Why Vitamin C is Essential to your Health

We’ve known for a very long time that Vitamin C is essential to our health, but what many people don’t realize is just how essential it is for beautiful, healthy skin. Vitamin E is usually the vitamin most people think of immediately when thinking about skin health, but, believe it or not, Vitamin C is just as important, if not more so!

Collagen Production:

Collagen is a type of protein, one that’s essential for our health. In a way, it’s the glue that holds us together. Collagen is synthesised by our bodies, which means it’s not a protein that we have to eat—we can make it ourselves. However, in order to do so, we need plenty of Vitamin C. Collagen is a critical factor when it comes to your skin’s elasticity, softness, and health.Citrus fruit

While getting Vitamin C via your diet or by taking an oral supplement is helpful for overall collagen production, you can do even more to boost your skin’s collagen formation by applying it topically. In fact, it’s believed that topical application is 20 x more effective than taking a supplement. Your body continues to produce collagen throughout your life, but the levels of collagen present in your skin itself declines as the years pass, making treatments like topical Vitamin C even more important.

Healing and repair:

The benefits of Vitamin C don’t stop there. It’s also a key factor in healing and skin regeneration. There are several different reasons for this, from its supportive role in collagen production to its ability to prevent free radical damage. Vitamin C can even help repair DNA damage in skin cells, which could be one of the reasons that higher Vitamin C levels in the skin correlate to a lower risk of skin cancer. Vitamin C helps to protect your skin from all types of damage, and helping it repair that damage as well. From aging to UV radiation, it seems like there’s nothing Vitamin C can’t help combat. It’s been clinically proven to improve existing fine wrinkles, complexion, and roughness.

Getting your Vitamin C dose:

image_vitalc_sm4There are many wonderful wholefoods from which you can get your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Citrus fruits are closely associated with Vitamin C, but it also present in many other fruits and vegetables. Of course, if your diet is lacking fresh fruits and vegetables, you can also consider taking a supplement.

But when it comes to topical application, nothing is better than our VITAL C line. We’ve recognized that a Vitamin C antioxidant topical application isn’t going to be one size fits all, not for different people, or even different areas of the face!

Our VITAL C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel, for example, is ideal for those who want to concentrate on fine lines around the eyes, while our VITAL C Hydrating Intense Moisturizer and VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème offer two options for some serious skin rehab! Regardless of which product in the line you choose, you’ll know that you’re giving your skin the very best, along with a healing dose of a critical nutrient.

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Tips for Treating Under-eye Bags

Your foundation is flawless, you have chosen the perfect shade of lipstick for the prettiest pout, and your eyelashes brows are simply on point. The only thing that is messing up your otherwise picture-perfect face are those under-eye imperfections.

Women worldwide has a tumultuous relationship with under-eye bags. And there are many causes for these under-eye bags, puffiness, and darkness.glass-of-water

Your problem in this area may be hereditary, or it could be caused by environmental factors. Not being well-hydrated can affect the appearance of the skin under your eyes. Dehydration can certainly cause your eyes to have unsightly bags, puffiness and darkness. It is absolutely imperative to make sure you are drinking enough water to help keep the skin under your eyes looking fresh. It goes without saying that getting adequate amounts of sleep is absolutely on the top 10 list of ways to keep the skin around your eyes looking fresh. Hydrate yourself from the inside out, with a daily dose of water! Drinking water helps flush out the toxins from your system and thereby reducing the amount of salt concentration in and around the eye area.

Pollution and dust can irritate the eyes, causing you to rub and tug at the delicate skin under your eyes. Over time, this tugging and pulling will eventually cause darkness.

However, some people are predisposed to under eye bags. If your parents have this problem, then there is a very good chance that they passed that little gem on to you (thanks, Mom and Dad). Because of this, there is not much a bit of water can do, so the best way is to resort to effective and clinically proven skincare, especially high quality eye cremes.

Ageless Total Eye Lift Creme:

To effectively address any under eye bags, puffiness, and darkness that you may be experiencing, try our Ageless Total Eye Lift Crème. ageless-total-eye-lift-cremeIt offers you the benefit of treating all of these concerns with healthy, yet effective ingredients that will not irritate your eyes or cause your skin concern to worsen. Ageless Total Eye Lift Crème contains a retinyl, which is a retin-A derivative that tightens the skin of the under eye area, giving you a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Chamomile, green tea, and coneflower soothe and refresh tired, dehydrated under eye skin. In addition, the Ageless Total Eye Lift Crème contains an exclusive peptide blend which Improves firmness of skin, decreases capillaries, increases lymphatic circulation, decreases puffiness and bagginess under the eye area.

