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Keratosis Pilaris (ker-uh-TO-sis pil-AIR-is) or KP is a very common skin condition that mainly occurs on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, however, it can occur on other parts of the body such as the thighs, cheeks, back and/or buttocks. This skin condition affects 50% of the entire world’s population, most commonly found in adolescents.
KP causes small, acne-like bumps that are painless and normally have a reddish coloring. KP has also been referred to as “chicken skin” or “permanent goose bumps”. Though this skin condition is not so attractive, it is harmless. KP is normally worse in the winter months when the climate is drier. It has also been noted that KP may worsen during pregnancy or after childbirth.
Though treatment is not medically necessary, most people seek treatment for cosmetic reasons. The most common treatments to lessen the appearance of KP are exfoliators and moisturizers that are targeted to hydrate dry skin types. Some common ingredients and products that help to treat KP are Lactic Acid, Urea, Vitamin A treatments, microdermabrasion products, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic acid. Since KP is a chronic condition, treatments are recommended to be done continuously.
A Few Great Recommendations:
- PCA SKIN Dry Skin Relief Bar
- Avene Professional Akerat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream
- Glytone KP Kit
Tis the season for gift giving and this year we have something for everyone on your list! Holiday gift giving is made easy from beauty to relaxation with our wide variety of gifts. These holiday gifts offer luxury with a touch of holiday spirit and are budget friendly too!
1. NEST Fragrance Scented Candle- Birchwood Pine: The aroma of a majestic winter forest is created by blending White Pine, Fir Balsam and Birchwood over a base of rich Musk and Amber.
Formulated with a proprietary soy blend wax formulation, all NEST candles burn evenly and infuse a room with fragrance. The custom glass was designed to complement the beauty of your home with a classic shape and modern stripe etching on crystal clear glass. This candle will burn approximately 50 hours.
2. Juara Romancing the Candlenut Set: This irresistible skin-softening 4-piece ritual will make you feel like you have taken a trip to Bali. Pamper your skin with velvety Candlenut oil while your senses are enveloped in an unforgettable scent of delicate freesia, white blooming jasmine, sparkling bergamot and gentle rose with just a hint of fresh coconut.
3. Philosophy The Cookie Exchange: share the happiest of holidays with the cookie exchange. philosophy’s version of this festive tradition features christmas cookie shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath, sweet creamy frosting body lotion, and sugar sprinkles high-gloss, high-flavor lip shine. the 3-in-1, moisturizing formula gently cleanses and conditions skin and hair, while indulging your senses as you lather from head to toe. the luxurious body lotion formula contains natural oils and shea butter to condition and help stabilize the moisture level of dry skin, while antioxidants help soothe and protect skin against environmental attack. soothe and soften lips with the sweet sugar sprinkles formula, while providing sheer color and high-gloss shine. it’s the perfect gift to sweeten up someone’s holiday.
4. For the man in your life, ZIRH Shave Basics Kit: For optimal shaving results while preventing ingrown hairs, razor burn nicks and cuts, the ZIRH Shave Basics Kit includes Prepare, Shave Gel and Soothe.
- Prepare, 1oz A light botanical shave oil that is designed to lubricate the beard area and improve glide while shaving.
- Shave Gel, 3.3oz This non-foaming Aloe Vera based shave gel makes it easier to maintain sideburns and other facial hair, and avoid any irritated areas.
- Soothe, 3.3oz Soothe calms redness, razor burn or any shaving irritation. It can also serve as a dual purpose light moisturizer.
5. Too Faced All I Want for Christmas: This full face collection features the best of Too Faced’s eyes, face and lips and is housed in a party-ready chevron cosmetic bag designed by celebrity decorator and TV personality Mary McDonald.
- La Crème Lip Cream in Believe, .11oz
- Shadow Insurance, .35oz Extend the life of your eye shadow with this lid primer.
- Perfect Eyes Eye Liner in Perfect Black, .03oz A good-for-you formulated, waterproof, highly pigmented eyeliner.
- Lash Injection Mascara, .25oz This mascara adds volume, beautiful separation and waterproof color to lifeless dull lashes.
- Exclusive Blush/Eye Shadow Trio Compact
With all these wonderful choices it’s hard to pick just one; maybe you can get all five and share with a friend or two. We have you covered this year to find that perfect gift!
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Are you trying to lose weight and get into shape? Or have you lost a lot of weight and need a little assistance with losing your last few pounds? Have you plateaued in your weight loss journey and need a jump start? Well Thalgo Slim LC Capsules is the product for you and just in time to slim down for all of those upcoming holiday parties!
Slim LC Capsules is the perfect supplement to the Thalgomince LC24 treatment and range of products to ensure optimum weight loss results. Rich in active slimming agents derived from algae and plants whose slimming properties have been scientifically recognized and validated.
- Reduces stored fat with Green Tea, Green Coffee, Guarana and Chromium.
- Figure enhancement by reduction in volume of fatty tissues.
- Limits the absorption of fat and sugars.
- Control of weight gain and figure by limiting fat storage in the adipose tissue.
You can find the product mentioned above on SkinStore.com!
Halloween 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 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!
As the temperatures begin to drop heading into the fall and winter months it’s easy to neglect the dehydrated skin on our bodies. Our faces get all the attention and we have a tendency to ignore our body’s cries for help. It’s time to give your body the care and respect it deserves! Here are a couple of our favorite and most effective body products.
