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5 Ways to Maximize Sunblock Protection 500 333 Facercise

5 Ways to Maximize Sunblock Protection

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

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

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

1. Apply SPF Sunscreen Every Day

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

2. Don’t Wait Until You’re Outside

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

3. Apply Generously

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

4. Don’t Count on Makeup

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

5. Keep it Fresh

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

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5 Reasons You Need Sunblock 500 333 Facercise

5 Reasons You Need Sunblock

sumblockWe’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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Why We Need Sunblock All Year Long 550 550 Facercise

Why We Need Sunblock All Year Long

facial exercisesSunblock is not just for summer! Even some of my most devout Facercise clients only think about UV damage during summer months—this is a huge mistake. Just like you need to do facial exercises daily for optimum results, sunblock is necessary every day, rain or shine.

UV Rays are Potent

The sun produces three types of ultraviolet (UV) rays: UVA, UVB and UVC. Few are aware of UVC rays, but they are the most dangerous. While the atmosphere shields most UVC rays, we are not protected from UVA and UVB. Both types wreak serious damage; UVB rays can immediately scorch the top layers of the dermis while UVA rays affect the deeper layers of the skin.

UVA damage causes problems that are difficult to eradicate, including discoloration, sun spots and wrinkles. Both of these types of potent rays can lead to sunburns, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and even skin cancer.

Outdoor Exposure

If you go outdoors, you’re exposed to the dangerous UV rays. The sun literally never powers down! If you are in snowy weather, sun damage can be even stronger than in the summer—snow and ice can reflect nearly 90 percent of these powerful rays. Clouds are no match for blocking these rays either. You need to apply sunscreen even if you only plan to be outside briefly—a short walk to the car can intensify pre-existing damage within minutes. Apply sunblock a minimum of 20 minutes before you step foot outside.

You’re Never Safe

UVA rays can reach you in your car, even if you have tinted windows! Apply sunscreen for the car ride! Many suffer from uneven skin tone or sun spots on side of their face, neck and arms that is exposed by the driver’s side window. It’s a good idea to wear sunglasses and a hat for added protection.

Bottom line, you need a strong sunblock to protect your fragile skin all year long! Click through for information on our powerful sunblock and anti-aging system of facial exercises.

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5 Things to Avoid If You Want to Look Younger 500 380 Facercise

5 Things to Avoid If You Want to Look Younger

facial exercisesYou don’t have to get Botox and other fillers if you want to maintain fresh, youthful good looks. In fact, a good skin care protocol coupled with daily facial exercises will make you look younger and more natural than dermal fillers. It’s also important to avoid bad habits that break down collagen, slow circulation and cause the formation of wrinkles.

Here are five habits to eliminate immediately if you want to combat the signs of aging and maintain your looks.

1. Smoking

If you want to look older, keep smoking! The repetition of the movements involved with smoking causes deep lines around the lip area and all over the face. It slows the blood supply to our skin cells, depletes vitamin A and causes collagen to break down. The result is wrinkles, fine lines and dull, grey skin.

2. Sunbathing

The sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays cause significant damage in the form of sun spots, hyperpigmentation, deep lines and wrinkles. It also breaks down collagen, which is responsible for the flexibility and firmness of our skin. Stay out of the sun and protect your skin by wearing, hats, protective clothing and sunblock with a high SPF.

3. Squinting

Squinting causes Crow’s feet, undereye bags and those lovely brow furrows nicknamed the “elevens.” Wear sunglasses to protect the area and rock a hat whenever you step into the sun. If you need readers, wear them!

4. Sleeping on Your Stomach

Sleeping on your stomach smashes the skin on your face, neck and decollete into the pillow and sheets. The pressure causes creases that can become permanent over time. Sleep on your back to prevent this from happening.

5. Excessive Drinking

Too much alcohol dehydrates your skin, causes blood vessels to burst and leads to sleep deprivation. These effects accelerate the signs of aging and diminish overall beauty.

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3 Summer Skin Must-Haves

facial exercisesSummer is in full swing—so we hope you’ve been wearing sunscreen and doing your facial exercises every day. There are a few weeks left to take that beach vacay, hit those outdoor workouts or simply while away the days by the pool. Yet if the great outdoors is part of your summer plan, then protection is a must. Your skin is at its most vulnerable this time of year due to the sun’s powerful UV rays and other environmental stressors.

It’s never too late to whip your skincare protocol into shape. Proper skin care prevents sun damage and keeps your skin looking youthful and beautiful. Make sure the following essentials are part of your everyday routine.

1. High Density C Serum

Vitamin C serum is a must during summer months. It combats dangerous free radicals, protects skin from sun damage and strengthens your skin. Our High Density C Serum boosts collagen production to help skin maintain its elasticity and firmness while imparting a healthy glow. It even prevents the formation of sun spots and hyperpigmentation and can reverse damage that’s already been done. Clients also use it to heal sunburned skin.

