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Thunder, Lightning, Snow and Skincare…

What does skincare have to do with the weather? The biggest thing that it has in common with sudden changes in the weather is that there are changes in what you need, and that you have to be prepared. Most women carry an umbrella, tissues, lipstick and hand lotion. But few carry  facial sun block or a light moisturizer in their purse.

Why is that? Sunscreen or sunblock is potentially the most important thing you could carry with you because the sun is the biggest threat to your complexion. Buy Protect Me™ Paraben-Free Sunscreen and keep it in your purse for times when your best friend wants you to go look at that amazing rose garden or dine outside at that new restaurant with the amazing courtyard. Suddenly you’re protected from the sun’s aging rays effectively with no odor or greasiness.

The other thing that would be a wonderful addition to your purse is a light moisturizer. We should not have to say this, but please don’t use your typical hand lotion on your face. Hand lotions are often chosen with less care than facial creams, and very often come with a strong fragrance. Fragrances can irritate the more delicate skin around your eyes, and most hand creams include parabens in the list of ingredients. Parabens are potentially a hazard because they have been implicated in women’s health issues and identified as a component that can promote skin aging. They are not something you want on your face.

So let the snow and end of summer storms come. You’ve got your umbrella, rain boots and a scraper for your windshield! And, hopefully we’ve convinced you to also carry a light moisturizer for times when your skin is dry, and a facial sunscreen to protect you from exposure.

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Mango Miracle Aloe Vera Daily Moisturizer

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Here Comes Summer!

We all look forward to summer. The clothes are looser and lighter, the days are longer, there are picnics and beach days and friends are climbing aboard the boat. So our lifestyle changes when summer is in full swing. We do more so we have less time and sometimes what suffers is our skin care. But summer is really the time to pay attention to your skin because it is getting more sun.

Almost 80% of the damage to a non-smoker’s skin is caused by the sun. So summer is a time of increased fun and increased aging both at the same time. How can we minimize or prevent that?

The first clear choice is to wear a good sunscreen or sunblock. You want one that has a high SPF and also has no parabens. A sunscreen that relies on Titanium Dioxide is the best choice for the environment. A sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB is recommended for most comprehensive protection. Mango Madness Protect Me™ lives up to those requirements.

Another item to put in your bag of summer tricks is an all-over moisturizer to refresh your body after a day in the sun. Something light and luxurious feeling that goes on smoothly and makes your skin smile. We recommend our rich, aloe-vera cream for an after-sun cool down.

Last, but by no means least, we recommend that you stock up on Hydrospherex™ for the purest hyaluronic acid serum that money can buy. Hyaluronic Acid’s moisturizing properties promotes healing and boosts renewal after a day of the sun’s rays. And that’s just what your skin needs! The power of hyaluronic acid giving your skin the assistance it needs to re-hydrate depleted skin cells and maintain that healthy, beautiful skin look all year around!

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Is Tanning Safe?

We get asked that a lot, and with summer fully under way we would like to give this topic the space it deserves. First, moderate exposure to the sun is desirable. It aids the body’s production of Vitamin D and helps regulate mood.  Some people react to sunless seasons with a seasonal depression because of the loss of full spectrum light.

But moderate exposure does not include sun bathing and tanning. Many people believe that tanning in a tanning bed is safer but may be surprised to learn that the FDA considers the damage your skin receives from an indoor tanning bed to be up to 12 times that of the damage received from a similar amount of time in the sun! Another fact that few people understand is that tanning occurs when the skin is exposed to Ultra Violet Radiation and the skin cells undergo changes (including darkening) as a result. Frequent tanning has been known to lead to accelerated aging, precancerous and cancerous skin cell changes, and a depressed immune system.

What can you do then to protect your skin and get at least a little bit of a bronze glow in the summer? First, whenever you go out be sure to where a good sunblock. Sun screens and sun blocks should be paraben free and a high enough SPF to really protect your skin. Our Protect Me broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 paraben free sunblock has the sun protection, the moisturizers and is paraben-free and water resistant. It can be worn under your makeup and is non-irritating for delicate skin.

