Memorial Day Bonus: In Memoriam Dull Lifeless Skin; Exfoliate or Peel for Bright Younger Skin
Memorial Day is often considered the kick-off to summer. Along with that "kick-off", you need to make sure you have all the tools to keep your beautiful self beautiful like deep conditioners for the hair, self-tanners; body exfoliators and deep moisturizers for the body and face. Another treatment that you need to be aware of is the need to exfoliate your facial skin periodically particularly during the summer when summer sun, humidity and cosmetics can clog pores and leave you with dull, lifeless even flaky skin.
Peels are often considered to be the territory of plastic surgeons or talented esthetiticans but you can do them at home if you know which products to look for. For those who want the benefits of a peel without any of the down-time or potential redness, InstantPeel could be just the product you are looking for. This easy to use product is a slam-dunk to apply– merely get in your shower and turn on the hot water. Open a foil packet and apply to skin that has been exposed to at least 5 minutes of hot steaming water in the shower. (Perfect for multi-tasking–apply a deep conditioner to your hair while you wait). Once your skin is softened by the hot water, apply the protein and enzyme-based lotion to your skin and firmly massage into the skin. The firmness of your touch is crucial. It helps stimulate circulation plus it helps activate the "peel" in the InstantPeell product. While you massage this across and into your skin, the dead skin cells, debris and dirt will start peeling off onto your fingers and hands. EWWW Gross! But it really works! It’s amazing what comes off and you will feel softer, smoother skin. You will see beautiful clearer, rosy skin when you emerge from the shower. Each box of InstantPeel contains six packets which is enough for six weeks of treatments for those with oily skin– it lasts longer for those with normal or dry skin. Crucial info: check out the instructions online and in the box before using this product. Find out more 411 at InstantPeel.
If you want a more serious, longer lasting "peel" effect but don’t want to visit the doc, then check out Therapy Systems Self-Adjusting Peel Kit ( Normal or Sensitive Skin versions). With enough product for six weekly sessions, this highly effective glycolic peel kit will help renew your skin as well as your self-confidence. Easy to use (but please read the directions), you start with the pre-treatment cleanser and toner to make sure skin is at the proper ph. Then apply the marked amount of glycolic acid gel from the pre-loaded syringes (read the booklet!), and leave on for five minutes. Yes it’s going to tingle!! Yes it might sting a little (no one said being gorgeous was easy!) but it’s not painful. ( I do know this product! I used it today and it turned out great with my ultra-senstitive skin!). It automatically shuts off working at 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and then apply the Post Treatment Hydrator. Pat dry and you have beautiful skin. After six treatments you will see a marked improvement in texture, tone and clarity. This is ideal for those with acne or with some fine line issues. For more information, visit Therapy Systems or to purchase.
BotoMasque from Integris is a topical treatment that uses the amino acid/peptide to ‘de-stress" the skin and keep it from creating wrinkles by causing it to relax. Used in conjunction with Botox injections, it’s shown potential to enhance the longevity of those injections. Simply wash the face, apply the masque and let it dry thoroughly.
If you want to buy the BotoDerma System, it contains the BotoMasque along with DermaScrub and Activator products that are the microdermbrasion component to the system that will reveal brighter, younger skin. Follow it with the Barrier Gel which combines advanced forms of Ceramides along with anti-oxidants (Vitamins A&E) and rich moisturizers. This "barrier gel" helps protect skin from dehydrating and enhances the effects of the BotoMasque preparation . For more information or to purchase the kit ($90.00), visit Integris Skincare .
Clinical Solutions from Therapy Systems has the ultimate in Microdermabrasion kits. This is a complete kit for home microdermabrasion that is as close to the spa version as you can get. It includes the Exfoliating Cream which is applied to clean damp skin and massaged on for about 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and the generously spray on the Neroli Soothing Mist and pat into skin thoroughly. Then apply the Post Peel Hydrator for intense hydration ( about a dime sized amount). You have better looking skin in less than 10 minutes! The kit costs about $85.00 and can be found on the Clinical Solutions section of the Therapy Systems website.