Back-to-School SKINCARE review

Skincare is the advanced algebra of the beauty world--a challenging subject for most . . .

There’s something about the back-to-school season that gets us thinking about a quick review and a fresh start. Here’s a lesson with simpler equations than those studied in any advance course

ANTIOXIDANTS protect skin cells from the environmental damage (free radicals) that leads to wrinkles.  Vitamin C is an antioxidant essential for rebuilding damaged, preventing future damage, and maintaining healthy skin Vitamin E is a tissue-repairing antioxidant than can also prevent breakouts. 

PEPTIDES are chains of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins).  They boost collagen, relax wrinkles and rejuvenate skin.  In simplest terms, peptides act a messengers in the skin providing signals to cells to regenerate.  Different peptides have diferent functions.

MATRIXYL is the trademarked  name for a lipopeptide, a fatty acid mixed with aminoacids.  When applied topically, it penetrates the skin, reaching the fibroblasts where it stimulates them to produce more collagen It also prevents the breakdown of collagen and elastin.

PALMITOL TETRAPEPTIDE works in a manner similar to BOTOX by interferring with the signals between nerves and muscles that cause expression-related wrinkles.  It is a topical muscle relaxer.

HYALURONIC ACID is known for its ability to moisturize skin and prevent aging.  When applied directly to the skin in a cream or serum, hyaluronic acid is a great moisturizer because it’s a water magnet; it rests on the skin's surface, where it both attracts airborne water vapor & retains water delivered to the skin via creams & circulation.  It also prevents evaporation, so all that water can plump & moisturize skin. 

AHA's Alpha-hydroxy acids are naturally occurring acids derived from sugars of specific plants: glycolic (sugarcane), lactic (milk), tartaric (grapes), citric (citrius fruits), malic (apples) and mandelic (bitter almonds).  These acids dissolve the glue that binds dead skin cells together.  They accelerate the elimination of dead cells, encourage the rise of new, well moisturized ones, and reduce blemishes and fine lines. 

The 80/20 Rule applies to skincare. 100% of your results depend on 80% your Homecare Regime and 20% Professional Facial Treatments. Click here to SHOP for Homecare