This one might seem obvious, but it’s important to wash your face in the morning and evening and to do it right. Just splashing your face with water in the morning isn’t enough— you need a cleanser like to remove oil, dead skin, debris and acne-causing bacteria that transfers to your face from your hair and pillowcase while you sleep. And always use lukewarm water; hot water can zap the moisture out of your skin and cause dryness.
Brighten, soften, and smooth. You name it and our at-home Dermaplaning Tool does it. By gently removing dead skin and peach fuzz, this sleek sustainable device gives you professional results right at home, revealing a more radiant and glowing complexion.
Start at the top of the cheekbone near the hairline, hold your skin taut behind the blade and gently glide the dermaplaning tool towards the nose using short strokes.
Continue until you have resurfaced the entire cheek and jaw.
Gently repeat light strokes on the chin, above the lips, and on the forehead.
Ideal for all skin types, this non-greasy serum is rich in hyaluronic acid, one of the world’s lightest and most effective hydrators. Capable of holding nearly 1,000 times its weight in water, our fast-absorbing form of hyaluronic acid delivers its moisturizing benefits deep within the skin’s vital layers where it quenches dehydration, controls oil, and visibly plumps fine lines. I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Hyaluronic Acid Organic Serum also contains Immortelle flower to evens out skin tone.
In your early 50s, you most likely will experience menopause, when estrogen halts and testosterone takes over. During the first few years of menopause, your skin will lose a significant amount of its collagen and moisture, and as a result, your ‘glow’ will vanish as well. While wrinkles are annoying enough, many people find themselves dealing with crepey skin for the first time in their 50s. Those fine lines and early wrinkles you may have been fighting against in your 30s and 40s will likely become permanent fixtures on your face by 50. Hormonal changes also occur as we reach our 50s, which is when menopause starts, and this can make your skin dry and sandpaper-like in touch.
1-BRIGHTEN UP YOUR SKIN WITH SKIN PEELS
Our skin renewal decreases significantly with every year, causing the skin to look dull and dry. A weekly at-home gentle skin peel can help. Your skin actually becomes thinner as you get older, becoming drier and more fragile as a result. People who are older can develop skin that breaks more easily, causing cuts and scabs. You can use a gentle face peel and a body peel to make your skin softer and help with the sun damage, age spots, and dry skin.
2-ENHANCE YOUR TEXTURE WITH MICRO-NEEDLING
What Is Micro-needling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure. It involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles. The small wounds cause your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you look younger. You might also hear it called collagen induction therapy.
Micro-needling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. It’s also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction.
Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended.
It’s considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds, and aging. You’ll likely notice brighter, firmer skin, too. Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions. Micro-needling is far more effective than at-home rollers. An electric pen like the I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Glow Derma pen, is safe, painless and super easy to use.
3-SMOOTH YOUR SKIN OUT WITH DERMAPLANING
Professional Dermaplaning Tool is an aesthetician approved, at-home facial exfoliation treatment that uses a sterile single edge blade to safely remove the buildup of dead skin and peach fuzz that make your complexion appear dull and flaky. By stripping the outermost layer of dead skin on the face the Dermaplaning Tool instantly reveals smoother, more luminous skin.
4-FADE LINES WITH PEPTIDES & RETINOL
Peptides are the building blocks of collagen and elastin fibers that are found in our skin, explains cosmetic Dr. Jen Robins, MD. They’re short chains of amino acids, and can tell the body to produce even more collagen. When it comes to fighting wrinkles, the first ingredient people think about is retinol. But peptides are a great alternative and have almost been forgotten about! … Peptides are great for sensitive skin or skin that is new to an anti-aging routine.
After the age of 50 for best skin care routine it best to use Peptides and Retinol. Retinol cream at night and a peptide serum in the morning. The strongest peptides are copper peptides and can even help with intensive skin repair and scarring. This also can be applied together with micro-needling. For those with stubborn skincare concerns, like deep wrinkles and pronounced uneven skin tone, you may want to consider a product with a higher percentage of retinol, between 0.5% and 2.5% retinol.
