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3 Pillowcases for Improving Beauty Sleep

facial exercisesWhen we’re awake, we can do facial exercises and use skin care products to combat aging and look our best. Yet the work doesn’t stop there—beauty sleep helps our skin repair and rejuvenate. However, if we don’t sleep in the optimal position—on our backs—sleep can wreak havoc. This can appear in the form of deep creases and lines caused by the position you sleep in and the wrong type of pillowcases. Frizzy hair and breakage is another casualty of what should be beauty sleep. Since we spend almost a third of our lives sleeping, shouldn’t we make the most of this precious time?

Until now, the majority of pillowcases were made of cotton. Since it is naturally absorbent, cotton actually draws moisture away from the skin. So all those expensive products actually get absorbed by the pillowcase while your skin just gets drier. The good news is, there is a bevy of pillowcases that target our beauty concerns and help you wake up looking fresh and dewier than before.

1. Silk Pillowcases

A longstanding favorite of the beauty community is the silk pillowcase. Unlike those made of cotton, silk pillowcases help your skin retain its moisture and prevent the sleep lines that result in permanent wrinkles over time. Silk is naturally cool, so you’ll perspire less, which helps those with oily skin avoid breakouts. It is also softer on your hair so there will be no friction to cause breakage or split ends.

2. Satin Pillowcases

The benefits of satin are very similar to those of silk. Unlike cotton, which pulls and doesn’t let your skin slide as you move in your sleep, satin allows it to move. Like silk, satin helps skin retain moisture and doesn’t absorb the products you apply before bed. Since satin is so smooth, it doesn’t cause hair breakage or split ends.

3. Copper-Infused Pillowcases

A new type of pillowcase on the market is Iluminage‘s copper-infused model. It’s made from polyester entwined with copper fibers that have been shown to boost the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Studies show that you should see more radiant skin and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles after four weeks of use.

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5 Aging Mistakes to Avoid 400 266 Facercise

5 Aging Mistakes to Avoid

facial exercisesWhen you do facial exercises religiously and follow a strict skin care regimen, you expect to look as good as possible. While this is what should happen, you could easily make mistakes that make you age faster than your years. If you’re not seeing the results you want, it’s probably time to re-evaluate your habits, the foods you eat and the position you sleep in. Read on to learn about some of the most common mistakes that age us and even add years to our faces.

1. Excessive Sugar Consumption

A sweet tooth doesn’t just affect your waistline, it can age your skin and cause breakouts. When you eat sweets, or simple carbs that convert to glucose in your system, the sugar molecules attach themselves to your skin’s collagen fibers. Known as glycation, this process causes the fibers to become inflexible and pull at the skin. This results in sagging skin, puffiness, enlarged pores, dark under eye circles, a loss of facial contours and diminished radiance. Skip dessert and simple carbs as much as possible to maintain a youthful glow.

2. Forgetting to Remove Makeup

No matter how tired you are, it’s critical to remove your makeup every single night. Sleeping with makeup on clogs your pores and causes breakouts, while cheating your skin of its nightly chance to repair itself. During REM sleep, your skin builds collagen and tries to repair damage; if you’ve got makeup on, it cannot do either.

3. Over-exfoliating

Exfoliation is key for shedding the dead skin cells that clog pores and give your skin a dull, dry appearance. It also stimulates the production of new cells. However, too much exfoliation causes inflammation, which accelerates aging. Ask your dermatologist or esthetician to recommend a gentle scrub that is ideal for your skin.

4. Sleeping the Wrong Way

The best position to sleep in is on your back, as it prevents those deep wrinkles and creases we get from smashing our face into a pillow. It also helps prevent sagging and wrinkles on your décolletage. The best anti-aging practice includes sleeping on a silk or copper-infused pillowcase to help keep hair and skin smooth.

5. Cutting Out Fat

Forget about those old school low-fat and non-fat diets; fat has made a serious comeback and never should have left. Omega 3 fatty acids are absolutely essential for fighting wrinkles and maintaining plump, supple skin. They also combat inflammation and free radical damage. Avocados, nuts and oily fish such as tuna, salmon and mackerel are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids.

