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Skin Care Industry Will Top $12.2 Billion By 2018

Natural, Organic Skin Care Products In High Demand

The major driver of the skin care industry is the rising concern and demand for natural and organic skin care products. Growing concern for health and safety, consumer awareness about synthetic chemicals, and rising green consciousness drove the demand for organic and natural skin care products. Another key driver of the skin care industry is increased demand of anti-aging products. This market is benefited by high disposable income of the baby boomers group.

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Skin care manufacturers recognized that valuable opportunities exist in the skin care industry. Skin care product manufacturers are continuously adopting new strategies to gain market share. One of the keys areas for growth involves multifunctional skin care products.

The Market Research Report analysts advise that the biggest challenge the industry faces is to provide good quality products at low cost. Consumers have become price conscious, but at the same time do not want to compromise on quality. Hence it is crucial for the manufacturers to maintain a balance between price and quality. Continuous innovation has also become a challenge for the players in the industry. Regular innovation of products is very important for companies to sustain their successful position in the market.

The study also highlights key drivers of growth in the skin care industry. Consumers use skin care products for long-term application effect, safety concerns and even eco-friendliness, which will certainly be a major skincare trend in the future. Consumers with high incomes are increasingly buying premium products, responding to the improving economy and product innovations from premium skin care manufacturers.

Some of the features of US Skin Care Industry 2013-2018: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis include:

  •  Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model which helps to understand the competitive position of industry players
  • US Skin Care market intelligence with special emphasis on facial care, body and hand care, depilatories, and sun care markets
  • Skin Care Market Size trend (2007-2012) and forecast (2013-2018) with demographic factor analysis are useful to make major investment decisions in region
  • Profitability and Cost Structure Trend Analysis (2007-2012) of US Skin Care market provides the clear picture of market to the investor
  • Competitive Landscape, emerging trend, market drivers and growth opportunity analysis provided helps to ascertain a sound investment decision

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tgcmgb/us_skincare

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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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Skin-Lightening Products Contain Mercury

Beware Of Toxic Skin Care Products

Editor’s Note: You have heard us talk about the importance of natural and organic skin care products. This article underscores the importance of buyer beware.

Infamous for poisoning the kidneys and brain, mercury is a potent, silent destroyer of healthy cellular function. Mercury compounds can be readily absorbed through intact skin – inducing toxic, dermal effects. As a melanotoxin, mercury compounds are capable of decimating melanosomes, which are tiny “balloons” in the skin that consist of melanin. There’s a dangerous practice going around regarding the manufacture of skin-lightening, “beauty care” cosmetics.

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Many skin-lightening products, anti-aging lotions, and acne creams contain unprecedented levels of mercury. This mercury is rubbed directly into the skin, where it is readily absorbed into the body. Mercury levels are reportedly so high in some skin products around the world that the FDA has issued a public statement warning consumers not to use skin creams, beauty products and lotions that might contain mercury.

In a new report from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, hundreds of skin-lightening products from around the world were found to contain extraordinary levels of mercury that exceed FDA standards 10,000 to one.

The FDA limits companies to 1 ppm mercury in cosmetic products. Some of the products being tested at the Loma Linda University reach 10,000 ppm of mercury.

The products are typically marketed as anti-aging treatments, capable of removing freckles, wrinkles and blemishes. These same formulas are often used as acne treatments. The toxic metal mercury abounds in these skin creams, labeled alternatively as mercurous chloride, calomel, mercuric or mercurio.

“Even though these products are promoted as cosmetics, they also may be unapproved new drugs under the law,” says Linda Katz, M.D., director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors.

Charles Lee, M.D., a senior medical advisor at the FDA, states, “Exposure to mercury can have serious health consequences. It can damage the kidneys and the nervous system, and interfere with the development of the brain in unborn children and very young children.”

Furthermore, mercury from these skin creams can be breathed in or accidentally swallowed. Infants can receive a toxic dose if they touch parents who use these creams. A little one is prone to come into contact with the cream and put their affected hands and fingers into their mouth, and thus begin ingesting high traces of mercury.

