Winter Skin Care Tips: 15 Product Recommendations!

Winter Skin Care Tips: 15 Product Recommendations!

Winter is here! Use these winter skin care tips to take optimal care of your skin during this season.
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Baby, it’s cold outside! And the heat inside is out of control. Of course, your skin is affected! You may first notice the skin on your arms gets a little dryer than normal and then your lips are chapped constantly.

Dermatologists recommend avoiding hot showers,  using more moisturizer, and drinking more water. Check here for more recommendations.  But, what can you do if you need more intensive ideas for winter skin care?  Check out these winter skin care tips.

Winter Skin Care Tips – Top Product Recommendations


Shea Butter

Light on the skin, heavy on the moisture. This non-greasy, easily spreadable lotion provides quick nourishment for the body. These shea butter products contain Tahitian coconut milk oil and vitamin E to replenish skin’s moisture and help soften and soothe.

With this shea butter collection, literally, every inch of your dry skin is covered!

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Shea Butter Body Wash – Gently cleanses with moisture-rich lather and leaves skin looking supple, soothed and infused with all of the rich, emollient benefits of sustainable shea butter
Shea Butter Body Lotion – Sesame seed oil conditions skin, helping relieve dryness
Shea Butter Hand Wash – Cleanses with moisture-rich lather and leaves skin looking supple, soothed and infused with all of the rich, emollient benefits of sustainable shea butter. Gentle enough to use throughout the day without stripping skin of its essential moisture
Shea Butter Hand Lotion – Replenishes moisture lost throughout the day when skin is exposed to environmental dryness and repeated hand washing
Shea Butter Moisturizing Lip Balm – Ultra-moisturizing formula hydrates lips to provide soft, soothing comfort
Shea Butter Hand Cream – Coconut oil soothes skin and absorbs quickly leaving skin feeling soft

 

Lip Treatment

Focus on your lips! It’s one of the best winter skin care tips I can give you. Chapped lips are the most annoying thing to me! How about you?

This lip treatment helps replenishes moisture to smooth lip texture as well as reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles on and around the lips. Not only is this lip treatment good for winter skin care, but it can also plump lips’ appearance, restoring a youthful, well-defined appearance.

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After 3 days use you will notice improved lip moisture, improvement of lip volume, and firmer lips. You’ll also notice the reduction in wrinkles on your lips!

The targeted formula features an ingredient called Phytinol™, which helps soften the appearance of fine lines on the lips and contours and supports the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Your lips feel replenished, hydrated, and moisturized.

Night Repair Cream

It’s possible to sleep your way to beautiful skin. Your body repairs itself at night while you sleep. Use time wisely! Use this night repair cream as part of your nightly routine. It is formulated with an ultra-hydrating blend of botanicals, plus collagen-supporting ingredients that replenish moisture and deliver essential nourishment to maximize the skin’s natural reparative cycle.

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This is part of the RE9 Advanced line and helps reduce the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles through moisturization — all while you sleep. Winter skin care tips – use the entire line of RE9 Advanced, but be sure to focus on the nighttime repair. Your skin will look and feel amazing in the morning.

 

Elier Mud – Full Body Mask

Yes – a full body mud mask! You can use this mud mask on your face, body, and hair. With regular use, this mask will help protect your skin. Derived from highly organic moor with Peloid Complex®, this mask purifies and infuses skin with vital nutrients, minerals and trace elements while providing powerful free-radical protection and antiseptic properties, leaving skin deeply nourished, replenished and resilient.

Highly organic elier moor mud is known globally for its anti-aging properties. For the face skin mask is perfect for oily and problematic skin care as well as for dry skin.

With the highest level of organic content in the world, rich in nutrients and essential minerals and potent anti-oxidants, Elier Moor Mud Mask is a mask designed to infuse the skin with vital nutrients to help purify the skin while assisting in the reversal of age-related wrinkles and blemishes. Perfect for winter skin car, Elier Moor Mud Mask helps minimize the look of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, leaving skin looking pure, fresh, hydrated and radiant. Use it on your face, body and even your hair!

Rescue and Renew

Consider a home spa treatment for your winter skin care!  Inspired by ancient Ayurvedic spa practices, this holistic approach to wellness focuses on the body’s flow of energy for the ultimate in self-care. The ritual and products combined help detoxify the body by cleansing the skin’s surface of impurities while also protecting the skin’s moisture barrier.

With the integration of botanical extracts, oils, and minerals with aromatic features sourced from around the world, you’ll emerge from this luxurious ritual with radiant, healthy-looking skin, while pure essential oils like grapefruit and juniper berry aromatically create a sense of harmony and vitality.

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This winter skin care treatment will leave you and your skin rested, refreshed and ready to face the world. Key Botanicals in the collection include:
■ Turmeric Extract — Helps to promote radiant-looking skin
■ Dandelion Extract — Contributes to detoxifying effects that promote the appearance of overall skin health
■ Ginger Root Extract — Helps counteract the look of dull, lackluster skin by enhancing the appearance of skin radiance

Here are the products included in the Rescue and Renew collection for Winter Skin Care:

BATH SOAK
winter skin careRock winter skin care with the Rescue & Renew soak. Sea salt crystals, infused with essential oils, help cleanse and revitalize the appearance of skin.
Features:
– Helps to aid in the removal of surface impurities from the skin while providing a soothing and pampering experience
– Formulated with pure, aromatic essential oils
– Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin
– Gynecologic, allergy- and dermatologist-tested
– Vegan; certified gluten-free Benefits

Pure, aromatic essential oils from grapefruit, tangerine, lavender, juniper berry, ginger, orange, rosemary are known to create a sense of overall well-being.

MASK
winter skin careThis face mask is perfect for winter skin care. French pink clay acts like a magnet to attrack surface dirt and impurities.  Oil-pulling technology helps to unclog pores by drawing out impurities, dirt, and oils from the surface of the skin.

Features:
– Visibly draws out excess sebum without stripping the skin, helping pores appear smaller through cleansing
– Helps skin appear brighter and promotes the look of smoother, softer, and refreshed-looking skin
– Leaves the complexion looking cleansed and renewed

DETOX SCRUBwinter skin care
Vitamin E, avocado oil, coriander seed oil, and passion fruit seed oil work together to help cure your winter skin issues.

