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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.

Our revolutionary system of facial exercises, coupled with daily sunscreen and skincare tips like these will make you look and feel your best.

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How to Drink More Water

facial exercisesAre you drinking enough water? If not, you run the risk of dehydration, which takes a toll on your body and your skin. When we don’t drink enough water, our organs suffer and can shut down. Since your skin is the largest organ in your body, just imagine the damage it incurs when it’s dehydrated. It becomes weaker, more sensitive and less effective as a protective barrier. Dehydration derails results from your facial exercises too—it causes skin irritation, redness, flakiness, cracking and premature aging. The plumpness, firmness and elasticity of skin diminishes and its texture becomes rough. Not a good look!

Dehydrated skin occurs when skin is composed of less than 10 percent or water. This makes drinking six to eight glasses of water per day especially vital during hot summer months. Drinking water can seem like a chore sometimes, so here are some tips to help make sure you hydrate adequately.

Wake Up & Hydrate

Make it a habit to drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up. Do this before having coffee, juice or anything else.

Carry a Water bottle

Have a water bottle with you at all times so you can sip on the go. Opt for one with measurements so you can keep track of your daily intake.

Spike Your Water

If water is too boring for you, add some flavor by steeping or infusing fresh fruit or veggies. Lemon water is an excellent choice because promotes healthy digestion, combats bloating and boosts detoxification. You can also add some excitement with berries, grapefruit, cucumber slices or mint. Take it to another level by doing combinations like watermelon-mint, cucumber-basil or strawberry-kiwi.

Infuse

Invest in an infusion bottle so you can take your flavored water on the go.

Make it Like Clockwork

Set your alarm to remind you to drink water several times throughout the day.

Make it a Ritual

Set aside a time each day for enjoying a glass of lemon or fruit-infused water. Enjoy it with an afternoon snack and make it like a healthy happy hour break.

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Spring Produce for Anti-Aging

facercise exercisesA diet rich in spring produce will supercharge the results of anti-aging skincare and Facercise exercises. Spring offers delicious fruits and vegetables loaded with antioxidants and fiber, which reduces inflammation, helps lower blood pressure and staves off hunger.  Incorporating spring produce into your diet is the perfect way to combat the signs of aging, improve your overall health, and help you get more beautiful skin!

Here are some excellent choices to fold into your diet:

1. Asparagus

Composed primarily of water—93 percent—asparagus helps us stay hydrated from the inside out. Its high water content prevents breakouts and plumps up fine lines and wrinkles. Asparagus contains high levels glutathione, a phytochemical that protects the skin against toxins, and lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against UV damage. This unique green veggie is also loaded with vitamin K, which is essential for heart health.

2. Artichokes

Artichokes are bursting with peptides, antioxidants, folic acid and fiber, a powerful combination for fighting acne, fine lines and wrinkles. Their high fiber content also makes them filling and promotes healthy digestion.

3. Beets

This sweet red superfood is loaded with folate and potent antioxidants that help keep skin smooth and supple. Beets are also rich in carotenoids that promote healthy eyesight and folate, which assists with cellular repair and combats premature aging. In addition, they contain betaine, an amino acid with anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Radishes

With a high water content and an array of beneficial nutrients, radishes are excellent for detoxification. They are a great source of magnesium, folate, potassium, copper and vitamins A, C, and K, which boost collagen production and cellular repair.

5. Berries

These delicious fruits are packed with phytochemicals, polyphenols and anti-inflammatory properties that combat the free radical damage that causes wrinkles. They are ideal sources of vitamin C, which promotes the production of collagen and bolsters immunity.

Look younger by combining an anti-aging diet packed with produce with consistent practice of our life-changing system of Facercise exercises.

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5 Reasons to Facercise

FacerciseFacial 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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5 Benefits of Vitamin C Serum

vitamin C serumOne of the best anti-aging ingredients you can have in your anti-aging arsenal is vitamin C. It’s a potent antioxidant with a variety of benefits that set it apart from the rest. When used topically with a vitamin C serum, it offers unparalleled anti-aging benefits. When we created our Vitamin C Complex serum, we chose the most effective and stable form of vitamin C, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. It’s the ultimate free radical scavenger! Regular use of this A-list antioxidant, coupled with daily facial exercises, will change your skin and your life!

Here are five incredible anti-aging benefits of Vitamin C Complex Serum.

