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You need to adjust your skincare routine to accommodate seasonal changes. What works for your skin in the winter, won’t quite meet your skin’s needs in the summer.

Sun protection remains a constant. Especially in the summer, when the days are longer and the sun’s UV rays are intense, you want to keep your skin hydrated, bright, and protected.

You should include these skincare basics in your routine: cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreenEvery day if you will be outside. The sun emits harmful UV rays year-round. Even on cloudy days, up to 80 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin. Your goal is to nourish the skin and protect it from UV rays, without clogging the pores and exacerbating its naturally oily film.

1. Cleanser Tips for Summer Skincare

For most people, summer probably means lots of sweating. And lots of sweating means an increased chance of clogged pores. When the skin is moist from sweat, it’s a magnet for dirt and debris. As dirt, pollutants and random particles stick to your face, they can clog your pores, which creates acne breakouts.

Cleanser Tip: Using a gentle cleanser is key in the summer.

Harsh cleansers that strip the skin barrier should be avoided entirely. Don’t deprive your skin of its natural defense mechanism. Your gentle cleanser should be kind to your skin, but proactive in cleansing the impurities from your skin.

Maintaining the skin’s natural barrier during the heat of the summer is essential for protecting the skin from the sun’s long-lasting UV rays. You want to choose a cleanser that goes below the surface of the skin to remove dirt, debris and residual sunscreen from the pores, without stripping the skin of its natural oils, are prime. 

The heat and humidity trigger sebum production in the skin, which means increased oil production. Increased oil production means increased risk of clogged pores, and we all know what clogged pores lead to… unsightly acne breakouts. 

When it comes to exfoliation, we’ll recommend chemical exfoliants over physical exfoliants in any season. Chemical exfoliants, like BHAs (salicylic acid) and AHAs (glycolic acid), exfoliate the skin on a cellular level. These exfoliants work by breaking down the sugars in the skin to loosen the dead skin cells on the surface. This forces the dead skin cells to shed and new skin cells to generate. 

Use exfoliants only at night, a few nights a week (give or take a night depending on your skin’s sensitivity) and plan to use them a few days before you’ll be in the sun for an extended period of time. Don’t exfoliate the night before you head to the beach.

2. Toner Tips for Summer Skincare

Yes, toner is a must! The right toner will work alongside your skin’s natural composition to balance your skin’s pH levels. Skin pH levels have everything to do with oily skin, dry skin, and every skin type in between. 

The pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered “neutral.” The lower numbers are acidic, while the upper levels are considered alkaline, or nonacidic.

You might be surprised to learn that a healthy skin pH is more on the acidic side. With more acidity, your skin can combat harmful microbes and damaging free radicals that might increase the aging process.

Stay away from toners with alcohol! It’s a common belief that toners with alcohol are an essential step to killing acne-causing bacteria, but it’s also a double-edged sword. Though alcohol does fight bacteria, it also strips the skin of moisture. Alcohol also strips the skin of its natural, protective oils. Just like over-exfoliating, toning the skin with alcohol can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. Toners are critical after the double cleanse because they remove any impurities your cleansers didn’t catch.

If skin is not at a balanced pH level, it becomes prone to the cycle of excessive dryness followed by too much oil production, and even environmental damage.

Toners facilitate active ingredient penetration from your other skin care products. Think of it as a booster for your vitamin C, retinol, or expensive anti-aging creams.

Aloe vera is natural, antibacterial, and antimicrobial. Using a toner with aloe vera is basically a double-cleanse for your face. Especially in the summer, antibacterial properties in your skincare ingredients are essential for maintaining a fresh, gunk-free complexion. Aloe is also anti-inflammatory, so it can effectively dull any sun-induced redness or irritation on your face. 

I’m Fabulous cosmetics toners have aloe vera as a main ingredient instead or water, zero alcohol and loaded with active raw plant-based ingredients.

Tea tree oil, like our other two toner ingredient must-haves, is a natural ingredient with powerful skincare benefits. This agent is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, and has tons of different uses for the body. Tea tree oil is used to clean wounds, to treat psoriasis and eczema, to treat oily skin, itchy skin, dry skin—the list goes on. Toners with tea tree oil will penetrate deep into the pores to kill bacteria at the source.

3. Serum Tips for Summer Skincare

Serums with antioxidants are one of the best ways to nourish and revitalize the skin year-round. Serums are potent, brightening, hydrating, and refreshing. Providing your skin with antioxidants is like giving your skin the gift of vitality. Serums are great!

