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What are some skincare tips for traveling?

June 20, 2014


Traveling can be stressful. Not only do you have to temporarily put your daily life on hold, you also have to plan and pack. Between choosing outfits and making sure that your favorite beauty products are sized for airport security, getting away can be a hassle. Luckily, you don’t have to leave behind all your favorite beauty products. The ProSonic Go is a travel sized version of your favorite ProSonic cleansing device, so you can take it with you wherever you may wander.

By using the ProSonic Go device and following these skincare tips, your skincare routine won’t miss a beat while traveling.

Be sure to moisturize your skin the night before you are set to go. This is especially important if you plan to fly because airplane air can dehydrate the skin dramatically and make it appear lackluster for the rest of your trip.

If you’ll be spending a lot of time traveling, or will be in the air, you may want to skip the foundation application as it will fade. Instead, apply a tinted moisturizer once you arrive at your destination or your use the ProSonic GO Cleansing Brush and Makeup Applicator System to easily and quickly apply your foundation on the go.

Keep skin hydrated with a refreshing water mist. Rather than adding foundation and having it look cakey, simply spray a little mineral water to refresh your makeup.

Blotting papers are your best friend while traveling. Simple dab blotting papers or rice paper on the oiliest areas of your face, typically the T zone, in order to stay fresh and clean looking, rather than super shiny. Be sure to gently blot rather than rub to avoid smearing your makeup.

If your skin tends to get dry and dull or you’re not feeling your best while you’re away, you can fake being bright eyed and bushy tailed with a hint of shimmer. Keep a little shimmer powder or cream on hand for when you’re not looking or feeling your best. Dab a little down the straight of your nose and on the tops of your cheekbones for a glowing complexion.

Switch your lipstick for a lip gloss or stain. Lipstick can be dehydrating and cracked lips or faded color isn’t flattering. Rather than using your favorite lipstick, use your vacation to try something new, like a shiny lip gloss that can be easily reapplied for a fresh look or a subtle stain if you want some color.

Keep your lips hydrated by using a medicated lip balm whenever possible. It’s especially important to use the product when on an airplane or on a bus or train where you can’t control the environment and excess heating or air conditioning can wreak havoc on your kisser.

Fake a good night’s sleep by taking advantage of your hotel’s ice machine. Flying and time changes can make getting plenty of rest difficult, but you can calm down puffy eyes and dark circles by applying a cold cure. Simply put some ice in a washcloth and apply it to eyes to reduce dark circles and swelling. Any redness caused by the ice will soon fade, unlike puffy eyes that are left untreated.

Switch up your usual eye makeup routine. Mascara has a tendency to smear, so either skip it or simply use an eyelash curler to show off your lashes, or opt for a waterproof formula. You may also want to switch your cream formula eyeshadow for a powder, which is less prone to smearing and fading.

Keep your nails neutral. It’s nice to treat yourself to a manicure before you travel, but opt for a gel formula that will last or skip brightly colored nails that will easily chip and look ragged. Instead, keep nails natural and buffed or use a neutral color that won’t easily fade.

Be sure to use the same skincare products that you do at home. The last thing you need while on vacation is a skin flare up, so use your favorite cleanser and moisturizer while you’re away. Bring along the ProSonic Go to easily clean your face at the end of a busy day and get rid of any foreign particles that can wreak havoc on the skin. In the morning, you will be able to easily apply your foundation with the device, making it a skincare travel essential that fits into any makeup bag, thanks to its compact size.

What are common skin mistakes that cause breakouts?

June 19, 2014



Despite all the tricks and products on the market, there is no actual cure for acne. There are treatments that can help but one of the best ways to get rid of breakouts is to prevent exacerbating the condition. There are of lot skin mistakes that people make that actually cause breakouts, rather than treat them. Here’s a look at common mistakes that you should avoid to prevent breakouts.

 

Getting Some Rays

Tanning is an old-fashioned treatment for acne. Rather than dry up breakouts, sun exposure can actually make breakouts worse. Not to mention that excess sun exposure can cause long-term skin damage and lead to skin cancer. In the short term, hyperpigmentation (brown or red spots) can occur and become harder to fade when exposed to the sun’s rays. Even with acne, a high SPF is always recommended when spending time in the sun in order to prevent damage from occurring.