Many of these mercury-containing beauty products are imported into the US and are sold online. In the study from Loma Linda University, 549 skin-lightening products were purchased from 32 different countries. This included online sales from countries like Taiwan, Japan, China, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the US. Using a portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, the researchers screened the products for mercury exceeding 200 ppm.

Of the products purchased in the United States, 18 products were found to contain mercury levels exceeding 1,000 ppm – a truly toxic dose. Overall, 6 percent of the 549 products tested from around the world contained mercury in excess of 1,000 ppm. Nearly half of those products contained over 10,000 ppm mercury.

A 39-year old woman from Northern California sought medical attention when mercury toxicity symptoms began setting in. Found to have more than 100 times the average amount of mercury in her urine, the woman showed symptoms of mercury poisoning, including weakness, insomnia, pain in the extremities and severe headache. According to the California Department of Public Health, the woman and her husband had used an unlabeled mercury-containing face cream for three years. Brought in by a relative from Mexico, the cream was found loaded with mercury. The husband and their four-year-old child also had high levels of mercury in their urine. The problem, mercury, was isolated.

In another case, a teen had come down with mercury poisoning symptoms. In just months, the fatigue penetrated him. The Texas Department of Health couldn’t find the source of contamination in the teen’s environment, including paint, soil and indoor air tests. The family continued to look for solutions and finally realized the answer. The teen regularly used an acne cream called “Crema de Belleza-Manning.” After laboratory testing confirmed that the product contained 6 percent to 10 percent mercury weight (labeled as mercurous chloride), the teen stopped use and saw improvements.

Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/043630_cosmetic_products_mercury_contamination_heavy_metal_toxicity.html#ixzz2rEmUukGW

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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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Grapes and Wine Promote Healthier Skin

Wine Good For Your Skin

Studies show drinking a glass of red wine everyday can help improve skin health. Rich in reservatrol, red wine acts as a great source for anti-aging and overall beauty benefits. The antioxidant is believed by many to help slow the aging process, protecting skin from the effects of free radicals, harmful pollutants, and dangerous sun exposure. With each of these youthful hazards helping to bring on fine lines and wrinkles faster, reservatrol helps to act as a barrier, protecting the collagen that keeps skin firm, tight and healthy.

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Not big on wine? Try using the nutritional byproduct of this fermented elixir: grape seed oil. Derived from the process of making wine, many vineyards also distribute their own versions of this rich plant extract. Makers of the ultra-fine cosmetic grade Merlot 100% Pure Grape Seed Oil know all about its potency. Free of parabens or sulfates, grape seed oil is non-greasy and helps skin retain moisture longer. “It’s one ingredient, but the benefits are numerous,” explains Wayne Beckley, CEO of Merlot Skin Care. “You could call it a miracle in a bottle.”

Grape seed oil is great for acne fighting, and a source for Vitamin E. This hydrating vitamin, coupled with anti-inflammatory and fatty acid properties help to keep skin free of clogged pores and thus free of breakouts. Grape seed oil can be used not only for skin, but also hair. The nutrients can help to promote hair growth, strengthen tresses, as well as keep scalp clear and dandruff free. Simply massage into scalp as well as ends or even use a microwaved warmed version in a hot oil treatment to act as a hydrating sealant.

Looking to get the powerful potency of reservatrol in a beauty product? Try the Celle Advanced DNA Rejuvenation Cream. For $350, this skin treatment challenges the signs of ageing. Its chemical-free formula promotes dermal health down to the DNA level. Celle harnesses the power of resveratrol to protect and repair damaged skin both before and after UV and environmental exposure. The Cellular Skin Treatment produces dramatic improvements in tone, texture and elasticity to create a younger, healthier appearance in just 21 to 30 days.

In excess, alcohol dehydrates the body, which can promote aging and wrinkles. As usual, moderation is the key to success.

Source: http://www.beautyworldnews.com/articles/6704/20131118/drink-up-the-beautiful-benefits-of-wine-grapes-grapeseed-oil-grape-seed-extract-benefits-reservatrol-red-celle-advanced-dna-rejuventaion-cream-merlot-skin-care.htm

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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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Secrets To Anti-Aging

Beauty Rest Promotes Healthy Skin

Many people skip toner in their skin care routine. It can be optional for some skin types but it does help balance out your skin and prepare it for moisturizing. If you decide to use toner, look for ones that are alcohol-free and suited for your particular skin type. Just dab some on a cotton pad, wipe your face and neck and let it air dry. Remember, your skin renews itself while you’re sleeping. That’s why it’s so important to get your eight hours of sleep each night.