1. It Protects the Skin

Vitamin C protects the skin against the environment and free radical damage like nothing else. It has been shown to neutralize and even reverse the appearance of damage caused by the sun’s dangerous UV rays, pollution and free radicals.

2. Vitamin C Serum Boosts Collagen Production

Collagen is a structural protein that gives skin its plumpness and elasticity. When it breaks down, it results in fines lines, wrinkles, loss of suppleness and sagging skin. Skin also becomes thinner when collagen diminishes. Topical application of vitamin C boosts collagen production to restore firmness, fight wrinkles and thicken skin.

3. Brighter Skin

Topical vitamin C brightens the complexion, revives dull skin and imparts radiance. It acts like a natural bleaching agent and can even improve those dreaded under eye circles. When used regularly, it results in a more even skin tone and youthful glow. TIP: Apply it all over your body, not just your face!

4. Vitamin C Combats Hyperpigmentation

Vitamin C can lighten discoloration such as sun spots, hyperpigmentation and melasma. It also protects against future sun and free radical damage, while treating redness and irritation.

5. Pores Look Better

Vitamin C Complex Serum improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of large pores, a condition caused when collagen breaks down. Since it thickens the skin and promotes collagen production, it also helps pores appear smaller and more refined.

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3 Reasons to Get Facials

facial exercisesOne of the best ways to supplement your facial exercises regimen is to get regular facials. It’s an excellent way to pamper yourself while treating your skin issues and fighting the signs of aging. Regular facials address breakouts, fight damage from the sun and free radicals, and impart a healthy, youthful glow. They’re great for men and women of all ages and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

For best results, get a facial every month. We offer stem cell facials at our spa that provide astounding results for our wide-ranging clients. Other type of facials will yield excellent anti-aging benefits as well, so find something that works for you.

Read on for three reasons to get regular facials.

1. Younger Looking Skin

Facials help your skin look younger in several ways. They hydrate the skin cells, which plumps up the skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. Facials also provide deeper exfoliation than you can achieve at home. This helps eliminate the dead skin cells that make skin look dull and clog pores, which leads to acne and breakouts. The level of exfoliation that facials provide also evens out skin tone and diminishes the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Some types of facials, such as our stem cell version, go a step further and boost collagen production to improve elasticity and combat sagging.

2. Your Skin Will Glow

There’s a reason why celebrities flock to get facials before red carpet events—that youthful glow. Facials boost circulation, which improves the flow of oxygen and essential nutrients to skin cells. This helps hydrate and plump up the cells while imparting a youthful glow. Improved circulation also promotes the renewal of skin cells.

3. Facials are Good For Your Health

Facials are an excellent way to indulge in a little me-time and reduce stress, which causes many skin and health issues. A good facial calms the senses and gives you a chance to relax while revitalizing your skin. It also provides the opportunity to address any issues you may be experiencing, from breakouts to dryness.

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5 Reasons to Use Sunblock

We’re always surprised when clients who practice Facercise daily ask if they need to wear sunblock. Your skin is your largest organ, so it needs the most protection. If you don’t wear it every single day, believe me, you will regret it! Applying sunblock every day is essential for both anti-aging and protecting your overall health. My Protective Sunblock SPF 30 is one of my best-sellers because it provides grease-free, long-lasting protection.

Read on for five reasons to make proper skin protection a priority.

1.  Sunblock Protects Against Dangerous UV Rays

The ozone layer is depleting—this means you need powerful protection from harmful rays and sunburn. We’ve all been there—red skin that feels hot and painful to the touch and sometimes even blisters and peels. No bueno! While the immediate suffering fades away in a few days, the sun damage can be permanent and plays a role in those fine lines and wrinkles we’re all trying to avoid. Don’t risk it for a second—wear sunscreen every single day, rain or shine.

2. Skin Cancer is on The Rise

Even with all the information out there about the sun’s harmful rays, more and more cases of skin cancer are reported each year. Wearing sunscreen reduces your risk of this potentially deadly disease.

3. Sunblock Combats Discoloration

Many skin conditions, such as hyperpigmentation and age spots, are a direct result of sun exposure. The sun can also exacerbate melasma, rosacea and overall sensitivity.

4. It Slows Down Wrinkling and Premature Aging

Research shows that regular use of sunblock protects against photoaging, which includes wrinkling and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

5. Sunblock Reduces the Appearance of Veins and Redness

The sun’s dangerous ultraviolet rays destroy the collagen that surrounds the tiny veins and capillaries in facial skin, resulting in greater visibility. The appearance of those red veins, blotchiness and redness grows more pronounced with repeated sun exposure.