Features:
– Polishes away dry, dead surface cells and surface impurities caused by exposure to environmental aggressors
–   Cleanses to combat the daily wear and tear of environmental exposure and pollution by effectively clearing pores of excess oil, dead skin, and buildup
– Helps improve the appearance of radiant, brightened skin
– Hydrates to promote the appearance of softer and smoother skin, leaving skin feeling touchably soft
– Formulated with pure, aromatic essential oils
– Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin
– Avocado oil, with moisturizing properties, helps protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier from water loss
– Coriander seed oil, with antioxidants, soothes skin
– Passion fruit seed oil moisturizes skin

DETOX WASH
Features:
– Promotes detoxification of the skin through the removal of surface impurities
– Cleans oil, dirt and other impurities from the skin to help revive lackluster-looking skin
– Helps improve the look of skin’s clarity and brightness
– Hydrates and replenishes moisture content to help skin look softer and smoother
– Formulated with pure, aromatic essential oils
– Pure, aromatic essential oils from grapefruit and orange are known to create a sense of energy and increased invigoration
– Alfalfa and chicory extracts help improve the appearance of skin tone and smoothness
– Mineral salt helps balance the skin’s appearance, revealing a smoother, brighter surface

OILwinter skin care

Apply this fabulous oil directly to your skin or apply to hands and massage in it. Absorbs best when skin is slightly damp after bathing.

Features:
– Moisturizes to promote skin elasticity, helping dimpled skin appear smooth and toned
– Helps to promote the appearance of healthy, radiant skin
–  Delivers hydration and helps skin to retain moisture
– Improves the appearance of dull, lackluster and tired-looking skin, helping skin look softer and smoother
– Stimulates the skin’s surface with massage
– Pure, aromatic essential oils from orange, lavender, anise, and bergamot are known to create a sense of calm and relaxation
– Vitamin E, with antioxidant properties, helps protect skin’s moisture barrier
– Grape seed and sesame oils moisturize to support collagen, helping to promote firmer-looking skin
– Argan oil, with antioxidants, vitamin E, and essential fatty acids, moisturizes and conditions skin

GELÉE
winter skin careGelee is a must-have for winter skin care because it contains green algae that replenishes the skin’s natural lipid barrier with moisturization to hydrate, lubricate, protect from dryness and nourish the look of skin for a soft, smooth, healthy glow. 

Features:
– Hydrates, cools, and refreshes the skin
– Moisturizes to promote skin elasticity, helping dimpled skin appear smooth and soft
– Provides immediate hydration while also replenishing skin’s natural moisture barrier
– Formulated with pure, aromatic essential oils
– Shea butter, a body conditioner, helps moisturize dry skin
– Caffeine, with antioxidant properties, brightens the look of skin
– Vitamin E helps skin retain moisture and moisturizes dry skin
– Malachite extract acts as an antioxidant, supports formula’s moisturizing benefits by protecting skin against environmental dryness

 

 

Winter Skin Care Tips:

Here is an easy treatment that you can do at home for winter skin care. You’ll be refreshed and your skin will be renewed. Set your intention before you start this restorative ritual – do a little stretching and take a deep breath as you set your mind to relax. Diffuse essential oils, soak and enjoy.   

Herbal Detox Tea — Starting your ritual with a hot cup of tea will help put you into a state of relaxation and warm your body in preparation for your detoxification treatments. Purchase here. 
Dry brush — Brushing your skin before soaking will help remove impurities from the skin’s surface
Bath Soak — Warm water and soothing minerals will help your relaxation experience continue while you support detoxification
Face Mask — Draws excess sebum from the skin
Scrub — Whether you stay in the tub or transition to use this in the shower, the scrub will help remove any surface impurities and dead skin cells
Wash — Cleanses the body of any surface sebum, dirt or pollutants
Detox Oil — Immediately after bath or shower, protect the skin’s moisture by generously massaging oil all over the body
Lotion or Gelée — Before dressing, finish your spa ritual by supporting ongoing skin hydration

Winter Skin Care Goals

The goal with all of these products is to protect your skin. The key is to moisturize, protect, and repeat! Let me know in the comments if you would like to try any of these products. Or if you have other suggestions – what helps you get through winter?

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25 of the Most Unique Gifts for Women – Most Gifts Under $50!

25 of the Most Unique Gifts for Women – Most Gifts Under $50!

Follow my blog with BloglovinGifts for her that you’ll want to buy for yourself, too! Check out these unique gifts for women including stocking stuff ideas, beauty gifts, ideas for your mom, girlfriends, best friends, sisters, or secret Santa!


Jingle Balls – Bath Bombs

These bath bombs are amazing and make such a fun gift! Three fragrances included: Plum’s a Fairy: Berry plum – Christmas on the Beach: Piña colada – Bellini: Citrus and champagne.

Plus, they are made with mineral-rich salt from the Great Salt Lake!

These make awesome gifts for anyone that loves a bath. If you are shopping for unique gifts for women but they don’t like baths – keep shopping around this website! Most items are less than $25 – you can find something for yourself, your friends, etc.

Organic Herb Growing Kit + Herb Grinder

Literally, every woman has considered starting a herb garden. How many people have actually done it? I have no idea. Not me! But, it is a nice dream. Imagine have fresh herbs available whenever you want them.

This kit is good for every woman to help them encourage their dreams to come true. It is one of the most awesome of all of the unique gifts for women.

If you have a friend that keeps saying they want to start an herb garden, help them do it! Buy her this kit!

Glossed Over Lip Gloss

Do you love this color? Better grab it, Cosmos keeps selling out! If you aren’t already a fan of Arbonne lip gloss, you will be soon!

Made from plant extracts and peptides, this lip gloss leaves a smooth-looking, plumped-up finish.

Combine it with the Intelligence Lip Treatment for a really amazing gift!

This lip gloss goes on smooth and stays on so long! You, your mom, your sister – everyone you treat is going to love you AND this lip gloss!


Arbonne is about a lot more than a lip gloss! Check out my website to learn more about the 30-day healthy living challenge or the 7-day body cleanse. 

If you really think about it, it makes sense that your skin, your gut, and pretty much everything about your body is affected by what you eat! Check out the 30-day challenge if you just want to learn to live a healthier lifestyle.

 

Mother – Daughter Necklace

This is such a thoughtful gift for a mom or daughter – or even for a friend that is pregnant with a little girl. This would be an awesome gift to celebrate any life moments.

Check out this review:

“This necklace was a gift for my mom and she loved it. I have to say it was one of the most beautifully packaged items I have ever gotten on Amazon. Of all the gifts, this is one of the most unique gifts for women.  All the necessary things were there to present to my mom as a gift, with a box, tissue paper, gift bag, and the cutest gift card.”