 

Squeezing Your Zits

Although it can be tempting to pop your pimples, try not to. Squeezing a zit can cause further damage. Dirty fingers and unsanitary conditions can actually lead to more breakouts as well as scarring. Instead, rely on a skincare professional to perform extractions or use a gentle exfoliating device like the ProSonic to get a deep down clean.

 

Scrubbing

While it may seem like vigorous scrubbing can get rid of breakouts, it can actually make them much worse. Using harsh exfoliation products can tear skin and cause scars and injury. Instead, use a gentle exfoliation technique with the ProSonic in order to clear off dead skin that can clog pores and cause breakouts but won’t damage skin and cause more breakouts.

 

Washing Your Face Constantly

While breakouts may seem like they are a result of excessively oily skin, there can be other factors at play as well. While keeping your face clean is important, washing your face more than twice a day is probably unnecessary. By over washing your face, you may actually do more harm than good by over drying the skin and causing more oil to be excreted, which will cause further breakouts, not to mention redness and irritation. Instead, wash your face only in the morning and at night with a noncomedogenic cleanser. You can also use a device like the ProSonic to not only clean but also exfoliate.

 

Avoiding Junk Food

There’s a common misconception that certain foods, such as fried food, chocolate and dairy cause breakouts. While it’s a good idea not to eat these junk foods because they’re not good for you, they probably don’t cause acne. Studies have shown that eating a poor diet isn’t a good idea and wreaks havoc on all of the body’s systems, including the skin. Eat these foods in a limited quantity and don’t fear that having a late night snack will cause you to breakout overnight. The hormones that are in dairy products have been found to have a negative effect on the skin, which is why it may be advised to limit dairy intake rather than eliminate it completely. Overall, eating a healthy diet rich in fruits in vegetables is advised for optimal health, not just glowing skin.

 

Turning Up the Heat

Some people enjoy hot showers or use hot water to wash the face because it feels good or because they are trying to boil off breakouts. Super hot water is actually bad for the skin. Hot water can dry skin out too much, causing excessive oil production and breakouts. Using hot water can also damage the delicate capillaries that lie beneath the skin, causing a red, ruddy appearance. To avoid dry, red skin use room temperature water to wash the face.

 

Not moisturizing

Contrary to popular belief, even breakout-prone skin needs a moisturizer. All skin types can benefit from moisturizer, especially if you use acne products with harsh ingredients like Retin-A or Accutane, in order to balance the skin and replace moisture. Look for moisturizers with labels that say “oil-free” in order to replace moisturize without heavy formulas that can cause breakouts and clog pores. You may also want to consider a hydrating gel product, as it can be lighter and non-greasy for oily skin. For convenience use a lightweight moisturizer with an SPF in order to combine products.

What are the common types of acne and how can the ProSonic Glow help fight it?

June 16, 2014


It may surprise you to learn that there are several different types of acne. Typically classified as mild, moderate or severe, acne is also classified as either non-inflammatory or inflammatory. Whatever type of acne you have, it can cause a loss of confidence and feelings of shame and unattractiveness. Luckily, acne of all types can be treated with a ProSonic Glow device, getting rid not only of the acne but also the negative feelings that it creates.

Acne is mostly common in teenagers, but it can affect adults as well. It is caused by excessive sebum–oil produced by the skin–getting trapped in pores by dead skin cells. The oil then gets backed up in the skin, causing whiteheads and blackheads. When the whitehead or blackhead gets inflamed, it creates acne. Most often acne occurs on the face, but it can also occur on the chest, shoulders and back.

Take a look at the different types of acne and how a ProSonic Glow can help fight it:

Inflammatory versus Non-Inflammatory Acne:

Non-inflammatory acne is less severe than inflammatory and is commonly referred to in more causal terms as a pimple or zit.

