5 Secrets to That Gorgeous Runway Hair

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Want those gorgeous Runway Waves? The Zoe Report has some tips for you..

With  just a few tricks with what to use and how you use it they can be yours! Here are a few tips on how those gorgeous “not too perfect” waves can easily be achieved.

1) Avoid blow drying your hair completely
2) Apply product containing natural oils
3) Only Flat Iron your under layers
4) Dry Shampoo is a must
5) Finish with a water based mist to maintain a natural look

To read more about these tips and the looks from the 2014  fashion shows go to: The Zoe Report

For Hair Care Beautysak Recommends:

  blog1T3 | Veloce Hair Dryer

T3 | SinglePass 1″ Straightening and Styling Iron

Prive Volumizing Dry ShampooPrive – Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Alterna Kendi Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Mist

Alterna | Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist

Fekkai Advanced Perfectly Luscious Curls Shaping Cream

Fekkai Advanced – Perfectly Luscious Curls Shaping Cream

Phyto Professional Workable Holding Hair Spray

Phyto Professional | Workable Holding Spray

Alterna Moisture ShampooAlterna | Caviar Anti-Aging Moisture Shampoo

Goldfaden MD | Physician Strength, Naturally Inspired

Goldfaden MD

Physician Strength, Naturally Inspired

Not too long ago I was introduced to Goldfaden MD Skincare.  Not sure of what to expect, I was thrilled with how the products performed.  The ingredients are noteworthy, for sure.  If you are anything like me, what you put onto your skin is as important as the nutrients you consume.  It’s important for me to include vitamins and antioxidants into my daily skin care regimen; ingredients that will protect, repair and nourish my skin.  In addition to sunscreen, these staples are a must.

Developed by dermatologists, Goldfaden MD is the first ‘physician strength, naturally inspired’ skin care line in the industry, brimming with antioxidants and plant-based cells.  The line is a welcomed addition to the beautysak.com menu of select skin care brands.  If you are new to the line, consider adding Dr. Goldfaden’s Doctor’s Scrub Ruby Crystal Microderm Exoliator to your regimen.  Not only are you shedding the dead skin cells, but you are prepping your skin for maximum absorption of any treatment serums.

Dr. Goldfaden’s coveted exfoliator contains powerful ruby crystals that provide immediate cell renewal by polishing away dead surface cells, leaving skin brighter, clearer and younger-looking.

Formulated with line-filling Hyaluronic Acid to deliver long-lasting hydration while nourishing Seaweed and Organic Red Tea Extract provide antioxidant protection. Daily use improves the appearance of fine lines, reduces pore size, and leaves healthy, radiant skin. Good for all skin types.

My must-have in the Goldfaden MD line is the Radical Difference Advanced Antioxidant Serum.

Dr. Goldfaden’s highly concentrated firming and re-texturizing super serum employs the anti-oxidant powers of Red Tea and Cherry Extracts to create a protective barrier that prevents and repairs skin imperfections, reduces the appearance of redness and rejuvenates the skin.

Added hyaluronic acid maintains natural moisture retention, firms and plumps skin. This advanced formula is both oil and fragrance-free and is perfect for all skin types. Skin is left glowing and vibrant.

Whether your skin care regimen is ‘cosmeceutical’ driven or ‘all-natural’ this line is worth considering.      We, at JPS Skin in Irvine, CA discuss with our clients the importance of a proper skin care regimen that includes a healthy dose of vitamins and antioxidants.  Spa treatments are an effective way to obtain the benefits of both, but home care is essential for optimal skin health.

Air Travel & Dehydration

Are you taking proper measures to protect your skin from the harsh realities of air travel?  Speaking from 14 years, 3 days a week of experience, I can honestly say it took a lot of trial and error to figure out what is best for my skin; my combination, acne prone-aging skin.

What I try to do when I’m traveling is protect my skin from water loss.  It’s not easy, but it’s do-able.  I’ll start off with a creamy cleanser, one that won’t strip my skin, leaving it feeling dry and tight.  FYI…Your skin should never feel like that after cleansing.  If it does, you’re using the wrong cleanser.  I will look for cleansers such as Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Cream Cleanser.  Not only does it effectively remove my makeup, it also offers some nice barrier-restoring ingredients to help begin the process of protection.  If you find this cleanser to be a bit too heavy for your skin, Peter Thomas Roth offers a lighter, cleansing lotion.

Because my skin is prone to breakouts, I will incorporate a blemish solution sparingly, meaning only on the areas I tend to encounter inflammation.  This is usually my chin.  With the inclusion of tea tree oil, I like Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More Poresolution for a  gentler way to go while in the air.

