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The USANA Prosperity Pack will help bring vitality through added antioxidant support and cardiovascular health. The Wellness Pack combination is packed with supplements for friends and family to enjoy.
These celebratory New Year packs are available from January 4 to February 15, 2019. Purchase your packs soon to take advantage of this limited-time offer. While you’re there, check out our exciting skincare offer to help you glow in the new year.
This winter, share the radiance of the season with the USANA Celavive Winter Glow Trio, a collection of our top skincare products. For a limited time, when you purchase the Hydrating Eye Essence and Vitalizing Serum, you’ll receive a FREE Perfecting Toner. Download this image to share on social and include a personalized message about how you use—and love—Celavive!
Real talk: Oily skin is annoying. If you have it like I do, you know the struggle. It’s my biggest skin insecurity and, sometimes, it’s the first thing I notice in a mirror.
If you’re fed up with oily skin, you could get a laser treatment or chemical peel, but medical spa remedies may not be your answer. The look of oily skin can be conquered by refocusing your skincare regimen with some simple steps.
Purify with an Oil Absorbing Cleanser
Gone are the days on one-fits-all face cleansers (Praises!). So many brands are offering face washes with oily skin formulas. These cleansers have stronger ingredients to fight oil build up in your pores. Try switching to an oily skin cleanser and give your skin time to adapt. If you’re noticing irritation, try cleansing your face with your hands instead of a washcloth, and dial back the water from hot to warm.
Balance It Out with Toner
Please, put down the astringent and lock it away in the medicine cabinet. I know oily skin can be infuriating and you think it needs to be dried up with aggressive astringents, but over-drying your skin can have unsightly side effects. Dehydrated skin will look flaky, red, even oilier than before. And, most importantly, it’s unhealthy.
To help with your shiny situation, you need a quality toner to rebalance your skin and calm down the visible oil production. Toner will restore your skin’s natural moisture and balance out your pH levels. According to an article by Ask the Scientists, when your skin is properly cleansed and balanced, your cells can absorb the treatments that follow.
Lighten Up on Creamy Moisturizers
Those of us cursed with overproducing oil glands might look at moisturizer one of two ways. One, never use it. Moisture causes oil and oil cause unflattering skin. The result: Dry, flaky, dull skin that’s screaming for its moisture back. Or two, we know our skin is dried out from extreme methods of drying up the oil, so we lather on thick, creamy moisturizer and night creams. The result: We still have oily skin and feel defeated.
Your skin needs moisture to have a healthy glow and function properly. Give it what it wants, just try lotion instead of cream. Find a lotion-based moisturizer for your oily face. Better yet, find one with SPF protection. If you like using regular sunscreen on your face instead, make sure your brand of choice is oil free.
Oil production fluctuates by hormones, mood, even the weather. Oil isn’t just a total skin villain though, it’s also your skin’s natural anti-aging mechanism. So, we don’t want to totally eradicate it from our skin.
Tips From an Oily Face:
Aside from updating my skincare regimen, I’ve discovered these tips to help keep me glowy, not oily.
• Hands Off
Picking at blemishes, pushing on blackheads, and pinching your face just makes it look angry. Your hands come in contact with a lot during the day. From keyboards to coffee cups, door handles, and strangers’ pens, there are plenty of germs and grime all over your fingers. If you’re constantly touching your face, all that dirt is transferred to your pretty pores.
• Eating Healthy Fats
Eating greasy foods and eating foods with healthy fats and oils are two distinct food groups. Your skin needs healthy oils like the Omega3 in salmon, virgin olive oil, avocado, or grapeseed oil. Try focusing on adding these to your diet to see the difference it makes.
• Pick Up Some Blotting Papers
Midday shine or sweat glisten can be aggravating. Purchase a pack of blotting papers and tuck them in your pocket, keep them in your desk at work, or slide them into your purse. Ladies, put down the powder every time you get a little shiny. Makeup can clog your pores more, causing your skin to produce more oil. So counterproductive.
Conquer Oily Complexions
Know you’re not alone in the fight against oily skin. There are plenty of tips, tricks, and products available to help fight the shiny nemeses. Celavive® can transform your oil slick complexion into something smooth and vibrant. See for yourself how this brand is going beyond what you see in skincare.
Take up the fight and face the day with a glowing complexion, less oil, and more confidence.
