How to Winterize Your Skin-Care Routine

Posted by Ada Hersko on November 19, 2015 0 Comments

When it's snowing in Canada you know that it's gotten really, really cold. And what happens when temperatures take a nose dive? So do your skin's moisture levels. But frigid weather is only part of the problem: Long, hot showers, sweltering offices, and harsh soaps are also to blame. Luckily, dry skin can often be alleviated by winterproofing your skin-care routine. Here's a few ways to start.

Exfoliate. It sounds counterintuitive, but gently scrubbing (and we mean very gently) will actually help your lotions and creams work better. As your skin dries out, dead skin cells stop shedding, keeping moisturizer from fully sinking in. Rev up the process by using a mild exfoliant, like a jojoba-bead scrub or a cleanser with fruit enzymes. Try Love Line Caress Pro-Age - Gentle Peeling.

Upgrade your moisturizer. Many of us need richer face and body creams during the winter. When shopping around, look for the ingredients which are humectants that help pull moisture from the air into your skin. For your day cream, remember that you still need an SPF to protect from UV rays (not only are they cancer-causing, but they can also prevent skin from holding onto moisture). We like Love Line Caress Pro-Age - Moisturizing Cream SPF 15.

Get it on in the shower. Or at least right afterward. Studies have shown that applying body lotion in the three-minute window right after you shower is best. (Otherwise, moisture starts to disappear from your skin before you can lock it in with lotion.) Keep a bottle of Green - Body Lotion on your sink so that I can spread it on my arms and legs after lightly patting down with a towel (that way your skin is damp but not dripping).

Beware of your water bottle. Believe it or not, it can actually contribute to dry, chapped lips. Here's how: When you take a swig from a water bottle, you're often left with droplets on your mouth. When these molecules evaporate, they take moisture from your lips with them. You don't have to go thirsty, though. Swiping on a lip balm or ointment throughout the day will help. So will buying a box of straws.

Invest in a humidifier. It'll replace precious moisture in the air (heating systems tend to suck up every last drop of it). The small tabletop models are ideal for single rooms and small apartments—just be sure to fill them with cold water to prevent bacteria from growing inside.

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8 Ways You’ve Been Drying Out Your Skin

Posted by Ada Hersko on October 13, 2015 0 Comments

When you’ve got dry, flaky skin, you need a solution immediately. Sometimes, though, all the giant tubs of body cream in the world can’t help the dry skin you’re experiencing. You exfoliate, you use a good body wash and moisturizer, but for the life of you, you cannot figure out why your skin is still dry. We may have found the culprit, ladies. Below are eight ways you’ve been drying out your skin without knowing it.

Hot showers: Everyone loves a long, hot shower, but standing in a constant stream of scolding hot water for an extended amount of time is like asking for dried out skin. The heat and steam will open up your pores and dehydrate every pocket of moisture. Instead of extra hot water, turn the heat down to a mild temperature and your skin will thank you.

Lightweight moisturizers: Especially in the winter when the cold weather is doing nothing but drying out your skin, switching to a heavier lotion instead of a lightweight moisturizer will make a huge difference in how much moisture your skin holds onto.

Harsh soap: Unfortunately, many bar soaps are harsh and drying, removing every bit of oil and hydration from your skin and leaving you with a “squeaky clean” — which is literally “squeaky” because your skin is devoid of any kind of moisture. Choose a creamy body wash instead of a bar soap and please, never use a bar on your face!

Scrubbing too hard: Whether you’re using a rough loofa or you’re overusing a scrub, remember that your skin is sensitive, and scrubbing too hard can strip it of its moisture. Switch to a soft wash cloth and ease up the pressure when using your hands.

Central heat: Sometimes you can’t control the heat in the room you’re in, but if you can, stick will something south of room temperature, even in the winter. High heat indoors can dry out your skin, so lower the temperature and, if possible, use a humidifier so some moisture is put back into the air.

Time in the sun: Even if you’re using SPF while in the sun, too much exposure is bound to dry out your skin, hence “sun burn.” Limit your intake of sunshine and wear a hat with a brim when possible to protect your face.

Constant hand washing: It needs to be done, but when you’re constantly washing your hands you’re also constantly taking away any and all moisture that’s there. Keep a small hand lotion in your purse or at your desk and reapply as needed throughout the day. After a few days, you’ll notice what a big difference it makes to rehydrate.

Being dehydrated: A dehydrated body means dehydrated skin. Making sure that you’re drinking enough water is essential to not drying out your skin, and an easy way to drink more is to carry a reusable water bottle with you wherever you go, filling up where you can.


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5 Ways Your Skin Changes in Fall

Posted by Ada Hersko on September 21, 2015 0 Comments

Fall may signal the return of plaid and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, but it also signals something you may have overlooked—a skincare regimen change-up. Because while finding that perfect cozy sweater to tuck into is easy enough, knowing exactly what's happening to your skin as it transitions is a bit trickier. And it (unfortunately) shows. Here's what you need to know:

1. It's waaay dry

Colder weather is your cue to add more moisturizing products to your routine. No more of that bar of soap business—you need a gentle cleanser that hydrates instead, as well as moisturizer for your entire body. Try the Lavilin Body Wash Deodorant that enhances moisture levels by 34%, and leaves skin silky soft for up to 8 hours.

2. It's super sensitive

Skin becomes way more susceptible to the environment as the temperature drops—sometimes it's best just to let it have a break. When you improve this lipid barrier and give it a rest from potential irritants [like scrubs or acids], skin can get busy with other duties, like building collagen, In another words, skip aggressive treatments for a little bit, and try exfoliating less (once a week as opposed to twice, every other week)—concentrating instead on gentle cleansing and moisturizing.

3. It has summer aftershock

Whether you've spent the past few months at the beach or not, you have sun damage—most likely in the form of sun spots and more visible signs of aging.  Adding a retinoid to your routine to repair and renew. These can help with hyperpigmentation, melasma, freckles, fine wrinkles and lines and dull, sullen skin.

Another symptom of the summer months is larger pores. Sun and heat stimulate the sabaceous glands to produce more oil, which—​along with dirt and keratin​fill up and stretches out pores. UVA radiation, which penetrates into the dermis, weakens and breaks down collagen and elastin, the structure foundation of the skin, and this makes pores even more dilated. Look for peels, serums, or hydrators with salicyclic acids to clean out pores. 

4. It's more vulnerable to sun damage

Not because the sun is stronger per se, but the UV index may continue to be high and you're less aware of it/motivated to slather on the protection. Wear a moisturizer with sunscreen every morning, and SPF 50 sunscreen when doing outdoor activities. Try the Love Line Caress Pro-Age Moisturizing Cream SPF 15 which revitalizes and nourishes intracellular activity, and serves as an ideal base for make up, day and night.

5. It could be under-circulated

Cold temps constrict blood vessels and thus can hinder circulation. Without proper blood flow to the skin, your complexion can look sallow. To ensure you don't lose your glow, look for antioxidants that are known to stimulate blood flow, like rosemary, ginseng extract, and peppermint. Try the Love Line Green Hand Cream, which is excellent for dry, cracked skin, leaving hands soft and supple.

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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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