Gentle Mist Personal Diffuser

There are two types of friends: those who love essential oils and those who haven’t been introduced yet.

This personal diffuser is a fun gift for someone who is just learning about essential oils and even your friend who might have just about every diffuser available but needs something just for her.

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and cord-free, this sleek travel accessory provides a 30-second stream of essential oil-infused mist with the press of a button.

Don’t forget to grab a few oils! Click “retail” to purchase or join as a member to receive wholesale prices.

“Home is Wherever Your Mom Is” Pillow

OK, this pillow cover is adorable. But there are so many more unique options available – take a look. This is a fun gift for college students or your kids – just to remind them to come home and visit.

“Love You More” is a close second favorite! Check it out.

Quicksicle Maker

This is one of the coolest (pun intended) things I’ve bought in a long time! Do you have kids that love popsicles? If you want to make healthier popsicles at home for those kids, you need to get this! You can use the healthiest ingredients and even include slices of fruit. You keep this fancy popsicle maker in the freezer so it’s ready when you are ready. Once you add your healthy ingredients it only takes about 8 minutes for the popsicle to freeze! We’ve had popsicles for breakfast way more often than I care to admit. Oh, and if you are shopping for unique gifts for women that like to cook, fill her stocking with items from the $10 and under section!

Boho Crescent Necklace from eSBe Designs

Buy me jewelry and we’ll be best friends forever!

I am in love with this Boho Crescent necklace from eSBe by Sara Blaine. This is a solid piece on its own but imagine the possibilities if you layer this necklace with some of the other pieces available from eSBe.

Check out this unique piece in real life picture, it’s big! And very versatile. Love this piece!

Monogrammed Custom Gifts

If you live in the South, you already understand the importance of monogramming. That’s Sew Gran can monogram items for you, and she can also create custom designs for whatever you want to celebrate – birthdays, holidays, and so much more.

This custom embroidery and monogram shop is incredible. Be sure to like the page on Facebook so you can follow everything she makes. Contact her for anything from matching pajamas for Christmas, matching family t-shirts for a Disney vacation, to custom birthday attire. You can create your own unique gifts for women, kids, and even babies.

Dainty Glass Tea Mug

This handmade glass cup is a fun addition to the list of unique gifts for women!

You can add a gift card and make it a teacher’s gift. If you know anyone that enjoys tea, they will love this glass cup! Don’t you always feel fancier when you drink out of a nice glass?

Check out this review: “First, let me say that these glasses are more beautiful in person than in the photo! They are unique, elegant, beautiful, sturdy, and very good quality … I love them. They come in a set of two, and I bought two sets (glad I did!). The glass itself is not completely clear but has a very slight purple/mauve tone to it. … not too much color, and very pretty. I haven’t used them yet, so this review is solely on the appearance and quality … and so far I’m impressed. Simply lovely … they’ll be used and enjoyed daily I’m sure!”

Shimmer and Shine Body Gift Set

This travel-size gift set will fit perfectly into a stocking if you are looking for stocking stuffer ideas. This set includes:

Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass (90 ml / 3 fl oz): Fragrant lemongrass-infused brown sugar-oil blend gently polishes away dullness while soothing dryness with hydrating sweet almond, apricot kernel, and sunflower oils.

Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa (90 ml / 3 fl oz): Fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula instantly drenches dry skin with nourishing oils and butters —including shea butter, mongongo oil, organic sunflower oil, aloe, and chamomile.

Glow Shimmer Oil (30 ml / 1 fl oz): This luxurious, subtly shimmering dry oil contains hydrating jojoba, grapeseed and sesame oils that absorb instantly for a radiant, even glow with just a hint of sheen. This is one of those fun AND unique gifts for women!

 

Cat Planter with Organic Pet Grass Growing Kit

Are you shopping for a friend that LOVES their cat? This is the perfect gift!

The cat grass is actually a natural hairball remedy. Plus the planter is so adorable! It takes about 5-7 days for the cat grass to grow.

This is a fun gift for less than $20 for your cat-loving friends!

Vintage Map with Custom Quote

Studio 23 is a rare gem found in Florence, Alabama. This shop spotlights local artisans and their crafts. Check out their facebook page – you can find anything and everything including all the unique gifts for women. But, these vintage maps with a handpainted quote are ridiculously amazing!

If you don’t plan on being the Florence, AL area anytime soon – don’t worry! They can ship! But, it may be worth a visit to the Shoals area of Alabama. You’ll find an almost 20,000 square foot studio, warehouse, and market space.

P.S. The shop has a slide. Because, why not?

According to their website: “We are a makers collective that fosters creativity, provides opportunity to connect with the community and collaborate with others creatives, in the form of events, classes, and shared work space. We provide a place for makers to work or sell or both.”

L’Occitane Holiday Signature Advent Calendar

It’s an advent calendar for beauty lovers!

We are BIG into advent calendars in my family, but just for the kids to enjoy. Why shouldn’t moms, sisters, secret Santas, etc. get to join in on the fun? This comes with a variety of scents and all kinds of creams, oils, salts, lotions, perfumes, and so much more.

Disney-themed Headbands

Do you like Disney? Do you need a headband? Then you have found the perfect custom shop! The owner of The Loopsy Daisy is the biggest Disney fan I’ve ever met.

The Loopsy Daisy offers headbands in many designs for girls of all ages. They are custom made to fit any size or color order.  There are so many options! If you have a favorite character, chances are The Loopsy Daisy has something just for you.

Are you searching for a unique gift for a pregnant friend? The Loopsy Daisy has maternity sashes. Seriously…so completely adorable and perfect for maternity photo shoots. Check it out!

#MomLife – a Snarky Adult Coloring Book

Buy this for any friend that is a mom! Add a box of colored pencils and a coupon for free babysitting so she can actually use the coloring book!

The pages are hilarious – take a look! This book is meant to be a light-hearted stress reliever, enjoy!

Custom Handpainted Ornaments

This will be one the most unique and beloved gifts you can have made for someone!

Ava Jai Designs creates handpainted designs from your pictures. All they need is a very clear picture. Your loved ones will cherish this ornament forever!

Order soon before the rush of the holidays! Contact Jaime, the shop owner for more details click below to send her an email.

TonyMoly Banana Hand Milk

Can you imagine the smile on her face when she opens a banana hand cream? This unique gift for women is something she will get a kick out of.

Check out these reviews:

“I love pulling a banana out of my purse in public! One of those little things that can make me smile like a goofball. Lotions nice too- NO silicones! which was the true selling point for me.”

