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Top 3 Vitamin C Sources 500 333 Facercise

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 500 333 Facercise

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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How to Fight Sun Spots 500 333 Facercise

How to Fight Sun Spots

facial exercisesIt’s the time of year when sun spots make their unwanted appearance. These unsightly discolorations are a form of hyperpigmentation caused by exposure to the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays. Sun spots show up on our most exposed areas, such as the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands and legs. Unfortunately, they can’t be prevented with facial exercises or expensive moisturizers. Even if you wear sunscreen daily and reapply it often, they can still appear.

Once sun spots form, they can be difficult to get rid of. Follow these steps to help prevent these babies from showing up on your skin.

1. Avoid Sun Exposure

The best way to prevent sun spots is to avoid the sun altogether. If that’s not possible, stay indoors during between 10 am and 4 pm, when UV rays are at their peak strength.

2. Wear UV Protection

Protect your skin by wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 every single day, rain or shine. Our Protective Sunblock SPF 30 is an excellent, lightweight choice that melts into your skin. Re-apply every few hours, especially if you’re outside. Apply it to your face, neck, décolleté, hands and anywhere else that you don’t want sun spots. If you plan to be outside for a while, wear sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and clothing made with built-in SPF protection.

3. Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods

Foods that contain antioxidants including lycopene and beta-carotene help protect against sun damage. Both of these nutrients act as an internal sunscreen, fighting damage from within. Colorful fruits and green leafy vegetables are good sources of these beneficial antioxidants.

4. Use Vitamin C

Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that have been shown to protect against UV damage and may even repair discolored skin cells. Eat lots of citrus and apply a topical product, like our Vitamin C Complex Serum.

5. Exfoliate Regularly

Exfoliating removes dead, pigmented cells and helps the living cells underneath them rise to the surface. Use a gentle product and consult with a dermatologist or esthetician to determine how many times a week is necessary. An excellent way to promote exfoliation and cell turnover is to use a retinol product like our Retinol Skin Conditioner regularly. It helps resolve sun spots while imparting a dewy, youthful glow.

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5 Tips for Younger Looking Hands 500 333 Facercise

5 Tips for Younger Looking Hands

facial exercisesIf only we could target our hands with facial exercises! Our hands can be a dead giveaway of age, as they are one of the most vulnerable areas of our body. Many of us forget to address our hands, yet they are very susceptible to wrinkles, sun spots, volume loss and dry, cracked skin. They’re constantly exposed to the sun and other environmental stressors, not to mention the toll housework and gardening can take.

The delicate skin on our hands needs constant care and protection. Avoid crepey, wrinkled hands and sun spots with the following anti-aging tips.

1. Wear Sunblock Daily

Your hands need constant protection from the sun and free radical damage. Apply Protective Sunblock SPF 30 every day all year long. Apply 20 minutes before heading outside and re-apply throughout the day.

2. Give Your Hands the Same Attention You Give Your Face

Don’t skimp when it comes to your hands—use the same quality products you use on your face. Add an additional layer of sun protection by layering Vitamin C Complex Serum under your moisturizer and sunscreen. Vitamin C helps brighten hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone while boosting collagen. Another excellent strategy is to apply Retinol Skin Conditioner at night to fend off wrinkling and plump up the skin.

3. Wash Gently

Since we often wash our hands several times a day, it’s essential to use a gentle product. Try a hand wash that features vitamin E or shea butter as a main ingredient to help restore hydration. Products that don’t include a moisturizing element can be too harsh and drying.

4. Moisturize After Water Exposure

Apply a rich hydrating cream immediately after washing your hands. A thick cream is much more restorative and hydrating than a regular lotion.

5. Wear Gloves

Wear gloves when doing dishes, housework and gardening, as well as when you’re driving. Dangerous UV rays can scavenge the hands on your skin through your car window, causing unsightly sun spots and wrinkles. There are also special sun protective gloves available, such as those by Bloxsun or Solartex, that are meant to be put on and taken off very easily and have a slight grip for the steering wheel

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5 Benefits of Vitamin C Complex Serum 500 333 Facercise

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 Ways to Treat Age Spots 500 308 Facercise

5 Ways to Treat Age Spots

sun spotsMany of us suffer from what are called “age spots” and hyperpigmentation. This unsightly discoloration is caused by the sun’s powerful UV rays and other environmental stressors or can simply be a side effect of aging. Whatever the cause, the result can do a number on our confidence. The good news is, you can fade them and sometimes even eliminate them altogether.

While procedures like chemical peels and laser therapy can help, they can be costly, require downtime and cause side effects. Just like facial exercises provide a natural, non-surgical way to combat other signs of aging, there are non-invasive methods for diminishing age spots. Read on to discover our favorite techniques.

Lightening Creams and Lotions

Many products lighten and fade age spots over time. Apply one religiously and you will most likely see results. Our Brightening Cream is a customer favorite because it noticeably lightens and brightens the skin yet is extremely gentle. Many who try more aggressive products containing hydroquinone suffer severe irritation and experience a worsening of the condition.

Vitamin C

When vitamin C is consumed internally and applied externally, it yields significant lightening results. It’s a potent antioxidant that reduces the number of sun damaged cells and can even reverse age-related damage. Our Vitamin C Complex Serum repairs UV damage while brightening the skin and imparting a youthful glow. Apply it all over the face, neck, décolletage, hands and wherever else you want to fade discoloration. Take an Ester-C supplement every day to boost the brightening process.

