Now that we have started a New Year, there is no better time than to take your skincare into your own hands. Just because another year means another birthday and a year older, doesn’t mean the effects have to be seen on your skin. We’ve compiled a list of skincare resolutions for 2011 to help keep your skin looking fresh and young.
Don’t Sleep with Your Makeup On
Your skin needs time to breathe and wearing makeup non-stop can clog your pores.
Wear Sunscreen Daily
Although you may not be in the sun every day, using a moisturizer with an SPF will help fight the signs of aging caused by the sun even when it is overcast outside.
Don’t Pick Your Skin
We all know how tempting it is to pick or scratch a blemish, but this is only prolonging the problem and could possibly result in a scar.
Drink Plenty of Water
Many people don’t drink nearly as much water as the recommended daily amount. Eight glasses a day is a must and your skin will thank you for it.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
During the night, our skin restores itself from the effects of stress, makeup and harmful elements. Inadequate sleep can show through your skin with unwanted dark circles and fine lines so be sure to get your beauty sleep.
Around the holidays we can fall out of our routine of exercising so the New Year is great time to get back into the swing of things. Sweating out your skins impurities through exercising is one healthy way to have glowing skin.
Cleanse With Your Clarisonic!
Try to keep up a regular routine of cleansing with your Clarisonic. We all know life can be hectic getting ready in the mornings and for bed, but aim to use your Clarisonic on a regular basis instead of at random intervals so your skin is accustomed to the sonic cleansing.
Now that we have shared some skincare resolutions for 2011, we want to know yours! Share with us in the comments!
The change in seasons can be rough on your skin. The cold weather strips moisture from your skin generally causing you to alter your normal skincare routine. For example, the eye area is especially delicate and thin, needing extra attention during the colder months. Here are some tips to help keep your skin fresh throughout the winter.
Use a Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Although it might be overcast and rainy, don’t abandon your daily moisturizer with sunscreen. Apply the moisturizer in the morning and night immediately after cleansing to lock the moisture in and protect you from winter glaze.
Eliminate Products Containing Alcohol
Alcohol is drying to the skin. If your toner or any other products contain alcohol, save them for a warmer season.
Avoid Hot Baths and Showers
With the cold temperatures, a hot bath or shower sounds fabulous but little do you know, the hot water strips the skin of its natural moisture. Opt for a warm shower to keep your skin hydrated.
Use a Humidifier
The heater is generally on during these colder months which can be very drying. Use a humidifier to restore moisture to the air.
Extra Care for Your Eyes
The skin around your eyes is more delicate and thin than the rest of your face. Be sure to use an eye cream or serum to lock in moisture and for extra care, check out the Clarisonic Opal Infusion System.
Use Lip Balm with Sunscreen
You may be tempted to lick your chapped lips but you are only worsening their condition. Keep a lip balm with sunscreen on hand to use when your lips start to feel dry.
Dress in Layers
Your skin will compensate if you are too hot or too cold so dress in layers to be able to add and remove pieces accordingly depending on your body temperature.
Take Care of Your Hands and Feet
Hands and feet tend to be extra dry during the winter months. Moisturize often and especially after increased washing of your hands during the cold and flu season.
The winter can be tough on your skin, but with care and attention, you can prevent dry skin and blotchiness. These are some tips we swear by during the winter, but we would love to hear your suggestions!
According to Cosmopolitan, small things count when it comes to taking care of your skin. For instance, making sure to clean your makeup brush every month can help keep your skin looking fabulous.
The experts at Cosmopolitan Magazine recommend using a special kind of soap or a drop of baby shampoo. They discourage using hand soap because the detergents are harsh and can strip the brush.
Learn more about cleansing your makeup brushes at Cosmopolitan.com
At Clarisonic we are all about great skin care but the rules don’t just apply to women. For some men the Clarisonic is the first step in their skin care routine. Using the Clarisonic Cleansing System to apply shaving cream can improve your shaving experiencing by reducing irritation and razor burn for a closer, smoother shave.
There are hundreds of tips and tricks for taking better care of female skin but what about guys? Male and female skin is different and the way you take care of it should reflect the differences. For a comprehensive look at the “do’s and don’ts” of male skin care check out this article from suite101.com on Skin Care for Guys – Do you Know the Do’s and Don’ts?
Check out the article and share your favorite male skin care tip with us today!
One of the most common skin conditions that we encounter with Clarisonic users is Keratosis Pilaris (KP) which is commonly referred to as “chicken skin.” It is genetic follicular condition that typically appears as rough bumps on the skin. Most frequently it appears on the back and outer sides of the arms and can occur on any body part with the exception of glabrous skin which is found on the palms/soles of the feet). It is very rare for this condition to appear on the face.
Keratosis Pilaris results when the body produces excess keratin which is a natural protein in the skin. This excess keratin surrounds the hair follicles in the pores which forms the bumps.
Many Clarisonic users have reported a decrease in the appearance of their KP bumps after using the body brush attachment that comes standard with the Clarisonic PLUS. The Broke-Ass Bride even used the Clarisonic to reduce the appearance of her bumps just in time for the big day!
For more information on Keratosis Pilaris visit WebMD.
Fashion experts and connoisseurs from around the world will travel to Miami at the end of July for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week SWIM. This year’s event will take from July 15th – July 19th and Clarisonic is proud to be the Exclusive Product Sponsor for the event. Visit the Clarisonic Cabana and say hello! While you’re there treat yourself to a Clarisonic mini-treatment from one of our fabulous skin care professionals.
Are you heading to the event this year? Which designer are you most excited to see? Share with us today!
See you in Miami!
Skin endures a lot during the summer months – sunshine, pool water and dry air –it can be tough to keep it looking healthy. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you stay cool, feel cool and look cool in the summer heat.
- Sunscreen is ESSENTIAL on exposed and unexposed skin
- It’s also important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water; this is especially important if you are physically active
- While you’re protecting yourself don’t forget to protect your lips with SPF lip balm
- Kiehl’s Lip Balm SPF 15 helps protect against sunburn and relieves chapped lips
- Wear lightweight and light colored clothing to protect your skin and stay cool in the heat
- Wear a hat with a large brim to shade your neck and face
- Finish off your look with a bright lipstick
- Check out Summer Skin Tips from Daniel Sandler for a complete summer skin look featuring bright lipstick colors and the Clarisonic
- A shade from MAC Cosmetics To the Beach line is perfect for summer
- Use a bold summer nail polish color
- Popular colors for summer include: bright pink, baby blue, light green, taupe and traditional pale pink.
- Try one of the fabulous shades from the OPI Summer Flutter collection.
- Simplify your makeup routine and stick to the basics
How do you beat the summer heat? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks – leave a comment!