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How to Get Rid of Cellulite Naturally

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Cellulite is something many women struggle with and can cause self esteem and self image issues. It’s something that 80-90 percent of women struggle with, while men do not. Cellulite appears as small divots or bumps in certain areas, and although it’s not harmful to your health, some women hate the fact that they have it.

So, What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is not just on the surface of your skin like many think. Cellulite is pockets of fat that have sunken between bands of tissue under your skin called septae. The reason men don’t often get cellulite is because they have stronger bands that criss-cross under the skin and keeps the fat in place more effectively, while women have more flexible vertical septae.

Despite contrary belief, it’s not just overweight women who get cellulite. Both thin and heavy women are prone to cellulite. Although if you are heavier, you are more susceptible to cellulite, but even thinner women will have fat between their muscles and skin.

Losing weight might help the appearance of cellulite, but it can also make it worse. Those losing a significant amount of weight, can have saggy skin, which will make the divots more prominent. Cellulite can also be caused by genes, as your genes help determine how you store fat and the appearance of it. Treating cellulite also isn’t easy. Many have marketed that liposuction is a treatment for cellulite but removing fat with this method can make the appearance of your skin even worse than before.

There are ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite easily and effectively at home. Here are 8 ways to get rid of cellulite naturally.

Dry Brushing

Although this method is not scientifically proven, many have first hand experience that dry brushing is a natural way to reduce cellulite. Dry brushing can be done once or twice a day when your skin is dry. The best time to do so is before showering and ensure that your brush is also dry. It might sound odd, but it feels great and encourages blood and lymph flow in the body. It opens up the pores on your skin, allowing more oxygen flow as well.

Using a brush that has natural stiff bristles rather then synthetic bristles will give you  optimal benefits. One with a detachable long handle will also be useful to reach hard places. Only brush towards your heart, as brushing away can cause stress on your veins. Don’t brush too hard as your skin should be stimulated but not irritated. Dry brushing will not only remove dry skin, but will also promote cell renewal, blood flow, and tighter skin.

Myofascial Massage

Cellulite is thought to be formed in a layer of connective tissue below the skin called the superficial fascia that contains fat cells. It is fibrous and factors like inactivity, injuries, and improper exercise can cause scar tissue in the fascia which contributes to bumpy divots on the skin. The fascia can become thicker, coarse, and less flexible, causing it to adhere to underlying structures that it would normally glide over.

Myofascial massage or myofascial release done by a professional can smooth the layer of connective tissue and can even help with certain types of muscle and joint problems related to the imbalances in the fascia. Using a deep tissue foam roller can be beneficial as well for those who don’t have access to a regular massage.

Coffee Scrubs

Coffee has an invigorating and tightening effect on the skin. Create a coffee scrub by mixing ¼ cup of coffee grounds, 3 tbs of brown sugar, and 3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. Use this scrub to massage into the affected areas, as it stimulates blood and lymph flow. Massage into the skin with slight pressure, 2-3 times a week. There should be visible results within a couple of weeks.

Omega-3s

Consuming the wrong kinds of fats can lead to an imbalance of the fatty acids that are required for smooth skin and tissue. Omega-3s have been thought to reduce cellulite over time. Regardless if it works or not, omega-3s are beneficial for many other functions in the body and can give you glowy skin so you have nothing to lose by trying it out.

Kettlebells

Kettlebells are one of the most effective ways to work on your hips, thighs, buttocks, and stomach areas. It increases blood flow to these areas to remove cellulite and is proven to build muscle and burn fat, both of which help reduce cellulite.

Hydrate!

The most important thing the body needs is water. Without water, we become dehydrated, causing our skin to be dull, dry, and lacking elasticity. Being hydrated can smooth out the skins texture, reducing the look of cellulite. Try to get your required daily intake of water or eat foods high in water content like cucumbers, melons, and leafy greens. These foods are full of water and low fat, also helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Although cellulite is not something that we can get rid of permanently, we can take steps to improving the appearance of it. It is also nothing to be too stressed about as many women have it! To learn more about improving the appearance of cellulite contact Clearview MediSpa today.

