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Banish the Signs of Stress

Many women ask us about products meant to slow or stop the power aging has over our body and face.  Some of their complaints are the lines from the nose to the mouth, the lines across the forehead and right above the bridge of the nose, dark circles under the eyes. Really, a significant component in the visible signs of aging is stress.

In a very real manner, stress affects how your body (including your skin) feels and looks. Stress is the system that wakes you up in the very early hours of the morning and won’t let you go back to sleep. Stress is what you see when you glance at a mirror and realize you are frowning. There are stress hormones that come in to play when you go through a difficult time with your family or on the job. In many women’s lives stress is a daily fact of life, something that is almost unavoidable. The good news is that it is not unstoppable. There are thing you can do to help your body relax even if you cannot stop the source of the stress.

Laugh – Yes, that old saying, “Laughter is the best medicine,” is actually true. What can you do to keep some laughter in your life? Subscribe to a cartoon or joke of the day so it shows up in your inbox along with work and gives your mood a tiny lift. Get an app with amusing videos or jokes on your smart phone and use it when you have unavoidable down time like waiting at the dentist’s office.

Meditate – Of course we know you’re short of time and busy, busy, busy. Take ten minutes at night when you are lying down to sleep and follow a meditation meant for calming relaxation. What can that really do? It can change your pre-sleep thoughts and mood so that you sleep longer and more fully.

Exercise – If you can join a gym or a walking group, do so. Follow through and keep going regularly, your heart will thank you for it. If you don’t have the time or energy, just make a point of walking a little more and getting up from a seated position more often.   Walk over to a window and look out. Walk down a hallway and back.

Lastly, we have two products we recommend if the stress in your life is starting to show in your face. The first is Peptide6® to fight fine lines and wrinkles with the body’s own methods. The second is RefreshMe™ under-eye cream for dark circles. Both can help you look less stressed as you work on finding ways to relax more.

Woman sleeping at work.

Does Winter Make You Tired?

It does me! The darker days make me feel sleepier and less well rested. The lack of sunlight plays with my mood and that has its effect on how tired I look and feel as well. As the day progresses I catch myself yawning and rubbing at my eyes, never a good thing to do.

vitamin-k-eye-creamIf you also react this way to winter, this may be the time to try our Vitamin K cream for tired eyes. Vitamin K is used topically on your skin to minimize spider veins, bruises, stretch marks, burns, and rosacea. It is even used post-surgery to help skin heal better and faster. Vitamin K works by improving blood flow and circulation so it helps bruises disappear and is the treatment of choice for the dark circles under your eyes. The skin under and around your eyes is delicate and much thinner than on your chin or forehead. So any cream you use around your eyes should be free of artificial fragrances, fillers and preservatives that might  irritate the skin.

With our Refresh Me Dark Circle Cream with Vitamin K you can get rid of that “too tired to function” look and transform your eyes.  Instead of shadowed, darkened eyes, your eyes will look refreshed. The skin underneath them will be smoother and firmer, the skin at the corners will benefit from the hyaluronic acid and squalane moisturizers in the cream which will help to reduce crow’s feet and laugh lines.

Because there are no parabens, no artificial fragrances, and no chemical fillers your eyes will not be irritated. They will be clear and alert looking and you will feel as good as you look. Get rid of the dark-and-puffy look that makes people think you are exhausted and enjoy a brand new look with Refresh Me Under-Eye Cream.

Take Your Vitamins!

Beautiful skin owes so much to some basic personal habits that we can learn to make a part of our day-to-day lives. Drinking plenty of water helps a lot because it keeps your body hydrated overall and allows your natural bodily systems to process out toxins and impurities. Nutrition also plays a big part including a panoply of vitamins and nutrients that enhance good health and make your skin look wonderful. Many fruits (and certainly mango!) contain anti-oxidants which fight free radicals and help retard the aging processes. Articles and studies have been done on the role of Vitamin E in healing skin blemishes.

