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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 Tips for Avoiding Fillers

facial exercisesIf you haven’t tried facial exercises yet, you may be considering one of the many dermal fillers on the market. The problem with Botox, Juvederm, Restylane and other injectables is that they are risky, have side effects and produce unnatural looking results. Men and women who overdo Botox are unable to make normal facial expressions and those who try to increase volume in their cheekbones can look very strange. Unlike facial exercises, which have no side effects, injections can be painful, cause bruising and may put a serious dent in your wallet.

If you follow a careful skin care regimen coupled with facial exercises, you can have smooth, wrinkle-free skin without getting injections. If you also follow a healthy diet, get adequate sleep and exercise, you can take skin care results to the next level.
Here are five products that will help you avoid fillers.

1. Vitamin C Complex Serum

Vitamin C Complex Serum stimulates the production of collagen, the skin’s key structural protein that is responsible for elasticity. It is also a potent antioxidant that reduces free radical damage. This serum will reduce wrinkles, improve skin texture and impart a healthy glow.

2. Ultra Hyaluronic Cream

Hyaluronic acid’s ability to moisturize and plump skin is unrivaled—studies have shown it to increase skin moisture by 300 percent. This rich cream hydrates the skin and keeps it from looking parched, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3. Face Lift to Go

This enzymatic mask lifts, tones, exfoliates dead skin cells and provides incredible cellular repair. Face Lift to Go makes your skin glow and is perfect for those special events that you want to look your best for. Use it weekly for best results.

4. Luxe Retinol Serum

Retinol is the pure form of vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal fresher, younger looking skin. It helps everything from fine lines and wrinkles to enlarged pores, acne, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Our Luxe Retinol Serum is gentle yet effective and can change the look of your skin in a matter of weeks, if not days.

5. Protective Sunblock SPF 30

Sunscreen needs to be worn daily, rain or shine, to protect your skin from the sun’s dangerous UV rays. Wearing it regularly will help prevent future sun damage.

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Summer Skincare Essentials

facial exercisesNow that summer is here, you’ve got to up your skin care game and make protection a priority. You won’t maximize the benefits of facial exercises if you bask in the sun without sunblock and commit other summertime sins. Read on to learn about summer skin essentials that combat sun damage while imparting a youthful glow.

Sunblock

Sunblock is mandatory all year long, rain or shine. The sun’s ultraviolet rays and free radicals work together to wreak havoc on our skin. This damage shows up in the form of wrinkles, sun sports, hyperpigmentation and melanoma. The sun also breaks down collagen, which is essential for skin elasticity and firmness. Apply Protective Sunblock SPF 30 before you step foot outside. If you wear a tinted moisturizer with SPF, that alone won’t cut it. Apply sunscreen underneath it to maximize protection.

Lip Protection

Your lips are super delicate, making them extremely susceptible to sun damage. Be sure to wear a protective balm with SPF 15 or more every day. Re-apply it through the day. If you wear lipstick or gloss, apply balm first so it can act as a primer.

Spritz

Our skin gets parched this time of year, making skin dull and amplifying the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Carry a mist like our Heavy Water Spritz to replenish moisture throughout the day. It will refresh your makeup and give your skin a dewy appearance.

Brighten Up

A powerful potent vitamin C Serum like our Vitamin C Complex serum will brighten your skin while helping protect against sun and oxidative damage. Vitamin C also boosts collagen production! Try to eat produce rich with this antioxidant as well—some excellent sources are oranges, kiwis, mangoes, papaya, pineapple, berries and watermelon.

Wear Shades

Wear sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes and the delicate area surrounding them. Polarized lens do not protect your eyes from the sun, so be sure you purchase lenses with “UV protection” on the label.  Wearing sunglasses also prevents the squinting that causes fine lines and crow’s feet.

Incorporate these summer skincare essentials into your routine to ward off hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Click through to learn about the benefits of facial exercises.

 

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5 Reasons Dry Brushing Rocks

body sculptingSummer is officially here! If you haven’t started getting swimsuit ready, there is no better time than now. Whether you’re dieting, exercising, doing our No Lipo Lipo body sculpting regimen or all of the above, dry brushing is the perfect way to expedite results. It’s is easy to fit into your routine and will only take a few minutes out of your day—why not do it right before or after your facial exercises?

