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BRIGHTEN YOUR SKIN

 

Do you ever wake up, look at your face in the mirror, and think…

‘THIS IS NOT A GOOD DAY FOR MY FACE.”

Ask any woman and she will tell you, “My face has good days and bad days.”
What causes the skin to sometimes look dull and lifeless?? 

Consider these:

 ~ DEAD SKIN ~
The human body sheds skin daily, to be replaced by the new.
But here’s the downside: dead skin needs help being sloughed off
so that the fresh skin can be seen. Dead surface skin makes
for a
listless complexion.

~ ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES ~
The pill leaves you with pigmentation problems that
make your skin look muddy.

~ MENOPAUSE / HYPERTENSION MEDICATION ~
These affect skin the same way oral contraceptives do:
the ups and downs of hormones can leave you
with pigmentation problems.

BUT WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT?

First things first. Get rid of that dead skin!  In my over 25 years as an esthetician, I’ve found no mask/exfoliator that compares with VOLCANIC ORIGINS. Use IT ONCE and see a noticeable difference in your skin. That’s right. Once.

Volcanic Origins Face & Body Ash Mineral Clay Mud Mask 10 oz. size

There is no substitute for Mother Nature!  Volcanic Ash Clay  has been used for generations for its healing qualities, penetrating deeply to stimulate and tighten cell tissue – and pores – and remove bacteria. You will feel a slight tingling as it improves your skin’s circulation – and see a brighter, more vibrant skin after you rinse it off. Use regularly to maintain a beautiful, more revived You.

 

 

And now that you appreciate the value of exfoliating, here is a delightful change of pace for your exfoliating regime . . . It’s a scrub, not a mask.

Theraderma Lemon Sugar Exfoliator

Organic citrus … lemon and orange oils… coconut … avocado … carrot oil. Mmmmm – what’s not to like? Buff your skin with sugar particles to exfoliate dead skin cells. This is a gentle scrub that will clean as it exfoliates and seal in moisture. Your skin will feel silky smooth and look radiant!

 

 With dead cells washed away and bright new skin revealed, you are ready for . . .

Theraderma Alpha Brightener

This serum is ideal for non-sensitive skin with dark spots. It’s actually a moisturizer, exfoliator and dark spot lightener in one. Used after exfoliation, it will give you smoother and brighter skin.

Key ingredient is Alpha-Arbutin, which prevents production of melanin in the deep layers of the skin that  cause dark spots.

 

Whatever your skin type: normal-combination / dry-mature / oily-acne / delicate-sensitive — here’s the serum for you!

Vitamin C Serum

Ideal for all skin types. Because this formula rebuilds collagen cells, it rejuvenates your skin. In fact, C-Serum promotes collagen A powerful antioxidant that also fades dark patches.

Also contains Aloe Vera, amino acids, and a blend of organic citrus fruit concentrates.

 

 

HELP NATURE DO ITS JOB BY REGULARLY EXFOLIATING
TO GET RID OF DULL, DEAD SKIN!

You’ll love the better, BRIGHTER, you!

PREVENTING and TREATING AGE SPOTS

WHERE DID THESE DARK SPOTS COME FROM?

There are many reasons for dark spots appearing on your skin.

Acne or Eczema
Triggers the skin to produce more melanin
which may result to brown or black spots.

Hormones
Women taking birth control pills have reported seeing these spots appear,
as have women during the second half of their pregnancy.

The Aging Process
Often produces spots on the face, hands and chest.

But a major reason for these spots is completely preventable:
EXPOSURE TO THE SUN 

~ ALWAYS ~
Limit sun exposure
When outdoors, use at least 30 SPF sunscreen 

~ AND DON’T FORGET ~
Treat any existing skin condition; don’t wait for it to get worse
Don’t scratch your skin, especially when you have wounds
(and that includes acne!) 

Try these remedies to help diminish dark age spots . . . 

PCA Skin Pigment Gel
Ideal for treating dark spots and uneven skin tone. For acne prone skin, use as a spot treatment for blemishes.

Exfoliates and lightens skin and helps prevent sun spots, freckles liver spots or homone-enduced darkening of the skin. A potent formula that contains  hydroquinone and kojic and azelaic acids, plus lactic and citric acids.  . 