Are you interested in experiencing the Celavive skin care line, call us today to make arrangements for a private one on one consultation or have a group get together? East Coast Life Solutions is always ready to give you the answers to any of your skin care or supplement questions. We have a team with ledge edge research and technology that can be easily accessed anytime, anywhere.
Fellas, it’s 2018. In 2018, we care about our skin and how we look. It’s cool to moisturize and tone and use a sheet mask. It’s time for us to grow up and glow up.
I’ve always been interested in skincare but always thought it was too much of a chore and I was young, so I didn’t need to worry about my skin yet. Well guess what, I got older and now my skin doesn’t have that youthful, baby glow it used to. So what better time to start caring for my skin than around the manliest holiday of them all, Father’s Day?
The biggest disconnect between men and skincare is the lack of understanding of the different skincare terms and the staggering number of products you can use.
“What is combination skin?” “What is a toner?” “What are T-zones?” “Can I use a sheet mask over my beard?”
Let this blog be your Mr. Miyagi, your Phil Jackson, your Bill Belichick, your coach in this manly-man’s intro to skincare. We will go over the basics that will help us all make the most informed choice for our new skincare regi-MAN.
Get the Skinny on Your Skin type
Okay, you’ve decided to get your man pants on and try out this whole men’s skincare thing.
When starting your new skincare regi-MAN, finding your skin type is essential. Your skin is complex and delicate, so using cleansers and creams that are meant for the opposite of your skin type can yield negative results.
Using the wrong kinds of products can lead to signaling in your skin to produce more oil, when you already have an excess of oil in your skin, or to decrease oil production in your drier skin.
But before you figure out your skin type, let’s take a quick dip into the fountain of knowledge to learn about what the different skin types actually are.
First, there’s dry skin. That tight, flaky jerk that makes your skin feel uncomfortable and can be quite aggravating. If you’ve ever experienced dry skin, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Dry skin comes from many different factors, including genetics, dehydration, the weather, and lifestyle.
Next up is oily skin. And just like dry skin, this one is pretty self-explanatory. Excess oil in your t-zones (the area from your forehead down the middle of your face to your chin, it looks like a T, trust me) can clog your pores leading to breakouts. There is good news for those with oily skin though, the moisture can be a natural deterrent to those horrific wrinkles everyone is so worried about.
To most people it seems pretty obvious what combination skin is, but I had no idea until recently. Combination skin is the combination of drier skin on your cheeks and oilier skin in your T-zones (there’s that word again).
Sensitive skin is reserved for those who have a negative reaction to a lot of different chemicals and products they use on their skin. It’s important to find products and ingredients that work for your skin, look for anything free of parabens, fragrances, or detergents. A good way to test your skin’s reaction to a product is to do a “patch test” where you place a small amount on a less visible part of your body, like your neck or forearm, then wait and see how your skin responds.
Okay. So we’ve gone over the skin types, now let’s figure out which one we are. Determining your skin type can be as easy as a click of the mouse. There are tons of quizzes online that you can take to help figure out your skin type. Or you can do it the old fashioned way like your grand mammy and pappy used to do.
Start by cleansing your skin with any face wash you can buy at the store and wait an hour after drying to see how your skin takes. If you skin starts to feel tight and dry, then you most likely have dry skin. If your cheeks are dry but your T-zones are moist, then you have combination skin. And moisture all around is oily skin.
For those of you dying to know, my skin would be considered combination.
Tone Up on Your Knowledge of Skincare Products
You’ve finally figured out what skin type you are. You’re almost there! Now you just need to figure out what all the different kinds of skincare products do.
Moisturizers do exactly what you would expect them to. They hydrate and moisturize your skin while increasing its water content and reducing water loss.
Cleansers are designed to clean your skin and remove and oil, dirt, or any other nasty gubbins you don’t want on your skin. Cleansers can unclog pores and fight against acne, while leaving your skin with that fresh, immaculate feeling.
Toners work similarly to cleansers in that they are designed to cleanse and purify your skin, but they also help maintain proper moisture levels, and balance the pH levels in your skin. Toner is also applied differently than a cleanser, where a cleanser is applied all over your face then washed off, toners are typically applied around your face using a cotton ball and not rinsed off.
Creams vs. Lotions
Ah, the age old question of, what’s the difference between a cream and a lotion? While both moisturize to keep your skin at its optimal softness and smoothability, they are formulated differently and affect certain skin types differently. The difference in lotions and creams comes from their viscosity levels. Lotions are more common and thinner and work best with oily or combination skin, while creams tend to be thicker and oiler, making them perfect for dry and sensitive skin.
