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Four Steps to Better Looking Skin In the New Year

The start of a New Year means it's a perfect time to introduce a new skin care regimen. After all, we all want healthy and younger looking skin.

For many of us, ringing in the New Year means new skin care goals for younger and more beautiful looking skin.

Yes, even though it’s a daily commitment, it will reap fantastic rewards.

Here are some skin care tips to make you look luminous in 2013.    

CLEANSERS AND TONERS  

The start of a great skin care routine is by having clean, fresh skin. 

Keep an eye out for cleansers and toners which meet your skin care type, such as mature, acne prone, dry, normal or combination skin. Avoid a soap-based cleanser because that will dry out your skin and accentuate fine lines.

Don’t skip the toner part because it rebalances the pH in our skin and rehydrates it.

MOISTURIZERS AND SERUMS

Like cleansers, moisturizers and serums address different skin care needs as well. Make the most out of your investment by finding a product that does more than just hydrate. Find one that does one or more of the following:  

  • Boost collagen and elastin
  • Offers anti-oxidant and vitamin properties
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Helps reverse premature skin damage

For those of us who are conscious about what we put in and on our bodies, skin care manufacturers are also offering paraben-free products to their inventory.

SUNSCREEN

The sun is the number one culprit for premature aging skin. Especially in coastal San Diego, let your sunscreen application become second nature every single day.

A great product tip is incorporating a SPF tinted moisturizer for your solar defense.

SKIN CARE DEVICES

Skin care technology has come a long way. FDA cleared skin care devices are helping all of us achieve healthier, younger and more beautiful skin.

Some technology that can boost your skin care goals include:  

  • Clarisonic Mia – a sonic skin cleansing system
  • NuFACE Trinity - micro-current technology which promotes tighter skin and overall skin rejuvenation
  • LightStim - LED light therapy which boosts collagen and elastin for younger skin

Having gorgeous skin in 2013 has never been easier!

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Merijoe Axe January 17, 2013 at 12:38 AM
I just became a distributor for an amazing new skincare line made from minerals from the dead sea, paraben free, nothing artificial, not tested on animals (a big one for me) and best of all, aside from feeling terrific, some of these products work in 20 minutes or less to rid you of fine lines

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