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Are You Using Diverted Products

The other day a client called to ask why the product she just purchased from me was much cheaper online.  I explained to her about diverted product sold in “unauthorized places” and she did not know about this at all.  Since it is a big problem for people like me and big companies, let me explain.  When products are much lower in cost than at reputable places, they are known as diverted products.  Buyer Beware

These products can be counterfeit, diluted and /or altered formulas, old or expired products that may not be safe to use.  There could be completely different ingredients in the product than on the label.  In fact there was an expose on a TV news program about Mac products that were sold in a shop in New York City.  They had the products tested and found that they were not Mac’s ingredients and had aluminum and barium and other toxic ingredients in them.  The packaging was Mac’s packaging.  No difference at all.  So people thought they were getting a Mac product at a great cheap price.  That’s your red flag right there.

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You could be harming your body by using these products, as they can not only be ineffective but dangerous too, resulting in irritation, infection, rashes, blisters, swelling, or even worse.
Diverted products may have been gathered from multiple places (a company’s dumpster for example) or stolen before being sold.  They then put them on Amazon or Ebay for sale. The warehouses where they store them can be hot and humid or extremely cold, helping the product to lose its effectiveness and be a breeding ground for bacteria.  Companies like Target, Walmart and drugstores have been known to sell diverted products also.  Pevonia products are exclusively available through licensed and authorized industry professionals and Not available through mass market retailers.
Diverted product hurts me, an independent business, the professional manufacturer and you, too, the consumer who trusts a professional brand to deliver the highest quality ingredients and results.  When purchasing a diverted product , you are contributing to a major problem that affects you, the consumer, and the entire skincare industry.  If you decide to still buy from an unauthorized seller, think of your health and safety.  Would you purchase a medication online that is discounted to save a few dollars?  Your skin is the largest organ of your body and protects you and your insides.  Do you want to endanger its health with diverted products?  Buy safe from an authorized seller.

I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about this.  This is not only a problem for the skin care industry but many others also.
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Should You Massage Your Face??

To get the results that you want from the products you are using, I have always advised clients to massage them into their skin.  Massaging increases the effectiveness of the products, giving you better results than just applying them.  By doing this, you help to detox the skin by moving the blood and lymphatic fluids, giving your skin that glow.  Other advantages of this treatment is helping to increase firmness, decrease wrinkles, hydrate, ease muscle tension, and relax the  nerves.
Facial massage needs to be performed correctly so as not to overstretch the skin or damage it somehow.  The first thing is to always keep the skin moist with your product so you do not pull on it or drag it.  You need to be gliding over the skin.  As you can tell by the face above, the direction of the strokes are up and out.  I always start at the neck, using both hands, doing a slapping stroke up to chin hand over hand.  Next, if you want, under jaw with a pinching motion.  Then the rest of the face is small circles gliding over skin in up and out movement.  Pressure is medium.  You can press a little and glide as long as your face is still wet with product. Do Not Pull Skin.
I recommend using your serum first and do a massage with that.  When it starts drying, use toner to dampen.  Then apply your cream and do the same massage.  Spend about 2 to 5 minutes doing this treatment.

I do it at night which is best, because you repair at night and this helps even more.
Now a little trick that really works, any lines you have that you want softened, can be greatly improved.  Again make sure that the area you are working on is moist with product and toner if needed.  Put your finger on the start of the wrinkle and do small circles going up the line.  Pressure again is medium.
That trick I have told clients about and when they come in for their next facial, there is a difference.  It has to be done every day though.  Always remember when doing massage on the face, to always have it moist through the whole massage, never drag the skin, use a little more than light pressure, and always up and out with your strokes.
If you need any help with this, please call or text me and I will be happy to guide you.
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  • Over the counter products are not made for an individual’s skin concerns.  They are made to feel good, be easy to spread, and to smell good.  Professional products — Pevonia — use active ingredients coupled with a specialized delivery system that helps the skin regenerate and be healthy.
  • Skin irritation caused by dry air, temperature extremes (as we have now), sun, emotional stress, harsh ingredients in products, and strong exfoliants and peels when left untreated becomes inflammation that contributes to visible skin aging and skin diseases such as cancer.
  • Adding a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a pot of water or in a diffuser is great for loosening mucous.  It’s a strong antibacterial and also antiviral.
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Transform Your Face

Transform Your Face With LED

How we look to the world is essentially defined by the beauty of our skin. Is your skin lucid, glowing, and younger looking? The answer to helping your skin to be younger looking and healthy is LED light therapy.  This is skin rejuvenation from within, working from the inside out.

Light therapy is not invasive and no pain involved.  So the treatment follows the scientific inflammation cascade, “The more you irritate the skin, the more it becomes inflamed, the faster you age, and the more you are prone to skin cancer”. No Inflammation with LED, only helping with repair and building of the skin.

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Here’s what it does help: softens lines and folds, increases firmness and moisture, collagen production, better blood circulation,minimize pores, promote faster healing,  reduce broken capillaries,  reduce pigmentation, skin to look radiant, reduce redness, acne, and more.  It’s great for antiaging and acne both.  At the same time, the Light helps to relax you, so it is stress relieving along with all the healing properties.

