Posts Tagged ‘sensitive skin’

Eczema: Symptoms and Solutions

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30aEczema is a common inflammatory skin condition which is characterized by dryness, flaking, blistering, crusting, swelling, and cracking of the skin. Eczema is typically caused by factors such as skin over-sensitivity, allergies, stress, and genetic factors. Those with asthma are more likely to develop eczema. Typically eczema is treated with a topical corticosteroid cream. Eczema skin types that are prone to infections will often be treated by a mild course of antibiotics. Antihistamines (topical and oral) may often be prescribed for the treatment of eczema as well. Antihistamines reduce swelling thus reducing the irritation and itchiness associated with eczema-prone skin. Eczema can be frustrating and embarrassing, and the doctor route can get costly and is quite unpleasant (why take antibiotics and slather on smelly prescription cream when most eczema outbreaks can be treated by appropriate over the counter products) Here are some great product choices that will help to treat, calm, and prevent eczema outbreaks:

Cleansing: 

Avene Professional Trixera Plus Selectiose Emollient Cleansing Gel effectively combats the 4 symptoms of very dry, atopic skin while cleansing, soothing and protecting the skin.

Toning:

La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water contains healing properties which help to restore the skin’s barrier while providing antioxidant benefits and removing traces of hard water (which contain heavy minerals that are irritating to the skin). The Thermal Spring Water can be spritzed on throughout the day when your skin craves moisture or feels dry and irritated. The fine mist will not disturb your make up but will make your skin look fresh and hydrated.

Moisture:

Skin prone to eczema can often feel taut and dry no matter how much moisturizer is slathered on. We recommend therapeutic moisturizers with skin-building properties that not only hydrate the skin but also strengthen the skin’s barrier. Using a serum under a cream can be beneficial to drawing moisture deeper into the skin.  The Topix Citrix CRS 15% Serum with Growth Factor is a great serum to use under your cream as it contains Osmotics Cream Extreme Barrier RepairGrowth Factor TGF- beta-1 which can play a significant role in stimulating collagen growth and strong tissue structure. It also contains a bit of vitamin C to provide antioxidant protection. After applying a serum layer a cream for additional hydration. ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream is a great choice as it helps to restore the skin’s barrier function while soothing and hydrating. If your skin is extremely dry, try using a balm like the Osmotics Cream Extreme Barrier Repair, it looks like butter in the jar, but emulsifies into a fine balm once you warm it up in the palm of your hand. This product will last and last, and a tiny bit goes a long way to restore your skin’s compromised barrier.

 

Exfoliation:

Get rid of dead, flaky skin by exfoliating regularly with a non-irritating enzyme mask. Enzymes eat dead skin cells without compromising your skin’s barrier. The Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant is a great choice as it contains enzymes as well as skin brighteners and gently resurfaces the skin without irritating.

Body:

If you experience eczema break-outs on your body, we recommend using La Roche Posay body products to address your concerns. The La Roche Posay Lipikar Syndet is an outstanding non-drying foaming body wash that cleanses without irritation and neutralizes drying effects of hard water. The La Roche Posay Lipikar Balm AP is a rich hydrator that soothes the skin while providing dry-skin relief and hydration to last all day.

I hope these suggestions help! While eczema can not be cured you can often easily control it with soothing over-the-counter skin care products. And as always, if your skin condition worsens or becomes intolerant to over-the-counter products, consult your doctor for other treatment alternatives.

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First Aid for Dry Winter Skin

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is a must have for your medicine cabinet! It’s packed with nourishing ingredients like Colloidal First Aid Beauty Ultra Repiar CreamOatmeal, 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!

Benefits Include:

-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.

 

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Skinceuticals Epidermal Repair: A Skin Saver

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For those of us that like to exfoliate, scrub, and slough off our skin on a regular basis, we often run the risk of overdoing it. The SkinCeuticals Epidermal repair has been specifically formulated for skin that has been compromised by in office peels or at-home blunders. It contains beta glucan and centella asiatica which provide a protective veil on the skin and help to repair and restore the skin barrier function while helping to stimulate collagen production.

The SkinCeuticals Epidermal repair will help with inflammation and will also help to soothe the skin to lessen irritation. If you use this product post-procedure it will help to protect, heal, soothe, and can also prevent scarring (but consult with your doctor before use).

It also makes a nice makeup base for us dry skin types because it contains dimethicone which helps to seal in moisture while preventing peeling and flaking.  This is also a great product to use if you have sunburn, windburn, rosacea, or if you are a retinol user. The Epidermal Repair will be a skin saver for anyone that may have overdone it with the peel or treatment, and wants to avoid looking red, scaly or blistered.

