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New Year, Good Fortune, Great Health

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Thriving health and spirit during New Year celebrations makes your time with loved ones even more enjoyable. This Chinese New Year, we’ve bundled our favourite products to make your gift giving more thoughtful. Carry on the spirit of good fortune when they unwrap our Prosperity Pack and Wellness Packs.

Plus, you’ll receive a FREE Chinese New Year pouch with each Prosperity and Wellness Pack purchase.

  • Prosperity PackCoQuinone 100 and Proflavanol® C100 + FREE Chinese New Year Pouch
  • Wellness PackUSANA® Probiotic, USANA® Digestive Enzyme, and Hepa Plus® + FREE Chinese New Year pouch

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!

USANA Healthy Glow Trio

This promotion is available for Associates, Preferred Customers, and retail customers while supplies last. Promotional packs are not available for Auto Order or Initial Order Bonus.

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Celavive®: 5 Steps to Beautiful Skin

Let’s face it, not all skincare lines are created equal and neither is our skin. My skin has gone through plenty of harsh cleansers, swampy-smelling masks, and layer upon layer of concealing makeup. I even used to carry around tissues to blot the oil off my skin throughout the day.

But now, I have a skin secret I can’t keep quiet about. I’ve said goodbye to worrying about an oil-ridden complexion after just one month of personalizing my skincare routine with Celavive® product.

Celavive Product Line

I’m a sharer, so I want to let you in on my skin success story in hopes you can share in the limelight. I’ll walk you through how to use each product and what makes each product unique.

Pro Tip: If you’re worried about your skin’s reaction to a new skincare product, do a spot test first. Apply just a bit of the product to your neck or cheek and see if it causes any kind of irritation.

Celavive: Go Beyond What You See

Here’s what sets the Celavive skincare line apart from the rest: it’s formulated with USANA’s InCelligence Technology® and/or Olivol™, which target your individual beauty needs. These products are specifically designed for your skin type: dry/sensitive or combination/oily. The entire line of Celavive skincare products has been dermatologically tested and is paraben free, so you can feel confident about what you’re using on your face. Like with all of USANA’s products, there’s scientific research at the foundation of these creams, gels, and cleansers that focuses on nourishing our skin in unique ways.

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Check out USANA’s dermatologist, Dr. Jennifer Lee taking a closer look at the science behind what makes Celavive skincare so unique and powerful.

Step by Step

 1. Bare-Faced Beauty

How To: On a cotton round, apply three or four drops of Conditioning Makeup Remover and gently wipe off your makeup. This product doesn’t leave an oily residue or irritate your eyes. Not only does the makeup remover dissolve long-wear and waterproof makeup, it also moisturizes and pre-cleanses your complexion.

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2. Cleanse

Wash away the day and defeat impurities at the same time. Whether I’m washing off day-old makeup or desperately willing myself to wake up after hitting the snooze button, I’ve come to love washing my face. Using this cleanser helps me focus on me for a few moments and gets me back in touch with taking care of myself.

The Creamy Foam Cleanser is perfect for my combination, oily skin, and my mom loves using the Gentle Milk Cleanser that rehydrates her dry, sensitive skin. Both these cleansers have been clinically shown to provide up to 24 hours of rich hydration to your skin after just one application.

Lather Up, Love

Celavive Love

How To: Dampen your face with warm water and apply just a pea-size amount of Creamy Foam Cleanser, or two pumps of Gentle Milk Cleanser, on your fingertips. Gently rub the cleanser in a circular motion over your face. Be kind to those cheekbones. No need to use any elbow grease, these products are cleaning powerhouses. Rinse your face clean and lightly pat dry with a soft washcloth.

3.  Tone

Before Celavive, I always associated toner with a harsh chemical smell and a slight burning sensation. None of that describes Perfecting Toner. This toner brings my skin to perfect peace by balancing the pH levels and gently purifying my complexion. It’s just pore-fect.

Ready, Sweep, Tone

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How To: On a cotton round, apply three or four drops and sweep it over your face. This product is pretty concentrated, so no need to completely soak your cotton pad. Don’t rinse this off—your skin will absorb it quickly. Thanks to the Perfecting Toner, your skin is more receptive for the next Celavive products you’ll use.

