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                                                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.

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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Can Your Skin Care Products Cause Headaches and Harm

Skin Care Products Often Contain Harmful Ingredients

Grab a bottle or jar of one of your personal care products and check the list of ingredients. Do you see any words that end in paraben? How about butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), Tertiary butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ), Sodium or potassium bromate?

These are all preservatives used to increase the shelf life of your products to keep them safe from bacterial, environmental and personal contamination. There are currently 58 preservatives that are on the list of EU Cosmetic regulation which are well accepted around the world but not all are used in current formulations, according to Annex V to regulation EC/1223/2009 formerly Annex VI to Council Directive 76/768/EEC. But did you know there is a risk of side effects when consumed in large amounts. So when you use lots of products daily, overtime these chemicals can build up in your body causing imbalances, allergic reactions, illness and more.

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The FDA has classified parabens as “GRAS” ingredients, which means they are safe for use in products according to medical and toxicological experts. Some scientific studies have suggested that butylparaben and propylparaben can mimic the effect of the endocrine hormone, estrogen, when tested at high concentrations in cell cultures and female mice. This effect is sometimes referred to as endocrine disruption. (Mirik Dik Davis and T. Thomas D.B (2002) J. Nat R Cancer Institute 94(20)1578-80).
Preservatives can have side effects:

  1. Biphenyl can cause skin discoloration, headaches and intestinal problems.
  2. Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of benzoic acid can cause hyperactivity in children, allergic reactions.
  3. Sodium and potassium nitrates and nitrites can cause intestinal discomfort, headaches and skin problems. They can also produce nitrosamine, a human carcinogen.
  4. Butylated hydroxytoluene  (BHT) is used in food for its antioxidant properties. Although California has listed butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) as a carcinogen, a low intake of  BHA shows no significant association with an increased risk of cancer.
  5. Sodium and potassium bromate can influence the development of cancer.
  6. Mono sodium glutamate can cause headaches and nausea.
  7. Sodium sulfite, sulfur dioxide and sodium bisulfite can cause allergic reactions.
  8. Propyl gallate, an antioxidant, is a food additive that has been linked to cancer in some studies.
  9. Tertiary butyl hydroquinone (TBHQ) can cause nausea and violent mental agitation.

An easy way to avoid these chemicals is to always look for an expiration date on your skin care products. All Catskill Organic Products are manufactured preservative-free by using an aseptic technique. In this technique, products are prepared under sterile conditions. We also use Vitamin C & Vitamin E which are antioxidants that  keep the oils in the product from going rancid and prevent “free radical” damage. Side effects include firm bright skin and healthy hair.

Source: http://catskillorganic.com/can-your-skin-care-cause-headaches-and-more/

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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U.S. 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

Learn 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 Topical and Ingested 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.

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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