2. Protective Sunblock SPF 30

Sunblock is mandatory every day, rain or shine. The sun’s UVA and UVB rays are their strongest this time of year, which can cause serious damage. Protect your skin from wrinkles, sun spots, hyperpigmentation and sagging by layering vitamin C and Protective Sunblock SPF 30 every day. Apply it at least 20 minutes before stepping outside and cover every area that will be exposed to the sun. At a minimum, hit your face, hands, front and back of the neck, top of your ears and décolleté. Re-apply several times per day.

3. Nourishing E Oil

Vitamin E oil is another excellent antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals and replenishes moisture to dry skin. Our Nourishing E Oil offers a gentle way to remove makeup, hydrate summer skin and lock in moisture after a bath or shower.

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How to Combat Sun Damage With a Protective Hat 500 325 Facercise

How to Combat Sun Damage With a Protective Hat

facial exercisesSummer can be brutal on your skin, even when you do facial exercises every day. Too much UV exposure wreaks havoc in the form of sunburns, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. This is why wearing my Protective Sunblock SPF 30 is absolutely mandatory, all year long. It should be applied 20 minutes before going outside and re-applied throughout the day.

You don’t have to stop at sunscreen. You can take protection to the next level by wearing a hat to block out the sun. It adds another level of protection to your face, neck, ears and scalp. This is especially important since these vulnerable areas are where we are most prone to develop skin cancer.

Wearing a hat will shield these delicate areas and help prevent sun damage. Sunscreen is still necessary because dangerous UV rays can bounce off the ground and hit your face, but a hat will help fend these off as well.

Here are three things to look for when buying a sun hat.

1. Go Full Brim

You’ll need a brim with a circumference of at least three inches. This is the only way you’ll really be able to shield the at-risk skin on your face and neck. Unfortunately, a baseball cap or visor won’t cut it because it won’t cover your neck and ears. A full brimmed hat may feel strange at first, but it won’t take long to get used to it. You’ll be a hat lady in no time.

2. Choose Protective Material

If possible, opt for a hat made from SPF or UV-tested material. Don’t opt for mesh or the kind of straw that has holes in it. Choose the most impenetrable material you can find so that it blocks out all UV rays.

3. Be Secure

We’re not talking about confidence here—we just mean to find a hat that stay secure on your head. Find one that fits your head well so that you’re not constantly adjusting it and it doesn’t fly off your head in the middle of an activity. If you do plan on being active or exercising outdoors, you may want to consider a hat with a chin strap.

When you find a hat you like, buy a few of them so you can keep one in the car and always have one on hand. Visit this link to learn more about the anti-aging benefits of facial exercises.

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5 Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July

facial exercisesIf you’re celebrating the Fourth of July tomorrow, you may be headed to an outdoor barbecue or party. Temptation may be on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean you should skip out on the fun. If you make good choices you can enjoy the day without doing damage to your skin and body. You can keep on track with your facial exercises, workouts and body sculpting regimens and still enjoy some summer fun.

Here are some simple strategies for navigating events for the Fourth of July and beyond.

1. Don’t Arrive Hungry

Don’t go anywhere on an empty stomach. If you do, you’re bound to overeat. One of the best ways to prevent this is to have a healthy snack half an hour before you head to your event. Choose a protein or fiber-rich snack to fill you up and stave off cravings. Don’t skip meals the day of either. Many people try to “save up” calories so they can binge on hot dogs, chips and other fattening barbecue fare. Avoid this behavior! It’s the direct route to a binge.

2. Go Light

It’s hot outside so why fill up on heavy food? Choose light foods that can be thrown on the grill, such as chicken, salmon or a lean turkey burger. Take it easy on the condiments which are often a source of empty, hidden calories. Eat a salad and snack on the veggie plate. If you opt for a burger, go protein-style. Allow yourself a treat, of course, but don’t go overboard.

3. Join the Activity

If people at the party are playing an outdoor game like football, frisbee, bocce ball or volleyball, join in! It’s an excellent way to rev your metabolism and burn calories, while taking your mind off the buffet. You’ll also bond with friends and loved ones by engaging in a little healthy competition.

4. Hydrate Like it’s Your Job

Wherever you are, we bet it’s going to be hot! Drink extra water to keep your skin and body hydrated. Water also helps fill you up, so have a glass before eating. If you plan to drink alcohol, be sure to have an extra glass in between each libation. Be moderate—alcohol can wreak serious havoc on your skin.

5. Block Out the Sun

Wear lots of sunblock, especially if you’re going to be outside for extended period. Bring a bottle with you and re-apply throughout the day. Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to provide extra protection for your face and scalp. If you can, wear SPF clothing to provide an additional barrier against those dangerous UV rays.

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