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How to Combat the 5 Types of Wrinkles

facial exercisesDid you know that there are five different types of wrinkles? It’s true—and since not all wrinkles are the same, neither is their treatment. Just like these signs of aging are caused by different sources, they require different techniques for minimizing their appearance.

Read on to learn how to tackle the five different types of wrinkles.

1. Dynamic Expression Wrinkles

These babies are causes by repetitive expressions, such as smiling, frowning and laughing, which is why they’re often called “laugh lines.” They typically start out as fine lines that disappear when you stop making the expression, but over time, grow more deeply etched and become permanent. To combat: Don’t make the leap into Botox territory to make these go away. Instead, do facial exercises twice a day. In just two weeks, you’ll start to see smoother skin. Avoid overexposure to the sun and smoking—both these habits expedite the transformation from dynamic to static wrinkles.

2. Atrophic Creases

These deep parallel lines appear on the forehead and between the brows when furrowed, also known as the “Elevens.” They become more apparent with age since the collagen and elastin in our skin diminishes over time. They also worsen with fat loss, dehydrated skin and photodamage. To combat: Atrophic wrinkles can definitely be improved with a consistent Facercise practice! Limit sun exposure, wear sunscreen daily and reduce stress with a healthy habit like meditation.

3. Compression Wrinkles

These deep lines form on the face, neck and décolletage as a result of sleeping on your stomach or side. Your face and body squishes against the mattress or pillow and puts pressure on the skin. At first, compression wrinkles go away soon after you wake up. Over time, they stop disappearing and stay for the long haul. To combat: Sleep on your back. Use silk pillowcases or even a special pillow that alleviates pressure on the skin. Do facial exercises to counteract that compression!

4. Elastic Wrinkles

These tiny wrinkles on the upper lips, cheek and neck are a direct result of too much sun exposure, free radical damage and other factors that cause oxidative stress. To combat: Avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine. Facial exercises are an excellent remedy as they boost circulation, which helps promote collagen production. Eat an antioxidant-rich diet to help combat the free radical scavengers that deplete collagen and elastin supplies.

5. Gravitation Folds

These folds are a combination of saggy skin and wrinkles that can significantly age our appearance. They are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin from aging and UV damage. To combat: Use a retinol product to boost collagen and exfoliate dead skin cells. Facercise consistently and eat an antioxidant-rich diet. Radio-frequency and ultrasound treatments can also help tighten and firm the skin.

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The Basics of Collagen

facial exercisesCollagen is the most abundant protein found in the body and is essential to many aspects of our health. It provides structure for our skin cells and forms our connective tissue, such as cartilage and tendons. Collagen literally keeps our skin and bodies together! It’s a vital skin layer that provides elasticity, firmness and a cushion for the skin’s movements. It’s important to boost collagen with diet, skincare products and facial exercises.

Here are the basics of collagen so that you know what depletes it and how to promote its production.

The Slowdown

Collagen production starts slowing down anywhere from age 18 to mid-20s with visible signs showing up around age 30. Research shows that we lose up around one percent per year after that, with production dwindling even more after menopause.

Collagen Scavengers

The things that deplete collagen the most are aging, excess sugar, UV exposure, free radicals and pollutants like smoking. Drinking alcohol has also been shown to slow collagen production.

Protecting Collagen Reserves

Sunblock with a SPF 30 is critical for protecting skin from the sun’s dangerous UV rays.

Boosting Collagen Production

Vitamin C is essential for collagen synthesis. Use a topically applied vitamin C product like our Vitamin C Complex Serum and eat an antioxidant-rich diet that includes citrus and other good sources of vitamin C. Vitamin A and minerals including copper and iron also help promote collagen production.

Health Benefits

Collagen is present throughout our bodies and supports many functions. It boosts metabolism, helps heal a leaky gut, promotes lean muscle mass and improves skin, hair and nail health. Research shows that it also may increase energy, reduce joint pain and degeneration, bolster heart health by stimulating circulation and improve sleep quality.

Skin Benefits

Boosting collagen production reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, while increasing elasticity and firmness.