Mild, Moderate and Severe acne:

Mild: Mild acne is categorized by the appearance of whiteheads and blackheads, known as comedones. These are clogged pores. Contrary to common belief, blackheads are not actually dirt trapped in the skin. Rather, blackheads are open pores that allow skin pigment, melanin, in the pore to mingle with oxygen in the air. Whiteheads are closed pores with a white or yellowish head. As more and more oil builds up, it is more likely to cause inflammatory acne. Acne is also categorized as mild if there are only a few pimples present or if they are small.

Moderate: Moderate acne is categorized with an increased number of pimples. These pimples may be inflamed and called “papules” (small bumps) or “pustules” (filled with yellow pus).

Severe: Those that suffer from severe acne often have papules and pustules as well as reddish, painful nodules that can cause skin damage and scarring.

Treatment options:

There are many different ways to treat acne, from specialized soaps and cleansers to topical treatments, prescription medications and physical treatments. While some people find these solutions beneficial, many of them can cause further problems. Soaps can be too harsh and cause irritation to the skin. Topical treatments can be costly and may not work. Prescription medications can have bad side effects and using antibiotics can become ineffective if the bacteria become resistant to the medication.

Other treatment options, like professional facial treatments and extractions can be expensive and time consuming, as can laser treatments, IPL therapy and phototherapy. These procedures can be effective, but are often too expensive to maintain.

The ProSonic Glow:

The ProSonic Glow is the same type of skincare system used by professional skincare specialists. The sonic and pulsation technology is six times more effective at getting a deep down clean than soap and water and is suitable for use on both face and body, so it can treat acne wherever it occurs.

The deep down cleaning power of the ProSonic Glow gets deep into pores to remove known pore clogging materials like dirt and makeup. By cleansing and exfoliating at the same time, you not only save time, but also get a more effective cleaning power improving skin texture. The ProSonic Glow also reduces the appearance of large pores and the presence of acne as well.

The ProSonic Glow features four different brush heads and three speeds to get you acne free, or close to it, from head to toe. The facial brush head evens out dry skin and oily patches and prevents acne breakouts as well as reduce pore size. The body brush can be used to help treat and prevent acne on the chest, shoulders and back.

Best of all, the device is simple to use and portable. You don’t have to make and keep appointments at the doctor’s office or go without treatment when you are out of town. The portable device can go with you to treat and prevent acne at your convenience.

What Are the Proper Skincare Steps to Get Healthy Looking Skin?

June 12, 2014


No matter what your age, your skin type or skin concern, it may surprise you to learn that you can have healthy, glowing skin at any age. All you have to do is follow these steps for proper skincare to get healthy looking skin.

Get Rid of Acne—For Good

While acne is commonly associated with the growing pains of adolescence, it often lasts well into adulthood. Fluctuating hormones play a role in the development of acne, as do other factors like stress and diet, but there are ways to beat it. Using exfoliating devices like the ProSonic, especially when combined with your favorite cleanser can get rid of the dirt and impurities that clog pores and cause acne. Using oil-free products and cleansers and creams designed to beat acne can also help to get rid of acne at any age. If zits do appear, you can use a light treatment like the Tanda Zap to get rid of pimples before they appear on the skin’s surface.

Prevent and Treat Skin Damage

Sunburns may cause the skin to turn a bright red instantly, but the damage they leave behind may be far worse. Sunburns often become melanoma, so be sure to check your skin for new spots and oddly shaped moles. Having a yearly checkup with a dermatologist can help prevent and treat melanoma before it gets too late. To prevent melanoma and other skin conditions, be sure to wear sunscreen on a daily basis and cover up as much as possible. Avoid direct sun exposure at times when the sun is at it’s most damaging, from 10 am to 4pm. Wear a hat and seek shade as much as possible.

Fight Redness and Rosacea

Redness and rosacea are skin conditions that are common in many people. Eating a diet low in spicy foods and other triggers can help prevent flareups, as can using medications prescribed from a dermatologist. If you have sensitive that is easily prone to redness, there are over the counter products and treatments that can help reduce redness.