All forms of sun damage and over exposure to the sun (like hyperpigmentation, dark circles, dull skin, dark spots, wrinkles, and enlarged pores) can be treated with a vitamin C serum. That’s because vitamin C is a miraculous antioxidant. Antioxidants transform the skin on a cellular level, by neutralizing free radicals

Vitamin C should be at the top of your summer skincare list—right beside sunscreen.

4. Moisturizer and Sunscreen Tips for Summer Skincare

Thick moisturizers can leave your skin feeling oily, sticky, and acne-inflamed when the humidity and heat are high in the summer. Choosing moisturizers with hyaluronic acid and peptides, specifically, can hydrate your skin throughout the summer without leaving a film of un-absorbed product on your face. Hyaluronic acid increases the skin’s resilience, increases collagen production, and increases the rate of cellular turnover. Peptides fight fine lines and wrinkles.

Whether you have sensitive skin, oily skin, or combination skin, your skincare routine needs some modifications throughout the seasons if you want your best skin to come.

Sunscreen use can help prevent skin cancer by protecting you from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of age, gender or race. In fact, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.


The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad-spectrum protection (protects against UVA and UVB rays)
  • SPF 30 or higher
  • Water resistance

A number of different health conditions can cause the scalp to itch. Dermatitis, hair colors, dandruff, psoriasis, etc.

Many women have an itchy scalp often from hair colors that dry the scalp and irritate it. One of the main allergens in hair color is phenylenediamine. It absorbs into the skin and irritates the scalp. Peroxide and ammonia are two other skin and breathing irritants that are found in hair color. 

Also, high levels of stress can have on both mental and physical health, but what is less widely known is the damage that it can do to our hair and scalp. Due to the nature of the hair growth cycle, the effects of stress will not be noticeable on your hair until 6-12 weeks later, so people do not always connect the two events. However, stress can impact the scalp much faster. In all cases of hair and/or scalp issues, treatment should be holistic and involve using the right products and making relevant changes to diet and lifestyle – and this commonly and increasingly involves targeting stress. Regular meditation can help!

Stress can impact the hair growth cycle if it disrupts your eating habits. You may find you reach for comfort foods with little nutritional value, you may eat sporadically, or you might lose your appetite and skip meals altogether. A balanced diet is vital to the health of your hair, so it’s important to be mindful that you incorporate all food groups into your daily routine – proteins, healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Protein is especially important, as it is the substance your hair is made of. We suggest having at least a palm-sized portion at breakfast and lunch. Great examples are fish, eggs, lean meat, and low-fat cottage cheese. For vegetarians and vegans, tofu, quinoa, nuts, and beans are good options. 

If you have dry scalp, wash with a gentle shampoo and then use a moisturizing conditioner. One way to tell whether you have dry scalp or dandruff is to apply a light moisturizer to your scalp before you go to bed. If the cause is dry scalp, the flakes should disappear once you shower the next morning.

Sometimes, something as simple as not drinking enough water or washing your hair daily can be the culprit, though medical conditions like eczema or psoriasis could also be the cause. No matter the cause, we’ve put together some solutions for at-home treatment you can try to tackle your dry scalp.

Most of the factors that control hair growth are out of our day-to-day control. The best step you can take is to prevent hair loss and thinning due to poor nutrition. Be sure to eat a balanced diet and stay hydrated. Check in with your doctor if you feel that you are experiencing significant hair loss.

 a dry scalp could even affect how your hair grows. The flakier your scalp is, the more likely it is that dead skin cells will mix with sebum (the natural oils from your skin) and cause clogged pores.


Replenish moisture directly to the scalp with an oil specifically intended for the scalp and hair. If you’re doing it at the start of your day, wet hair first to avoid too much of the oil being picked up by the strands, and use a Q-Tip to apply the oil directly to the scalp. At night you can be more generous with how much oil you use, massaging it into the scalp and even running it through your strands. Dermatologist, Steve Lauber, MD; love the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Hair Growth serum, this amazing organic hair serum will stimulate your follicles to grow hair thicker and longer. it strengthens and reinforces hair from its roots by deeply nourishing the scalp. Finally, it helps drain toxins from your head, which relieves stress and calms the mind, unlocking deeper, all-rounded wellbeing through the mind-body connection, which is central to Ayurveda.

