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Take it Personally!

We’ve been looking at a lot of beauty blogs, beauty articles, anti-aging information, and even our own pages on “oily skin,” “normal skin,” etc. And we want to make sure that one message really gets through to you, our reader.

The message is this: it’s your skin. Your mileage may vary. Your needs may vary. What works and doesn’t work for you is very specific to your body, your immune system, your allergies, your lifestyle. And so, the best instructions for anyone to give you are these:

Do what works for you!”

Our biggest advice, of course, is to read labels and always choose products that are paraben-free, phthalate free, formaldehyde free, sulfate free. Those products have been associated with potential health problems. Parabens have been shown to cause premature aging – you don’t need those in a wrinkle cream! But no one knows for sure if they would really hurt you. So why stay away from them? The same reason you avoid tornadoes. There are enough studies that show they pose problems in people’s health that you do not want to risk having them on your skin.

Now how about how much, how many, and when? This is when it really gets personal. Different skin types absorb moisturizers at different rates. If you take a product like our Maximum Moisture, you know it will deliver the therapeutic dose of hyaluronic acid your skin loves. But you may put on a very little amount and get the benefit you need and want, someone several years older, or with courser skin may apply a larger amount in order to get the same moisturizing results.

That is true of cleansers and exfoliating scrubs as well. Women’s faces vary from woman to woman in how dry the skin is, how large the pores are, how many blemishes there are, how much damage from sun or smoking. So one size will not fit all. You know that certain ingredients are superb at exfoliating but you might need to exfoliate more frequently than someone else.

How are you supposed to tell how often to exfoliate, how much moisturizer to use? The same way you learn how much champagne to drink. You experiment. If you think a facial cream feels to heavy, use less or move to a lighter formula. Don’t hesitate to be your own woman and achieve beauty your own way. Let us know, we want to know what works for you!

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Youth – Does Anti Aging Cream Matter?

We have addressed the question of age before in this blog but I do regularly talk to young women who say, “Why would I have any interest in anti-aging cream when I’m in my 20’s?” And I always assure them that there is no need to replicate what their skin is already doing really well for itself. BUT, people in their 20’s often believe themselves to be bullet-proof. It’s normal.

We all believed love was forever, our looks would never fade, and we knew everything. I remember telling my mother how much I knew. At least she was kind enough not to last. But even a baby – yes, a baby! – needs some anti-aging attention. What kind? Sunscreen. Babies need protection from the sun. Every human being does. Unprotected skin shows damage later in life. So if you are in your 20’s there are also things you can do now, that mean you look awesome later!

Let’s start with the sunscreen / sunblock. If you spend time in the sun, you need to have it on. You may think a tan looks wonderful with a bikini but years later you will be horrified at the fine lines at your cleavage. So use a self-tanner to get that glow and protect your skin at any age to make sure that the most damaging factor to breakdown your skin does not get a chance to do so.

Now, let’s talk about cleansing. You can buy any cleanser you want, but purchasing one that has no parabens or harsh detergents will help your skin look lovely for years. Believe it or not, the wrong cleanser can actually accelerate aging. You don’t want anything with SLS, parabens, phthalates, or triclosan touching your skin. Keep it pure, keep it toxin-free, keep your youth years longer.

What else? You know what we are going to say – moisturize! No matter how young you are your skin can be dried by sun, by wind, by a dry atmosphere or a heater in the winter. To seal in moisture, and protect that skin from environmental factors, you need a good all-purpose moisturizer. Read your labels carefully and avoid anything with parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances, or fillers. We suggest our best all purpose moisturizer, Maximum Moisture™.  You can buy it hereEsthetician-Advice and preserve that gorgeous skin for years!

Help! My Skin Seems Dull and Dry All the Time

Talk to 100 women and you will get 100 descriptions of their skin. Some are concerned with blemishes, some are concerned that their skin is too oily. One common problem comes up often enough that we would like to address it: dry skin. It sounds like it should not even be a problem. Drink some water and use a moisturizer and you’ll be fine, right? But for those women whose skin is chronically dry it is not that simple to fix.

First, definitely drinking adequate water is important. Water is the most important thing you can put in your body and you absolutely need it to process out toxins and to keep cells hydrated. Additionally, getting enough sleep is integral for beautiful skin. But additionally, choosing the right products for your skin can make a real difference.

First, using a gentle cleanser is important so that it does not exacerbate any existing redness or flakiness. Then gently using a microdermabrasion exfoliating cream will take off the dead skin cells and the dull patches. The best moisturizer to use would be a hyaluronic acid face cream like Maximum Moisture for its ability to penetrate skin cells and hold moisture in.  For dry skin, using your moisturizer twice a day is not too often. First thing in the morning and then just before you retire for the night is a good plan. If you are beginning to see wrinkles or just a hint of fine lines, our Peptide 6 anti-wrinkle cream will make a difference. And of course, using a full spectrum sun block ever single day is important. If you follow that regimen along with drinking plenty of water and getting adequate sleep, the difference in your skin will be noticeable to you.

If you have dry skin and you have not yet tried Maximum Moisture now is the time. We offer free, fast shipping backed with a good guarantee so you can purchase with confidence knowing we have confidence in our product.