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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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Top 3 Vitamin C Sources

facial exercisesVitamin C and facial exercises are unrivaled for developing brighter, firmer and more resilient skin. Exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, free radicals and pollutants, coupled with aging, decreases our skin’s vitamin C levels. This leads to fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and hyperpigmentation. The good news is, we can replenish our vitamin C levels by incorporating it into our diet and with topical application. Do both and you’ll be boost immunity, combat free radical damage and reverse some of the effects of aging over time.

Below are three excellent sources of vitamin C to work into your anti-aging skincare regimen. Combine them with a consistent routine of facial exercises and you will see excellent results in a matter of weeks, if not days.

1. Fruit

One of the best food groups to get your vitamin C from is fruit. Produce is exceptionally rich in vitamin C and easy to incorporate into your diet. While we typically reach for citrus when we think of vitamin C, such as oranges, grapefruit, limes and lemons, many other fruits have even higher levels of this potent nutrient. One eight-ounce serving of papaya contains 88.3 mg of vitamin C, while mango provides 122.3 mg. Kiwi is also loaded with vitamin C, with around 70 mg per medium-sized fruit, as well as potassium and copper. Strawberries and pineapple are also excellent sources.

2. Veggies

Surprisingly, some of the best sources of vitamin C are chili peppers! One cup of chopped chili peppers delivers 215 mg of vitamin C and boasts capsaicin, which has been shown to boost metabolism and yields significant anti-inflammatory properties. Both red and green bell peppers also deliver your RDA of vitamin C and more, while providing fiber to your diet. Other good vegetable sources include kale, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and spinach.

3. Vitamin C Complex Serum

My antioxidant-rich Vitamin C Complex Serum is the perfect topical agent for brightening your skin and protecting against harmful UV rays. This powerful serum reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and age spots while imparting a youthful-looking glow. Apply it religiously to your face, neck, decolletage, hands, arms and legs.

Most people start seeing a difference in their skin after two to four weeks of increasing their vitamin C intake and using our High Density C Serum. Visit this link for more information about our proprietary system of facial exercises and incredible skincare products.

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Top 10 Anti-Aging Habits

facial exercisesDo you want to take years off your face? Then it’s time to adopt healthy habits, from wearing sunscreen and sunglasses to doing facial exercises daily. Youthful looks aren’t dependent upon good genes. Research shows that somewhere between 70 and 80 percent of how we age is a result of extrinsic aging, which refers to our lifestyle, environment and skin protocol. This means that good choices and healthy habits can make a major difference in how your skin ages.

Here are the anti-aging habits to master if you want to look your youthful best.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking robs the skin of oxygen, creating a dull, tired appearance. It causes nasty vertical lines around the mouth and Crow’s feet. Smoking also breaks down collagen, which gives skin its elasticity and slows healing. It’s one of the worst things you can do to your skin.

Protect Against Sun Exposure

The sun’s dangerous rays cause premature wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and collagen breakdown. Wear sunscreen religiously, rain or shine, every single day to protect your delicate skin. Use vitamin C to help fight sun damage and eat foods rich in beta-carotene to help protect skin from the inside out.

Avoid Frowning

Repetitive facial movements like squinting and frowning cause the formation of fine lines and wrinkles—and unattractive ones at that. Avoid these unnecessary expressions to minimize these lines.

Hydrate

Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out. Proper hydration plumps up fine lines and wrinkles and helps maintain radiance.

Wear Sunglasses

Protect the delicate skin around your eyes and avoid squinting by wearing sunglasses whenever you walk out the door.

Reduce Stress

Stress takes a toll on your skin! Engage in stress-reducing activities to minimize its impact. Meditate, exercise, read, do yoga or anything else that makes you feel less stressed.

Do Facial Exercises

Facercise helps you defy gravity and firms sagging skin. Doing facial exercises on a consistent basis helps skin look tighter and more toned. Facercise also stimulates circulation, which gives your skin a healthy glow.

Work Out

Exercise and partake in physical activity as much as possible. It boosts immunity, increases flexibility, reduces stress and helps your body detox.

Sleep Right

Sleep on your back to avoid crepey skin on your neck and decolletage and to prevent the deepening of lines.

Makeover Your Lifestyle

Eat a healthy, antioxidant-rich diet, avoid alcohol as much as possible and exercise regularly to keep yourself looking young and beautiful.

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