 

Theraderma Alpha Brightener
This serum not only moisturizes, but diminishes fine lines and dark spots, including scars and freckles.

Aloe Vera, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) and Flower Extract ensure that this product will not irritate your skin

 

 

exfoliate,dry skin,oily,acne​Theraderma Pumpkin Enzyme Puree
This luxurious puree is loaded with vitamins, enzymes and amino acids that help minimize age spots, fine lines and rough patches.

Contains Aloe Vera, Carrot Oil, and extracts of Camomile, Ginseng, Cucumber, Citrus Extract and Ginkgo Bilboa.  NOTE: do not use on irritated or sensitive skin. 

Volcanic Origins Face & Body Ash Mineral Clay Mud Mask 10 oz. size
Try this powerful mask for acne breakouts, dull skin, large pores, psoriasis, eczema, rough patches, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose skin. 100% natural ingredients – free of all artificial colors, parabens, perfumes, and preservatives

LOVE the SUN — But Take Care of Your Skin!

SHOP BY CONCERN on HelloBeautifulFace.com

CONFUSED?

Tired of too many products, too many choices? 

HelloBeautifulFace.com offers you many ways to address your specific needs and it does so in a User-Friendly way.  Across the home page you’ll see a bright green bar. Click on SHOP BY CONCERN to find your particular skin type or problem. This will bring you to a page of products formulated especially for you:

ACNE-OILY
BROWN SPOTS
DARK CIRCLES & PUFFINESS
DRYNESS
FINE LINES & WRINKLES
LARGE PORES
ROSACEA
SENSITIVE SKIN
SUN PROTECTION
3 EASY SKINCARE STEPS
CELLULITE
BODY CARE

Today, let’s look at three specific areas you’ve been writing me about lately and then find some remedies:

BROWN SPOTS       *        LARGE PORES        *          DARK CIRCLES and PUFFINESS

BROWN SPOTS
Brown Spots – also known as Age Spots – are the result of an excess production of melanin, or skin pigment. Doctors don’t always know why age spots develop. Skin aging, sun exposure, or other forms of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, such as tanning beds, are all possible causes. 

Theraderma Alpha Brightener

This serum is ideal for all non -sensitive skin types and lightens dark spots, including freckles and pigmented scars. But that’s not all: this serum also not only moisturizes, but exfoliates.  

Contains Aloe Vera Gel, (Daisy) Flower Extract, Poria Cocos Extract, Annatto Extract, Citric Acid. 

 

Theraderma Sun Protective Cream SPF 30 

Moisturize and Protect your skin with one cream.  Its sun filters prevent sun spots by protecting your skin against UVA and UVB rays, SPF 30.

Contains Cocoa Butter and Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis, Green Tea Extract, Allantoin and Aloe Vera.

 

LARGE PORES

Some people are blessed with tiny pores. The rest of us spend our lives trying to shrink them. But regardless of your genetics, one thing is certain:  when oil and dirt collect in your skin, your skin swells and your pores look larger than they normally do. The remedy:  DEEP CLEANSING.

YES – this same mask that helps diminish brown spots also SHRINKS YOUR PORES.

Volcanic Origins Face & Body Ash Mineral Clay Mud Mask 10 oz. siz

Ash clay particles penetrate deep to clean, tighten and REDUCE the size of your pores. Results can be seen immediately and when done 1-2 times a week skin becomes smoother, brighter and firmer.

 

 

eucalytus astringentTheraderma Eucalyptus Astringent Toner

Used in conjunction with the Volcanic Mask, this toner finishes your cleansing, closing the pores and and pH balancing your skin.  

Glycolic Acid, Sodium Glycolate (15%), Lactic Acid, Eucalyptus Extract and Salicylic Acid work together to close pores and remove any residue from your mask’s exfoliation.  Prepares your skin for your favorite daytime moisturizer or night cream.

 

 

DARK CIRCLES and PUFFINESS

Good to know: not enough sleep results in dark circles under the eyes, causing the skin to become paler (thus increasing the appearance of darkness under the eyes), and reduces circulation. To ensure your eyes get a complete rest, be sure to remove all eye makeup before bed.

