How To Keep Your Skin Looking Great During Travel

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Travel can take a lot out of us. From early flights to crowded airports, we usually have enough to worry about when you’re packing up and heading somewhere new. But did you know that of all the exhausting effects of travel, the most noticeable can be felt and seen on your face!?

We’ve rounded up some of the most effective and easy ways to protect and care for your skin when it’s suffering from the travel blues to keep you looking youthful and gorgeous no matter where your travels take you!

Start Before You Leave

SKINCARE, TRAVEL SKINCARE, TRAVEL SKINCARE ROUTINE, SKINCARE TIPS, SKINCARE FOR TRAVELIf you know you’ve got travel booked, don’t wait until you’re in the taxi to the airport to start worrying about your skin. The best time to start prepping your skin for travel is about a week before you leave.

Make sure you’ve spent a good few days hydrating and nourishing your skin prior to exposing it to the extreme dryness of the airplane. Our experts suggest using a hydrating mask the week before so your skin is well nourished and never missing an application morning or night with your Repair and Release Cream the week before departure.

The result will be fewer wrinkles and a brighter complexion once you reach your destination!

Use The Plane As Your Spa

travel skincare tips, travel skin care, skin care, anti-aging, sheet maskNow we’re not suggesting your board the plane in a full seaweed wrap but passing the time of a flight by giving your skin a little love is easy and effective. As long as your products are under 100ml, you’re able to bring them with you on the plane in your carry-on luggage.

Once you’re in the air, take some time to moisturize, care for your eye area, or even use a sheet mask to relax and rejuvenate skin. The best part about your Repair and Release Cream and Eye Lift Serum is that they’re the perfect size to travel since they meet the requirements for being under 100ml!

Show Your Skin Some Extra Love On Arrival

vacation skin care, skin care, anti-aging, skincare travel tipsThink the airplane is the only place with stuffy, drying air that hurts your skin? Think again! Hotels are notorious for having really dry air and cranking the AC to full blast. This will not only dry out your skin but make wrinkles appear deeper and more visible.

To avoid this, you can use tricks like letting the shower run on hot for a few minutes to add humidity to the air. Also, make sure you stay consistent with your moisturizing and eye care routine for your whole trip and don’t skip applications. This will allow for your skin to look just as healthy on your return home, and stop wrinkles and lines from looking deeper from dehydration.

 

What are your skin care travel tips? Share them with us in the comments below!

Three Questions To Ask Yourself If Your Skin Is Breaking Out With Pimples

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Have you noticed lately your skin is breaking out? Pimples happen no matter your age, in fact, adult acne affects about 50 million Americans and is the top skin concern in the nation according to American Academy of Dermatology.

Sometimes it’s hard to know why pimples pop up, but if you answer yes to any of these questions below, we can pinpoint the problem and help you find a solution!

Do You Touch Your Face Often?

breakouts, acne, pimples, touching your faceTouching your face transfers all sorts of dirt, bacteria and grime from your hands, which touch thousands of surfaces a day, and your face. This is easily one of the most common causes of clogged pores.

If you have to touch your face, make sure your hands are washed with soap and water first. Limiting how much you touch your face and making sure your hands are clean will minimize the risk of dirt getting trapped in your pores and becoming a zit.

Do You Skip Washing Your Face?

wash your face, cleansing, sleeping with makeup, breakouts, pimples, acneWe cannot emphasize this enough and even mentioned it as one of the most important new year’s resolutions you can make for your skin. If you aren’t cleansing every morning and night, then start doing it right away!!! You’ll notice breakouts improve almost instantly.

When your skin isn’t washed, all those bacteria that you can’t see with your naked eye are making a home in your pores and clogging them up. Cleansing with an oil-based cleanser like our Olive Oil Cleanser works like a magnet to attract dirt and oil and thoroughly clear pores.

Have You Been Eating A Balanced Diet?

bad skin foods, bad diet, acne diet, pimples, breakoutsWhat you eat affects your skin just as much as the products you put on them. If you’re still practicing your holiday season eating habits then it’s time to balance that out with some tasty fruit and lots of colorful veggies!

When your body takes in too much of something like dairy or sugar, it can increase oil production leading to clogged pores. By balancing out your diet with skin-centric foods you will see the pimples vanish and it will help keep new ones from appearing.

Skincare is about finding out what is causing the issue and building a suitable attack plan to deal with it. By making some of the simple changes above, or even noticing you’re doing them is half the battle of having beautiful skin!

Are you guilty of any of the above? Share your story with us in the comments below!

3 Easy Steps To Revive Your Skin in Under 10 Minutes

The holiday season can burn you out but imagine what it’s doing to your skin! Between stress, exhaustion and your increase in sugar (no thanks to those Christmas cookies at the office) your skin is working overtime and could use a little love.

The good news is taking care of your skin doesn’t need to be a full day process. There are some small easy ways to revive your skin from the winter blues and keep it looking it’s best. Here are some of our favorites that take less than 10 minutes!

Make Your Eyes Shine

puffy eyes, skin tipsEyes are the window into the soul and often the first thing people notice when they meet you. To make sure your first impression is as flawless as possible, take some extra time to show your eyes love and treat them this holiday season.

The easiest way to de-puff tired eyes is with cold. Cold reduces inflammation and leaves your eyes looking younger and more awake. Simply store your eye serum in the fridge for 15 minutes before applying. This will add a cooling effect to your eye serum and de-puff almost instantly!

Pro Tip: You can also use cold tea bags, spoons or cooling eye masks to add a little extra de-puffing power to your eye area.

Brighten Your Skin Tone

wash your face, cleansing, skin tips, hydrotherapy, hydrotherapy skincareThere are many reasons skin can look dull. Dullness can be a result of aging, stress or even weather. Winter months are especially bad but there is hope! Simply adjusting the way you wash your face can have major impacts on how it looks and feels.

