With the new year finally here, we hope you are working hard to reach your #SkinGoals! Having smooth glowing skin was trending all 2017, but we have a feeling its going to be even bigger this year! It is all about having healthy vibrant skin in 2018. Body goals, Fit Life, and Fitness Goals are so cliche and rarely last. LET'S FACE IT....**wink wink** we are not getting any younger and our skin is not going to take care of itself! Great skin is no mistake ladies and gentlemen. It takes hard work, dedication and most importantly CONSISTENCY. With the beauty industry booming at an exponential rate, new skincare lines, products, and procedures have been emerging with some truly magical stuff in the skincare world. But none of that matters because products and facial treatments are ONLY GOING TO WORK IF YOU DO! So come on #TeamNoMakeUp, let us put our best face forward by making #SkinGoals at the top of our list for New Years Resolutions! But, just to make it a little easier we decided to share our 'Top 6 Skincare Must-Haves in 2018!' So let's jump right into it ... and do not forget to Book Your Appointment to workout with one of our Expert Skincare Specialist: 'Face Trainers' ASAP! Use Discount Code: 'NYE25' and save $25 off your first appointment, and you can sample or buy some of these products below at any of our locations..... Happy New Year!!
1. Obagi Foaming Gel Cleanser
2. Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50
3. Obagi ElastiDerm Eye Serum
4. Drunken Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycol Night Serum
5. Drunken Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
6. Too Faced HangoveRx Replenishing Face Primer
THANKSGIVING CHLOROPHYLL WATER
Don't let this Thanksgiving set you back from reaching your #SkinGoals! Here is a quick, yummy, and easy recipe you can make while you are indulging in home cooked delicious stuffing and pumpkin pie! Remember healthy skin starts from within! Foods high in fat, sugar, and sodium can really affect the way your skin glows, along with causing breakouts and acne. So here's a way to HEAL the system while still indulging.
Chlorophyll is the life forces for all living things. It is the way all plants get there green color, allowing plants to absorb energy from light, while also playing a part in photosynthesis. The effects Chlorophyll have on the body make this superfood a healing property for the human body!
"Let Food be Thy Medicine and Medicine be Thy Food!"
Thanksgiving Detox Chlorophyll Water:
MIX IT UP & ENJOY!
HEALTH BENEFITS OF CHLOROPHYLL:
Glowing Skin is always the GOAL! When your skin is bright it embodies a sense of youthfulness, health and vibrance. Below, I complied a list of easy tips to help reach your #skingoals. Start by incorporating these tips into your daily life, slowly turning them into habits. Everyday practice of these simple tips will help to clear your skin, give it a glow, but also make you a healthier person overall. Remember your skin is a reflection of your lifestyle and internal condition. So start developing healthy habits today. The harder we work at our skin, the better our results! All you need is time, patience and consistency!
It's time someone set the record straight! Everyone is SO TIRED of spending money on countless Skincare Products that do not work! With claims like, "Erase scars, tighten your pores, prevent breakouts, and reduce wrinkles, etc." Blah, Blah, Blah.... All this spending and little results, starts to make people feel hopeless and skeptical. It makes us feel like nothing will ever help.
It is safe to say, there is no such thing as a miracle cream that keeps you looking young forever! Skin is something we HAVE TO WORK AT, just like our bodies to stay in shape! We also know its hard to find any skincare products that yield lasting results, if any! In the skincare industry we like to call product claims 'bells and whistles,' meaning, "Same Product, New Packaging." It is the same false claims! Most products found in department stores are made by one company: 'Estee Lauder.' They own almost every brand; MAC, Clinique, GlamGlow, La Mer, Origins, Aveda, Smashbox, Too Faced, Tom Ford Beauty, etc... and the list goes on! Companies like Estee Lauder put a lot of money into making pretty packaging, instead of spending money developing technology and formulating products. They constantly change packaging to give people hope that the newly packaged product is the next best thing. In reality, they are using the same formulas as before! Resulting in a vicious cycle of false hopes and promises!
There is a reason why you can buy a huge bottle of cleanser for as cheap as $5.00 at the grocery store. The company will state it has "Green Tea," however, the bottle has 1 drop of Green Tea and the rest is filled with emulsions, thickening agents, detergents and chemicals that are not good for the skin and yield NO RESULTS! This is why you want to be conscious and aware of the ingredients you are using on your skin. If you want to know if the ingredients are good for your skin, turn the bottle over, screenshot the ingredients, go home and google the words you see on that list and their long term side effects!
