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Top Gifts for Dad

Think Dad doesn’t like to be pampered? Think again! This year retire those BBQ sets and ties for something that will leave him looking and feeling great! Need some gift inspiration? Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide below!

Dermalogica Post Shave Balm - available at SkinMedix Clarisonic Pro - available at SkinMedix resurf.a.stic callus - available at SkinMedix
Murad Cleansing Shave - available at SkinMedix Pevonia Easy-Glide Shaving Emulsion - available at SkinMedix Micro Needle Roller - available at SkinMedix
Revita High Performance Hair Growth Stimulating Shampoo - available at SkinMedix PCA Skin Total Strength Serum - available at SkinMedix Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

To get your gift by Father’s Day, be sure to place your order before June 6 for Standard shipping, June 10 for Priority shipping, and June 12 for Express shipping.

The SkinMedix Team

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anti-aging, beauty, Beauty News, Hollywood, new arrival

NEW ARRIVAL: GLAMGLOW

GLAMGLOW - Now Available at SkinMedix

GLAMGLOW was created & founded by Glenn & Shannon Dellimore for exclusive behind the scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion & Award Industries used professionally pre-makeup for camera ready skin. Created for men & women of all ages and all skin types, and proudly made in California, USA, GLAMGLOW features proprietary active-mud delivery systems with Patent Pending TEAOXI™ technology that can be used alongside your daily skincare regime. Favored by celebrities & now available at SkinMedix! SHOP GLAMGLOW NOW >

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Conquer Lines, Crepiness, & Sagging

skincareAs you age, the collagen in your skin breaks down, resulting in wrinkles, crepiness, and sagging. These common problems worsen as we age, often making us look even older and more run down than we really are. These tell-tale signs of aging caused by a variety of factors that include:

  • Gravity
  • Decrease in the production of collagen and elastin molecules
  • Sun damage
  • Environmental factors
  • Smoking
  • Rapid and extreme weight loss
  • Dehydration in the skin

Despite the fact that many of the causes of aging skin can’t be avoided, their effects can be remedied.

Fine Lines

A Quick Fix – Use a primer to fill in and camoflauge those fine lines while creating a smooth, resilient canvas for a look of even skin texture and tone. Try Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30, Jan Marini Age Intervention Prime Face Primer, or Murad Skin Perfecting Primer Dewy Finish

For the Long Run – To defeat fine lines and wrinkles, you need to help boost moisture and jumpstart collagenproduction. There are dozens of scientifically proven ingredients formulated to help do just this, including Palmitoyl Oligaopeptide, Palmitoyl Tretrapeptides-7, or Maxtrixyl 3000 (a combination of the two). Clinical studies have shown significant visible improvement in wrinkles and fine lines after two months of use. We recommend:

Face
Murad Age-Diffusing Serum
Neostrata Firming Collagen Booster.
For Men: PCA Skin Total Strength Line and Pore Minimizer.

Eyes
PCA Skin eyeXcellence pHaze 12
Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream

Lips
DermaQuest C-Lipoic Lip Enhancer
Dermalogica Clean Start Smart Mouth Lip Shine

Crepiness
While fruit-filled crepes may be delicious-looking, crepey skin is not. Crepey, or waffley skin is loose wrinkled skin characterized by skin surface sagging reminiscent of thin pancake-like crepes.

The Quick Fix – Smooth things out by moisturizer right out of the shower, while your skin is still wet. Look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid that promote water retention or Dimethicone, a substance that creates a skin barrier trapping in hydration. We like:

Face
Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturizer
SkinMedica Hydrating Complex
Topix SRS Pro-Ceramide Barrier Repair

Eyes
Glycolix Elite Eye Serum
Glytone Antioxidant Anti Aging Eye Cream

Lips
SkinMedica TNS Line Refine
Dermalogica Renewal Lip Complex

For the Long Run – Scaly skin is deeper rooted than you might think. Boosting cell turn over and collagen production will help to smooth and tighten underlying skin as well. Look for products with skin smoothing Retinol derivatives and and peptides. Participants of a Retinol regimen based study in the British Journal of Dermatology started to see improvements in areas of “crepiness and cross-hatching” within eight weeks. We think you’ll like:

Face
DDF Advanced Firming Cream
SkinMedica Tri Retinol Complex
Glycolix Elite Facial Cream – Fortified

Eyes
Clark’s Botanicals Anti-Puff Eye Cream
Topix Replenix All Trans Retinol Eye Repair Cream

Sagging
As elastin and collagen break down naturally due to the aging process, one of the most visible side effects is droopy, saggy skin. Look for products that help reinforce the collagen matrix and produce a tightening result.

The Quick Fix …and For the Long Run – No one would ever mistake a serum and at-home treatment for an under-the-knife procedure, but using the NuFace Smoother Powerhouse Peptide Serum together with the NuFace Trinity will offer quick and long lasting results of smoother firmer skin. The NuFace at-home microcurrent device uses gentle electrical stimulation to increase muscle tone and collagen. This tightening of the muscles in the face can pull up saggy growls and skin. For saggy eyelid skin, use the Nuface in a gliding upward motion three times above each brow in five second intervals.

How do you conquer lines, crepiness, and sagging? Leave us a comment below!

The SkinMedix Team

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Top 5 Moisturizers for Dry Skin

Top 5 Moisturizers for Dry Skin - SkinMedix.com

Dry, flaky skin can be itchy and uncomfortable, but dry facial skin can be almost as embarrassing as a breakout. Whether you’re dealing with an all-over moisture problem or a few annoying spots, these products will do the trick—even during the worst winter months.