References:

https://www.fitnessmagazine.com/health/get-rid-of-cellulite/

https://wellnessmama.com/8608/natural-cellulite-remedies/

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13 Amazing Skin Care Hacks That Will Change Your Skincare Routine

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Having a proper skincare routine is important when it comes to keeping your skin clear and radiant. We have some hacks that will save you time and money in the pursuit for clear skin. Here are 13 skincare hacks that will change your skincare routine:

1. Turmeric

Turmeric is a natural ingredient that you can incorporate into your skincare routine to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. It boosts your skin’s elasticity and firmness. To use it as a mask, mix in ½ tsp of turmeric powder, 1 egg white, and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Mix and apply to face and neck. Once dry, wash off with warm water.

2. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is a natural ingredient that has been a holy grail product for many over the years. It can be used on the hair or face and it has antifungal, antibacterial, and moisturizing properties. Use it as a hair mask or for treating acne by melting coconut oil and tea tree oil together and applying it to the face.

3. Essential oils

Essential oils can be beneficial in many ways. Each one has its own unique properties that help with different skin issues. Argan oil contains vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which make it a good moisturizer for hair skin and nails. Grape seed oil is beneficial for those with acne prone skin. It contains linoleic acid and has healing and anti-inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil naturally kills bacteria and fights infections. It helps with acne, nail fungus, dandruff, and insect bites.

4. Eating clean

Having a clean diet is important as what you eat not only reflects on the inside but also on the outside. Eat foods that contain fatty acids, whole grains, Vitamin B6, and fruits. Foods containing water will help keep your skin hydrated and help you reach your daily water intake goal.

5. Reduce scarring

Combine lemon juice, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg together and apply to scars, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation. These ingredients mixed together are a powerful combination that combats almost any skin imperfection.

6. Treat acne by having a proper skincare routine

Having a proper skincare routine and sticking to it is important to have clear skin. Cleanse, exfoliate, masks, toner, serum, eye cream, moisturize, and acne treatments are all steps you should incorporate into your skincare regime in order to have radiant and clear skin.

7. Homemade acne mask

Mix together lemon juice and an egg white and apply to your face. Once it is dry, rinse off with warm water. Do this once a week and you should see visible results. This masks reduces oils and helps with acne scars.

8. DIY coffee face mask

Take 1 tbsp of coffee powder and 1 tbsp of honey and mix it all together. Apply to the skin and gently massage in circular motions and let it sit for 20 minutes. This mask is great for radiant skin as it is full of antioxidants and is a great way to wake your senses up.

9. Remove acne overnight

Mix together toothpaste, lemon juice, and an aspirin and apply on the pimple overnight. In the morning the pimple should be gone!

10. Carbonated water

Use carbonated water next time you wash your face, as it helps to tighten pores and draws out dirt and impurities. The carbonated water absorbs into pores and the waste in the pores are pulled out.

11. Dry brushing

A dry body brush has natural bristles and should be used when your skin is dry. The best time is before you shower. The brush buffs away dead skin cells and is great at boosting circulation and lymphatic drainage. It helps in reducing toxins in the body. Brush each part of your body towards the heart as brushing away from the heart puts pressure on the veins.

12. Rosewater

Use rose water to set your makeup or reduce acne. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce inflammation and redness. It helps with acne, eczema, and dermatitis.  You can use it as a body mist, pillow mist, and even to clean your underarms.

13. Vitamins

Vitamins are not only good for your overall health, but they are also good for your skin. The vitamins supply your skin with nutrients that are needed to function better.

Vitamin A helps to eliminate wrinkles and speeds up the production of collagen. It also helps eliminate dark spots and rejuvenates skin cells.

Vitamin B1 has powering antioxidants that reduce free radical production in the body. It fights against signs of aging and reduces age spots.

