Intrinsic Aging vs. Extrinsic Aging
Aging is a privilege we should be honored to go through, but often fear the changes we start to see in our skin during this process. It is however, the natural law that this is to take place. So can we stop this process? No, but we can do a few things to help minimize the appearance of the aging process on the skin.
First let’s look at the two types of aging. There is extrinsic and intrinsic aging.
Extrinsic aging is factored by outside influences such a sun exposure and the environment. This contributes to premature skin aging and skin cancer....
Exfoliation is one thing in the skin care industry that has been very misled. We hear a lot about “gentle exfoliation,” but there is no such thing! Exfoliation is by far the most important part of your skin care regimen next to sun protection. It is your second morning step and third step in the evening.
The skin is living tissue made up of several layers trying to maintain its thickness. The top layer is the keratin which thickens as dead cells accumulate. Next is the epidermis and then the dermis. The dermis is the protective layer which, if properly cared...
Aloe is not aloe, is not aloe!
There are so many product lines available today and most have learned how to use the ingredient Aloe Vera as a “buzzword” to get people to buy their products. I have clients say all the time that their product line contains aloe, so they assume that's already a good thing. But the question is, “Is all aloe created equal?” All aloe is not created equal.
It’s a matter of concentration.
Many companies tout the use of Aloe Vera in their products. But what they don’t tell you is that Aloe Vera must be used in high concentrations to...