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The Magic of Ultra Hyaluronic Cream

hyaluronic acidHyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring carbohydrate molecule that helps keep skin, tissue and joints moisturized. It has a tremendous capacity for retaining large volumes of water on the skin and provides cellular structure. Over the past decade, countless dermatologists and researchers have deemed it “the key molecule involved in skin moisture.”

As a result, multitudes of serums and creams have been introduced into the marketplace featuring this essential ingredient. Our Ultra Hyaluronic Cream is one of our best sellers because it contains ingredients that, when combined with hyaluronic acid, have been shown to increase skin moisture by 300%. My clients call it “magic in a jar.”

Read on to discover the magic of this incredible molecule.

Hyaluronic Acid Boosts Collagen

Hyaluronic acid boosts collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein that is critical for maintaining skin’s elasticity, flexibility and firmness. It gives shape, structure and integrity to the skin, as well as tissue, muscles, bones, tendons and important organs. While it is the most abundant protein in our body, it decreases as we age. When this molecule is added in a form that is easily absorbed into your skin, like our Ultra Hyaluronic Cream, it promotes supple, elastic skin.

Unrivaled Moisture

The hydration that this molecule provides is intense—clients report dewy, glowing skin with improved texture. It delivers lasting moisture and rehydrates the damage done by the sun and other elements, as well as the hormone replacement treatments that can make skin look older and drier. It reduces dryness and flakiness to make skin appear smoother and more youthful.

Hyaluronic Acid Helps Reduce Wrinkles

Wrinkles are caused by the normal aging process as well as damage from the sun and free radicals. Hyaluronic acid provides moisture and increases skin volume, which plumps up wrinkles and reduces their appearance. The moisture and improved elasticity this miracle molecule provides decreases the depth of wrinkles significantly with consistent use. Clients even report a reduction in the bags under their eyes.

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3 Unique Ways to Use Retinol Skin Conditioner

retinol skin conditionerRetinol plays a critical role in your anti-aging. It’s a topical vitamin A derivative that boosts collagen production, speeds cell turnover and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Our Retinol Skin Conditioner exfoliates the dead skin cells to impart a healthy glow and speeds cell turnover. It also smooths skin while improving skin tone and hyperpigmentation.

Retinol is one of the most effective products for promoting cell-communication. It functions as an antioxidant to help prevent free radical damage while healing and preventing acne. New research points to its ability to increase elastin production as well, making it the perfect complement to our proprietary system of facial exercises, Facercise.

Many people know to apply retinol to their faces every night before bedtime, but few realize that it can improve the skin all over the body as well. Here are three other ways that we recommend using Retinol Skin Conditioner.

1. On Your Hands

Retinol is very effective at reducing unsightly age spots and hyperpigmentation on hands. It smooths out wrinkles and deep creases, while adding volume by boosting collagen production. This is important since volume loss is one of the most common signs of aging on hands. The results from regular application of Retinol Skin Conditioner are more natural looking than those achieved by fillers and other hand rejuvenation procedures.

2. On Your Arms and Legs

Retinol can significantly reduce the appearance of crepey arms while evening out skin tone. It’s also an excellent way to lift and firm sagging skin on our legs and can even improve the appearance of cellulite.

3. On Your Stomach

Regular use of Retinol Skin Conditioner firms and tighten skin on the stomach. It reduces the appearance of dimply, bumpy skin in this area and promotes elasticity. When used in conjunction with a dry brushing and/or No Lipo Lipo regimen, you will see extraordinary results.

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How to Stimulate Collagen 500 333 Facercise

How to Stimulate Collagen

collagenCollagen is essential for youthful skin. It’s a naturally occurring protein that provides cellular structure and is responsible for skin elasticity, firmness and plumpness. Factors like aging, UV rays and environmental stressors break collagen down and slows its production. By age 20, our collagen stores deplete at a faster rate, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.

Here are easy ways to stimulate collagen production.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking is collagen’s worst enemy. It restricts circulation and strips away our collagen supply, leaving dull, dry, wrinkled skin it its wake. This is especially visible in the skin around the nasolabial folds, lips and eyes. Avoid smoking altogether!

