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Show off your radiant, fresh-looking skin with Skinn Cosmetics' five-piece Skin Brightening Essentials kit.
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Exfoliation is a very important yet often overlooked step in the beauty regimen. It is the key to loosen and remove a dead layer of skin cells, while speeding up the skin's process of shedding (which slows with aging or mature skin). Exfoliation also helps to stimulate the blood circulation, brighten the complexion by improving color and texture, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent build-up that can lead to break outs.
Without exfoliation, skin can take on an uneven tone, looking dull, patchy or even ashy. After exfoliation, skin serums and moisturizers are able to penetrate more effectively, allowing the active ingredients to penetrate more successfully and thus leading to better beauty product results.
As a general rule, you will want to exfoliate at least once per week. You can adjust your schedule according to your needs. The texture of the exfoliant may also factor in the frequency of usage. A finer grained exfoliator might be tolerated well and could be used more often if desired. If your skin becomes irritated or flaky, reduce the frequency of exfoliating or switch to one with finer texture.
Sometimes exfoliating ingredients are added to toners or also come in the form of masks. These products provide more options to incorporate exfoliating ingredients into your regimen.
How to Choose an Exfoliator
Choose an appropriate exfoliator for your skin type. Sensitive, fine or aging skin will need a finer abrasive ingredient than other types of skin. The best way to select one is to read the label description to determine the item's abrasiveness or strength. Salt, sugar, plant fiber, nut hulls, jojoba beads, apricot seeds, kernels, oatmeal, and bamboo beads are all common ingredients used in abrasive exfoliators.
Enzymes, retinols, alpha hydroxy acid, lactic acid, glycolic acid and salycilic acid preparations are referred to as chemical exfoliators. They are typically available in varying strengths in the form of a gel or serum. They can also be used once per week, or as desired after cleansing and before moisturizing to attain the same effect. They exfoliate with less irritation, and are especially recommended if your skin is on the sensitive side.
How to Exfoliate
After cleansing and rinsing the face, apply the exfoliator to your wet face. Using your fingers or a soft cloth, scrub using gentle circular motions. You will want to avoid the delicate eye area and scrub gently on the areas bordering it like the cheek bones and temple area outside of the eyes. Rinse your face and softly pat it dry.
When skin ages, its collagen and elastin are produced more slowly. This causes gradual changes like hyperpigmentation, discoloration, dryness, sagging, wrinkles, crepe-like folds, loss of muscle tone, textural unevenness and loss of elasticity.
The topical application of key skin firming ingredients works synergistically to protect and strengthen the skin. Skin care products should have a combination of naturally occurring active ingredients. They will contain compounds to protect which will likely be in the form of extracts containing antioxidants. Another set of ingredients will firm the skin by penetrating through its seven layers to support the collagen process at a cellular level.
Skin firming creams are usually formulated as night creams. They tend to be richer, thicker and more emollient and should be able to stay on long enough to absorb for maximum benefits. In general, face creams are designed to minimize lines/wrinkles, improve skin density, firm, plump and decrease puffiness (especially in the eye area).
Many manufacturers describe their product as a "cocktail" of ingredients that work together to decrease the effects of aging. Skin firming and anti-aging ingredients often include antioxidants, minerals, seaweed, herb extracts and different kinds of oils like Vitamins A and E. Other ingredients attributed to having a firming effect on the skin include green tea, aloe vera, beech bud extract, alpha lipoic acids, shea butter, hyaluronic acid and the very exotic sounding emu oil. Some firming and anti-aging products also contain light reflecting pigments, such as mica, to enhance the glow and make the skin look radiant.
You can choose the right skin firming creams according to your skin type (oily, combination or dry) and the anti-aging action associated with them.
Aging skin may have any combination of wrinkles, sagging or slack skin around the jowls, chin, cheeks and jawline. It may also have evidence of sun damage (photo damage/hyperpigmentation) in the form of spots or leathery texture. The skin may also feel tight and dry. If you tend to have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since skin can be acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture - a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.