“I am rarely happy with a hand cream, I tend to buy a very high-end brand, but read so many reviews I decided to give it a try. The fragrance is mild, the cream is very moisturizing, not greasy. I wish there were bigger sizes. Is a good as a French high-end cream, if not better.”

Crocheted Tablet Cover

This is one of the most unique gifts for women you can find! She will love a custom-made crocheted laptop bag, tablet cover, beanie, or blanket.

This picture, in particular, is a lightweight crocheted striped iPad mini case. The small flowers are crocheted as well. They are attached with buttons and sowed on to keep their shape.

This is an adorably unique gift!

Cuffed Pom Pom Hat for Sports Fans

It does not matter what you look like, every single person out there looks adorable in these pom hats. I’ve always called them toboggans – what do you call them?

If you have a sports fan, head over to fanatics.com and pick out the team of her choice and buy one of these adorable hats! She’ll love it and think of you every time she wears it. Plus, she will look amazing!

 

Elier Mud Mask from Elevacity

If you’ve never heard of Elier Mud, do a quick search and check out some of the before/after pictures from using this!

Elier Mud, also known as medicinal or therapeutic peat moss in Europe, is a totally organic substance, a product of natural decomposition of multitudes of plants under special conditions. Unlike other mud used in the spa industry, it contains virtually no clay and consists of organic residue of over 800 herbs, flowers, grasses & etc.

Elier Moor Mud Mask helps minimize the look of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles, leaving skin looking pure, fresh, hydrated and radiant. Use it on your face, body and even your hair!

1 box contains 10 mud masks! Split them up between friends or keep a few for yourself.

 

Merry Mug Warmer

This is possibly the cutest Christmas decoration that you won’t realize is a scent warmer!

Grab this along with some fun scents for your Christmas-loving friend. You know, the ones that decorate for Christmas the day after Halloween…you know who I’m talking about!

Your friend will love you and think of you every time her entire home smells amazing!

Personalized Handwriting Necklace

Stop what you are doing.

Tell you best friends to sign their names on a piece of paper and send it to you.

Have these made for them. One of the most unique gifts for women, especially best friends, ever.

FitMix Pro Portable Mixer Cup: USB Rechargeable

If you are shopping for a healthy friend that is always on the go this is such a cool gift!

Add water and your protein shake mix, grab and go. I have never liked the handshake bottles, they just never mix well enough.

This has an 8,000 rpm motor and guarantees a lump-free shake in 30 seconds or less. It’s easy to clean and comes with rechargeable USB cable. You may just want to buy this for yourself.

 

The Gift Desired by Every Woman

An Amazon Gift Card!

You can gift this on its own or in addition to any item on the list above. Amazon gift cards make amazing gifts!

Especially for teacher gifts – teachers love gift cards! You hairdresser, mail person, dry cleaner – if you want to make their holidays a little bit more special, grab a gift card for them!

10 Simply Amazing Methods of Treatment for Wrinkles Around Eyes

10 Simply Amazing Methods of Treatment for Wrinkles Around Eyes

Looking for Treatment for Wrinkles Around Eyes? Check out these 10 simple treatments that will you deal with those wrinkles!


treatment for wrinkles around eyes Why is it that as we age, especially if we love to laugh and smile, that our skin seems to penalize us by turning those laughs into laugh lines?

If you are like me, you have a lot of expressions when you talk. My face always gives away what I’m thinking…often at the worst times.

The skin around your eyes is constantly moving, in fact even blinking causes 10,000 movements per day.

Smiling, squinting, staring at computers or devices too long can all cause laugh lines, crow’s feet, or any kind of fine line under your eyes.

The skin around our eyes is ten times thinner than the rest of the skin on your face.

Extra care should be given when you touch your eye area.

Be sure to use the ring finger to apply any cosmetics or moisturizers to that part of the face. Your ring finger is the weakest finger you have and won’t able to apply much pressure.

Why do we get Fine Lines Around Eyes?

The skin ages in two ways – biologically (Thanks, Mom) and environmentally (Thanks, Sun).

According to the American Academy of Dermatology:

  • Production of collagen and elastin slows down a dramatic 65% between ages 20 and 80.
  • The thickness of the skin decreases 6% every 10 years.
  • The sun causes 90%–95% of the wrinkles, lines, as well as brown, red and white discoloration on our bodies.
  • 90% of premature facial aging can be attributed to sun damage. This is why you’ll see me wearing a hat if I am outside!

Okay, let’s talk about the causes of wrinkles.

Is anyone else here a Martina McBride fan? ME! I’m literally one of her biggest fans. I was listening to “This One’s for the Girls” recently and this line hit close to home:

This is for all you girls about forty-two,

Tossin’ pennies into the fountain of youth,

Every laugh line on your face,

Made you who you are today.

Martina, if you are reading, I love you.

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that my skincare goal is to age gracefully.  The wrinkles are going to come anyway, but there are few treatments for wrinkles around eyes that you can easily do without using needles or injectables to fix them

Here are the top causes that lead us looking for treatments for wrinkles around eyes:

  • Hereditary
  • Age
  • You speak with lots of gestures and emotions
  • Hormonal disorders that lead to a violation of skin elasticity (for example, during the post-menopause in women, this skin defect begins to form)
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Lack of sleep
  • Too much sun exposure
  • Frequent stress
  • Smoking
  • The use of alcoholic beverages
  • Use substandard cosmetics
  • Use of unintended cosmetics for this area of the face
  • Rubbing various masks, creams or scrubs into this zone
  • Long work at the computer
  • Genetic predisposition

10 simply amazing methods of treatment for wrinkles around eyes

1. Drink more water

The skin around the eye is very thin and subject to dehydration. The BEST treatment for wrinkles around eyes is to simply drink more water. Here’s how to calculate how much water you should drink: Divide your body weight in half, then divide that by 8. That is the MINIMUM number of cups of water you should be drinking on a daily basis.

I challenge you to drink half your body weight in ounces daily. It’s tough to get used to at first, but then you’ll start to see some amazing positive results in your skin and the way you feel overall.

Tip: Get a fun bottle that you enjoy drinking out of. Something fun, fancy, or flirty will help encourage you to drink and carry your water with you wherever you go.

Treatment for Wrinkles Around Eyes

2. Wear sunglasses

This is a pretty basic treatment for wrinkles around eyes. Sun damage is the worst damage to our skin and causes 90 – 95% of wrinkles. Plus, the sun also causes age spots and other discoloration in our skin. Anytime you feel the need to squint or strain your eyes to see, you need sunglasses.

