The idea of getting a peel can be scary to newcomers — it’s easy to visualize painful, peeling, flaky skin, or think of what happened to Samantha on Sex and the City. But we at Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare know that our patented two-step Alpha Beta Peel is the easy, quick, pain-free way to get firmer skin, smaller pores, and a radiant complexion. Did you know, though, that it’s also the safest way to exfoliate your skin?
The benefits of regular exfoliation are hard to ignore — brighter skin, decreased skin imperfections (including fine lines and wrinkles!) and a clearer, healthier complexion are just a few perks — but it’s easy to overexfoliate when using a scrub. Harsh scrub products can be abrasive on the skin, leading to irritation and redness. What does Dr. Gross recommend? He doesn’t advise physical or mechanical exfoliation because he’s found microexfoliation to not just be gentler, but more effective.
The Alpha Beta Peel requires two steps to work – the surface refining first step and the deep treating second step work together for an immediate difference in your skin with no downtime. Get Dr. Gross’ #1 clinical procedure in the comfort of your home daily! Choose between Original, for sensitive skin or first-time peel users, or Extra Strength, for normal to less sensitive skin.
Microdermabrasion is a mechanical form of exfoliation that removes the uppermost layer of dead skin cells. For best results, it is recommended that you get a series of treatments and to use anti-aging topical products in conjunction. Microdermabrasion diminishes the appearance of lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and it helps to even out skin tone and texture. This type of treatment is not recommended for those with sensitive skin.
Microdermabrasion used to just be available in spas and dermatologists offices, now they are available for at-home use. PMD Personal Microderm Tool Kit is one of our favorites. This little device polishes and smoothes skin and allows you do a complete series of treatments in the comfort of your own home. PMD comes with two different grit attachments so you can choose the level of your exfoliation. Get ready to have radiant, flawless skin in a matter of weeks!
With the holiday season over, it’s time to pamper yourself with the WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask.You’ve spent months planning holiday events and shopping for others. It’s a new year and the perfect time to focus on you! Give your skin the pampering it deserves. The WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask is exactly what you need. Within ten minutes you will remove impurities, skin cell buildup, and minimize the appearance of pores. Your skin will be improved with a more refined texture. Golden Root keeps your skin looking young and smooth. This beautifully packaged set comes with 8 masks and an application brush.
Many of our customers ask, “What is a peel and how do I know if I would benefit from one? “ Here are some helpful tips if you find yourself asking to peel or not to peel?
A peel is a deep exfoliation treatment that results in smoother, more even toned skin. Peels help address concerns such as lightening hyperpigmentation, fading acne spots and restoring radiance to dull, lackluster skin. Peels come in various forms and strength. Some are of liquid form and have high percentage active ingredients and are applied by and licensed esthetician or dermatologist. Others are thicker in texture, like a masque and are left on for a specified amount of time. Lastly, the easiest of use are peel pads that are swiped on the skin. Peels range in strength from mild to aggressive. The milder peels tend to have no down time and can be used at home. While more aggressive peels can result in temporary redness and flaking and are in office procedures.
Everyone can benefit from exfoliation. If the youngest, freshest skin cells are always on top you will have radiant, glowing skin. Plus, you maximize the effectiveness of your other skin care products when your skin is exfoliated. Without exfoliation your skin develops a layer of dead skin cells creating a “wax paper” effect not allowing your other skincare products to penetrate through.
Do start slow. Start at a low strength and leave on for a short time. You may be more sensitive the first few times, remember you can always build up later.
Do them at night, if possible. You’ll want to avoid sunlight after a peel. Fresh, baby cells are more likely to burn. If you must do a peel during the day, ALWAYS use an SPF before going outside. Sunlight can accelerate the effects of acids. Don’t risk over-exposure that may cause hyperpigmentation.
Do moisturize. You’ll want to put some hydration back in to your skin as some peels may be drying. Moisturizer will also help soothe your delicate new skin.
Don’t be afraid to say enough is enough. If you are experiencing any sensation that feels more than tolerable, take the peel off. You should feel the peel working, but it should not be so uncomfortable that you want to run for a fire extinguisher.