The next thing you may want to do is use a self-tanner. If you are a mature woman you may remember the orange-y color and streaky results of early “tanning lotions.” These used mostly carotene for color and the result was not natural or consistent.

Modern self-tanners give you a bronze glow in about four hours from application. They go on smoothly and do not streak. So the result looks natural and you look great without risking the damage that can come from the sun. Ready to tan without the sun? Try Tan-Fan self-tanner and get the look you want with no sunburn!

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My Skin is So Dry! Summer Just Makes it Worse!

If you are like me and suffer from dry skin, then being out in the sun only seems to dry you out more. It seems as if only Spring and Fall are good seasons. In the Summer all the fun sports and even just picnic get-togethers are designed to bring the fun outdoors where the sun can bake you. Key to keeping that dry skin happy is two main things: a good, powerful moisturizer that can hydrate cells thoroughly, and a strong sunblock to protect the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. If you have those two things you should be in good shape.

paraben-free-face-creamFirst, the moisturizer. What you should be looking for is a paraben-free face cream that has a high quantity of Hyaluronic Acid. Hyaluronic Acid is easily absorbed by the skin and, in a moisturizer like Maximum Moisture, is delivered at a maximum therapeutic dosage. That means you are getting all the help your skin can use. As the cream sinks in to your skin and penetrates depleted skin cells, they are renewed and smoothed and re-hydrated. Your skin feels silky smooth and soft instead of dry and flaky. But the best part is that you only feel how good it feels on the outside. On the inside, your skin cells are encouraged to produce more collagen, hold on to more moisture, and be less dry, sensitive and lined. Your face will look radiant, younger and more lovely while your skin is enjoying the moisture treatment! Learn more about Maximum Moisture skin therapy.

Sunblock-titaniumNext, choose a good SPF paraben-free sunscreen or sunblock. You want as few of the rays of the sun getting through your protection as possible. The sun has the ability to damage and wrinkle skin the way few other environmental hazards can. With a good titanium dioxide sunblock the sun’s harmful rays are deflected so that your skin stays safe. And, best of all, ProtectMe sun block has NO parabens, NO PABA, NO fragrances. so it is safe on the most delicate skin. ProtectMe is a UVA/UVB spectrum sun block with SPF 30. Learn more about ProtectMe sunblock here.

So, enjoy your summer. All you have to do is moisturize and protect that dry skin and stop worrying!

Stormy Weather

This week has been all about the “Frankenstorm,”  Sandy the Hurricane.   Extreme weather affects our energy bills, our driving, our very safety.  What many people do not realize is that extreme weather also affects our skin.

First, even on an overcast, stormy day, the sun’s rays reach your skin.  Because people do not think of that, they often fail to use a sun screen or sun block on wintery, rainy, or snowy days.  Reflected light from snow can burn and even on a cloudy day the light of the sun is shining on you.  If you are going outside do not forget your sunblock.

Second, wind and cold can chap and damage your lips and skin.  Your body needs protection from the temperature and the skin on your face and hands needs protection too.  Just as you put on the very warmest clothes you can find, you will have to take just as good care of your delicate skin.  Using a night cream that repairs your skin while you sleep is probably the most convenient way to keep your skin soft, smooth, and wrinkle-free.

Third, on cold days homes from Florida to Canada are heated and the air dries your skin.  Dry skin sags more, wrinkles more, has more surface dead skin cells and makes you look older.  Using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid or peptides every morning will protect your face from the drying effects of indoor heating.

It’s not complicated:  protect your skin with a good sunblock, moisturize every morning, and use a deep penetrating repair cream at night.  Your skin will thank you for it and you’ll be as radiant in January as you were in April or May!

Suggested products:   Protect Me™ Sunblock, Peptide 6™ wrinkle cream (builds collagen), Nocturne™ facial cream for nightly repair.

The rise of melanoma can be prevented

Melanoma is the deadly kind of skin cancer – the kind that can metastasize (migrate through the body).  Not too long ago, melanoma was uncommon. In 1930, only one in 1500 individuals would get melanoma. By 1980, this number had increased to 1 in 250. Today,  we note with great concern that this number has risen to 1 in 60.

