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How Travel Can Affect Your Skin

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At this point in the year, traveling has happened, is happening or is about to happen. Its Summer so it’s pretty much inevitable. We love the idea of seeing new places, trying new foods, and partaking in new adventures – but have we ever thought about how these things we love can affect out skin?

 

Here are a few ways traveling can affect your skin and how to avoid it:

 

Flying can dehydrate your skin – literally.

 

Yes, we know it is grand to board a flight to a new destination, but let’s think about what happens once you’re on that plane. You slide into your seat all ready for take off and you get a little uncomfortable when it comes to the air temperature. This is because the air on the plane is very drying and closed off – which explains why you leave the plane looking a little less fabulous than when you boarded. To combat this, carry a small mist spray (any of our travel sized toners will do) and nice creamy moisturizer (Silk Milk Anti-aging Moisturizer). Mist the skin lightly and then apply the moisturizer while in your seat. This will help to wake up, refresh and hydrate the skin.

 

The Sun is everywhere – stay protected.

 

Whether you’re going to the Bahamas or Finland, you need sunscreen. This is becoming pretty common knowledge. What people aren’t thinking about is the amount of direct sun exposure from simply sitting on the plane. Those window seats are great until you think about how much you’re exposing your unprotected skin to the sun for hours on end. Prevent extreme sun damage by applying SPF (Lavender + Carrot Seed Sun Protectant) before leaving the house as well as while on the plane – and enjoy the view in peace.

 

Jet Lag and time zone changes can cause lack of sleep.

 

And lack of sleep means puffy, dark eyes. Here’s how to prevent and combat that issue: apply an eye cream that helps decrease the puffiness and discoloration to the eye area in small, gentle, circular motions. The Waking Beauty Eye Cream contains Green Tea Extract to aid with puffiness as well as Licorice Root Extract to help with discoloration. So stay up late and wake up early with no worries!

 

Climate changes can put your skin into shock mode.

 

We love changing the scenery as well as the climate we live in – but changing them so quickly can cause the skin to go into shock. Going from humid heat to dry cold can send signals way too fast to our glands and cause them to panic. Here is where we have to know how to combat the effects. If you’re going from hot to cold or humid to dry, be sure to have a heavy moisturizer (like the one mentioned above) as well as a nourishing facial oil (Avocado + Green Tea Hydrating Facial Oil) and be sure to apply before leaving the plane and every night before bed. Add in a sheet mask for good measure.  If you’re going from dry to humid, you won’t need extra hydration, but you will need to clean your pores. A good cleanser that deep cleans without stripping the skin (all of our cleansers are ideal here) every night and a good detox mask (Multani Mitti Blackhead Clearing Mask) every 3 days will help keep your skin in order. Always follow with a hydrator of some sort.

 

New places can bring new breakouts.

 

Increased pollution, different water (harsh vs soft), hotel pillow cases, new foods – can all play a part in a travel breakout. Be sure you have an ironclad regimen packed in your carry-on. Our Travel Sized Skin Packages are perfect for these events. They are #TSAApproved and pack a mean punch in such little bottles. Our masks are also #TSAApproved so don’t forget your detox sessions. Now you can go eat all the food and take in all the elements without added stress.

 

The next time you travel, be sure to check this post to make sure you’re covered. We don’t want to see vacations or work trips ruined by skin issues.

 

Share in the comments what your “go-to” skin care preparations are when you travel, and what new ones will you implement after reading this post?

 

Learn to Love the Skin You’re In

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IT’S FEBRUARY!!!

You know that means it is the month of LOVE! – and what better way to show some love than to the largest organ you have; YOUR SKIN. Everyone has the desire to have clear and healthy skin but not many want to take the time out to do what it takes to get it. Now before you start rolling your eyes at me and giving me the deep sighs, just listen.

There are TWO things you need to make certain your skin is healthy – an amazing esthetician and a great at home skin care regimen. That’s it – nothing more but definitely nothing less. Between your daily at home regimen and monthly visits with a professional, your results will be truly amazing. GREAT SKIN IS AN INVESTMENT! Let me break down the ‘Why’:

Everyday we go out into the elements and gather debris in our pores – EVERYDAY! With that clogging of pores, you are more prone to breakouts. Now, do understand, the breakouts will not happen immediately but if you do not clean that debris out of your pores, you will eventually get breakouts from it. Here is where your at home care comes in. Every night, you should wash, tone and hydrate at the MINIMUM. A great deep cleansing facial cleanser will get all the debris out of your pores that you collected throughout the day and give your skin that fresh start it needs for the next day; which in turn prevents the breakouts I was speaking of prior. Follow up with a toner which will prep your skin for the treatment (serums) and moisturizer and PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO HYDRATE the skin. Weekly treatment masks and scrubs are always an added plus and can aid in amazing results.

Professional treatments, at least once a month, will keep your skin in the best shape it can be. If you suffer from severe acne, blackheads or just need an extra boost for that glow in your skin, find yourself a great esthetician and thank me later. They will look further than the eye can see and extract anything that is causing issues. The expertise they offer as well as the level of treatments is the icing on the cake to a great at home system.

Whether you ‘don’t really have skin issues’ or have severe skin issues, take heed to these two main keys and start LOVING THE SKIN YOU’RE IN!

Do’s + Don’ts of Summer Skin

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Summer has just begun and we know it’s going to be nothing but longs days and fabulous nights. Fun in the sun for the next 3 months and my third favorite time of the year (Fall is #1 and Spring is #2 – but enough about me)!! In the midst of it all, we must keep in mind that extreme climate changes can take a toll on our largest organ – our skin.

So when it comes to Summer Skin Care, there are a lot of great things (and not so great things) you can do. Let’s go over a few of them!

 

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How to Choose a Skin Care Regimen

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Here is your mission – if you choose to accept it – choose the correct skin care regimen for YOUR skin.  How do you go about doing that, you ask? Well, it’s rather simple once you determine a few factors about your skin.  The first thing every person looking for the proper skin care regimen does is ask friends for advice – or what they use – not factoring in that their friend probably do not share the same skin type and/or issues, so they cannot share the exact same skin care regimen.  Not saying your friend’s regimen may not work for you; depending on the products they use, it could deliver some results but may not be the ultimate results you’re looking for.  Enough about your friends, let’s get back to you.  Here is how you choose the perfect skin care regimen for YOU (in five easy steps)

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I’m Simply Sebaceous – HELP!!!! (Shine Control)

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“My skin is oily, ALL THE TIME. I’ve tried so many things and I cannot get my skin to stop being so darn oily!!”

If I have heard the above statement once, I’ve heard it a billion times. So many of my customers have oily skin (but Combination is my number 1) and all they want is to NOT have oily skin. Now, I love oily skin because believe it or not, it keeps us looking younger, longer. How? Well, revert back to my last post on anti-aging and you will see that hydrated skin is youthful skin. Oil production in the skin is just our body’s way of keeping the skin hydrated. Oil production should be a blessing, not a nuisance. Moderate oil production is normal – severe oil production is not. Here is where you need to evaluate what you are doing, or not doing, to cause your skin to produce so much oil.

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