Thursday, January 26, 2017

Rebel Against Age By Exfoliating!

Exfoliating your skin is an easy and important step in keeping your skin healthy and vibrant!

Why is Exfoliating Important?
Regular exfoliation helps create a radiant, smooth complexion. While our skin naturally sheds dead skin cells, the process can slow down as we age or even if we are sick. Dead cells will build up and cause skin imperfections if we do not assist in the exfoliation process. When dead cells accumulate, dullness and uneven skin are a common result.
The solution for this is to regularly exfoliate. Your skin will absorb products better, look smoother, and appear brightness and glow.

Benefits of Exfoliating
  • Smoother, softer skin
  • Increase in circulation
  • Fewer ingrown hairs (great for showing off skin!)
  • Balanced, brightened skin tone
Important Facts to Remember While Exfoliating

  • Always be gentle! Just because you use a scrub, doesn’t mean you need to scrub.
  • Any kind of exfoliation thins your skin, so be sure to moisturize and protect your skin.
  • The face, neck, and chest require gentler exfoliation than other areas of the body.
  • Wash your hands! You do not want to touch fresh skin with oil, dirt-ridden hands.

Our Recommendation:
Intelligent-SkinSense offers a new silicone sonic massage brush, Tri-Dermislide™.
It is a tri-functioning tool that massages your skin, while awakening your circulatory system, relieving puffy skin, and exfoliating dead skin cells.  

The skin surrounding the eye area is very delicate. The Tri-Dermislide's half moon shaped tip is designed to softly and accurately massage the eye area. The half moon tip is also ideal to work the smaller grooves of the face: around the mouth, the brow furrows, along the nose area, and the sides of the nostrils. For the larger areas of the face, and on the neck area, use the smaller prongs that are directly under the half moon tip.

It is so multi-faceted that skin puffiness is reduced on the face, under the eyes, and the dimpled skin on the body. The vibrating-massage function relaxes muscle tension, expedites the removal of skin toxins, and exfoliates dead skin cells.

Tri-Dermislide is available for $75.00 @

Home Exfoliation

You have products in your personal bathroom and kitchen that can be used to exfoliate. Here are some easy recipes that you could try today.

Coffee, Sugar, and Lavender
This scrub exfoliates, stimulates, and calms the skin. Plus the scent helps relax you. Grab 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 5 drops of lavender essential oil.  Mix this up and gentle massage on body. This scrub is great for legs!

Honey and Oatmeal
A honey and oatmeal exfoliator sounds good enough to eat and works great on skin. It is also safe enough to use on your face. Mix a 1/4 cup of oatmeal, a 1/4 cup water, and 2 teaspoons of honey. (For a better texture, run oatmeal through a grinder or blender before mixed)

Baking Soda and Cleanser
This may be the easiest of all ways to exfoliate AND the safest for your face. Just by adding a little baking soda to your cleanser, you create a paste that can be used with your hands or a brush.

Signs that You May be Over-Exfoliating

When you exfoliate away the skin’s protective layer, you end up with dehydrated and inflamed skin.  Signs that you are over-exfoliating:
  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Tightness
  • Excessive dryness
  • Flaking/Peeling skin
  • Discomfort
When these issues occur, decrease frequency and possibly the strength of the exfoliator you are using.

If you are worried that you may be damaging your skin or if you are unsure of how to proper exfoliate, perhaps you would be more comfortable seeking out a professional. There are estheticians all over that are willing to help you prepare for summer and keep your skin looking good.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Fall into Trends

Fall Into Trends...Everything You Need to Know

With the arrival of back-to-school season, everyone’s goes from long summer nights to busy days! Whether you work, are a student, or a parent trying to help you kids adjust to his or her new school year, chances are you’re looking for a way to make the most of each day.  I have a few ways for you to be better prepared to make the transition easier and some fashion friendly facts to help you be in the know this Fall!

Along with the upcoming change of season, there comes change in trends. It might feel like you just accomplished your goal of perfectly using a certain color or style, but now it’s time to start over. Especially, if you like to be ahead of the trend. This Fall, the colors are in the Plum and Brown families. Technically they are Bodacious, Dusty Cedar, and Warm Taupe for those that study the Pantone color report.

Dusty Cedar, is the fall and winter version of the pinks we were used to seeing in spring. This tone will appear on lips and accessories. Dustier rose-toned pink shades with some complexity are surely going to be a hit. This shade exudes warmth and welcome. It is also practical for any skin tone!
Bodacious lends itself to vibrant color combinations and will be the unexpected prevalent shade this fall.  What’s great about this plum-like color is that it is versatile and can be used with Pinks and Reds. It will really make a splash with eyes and evening lip color. Plum colored liners will be added to many makeup bags and also be noticed with shoes and bags.

Taupe suggests reassurance and stability. It is a timeless color that can be a foundation piece and staple in any wardrobe. In makeup, taupe is an excellent staple to use for eyes and lips.  In fashion, it is also a stand seasonal color that can be paired with every color.

How to Bring Trend into Your Life

Before Autumn arrives, you should try refresh yourself as much as you can.  Your wardrobe, hair, and makeup are great starters. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to be “in trend.” Adding a few pieces here and there allow you to stay fashionable without replacing everything (and going broke).
Planning a flattering fall wardrobe can also make getting dressed for the day more fun, giving you something to look forward to on those mornings when it’s hard to get out of bed! I personally like to add accessories to my essentials. For example, I like to add scarves, necklaces, and handbags in the trending color. These pieces almost always go with anything.

With beauty products, the best pieces to add are nail polish and lip color, especially if they match! Pairing a plum lip with a vibrant plum nail color is great for both day and night. Taupe and Brown polishes will also be the new neutral shade. 

Hair is very popular when it comes to trends, but it’s not always a necessary trend. I believe hair is best done with personal preference. This Fall, hair color will be best described as Ecaille, Cinnamon Swirl, and Buttery.

Honey browns, vibrant reds, and golden smooth blondes will be highly requested at salons. A lengthy bob is still a very popular cut that will be seen, but a center part is how it will be styled. Crazy enough, the 90’s are back this Fall. 2016 is the new 1996.

While you are switching over your closets and running to the store to grab some trending color pieces, don’t forget to take care of yourself as well! Along with change of trend comes change of weather. After the long Summer heat, your body needs to be refreshed. The best way to do this is through exfoliation.

Go grab a dry brush or your favorite exfoliator, hop in a bath, and take care of you. I recommend exfoliating with Tri-Dermislide™ by Intelligent SkinSense. (
It can be used on face and body. Most importantly, don’t forget to moisturize when you are done!

Want to Be Trendy?

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