A daily moisturizing routine is essential to aging skin. After washing skin, pat it dry and begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF An evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to absorb. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump skin that may be dry and dehydrated.
Key Ingredients for Aging Skin:
Hyalauronic acid, Manuka Honey, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Green Tea, White Tea, Idebenone, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Grape Seed Extract, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, DMAE, Retinol, Aloe Vera, Borage Seed Oil, Ceramide, Cocoa Butter, Evening Primrose Oil, Glycolic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Lactic Acid, Shea Butter, Pycnogenol Cucumber, Copper Peptide, Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
HOW TO USE:
DermAppeal Microderm Treatment:
Apply a quarter-sized amount of DermAppeal to wet skin and gently massage in circular motions for 1-2 minutes, concentrating on lined and hyper-pigmented areas. Avoid delicate areas including eyes, lips and sides of nostrils. Splash off with warm water. Use twice per week. NOTE: Do not allow water inside the jar.
Please note: DermAppeal Microdermabrasion Treatment resurfaces the skin using fine mineral crystals from the Dead Sea. It is very invigorating to the skin and you will experience moderate heating and cooling sensations. You may also experience a healthy pink glow and slight peeling up to two days after treatment. These are all normal and part of the regenerative process. Avoid eyes - should contact occur, immediately flush with water. Once you and your skin feel comfortable with DermAppeal, you may be able to step up the treatment to three times a week. Those with sensitive skin should use DermAppeal no more than once per week.
Skin contact: No first aid should be needed, but if irritation occurs discontinue use. Consult physician if problems persist.
Eye contact: Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult physician if problems persist.
Ingestion: Rinse mouth immediately and drink large quantities of water. Consult physician if problems persist.
Handling: Avoid eye contact. Do not take internally.
Storage: Use reasonable care and store away from oxidizing materials.
Bright Side Spot Treatment:
Roll directly on to dark spots and hyper pigmented areas. Massage with ring finger to enhance absorption. Apply AM and PM as a targeted treatment after cleansing. Can also be used on chest and hands.
Bright Side Correcting Serum:
Apply 2 to 3 pumps into the palm of your hand. Use fingertips and apply to entire face using gentle circular motions. Use AM and PM after Bright Side Spot Treatment. Can also be used on chest and hands. Avoid prolonged sun exposure while using this product. Store away from direct sunlight. Brightside Serum needs to be shaken before use to help dispense product.
Orchid Gel Tint in "Brightside":
To brighten and dramatically reduce the visibility of pores and imperfections, using fingertips or a make-up sponge apply a thin layer of this perfect no-shine, under-makeup base, creating a perfectly smooth surface for foundation.
Olive & Enzyme Cleanser:
Apply all over a dry face and neck with a circular massaging motion. Rinse or remove with a warm wet washcloth. If desired, leave on for 2-3 minutes allowing the enzymes to pre-soften and prepare the skin for treatment.
DermAppeal Microderm Treatment: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Oxide, Glycerin, Oleth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Zeolite, Polylactic Acid, Trihydroxystearin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Squalane, Menthol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate*, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate*, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid*, Ascorbyl Glucoside*, Ascorbic Acid*, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Zinc Oxide, Retinyl Palmitate, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Papain, Bromelain, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Copper Pca, Dimethicone, Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat., Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax (Oryza Sativa Bran Cera), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin *Vitamin C Crystals.
Bright Side Spot Treatment: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyercide, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Rh-Polypeptide-7, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate.
Bright Side Correcting Serum: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Wine Extract, Mica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Butylene Glycol, Actinidia Polygama Fruit Extract, Melanin, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Glabridin, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenisin.
Orchid Gel Tint in "Brightside": Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Silica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Phenoxyethanol, Orchis Mascula (Orchid) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Carmine, Manganese Violet.
Olive & Enzyme Cleanser: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopentyldiol, Glycerin (Vegetable), Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Squalane, Papain (Papaya Enzymes), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Wax, Olea Europaea (Olive Oil), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Manganese Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Beta Carotene.