Am I doing this right?

Weekly Homecare Guidelines

Homecare

A Proper Cleansing Routine

Have you ever wondered…am I doing this right? Is there a better way?

Do I have to wash my face morning and night?

What order do I put my products on?

Do I need to use a toner?

Do I use hot water, cold water, warm water?

Is it enough to splash water on my face?

These and other  similar questions I am asked often by my clients.

So today, I am walking you through a proper cleansing routine.

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Has your Skin Had Its Vitamins Today?

The Benefits of Vitamin C

 Vitamin C is an essential vitamin for maintaining a healthy body and healthy skin.  Several clinical studies have found that Vitamin C provides numerous beneficial effects on aged and photo-damaged skin.  Studies show that those who use a topical formulation of Vitamin C experienced a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in aged skin after a relatively short time period of 12 weeks.    In addition to improvement in reduction of facial wrinkles and appearance, topical Vitamin C has also been shown to be of benefit to acne prone skin, both in helping to prevent and reduce acne lesions.  And, an additional bonus, age spots can also be reversed with the consistent use of a topical Vitamin.

Not all Vitamin C’s are created equally.  The correct formulation is essential to seeing the benefits you are looking for in reversing sun damage and reducing the effects of aging.  With regular use of an appropriate vitamin C product, you can expect to see a decrease in skin discolor­ation, an improved skin tone, and a decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, along with help in preventing their formation.

Within the Rhonda Allison line, we have two Vitamin C’s.  Let me help you find the best formulation for your skin type and concerns.

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What is Glycation?

Glycation occurs when sugars – not just refined sugar, but any sugar that turns into glucose in your body – are eaten, and the glucose hits the bloodstream. These sugars latch onto proteins and through this “binding” or “cross-linking” mechanism between sugar and protein, lead to stiff and brittle skin. Much of this results from large molecules generated from the glycation process which are called Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs).The more sugar you eat, the more AGEs you produce. As AGEs molecules multiply, they adversely affect proteins, including collagen and elastin, which keep skin firm and elastic.

The result is sagging, wrinkled skin.