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If you have time in the morning, do some stretching, walking or yoga poses. Doing so can help get your blood flowing, reduce dark circles under your eyes and help you look less puffy. Another great benefit to getting moving in the morning is that you’ll be more alert and it gives your metabolism a boost. If you already work out in the morning then you’re already on the right track. These are some of the things that we review when we assess your skin and lifestyle to determine the best skin care products for your body, age and lifestyle. If you don’t live in the greater Chicago area, we offer telephone assessments, consulting and product recommendations for clients around the globe.

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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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Geneva Skin Care Expert Offers Personal, Natural Care

Skin Absorbs Most Toxins

By Joan Kesman, Skin Care Plus, the best facials and natural skin care products in Chicago, Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles and beyond.

Our spa is all about personal and natural skin care. Why should you care? Just like our fingerprints, everyone’s overall skin condition, complexion and chemistry is different. Combine that with age-related factors and dietary factors, allergies and sensitivities, and there is not a silver bullet or a one-size-fits-all remedy that we can pull off the shelf and apply like tonic water. A personal evaluation and a personal approach makes a noticeable difference quickly.

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Secondly, the natural aspect of skin care is equally important. Remember, our skin is the largest organ of the body. It absorbs everything applied–good and bad. Some products are questionable. Some are outright toxic and carcinogenic. An alarming amount of skin care products contain petroleum byproducts, such as parabens (a group of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries to extend the shelf life of products). They have been linked to cancer, and may have an estrogenic effect. These chemicals can be found in face and body moisturizers, body wash, and cleansers.

Bad skin care products can cause pores to become clogged and circulation impaired. So, age, race, diet, stress, place of residence and work (toxins), and hereditary factors all can play a role in skin condition, anti-aging and the personal treatment necessary to achieve optimum health. Start a personal skin care plan today with a personal consultation and recommendation. You will look and feel your best.

Remember, the most beneficial skin care products come from nature, not a lab, oil field, or animal. If it belongs in your kitchen, it belongs on and in your body. Question anything that contains animal-based ingredients.

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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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Boost Skin Health With Oils

Beneficial Oils Benefit Your Skin

By Joan Kesman, Skin Care Plus, the best facials and natural skin care products in Chicago, Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles and beyond.

Oil once had a bad reputation in the skin care world. The truth is that some oils are good, while others are bad for your skin and your diet. The key is to know the right oil for the right application. The best thing about some of these beneficial oils is that you may already have some of them in your kitchen. If not, you have another reason to buy some delicious oil. You can dress your salads with them and apply them to your face.

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1. Body Treatment: In the shower, exfoliate your entire body with a natural loofah, a brush, or with a washcloth. When you’re finished, pat yourself dry (leave skin a little damp) and massage your entire body with a palm-full of extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil as a moisturizer.

2. Deodorant: Mix baking soda and coconut oil together and put them in a sterilized deodorant container. Or, keep it simple and put a tiny bit of organic virgin coconut oil on your fingertips, and rub into your armpits and then thoroughly dust your pits with baking soda. Coconut oil has mild microbial properties, and baking soda (which works alone as a deodorant) neutralizes body odor.

3. Hair Treatment: After shampooing your hair, gently squeeze your hair from wet to damp with a towel. Take a tiny amount of oil (olive, grape seed, sunflower, or safflower) and massage it into your hair from the ends to the roots. Just rub the oil on the palms of your hands and then massage it into your hair.

4. Diet: When it comes to beauty, eating a diet of whole, unprocessed foods that are high in fiber is one of the best gifts you can give to your skin. It’s crucial to consume plenty of healthy oils, especially virgin coconut oil. Unprocessed coconut oil does magical things for your skin and digestive system. Avocados, walnuts and fish are also some health alternatives.

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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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Research Links Dairy, Sugar To Acne

Editor’s Note: This is a great article abut the link between diet and acne–especially dairy and sugar. Diet is part of the equation. Natural skin care products and personal treatments are also the best ways to prevent and manage all skin care conditions.