Keeping skincare products in the fridge isn’t expressly necessary unless a company advises it. So while most people probably don’t need a skincare fridge, “storing some skincare products in the fridge can help protect the longevity and stability,” says Dr. Stein.
Makeup fridges are the sort of beauty phenomenon that could only spawn in the social media age. They’re compact. They’re colorful. When spilling over with face masks and pint-sized perfumes, they’re just plain cute. They’ve been posted with the hashtag #beautyfridge 2,186 times on Instagram. What they’re not, however, is totally necessary for your skincare or makeup routine.
The best products to keep in a skincare fridge is eye cream. “The cooler temperature of an eye cream helps calm puffiness by causing vasoconstriction, the restriction of blood flow to the under-eye area,” she says. “A chilled eye cream can definitely help decrease those pesky eye bags in the morning.
Not only are they a private spot to cool down your stash of sheet masks, face mists, creams and more (without any food odors thrown into the mix), but they’re also much smaller than the average refrigerator, meaning you can store them on your work desk or vanity as enviable decor.
Perfect for cooling sodas, snacks and serums too, this mini fridge from Cooluli is an ultra-versatile addition to your space. Compact, mini design switches from heating to cooling with a thermoelectric system that adapts to your needs with quiet, low-noise operation. Plugs in to power on.
Features – Mini refrigerator – Thermo-electric cooling and warming system – Compact and portable – Top handle – Plug-in
Content + Care – Plastic, tempered glass – Wipe clean – Imported – Made in compliance with US electrical standards. To use this item outside of the US, pair with an outlet adapter and voltage converter made specifically for use in your location.
Size – Dimensions: 11.4”l x 9.4”w x 13.4”h – Weight: 7.9 lbs – Shipping package dimensions: 15.2”l x 11.1”w x 13.5”h – Shipping package weight: 8.9 lbs
This lightweight Gourmia fridge is awesome for your skincare products.
Lightweight 6-can mini cooler and warmer features a removable shelf, self-locking latch, and integrated carry handle, all designed for easy portability.
Bluetooth speaker is perfect for entertaining at the campsite or the dorm, and the integrated speaker connects to your iPhone, Android, or other compatible smart device so you can stream music or podcasts while enjoying your refreshments.
Easily choose to chill up to 32°F or keep items warm with the flip of a switch. Well insulated interior holds temperature even after unplugged
Included are 2 detachable power chords, 1 AC for wall outlets, and 1 DC for cigarette lighters perfect for the home or on the road
Dehydration, breakouts, redness, and inflammation are common skin woes that result from spending several hours in arid, recycled cabin air.
Check out Naomi Campbell’s airport routine!
It’s so important to cleanse your skin before you take off. HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE! The recycled air in the cabin will dry out any moisture left on your face, makeup and debris from the day could be absorbed into your skin. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your face: use a hand sanitizer if you can’t access running water. Organic facial wipes, make sure to use an organic hydrating wash.
10 Essential Skin Care Tips To Follow While Traveling
Carry Facial Wipes Or Towelettes. …
Carry A Organic Facial Mist Spray. …
Carry Your Favorite Organic Facial Cleanser. …
Don’t Forget your favorite Organic Moisturizer. …
Pack Some Sheet Masks. …
Avoid Touching Your Face Often. …
Skip Makeup or use organic makeup making sure your skin can breathe.
Essential Skincare Travel Tips
Be careful about which products you transfer to smaller containers. The majority of the most important and beneficial ingredients begin to degrade on exposure to air, so transferring them into a jar or transparent container will compromise the formula’s effectiveness especially if they are organic. Remember organic is the best!
Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor that reduces nutritional blood flow to the skin, resulting in tissue ischemia and impaired healing of injured tissue.
What does smoking do to skin?