For best results, dry brush before you take a shower in the morning. You’ll find that it feels good and actually helps relieve stress. Be sure to use upward motions when brushing the skin. For more information, there is a step-by-step demonstration available on our No Lipo Lipo DVD, which can also be streamed on Amazon.

Read on to learn about the many benefits of Dry Brushing.

Exfoliation

It helps gets rid of dead skin cells and unclogs pores, which promotes faster cell renewal and helps the skin appear smoother and brighter.

Circulation

With more blood circulating to your skin, it becomes firmer and develops a youthful glow. Improved blood flow also reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Detoxification

Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, which is responsible for eliminating cellular waste from your body. When your lymphatic system is not functioning properly, toxins can build up in your body and make you ill or gain weight. Dry brushing helps eliminate fluids and toxins from the body, which improves vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.

Tightening & Toning

Next to exercise and No Lipo Lipo, consistent dry brushing is one of the most effective way to tone muscles and lift the skin.

Boosted Overall Health

Studies show that regular dry brushing promotes healthy digestion and improves kidney function. It also elevates your mood!

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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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How Alcohol Damages Your Skin

facial exercisesWhen you dedicate so much time and effort doing facial exercises and following a proper skincare regimen, it only makes sense to follow a healthy lifestyle. It plays one of the most important parts in keeping skin looking young. An diet rich in antioxidants and lean protein, coupled with regular exercise, makes a huge difference in your skin and overall health.

Yet there is a common culprit that can deter all your hard work: alcohol. When it comes to alcohol consumption, moderation is key. If abstinence is not an option, then it’s important to develop guidelines for your intake. If you need some motivation for moderation, read on to learn how alcohol affects your skin.

Dehydration

Alcohol severely dehydrates your skin. Since the skin is primarily composed of water, dehydration causes it to lose that youthful plumpness we’re all striving for. It also makes fine lines and wrinkles appear more prominent and causes skin to look puffy. Worse yet—dehydration damage causes you to look older over time.

Inflammation

Alcohol causes inflammation, which results in a histamine reaction that results in redness, flushing and capillary damage. It also exacerbates rosacea.

Breakouts

Alcohol negatively affects our adrenal glands, causing adrenal fatigue. This is believed to cause hormonal breakouts. The inflammation that drinking alcohol causes also contributes to blemishes.

Nutrient Depletion

Drinking alcohol depletes important vitamins and antioxidants from your body, which blocks the delivery of oxygen to cells. It also significantly diminishes vitamin A, which is essential for cell regeneration.

Aging

The inflammation caused by excessive alcohol consumption promotes harmful free radical activity that leads to the breakdown to collagen and elastin. This results in loss of firmness and elasticity and actually causes wrinkling.

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6 Superfoods for Glowing Skin

If you want to enhance results from facial exercises, eating a diet packed with superfoods is key. What we put in our body has great impact on both the health and appearance of our skin. Read on to discover six foods that combat the signs of aging, boost radiance and improve the health of your skin.

1. Omega-Rich Fish

Wild-caught salmon, tuna and tiny fish like mackerel are packed with healthy fats like EPA and omega-3. These fatty acids reduce inflammation and impart moisture to the skin. These types of fish are also an excellent source of lean protein that helps build lean muscle and puts your appetite in check. In addition, wild-caught salmon is a good course of zinc, a trace mineral that stimulates collagen synthesis.

2. Avocados

Avocados are loaded with potent antioxidants like vitamin C and E that reduce inflammation help slow collagen breakdown. Their high levels of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids hydrate skin from the inside out to plump up wrinkles and boost that youthful glow.

3. Berries

Berries are an excellent source of antioxidants such as flavonoids, polyphenols, phytochemicals and carotenoids. While all berries are good for you, the darker the berry, the greater the antioxidant content. This makes blackberries, raspberries and blueberries your best choice. Berries also contain ellagic acid, which may help prevent collagen damage caused by the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet rays.

4. Beetroot

Beetroot is a powerful weapon against free radicals that cause wrinkling and sagging. It also helps purify and detoxify our bloodstream. Beetroot contains strong levels of potassium, magnesium, calcium and vitamins A and E.