Even if you weren’t blessed with miracle genes, the ability to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night, or occasionally forget to keep your water bottle handy, you can still have eyes that reflect youth, vitality, and alertness with IMAGE Ageless Total Eyelift Crème.

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ACNE 101: Types of Acne

Acne doesn’t always look the same. Do you know how to identify the different kinds of acne?

Comedonal acne:

  • Whitehead: A pore with a microscopic opening that is filled with sebum, bacteria, dirt and dead cells. Since the air cannot reach the follicle, the material is not oxidised and remains white.
  • Blackhead: Impacted pores with a wide opening that are filled with sebum, bacteria and dead skin cells and have undergone a chemical reaction resulting in the oxidation of melanin. The oxygen from the air turns the material in the follicle black.

Inflammatory acne:

  • Papule: A rounded, dermal growth that is raised from the skin. A papule is usually very small in size and may open when scratched and become crusty and infected.
  • Postule: A severe kind of acne that affects deep in the root of follicles. Nodular acne comes in the form of large, painful bumps that affect deeper layers of the skin.
  • Cyst: A cyst or cysts occur when large amounts of pores become clogged and suddenly rupture, leading to infection and inflammation. Cystic acne is most common among teenagers as changes in hormones can mass produce keratin and sebum, which is responsible for the blockage of pores.face-clean-up-625_625x362_61459322284
  • Body acne: The ears, beck, chest, back, scalp, shoulder and buttocks have the creates density of pores, making it easy to attract acne. Hormones, plugged pores and bacteria that produce acne on your face are the same factors that trigger body acne. This type of acne is very common if you live a very active lifestyle. Hair products, laundry detergents and constant friction from tight clothing can also play a part in producing body acne.

 

What can you do about it? 5 simple steps to prevent breakouts.

Acne can happen at any age. Learn how to treat acne and how to prevent it with IMAGE Skincare.

  1. Keep your pores clear with the right cleanser. If you’re prone to breakouts, it’s important to use a cleanser that helps prevent those nasty pimples instead of trying to treat them after the fact. Pick a cleanser with salicylic acid like IMAGE Clear Cell Salicylic Gel Cleanser to gently exfoliate your skin and clear those pores out before a breakout has the chance to sneak in.
  2. Go oil-free. Taking care of your skin in the right ways can help maintain pH balance. Try using balancing products like IMAGE Skincare’s Ormedic Balancing Anti-oxidant Serum, a silky, ultra-hydrating botanical serum infused with organic Japanese green teal, aloe vera and a copper-complex peptide. This stiff continuously balances your skin from within and restores its ideal moisture level, leaving your skin hydrated and glowing. It’s also important to eat the right foods. Munch regularly on alkalizing foods like leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, tomatoes, carrots, and soybeans.
  3. Nourish your face. Did you know that diet accounts for 80 percent of your skin’s health? Keep this in mind when planning your meals. Adding fresh fruit and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin A will help normalise the production of skin cells. Try adding more mango, kale and broccoli to your diet. Healthy fats from salmon, walnuts and eggs will also help keep your skin nourished, helping prevent future breakouts.
  4. Cover up carefully. When choosing a foundation, it’s important to consider the ingredients. Oil-free liquid foundations are great options for those prone to breakouts. Pick a foundation with skin-healing ingredients like IMAGE Skincare’s I Conceal Flawless Foundation, which include oxygenating properties, anti-aging peptides, stem cells and broad-spectrum SPF protection in a mineral base.tumblr_lq6jnpg9tm1r1uog4o1_500
  5. Stress less. With the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, it can be hard to find some peace and quiet. It can be a stressful time with end of the year deadlines at work and party after party. When we stress out, our cortisol hormones spike and along with it, oil production. Take time for yourself every season by going for a walk, having five minutes of silence in the car or taking yoga class once a week.
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Collagen: Is It Really So Important?

Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in our connective tissue, making up 75% of our skin. It supports the appearance of smooth youthful skin and also provides structure and strength for our bones, muscles and tendons. Collagen, keratin and elastin give the skin its strength, elasticity and structure.

