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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

 

 

 

 

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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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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.
Facial toner

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.

Victoria

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