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A New Face Every Month

December 15th, 2018

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Did you know it takes about 4 weeks for your face to move through the full life cycle of skin cells exfoliating and rejuvenating? So effectively every 4 weeks you practically have a new face.

However in those 30 days you probably choke your cells with creams, make up, chemicals, oils and dirt from your hands, environmental pollution and more.

All of these toxic layers build up and suffocate your pores and cells that are trying to rejuvenate. This all makes your body work harder to try and come back to a healthy status as we are adding more pressure to its natural role. This is why those ladies that invest in a facial minimum once a month always have a certain glow over those that don’t.  They seem to look fresher, younger and healthier.

5 Tips for Caring for Sensitive Skin

December 1st, 2018

Sensitive skin is caused by irritation in the nerve endings in the top layer of your skin and happens because its natural barrier function has been weakened for one reason or another.

Will Chemical Exfoliation Cure Your Acne?

November 3rd, 2018

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You may have heard that chemical peel has the benefits of reducing acne and improving skin texture. When you do not have budget or time to do a chemical peel in a skincare clinic, have you thought about doing chemical exfoliation at home? Chemical exfoliation can also help with acne-prone skin due to its active ingredients – Acne-fighting acids. These acids help clean out pores and increase cellular turnover. Meanwhile, exfoliation is the essential for curing acne, improving skin texture, anti-aging, and lightening hyper pigmentation. Comparing with physical exfoliation, chemical exfoliation causes less irritation to skin’s surface.

How to Wear Make-up at Every Age?

October 20th, 2018

Most women love to experiment and enhance their look with make-up. As a teen or younger we might play with our sisters’ and mom’s make up bags (much to their annoyance) but as we get older we tend to develop our own style that changes as we grow older, along with fashion trends and our personal style.

So how can we adapt our look as we get older, without losing any of our individuality?

How to Choose Makeup Brushes? Natural or Authentic?

October 13th, 2018

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While there are various makeup brushes in the beauty market, do you know how to choose and use those brushes? Makeup brushes can be tricky. Due to the distinct materials, shapes, length, density and usage of makeup brushes, the results can be really different even though using the same makeup products. Natural hair brushes were the most makeup artists’ favorite.

Are You Taking Care of Your Skin Correctly?

September 22nd, 2018

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There are varieties of skincare products in the market now. When you purchase a bunch of different products for your skin, do you know how to use these products correctly? It is a good idea to find a simple and balanced daily skincare routine before you apply all the products on the face. The chart below shows some skincare tips we recommend to you.

What Does Vitamin A Do for Your Skin?

September 8th, 2018

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Did you know that the potent skincare ingredient we know as Vitamin A was actually discovered in 1913 by an English biochemist named Frederick Gowland Hopkins? Hopkins called this nutrient “factor A”, which later became known as Vitamin A. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1929 for this important discovery.

Fast forward to 2017 and skin-loving vitamin A derivatives is one of the most important ‘go to’ ingredients in anti-aging as well as anti-acne skincare.

According to New York plastic surgeon Bryan G. Forley, “Vitamin A thickens and stimulates the dermis which is where collagen, elastin and blood vessels reside, which makes it an essential component of an effective anti-aging skin care regimen. Tretinoin and retinol are very useful and proven ingredients.”

Whether you get Vitamin A from your diet or in a topical cream, the protective and nourishing properties of Vitamin A lend a hand in keeping skin healthy, firm and radiant.

10 Treatments for Acne Scars

August 31st, 2018

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For the 80 percent of patients, ages 11-30, treated for acne vulgaris, scarring can be problematic. Atrophic scars are most common, but, treatment options are available. Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology outline 10 treatments for acne scarring, plus possible future treatments. According to the research published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, including patients in varied approaches that evaluate scarring types and their desired outcomes can yield high patient satisfaction.

How to Look Your Best in Your Dream Wedding Dress

August 28th, 2018

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Congrats, you’re engaged!  You’ve got the man of your dreams, a shiny new sparkler on your ring finger… and if you’re anything like most brides-to-be, you are probably pinning countless wedding dresses in search of the perfect gown.

