These Tips Will Help Banish Sagging Jowls For Good!

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The first morning you look in the mirror and notice them can be one of the most alarming days of your life. If you’re over the age of 40, chances are you’ve developed sagging jowls and need something powerful to help them disappear.

Here are some of our most effective tricks and tips for not only stopping jowls from getting worse but reversing them too!

Sleep on your back

As we age, our levels of collagen and elastin drop dramatically, especially after your 30’s. Most people notice this by a loss of elasticity in the skin which produces jowls. It will happen when you apply repeated pressure to your face, like sleeping on your side or stomach, and it will pull at the skin and breakdown even more collagen and elastin than you’d normally use.

The best way to avoid this is by sleeping on your back. We know that it can be difficult to get used to, especially if you’re a side sleeper, but the benefits for your skin will be endless! Not only will it help stop jowls from getting worse, but it will help with eye wrinkles, inflammation and even moisture levels in your skin. It’s also been proven that sleeping on your back results in less clogged pores and dullness thanks to your face avoiding the dirt and irritation of your pillow.

Use The Right Kind of Products

Peptide-rich moisturizers are usually the number one choice for fighting jowls but your skin may need something a little stronger. If you suffer from existing jowls, a moisturizer alone will not be able to reverse the damage as drastically as a product that is specifically made to deal with sagging skin as well as the loss of collagen and elastin. The perfect answer is our Neck Firming Cream.

Formulated with shea butter, sunflower oil, and caffeine, it will work to not only reduce the chances of making jowls worse, it will completely reverse the damage you already see, no matter how deep your jowls are already. It’s also powered by the award-winning patented Essenskin™ peptide which fortifies and restructures your skin with an abundance of calcium and amino acids. The result is skin that feels tight, lifted, and looks visibly younger!

Be Consistent

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What will make the biggest difference in the results you’re looking for? Consistency is the key! By being consistent and keeping healthy skin habits top of mind, you’ll be able to get results faster and have them last longer than if you fall back to your old habits. Consistency isn’t just using one product, it’s taking care of your skin from every angle.

From proper cleansing to deep and lasting hydration, your skin will thrive from routine. When you combine an easy to use routine with effective ingredients, that’s when you’ll start to notice out of this world results. Instead of depending on just one thing to change your skin and repair sagging and jowls, keep in mind that a consistent routine that provides nutrients and peptides will outperform any other efforts of reversing jowls and stopping them from getting worse.

Here’s How To Get Great Skin For Flawless Makeup Application

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Almost every woman in America wears some form of makeup everyday. We use it to express ourselves, feel confident and put together, and simply because we enjoy it. But if your makeup application isn’t as easy as it was years ago, chances are aging skin has something to do with it.

As we get older, wrinkles, creases, and dullness can all factor into how our makeup looks when we apply it. That’s why we decided to give you three easy tips to ensure your skin looks healthy and smooth so you can get that flawless, airbrushed look when you apply your makeup.

A Smooth Complexion

foundation, smooth complexion, good skin for makeup, makeup and skincareWe use makeup to put our best face forward, but if makeup is looking mismatched, cakey or dry then applying foundation and blush can be a nightmare. If you feel like you’re makeup isn’t blending but instead sits on the top of your face, you’ll need a little bit of help smoothing out your complexion.

For makeup that absorbs, glides on skin, and provides full coverage, you’ll need to pay special attention to your moisturizing habits. Ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter and argan work to condition skin back to a softer and more supple feeling. This will make applying liquid or powders to your face much easier and accentuate wrinkles far less, which is why we included them in our Repair & Release Cream formulation.

Concealed Dark Circles

concealer, under eyes, eye wrinkles, eye care, eye serum, eye creamOne of the most popular and widely used makeup is for concealer for dark undereye circles. Many times, eye makeup application can be difficult to blend and that’s likely because you are experiencing dryness around your eyes. If your undereye area is dry,  you’ll be seeing creasing and caking when you apply your concealer.

This is because the dehydrated skin is accentuating your wrinkles, causing your makeup to look awful. For a quick and easy fix, apply your Eye Lift Serumabout 10 minutes before your makeup. This will give it time to absorb, working to lighten dark circles and reduce puffiness, while also hydrating skin for a smooth application.

