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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sexy Summer Skin

With summer just around the corner, we’re always looking for ways to keep our skin fresh and fabulous!  Joyce Carboni, founder and CEO of Skinsational Skin and Body Spa in downtown Carlsbad, and an expert esthetician with over 24 years of experience, has come up with 6 simple tips for sexy summer skin, and the perfect products to match.  Can’t remember all 6?  Just spell it out, S-U-M-M-E-R!

S unny side up!  It’s true, some sun exposure is good for your skin. The body absorbs Vitamin D, an important nutrient for fighting many cancers. But we all know sunburns are no fun, so if you start to “feel the burn,” use Skinsational Skin and Body Spa’s Calming Tea Gel Mask.  It is a must-have for those with sensitive, sunburned, blotchy or uneven skin.  The oil-free cooling blue gel mask is packed with ingredients to calm skin and reduce redness and inflammation.  Green tea extract provides an antioxidant boost while chamomile, calendula and azulene help skin recover and rebalance.

U nder pressure.  Feeling stressed?  Relax! When you stress out, your skin takes the heat! Like hormones and environmental factors, stress can contribute to breakouts.  Unclog pores and get rid of blemishes with Skinsational Skin and Body Spa Emergency Blemish Treatment, a salicylic and glycolic acid spot treatment. Vitamin C, green tea and centella extracts help prevent scarring and reduce redness. And if you crave instant relief for aching muscles or stress-related headaches, Skinsational Skin and Body Spa Tension Relief Balm is perfect for you!  Feverfew, an herbal remedy traditionally used to ease migraines, is joined together with peppermint and rosemary oil to improve circulation.

M oisturize to revitalize.  Hydration is vital for healthy skin from head to toe.  Drinking lots of water refreshes your skin internally, and even hydrates your muscles, with natural minerals.  You can quench your skin’s thirst from the outside and get an all-over radiant glow with two of our most popular products, Skinsational Skin and Body Spa California Citrus Lotion and California Citrus Shower Gel.  The signature lotion contains chamomile, lavender, and sweet melissa and honey extracts to hydrate the skin. Full of Vitamins A and D, it reduces the appearance of fine lines, while Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, regenerates and soothes skin. California Citrus Shower Gel tightens pores while softening your skin!  Its scent will refresh and invigorate your senses while essential ingredients, such as cucumber, ivy and comfrey, draw out toxins. Both products are perfect to get that dewy, natural summer glow.

M ay is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  The best way to stay protected when you are in the sun is to use a strong sunscreen. Never leave home without it! Apply and reapply throughout your daily activities as sweat, water and other factors can limit your sunscreen’s effectiveness. Skin Armor SPF 30 is an aloe and vitamin-enriched sunscreen that is perfect for everyday use.  This weightless, oil-free sunscreen and sheer moisturizer is formulated to interlock with skin, allowing it to breathe. Skinsational Skin and Body Spa Skin Armor SPF30 is a fragrance-free, PABA free, hypoallergenic and water-resistant sunscreen, recommended for all skin types.


E ssential vitamins enrich your complexion.  You are what you eat! By incorporating certain foods into your diet, you can vastly improve the condition of your skin. Low-fat dairy products provide the body with Vitamin A, necessary for skin strength and repair. Berries and plums help to keep skin looking younger, longer with a high antioxidant content, which helps prevent skin cells from damage. The anti-inflammatory properties of green tea are yet another benefit to your skin’s health, and can also reduce the risk of UV damage. In order to absorb Vitamin C and eliminate uneven skin tone, use our highly potent Skinsational Skin and Body Spa Vitamin C and Collagen Serum. Twenty percent of concentrated Vitamin C is absorbed to protect against sun damage, while simultaneously moisturizing and healing to reveal brilliant, radiant skin.

R emove, refresh, reveal!  Start remove excess oils from your face, refresh with Skinsational Skin and Body Spa Citrus Foaming Wash, and reveal the new you! This wash is a gentle, nourishing cleanser guaranteed to soothe skin while it deep cleans and removes excess oils without over stripping.  Aloe vera extract, allantoin and ascophyllum nodosum extract help nourish skin and promote healthy cellular renewal.

Then follow up with Skinsational Pumpkin Enzyme Peel to discover your silkier, smoother and more radiant skin!  Proven to dramatically diminish fine lines and improve clarity and texture of all skin types, this exfoliating mask contains a multitude of nutrients including natural pumpkin extract, pineapple and papaya enzymes. 

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