When someone has dehydrated, pigmented skin they usually gravitate towards a cream to fix their dry skin woes. And it’s only natural, since moisturizing creams have been around for decades. Exfoliation, on another hand, has increased in popularity in recent years. Any aesthetician knows that if you are looking to make your skin look brighter, smoother and less pigmented then you should exfoliate!
Microdermabrasion sloughs off dead skin cells, induces faster skin cell regeneration and increases blood flow which helps to increase collagen production.
The Personal Microderm Tool is an amazing device that uses gritty disk attachments and vacuum suction to remove a thin layer of dead skin cells. This easy to use device is safe and comfortable for at-home use, so you don’t have to wait at the doctor’s office or shell out big bucks to get professional microdermabrasion results.
After your first PMD session you’ll notice that your skin looks brighter, more even toned, and much smoother. You will also notice that expression lines and enlarged pores are much less visible. Pigmentation and skin discoloration will also be less noticeable, and with continued use sun spots and freckles will become lighter and less prominent. If you have acne or mild burn scars the PMD will also lessen their appearance, depth, and severity.
SEKKISEI; translated roughly in Japanese means bright & translucent skin as “pure as snow.” Pale skin is highly regarded in Asian cultures to signify wealth & prosperity. SEKKISEI is a blend of Japanese and Chinese herbs to attain the purest, brightest complexion and prevent uneven skintone and freckles. The line itself is broken into three categories noted by the color of the packaging; green, purple and blue.
Junkisui (green) helps minimize acne blemishes or scarring caused by acne. Junkisui uses Coix seed to moisturize, but also lighten hyperpigmentation, Mountain bark extract to gently purify and Peony root extract to reduce inflammation.
Seikisho (purple) can be used daily on the face and body. This line also uses Coix seed to lighten and hydrate skin along with Angelica extract to disinfect areas of congestion and brighten dark areas, Mountain bark extract is used to detoxify.
Seikkisei (blue) is designed to reverse sun exposure or photo damage caused by the sun or other environmental factors. Seikkisei uses vitamin E to boost the skin’s natural defenses, vitamin C to brighten skin tone as well as Witch Hazel to refine pores and a blend of 10 Oriental herb extracts to leave skin feeling smoother and brighter.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is a must have for your medicine cabinet! It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like Colloidal Oatmeal, Shea Butter, soothing Eucalyptus Oil and ceramides. It’s calming for the most sensitive skin types and helps repair the lipid barrier. Some skin conditions that can benefit from this cream are eczema, dermatitis, and keratosis pilaris. This item is also paraben free and does not contain any harsh chemical or colorants. Say goodbye to your dry, itchy, irritated skin and say hello to calm, hydrated, smooth skin!
-Hydrates, calms and soothes skin.
-Improves natural barrier function.
-Relieves minor irritation and itching.
-Reduces symptoms of eczema, dermatitis, and keratosis pilaris.
-Formula is free of parabens, harsh chemicals and colorants.
If there were ever a product that deserved to be packaged in a super-hero cape, this is the one. Skin Authority’s Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator is AMAZING! This multi-action, power packed cream is so much more than your typical moisturizer.
If you are like me, I don’t care what it does unless the texture is just right. I don’t want to feel the cream sitting on my face. Nothing heavy, greasy or strongly fragranced will do. This super star moisturizer passed my texture and fragrance test with flying colors! It’s fragrance–free and lightweight, yet hydrating. The dry-finish technology leaves you with no post-application residue. It’s perfect for day and/or night and safe for all skin types.
And now for the good stuff, it’s super powers! Firming and lifting peptides reduce and soften fine lines and wrinkles, neuropeptides promote healthy cell growth and vitamins A, B, C, and E nourish the skin. Plus, it will blast away any dry patches or scaly winter skin. Wow! You could have signed me up just at firming and hydration!
As an esthetician, I use this myself. I also frequently recommend this product to our customers. You really get a lot of bang for your buck! Maybe they should call it the Super Power Peptide Hydrator!
Winter is here and with winter comes dry skin. If you’re like me, not only are you experiencing dryness it’s also difficult to find a good moisturizer for your sensitive skin. Well wait no more Skin Authority Ultra Rich Moisturizer is here. Not only does this moisturizer restores skin’s moisture balance and evens your skin tone it can also be used for: post waxing irritations, post peels, and mild sunburn or windburn. This luxurious daily moisturizing formula deeply saturates skin with the penetrating hydration of Bergamot Oil, Cranberry, Grape Seed, Aloe and Shea Butter to restore the hydrolipidic barrier. The anti-inflammatory benefits of mango soothes redness and irritation while bergamot evens out your skin tone. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!
Take a break, relax with a glass of wine and get the glow back into your dry, winterized skin with Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask. Packed with blueberries and grapes, this rich creamy mask gives the aromatic fragrance of a glass of red wine. Aaah!
But it doesn’t stop at just being a pleasant experience. This luxurious mask is rich in free radical fighting antioxidants like Vitamin E which help prevent aging from the environment. Preventative and reparative, this Dermatologist developed mask will deeply nourish, hydrate, brighten, calm irritation, and soothes redness to get rid of those frosty the snowman cheeks!
SkinStore staff and customers agree that is a five-star product! Here’s what some are saying “My skin feel soft and hydrated. I cannot believe how good my skin looked. This is sure a keeper,” “I have adult acne prone skin and it is very sensitive. This product does not break you out and reduced redness big time” and “Gives you moisture and a glow. Smells great!” Need more proof? Be sure to check out the before and after photos HERE. Softer, glowing skin is just a mask away!