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WHEN I FIRST HEARD ABOUT THE USE OF LED LIGHT THERAPY AS A TREATMENT FOR REJUVENATING SKIN, I WAS INTRIGUED. IT SEEMED LIKE AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET GLOWY AND YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN WITHOUT NEEDLES—PLUS, CELEBRITY FACIALIST JOANNA VARGAS FAMOUSLY CREATED AN LED LIGHT BED THAT’S VOGUE-APPROVED AND SOUGHT-AFTER BY A-LISTERS, SO IT HAD TO BE GOOD!

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LED Light Therapy is simple to use, non-invasive, with a long-standing history of therapeutic benefits. Light Therapy, in the form of LED Light, combines ancient wisdom with the best of today’s technology.

If you follow any celebrities on Instagram, chances are you’ve come across a picture of an LED treatment before. You know, that strange-looking serial killer mask that retails for about $2,000? That’s it. Or perhaps you’ve thought of trying one of the many at-home handheld devices, such as the Quasar MD Plus that Kim Kardashian uses (apparently, she’s “really big on laser facials”). Or maybe you’ve seen someone wearing funky protective eyewear at a medispa or doctor’s office and all kinds of bright lights were involved? Yep, that would be it as well. LED skin treatments all the rage nowadays. Here’s what you need to know about them.

According to Joanna Vargas, “LED light therapy is simply the best thing that has ever happened in the beauty industry. It builds collagen in quantifiable percentages and corrects surface damage like sun damage, wrinkles, and large pores. These were all issues that could only previously be corrected with a laser or chemical peel. But now I can give my clients a series of LED light therapy facials without any side effects and see significant results.”

BLUE LIGHT OR RED LIGHT?

There are various kinds of LED facials available on the market today, and the technology is rapidly evolving. Some skin treatments involve the use of blue light, while some only use red light.

The basic premise of LED skin therapy is that different colors trigger different reactions beneath the epidermis, and penetrate the skin at varying depths. Blue light is generally used to kill the bacteria that causes acne, providing an effective treatment for blackheads and whiteheads, whereas wavelengths of red light are normally used to speed up healing and stimulate collagen production, simultaneously shrinking enlarged pores and tightening the skin.

The use of light and color for healing and health dates back thousands of years. Ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Native Peoples of the Americas, China, India — across the globe — all respected the power of light and color and recognized its healing properties.

DERMATOLOGIST AND MEDISPAS USE LED SKIN TREATMENTS, SOMETIMES CALLED PHOTOREJUVENATION, TO MINIMIZE FINE LINES, WRINKLES, SUN DAMAGE AND ACNE.

RED LIGHT FACIAL MASK: INDUCING 5 TIMES OF COLLAGEN, TIGHTENING OUR SKIN

Promoting the proliferation skin fibroblasts and collagen, which is helpful for skin whitening, pores shrinking, and even for spots diluting; meanwhile, providing cell activation energy, promoting effectively the metabolism of aging facial epidermis, and reducing the risk of acne and pimples relapse; by pupil stimulation, increasing the melatonin hormone secretion to maintain the body’s melatonin level in the young state and adjusting and restoring the circadian rhythms not only to deepen our sleep and improve the sleep quality, but also to improve body’s functional state and defer senescence, which is more important.

BLUE LIGHT FACIAL MASK: RESTRAINING ACNE, REPAIRING ACNE DAMAGE

Inhibiting bacteria of facial acne wound to breed effectively, reducing the possibilities of causing acne wound scars and lightening skin inflammation; especially effective to skin injury caused by inflammatory acne; with special blue light source, promoting the skin to metabolize those metabolic waste which darken the skin such as bilirubin in the blood in order to brighten our skin and by pupil stimulation, improving concentration and brain activity and removing melatonin, main cause to somnolence, more quickly, which can help long-distance travelers or those who lead a life day and night reversed to adjust time difference.

Green light:
Effective reduction of melanin cell, decreased pigment formation, adjustment of skin gland function, adjustment of skin gland function, reduction of grease gland excitation.
Yellow light:

Yellow light:
Improving cell’s oxygen alternation function, promoting microcirculation, decomposing pigment, promoting lymph position discharge, curing skin roughness, red spots and deficient circulations.

FOR MORE INFO AND HOW TO BUY THIS SYSTEM CLICK HERE 

It’s the ancestral secret of Japanese youth. Kobido, also referred to as Japanese facial massage, aims to rejuvenate your face by putting elasticity back into your skin. It originates from the traditional Japanese massage anma and is a combination of face and neck massage.

Kobido kicks off with an energizing phase, stimulating the energetic points of your face, and it finishes off with lymphatic draining (sliding movements) to get rid of toxins. So yes, a younger face is possible without surgery!