Pro Tip: If you’re worried about how your skin will react to new products, try switching out one product at a time. If you’re looking for products to cleanse your skin, I’d say a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer are a must. If you’re looking to specifically target visible signs of skin aging, then make sure you try the Vitalizing Serum, Hydrating Eye Essence, and Protective Night Cream or Gel.

4. Enhance

Here’s the fun part of the Celavive Regimen that’s hyper-focused on enhancing your inner beauty. Treat your skin to some rejuvenation. Both the Vitalizing Serum and Hydrating Eye Essence feature the Celavive ingredient complex that strengthens the skin matrix and creates dramatically younger-looking skin.

Vitalize Your Good Side

How To: Apply two or three pumps of the Vitalizing Serum evenly across your face and neck in an upward and outward movement. I love the sweet, earthy smell of this serum. Also, I usually wait a few seconds for it to really soak into my skin before moving on.

Celavive Vitalizing Serum

Eye Spy

How to: This molded, metal applicator makes application a breeze. Massage a bit of the Hydrating Eye Essence around your eyes and pat your fingertips across the area to help it soak in. I split it up between my eyes, laugh lines, and that bit between my eyebrows that crinkles when I squint. Cover all the bases.

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5. Hydrate

If there’s one skin tip that’s been driven into my head since middle school, it’s the importance of moisturizer. I live in the dry, desert air of Utah, so I’m used to the harsh winters leaving my complexion flaky, dull, and uncomfortable. Olivol™ (the star of these moisturizers) channels botanicals like olive, apple, and watermelon fruit extracts to provide rich hydration— apple-y it liberally. It’s the final step in your regimen before you head out the door to conquer the day.

Seize the Day

How To: Apply one or two pumps of Protective Day Cream or a pearl-sized amount of Protective Day Lotion across your forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck. Smooth it out across your face in an upward and outward motion. Now, your skin is hydrated and ready to take on the day.

Pro Tip: Hydration is great for your overall health. If you’re drinking enough water throughout the day, your body will feel beautified and your skin will glow. After all, our skin is our first line of defense. I’ve made it a habit to keep the water bottle at my desk full at all times.

Hey, Sleepy Head

Celavive Hey, Sleepy HeadHow To: Much like you did with your moisturizer this morning, apply a pearl-sized amount of Protective Night Cream or Gel across your entire face and smooth it in and upward and outward motion.  The natural botanicals and powerful peptides moisturize and revitalize your skin while you score some beauty rest.

Celavive Confidence

Celavive makes it easy for me to skip out on foundation every day now. Let’s make this the year of being confident in our own skin. Upgrade your makeup bag with some Celavive products and show off that gorgeous face.

We are happy to announce this Celavive will be available for sale February 2nd. Follow the link in our bios for connect with shopping.

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Skincare for Every Age

Our bodies are constantly changing, both on an exterior and cellular level. And nothing showcases these miraculous transformations more than our skin. If your skin is changing, then shouldn’t your skincare routine change as well?

It’s up to you to learn about what changes to expect and how to approach them. After all, change is the only real constant in life. We are all on an unstoppable ride into the future. The trick is to learn how to best embrace it.

Take a look at these tips and you will be better prepared to care for your skin at every age of your life.

The Youthful 20s

 

Skincare: 20s

 

Few things are more exciting than being a young adult. You’re exploring new career paths, moving out into the real world and accepting the reality of being an adult (okay, maybe scratch that last one).

There are great things about being in your 20s– your skin may be one of them. Not a wrinkle in sight yet, but don’t be deceived. Now is the time to lay the foundation for good skincare habits so you’ll keep that youthful-looking glow longer.