The body naturally produces the collagen that it needs, but this production gradually disrupts as part of the natural aging process. Women produce less collagen than men, and this collagen is lost at a rate of about 1% per year. This means that a woman has lost almost half of the collimagemodel-77122agen from her skin by the age of 50.

Collagen is also greatly affected by environmental stresses such as sun exposure, nutrition, skin damage, and exposure to toxins such as pollutions, cigarette smoke and recreational drugs. With decreased collagen, the skin loses its natural elasticity and firmness, and fine lines, wrinkles and sagging appear.

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, supporting the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of the skin. The predominate form of collagen in the skin is type 1 representing about 80%, supporting skin strength, while 20% is type 3 collagen which maintains elasticity. The most common amino acid includes glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine. They supply nutrition to nourish the skin, hair and nails and are essential to maintaining collagen at healthy levels.

What are peptides?

Peptides also play an important role in maintaining healthy collagen levels I the skin. Amino acids form chains of proteins called peptides, these chains form both long and short strands each offering a specific and powerful anti-aging benefit helping to stimulate natural collagen production. Maintaining the amount of collagen is the key to beautiful skin, unfortunately as we age the production of collagen begins to slow down and cell structures begin to lose their strength. As a result, the skin becomes fragile, less elastic and wrinkles begin to form, this is when supplemental forms of collagen should be added to daily regimens.therapy2-300x169

What is hydrolyzed collagen?

Supplementing collagen to the skin is best achieved in a specific form called hydrolyzed collagen which is comprised of small amino acids, also referred to as collagen peptides which are absorbed quickly by the body and stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. In clinical studies this bioavailable form of collagen has been shown to significantly reduce wrinkle volume, increase elasticity and skin hydration levels. Due to the absorption ability of hydrolyzed collagen, significant increases in fibroblast leading to increase density of the skin have also been demonstrated.

How do ceramides contribute?

Like collagen, ceramides are also a major component of the skin. Ceramides protect against moisture loss and promote a youthful and supple appearance. Ceramides also support the skins matrix contributing to firmness and hydration. A potent plant based extract derived from wheat seed is a natural and gluten free ceramide which has been shown to be very effective in replenishing skin hydration, essential to the moisture barrier.

IMAGE Skincare is now launching YANA Daily Collagen Shots to Australia. A revolutionary new way to rejuvenate your skin from within.

What is YANA?

Described in ancient cultures as passage or journey, YANA is the path to radiant skin that begins from within. The unique fusion of ancient wisdom and cutting edge technology unveils a new path on the journey to a more youthful, radiant complexion.

YANA is a daily anti-aging collagen drink that helps to rebuild and strengthen skin by boosting the body’s natural collagen production. YANA offers a new approach to skin yana-beauty-liquid-16ozhealth, utilising a bioactive collagen peptide that is clinically proven to:

  • Increase skin firmness
  • Reduce wrinkle depth
  • Restore hydration
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Revolutionise your Foundation with our NEW I-Conceal Flawless Foundation

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Skincare meets beauty; I-Beauty to be exact. Image Skincare has just launched their new range I-Beauty, and it’s hitting salon shelves already! For a healthier, flawless looking complexion every day with all the benefits of a cosmeceutical, the range contains a primer, foundation, contoured foundation brush and rejuvenating eye pads to protect and nourish your skin, while providing all-day long coverage.

Image Skincare is the most innovative brand in the industry, known for consistently producing the latest anti-aging, hydrating, and illuminating technologies to further its mission of helping the world to Age Later™. With a new trend of cosmeceutical makeup arising, the I Beauty range draws on a wealth of skincare knowledge, research and innovation to develop a product among this trend by creating the first ever professional cosmeceutical foundation for salons and clients alike.

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With the all-in- one illuminating I Conceal Flawless Foundation, your skin will only benefit from the superior coverage, and healing and concealing properties it provides.

Forget clumpy, clay-like foundations that claim to hydrate your skin, the I Conceal foundation is ultra-lightweight and water-resistant, protecting your skin from the damaging environment by offering much needed broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and concealing those blemishes that no other product seems to cover.

