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Take two quick tests to see if your eye wrinkles are dry or due to aging

June 05, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: Caring for your Skin, facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

Are fine lines just a sign of dryness? see if dryness is magnifying your creases take a simple test: Apply a moisture Masque such as Guinot Hydra Mask and leave it on for the recommended time. When you rinse it off, does  your skin look fresher?  fuller? smoother? If it does look better than your skin was dehydrated. If it doesn’t look any different,your lines then are age related. I know that stinks but you can add some wrinkle fighting retinol, peptides or antioxidants into your routine. A wrinkle serum such as Guinot Age Logic Cellular Renewal is benefitial to helping to reduce the size of wrinkles and minimize them. Age Logic Cellular Eye Renewal Serum

Do you really have sensitive skin? More than 40% of Americans “believe” they do but not all of the self Doctoring

proves true. Dermatologists check for the condition in part by asking a series of question such as:

Does your skin typically turn red and blotchy when irritated?

Is it prone to allergic reactions?

Does your skin burn easily in the sun and windburn when outside?

does it flush from changes in temperatures both hot and cold?

is it dry, delicate and thin almost translucent? 

When you are at home, study your face in a magnifying mirror preferrably with a light so you can see close up. The pores of sensitive skin tend to look pink due to inflammation. This little clue was mentioned by Dr. Dennis Gross, MD,  a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City. If you do have sensitive skin, avoid gritty scrubs and harsh ingredients like alcohol, acids, and benzoly peroide; only use calming cleansers and ltoins containing natural anti-inflammatories adn antioxidants. I recommend the Indulge Body Butter lotions that are super light and almost good enough to eat. The ingredients are almost 100% natural safe to use on the face. These lotions and creams can only be purchased at Indulge Salon. For a location nearest year check out the locations tab at http://www.theindulgesalon.com.

Indulge Body butter lotion safe for the face and smoothes easily without waxes and polymers

Indulge Body butter lotion safe for the face and smoothes easily without waxes and polymers

The Four Ingredients That Help Give You Wrinkles

May 28, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: Caring for your Skin, facial treatments

As much as we love our soda, the effects of all the harmful ingredients which make up a can of “pop” can contribute to our aging faces! Many soda drinkers crave the bubbly beverage with ferocity, but what we don’t realize is all of the things we are putting into our bodies, and the outcome we’ll have later on.  There is a great site  (www.Oleda.com) which listed all of the ingredients found in soda. Check them out:

“Phosphoric Acid: May interfere with the body’s ability to use calcium, which can lead to osteoporosis or softening of the teeth and bones. Phosphoric acid also neutralizes the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, which can interfere with digestion, making it difficult to utilize nutrients.

Sugar: Soft drink manufacturers are the largest single user of refined sugar in the United States. It is a proven fact that sugar increases insulin levels, which can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, premature aging and many more negative side effects. Most sodas include over 100 percent of the RDA of sugar.

Aspartame: This chemical is used as a sugar substitute in diet soda. There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption including brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes, emotional disorders and epilepsy/seizures. Further, when aspartame is stored for long periods of time or kept in warm areas it changes to methanol, an alcohol that converts to formaldehyde and formic acid, which are known carcinogens.

Caffeine: Caffeinated drinks can cause jitters, insomnia, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood cholesterol levels, vitamin and mineral depletion, breast lumps, birth defects, and perhaps some forms of cancer.”

As you can see, there are many reasons why we should cut down on our soda intake. There was one blog that commented that she had been a heavy soda drinker for over twenty years and continuously had eye twitches. One person suggested to her that the twitches could be from a build up of Phosphoric Acid from all of the soda.  The person then suggested that she cut out all of the colored soda from her diet.  After she cut out the colored soda, she was free from eye-twitching!

Research has shown that sugar attaches to proteins in our bodies, which then can damage surrounding proteins.  This, in turn, deteriorates the collagen ( the protein that keeps our skin elastic and taught). Not only are we left with wrinkly, sagging skin, it is also dull and less vibrant. Think about that the next time you order an icy cold soda!