Don’t over-do it. Peeling should be 2-3 times a week at the most. If you tend to have more delicate skin or any sensitivity once a week is all you need. Peels should be alternated with your regular exfoliant product and not used on the same days.
Some great peels are:
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel – This organic peel is made from organic citrus and apple juices. It helps with fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone and brightening. It comes in Sensitive and Full Strength.
Summer is just around the corner and a lot of us want that perfect tanned and glowing skin, but we don’t want the harsh side effects of the sun. Do you want to look like you went on a long tropical vacation without the burning and skin irritation? The Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body may be your solution!
The original formula of the Glow Pads worked so effectively, customers wanted the same luminous glow for their bodies, so Dr. Gross came out with the Glow Pad for Body. The new Glow Pads for the body will provide a safe and natural tan while exfoliating your skin and providing anti-aging benefits. This innovative self tanner is the only one of its kind that exfoliates, tans, and firms the skin while smoothing out the texture, and reducing hair growth. Capislow is a natural ingredient that is effective for slowing down hair growth, so this will reduce shaving frequency and in turn help your tan last longer. The Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body also contains Vitamin D to provide a natural glow as well as Vitamins A and C to protect the skin against environmental damage. You will also find caffeine and AHA’s in this product to help stimulate and firm the skin while providing that signature glow the peel pads are known for.
The application is so easy! You just open the towel and apply to your body in circular motions until the towel is dry. For best results you will want to apply the product on clean dry skin then follow with a moisturizer to help keep the skin hydrated and seal in the product. For maximum results you will want to apply 2-3 times per week. The natural looking tan will begin to develop within 1 hour, so you can quickly be on your way to gorgeous glowing skin.
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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.
Is your skin looking dull and congested? Brighten and polish your skin with Alchimie Forever Gentle Antioxidant Refining Scrub. It contains cranberry and jojoba beads which brighten and exfoliate, while the added Shea butter hydrates, leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated and supple. Safe for all skin types this scrub helps to keep blackheads, inflammation and acne at bay. Follow with your favorite moisturizer and SPF in the daytime!
Do you want to have glowing radiant skin like some of our favorite celebrities? But, you don’t have pockets as deep as theirs to spend on fancy skincare treatments? Don’t fret my dear! GlamGlow Tingling Exfoliating Mud Mask is a less expensive alternate that is a favorite of Hollywood’s entertainment, music, and fashion elite. Glamglow is a rapid yet gentle exfoliating mud mask for both men and women alike. The mask contains high percentages of volcanic pumice rock, minerals and antioxidants. Collagen synthesis is activated, impurities are removed without striping the skin’s natural oils, discoloration is improved, and skin texture is smoother. With continued use twice a week for 15 minutes skin is softer, brighter, and tighter. You’ll have red carpet ready skin in no time!
Dr.Dennis Gross is a New York City dermatologist to the elite, and he’s famous worldwide for his Alpha Beta Daily Face Peels. This year Dr. Gross took his innovation even further and created Alpha Beta Glow Pads. Not just any self-tanning pads, mind you, they’re exfoliating alpha and beta hydroxyl acid pads that are enriched with vitamins, antioxidants and a self-tanning compound. Each pad nourishes the skin, provides anti-aging, brightening, and anti-acne benefits while giving the skin a natural, sun-kissed, radiant look.
The Dr.Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads never leave your skin orange or streaky! These pads can be used in conjunction with the Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel (or with the Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel) on a daily basis, or when you need that little pick-me-up! Who wouldn’t want believable, natural color, anti-aging benefits and exfoliation in a streak-free self-tanning formula?! Everyone at SkinStore.com (even the guys) can attest to just how wonderful this product is.
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Do you want to quench your skin’s thirst? Are you looking for something fresh and revitalizing?
Think about fresh citrus scents this season. Imagine bright and smooth skin. You can give attention to the body from head to toe with grapefruit products from Archipelago Botanicals. Since grapefruit is packed with vitamin C, it will help to give your skin that healthy glow and antioxidant protection to shield from oxidative stress. Grapefruit also contains natural exfoliants to rid of dead skin cells and even works as a natural antiseptic. So when your looking to spoil yourself or maybe even surprise someone with a luxurious gift, try the grapefruit products offered by Archipelago Botanicals.
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