Find The Right Formula

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Instead, opt for skincare that is made in the USA so you can be confident that it’s safe and effective with homegrown ingredients. This will ensure you’re using quality products that were made with integrity and have trustworthy ingredients. Plus, we never test on animals!

Here’s How To Know When It’s Time For A Fall Skincare Routine

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It’s September and nothing throws your skincare routine into a frenzy like changing seasons. Early fall can be especially difficult considering you’re still dealing with humidity, but also starting to feel dryness from the cool fall air at night.

How do you know when your skin is ready for a seasonal change? Look for these signs to know when its time to ditch summer skincare and start prepping for fall!

Flakey Skin

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Fighting flakey skin is as easy as keeping it hydrated with a powerful moisturizer and using it every morning and night. Twice a day application will help keep dullness and flakey skin at bay while allowing for your skin to absorb all the hydration and nutrition it’s been craving.

Breakouts

breakouts, adult acne, fall acne, weather and acneGoing between dry and humid weather daily can throw your skin into turmoil and cause some serious breakouts. When your body changes from cold to sweating, and then back again, it can cause the dry, dead skin builds on your face and then locks in sweat and oil when you’re feeling warmer again. This will cause your pores to clog and produce some of the worst breakouts you can imagine.

To avoid this, keep your skins pH balance even by using an oil-based cleanser. It will help protect your skin from the extremes and keep it soft and supple, no matter which way the temperature goes. It also helps clear away dead skin and dirt out of pores to reduce your chances of breakouts and keep skin looking flawless!

Sensitive Skin

ssensitive skin, fall skincare routineDoes your skin feel more sensitive than usual? Signs of sensitivity can show up as redness, tenderness or bumps on your face and they can be caused by something as simple as changes in the air. Don’t stress, sensitive skin doesn’t have to be permanent and there are some simple steps you can use to make sure you’re protected.

Using a water-based moisturizer twice a day is going to minimize your risk of sensitivity and help to diminish and redness or tenderness you might feel in your skin. There are also anti-microbial properties in our Olive Oil Cleanser that will help clear out any bacteria and dirt that could be leading to your skin’s sensitivity.

Ways To Manage Your Stress And Keep Your Face Wrinkle Free!

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Life can be stressful and you may not know it, but the wear and tear of daily life are showing on your face. We all wear stress as wrinkles, sagging skin and dark circles, but there are a few easy things you can do to take your blood pressure down and relax!

Here are just a few easy tips to take a load off and learn to relax. After all, it’s for the health of your skin!

Do A Quick Meditation

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Find a comfortable chair or spot on the floor. Sit up with your back straight and your hands and shoulders falling gently to your side or in your lap. Practice paying attention to your breath, in and out, in and out. This will not only relax your muscles but your face as well as you breathe and collect your thoughts.

Go For A Run

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Throw on your favorite playlist or podcast and hit the pavement. If you suffer from any chronic skin conditions like eczema or acne, running can actually help repair these conditions and improve the overall health of your skin. Getting your body and skin healthy with a quick run has never been easier!

Dance It Out

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Pick a few songs that remind you of one of the happiest times in your life. It can be a wedding song, your favorite group from college or even the newest pop hits. Just make sure that it’s something with enough beat to dance to and watch your stress and worries melt away!

 

What do you do when you need to let some stress out? Share it with us in the comments below!

Here’s How To Give Your Tired Summer Skin A Boost!

With humid temperatures, the drying sun, and the air conditioner blasting, it’s totally natural for your skin to take a beating over the summer months. This can be one of the hardest times of the year for your skin but with a little extra love at the end of the season, you can undo a lot of the damage from home.

Banishing dark spots, hydrating dried-out skin, and brightening dullness have never been easier! Now that it’s finally September, this is the best time to give your face an end of summer boost that will change your skin!

Exfoliate

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Exfoliating doesn’t just get rid of buildup on the surface of your skin, it helps circulate blood and allow oxygen to reach your skin cells. This will help the skin look brighter and feel softer. Plus it will allow for the active peptides in your Repair & Release Cream to penetrate deep into wrinkles and lines to banish them for good!