So, it doesn’t mean that if you have a cold soda every once in a great while that you’ll end up with a wrinkle for every ounce of soda, but it does mean that you’re more likely than a water drinker to develop wrinkles.  I bet you’re asking yourself “so what do I do?”  Here’s your answer: Replace. If you are highly addicted to soda, make a list of how often you drink soda and how much. Start by replacing one soda per day or per occasion with water or flavored, no sugar added, water. Work yourself down to having all of your sodas replaced with water.  You can also try Crystal Light flavored powders. They are tasty and add that flavoring that we all like. Also! If you like lemon or lime you can throw that into ice water. It’s a great, refreshing taste.

It’s amazing when we fully concentrate on cutting the bad things out of our diets how much our skin and body functions improve.  Let us know how you improve your skin by cutting out the sodas!

Prevent, treat and defy the signs of aging hair and skin

April 16, 2011 By: Kimberly Category: facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

At Indulge Salon we can’t stop the aging process but we certainly can slow it down. While we have to

realize that the type of lifestyle we lead can lend itself to speeding up the aging process. Late nights,

to many cheese fries, grease pit food, not enough quality rest, stress, anger, boyfriend issues, husband

issues, children, you name it, etc can have major impact on our biological age.

Age is more than a number. Understand that in biological terms getting older has consequences that

we really don’t like but must manage. Hair can thin out, grey hair gets wiry, dry, brittle and skin of

course will lose it firmness and pigmentation. Those little spots on the side of your face or they first

appear on your hands out of nowhere. There is hope for us, with some simple prevention steps we can

fight the signs of again and maintain a youthful appearance. I am stunned with the general attitude

of women expecting a quick fix to an aging process that has taken years to appear on the skin. If we

do preventative measures by using the proper skin care regime on a daily basis, the effects of aging

are minimized. A myth that if you use the same product that it works forever. That is an untruth.

Our body gets used to whatever we use on the skin and it will be minimized and not take in all the

nutrients it once did therefore our benefits are minimized. However; by using updated products

and customizing them for the season with serums that sink deep into the layers of the skin will

give more benefits and longer lasting. The cremes will will penetrate on the top layer to protect those

serums that had deeply penetrated. There are reasons for these amazing Guinot skin care products

we use that are time tested. If your skin care professional has not updated you and recommendations

it might be time to reinterview some skin care professionals for new and improved products. We are

always checking and comparing whether our products hold up against the newest “thing” on the market.

The “newest” thing is not always the best answer. Most importantly, make sure you always have a SPF

of 15 in your base skin care. This will help prevent hyperpigmentation (dark spots) fine lines, and

broken capillaries and skin cancer.

We recommend that women over 30 use a full regime such as antioxidant masks, anti-aging night

creams with a treatment serum underneath. These serums are like missles that seek out the dry spots

and they are programmed to zero in on increasing the collagen production as long as it has retenol in

the ingredients.

Enjoy our New Body Butters

October 07, 2009 By: Kimberly Category: Announcements, facial treatments, Guinot Skin Care products, Indulge Body Butter Moisturzing Bars

First of all, I just want to say THANK YOU to all of our loyal patrons. Without you, we never would be successful.

We are so excited to introduce the NEW Indulge Body butters that are purely original in our formulations that will eliminate the dry skin that is has been tightening our skin this winter. Prevent the dry cracks around the eyes and thickening of the soles by using our new cocoa butter body bar. Can you imagine less time in the bathroom by using a mositurzing bar like no other?

Apply right after you have cleansed your body, remain in the shower or bath with your body being warm and wet. Slide the body butter bar that fits snug into your palm over your neck, shoulders and the rest of your body and down over your heels. Then massage into your skin to get the full effects of the moisturizers in the bar that prevent anymore dryness lurking around the ankles. This body butter bar prevents that uncontrollable itching during the day if your skin has been dehydrated. Pat dry when you hop out of the shower onto a dry spot to prevent slipping. Dry itchy skin will go away.

Feel beautiful when you use our Indulge Body Butters. The glow that comes from using our cremes and lotions are spectacular. All of our products have the essence of Egyptian Musk with a hint of Citrus, Coconut like the beach, Citrus that blooms like sunshine,  Cocoa butter that enhances your natural body chemistry and lastly Unfragranced Ultra refined Cocoa Butter with Soy that gives off the most moisturization without the grease. We have seen drastic changes in our clients skin from using our products. None of the products have overpowering fragrance. Just a hint to lure the unsuspecting in for a closer perusal!

Call Indulge salon today 717.846.4424 or 717.718.4465 for any questions.

 

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