Serums are light moisturizers that are designed to deliver higher concentrations of active ingredients. Serums are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin, along with combating discoloration, large pores, and loss of elasticity. Serums are typically the priciest types of skincare products, but they are also some of the most effective and scientifically-advanced.
While they may be terrifying and make for great Instagram story content, sheet masks are a huge trend taking the world by storm. Sheet masks are cotton sheets saturated in moisturizers or serums designed to boost hydration and provide lift to your skin to give you more youthful-looking, radiant complexion.
And for those bearded-bros such as myself, we can still use sheet masks, but just need to cut the mask where our beard hair is and only apply to the parts of our face not covered in man-Brillo.
If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again
Just like every person on earth has their own unique fingerprint, everyone also has unique skin and reactions to certain skincare products. So if you are taking my advice and starting your new skincare regi-MAN, don’t be discouraged if the first moisturizer you try doesn’t work or you don’t react well to a specific cleanser. It takes time to find the perfect products for you, so don’t give up!
Once you find those products that are in perfect harmony with your skin, I promise you will be thanking me for making you glow like the star that you are!
East Coast Life Solutions would like to wish all the father’s out there a very Happy Father’s Day.
Summertime is full of weekend brunches, poolside-selfies, and new, brightly packaged skincare products. It can be difficult to know what skincare myths to believe and which products to buy into. Your skincare offer more than a bright floral packaging, or ads with tanned models though.
Check out these trending summer skincare products that really do live up to the glow.
Get a Little Misty
Once upon a time when I rocked jelly sandals, I thought those little battery-powered, handheld fan/spray bottles were fantastic during the summer. Thankfully, I put away my personal water-fans and discovered there’s an adult-worthy product for that. Face mists contain ingredients like rose, hibiscus, citrus extracts, and probiotics that refresh your skin.
Face mists spritz your complexion with:
There are even different mists formulated for your specific skin type. These mists give your face that extra perk-up when the heat has you dragging.
A Girl On the Glow
Celavive just introduced a new Hydrating + Lifting Sheet Mask and I’m obsessed. Sheet masks are easy-to-use beauty treatments that have been a popular staple in Korean beauty regimens for years. With hydrating and lifting properties, sheet masking is becoming a wonderful way to cool off during the summer and get your glow back.
Summary Sheet Mask Hacks:
Stay cool: Pop the packaged mask into the fridge a few minutes before applying for a cool pick-me-up.
Customize: Snip, trim, or tear areas of the mask to better fit your skin so there’s no excess fabric bulges, air spots, or mask-covered lips or eyes. Smooth your mask so it touches every part of that pretty face.
Set a timer: Only 20 minutes max. Leaving sheet masks on longer can actually counteract the effects and remove all the moisture in your skin.
Get steamy: Sheet mask in the bathtub and your skin will really soak it all in.
Facial Massage: Massage all that extra essence into your skin. Even squeeze out what’s left in the package.
Keep channeling Eastern skincare techniques by calming puffiness with a Jade roller. Jade rollers were first used by empresses and members of the elite in China for centuries. If the royals use it, you know I’m testing it out. Maybe your friends will be green with envy over your lack of redness and under-eye circles.
Talk about ancient glamour. Jade is the perfect shade of minty green and it’s cool to the touch. Roll the larger roller along your cheeks, jaw, and forehead. The smaller stone works best near your lips and under eyes. You can even use a jade roller to massage in any oils or serums you use in your skincare regimen.
Bare it All
Summer fashion season is full of shorts, crop tops, and bare shoulders. But, if your skin gets dried and bumpy during the cold winter like mine does, you’re probably hesitant about showing off your bare shoulders and knees.
Body scrubs are my skin savers right now. These scrubs exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling soft and hydrated. With lovely scents, naturals oils, and great exfoliating properties use a body scrub once a week to keep your summer skin sun-kissed and smooth. There are plenty of brands that use coconut oil, aloe vera, and coffee to keep their scrubs more nature-friendly.
Summertime or not, if your skin is well taken care of and you’re focusing on keeping it healthy, your glow will light up the room. Trying new products and finding some fresh favorites is plenty of fun. Remember though, no amount of product or beauty treatment can cover up the unique, flaw-some quirks that make you beautifully you.
“Celavive is absolutely devine, my face always feels nourished, soft and moisturized never dry. I have many compliments on how beautiful my skin is!” – Linda Holmes
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