The mediBac Clearing® system works to treat, clear and prevent adult acne while addressing the needs of adult skin.
Most products and treatments for acne are designed for teenage skin, making them too harsh and irritating for adult acne sufferers. MediBac Clearing® controls acne without compromising skin's integrity, which means skin is clearer and healthier.
Available at Pia Esthetics Day Spa.
Original Article from from: Ehow.com
Skin is not only our largest organ -- it's the most visible part of our body. For that reason, a healthy complexion is key if you want to make a good first impression. While durable and undoubtedly impressive, skin doesn't always cooperate with us. Take a surprise pimple on your wedding day, or perhaps scaly, dried-out skin that itches and peels. Genetics may be to blame for some skin issues, but you can also foster healthy skin by taking care of your body and following all that advice mom gave you years ago.
Anyone who's advised you to leave that pimple alone was correct. Popping pimples inflames the skin, can leave permanent pock marks and, in the end, makes that unsightly zit last days longer. Instead of popping, apply a zit-zapping cream that contains benzoyl peroxide. If it's an emergency (e.g. wedding day), visit a dermatologist. "We do a tiny cortisone injection into the offending spot and it usually quickly 'deflates,'" notes Dr. Alicia Zalka, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale and Founder of Surface Deep. "Nothing works quicker".
"Tanning beds are the worst for your skin because they have artificial quantities of UVA and UVB, which increases the risk of skin cancers and skin aging," says Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, who holds three Harvard degrees, including a Ph.D in genetics, and currently runs clinical/laboratory studies on anti-aging, acne and skin cancer. She says to skip tanning and use a faux tanner if you prefer a golden sheen.
Skipping Your Face Wash
No matter how long of a night you've had and despite how badly you want to crawl into bed, always wash your face first. "Just like the rest of your body, your skin needs its rest at night," says Dr. Zalka. "If too much gunk is blocking pores and sweat ducts, your skin will be fighting an uphill battle."
You know stress is bad for your heart, but it also pays a toll on your skin. "Stress steroids are produced by the adrenal glands, causing acne and other skin problems," explains Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas. De-stressing is easier said than done, but you can begin by budgeting your time more effectively and allowing yourself daily "me time."
Eating a Diet High in Processed Food
Processed foods contain ingredients that can lead to water retention, bloating and allergies, explains Dr. Zalka. They're also difficult for your body to digest, resulting in inflammatory reactions that affect the skin and other organs. "If your diet is packed with these undesirable foods, you are probably not eating the right foods that would help to fortify your health," notes Dr. Zalka. Stick to produce and lean meats, which provide the essential vitamins and nutrients your body -- and skin -- needs to thrive.
Consuming Too Much Sugar
"Great intake of sugars triggers insulin secretion in the body," says Dr. Zalka, who explained that spikes of sugar and insulin in the blood stream are detrimental to your body and skin. When sugar spikes are chronic or extreme, it leads to hormonal responses that can cause acne or skin flare ups. She recommends reducing your sugar intake, especially if you battle acne.
Not Getting Enough Sleep
When your mother told you to get your beauty sleep, she wasn't messing around. "Sleep allows skin to have time off from environmental insults such as pollution, ultraviolet, infectious agents and allergens," explains Dr. Zalka. "Without the proper time for refreshing and renewing of the skin's cells, they will not perform optimally." Adequate sleep also helps reduce stress, a trigger for myriad skin ailments.
Showering in Scalding Water
"Hot showers cause the skin to flush as it tries to cool itself, resulting in broken capillaries," explains Dr. Alexiades-Armenakas. "I always tell my patients to wash with lukewarm water -- never hot." In addition to reducing the temperature of your shower, keep your showering time to under 6 minutes. Too much time spent in the shower can result in temporary depletion of your skin's natural oils, leading to dryness and rashes. Also use gentle soap and moisturize within 15 minutes of bathing.
Not Drinking Enough Water
If healthy skin is your aim, drink up. Dr. Zalka says that dehydrated skin presents itself in the form of sunken eyes, lax/loose skin and wrinkles. In addition to getting your daily eight glasses of water, apply a moisturizer at least once daily and always after bathing. "Hydration inside and out is the best approach," she noted.