OTHER CAUSES INCLUDE: allergies and nasal congestion (both treatable with over the counter mediations) and your diet. EAT HEALTHY!  And drink LOTS OF WATER. Do you smoke? Smoking restricts the flow of blood and oxygen. You can improve both your health and your appearance by deciding to reduce or even quit this habit.

 

vitamin c,eye creamTheraderma Micro Silk C Eye Cream

Designed especially for the delicate skin under the eyes, this silly, creamy formula soothes and heals and helps diminish dark circles and puffiness.

Contains  Aloe Vera Gel, Shea Butter, Safflower Oil, Olive Oil, Peach Kernel Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Extracts of Ginseng, Arnica, and Calendula.

 

HelloBeautifulFace.com makes solving your skin care problems a breeze.

And don’t forget –

QUESTIONS? Ask Linda.
323/404/5643
customercare@hellobeautifulface.com

 

 

 

 

SCRUB — TREAT — HYDRATE

PREPARE YOUR SKIN

Even the best creams and lotions
will not be effective if
YOUR SKIN IS NOT PREPARED TO ABSORB  THEM!

Residual oil … dirt … air pollution … dirty hands (keep them off your face!) … and the effects of stress … are all a part of the day-to-day grind that takes a toll on our skin. A quick swipe at night with the ever-popular ‘cleansing towelette’ (which should only be used in a pinch) doesn’t begin to truly clean your skin (keep them for emergencies or in your purse for quick cleansing). 

Even so, skin that is cleansed properly every night needs a regular boost to keep it at its best.  

Learn how to PREP YOUR SKIN so that it’s ready to make the most of every single nutrient and drop of moisture!

 

F I R S T .  .  .

THERADERMA LEMON SUGAR EXFOLIATOR

Sounds good enough to eat, doesn’t it. But put it on your face instead!

This exfoliator will gently sluff off the grit & grime that builds up daily, as well as the dead skin we shed continually. No need to rub hard: let the sugar do the work for you. And let oils of citrus, lemon, avocado and coconut leave your skin brighter, cleaner and smoother. Use twice weekly.

 

 

 

 

S E C O N D .  .  .

vitamin c,serumTHERADERMA VITAMIN C SERUM

A SERUM is a skin care product with the consistency of a gel or light lotion and a higher concentration of active ingredients than a traditional moisture cream.

You’ll feel this serum glide on and absorb instantly, leaving your skin feeling ultra smooth.  Vitamin C  aids in collagen production – we lose collagen as we age – and helps hold skin tissues together.  Its L-ascorbic acid helps reverse dark spots or a blotchy complexion.

 

 

 

 

 

T H I R D  .  .  . 

THERADERMA COLLAGEN ELASTIC CREAM

There is a simple reason this moisturizer is one of our most popular items: it works.

And as it moisturizes, it protects. Feels light but is oh so effective, leaving the skin nourished, moisturized, but never greasy. Can even be used as a night cream, because there’s no time that’s not the right time for Collagen Elastic Cream. Our own formula, incorporating Aloe Vera Gel, Safflower Oil,  Ginseng Extract, G Mango Butter, and Olive Butter.

 

 

 

TREAT YOUR SKIN
LIKE THE IRREPLACEABLE TREASURE IT IS
by
REGULARLY TAKING THE STEPS TO 

SCRUB, PREP, HYDRATE and PROTECT IT

and ENJOY the results!!

4 STEPS TO BALANCING OILY SKIN

I HAVE OILY SKIN . . . SO WHAT?!?

THANK GOODNESS FOR THERADERMA!! 

With over 30 years of skincare research, THERADERMA works with the best of Mother Nature and Science to bring you exceptional quality at an affordable price. Nowhere is this quality more evident than in its carefully calibrated system for oily skin.


If you’re like most people with oily skin, you’ve not only tried a slew of different products … but also a medication or two … plus hormones … and sun lamps … and sheer elbow grease as you scrub with harsh soaps that leave your skin irritated and ultimately oiler than ever. 
Give your skin a break!

