People With Great Skin Never Skip These 3 Things

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Have you ever looked at someone and thought “WOW! Their skin is amazing!”? One thing all people with flawless skin have in common is that they follow a few simple lifestyle rules to keep their face looking its best.

Want to know their secrets? We’ve compiled the 3 good habits people with great skin swear by!

They Never Skip Cleansing

oil cleanser, olive oil cleanser, washing your face, cleansing for better skin, how to use an oil cleanserWashing your face is the most important part of your routine because it does so much for your skin with little effort. Not washing enough, or using the wrong kind of cleanser can result in wrinkles, dullness and dead skin cells building up and clogging pores. To avoid this, you need to be cleansing twice a day.

What you cleanse with is as important as how often you cleanse. If your skin is on the dry side, or you notice sagging and deep wrinkles, it’s time to switch to an Olive Oil Cleanser which can clean pores but won’t strip your skin of natural oils it needs to protect itself from aging. An oil cleanser will also help balance the pH in your skin while foaming cleansers can dry and damage the skin.

They Start From The Inside Out

skin food, good food for skin, healthy food for skin, skincare foodsHaving great skin isn’t just about what you put on your face, it’s about what goes into your body too! If your goal is flawless skin, you need to be making sure you’re giving your body all the love and nutrients it needs to not only reverse damage and signs of aging but to also prevent more of it in the future.

People with great skin often consume tons of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Some popular choices are salmon, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, and walnuts, just to name a few. People with great skin also skip sugary sodas and never miss a day of water intake, keeping it to a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day.

They Think About The Future

skincare tips, anti-aging tips, preventative skin care, anti-aging skin care, If you aren’t thinking about your skin long-term, chances are your efforts now will be wasted. While it is tempting to just focus on wrinkles and sagging skin you see and feel now, it is important to remember that damage to the skin shows up years later and protecting it now against future damage is so important.

People who have great skin know that youthfulness is a marathon and not a sprint. Instead of focusing on one specific wrinkle or area they want to improve, they look as skin health as a big picture and aim for long term results over an instant improvement. They stay diligent about their preventative anti-aging routine to make sure their skin looks as great years from now as it does today!

 

What Are Changing Seasons Doing To Your Skin?

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Living in beautiful South Beach, we are lucky that we don’t have to experience full season changes that can wreak havoc on our skin. For most of our amazing customers, you live in a full four seasons and changes in the weather could be a factor for why you’re aging as quickly as you are.

With May starting and summer just around the corner, we did some research on how seasons impact your skin and how you can do your best to avoid damage. Stick to these tips and you’ll have younger looking, glowing skin in no time!

It Can Make Your Skin Feel Tight

skincare, seasonal skin care, spring skincare, winter skincare, summer skincareIn winter months, skin gets dry which can give the illusion that your face feels tight. This is also really common in spring and early summer months when temperatures bounce between warmer and cooler without notice. Bursts of humidity mixed with cooler spring winds can have skin looking dry and wrinkles looking huge.

To combat this, make sure you’re using a moisturizer like our Repair & Release Cream that uses ingredients like grape seed, vitamin e, and shea butter to hydrate skin without making it oily. Not only will a hydrated face help to mask wrinkles, but keeping your skin hydrated can help stop new wrinkles forming.

You Risk Additional Sun Damage

skin care, sun damage, seasonal skincare, If you’re not paying attention to the change in season, you’re far more likely to suffer unexpected sun damage to your skin which causes wrinkles, dark spots, and free radicals. This is especially true in the spring and summer when the sun is getting progressively stronger without drastic changes to temperature.

If the sun is getting stronger and you’re not adjusting your routine, the excess exposure to UV rays can set your skin care efforts back. Once temperatures start to warm up in May, you’ll want to increase your SPF protection and make re-application a priority. Using a sunscreen, wearing a hat, and staying in the shade are some of the easiest ways to avoid sun damage no matter what season.

Your Skin Type Can Change

skin care, skincare, skin type, skin typesWe are all born with DNA that is responsible for what kind of “skin type” we end up with in life. While the most common skin types are normal, oily, dry and combination, some people notice that their skin type changes as the seasons do. Don’t be alarmed, this is totally normal and just means you may need to adjust your skin care routine to suit your new skin type.

Don’t freak out if your skin suddenly goes from normal to oily or dry while the seasons change, it’s totally normal! Humidity, sun, wind, and precipitation can all play a role in how your skin looks for feels so make sure you stay consistent with your routine. Opt for products that are suitable for all skin types like our Full Beach Bag, so you’re not wasting extra cash on products you may only need for a few weeks a year.

