Get Your Skin Ready For Spring

get your skin ready for springSpring is, well, springing right now, and us beauty buffs can’t wait to get our glow on! Unfortunately, while our spirits are singing the new season’s praises, our skin still has a serious case of the winter blues. Perk things up and get in bloom with these skin-saving tips.
 

Exfoliate

The first step to any successful skincare spring cleaning is sloughing away dulling, dead skin cells, gunk, and grime to reveal the radiant, smooth skin that lies beneath. We love Environs’ Revival Masque, which not only expertly exfoliates but also offers an amazing brightening effect, thanks to mandelic, asiatic and lactic acids. For best results, exfoliate in the evening, which removes impurities you picked up during the day and gives your skin time to recover away from the sun’s harsh rays.
 

Vitaminize!

Vitamin A 
Also known as retinol, Vitamin A is essential for supporting a host of health and wellness functions, including vision, skin cell repair and collagen production, bone growth, and the immune system. Add this amazing vitamin to your skincare regimen with Environ’s Ionzyme C-Quence Moisturizer.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C has a number of skin-brightening benefits, but you won’t get them from a glass of OJ. Rub them in twice daily with Environ’s C Boost Serum.
 

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

At least twice a day—post shower in the AM and again at night before you go to bed. In the morning, reach for a lighter moisturizer with added SPF protection (we like Image Skincare’s Prevention + Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32). At night, try a thicker formulation, like Environ’s Avance Moisturizer, which contains hyaluronic acid and peptides that plump and hydrate skin from the inside out.
 

Hydrate

Dehydration is the leading cause of dry, tight, and flaky skin. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day to help increase blood flow to your skin and give you a radiant, healthy complexion.

Skin Saver Juice Recipe

Skin Saver Juice Recipe for SpringSkin Saver is a perfect refresher this Spring season, that is easy to do. This delicious green juice contains loads of Vitamin C and antioxidants for radiant, glowing skin!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 4 sprigs mint
  • ½  fennel bulb with greens
  • 2 stalks kale
  • 2 small green apples
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 handful of watercress
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 lemon, peeled

And enjoy!

Three Ways to Enhance Your Lips

three ways to enhance your lipsArmed with photos of Angelina Jolie’s pillowy pucker and Kylie Jenner’s pumped-up pout, beauty buffs of all ages are talking to their dermatologists more than ever about lip augmentation. Fortunately, whether you were born with thin lips or your lips are thinning due to the natural aging process, there are many ways—both temporary and permanent—to enhance them.

Dermal Fillers

For those looking to give their lips a boost but who aren’t ready for a life-long commitment, injectable fillers offer a tempting, temporary solution. Results last for varying lengths of time—anywhere from six to nine months, depending on which filler is used—and follow-up visits will be necessary to maintain your lips’ newfound fullness. Discuss with your physician which filler is best for your desired outcome.

Fat Transfer

Plump up your lips safely and slim down another problem area at the same time? Yup, it’s a possibility! This genius procedure takes your own excess body fat and transfers it to the lip area to increase volume. Not only are the results long-lasting, it’s also a great—and totally safe—way to achieve natural-looking results.

Implants

Ready to commit to lush lips for life? Consider PermaLip implants, which can permanently add the perfect amount of fullness and volume. This FDA-approved silicone implant is the latest in lip beautification and has cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists across the country—including those on the daytime television show “The Doctors”—raving.

Unlike commonly used lip plumpers like collagen and Restylane, insertion of the PermaLip implant is a one-time procedure, which means you won’t need costly follow-up procedures. Plus, unlike injectable fillers, PermaLip can’t redistribute into an undesired area of the lip (an ugly and obvious sign of having had ones lips done), which means you won’t end up with that dreaded “trout pout” effect.

And it’s not just doctors who are excited about this beauty breakthrough. Women who’ve had the PermaLip procedure are equally enthusiastic: “I was getting lots of wrinkles around my upper lip, which drove me crazy. I tried many expensive topical products and potions, as well as a laser treatment, but the improvement was marginal, at best. When a friend suggested I talk to my cosmetic surgeon about PermaLip, I decided I had nothing to lose. I love the results—and so does my husband!”