The most important thing to remember about oily skin is this:  DRYING IT OUT MAKES IT MORE OILY! WHY? BECAUSE IT STIMULATES THE OIL GLANDS AND MAKES THEM OVER-PRODUCE.

HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW . .  .  

FOUR STEPS TO BALANCING OILY SKIN

DAILY CLEANSER
DAILY TONER
DAILY MOISTURIZER
(yes, even for oily skin)
and . . .
WEEKLY MASK

for deep cleansing and exfoliation

STEP ONE — DAILY CLEANSER

THERADERMA CAMPHOR SOUFFLÉ CLEANSER

More than just a cleanser to remove make-up, Camphor Souffle Cleanser lifts oil, dead skin cells and bacteria without dying out your skin and stimulating oil glands. Aloe Vera Gel makes it gentle enough even for acne, and Camphor, Clove oil and five different herbal extracts – Ivy, Watercress, Lime Tree, Lavender and Soap Wort – make this a thorough cleanser.

 

 

 

 

STEP TWO — DAILY TONER

eucalytus astringentTHERADERMA EUCALYPTUS ASTRINGENT TONER

One deep breath and you’ll feel the medicinal and healing properties of natural eucalyptus! Removes the last traces of make up or oil and completes the cleansing process. Aloe Vera Gel and Camphor help make this effective but not harsh.

 

 

 

 

 

STEP THREE — DAILY MOISTURIZER —
Choose between . . .

THERADERMA VITAMIN B CREAM

Maintain the proper balance as you control oil yet still moisturize your skin. Contains Aloe Very gel and Allantoin to soothe and heal, with fruit extracts – Blackcurrent, Tamarind and Apple – to nourish,  balance and control bacteria.

OR

 

THERADERMA SUN PROTECTIVE CREAM SPF 30

Protect against UVA and UVB rays while lightly moisturizing your skin. With Green Tea Extract and Cocoa Butter.

 

 

 

STEP FOUR — WEEKLY MASK

THERADERMA BIO TREATMENT MASK W/ GLYCOLIC ACID

Use once a week to exfoliate dead skin cells and smooth texture. Once again, Aloe Vera Gel ensures gentleness, while extracts of Lavender, Sage and Horsetail soothe and cleanse.

 

 

 

THAT’S ALL THERE IS TO IT!

Start your THERADERMA time-tested
skincare routine today
and see
YOUR OILY SKIN WORRIES SLI-I-I-IDE AWAY!!

 

 

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HELP FOR PHOTODAMAGED SKIN

 

sun damage

TOO MANY YEARS IN THE SUN . . . NOW WHAT?
So many of you see changes in your skin as you grow older – changes you don’t
like. Chances are, you have photodamaged skin.

 

WHAT IS PHOTODAMAGED SKIN?
Photodamage is a type of premature aging that occurs over a long period of time from repeated exposure to UV Rays. It affects the COLOR as well as both the UPPER and INNER layers of the skin. Photodamage can occur anywhere on the body where there has been prolonged exposure to the sun.

SIGNS OF PHOTODAMAGED SKIN

Liver spots
Visible blood vessels
Sagging or loose skin

Redness and inflammation
Both fine and deep wrinkles
Abnormal, rough skin texture
Freckles or other spotty pigmentation
More sensitive skin, causing one to bruise easily

UV-A radiation, year in and year out, takes a toll on our skin.

THE BEST TREATMENT FOR PHOTODAMAGE IS PREVENTION“But what about those of us who spent half our lives in the sun??” you ask. “Is it too late for us?” While it’s true we can’t turn back the clock, there’s more we can do besides blame ourselves for those years of sunbathing.

PRODUCTS TO HELP PHOTODAMAGED SKIN .  .  .

THERADERMA VITANOL A SERUMvitamin A,serum,skin lightening

Good for all skin types, this serum rejuvenates the skin by stimulating the growth of both collagen and elastin. Used daily, helps repair sun damage and diminish fine lines as well as sun spots. 

CONTAINS: Retinol (natural Vitamin A) to help renewal; Extracts of Chamomile and Calendula; Aloe Vera Gel and Lecithin.

ENVIRON VITA PEPTIDE C-QUENCE SERUM 1

Improves not only how your skin looks, but how it feels!
 