 

Have you experienced skin issues when the seasons change? Share it with us in the comments below!

5 Everyday Activities That Are Actually Making You Age Faster

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Did you know that on average humans make at least 21 facial expressions a day? With all that movement in your face, you’re bound to get a wrinkle or two but some of the most “harmless” expressions or actions you’re making every day are the reason behind your wrinkles.

Knowledge is power which is why we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 things you should STOP doing right away, and take more notice of, to help keep your skin looking young and stop wrinkles in their tracks!

Drinking From A Straw

lines, wrinkles, skincareEvery time you sip on a straw, you pucker your mouth making tiny lines all around your lips. While sipping from a straw on occasion won’t cause too much harm, if you’re drinking your beverages daily with a straw, you can expect those lines to worsen, deepen and become more visible.

Sleeping On Your Side

sleep, wrinkles, lines, skincareSleeping on your side can be comfortable but if you do it often, especially on the same side every night, your chances of forming wrinkles are much higher. This is especially bad for creating sagging skin around the mouth and making the eyes appear more wrinkles and puffy.

You Let Your Skin Get Dry

stress, stress and skincare, dry skinLetting your skin dry out is one of the easiest ways to not only form new wrinkles but to make existing ones look even more noticeable. When skin is dry, cracks, creases, and fine lines appear to be much worse than they are. A hydrating cream like our Repair & Release Creadelivers moisture to your skin all day long, making your face appear hydrated and youthful!

You’re Under Too Much Stress

stress, skin, anti-agingLet’s face it, with the holiday season approaching, who doesn’t feel a little stressed out? But if you’re feeling that on a regular basis, your skin is going to start showing the effects of stress in the form of wrinkles and lines. Using calming practices like meditation or yoga to relax when stress hits are sure to have your skin glowing from the inside out.

You’re Not Wearing Sunglasses

uv protection, squinting, anti-agingIt does not matter if you live in hot weather or cold weather, the sun still shines almost daily and that can cause a lot of squinting if you don’t have proper eye protection. If you’re headed outside, make sure to pack your sunnies because squinting to keep the sun out can cause serious wrinkles to the eyes and forehead. Because squinting is something people do so often without noticing, it can produce some of the deepest and most difficult wrinkles to get rid of.

Breaking bad habits can be hard and take time but the sooner you start, the better your skin will look. The best news we can tell you is that by using your South Beach Skin Lab routine twice a day every day, you’re helping to fight against all these factors that contribute to aging.

Ellen DeGeneres Finally Shares How She Stays Wrinkle Free at Almost 60!

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Ellen has been in the Hollywood spotlight since the early ’90s and while she’s most famous for her infectious smile and positive energy, people are also taking note of her seemingly ageless face as she approaches her 60th birthday this January.

So how does this famous funny girl stay looking her best? Turns out her advice is not only helpful, but anyone can follow the same routine!

She Keeps Her Face Hydrated

ellen degeneres, celebrity skin care, anti-agingEllen believes that a hydrated face is her key to keeping wrinkles at bay. She applies moisturizer at least twice a day and opts for cleansing with an oil-based cleanser instead of a traditional foaming one because it offers a lot more hydration.

Her makeup artist even mentioned in an interview that Ellen never uses powder makeup because she finds the powder can be drying on her skin and cause wrinkles to look even worse on camera.

She Avoids Foods That Age You Faster

ellen degeneres, celebrity skincare, anti-agingNever one to shy away from sharing her personal life, Ellen is a proclaimed vegan and eats a diet of mostly fruits and veggies. Not everyone is keen to give up meat, but even upping your vegetable intake every day can help provide important nutrition to your body that can aid in anti-aging.

Ellen also stays away from heavy sugar foods like cakes, cookies, and candy. Sugar has been linked to accelerated wrinkles and aging when consumed in high amounts. While most of us live a busy life that makes it hard to avoid all sugar intake, just make sure you’re checking labels and keeping sugar intake to a minimum when you can.

She Uses Happiness And Positivity To Shine From Within

ellen degeneres, celebrity skin care, anti-agingIt’s hard to find a day where Ellen isn’t preaching her message of happiness and positivity. Life doesn’t always go as planned but embracing the tough times with positivity and not stressing yourself out will seriously help you age slower.