Using CPN TM system, this cosmeceutical foundation corrects imperfections, through utilising plant derived stem cells for regeneration and protection against ageing, plant extracts to soothe and calm skin irritation post-treatment, and fourteen key cosmeceutical-grade ingredients that oxygenate skin cells and increase wound healing to combine your skincare and beauty regime into one effective step.

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As an added bonus, the inclusion of biometic peptides aim to inhibit facial muscle contraction, increasing the production of collagen and improving the appearance of wrinkles, for a natural Botox effect after 28 days of use.

Suitable for all skin types – including pigmentation, redness and rosacea, acne and acne scarring, post cosmetic injections, bruising and scarring, post-treatment, post-laser, post-surgery – this cosmeceutical foundation will become you daily dose of skincare meets beauty in a bottle.

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Granactive Acne and Salicylic Acid: Your Acne’s Biggest Enemy

If you haven’t already heard, Image Skincare has introduced two NEW products to our CLEAR CELL range; an Restoring Serum and a Mattifying Moisturiser (oily skin).

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Perfect for those with acne-prone skin; these two new products contain a brand new wonder ingredient; Granative Acne! At Image Skincare, we aim to give you the best skin of your life, from preventing long-term ageing, pigmentation and removing signs of acne, our new range of nine products have raised the bar for effectiveness and skill, and you will notice.

Our new ingredient in CLEAR CELL – granactive acne – helps to reduce lesion count on your skin, helping you receive less and less blemishes and painful acne from popping up on your face, back and décolletage. And of course, bringing back the all effective salicylic acid, in order to exfoliate the skin and reduce skin irritation, which is perfect for treating acne due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

You can trust your problem skin is good hands, improving skin thickness, barrier functions and collagen production to remove those unwanted everyday spots, turning your problem skin into no-problem skin.

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Do you still need to use sunscreen in winter?

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The sun feels weaker, you’re spending less time outside and you think it’s ok to slack off on your usual SPF protection. You’re not getting burnt so you think you’re safe. Right? Wrong.

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The sun’s harmful rays can be almost just as powerful and damaging despite what the thermometer says – especially UVA rays which are responsible for ageing. 90 per cent of visible ageing is due to sun damage – and it doesn’t all happen in summer.

UVB rays (which cause that tell-tale sunburn) are indeed less intense in the winter months, however UVA rays are still out in full intensity – all day and all year-long they hit with the same ferocity as in the very peak of summer.

“There is hardly a day that goes by when UV radiation does not threaten some acceleration in skin ageing or bring forward the time when skin cancer appears.”

— The Skin & Cancer Foundation’s Dr Rod Hannaford

 

UVA rays, which account for up to 95 percent of UV rays that reach the Earth’s surface, penetrate deeper into skin, cause wrinkles and have been associated with melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer. According to a 2014 report by The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of melanoma in the world. In fact, one person will die every six hours from melanoma in Australia. While 90% of cases are treatable, prevention is the best cure.

Not only does year-round sunscreen application significantly reduce the risk of developing melanoma it also delays the signs of ageing. A 2013 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that test subjects who used sunscreen daily decreased the speed of the skin’s ageing process by 24% compared to the group that did not.

It’s important to remember that UVA rays can even penetrate clouds and glass, so you’re still in harm’s reach when the sun isn’t shining, while driving to and from work, while sitting by the window in your office, or when going for a walk on a cloudy winter’s day. It may not feel particularly warm but the UV index is still high and can still lead to skin damage.

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Winter skin is also more sensitive to sun than tanned summer skin. During winter the skin is no longer accustomed to UV radiation and melanin concentration is reduced, making it more susceptible to the sun’s effects . Melanin is the skin´s own pigment (responsible for the pigmentation or tanning of skin) and is built in response to UV light to protect the skin’s cells against damaging UV radiation. With less UV exposure in winter time, skin produces less melanin and as a result becomes more sensitive to UV radiation when the sunshine finally hits.

Hitting the slopes? UV protection is a must. Reflection of radiation from snow calls for aggressive sunscreen protection show can reflect some 80-90% of the sun’s UV rays. You may be actually safer on the beach mid-summer, with sand reflecting only 25% of UV radiation.

And if you think the added sunscreen in your moisturiser or makeup will suffice for the winter time, think again. While it’s definitely a great start for the time poor, unfortunately it doesn’t leave you fully protected from the effects of UV exposure. The SPF of sunscreens is measured using 2mg/cm-squared but studies have shown that most of us use less than half the amount necessary, which means we only end up getting a square root of what is written on the bottle (ie SPF 5 instead of 25).