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The Benefits of Rose for Your Skin

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Roses have long been admired for their enchanting beauty and fragrance. However they have many more benefits that their looks alone. Rose oil has been used for centuries in skincare and is suitable for all skin types. However, rose oil is most beneficial for individuals with sensitive, dry, aging skin. Rose aides to reduce redness, boosts circulation within the skin, increases elasticity, strengthens capillary walls and provides an astringent effect. Some of the most popular roses used in skincare are Musk rose, Damask rose, Dog rose, and French rose. The benefits of the rose are abundant and it comes with a costly price tag. In order to extract just one drop of rose oil it takes approximately 30 roses!

Some of our most beloved products that contain rose oil are Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, Dermelect Resurface Stem Cell Reconstructing SerumPhytomer Rosee Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion, and Sundari Rose Lavender Hydrating Mask.


Calming Rosacea Woes

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Customers frequently call in wanting to know what products will help alleviate their ongoing symptoms of redness in their cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Many times customers describe small bumps or pimples that accompany the redness along with occasional itching or irritation especially during times of extreme environmental heat or cold.

Some may just need more intense hydration and products that help address dilated capillary veins that produce redness. For others this can be an ongoing medical condition called Rosacea that should be diagnosed and supervised by a physician. There is no cure for Rosacea, however there are skin care products and regimens designed to help alleviate irritation and calm the skin.

Pevonia Botanica provides four excellent products that help soothe and calm sensitive skin using Green Tea, Licorice and Chamomile. RS2 Gentle Cleanser gently cleans and removes surface impurities while calming and desensitizing the skin. Rose RS2 Gentle Lotion is a gentle toning lotion with Licorice, Green Tea, and Chamomile to help reduce blotchiness. RS2 Concentrate is an excellent serum that helps strengthen capillaries (fine veins), control blotchiness and decongest pores. The final step is RS2 Care Cream with UV protection to hydrate your skin, protect it from damaging UV rays and promote vaso-constriction (reducing fine vein redness).

The B. Kamins line also provides four wonderful products to soothe the symptoms of rosacea. B. Kamins Soothing Cleanser helps to remove dirt and impurities while soothing and calming redness using B. Kamins Bio-Maple compound and chamomile. Booster Blue Soothing Skin Concentrate is an anti-inflammatory serum that helps reduce redness and calm and soothe skin. Booster Blue Soothing Day CreamSPF 15 is a daily moisturizer with SPF to help moisturize, relieve inflammation, protect against UV rays and create an antioxidant barrier to protect skin cells from free radicals.

Even if you don’t have rosacea but experience problems with dilated capillaries or very sensitive skin, both of these product lines are excellent choices to help overcome those red cheek woes!

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Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask [GIVEAWAY]

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Looking to add a quick and easy boost to your skincare routine? Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Mask does just that! Your Kantic Maskcomplexion is instantly revived, glowing and radiant. It’s great to use right before a big event or to indulge at home with your own mini facial. This creamy mask is packed full of natural botanicals to soothe redness, brighten dull skin and hydrate for a radiant glow. Oats soften the skin while wild pansies soothe distressed skin and calm irritation. Grape extracts protect the skin from environmental stress and blueberry reduces facial redness. For best results we recommend to apply twice a week for 15-20 minutes on clean skin. This mask is suitable for all skin types, but is ideal for dry, sensitive or even rosacea prone skin types. Can’t wait to try it?! Enter our SkinStore Giveaway for your chance to win your very own! CLICK HERE to enter.


Celebs Love Tracie Martyn

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Her line has been featured in Vanity Fair, InStyle, Vogue, teenVogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, and other famous publications. Kate Winslet’s skin glows thanks to her line, so does Susan Sarandon’s and Miranda Kerr’s. Cyndi Lauper is a fan too!

Tracie Martyn has been in the beauty industry since the 80’s, and having worked with models and celebrities as a make-up artist, she figured out exactly what they all wanted in their skincare….pure, natural ingredients and no-fuss products that delivered real results. Using the best anti-aging technologies, while simultaneously creating treatments that are restorative, pampering and holistic, Tracie has pioneered a skin care concept that is both effective and results oriented.

