Benefits of Apple Extract

Posted by Ada Hersko on January 28, 2014 0 Comments

We've all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

In recent years, women have also been offered beauty solutions containing extracts from apples.

Apple contains alpha-hydroxy acids, which refines and rejuvenates the skin. Apple Extract is best known for its moisturizing and anti-aging properties, making it perfect for dry or mature skin. It also has exceptional elastase inhibition activity, making it suitable for treatments aimed at maintaining the skin’s youthful elasticity.

Apple extract is one of the newest fruit extracts used in skin products. Apples are full of vitamins A and C and zinc, which are all essential for glowing, healthy skin.

Beauty products with apple stem cells is said to be the secret to youthful looks of Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Love Line Platinum - Rejuvenating Cream

Contains Apple Extracts that firms, uplifts, and supports collagen production.

  • Concentrated rich formulation in a lightly textured cream.
  • Effectively inhibits skin pigmentation.
  • Can also be applied at night – suitable as an excellent base for make-up.
  • Ideal for women over 35!
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Love Line: Platinum For Dry and Mature Skin

Posted by Ada Hersko on January 02, 2014 0 Comments

Fighting Back Against Dry Skin...

Winter is a great time for feeling toasty and warm, wrapped up in cozy sweaters or blankets, or settled in front of a fire. But freezing temperatures, low humidity, and furnace-blasted dry air can leave your skin dry, flaky, and itchy. Everyone needs to protect their skin from drying out in the winter. But if you have a skin condition, you should step up your routine to stay supple.

Love Line Platinum - Rejuvenating Cream 

- For Dry Skin - A scientific approach to elite quality
- Illuminates your complexion, repairs and elasticizes
- Provides deep penetration of curative properties, to firm, uplift and protect
- Balances pH and moisture level down into the sebum levels
- Contains paramedical ingredients such as GP4G (Plankton “Marine Protein”)
- WSA Molecuel (From Oregano herb 4 x more effective then Vitamin C & E), Q10
- Easy to apply make-up immediately after using our facial care creams

This day cream repairs and regenerates your skin for a more balance and feminine look. It firms and uplifts, and supports collagen production. See Love Line Platinum - Rejuvenating Cream.

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10 Top Tips For Dry Skin

Posted by Ada Hersko on November 18, 2013 0 Comments

What is Dry Skin?

It is a condition in which the skin is unable to retain its moisture or is having low levels of sebum production. It could be natural or due to different environmental factors.

Beauty tips for dry skin: 

Dry skin can be a troublesome, especially in winters!!! However, it could be one of the reasons apart from the others like hereditary, excessive medication and excessive exposure to pollution.

No individual would prefer to keep themselves in a state where the skin is dry and feeling stretchy. So what do you think you can do?

Fret not! Here are a few great and natural dry skin care tips that will help you relieve your parched to thus offer you soft, shiny and hydrated skin.

1. Bath Time Rules

Ensure each day that the time taken for shower is short. Along with this, make sure to shower with warm water as too much hot water on the skin can dry the natural oils, thus drying the skin instantly. It would be suggestible to use soaps and face washes that are gentle as they would help reduce the risk of moisture stripping.

2. After Shower care:

After shower, never rub yourself with a towel to dry, instead pat dry the excess water. This will help you keep your skin soft and supple, helping you cut the risk of skin irritation. As soon as you’re out of the bath, make sure to moisturize! Moisturizer doesn’t add moisture to your skin, however it helps your skin retain the water already present in it. So after bath time is the best time for lotion!

3. The Best Moisture Recipe:

Make sure the moisturizing lotion you use has dry skin friendly ingredients such as dimethicone, which is a silicone that keeps moisture trapped. Hyaluronic acid, mineral oil, as well as petroleum jelly are all claimed to be skin friendly ingredients.

4. Anti-Aging no-no:

Anti-Aging products are a strict no for the dry skin. However, if you are using any, make sure that they are free of  retinoid or AHAs, as these ingredients are considered to be very irritating for the dry skin.

5. Try Fish Oil Pills:

To nourish the skin thoroughly, taking healthy necessary foods and supplements is important. Some oils also work best when taken internally.  Studies show fish oils such as Cod liver oil can help in soothing the dry skin, mainly owing to its omega 3 acids.

6. Treat you Hands and Feet:

Use gloves and socks in winter season to protect your hands and feet from drying. Make sure to moisturize your hands and feet with scrubs and moisturizers designed specifically for dry skin.

7. Don’t Forget your Lips:

Lips are especially prone to chapping, so use a lip scrub to exfoliate and nourish your lips. Even a homemade lip scrub with sugar and lemon is good. Use a good heavy duty lip balm and apply every few hours! Make sure you protect your lips from dust, pollution and the heavy winter winds. They are the most common reasons that leave the lips high and dry.

8. Exfoliate:

Scrub your skin good at least twice a week, if you have sensitive skin then once a week. But get that dead skin off your face. However, make sure to use products that would suit your dry skin along with ensuring that the product is of a high brand quality.