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Sun protection should be a habitual part of the daily routine and ideally it should be practised all year round. The harmful effects of UV rays are cumulative, and their long-term and irreversible effects – think increased skin ageing, reduced elasticity, wrinkle formation, uneven pigmentation and sunspots –  might not be seen until many years later.  Why risk it?

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Peeling Away The Years With Glycolic

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Chemical peels are not something new. In fact, Cleopatra is one of the most famous users of skin peeling because she used to bathe in sour milk.  The lactic acid produced by the sour milk is still used today in many chemical peeling formulas.

While there are a number of acids that can and are used these days for a chemical peel, glycolic acid, originally derived from sugar cane, is the most popular and safest of all.

There are several reasons why glycolic acid is the most popular of all alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs).  First of all it is extremely effective.  It is explained by the fact that it is the smallest of the alpha hydroxyl molecules, therefore the most active.

Second, it has very few side effects even when used in strong concentrations. Several studies have proved the merits of glycolic acid in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving skin tone and hydration, and promoting the production of new collagen.  It is also known to greatly benefit acne sufferers.

The effect will vary depending on the strength of the peel.  The deeper the peel, the more extensive your skin renewal.

People often think it is important to have a higher percentage of glycolic or another active peeling agent however the key is the pH- the lower it is the deeper the penetration. The pH determines the acidity or alkalinity of a chemical solution. As the pH becomes lower the acid’s intensity or strength increases. The efficacy of an AHA is dependent on its concentration and the pH value of the formula. Following a peel with a lower pH, it is important to then look after the skin by repairing and hydrating thus bringing the pH of the skin to a normal level. In order to be effective, an acid needs a lower pH than that of the skin, which falls between 4.5-5.5.

For the ultimate wrinkle lift, look for a peel that contains a blend of glycolic and retinol. This works to visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin firm and revitalized. The glycolic also acts as a catalyst for the retinol allowing it to travel through the layers of the epidermis into the dermis.

For acne sufferers, it is important to look for peels that contain blends of alpha and beta hydroxy acids, and that also contains anti-inflammatory agents to effectively treat and heal the acne lesions.

It is important to have this blend of AHA and BHA as one works more superficially removing dry crusty skin enabling better penetration of active ingredients for healing and cellular renewal and the other works deep within the blocked follicles dissolving oxidised sebum plugs that form a blackhead.

Vitamin C (healing antioxidant), comfrey and chamomile (anti-inflammatory) are key extra ingredients that not only make a peel more versatile and adaptable for many different skins conditions, they help aid the acceleration of skin healing, reducing erythema, and increasing the synthesis of collagen and elastin.

Image Skincare offer a variety of different peeling solutions for various skin conditions including acne, aging, sun damaged, rosacea or hyper pigmentation. All peels are formulated in a revolutionary Aloe Vera based gel to simultaneously protect the skin.

Click here to view our range of I-Peels 

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Keep Your Pores Clear With the Right Cleanser

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If you’re prone to breakouts, it’s important to use a cleanser than helps prevent those nasty pimples instead of trying to treat them after the fact. Pick a cleanser with salicylic acid like our Clear Cell Salicylic Gel Cleanser to gently exfoliate your skin and clear those pores out before a breakout has the chance to sneak in.

If you are on the road a lot or need a quick cleansing solution after the gym, carry salicylic-based cleansing wipes  for the same pore-clearing benefits as the cleanser. Our Salicylic Clarifying Pads are perfect for use on-the-go.

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Acne-fighting products can often make your skin dry and sensitive.  It’s important to use plenty of moisturiser to compensate for this.

Our Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturiser will help to reduce oil on the surface of the skin while providing essential hydration. Just be sure to use oil-free lotion to keep your skin clear of future pimples. We also love products with added benefits like antioxidants for a healthy glow and skin brighteners to reduce the redness of existing acne lesions. Try our Clear Cell Medicated Acne Lotion to stop acne at its source.

Nourish Your Face

Kale Did you know that diet accounts for 80 percent of your skin’s health? Keep this in mind when planning your meals. Adding fresh fruit and vegetables that are rich in vitamin A will help normalize the production of skin cells. Try adding more mango, kale and broccoli to your diet. Healthy fats from salmon, walnuts and eggs will also help keep your skin nourished, helping prevent future breakouts.

