leave you with clogged pores and unappealing dead skin. The combination of the hot weather and the countless impurities that are found in the air will wreak havoc on your skin’s natural radiance. Regular exfoliation is the best way to keep your skin looking fresh and fabulous throughout the summer. Exfoliation has been proven to tighten your pores, scrub away dirt, and rejuvenate dead skin cells.
Exfoliate Twice a Week
You can keep your skin looking radiant all summer long simply by exfoliating your skin twice a week at home, and then getting a professional pore-cleansing facial every four weeks. Depending on your skin type, there are many different effective and inexpensive techniques you can use to exfoliate your skin between facials.
Exfoliate with a Facial Mask
If summer is causing you to have dry or dead skin cells, an enzyme mask will remove the old skin while providing nourishment for the new cells. An enzyme mask is made from a mixture of yogurt or honey with fresh fruits like bananas, papayas, peaches, pineapple, or kiwi. The hydroxyl acidic compounds in these nutrient-rich fruits will stick to the dead skin cells and then remove them once the mask dries.
Clay is also an excellent exfoliating agent that will tighten pores. You can make a clay mixture at home using glycerin and distilled water. This will work well on any skin type, but it is especially recommended for people who have oily skin.
Exfoliate with a Facial Scrub
All you need for an effective manual exfoliator is water and baking soda. Rubbing this mixture into your skin will remove dead cells, cleanse pores, and smooth out the texture of your skin. The same technique can be done with olive oil and organic white sugar.
Exfoliate with Liquid Peels
Liquid extract from your favorite fruits can also help exfoliate your skin. The rind from oranges, pumpkins, cranberries, and blueberries are filled with powerful nutrients that will breathe new life into your skin.
You can keep your skin looking vibrant all summer long by exfoliating a couple times per week with a facial mask, a facial scrub, or a liquid peel. This will reverse the affects of the humidity and city smog, and your skin stays healthy and radiant.
Protect Your Skin – Sunscreen is essential every day, even if you don’t plan on being outdoors. Buying a daily moisturizer that contains SPF protection will help ensure that your skin is protected at all times. You should also wear a hat, a thin scarf around your neck, and sunglasses with UV protection anytime you plan on being in the sun for a significant period of time.
Stay Hydrated – Drinking water will help retain skin moisture and combat the signs of aging caused by sun exposure. It will also ensure that you don’t suffer from dehydration.
Rejuvenate Your Skin After Sun Exposure – Applying an all-natural Aloe Vera based facial mask after spending time in the sun will revive your skin and replenish moisture. You can make a simple mask using Aloe Vera, a little sugar, milk, and some honey.
If you can’t resist spending time in the sun (and I am not saying that you should), make sure to contact your skincare specialist for a recovery skin treatment afterwards. These powerful treatments will accelerate healing and prevent the signs of pre-mature aging.
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.
I am often asked if there are any real solutions for sagging skin on your neck. It is an unattractive nuisance that just emphasises the fact that you are getting old. Fortunately, there are some proven methods for tightening up that droopy, wrinkled skin that seems to hang down from your chin.
Women (and occasionally men) who are frustrated and fed-up with the excess sagging neck skin can turn to surgical options like a neck lift or Tumescent liposuction to trim down that troublesome sign of aging. A neck lift requires a small incision to pull the muscles up and secure them to the bone around ear. Tumescent liposuction is done by removing fat from the neck, cheek, and chin to firmer up its overall shape and contour.
Give your neck some TLC
Don’t worry these invasive surgeries are not the only answer to the sagging skin on your neck. Serums, moisturizers or neck firming creams that contain Retinol, Collagen, Peptides, Vitamin C, E, Seaweed, Aloe Vera and Mineral Rich ingredients are ideal. Look for anti-aging products that are specifically formulate for tightening sagging skin. Moisture-rich facial masks are also beneficial for aging skin.
