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Skin Care By Decade

 

Skin Care by Decade

Never have we had more decisions to make about how to take care of our skin nor number of products and approaches which to choose from. Cosmetics, lotions, serums,

treatments and procedures… natural, organic, plant-based, hypoallergenic, botanical…Dry brushing, sonic cleaners, morning applications vs. bedtime. As we see the “mature”

population exploding and life expectancy now well into our 80’s, Like other medical concerns, we do have a genetic predisposition related to how we age. Good practices however, can contribute

substantially to maintaining younger, fresher skin and these should be established early and practiced for a lifetime.

 

 

Here’s what’s happening by decade as your skin evolves and matures.

The 30’s – Add A Topical Antioxidant

Collagen and elastin production begin slowing, and hormones may be fluctuating with

pregnancy. Even some symptoms of peri-menopause can occur in the late 30’s. Skin

may begin to feel a bit drier and become splotchy. Hormone changes can also trigger

acne. Anti-oxidant products containing Vitamin C can improve skin quality and even

tone.

The 40’s – Boost Your Moisturizer

Many women say “my skin changed overnite” in their 40’s… Significant drying, dulling,

hollowing, and more visible wrinkles, capillaries, broken blood vessels, and age

spots—there are typically dramatic changes in the 40’s, especially when it comes to

loss of elasticity. Be generous with your moisturizer and consider a richer formulation

for your skin type.

 

The 50’s – Increase Cell Turnover By Exfoliating

Collagen levels really wane and skin begins to show laxity. Skin may become even

dryer, and brown spots may begin forming from sun exposure. Use a sonic cleaning

device several times per week or cleansing product that exfoliates and removes dull,

dead cells.

 

The 60’s – Boost Circulation By Staying Active

Skin loses tone, circulation decreases, lips thin and more wrinkles form around the lips.

Daily exercise increases blood flow to the skin and has multiple heath benefits including

the color and appearance of the skin.

 

Regardless of your age, the best habits can start now and include things that sound

simple but actually have a very large impact:

 

1) We have heard it over and over but number one, hands down, is sun protection –

using a sunscreen of at least every day, wearing a hat, choosing to stay in the

shade. We all love the so-called “healthy” glow of a tan, but today there are

terrific self-tanner products easily selected by reading product reviews and

recommendations.

 

2) Stop smoking. It is estimated that a 40-year- old lifetime smoker’s skin may look

similar to a 70-year- old non-smoker. Smokers will prematurely develop more

significant facial wrinkles and furrows, crows’ feet, vertical ear creases, smoker’s

lines around the lips, baggy eyelids and slack jawline as well as dry, coarse skin.

 

3) Drink water, drink more water, then drink some more. Establish the habit of

always sipping, including during the night.

 

4) Exfoliate your skin using a product suited for your skin type to remove dead cells,

refresh your skin surface and maintain a smoother appearance.

 

5) Don’t wear your makeup to bed, wash your face with a gentle cleanser and

remove eye makeup with a product that isn’t harsh on the delicate eye area.

 

6) Use cosmetics that are as free of additives as possible. There are a number of

product lines that are considered “green” that avoid any number of added

chemicals and fillers.

 

7) Use a moisturizer with sunscreen in the morning and moisturize again at night.

Even oilier skins need moisturizer and doing so can balance the skin and actually

reduce oil production.

 

8) Be disciplined to get consistent, adequate sleep. The older we get the more we

“wear” our sleep loss.

 

In addition to this important self-care for the skin, the good news is that science and

well- trained medical specialists offer a number of topical and procedural choices that

can improve tone, texture and overall appearance.

Over-the- counter choices for topical products continue to improve with serums,

moisturizers, peels and more that when carefully selected, offer good results and a

budget friendly option.

 

Professional medical grade skin care products have also come a very long way. While

these products are typically more expensive, they have higher concentrations than

many over the counter products, reach deeper levels of the skin and are backed by

clinical studies and testing. Regular facials can also improve skin appearance and

eliminate dullness and dryness.