Experts suggest practicing Hydrotherapy on your face. It sounds complicated but is an easy and fast way to brighten your complexion and make your skin look rested. Hydrotherapy exposes your skin to different water temperatures in a short amount of time. We suggest starting with hot water on your face and then after a minute or two, switch to very cold water.

The drastic change in temperature dilates your blood vessels, increasing blood flow, and helps carry necessary nutrients and oxygen back to your skin. The result is a bright, beautiful complexion.

Pro Tip: The peptides in the South Beach Skin Lab – Repair and Release cream also act to increase collagen and elastin production which will give your skin a much brighter, tighter appearance!

Use a Hydrating DIY Face Mask

diy mask, face mask, natural face maskDon’t underestimate the power of a mask when the winter weather hits and skin dullness is at it’s worst. Using a mask, even once a week, can drastically improve the look of dull, tired skin and leave you with a youthful glow. It’s no surprise celebrities use them before big parties or events.

Thanks to the wonderful world of Pinterest, you can find hundreds of different DIY masks that you can make with natural ingredients you probably already have in your home. These masks are all natural, totally safe and leave your skin looking and feeling AMAZING!

Our favorite mask to revive dull skin? The Rejuvenating Mask which takes only 4 ingredients to make and works to reduce inflammation, brighten skin and even fight breakouts!

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 tablespoons honey

Directions: Mix the ingredients together to form a paste. Apply to face, letting it sit for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Pro Tip:  After you let your mask soak into your skin, wash it off with a simple oil based cleanser like our South Beach Skin Lab – Olive Oil Cleanser

What are your favorite tips for rejuvenating your skin? Share it with us in the comments below!

 

 

How Can Skin Be Oily and Dry All At The Same Time?

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered “what the heck is going on?!” Your cheeks are dry and flaky but your forehead looks like you’ve just cooked breakfast on it. Just because you have one face does not mean you have one skin type, and fall is the ideal time for your skin to flare up and feel both dry and oily at the same time.

What Is Combination Skin?

tzone, combination skin, skin typePeople with combination skin usually have an oily T-zone, which includes the forehead, nose, and chin, and dry or normal skin everywhere else, like the cheeks. The T-zone typically is oily because of the high concentration of oil-producing glands that exist in this area.

What we were shocked to learn was most people, especially women, will experience combination skin at some point in their life.

What Does It Look Like?

skin type, combination skinCombination skin can be easy to spot if you know what to look for. Generally, combination skins shows up as excess oil in your T-zone, the area of your forehead, your nose and your chin, and shows extreme dryness on your cheeks and other parts of the face.

People with combination skin will often report a lot of shine to their t-zone and complain of flaking skin, redness and irritation on their cheeks and towards their hairline.

How Can I Care For It?

skin care, combination skin, oil cleanserCombination skin can be managed easily and without too much change to your routine. Dermatologists swear by oil cleansing because it doesn’t strip moisture away from the dry areas but also helps control oil production and sebum in the more oily t-zone. In fact, one of the first tips most dermatologists recommend is to stay away from traditional soaps.

You also want to make sure to moisturize. It may seem silly that you’re going to want to put moisturizer on an oily face, but it will protect the dry parts of your face, where your oil cleanser has already removed excess oils in your t-zone. Making this the perfect combo for flawless skin.

If you want to try both and oil cleanser and a moisturizer, we offer the perfect starter pack, it includes our Repair and Release Cream as well as our Olive Oil Day and Night Cleanser at one great low price!  Click here to try our Starter Beach Bag Combo!

 

These Two Reasons Could Be Why Your Not Seeing Results With Your Anti-Aging Skincare Routine

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It’s sometimes scary to look back on how many products you’ve purchased and tried out in your pursuit of youthful skin. Over the years, most women have accumulated thousands of dollars of products but it’s so rare to find something that actually works.

While your intentions may be good, sometimes the results you’re looking for are from the results you end up seeing. There are two major reasons why you might not be seeing a reduction in wrinkles, sagging and dark spots so we’re here to make sure you know how to optimize your routine to get the skin you’ve always dreamed of.

You’re Only Using One Product To Solve Many Problems

vanityBack in the olden days, they used to called this the snake oil salesman, the man who promised to cure all your ailments with only one product. Flash forward to present day and most of the drugstore brands you know are no different. They promise one cream or serum will fix every problem when the reality is, you need more than just one thing to see results.

A routine with multiple products is the only way short of cosmetic surgery to achieve multiple results. Want to fix your sagging eyelids? Your moisturizer won’t be able to do it alone. That’s why we often preach of a comprehensive routine for your skin that includes proper cleansing, a moisturizer with anti-aging peptides and ingredients, and a specialized product for the eye area which has a unique composition of skin. Only by addressing your multiple concerns with multiple products will you begin to see results.

You’re Not Consistent About Your Skincare

schedule, skincareSkincare can’t provide results if it’s a once in a while thing. What will make the difference no matter what products you’re using is making sure you’re using them in a regimented, regular way.

Your skin, like anything else, learns to adjust to a routine. When skin only gets cleansed and nourished sometimes, the damage you undo with your routine has time to not only come back but get worse.

If you’re using the right products and the right amount of products, then the only thing missing is the consistency. Make sure you’re using your products both morning and night and try without fail to make sure you’re using them without a day off here and there. The more your skin adjusts to the products and their powerful ingredient, the better your skin will look and feel years younger!

I kept these two routine ideas in mind when I created South Beach Skin Lab products. Considering each product focuses on different areas of the skin and aging symptoms, all you have to do is apply morning and night consistently for a healthier more radiant look.