And truly – who wouldn’t be caught up in the moment?  For many women, their dream wedding dress has been ingrained in their memory since they were a little girl.  And now you get to make that vision a reality!

Of course, on the journey there are always a few surprises… Maybe that tulle-skirted ball gown you always envisioned wearing overwhelms your petite frame. Perhaps that slinky silk sheath isn’t highlighting your curves correctly.  

Here are a few expert tips in helping you navigate your way to feeling fabulous in your dream wedding gown… no matter what dress you ultimately “say yes” to.

How to Choose a Good Sheet Mask

July 28th, 2018

In recent years, skincare products are various and have different functions. Sheet masks have become one of the most popular products in the beauty industry due to the effect of celebrities. The Chinese actress, Fan Bingbing, is known that she wears masks anywhere and anytime. That’s her beauty secret – using sheet masks whenever you can. However, do you know how to choose a sheet mask that is good for you?

Have You Paid Attention to Washing Your Face?

July 24th, 2018

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Most people may think washing face is easy and quick that they only need some water and face soap to clean their face. However, washing face is not as easy as people think. When you choose some expensive and high quality serums and moisturizers to improve your skin conditions, do you know how you wash your face can make a huge impact on your appearance?

Why is Microdermabrasion Amazing?

July 17th, 2018

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Microdermabrasion has become one of the most popular skin care treatments from Hollywood to the public. The result after the the treatment is usually immediate and visible. But what exactly is microdermabrasion?

How to Fall Asleep in Under Three Minutes

July 13th, 2018

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t’s not called beauty sleep for nothing, dozing off is essential to restoring and repairing your skin. If you’ve ever laid in bed, staring at the wall, trying to will yourself to fall asleep, you know how tough it can be. Counting sheep isn’t so easy when you’re mind is racing with a too-long to-do list. If you’ve ever felt stressed out or anxious, you’ve probably heard you should take a deep breath to calm down…and it’s with reason. Guru Jagat, Kundalini yoga instructor (whose devotees include Kate Hudson and Shiva Rose) and founder of the RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, has a simple breathing technique that helps you relax and fall asleep quickly.

HEV Light from Smart Phones May be Ruining Your Complexion

July 5th, 2018

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Electronic Devices: The HEV Culprit

46 – the number of times we look at our smartphones each day, according to a survey by Deloitte.

And phones aren’t the only device we are glued to, either. We spend around 10 hours each day on our computers, smartphones and tablets, Nielsen Company audience reports.

Post-Baby Body: The Real Deal on Getting Your Body Back

June 28th, 2018

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As you settle into something of a routine as a new mom, you’re probably wondering when you’ll be able to fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes again. The following tips can help you figure out where to start.

Why Are Antioxidants So Important for Your Skin In Skin Care?

June 21st, 2018

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Aging of the skin is the result of more than just years on the calendar.  Exposure to environmental factors like sunlight, pollution, smog, and cigarette smoke and air pollution causes photo-aging. You may already be aware that sun damage is a leading cause to aging but another culprit is free radicals.

How to Minimize Large Pores

June 16th, 2018

Every person’s pores can be more or less noticeable depending on the skin type. The enlarged pores can be the result of multiple causes. Here are some remedies that may help large pores less noticeable. It is important to know that it is impossible to get rid of large pores. What we can do is to make them less visible.

What Does SPF Mean in Your Sunscreen?​

Heidi Harsini

June 9th, 2018

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People choosing sunscreen can be based on the texture, color, brand, and, most importantly, SPF.  Nonetheless, some people may have no idea what SPF is. Here is the explanation of SPF.
 

SPF measures sunscreen protection from UVB rays, the kind that can cause sunburn and contribute to skin cancer. However, SPF does not measure how well a sunscreen will protect from UVA rays, which are also damaging and dangerous.

Are Chemical Peels Good for You?

June 2nd, 2018

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What is chemical peel?

Chemical Peel is a treatment that can improve skin texture and brightness…

How to Get Rid of Blackheads at Home

May 19th, 2018

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What are Blackheads?

Blackheads are small bumps that appear on your skin due to clogged hair follicles. They can be both on your face and body, including neck, shoulders, back, arms, and chest.

