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Antioxidants and Skincare 500 361 Facercise

Antioxidants and Skincare

facial exercisesAntioxidants play a critical role in fighting the signs of aging caused by free radical oxidation. Free radicals are formed by damage to the environment from toxins, pollution, tobacco and the sun. These scavengers cause permanent cell deterioration and reduce elasticity, which results in the signs of aging. The dirty work of free radicals show up in the form of fine lines and wrinkles, dullness, undereye circles and sagging skin.

Antioxidants are composed of vitamins and minerals. They have the power to neutralize free radicals and help prevent and even reverse some of their damage. Antioxidants that you can consume and use topically also reduce and soothe inflammation. When skin is inflamed, the reparative process is impeded. The result is acne, sun spots, hyperpigmentation and the cellular damage that causes fine lines and wrinkles.

Many fruits, vegetables and food items are rich in antioxidants and now they’re often infused into skincare products, such as our High Density C Serum. They can be water- or lipid-soluble or both. Skincare products containing antioxidants are as essential as sunscreen to your daily regimen. They help form a barrier that protects your skin from damage from the sun’s dangerous UV rays and other environmental pollutants that cause oxidative stress. Products like High Density C Serum prevent and even reverse the damage free radicals cause.

Vitamin C is a critical antioxidant because it can actually help prevent sunburn and photo-aging. We tell our clients to layer High Density C Serum under their sunscreen for added protection. An added benefit is that it boosts production of collagen, the protein responsible for skin’s elasticity. Regular use of vitamin C serum can fade dark spots, boost firmness and give skin a rosy glow.

Vitamin E is another excellent antioxidant to incorporate into your skincare regimen. It protects against sun damage, hydrates and soothes dry skin, discourages wrinkles and may help heal wounds and scars. Studies show that when vitamin C and E are used together, they provide even greater protection from UV rays and reduce the formation of sunburn cells. Our Nourishing E Oil is an excellent choice for your anti-aging routine.

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5 Ways to Trim Belly Fat 500 301 Facercise

5 Ways to Trim Belly Fat

body sculptingOne of the biggest concerns we hear from our body sculpting clients is belly fat. The tummy is an area where stubborn fat can persist, even when we’re at an ideal weight. If you want to target that area specifically, the tips below will help make a real difference. Keep in mind that consistency is key!

1. Load Up on Lean Protein

Lean protein is essential for shedding belly fat and losing weight. It helps builds lean muscle mass, which causes you to burn more calories on a daily basis. It will also fill you up so you eat less overall. Some excellent sources include poultry, salmon, tuna, mackerel, eggs, quinoa and lentils.

2. Cut Back on Sugar

Refined sugar causes weight gain, belly fat and wreaks havoc on your blood sugar levels. Cut out sugars as much as possible.  Saved those baked goods for a treat once in a great while and cut out the sugar-laden juices and soda. Reduce your intake of simple carbs like white bread and pasta since they convert to sugar in your system.

3. Dry Brush Daily

Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, which flushes the toxins from your body. This assists with weight loss and breaking down fat in the connective tissue.

4. Do No Lipo Lipo for Body Sculpting

No Lipo Lipo is a revolutionary body sculpting method that targets your trouble areas and breaks down fatty deposits. You can do sessions at our spa in Redondo Beach or any of our licensed locations. If you prefer to do it in the privacy and comfort of your own home, you can use the No Lipo Lipo DVD. It provides comprehensive instructions so that you can quickly and easily master your technique.

5. Exercise Regularly

Regular workouts are essential for losing belly fat and toning muscles. Consistency is key—strive to exercise several days a week for a solid duration. For best results, incorporate all three pillars of training: cardio, flexibility and strength/resistance. Find something that works for you and do it four to five days week. Increase the duration and intensity of your workouts over time.

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How to Combat Sun Damage With a Protective Hat 500 325 Facercise

How to Combat Sun Damage With a Protective Hat

facial exercisesSummer can be brutal on your skin, even when you do facial exercises every day. Too much UV exposure wreaks havoc in the form of sunburns, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. This is why wearing my Protective Sunblock SPF 30 is absolutely mandatory, all year long. It should be applied 20 minutes before going outside and re-applied throughout the day.

You don’t have to stop at sunscreen. You can take protection to the next level by wearing a hat to block out the sun. It adds another level of protection to your face, neck, ears and scalp. This is especially important since these vulnerable areas are where we are most prone to develop skin cancer.

Wearing a hat will shield these delicate areas and help prevent sun damage. Sunscreen is still necessary because dangerous UV rays can bounce off the ground and hit your face, but a hat will help fend these off as well.

Here are three things to look for when buying a sun hat.