Acne Linked To Dietary Factors

Review of 50 years of clinical studies indicates there may be a link between diet and acne after all. It’s been a subject of debate for decades, but it seems diet really does have an impact on a person’s complexion.

A landmark overview of research carried out over the past 50 years has found that eating foods with a high glycaemic index (GI) and drinking milk not only aggravated acne, but in some cases triggered it, too. Millions of teenagers – and increasingly adults – are affected by the often painful skin condition which causes the skin to develop unsightly spots on the face, neck, chest and back. Could cutting out milk be the cure for those suffering with acne?

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Acne is caused by a combination of the skin producing too much sebum and a build-up of dead skin cells which clog the pores and leads to a localized infection or spot. It is thought that excess sebum production is caused by hormonal fluctuations, which explains why around 80% of teenagers experience bouts of acne throughout adolescence. While there is no danger from the spots themselves, severe acne can scar as well as lead to anxiety, low self-esteem and depression.

Since the late 19th century, research has linked diet to acne, with chocolate, sugar and fat singled out as the main culprits. But studies carried out from the 1960s onwards have disassociated diet from the development of the condition.

Jennifer Burris, researcher and doctoral candidate within New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health in Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, says, “This change [in attitude] occurred largely because of the two important studies that are repeatedly cited in the literature and popular culture as evidence to refute the association between diet and acne.

“More recently, dermatologists and registered dietitians have revisited the diet-acne relationship and become increasingly interested in the role of medical nutritional therapy in acne treatment.”

Eating high GI foods – foods that are absorbed into the bloodstream quickly – is thought to have a direct effect on the severity of acne because of the hormonal fluctuations that are triggered. High GI foods cause a spike in hormone levels including insulin which is thought to instigate sebum production. A 2007 Australian study showed that young males who were put on a strict low GI diet noticed a significant improvement in the severity of their acne.

Milk is thought to affect acne because of the hormones it contains. A 2007 study by Harvard School of Public Health found that there was a clear link between those who drank milk regularly and suffered with acne. Interestingly, those who drank skimmed milk suffered with the worst breakouts, with a 44% increase in the likelihood of developing blemishes. It is thought that processing the milk increases the levels of hormones in the drink.

Low GI foods

  • Only carbohydrates have a GI rating.
  • Because low GI foods take longer for the body to break down they help you feel fuller for longer too.
  • High GI foods include sugary fizzy drinks, cakes, pastries, chocolate, white bread and potatoes.
  • Low GI foods include fruit and vegetables, wholegrain options such as brown pasta, basmati rice, couscous and pulses.
  • Not overcooking your pasta and vegetables helps lower the GI.

The authors of the latest overview – published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics – say that dermatologists and dietitians should work together to design and conduct quality research to help the millions of acne sufferers.

“This research is necessary to fully understand the underlying mechanisms linking diet and acne,” adds Burris.

“The medical community should not dismiss the possibility of diet therapy as an adjunct treatment for acne. At this time, the best approach is to address each acne patient individually, carefully considering the possibility of dietary counseling.”

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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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Making Natural Body Lotion Is Good For You

 Natural Skin Care Products Easy To Make

Lotion is a top offender for beauty products. The skin is the biggest organ in the body, and many chemicals can be absorbed by the skin and stored in fat tissue. If you’re tired of all the chemicals and fragrances added to most store-bought creams and lotions, consider making your own—it isn’t difficult.

Natural Substitutes: The best natural lotion I have found so far is just pure organic Coconut Oil. It is able to penetrate the skin and the medium chain fatty acids help with wrinkles, dry skin, and other skin problems and since it is naturally antibacterial, it won’t cause breakouts. There are also countless ways to combine coconut oil with other oils, butters, essential oils and herbs to create solutions for your specific skin. I frequently make my own and give them as gifts to friends and family members who seem to love them.

