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May 07, 2020
Back in the 1950’s women used extremely heavy cleansers called cold creams to remove makeup. It was the rave since soap was so harsh. Soap made with lye is inexpensive but it is extremely hard on the skin. The cold cream product while better than soap was not ideal either and would leave the face with a greasy film. For years women put up with this in lieu of using harsh soaps.
Along came the invention of toner in the 70’s. The protocol was to follow cleansing with a cotton ball drenched in an alcohol-based toner. This certainly removed the greasy film left behind from cold creams but it too was/is hard on skin. Thank goodness, the industry did not stop there because we now know alcohol strips the skin’s barrier of beneficial bacteria needed to keep the skin healthy. For years (and some still today) use an alcohol-based toner after cleansing.
We now have access to high-quality cleansers with formulas that effectively remove makeup and dirt but leave the skin PH in balance. This means we do NOT need a toner when using the cleanser right for our skin. In fact, it is my experience, when using a cleanser that is right for your skin, the skin should feel balanced immediately after cleansing.
We all know cleanser alone is not enough to keep skin in balance. Factors such as hard water, hormones, dehydration, medication, poor diet, lack of exercise, and general overall health will affect the PH balance of the skin. Still, the solution is NOT using toner. It is using an effective cleanser to create the best foundation for anti-aging and treatment serums, moisturizers, and sunscreen.
The only time I recommend following cleanser with something other than a serum, moisturizer, and then sunscreen is if you are living in an area where the water is especially hard. The PH of hard water can be quite high. It’s not always practical to use special water for washing the face so in this situation, it would merit the use of a refreshing moisturizing mist like NeoGenesis Moisturizing Mist to return the skin back to a balanced PH. This product is not alcohol-based, and it contains ingredients that immediately return the skin to a good PH leaving it feeling neither dry nor oily.
The skincare regimen of the 21st century ditches the toner! Today’s skincare protocol looks like this:
Plus, we have advancements in technology with professional and home-use devices like microcurrent, ultrasound, LED, laser and more!
There you have it – a modern skincare protocol. Have you adjusted your routine or are you still using the outdated model?
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February 26, 2021
By now you've purchased enough body scrubs to know they are NOT all the same. The experience will vary from product to product. Some contain ZERO lasting benefits and wash right off the skin and down the drain along with your investment. It's frustrating and disappointing to say the least.
Let's put an end to that by looking at the ingredients that will make a HUGE difference when they are in your body scrub.
February 19, 2021
Dealing with the psychological issues of Covid have been bad enough, but many are suffering with physical issues as well.
The term “maskne” has been coined referring to individuals who are experiencing acne and mild to severe skin irritations because of wearing a mask for extended periods of time. Some are experiencing rosacea flareups, contact dermatitis, hair follicle infections, and mild to severe pain and itchiness.
Let's explore 5 TIPS TO PREVENT AND TREAT MASKNE
February 12, 2021
Muscle memory probably isn’t something you’ve thought about when it comes to your face, right? You’ve likely only heard about muscle memory in the context of working out at the gym. But what you need to know is muscle memory is part of what contributes to advanced aging of the face. It contributes to deep wrinkles, pesky frown lines at the corners of the mouth, and those vertical creases in between your eyes and other such etchings on the face.
Please don’t think this means you have to learn facial exercises because those can actually cause more problems. The muscles on the face are much more delicate than the large muscles on the body and this calls for more delicate and precise treatments.