Ellen has been known to lowers her stress with laughter and positive affirmations.  While she may have a few extra laugh lines, it sure has kept the wrinkles away from the rest of her face. If you’re mindful of staying positive, just like Ellen, your beauty will shine from the inside out!

 

Here’s How To Bring Your Skin Back To Life After The Holidays

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The holiday season is wonderful for so many reasons…time with family and friends, reflection on the past year, and of course all the delicious food you could dream of!

Sadly our skin doesn’t take as kindly to holiday treats and traditions as well as we do which means after all those mistletoe kisses, your skin needs some extra TLC.

Here are some of the easiest ways to revive your skin after the holidays so you can glow all the way into the new year!

Get Back To Healthy Eating Habits

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We know green juices and smoothies don’t taste as great as your grandma’s Christmas cookies, but we promise they will help reverse the damage of the excessive sugar, carbs, and fat you consumed over the holidays.

By cutting down on sugar and consuming lots of fish, veggies, and fruits, you’ll be sure that your skin will appear less dull and your overall complexion will brighten. It will also keep breakouts at bay and help your skin get back to naturally hydrating itself after all those tasty treats and bad habits have dried it out.

Use Antioxidant Skin Products

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Antioxidants in skin care are the holy grail. For decades, dermatologists have experts have preached the powerful effects of antioxidant ingredients like Vitamin E, Grape Seed Oil, and Green Tea.

Note: South beach skin lab Repair and Release Cream contains all these great anti-oxidants. You can try it by clicking here…

These antioxidants will help revive your skin to their pre-holiday glory and leave you with a glowing complexion. Don’t forget that these ingredients don’t just help after holidays, but are fantastic at helping diminish dark spots, wrinkles, and lines if used on a regular basis.

Give Yourself A Quick Face Massage

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When your body is sore and tired, nothing helps it feel better than a great back massage at the spa. Well, it turns out the same is true for your face! Giving yourself a quick 10-minute face massage will not only feel great, its got lots of scientific benefits too!

Massage has been proven to stimulate the lymphatic system, increase circulation, relieve inflamed skin and helps diminish wrinkles. For an added benefit, apply a peptide-rich cream like our Repair & Release cream before your face massage to add some extra anti-wrinkle power and make your face massage feel even better!

Using a cream will also help decrease the risk of tugging at your skin causing damage. Make sure to rub gently and in an upward motion including your jawlines, cheeks, and forehead.

What are your favorite post-holiday skincare tips? Share them with us in the comments below!

These Are The Foods To Start Eating in 2019 For Your Best Year of Skin Ever!

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We truly believe that no matter what time of year it is, there is always an opportunity for self-improvement and better habits. It should come as no surprise that for most people, the start of a new year is the most popular time to make changes to their diet, routines or life.

With 2019 in full swing, we wanted to chat about what you’re putting into your body and how it will affect your skin for the next 12 months.

When you combine effective and powerful skincare products with a healthy and skin-focused diet, you can expect to be blown away by the results you notice! Here are a few of our top suggestions to help your skin glow from the inside out.

Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkin seeds, skin foodThese tasty seeds are a high source of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids which don’t just keep your body healthy, they make your skin shines too! They’re super easy to cook with and include in your diet and can be used for everything from homemade soups to salad ingredients.

The omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 in pumpkin seeds will reduce inflammation and keep skin healthy and strong. The high levels of zinc protect your cell membranes, helps maintain collagen, and promotes skin renewal which leads to younger and healthier skin.

Avocados

avocados, skincare foodsEver look in the mirror and wonder why your skin looks dry, flaky and dull? Chances are it’s because it’s having a difficult time retaining moisture. Avocados have a very high source of Vitamin E, which is actually a nutrient that helps your skin and body retain moisture giving it a dewy glow.

Vitamin E from avocados is also a really powerful antioxidant which helps your skin deal with free radical damage that can be caused by sun exposure, pollution or other harmful factors of the environment. It doesn’t hurt either that they are super delicious and can be prepared in so many different ways!

Chocolate

dark chocolate, skincare foodsEat more chocolate? No need to twist my arm! Who would have thought that such a tasty treat could actually be good for you!? You’ve probably heard the opposite of this before, like chocolate causes breakouts, but the key to mention is that not all chocolate will help your skin glow, but dark chocolate absolutely will!

Dark Chocolate contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which soften any rough skin and protect against sun damage by increasing resistance to UV rays. This will decrease wrinkles, dark spots and free radical damage over time so while you’re slathering on your SPF for the day, a few bites of dark chocolate will not only taste great but help your skin big time!