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Get This One Beauty Secret for Radiant Skin

Posted by Julie Lindh on

There are so many things nowadays that you could do for your skin to keep it toned, radiant and agelessly beautiful. From injections to high-tech facials, one could try a plethora of corrective, restorative, rejuvenating and maintenance solutions to achieve an enviable complexion.  Nonetheless, even if you count on the best anti-aging breakthroughs to preserve your youthful appearance, this doesn’t mean that you should ignore the importance of a healthy diet incorporating two valuable ingredients: green juices and green powder.

What Are the Benefits of Green Juices and Green Powder?

Green drinks have extraordinary antioxidant benefits that manage to minimize the damage linked to oxidative stress. Some of the most popular ingredients comprised by green juices- like spinach for example- are excellent sources of peptides and have antihypertensive properties, meaning that they could ensure a high protection against complications associated with elevated blood pressure. Seaweeds are rich in proteins and represent a fantastic ingredient for green juices that could easily boost the beauty and vigor of hair and skin. Dark leafy vegetables such as kale, arugula, mustard greens, wheatgrass and spinach contain high dosages of vital minerals, including magnesium, calcium and potassium, which your body needs to function properly and look its best. Salad greens, kale and spinach are also rich in antioxidant vitamins (A,C,E) that limit free radical damage, leading to younger-looking, healthier skin.

Over the past few years, green powders have become increasingly popular, due to their long list of promised benefits. When you drink a juice made with powder, you basically consume the entire leaf, not just the infused water.  One could easily find a plethora of green powder formulas on the market. Some of the best products of this kind offer amazing benefits that are not limited to a better complexion. Such green powders contribute to better intestinal health, cancer prevention and an effective weight control.

You Are What You Eat (and Drink)

I know many of you are tired of endless diets, detox procedures and more. It’s not always easy to stay on top of it all, especially when you work long hours and have a hectic lifestyle.  I keep it really simple for myself by following an alkaline diet as much as possible. I encourage my clients to do the same but I also know that many are not able to stick to this plan in the long run. The good news is that there are many other ways to have your daily greens. Imagine how drinking a glass of raw green juice a day could transform your body from within. By following this simple step you could begin to feel different after the first seven days. If you were to get to 10 days, you would start seeing your skin looking brighter. Would you trade your morning coffee for a glass of raw juice? You should definitely try to include as many fresh green juices into your daily diet.

There are other options if you can’t find raw juice or time to make one. Try green powder. If you want J.Lo glow, you have to stop making excuses for your lack of consistency and/or motivation. Green powder has a lot of advantages. Convenience and ease of use are only two pluses that you will certainly appreciate. Just think about it: you can mix this power with water to obtain a healthy drink that you could enjoy anytime, anywhere. You could carry it around with you in your purse while travelling, jogging, meeting friends for lunch or dinner or going to work.

When I travel I always take my green powder with me. As long as I get one serving daily, I know that I’m supporting the positive transformation undergone by my skin. You can embrace the same beneficial routine and see what it could do for your complexion. For more details on how green juices and powder could transform your skin from within, come meet me in person and let’s talk about ageless beauty, an ambitious goal that can be achieved through the implementation of a cleaner, greener diet.

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Get This One Beauty Secret for Radiant Skin

Posted by Julie Lindh on

There are so many things nowadays that you could do for your skin to keep it toned, radiant and agelessly beautiful. From injections to high-tech facials, one could try a plethora of corrective, restorative, rejuvenating and maintenance solutions to achieve an enviable complexion.  Nonetheless, even if you count on the best anti-aging breakthroughs to preserve your youthful appearance, this doesn’t mean that you should ignore the importance of a healthy diet incorporating two valuable ingredients: green juices and green powder.

What Are the Benefits of Green Juices and Green Powder?

Green drinks have extraordinary antioxidant benefits that manage to minimize the damage linked to oxidative stress. Some of the most popular ingredients comprised by green juices- like spinach for example- are excellent sources of peptides and have antihypertensive properties, meaning that they could ensure a high protection against complications associated with elevated blood pressure. Seaweeds are rich in proteins and represent a fantastic ingredient for green juices that could easily boost the beauty and vigor of hair and skin. Dark leafy vegetables such as kale, arugula, mustard greens, wheatgrass and spinach contain high dosages of vital minerals, including magnesium, calcium and potassium, which your body needs to function properly and look its best. Salad greens, kale and spinach are also rich in antioxidant vitamins (A,C,E) that limit free radical damage, leading to younger-looking, healthier skin.

