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[Skinsational News] New Years Skin Resolutions
January 01, 2009

It's Skinsational News!

Welcome to your January edition of Skinsational News: Your News Year's Skin Care Resolutions along with our other featured topics that will keep your skin looking younger, healthier, and absolutely gorgeous!

What's New:

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In this issue:

  • Featured Article ~ Skin Care Resolutions
  • Skinsational Tips, Techniques and Treatments
  • Spa Spotlight: Home Spa Trends
  • Your Special "Top Secret" Facial Treat
  • Make it Your Business!

~ Have you made your New Years Skin Care Resolutions Yet? ~

So what is your resolution for the New Year?

Lose weight? Exercise more? Quit smoking? Those are certainly the traditional ones that we have all made in the past.

Why not try something different this year? A resolution that will be successful with very little effort. A resolution that will make you happy each and every time you look in the mirror!

What can it be?

How about a resolution for younger, healthier skin? It is guaranteed to be quick, easy and ~ best of all ~ effective! All you need to do is reassess your skin care routine!

Here is your action plan:

  • Take out all the skin care products you use.

  • If they are more than six months old, throw them away. The potency of the active ingredients in products deteriorates over time.

  • Check the ingredient labels of the remaining products to determine if they include a clinically proven active anti-aging agent at a recommended concentration.

  • Now verify that the remaining treatment(s) include, at a minimum, vitamin A (retinol) in at least a .05% concentration and glycolic acid at 8% to 15% concentration.

You see for your facial rejuvenation efforts to be successful you need to use skin care treatments that have clinically proven active anti-aging ingredients in a concentration that will actually be strong enough to produce results.

For starters, any facial rejuvenation regimen should include a vitamin A product (retinol) and a glycolic acid treatment.

Vitamin A treatments address a wide range of aging skin concerns including fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and overall skin tone. Glycolic acid exfoliates away the dead skin cells that collect on the surface of the skin and stimulates cell renewal.

Two of the best affordable treatments are:

  • Vitamin A (retinol)- Afirm 1X, 2X or 3X retinol concentration. Sensitive skin types would be advised to start with the lower concentration of Afirm 1X in order to avoid any reactions.

  • Glycolic Acid- DDF 12% glycolic gel.

That's it!

You've started an effective anti-aging skin care routine that will produce noticeable results in just a few months. (We've researched the best rejuvenation treatments for our visitors here: Effective Anti-Aging Treatment Products.)

Depending on your own particular skin care concerns you can also use the layering technique to add a skin firming product, a treatment for dark, puffy under eye circles, and other specific aging skin issues.

~ Skinsational Tips, Techniques and Treatments ~

Beauty on a Budget:
One frequently asked question that consistently percolates interest in the beauty industry is, "Do hemorrhoid products really work to reduce under eye puffiness?" Dr. Michael Cannon, Ph.D. shares his expertise, experience and results using Preparation H in response to the question for a cheap, quick and easy wrinkle cure.

Facial Rejuvenation Product Review
What's hot and what's not in skin care? Dermajuv has been getting a lot of exciting attention lately in the skin care industry. Just a few weeks ago one of our visitors, Holly, submitted her review of this new anti-aging skin care system.

~ Spa Spotlight: DIY Home Spa Trends ~

A new innovation for a home laser hair removal device has just been approved by the FDA. Is it really possible to zap away your unwanted hair?

Yes! Do I hear wild applause?

Did you ever think that one day you would be using your own hand held laser devise to eliminate leg and underarm hair rather than a razor or those dreadful hair removal creams? How do they work on unwanted facial hair?

As you might expect, several different models have been flooding the market. Some of the devises have been receiving good reviews and others have had nothing but complaints and some of the models have created some downright nasty controversy.

We'll sort it all out for you in next month's newsletter and include a product review for the best and most reasonably priced- (of course)- laser hair remover devise on the market.

~ Sneak Preview ~

It's Naturally Skinsational!:
We have some very exciting news! And you are the very first to know! (Shhh… it's still a secret though.)

Our popular natural recipe skin care e-book is about to hit the big time. The paperback version will be available on none other than very, very soon!

The unique focus of Naturally Skinsational ~ Rejuvenating Skin Care Recipes has captured the interest of Publishers because of the quick and easy do-it-yourself recipes that use ingredients chosen specifically for their powerful natural anti-aging properties.

We'll be sure to send you out a special announcement when it hits the shelves of!

But you don't have to wait to whip yourself up some all-natural facial magic. The e-book is always available to you right here: It's Naturally Skinsational!.

Or give the DIY treatments available on the recipe card sampler a try. You can download yours (they're free) right here: Recipe Cards.

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

Winter is just dreadful for your skin. The harsh, cold elements along with fluctuations in temperature can take its toll on most skin types. The cold winter months are also notorious for drying out the skin which creates an environment for a whole host of other skin problems to occur.

Keeping your skin well hydrated is key. Drink plenty of fluids, keep your skin moisturized throughout the day and take advantage of the benefits of facial steaming.

This natural skin care recipe takes advantage of the rich antioxidant and anti-aging properties of the seasonal fruit, pomegranate as well as the anti-bacterial and cell stimulating attributes of rosemary. Combining these ingredients with the rejuvenating properties of green tea along with the revitalizing, vitamin rich qualities of lime creates a perfect restorative formula for your skin.

~ Rejuvenating Facial Steam ~

    1 quart water
    2 green tea bags or teaspoons of green tea leaves
    1/2 pomegranate roughly chopped
    1 tablespoon rosemary leaves
    1/2 lime roughly chopped

In a medium saucepan, bring the mixture to a low simmer; just until you see steam start to rise from the pan. Remove the pan from the burner. Cover your head with a towel to trap the steam from the pot. Position your face 12 inches or more from the rim of the pan and steam for approximately 5 minutes.

Use a simple facial scrub of 1 teaspoon of table salt mixed with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil to cleanse the skin. Rinse well with warm water.

The extra benefit of this natural skin care recipe is that it is actually a 2 for 1! Once you have completed your facial steam, you can strain the mixture into a clean container and use it as a facial toner for the rest of the week!

~ Make it Your Business! ~

It surprises me how often I am asked how I started my own business in the skin care industry. Well, here's my secret. By turning my passion for anti-aging into a website!

Building your own website opens an entirely new world of opportunities. Check out how others have surprised themselves by building a website and turning it into extra income: Case Studies.

(Psst. . .the once a year extra special deal is quickly coming to a close: The *SBI 2 for 1 Special* ends midnight January 5th.)

Who hasn't dreamed of starting their own business? (You can build one in your P.J.'s! You can even try SBI risk free.) Turn your passion into income. I did!
Here's how you can too: My Story.

~ Happy New Years! ~

We have an extra special treat planned for you in February so be on the look-out for your next newsletter! (Hint: Doesn't Lov'in Butter sound amazing?)



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