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Dry Brush Your Way to Bikini Season!

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EB008-sisal-body-brushWhen I first heard of dry brushing a few years ago I thought the procedure was a silly gimmick. I have since realized all the many benefits dry brushing has to the skin and body. It is a very simple and affordable way to detox and help stimulate the skin with loads of benefits.

One of the most remarkable benefits that I’ve personally noticed is how it treats the appearance of cellulite. The brushing stimulates the skin and brings nutrients and oxygen to the dermis. The brush helps to even fat distribution deposits in the skin so it doesn’t appear so lumpy. Circulation and oil-producing glands are stimulated and improve skin tone and reduces the need for body lotion.

The procedure to dry brush is very simple and actually feels very nice. Use a natural non-synthetic brush, the bristles should be stiff, but not hard. Use on dry skin with a dry brush and brush in long sweeps towards the heart. When dry brushing your stomach go counterclockwise to help release toxins and improve digestion. Your skin should look slightly flushed, but not red and irritated. Ideally you would do your entire body in the morning and again in the evening for best results. It is a super cheap way to get getting beautiful skin.

Check out the Eight Skincare Moisture Sisal Body Brush available now at SkinStore.com!


Alpha “Amazing” Beta Glow Pads

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DG131-dr-dennis-gross-alpha-beta-glow-padDo you want realistic color and quick? Spring is here and as soon as you know it, we’ll be saying hello to Summer! With a quick and easy application, you can achieve your golden hues in just a few painless swipes. The Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads are enriched with microencapsulated DHA & soy proteins.  They also have included Vitamin D into their formulation along with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids to help tighten pores, eliminate blackheads, fade existing dark spots while providing a streak-free glow. Each easy pad application can provide long lasting color without odors and with added anti-aging benefits.  The color is realistic and not fake looking since it adjusts to your natural skin tone. We love these color quick fix pads and you should too! So before you go out to your local department store and vouch to do a messy self- tan application, remember you can find these Alpha Beta Glow Pads at SkinStore.com.

And now, just when we thought it couldn’t get any better… Dr. Dennis Gross has come out with Alpha Beta Glow Pads for Body. Yes, you read that correctly – the same great technology is now packed into a larger pad making it easier than ever to get glowing skin on your entire body. The Alpha- Beta Glow Pad for Body is the only exfoliating & anti-aging self-tanner with Active Vitamin D that firms, smooths bumpy skin, and helps reduce hair growth. We are amazed and you will be too!


Dandruff Dilemma?

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Dandruff is the shedding of dry skin on the scalp that causes itching and flaking. This disorder is very common and affects about half of the world’s population. Dandruff can affect anyone; it does not discriminate against gender or ethnicity. However dandruff does tend to get worse during the winter months. One of the most popular products skinstore offers to treat dandruff is the Phillip B Anti-Flake Relief Shampoo. This shampoo has amazing customer reviews and is such a quality product. It has over 13% of pure extracts and 1% zinc omadine to help soothe the scalp. After using this shampoo the only flakes you will see this winter will be snowflakes!


How Pumpkins can make you Gourd-geous!

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ARCONA Pumpkin LotionHalloween is drawing near and pumpkins aren’t just for jack-o-lanterns and lattes. Pumpkins are loaded with healthy benefits. They are packed full of fiber and vitamin A. Plus pumpkin seeds are high in omega fatty acids. All of which makes this fall icon the perfect ingredient to fabulous skincare. Here are some of the amazing pumpkin inspired products that SkinStore offers.

ARCONA Pumpkin Body Lotion 10%

This body lotion boasts a spicy pumpkin scent and exfoliates dry skin while hydrating at the same time. You will feel the tingle of the glycolic eating away all the dead skin cells and curing your body of alligator skin.

Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Peel and Reveal Dermal Resurfacer

This is a facial resurfacer with pumpkin enzymes to reveal smooth younger looking skin. No more dull skin with pumpkin enzymes and lactic acid. Your skin will have a noticeably radiant glow.

FarmHouse Fresh Splendid Dirt Mud MaskFarmhouse Fresh Splendid Dirt Mask

Such a fun autumn mask! This affordable clay mask has a bit of a tingle that gives incredible results. Perfect for combination to oily skin types to help pull out the impurities and evening out skin tone.

You can find these fabulous pumpkin  products on SkinStore.com!


Super Snail Serum, Snailed it!

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Spas world-wide are performing snail facials to eager clients wanting the anti-aging benefits from snail mucus. Snail mucusTensage contains hyaluronic acid, proteins and anti-oxidants. This snail slime helps skin retain moisture and reduce redness. Spas in Japan are charging up to $250 U.S. dollars to have this treatment performed on their skin. This treatment entails 3-6 organically fed snails gliding across the clients face leaving behind a trail of slime. If this process of having one of the world’s slowest animals slime all over your face sounds less than appealing than you are in luck. Tensage is a highly recommended skincare brand that offers snail mucus products. Our customers love the results they receive from Tensage moisturizers and serums. They contain SCA biorepair technology that regenerates tissue, prevents further breakdown and rebuilds collagen. These products save you from having the agonizingly slow and disgusting snail facial but you still benefit from all its slimy goodness! You can find Tensage and many other great skincare products on SkinStore.com.


Staff Favorites: Bridgette

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Ever since I was a little girl I have been interested in skincare. I remember training myself when I was eight years old to sleep on Bridgettemy back to prevent getting wrinkles. So it’s only natural that I would grow up and become an esthetician. Being an esthetician at Skinstore we have access to some of the best skincare brands and products. I would like to share some of my all-time favorite products.