For dry, mature or sensitive skin that has never used a Vitamin A cream before. A very gentle formula with lower amounts of Vitamins A and C .
 
 In an airless pump bottle to protect active ingredients from light and air.
 
 
 
 
 And for better penetration of serums  .  .  .

VOLCANIC ORIGINS FACE & BODY ASH MINERAL CLAY MUD MASK

One of the most popular products at HelloBeautifulFace.com, this mask is excellent for all skin types and for both men and women. Your products will be absorbed more completely when they are applied to skin that is not only clean but free of dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface. Used once a week, it keeps your skin fresh and glowing and ready to absorb your serums.
 
CONTAINS:  Volcanic ash, extracts of Europa (olive) Leaf, retinol (Vitamin A) and Vitamins C and E. 

~  WE CAN’T UNDO THE PAST  ~

But what we can do is repair and rejuvenate. And going forward, we can PROTECT.
So keep that hat and sunblock handy!!

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ASK LINDA: HOW to MINIMIZE FINE LINES and WRINKLES

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Many of my clients have been hearing about a new ingredient called ARGIRELINE. 

“I hear this is a miracle worker,” they tell me. “But is it really as good as they say?”

Argireline is being compared to Botox – called Topical Botox, because unlike Botox, Argireline is not delivered through a needle, but through creams and serums.

But what is it?

 

Here are the facts:

In order for a muscle to move, three proteins need to work together. Argireline – the trade name for an ingredient called acetyl hexapeptide – mimics one of these proteins that makes a muscle move – or not move. The less movement, the fewer wrinkles. So far, Argireline has been getting very good reviews.

Let’s take a look at a few serums that contain Argirelene…………..

 

THERADERMA LIFTING ELIXIR

If you are beginning to see the appearance of fine lines  and wrinkles – particularly around the upper lips, eyes and forehead – this serum is for you!

You will love the feel of Theraderma Lifting Elixir – like satin going on! And its ingredients provide vital benefits: after soothing Aloe Vera, you will see Argireline listed second. Next is Ginseng to firm and tighten, and then Seaweed to lift.

 

PCA SKIN EXLINEA PEPTIDE SMOOTHING SERUM

For dry skin or oily … young or old.

This serum helps diminish your fine lines and wrinkles.  Argireline is joined here by Hyaluronic acid – which replenishes moisture – and together they lift and smooth, aided by that time-honored, skin-healing medicinal plant, Witch Hazel. 

 

ENVIRON IONZYME FOCUS FROWN SERUM

Ideal for all types of skin – even delicate/sensitive skin.

This is where Argireline shines, as it relaxes muscle activity to minimize and prevent wrinkles and lines. 

Like Botox – but without the invasive procedure – you will see similar results.

 

 

Any product needs to be tried, tested, and then it’s up to each of us to decide if it works for us. Some users report that while Argireline does not make existing wrinkles go away, it does stop new ones from appearing.  TRY IT AND SEE!

LET HELLO BEAUTIFUL FACE HELP YOU WITH GIFT GIVING THIS YEAR!

 

skincare,anti aging,holiday giftsSURPRISE THAT SPECIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE!

The holidays are coming! And whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice . . .  let’s face it. Both giving and receiving are just plain FUN. But how often have you drawn a blank when your mom or your sister or your husband says, “What do you want?”

HELLO BEAUTIFUL FACE TO THE RESCUE!

For the discerning woman who likes to be in control of her own treats, our Gift Certificate is just the thing. Look above and to the right and you will see E-GIFT CARDS in the Tool Bar.  It only takes a moment to fill out – in any dollar amount you choose – and can be emailed or you can download and print it so it can be wrapped up with a big bow. Either way, receiving a HelloBeautifulFace gift card is like being set loose in a candy store and is sure to be a big hit!

But there’s nothing like opening up a box or basket of personal care items meant just for you. Examining each one . . . taking the top off. . . smelling the delicate scent . . . and reading the wonderful ways they are meant to pamper. It’s all you can do not to say, “Excuse me,” and run off to the bathroom!

Take a gander at these fabulous combinations meant to spoil and beautify . . . best of all, take advantage of our $10 Holiday Coupon for any of these sets.

