Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Smooth Skin


Smooth visible cellulite, wrinkles, and stretch marks ? Tighten the appearance of sagging skin ? Even skin texture and tone ? Really ? Yes, REPLENIX SMOOTHING BODY LOTION
Call it Body Lotion Redefined. The ingredient All-Trans-Retinol augments firmness, elasticity and provides a more even skin tone. The latest in stem cell technology, PWR3+ Antioxidant Complex is like a facelift for the body. The antioxidants protect, calm and soothe skin from free radical damage and Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides are UBER hydrating and nourishing. Key ingredients not only brace skin's barrier function, but also promote a reduction in wrinkles,  fine lines and poor skin tone.
All-Trans-Retinol is the exclusive and commanding delivery system that reduces the fine lines and wrinkles and improves texture and tone. PWR3+ Antioxidant Complex ( Leontopodium, Alpinium, Green Tea Polyphenols, Resveratol and Caffeine USE ) is the latest and greatest blend of stem cells and antioxidants, which tightens, brightens and protects skin. And smooths the appearance of CELLULITE ! Hyaluronic Acid plumps, penetrates and locks in moisture. Biometric Ceramide Complex replenishes, nourishes and increases elasticity.
Suitable for all skin types. Use it in the morning and evening. Why wait ? Order one today.

Cheers, Miss Violet

Six Reasons For Thinning Brows.




1. Over-Tweezing.
    The most common culprit is over-tweezing. Before you pick up your Tweezerman consider that it can take up to 6 weeks to regrow one 
    eyebrow hair. And most importantly over-tweeting can damage the hair follicles that are responsive for growth. 
2. Deficient in Nutrients ?
    Deficiencies in nutrients that effect the hair on your head can lead to skimpy brows. Try not only a balanced diet rich in iron and zinc, but add
    vitamin D, omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, protein and vitamin B12. Protein is essential for cellular repair and growth, omega-3 helps hydrate 
    damaged hair, biotin can help strengthen and condition and B12 can bolster weak or brittle hair shafts.
3. Aging !!!
    As one puts on mileage in life hair generally becomes drier and thinner. Hair loss is common. Some preventitive measures to consider:
    minimize heat exposure to brows, easy with the brow makeup, keep skin hydrated and TRY to minimize stress.
4. Hypothyroidism.
    Low Thyroid ! The thyroid gland controls the rate at which we utilize energy sources and protein synthesis by producing thyroid hormones.
    Say the thyroid does not produce enough hormones, you will probably feel fatigued, extra cold when its cold, experience weight gain and or 
    lose your hair. Iodine deficiency is the most common felon for hypothyroidism.
5. Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema.
    Atopic Eczema is a medical condition that could lead to meager brows. It is a red and itchy inflammation of the skin that effectsabout 20%
   of people. While not common this may affect your brows.
6. Alopecia Areata
AKA spot baldness. Only effecting 0.1% of the population this autoimmune disease usually appears on the scalp first and therefore is most 
   likely not the cause.

Say Asta la Vista, Ciao. Au Revoir to thin brows. LiBrow is a natural growth stimulant that fortifies and conditions the hair follicles for fuller, thicker brows. Brows by our website today and save. Its Brow or Never !!!

Cheers, Miss Violet
 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

5 Skin Care Products Every Woman Should Own :

Assuming you have a suitable cleanser.....

1. Sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 for daily use. Intellishade by Revision Skincare not only protects and hydrates, but has a universal tint.

2. Vitamin C Serum. Use under sunscreen in the AM, not only will it boost the SPF it is also a mighty brightener and anti-aging. Try Skinceuticals 
   CE Ferulic which reduces sunburn cell formation and is chock full of Vitamin E.

3. Topical AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid). Neostrata's Lotion Plus is a 15% AHA skin renewal lotion that may be used on face and body.

4. Retinol or Vitamin A. Start with a 0.5%, Replenix Retinol Pads smooth and firm skin and are so easy to add to your nightly regime.

5. Moisturizer. Look for something reparative. EltaMD's PM Therapy strengthens skin's moisture barrier, repairs and restores.

AM : Cleanse, Vitamin C, Sunscreen

PM : Cleanse, Retin-A, Hydrate

Cheers, Miss Violet

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

ARE YOU WEAK IN THE KNEES ?


Like our face knees become wrinkly and loose due to a loss of collagen and elasticity. And knees bend,are weight-bearing and are always moving and stretching. They endure a lot of stress. "This along with aging, sun exposure and volume loss, can lead to loose skin around the knees", says Sugar Land, TX plastic surgeon Ankur Mehta, MD. Keep in mind sagginess may also be linked to a lack of hydration which is why it is paramount to stay moisturized and use sunscreen. According to Miami dermatologist Joely Kaufman, MD creating new collagen is key. One of the best ways to battle crepey skin is to apply topical that promote collagen and elastin growth, like retinol. Search out products that not only contain retinol, but products that have highly hydrating ingredients. "I like to alternate a retinol body lotion with a topical exfoliating lotion for problem areas", says Dr. Kaufman. "This helps skin by hydrating it, boosting collagen and exfoliating the stratum corneum, so the legs don't look like they have 'fish scales'".
Try Replenix Smoothing Body Lotion and Neostrata Lotion Plus 15 AHA.

