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 individuals anticipate and accept that acne is part of growing up. As adults, though, they expect to be free of this ailment and often revel coming out of puberty relatively unscathed by it. While pubescent 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. Below are factors that may contribute to adult acne:
For many females, acne is due to changes or fluctuations in hormones and often occurs around the mouth...
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...
One of the key signs of aging skin is the lack of skin firmness. Skin firmness is a term that describes the structural integrity of the skin. One key structural protein that keeps the skin looking firm is elastin. As elastin gets damaged and or degraded in the skin, the skin loses its integrity and as such becomes less elastic.
Elastin and other structural proteins are commonly degraded by free radicals – unstable, highly reactive molecules that can cause chain reactions damaging millions of cells. Research has also found that elastin and other proteins responsible...
Have you ever walked in a store to buy sunscreen and been confused by the array of products and wondered if SPF 30 sunscreen is twice as effective as SPF 15. Technically speaking, if an individual normally burns in the presence of sunlight in ten minutes then multiply that by the product’s SPF level to estimate the time that can be spent in the sun before getting a sunburn. An SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays, while an SPF 50 blocks 98%. There is no product or formulation that can block 100%.
It’s summer, which means an increase in outdoor activities at the beach, in the mountains, at the park, or in your own yard. It also could mean plenty of sunscreen is being used, which builds up on the skin. Even worse, if you don’t properly use sunscreen, it could also mean painful, damaging sunburns. How do you keep your skin youthful after a day in the sun? Here are some helpful tips that will help remove sunscreen and relieve sunburn.
The base of sunscreen formulations combined with perspiration, dirt, chlorine, or salt can build up on your skin...
Resurface and Smooth Your Skin with Polishing Peel
June 16, 2014
As we age, the turnover rate of our skin cells slows. Dead skin cells that normally shed every 28 days hang on to the skin’s surface longer, leaving it feeling coarser due to uneven surface texture. This rough texture does not reflect light evenly, resulting in lack of skin radiance or brightness. This slowed cell turnover can exasperate the appearance of pores making them appear larger.
Many individuals turn to different skin treatments to help alleviate these skin aging concerns. One common skin treatment is microdermabrasion, which uses a tool to buff or sand away the stratum corneum (outer layers...