One great, all-natural face mask for sagging necks is a mixture of Milk, Honey, Green Tea powder, Egg whites and Aloe Vera. Take two tablespoons of Milk and add a few drops of Honey, Egg whites, one tablespoons of Aloe Vera and half tablespoons of Green Tea powder. Just leave it on the skin on your neck and face for 15 to 20 minutes before washing it off. A facial mask made with a mushed banana should also work just as well.
Exercise Your Neck into Better Shape
The neck is made of many complex muscles and tendons that are linked to your jaw and facial muscles. These neck muscles can be tightened and toned using several easy at-home exercises. Believe it or not, sticking your tongue out and saying “ahhhh” is one of them. This silly exercise will actually firm up the skin directly beneath your chin. Forming an O shape with your mouth and using your tongue to trace your lips will also have the same positive effect.
You can lie on the floor and grab your neck with both hands (one on each side) and then lift your head off the floor using your neck muscles. If done properly, you will feel the contraction of your muscles in your hands.
Another good skin toning exercise for your neck is shoulder shrugs. Shoulder shrugs are easy to do and will quickly firm and tighten your neck muscles. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and raise your shoulders up towards your ears using your shoulder and neck muscles. How simple is that?
Sagging skin on your neck can be stubborn and hard to fix, but don’t lose hope. If you use quality moisturizes daily, use firming facial masks weekly, and then do these simple exercises whenever you can squeeze them in, I promise the skin on your neck will respond. You can quickly and naturally restore its former elasticity by following this proven regime.
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.
Achieving beautiful and flawless skin does not need to be expensive or time-consuming. There are simple solutions in your home right now that can have a powerful impact on the look and feel of your skin. This article will give you the simplest solutions available for some of the most common and complex skincare issues.
Hydrate Your Skin with Avocado
You can apply a nourishing avocado face mask a couple times per week to prevent dry skin. Avocados are high in vitamin C and E which are both essential nutrients for your skin. They are also a good source of essential fatty acids which will soften the texture of your skin. Making an avocado face mask at home is as simple as mashing a ripe avocado and leaving it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes. You can also mash a banana into the mix for additional nutrients.
Soothe Tired Eyes with Food
Most people have heard of placing cucumbers over your eyes to reduce puffiness (which works), but there are other ways to reduce the tired look in your eyes if you don’t have a cucumber handy. You can dip a cotton ball in milk or lavender oil and place it over your eyelids. Chilled teabags or strawberries can also be placed over your eyes to rejuvenate them.
Sticky and Sweet Cure for Chapped Lips
Honey is a powerful moisturizer and due to its amazing healing and anti-bacterial properties, it will effectively treat chapped lips. All you need to do is apply a little pure honey directly onto lips and allow it to work its magic. This will speed up the healing process by helping to retain the moisture in your lips. You can also apply a paste of honey and glycerin on your lips before you go to bed to prevent cracking.
Clean Pores by Adding a Little Spice to Your Life
It may sound a little odd, but a parsley compress and a thyme cleanser are both effective methods for unclogging your pores. For the parsley compress, pour 8 oz. of boiling water into a dish with a handful of fresh parsley. Allow it to cool down and then apply it to the troubled areas on your skin using a cloth. Fresh parsley is a natural astringent that unclogs pores and removes excess oil from skin.
You can create a thyme cleanser by combining 3 to 4 tablespoons of dried thyme with one and a half cups of hot water. Let it sit for around 30 minutes, filter it and then keep the liquid in a glass bottle inside of your fridge. You can unclog your pores simple by washing your face twice a day with this simple mixture.
Oranges, lemons, tangerines, and grapefruits can all clean oily skin without using any harsh chemicals. Start with an all-natural lotion or moisturizer base and add a few drops of any of these citrus fruits (or a combination of these fruits). This citrus remedy is best applied in the evening to prevent oil from absorbing into your skin as you sleep.
Next time you go to the market or make out your grocery list, make sure to include a few edible items that can help improve your skin, as well as your diet. If you already have these items in your house right now, why not test them out? They are the easiest and least expensive skincare methods available, so they are certainly worth a try.
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.
Each and every day, skin is exposed to harmful pollutants and dangerous UV rays. Even when it’s overcast or cloudy, skin is still at risk. These environmental factors take their toll on skin, advancing the signs of aging and diminishing collagen levels. There is however, a natural and safe solution for helping to slow the signs of premature aging while protecting skin from the elements.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and essential nutrient that is beneficial for the body’s immune system, as well as a strong contributor to beautiful, radiant looking skin. Unfortunately, many people fail to get enough Vitamin C in their day-to-day routine, which results in a dull and dry appearance.
Fortunately our lab has created a serum that includes multiple forms of Vitamin C, which are artfully combined and proven to be far more effective than simply taking just one supplement. My new antioxidant Vitamin C serum is packed with three derivatives that work alongside each other to produce unbelievable results.
The powerful ingredients offer the following benefits:
- Magnesium Ascorbate Phosphate is a known antioxidant that helps to fight free radicals, maintain cellular longevity and stimulate the growth of collagen.
- Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate helps to protect the skin, impact collagen growth, and improve skin’s appearance by killing off problematic bacteria.
- Ascorbyl Glucoside provides a range of benefits, by working with an enzyme in the skin called α –glucosidase, which helps to brighten skin by suppressing Melanin synthesis and reducing the amount of existing Melanin.
This combination of Vitamin C is designed to protect against the adverse exposure to the elements and inevitable toxins that your skin encounters on a daily basis.
To find out more information on my new Vitamin C serum, which will be available exclusively to my VIP clients first, contact me today at Julie@jlskinfitness.com.
Pregnancy is a special time that results in many changes in the body, including a spike in hormones, which can greatly affect the tone and appearance of skin. Many women wonder what they should do differently during pregnancy in order to keep their skin vibrant and healthy. And while it’s true that smart skincare practices like drinking plenty of water, using sunscreen and moisturizing can provide some benefits, there are a number of extra things that are suggested pre and post pregnancy to keep skin looking its best. Here are a few of my top tips:
Pay attention to your body – It’s not uncommon for women to develop dark skin patches during pregnancy, but the sooner they are treated, the better. Consult with a licensed aesthetician who can provide safe product recommendations, and remember to wear sunscreen, as it helps to treat and prevent melasma (dark spots). Also, avoid products containing soy, which can actually worsen dark spots.
Remember to moisturize – During pregnancy, skin can become very dry, so it’s important to keep it hydrated. Drink 8-10 glasses of water each day, eat water based foods such as fruits, and try a humidifier, if needed. Also, in order to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, moisturize the belly and legs daily with a natural lotion, especially one containing Shea or cocoa butter and Vitamin E. Massage into skin after bathing for maximum absorption.
Relax – While pregnancy can at times, be very uncomfortable, the more you take care of yourself, the better you’ll look and feel. Weekly facials can help to open pores, remove toxins and improve overall skin tone.
Take your vitamins – Prenatal vitamins, especially those rich in iron, calcium and folic acid are beneficial for preventing birth defects, ensuing healthy fetal development and keeping mommies-to-be looking and feeling their best.
I have created a treatment specifically made for mom-to-be and post-baby skin. To find out more details or to book a “babymoon” beauty treatment, please email me or visit my website.
Everyone likes to look and feel good, but all too often taking care of other priorities can get in the way of taking care of ourselves. The days seem to fill up quickly and have us running from one task to another – tending to family responsibilities, children and pets, as well as work obligations and household chores. So where does taking care of ourselves fit into the mix? Many times “me time” gets pushed aside and workouts, skin care, relaxation and mediation moments are few and far between. But the truth of the matter is, the better care we take of ourselves today, the better we’ll feel, and the more we’ll have to give of ourselves to those around us.