Hydrate!

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Dry skin will make your wrinkles look deeper and your skin look dull, both of which will age your face beyond your years. Instead, turning to a moisturizer with shea butter, argan oil, and cocoa butter will take years off the look of your wrinkles and delivery maximum hydration to bring your skin back to life after a long, hard summer.

Be Consistent

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Studies have shown that using your routine in a consistent way can help reduce wrinkles by up to 60% more! Applying your cleanser properly, or using your Repair & Release Cream morning and night are some of the easiest ways to maximize results. If you think your skin can thrive without a great anti-aging routine, think again!

These Are The Best DIY Face Scrubs To Try Now!

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No matter how well you take care of your skin, there are going to be times when your everyday routine just won’t cut it and you need to give your skin a little extra TLC.

Instead of shelling out your hard-earned cash for a drugstore face scrub, get crafty at home and DIY yourself with items straight from your pantry!

Coffee and Cocoa Face Scrub

coffee skincare, coffee face scrub, diy skincare, homemade skincareIf you’re looking for glowing, bright skin than look no further than your favorite morning drink! This easy to make mask can reduce redness and help inflamed, puffy skin settle down. If you have dry skin and need a bit of extra moisture, try adding a bit of honey for hydrated and supple skin.

Empty ground coffee and cacao into a bowl, and add sugar, vanilla, and sweet almond oil. Mix thoroughly, until it reaches a consistency like damp sand. Wash face as usual. Then use a couple teaspoons of scrub at a time, testing a small area of your face or neck before applying all over.

Peach Facial Scrub

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All you’ll need for this easy DIY is some peaches, a splash of honey and some brown sugar. We also suggest mixing in a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil to help sooth the face and leave it glowing all day long!

Sugar and Salt Scrubs

diy face scrub, face scrub, homemade skincare, sugar scrub, salt scrubThis scrub is special because it won’t only help your face but can pull double duty as a body exfoliant too. Most sugar and salt scrubs are super easy to make and can be the perfect base if you’re feeling adventurous and want to test out your own recipes. Salt and sugar scrubs will be one of the easiest and more effective ways to remove dead skin, help get the blood flowing to the surface, and smooth away any roughness.

One of our favorite DIY scrubs with sugar or salt is to mix it with a few drops of lemon juice, which will help clarify the skin, and then add some honey which will nourish and brighten the skin while the sugar and salt get to work exfoliating.

Say Goodbye To Dull Skin With These Three Easy Steps

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Dull skin can put a damper on your day. It doesn’t matter if you feel like you’re glowing on the inside if on the outside you don’t look your best. That’s a level of insecure we never want you to feel.

The good news is banishing dullness and restoring your confidence has never been easier. Turns out it only takes three easy steps to revive your skins glow and ditch dull skin for good!

Cleansing and Exfoliation

cleanser, exfoliation, oil cleanserCleansing your skin is the single easiest way to stay on top of dull skin that can accentuate wrinkles and dark spots. When dead skin builds on the surface of your face, it can make your face look like it has no life to it. Simply using an oil cleanser twice daily will help brighten your skin by removing dead skin cells from the surface and digging deep to clear pores.

If you feel like you need an extra boost to combat dullness, a weekly exfoliation may be just what you need! Exfoliating uses abrasion to remove dead skin and leave a soft, supple feel to your face. Exfoliating on occasion will help make sure that your oil cleanser can dig deep into pores without being blocked by buildup on your face.

At Home DIY Mask

diy skincare, diy fast mask, diy skincare ideasUsing a mask once a week can help keep dullness at bay. You don’t have to rush to Sephora to splurge on one either, because some of the most effective masks for dull skin can be made right at home. Some of the best ingredients to use are lemon, avocado, banana, and honey, most of which you can already find in your kitchen at home. If you’re struggling for inspo, check Pinterest to get ideas.

You want to make sure you’re not overwhelming your skin with masks because that can lead to breakouts. Instead, keep masks to once or twice a week as a special treat for your skin or the day before a big event. The result will be glowing skin from the minute you rinse the mask off.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

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What’s remarkable about the power of your moisturizer is that it can nourish your skin while deeply repairing damage in your dermal layers. We love when one good habit hosts a ton of great benefits and we can’t think of anything better than nourishing skin while protecting it at the very same time!