When you vape, nicotine impedes blood flow, which slows wound healing. One study demonstrated that vaping slowed that healing after surgery—an extreme example of why nicotine isn’t good for skin health at any time.
Nicotine also increases platelet adhesiveness, raising the risk of thrombotic microvascular occlusion and tissue ischemia.
How nicotine harms our skin
The nicotine in vaping liquids dehydrates your skin,” explains Dr. Raja. “So you can get premature wrinkles and very dry skin, which don’t look good. In addition to skin aging, too, vaping can also delay wound healing.
Nicotine and Wrinkles
Crow’s feet are a common type of wrinkling that develops at the outer edges of the eyes. For smokers, this damage usually starts much earlier than it does for other people, who get crow’s feet as they age.
Smoking-related skin damage can cause sagging skin in other parts of the body. In particular, breasts and upper arms are often affected by the loss of skin elasticity due to smoking.
Psoriasis is a skin condition that produces itchy, red scaly patches. Stress can bring it on, but smoking is also a risk factor.
Doctors think that the link between the disease and smoking may be the nicotine in cigarettes. Nicotine affects the immune system, skin inflammation, and skin cell growth, all of which can contribute to the development of psoriasis.
Smoking just about doubles a person’s risk of developing psoriasis, with the risk going up depending on the number of cigarettes smoked.
Nicotine and acne
acne inversa, is a relatively common inflammatory skin disease that affects people in areas of the body where skin rubs against skin, like the armpits, groin, and under the breasts in women.
Does nicotine affect the skin tone?
The skin tone of smokers can be uneven and off, tending toward an orange or grey tone. Lack of oxygen to skin cells no doubt plays a part in why this occurs, along with the negative effects of numerous other chemicals in tobacco.
Cigarette smoke is laden with over 7,000 chemicals, including 250 that are poisonous and 70 that cause cancer.
Does nicotine reduce collagen?
Collagen and elastin production will assist in that as well, as they’re no longer being hindered by toxins in cigarettes. Smokers tend to have wrinkles around the mouth, upper lip, and eyes, darker skin, less radiance, and less tightness overall in their skin. smoking doesn’t just increase the toxic load on our skin. It also eats away at stores of the stuff that actively improves our skin. In this case, we’re talking collagen.
Nicotine inhibits collagen synthesis and alkaline phosphatase activity, but stimulates DNA synthesis in osteoblast-like cells. … This study was performed to test the effects of nicotine on bone-forming cells at concentrations that occur in the saliva of smokeless tobacco users.
Impaired collagen production
Fibroblasts (the collagen production factories) are inhibited by nicotine.
Lower levels of vitamin C are found in smokers’ tissue. Vitamin C is vital to the assembly of new collagen.
The expiry date is very important. There’s no point in having the ‘best-selling’ anti-aging cream if it’s already expired. So, check to confirm that the expiry date is far enough before you buy it. Additionally, check for an open jar illustration at the back of the bottle to confirm for how long you can use the cream after opening it. Most of them have 12M, 18M, or 24M written, representing the number of months you have to use it. If you buy an anti-aging skincare product at a discounted store like Tj Maxx, Marshall, Ross, Make sure you look at the expiration date. It is much better to buy a fresh product with raw live ingredients that will actually work on your skin.
Always choose creams or serums that are specific in what it is that they do. Every brand out there has an anti-wrinkle cream. However, we recommend that you prioritize those that focus on special aspects like the weather, skin type and condition, as well as your precise skincare goals.
Pay attention to the ingredients list. While this might sound like a cliché, any skincare product is as good as its ingredients. It’s the components that determine how well it will meet your needs. So, make sure it has the right ingredients for your skincare needs. Additionally, ensure your ideal choice is free of fragrance, preservatives, parabens, and other irritants. Choose products that are organic, plant-based and non-toxic. The longer the expiration date the more preservative is in the products. Preservatives are toxic and will enter your bloodstreams.