 

The new generation of non-surgical youth-boosters—injectables, lasers, and

radiofrequency—address small age-related changes over time. They’re also safer,

easier, cheaper, and require much less downtime than solutions in the past. The

challenge is, that there are so many options out there—seemingly more every week—it

can be tough to know which will give you the best return for your investment. Do your

research and consult with a strongly recommended dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

Following the recommended self-care for skin in combination with quality choices for

skincare products will bring out the best in your skin. Stay informed about new

innovations in skin care treatments and procedures that offer great results, less

recovery, and affordable options to keep you looking fresh and youthful.

Best in Organic Skincare Products

For those looking to brighten up those winter days with a new skincare regimen, look no further!  We’ve done a round-up of our favorite all-natural and organic skincare brands to switch up your look and leave you glowing, even at the end of a long day.  Eating and living organically is a hot trend right now, so why let your skin be the exception?  Kick the chemicals and be on your way to a fresh face.  Here are our top 5 picks:

 

  Farmacy Honey Potion Antioxidant Hydration Mask, $56 (sephora.com)

This soothing mask will give your skin the moisture it needs with the soothing scent of honey and properties          that will reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  Created with natural ingredients and with a mission free of animal-testing, Farmacy is all this and more.

 

Dr. Roebuck’s Anti-aging Moisturizer, $45 (sephora.com)

Suitable for all skin-types, Dr R’s facial moisturizer can be used twice daily to soothe even the most sensitive skin.  Though their formula is created with simple ingredients, it contains powerful aging remedies.  Made in Australia and packaged in 100% recyclable materials, this moisturizer is an organic minimalist’s dream.

Herbivore Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment, $58 (herbivorebotanicals.com)

Rest easy knowing this overnight cream is hard at work reducing fine lines and locking in several nutrients and antioxidants for a fresh, morning glow.  All-natural and vegan, this Herbivore product utilizes goji berry, red raspberry seed, and prickly pear for a heavenly scent.  With essential oils as an added benefit, your skin will be receiving a full makeover while you catch some zzz’s.

Youth to the People Age Prevention Cream, $48 (youthtothepeople.com)

The name says it all when it comes to this moisturizer.  Loaded with all the good things you eat, this product turns the tables and functions as one superfood for your skin by fighting environmental factors and reducing redness.  Made in the U.S.A. (California, specifically) and free of animal-testing, this is a product you can get behind.

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro (TM) Whipped Cream, $60 (drunkelephant.com)

This moisturizer is a dessert for your skin.  An Allure “Best in Beauty” Award winner, this formula easily absorbs leaving your skin bright and balanced.  Better yet, it’s gluten/cruelty-free and the product’s creators support the International Elephant Foundation, which exists to create “a sustainable future where elephants thrive by linking people and elephants for their mutual long-term benefit”. Win-win.

 

We hope this round-up of today’s trending all-natural skincare products puts you well on your way to finding a new favorite for 2017!  Get glowing, ladies!

 

ISBA Welcomes a Star Makeup Artist to its Team

isba revIt is especially fitting that with the official beginning of spring, a season renowned for renewal, International Skin Beauty Academy has welcomed Mr. Keith Ward, an internationally celebrated makeup artist, to its family.

Mr. Ward said that he is “excited to be part of the faculty at International Skin Beauty Academy!” He added, “After more than twenty years of experience shaping the images of celebrities, entertainers, models, and other extraordinary people, I am ready to share my trade secrets!”

Academy’s president, Dr. Natalia Doran shared: “Our family is overjoyed to have someone of Mr. Keith’s caliber, both as an artist and a makeup artist! He will help us revolutionize the skin care industry even more!”

Mr. Ward will offer a multitude of classes and seminars, providing both advanced training to beauty professionals, and offering guidance to women who want to perfect their personal skills.
International Training Academy is an elite vocational school, which offers skin- and health care training programs. The Academy has trained hundreds of students, ranging in age from 18 to 63, including immigrants from 27 countries. It holds multiple licenses and is approved to operate by IDFPR and PBVS Division of IBHE; it is also approved as a sponsor for GI Bill and WIA benefits.

Mr. Ward brings tremendous expertise, having worked for over two decades as a multi-dimensional makeup artist in fashion and on TV, a consultant, and a trainer of emerging fashion industry luminaries.

International Training Academy is located at 830 N. Meacham Rd. in Schaumburg. For more information, call (847) 995-1932.

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