9. Use a Good Sunscreen:

Since dry skin is already prone to wrinkles and aging, the sun can cause more damage. So, having a good sunscreen or sun block on can help your skin look younger. It also is very important to know the right SPF required for your skin tone and type. Seek dermatologist recommendations before using any sunscreen product,

10. See a Dermatologist:

If you try everything and still have extremely dry skin, see a doctor, you may have a problem like eczema and may need medication for it.

Homemade Beauty Tips for Dry Skin care:

1. Mix aloe vera pulp with one spoon whisked cream or homemade curd and one spoon honey. Mix these ingredients thoroughly and apply it on the face for 10 to 15 minutes. Later rinse it off with clean water.

2. Scrub a tablespoon of papaya pulp and apply it on your dry facial skin for sometime. Then rinse it off with normal water.

Regular skin care will help you achieve soft, supple and shiny skin, thus helping you reduce the risk of fine lines, wrinkles, crows feet and rashes.

I hope these dry skin beauty tips help  your skin keep baby soft!

 

 

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Summer Skin Care Tips

Posted by Ada Hersko on May 04, 2013 0 Comments

Hot weather, salt water, humidity, and chlorine take their toll on our skin during the summer months. Here are some helpful summer skin care tips and solutions for keeping your skin safe and beautiful all summer long.


Don't Neglect your Skin

Did you know that most skin aging occurs during the summer? So consistent application of sun protection, regular professional facials, and a good home skin care routine are your best defenses against fun in the sun...and heat.

Wearing Sunscreen every day will Significantly cut back on Accumulative Sun Damage

Recent information from the UCLA skin research department indicates that 78% of all the sun damage incurred in a lifetime is from incidental exposure! You may say "I'm not out at all during the day" but just walking to your car, and even driving in your car will expose you to unnecessary sun damage. Windshields do nothing to protect you from UV rays! Wear a moisturizer that contains a sun block with a minimum of SPF #15. Apply it in the morning so you'll be covered all day!

It's not about the SPF Number, it's how often and how much you re-apply your Sunscreen

People are always asking me which SPF number should they use. The truth is, an SPF 30 only offers 4% more protection than an SPF 15. You would have thought it was double the protection, right? As you get up in the higher numbers (SPF 45, 50, 70 +) that percentage comes down, but you're also exposing your skin to more chemicals which might result in a negative reaction on the skin. The key to protecting your skin in the sun is to re-apply your sunscreen generously at least every two hours. A little dab won't do ya...you need to slather it on.

For those who suffer from Back Breakouts, avoid Hair Conditioner containing Panthenol

If back breakouts trouble you, it could be an ingredient in your hair conditioner that's causing the problem. Panthenol, well-known for its benefit for strengthening the hair, may be a potential pore-clogger. Why the back? Simply because when you rinse out hair conditioner, a residue of the product stays on your back. Use hair products that do not contain Panthenol, exfoliate your back with a mild cleansing gel and exfoliating cloth three times a week and apply an anti-bacterial lotion and your back will be clear for summer.

To Produce Less Oil on the Face, never Wash with a Bar of Soap

One of the biggest complaints we hear during the summer is, "My skin gets so oily!" The binders that hold a bar of soap together are in an alkaline base (high pH balance), which will strip all the water and natural oils out of the skin, causing the surface of the skin to dehydrate. Your skin cells need to stay moist in order to be healthy, and without water, your skin will be producing more oil to compensate for the lack of water which is that last thing you want your skin to do in the heat of the summer! Using soap can also cause more break outs as the dehydrated cells being caused from the drying soap can cause a layer of dry skin cell buildup which can trap oil and keep them clogged in the pores.

Avoid Dairy Products if your Skin is Prone to Break Outs

With the heat and humidity in the summer, break outs are a real concern for a lot of people. And we've all heard that greasy foods and chocolate cause breakouts. In our experience, when breakouts are cyst-like in the chin and jawline area, most often this is related to excessive dairy products in your diet. Try cutting out cheese, milk, ice cream, and frozen yogurt, and watch your skin clear up! There are many other ways to get calcium in your diet; broccoli, asparagus and orange juice.

When Soothing a Sunburn, avoid applying Lotion. Instead use Cold Yogurt

Okay. So you thought you had on plenty of sunscreen and the next thing you know, you got fried. A common misconception about soothing a sunburn is that you should keep re-applying lotion (especially aloe vera-based lotion) to keep the skin moist. But layering lotion on sunburned skin traps heat, keeping the skin red longer. Skin must breathe to let out heat. Cold plain yogurt applied to the skin works as an anti-inflammatory and heat remover. Apply, let dry for 15 minutes, and rinse. Repeat every hour.

Use Hand Cream that contains Sunscreen

Did you know that the majority of aging that occurs on the hands (sun spots and wrinkles) is attributable to driving in the car with your hands on the steering wheel? Make sure to use a hand cream with an SPF of at least #15 every day.