Eat Right

A diet filled with lean protein and antioxidant-rich produce boosts collagen production. Studies show that vitamin C and minerals like copper, zinc and sulphur increases collagen supplies. Vitamin C has also been shown to reduce and protect against sun and free radical damage that breaks this protein down. Some excellent foods that aid in collagen formation include chicken, bone broth, shellfish, fish, eggs, garlic, citrus, berries, tomatoes, leafy greens, beans and bell peppers. Nuts including cashews, almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts and peanut are great sources of sulphur.

Cut Down on Sugar

Studies show that refined sugars and simple carbs cause inflammation and deplete collagen supplies. Sugars attach to collagen fibers permanently, weighing them down and hindering flexibility.

Facercise

Facial exercise boosts circulation and collagen production. It strengthens the synergistic muscles of the face and neck and helps define and contour. A regular practice firms and tightens skin to give the face a more lifted appearance.

Facial Massage

Facial massages stimulate lymphatic drainage to help detox skin, while bolstering collagen production. By engaging in this type of self-care, you will reduce stress that causes wrinkles and inflammation.

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4 Ways to Boost Collagen 500 333 Facercise

4 Ways to Boost Collagen

facial exercisesOne of the great benefits of facial exercises is that they boost collagen production. Collagen is an insoluble, fibrous protein found in our skin, muscles, bones and tendons. It’s the most abundant protein in our bodies and provides elasticity, structural support and cellular regeneration. Collagen literally holds the body together like a glue.

As we age, collagen production slows down. This results in sagging skin, wrinkles and the breakdown of cartilage in your joints. The good news is, there are ways to boost collagen production that result in firmer, smoother skin, healthier joints, stronger teeth and nails, and a reduction in cellulite and stretch marks.

Here are four excellent ways to boost collagen production and improve your overall health.

1. Boost Vitamin C Consumption

Vitamin C is renowned for boosting immunity, but it is also essential to the formation of skin cells. Studies conducted by Tulane University found that it increases collagen production and many other studies show that individuals who consume high quantities of vitamin C develop fewer wrinkles than those who don’t. Apply it topically with Vitamin C Complex Serum and eat vitamin C-rich produce such as oranges, lemons, tomatoes, red peppers, berries, kiwi and green leafy vegetables. You can also take a daily supplement, such as Ester-C, which is a gentler version.

2. Eat More Amino Acids and Lean Protein

Eggs, poultry and fish are excellent sources of both amino acids and lean protein that boost collagen production. Other good sources include bone broth and collagen powders.

3. Protect Your Skin From the Sun

The sun’s damaging rays show up as photodamage while depleting collagen under the surface. The result is unsightly, long-term damage that is difficult to repair. Wear sunscreen religiously every time you step outside—even if you’re just running to the store for five minutes. Apply it to your face, neck, hands, décolletage and anywhere else you want to have nice skin. In addition, eat foods that are rich in lycopene, which acts as a natural sunblock. Good lycopene sources include watermelon, tomatoes, papaya, grapefruit, beets and bell peppers.

4. Do Your Daily Facial Exercises

Facercising on a daily basis improves circulation and collagen production. It also prevents muscle atrophy, which results in sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles.

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5 Benefits of Vitamin C Complex Serum

facial exercisesOur Vitamin C Complex Serum is a fountain of youth! Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants for anti-aging and beautiful skin. When applied topically, it helps protect skin from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays and other environmental stressors. What sets our vitamin C serum apart from others is its powerful ingredient, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, the most stable and effective form of this antioxidant.

Read on to discover the benefits of Vitamin C Complex Serum.

1. Vitamin C Serum Fights Hyperpigmentation

Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and “age spots” while protecting against future discoloration. It also helps soothe inflammation, irritation and redness.

2. Protection Against Free Radicals

Vitamin C protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals, pollution and other environmental stressors. Studies show that regular use of a topical vitamin C neutralizes damage and may reverse its appearance.

3. More Refined Pores

Topically applied vitamin C minimizes the appearance of large pores so that they look more refined. It also improves skin texture so that it looks and feels smoother and more even.

