Sep 16, 2010

Ginger's Skin Care Tips and Tricks


Ginger's Skin Care Tips and Tricks

Top 15 Ingredients You Want in Your Skin Care

Hyaluronic Acid - Naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acids plays an important role in tissue hydration, lubrication, and cellular function. It is able to hold more water than any other natural substance, making it one of the best moisturizers for all skin types. These hydrating properties result in increased smoothness, softening and a decrease in wrinkles. The soothing, calming properties of hyaluronic acid have been shown to reduce dryness, itching, and burning in irritated skin and assist in healing.

Argireline - Known as the Botox alternative, argireline works by inhibiting the reactions that cause muscles to move or contract. This results in a decrease of the visible effects of aging by reducing the deep wrinkles and lines, especially around the forehead and eyes. Less muscle movement allows the skin to heal and repair itself.

Synake - A synthetic substance which mimics part of a polypeptide found in the venom of a Temple Viper. Synake inhibits neuromuscular communication which blocks the nerve pulses that cause muscles to move and contract, resulting in a reduction of wrinkles and smoother skin.

Vitamin C - Proven to prevent and reduce the signs of aging and a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties, stimulates collagen production, neutralizes free radicals, and lightens hyperpigmentation. Products containing vitamin C give a beautiful healthy glow to dull or sun damaged skin.

Apple Stem Cells - Protects the longevity of the skin's stem cells, allowing them to function at their highest level. Optimum cellular function results in better skin rejuvination.

Ginseng - Regenerative, toning, and brightening. Ginseng stimulates and activates the skin's metabolism and blood flow, reduces keratinization, moisturizes, and softens.

Pomegranate - Pomegranate has more antioxidant properties than green tea or red wine. These antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals that cause fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and other signs of aging.

Tea Tree Oil - Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. Tea tree oil has been used for hundreds of years for healing acne and other skin irritations.

Green Tea - Containing a high level of antioxidants, green tea has the ability to detoxify the skin, promote healing, and soothe irritation and inflammation.

Rose Hips - High in vitamin C and essential fatty acids, rose hips are used for their excellent healing and moisturizing properties in skin care. Reduces wrinkle production and signs of premature aging. Helps to neutralize sun damage, evens tone, and smooths roughness. A natural moisturizer for dry, sensitive, allergic, sun damaged, and problem skin.

Retinol - Promotes cell turnover, leading to an increase in collagen production and softer, younger looking skin. Lets your newest, healthiest skin come to the surface quicker.

CoQ10 - Improves energy production in the cells and neutralizes free radicals. Coenzyme Q10 is naturally found in the body but the amount decreases as we age.

Squalane Oil (Plant derived) - Helps retain moisture, boosts cell regeneration, can completely and rapidly permeate the skin, reduces signs of aging, and repairs the lipid barrier. This multi-use ingredient occurs naturally in human skin and sebum and deactivates free radicals produced by UV exposure.

Jojoba - Known for its moisturizing properties to help reduce wrinkles and other lines associated with aging and dryness. It also helps promote the growth of new skin cells and contains antibacterial qualities. Jojoba oil is one of the most easily absorbed vegetable oils into the skin.

Gigawhite - Created as a result of testing over 100 plants for their skin lightening ability, Gigawhite contains the 7 plant extracts that were found most effective in skin lightening, reducing age/sun spot color intensity, and promoting an even skin tone.

  1. Mallow Extract
  2. Peppermint Leaf Extract
  3. Primrose Extract
  4. Alchemilla Extract
  5. Gypsyweed Extract
  6. Lemon Balm Extract
  7. Yarrow Extract

Sep 1, 2010

How to Transition your Skin Care from Summer to Autumn

For most parts of the country Autumn is on its way with cooler evenings and drier air.  Here are my Tips and Tricks for making your summer skin care routine Autumn ready.

Squalane oil is a life saver when the humidity drops and your dry flaky skin starts to make a come back.  It can be used under or mixed in with your favorite moisturizers to give them a moisturizing boost.

Even though the temperature is dropping, that doesn't mean you should drop your daily sunscreen.  When layering your daytime skin care routine,  always remember that  the product with the sunscreen gets applied to your skin last.

Keep a dry, lackluster complexion glowing with a daily exfoliator.  Removing the dead skin will allow your moisturizers to penetrate more deeply and give a smoother makeup application.

Make sure you are supplementing your diet with Omega 3.  Women who don't get enough essential fatty acids (Omega 3) can show signs of dry and brittle hair, skin, and nails.

Consider getting a cool mist humidifier for your bedroom to prevent your skin from dehydrating once the furnace kicks on.  Hot, forced heat steals the water content right out of your body.  Breathing in humidified air also keeps your respiratory tract from drying out while you sleep, making you less susceptible to picking up your coworker/family members cold or virus.

Fresh fruits and vegetables may be less available in supermarkets but they are still very important for healthy skin.  You can always head to the freezer section when your favorite produce is not available in raw form.  If you can’t manage those 4-6 servings of fruit and veggies in a day, there are plenty of essential greens supplements and concoctions on the market as well.

Try to avoid holiday weight gain for overall health.  Seasonal up and down pounds is bad for your heart, health, skin, hair, and mental status.  Try to maintain your ideal weight year around.