 

 

Cover Up Carefully

When choosing a foundation, it’s important to consider the ingredients. Oil-free liquid foundations are a great option for those prone to breakouts.  Pick a foundation with skin-healing ingredients like Image IConceal Foundations.

Stress Less

With the hustle and bustle of work/family life, it can be often hard to find some peace and quiet.  When we stress out, our cortisol hormone spike and along with it, oil production. Take time for yourself every season by going for a walk, having five minutes of silence in the car or taking a yoga class once a week.

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Stress Free Skin

Ever have one of those hair-pulling, nail-biting, last thread, end-of-the-rope kind of days? We’ve all been there … It’s when those days begin to pile up that we start feeling an unnecessary and certainly unwelcome emotion called … stress. As a result, we experience lack of sleep, lack of motivation, anxiety and a number of physiological symptoms. What many of us don’t think about is that stress can seriously take a toll on our skin.

When we’re stressed, our body releases pro-inflammatory hormones, which can worsen cases of psoriasis and rosacea, cause inflammation and persistent breakouts, dry our skin out and impair our skin-barrier function, leaving our skin vulnerable to irritants, allergens and infections.

Bottom line – stressing out causes our skin to stress, and we all know what happens when our skin is stressed … breakouts, dryness, sensitivity, or even worse, wrinkles (that’s right, I said it!).

Most of us are lucky enough to experience minor effects from stress – a breakout here, a little dryness there – we often don’t realize our skin is feeling the effects of stress. It’s important to remember that these minor lapses in our skin’s condition can add up quickly, taking a toll on our skin’s overall health.

Don’t worry, there’s no need to stress … IMAGE is here to help. With just 3 Simple Steps, you can be well on your way to stress-free skin.


woman_stretching_silhouetteStep 1: Get Moving

Exercise is so important to your health and well-being. As little as 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times a week of getting your dance on in Zumba class, or going for a peaceful walk can improve your brain-power, boost circulation, decrease tension and keep your inflammation in check. Remember those pro-inflammatory hormones? Say “buh-bye” to those for good. Exercise also gives you endorphins, which improves your mood, boosts your energy, and gives your mind a break from the chaos.

 

sleepStep 2: Get Some Zzzs
 Sometimes it’s hard to fit in the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night when there’s just so many good (or bad) things going on during the day! Stress can actually cause restlessness and lack of sleep. To combat current stress and keep it away for good, it’s important to get those hours in.

Having trouble sleeping at night? Try turning off your TV and electronic devices an hour before bedtime. This helps calm your mind and free it of all outside stimulation that’s keeping you awake until the wee hours of the morning. Can’t go to bed without your favourite late-night show? Try adjusting the brightness of your screen at bedtime. Still having trouble falling asleep? Switch your workout routine to the morning, and drink some warm de-caffeinated tea before bed.

It may seem like sleep is not that big of a deal, but getting sleep sets the pace for the rest of your day. Wake up refreshed and ready to go for the day, and you’re already a step ahead of stress.

 spaStep 3: Pamper Yourself
Okay… now for the good stuff. Pamper yourself!

Pamper: to indulge with every attention, comfort, and kindness. -Dictionary.com

That’s an order! If you’re feeling stressed (or even if you’re not), treat yourself to a little at-home pampering. Give your skin some TLC with IMAGE’s Ormedic Line. This line of skincare products is clinically proven to repair and rebalance skin for a stunning, moisturized look and feel. Ormedic is also effective for all skin types, which makes it perfect for undoing those signs of stress, no matter what they are. Balance and refresh your skin with Ormedic’s Facial Cleanser, Anti Oxidant Serum, Eye Lift Gel, and Balancing Gel Masque.

Still Feeling Stressed?
 If you’re in need of some serious TLC, make an appointment for a full body massage, or spend some time in your spa’s steam room. Another wonderful tip for calming your stress is to keep a small bottle of peppermint oil on hand. One whiff of this magical stuff can instantly calm your mind and alleviate stress and tension. Try it some time – it really works!

It’s not always easy being fabulous. All that hard work can cause stress from time to time. No need to panic, though. With a few changes in our daily routine, we can tackle stress like it’s our job, and enjoy the benefits of happy, healthy skin.

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