Vitamin C!

Did you know Vitamin C is an essential component in the body’s production of collagen and a potent antioxidant that can help rejuvenate aged and photodamaged skin? 

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While vitamin C is an important nutrient for overall health, little reaches the skin when orally ingested. As levels of vitamin C in the skin decline with age, replenishing levels directly in the skin can help combat collagen degradation and oxidative stress. Results from clinical trials show that when applied topically, vitamin C promotes collagen formation and mitigates the effects of free radicals, helping to maintain firm and youthful skin. 

 

For more information visit LifeExtension.com

Save your Neck!

Dr. Denese shares her expertise of proper care for the delicate neck area in the Marie Claire article, "Top 10 Secrets from the Skin Experts."

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"Your neck ages in its own way and so has special needs. Neck tendons shrink through the years and become more visible, and unfortunately, the thin, easy-to-scar skin in this area doesn't respond to lasers and peels as well as your face does. If your posture is excellent, your neck will age well. Stretching your neck also helps. Tilt your head back and stretch your lower lip over the upper one; hold for a few seconds. Repeat 10 times." 

There are several effective neck-specific products containing retinol, peptides, and glycolic acid, such as PCA Perfecting Neck & Décolleté available at Sacred Lotus. Also ask about our PCA Intensive Rejuvenating Treatment!

 

For more information visit YouBeauty.com

Eye Makeup Removal

"Proper removal can reduce the signs of aging around the eyes."

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Did you know that the way you remove your eye makeup could be contributing to puffiness and fine lines?

Proper removal can reduce the signs of aging around the eyes. To prevent fine lines and wrinkles start by saturating a cotton round/square with your favorite eye makeup remover.

With your eyes closed rest the cotton pad over your eyelids. This allows the mascara and eye shadow to loosen for easier removal. After 20 seconds, gently wipe in a downward motion to remove your eye shadow. Next fold your cotton square in half and with your eyes slightly open and remove your mascara in an upward motion as if you were applying mascara. Repeat this step until all traces of mascara gone. The final step will be to remove any remaining makeup along the lower lashes by gently swiping out towards the temples and never tugging or pulling at the delicate skin under the eyes.

Any remaining eye makeup residue will be removed when you follow with your normal facial cleansing routine. 

Autumn Do's & Don'ts

Autumn is upon us and when seasons change so does our skin… As dry, colder air arrives, skin may lose precious moisture. Autumn also provides an opportunity to recover from the summer toll on the skin left by sun, chlorine and saltwater.

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Sacred Lotus would like to offer a few “Do’s and Don’ts” to keep your skin
healthy and beautiful with the seasonal changes ahead!

  • Do exfoliate and moisturize: It’s best to apply moisturizer directly after a bath or shower to help seal in and replenish the skin with the necessary water and oils. 
  • Do protect your lips. Continue to protect against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. But also start moisturizing now to prevent dry, cracked lips this winter. 
  • Do switch from lotion to cream. As the air becomes drier, skin needs a thicker moisturizer. Creams provide a stronger oily barrier to provide hydration. 
  • Do invest in hand cream. Hands often become dry and cracked during the winter. Start moisturizing hands now to ensure soft and healthy hands all winter long. 
  • Don’t forget the sunscreen: Even though the temperatures seem cooler and the days shorter, children and adults should continue to apply sunscreen before heading to outdoor activities.

 

For more information visit www.asds.net

Make Up & Sleeping

"Sleeping in makeup can be detrimental to the skin's
health"  -Dr. James C. Marotta, Facial Plastic Surgeon & Skincare Expert.

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"This is especially true because the skin repairs itself at night while you sleep, so makeup can clog your pores and not allow the skin to breathe." Marotta also warns that it can cause uneven skin tone, dryness, redness, acne, and even deepening of wrinkles. And that's not all. Sleeping in your makeup can increase your exposure to free radicals (which makeup attracts during the day), leading to collagen breakdown and skin that ages faster, says Marotta.

 

For more information visit Goodhousekeeping.com

Labor Day & Rosacea Awareness

"The incidental exposure you get walking to your car or running errands can be just as damaging to skin over time as a day at the beach".

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! As summer is coming to a close, some might think it’s okay to stop putting on sunscreen, but in fact it’s important to put it on year round, especially for those with Rosacea. ‪#‎RosaceaAwareness‬

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Be smart — wear it every day. Apply sunscreen daily year-round, whether it's sunny or cloudy — the incidental exposure you get walking to your car or running errands can be just as damaging to skin over time as a day at the beach. There are also UVA/UVB sunscreens available that are designed for redness-prone skin. These convenient, multi-function products may contain a green tint, so you can protect skin from the sun and help minimize visible redness, too. They also work well as a makeup primer.
For intense sun exposure — a day spent outdoors, at the beach or by the pool — use an ounce of sunscreen (about a shot glass full) to cover the body. Apply it 30 minutes before going outside so it has time to absorb into the skin, and reapply every two hours after swimming or sweating. Ideally, limit your sun exposure, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun is strongest. And take note: high altitude, snow, water and even eyeglasses can increase the effect of ultraviolet rays, so protect skin throughout the year whenever you're outdoors.

 

For more information visit Rosacea.org