Bonus: Wear a hat for prolonged sun exposure. A big floppy hat that will cover your entire face is a great way to preserve your skin and reduce the effects of the sun.

Tip: If you already have age spots, I have an awesome product suggestion to help get rid of them. It’s called resurfacing pads.

Treatment for Wrinkles Around EyesThis retinoid solution with skin resurfacing pads gently exfoliates to promote cell turnover at the skin’s surface and brightens to help significantly reduce the look of dark spots and fine lines.

Retinoids, along with other ingredients, helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and skin discoloration; with continued use, skin tone and clarity is more evenly restored

3. Sleep on your back

Here’s a tip from Live About for a treatment for wrinkles around eyes – avoid sleeping on your stomach.

“When you sleep on your belly, the side of your face resting on your pillow is squished for hours at a time. By constantly squishing your face each night into your pillow, you are causing creasing which can eventually turn into wrinkles. (Notice sleep lines each morning?)

Try falling asleep on your back. If you find it hard to stay that way, put a pillow under your knees, which will help you stay in place and not roll over onto your stomach.

Can’t imagine not sleeping on your belly? Consider investing in a specially shaped pillow that allows you to sleep on your stomach while protecting your skin from wrinkles.”

Treatment for Wrinkles Around Eyes

4. Don’t touch!

What do you when you get tired from straining too long at the computer or when you wake up in the morning? You rub your eyes. Stop doing that! Rubbing and tugging in that delicate area around your eyes will only cause more damage. Remember this treatment for wrinkles around eyes – keep your hands off!

5. Use SPF

I understand that certain skin types have issues with SPF, but it’s so important that you find the right one that works for you. Daily SPF should be the first step for treatment for wrinkles around eyes.

Check out this premium SPF. It has a multipurpose formula provides critical moisture to the skin to hydrate, smooth and firm skin’s appearance while helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Unique botanical complex helps replenish skin’s natural moisture barrier, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. It has a long-lasting moisturizing formula helps maintain youthful-looking, hydrated skin. Plus, a broad spectrum SPF 20 sunscreen offers UVA/UVB protection to minimize the risk of sun damage or aging, if used as directed with other sun protection measures.

Treatment for Wrinkles Around Eyes

6. Face yoga

This is one of my FAVORITES when it comes to treatment for wrinkles around eyes. I discovered anti-aging face yoga on dailyom.com. DailyOM.com is an amazing website with so many classes. Prices start at $10 and you have lifetime access to each lesson from the class.

I have no affiliation with dailyom.com. I recommend them every chance I get. Take a look and you will find several classes that will likely interest you.

In this course, you’ll learn The Danielle Collins Face Yoga Method. In just minutes per day, Face Yoga accelerates a natural way to look your best and feel younger. It is a holistic practice which uses face exercises, face massage, acupressure and relaxation to help activate collagen production and muscle tone in your face. Regular Face Yoga practice helps your face re-attain its youthful look, making it a simple and easy method to rediscover the best version of you!

7. Premium skincare

I can’t emphasize this enough – check the ingredients of your skincare. You may be amazed to discover that we put so many chemicals on our skin. The products we put on our skin are absorbed into our bloodstream. So, be sure that you are using a premium skincare for your treatment for wrinkles around eyes.

Treatment for Wrinkles Around Eyes

8. Ultrasound Tool

This is such a cool treatment for wrinkles around eyes, and one of my favorite tools! It’s called the Genius Ultra. It uses ultrasound technology to push your skincare products deeper into the layers of your skin.

If you want even better, faster results from your Arbonne® skincare, you need to start using the Genius Ultra right away!

The Genius Ultra emits gentle, low-level ultrasound waves to help push the product onto the various layers of the skin by getting into the ridges. With just a few minutes a day, you can effectively maximize your Arbonne skincare products to work harder, for faster results! Use the Genius Ultra together with any face and neck products on the forehead, eyes, lips, cheeks, neck, and décolletage and start seeing results!

Treatment for Wrinkles Around Eyes

9. Gel eye pads

Imagine having the coolness of a cucumber to soothe tired eyes plus the moisture-boosting superfood cocktail of antioxidants, omegas, and phytonutrients to help soften the look of baby lines around the eyes. All of this is available in a gel eye mask that soothes and cools on contact.

This is a refreshing treatment for wrinkles around eyes!

Treatment for Wrinkles Around Eyes

 

10. Consistency

Here’s the bad news, there no overnight treatment for wrinkles around eyes that works instantly. Find a product that you like, use the entire line. Premium skincare products were made to work together, so you will be getting an added bonus if you use all the products.

Now, use those products day and night. It takes time to see results and you must be consistent. If you are ever too tired to go through the entire routine to take care of your skin, then simplify rather than skip.

Radiant Skin: 5 Unique Ways to Improve Your Skin’s Appearance

Radiant Skin: 5 Unique Ways to Improve Your Skin’s Appearance

Radiant skin is within your reach! You can have beautiful, glowing skin. Here’s how I have transformed my sun-damaged skin with wrinkles and age spots.  I’ve figured out the process to get the radiant skin you want. I am happy to tell you my top 5 unique ways to get that glowing skin.

If you are on Facebook, be sure to follow my page: Crystal Nichols Official. I recently ran a group called ’31 days to Radiant Skin’ and did a Facebook Live Video to discuss my top 5 tips:

When you research online on how to get radiant skin, you’ll get a lot of results like this:

https://www.allure.com/gallery/get-glowing-how-to-revive-dull-skin

They do an amazing job of discussing the top products and what to do like exfoliate and use this product or that highlighter.

I want to challenge you to dig a little deeper. These 5 unique tips will help you understand WHY you may be having skin problems and HOW to quickly and easily break through those problems.

Here are my top 5 unique tips to have Radiant Skin:

radiant skin

1. Consider your diet!

What you are putting inside your body shows on your skin. If you are having breakouts, dry skin, wrinkles or any other skin issues, take a look at your diet. When I first discovered, it was like DOH! Slapping myself on the forehead. That’s when I decide to make a commitment to improving my health so it shows on the inside AND the outside. Here’s the program I used:

Healthy Living Jumpstart

During this 30 day period, you will greatly increase your nutrients and reduce 9 common allergens including:

Gluten, sugar, dairy, yeast, alcohol, soda, processed foods, vinegar, and soy.

It may seem overwhelming at first to remove these from your diet, but it can be done! In fact, once you get past the first few days, it’s easy.