When I’m heading out on a long flight, I will, without a doubt, reach for the African Botanics Neroli Infused Marula Oil.  You may have heard me brag about this one in previous write-ups.  This is perfect for air travel!  I love this oil!  The description says it all:

Neroli infused Marula Oil is a natural, cold pressed, light textured facial oil blend that is easily absorbed into skin. Rich in vitamins C + E & natural antioxidants that help cells renew & resist damage. High in essential fatty acids (Omega 9 oleic & Omega 6 linoleic) that deeply hydrate skin & reduce redness while protecting against the elements. This impeccable facial anti-aging oil infused with essence of Neroli, penetrates deeply for soft, supple & radiant skin.

If I’m flying during the day, I will of course include a sunscreen.  Because think about how much closer you are to the sun 37,000 feet in the air.  Without wanting to go too heavy, I will leave it at that.  I’ll usually keep on hand my tin of Smith’s Rosebud Salve (I will usually dab a little right around my eyes to lock in moisture), and a tube of concealer, mostly for the conclusion of the flight if I want to conceal any redness.  And a little goes a long way with the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer.  I love this multi-task product!

When we’re working with clients at JPS Skin – Irvine, CA, we really stress the importance of a well-formulated and well-rounded skin care regimen.  Of course, there may be times to edit or alter the regimen, but your main objective is to always encourage a healthy skin barrier.

Are you including your daily dose of Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are the topical ingredients that should play a leading role in any well-formulated skin care regimen. These ingredients are the vitamins and the neutralizers working to reduce the damaging effects of free radicals.  They help skin cope with environmental damage, including the degenerative effects caused by sun exposure.

While the number of antioxidants in skin care products today are endless, some have led the way in the fight against maintaining the skin’s structure and functionality:  coenzyme Q10, grape seed extract, green tea, vitamin C, vitamin E, and retinol. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and reduce cell damage.  When skin cells are protected from damage, the skin looks younger for longer.

Here are a few products worth considering:

 

African Botanics Neroli Infused Marula Oil –  Neroli infused Marula Oil is a natural, cold pressed, light textured facial oil blend that is easily absorbed into skin. Rich in vitamins C + E & natural antioxidants that help cells renew & resist damage. High in essential fatty acids (Omega 9 oleic & Omega 6 linoleic) that deeply hydrate skin & reduce redness while protecting against the elements. This impeccable facial anti-aging oil infused with essence of Neroli, penetrates deeply for soft, supple & radiant skin.

Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM – microencapsulated Retinol at 1.5% helps to encourage the skin’s renewal process. Moisturizing formula, infused with Vitamins C & E, suits all skin types. The appearance of tone and texture is enhanced. The look of fine lines and wrinkles is visibly reduced. Skin looks renewed, refreshed, restored.

Anthony Logistics Vitamin C Facial Serum (Not just for men!) – Better than a glass of OJ! Contains stabilized Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps skin to appear smoother, brighter, and more firm. Polypeptides help re-texture skin, cucumber extract soothes, licorice extract helps even skin tone.

At JPS Skin – Irvine, CA, we believe having a well-rounded, well-formulated skin care regimen is important in maintaining the healthy skin you desire.  It’s never too late, or too early to introduce effective antioxidants into your skin care regimen.

BB Matte with Signature Shinerase

I am sure many of you have now heard all about the new rage of BB Creams.  JPS Skin in Irvine California, 92614 has searched the market for that one that really does what it is supposed to do and in our opinion, Dr Brandt has nailed it.

The idea of BB Cream was introduced around 1960 in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek while she was looking to protect her patients’ skin after surgery. Traditional BB Creams were designed to be an all encompassing cosmetic product that you can build to your desired amount of coverage. Today, BB Creams have saturated the market and simply become more of a tinted moisturizer rather than the product Dr Schrammek had designed. I have found one amongst the masses that I recommend to every client at JPS Skin.

BB Matte with Signature Shinerase

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What it is:
An all-in-one oil-free beauty balm designed for oily/combination skin that provides instant mattifying coverage and oil-control for flawless, youthful, and healthy-looking skin.

Dr Brandt’s extensive skincare research and innovative office procedures has created a technologically advanced skincare line to repair and prevent damage to the skin, while making it healthy and beautiful. Using 100% mineral filters for sun protection, this self adjusting buildable coverage is perfect for the hot summer months.  I have very oily skin that just looks like an oil field all day long and this ‘beauty balm’ helps to keep my skin looking fresh and my makeup flawless. I must say this has been a staple in my bag that I can wear alone or under makeup.

