As both consumers and scientists have come to appreciate, skin aging is an amazingly complicated and unavoidable phenomenon. As we get older, our skin ages along with the rest of our body, but it also ages as a result of being the main organ exposed to the outside environment.
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As seasons change take time to reassess your skin care needs and make changes appropriately for the changes in your environment.
A few external factors that are thought to contribute to skin aging are:
Sun exposure is believed to accelerate the appearance of aging2, but what...
Have you ever wondered if where you live and work has an impact on how your skin looks and ages over time? Certainly, we are all aware that the amount and intensity of sun exposure does contribute to aging. The use of products with a good sunscreen can really help to provide protection against the aging effects of UV exposure. However, research is now revealing there is more to this story and we need to make sure we are armed correctly to protect ourselves from other environmental factors.
In several of the recent skin biology conferences my...
We live in a world of customization. Almost every element of your life can be tailored to your unique needs and specifications. From diet and exercise to entertainment and media consumption, the power to customize your experiences lies within your grasp. The ability to control your skin care regimen puts you in the driver’s seat, ensuring that you’ll be treating your skin in the best way possible for YOU.
Because of age, health, lifestyle and environmental factors, each of us has different skin care needs. This individuality becomes even more important to address and care for as your skin ages....
How we look can often tell someone a great deal about us. For example what our ethnic background might be, or that of our parents, whether we love being in the sun or the outdoors, what our age might be, or whether we smoke or not. Many factors influence how we look, but not all of these factors affect us all equally and to the same extent. It is this very question of why some factors age some people quicker or slower that is intriguing the Nu Skin scientists as we study how skin ages.
Exfoliation can smooth and soften the skin by removing dead skin cells in the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the epidermis. Also known as desquamation, the removal of this “horny layer” can improve the skin’s appearance. Rough skin texture—resulting from aging, sun exposure, compromised moisture barrier, etc.—reflects light unevenly, making skin appear dull and sallow. Accelerating cell turnover through exfoliation smooths skin, allowing it to reflect light uniformly for a healthy looking glow and brightness.
Smoothing the skin with abrasive or granular particles is a type of physical exfoliation, which has been used for thousands of years to reveal...
At-home beauty devices are becoming increasingly prevalent, promising to reduce wrinkles, improve facial cleansing, and brighten skin. These handheld instruments are based on technologies and treatments conducted in spas, esthetician offices, and/or medical suites. Some of the most popular technologies include LEDs, cleansing brushes, microcurrents, and ultrasound.
Ultrasonic technology is used to improve the appearance of skin by providing deep cleansing, exfoliation, and improved moisturization. One theory is that ultrasonic devices achieve this through what are called micro vibrations. These micro vibrations act as a micro-massage for the skin, which is said to promote detoxification and lymph drainage. With...
Introducing our new liquid foundations: Advanced Liquid Finish and Advanced Tinted Moisturizer
November 17, 2014
Advanced Liquid Finish and Advanced Tinted Moisturizer are formulated with anti-aging ingredients that help the skin look younger upon application. It does this by helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helping sagging skin look tighter. Both products provide broad spectrum UV protection with SPF 15 and use light diffusing powder blends that allow light to be reflected from all directions, making the skin appear smoother and younger.
Additionally, Advanced Liquid Finish contains mulberry root extract, which evens out skin tone and brightens the complexion. This works with the other anti-aging ingredientsto leave your complexion looking healthy...
Most of us anticipate and accept that acne is part of growing up. As adults, though, we expect to leave pimples, blemishes, and clogged pores in our teenage years. While teenage acne affects more males than females, adult acne is more prevalent in females. Acne can hit adults in their 30s, 40s or even 50s, and as adults it is much more difficult to treat. Have you ever wondered what causes acne? Below are several factors that may contribute to adult acne.
There are four basic changes in the skin that contribute to acne, and they all involve...
Minimize Skin Discoloration with Nu Skin’s Tri-Phasic White System
September 15, 2014
Most individuals will end up with areas of skin discoloration at some point. Whether it is considered an age spot, a sunspot or hyperpigmentation does not matter; those who have them don’t want them. To help remedy discoloration Nu Skin has developed Tri-Phasic White.
A comprehensive skin brightening system, Tri-Phasic White targets all three critical phases of the discoloration process.
· Phase 1: Protecting from factors that can initiate discoloration (like the sun)
· Phase 2: Targeting a key component of the discoloration process...
Washing or cleansing your face seems pretty basic, but we all consider skipping this step from time to time or maybe just forget. If that happens, and you don’t wash your face is it really that big of a deal? To answer that question, let’s take a look at why washing your face is important.
What would happen if you didn’t wash your face?
Your skin is exposed to many different types of stressors throughout the day. As your largest organ, it is important to make sure you are taking care of it – especially your facial skin. Since your...