Follow these tips and you’ll be on the right path to preserving the youthful look of your skin:

  • Use sunscreen daily: UV rays can damage your skin, and the effects can have a dramatic effect on your skin’s appearance in the long run. Rain or shine, never forget to apply sunscreen not just to your face but anywhere your skin is exposed.
  • Clean your face every night: After those fun nights out with friends or long study sessions, you’ll be tempted to just roll into bed, but never skip removing your makeup and thoroughly cleansing and moisturizing your skin each night.
  • Build good habits now: This is a crucial time that will affect your lifestyle and wellness for years to come. So make sure that proper nutrition, regular exercise, and good skincare practices are a part of your everyday routine.

The Powerful 30s

 

Skincare: 30s

 

Now, being in your 30s is where it’s really at. You probably have a better idea of who you are and what direction you want to go in life. You might be killing it in your career and/or raising a fun and rowdy family. Maybe you can even afford to take your friends out to a fancy lunch every now and then.

However, the changes to your skin are not quite as awesome. Our body’s ability to renew damaged skin cells begins to decrease around this time, and you may begin to notice those fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth and eyes.

Give these tips an honest try and live your life confidently:

  • Brighten with exfoliation: During your 30s, your skin may begin to look dull. Proper exfoliation 2–3 times a week can bring back a youthful glow.
  • Defy your age with peptides: Use products with peptides to combat the early signs of aging. These amino acids are vital for supporting your skin’s youthful, supple appearance.
  • Avoid dry skin: With your skin beginning to dry out, avoid any products that could irritate your skin or dry it out even further.

The Confident 40s

Skincare: 40sYou’ve worked hard, and you’re more amazing than ever. Over the years, the obstacles you’ve faced and the decisions you’ve made have given you a profound sense of confidence and purpose.

This is also the time when your skin might go through some major transformations, but don’t let that shake your self-assurance. Decreasing levels of estrogen can affect your body’s ability to produce collagen and elastin. This means your wrinkles may deepen and your skin will become drier and less supple.

Take the proactive approach to these skin issues by following these tips:

  • Go to sleep earlier: You really do need beauty sleep. A lack of sleep can decrease circulation to your face and make your skin appear dull. Healthy amounts of sleep will bring back your skin’s color and glow.
  • Get serious about serums and treatments: Soap and water aren’t going to cut it anymore. You need to start looking for treatments and protective products that will benefit your skin all day long.
  • Keep moisturizing: As you age, your body’s ability to maintain skin moisture will weaken. So make sure you are moisturizing at least every night and maybe even twice a day.

The Sensible 50s and Beyond

Victor Hugo once said, “Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.” So, consider yourself young again. Many women consider their 50s to be the happiest, most fulfilling decade of their lives.

During this time, collagen breaks down and your skill will become drier. You will notice more brown spots and your complexion may begin to sag slightly. Just keep taking great care of your skin and show the world how gorgeous you are inside and out.

Here are some tips to help you maintain healthy-looking skin during this amazing decade of your life:

  • Protect your skin: Your skin is your body’s first line of defense, and it becomes weaker as you age. Do all you can to protect your skin during these later years. Always be aware of your skin dryness, and use moisturizer when needed.
  • Use a night cream: Using a night cream while you sleep will help your skin repair itself and look rejuvenated in the morning.
  • Follow through: It’s important to take all you’ve learned during the years and keep doing what has worked. Stick with your tried-and-true skincare routine.

Healthy-Looking Skin at Any Age with Celavive

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By now, it should be crystal clear that the skin you have today will not be the skin you have a few years from now. Change makes our lives exciting and meaningful. The key is learning how to embrace change and prepare for the future.

And nothing helps you embrace skin changes more than Celavive®—USANA’s upcoming new and skincare line.

Change is real and it’s okay to embrace it. With Celavive, not only will it be simpler for you to navigate the challenges your skin will face, but you just may discover a beauty and confidence that never fade with age. We may be an on unstoppable ride into the future, but at least it’s a beautiful one.

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Fresh For Fall: Four 2017 Trends for a Fresher You

Drop It Like a Squat

Thanks to trendy spin classes and the Pilates reformer, health and fitness are officially in fashion. We rounded up four of the most popular gyms of 2017!

OrangeTheory Fitness has taken the world by storm with its heart rate based interval training. Designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy, OrangeTheory wants you to “keep burning.”