For Soothing Sensitive Skin, keep your products in the Refrigerator

For skins that have redness or rosacea-like symptoms, the constant heat in the summer can keep skin looking red and irritated. Keep your products in the refrigerator so that when you use them, they not only feel refreshing, but the cold acts as a vaso-constrictor to reduce the dilation of the cappillaries and reduces visible redness.

Load up with Antioxidants, both Topically and Internally

Research continues to indicate that antioxidants, when used topically in skin care serums and moisturizers and taken internally by eating spinach, tomatoes, berries and sweet potatoes, can provide your skin and body with the defense it needs to fight off damaging free radicals which increase aging. One of the main ways we get these damaging free radicals is through sunlight - even while wearing a sunscreen! Vitamin C is a popular ingredient that will provide your skin with age-fighting antioxidant protection.

Don't rely only on your Sunscreen

Sunscreens wear off, sweat off, and wash off, so reapply every hour if you are out in the sun. Also, wear a hat, sunglasses, and protective clothing to guard your skin against sun damage. If you want to look young, avoid the sun! No amount of sun exposure is damage-free. A little sun means a little damage, and a lot of sun means a lot of damage. And suntan beds are the worst!

Put the Brakes on Brown Spots with a Skin Lightener

For skins prone to hyperpigmentation and discoloration (brown spots), the summer sun can really exacerbate this condition. But did you know that it is not only the sun that causes these spots to come out during the summer, but the heat from UV rays? So even if you are absolutely diligent about re-applying sun protection and wearing a hat when outdoors, your melanin activity can still be stimulated resulting in an increase of brown spots. If you are prone to hyperpigmentation, you must use a skin lightener every day to suppress the melanin activity to prevent pigmentation from getting worse during the hot summer months.

Blot, Blot, Blot

Although there is no miracle product to control the extra oil that you get during the summer months, there are ways to keep that shine under control. Oil blotting papers are great to use during the day to actually remove the oils off the skin to give you the feel of freshly washed skin. In a pinch? The type of paper used for toilet seat covers in public restrooms is similar to expensive oil blotting papers.Tear off a piece of this and press firmly on the skin. Voila!

Get your ZZZZ's

According to recent research, the vast majority of Americans - particularly women - are sleep-deprived. Lack of sleep not only makes you grouchy, forgetful, and drowsy, it also wreaks havoc on your skin. Even an extra 30-60 minutes every night will make a difference.

Wash your Makeup Brushes Weekly and let Dry in the Sun

During the summer your skin is oiler, so using your makeup brushes on your face can cause bacteria and oil to get caught within the bristles resulting in clogged pores and break outs. How to wash your makeup brushes: Fill a glass with warm water and 1 tablespoon of gentle shampoo or gel cleanser. Swish brushes in the glass creating a lather. Rinse well and use a comb to de-tangle the bristles and get them back in their original shape. Let dry in an upright glass out in the sun. The sunlight destroys bacteria and helps to dry your brushes faster.

The Bottom Line

The #1 cause of lines and wrinkles is sun exposure. If you want to look young, avoid the sun. It's really that simple. A little sun damage = a little damage. A lot of sun = a lot of damage.

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Ginseng Skin Care

Posted by Ada Hersko on April 14, 2013 0 Comments

Ginseng, a plant extract, is found in skin care products that can tone and revitalize skin. Ginseng can help balance the oil gland production and can smooth fine lines and wrinkles in mature skin. There are three species of ginseng plants: the Asian or Korean ginseng, the American ginseng and the Siberian ginseng. Its benefits have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Significance

Used by the Chinese for more than 5,000 years, the root of the ginseng is referred to as the flower of life because of its qi, or vital essence.

Identification

The American ginseng, also known as panax quinquefolius, is found in wooded areas. It can be identified by its smooth stems and leaves, small greenish flowers and kidney-shaped red berries. Asian or Korean ginseng grown in China and Korea is also known as panax ginseng and has leaves that grow in a circle around a straight stem and umbrella-shaped flowers that produce red berries. The roots can be identified by their light tan color, gnarled root and stringy shoots. Siberian ginseng, or eleutherococcus senticocus, is a thorny shrub that grows three to 10 feet in height. It has flowers that turn into round black berries in late summer. Its roots are a brownish color and wrinkled and twisted.

Benefits

Promoted as an anti-aging skin treatment, ginseng contains a large number of phytonutrients. These phytonutrients can stimulate and activate the skin's metabolism and blood flow to regenerate and tone. It can also brighten the whiteness of skin.

Types

Ginseng as a skin-care enhancer can be found in facial cleansers, toners and moisturizing lotions and creams that preserve elasticity and vitality and assist in preventing moisture loss. Ginseng can also be found in hand and body lotions, foot creams, lip balms and acne treatment serums and creams.

Green - Body Lotion

Love Line Body Lotion nourishes and firms your skin. Containing rich extracts of ginseng and allantoin which do wonders in softening and moisturizing your skin, Love Line Body Lotion leaves your skin soft and velvety.

  • Ginseng – Helps prevent skin aging; stimulates the cell renewal process
  • Allantoin – Helps repair damaged skin
  • Has a strong ginseng scent


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