Retinol Skin Conditioner

Our Retinol Skin Conditioner is another powerful tool for combating age spots and hyperpigmentation. It gently exfoliates the skin, removing discolored cells that form sun spots while fighting free radical damage. It also promotes collagen and elastin production, which helps maintain skin’s elasticity and firmness.

Keep Cool

Whenever you’re overheated, melanin activity is stimulated, which leads to the formulation of spots. If you feel hot after exercising or spending time outdoors, immediately apply a cool cloth or ice pack to bring down your skin temperature.

Eat Right

Consume foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants such as beta-carotene and lycopene. These help the skin fight sun damage from the inside out and reduce inflammation. Eat lots of colorful produce such as tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, watermelon, grapefruit and green leafy veggies such as kale, spinach and broccoli.

If you ever have a spot that changes in size or color, bleeds, itches or turns red, see a board-certified dermatologist for a skin exam. Some forms of skin cancer, including melanoma, are often mistaken for age spots.

Keep in mind—prevention is key! Click here to learn ways to prevent age spots from occurring.

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5 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles Naturally 500 333 Facercise

5 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles Naturally

facial exercisesBotox and dermal fillers are not the holy grail of anti-aging! There are natural, non-invasive ways to combat the signs of aging and look younger and more beautiful. A healthy lifestyle, good habits and a solid skincare regimen will work wonders without breaking your wallet. Follow the tips below to keep your skin looking as beautiful as possible.

1. Protect Against UV Rays

The sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays break down collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep your skin firm and flexible. The sun also etches fine lines and wrinkles into your skin, making them deeper over time, and causes hyperpigmentation and sun spots. To prevent these unsightly signs of aging, wear a sunblock with a minimum of SPF 30 every single day, rain or shine. If you engage in outdoor activities, re-apply sunblock every hour. Wear a hat and sunglasses whenever you step outside and protective SPF clothing when possible.

2. Facercise Daily

Practice your facial exercises every single day, twice a day for best results. This will help smooth out lines and wrinkles, stimulate the delivery of oxygen to skin cells and boost collagen and elastin production.

3. Avoid Smoking & Drinking

These two vices wreak serious havoc on your appearance. Both dehydrate your skin, break down collagen and slow down circulation. Smoking also causes the formation of deep lines around the mouth and nasolabial folds.

4. Exfoliate Regularly

It’s important to shed the dead cells that dull skin and clog pores. Exfoliate on a regular basis to remove dead skin cells and promote cellular turnover. Retinol products offer excellent exfoliation while boosting collagen production, refining texture and imparting a youthful glow.

5. Stop Squinting

Squinting causes Crow’s feet, under-eye bags and the brow furrow often referred to as “The 11s.” Wear sunglasses with SPF protection to protect delicate under eye skin and eliminate the need to squint. If you have trouble reading, get the appropriate eyeglasses immediately.

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6 Ways to Combat Hyperpigmentation 500 333 Facercise

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.

5. Vitamin C Serum

Layer a vitamin C product like our High Density C 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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Summer Skincare Essentials 500 333 Facercise

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 High Density C 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 Ways to Reduce Hyperpigmentation 500 332 Facercise

5 Ways to Reduce Hyperpigmentation

hyperpigmentationOne of the unsightly effects of sun damage is the hyperpigmentation and sun spots it often leaves behind. The sun’s ultraviolet rays and other environmental stressors like free radicals are fierce scavengers that cause discoloration! Aging can play a role as well. Fortunately, this frustrating condition is not something we have to live with. Just like how facial exercises offer a nonsurgical alternative to preventing and smoothing wrinkles, there are ways to naturally improve discoloration.

Read on for tips on fading hyperpigmentation and sun spots so you feel more comfortable in your skin.\

1. Retinol Products

Products like Retinol Skin Conditioner are ideal for reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. This product is a best-seller because it exfoliates the skin gently and removes the discolored cells that cause sun spots and discoloration. Unlike other harsh retinoid products, Retinol Skin Conditioner does this without causing redness and irritation. Regular use also boosts collagen production, which helps maintain the skin’s flexibility and elasticity.

2. Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps lighten and brighten skin by decreasing the number of sun-damaged skin cells. It also imparts a healthy glow and stimulates collagen production. Our High Density C Serum is an excellent choice for brightening your complexion while fading hyperpigmentation. For optimum results, apply to your face and all areas of your body that are exposed to the sun.

3. Eat an Antioxidant-Rich Diet

Another way to fight off hyperpigmentation is to eat a diet packed with antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene and lycopene. These goods combat damage from the sun and free radicals, while reducing inflammation. Many clients also take an Ester-C supplement as well.

4. Brightening Cream

Consistent use of products like our Brightening Cream helps fade hyperpigmentation. If you have sensitive skin, avoid aggressive products with hydroquinone. They can cause irritation and even darken spots that you’re trying to lighten.

5. Avoid Overheating

Avoid getting overheated. When skin temperature rises this stimulates melanin, which leads to the formulation of darkened skin cells. If you’re outside in summer heat or feel hot after working out, apply a cool compress to your skin to bring its temperature down.

You know what they say about an ounce of prevention! Visit this link to learn how to prevent the formation of sun spots and hyperpigmentation. Click here to learn ways to prevent age spots from occurring.