Key Features:

  • Erased shine providing an instant matte look
  • Regulates oil production and won’t clog pores
  • Covers port blemish discoloration and imperfections
  • Brightens and even skin tone
  • Hydrates and helps minimize lines and wrinkles
  • Protects from UVA/UVB rays using 100% mineral filters

About Dr Brandt Skincare:The dr. brandt® skincare line represents the fusion of science with active botanicals by combining sophisticated delivery systems with the power of vitamins and botanicals. Our collection contains potent key anti-aging botanicals such as: green tea, white tea, and grape seed extract. Our products are formulated under dermatologic control for maximum safety and efficacy, offering the highest performance available without a doctor’s prescription. We do not test our products on animals, use any artificial fragrances and all packaging is made of recyclable materials. Every product is a dedication to beautiful, younger looking skin and an opportunity for all of our loyal customers and clients worldwide to “take the doctor home with you®”.

Available at Beautysak.com!

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Here a Spot – There a Spot!

Were you a victim of tanning oils and iodine back in the day? How long has that spot on your face been staring back at you? And is it a love, or a hate relationship? I would go out on a limb and say that most of our clients at JPS Skin scream that it is a relationship of hate. ;)

Sun spots/age-spots/liver spots are also known as Hyperpigmentation. This is an inflammatory response caused by heat, trauma, and the SUN! Going into the hot summer months is the perfect time to think about that inflammatory response, otherwise known as a suntan. But first, let’s start at the beginning.

How hyperpigmentation begins:

Inflammation: UV Radiation    Melanocytes: These are the melanin producing cells in the lowest layer of our skin. Melanocytes are the ‘Umbrellas’ in our skin. Which means they are meant to protect the cells within our skin from any damage.

Melanosomes: Collections of pigment produced by the melanocytes to protect the skin.

Think of the Melanocytes as Spiders (doesn’t it look like a spider?) When these ‘spiders’ are exposed to the sun, they open up the ‘umbrella’ and extends their arms. Each umbrella is stamped with ink which is actually the pigment of our skin. As the spiders reach the surface of the skin, they leave a brown spot, also known as hyperpigmentation! At the end of that beautiful summer day at the beach, we see the overall accumulation of the ‘ink-stamped skin’ as a tan. It’s not until days/weeks/or even years later we see the affects of the sun.

We see brown spots, leathered skin, freckle’s…. all which leave us clamoring to the nearest drugstore in search of that miracle product!! But when your skin begins this process of protecting, it sees any future sun as the enemy. Therefore it keeps protecting the skin and those darkened spots never fade! The only way to help fade the dark spots is your at home choices in your skin care, wearing SPF everyday and targeted spa treatments!!!!!! An ounce of prevention is worth a lifetime of healthy, spot-free skin. Your skin is your bodies’ largest organ and the first line of defense. Care for it, as it cares for you!

Beautiful Skin Can be Yours!

 
When we have a blemish that has popped up, isn’t it always when we have that special occasion coming up? We all remember that one important event you wanted to look great for and then woke up with a red spot that seemed to enter the room before you did!!!

For most, our first instinct is to pick.

Our second instinct is to cover it up.

As skin care specialists, we discourage picking at your face or as I like to refer to it as, self surgery. Unless properly handled, picking at your skin can worsen the problem by introducing new bacteria, and cause scabbing by picking before ‘it’s ready.’ Picking and creating a scab can only make concealing the spot a bit more tricky!

If you catch the blemish in time, spot treat the area. A BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) will help exfoliate the lining of the pore and reduce inflammation. If your skin tends to be on the drier side, a AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) may be more suitable, in addition to a ‘soothing serum.’

If it’s late in the game and you’re on to concealing, keep in mind less is more. Prior to concealing, be sure your skin is properly prepped. Then let the concealing begin!

A multi-tasking product we love is the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer.  This long lasting formula can be used on every skin type as a versatile enhancer that can be used as an all-over foundation, concealer, or highlighter. May be used with a touch of powder as an alternative to an all over foundation, as a spot concealer to hid imperfections or to lighten target areas, and an all over foundation. Formulated with honey and jojoba oil to condition the skin and create a fresh radiance.

 

KEY FEATURES:

  • A Multitasking formula for creating a gorgeous, flawless complexion
  • Mimics the appearance of healthy, radiant skin
  • May be used as a spot foundation, concealer, or all-over foundation and more
  • Silky, hydrating formula with honey and jojoba oil
  • Creates a smooth, radiant finish