Fighting Oily Skin in Summer

May 17th, 2018

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Cleanse Correctly

One crucial way to control excess oil is to keep face clean by washing regularly. All the accumulated dirt and oil build-up can lead to clogged pores, acne etc. For oily skin, the cleansers/face washes should be oil-free.

Do You Really Need Eye Cream?

May 16th, 2018

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You can always hear these promises: Eye creams help reduce or even erase the signs of aging – fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. But aren’t eye creams just more-expensive moisturizers in a smaller package?

It is not true. “Eye creams are formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye, so they tend to be thicker. They contain more oil than a regular facial lotion, and they have a lot of active ingredients aimed at the problems we see around the eyes,” according to dermatologist Patricia Farris, MD, a clinical associate professor at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Zinc For Acne – Why It Works & How to Make the Most of it

Heidi Harsini

May 14th, 2018

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We have all heard about the wonders of vitamin and various other food supplements for a better skincare regime. Vitamin E and A, Vitamin B Complex, probiotics, selenium, etc. have all been known to provide a perfectly smooth and glowing skin. But how long have you heard about zinc for acne? Does it work? How can you use it against acne?

You fill find research-backed, actionable answers to all these questions in this post. So, make sure to read it to the end.

Do AHAs Really Work for Acne Treatment?

Heidi Harsini

May 12th, 2018

Alpha Hydroxy Acids are acids which are found in many foods. There are a variety of different compounds out there which come under the heading ‘Alpha Hydroxy Acids’. The most common of them are:

13 Pro Secrets to Sweat-Proofing Your Summer Makeup

May 8th, 2018

Summer is full of wonderful things — but melting makeup, smeared eyeliner, and super-sticky lipstick are not among them. We asked top makeup artists to spill their best tips for keeping makeup looking fresh and pretty, even when the weather is working against you.

1. Start with the proper base.

The way you care for your skin is just as important as the makeup you apply to it. “Use an oil-free moisturizer in the morning,” says celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles, adding that you should opt for an oil-free foundation formula to match.

Here's Something That Will Make You Look Like You Just Got Fillers

Heidi Harsini

May 2nd, 2018

Hyaluronic acid isn’t harsh or skin-stripping at all. In fact, it’s the exact opposite – a powerful humectant (aka moisture-binding ingredient) that keeps skin plump and hydrated and, yes, young-looking. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body. Hyaluronic acid may not be the newest or flashiest ingredient out there, but…

Retinol: Your One Ingredient for Total Skin Renewal

Heidi Harsini

May 2nd, 2018

What does Retinol do to your face?

Overall, this category is packed with anti-aging benefits. “They stimulate the production of new skin cells,” Dr Gross says. “… Prescription-strength retinoids renew the skin and treat acne, reduces appearance of fine lines, and helps with skin discoloration.”

How To Get Rid of Chapped Lips?

April 30th, 2018

Chapped lips are a year-round problem. Be it summer or fall, those uncomfortable, unsightly flakes seem impossible to get rid of. Fortunately, dry, cracked lips can be helped. Learn how to heal chapped lips, what causes them, and what you can do to get that silky smooth pout.

Are You Making These Diet Mistakes? 6 Habits to Avoid

April 30th, 2018

Don’t derail your health and fitness goal with basic diet mistakes. Even with serious calorie counting and exercise, you can jeopardize your progress with unhealthy eating habits. Skip the missteps and starting making changes that will actually show results. Get the low-down on misleading labels, hidden sugars, and meal-prep mishaps. Are you making any of these mistakes?

Spring & Summer Foods for Weight Loss

April 28th, 2018

Summer releases a bounty of delicious produce that tastes great, is light, refreshing and often requires no cooking, keeping you out of the hot kitchen. Whether you want to lose weight, trim your waistline or maintain your figure for swimsuit season, these healthy options can…

Can Your Selfie Cause Sun Damage?

