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[Skinsational News] April Skin Care Fools
April 01, 2009

It's your Skinsational News!

Welcome to your April edition of Skinsational topics that will keep your skin looking younger, healthier, and absolutely gorgeous!

Be sure to bookmark the Skin Care Resource Center's Anti-Aging Skin Care Blog and visit us frequently. You don't want to miss out on valuable skin care news or the hints and tips that are published every day!

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In this issue:

  • Featured Article ~ Don't Fool Your Skin
  • DIY Home Spa Treatments
  • Quick Tip to Reduce Under Eye Swelling
  • Your Special "Top Secret" Facial Treat
  • Rejuvenating Product Review: Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3

Don't Fool Your Skin!

You just canít fool your skin! It knows and will respond to the treatments you use. If you have selected treatments with effective concentrations of clinically proven active anti-aging ingredients you are going to see results. In past issues of the newsletter we have reviewed many rejuvenation treatments along with what has been proven to be an effective concentration. So whatís next?

Take full advantage of all the opportunities you have throughout the day to promote the rejuvenation of your skin.

Here are a few very simple yet very effective techniques you can use to enhance your results:

Use a very small amount of your anti-aging moisturizer. Many people think that more is better and therefore results will occur more quickly. This is simply not so. In fact, if you slather on a huge dollop of cream you could actually clog your pores and hinder the creamís ability to fully absorb into the skin. You only need to use a small pea size amount. The added benefit will be that your products will last much longer and youíll save yourself money by not having to replace your treatments quite so often.

It is best to apply anti-aging skin treatments to warm, moist skin. The pores are open and your skin is most receptive to absorbing all the essential ingredients in the treatments.

Right after your shower gently pat your face dry then start layering on your facial treatments. Start with your toner, apply a thin layer of glycolic acid gel, dab on your under eye treatment and finish with a rejuvenating moisturizer that includes sunscreen.

When applying products, use a gentle upwards sweeping motion rather than pulling the skin in a downwards direction.

Finally, gently tap the surface of the skin to stimulate the cells. This will facilitate the absorption of the treatments providing the opportunity for the cells deep within the skin layers to benefit from the active anti-aging ingredients.

Viola! Effectively using opportunities to maximize the benefits of the anti-aging ingredients in your products will provide you with better results in the long run!

Read more: Skin Care Techniques and Strategies

~ DIY Home Spa Treatments ~

Microdermabrasion Hits a Home Run!

Home microdermabrasion kits are making a huge impact for consumers. Why you might ask? Because microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation treatment that really works!

Microdermabrasion treatments effectively exfoliate dead skin cells to stimulate renewal, reduce acne outbreaks as well as to increase the effectiveness of skin care products; especially those with active anti-aging ingredients.

Did you know that experts verify that five home microdermabrasion treatments is the equivalent to one professional treatment?

And with the latest improvements in the home microdermabrasion systems that more closely mimic the professional spa systems, expectations are that as few as 3 home treatments are the equivalent to one spa microdermabrasion.

Now that's quite a savings! Especially since most spas are now charging a minimum of $100 for a full face treatment.

Learn more about a DIY approach to home microdermabrasion

Skinsational Tip: A great technique that will maximize the benefits of microdermabrasion is to give yourself a moisturizing facial mask right after the microderm treatment.

~ Your "Top Secret" Special Skin Care Facial Treat ~

Let-Us Facial Wraps

Facial wraps are a wonderful way to deeply hydrate the skin while introducing valuable anti-aging ingredients to promote skin health.

Lettuce is used topically as an emollient with analgesic properties. It is rich in a variety of vitamins, beta-carotene, minerals and amino acids. (Note: The darker the leaves the more rich the lettuce will be in anti-aging benefits.) Combined with other natural anti-aging ingredients, Let-Us Wraps reward the skin by providing a bounty of rejuvenating attributes.

Gently trim lettuce leaves to fit the contours of your face, set aside.

Boil for 5 minutes:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Let cool slightly. Immerse the lettuce leaves in the liquid and let soak until soft and pliable, about 2 to 5 minutes. Position the leaves on your face for 20 to 30 minutes. Pat the skin dry.

Now don't throw out the soaking liquid! This is a two for one recipe. Strain the coconut liquid into a small spray bottle. Use as a facial mist throughout the day to maintain well hydrated skin.

More natural treatments: Natural Skin Care Recipes

~ The Beauty Budget and Tip Corner ~

Quick Tip to Reduce Under Eye Swelling

At one time or other, everyone battles the puffy under eye syndrome. For others this can be a frustrating chronic problem. For a quick and easy remedy, keep a metal spoon in the freezer. Apply to the under eye area for a few minutes. I actually like to freeze the spoon with a used green tea bag wrapped around it. Tea possess tannins, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which add an additional benefit to reducing under eye swelling.

~ Facial Rejuvenation Product Review ~

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3

There are so many anti-aging ingredients it can get confusing deciding which ones will produce the best results. Most active ingredients only target a very specific symptom such as wrinkles, age spots, or sagging skin.

Letís face it; most of us have all these symptoms along with a host of others. Thatís why using the layering technique is so valuable! Your skin gets the variety of treatments it needs to effectively treat a wide range of aging skin issues.

To firm sagging skin it is vitally important to stimulate collagen production. There are several active anti-aging ingredients that accomplish this all important task. Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 (Matrixyl) is one ingredient that is receiving excellent reviews. Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 is a great option for improving overall skin tone since it specifically targets cellular repair and collagen production at the DNA level.

Facts about palmitoyl pentapeptide-3: Matrixyl

Next month we will welcome in spring by exploring the benefits of home facial spa treatments. (Aside from providing a decadently wonderful self pampering that is!)

The May newsletter promises to be an exciting Spring Facial Spa Fling!

Have a beauty filled day!

Until next month. . .

Have a Skinsational Day,


P.S. In case you haven't heard the exciting news yet, Sue's popular book, Naturally Skinsational ~ Rejuvenating Skin Care Recipes is now available in paperback on :-) Yeah!


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