Vitamin C helps to tone up the blood vessels of the circulatory system and helps generate collagen.

Vitamin D prevents premature aging and helps keep skin in good condition.

Vitamin E protects the skin from harmful UV rays and provides skin with a smooth appearance. It also has anti-aging properties.

So there you have it! Thirteen skin hacks that are sure to step up your game when it comes to your skincare routine.

To learn more, call Clearview MediSpa at 647-792-0980 or contact us here.

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Purifying Benefits of Charcoal Skincare

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Charcoal has become a popular addition to skincare and beauty products in the recent years. It’s been known to have many health and beauty benefits, and food grade charcoal can be ingested to help detoxify the body.

Despite the dark appearance of charcoal, it can help whiten teeth as well. But what about adding it to your skin and hair? Some might be hesitant to use the substance due to the dark appearance of the powder, but charcoal has proven to produce amazing results.

The toxins from your body stick to the activated charcoal, and since it’s all natural, it won’t add any chemicals to your hair and skin. Charcoal makes a good deep cleanser and exfoliant to remove any unwanted toxins and dirt from your body. Here are ways activated charcoal can help your skin:

Deep Cleansing

Charcoal can be found in several different cleansers at the drugstore. It has become a key ingredient in many deep cleansing face washes and masks. The charcoal soaks up oil and dirt, leaving you with a beautifully cleansed face.

Some cleansers use higher concentrations of charcoal. These should be used once or twice a week, as you don’t want your skin to be stripped of its natural oils and moisture. You should also take a look at the other ingredients in the face wash, as some are better suited for different skin types. Choose the products that best suit your personal needs.

No More Oily Skin!

Oily skin is a problem many of us face. Using activated charcoal can help reduce the amount of oils produced by drawing them out from beneath the surface of your skin. You can use either a cleanser or mask that contains charcoal and your skin should be more matte in no time.

Only use these products once or twice a week, as you don’t want your skin to dry out. People with dry skin can use a weaker formula for deep cleansing and exfoliation and use it less frequently than someone with oily skin.

Treating Acne

Activated charcoal in soap form can provide gentle exfoliation and pull out excess oils and toxins beneath the skin, and may help reduce your breakouts. You can even use it directly on the pimple as a spot treatment. Depending on how severe your acne is, charcoal might be a beneficial addition to your skincare routine.

Smaller Pores

When our pores are clogged, it creates texture and unevenness that is visible on our skin. Every day, our skin comes in contact with toxins and pollution that can increase aging and clog our pores. Using activated charcoal on our face can help pull the dirt and toxins out, creating a smoother appearance. Using a scrub will help exfoliate and remove excess dirt as well and provides a deep cleanse.

Soothe and Heal

Not only does charcoal help you achieve clear skin, it can also be used to soothe and heal bites, cuts, and irritations. Take some activated charcoal powder and slowly add water to make a paste. You can put this paste on cuts, insect bites, stings, scrapes, and minor infections and it will help speed up the healing time. The paste will absorb venom and bacteria from the injury site and bring down swelling and pain.

Reduce Toxins in your Hair

Not only can you use charcoal on your skin, but it can also be used in your hair. Similar to how it works on your skin, using an activated charcoal shampoo will draw out dirt and oil from your hair and wash it away. Charcoal is gentle and won’t disrupt your hairs natural moisture levels.

Add Volume!

Charcoal in shampoo not only reduces dirt and oil, but it can also add volume to your hair. Regular shampoos only remove surface dirt and are not as deep cleansing as ones that contain charcoal. When our hair is dirty, it can be weighed down. Regular shampoo may not be enough to get all the oils out, but shampoos containing charcoal will deep cleanse your hair and won’t leave a residue, allowing it to be lighter and voluminous.