5. Kale

This green leafy vegetable is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Kale is loaded with skin essentials that reduce inflammation and combat free radical damage including omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants like beta-carotene and vitamin C. It also contains copper, a mineral that boosts collagen production while promoting melanin synthesis to protect your skin from the sun. Kale is so good for your skin that some people rinse their face with kale juice in the morning!

6. Nuts & Seeds

Walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts and pumpkin seeds are rich in healthy fats that hydrate the skin and vitamins B and E, which helps prevent wrinkling. They also loaded with zinc and selenium, minerals that have been shown to boost skin health and detoxify the body.

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6 Ways to Combat Hyperpigmentation

facial exercisesWhile the sun equals fun, the damage it does to our skin is no picnic. Its powerful UV rays cause everything from sunburns and wrinkles to melanoma and hyperpigmentation. The dark spots known as hyperpigmentation are very difficult to remove and can show up on every exposed body part. Their appearance can be intensified by skin irritation, pregnancy hormones, endocrine diseases, insulin resistance and various medications including chemotherapy drugs.

If avoiding the sun altogether isn’t an option, read on to learn how to combat hyperpigmentation and maintain the results of facial exercises.

1. Block the Sun

There’s a reason we mention sunblock in nearly every post—it’s so important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Wear sunblock every single day on each part of your body that’s exposed. Re-apply several times per day, especially if you’re engaging in outdoor activities. Wear SPF clothing, sunglasses and a hat for ultimate protection.

2. Keep Cool

Melanin activity increases when your body overheats, which can lead to dark spots forming. If you get overheated or exercise outside, immediately cool your skin down with a wet cloth or ice pack.

3. Lighten Up

Go on the offensive with a lightening product like our gentle yet effective Brightening Cream. If you’re considering using a hydroquinone product, be sure to speak to your dermatologist first. Sometimes hydroquinone can exacerbate sun spots and worsen their appearance.

4. Retinol

Retinol products exfoliate and eliminate dead, discolored skin cells that appear as sun spots. They also boost collagen production, which helps fight free radical scavengers. Our new Luxe Retinol is perfect for sloughing away dead skin to reveal a radiant complexion.

5. Vitamin C Serum

Layer a vitamin C product like our Vitamin C Complex Serum to brighten up skin and help protect against sun damage.

6. Eat for Protection

Consume a diet of antioxidant-rich foods that act as an internal sunscreen. Lycopene and beta-carotene are two antioxidants that provide powerful protection. Some great sources include grapefruit, tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes and squash.

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How to Get Rid of a Double Chin

facial exercisesOne of my favorite areas to help clients target with facial exercises is the dreaded, but extremely common “double chin.” Also known as the “wattle,” chin fat or submental fat, this condition can be extremely difficult to get rid of. The double chin can be caused by anything from weight loss and genetics to aging. The good news is, Facercise can reduce this condition safely and effectively.

Risky Strategies

Chin fat causes insecurity and angst for those suffering from this condition. Unfortunately, many seek risky surgical procedures to target sagginess in this area. They get plastic surgery, have liposuction or get “fat melting” injections in the area. While this seems like a speedy solution, there are a lot of risks associated with these procedures, and often times, the results are below expectations.

Anesthesia

There are complications associated with anesthesia, such as post-operative dizziness, nausea and confusion. In more serious cases, side effects can result in pneumonia, stroke, seizure, heart attack and even death.

Mediocre or Undesired Results

Some patients report dimpling or unevenness in the area. Often times, there is only very slight improvement from these methods. With injectables, patients often have to do multiple courses of treatment, with up to 50 injections in the area each time. Does that sound like fun?

Short-Term Side Effects

Many experience bruising, redness, swelling and even infection in the area after injections or liposuction. Those who opt for injectables may also experience nausea, hypertension, mouth or throat pain, numbness, headache and nerve injury.

The Best Option

Anecdotal evidence shows that facial exercises can strengthen, tone and firm the muscles in the chin area. With a regular Facercise practice, you can diminish the appearance of a double chin without any risk of side effects or unwanted results. You can safely lift, tighten and firm the wattle, without spending all your money on expensive plastic surgery.

With daily facial exercises, you will see a difference in a matter of weeks. For best results, do all of the exercises included on the Ultimate Facercise DVD. Our muscles operate synergistically so exercising the entire face will make the entire area firmer and more toned.

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