This technique lies in a mix of fast and slow hands’ movements to improve the deep circulation of the face, neck and upper chest part. To massage with different speed levels is essential since it permits to destroy dead cells and to foment elastin and collagen production, both so useful for our skin health. Like that, it is possible to obtain a real rejuvenation effect: wrinkles are smoothed, volumes are restored and of course, skin is brighter. After the first session, you already can see some results which increase in the medium and long-term.

LOOKING FEW YEARS YOUNGER IS NOT THE UNIQUE BENEFIT THAT KOBIDO FACIAL MASSAGE CAN PROVIDE. IT HAS OTHER BENEFICIAL POWERS FOR THE HEALTH:

  • Fights stress
  • Provides a complete relaxation and wellness
  • Reduces bruxism effects
  • Relieves headaches
  • Avoids facial rigidity
  • Decreases some digestive system problems
  • Improves the eyesight

Benefits: Kobido stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, and consequently improves the quality of your skin. It liberates your face of muscular tension that’s responsible for the formation of wrinkles. In addition, your skin’s purified and moisturized.

Price: From $40 to $100 for 60 minutes, depending on where you go. This awesome treatment is very popular in Japan and France.

Not recommended if you use Botox or have skin inflammation.

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How young is too young to start an anti-aging regimen? 

A solid preventative routine established in your 20s can go a long way toward protecting and maintaining healthy skin cells through your 30s.

“When you’re buying a product, absolutely read the label and know what you’re looking for,” she says. “You want to optimize and give your skin the building blocks we had in our youth.”

Anti-aging ingredients every woman should know about by age 30—and beyond. “It’s never too late, and the changes to your skin will be measurable and enjoyable!

Broad Spectrum Sunscreen with SPF 30 or Higher
“This should be the core of your regimen, and it’s imperative you pick a broad-spectrum formula with SPF 40 or higher. You want a physical component that reflects light—micronized zinc has teeny microscopic particles that do that—as opposed to a purely chemical sunscreen that absorbs it.”

You want a physical component that reflects light—micronized zinc has teeny microscopic particles that do that—as opposed to a purely chemical sunscreen that absorbs it.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids
“A lot of the time in your 20s, you’re still contending with acne. Glycolic acidlactic acid, and other alpha hydroxy acids gently exfoliate the skin to give it a smoother, brighter appearance and stimulate new collagen. You might start with a light glycolic toner or wash in your 20s and switch to a serum with antioxidants and glycolic acid in your 30s.”

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Antioxidants
“Antioxidants are crucial for anti-aging, to protect our skin, our collagen, and our elastin from free radicals that cause damage to the DNA in our cells. Not all antioxidants are created equal—you get what you pay for with certain things, and antioxidants are a splurge-worthy product. You want a serum specifically formulated with about 15 to 20 percent vitamin C to be absorbed properly. Resveratrol, which we find in certain red wines, is a great antioxidant, as well.”

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Niacinamide
Niacinamide is a vitamin B3. It’s a great brightener, but also a very good moisturizer. It helps with pigmentary conditions, evens the skin tone, and brightens the skin. You want to look for products where these are the top five ingredients, that’s where you want to get your value.”

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Lipids and Oils
“Our skin can get dry and dull, and we want re-infuse it with lipids to get that plumpness back—they’re essentially the mortar between your skin cells that help maintain your skin barrier as you age. Lipids are often listed as ceramides and fatty acids. Ceramides are essentially the skin barrier molecules deficient in dry skin. Fatty acids help drive the production of cholesterol and ceramides, and might be listed as sunflower or other oils.”

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Lots of Minerals 

These are called phytonutrients or phytochemicals.”Phyto” refers to the Greek word for plant. These chemicals help protect plants from germs, fungi, bugs, and other threats. Fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients. Other plant-based foods also contain phytonutrients, such as Whole grains.

 

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ReFa CARAT 

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A platinum 360° multi-angular roller fits over every detail of your face and body. With ReFa CARAT you can achieve more youthful, firm looking, beautiful skin. Equipped with Double Drainage* rollers that replicate professional deep kneading manipulations.
* Drainage is a term that describes a technique performed by professional estheticians and is not meant to express any effect the product has on your body.