Our skin is one of the most valuable assets we have, which is why protecting it is so important. The benefits of personal skin care are twofold: Treating skin well can help to keep it looking years younger, while also providing a feeling of beauty and a confidence boost from the inside out.
Establishing a daily skin care regimen is the first step toward better skin care. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a lengthy process, but instead can be just a couple minutes in the morning and a couple minutes at night where you correct, repair, rejuvenate and preserve your skin. Just as a window needs cleaning to remove dirt, residue and build-up, so does your skin. The environmental factors that we are exposed to everyday – pollution, smoke and steam, wind, sun, hot and cold temperatures, etc. all contribute to build-up on the skin’s surface. By taking just a few minutes each day to establish a healthy skin care routine, we can reap invaluable benefits for a lifetime.
Get started with a simple 28-approach to jump start your skin revival today. Contact me to find out more details on how easy it is to get started.
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
Seasonal changes are inevitable, but its not just a physical change in the temperature that we notice. As our body adapts to the new season, our skin also shows the transitions. You may begin to see that your skin is lacking circulation. It may also have a dull and rough surface due to the summer weather months and exposure to the sun. Despite the fact that your skin may feel weathered, there are plenty of things that you can do to revive it. Here are some tips to get your skin back in shape.
Change Skin Care Regimen this new Season
The last thing you want to do is use the same skin ritual throughout the year. Each time the season changes, so does the weather. In the summer months, you expose your skin to the intense heat, similarly in the winter months – depending on where you live – you subject your skin to intense cold. Cold weather is known to chap skin and dry it out, causing flakiness, which is not very attractive. In order to keep your skin looking healthy at all times, you need to choose products that are designed to help those particular ailments. Changing your skin care regiment as the weather changes is just the beginning.
Change Your Supplements
After you have focused on changing your skin care regimen, you will want to turn your efforts inside. Because dry skin is prominent in the winter time, you want to take supplements that will work to lubricate your skin from the inside out. For the winter, it is recommended that you increase your intake of Omega, hyaluronic acid and collagen capsules. These supplements will not only help restore your skin’s moisture, they will also impart a healthy glow.
Do Mini Facials at least Twice a Month at Home
The final thing that you should do is to take it upon yourself to do mini facials, at least twice a month. These are easily done in your own home and they aid in keeping your skin soft and healthy looking. Mini facials also help to keep your circulation going and that restores and maintains your healthy glow.
Following these three simple tips will do your skin a world of good. Many people do not know that changing their skin care regimen as the temperatures change can help combat the symptoms we experience. This winter, take it upon yourself to impart some change and look your absolute best.
Over the past several months, I’ve given more insight into my 28-Day Ageless System and how using these products along with a skincare fitness program can help work wonders on your skin. Today, I want to highlight my serum REPAIR which includes Stem Cells from a Swiss apple that contains ingredients designed to improve the overall look of your skin. This Swiss Patented formula is super popular in Europe since the ingredient received many awards in 2008. Let’s take an in-depth look at this product and why it is beneficial for your use.
Benefits of Repair Component
The main thing that you need to understand about your skin, is that the more we age, the less stem cells our skin has. When our skin does not have enough stem cells, then we begin to see the declination of our skin. We develop wrinkles and fine lines that were not there before. By using Repair, one of the components of my skin care routine – you are utilizing the stem cells from apples. Surely, this sounds odd – how can stem cells from apples replace the stem cells in your skin?
The components of the apple stem cells include phytonutrients, proteins, in addition to the aforementioned long-living stem cells. Your skin is getting its much needed nutrients and thus, delaying the aging effects. If you do not use a product like this on your skin, you will quickly find that your aging process is ongoing. You need a dynamic formula to help you battle the aging effects.
Tested Personally by Me
Due to so many other innovative ingredients from so many brands, it’s hard to make the right choice what products to use. I pretty much try every great ingredient out there and since I have more of a scientific mind I like to know what happens below the skin rather than what shows on the surface. All of the products I offer to clients have been tested on me and studied as far as what they can do. Aligned with my Skin Fitness services, my choice of products helping the skin to correct, repair, rejuvenate and preserve the results with long-term benefits.