The Greeks back in 1500 BC first recorded the healing properties of light to restore health.  Of course the technology wasn’t there yet until 1903 AD.  Dr. Niels Finsen, Danish physician, demonstrated the beneficial effects of various wavelengths of light to treat TB. Now it is used in dermatology, neurology, physiotherapy and more. Years of research have shown that light therapy has a powerful therapeutic benefit to living tissue.

Again in the 1960’s more was found and NASA began using it, then units were made for the facial room.  NASA’s research found that LED’s that produced near-infrared light were shown to stimulate the basic energy in the cells five times more than normal.

So what is LED light therapy?  It’s pulsed light that stimulates and regenerates skin cells and promotes healing using specific light frequencies.  The spectrum is between infra-red and ultra-violet. The light is converted to an electrical energy wave. Because we are electrical energy also, this wave creates more energy for cell division for rebuilding. So you achieve skin rejuvenation from within.

Even after one treatment you can tell a change in your face.  For the best results it is recommended to have at least 1 treatment a week or, even better, 2 treatments a week for 6 to 8 weeks, depending on your skin. I will do a deep cleansing before the light and a mask after at the time of the 1st and 6th treatments.  The treatments in between will be a quick cleanse and just the light after.

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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Clean Your Face Properly For Optimum Skin Health

Facial Cleansing Twice Per Day Promotes Healthy, Beautiful Skin

Cleansing your face is the first and most important step in your twice daily skin care routine. If the skin is not clean, your toners, serums and lotions or creams will not be effective. Also not cleansing appropriately will cause the skin to be rough feeling, congested, dull, dry, and age faster. So to have healthier, younger looking skin, you need to cleanse twice a day. Once in the morning is sufficient, but two times at night is necessary.

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A morning wash gets all of the dead skin cells that float around your room, other pollution in your house, and the skin care product you have on from the night before. It’s best to clean the face twice at night to really clear off the makeup, oil and perspiration that develops, and the toxins from the air. Even if you don’t wear makeup, cleanse your face twice at night.

To accomplish this you need a gentle cleanser that is still powerful enough to remove the collected debris. A professional cleanser is best. Most of them can take the eye makeup off too. And the disposable wipes are not a thorough enough cleansing. They are only good for a pre-cleanse. Soaps are a no-no also because they are too harsh and cause the skin to be dry and irritated. They can leave a film on the face, preventing absorption of your serums and creams.

Wet your hands and face with warm water. Apply cleanser to every area of the face and neck with your fingers, getting into every nook and cranny. Rewet your face and massage lightly for at least 30 seconds each time you wash, more can be better. This helps you to clean out the pores better and soften the residue. You can liken this to soaking your pots and pans. The soap softens the residue and makes for easier cleaning. Use a soft washcloth and warm water to remove all the cleanser. (A fresh washcloth needs to be used each time.) Then splash your face with warm water to be sure all the cleanser is off. You can pat dry lightly if you are not using a toner. Otherwise, leave you face damp for the next step.

Other Skin Care Tips

  • Going to bed with makeup on can age your skin up to seven times faster.
  • Cold water should never be used to wash your face. It blocks the skin from a proper cleanse and exfoliation because the pores are constricted.
  • Medicated lip balms that have camphor actually dry out your lips. No petroleum or mineral oil, they also dry your lips. Look for shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, aloe, vitamins A, D and E.

To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Natural Anti-Aging Secrets

Chicago Spa Offers Seven Tips For Healthier Skin

Sesame Seed Oil: Massage organic sesame oil all over your body. Working it into the skin gets your blood circulating. Plus, the oil hydrates your skin, giving it a healthy glow. Then take a shower and rinse away dead skin cells.

Fish Oil: Anti-inflammatories are the best anti-agers out there. From improving heart and immune functions to helping hair grow and skin look supple, they truly do wonders. I take three 500 milligram capsules of omega-3 fish oil in the morning and at night. Look for labels that say, ‘molecularly distilled for purity,’ which means pesticide-free.

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Avoid White Sugar: The number-one ingredient that I avoid in my diet is processed sugar. The reason: It speeds up the aging process by binding to and eventually weakening the collagen in your skin, which can lead to premature wrinkles and sagging. Eat lots of vegetables and fruits every day.

Use White Sugar As An Exfoliant: Before you toss out that bag of white sugar, add it to your skin care arsenal. In the shower, lather your hands with a mild cleanser, add a handful of white sugar, and rub it all over your face and body. It makes your skin very smooth.

Treat Eyes With Extra Care: I treat the skin around my eyes separately. Face creams can be too irritating, but products made for this delicate area work wonders for smoothing fine lines.

Pamper Your Hands: Take care of your hands with the same routine used on your face. Exfoliate your hands and use a mask on them, too. Try an enzyme concentrate on your face and hands.

Give Your Skin Vitamins: Try an over-the-counter topical vitamin C cream with a 30 percent concentration. It’s a wonderful antioxidant that helps skin repair itself from sun damage. Another way to inject your skin with moisture and vitamin C is with bananas. Mash up a banana and apply it to your skin as a mask. Let it set just like a regular mask and wash it off after it drys.

Also, be sure to minimize your consumption of alcohol and tobacco. We also urge you to minimize your use of makeup. Although makeup might make you look happy and healthy, it can clog pores and inject toxins directly into your body.

Follow our blog for more natural skin care tips and trends. If you have secrets that you would like to share, please contact us. We will gladly share the best ideas in an upcoming post about healthy skin and anti-aging.

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