For the Silkiest body, try one of these . . .

 Theraderma Green Tea Soy Milk Body Homecare System

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Theraderma Exfoliating Body Scrub
Cleanse away rough textured dead skin cells with this exfoliating, refining, and polishing body scrub. Contains natural loofah and essential oils of Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil and Clove Oil.

Theraderma Purifying Body Cleanser
A gentle and detoxifying body cleanser that prepares the body to receive nourishing and moisturizing treatments.

Theraderma Green Tea Soy Milk & Honey Body Cream
This antioxidant and nutrient enriched formula contains natural Green Tea Extract to improve the skin’s resistance to free radical damage and provide anti-aging benefits. Soy Milk and Honey nourish, refine and protect.

Theraderma Velvet Body Nourishing Seaweed Oil
Hydrates, nourishes, and lubricates the skin with its natural
blend of French seaweed oils, vitamins and minerals.

Theraderma Body Butter Homecare System

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Theraderma Exfoliating Body Scrub
Cleanse away rough textured dead skin cells with this exfoliating, refining, and polishing body scrub. Contains natural loofah and essential oils of Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil and Clove Oil.

Theraderma Purifying Body Cleanser
A gentle and detoxifying body cleanser that prepares the body to receive nourishing and moisturizing treatments.

Theraderma Body Butter
An exotic mix of super refined butters whipped to a silky consistency using purified sea water and soy milk to replenish essential skin moisture.

Theraderma Velvet Body Nourishing Seaweed Oil 
Hydrates, nourishes, and lubricates the skin with its natural blend of French seaweed oils, vitamins and minerals.

And for the ultimate in personal care . . .

Theraderma Dry Mature Skin 6-piece Homecare System

dry skin,moisturize,collagen,serumCLEANSER – Theraderma Gentle Cleansing Gel
Cleans the face thoroughly while moisturizing with natural botanical extracts. Six herbal extracts known for their mild cleansing properties moisturize, purify, and calm the skin. Dissolves dry, dehydrated layers from the skin surface.

TONER – Theraderma Ginseng Astringent-Toner
Removes surface dead skin cells to clean deep into the pores to remove residue dirt, makeup and bacteria with the oil-free formulation of Glycolic acid.

ANTI AGING-REPAIR – Theraderma Skin Refining Concentrate
A light, creamy textured treatment serum with an advanced and powerful complex of Vitamins (A,C,E), natural Algae, Yeast Extract, Herbal Extracts, and exclusive acid-free marine technology gently enhances skin’s own shedding cycle to help visibly improve texture, reduce pore size, calm irritation, and soften fine lines.

MORNING MOISTURIZER – Theraderma Collagen Elastic Cream
Ideal for dry-mature, sensitive-delicate skin conditions. Can be used as a night cream for normal to combination skin types.

DAYTIME SUN PROTECTOR – Theraderma Sun Protection Cream SPF 30
Moisturize and Protect your skin with one cream.  Contains sun filters for protection against UVA and UVB rays, SPF 30. Cocoa Butter and Glycerin help to protect the skin’s moisture balance. Green Tea Extract, Allantoin and Aloe Vera provide soothing and healing properties.

NIGHT MOISTURIZER – Theraderma Bio Effective Cream
The most popular product in our entire line because it repairs your skin while you sleep.  This ultra-rich (non-greasy) formula is designed to replenish moisture lost during the day. Very rich in vitamins A, B, C, D3 & E, multi-peptides, exotic butters, Aloe Vera gel and proteins.

Click here to view more Theraderma Homecare Systems that will best fit your skincare needs.

Give the Gift of CARE.  Your loved ones will thank you all year long!

 

 

 

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IS YOUR SKIN ALL YOU’D LIKE IT TO BE?

anti aging,skincare, wrinklesDon’t make the mistake of putting more attention on the latest hairstyle and hot makeup tips than you do on basic skin care. We all want a glowing complexion! With the emphasis on cleansers and moisturizers – and without a doubt, they are vital skin care steps – let’s not forget that even the best of them need to be coupled with their essential partner: TONER.