Over the past few years, green powders have become increasingly popular, due to their long list of promised benefits. When you drink a juice made with powder, you basically consume the entire leaf, not just the infused water.  One could easily find a plethora of green powder formulas on the market. Some of the best products of this kind offer amazing benefits that are not limited to a better complexion. Such green powders contribute to better intestinal health, cancer prevention and an effective weight control.

You Are What You Eat (and Drink)

I know many of you are tired of endless diets, detox procedures and more. It’s not always easy to stay on top of it all, especially when you work long hours and have a hectic lifestyle.  I keep it really simple for myself by following an alkaline diet as much as possible. I encourage my clients to do the same but I also know that many are not able to stick to this plan in the long run. The good news is that there are many other ways to have your daily greens. Imagine how drinking a glass of raw green juice a day could transform your body from within. By following this simple step you could begin to feel different after the first seven days. If you were to get to 10 days, you would start seeing your skin looking brighter. Would you trade your morning coffee for a glass of raw juice? You should definitely try to include as many fresh green juices into your daily diet.

There are other options if you can’t find raw juice or time to make one. Try green powder. If you want J.Lo glow, you have to stop making excuses for your lack of consistency and/or motivation. Green powder has a lot of advantages. Convenience and ease of use are only two pluses that you will certainly appreciate. Just think about it: you can mix this power with water to obtain a healthy drink that you could enjoy anytime, anywhere. You could carry it around with you in your purse while travelling, jogging, meeting friends for lunch or dinner or going to work.

When I travel I always take my green powder with me. As long as I get one serving daily, I know that I’m supporting the positive transformation undergone by my skin. You can embrace the same beneficial routine and see what it could do for your complexion. For more details on how green juices and powder could transform your skin from within, come meet me in person and let’s talk about ageless beauty, an ambitious goal that can be achieved through the implementation of a cleaner, greener diet.

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How to Correct Minor Imperfections Displayed by Your Facial Skin the Easy Way

Posted by Julie Lindh on

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to address all the problems that impact the look and feel of your skin using only one product for a very short period of time? Unfortunately, this is not how it works. Your skin reflects your lifestyle choices and genetic heritage and requires a complex beautification ritual to be healthy and glowing. The key to success is to focus on the necessities and demands of your skin that has already been affected by a great variety of stressors, including extensive, uncontrolled sun exposure, incorrect skincare rituals and unhealthy habits, such as a poor diet, alcohol consumption and smoking.

Why Should You Start by Tackling Minor Facial Skin Imperfections?

Before striving to rejuvenate your skin, you should treat it as a white canvas that needs to regain a flat, even surface to be able to display the beauty of your colors and brush stroke techniques. In other words, you have to correct minor imperfections before setting up more ambitious beautification goals. To accomplish your mission, work on evening out your complexion, addressing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing puffiness and dark circles located in the under eye area and stimulating collagen production. In this phase, it is advisable to find the best treatment based on the nature and extent of the aesthetic problem that you’re currently dealing with. Here are a few of the most common issues requiring complexion corrections (and the best ways to solve them).

Sundamaged skin. Do you regret the time that you’ve spent in direct sunlight? If the answer is yes, consider opting for the best skin-brightening formulas that you can find on the market. Here’s one good advice that you may find useful along the way to a gorgeous, younger-looking skin: stay far away from harsh chemical-rich products that may affect your already fragile aging skin and opt for a gentler alternative based on vitamin C, a compound that stimulates cell renewal and collagen production, making those nasty dark spots seem less apparent. Serums based on vitamin C are also effective when it comes to decreasing the visibility of dark circles that appear in the under eye area.

Excessively Dry, Flaky Skin. Excessive dryness and redness are two major aesthetic concerns that could drive you crazy, especially when you’re getting ready for a special occasion requiring a flawless complexion and sky-high confidence levels. How do you solve this problem? You can avoid this nightmare by applying a premium moisturizer on a daily basis. Choose a moisturizer that is powerful enough to lock moisture inside your skin, without being too thick (such products can clog your pores, leading to a different string of skin-related issues).