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Founded in 2006, SoulCycle has continued to be a cult favorite for many. They climb, they jog, they sprint and they dance atop a stationary bike. SoulCycle attempts to change the way you look and feel with high-energy instructors and 45 minutes of choreographed spinning.

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With over 170 yoga studios nationwide, CorePower Yoga’s high intensity workouts have been turning stress into sweat for 15 years. With climate-controlled rooms and a variety of classes that range in challenge, flow and style, CorePower tries to bring intensity for the body and presence for the mind.

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Newest to the fitness trend circuit is Lagree Fitness, a full-body Pilates workout that gets your heart rate up. All classes are taught on a Megaformer, and is said to meet all the elements of physical fitness; not just in one session, but in each and every move.

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With these trendy gyms popping up around the world, there is no excuse not to take control of your health. You can even get a workout while you sleep! Plus, now that athleisure is in style, you don’t have to think twice about wearing your lululemon leggings outside of the gym. Check out more fitness trends from 2017 here.

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Kale?

Whether you are at home or on the go, health food has been HUGE in 2017 trends. So next time you are reaching into your pantry or picking a new restaurant to try, keep these four trendy health foods in mind.

Who needs a mason jar when you can have your smoothie in a bowl?  Over 1,000,000 posts on Instagram tout the hashtag #smoothiebowl, and the creations just keep getting more intricate, beautiful, and delicious.

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Avocado toast is so trendy, it has even been said that it’s one of the reasons millennials can’t afford homes! All joking aside, the health benefits of avocados are undeniable, and who doesn’t want to eat pretty, Instagrammable food?

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In an age of the spiralizer, veggie noodles and their fresh, low carb, gluten-free goodness have been replacing the classic, carb-filled pasta noodle. Our favorites are zucchini noodles (zoodles for short) and spaghetti squash!

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Did you hear? Cauliflower is the new kale! From pizza crust to grilled cheese, cauliflower is a great substitution for your favorite carbo-loaded foods. For more delicious recipes with cauliflower, click here.

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With more vegan, vegetarian and health-conscious restaurants and grocery stores popping up, the possibilities for eating healthy (and staying on-trend) are endless!

Namast’ay Stress-Free

Whether you are in school, have a full-time job, or have a family to take care of, life inevitably comes with heavy doses of stress. In our day and age, stress management has actually become trendy. Check out these four 2017 trends.

From hot yoga to yoga with weights, this exercise has been said to decrease stress and tension, and increase strength, balance and flexibility. You can do it at home, you can do it in a group, you can even do yoga with goats! Whatever floats your boat, there is a yoga for you.

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Although meditation has long since been used to relieve stress, Instagram-worthy interiors and a soft, soothing playlist has made meditation spread like wildfire. And with apps like Headspace, you can train your mind for a healthier, happier life anywhere you go.

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Taking meditation to the next level, laughter meditation reminds people not to take themselves so seriously. A good laugh now and then has been said to give you a mental boost similar to meditation, and people everywhere are jumping on board. USANA even had a laughter meditation at our International Convention this year!

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With books like The Power Of Now and You Are Here, mindfulness has become both a trend, and a powerful tool. Connecting to the present moment, without being bogged down with fears from the past or future, is a fad that actually works.

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New Skin, Who Dis?

Do you have a skincare routine? Or do you fall asleep with makeup still on your face? Your skin is the largest organ your body has, and it works hard every day to protect us from harmful elements. Whether you wash your face in the mornings, or have an entire regimen, having a skincare routine is, and should always be in-style. Lucky for you, our new, advanced skincare line Celavive launches in 2018! Check out these four trendy skincare routines below.

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Face mask sales are soaring, and beauty brands have them stocked in every aisle. From mud masks to sheet masks, and everything in between, giving yourself an at-home facial has never been trendier.

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Coconut oil can be used for anything: shaving cream, eye makeup remover, body moisturizer… And it can even be used to clean your face! With so many benefits, more and more people are adding coconut oil to their makeup bags.

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Protecting your skin has never been more popular, and people everywhere are opting for an added SPF in their makeups. And in 2018, we will be launching our Celavive Protective Day Lotion and Cream with broad spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer with sunscreen!