4. Boosted Collagen Production

Collagen is a protein responsible for skin’s firmness and elasticity. When collagen breaks down, it causes lines, wrinkles, larger pores and thinner, sagging skin. Vitamin C Complex Serum boosts collagen production to fight wrinkles, thicken skin, improve firmness and reduce sagging.

5. Vitamin C Brightens Skin

Dull skin be gone! Regular use of a serum rich in vitamin C brightens skin and imparts a healthy glow. It can even help lighten undereye circles. Many of our clients use it on their hands, neck, decolletage, arms and legs too!

The benefits of Vitamin C Complex Serum are unrivaled. Click here to purchase our amazing vitamin C serum so you can incorporate it into your routine as soon as possible.

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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 Collagen-Boosting Foods

facial exercisesCollagen is the body’s most abundant protein. While it is critical for our bone, muscle, ligament and tendon health, it also affects our looks. Collagen gives our skin its strength, elasticity, firmness and suppleness. It helps our skin cells renew themselves and fights off the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

While a solid anti-aging skin care regimen and facial exercises can help boost collagen production, this important protein cannot be absorbed through our skin. The good news is, we can boost collagen production by consuming certain foods. Read on to learn about three foods that will promote and stimulate collagen and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

1. Avocado

These babies are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, which boost collagen production, decrease the risk of skin cancer and help keep us fuller longer. Avocados are also packed with vitamin E, which helps prevent free radical damage and fight off skin cell oxidation. In addition, avocado oil is rich in plant steroids, which helps reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and revitalizes skin cells.

2. Turkey

Turkey boasts high levels of carnosine, an amino acid that promotes elasticity by rejuvenating skin cells and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. This lean protein is also an excellent source of tryptophan, which is a mood booster, helps ensure proper sleep and is good for weight loss. It is also rich in zinc, which has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces dry skin and promotes cell growth.

3. Citrus

Citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, strawberries, pineapple and papaya are loaded with vitamin C, which bolsters immunity and combats free radical damage. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can also reduce and prevent sun damage while decreasing the formation of wrinkles. Studies show that proper vitamin C consumption can even reverse sun damage.

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5 Collagen Boosting Tips 500 333 Facercise

5 Collagen Boosting Tips

facial exercisesIf you want firm, glowing skin, collagen is key! It’s a fibrous protein that works together with elastin to provide structural support for the skin. These proteins are also responsible for firmness and elasticity. Unfortunately, as we age, collagen breaks down and its production slows. This is where facial exercises and a few other tricks can come in handy.

Boost collagen production with the following anti-aging tips:

Protect Your Skin

Free radicals and the sun’s dangerous UV rays scavenge and deplete collagen. This shows up as photodamage, such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and sun spots. It also causes sagginess and loss of elasticity. Prevent these unsightly issues by wearing sunblock every single day, rain or shine. Apply all over your face, hands, arms, neck and décolletage—even the tops of your ears, as they are extremely vulnerable. It’s good to eat foods rich in beta-carotene and lycopene, antioxidants that help protect the skin from the inside out. Tomatoes, squash, yams, watermelon, papaya, beets, grapefruit and bell peppers are all excellent sources.

Facercise Daily

Facial exercises boost circulation which helps deliver oxygen to the skin cells. This stimulates collagen production and gives you a rosy glow. A consistent Facercise practice also prevents atrophy and strengthens muscle memory. The result is firmer, smoother skin with more defined contours and a decreased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Eat Right

It’s important to consume lean, complete protein that provides all nine of the essential amino acids. Foods that contain high levels of sulphur have also been shown to promote collagen production. Some good options are garlic, legumes and cabbage. Vitamin C is also essential for cellular regeneration and collagen production. Eat lots of citrus, berries and green leafy vegetables to get your vitamin C fill.

Apply Vitamin C Topically

A vitamin C serum works wonders for stimulating collagen and brightening skin. Our Vitamin C Complex Serum protects against free radical and sun damage that breaks down collagen.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking restricts the blood flow, which leads to smoker’s face. This includes those lines around the lips and dry, leathery texture that makes you look 10 years older. Cut out smoking completely!

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