First, let’s be clear about what the terms “organic” and “natural” actually mean. Organic refers to something that was produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage, ionizing radiation, as well as antibiotics and growth hormones. Natural means something that originally “existed in” or was “derived from” nature.
Plant–based skincare products are made only from plant ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, seeds, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Plant–based skincare products are naturally full of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that support glowing skin.
Choose a skincare brand that contains organic ingredients, and be free from most (if not all) of these ingredients: Parabens,Phthalates, Sulfates, PEG compounds, Petrochemicals & Mineral Oils, Ethoxylated Ingredients, as well as Synthetic Fragrances & Dyes.
I’m Fabulous Cosmetics works to address environmental aging on all fronts with cutting edge “master antioxidants”, bio-available dermal nutrition, plant stem cells, peptides, and precious botanicals.
It’s the power and potency of each ingredient that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts. With this, we incorporate the highest concentrations of proven actives and give them “center stage” to create real change and vitality without being canceled out by useless ingredients that you don’t want. I’m Fabulous Cosmetics purchase their ingredients with artisan farmers, suppliers and green manufactures who also appreciate quality over quantity. Combining both phyto-biology and the latest in cellular dermal nutrition.
Water in skincare formula demands the use of harsh preservatives. Water encourages the growth of harmful bacteria, and skincare products with a high concentration of water also require a high concentration of preservatives.
Are preservatives bad for your skin? While some skincare products preservatives are more toxic than others, no preservatives are good for us and ideally it is best to avoid them by purchasing skincare formulations that do not require preservatives. The campaign for safe cosmetics can be view at safecosmetics.org
I’m Fabulous Cosmetics adore using pure cold-pressed plant oils for our daily beauty + skincare rituals. Not only do oils make your skin silky smooth but they have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants to assist cells in being toned, maintaining elasticity and retaining moisture. Most Lotions and creams commercially produced have water as the main ingredient.
I’m Fabulous Cosmetics approach to waterless beauty is based on offering effective products that aren’t diluted with tons of water, an inactive and a bacteria-breeding ingredient.
Aloe Vera is the liquid base for our products, not water! Did you know that 88% to 90% of most skincare products is water? Did you know that your skin is basically water-proof? That is why you don’t soak up all the water in the bathtub or the swimming pool.
Your skin is more lipophilic (oil-loving) rather than hydrophilic (water-loving). Please read the skincare product label, and if the first ingredient is water, this will be a sign that most of this product is not beneficial to your skin. Also, if the remaining ingredients are composed of synthetic chemicals, it is easy to see why many products you have used in the past have done little to improve your skin.
Aloe Vera is a powerful nutrient, a complex combination of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and moisturizing polysaccharides. Scientists are still trying to discover how this combination of phyto-chemicals are capable of trans-epidermal penetration and transportation. Many topical medicines are now formulated with an aloe vera base to ensure penetration for medicinal performance.
Aloe vera can fight acne, prevent dark spots, and even slow down the signs of aging. Skincare products without water are best because they can be made with toxic preservatives, that will enter your bloodstream.
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Both proteins and peptides are made up of amino acids, but peptides contain far fewer amino acids than proteins. Like proteins, peptides are naturally present in foods.
The most popular peptides include collagen peptides for anti-aging and skin health. Peptides are short strings of amino acids, typically comprising 2–50 amino acids. Amino acids are also the building blocks of proteins, but proteins contain more. Collagen peptides, which benefit skin health and reverse the effects of aging.
Collagen is a protein in the skin, hair, and nails. Collagen peptides are broken down collagen proteins that the body can absorb more easily. Taking collagen peptides may improve skin health and slow the aging process. Peptides may stimulate the production of melanin, a skin pigment, which may improve the skin’s protection against sun damage.
Skin products that contain collagen peptides can treat skin wrinkles. Other research indicates that these supplements may also improve skin elasticity and hydration, reduce wrinkles, help skin firming, and increase blood flow and may facilitate faster-wound healing.
Can peptides penetrate the skin?
While collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin, peptides are small enough to penetrate the skin, and when applied topically, they signal the skin to repair itself.
Are peptides or retinol better?
Retinoids are more potent, but over-the-counter retinoids penetrate the skin better. At least one study shows that prescription tretinoin is 20 times stronger than over-the-counter retinol, which in turn is another 20 times stronger than retinyl palmitate (Clinics in Dermatology, 2001). The best is to alternate a cream or serum with Retinol and cream or serum loaded with peptides.
Can you use peptides and hyaluronic acid together?
Peptides are not recommended to be used simultaneously with AHA-acids – (acidic pH is undesirable for peptides), and peeling should be done prior to using peptides. With the help of a face serum with peptides, you can increase the effectiveness of products with niacinamide, various moisturizing ingredients, vitamin C.
Using both copper peptides and Vitamin C can be a great way to protect and rejuvenate the skin; however, it is important to use them correctly as the copper peptides can cause the Vitamin C to become inactive. … Apply a copper peptide serum, or moisturizer, by gently patting it onto the skin.
I’m Fabulous High Tech Copper Peptide Serum 10% helps to smooth and repair fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production and skins elasticity.
Eliminates oils from skin, reducing breakouts. After you have added the active concentrate and the serum your final serum will look light blue.
Vibrant Radiant Skin
Healthy Youthful Glow
The massively talked about active ingredient Syn-ake® works like Botox, by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters which cause facial muscle tension (fine lines & wrinkles). With the muscle contraction inhibited, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced. So a bit like the action of Botox – without the needles and pain. Syn-ake® is scientifically and clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth and quickly! Add to this the other wrinkle busting ingredients and you can declare war on your wrinkles and frown lines.
I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Super peptide eye serum is lightweight, effective, efficient, unique. Peptides in this unique suspension stimulate collagen 1, collagen 111, and elastin fibroblasts. This stimulation supports the healing and repair response in the skin, increases skin thickness, refines the appearance of wrinkles, evens skin tone and texture, and restores elasticity and firmness to the skin. Hyaluronic Acid, periwinkle, licorice, and MSM ensure that deep penetration below the upper dermal layers transforms crepe paper skin into healthy, resilient, and firm skin around your eyes. For more details.
Kukui nut oil is a natural moisturizer that has been used for centuries in Hawaii. It is produced by pressing oil from the kukui nut (or candlenut) tree, and it contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that help to soothe dry skin and heal wounds.
What are the benefits of kukui oil?
Benefits & Uses of Kukui Nut Oil
Increases Hair Strength. …
Prevents Dandruff. …
Controls Eczema. …
Moisturizes Dry Skin. …
Heals Wound. …
Lowers Inflammation. …
Acts as Analgesic. …
Boosts Immune System.
SkinKukui nut oil penetrates the skin easily and leaves the skin feeling silky and smooth. Kukui nut oil does not leave the skin feeling greasy. This oil contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are antioxidants known to protect the skin and prevent free-radical damage to the skin cells.
Used for centuries by the Hawaiian people, kukui oil is a wonderful moisturizer that can even help with stretch marks and eczema.
With deep moisturizing Kukui nut oil ‘cure’ will reduce the onset of wrinkles and other associated visible signs of premature aging. I’m Fabulous Cosmetics is using organic Kukui nut oil in some of their anti-aging creams and serums. We love the results and Anis the CEO swears by it! Kukui nut oil helps soothe symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, and general skin dryness.
A kukui nut tree usually produces 60-180 lbs of nuts. The shells inside the nuts are removed and the oil is obtained after roasting and hard-pressing the kernels. The large nuts yield approximately 20% of their weight in oil. It is yellow with a tinge of amber. The oil has a high concentration of linoleic acid – 40%. Other constituents are linolenic acid – 27%, oleic acid – 19%, and palmitic acid – 6%; the oil is also rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Kukui nut oil has been in use for centuries in Hawaii.
Organic anti-aging products we adore with Kukai oils: