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Saving Skin from Summer

Summer is officially upon us, and when we think about the sunniest season of the year, it’s typically all rainbows and unicorns: lazy days spent at the beach, outdoor concerts, water play, and a more relaxed schedule and overall state of mind. And while we don’t want to throw shade at summer, it’s important to also remember some of the less appealing aspects of the longest days of sunlight – especially when it comes to our skin. Big-time sun exposure and a hot, dry or humid climate can give rise to new skin conditions or exacerbate existing ones, from breakouts, sunburn, irritation and dehydration to redness, Rosacea and more. And considering the season takes a “less is more” approach to both clothing and makeup, suffering…

Dealing with Sensitive Skin

Being sensitive can be a great quality – except when we’re talking about skin. Dealing with a complexion that is prone to redness, burning/stinging and dehydration can be frustrating, and unfortunately cases of this temperamental skin condition are on the rise. A recent study conducted by the International Society of Dermatology reported that 44. 6% of nearly 1,000 participants claimed to have sensitive to very sensitive skin, while other reputable dermatologists find this number to be as high as 70%! Whether your skin sensitivity is chronic or crops up in isolated incidents, it necessitates a specific and regular skincare regimen to reduce unsightly and uncomfortable eruptions.   To properly diagnose a sensitive skin condition – and learn how to deal with it – consider the…

Crystal C Serum Summer 2015

Control Corrective Skincare Systems® Crystal C Serum Uncovers Glowing Summer Skin, Save the Sun Damage Serum awakens tired, sun-damaged skin while protecting from further pigmentation IRVINE, CA (April X, 2015) – Secure a gorgeous summer glow – save the sun damage – with Control Corrective Skincare Systems Crystal C Serum, a therapeutic “daily vitamin dose” that brings renewed light to the complexion while protecting it from pigmentation. Offering a revitalizing combination of stable Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), known for its effective free radical-fighting capabilities, and aloe vera, Crystal C Serum delivers an antioxidant-rich, anti-inflammatory dose to dull, sun-damaged skin, repairing tissue beneath the skin’s surface to reveal luminosity. Ideal for dehydrated summer skin that’s seen too much sun, the brightening serum not only delivers…

Alcohol and Skin

Let’s face it: March is kind of a party month. There’s Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), St. Patty’s Day, and frankly, anyone living east of California this winter is probably looking for any excuse for a stiff drink. I mean, who knew the third month of the year was also National Frozen Food Month? Margaritas anyone? Whatever random March holiday you choose to “cheers” to, it’s safe to say a hangover is likely on the horizon this month. And while you may be thinking about how said hangover will affect destroy your next-day plans, you may be unaware of how it could also sabotage your skin. When it comes to your complexion, overuse of alcohol can spell trouble for two major reasons: dehydration and Vitamin A…

Travel

As the first signs of spring emerge, so start the fantasies of escaping to a sunny destination for spring break or summer vacation. A glorious getaway can be rejuvenating for body and soul, but travel – especially to a sunny locale – can leave skin in a precarious place. Before you get on that plane to paradise, make sure you’ve packed the proper skincare essentials to keep skin protected from the dehydrating and damaging effects of recycled air, swim time, sunburn – and one too many Margaritas. Take note of the following travel tips to ensure your complexion cruises smoothly through spring break or summer vacation: Beware recycled air. While your final vacation destination may be Hawaii or Mexico, you might not realize your skin…

Skincare Patience

In today’s fast-paced world, patience truly is a virtue. We’ve become accustomed to always expecting the immediate – whether it’s a Google search, fast food or overnight shipping.   However, not everything in life can be achieved with a few swift keystrokes or a deep fryer. Not surprisingly, skincare is not immune to the pressures of impatient consumers. If you’ve recently found yourself in the drugstore beauty aisle or within the pages of your favorite fashion magazine, you’re no stranger to marketing ploys that promise “clear/younger/perfect skin in minutes.” While we’d love to say flawless skin can be achieved as fast as your Keurig pours out a perfect cup of coffee, whether it’s in regard to regimen or results, skincare should never be a rush…

ScrimpvSplurge

Oh, the joys of wandering down drugstore beauty aisles. Under the glare of fluorescent lights and overwhelmed by row upon row of countless products promising only the best for your complexion, perhaps you’ve questioned your decision to choose professional over store-bought skincare. Is it cheaper? Is it more convenient? Is it just as effective? While everyone secretly hopes that the Target generic is just as good as the serum applied by the esthetician, that’s simply not the case. And although clinical skincare may seem like a splurge to some, when you compare the efficacy and quality of ingredients in professional versus drugstore products, you’ll likely find “savings” insignificant. But, the proof is in the pudding, right? Well, here’s the pudding: Active Ingredients: Working Hard or…

Men & Skincare

When it comes to men’s attention to grooming and skincare, let’s just say the manscape is changing. While women still bear the brunt of beauty standard up-keep, it’s definitely become more socially acceptable – and often encouraged – for men to take on more than a bar-soap-skincare regimen. Skin issues don’t gender discriminate, so adult acne, dry skin, sunburn and other common skin conditions can certainly grace his face if he foregoes a proper skincare routine. And although he may balk at owning a product collection that rivals his partner’s, his current and future complexion will thank him for at least adopting these skincare basics:   Shave smarter. According to a recent consumer poll conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), 78 percent of…

Botanicals & Sensitive Skin

You’d have to live under a rock to not know that botanicals have quickly become one of the biggest buzzwords in beauty. Due to continued consumer interest in and demand for natural products, botanicals form the largest category of cosmeceutical additives found in the marketplace today. But whether or not you fall into the customer category of “green” or “eco-conscious,” the reality is, botanicals have intrinsic skincare properties that can benefit most everyone – especially those with sensitive skin. In contrast to harsh chemical or man-made ingredients, which can often leave skin irritated, active botanicals can offer those with skin sensitivities a gentle and effective alternative. And when botanicals like Aloe, lavender and chamomile naturally offer anti-inflammatory, soothing and calming properties, why recreate the wheel?…

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