A radiant platinum 360° multi-angular roller fits over every detail of your face and body.
Double Drainage* Roller replicate professional’s deep kneading action to beautifully tone and tighten your delicate skin.
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Although the  ReFa S CARAT was much easier to handle!
It features eye-catching platinum brilliance and slender lines crowned by multi-angular rollers for maximum 360-degree coverage. ReFa S CARAT is fashioned to fit the subtle undulations of your facial contours. These compact rollers are specially designed to replicate an esthetician’s gentle “point kneading” fingertip movements, which helps tighten and invigorate skin that tends to slacken around the areas of the eyes and lips. This will be my chose compared to the larger one.
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NUFACE

Nuface Trinity a multi-solution facial toning device is FDA-cleared, clinically-tested, and consumer reviewed for improved facial contour, skin tone, and wrinkle reduction to give you a more radiant, younger-looking appearance.

  • Natural, non-invasive facial-lift using microcurrent technology
  • Visible results that are long-lasting with continued use
  • Easy to use in as little as 5-minutes a day and travel ready
  • Designed with interchangeable anti-aging treatment attachments
  • Professional quality results in the comfort of your home

I have been using the Nuface for two years now once a week and just tried the REFA yesterday.

I adore the NUFACE because I can actually feel the muscle move and I get some redness and plumping on my skin. I do not use the NUFACE connecting gel but instead some of my favorites I’m Fabulous Cosmetics anti-aging serums ( Bio Identical Hyaluracid serum and the High Tech Copper Peptide serum.)

The REFA is stunning and so shiny but does not do much for me. I feel like it is rubbing on my bones and not really moving my skin. I can actually do better massage to my skin and my hands, by massaging and pinching the skin to promote drainage, blood flow and help bring oxygen to the area.

That boost in circulation is what gets you glowing, but other benefits include improved skin tone and muscle contouring. So I get more by using my own hands than with the REFA.

I would not recommend using the NUFACE is the area where you get botox. I love using it on the lower jaw, lower cheeks, and neck. I also feel like it helps the serum penetrate deeper.

Also here a great video on Japanese facial massage. It is not in English but you just need to look at the technique and the before and after pictures that are amazing!

TCA PEEL, GORGEOUS PEEL, TCA Chemical Peel For Home Use Treats Lines, Sun Damage And Scaring. No Downtime.

Gorgeous Peel TM            

DISCOLORATION LIFTING, SKIN PLUMPING & POWERFUL WRINKLE CORRECTION

Incredible New Technology Facial Peel

The strength of this peel is between 10 and 19%, pH 2.0

This fabulous TCA chemical peel, it is safe for all skin type and will give you amazing results!

  • No need to get off of work.
  • No downtime at all!
  • Apply makeup after the peel
  • No oozing weeping blistered skin!
  • For all skin types!

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Gorgeous Peel have been proven to:

  • Improve the texture and appearance of skin
  • Reduce lines and wrinkles under the eyes and mouth area
  • Pose as anti-aging and sun damage treatment of wrinkles
  • Treat acne scars
  • Proven acne treatment
  • Reduce age spots, freckles and dark spots from pregnancy also known as a condition called melasma.

Great for all skin type and will provide a lot of exfoliation!!!

DID YOU KNOW:

There are many skin peels out there…. Jessner, Lactic, Glycolic, Phenol, TCA, etc…

The TCA peel is a peel that penetrates deeper into the skin without irritation….Doing a perfect TCA PEEL requires that you use the LEAST STRENGTH needed to abrade the stratum corneum layer. This is a percentage over 10% and under 20. TCA over this strength will cause the skin to frost or turn white (similar to a light broiler burn).

The Gorgeous Peel from I’m Fabulous ® has a proven theory of abrading just enough of the stratum corneum to cause the skin to send valuable protein to the surface. When you frost the skin too deeply, your body goes into wound repair mode where it creates antibodies, scar tissue, melanin and other secretions, which may easily cause the skin to age faster!

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Melanin is produced when you tan, and when you are wounded and when you have surges of progesterone (hormonal hyperpigmentation). When you go too deep into the epidermis or subcutis layers by using high doses of a caustic chemical, your skin produces healing protein to bandage the chemical peel. This is not the correct way to do a peel.

Due to the intense mix of active ingredients, it will cause a very fast drying and drawing of the topmost .01 micron. In most cases, this will peel almost instantly or within 24 hours.

The Gorgeous peel tends to be a rather rapid exfoliation and one that you can expedite by compressing a warm cloth or even using your ring finger to roll the dead skin off.

Questions:

Will the treatment help to remove my pregnancy masque?

Yes. However, you will probably need to do more than one Peel treatment.

Will the treatment help to remove my freckles?