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If you can, I recommend that you keep an old blender, a small- to medium-size glass bowl, and a spatula that you use solely for making natural aromatherapy products. While you can use your kitchen blender, the beeswax found in natural creams can leave a residue on the blender and utensils used. Here’s what you’ll need:

3/4 cup of pure oil (I like sweet almond oil since it absorbs well and doesn’t leave a greasy film.
1 cup of pure water (or use rose water)
2 Tablespoons of shaved beeswax (be sure to avoid other types of wax since they are made of petroleum byproducts)
30 drops of essential oils (like lavender, ylang ylang, bergamot, or other oil. Make sure you avoid “fragrance oil” since it is synthetic. Lavender is a great one to start with since it is aromatic but also soothes sunburns, other types of burns, and is healing for most skin types).
a glass jar or small glass jars for storing the lotion

Making The Lotion: Pour the oil into a Pyrex measuring cup and add the shaved beeswax. Set it in a saucepan of water that reaches about halfway up the side of the Pyrex container. Heat over the stove until the beeswax dissolves and remove from the stove immediately. Allow to cool for a minute or two but not longer than that since the beeswax will begin to harden.

Pour the water into your blender and begin blending it on high speed with the lid on (with a hole left in the lid for pouring the beeswax-oil mixture). Slowly pour the oil-beeswax mixture into the water. It will begin to emulsify as you continue pouring the oil. It normally begins to thicken after about three-quarters of the oil has been incorporated. Continue adding the oil until you’ve incorporated all of it into the water.

Add the drops of essential oils you’ve selected. Blend them into the lotion. Pour the lotion into the glass jars you’ve selected for storing the cream. Use the spatula to remove any remaining lotion from the blender. The lotion lasts for about 6 months and is best kept at cool temperatures to prolong shelf life. You can store it in the fridge if you choose to keep it fresh.

For more information about personal and natural skin care, including the best facials in the greater Chicago area (including, Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia and Wheaton), contact Joan Kesman at Skin Care Plus.

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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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Detox For Healthier Skin

Toxic Overload Impacts Overall Health

When you think “detox,” you probably think liver—the body’s primary cleansing organ. But to discern whether a cleanse is in order, check your complexion. “Your skin is your body’s largest organ of elimination and detoxification,” says Linda Page, PhD, author of Healthy Healing (Healthy Healing, 2011). As toxins build up in your kidneys, liver, and bloodstream, you may experience external inflammation on your skin.

The skin is a backup for the other elimination organs, Page explains. If toxins overload your colon or your liver can’t efficiently filter impurities coming from the digestive tract, your skin tries to compensate by releasing toxins through the surface.

“It sweats them out, or throws them off through skin rashes or even abscesses,” says Page. In addition to skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea, toxic-overload signs include skin discoloration like dark under-eye circles and brown mottled spots, forehead wrinkles, and lackluster complexion. “Over time, our bodies collect toxins in much the same way a bicycle wheel collects rust. All of that toxicity contributes to weight gain, wrinkles, breakouts, and dull skin, hair, and nails,” says Kimberly Snyder, CN, author of The Beauty Detox Solution (Harlequin, 2011). Just as toxins escape your body via skin, they can also enter your body topically.

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“Giving up the majority of the toxin-filled, clogging skin care products and makeup that most people use every day is one way to detox your skin,” says Snyder. Eliminate body care products with synthetics like parabens, phthalates, and petroleum byproducts. Then check with an aesthetician to determine if you’re simply using too many products, which can clog pores or irritate your skin. When choosing detoxifying products for skin, look for plant-based ingredients that work synergistically when applied topically and ingested. Pair facial washes, lotions, or masks with supplements or beverages containing chlorella, neem, seaweed, aloe vera, or green or white tea. These nutrient-rich ingredients increase circulation to eliminate toxins from the skin and other organs. A natural herbal sea salt scrub and a volcanic ash or red clay mask will also draw out impurities and bacteria from the skin’s surface.

Feed your skin

Good nutrition is critical to a healthy complexion, says Snyder, especially when you need to detox. And the right cleansing foods not only reduce toxins but also support collagen, the protein that keeps skin looking youthful. “As you loosen the toxic sludge from your body, your energy will automatically increase because your body is able to perform digestive and other functions efficiently,” Snyder says. Your body can then use that energy to repair the collagen in your skin and grow healthier hair and stronger nails. Start by ditching sugars, refined carbohydrates, red meat, and overly processed foods—all of which can attack collagen and lead to acne-causing inflammation.

