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Skin Wellness

That is the first step in the entire process of habitual skin care. We tend to get lazy throughout the year with our skin care routines, so now is the time to commit to our skin. Whether you want to even out skin tone, fight acne, hydrate your dry skin or smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, you have to be consistent with your regimen. You need to know that changing your products all the time, skipping steps or neglecting your skin, causes, not may cause, but causes inflammation, breakouts and wrinkles. Get on a skin care plan that is right for you and stick to it every single day. Skin 2 Skin’s multi step program from the White Tea Anti-Aging Face Wash to the Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery Cream is organic, effective, uncomplicated but serious skin care. You will see dramatic results and you will be thankful in the long run.

Water, water and more water! We’ve all heard this a hundred times but it is important and critical. The benefits of water are tremendous, it cleans your body from the inside out, helps you lose weight and makes your skin look clean and clear. Drink eight tall glasses of water each day and make it convenient by keeping bottled water at your desk at work, in your gym bag AND in your car…if you make it easy, you will drink it.

These are new days with new ways of sunning, and the practices that traditionally have gone into the so-called “healthy tanned” look are on the verge of fading into history. In their place: safer sun practices that preserve people’s natural skin color and condition. As the evidence against exposure to sun and sunlamps continues to mount… going natural is what experts are hoping. Harmful UV radiation can lead to premature aging; skin blemishes/age spots, weakened immune system and skin cancer. The steps to safer sunning follows: Avoid the sun. This is especially important between 10am and 3pm, when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Use Sunscreen. Find a broad-spectrum product that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Wear a hat. This is critical to protect not only your face but your neck, ears, scalp and eyes. Wear sunglasses. Solar damage can be detrimental to your eyes too. Cataracts and other long term eye issues can result from overexposure to the sun’s rays. Cover up. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts, pants or long skirts as much as possible when in the sun. Most materials and colors absorb or reflect UV rays. Avoid tanning beds. Many people believe that the UV rays of tanning beds are harmless because sunlamps in tanning beds emit primarily UVA and little, if any, UVB the rays thought to be the most hazardous. But, new scientific studies show that UVA may be linked to the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma. Skin check. You can improve your chances of finding precancerous skin conditions from regular self exams. The best time to do skin exams is after a shower or bath. Get used to birthmarks, moles and blemishes that way you will know what they usually look like and can easily identify any changes.

What’s that? A condition brought on by sun exposure and more commonly known as age spots or hyperpigmentation. An age spot or lesion is a patch of skin that is darker than the surrounding skin, it is a very common condition and usually harmless. An excess production of melanin, the pigment producing normal skin color, is the cause. Melanin absorbs the energy of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays in an attempt to protect the skin from overexposure, tanning is the usual result and already hyperpigmented areas become even darker. Another condition, Melasma, affects the face of many women; it appears as brownish patches on the face and may extend to the sun exposed areas of the neck. Although the actual cause is not known, hormonal changes and sun exposure are known to affect it (see Dr. Quigley’s information on our website about hormonal effects on skin and wellness). In most cases hyperpigmented lesions or spots do not require treatment but doing everything you can to prevent the areas from developing into “age spots” is some of the best skincare advice you can get. Skin that has seen the affects of sun damage and is uneven, blotchy and hyperpigmented will see dramatic results from the Photoaging Repair Cream. One of the most potent and effective repair creams on the market today it will improve skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, diminish freckles and brown spots and will repair and even reverse existing skin damage while giving the skin a noticeable infusion of moisture. You will see obvious results in as little as 14 days.

No one likes wrinkles, which are caused when collagen breaks down deep in your dermis, far below the skin’s top layer. The key to improving or preventing wrinkles is two-fold: You need to stimulate collagen production while keeping free radicals such as sun, stress & pollution from causing more damage. You have a number of options available to help you turn back the clock without going under the knife. Here’s a rundown of 5 options on the market today created to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. 1. Sunscreen. Sun damage is the #1 cause of wrinkles. Apply a sunscreen every day with at least an SPF of 30 or higher to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful solar rays…even if it is a cloudy day. 2. Vitamin A. To prevent wrinkles or keep them from worsening, look for products containing vitamin A which stimulates collagen renewal and prevents skin from breaking down. The Aging Intervention Cream works like Retinol without the negative side effects and has Alpha Lipoic Acid to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and protect against free radicals. The Aging Intervention Cream is also formulated with Dermaxyl to stimulate healthy cell growth and boost hydration levels. 3. Exfoliate. Once a week exfoliate the skin to smooth fine lines and get rid of dead skin. Skin 2 Skin Oatmeal & Pomegranate Face Scrub and the White Tea Anti-Aging Clay Mask both work to gently slough away dead and dry skin cells and encourage healthy skin growth. Both work to remove toxins and impurities as well as to effectively moisturize the skin. 4. Antioxidants. Free radicals, the unstable oxygen molecules produced by pollution, stress & sun, are a skincare nightmare. They attack healthy skin cells and cause collagen breakdown, all of which lead to wrinkles. Antioxidants like green tea, vitamins C & E all work to neutralize free radicals. The Un-Wrinkle Forehead & Crow’s-Feet Cream is created with a cocktail of vitamins C & E and 21st Century components Argireline, Snap 8 and Dermaxyl and work as a powerful antioxidant, anti-aging elixir for the skin that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by 27% within 30 days. 5. Eye Cream. Age begins to show itself around the eyes and crow’s-feet areas. Those laugh lines are not so funny when they make you look older than you want to look. The Anti-Aging Revitalizing Eye Gel with natural ingredients of Aloe Vera, Arnica Oil to reduce inflammation, White & Green Tea, Noni Juice, Ginkgo and cucumber extract improves the most severe signs of aging by reducing puffiness and moisturizing the skin to a healthy and youthful look.

The Future of Skin Care

Peptides occur naturally in the body. Like proteins, peptides are composed of amino acids.

There are only 20 different amino acids in the human body and like words and sentences, different peptides and proteins in the body are comprised of different combinations and sequences of amino acids. When a chain of amino acids is over 50 acids long, it is usually called a protein, when it contains less than 50 amino acids in the chain it is a peptide. So, a peptide is a portion, or a building block, of a protein.

All peptides influence or direct the cells of the body in some way. Different types of peptides influence different types of cells.

What is a Peptide used for in skin care? The peptides used in skin care are ones that communicate with and direct the skin cells to behave in a certain way, such as producing more collagen or thicken the skin.

The peptides used in skin care are synthetic and they are able to enter the cells of the skin and remain intact. Because if this the future potential for the development of new peptide products is very promising. There are many different peptides and they all do different things. There are four important peptides in skin care:

Acetyl Hexapeptide
This member of the peptide family works to relax certain types of facial wrinkles and also works, when topically applied, to treat the same wrinkles as botox. Found in our Un-Wrinkle Forehead and Crow’s Feet Cream.

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide
Works by stimulating the deeper, matrix layers of the skin. This peptide increases overall collagen production, increasing the skin’s elasticity, and hyaluronic acid, which contributes significantly to cell proliferation and synthesis in the skin. Found in our Anti-Sagging Renewal Serum.

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide
This peptide stimulates the synthesis of collagen and and hyaluronic acid, which contributes significantly to cell proliferation and synthesis in the skin. In addition this peptide has a mild UV protection effect, thus helping to protect the skin from sun damage. Found in our Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery and Aging Intervention Cream.

Copper Peptide
Copper peptides are a small family of particles that include a copper molecule in their structure and has the ability to encourage the skin to heal and protect the skin tissue from injury due to UV radiation. Found in our Anti-Wrinkle Night Recovery.