 WHAT DOES TONER DO?  Toner removes any traces of oil or makeup missed during cleansing. It also soothes, smooths and even helps repair the surface of your skin, diminishing blemishes and minimizing redness and inflammation. Not only that – and this is crucial – toner balances your Acid Mantle.

WHAT IS THE ACID MANTLE?  Simply put, the Acid Mantle is a film of amino/lactic acids and oils protecting your skin from bacteria, dirt and other environmental pollutants that contribute to premature aging and irritation.

BUT I HAVE DRY SKIN – ISN’T TONER ONLY FOR OILY SKIN?  Toner is for ALL skin types! Just make sure you choose an alcohol-free toner and if you have sensitive skin, there are toners made just for you.

Theraderma Skincare once again turns to Mother Nature for ingredients to incorporate into the best, most effective toners for your skin:

EUCALYPTUS —– GINSENG —– CUCUMBER —–

Each of these miracles of nature has its own special qualities. Which one is ideal for you depends on your Skin Type

DRY or SENSITIVE SKIN

 ACCUCUMBER

 The CUCUMBER isn’t just for salads and gazpacho anymore. It’s even making its mark in Margaritas!  But today we find it in skin care – and for good reasons. This fruit – that’s right, it’s a fruit – is chock-full of water, plus Vitamins C & K, Magnesium, Potassium and even Protein.

THERADERMA ALOE CUCUMBER ASTRINGENT TONER  iTs an alcohol-free, calming astringent toner that tightens pores and smooths the appearance of your dry or sensitive skin to give it a finer, softer texture.

 

OILY and BLEMISHED, ACNE-PRONE SKIN

ETEUCALYPTUS

EUCALYPTUS is familiar to all of us as the perfect remedy when we have a cold or cough …. ahhh that wonderful, bracing scent!  But eucalyptus oil is also known for its anti-bacterial properties.

THERADERMA EUCALYPTUS ASTRINGENT TONER has a combination of ingredients formulated to keep your pores smooth, clean and healthy by exfoliating surface dead skin cells and balancing the skin’s ph level.

 

 

NORMAL-COMBINATION / DRY MATURE / OILY-ACNE SKIN

GTGINSENG

GINSENG has ancient roots in health care and today is known to boost the immune system, fight infections and is used to improve concentration, memory and physical endurance. Even a cup of Ginseng tea is recommended for its naturally occurring chemicals that are present in the root. But what about our skin?

THERADERMA GINSENG ASTRINGENT TONER is ideal for many skin types because it removes surface dead skin cells to clean deep into the pores to remove residue dirt, makeup and bacteria with its oil-free formulation of Glycolic acid. 

 

Whichever toner you choose . . ….  Enjoy its subtle scent as your cotton ball glides over your skin to give your cleansing routine the finishing touch …. refreshed and ready for your serum and moisturizer. Feel confident, knowing you are giving your skin the very best Theraderma has to offer!

 

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Got Questions? Ask Linda

Ask Linda has been busy lately! You’ve been sending me lots of questions – good ones – so this month I’d like to share both the questions and my answers in the hopes that the information helps each and every one of you.

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Ask LINDA:

How can I determine my skin type?

ANSWER:

There are countless factors that influence skin type including weather, heredity, age and health. Hellobeautifulface.com has a complete list of the 4 main skin types to help you identify your skin type. Remember that understanding your skin type is important for determining proper products to use in your skin care and makeup routine.

Ask LINDA:

How much time should I give each product to be absorbed? Example: When I use a skin treatment serum, a moisturizer and a foundation, can I put them on one after the other?

ANSWER:
Yes, you can put them on one after the other. A skin treatment serum like Vitamin C Serum absorbs very quickly into the skin. If you are using a creamy lotion skin treatment product like Theraderma Lifting Elixir wait about 15-20 seconds before applying moisturizer.

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Ask LINDA:

I have dry skin, how often should I use a mask and what type of mask?

ANSWER:
I recommend using a mask at least once a week. Twice a week is even better. Do a mask at night before bed. The mask will hydrate your skin and prepare it for your night serum and/or cream. Masking before going out for a special dinner or party is excellent to revitalize your skin. Your makeup will look radiant. The Enspri Ultra Collagen Mask has very moisturizing, lifting and smoothing benefits. Volcanic Origins Ash Mineral Clay Mud Mask is another one of my top picks to moisturize and rejuvenate your dry skin.