Even if you think you've got your cleanse-tone-moisturize routine down, there's probably still something you do that drives the pros crazy.
Kit includes Mini Glosses in:
cherry blossom, nude, poppy and star struck
How It Works
Formulated with glo minerals exclusive blend of antioxidants, including Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract, plus the moisturizing ingredients of Safflower Oil and Aloe, to provide vital nutrients to the lips and keep them healthy while looking beautiful.
Expert Tips & Techniques
Apply a small dab just in the center of the lips to create the illusion of full, pouty lips.
Make-up artist Michael Moore brought his expert skin tips on Beauty Trends for 2013 to the Everyday Show on Fox 31 in Denver. His favorite recommendations: new MultiVitamin Power Serum and MultiVitamin Power Recovery® Masque! Both products are wonderful for dry skin.
multivitamin power recovery® masque
Mature or prematurely-aging skin.
An ultra-replenishing, antioxidant rich masque that helps rescue stressed, aging skin. Apply after cleansing as a revitalizing remedy for dulling, dry, dehydrated, lackluster, photodamaged skin. Botanicals help soothe and calm stressed skin while vitamins A, C and E help repair damaged, aging skin. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.
multivitamin power serum
Mature or prematurely-aging skin.
An age-fighting serum containing micro encapsulated vitamins A, C and E to help increase skin recovery, decrease fine lines and age spots while defending against skin aging. Boost elasticity levels with a skin-strengthening protein peptide that overrides biochemical triggers that lead to skin aging. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.
Royal lip Crayon
A crayon-inspired, chunky pencil that shades the lips with a moisture rich, long-lasting sheer gloss, and has the precision of a pencil. These sharpen-able crayons are available in five gorgeous shades.
This convenient and precise pencil provides both color and protection with glominerals' signature formula of plant-derived phytosterol ester and antioxidant blend of vitamins A, C and E, along with natural UV protection.
Wear it alone for a soft shine or apply it on top of any glominerals lipstick to flaunt a maximum glossy finish.
Expert Tips & Techniques
For extra long-lasting lip color, fill in the entire lip using Precision Lip Pencil under Royal Lip Crayon - it will accentuate the mouth and give off a subtle, beautiful shine.
Running out of ideas on what to do on Valentine's day for your loved one?
What about to try a Brazilian Wax for this special day! Your loved one will be more than happy with this gesture
Now available, The "Alpha Betty" allows you to monogram your initials or the initials of someone special with these dazzling crystal gemstone body stickers. Perfect for any occasion or to give as a gift.
In just a matter of hours, Christmas will be here, and we know it can be difficult to cross off the gift list in haste.
That's why for the last couple ofweeks leading up to today, we've been counting down (or up?) the 12 Days of Pia's Christmas gifts you can pick up at your local Pia's.
Here's the list:
Day 1 - Dermologica's Daylight Defense (invisible shield against the sun)
Day 2 - Clarisonic facial brush (60 seconds to better skin)
Day 3 - Pia's lemon grass oil (relax, repair, rejuvenate)
Day 4 - OPI nail polish (non toxic, safe for moms-to-be)
Day 6 - Princereigns (all natural, prevents ingrown hairs)
Day 7 - Pure Fiji (island vacation in a jar)
Day 8 - Revitalash (longer, lusher lashes)
Day 10 - Chocolate Cake body scrub, body butter, candle
Day 12 - Pia's Gift Certificate (buy and send all online!)
All of these products are available at your local Pia's.
For great stocking stuffers under $25, we have these ideas:
We know how it is.
The crowds, the crazy parking lots, the long lines, cranky gift grabbers - we get it.
This is supposed to be the season of twinkling lights and happy wishes!
That's where we come in. Treat yourself to some relaxation and rejuvenation - yes, you deserve a gift too!
And instead of braving the shopping (in)sanity, chill out at your desk, couch, or coffee shop and simply click: the Pia's gift certificate suits anyone and everyone's needs. Purchase gift certificates online, and you can give them electronically (so your recipient and print it) or, send it to yourself to print out, and include in a greeting card.
It's that easy!
Manis, pedis, facials, massages, body scrubs, waxing - for men and women. You can choose a service, a package, or a specific amount, so the recipient can decide how they'd like to spend it.
Pia's is the perfect present. Shop online today!