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And of course, our highly anticipated Celavive skincare line has been the talk of the season. We are so excited to share it with you in 2018!

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THE SCIENCE OF SKINCARE

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The science of your skin and its proper care can be best understood through a comprehensive view of its anatomy and physiology. Learn about the structure and function of your skin and its important proteins so you can make better, more informed decisions on how to care for your skin.

Layers of the Skin

Your skin is a composite of three layers of connective tissue. The epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis join at cellular junctions to create the largest organ of your body.

Each layer of your skin has a unique role in maintaining homeostasis—your body’s state of equilibrium. The skin regulates internal body temperature, protects delicate internal organs, and defends against pathogens and microbes.

For more information on the individual layers of your skin, their structure and function, see

Layer by Layer: Understanding Your Skin’s Structure.

Moisture

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Water retention is essential for healthy, vibrant skin. Dry skin can lead to a rough and bumpy appearance, and can cause injury when your skin cracks and breaks. A recent study published in the International Wound Journal highlights the importance of moisturizing skin daily. Moisturizing skin twice daily was shown to reduce the incidence of skin tears by nearly 50 percent in elderly patients living in an assisted living facility.

Moisturizers are most effective on dry skin when their ingredients reflect the natural oils produced by your skin. This similarity makes for a seamless integration of the moisturizer and your skin. These kinds of moisturizers trap water in your skin and promote healthy hydration. Plant-derived oils are particularly effective at moisturizing dry skin.

Collagen and Elastin

Your skin is made of a complex network of fibers and proteins that strengthen and reinforce its structure. Collagen and elastin are two of these integral proteins.

Collagen gives your skin incredible strength. Collagen production in the skin decreases as you age. This decrease can lead to the visible signs of aging—flat and dull skin, wrinkles, and fine lines. Several types of collagen proteins reside in your skin, and each performs a unique function.

At the dermal-epidermal junction (DEJ), collagen creates a structural framework for other skin cells. Collagen also plays a role in maintaining structural stability at the DEJ. Wrinkled skin contains much less collagen at the DEJ and the lack of stability of the area can lead to more wrinkles.

Elastin is another important protein in the skin matrix. It gives skin its bounce and resilience. Decrease in elastin production over time causes sagging skin.

While elastin naturally decreases with age, photo damage to this protein is the best understood cause of sagging skin. UV exposure causes elastin proteins to stiffen and coil, inhibiting their ability to bounce back into shape. Photo damage over long periods of time causes elastin proteins to lose their elasticity, keeping them from supporting the structure of your skin.

Skin creams and treatments that help minimize the appearance of aging usually contain ingredients designed to stimulate collagen and/or elastin synthesis. These products work to minimize damage done by age and the sun to reverse visible signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. To effectively minimize the look of wrinkles and fine lines, combine a regimen of these skin creams and sunscreen.

Skin and Aging

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Inevitably, your skin will change as you age. Many of the visible signs of aging can be minimized by proper skincare. There are two well-established causes of visible skin aging—intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Effective skincare regimens target the signs of both types of aging.

Intrinsic factors governing skin aging include variations in an individual’s genetic background. Extrinsic aging refers generally to factors that originate outside your body. These include smoking, sun exposure, and poor nutrition. Sunburn is thought to account for nearly 80 percent of premature facial aging. The extrinsic factors that cause premature skin aging are largely preventable.

One of the most effective methods of minimizing the appearance of aging skin is including antioxidants in your diet. Berries, tea-tree oil, green tea, and grape-seed extract are some notable antioxidants that can be found in your diet and skincare products. Antioxidants fight off the damage caused to skin cells from the sun, and promote healthy cell function. Antioxidants are not only important for your skin, but they help maintain a healthy brain and body, too.

Summary

Understanding what goes on behind the scenes can help you make smart decisions about your skincare. Choosing a good moisturizer and trying to reduce damage done to the collagen and elastin in your skin can improve the health of your skin and minimize visible signs of aging. In addition, eliminating extrinsic aging factors from your daily life can be the extra boost your skin needs to look and feel healthy and strong.