Then drink detoxifying green tea and purified water throughout the day (at least eight glasses), along with a greens smoothie daily. Digesting important nutrients in this blended form requires less energy, which means the body can devote more energy to restoring skin cells. And favor beverages between meals rather than during them because liquids dilute digestive enzymes to make digestion slower and more difficult, says Snyder. During meals, eat detoxifying veggies, like dark leafy greens, daikon radish, and broccoli, which are best raw or lightly steamed to preserve water content. In addition to helping flush waste from the body, vegetables such as these can increase skin’s “intracellular water,” which supports skin-cell health and collagen production, according to Howard Murad, MD, author of The Water Secret (Wiley, 2010).

Snyder also recommends regularly noshing on raw foods for their skin- and digestive-supportive enzymes. “Enzymes perform thousands of functions in the body, including repairing and preventing wrinkles, evening out your skin tone, and contributing to smooth, youthful skin,” says Snyder. Also, loading up on probiotics from foods and supplements promotes good digestion, eliminates bad gastrointestinal bacteria, and increases energy to improve overall skin health. Other key supplements for skin detox include antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E; curcumin; omega-3 fatty acids; coconut oil; fiber; and evening primrose oil.

Skin Care News via: http://deliciousliving.com/beauty-cosmetics-amp-skincare/detox-your-skin

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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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Skin Care Mistakes Easy To Avoid

Skin Health A Reflection Of Overall Health

Skipping sunscreen on a gray winter day or flopping into bed with your makeup on is unlikely to do any real harm, but too many lapses in your skin care regimen could lead to aging. Taking a few minutes a day for smart skin care can prevent wrinkles, brown spots and more. Whether you’re a repeat offender or just make the occasional mistake, here are five common excuses that could be aging your skin, plus simple solutions to keep your skin looking young.

The two minutes that it takes to cleanse your skin before bed helps ensure a fresh face for years. “Sleeping with dirt, oil, and makeup on causes acne and enlarged pores,” says Audrey Kunin, MD, an associate clinical instructor of dermatology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. To easily remove debris, keep no-rinse face wipes in your nightstand.

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Exposure to UVA rays, the primary culprit behind aging, happens all year long. And because they can penetrate glass, you’re susceptible even when you’re indoors, says Fredric Brandt, MD, a New York- and Miami-based dermatologist. The number one way to guard against sun damage and keep skin looking youthful: use a sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF 30 that’s labeled broad-spectrum every day.

To save, shop at drugstores. Studies show that mass products are as effective as more expensive skin care brands. “Look for active ingredients, not fancy labels,” says David E. Bank, MD, an associate professor of dermatology at Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital. The most effective anti-aging products include retinoids, AHAs, peptides, vitamin C, and hydrators such as hyaluronic acid.

It can take at least eight weeks to see the results of many skin care ingredients, so give products time to deliver their benefits. Incorporate new skin care products slowly—one about every two months.

“Your skin needs to build up a tolerance to aggressive anti-aging products,” says Dr. Bank. “Going overboard can cause inflammation, which accelerates fine lines, brown spots, and sagging.”

Getting rid of dead cells helps soften wrinkles and brighten skin, but aggressive scrubs can lead to redness and irritation. To slough safely, choose a chemical exfoliator, such as glycolic acid, or gentle cleansing beads. Avoid scrubs with an uneven texture, such as walnut shells. Exfoliate just once or twice a week; if you’re using an OTC or Rx retinoid or AHA, it alone provides sufficient skin sloughing. The biggest skin care mistake, right after forgetting sunscreen iso over-exfoliating. It’s best to exfoliate no more than once a week. This gives the baby-new skin cells a chance to grow, and your skin time to replenish and rehydrate. Over-exfoliation can cause wrinkles, dry skin, and even scarring.

Remember, your skin renews itself while you’re sleeping. That’s why it’s so important to get your 8-10 hours of sleep each night. The “beauty sleep” expression is not a myth.

Finally, you are what you eat. Your skin is a direct reflection of your diet. If you eat junk food, you’re robbing your skin of the antioxidants and other nutrients it needs to stay healthy and happy. Eat well, and you’ll have gorgeous skin.

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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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