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5 Ways to Maximize Sunblock Protection 500 333 Facercise

5 Ways to Maximize Sunblock Protection

facial exercisesIt’s surprising how many people do facial exercises and use pricey skin care products but don’t wear sunscreen. The sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause damage that is often beyond repair. Too much sun exposure leads to premature aging, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer.

While the best way to avoid the aging effects of sun damage is to avoid exposure altogether, it’s not a realistic game plan. A powerful sunscreen, such as our Protective Sunblock SPF 30, must be your weapon of choice.

Read on for some tips to protect your skin from damaging UV rays.

1. Apply SPF Sunscreen Every Day

Whether you live in sunny southern California or rainy Seattle, daily sunscreen is a mandatory. Use a minimum of SPF 30 and wear it every single day, rain, snow or shine. If you are outside for extended periods of time (more than 75 minutes), generously re-apply your sunscreen several times.

2. Don’t Wait Until You’re Outside

It takes a least 20 minutes for your skin to properly absorb sunscreen and be completely protected. For best results, apply sunscreen a minimum of 20 minutes prior to exposure and before you get dressed. If you apply it with your clothes on, chances are you will miss critical areas.

3. Apply Generously

The old adage “less is more” does not apply when it comes to sunscreen. Since people are of all different sizes, there is no generic amount of sunscreen that works for everyone. The only rule that stands is that you can never apply too much. Use enough to provide even coverage all over your body—and then some. Our Protective Sunblock SPF 30 is lightweight and non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores or cause breakouts no matter how much you use.

4. Don’t Count on Makeup

Many people make the mistake of using moisturizer or foundation with SPF in lieu of sunscreen. You can definitely use both for added protection, but never skip sunscreen altogether. These products must be used in conjunction with sunscreen to provide proper coverage.

5. Keep it Fresh

Sunscreens do expire, so don’t hoard old bottles. Their active ingredients lose strength over time, rendering them ineffective. Bottles can also get contaminated when kept for too long. Buy new bottles every season to make sure your sunscreen is working.

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5 Amazing Benefits of Facial Exercises 500 333 Facercise

5 Amazing Benefits of Facial Exercises

facial exercisesFacial exercises are the best way to look and feel our very best naturally. They eliminate the need to get fillers or go under the knife to maintain a youthful look. Regular practice of my Facercise program will help you achieve natural looking results that trump any surgical procedure. Plus, there are no risks, side effects or downtime associated with a facial exercises regimen.

Just like the muscles in our body start to lose elasticity as we age, so do those in our face, which results in a sagging appearance. Facial exercises firm up the muscles that support the skin so that it looks more toned and lifted. People of all ages can benefit from Facercise, whether to delay the signs of aging or to resculpt areas, such as a double chin or long nose.

Read on for the top 5 benefits of a consistent Facercise regimen.

1. Facial Exercises Stimulate Blood Circulation

This provides nutrition to the cells of the outer layers of the epidermis, resulting in improved skin tone and color. Boosting circulation can also help combat the development of fine lines and wrinkles by providing the cells and blood with more oxygen.

2. A Brighter Complexion

Exercising your face can brighten up your complexion by giving you a nice glow while improving the overall texture of your skin. By delivering more oxygen to skin cells, old damaged cells are eliminated and the epidermis is better able to absorb moisture.

3. Facercise Give You a Natural Lift

Facial exercises boost collagen and elastic production, which results in a more lifted appearance. These two essential proteins help maintain the elasticity of skin, soften the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and smooth those sunken or sagging areas, such as droopy eyelids, saggy jowls and folds in the cheeks.

4. Detoxification

Facial exercises stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps flush the toxins, dirt and bacteria from skin and boosts your metabolism.

5. Relief From TMJ

Many studies show that facial exercises can relax the muscles that are linked to Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), a disorder that causes pain and compromised movement of the joint and muscles surrounding the jaw. Exercising the facial muscles will stretch, strengthen and relax out overworked muscles and joints, resulting in decreased pain.

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Summer Produce for Glowing Skin 500 333 Facercise

Summer Produce for Glowing Skin

facial exercisesSummer is almost here! That means lots of produce that can improve your skin and complement results from face exercises. Our diets impact our bodies at the cellular level, so when you’re not consuming enough healthy food, it shows on your skin.

Fruits and veggies can protect your skin from sun damage, boost collagen production and give it a healthy glow. If you want to achieve that healthy, youthful glow, plan to eat lots of antioxidant-rich summer produce.

Watermelon

This juicy fruit is approximately 90 percent water, making it intensely hydrating. Watermelon is rich in vitamin C, which boosts collagen production, as well as thiamin and vitamin B6. It also contains one of the highest levels of lycopene than any other food, which helps fight free radical damage.