Breakouts. Breakouts are incredibly annoying because they impact the beauty of your skin for the longest period of time; not to mention the fact that acne spots can be pretty difficult to cover. Acne has many underlying causes, including hormonal imbalances, over-exfoliation and intense, regular workouts. According to Health.com, skin care products containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are some of the best alternatives that you should explore to keep problematic, acne-prone areas in check.

Focus on Personalized Complexion Corrections to Get Closer to Baby Soft Skin

The complexion corrections represent the core of the first phase of my Skin Fitness Program. Before trying to repair, rejuvenate and maintain your skin, it is mandatory to address its imperfections linked to hereditary factors, wrong lifestyle choices or the natural aging process. Explore the benefits of my unique Ageless System and schedule your first appointment with me to understand how and why my system is the best program to transform your skin in a radical, yet 100% natural manner in only 28 days.

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to address all the problems that impact the look and feel of your skin using only one product for a very short period of time? Unfortunately, this is not how it works. Your skin reflects your lifestyle choices and genetic heritage and requires a complex beautification ritual to be healthy and glowing. The key to success is to focus on the necessities and demands of your skin that has already been affected by a great variety of stressors, including extensive, uncontrolled sun exposure, incorrect skincare rituals and unhealthy habits, such as a poor diet, alcohol consumption and smoking.

Why Should You Start by Tackling Minor Facial Skin Imperfections?

Before striving to rejuvenate your skin, you should treat it as a white canvas that needs to regain a flat, even surface to be able to display the beauty of your colors and brush stroke techniques. In other words, you have to correct minor imperfections before setting up more ambitious beautification goals. To accomplish your mission, work on evening out your complexion, addressing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing puffiness and dark circles located in the under eye area and stimulating collagen production. In this phase, it is advisable to find the best treatment based on the nature and extent of the aesthetic problem that you’re currently dealing with. Here are a few of the most common issues requiring complexion corrections (and the best ways to solve them).

Sundamaged skin. Do you regret the time that you’ve spent in direct sunlight? If the answer is yes, consider opting for the best skin-brightening formulas that you can find on the market. Here’s one good advice that you may find useful along the way to a gorgeous, younger-looking skin: stay far away from harsh chemical-rich products that may affect your already fragile aging skin and opt for a gentler alternative based on vitamin C, a compound that stimulates cell renewal and collagen production, making those nasty dark spots seem less apparent. Serums based on vitamin C are also effective when it comes to decreasing the visibility of dark circles that appear in the under eye area.

Excessively Dry, Flaky Skin. Excessive dryness and redness are two major aesthetic concerns that could drive you crazy, especially when you’re getting ready for a special occasion requiring a flawless complexion and sky-high confidence levels. How do you solve this problem? You can avoid this nightmare by applying a premium moisturizer on a daily basis. Choose a moisturizer that is powerful enough to lock moisture inside your skin, without being too thick (such products can clog your pores, leading to a different string of skin-related issues).

Breakouts. Breakouts are incredibly annoying because they impact the beauty of your skin for the longest period of time; not to mention the fact that acne spots can be pretty difficult to cover. Acne has many underlying causes, including hormonal imbalances, over-exfoliation and intense, regular workouts. According to Health.com, skin care products containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are some of the best alternatives that you should explore to keep problematic, acne-prone areas in check.

Focus on Personalized Complexion Corrections to Get Closer to Baby Soft Skin

The complexion corrections represent the core of the first phase of my Skin Fitness Program. Before trying to repair, rejuvenate and maintain your skin, it is mandatory to address its imperfections linked to hereditary factors, wrong lifestyle choices or the natural aging process. Explore the benefits of my unique Ageless System and schedule your first appointment with me to understand how and why my system is the best program to transform your skin in a radical, yet 100% natural manner in only 28 days.

Read more


How to Get Rid of Dark Spots Caused by Extensive Sun Exposure

Posted by Julie Lindh on

During these past few months, you’ve done everything in your power to protect your delicate skin. You’ve tried to spend most of your time at the beach under a large umbrella, added wide-brimmed hats to all your outfits and refused to leave the house without applying a good face moisturizer with SPF.