Cheers, Miss Violet

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Out Damn Spots !

 
Probably one of the most common skin challenges and one of the most difficult to solve. The quicker you can tackle this issue the better. The older the brown spots the more Herculean it is to fade them and even the smallest amount of UV light can reactivate them. The objective is to squash melanin activity and put those pigmented cells to sleep. In lieu of immediately trying hydroquinone, which is quite controversial, try vitamin C, licorice extract, kojic acid or retinol. I like vitamin C in the AM and retain-A at night. Also exfoliate often, but gently with manual scrubs or exfoliating acids such as glycolic or salicylic. When utilized regularly exfoliant will lessen the appearance of dark spots by breaking the darker cells apart. A hint: take exfoliation easy during the summer when melanin cells are active, too much scrubbing and rubbing can actually trigger them. 
 
Pigmentation is not only stimulated by sun and over-exfoliating but also by heat. Those prone to brown spots need to keep skin cool, especially post-exercise. Not only is keeping on plenty of sunscreen or simply staying out of the sun, possibly hot yoga is not such a "hot" choice.  

Cheers, Miss Violet

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Can You or Should You Layer Sunscreens ?

 
Yes and Yes ! Layering SPF rich products is a double-check that you are applying a sufficient amount to protect and cover all your bases. Sun protections is paramount 365 days a year. It will protect fragile skin from aging, wrinkles, discoloration and most importantly skin cancer. A SPF of 30 or greater is necessary, must be applied last and must be lathered on. What genre of sunscreen you choose is your choice: sunscreen targeted for the beach, an anti-aging sunscreen, a moisturizing sunscreen, a foundation with a SPF etc. Just follow the guidelines of choosing one with a minimum SPF of 30 and apply enough of it, don't be stingy. 
 
Layering sunscreens is surprisingly facile, there are no steadfast rules. Dozens of studies show that whatever you can do to get more sunscreen on will mean you are better protected. FDA guidelines state that most do not apply enough product and most do not re-apply every 2 hours. The only hiccup is how much more protection you get from layering is not clear. Applying a primer with a SPF of 30, then applying a moisturizer sunscreen with a 45, followed by a foundation with 15 does not equal a SPF of 90, but it does equate to more sun protection. Sun damage will begin the very 1st minute you walk outside, application needs to be 20 minutes to all of your parts and pieces prior to exposure. 
 
What does a liberal application mean? Smooth on a visible layer, massage it in and if planning say a beach day, spread on another layer. Sunscreens break down via direct exposure to the sun and therefore have to be re-applied. And UVA rays of daylight are every: through car and office windows, even if just running to the car. 
 
What about applying makeup over sunscreen ? Love layering. Allow sunscreen to set prior to applying makeup, use light pressure and better yet find a makeup base with sunscreen. Not convinced that sunscreen must be an integral part of your daily routine, according to the John Wayne Cancer Foundation  "skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US with 3.6 million people diagnosed annually, and its on the rise. 1 in 3 Californians will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime. 95-100 % of skin cancer is curable if caught early and treated quickly.  So Block the blaze.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

DON'T FORGET YOUR LEGWORK ! AND ARMWORK !

The crusade for firm, smooth and uniform skin doesn't stop at the neck. While my legs aren't bad, my arms are more of a testimony of decades of SPF renouncement. My legs, most notably my knees are starting to witness a crease and wrinkle here and there. Then at hot yoga, the comparison of my knees ( though not bad ) to the twenty something in tree pose to my left made me ruminate, what if I were to treat my body more like I treat my face ? 
 
The puckering , creases , freckles, dark spots and some actinic keratosis are the results of age and sun-damage. And unfortunately "the skin on the body is more resistant to firming than the skin on the face", says Manhattan derm Dennis Gross, MD. Gross who utilizes a combo of laser therapy and in-office peels says, " there's nothing great yet for laxity on the body, as far as devices go. There's a real demand for it, but no company has really cracked the code and brought anything to market." So what if one vowed to not neglect our 4 precious stems, but keep them out of the sun and treat them with attentive TLC as one treats their face ? Dr. Gross does recommend searching for body products with the same active and anti-aging ingredients in skin care, since " you're seeing the exact same changes on the body-loss of collagen and natural hyaluronic acid as you do on the face...". Dermatologists recommend mixing retinol with body moisturizer and applying that before bed. Or try regular use of a high percentage of alpha hydroxy acid on the entire body. 
 
Regular exfoliation is key as well: manual and chemical, " especially in summertime ", says Gross, " when the body reacts to ultraviolet light by creating more dead skin as a barrier." The same at home peels kits may be used on arms and legs. And for the ultimate ready for the beach bod try a pre-shower dry brush buff. Which according to Los Angeles dermatologist Annie Chiu, " will increase circulation and temporarily plumps the skin for an even less dimply appearance." So newly committed to care for my gams like I do my face I tried Replenix Retinol Pads on my arms followed by 
                Repenix's All-Trans-Retinol Smoothing Body Lotion on my whole body before bed. In the morning I gave myself a good dry brush, smoothed Nectifirm on my thighs ( and my stomach for posterity sake ) followed by a slathering of sunscreen-everywhere. I swear as I headed down to pick up my son from Junior Guards camp at the beach my thighs looked smoother in my almost too short shorts and my arms brighter.