If you have found products and treatment that made a difference in your life, you can no longer go back to where you were. So keep up with the good work and continue to stay ageless inside and out.
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.
Beauty industry innovator introduces monthly Ageless Beauty Workshops
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2012 –
For over a decade Skin Care Specialist Julie Lindh has been pushing the envelope in the beauty industry. Formerly a director for a national line of spas, Lindh launched her own beauty brand and beauty center in NYC in 2009. A few years later she introduced an exclusive line of products and a treatment system called Skin Fitness, a 4-step process to correct, repair, rejuvenate and preserve
tired, stressed, damaged or prematurely aged skin. Embraced by the skincare industry, Lindh, who has seen much success with Skin Fitness, launched an extension to the line last year.
The Ageless System, a tiered skincare approach, utilizes a combination of all-natural ingredients, facial muscle fitness and non-invasive professional treatments to achieve radiant looking skin. Lindh’s holistic Ageless System will now include monthly workshops to be held starting in October of this year. The day-long sessions will include beauty seminars, product and treatment samples, interactive demonstrations and expert-led training to help proponents of the program feel as good on the inside as they look on the outside. The workshops aim is more of a lifestyle approach, one that focuses on healthy living, diet, exercise, meditation and skincare maintenance to achieve and sustain balance. The Ageless Beauty Workshop will be held in Lindh’s New York City studio starting October, 2012. The workshop will be announced each month on the website. The Workshop also offered as individual session.
About Julie Lindh
A trusted skincare expert and licensed aesthetician who has been working with clients to achieve healthy glowing skin for more than 15 years, Julie specializes in an integrated approach to beauty and skincare. Fueled by a desire to find alternatives to Botox and plastic surgery, Julie developed her four-phased skincare approach, targeting all layers of the skin to improve collagen levels, reduce deep wrinkles and restore skin’s natural balance. Skin Fitness uses a combination of professionally applied treatments, nutrient-rich products and facial
muscle fitness to provide remarkable long-term results. Julie has been nicknamed the “healer” and “a personal trainer for the skin” and is considered to be a true innovator and pioneer in the industry. Her services have been sought after by high-end spas, celebrities and beauty editors around the world. She also travels the world to cater to clientele, including A-list celebrities, socialites and high-end day spas.
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.
When you think of meditation, you may not be thinking along the lines of skin care and beauty. However, this is a very powerful tool in helping you to retain both youthful looking skin as well as a beautiful body inside and out. Meditation helps the body in so many ways and I refer to it as “calming your mind and being in the moment.” Meditation helps to relieve the stressors of your daily life and allows you to focus on what is most important – you. When you are truly free from stress, it shows in your whole body from the condition of your hair and skin to the physical shape of your body and internally, as well.
Ways Meditation can Help
- Release of pent up emotions and stress – stress is one of the top reasons why your skin loses its luster and vitality. Over time, experiencing high stress can cause your skin to develop chronic problems such as acne and swelling due to the increased visibility of your blood cells. When you meditate, you are pushing out all feelings of negativity. Get rid of the stress that you carry home from work and the demands that your life places on you. Simply focus on you and only you and how your quality of life is improved in just a few simple moments.
- Clarity and Focus – When you push everything else out of your mind, you often experience clarity like you never have before. Many people rely on meditation in moments of conflict, to help show them the right way. This is important in terms of caring for your body, because seeing clearly will remove any internal source of conflict that can cause external symptoms.
Meditation is not one of those things that comes with a set of instructions or a required daily allotment. You simply choose a time that is convenient for you, relax and let your mind be free. Making meditation a regular part of your life is one of the most beneficial ways you can help your skin and body, without spending any money at all. Try it and see how much improvement you notice, you will likely be quite surprised – in a good way.