Berries

Fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and raspberries are packed with antioxidants that combat free radical damage and the sun’s dangerous rays. They’re also rich in fiber, which helps fill you up and promotes healthy digestion.

Zucchini

At only 20 calories per eight ounce serving, zucchini is a nutritional powerhouse. This unique veggie has a high water content and is rich in vitamins A and C, as well as manganese, a nutrient essential to producing choline, the amino acid that stimulates collagen production.

Cantaloupe

This sweet melon is another excellent source of vitamins A and C, as well as E, K and the B vitamins, which help replenish and revitalize skin. It’s also packed with folic acid, which assists with skin cell regeneration.

Citrus Fruit

In general, citrus fruits provide lots of vitamin C as well as other important nutrients and antioxidants, so load up on lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges.

Eat these antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies and do face exercises daily to keep that youthful glow all summer long.

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7 Anti-Aging Hacks 500 750 Facercise

7 Anti-Aging Hacks

face exercisesMaintaining youthful skin requires a comprehensive regimen. You’ve got to take great care of your skin, from both the inside and out, on a very consistent basis if you want to combat wrinkles and preserve a healthy glow. It takes a lot of work, but when you look good, you feel even better.

Read on for anti-aging hacks that will take the results of your skin care regimen to the next level.

1. Sleep on Your Back

When your face is pressed against a pillow every night, sleep wrinkles form. Avoid this by sleeping on your back, which helps prevent wrinkles from forming on your neck and décolletage and is healthier for your spine. If you have trouble making this shift, try laying down for 15 minutes on your back every day to build muscle memory.  You can also put a pillow under your knees, remove the one from under your head, and hug a small pillow to your chest. Psychologically, this gives you the same feeling as if you were in the fetal position on your side.

2. Flush Puffiness Away

Puffy faces and under eye bags are unsightly signs of aging. Reduce your sodium intake and hydrate properly to help decrease puffiness. Eat antioxidant-rich produce and cut down on foods and drinks that cause inflammation and bloating. This means you need to avoid processed foods, sugar, simple carbs, wheat, dairy and alcohol as much as possible.

3. Always Wear Sunglasses

Don polarized lenses every day to block the sun’s damaging rays. This will protect your eyesight and prevent the squinting that leads to fine lines and crow’s feet.

4. Do Face Exercises

Doing facial exercises daily will tone, firm and smooth your skin and help prevent future signs of aging.

5. Drink to Your Health

It’s essential to consume lots of water to flush the toxins out of your system. Take your efforts to the next level by drinking other beneficial beverages too, such as green and white tea, low-sugar smoothies and lemon water.

6. Wear Hats When You Step Outside

If you want to avoid sun spots and hyperpigmentation, wear hats to provide as much coverage as possible. This is an absolute must if you whenever you hit the beach or spend an extended amount of time outdoors.

7. Apply Eye Cream by Tapping

Don’t rub product into the delicate skin around your eye, the skin is just too sensitive. Instead, gently tap the product with your finger.

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5 Dietary Tips for Beautiful Skin 500 333 Facercise

5 Dietary Tips for Beautiful Skin

facial exercisesWhile facial exercises and skin care products keep your skin looking good from the outside, what you put inside your body can have just as much impact. It’s essential to maintain a healthy diet by eating antioxidant-rich food and avoiding certain dietary triggers. Read on for tips for perfecting your diet so you can enhance your skin care regimen and look your very best.

1. Go Organic

Choose organic meat, poultry and produce to avoid the growth hormones, steroids, pesticides and antibiotics that most traditionally grown produce contains.

2. Eat as Much Organic Produce as Possible

Produce is a fundamental part of a healthy diet. Eat colorful fruit and vegetables, especially those that contain high levels of antioxidants. For the best balance, try to fit in as much of the color spectrum as possible. Choose more vegetables than fruit, as the latter has a higher sugar content.

3. Cut Back on Dairy

Much research shows a strong correlation between dairy products and skin issues such as acne and aging. This is due to the hormones that make their way into cows’ milk. These hormones cause inflammation, cellular breakdown and increase oil production. Cut back, and when you do partake, opt for organic, hormone-free products. Products such as coconut, almond, oat and cashew milk make excellent dairy alternatives.

4. Reduce Sodium Intake

Too much sodium in your diet causes water retention, making it harder for your lymphatic system to flush away toxins. Excess sodium exacerbates acne as well, as it irritates the pores and impedes the body’s natural removal of toxins.

5. Cut Down on Sugar

Excessive sugar intake leads to hormonal shifts and increased glycation. Glycation occurs when sugars affect fats and proteins abnormally, resulting in the production of harmful molecules called “advanced glycation end products.” These evil entities cause proteins like collagen and elastin to break down and grow stiff, weak and inelastic. The result is sagging skin with more wrinkles and less glow. Avoid this by reducing sugar intake as much as possible.