One of the most popular products in the Tracie Martyn line is the Tracie Martyn Enzyme Exfoliant which contains enzymes, botanical skin lighteners and balanced fruit acids. It exfoliates, brightens, lightens, minimizes fine lines as well as wrinkles and pores, revitalizes lackluster complexions, reduces redness, eliminates breakouts, stimulates cell renewal and nourishes the skin. Susan Sarandon has reported to People Magazine that it leaves her skin glowing. This miracle in a jar has been voted ‘best product’ by More Magazine and continues to receive praise.

The Tracie Martyn Firming Serum is the ultimate anti-aging secret. The Powerful antioxidants, exotic botanicals, rejuvenating epidermal growth factors and essential vitamins combine in a synergistic formula aimed to counteract the thinning of skin due to aging and environmental factors. Cyndi Lauper has said to People Magazine “…I use the serum every day, it makes a world of difference, it’s really healing. You see the difference right away.”  The active ingredients in this product lift and firm, strengthen the collagen network, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and hydrate the skin by minimizing water loss and replenishing moisture, calm and soothe, reduce redness and irritation, improve texture, gently lighten hyperpigmentation and brighten lackluster skin.

Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser is another star product. Miranda Kerr has reported to Teen Vogue that “The Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser deep-cleans without dryness.” Combining breakthrough technology with ancient Ayurvedic knowledge, this extraordinary concentrate gently but efficiently purifies and resurfaces the skin, restoring its youthful vitality and radiance. Unique botanicals, resurfacing enzymes and powerful antioxidants protect, exfoliate and repair the skin while removing residue, dirt, oils and make-up in one single step.

Stars love this line, SkinStore.com loves this line, and we’re sure you will too! Treat yourself like a celebrity and try the Tracie Martyn line for yourself.

Discover Tracie Martyn for yourself here.

Source: Tracie Martyn

 


Hot Product: Topix Replenix Serum CF

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Product Junkies agree that the Topix Replenix Serum CF delivers! With proven anti-aging ingredients like Green Tea and Caffeine this lightweight, fast-absorbing, formula is great for oily skin as well as those with sensitivity such as rosacea.

This highly recommended serum was rated five out of five stars by our customers. They reported increased smoothness, less breakouts, reduction in pore size, improved clarity, texture and firmness. One reviewer writes “I am officially sold! This will be a product I will continue to use (day/night). If you’re browsing for that serum that does make a difference look no further. This is it!!!!”

Just smooth a pea-sized drop over your face, neck and décolleté morning and/or evening. It’s hydrating enough that you can even use it in place of moisturizer in the warmer months.


Hot Product: ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream

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Do you have sensitive skin and find it hard to find a good moisturizer? Well rest assured, ATOPALM is here. Their Intensive Moisturizing Cream is not only great as a facial cream; you can use it for your body as well. It’s a unique, paraben-free cream for dry and sensitive skin that helps to restore the skins’ protective moisture barrier, leading to softer and healthier skin.

Finally! A facial cream has been made for sensitive and dry skin that aids in restoring the natural lipids from your skin barrier which are depleted by harsh skin treatments, making it perfect for use after microdermabrasion. Intensive Moisturizing Cream leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. Don’t just take my word for it. Try it for yourself and you’ll see that ATOPALM Intensive Moisturizing Cream is one of the best 2 in 1 creams for sensitive and dry skin.

 


Detox and Refresh Your Skin with FarmHouse Fresh

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The warmer weather is here so it’s time to shed your dull winter skin and get it in shape for Spring. We think the FarmHouse Fresh Spendid Dirt Mud Mask will do just the trick. It is a nutrient mud mask with organic pumpkin puree that will refresh and revitalize your dull tired skin. It will address red, sensitive and blotchy skin by helping to calm and soothe while removing impurities. It also contains live yogurt cultures which will help to boost your skin’s radiance and deep cleanse your pores.

If you suffer from redness and broken capillaries, this mask will help to lessen the appearance and even out skin tone, by using Ho Wood Essential Oil to calm the skin and reduce redness. Splendid Dirt is nutrient rich in Llite and Bentonite clays to nourish and purify the skin by deep cleansing pores and improving circulation.

As you use the Splendid Dirt Mud Mask you will notice a mild tingling sensation which is oxygenating the skin and increasing circulation, and as the mask dries your skin will be smooth and skin blotchiness will be reduced.  The Splendid Dirt Mud Mask is ideal for sensitive, dehydrated, fragile or acne prone skin types, and can be used 2-3 times per week for best results.

The Splendid Dirt Mud Mask is 99.6% natural, gluten free and like all FarmHouse Fresh products is paraben and sulfate free. It also would make a perfect gift for anyone who wants to detox and refresh their skin.



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