Honestly, I have not always been that great about wearing sunscreen. I felt like it was too thick and made my face look pasty plus my makeup wouldn’t stay on as well. I know sunscreen is the best product to use to protect your skin and prevent aging but sometimes it just didn’t seem worth it. Then I discovered SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50, LOVE! It is a lightweight sunscreen with a perfect sheer tint that evens out my skin tone. My makeup no longer melts off my face and lasts all day. I recommend that everyone try this sunscreen. It’s truly amazing!

There are so many serums out there that promise the world, it can be overwhelming at times! Which products actually live up to what they claim? The Arcona Instant Magic Reversal Serum is exactly what it states, it’s magic! It’s everything you would want out of a serum. It’s corrective, hydrating and preventative. When I apply this serum my skin is instantly transformed. If I had only one skin care product to use this would be it.

Lastly, I have been blessed with a skin condition called hyperkeratosis pilaris. That is the scientific name for “I have ugly red bumps on the back of my arms and thighs”. These bumps are caused by having a blockage in the hair follicle. I have tried so many exfoliating creams and even microdermabrasion treatments to get rid of the bumps. Everything I have tried has either taken too long or is too costly. However Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub is affordable, fast and you see amazing results. I even use it on my chest and back to help diminish signs of sun damage. It has a light citrus smell and doesn’t leave your shower gritty with scrub.  It is the perfect product for body care.

So out of the millions of products I have stored away in my bathroom these three products are my absolute favorites. I swear by them!


The Good Night’s Sleep Bath

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Kneipp Valerian and Hops Sleep Well Herbal Bath is the answer to those of us looking for a good night’s rest. This bath soak helpsKneipp Valerian and Hops relax the body and mind so you drift into a nice deep sleep at the day’s end. It is the ideal natural alternative to sleeping pills as the valerian herb acts as a sedative on the brain and nervous system and the hops relieves anxiety and tenseness. Together these herbs promote a healthy sleep pattern and help those who suffer from insomnia. At the end of a hectic day this fragrant blue bath is extremely inviting and promises a restful night’s rest. You can find this great product on SkinStore.com.


Skincare for Kids

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When your youngster starts getting breakouts here are some safe and affordable options to clear up their skin. Begin by teaching your kids of the importance of a clean face. This means not touching their face constantly with filthy dirty hands and washing their First Aid Beauty Gentle Cleansing Wipesface morning and night with a gentle cleanser. First Aid Beauty offers Gentle Cleansing wipes that are super easy and convenient. You can throw a package of these in your kid’s sports bags or backpack, also great for mom’s gym bag too! Plus they are a good quality product at an affordable price at just $15.00 for 30 wipes. When your little one does get their first pimple, first record it in their baby book. You don’t want to miss a single memory! And next spot treat in the evenings with benzoyl peroxide. In most cases a 2.5%-5% benzoyl peroxide is all it will take to clear the blemish and is completely safe to use on children. The benzoyl peroxide will dry out the pimple in just a few days. Be sure to remind your kids not to pick at their face because it could cause scarring. And most importantly continue on insisting that they wear their sunscreen no matter how much they protest. Trust me one day they will thank you for your efforts to keeping their skin clear and healthy. For more kid friendly skincare products visit SkinStore.com!


You vs. Stretch Marks

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Congratulations Mama! You’re pregnant and in 9 short months you will have a precious baby to love on. Motherhood is fast You vs. Stretch Marksapproaching, but before you get your beautiful bundle of joy there are some less appealing aspects of pregnancy like stretch marks. This tearing of the dermis occurs with rapid weight gain and stretching of the skin. Your belly, thighs, breasts and butt are all sure to stretch. Genetics also plays a part, chances are if you mother got stretch marks you will too. In fact, 90% of pregnant women are affected by stretch marks. It’s the battle of the bulge ladies!

There is hope to help prevent women from “earning their stripes” as they say. First of all, as soon as you find out your pregnant start buttering yourself up like a Thanksgiving turkey. The earlier you can start preventing stretch marks the better. Two to three times a day apply a cream or oil all over your body. Moisturizers that contain retinoids need to be avoided due to harmful effects it may have on the baby. If you are already starting to see faint red or purple marks this is when the stretch marks are most accepting of treatments so it’s not too late. Try Belli Your Best Baby Bump Duo, this kit is specifically designed to help prevent and treat stretch marks. These products have sweet almond oils, lavender oils and cocoa butter, only the best for moms-to-be. Pamper yourself with these luxurious treatments and trust your motherly intuition that you will come out of this pregnancy still looking fabulous!


Suki Healthy Aging Serum Plus Vitamin Peptide Complex [GIVEAWAY]

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Suki Healthy Aging Serum Plus Vitamin Peptide Complex is the perfect product for someone looking for an anti-aging serum with Suki Healthy Aging Serum Plus Vitamin Peptide Complexantioxidants built in. Suki created an oil-free serum that is loaded with a star-studded cast of ingredients. Along with the vitamin peptide complex there is a slew of antioxidants to maintain your skin’s health.  It contains co-enzyme Q10, an important enzyme that is found lacking in most people over the age of 30. If you have below optimal levels of co-enzyme Q10 in your skin you will experience a lessened ability to produce collagen and elastin resulting in fine lines and sagging skin. This serum also contains hyaluronic acid, known as the “key to the fountain of youth”. This will help your skin appear firm, youthful and more radiant.  Resveratrol is another key ingredient that is touted to be a more powerful antioxidant than idebenone, a potent pharmaceutical antioxidant. With these incredible ingredients and many more, it makes this serum one of the best on the market today. It is an amazing lightweight serum and is sure to please everyone looking for more youthful healthy skin from the inside-out.

Starting today, you can enter to win this fabulous product! CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway!



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