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Winter-Proof Your Skin

Posted on: December 28th, 2014 by L'Arte Della Bellezza
coat   When the warm South Florida weather starts to cool, it’s important to be extra vigilant about keeping your skin hydrated. When skin is dry, it can become itchy, ashy, and more prone to showing wrinkles – and no one wants that!   Here are our top tips for keeping your skin hydrated all season long.   Wear sunscreen. You always need sunscreen in Florida, no matter what time of year. We recommend Obagi’s Nuderm SunShield SPF. You should also use a day and nighttime moisturizer that has both collagen and elastin, as these two ingredients help keep skin tight, smooth and supple.   Moisturize Your Lips. The skin on your lips is very thin, with few oil glands. During the winter, the environment lacks moisture, and your lips become dry. To prevent and repair chapped lips, apply a lip balm throughout the day. A lip balm will seal in moisture and form a protective barrier so that your lips stay healthy and soft.   Drink plenty of water. In the winter, people tend to drink more coffee, tea and juice to stay warm. Keep the 2:1 rule in mind: commit to drink two cups of water for every one cup of coffee or tea (as you would do with alcohol), to keep skin hydrated.   Eat healthy fats. One way to prevent moisture loss is to eat healthy foods rich in nutrients like omega-3 oils and unsaturated fats. They’re known to strengthen the skin’s tissue, which helps to promote a healthy complexion. As we’ve said before, clear and healthy skin starts from within.   Give your feet some TLC. For dry, cracked heels, gently buff away calluses with a hydrating scrub or pumice stone, and immediately after, apply a thick, buttery moisturizer while feet are still damp. Then wear your fuzziest socks overnight. Do this religiously and you’ll notice a significant improvement.   Limit your shower time. Instead of soaking in the bathtub for what seems like forever, limit your showers or baths to no more than 10 minutes, pat dry, and moisturize while your skin is still damp.   Seek a skin care expert. A specialist can analyze your skin type, troubleshoot your current skin care regimen, and give you advice on the skin care products you should be using. Contact us at L’Arte Della Bellezza to organize your skin care consultation.   For more tips like these, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. To book an appointment, contact us on 305.648.1936.   References:

Anti-Aging Tips: How to Care for Mature Skin

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by L'Arte Della Bellezza

blog1The Fountain of Youth. Heard about that one, right? Yeah, we haven’t found it either…

 

Although the ever-elusive “Fountain of Youth” might not be in our grasp, at L’Arte Della Bellezza, we’ve got some tricks and tools that are sure fire “next best things.”

 

The thought of aging can be alarming for many women. Everyone wants to age gracefully, but caring for maturing skin is a learned exercise. As we age, estrogen levels begin to drop and we experience a slowdown in oil and skin-cell renewal. The result: skin that lacks elasticity and looks dull.  We may begin to notice fine lines, brown spots, and rough patches. As we age, we need to modify our beauty regimen and reassess our lifestyle choices.

 

Get Your Glow Back

A dull complexion with signs of hyperpigmentation (uneven skin tone) might suggest to the world that you're tired or older than your years. Get your youthful glow back with products blog2that contain antioxidants, like the Obagi C-Clarifying Serum. Antioxidants help prevent free-radical damage (what ages skin), and also help keep it tone, bright and even. Using sunscreen and applying eye cream and a great moisturizer (or face serum) daily can also go a long way toward counteracting dull, sagging skin.

 

Combat Mid-Life Moisture Loss

Estrogen stimulates oil production, so when estrogen levels decline, your skin may become drier, more wrinkled and lose elasticity. One way to help prevent moisture loss is to drink lots of water and eat healthy foods rich in nutrients like omega-3 oils and unsaturated fats. They’re known to strengthen the skin’s tissue, which helps to promote a healthy complexion. As we’ve said before, clear and healthy skin starts from within. You should also use a day and nighttime moisturizer that has both collagen and elastin, as these two ingredients help keep skin tight, smooth and supple.

 

Relax and Recuperate

Unchecked Tension = Wrinkles. Did you know? When you’re under pressure, your body increases the production of cortisol, a hormone known to damage collagen and elastin, and decrease the skin’s ability to repair itself (Yikes!).  A stressful lifestyle can cause skin to age faster than it should. Get stress under control with exercise. Learn about the many beauty benefits of working out, here.

 

Invest in a Good Beauty Regimen

blog3The key to a quality skincare product is its potency, so ask a skin care expert who can address your concerns and educate you on the best product for your specific needs. For faster results, you might consider Botox and/or dermal fillers that can plump up wrinkles and areas that show signs again and/or a loss of elasticity.

 

At L’Arte Della Bellezza, we have everything you need to address all your skin care concerns. For more skin care tips and information on anti-aging, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Winter-Proof Your Skin

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