Here’s the website to get started: https://thecrystalnichols.com/healthy-living-jumpstart/

 radiant skin

2. Face Yoga

This was a very unique and fun exercise that I’ve discovered recently. Check out dailyom.com and search for Anti-Aging Face Yoga. This is a 21-day course where the instructor will take you through face yoga techniques like tapping, pinching, and so much more.

These techniques will help you increase the production of collagen and elastin (did you know we start losing collagen and elastin when we turn 20?!)

I like to listen to the video course before I go to bed after I’ve washed my face for the night.

radiant skin

3. Shave Your Face!

Women, are you shaving your face? I typically will get my eyebrows waxed or threaded. But, have you found little hairs on your mustache area? Or a big black hair coming out of your chin?! I have and it is ugly!! Is there anything worse than this!?

So, what I recommend is once or twice a week shave! While I’m in the show and the steam from the shower has opened my pores already, use a clean razor and shave those parts of your face. This practice will not make the hairs grow back thicker or faster, this will just help you avoid embarrassing situations with those big hairs in unexpected places.

radiant skin

4. Use a Complete Line of Products

No matter which line you choose, go all in. Typically, a cosmetics company designs products to work together. So, they will work BETTER together.

Previously, I had a bad habit of purchasing different products from different companies based on whims – articles, friend recommendations, etc. My skin looks amazing after I started using a complete line of the best products on earth.

My recommendation for radiant skin: Arbonne RE9 Essentials

Smoothing Facial Cleanser: The RE9 Essentials cleanser is a light foam to gently wash away makeup and impurities. With an added plant-derived moisturizer, you will start your day with a refreshed, hydrated canvas. This is very creamy and doesn’t take much to completely clean your skin. You’ll feel clean and not oily.

Toner:  Enhance radiance by evening out the appearance of skin tone, preparing it for the next step. Spray it directly on your face or spray on a cotton ball and then wipe on your skin. It doesn’t contain alcohol or acetone, but it is antioxidant-based to improve your skin

Serum: This awesome product will improve the collagen production of your skin. This super concentrated formula helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, balanced with a light, silky texture. Advanced peptides, antioxidants, and essential botanicals work synergistically within the formula to hold in moisture and help enhance the look of skin smoothness and firmness. So good, your skin will never want to be without it.

Eye Cream: Specifically made for the delicate area around your eyes and will reduce fine lines and increase collagen.  Achieve the appearance of more awakened, lifted skin along the delicate eye area. This rich cream helps skin look firmer and tighter around the eyes, and feel more plump and cushioned. Reveal skin that looks velvety smooth, replenished, and more youthful.

Day Cream/Night Cream: Day cream will help protect your skin during the day and night cream will help you sleep your way to beautiful skin. Formulated with an ultra-hydrating blend of botanicals, plus collagen-supporting ingredients that replenish moisture and deliver essential nourishment to maximize the skin’s natural reparative cycle. Helps reduce the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles through moisturization — all while you sleep.

Nightly Resurfacing Pads: Arbonne Intelligence® Genius nightly resurfacing pads and resurfacing solution is clinically proven to improve skin moisture, elasticit, and firmness in just 2 weeks. Reduce the look of dark spots and fine lines for skin that feels smooth, even-toned and beautiful. A Non-chemical retinoid product that doesn’t burn your skin, but will help reduce age spots, acne, and dark shadows under your eyes.

radiant skin

5. Genius Ultra

If you aren’t in the Arbonne world, you may have never heard of this amazing product. I recently spoke about this device in an article from Fupping, “7 Unique Gift Suggestions for People in their 40s

If you want even better, faster results from your Arbonne® skincare, you need to start using the Genius Ultra right away!

The Genius Ultra emits gentle, low-level ultrasound waves to help push the product onto the various layers of the skin by getting into the ridges. With just a few minutes a day, you can effectively maximize your Arbonne skincare products to work harder, for faster results! Use the Genius Ultra together with any face and neck products on the forehead, eyes, lips, cheeks, neck, and décolletage and start seeing results!

If you are interested in purchasing Arbonne products there are two ways to save:

  • Become a Preferred Client. For only $29 a year, you’ll save at least 20% on products and up to 40% to prepacked sets.
  • Become an Independent Consultant. For only $49 until July 31 (Goes up to $79 after that) you’ll receive an even bigger discount. You never have to sell a thing (but you’ll love the products so much you will want to tell the world.)

Purchase today at crystalnichols.arbonne.com.

Which of these 5 tips will you try?

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The ONLY Arbonne Review You Need to Read!

The ONLY Arbonne Review You Need to Read!

What’s the deal with this direct sales company, Arbonne? Is it a scam? What are they trying to sell? Read on as I give you my full personal report and Arbonne Review. 


Have you heard of this company – Arbonne? If you are like me, you were approached by an Arbonne Independent Consultant about their skincare or nutrition products. Since you wanted to learn more, you went online and searched “Arbonne Review” to find out everything you could about this company.

You found me, awesome! Here’s my full Arbonne Review and Testimonial.

My Arbonne Review, part 1

I was originally approached by an Arbonne rep when I was in my late 20s. A coworker’s wife brought me a “gold bag” to try and said to keep the products for a few days and let her know what I think. A gold bag is a set of products that consultants use to pass around to friends to try, something like the RE9 Essentials skincare set.

I took this kit home and set it on my bathroom counter. There were 5 products and I remember thinking I would never be able to use that many at a time – it was too much for me! At the time I was probably using baby wipes or something like that to wash my face at night.

The consultant said that if I started using Arbonne products now, I would really appreciate it as I got older.

I never used the products, I didn’t even try them. I gave the gold bag back and said they just didn’t work for me.

My Arbonne Review part 2

Fast-forward ten years or so and I’m living in the suburbs with a husband, kids, and a busy full-time job. I’m about to turn 40 and those dark circles and fine lines under my eyes were getting worse every day. That, along with my terrible diet of fast food, the stress of being a mom, and bad habits in general, I was gaining weight and looking worse every day.

When I turned 39 I knew I wanted to start living intentionally and that included my diet and skincare routines.

And I wanted to figure it out before I turned 40.

I was ready for a healthy change!

The great thing about living in the suburbs is that you get to know some awesome people that are in the same life stage as you.

My neighbor Nicole, who had always complained of severe digestion issues, told me that she just started a new nutrition regime and feels amazing. She says her cousin who is a successful gym owner has used these products for over 10 years and always tried to get her to try them.

She finally agreed to try the products after months and months of her cousin’s persistent begging.