The culprit isn’t difficult to find.  The group most likely to get melanoma is young women who get exposed to the intense ultraviolet rays of artificial tanning beds.  This is completely preventable.

Besides contributing to skin cancer, ultraviolet radiation, whether from tanning beds or sunlight, causes most of the aging of our skin. Up to 80%, in fact.

So, you should use a good paraben-free broad spectrum sunscreen every day – even if you’re not tanning at the beach, and even on cloudy days. This is because the effects of sunlight are cumulative over your entire lifetime. UV rays are also invisible, so on an overcast day, just because it’s not as bright, there are still a lot of UV rays penetrating your skin.

But you don’t have to be pale, either. There are some excellent, non-toxic sunless tanning lotions on the market to give you that golden skin glow – safely.

Simple Tricks to Take Years Off Your Appearance

Although just about everyone would like to, it’s impossible to turn back the hands of time. However, what you can control is the impact that time has on your appearance. If you want to look younger, you may think you’re going to have to empty your bank account or endure painful procedures. While some people do take those approaches, the good news is there are other options. Not only are other options available, but some of the most effective are surprisingly simple. Let’s take a look at a few examples:

Get a Little Color: Everyone looks better when they’re tan. Because being tan is associated with being outdoors and active, it’s one of the best ways to reclaim your youthful appearance. However, the catch is the sun is actually the worst culprit when it comes to aging your appearance. While it can add color to your skin, it can also dry it out and destroy collagen and elasticity, leaving deep wrinkles. Since that’s exactly what you want to avoid, you won’t want to use natural or artificial sunlight for your color. Instead, use a quality self-tanning lotion to add color without causing any damage. And when you do go outside, make sure you protect your skin with a broad spectrum sunblock formulated without parabens.

Don’t Forget About the Rest of Your Body: Since you care about taking care of your appearance, chances are moisturizing is already part of the daily regime you follow for your face. While applying moisturizer may not seem like a significant action, the cumulative impact it can have over time can keep your skin looking much younger. Because moisturizing your skin is so effective, you should expand your routine to include other parts of your body like your hands and neck. One of the most common reasons that people feel older than they want is because they forget to show these areas the same care they give to their face. As a result, they’re still walking around with unwanted signs of aging. Luckily, it only takes a few extra minutes a day to resolve this issue.

Do an Instant Lift with Makeup: Your eyes are one of the first things people see when they look at you. Since your eyes can set the tone for the rest of your appearance, you don’t want them to appear droopy or tired. If you’re concerned that the only way to deal with sagging lids is to go under the knife, you’ll be relieved to learn that two simple makeup tips can work wonders for your eyes. The first is to use eyeliner to add definition. The other way to give your eyes more lift is to use an eyeshadow shade that falls in the medium to deep range of the color spectrum. By applying this type of eyeshadow in towards your eyelid’s crease, you will instantly minimize any visible droopiness.

Get Rid of Those Dark Circles: As many as 80-90% of people experience dark circles under their eyes at some point, and nothing can make you look tired and older when people look at your face. Use an under eye cream containing Vitamin K and Arnica Montana to freshen and brighten your eyes.

You’re only as old as you feel. By taking advantage of these simple tricks, you can enjoy looking and feeling younger on a daily basis!

Summertime Skin Protection – Sun Screens

Officially, summertime does not begin until June 21st; however, schools are out, families are on vacation, beaches are jammed and the sun is hot and bright.  Because June 21st is the longest day of the year (with the most hours of sunlight), your body can receive just as much solar radiation during the two months preceding this date (late April to late June) as in the traditional Summer days during the two months following June 21st (late June to late August).

The lesson from all this: wear your broad spectrum sun screen whenever you will be going outdoors.  Seasons aside, you should wear a good UVA/UVB sunblock always, since the effects of sunlight are cumulative on your skin – and cause 80 percent of aging of the skin. The best sunblocks will contain micronized titanium dioxide. This ingredient reflects and blocks the sun’s rays from reaching your skin.