Stop making these mistakes and focus on making your skin its healthiest best. Click through for information about Facercise, our life changing system of facial exercises.

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5 Sun Protection Tips

facial exercisesSummer is around the corner. It evokes thoughts of vacations, bare feet and idling the days away sunbathing. Yet as relaxing as the latter sounds, it brings with it dangerous exposure to UV rays.  Too much of these dangerous rays causes signs of aging, sun damage and skin cancer. Since it’s unrealistic to avoid the great outdoors altogether, we’re providing some excellent tips to protect your skin during summertime. Add these tips to your regimen of daily facial exercises and you’ll keep your complexion in gorgeous condition for the most skin-baring season of all.

1. Wear Sunscreen Religiously

One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to wear sunscreen every single day, rain or shine. Apply it 20 to 30 minutes before you head outdoors and re-apply every few hours as needed. That’s right—bring it with you everywhere. Don’t just apply it to your face—apply it to your neck, decollete, hands, arms and everywhere you don’t want sun damage to appear. Try my Protective Sunblock SPF 30 for light, velvety protection.

2. Drink Plenty of Water

Drink water all day long, especially during hot summer days when you’re chance of getting dehydrated is higher. This helps you flush the toxins from your body and keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. When your body isn’t properly hydrated, it zaps the moisture from your skin and hair, making them look dull, dry and generally lackluster.

3. Exfoliate

Exfoliate regularly to eliminate the buildup of dead skin cells. If your skin is dry, aim for 1 to 2 times per week and 2 to 3 if your skin is oily. Doing a Face Lift to Go treatment every week is a great way to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Retinol helps keep your skin exfoliated as well.

4. Eat Right

Increase your intake of antioxidant-rich foods this time of year, especially those containing vitamin C and E, which can help reverse sun damage. Load up on fruits and vegetables, since they will help keep you hydrated. In addition, consume lots of lycopene-rich foods such as tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit, papaya, guavas and red pepper—the powerful carotenoid helps protect your skin against harmful UV rays. Click through for an amazing diet hack and recipe for Tomato and Watermelon Salad that is packed with lycopene.

5. Spritz

Keep your skin hydrated and freshen up your makeup regularly throughout the day with my Heavy Water Spritz. This will help bind moisture to the skin to keep it hydrated and give you a dewy glow.

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5 Habits That Turn Back the Clock

facial exercisesResearch shows that making small, incremental changes is the best way to transform your lifestyle and achieve your goals. If antiaging is a priority, read on for inspirational changes you can make that will takes years off your looks when practiced consistently. Start with one a week and by the end of the first month, you’ll be on your way to a beautiful transformation.

1. Drink Green Tea Every Day

Studies show that the antioxidants in green tea help combat free radical damage, while its thermogenic properties promotes fat oxidation and revs your metabolism.

2. Dry Brush

Boost circulation and make your skin glow by dry brushing every day before you hop into the shower. Try one of my amazing Sisal Louffas from Germany—they’re long lasting and super effective. Start at the tops of your feet and work your way up your entire body, using long, upward strokes in the direction of your heart. It’s the perfect complement to our incredible No Lipo Lipo technique—in fact, there’s a demo on the DVD that shows the proper dry brushing technique as well.

3. Wear Sunscreen Every Day

Make it a point to wear sunscreen every single day, rain or shine. You’ll reduce your risk of skin cancer and help prevent hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. Wear it on your face, neck, decolletage, hands and any other part of your body that is regularly exposed.

4. Do Facial Exercises Daily

Do our antiaging facial exercises twice a day for best results. On the Ultimate Facercise DVD, there is an 8-minute Superset that will save you valuable time. There’s a reason Dr. Oz swears by antiaging facial exercises!

5. Get Moving

Whether you opt for serious strength-training and cardio workouts, yoga and Pilates classes, or walks around your neighborhood, physical activity is instrumental in antiaging and overall health. You’ll rev your metabolism, increase your calorie burn and boost heart health. If time is an issue, try some of these workout hacks to maximize even the smallest gaps in your schedule.

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