Stop Age Spots and Other Flaws

Age spots are commonly caused by excessive sun exposure, as are wrinkles and fine lines. To prevent age spots and other signs of aging, using sunscreen and anti-wrinkle products can help, but using a ProSonic device can be even more effective. A ProSonic system can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and get rid of flaws like age spots. Using a ProSonic along with your favorite products can also help them penetrate the skin more deeply, making them more effective than just applying with your fingers.

Hydrate, Exercise, Eat Well and Get Plenty of Sleep

Drinking plenty of water not only helps your weight, but also helps your skin. Good hydration helps plump skin cells and get rid of impurities that can make skin look tired and dull.

Exercise is not just good for the organs on your insides; it is also good for your skin. Physical activity increases circulation and helps ensure that nutrients reach your skin.

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is also essential for skin health. Just as skin products filled with vitamins and nutrients feed your skin from the outside, eating well can boost your skin health from the inside. Diets high in fat, salt and dairy have been liked to poor skin in some studies.

Sleeping well is also important for skin health. Not getting enough sleep can actually exacerbate skin conditions as well as break down the building processes that make skin healthy, young and glowing. Damaged skin cells repair themselves overnight and not getting enough sleep impedes this process, leading to signs of aging.

Stop Smoking

Smoking isn’t a healthy habit for anything. Dragging on a cigarette causes fine lines to appear around the lips and also ages the skin quickly, causes spots and drying out the skin and even causing deep lines and wrinkles.

Relax

With today’s hectic pace, it can be hard to slow down and relax, but stress has an adverse effect on the skin’s appearance.  Excessive stress can actually cause rashes, bumps and worsen skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and more.

Keep calm with meditation or even a walk around the block to keep skin clear and healthy.

By following these proper skincare tips, you can get healthy looking skin.

Bad Skin Habits You Need to Break Before Summer

April 15, 2014


Spring has sprung and that means that the dog days of summer are just around the corner. With the hot weather means showing more skin and you want it to look clean and perfect before you show it off in your new swimsuit. To get summer ready skin, there are likely more than a few bad habits you need to break and some new habits you should do instead.

Bad Habit #1: Popping pimples

There’s a reason that dermatologists disapprove of popping pimples. While the desire to take care of unsightly pimples is common, popping a blemish actually does more harm than good. Oils from your fingers can cause an infection and in the long run, you may actually end up scarring your skin.

In order to avoid the temptation of squeezing every unsightly mark and clogged pore in sight, the best thing to do is to get rid of the problem altogether. Rather than taking care of each blemish as it appears, treat your skin using products and tools that eliminate acne. To prevent acne, use a ProSonic Glow exfoliating brush system to get rid of the dirt and bacteria that hide in pores and cause acne. When used in combination with your favorite anti acne cleanser, it can be even more effective at preventing acne. The ProSonic Glow can also be used to on body acne, just switch out the head for effective cleansing. And if you do happen to spot a pimple making it’s unsightly way to the skin’s surface, get rid of it quickly with the Tanda Zap, which uses blue light to destroy the bacteria that causes blemishes.

Bad Habit#2: Skipping sunscreen

Although it may not seem like sunny days are yet upon us, it is important to get in the habit of wearing sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days as sun exposure not only causes painful sunburns but also signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots as well as cancer. To prevent sun damage and cancer, be sure to use plenty of sunscreen on all parts of the body. Don’t forget the hands and feet. Because these areas are frequently forgotten, they are often the locations for melanoma and also give away a person’s “real age,” thanks to be susceptible to signs of aging.

Look for sunscreen products that have a high SPF and block both UVA and UVB rays. If you plan to be out for a long time or in water, don’t forget to reapply and look for waterproof products. There are also sunscreens available that are suitable for sensitive skin and fragrance free if have allergies.

Bad Habit#3: Skipping Your Neck and Chest

When it comes to good skincare, don’t forget to go below your chin. Signs of aging and sun damage are often most apparent on the neck and chest because people forget to treat them like the rest of the face. These areas have delicate skin and are prone to wrinkles, but using skincare products, combined with a ProSonic Glow exfoliation device can help to prevent and reduce signs of aging. When used with The NutraLuxe Botanical Facial Cleanser, the ProSonic Glow can help to get rid of the damage from summers past and help to prevent future signs of aging.