April 27th, 2018

Most of us spend more than 10 hours per day in front of screens. That may sound like a lot of time, but when you factor in your desk job in front of the computer, Netflix watching and Instagram scrolling before bed, the 10 hours adds up very quickly! All of this screen time can wreak major havoc on your skin. Lucky for you we created the solution with our new…

5 Sneaky Reasons Why You May Be Breaking Out

April 27th, 2018

So, you’re double cleansing day and night, applying a bevy of serums, masks and spot treatments but you’re still breaking out? If you’ve already ruled out hormonal breakouts, there might be some environmental factors that you need to consider…

Choosing the Right Shade

April 23rd, 2018

Finding the perfect foundation match can be a tricky thing, as every beauty enthusiast knows. Warm, cool, fair, deep, it can make your head spin! After you select the foundation formula for you, it’s time to find a color match.

Keep Up Your SPF in Summer

April 20th, 2018

The sun’s rays always make people feel good. It is true that sun exposure has a lot of benefits. For example, sun exposure can enhance people’s mood, treat seasonal depression, relieve stress, and help produce Vitamin D.

On the other hand, sunlight can damage people’s skin. Sunburn is widely recognized as one of the most common negative effects of too much sun exposure. It is also known that sun exposure is a significant factor in the development of wrinkles and dark spots. Overexposure to UV light will damage collagen and elastic tissue in the skin, so it will become fragile and will not spring back into shape, causing sagging. What is worse, overexposure to the sun can increase the risk of skin cancer. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the number-one cause of skin cancer.

The Power of Pressed Base

April 18th, 2018

There are few things in life you can truly count on, but when you’re in need of a foundation that allows for buildable coverage and comes in a wide variety of shades, know you can always count on our award-winning Pressed Base foundation.

This number-one seller is a top choice for everyone from professional makeup artists to everyday users on photo shoots, weddings and proms because of it’s skin-nurturing, talc-free formulation. Talc is considered a filling agent, which can settle into pores and fine lines making these imperfections more obvious instead of helping mask them. This is why so many professionals choose Glo Skin Beauty makeup for big events.

As you know, Glo Skin Beauty puts skin first in everything we do and Pressed Base is no different. As a noncomedogenic product, Pressed Base won’t disrupt your skincare regimen and provides broad-spectrum UV protection and antioxidant benefits to give you a flawless complexion, ready for color. Don’t believe us?

Is Anti-Aging Only For Women?

April 16th, 2018

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Skincare is not only for women but also for men. Fine lines come with growing age, which is the result of losing collagen from your cells. Here are a few tips for men to start taking care of the skin:

1. Wash face twice a day…

4 Ways to Get Rid of Dark Circles

April 14th, 2018

Dark circles under the eyes don’t really look cute on anyone except pandas. If you look tired and rundown all the time because of those pesky purple bags under your eyes—we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about under-eye bags and how to get rid of them:

Does Your Acne Still Bother You? Here Is What You Should Do!

April 12th, 2018

When you try to solve the acne problem, you should start with the daily skincare routine. Here are some tips that may help:

  1. 1. Exfoliate – acne can be caused by a buildup of dead skin cells that clog pores. Exfoliating regularly will allow the products to penetrate properly and help destroy P. acnes Bacteria. Product Recommendation: ZO Exfoliating Polish.

SculpSure - Your Ticket To A Thinner You

April 10th, 2018

SculpSure is a new procedure designed to zap fat that’s quick, no down time and effective! It’s the world’s first FDA-cleared treatment for non-invasive lipolysis. Curious about just how easy it is?

Consider this: You can literally have a SculpSure treatment on your lunch hour and return to work right after, since the whole treatment takes a total of only 25 minutes from start to finish! (Cool Sculpting, which destroys fat cells by freezing them, takes more than twice as long per treatment.) Of course that doesn’t mean that you walk in with love handles and walk out without them — that would take a miracle! But SculpSure may just be the next closest thing…

Get Your Skin Ready!

April 6th, 2018

Every person is struggling with different skin problems, such as acne, rosacea, and pigmentation. When people try to fix the skin problems, daily makeup can irritate the skin gradually. The polluted air and other external environmental factors can also affect the skin health slowly. It is crucial to cleanse the skin to remove the substances that damage your skin. The absorption of nutrients from skincare products will be better with clean skin. Dr. Zein Obagi, the founder of ZO skin health, has created a step-by-step skincare guide, which helps you get perfect skin.

GSR™ Getting Skin Ready is the foundation of perfect skincare routine.