1. Revaleskin Intense Recovery Treatment – contains the highest concentration of CoffeeBerry extract (1.5%) offered in skin care to naturally, effectively restore the vitality of stressed, aging skin. This non-irritating, super-antioxidant formulation dramatically minimizes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and redness and provides visibly noticeable nourishment and renewal.

2. Neocutis Bio Cream Bio Restorative Skin Cream w/ PSP – helps to restore elasticity and radiance to stressed skin. Formulated with PSP, the most complete protein blend of Human Growth Factors, Cytokines and Interleukins available to rejuvenate and soothe skin. Nurtures, nourishes and refreshed stressed skin after non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as fillers, microdermabrasion and light peels.

3. SkinCeuticals Emollience – uses a combination of grape seed, rose hip and macadamia oils along with Brazilian sea algae to moisturize dry skin. It also works well in dry, cold climates as well as high altitudes.

4. PCA Skin Collagen Hydrator – rich emollient moisturizer contains a blend of humectants and shea butter for maximum hydration in patients with dry and mature skin. It alleviates skin dryness and provides excellent antioxidant benefits.

5. SkinMedica Rejuvenative Moisturizer – a facial cream rich in vitamin E and vitamin C (potent antioxidants that protect the skin from environmental aging influences), essential fatty acids and botanical cellular enhancers. A perfect solution necessary to replenish tired, stressed skin by rejuvenating the skin and easing the appearance of aging.

A good facial moisturizer is a must if you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy. Our top 5 moisturizers list  for dry skin are long-lasting and fast-absorbing, so you won’t need to worry about showing any signs of dryness! Visit SkinMedix.com or follow the product links below to purchase!

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Men

Skin Care for Men

Men's Skin Care Issues
As a dermatologist, my opinion is that the #1 problem in men’s skin care can be summed up in one word: NEGLECT.
Dr. Susan Evans, MD, Expert Contributor of the Dr. OZ Show

That’s right, fellas, it’s time to stop thinking that skin care is only for ladies. Your skin is your largest organ. It is designed to protect you and your job is to protect it – not neglect it! We’re not telling you that you need to indulge in a daily regimen that will take hours and hours of time. On the contrary, taking care of your skin requires very little effort on your part. But, you do need to know what to do.

Problem #1: From a man’s perspective, the #1 skin care problem would probably be ingrown hairs as a result of shaving.

How do you take care of this? Try Dr. OZ’s following suggestions:

  • A manual razor with a single blade. The double and triple blades promise to give you a very close shave; this sounds good, but the closer you shave, the more likely you are to have those hairs curling below the surface of your skin resulting in razor bumps and infected hairs.
  • Shave in the shower. When your face is very wet, you minimize the likelihood of developing razor burn from too much friction.
  • Use a good lubricating shave cream or gel. Considering using a treatment regimen that contains either salicylic acid or glycolic acid, as it will help to remove the dead skin cells.
  • After shaving, make sure you moisturize your face. No, you don’t have to use the perfumed products of your sweetheart. There are very good men’s products out there. Find one you like and use it EVERY DAY!

We Recommend: Try Dermalogica Soothing Shave Cream or Dermalogica Invigorating Shave Gel to shave with comfort and ease. Follow with Neostrata Foaming Glycolic Wash to to gently exfoliate and unclog congested pores. Finish off with Neostrata Lotion Plus, a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that’s formulated with 15% glycolic acid to improve skin texture. 1-2-3…done! 🙂

Problem #2: Dry Skin
  • Most men find this to be a real problem in the winter, due to the decreased humidity in the air, or year round if you just live in a dryer climate. Run a humidifier inside your home, and if you’re the boss, do so at work too. Everyone will thank you. Also, you’ll find that creams are more moisturizing than gels.
  • Another contributor to dry skin can be an ongoing disease or condition like increased cholesterol or elevated blood sugars. You need to address these health problems by eating fewer processed and fast foods, increasing your omega-3 intake, and hitting the treadmill.
  • Increase your water intake. Don’t allow yourself to be dehydrated.
  • Don’t overuse soap and avoid really long, hot showers.
Problem #3: Forgetting SPF

Our last concern for the gentlemen is the use of sunscreen. When you’re in your 20s and 30s, you are usually very active, participating in a number of outdoor activities. Most men in this age group pay little attention to the need for sunscreen. Men, don’t ignore this. UVA and UVB rays are dangerous. It doesn’t matter if you’re young – you’ll pay the price – some of you sooner than later. As you age, you’ll find that even your hair is thinning and your scalp is exposed to those damaging rays of the sun. More men than women are seen for precancerous conditions of the scalp for this reason. Taking a few minor steps can prevent major skin concerns in your future.

We Recommend: For the best in sun protection, try SkinMedica Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF 30. Its a state-of-the-art sunscreen product formulation that offers skin the ultimate defense against UV rays, environmental pollutants and free radical damage. And don’t forget to wear a hat!

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Follow the product links below or visit SkinMedix.com for more information and to purchase!

NeoStrata Lotion Plus available at SkinMedix.com

NeoStrata Lotion Plus
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Neostrata Glycolic Wash available at SkinMedix.com

Dermalogica Invigorating Shave Gel

Dermalogica Soothing Shave Cream

SkinMedica Environmental Defense Sunscreen SPF 30

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