The delicate eye area is often one of the first places to show dehydration. A lack of moisture can lead to wrinkled skin accentuating fines lines. Skin around the eyes is much thinner than other areas of the face, which is why you need a product that is specifically formulated for the eyes. Here are a few of our must have eye creams for maximum hydration:
SkinCeuticals Eye Balm- A synergistic combination of highly effective, yet gentle phytochemicals rehabilitates mature, aging skin around the delicate eye area. This rich, corrective emollient treatment is specifically formulated to counter the three prime signs of aging— moisture loss, collagen breakdown, and free radical damage. A natural anti-inflammatory is added to reduce the appearance of under-eye puffiness, while a soothing agent derived from the chamomile plant calms irritated skin.
Suki Eye Repair Balm- An intensive, delicate eye treatment salve for all skin types. Formulated with beta carotene, pro-vitamin a (carrot oil), omega oils & fatty acids (evening primrose) & polyphenols (grapeseed). This combination of ingredients helps reduce visible lines & wrinkles, nourishes cells, helps prevent visible signs of aging, loss of firmness, oxidative stress, deep dryness & dehydration. This product is vegan friendly.
Murad Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Eye Moisture- This lightweight gel-cream infuses the delicate eye-area with essential nutrients needed to increase cellular hydration providing firmer, plumper, more youthful-looking skin. Suitable for even those with sensitive eyes.
Vichy Aquilia Thermal Eye Roll On- This lightweight hydrogel combines Vichy Thermal Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Dextran and Escin. This formula hydrates and soothes fragile eye contour tissues. Visibly reduces dark circles, puffiness and dehydration lines around the eye area.
Don’t forget, drinking plenty of water is critical to keep your skin hydrated and nourished!
Dry skin is caused by a lack of moisture in the skin and is often characterized by parched, flaking, tightness, itching and even stinging or burning. Often skin begins to look more mature and fine lines or wrinkles are more pronounced. Dry or dehydrated skin is frequently associated with red or chapped areas of the body such as the lips, cheeks, elbows and knees.
Dry skin can be caused by a variety of reasons including but not limited to lack of essential oils, weakened barrier function, inadequate moisturizing, poor diet, environmental factors or improper cleansing.
To ensure that you are providing your skin with all the proper nutrients to stay well hydrated be sure to moisturize daily with a moisturizer or lotion fit for your skin type. Also, only cleanse twice a day and avoid harsh scrubs or astringent cleansers that can leave the skin feeling exposed. Long exposure to dry or cold temperatures can affect the skin and cause “winter itch”; inflamed, itchy skin associated with exposure to extreme temperatures including excessive indoor heating.
As we age our elastin and collagen products begins to slow and our skin becomes natural more dehydrated. Conversely, in our younger years we experience more oil production but that is necessary to keeping our skin balanced and hydrated.
We suggest that you cleanse the skin in the morning with a gentle cleanser, apply a nonalcoholic or moisturizing toner followed by a moisturizer preferably with a sun protection factor. At night, cleanse the skin with luke warm water, tone again, apply any gels/serums/oils and apply a thick, emollient rich moisturizer to absorb into the skin while you sleep.
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Are you looking for a mask, but don’t want to feel stripped of your essential oils? Cream Masks are best suited for dry or dehydrated skin to reduce inflammation, redness or irritation. Look for masks with emollients like Shea, coconut or mango butter and nutrients like hyaluronic acid or vitamin E. Cream masks are also a great choice for sensitive skin and can be applied more often than traditional masks without irritating the skin. We suggest the FarmHouse Fresh Sundae Best Chocolate Softening Mask; two words: chocolate mask. This luxurious mask is a fine blend of cocoa, coconut milk and honey along with CoQ10, live Carrot Fruit Cells and Ginseng to fight wrinkles and sagging.
Have the holidays and winter weather caused you to break out? Clay Masks are the appropriate choice for oily skin types, congested skin or acneic skin. Clay masks help purify clogged pores and cleanse the skin while removing dirt, debris and excess oil. We suggest the CosMedix Clear mask which uses sulfur, broccoli powder and white hazel among other ingredients to combat breakouts and minimize pore size.
Are you feeling like you need a fresh start? Exfoliating Masks are great multitasking products and can save time during your skincare route by combining the cleansing effects of a clay mask and the exfoliating benefits of a scrub. We suggest the GlamGlow YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment which starts off as a traditional clay mask but when activated with water morphs into a light scrub.
Are you looking for a relaxing treatment in the comfort of your own home? Marine Masks are synonymous with the quintessential spa experience and can be used on almost any skin type. Marine minerals offer great skincare benefits without causing irritation. Most marine minerals are packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients and anti-aging benefits to give your skin the boost it needs. We suggest the Astara Activated Sea Mineral Mask which combines Kelp, Spirulina and sea vegetables to rejuvenate like a fine resort facial.
Looking to stretch your dollar? Suffering from dry, dehydrated winter skin? Adding concentrated serums to your moisturizers can double the humectant factor. Here are a few additives that can give your favorites a little boost this winter season.
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel can be added to any day or night cream to replenish nutrients in the skin. Added moisture helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles as well as smoother looking skin. B5 Gel is also recommended for use with vitamin C to maximize the benefits.
Peter Thomas Roth Oil Less Oil 100% Purified Squalane can be added to sunscreen, moisturizers or used before your make up application to deeply condition the skin. Squalane is found in the body naturally and this purified version duplicates the lipid barrier found in our skin.
Philosophy Turbo Booster C Powder is a revolutionary powder that can be added to your favorite cream or sunscreen to help fight free radicals, which are still an issue even in the winter! Vitamin C helps lighten and brighten skin as well as reverse the aging process.