What is your skin like? Like millions of people I would say I have a combination skin. My t-zone is oily (especially in the warmer months), and the rest of my skin is normal. I have to watch what I use on my face because I do break out easily.
Skin concerns: I try my best to keep my skin clear and use preventative products. My forehead can get very oily and I get the occasional break out.
I use this cleanser once a day to keep my break outs away. The combination of salicylic acid and glycolic acid helps prevent\treat breakouts, unclog pores and remove black heads without over drying or irritating my skin.
If your anything you like me you hate the feel of sunscreen but you know it’s necessary. This product gives you the protection you need, yet it is tinted so it makes your complexion look wonderful. I will not leave the house without it on!
Can bacteria be good for beauty? Yes! Probiotics are another weapon in the arsenal for great skin. These tiny warriors can help to clear up acne by preventing inflammation and infection. They can also help alleviate eczema by assisting in oxygen release, blood flow and better skin breathing. Who would have thought that microbiology could have such a macro effect?
Topical probiotics can also slow down the aging process by improving moisturization, stimulating cell function and regenerating mature skin cells. All of this leads to a softer, smoother complexion. Bioelements Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum helps to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier protection.
Do you have that one go-to product that makes your skin look flawless? If you don’t, you may want to try the Boscia BB Cream SPF 27. This multi-beneficial product is oil-free, yet it hydrates, firms, helps diminish the size of your pores, fine lines, and evens out your skin tone as it creates a smooth canvas on your skin. The BB Cream comes in a universal shade that adjusts to complement most skin tones while covering imperfections and giving you a natural look you’ll love! Not only will it help your skin look better instantly, but it is packed with protective antioxidants and has SPF 27 PA++ to defend your skin from any future damaged caused by the sun and environment. The Boscia BB Cream is quick and easy to apply, so give it a try and speed up your morning beauty routine! We bet you’ll love it just as much as we do!
With all our hands do on daily basis it is so important to give your hands a hand. Washing dishes, gardening, typing, and any other prehensile manipulation can leave the hands feeling rough and dry. Hands can suffer from a loss of volume, the skin becomes thin and loose. The brightness can disappear and discolorations set in.
With so many ingredients and buzz words in skin care it can be hard to keep up. But don’t fret because we are going to keep you in the know by defining peptides.
Peptides are naturally occurring chemical messengers, each one instructs the skin to behave in a certain manner. Some peptides can reduce the signs of aging by increasing collagen production, which will firm the skin from the inside. Other peptides send the message for the skin to “relax” and the result is wrinkle reduction.
Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle has the peptide Tripeptide, synthetic snake venom that temporarily debilitates the muscle, keeping it from contracting and thereby smoothing lines in the wrinkle prone area.
If you are anything like me, you love your nails to look good but those trips to the nail salon get quite expensive! After hearing such great reviews about the Trind Natural Nail Repair, I had to try it for myself. Within a couple of weeks I was in love! Talk about clear, strong nails. This formula tightens the protein-molecules while leaving space for the natural moisturizers, which makes the nails stronger and healthier. Anyone with brittle or dull nails can definitely appreciate a product like this. Very easy to use, for the first 2 weeks apply one coat daily directly to the nails. The following day, remove the former coat with nail polish remover. For maintenance you only need to use it once a week. Once you see how great your nails look with just this one item, try incorporating in some of the other Trind products for magazine worthy nails!
If you follow the skincare and beauty industry, I am sure you have heard about the thousands of people who have fallen in love with the Clarisonic cleansing systems. Let’s just say, once you wash your face with it, I doubt you will ever be able to go without it! Clarisonic sonic skin cleansing is the latest innovation in advanced skin care. It’s more effective than traditional cleansing, yet gentle on your skin. It not only cleanses the skin, but also helps reduce dry patches, blemishes, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Here at SkinStore we get a lot of inquires about which cleansers are safe to use with the Clarisonic systems. While Clarisonic themselves do have a line of cleansers, you can use any non-abrasive cleanser with your device. The Kinerase Gentle Daily Cleanser is ideal for all skin types as it washes away impurities on a daily basis without stripping the skin. It is a great everyday cleanser and also is very effective for removing make-up including mascara. The Purlisse Pur Delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser is a mild soap-free, non-foaming cleanser that respects that delicate nature of your skin. Its non-irritating ingredients make it perfect for sensitive skin types. For those combination to oily skin types, the Avene Gentle Gel Cleanser is a rinse off cleanser that is formulated to gently cleanse the skin and remove make-up. Last but not least the Pevonia Dry Skin Cleanser is creamy and light textured with a water-soluble formula that does not leave a filmy residue. It lifts away impurities while hydrating the skin. All the cleansers that have been mentioned above are suitable for sensitive skin types. These are just a few of our favorites so keep in mind there are hundreds that can be used with your Clarisonic system!
Exfoliate your way to a brighter more even complexion with results you can see and feel! Everyone always loves that baby face, fresh and clean feel after they leave their facial appointment. Well now you can have that feeling at home. Formulated with microbeads, fruit enzymes and salicylic acid, the Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment will leave you with healthier looking skin after just one treatment! It became a personal favorite of mine after the first use. It’s best used once or twice each week, morning or evening, to keep skin radiant. Apply a thin, even layer to a clean, wet face, massaging in a circular motion for 30 seconds. Leave on for up to two minutes. Rinse off with warm water and gently pat dry and experience the results! This product does increase circulation which can cause the skin to flush for a short time. If you have sensitive skin it is best to leave it on for less than a minute or use the ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment. And for those with a problematic skin type, we highly recommend the ExfoliKate Acne Clearing Exfoliating Treatment to give you that glow, while targeting blemishes and helping to prevent new breakouts.
Tip from Kate Somerville: Use ExfoliKate in the shower as the steam will help to activate the enzymes, making it even more effective.
Did you know that SkinStore.com has qualified skin care professionals like Estheticians and Cosmetologists available to help you with your skin care needs? We offer live chat, email, and phone support during our regular office hours and we are happy to answer any of your beauty and skin care questions. With literally thousands of products to choose from, let us help you make the right choice for you! Call, email or chat with us anytime, or request a complimentary consultation. We are happy to help!
Found most commonly on the legs and ankles, varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of the skin. These veins are caused by weakened valves in your legs. When the one-way valves are working properly they direct blood flow upwards toward your heart. When they are not functioning correctly, blood collects in your legs and pressure builds up causing the veins to become large, weak and twist. Varicose veins run in families, but age, weight gain, pregnancy, and standing\sitting for long periods of time are also common causes. At home treatment may be all you need to ease your symptoms and keep them from getting worse.
Other signs and symptoms of Varicose Veins may be: swelling in legs and feet,
Itching over the vein, color changes in the skin, dry skin, inflammation, and scaling. Varicose veins typically are not a serious problem but in some cases it can be a sign of blockage in deeper veins and need treatment. If you have any of these signs or symptoms we recommend contacting your physician.