The treatment will not remove freckles that you were born with. However, it will help in the removal of freckles caused by sun damage, pregnancy mask, and aging.

I have severe acne; will the treatment help my condition?

The treatment will help to treat the problems left once the acne has been properly treated under the guidance of your doctor or dermatologist. Such problems can range from, the marks left by acne, uneven skin tone, rough thickened skin, and hyper-pigmentation.

My acne scarring (pitted) is extremely slight; will the treatment help remove it?

The Gorgeous Peel treatment will only penetrate as deep as the epidermal (outer) layers of skin. It will never penetrate into the dermis (bottom) layer of skin. Therefore, if you are treating pitted acne scarring (as light as they may be) then the treatment will not be able to remove these marks totally as they generally tend to be deep in the bottom (dermis) layer of skin. It will however, help to make these scars less noticeable than they were before you did the treatment.

Will the Gorgeous Peel remove my pitted acne scarring?

If you are treating acne scarring in the form of darkened or reddened marks then the Gorgeous Peel treatment will help to remove these marks. The Gorgeous Peel treatment will only penetrate as deep as the epidermal (outer) layers of skin. It will never penetrate into the dermis (bottom) layer of skin. Therefore, if you are treating pitted acne scarring then the treatment will not be able to remove these marks totally as they generally tend to be deep in the bottom (dermis) layer of skin. It will, however, help to make these scars less noticeable than they were before you did the treatment. An ideal candidate for one of our treatments is someone who is looking for improvement rather than perfection.

Can I apply Makeup after the Gorgeous Peel?

Yes but preferably mineral makeup because you do not want to apply anything cream or moisturizing.

Is the Gorgeous peel good for all skin types?

Yes, dark skin and all skin types

I’m Fabulous skin care theory is to PEEL more than you HEAL!!!

The second benefit of facial resurfacing that is done CORRECTLY is the SURGE of collagen and elastin that occurs post peel.

The trick behind an awesome peel is to FOOL the skin into secreting a TON of natural collagen and elastin to the affected area. BUT! If you DO burn your skin, using high doses (some are very unrepeatable), then ALL of that natural protein becomes WOUND REPAIR and it will have NO benefit to your new skin growth, for it is used up on trying to HEAL the skin that is in trauma.

The concept of resurfacing is LOST on this type of peel because the skin spends MORE TIME HEALING than it does peeling.

A peel done correctly is a proven theory of abrading just enough of the stratum corneum to cause the skin to send valuable protein to the surface. When you FROST the skin too deeply, your body goes into WOUND REPAIR MODE where it creates antibodies, scar tissue, melanin and other secretions, which MAY easily cause the skin to age faster! Melanin is produced when you tan, and when you are wounded and when you have surges of progesterone (hormonal hyperpigmentation). When you go too deep into the epidermis or subcutis layers by using high doses of a caustic chemical, your skin produces HEALING PROTEIN to bandage the chemical peel.

The concept of resurfacing the epidermis (face) has been around for many years. 20 years ago, plastic surgeons were doing WIRE DERMABRASION techniques that removed the stratum corneum and about 10-20 full micron of skin. The healing process was devastating for most patients. They suffered from hyper (dark) and hypo (white) pigmentation and an uneven skin surface.

In the last 20 years and have perfected the technique of LASER RESURFACING.

However it is STILL both expensive and has a 4-month healing process.

Most people cannot GO 4 months without working or being seen in public.

The concept of resurfacing the skin using A MILDER technique of facial resurfacing is one that is beneficial in TWO very specific ways. By abrading (killing and removing) small amounts of skin, about .01-.03 micron per treatment, you will expose SMOOTHER skin after just ONE result.

I’m Fabulous has developed the “Gorgeous peel” it is like a slow laser resurfacing treatment, one that even with my microdermabrader, I could NEVER MATCH because, at one sitting, I’m taking off .01 micron, whereas the skincare products are a slow transdermal delivery removing a safe .03 micron per 4-6 days. Since it is ongoing, the new skin cell turnover is so RAPID; the anti-aging benefits are HUGE. This rapid turnover triggers a wound repair reaction, so the skin floods the epidermis/stratum with COLLAGEN / ELASTIN-DNA REPAIR. And since there is no wound, or fire to extinguish, these proteins simply begin repairing and rebuilding cells on their own. It’s TRULY rapid age reversal.

Is there any discomfort?  The application will sting until it has acclimated to the skins natural PH level. Although salt can shut this product down it is not recommended that you stop the peel before it has finished. I recommend having a cold wet cloth at the ready to hold and press onto the skin for comfort sake.