However, even with all the high SPF and shades that you’ve been using lately to prevent UVA/UVB damage and keep your complexion clean and radiant, your freckles have gone darker and newer ones have arrived. In this case, what can you do to address these imperfections and make the first steps towards healthier-looking, autumn-ready skin? The good news is that there are several ways to minimize sun spots (Solar Keratosis) and “fix” sun damaged, post-summer skin. Here are a few pointers that you should consider when it comes to erasing the signs that extensive sun exposure has left on your face.

The DIY Approach Can Lead to Satisfying, All-Natural Corrections

The most convenient way to repair sun-burned skin is to mix and apply simple, accessible ingredients that we always keep in our refrigerator. This first step will enable you to make those unaesthetic sunspots seem less apparent.

Ingredients such as lemon juice and apple cider vinegar always come in handy, due to the fact that they can lighten the darker areas of your skin. The first option is a great source of citric acid, while the latter one contains alpha hydroxyl acids; both compounds can help you fight sunspots the easy way. Mix half a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice with half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and apply this solution evenly on your face; let it rest overnight and repeat the whole process constantly over the course of 6 weeks. Also, by applying a sufficient amount of aloe vera on your skin twice each day you could reenergize your complexion and speed up the healing process.

Professional Treatment Can Kickstart the Lightening Progress

Natural ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen are great, but they do have one drawback: their results become noticeable in time. If you would much rather explore a different path to reverse signs of aging and brown spots associated with sun exposure, keep in mind that certain professional treatments could offer you improvements after the first few sessions. Photo rejuvenation is one of the most modern, advanced and effective sunspot therapies currently available on the market. This treatment is based on Broad Band Light that reduces blemishes, giving your skin a fresher, healthier look. By using one wavelength, this technique can also boost collagen production, leading to tighter, firmer skin while also reducing the appearance of red veins and sunspots. Based on the extent of your aesthetic problem, you could choose to rely on a combination of topical remedies, laser and chemical peels to restore the healthy, alluring aspect of your face.

Your Beauty Products Can Also Support Your Mission

Did you know that products containing safe and natural lightening agents can slowly help you break apart the spots and achieve a fabulous, blemish-free skin? These days, you can find a great variety of crèmes and lotions designed to battle hyperpigmentation based on one or more skin-lighteners such as undecylenoyl phenylalanine or bearberry leaves extract. While you can still afford the luxury to relax on a beach chair, remember that prevention is better than cure: use SPF30, especially if you have lighter skin, hide under an umbrella around noon, and cover your face using hats or other fashionable accessories. If you’re trying to come up with the best mix of safe and effective skin-lightening techniques, stop by my office and let’s work together to find and implement the most adequate restorative plan for your complexion.

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How to Get Rid of Dark Spots Caused by Extensive Sun Exposure

Posted by Julie Lindh on

During these past few months, you’ve done everything in your power to protect your delicate skin. You’ve tried to spend most of your time at the beach under a large umbrella, added wide-brimmed hats to all your outfits and refused to leave the house without applying a good face moisturizer with SPF.

However, even with all the high SPF and shades that you’ve been using lately to prevent UVA/UVB damage and keep your complexion clean and radiant, your freckles have gone darker and newer ones have arrived. In this case, what can you do to address these imperfections and make the first steps towards healthier-looking, autumn-ready skin? The good news is that there are several ways to minimize sun spots (Solar Keratosis) and “fix” sun damaged, post-summer skin. Here are a few pointers that you should consider when it comes to erasing the signs that extensive sun exposure has left on your face.

The DIY Approach Can Lead to Satisfying, All-Natural Corrections

The most convenient way to repair sun-burned skin is to mix and apply simple, accessible ingredients that we always keep in our refrigerator. This first step will enable you to make those unaesthetic sunspots seem less apparent.

Ingredients such as lemon juice and apple cider vinegar always come in handy, due to the fact that they can lighten the darker areas of your skin. The first option is a great source of citric acid, while the latter one contains alpha hydroxyl acids; both compounds can help you fight sunspots the easy way. Mix half a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice with half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and apply this solution evenly on your face; let it rest overnight and repeat the whole process constantly over the course of 6 weeks. Also, by applying a sufficient amount of aloe vera on your skin twice each day you could reenergize your complexion and speed up the healing process.

