Acne: Not Just for Kids
If you’re an adult suffering from acne you’re hardly alone. It is estimated that 25% of all adult men and 50% of adult women experience acne at some point in their adult lives. The fact is, acne can persist into middle age and can even start at that time.
Understanding and Treating Dry Winter Skin
Ahhh . . . dry winter skin. Just another of the many joys that accompany colder winter temperatures. Did you know that approximately 81 million Americans claim to suffer from "winter itch," as it is commonly called? To learn the facts surrounding why we experience dry skin in the winter, as well as the comprehensive methods for treating it, I invite you to read my most recent article in Skin Inc. Magazine.
Of course, I welcome your individuals questions about dry winter skin. Feel free to post them here or on the Lexli Facebook page.
Antioxidants: Our Molecular Crimefighters
The term "antioxidants" has become a health and wellness buzz word in recent years. Physicians and nutritionists regularly encourage consumers to eat foods rich in them, while consumer products regularly tout them on product labels. In fact, antioxidants now make a regular appearance in skincare products, ours included. But, have you ever wondered what it is they do? And, are they really that beneficial or are they just hype?
Let me answer the last question first: antioxidants are definitely beneficial to the body. They're like the soldiers of our cells, disarming the free radicals that threaten cellular damage. Not only do...
What does “Sun Protection Factor” mean anyway?
If you’re like most individuals, your assumption is that the higher the SPF, the broader the protection. And you’d be correct. However, the protection derived from products with an SPF greater than 15 is generally greatly exaggerated.
4 Simple Steps for Great Looking Skin
The first step of any skincare regimen is cleansing, which can be done with any mild cleanser. In order to keep the skin healthy and looking good, use enough product to eliminate any grime, sebum, dead cells, make-up and other particulate matter that may build up on your skin after a day’s exposure to the environment, thereby encouraging bacterial growth and skin cell decay...
Back To Skin Care Basics
With all the skin care products and theories out there, it can be easy to forget to do the little things that actually keep your skin naturally healthy and strong. No matter what you do to keep your skin looking good, start with these basic skin care tips and it will be easy to look and feel great!
Circulation and Skincare
Regular exercise is key to maintaining naturally healthy skin, but hitting the gym for 30 minutes. after sitting at a desk for hours on end just won’t cut it. One of the best things you can do for your skin, as well as your stress-levels and your health in general, is to move around and get your blood flowing throughout the day. Poor circulation caused by low activity during our work day can seriously affect your skin by causing puffiness, bloating, cellulite, acne, and...
How to Heal Sunburn
With the summer months upon us comes the summer heat and sun. We’ve all been burned by the sun before. Although we know sunscreen is good for us, we might sometimes forget to put it on, or run out at the last minute.
How to Get Rid of Acne
The cause of acne can range from hormonal imbalances to our surrounding environment. There are a few things you can do to get rid of acne.
Minimize stress. Many people notice a correlation between feeling stressed out and experiencing breakouts. Do you feel yourself constantly breaking out during stressful times? Pay close attention to what’s going on in your life when you’re breaking out, it might be stress-related. It’s how your body reacts to stress that can be detrimental to your skin.
One way to reduce your stress and benefit your skin is by getting regular exercise. Stress causes increased...
Facial Skin Care Tips
The skin is affected by both internal and external factors, as well as age. There are many things that can affect your skin. Nutrition, amount of physical activity, alcohol, smoking and stress are all contributing factors to your skin’s wellbeing. External factors like air pollution and sunlight also contribute to your skin’s health. How do you protect your face? Internally, remember that water can only help you when it’s inside of you. Staying hydrated is necessary in maintaining healthy skin. Externally, it is necessary to provide facial skin with solid support and protection.
Skin care includes some reasonable steps: cleansing,...