Is there any ‘down time’ that I should be prepared for? No downtime, you can apply mineral makeup only, if needed after the peel. You will feel your skintight for about 48 hours after the peel then your skin will peel off gently. You can redo the peel anytime, and you can even do 2 or 3 layers, meaning you apply it 2 or 3 times on your face then start looking at the clock to start the 3 minutes, then rinse off.

Seriously, how will I look? You will look fine! No worse than managing a peeling suntan!

Can I do a little test spot first? Yes! I insist that you do! In fact personally, I never do a full-face peel. I do my lower nasal folds and chin on one treatment and then forehead on a second week. There is no special formula of application that you have to follow.

How many peels will I get in this 1 oz. bottle? You will be able to do more than 100 applications with just 1 oz.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics BIO-IDENTICAL PROTEIN SERUM or I’m Fabulous RETINOL 2.5% CREAM is highly recommended for post peel start applying on day #3 post peel.

The key to flawless skin is RAPID EXFOLIATION followed by INFUSION OF PROTEIN (hyaluronic protein).

Buyer and user must wear a Sunblock after the peel for several months.

You are NOT a good candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply at the peel site:

  • Infection or disease
  • Cut or broken skin
  • Sunburn
  • Currently, have an active Herpes simplex 1 sore
  • If you are nursing or pregnant
  • If you have taken Accutane in last 6 months
  • If you currently have Psoriasis, Eczema, Dermatitis or Rosacea.You are not a suitable candidate if you have used any of the following drugs in the last 48 hours: Retin-A, Renova, Prescription skin care products, Products that contain ascorbic acid, bleaching or skin-lightening agents, other acid products.

This peel is not recommended for patients with: the inflammatory process in the area to be treated, re-occurring herpes infections, pregnancy (confirmed or suspected), sun-related activities, and mental problems.

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Buyer and user must wear a Sunblock after the peel for several months.

Direction on how to use included with the peel.

 

Directions:

#1. Clean your skin very well with soap and water. Then if you have oily skin, degrease it with alcohol first.

Then, Using a square cotton pad:

Apply the Gorgeous peel to your face for 4 minutes then rinse well with soap and water.

Get a cold wet washcloth with soap and water at the ready.

Apply it quickly and don’t linger.

Avoid eyes and lips.

As more coats are applied, the peel will get deeper, as the solution goes looking for protein to neutralize itself. 

Do not apply anything on your face for 4 days. You can use mineral makeup immediately after the peel if needed. But no ointment, creams or serums. Remember you want to peel.

You can go back to your regular activities like going to the gym, to work, take showers go swimming, etc.

If you go in the sun, sunscreen SPF 30 is required.

When your skin starts peeling apply warm cloth on the area to accelerate peeling and scrub with a small towel.

It usually take 4 days for your skin to flake of or peel off.

#3. On day #2, Apply the BIO IDENTICAL HYALURONIC ACID (for proteins infusion) in warm compress (using a warm towel), for 20 minutes, daily or as needed and the or the RETINOL 2.5% CREAM twice a day.

#4. After day #4 of the peel, start using the Vitamin C Super Serum each morning before your makeup, it will clear and lighten your complexion.

You can redo the peel any time you feel you need more and you can also do multiple layers, just remember the more you do it the more you will peel off.

DO NOT USE ANY CREAMS OR SERUMS after the peel, until your skin flakes or peel off. Wait about 5 days to apply the Hyaluronic acid serum. 

Sun Alert: Because this product may make your skin more sensitive to the sun, be certain you have adequate sunscreen protection while using this product and for a week after you discontinue use.

For external use only. Not for ophthalmic or oral use. If you currently use any prescriptions or medications for your skin or face please notify your doctor before using. For any concerns about these precautions, please refer to a registered physician or skin care specialist.

Do not use if

  • you currently take Accutane (isotretinoin) or have within the past 6 months
  • you are pregnant or lactating
  • have a tendency to keloid (scar)
  • have herpes simplex (sexually transmitted disease)
  • you are HIV positive or have AIDs
  • undergoing chemotherapy or radiation
  • you do not fully understand the procedure and are not willing to accept the risk and limitations involved in the healing process
  • you are not realistic in expectations

When using this product

  • do not apply to other areas in which you have used hair removal products in the last 2 days
  • avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact, rinse eyes with large amounts of cool tap water
  • do not apply to sensitive skin areas or open wounds
  • the results for each person will vary depending on skin sensitivity, contact time, number of layers, and skin density
  • applying the peel more than once per week will increase the risk of skin sensitivity
  • do not tan 1 week prior and 2 weeks after treatment as this can potentially cause unwanted skin discoloration, excessive redness, or rash
  • you will experience a stinging or tingling sensation. If excessive stinging or discomfort occurs, neutralize the peel by flushing the skin with cool water.
  • redness may occur for a short period of time, especially for those with sensitive skin types. If redness persists longer than 20-30 minutes, decrease the contact time of the peel or discontinue use.
  • not every person will experience visible peeling, this does not mean the peel is not working. You will see improved marks in texture, tone, and overall appearance of the skin.