Now that you have a little more insight about the "skincare industry," heres what you need to know! 'Pharmaceutical vs. Cosmeceutical' products. Any skin care products bought in a grocery store, salon/spa, department store is considered 'Cosmeceutical,' meaning it is a beauty product intended to enhance your skin, and NOT CORRECT IT! In order to see a CHANGE in your skin you have to use a 'Pharmaceutical' grade product, meaning "medical/medicine" grade, which actually changes the composition of your skin on a cellular level. These are required by law, to be sold in a Doctor's Office or Medical Spa with a doctor on staff, because these products actually have FDA approval to treat skin you. With these 'Pharmaceutical" products you WILL SEE AN ACTUAL DIFFERENCE. Namely in skin texture, pore size, brown spots, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, acne, wrinkle reduction and fine lines. If you are looking for a product that actually corrects, it has to be medical, not a beauty product. Side note, just because it is medical does not make it super expensive either! (Club Skin Gym carries a six step medical line that is roughly $250 lasting 6 months making it $40 a month to invest in your skin on products that actually WORK!)
Read what Wikipedia has to say about Cosmecuetical:
Consumers are willing to pay a premium for skin and hair care products that they perceive as high-performance. The term "cosmeceutical" is often used in cosmetic advertising and may be misleading to the consumer. If the consumer interprets a cosmeceutical to be similar to a pharmaceutical product, he or she may conclude that cosmeceuticals are required to undergo the same testing for efficacy and quality control as required for medication. This may allow the retailer to charge the consumer more for a product which may actually be less effective and/or of poorer quality than perceived.
Generally speaking, it is to the financial benefit of the cosmeceutical manufacturer that their products are not regulated by the FDA as drugs, because the FDA review process for drugs can be very costly and may not yield a legally marketable product if the FDA denies approval of the product. However, as mentioned above, the reputation of the product may be falsely enhanced if the consumer incorrectly believes that a "cosmeceutical" is held to the same FDA standards as a drug.
Fall is finally here! You know what that means....everyones fall favorites are now in season. From Pumpkin Spice Lattes, to Pumpkin Patches, and Pumpkin Skin Peels! Pumpkin is a great choice to get your skin ready for the holidays! Pumpkin is a natural form of retinoic acid. It helps repair the damaging effects of Summer by rejuvenating and increasing collagen production. Giving the skin a fresh healthy glow heading into the holiday season. Pumpkin stands out for its rejuvenation and healing properties. Referred to as "Nature's Collagen" therapy this superfruit hydrates, repairs, and protects the skin!
Referred to as "Nature's Collagen" this superfruit hydrates, repairs, and protects the skin!
TIP: FALL IS THE TIME TO START FIXING DAMAGED SKIN!
When the weather gets cooler, the sun is less sunny, and vacation season comes to a close this is the time to treat your skin with more invasive procedures and target results! Notably, when resurfacing hyper-pigmentation and red acne scars it is recommended to stay out of the sun as you can cause reverse damage without proper sun protection from harmful UV rays.
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When it comes to skincare, it seems everyone is looking for the next best facial product, make-up, and treatment to keep the appearance of skin looking youthful and glowing. Out of desperation, we find ourselves spending thousands of dollars to fix the problems we should actually be fixing within; dullness, acne, scarring, uneven-skin-tone, etc... It doesn't matter how much money you spend on facials, fillers, botox, surgery or skincare products, the bottom line is you have to live a healthy lifestyle to preserve the aging process and get that natural glow. Your skin and face are a reflection of your lifestyle and how you treat your body everyday.
I like to think of the face as a road map of your internal organs and how your body is functioning. EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED. You can spend money on skin treatments, but if your eating a diet high in dairy, alcohol, and consuming soy products, you are not fixing the problem at its source. More importantly, the study of Western Medicine and Dermatology focuses on prescribing antibiotics, medications and ointments to cure skin infections and diseases. Unfortunately, this is also at the cost of further polluting the body...which in the long run wears on your internal organs. Adding more toxicity to your liver and kidneys causes cystic acne, fissures and infections in the skin. When your insides are not healthy and functioning properly your skin has NO glow, looks dull, lifeless and gray. Further, using moisturizer is not going to fix that either. Most likely, if you are breaking out or having acne problems, your skin has a hormonal imbalance or a build up of toxins showing through your face. A diet rich in dark and leafy greens, wheatgrass, chlorophyll, green juice, ginger shots, turmeric, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, lemon, alkalized water would be the best way to reverse this issue.... All these foods help detoxify and clean your body from the inside. Your outer appearance will really start to glow, look healthier and have less breakouts when you have cleaner inner body function.