The Importance of Hydration During Fall Weather Changes

Hydration is so important for your skin. And during the fall weather changes, it becomes even more important to be hypervigilant about hydration. Here are some of the reasons you need to make sure that you hydrate your skin during the fall when the humidity is lower and dry skin rears its ugly head.

Youthful, Healthy Skin

Skin is always more youthful and healthier when it is well hydrated. Hydrated skin is more plump, smoother, and healthier. Keeping your skin hydrated will also help keep lines and wrinkles from forming or keep current fine lines from becoming worse.

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Why You Should Be Using Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer Vs. Oil Based

Do you suffer from dry skin? If so, you are probably using a moisturizer to remedy the problem. Many moisturizers are oil based, intending to replace the oils that your skin is not producing naturally. Some moisturizers, however, are hyaluronic acid based. Hyaluronic acid is better for your skin for several reasons.

Hyaluronic Acid Is Natural

Your body already has stores of hyaluronic acid, and about half of it is in your skin. Hyaluronic acid is what keeps skin hydrated and moisturized, as well as smooth and supple. As we age, our stores and production of hyaluronic acid decrease, sometimes considerably. This leads to the signs of aging that we all begin to notice around our mid-30s to 40s. Hyaluronic acid moisturizers supplement this natural element in your skin to boost your skin health.

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Four Surprising Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is very important to your overall health, but you may not be aware of the many health benefits that vitamin C has for your skin. In addition to its antioxidant properties, vitamin C can benefit any skin type and several skin conditions. Here are three benefits of vitamin C for your skin that might surprise you.

Photoprotection

Vitamin C naturally protects the skin against damaging ultraviolet light exposure. When you spend a lot of time outdoors, it is very important that you protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. In addition to wearing sunscreen, applying vitamin C or including it in your diet can help mitigate any damage from the sun. It can also help reverse damage from the sun.

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Why You Need Sunscreen Before and After Facial Treatments

Many people only consider putting on sunscreen when they are outdoors for a long period of time, such as going to the park or the beach, but it is actually important to wear sunscreen as frequently as possible to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. In particular, it is important to wear sunscreen before and after any facial treatment such as a facial, a chemical peel, or another type of treatment.

Sensitive Skin

When you get a facial, chemical peel, microdermabrasion, microneedling, or another anti-aging treatment, the extreme exfoliation exposes new, fresh skin to the surface. These newer, deeper layers of skin are more sensitive to the sun’s rays and may burn more easily. Sun exposure before or after exfoliation can also increase the likelihood of the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

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Three Common Skincare Treatments and Choosing the Right One for You

Do you recognize that you need to do something to improve the quality of your skin, but not know what to try? There are a lot of skincare treatments out there, and each of them is great for a different skin type and condition. Here are the three most common skincare treatments, their benefits, and how to choose the right one for your skin.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a great skincare treatment that can give your skin a fresh new look and feel. A chemical is applied to the face after a thorough cleansing and exfoliation, then rinsed away after a few minutes. The chemicals cause the upper layers of the skin to peel away, leaving fresh new healthy skin in its wake. This is a great skincare treatment if you have skin that is oily and acne prone or if you have skin that is losing its luster and shine.

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Three Reasons You Should Be Caring for Your Skin, Not Just Your Face

Often when we think about skincare, we think about our face and how we want to reverse or prevent the signs of aging. Yet your skin, all over your body, is very important to your overall health, wellbeing, and appearance. Here are three reasons you should be caring for your skin, not just your face.

Comfort

Quite simply put, healthy skin is comfortable skin. When you care for your skin, keeping it clean, moisturized, conditioned, and protected from the sun, you will be much more comfortable. Itchiness is often a sign that your skin is too dry or has other issues that need to be addressed. So is a feeling of tightness in the skin. Taking care of your skin will help you be more comfortable and less distracted throughout your day.

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Top Three Ways to Keep Skin Fresh and Young

As we age, we begin to notice changes in our skin. It may not be as tight, firm, or supple as it was in the past. You may also be experiencing some fine lines and wrinkles that are just beginning to show. There are some great ways that you can keep your skin looking fresh and young at this stage without invasive cosmetic procedures. Here are the three top ways to keep your skin looking fresh and young for longer.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a great way to revitalize your skin. The chemical peel allows the superficial layers of skin to be peeled away, revealing fresh youthful skin beneath. This also stimulates collagen production, which can help make skin and surrounding tissues tighter and firmer. A chemical peel is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in an afternoon, with final results in one to two weeks after the peel.

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What to Expect from a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a great way to reveal fresher, tighter, younger looking skin. You have probably heard of this facial treatment and its benefits and risks from beauty magazines, friends, and family. Yet if you have not actually experienced a chemical peel for yourself, you may not be aware of what to expect when you go in for your appointment.

The Consultation

When you get a chemical peel, you will first talk to an aesthetician who will examine the condition of your skin and discuss your health and lifestyle with you. Based on this information, they will choose the right chemical peel for you. There are many different types of peels, including ones that are specifically designed for acne-prone skin or those for extra dry or sensitive skin. 

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Caring for Your Skin After a Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are powerful skincare treatments that can be used to correct common complexion concerns, including signs of again, dryness, acne and sun damage. More and more people are opting to undergo professional chemical peels from estheticians, dermatologists, and other skincare professionals.

For the best possible results, it’s critical to treat your skin with extra time and care following a chemical peel. Here, we’ll go over a handful of tips to keep in mind post-peel so that you can enjoy bright, healthy skin.

Skip Exfoliants

Exfoliants are an essential component of any effective skincare routine, but you should steer clear of them for approximately three to seven days following your chemical peel. This includes facial scrubs, retinoids, and acids (salicylic acid and glycolic acid are the most common). The chemical treatment will cause the top layer of skin to peel away, so additional exfoliation may cause burning, redness and irritation.

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3 Reasons for a Spring Facial

Have you been trying to think of a way to pamper yourself now that the harsh winter months are finally behind us? There are some excellent reasons to have a spring facial to prepare you for the summer months.

Prepare Your Skin for Summer

In the summertime you are much more likely to be outdoors. Sun and wind exposure can do some damage to your skin and leave your face looking worn and tired. Getting a facial before the summer is in full swing can be very beneficial in preventing this from happening. The facial will cleanse and exfoliate your skin so that it is at its healthiest. The facial may also involve the application of serums and skin nutrients that help protect your skin from the sun and other damage.

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