She says after using the products after a month or so, she feels incredible. Her stomach issues are gone and she’s losing weight. “By the way,” she says, “These products are from Arbonne, have you ever heard of them?”

Arbonne Review – Believe the Hype!

Wow, Arbonne flashback! How I wish I had been using these amazing products since I was in my late 20s. I was really needing an intentional skincare routine to help me move gently into my 40s and stop these wrinkles, fine lines, brown age spots all over my face.

Now, you have probably realized that I drank the Kool-Aid and feel in love with the products.

I love the products – everything from the Arbonne RE9 Essentials skin care products to their amazing nutrition products. I even use their deodorant and toothpaste!

Now I blog about my Arbonne review and experiences with their many different products. I promise to give you a full honest review of the product experiences.

When you originally find out about Arbonne you can easily be overwhelmed because of their many, many products.

Here’s my advice, start on the inside.

Arbonne’s mission is all about being healthy from the inside out. It is true that if you have a clean gut, kidney, liver, etc., you will not only FEEL GOOD on the inside, you’ll LOOK GREAT on the outside.

My advice: Start with the 30-Day Healthy Living Jumpstart

Arbonne makes it easy to buy everything you’ll need to detox and cleanse your system in 30 days. You’ll also learn healthy habits by eating whole foods like grains, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. You’ll increase your fiber intake. These are all good things, plus, you can share everything you learn with your family.

During my first 30-day healthy living jumpstart, I was a little shocked when I learned that I would have to give up gluten, sugar, dairy, and alcohol. But these are all common allergens that could potentially cause inflammation and other damage. Removing these common allergens during a detox makes sense – you will be pleased with the results!arbonne review

Next, you are ready to focus on your skin. Which skincare line is for you? That depends on your skin type – if you are acne-prone, try the Clear Future line. If you have sensitive skin, try the Calm line. If you aren’t ready for the full anti-aging skin care line, try RE9 Advanced Prepwork. If you would like to focus on reducing fine lines and wrinkles, try the RE9 Advanced line. Oh, and there is also a line tailored just for me – RE9 Advanced for Men.

Next, try Arbonne’s makeup. Everything from Arbonne is made from botanically-based ingredients, certified vegan, certified gluten-free, clinically tested, and certified cruelty free.

Arbonne also has bath and body products, baby items, and even aluminum-free deodorant and mint toothpaste!

Since you are focused on putting healthy ingredients inside your body, be sure to focus on those same healthy ingredients on the outside. Everything you use on your skin – skincare and makeup – gets absorbed into the skin and can be beneficial to your body.

Why buy from a Direct Sales company?

I get it, we all have those friends who are very excited about their direct sales company and post all over social media about how their products are the best. Yes, it’s annoying.

Here’s the crazy reason why you SHOULD buy from a direct sales company: The products literally come DIRECT to you.

If you typically buy nutrition, skincare, or makeup from a grocery store or other retail store, think about the timeline of those products. How long has been since they were first created to how long they’ve been sitting on the shelf waiting for you to finally buy it.

First, the products are made and then sent to a distribution facility to wait on the order from the retail store and then the products are shipping across the country or world to get to the shelf where it waits on you to buy.

When you order from a Direct Sales company, the products come directly to you. There’s no middleman in between creating a time-lapse of several months.

What’s in the products you are buying?

The United States Food and Drug Administration is always under a lot of scrutiny for the items they allow in our products. Check out this article, “9 Disgusting Things That the FDA Allows in Your Food.

Currently, the US prohibits 11 ingredients from being included in nutrition, skin care, and cosmetic products: https://www.fda.gov/Cosmetics/GuidanceRegulation/LawsRegulations/ucm127406.htm

The EU prohibits 1400!!: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&annex_v2=II&search.

Arbonne, a Swiss company, takes it another step and prohibits over 2,000 ingredients. See below for their list of top 20 not allowed ingredients.

The United States allows these ingredients for many reasons. One reason is so your food and cosmetics will have a longer shelf life with better color and smell. Arbonne products are produced with no artificial ingredients or sweeteners so any smell or color is all natural.

My Arbonne Review – Not a Scam!

If you have read this far, you know that I’m an Arbonne fan. In my opinion, Arbonne is the furthest thing from a scam I have ever seen. The products are amazing, and not only will you feel good on the inside, you will look great on the outside. Clear, healthy-looking skin, less stress, and more energy – it really makes sense to give Arbonne a try! Plus, there are so many ways to save!

With a 45-day money back guarantee, there’s no reason not to try. Are you ready for a simple but life-changing journey?

My final Arbonne Review: Give Arbonne a try!

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Arbonne Review: Top 20 Not Allowed LIst

There are over 2,000 ingredients that are not allowed in any Arbonne product whether it’s nutrition, skincare, makeup or bath and body.

Here are the top 20 ingredients not allowed by Arbonne:

  1. Animal products or by-products
    Since our products are certified vegan, we do not formulate with animal products or by-products, including, but not limited to, dairy, honey, beeswax, and silk. This also contributes to the dairy-free status of our nutrition products.
  2. Artificial flavors and sweeteners
    We do not formulate with artificial flavors or sweeteners in our products, choosing instead for naturally derived flavor and sweetener components.
  3. Formaldehyde-donating preservatives
    Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen that is also linked to asthma and developmental toxicity, therefore we do not use formaldehyde-donating preservatives. This includes, but is not limited to, quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, and methylisothiazolinone.
  4. Hydroquinone
    Hydroquinone is a skin lightener that causes skin irritation and may be linked to certain cancers.
  5. Parabens
    Some parabens have been linked to endocrine disruption, which may increase the risk of certain cancers. Therefore, we do not use any parabens, including ethylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben.
  6. Petrolatum
    Petrolatum, commonly known as petroleum jelly, is a skin protectant that is a by-product of petroleum. It typically contains the impurity polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have been linked to cancer.
  7. Phthalates
    Phthalates [i.e., dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), diethylphthalate (DEP)] are plasticizing ingredients commonly used in fragrances as a solvent and skin fixative. Phthalates have been linked to endocrine disruption and may cause birth defects.
  8. Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
    Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) are harsh surfactants that can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions. Moreover, SLES often contains the impurity 1,4-dioxane, a by-product from its manufacturing process, which is a potential carcinogen.
  9. Synthetic fragrances and dyes
    Since many synthetic fragrances and dyes are petroleum-derived, they may contain components which are potential hormone disruptors, allergens, and environmental toxins.
  10. Triclosan
    Triclosan is an antibacterial agent which causes skin irritation and has been linked to endocrine disruption. It is also bioaccumulative and potentially toxic to aquatic organisms.
  11. Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA)
    Frequently used in cosmetics as emulsifiers, foaming agents or pH adjusters. Based on studies, they are linked to organ system toxicity, cancer, and environmental concerns of bioaccumulation.
  12. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)/Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
    Petroleum-derived antioxidants used to extend shell life of product, BHA and BHT can induce allergic reactions in skin. They are also likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors.
  13. Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCT)
    Together commonly called as Kathon CG. Chemical preservative widely used in cosmetics that are the most common irritants, sensitizers, and causes of contact skin allergies. Also linked to lung toxicity and possible neurotoxicity.
  14. Gluten
    Ingredients such as wheat, rye, and barley contain gluten protein may cause major health issues to those with gluten intolerance, sensitivity or allergy. Oat may contain gluten if exposed to cross-contamination from gluten-containing crops, so all oats used in our products are certified gluten-free.
  15. Peanuts and tree nuts
    Ingredients derived from peanuts and tree nuts can cause potential allergic reactions in many people, and we opt to avoid such ingredients in our nutrition products. A number of our skincare products are formulated with extracts from coconut or shea seeds.
  16. Soy
    Soy and soy derivatives may contain protein which may cause potential allergic reactions in many people.
  17. High fructose corn syrup
    High fructose corn syrup has been utilized often in sodas and other beverages, and researchers are now questioning whether it can contribute to obesity and other health concerns. Until there is clear evidence of its safety, we choose to avoid its use in our Nutrition products.
  18. Canola Oil
    Canola oil is derived from the rapeseed plant, and while there is still no clear indication of health risks associated with this material, there is a strong potential that sources of canola oil are GMO-derived.
  19. Trans Fats
    Trans fats are well researched for their detrimental effects on cholesterol levels — namely, increasing LDL (bad) cholesterol and reducing HDL (good) cholesterol — and increasing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
  20. Talc
    Talc is used in cosmetics as an anti-caking or bulking agent. Talc can be contaminated with asbestos fibers which possess risks for respiratory toxicity and cancer.

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6 Skincare Basics Every Women Needs

6 Skincare Basics Every Women Needs

Here are 6 skincare basics every woman, no matter your age should be using daily. 


Imagine. You noticed your skin is getting drier than it used to and you’ve developed some fine lines under your eyes. So, you go to the store to load up on products and stare at the options and have no clue where to start.

Is this you? This was me! Sure, I know we need to moisturize. Somewhere along the way, someone said you have to use a serum. OK, but what else? My skin was oily AND dry, and getting very, very wrinkly. I use A LOT of expressions when I talk, so I know that’s to blame.

And I love to laugh, so I have a lot of laugh lines. But sagging skin on my neck….geez, no wonder I always felt like a before picture. I had no clue about the skincare basics I needed, must less the specialized treatments I needed for my skin issues.

And yes, I went to the mall and to the big box stores to have a teenager with perfect skin tell me all about makeup. I’ve had facials with estheticians telling me all the procedures that I could have and really pushed botox. Needles touching my face ain’t gonna happen.

We are not hopeless cases!

Trust me, we’ve got this.

It just takes a little bit of education and finding what works for you.

Here’s what I’ve learned. The skin ages in two ways – biologically (Thanks, Mom) and environmentally (Thanks, Sun).

When you find a program that works for you – stick with it. Use it all. All the lotions, sprays, and serums are meant to work together. I know there are so many skincare items on the market that it’s overwhelming.  Honestly, I would usually pick out whatever was cheapest or on sale – turns out that is NOT the best method for aging gracefully! Find a comprehensive skincare collection that will help you biological and environmental aging skin issues.

What are your skincare goals?

My skincare goal is to age gracefully. Botox isn’t for me. I’m ok if people know I’m in my 40s. But, I still want people to think, ‘Wow, her skin looks great! Wonder if she’s 40 yet?’

According to the American Academy of Dermatology:

  • Production of collagen and elastin slows down a dramatic 65% between ages 20 and 80.
  • The thickness of the skin decreases 6% every 10 years.
  • The sun causes 90%–95% of the wrinkles, lines, as well as brown, red and white discoloration on our bodies.

90% of premature facial aging can be attributed to sun damage. This is why you’ll see me wearing a hat if I am outside!

Here are the skincare basics every woman needs:skincare basics women over 40

Facial Cleanser: Cleansing is the first step to healthy-looking skin – and you need to cleanse twice a day. Find a gentle cleanser to remove dead skin cells, makeup, oil, and debris. When your skin is clean, it allows skincare products to work better.

Toner: After cleansing, a toner will help prepare your skin by minimizing the appearance of pore size. If you are acne-prone, a toner will typically help remove oils as well.

Serum: Serums deliver targeted ingredients like antioxidants and peptides that help with anti-aging, or help refresh skin’s appearance.

Eye Cream: These can reduce the appearance of puffiness, smooth the look of fine lines, brighten the appearance of dark circles, and replenish moisture. The skin around the eyes is delicate and thin plus it loses moisture rapidly, so it needs to be gently cared for.

Day Cream with Sunscreen: Be sure the moisturizer matches your skin’s needs – whether it’s oily, normal, or a combination. SPF is non-negotiable!

Night Cream: (Reminds me of my Grandma, who had great skin…hmmm) This is important because night creams work during your nightly reparative process and provide moisture barrier protection while you sleep.

Skincare Basics – Start Today

Your skin can start to show signs of aging as early as 25. It’s important to start today using these skincare basics even if, like me, 25 was many many moons ago. It’s not too late to get started.

I truly think you should buy the best skin care that you can afford. One important tip is that when you find a skincare line that fits your skin (and your budget) that you should use the entire line. These premium skincare basics were made to work together. So, you could be missing out on some critical benefits if you only use one or two products from the line you choose.

Here are 10 tips to help you reduce the look of wrinkles around your eyes: https://thecrystalnichols.com/treatment-for-wrinkles-around-eyes/

Your Diet Makes a Difference!

A diet high in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and adequate water intake, plus antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can help support healthy-looking skin, and help you have more energy and feel more confident.

Learn more about the best diet for healthy skin on our Healthy Living Jumpstart page.

Key Components of the Healthy Living Jumpstart

  • Eating Clean
  • Increasing Nutrient Density
  • Eliminate Allergenic and addictive foods and beverages
  • Balance Blood Sugar
  • Support Elimination Organs

After the 30 days, you’ll have tools and knowledge to implement life-long health and wellness goals. And you will feel GREAT!

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