1. Go Full Brim

You’ll need a brim with a circumference of at least three inches. This is the only way you’ll really be able to shield the at-risk skin on your face and neck. Unfortunately, a baseball cap or visor won’t cut it because it won’t cover your neck and ears. A full brimmed hat may feel strange at first, but it won’t take long to get used to it. You’ll be a hat lady in no time.

2. Choose Protective Material

If possible, opt for a hat made from SPF or UV-tested material. Don’t opt for mesh or the kind of straw that has holes in it. Choose the most impenetrable material you can find so that it blocks out all UV rays.

3. Be Secure

We’re not talking about confidence here—we just mean to find a hat that stay secure on your head. Find one that fits your head well so that you’re not constantly adjusting it and it doesn’t fly off your head in the middle of an activity. If you do plan on being active or exercising outdoors, you may want to consider a hat with a chin strap.

When you find a hat you like, buy a few of them so you can keep one in the car and always have one on hand. Visit this link to learn more about the anti-aging benefits of facial exercises.

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The Power of Dry Brushing 400 611 Facercise

The Power of Dry Brushing

cellulite reductionWhether your goal is detox, body sculpting or boosting your mood, dry brushing will help you reach it. It’s one of the best ways to look and feel better every day. It’s easy to do, only takes a few minutes per day and can be done in the privacy of your home. All you need is a Sisal Louffa Mitt and a Sisal Louffa strap and you are all set.

Energy

Dry brushing has a very energizing effect. Think of how good your cat feels after your brush him or her. They have more energy and act happier and more kitten-like. It’s the same for us—dry brushing has a meditative effect that ultimately improves your mood. After a few days of daily brushing, it feels like a massage.

Exfoliation

Dry brushing sweeps away those dead skin cells all over our body. The result is a more even skin tone and softer, smoother skin. Your skin glows and its texture improves after just a few days of regular practice. The shedding of dead skin also helps facilitate cellular renewal. An added bonus is that exfoliation allows your skin care products to absorb better.

Fat and Cellulite Reduction

Dry brushing helps break down and release the toxins trapped in connective tissue that lead to the formation of fat and cellulite. The smooth skin dry brushing promotes also helps diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Muscle Toning

Dry brushing stimulates the nerve endings that causes the individual muscle fibers to activate. This helps tone muscles and mobilize fat.

Detoxification

Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, which is responsible for eliminating the toxins from our cells. This process is critical for keeping our immune system working properly. The removal of these toxins can reduce the length of infection and stave off illness.

The Sisal Louffa Mitt and a Sisal Louffa strap we sell are the best available in the marketplace. They are made in Germany and very durable and long-lasting. Click here to browse our collection of dry brushing tools.

5 Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July 500 284 Facercise

5 Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July

facial exercisesIf you’re celebrating the Fourth of July tomorrow, you may be headed to an outdoor barbecue or party. Temptation may be on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean you should skip out on the fun. If you make good choices you can enjoy the day without doing damage to your skin and body. You can keep on track with your facial exercises, workouts and body sculpting regimens and still enjoy some summer fun.

Here are some simple strategies for navigating events for the Fourth of July and beyond.

1. Don’t Arrive Hungry

Don’t go anywhere on an empty stomach. If you do, you’re bound to overeat. One of the best ways to prevent this is to have a healthy snack half an hour before you head to your event. Choose a protein or fiber-rich snack to fill you up and stave off cravings. Don’t skip meals the day of either. Many people try to “save up” calories so they can binge on hot dogs, chips and other fattening barbecue fare. Avoid this behavior! It’s the direct route to a binge.

2. Go Light

It’s hot outside so why fill up on heavy food? Choose light foods that can be thrown on the grill, such as chicken, salmon or a lean turkey burger. Take it easy on the condiments which are often a source of empty, hidden calories. Eat a salad and snack on the veggie plate. If you opt for a burger, go protein-style. Allow yourself a treat, of course, but don’t go overboard.

3. Join the Activity

If people at the party are playing an outdoor game like football, frisbee, bocce ball or volleyball, join in! It’s an excellent way to rev your metabolism and burn calories, while taking your mind off the buffet. You’ll also bond with friends and loved ones by engaging in a little healthy competition.

4. Hydrate Like it’s Your Job

Wherever you are, we bet it’s going to be hot! Drink extra water to keep your skin and body hydrated. Water also helps fill you up, so have a glass before eating. If you plan to drink alcohol, be sure to have an extra glass in between each libation. Be moderate—alcohol can wreak serious havoc on your skin.

5. Block Out the Sun

Wear lots of sunblock, especially if you’re going to be outside for extended period. Bring a bottle with you and re-apply throughout the day. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to provide extra protection for your face and scalp. If you can, wear SPF clothing to provide an additional barrier against those dangerous UV rays.

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