In previous blogs, I’ve written about all the good things you can do for your skin with the right skincare products and lifestyle habits; but, are you counteracting all those good things with a few bad habits? Try to avoid these pitfalls to look and feel your best in your skin. These are the Top 6 Worst Things You Can Do For Your Skin:
The Problem Aging is such an interesting and exciting journey, but it can be disturbing as you watch the visible signs show up on your skin. Most of us feel much younger than our actual age and when we look in the mirror we want to see a resemblance of that younger self. Is your skin looking as vibrant, youthful, and healthy as you want? Common Complaints of Aging In Your 40’s
Dry, dull skin due to slower cell turnover and exfoliation.
Beautiful skin starts on the inside! Your skin is your largest organ and not only does it need the right nutrients and protection on the surface, but it also needs to be nurtured from the inside. Here are some simple habits for a beautiful, healthy complexion.
Aging in our 30’s-In our 30’s we mature both emotionally and physically. We tend to become more comfortable and confident with ourselves; however, we also gain more awareness of our aging bodies and skin and want to learn how to take care better care of them. The Problem - In comes the tendency to obsess over skincare products. Most women don’t know where to start or what to do. They try every anti-aging product they can find, using them for a few short weeks, and when they see no results, they toss them in a bathroom drawer of long forgotten lotions and potions. You could save a lot of time, money, and dissatisfaction by using less products, with more effective ingredients.
Plant based skincare ingredients are nothing new. They’ve been used for centuries to care for our skin and bodies. Since plants cannot move away from danger, they adapt and develop unique qualities to ensure their survival. Many of the most effective skincare ingredients come from plants that have evolved to survive in the harshest of environmental circumstances. The desert is one such unrelenting climate, with its arid soil, low humidity, high UV radiation, and intense heat, cacti have become hearty, resilient plants. The Opuntia Ficus-Indica Cactus, or Prickly Pear Cactus, provides us with one of our newest Mikel Kristi ingredients, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Stem Extract. Living in Tucson, we’re surrounded by these adaptive cacti and have seen first hand the resilience of these powerful plants. What better ingredients to use to care for our skin than one that can defend against a myriad of environmental stressors.
Aging is an interesting journey of trials, tribulations,andjubilationsthat bring with themgrowthand wisdom, along withwrinkles. What if you could age as you wish, and enjoy the sageness that comes with growing older, without allof fine lines and saggy skin? The secret here is to start when you’re young. But don’t worry, if you are starting later in life there’s still hope. What skin changes happen as we age? Understanding what's happening during the aging processgives you the knowledge you need to prevent and reverse the signs of aging.
Life is Busy For Moms, August can be an even busier than usual with the end of summer vacation and back to school preparations for the kids. Add a career on top of that and you’ll see many Moms putting their self-care needs last. Rather than letting yourself go during these busy times, we want to help you simplify your life and your skincare routine so that you love what you see when you look in the mirror.
There is no greater skincare myth than the old wives tale that somehow slathering on moisturizer will erase fine lines, wrinkles, and lack of tone. Even worse, moisturizer is not really helpful in remedying dry skin. Often times big beauty brands are responsible for this misconception and add to the hype by consistently flooding the industry with “new and improved” gloop in a jar that has “limitless” anti aging and hydrating abilities… If only any of this were true! Many of us have fallen prey to this type of advertising, and if you are among us, read on so you never need to buy into the myth behind the moisturizer cure all again.
For many, summer time equates to travel and outdoor fun. I don’t know about you, but I love quick weekend getaways. Especially for those of us in Tucson, we love to escape the scorching heat of the desert and enjoy some time by the water. I like to pack light and that means simplifying the skin care products that I take with me.
So, what do you need for an easy and effective travel regimen? Pack light and choose products that can multitask.
Travel is fun and exciting and there are so many wonderful places to visit in the world. Each place can offer incredible experiences and beautiful landscapes; but, how does your skin react to these environments? There are so many different climates and micro-climates that you may experience differences in your skin while traveling to different areas. Many may assume that they can skip certain skin care steps depending on the atmospheric conditions they encounter, but this is not the case.
Why do we love peptides? We love peptides because they reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve skin tone and texture. And I don’t know about you, but the older I get the more I love and appreciate having smooth, radiant, and firm skin. I like to refer to our Bio Peptide Revitalizing Serumas “photoshop” in a bottle.
In honor of Independence Day, let's free your skin from make-up and join the #nomakeup movement. Most women use make-up to cover flaws and even out skin tone. So why not stop hiding your skin’s imperfections and just correct them? Or better yet, prevent them all together by starting when you’re young. Having beautiful, make-up free skin is easier than you think when you use the right power-house ingredients, consistently, to improve your skin’s health and function.