One of the best anti-aging vitamins is powerful Vitamin K. This vitamin is found naturally in green leafy vegetables but our modern lifestyles often do not include enough fresh vegetables to really make a difference. Applied directly to the skin, Vitamin K is absorbed into the cells and has the ability to reduce bruising by shrinking the capillaries. This action also is effective in reducing spider veins and dark circles under the eyes. Rosacea sufferers report that redness can be reduced by applying Vitamin K directly to the red patches on their skin. That’s not a cure by any means but it gives a more normal appearance to the skin which can make a considerable difference to someone with Rosacea.

What we love it for the most is the ability to remove dark circles. Under eye circles don’t look good and can make us look older so any preparation that can diminish them should have a space in your skin care regimen. When you blend Vitamin K with hydrating moisturizers like hyaluronic acid and squalane, you have a wonderful anti-aging formula that makes your thirsty skin smoother and more beautiful while also making you look less tired. What a wonderful product. If you are ready to try RefreshMe Vitamin K Cream click here and see how beautiful your eyes can be!


Benefits of Vitamin K

Vitamin K-1, also known as phytonadione or  phylloquinone, is an important nutrient that helps with our blood’s ability to clot or coagulate following injury. Vitamin K is found naturally in foods such as leafy green vegetables (kale, spinach, broccoli) and soybean oil. Vitamin K can also be obtained in dietary supplement capsules or multi-vitamins.

The benefit of Vitamin K in skin care is that it is used in formulations designed to address dark pigmentation under the eyes. While this dark pigmentation, sometimes referred to as  periorbital hyperpigmentation, or simply dark circles, can be caused by a variety of factors such as stress, lack of sleep or genetics, the most common cause is the pooling of blood under the thin skin under the eyes. This pooling occurs when tiny capillaries break and release small amounts of blood under the skin. The anti-clotting characteristics of Vitamin K helps prevent leakage from these capillaries.

A good eye cream for dark circles, in addition to Vitamin K, should include hyaluronic moisturizers, arnica montana and soy peptides for the most benefit.


Is It Possible to Reduce the Visibility of Under Eye Dark Circles?

According to the Mayo Clinic, those shadows beneath your eyes can make you look older than gray hair or wrinkles. The reason dark circles can have such a negative impact on your appearance is because they make you look worn out. While this condition is rarely the result of a serious medical problem, seeing them whenever you look in the mirror can cause you to feel low on energy and unhappy with your appearance.

One cause of this problem is not getting enough sleep. Since the National Institute of Health estimates that over seventy million Americans experience sleep problems, it should come as no surprise that this problem is at the root of many people’s dark circles. While it’s simple to say that you simply need to get more sleep, you know that your hectic schedule means this is much easier said than done.

Even if you are getting as much sleep as you actually need, under eye dark circles can also be caused by nasal congestion, too much sun, loss of collagen, allergies or hereditary factors. In many cases, these types of circles are the result of multiple causes. While puffiness and under eye dark circles may seem like problems that are going to continue to plague you, the good news is there’s actually an effective way to combat these signs of aging.

Vitamin K Helps Fade Under Eye Dark Circles

Many women attempt to use a wide range of products to cover up the dark circles under their eyes. The problem with this approach is not only does it fail to get to the root of the problem, but most of these products still leave some form of discoloration under the eyes.

Instead of simply trying to conceal the problem, Vitamin K works to solve it. The reason Vitamin K is much more than a simple concealer is because it reduces the amount of blood that accumulates beneath the skin in this area. As a result, regular application of a cream that contains Vitamin K will actually reduce the visibility of under eye dark circles. Added benefits of Vitamin K include its ability to help skin in this area regain the smoothness and firmness that it has lost with age.

While there is more than one type of Vitamin K eye cream, there are several key features of the type of cream that works the best. In order to get the best results in the least amount of time, you want a cream that also includes Arnica Montana, soy peptides, squalane and hyaluronic acid. All of these components will combine with the Vitamin K to give you real results in as little as eight weeks.

You can also ensure that your under eye treatment is completely safe by choosing a cream that’s paraben-free. By using this type of under eye cream on a daily basis, you can say goodbye to tired eyes and hello to a more youthful appearance!