Follow these tips to enhance the results of your regimen of skin care products and facial exercises. It’s okay to treat yourself every now and then, just be sure to do so in moderation.

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4th of July Survival Tips 500 333 Facercise

4th of July Survival Tips

facial exercisesJust when you thought you could take a break from your workouts, diet and facial exercises, this post caught your eye. The Fourth of July weekend is here and that means sun, fun and friends for most of us. Yet summer seems to be filled with all of the above so it’s important to make a plan. It’s possible to enjoy yourself in moderation and protect yourself from too much sun, carbs and calories.

If you want to look your very best this weekend and beyond, read our tips for surviving the 4th of July without doing damage.

Hydrate All Weekend

Sometimes our posts sound like a broken record, but that is how important hydration is. You must stay hydrated all weekend to combat thirst, which is commonly mistaken for hunger, and to flush the toxins from your system. Proper hydration keeps you full so you don’t overeat and it plumps up our skin cells. When our cells are dehydrated, collagen breaks down and skin appears dull and saggy. Drink lemon water, green tea and add fruit to sparkling water to feel like you’re having a treat.

Hit the Gym

Make sure to follow your normal exercise regimen, even if you’re on vacation. Squeeze in some gym time or take a run in the neighborhood. Since you may be indulging more than normal, this will help offset extra calories you may consume. Get outside and join in some physical activity whenever you can—it’s an excellent way to bond with friends and boost endorphins.

Track It

To make sure you’re not in sedentary mode, use a FitBit or tracking app to ensure you’re taking lots of steps and burning calories.

Overload on Sunscreen

One product you can’t overdo is sunscreen, especially when you’ll be outdoors more than usual. Apply it at least 20 minutes before heading outside and re-apply every 90 minutes. Use it on your face and entire body to protect your skin from the sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays. A day of sunburn can undo some of the amazing results garnered from a daily practice of facial exercises.

Treat Your Skin

Since your skin will be on display at any events you plan to attend this weekend, do a mask such as Face Lift to Go to give you a healthy, radiant glow. Do your facial exercises, dry brushing and No Lipo Lipo as you normally would, even if you’re out of town. Those amazing Sisal Louffas barely take up any room in your suitcase so don’t leave yours at home. You can stream the Ultimate Facercise and No Lipo Lipo DVDs on Amazon Video so you don’t have to miss a beat.

Prepare Yourself

Whether you’re dieting or trying to maintain results, it’s important to get in the right frame of mind. If you plan to have a cheat day, choose which it will be in advance. The last thing you want to do is allow things to turn into a cheat weekend, let alone a five day one. Don’t go anywhere on an empty stomach—if you do, chances are you will overeat. Have a protein or fiber-rich snack before you go anywhere and do not skip breakfast. If you plan to drink alcohol, set the boundaries in advance, such as one two white wine spritzers or one glass or Prosecco. Have a glass of water in between each cocktail to keep yourself hydrated.

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3 Pillowcases for Improving Beauty Sleep 500 332 Facercise

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 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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Top 5 Benefits of High Density C Serum

facial exercisesMany clients use High Density C Serum in conjunction with our system of facial exercises to keep wrinkles at bay. A topical vitamin C serum is an ideal way to keep skin looking bright and youthful while fighting damage caused by aging and the environment. Once you add it to your anti-aging arsenal, you will see enviable results within a matter of weeks.

High Density C Serum delivers a highly concentrated form of vitamin C to your skin in the most effective, efficient way possible. Serums are more rapidly absorbed and penetrate more deeply than creams, which means faster, better results. Regular use will help you attain healthy, radiant, younger looking skin.

Read on to learn the top five benefits of incorporating High Density C Serum into your regimen.

1. Vitamin C Boosts Collagen Production

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that binds our cells together. It provides structure and is responsible for the elasticity and plumpness of our skin. As we age, its natural production slows down and results in fine lines and wrinkles. Using a topical vitamin C serum stimulates collagen production to combat wrinkles, impart radiance and improve texture.

2. High Density C Serum Brightens the Skin

Sun damage and aging can result in uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation and sun spots. High Density C Serum acts as a natural, gentle bleaching agent that brightens and lightens these types of discolorations. It can even improve dark circles under the eyes.

3. Vitamin C Protects Against Sun Damage

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can protect against UV damage by strengthening the skin barrier and thickening the dermis. While it helps reduce sun damage, it should be used in conjunction with sunscreen.

4. High Density C Serum Combats Free Radicals

Vitamin C’s antioxidant power protects against the aging effects of free radical damage.

5. Vitamin C Promotes Healing

Dermatologists often recommend the use of topical vitamin C to enhance cosmetic treatments and expedite healing. With its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin C can help heal wounds, scars and other conditions.

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