Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Baby Boomers and Skincare

The “Baby Boom” generation refers to anyone born between 1954 and 1964. Boomers appear to believe themselves immune to aging, but life has a habit of catching up with all of us. Impelled by a desire to maintain a youthful look, women in their 50’s and 60’s are now opting for more natural and effective ways to turn back the clock. Fortunately, there are excellent natural skincare products available that are just as effective, if not more so, than their chemically-loaded counterparts..

What to look for:
As anti-aging has now become a “booming” category, most products have a line created especially for more mature skin. Savvy consumers look carefully at the ingredients, which are essential to the efficacy of the products. Some top ingredients include:

CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that works at a cellular level, revitalizing skin cells and boosting collagen and elastin production.

2.Hylauronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning that it draws out water from the air and dermis (the skin that lies beneath the surface). It can add to a moisturizer's hydrating qualities, and may even spur new collagen production,

Carnosine increases the longevity of fibroblasts—the skin cells responsible for producing collagen. It prevents glycosylation—the process that produces AGEs to build up leading to collagen cross-linking, wrinkles and sags.

4.Vitamin’s C&E
Vitamins C & E are beneficial because they help protect skin, therefore lessening signs of aging. Vitamin C specifically helps boost production of collagen and reduces wrinkling.

5.White Lupin
   White Lupin helps to increase the synthesis of type I collagen and promote production    
    of high-quality collagen, giving skin firmness and elasticity.


  For dark spots resulting from acne scars, sun damage, or old age, use niacinamide. This is a      Vitamin-B3 derivative that prevents melanin, or pigmentation, from rising to the    
  surface and helps to lighten dark spots,

Monday, June 27, 2016

Understanding SPFs

Whether you’re lathering on sunscreen before you head to the pool, or covering up for general protection while going about your daily routine, it’s  good to know what an SPF actually does.

SPF stands for “Sun Protection Factor,” and it does exactly that: protects you from the sun! While clothing is the most basic and generally the best means of sun protection, a lot of clothing is made with a loose weave which allows the UV rays to pass through, so it’s always prudent to use a suncreen.

There are different levels of SPFs. When you’re buying a sunscreen and the bottle says “SPF 15,” the number 15 stands for the amount of protection that sunscreen is going to give you.

SPF 15- generally offers around a 93 percent protection against UVB rays
SPF 30- generally offers around a 97 percent protection against UVB rays

See the difference in the SPF versus the different protection percentages? An SPF 30 is only giving you four percent more protection than the SPF 15.

The importance of  sunscreens
Exposing your skin to the sun for just 10 minutes can produce burning and skin cell damage. Exposing yours skin to the sun with an SPF 15 will allow you to be in the sun for around 150 minutes without experiencing skin cell damage.

Be aware that applying sunscreen isn’t a one-time thing. SPF should be reapplied every two hours, and even more frequently if you are swimming or perspiring due to hot weather or increased activity.

Another way to to look at SPF levels is to observe the number of photons that enter your skin —a photon being a particle that represents radiation.

0 SPF- allows around 100 photons into the skin
15 SPF- allows around 7 photons into the skin
30 SPF- allows around 3 photons into the skin

SPF should be used every day, even when the sun isn’t shining brightly!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bathing Suit Trends this Season

Finding the perfect swimsuit can be  stressful. Whether you’re uncomfortable showing off your skin, or you just can’t find a style you like, searching for the most flattering cut can take a lot of the fun out of swimsuit season.

We’ll help you change that! Those bikinis are so last summer: this season is all about the one-piece! Take a look at some trendy cuts and styles that will make your swimsuit search a breeze!


Versatile Wrap One-Piece


Colorful Halter Cut-Out


Minimalistic Cut-Out

Friday, June 17, 2016

Picking a Skincare Routine for Your Skin Type

Determining your skin type can be tricky, especially where buying skincare products is concerned, Product labels may say oily, oily combo, dry, oily to dry, moderately dry, etc. There are so many options! Sometimes your skin might be oily, but if you’re experiencing a dry phase, what do you do then?

Three Main Types;

Oily: your skin is noticeably oily and you often have breakouts you can’t control.

Combination: you generally have oily skin but experience dry patches now and again.

Extremely dry: your skin is dry and flaky and you can’t get enough moisture.

How to determine which skincare is right:

Oily: For oily skin, it’s a good idea to use a cleanser with an astringent. This will clean out pores and dry out areas that contain excessive oil. After cleansing, it’s helpful to use a toner which will  help clear pores of bacteria and sebum. With oily skin, you might think that the last thing you want to do is moisturize, but trust us, it’s a step you shouldn’t skip!  Use a gel-based moisturizer, which is lighter and will treat  your skin without that greasy feeling and without clogging pores.

Combination: For combination skin, it can be difficult to find a skincare product to fit your needs. If your face is oily with dryer patches, try using a gel wash that will work on both areas. If using a toner, use  only on the oily parts of your face (often the t zone). When moisturizing, find a lightweight product for the day, and a heavier cream at night. This way, you’re staying moisturized and healing your skin at night while leaving a light moisture base during the day!

Extremely dry: Dry patches all over? . Try using a heavy cream facial cleanser as well as a heavier cream-based moisturizer. These will rid your skin of bacteria while locking in needed moisture. Avoid toners with added alcohol or astringents, as these will dry your skin out even more. When using a face wash, be sure to find one with added oils to replenish those stripped from your skin during cleansing. When picking a face wash,  avoid any salicylic acid-based cleansers. While these effectively combat acne, they also irritate and dry out your already dry skin.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pedicure Trends

Tis’ the season to show off your toes! Whether you’re walking around barefoot or wearing a cute pair of slip-on sandals, you want your pedicure to be flattering. Check out the latest pedicures trending this season!

Keep it sunny with this sunflower pedicure

2.She Sells Seashells
This seashell pattern is perfect for upcoming beach weather!!


3.New Directions
Take off in new directions with these accent arrow nails!


The silver trim gives your pedicure a touch of elegance perfect for a night out on the town!

5.Keep It Simple

Show off that bronzed skin with a simple, bright color and some pretty toe rings!