Ask LINDA:

My foundation has a 30 SPF sunblock, is that good for the entire day – even if I take a walk at lunchtime? cell phone

ANSWER:
No. If you applied your foundation with sunblock in the morning before going to work or an appointment by lunchtime the sunblock SPF 30 has become ineffective. Carry your foundation with sunblock in your purse so you can reapply it before you go out for the walk at lunchtime plus wear a hat. I recommend Solar Protection Formula TiZo3 SPF 40 a tinted formulation that matches all skin tones and types. Elegant and silky, leaves a soft matte finish. For more makeup coverage try Solar Protection Tinted Formula SPF 60. An individually customizable protective liquid makeup/cover-up and daily foundation. Comes in 3 shades. Each shade may be individually customized to match your own skin tone using the light and/or dark color control adjusters included in each box.

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Ask LINDA:

After applying a moisturizer for day and for night my face feels greasy after 10 minutes, does that mean I used too much?

ANSWER:
Yes. There is a tendency to apply too much cream because we think “more is better” but not so when it comes to using a moisturizing cream. Be sure to do a thorough cleansing of your skin before applying day and night cream. Dot your cheeks, chin and forehead with cream, use finger tips to sprea d evenly over entire face and neckline. Those of you that are Oily-Acne skin types do not leave out this step. It is very important to use the proper moisturizer to keep a balance skin condition.
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Ask LINDA: 

My acne treatment just isn’t working as well as it used to. What can you recommend?

ANSWER:

Your skin may have become accustomed to the formula. Look for formulas with higher concentrations of active ingredients such as: Glycolic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C. These can be found in professional skincare brands like PCA Skin, Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare and Theraderma Skincare .

Ask LINDA:

I am confused when I see so many products at the cosmetic counters. I would like a simple homecare regimen with not too many steps. Help.

ANSWER:

Ok, let’s keep it simple. Here’s 3 Easy Steps for your morning and evening homecare for each skin type: Dry-Mature, Normal-Combination, Oily-Acne, Sensitive-Delicate.

1. CLEANSE

~ Morning cleansing/toning so you skin is fresh and clean to start your day.

~ Evening cleansing before bedtime to remove the day’s makeup, dust and pollution. Crucial for preparing skin for nighttime treatment and moisturizer.

2. TREAT

Repair your skin with an anti aging serum, gel or cream.

3. MOISTURIZE

Replenish your skin cells day and night. Daytime moisturizer must include a SPF 15 or higher to protect skin from the damaging rays of the sun. Nighttime moisturizer is a richer cream to rejuvenate the skin cells during your beauty sleep.

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Ask LINDA:

I would like to have permanent makeup eyeliner done but I am very nervous about it because it is done so close to my eyes. Can you help calm my nerves about the procedure?

ANSWER:

You can rest assured that the permanent makeup eyeliner procedure is very safe. The procedure begins with the application of numbing cream right along the upper eyelid lash line. Using the SofTap hand tool with extra fine tip needles, the pigment is placed into the skin right next to your eyelashes. With the eyelid skin stretched tight, the pigment penetrates quickly without any pain. All of my clients will ask me, “Are you doing it?” They cannot believe how painless and safe it is.

Ask LINDA:

I’m in my late 40s and have significantly damaged skin. I have never tried anti-aging products – is it too late to start? FACE POINTING AT HERSELF

ANSWER:

It is never too late to start. Your best bet are anti-aging products that contain:

  • Retinol-Vitamin A – improves skin’s firmness
  • Peptides – assist skin to retain moisture providing the skin with an immediate lifting effect
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids – reduces fine lines by exfoliating the surface dead skin cells.

After a thorough cleaning of your skin follow with at least one of the above anti aging products. Next moisturize. During the day keep your skin protected from the UVA/UVB sun rays, apply a sun protection cream SPF 15 or higher.

lINDA

Don’t be shy……if you have a question about your skincare and/or makeup please send me an email, I will be glad to help you.  AskLinda@hellobeautifulface.com