Professional Treatment Can Kickstart the Lightening Progress

Natural ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen are great, but they do have one drawback: their results become noticeable in time. If you would much rather explore a different path to reverse signs of aging and brown spots associated with sun exposure, keep in mind that certain professional treatments could offer you improvements after the first few sessions. Photo rejuvenation is one of the most modern, advanced and effective sunspot therapies currently available on the market. This treatment is based on Broad Band Light that reduces blemishes, giving your skin a fresher, healthier look. By using one wavelength, this technique can also boost collagen production, leading to tighter, firmer skin while also reducing the appearance of red veins and sunspots. Based on the extent of your aesthetic problem, you could choose to rely on a combination of topical remedies, laser and chemical peels to restore the healthy, alluring aspect of your face.

Your Beauty Products Can Also Support Your Mission

Did you know that products containing safe and natural lightening agents can slowly help you break apart the spots and achieve a fabulous, blemish-free skin? These days, you can find a great variety of crèmes and lotions designed to battle hyperpigmentation based on one or more skin-lighteners such as undecylenoyl phenylalanine or bearberry leaves extract. While you can still afford the luxury to relax on a beach chair, remember that prevention is better than cure: use SPF30, especially if you have lighter skin, hide under an umbrella around noon, and cover your face using hats or other fashionable accessories. If you’re trying to come up with the best mix of safe and effective skin-lightening techniques, stop by my office and let’s work together to find and implement the most adequate restorative plan for your complexion.

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4 Beauty Rituals That Will Help You Take Good Care of Your Post-Summer Skin and Body

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September is the month when we rediscover the warmth of cashmere sweaters, get ready for fall cleaning and smell the aroma of pumpkin pie floating in the air. At the same time, this is the time of the year when we tend to work a little bit harder to get back in shape and perfect our day-to-day beauty rituals.

Restore the Natural Glow of Your Skin in 4 Easy Steps

Maybe you would very much like to shed those few pounds that you’ve gained during your summer vacation, minimize the wrinkles amplified by extensive sun exposure or take better care of your sun burnt, extremely dry skin. Regardless of what type of beauty goals you have already set for the following months, you should stick to an upgraded beauty ritual to reach your ideals. Here are four tactics that will help you restore and highlight the beauty of your complexion and post-summer body from within.

  1. Exfoliate Skin on Face and Body. Start your morning beauty ritual by gently exfoliating your skin to shed the layer of dead cells, keep your body and your complexion soft and glowing and prevent breakouts. You can make your own exfoliators, by mixing different categories of accessible ingredients. For example: lavender is well-known for its calming effect, and can be paired with sugar and coffee grounds to make a great, all-natural scrub that really works and smells amazing. Sugar and olive oil is another winning skin-softening combo that is easy to recreate in your kitchen.
  2. Repair Skin with Right Vitamin Rich Products. After exfoliating your skin, you should pamper it by applying quality vitamin-rich crèmes or serums on its surface. Go for light products that won’t clog your pores, and choose formulas that are based on a higher amount of natural ingredients. For instance, vitamin C and antioxidants derived from arctic cloudberries could help you protect, nourish and moisturize your skin while achieving a beautiful velvety-soft look.
  3. Hydrate Skin with Natural Oils. You can prevent dehydration by drinking your eight glasses of water daily; however, you should also support your efforts to keep your skin properly hydrated by massaging it regularly, using all-natural oils. Choose the best oils based on the quality and properties of their ingredients. For instance, tea tree oil can contribute to a radiant, blemish-free complexion, while grape seed oil is a marvelous alternative for oily skin, due to the fact that it helps regulate your skin’s production of natural oils. Argan oil is a miraculous anti-aging solution that comprises both fatty acids and vitamin E, two essentials that your post-summer skin requires to regain its supple, toned, youthful look.
  4. Do a One-Day Green Diet. Even the smallest temporary changes in your diet can have a huge positive effect on your mood, complexion and overall productivity. If you don’t believe me, try to embrace a green diet for just one day. Opt for a quick detox based on green, homemade drinks or at least replace one of your meals with a green smoothie and satisfy your appetite by eating light salads during the rest of the day. Green, all-natural drinks will help you feel energized for hours and will also support your detox goals.