 

The Most Effective Tricks To Banish Dark Circles Forever!

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Dark circles can literally ruin your day. If you’ve got a big meeting or a special date night planned, there is nothing more annoying then applying layers of concealer and hoping it works to hide them.

Thankfully, there are a few easy tricks you can use to banish even the most difficult dark undereye circles. With these helpful tips, you’ll look bright-eyed and well-rested every single day!

Sleep On Your Back

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To combat this easily, do your best to stay sleeping on your back. This will not only help relieve waking up with dark circles, but it will also have a huge benefit for jowl lines and wrinkles which can occur when your face is pushed up against your pillow.

Use Witch Hazel 

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Witch Hazel is totally safe and natural and is often sold as a clear astringent that you use as a toner for your entire face, or specifically for your dark circles. Another huge benefit to witch hazel is that it will help de-puff your eye area and mask sagging skin from aging. This super-powered ingredient will be the key to revitalizing your eye area and taking years off the look of your eyes.

Avoid Bad Foods

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Some foods are considered “allergenic” which means when you eat them, they can cause dark circles and swelling as a reaction to your body processing it. Some allergenic foods to steer clear of for bright eyes include items high in sodium and potassium. Instead, opt for healthy choices like grapes or broccoli to calm inflammation and fight darkness around the eye area.

 

Quick And Easy Ways To De-Stress On Your Day Off!

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Stress can make you exhausted but it can also make you looks and feel older than you really are. While the cause of stress can be anything from work, to family or just personal issues, there are some easy and effective ideas on how to manage it in a healthy way.

Instead of splurging on things you don’t need on Amazon, or sulking at home because of the pressure you’re under, try out these easy to master tips to de-stress and feel that anxiety just melt away!

Have A Glass of OJ!

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Vitamin C which is found in orange juice is known to reduce your blood pressure and your stress hormones. This will literally help you chill from the inside out. Not to mention taking a few minutes away from your desk or the kids to enjoy a glass alone will be enough time for you to collect your thoughts.

Change Your Language

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Believe it or not, this kind of language can trick your brain into thinking it has got a lot more on its plate than it really does. To stop this, change up your language to “I get to” or “I am lucky to” before adding your daily tasks. This tiny change of mindset can go a long way in helping you relax.

Clean Your Space

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To keep calm, make sure your living and working spaces are kept clean and tidy. If your eyes wake up to the look of chaos, chances are it will trigger chaos in your brain too. Instead, make sure counters and tables are kept clutter-free so the first thing your brain feels in the morning is a sense of organization and calmness, and even add something beautiful for yourself like a fresh bouquet of flowers!

What are your best tips to de-stress? Share them with us in the comments below!

You Probably Didn’t Realize These Everyday Things Are Aging You

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We have so much to worry about every single day that it’s easy to forget about some of our “harmless” bad habits. No one is perfect, and we’re not asking you to be, but these easy and avoidable things are likely the cause of your skin woes.

We’re finally ready to pull the curtain back and share with you the worst everyday habits that you never even knew were aging your skin.

Inflammatory Foods

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Ingredients like the ones we’ve listed above have been shown to break down collagen and elastin which will have your skin stressed out and wrinkling worse than ever before. To help reverse the negative effects, including lots of fish oils, omega 3’s and veggies. These will help rebuild the lost collagen in the skin as well as fight free radicals to keep further damage at bay.

Happy Hour

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For starters, if you’re drinking then you need to make sure you pay extra attention to nourishing your skin both before and after your evening of cocktails. Using a hydrating moisturizer and a creamy oil cleanser will help rebalance the natural oils in your skin and refine the look of wrinkles up to 50%. Also, eat a healthy meal before heading our for drinks and drink water between cocktails to keep away dehydration!

Air Pollution

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Protecting your skin from pollution is super important and one of the easiest ways to do that is cleansing your face thoroughly with an oil cleanser that digs deep into pores. Once a day isn’t enough to fight off the effects of smog so make sure you’re using your oil cleanser both morning and night just to not just clean pores but create a barrier to defend your skin.