 

 

 

 

 

Collagen is the defensive fiber that serves as the connective tissue in the body. Made of protein, collagen contains substantial measure of two amino acids, as indicated by the George Mateljan Foundation. Hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine furnish collagen with the adaptability and quality to hold tissue and organs together, extend with development and repair harmed cells.

With age, daylight and free radical presentation, collagen in the skin loses its versatility and delivers new cells at a much lower rate. While creams and collagen infusions briefly can reestablish lost collagen, other, more normal methods might be ideal.

Step 1

Eat sustenances high in vitamin C to furnish your body with the apparatuses to transform proline and lysine into collagen. The best wellsprings of vitamin C incorporate most foods grown from the ground, as indicated by the National Institutes of Health. Especially compelling sources incorporate broccoli, strawberries, tomatoes, blueberries and verdant greens.

Step 2

Incorporate incline meats, egg whites and wheat germ in your eating regimen to supply your body with adequate measures of lysine and proline expected to reestablish collagen. As indicated by the George Mateljan Foundation, peanuts are another successful wellspring of the amino acids that make up the structure of collagen.

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Step 3

Apply creams on your skin that contain tea separates. As per the Mayo Clinic, oolong, green and dark teas contain mitigating fixings and cancer prevention agents that can reestablish collagen and incidentally lessen the presence of wrinkles.

Step 4

Add garlic to your eating regimen to bolster collagen generation. As indicated by the George Mateljan Foundation, garlic contains taurine and lipoid corrosive, amino acids that contain sulphur, known to back off the harm done to collagen.

Step 5

Utilize nourishments high in phytonutrients to finish your collagen consume fewer calories. Anthocyanidins found in natural products, for example, blueberries, fruits, raspberries, and blackberries, has been found to fortify the collagen strands to keep up firmer and more beneficial skin tone.

 

 

 

 

What is melasma?

Melasma, also called ‘chloasma’, is a common skin condition of adults in which light to dark brown or greyish pigmentation develops, mainly on the face. The name comes from melas, the Greek word for black. Although it can affect both genders and any race, it is more common in women and people with darker skin-types who live in sunny climates. Melasma usually becomes more noticeable in the summer and improves during the winter months. It is not an infection, it is not contagious and it is not due to an allergy. Also, it is not cancerous and will not change into skin cancer.

What does melasma look like?

Melasma is simply darker-than-normal skin affecting the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, nose and chin, usually in a symmetrical manner. It may be limited to the cheeks and nose or just occur overlying the jaw. The neck and, rarely, the forearms can also be affected. Areas of melasma are not raised.

WHAT CAUSES MELASMA?

The cause of melasma is complex. The pigmentation is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes, which is taken up by the keratinocytes (epidermal melanosis) and/or deposited in the dermis (dermal melanosis, melanophages). There is a genetic predisposition to melasma, with at least one-third of patients reporting other family members to be affected. In most people, melasma is a chronic disorder.

Known triggers for melasma include:

  • Sun exposure and sun damage—this is the most important avoidable risk factor
  • Pregnancy—in affected women, the pigment often fades a few months after delivery
  • Hormone treatments—oral contraceptive pills containing estrogen and/or progesterone, hormone replacement, intrauterine devices and implants are a factor in about a quarter of affected women
  • Certain medications (including new targeted therapies for cancer), scented or deodorant soaps, toiletries, and cosmetics—these may cause a phototoxic reaction that triggers melasma, which may then persist long-term
  • Hypothyroidism (low levels of circulating thyroid hormone)

Melasma commonly arises in healthy, non-pregnant adults. Lifelong sun exposure causes deposition of pigment within the dermis and this often persists long-term.

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) deepens the pigmentation because it activates the melanocytes to produce more melanin.

Research is attempting to pinpoint the roles of stem cell, neural, vascular and local hormonal factors in promoting melanocyte activation.

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