Choose the best skin care ingredients derived from or inspired by nature and say yes to a greener diet to stay healthy and rejuvenate your skin without going under the knife. For more tips on how to achieve ageless beauty, contact me today and find out more about the key elements that could contribute to your positive transformation and overall well-being.

Read more

September is the month when we rediscover the warmth of cashmere sweaters, get ready for fall cleaning and smell the aroma of pumpkin pie floating in the air. At the same time, this is the time of the year when we tend to work a little bit harder to get back in shape and perfect our day-to-day beauty rituals.

Restore the Natural Glow of Your Skin in 4 Easy Steps

Maybe you would very much like to shed those few pounds that you’ve gained during your summer vacation, minimize the wrinkles amplified by extensive sun exposure or take better care of your sun burnt, extremely dry skin. Regardless of what type of beauty goals you have already set for the following months, you should stick to an upgraded beauty ritual to reach your ideals. Here are four tactics that will help you restore and highlight the beauty of your complexion and post-summer body from within.

  1. Exfoliate Skin on Face and Body. Start your morning beauty ritual by gently exfoliating your skin to shed the layer of dead cells, keep your body and your complexion soft and glowing and prevent breakouts. You can make your own exfoliators, by mixing different categories of accessible ingredients. For example: lavender is well-known for its calming effect, and can be paired with sugar and coffee grounds to make a great, all-natural scrub that really works and smells amazing. Sugar and olive oil is another winning skin-softening combo that is easy to recreate in your kitchen.
  2. Repair Skin with Right Vitamin Rich Products. After exfoliating your skin, you should pamper it by applying quality vitamin-rich crèmes or serums on its surface. Go for light products that won’t clog your pores, and choose formulas that are based on a higher amount of natural ingredients. For instance, vitamin C and antioxidants derived from arctic cloudberries could help you protect, nourish and moisturize your skin while achieving a beautiful velvety-soft look.
  3. Hydrate Skin with Natural Oils. You can prevent dehydration by drinking your eight glasses of water daily; however, you should also support your efforts to keep your skin properly hydrated by massaging it regularly, using all-natural oils. Choose the best oils based on the quality and properties of their ingredients. For instance, tea tree oil can contribute to a radiant, blemish-free complexion, while grape seed oil is a marvelous alternative for oily skin, due to the fact that it helps regulate your skin’s production of natural oils. Argan oil is a miraculous anti-aging solution that comprises both fatty acids and vitamin E, two essentials that your post-summer skin requires to regain its supple, toned, youthful look.
  4. Do a One-Day Green Diet. Even the smallest temporary changes in your diet can have a huge positive effect on your mood, complexion and overall productivity. If you don’t believe me, try to embrace a green diet for just one day. Opt for a quick detox based on green, homemade drinks or at least replace one of your meals with a green smoothie and satisfy your appetite by eating light salads during the rest of the day. Green, all-natural drinks will help you feel energized for hours and will also support your detox goals.

Choose the best skin care ingredients derived from or inspired by nature and say yes to a greener diet to stay healthy and rejuvenate your skin without going under the knife. For more tips on how to achieve ageless beauty, contact me today and find out more about the key elements that could contribute to your positive transformation and overall well-being.

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How to Deal with Dry Skin This Coming Winter

Posted by Julie Lindh on

As you contemplate the trees that are losing their leaves and changing their colors, you suddenly realize that winter is just around the corner. This means that you have to start prepping your wardrobe, home and body for the arrival of the cold season. What exactly should you do to protect your skin during this time of the year? Here’s my simplest answer to this question: stick to a more effective dry skin care program to keep your complexion radiant and healthy-looking, and apply the following basic tips that should help you improve the current condition of your facial skin in no time, even during the harshest, freezing winter that you could ever imagine.

Avoid Washing Your Face with Hot Water

I know what you think: nothing compares to a nice, hot bubble bath during winter, when reduced temperatures make you want to stay indoors and explore new pampering rituals and relaxation techniques. However, hot showers and baths are not exactly your best friends, especially if you’re already complaining about dry, flaky or itchy skin. Hot water strips your body of its oil barrier, which normally enables skin to retain moisture and maintain its softness. As a skin care specialist, I always recommend warm baths and showers that don’t take more than 10 minutes. Also, remember to dry your skin by patting it gently and moisturize your face after each shower or bath.