M2 Skin Technologies Body Refinish (formerly known as Mama Lotion) is an excellent treatment body moisturizer. Be warned, this isn’t your standard froofy, smells pretty, but doesn’t hydrate body lotion. This is a highly concentrated treatment product for the body. It’s great to even out skin tone, soften skin, repair sun damage, keratosis pilaris and eczema. The formula contains several active ingredients that effectively treat various skin conditions. M2 Body Refinish has a blend of 15% Malic and Mandelic Acid, which evens out skin tone and texture. It also has a hydrating combination of humectants like sunflower seed oil, hyaluronic acid, algae extract, aloe and vitamin E that smoothes and softens the skin. After just a few days of use your skin will show noticeable improvement. (FYI don’t use immediately after shaving, wait a few hours before application, it may sting because of the acid content.)
Clarisonic has added a new tool to their lineup, the Clarisonic Plus SkinCare System with Spot Treatment. This machine can not only be used on the face, but the body as well. Say adios to dry, rough skin! This machine speeds up the exfoliation process into hyper drive. It’s especially nice for troublesome areas like the decollate, knees, elbows, and feet. With continual use your skin will have fewer dry patches, be softer, firmer, and smoother with improved texture. Make sure to use it with the Clarisonic Refining Body Polish for awesome results. The body polish contains green tea, jojoba beads, prickly pear, and acai fruit oil, which leaves your skin extra smooth and hydrated.
If you’re looking for an instant fix, for a last minute night out NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer Multi-Usage Dry Oil Splash does the trick! This is one of my new favorite little wonder products because it instantly gives our skin a golden youthful glow. It’s a dry multi-usage oil spray that gives a tanned shimmer effect. The skin looks like it’s radiating from within, without all the work. The formula contains a mix of 30% plant oils and vitamin E to nourish and repair the skin. It can be applied to the face, body and hair. It’s fabulous for bare legs, arms and decollate when you’re getting all dolled up for a hot date or special event. Your skin will be hydrated, golden and vibrant in a snap!
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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 my 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!
Here’s a must have list of my top three body products!
For an instant overhaul on my flip-flop worn feet, my sole-saver is Kneipp Healthy Feet Foot Repair. It’s a foot butter that delivers results! I love that it’s not too greasy and it absorbs quickly so I can slip into some sandals and be on my way. It has a fresh scent and soothing ingredients like Calendula Extract and Shea Butter. My heels feel much less cracked and my calluses almost disappear. Gives my feet a little energy and puts a spring back in my step!
To get smooth all over my go-to exfoliator is AHAVA Liquid Dead Sea Salt. From the first time I used this, I knew I loved it. It’s a liquid-gel that I just smooth all over two minutes before I get in the shower. When it rinses clean I have softer, smoother, exfoliated skin without any scrubbing, rough granules or any mess! A total win! Now I’m ready to apply my self-tanner and or a body lotion.
Speaking of lotion, my absolute favorite is Korres Jasmine Body Butter. I would bathe in this if I could and oh, I can because they have a matching shower gel. Score! The fragrance is so ultra-feminine and just beautiful. I would use it for that alone however, I also get anti-aging and uber hydration benefits without any ingredients I don’t want. You definitely get a healthy glow from this emollient dream. The Korres line is natural and made in Greece. They are known for their luxurious body butters that come in array of fragrances. There’s bound to be one that becomes your “signature scent”.
You can find my top faves on SkinStore.com!
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 helps 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.
Let’s talk underarms. They’re the pits. They are pit-iful. They need a ton of TLC to stay looking smooth and healthy.
There are a few things you can do to prevent ingrown hairs, rashes, and tenderness when shaving your underarms. There are also a few tricks to getting a closer shave than ever before, and going longer between shaves, too!
Always shave in the shower or bath, when your skin is damp. Hot water softens the hair and the skin holds onto the hair less tightly when it’s damp. Never, ever dry shave, especially under your arms.
Always use shave cream or gel, and invest in a high quality razor. Your razor should have at least three blades and a moisture cushion around the blade. One-blade disposable razors shouldn’t have ever been made.
Because the hair under your arms grows in a circle type of shape rather than in one direction, it’s important to maneuver your blade to adjust to hair growth – always shave downwards first, then upwards, and then sideways if you have any strays. Don’t go over the area more than three times with your blade, and if you have any stubborn strays left remove them with tweezers post-shower.
Don’t apply deodorant or antiperspirant after shaving, let your skin rest overnight, or at least for a few hours. If you must use something then use a gentle or natural formula with soothing ingredients like aloe.
If you’re prone to getting bumps or rashes after shaving apply an aftershave gel post-shave, we like Shaveworks The Cool Fix because it’s soothing, cooling, and has glycolic acid to exfoliate the skin and prevent ingrowns.
Ah, summertime! The sun is shining brightly, the days are longer and we start spending a lot more time outdoors. While we all know that sun protection is important all year long, it is especially important when spending longer periods of time in the sun. While you are out there enjoying the sunshine this summer, don’t forget that your lips also need protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Don’t let the heat can leave you with dry, chapped lips. Keep them hydrated along with the rest of your body.
A great choice for both men and women is the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25. Shea butter, avocado oil and Vitamin E sooth and nourish the lips while the natural mint and green tea add a soothing and refreshing touch. The texture is hydrating but not heavy and is perfect to wear alone or on top of your favorite lip color.