Oct 20, 2009

To Peel or to Peel Kit? That is the question...

Many of our customers often inquire whether using a peel will help improve their skin, or should they use a peel kit. We generally recommend the kit for several reasons.

Let’s take a look at the Salicylic Acid peel. Salicylic Acid can turn problematic skin into well behaved, clear, healthy skin with proper use.

Daily treatments of Salicylic Acid result in less oil production, less break out, and less pore congestion. The Salicylic Acid peel adds to these benefits by decreasing fine lines, smoothing skin, and reducing pore size.

Because we want you to get the best results possible, our knowledgeable skin experts created the Salicylic Peel Kit which includes:

1. Daily Exfoliator to use in between peel applications to improve & maintain peel results.
2. Salicylic Acid Peel for use every 2-3 weeks.
3. Pure Hyaluronic Moisturizer to soothe,nourish, and hydrate the skin.

And the benefits of the skin peel kit? Well, the Daily Exfoliator is especially recommended for those new to using Salicylic skin care. Use prior to a peel application prepares your skin for the Salicylic Peel, boosts results from your peel and controls surface oil and pore congestion.

Why the Hyaluronic Moisturizer? This unique solution is perfect for promoting healthy new skin growth. It is purified, oil-free and one of the best available cosmetic ingredients for retaining your skin’s natural moisture. Hydrated skin makes less oil!

The Salicylic Peel Kits are available at in light, medium, and deep strengths.

Oct 12, 2009

Prevent and Treat Dry Skin as the Weather Turns Colder

It's a sad fact that summer is over and cold, dry weather is on its way. Transitioning from summer to winter can take a toll on the skin and this stress can manifest itself in many ways, such as: dryness, irritation, itching, and flaking.

So how can you prevent dry skin? First of all, remember to drink a lot of water. Your skin loves water and the recommended 8 glasses can help your skin stay hydrated. You should also avoid long, hot showers, especially during winter and protect your hands with gloves when you go outside. If the central heating dries you out, a small humidifier can do the trick and help keep your skin moist.

For many women, dry skin is not just a seasonal problem. Dry skin has lazy sebaceous glands that need help to produce oils. Many believe that applying greasy, heavy creams will help to moisturize dry skin but this simply isn’t true. Heavy creams suffocate skin, leaving a dull, lifeless appearance. The content of the cream is much more important than the texture. Look for creams with high contents of hyaluronic acid (THE best moisturizing agent on the market), naturally derived plant oils (such as olive derived squalane oil), and minimal fragrance (a skin irritant). Restoring the hydro-lipid balance and water content of the skin is the ultimate goal for treating winter weary, dry skin.

To treat dry skin, you need to nourish, moisturize and protect it.
A designated skin care prescription for dehydrated skin type is:

  • Cleanse with gentle, pH balanced cleanser – such as Green Tea Cleanser.
    Daily exfoliation to remove dead skin cell build up
    Intense hydration with a hyaluronic acid based serum – like Mizu Hydrate Serum – Pure.
    A pure and effective moisturizing cream – Green Tea Anti-oxidant Moisture Cream

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