SunburnWill Ferrell can make sunburn look funny, but it can be a very serious issue. Prolonged and excessive exposure to the sun can lead to sun poisoning, accelerated signs of aging, and life-threatening skin cancer. Melanoma is the most common form of skin cancer.

Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful UV rays by using sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more. We recommend Hanna Isul’s Vita C SPF-30 sunscreen and skin protectant. It provides excellent protection from the damaging effects of the sun for up to six hours. It moisturizes and nourishes the skin. The product’s light smooth consistency and sensational feel make it unique from all other sunblocks.

Other ideas for maximum protection include avoiding the sun’s rays when they’re strongest, covering up with long sleeves and pants and a broad-brimmed hat, using a lip balm with sunscreen, and knowing if you are using medication that increases your risk of sun damage.

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Skincare Education

In our society, you see advertisements all over television, magazines, newspapers, and websites, all promising a more youthful appearance. They cater to our search for the fountain of youth. In addition, we receive advice from family and friends about the latest and greatest product or procedure that will take years off of our appearance.

Educating ourselves about what we apply on our skin is important. One of the most popular products that we see today in topical skincare is vitamin infused cleansers, serums and moisturizers. Vitamins are not equally created. How deep the product penetrates into the skin must be considered. These two important factors are related to the quality of the ingredients which can impact their effectiveness. Clinical studies show that utilizing a specific and active part of a vitamin source makes an incredible difference on the effectiveness of the ingredients. The delivery system that carries these nutrients to the live cells of the dermis is a key in feeding the skin externally. A big problem is that most vitamins are only penetrating the outermost levels of the skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ. One of its purposes is to protect the rest of our organs. When vitamins are trapped in the outer layers, they are perceived to be foreign invaders and can cause inflammation and increase the free radical damage that causes skin to age.

Educating ourselves about how we apply products to our skin is just as important. The over exfoliation of the skin can be problematic. We all want smoother skin for that glowing healthy complexion to reduce the appearance of our pores. Microdermabrasion, scrubs and brushes are commonly used to achieve healthier looking skin. A colleague once said to me, “no pain no gain” in regards to microdermabrasion treatments. This is a dangerous and unhealthy perspective. Microdermabrasion is meant to be a progressive, not aggressive, treatment. Crystal and diamond tip types of microdermabrasion can cause microscopic lacerations on the skin. Having thousands of microscopic lesions on our skin can cause a breach in our immune system, which makes us more susceptible to germs and viruses that are all around us.

One of the most important things I can do for my clients is to educate them on the best practices to keep their skin healthy. I educate them about aging from the appearance on the outside and the structural health building from the inside. The care of your skin requires consistency from both sides. This is the key to looking younger and but feeling younger.

One last reminder about caring for your skin; the appropriate sunblock is your only true anti-aging product throughout the year. All other products are simply damage control.

Banya

As an anti-aging skin care specialist, I feel compelled to stay young and healthy looking. This is good business for me. I love sharing all the wonderful things that I learn with people who also care about healthy living.

I’d like to share with you a few anti-aging tips that I believe are important to fighting the appearance of aging.

The easiest and most sensible thing that anyone can do is use sunscreen. It’s the only true anti-aging product. All the other products are simply damage control. Exposure to the sun not only can speed-up the aging process of your skin, but it can also lead to costly and life-threatening health problems, like basal cell carcinoma and melanoma skin cancers.

Exercise is another way that you can combat the aging process of your skin. There are ways that you can accomplish this that are easier and less stressful than the traditional types of exercise that are common. You can actually trick your body into thinking that it’s exercising. Once a week I visit a super-hot sauna called a Russian banya that combines high heat and steam. This is the best way to detoxify the body and lose or maintain body weight without going to the gym every day. You can also combine the high heat with a cold plunge pool. This will increase your heart rate and exercise your circulatory system, which benefits your skin. This gives your body the benefits of a five mile run without the stress on your heart and joints.

Another thing that you can do to strengthen your circulatory system is to use a dry brush on your skin several times a week. Gently brushing the surface of the skin with a boar’s hair and copper brush removes dead skin and stimulates the millions of cells and capillaries. This not only improves your circulation, but also reduces the appearance of cellulite by stimulating the lymphatic system.

I highly encourage you to try these anti-aging skincare tips. They aren’t expensive or time-consuming, but require regular attention and diligence.

SkincareThe skin is the largest organ of the human body. In the average adult it covers about 3000 square inches and weighs around six pounds, which is nearly twice the weight of the human brain or liver. The skin can regenerate and repair itself under most conditions.

The health of our skin can reveal a lot about our overall health. We just have to learn what our skin is trying to tell us. Many times we are quick to relieve a symptom without uncovering the root cause. I’m not saying that we should never take medications or treat a blemish. Unrelieved pain can wreak havoc on the rest of the body and a blemish on the skin can damage the complexion by leaving a scar if left alone. We should responsibly take care of these issues while simultaneously addressing the root causes. The health and vibrancy of our skin is directly related the health of our bodies. This is why I love being an anti-aging skincare specialist.

Seeing a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon will not automatically give you fabulous skin. Getting a professional facial by a trained esthetician can be helpful. However, practicing disciplined daily skincare is the key to a great complexion. This must be done from the outside-in and the inside-out. Knowledgeable skincare professionals should always be educating their clients about the long-term effects of healthy skincare habits.

Topical skincare with appropriate vitamin and aloe-based, trans-dermal products have given me great results in my own quest to have healthy skin. The health of my own skin is essential for me having my own skin care business. I need to be my own best advertisement. My colleagues noticed a difference in my complexion when I began seeing a nutritionist. Under the guidance of a nutritionist, I began drinking a daily fruit smoothie that included vitamin-rich fruits and powdered super foods like maca, seaweeds, and chia seeds. The recipe is specific to my personal health issues. Not only has this helped to make my skin look better, it has also helped alleviate the frequency of chronic migraine headaches that have plagued me since childhood.

The most important thing to remember is that there is no one-size fits all solution for healthy skincare. Our bodies are all unique. What works for your best friend may not work for you. Stay young at heart and listen to what your body and soul are telling you.