Opt for a Gentler Cleansing Routine

Now would also be a good time to adjust your skin care ritual a bit. Start by getting rid of aggressive cosmetic products, which are overly astringent or contain fragrances and antibacterial additives that could make your skin drier and more vulnerable than it already is. Go easy on peels and toners and keep in mind that you should exfoliate your skin with care, without scrubbing it too hard, to avoid irritations.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

During the cold season, your skin is exposed to new stressors that threaten to compromise its balance, including reduced temperatures, rain and harsh winds, which could easily damage the outer layers of your skin. So what should we do to keep this concern at bay? We should moisturize our skin at least twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Go in favor or a rich moisturizer based on advanced ingredients that will enable your skin to replenish its oil barrier.

Fragrance-free options with a complex formula including stearic acid, glycerin, shea butter or ceramides are excellent picks, if your goal is to nourish, moisturize and soothe your dry skin. Before applying your moisturizer of choice, wash your face thoroughly using warm water and quality non-soap, delicate liquid cleanser (preferably one based on ceramides, the elements that will allow you to protect the exterior layer of your skin). Pat your skin for less than a minute instead of rubbing it with a towel. Also, my advice is to moisturize your skin as often as you can. As a matter of fact, do it every single time you wash your face, to prevent the evaporating water from drawing more moisture from your excessively dry skin.

Does your delicate skin require special care and attention to stay agelessly beautiful? If you feel the need to improve your daily skin care routine or find new cosmetic products that are best suited for your complexion, come see me today and let’s start working on a plan meant to restore and enhance the attractiveness of your complexion at any age.

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How to Deal with Dry Skin This Coming Winter

Posted by Julie Lindh on

As you contemplate the trees that are losing their leaves and changing their colors, you suddenly realize that winter is just around the corner. This means that you have to start prepping your wardrobe, home and body for the arrival of the cold season. What exactly should you do to protect your skin during this time of the year? Here’s my simplest answer to this question: stick to a more effective dry skin care program to keep your complexion radiant and healthy-looking, and apply the following basic tips that should help you improve the current condition of your facial skin in no time, even during the harshest, freezing winter that you could ever imagine.

Avoid Washing Your Face with Hot Water

I know what you think: nothing compares to a nice, hot bubble bath during winter, when reduced temperatures make you want to stay indoors and explore new pampering rituals and relaxation techniques. However, hot showers and baths are not exactly your best friends, especially if you’re already complaining about dry, flaky or itchy skin. Hot water strips your body of its oil barrier, which normally enables skin to retain moisture and maintain its softness. As a skin care specialist, I always recommend warm baths and showers that don’t take more than 10 minutes. Also, remember to dry your skin by patting it gently and moisturize your face after each shower or bath.

Opt for a Gentler Cleansing Routine

Now would also be a good time to adjust your skin care ritual a bit. Start by getting rid of aggressive cosmetic products, which are overly astringent or contain fragrances and antibacterial additives that could make your skin drier and more vulnerable than it already is. Go easy on peels and toners and keep in mind that you should exfoliate your skin with care, without scrubbing it too hard, to avoid irritations.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

During the cold season, your skin is exposed to new stressors that threaten to compromise its balance, including reduced temperatures, rain and harsh winds, which could easily damage the outer layers of your skin. So what should we do to keep this concern at bay? We should moisturize our skin at least twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Go in favor or a rich moisturizer based on advanced ingredients that will enable your skin to replenish its oil barrier.

Fragrance-free options with a complex formula including stearic acid, glycerin, shea butter or ceramides are excellent picks, if your goal is to nourish, moisturize and soothe your dry skin. Before applying your moisturizer of choice, wash your face thoroughly using warm water and quality non-soap, delicate liquid cleanser (preferably one based on ceramides, the elements that will allow you to protect the exterior layer of your skin). Pat your skin for less than a minute instead of rubbing it with a towel. Also, my advice is to moisturize your skin as often as you can. As a matter of fact, do it every single time you wash your face, to prevent the evaporating water from drawing more moisture from your excessively dry skin.

Does your delicate skin require special care and attention to stay agelessly beautiful? If you feel the need to improve your daily skin care routine or find new cosmetic products that are best suited for your complexion, come see me today and let’s start working on a plan meant to restore and enhance the attractiveness of your complexion at any age.

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