Soothe Scalp Conditions

Many people suffer from dandruff, redness, or oily and itchy scalps. Using a scalp treatment with activated charcoal or adding it to your shampoo can relieve irritating scalp conditions. The same way it works on your skin, charcoal will pull out toxins and dirt from your hair follicles and you will see a noticeable difference.

Activated charcoal can be found in many products at the drugstore. This super ingredient can deep cleanse and purify your skin and hair quickly and efficiently. If you suffer from skin and hair conditions, you should definitely give activated charcoal a try.

To learn more, call Clearview MediSpa at 647-792-0980 or contact us here.

Summer Skincare Tips

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Summer is the time to kick back and relax. It’s also the best time for radiant and glowing skin! We switch our wardrobes from winter to summer because we have to in order to accommodate the weather, and it should be the same for our skincare!

Summer Skincare Tips

In the winter. we have to focus on keeping our skin moisturized and fresh; while in the summertime, we have to focus more on staying matte and protecting our skin from the sun and its UV rays.

Here are some tips to make sure your skin stays radiant and healthy all summer long.

Stay Hydrated

Drink lots of water! With the heat, our bodies sweat a lot and lose a lot of water. Because we are losing large quantities of water each day, we have to replace the lost water somehow. It’s important that we keep ourselves hydrated, which will keep our skin moisturized as well.

Drinking lots of water can give you radiant and youthful looking skin. Your skin is an organ made up of cells that need water to function properly and at their best. If the skin is lacking water, it will be made evident as your skin will become tight, dry and flaky. Your skin will also be more prone to wrinkles and will be less resilient.

Lots of SPF

Sunscreen should be an important part of your skin care regime whether it’s winter or summer. The sun’s rays are stronger in the summer compared to the winter, so it is important to increase the amount of SPF you apply once summer comes around. Sunscreen with 30 SPF or more will be sufficient enough to protect your skin.

Make sure you are not only applying it to your face, but also the rest of your body to ensure you are protected from the harmful UV rays. In addition to damaging and aging the skin, exposure to UVA and UVB rays can cause certain skin cancers. Ensure that you are reapplying at least every two hours to ensure that the amount of SPF is at its strongest. Also, remember to apply sunscreen after swimming.

Don’t forget your lips need SPF too! The skin on the lips is very thin and sensitive. They have less protective pigment and oil glands than the rest of the face which causes your lips to be prone to dryness and irritation.

Treat Sun Spots

With the exposure to increased UV rays in the summertime, melasma is a risk we’re all exposed to. Melasma is a common skin discolouration consisting of dark spots. The spots can develop on the forehead, cheeks, and upper lip. Spots can go from barely visible to extremely noticeable in as little as a few hours of exposure to the sun.

Spots become visible because ultraviolet light causes overproduction of melanin pigment in the skin. To help diminish dark spots and prevent any from appearing, skin-brightening products that contain ingredients like licorice extract or vitamin C will help skin become more radiant by preventing excess melanin production and reducing skin inflammation. You can even ask your dermatologist for a prescription-strength version if nothing else seems to be working.

Light Moisturizer

Having a light moisturizer in the summer will be more comfortable on the skin, rather than the thick moisturizers we use in the winter months. With the increased heat, our skin perspires more and does not require as much moisture as usual. Gel moisturizers are ideal as they are light but provide enough moisture to the skin. Products with hyaluronic acid are ideal as well as they draw moisture from the air and delivers it to your skin.

Reduce Oil and Shine

We can all get a little shiny in the summer, whether your skin is dry or oily due to the humid weather. Our skin naturally produces oils; however, with the added heat, our skin tends to become oilier. It’s not ideal to wash our faces frequently as stripping the oils can cause dryness and lead to even more oil production. Using blotting papers can help absorb and remove any unwanted oils and keep your makeup looking fresh.

Change Up your Foundation

Similar to moisturizers, it’s more practical to switch to a foundation with a lighter consistency in the summertime. Heavy foundations can weigh your skin down and the look of cakey foundation is just not flattering. Using a BB cream or serum foundation will be lighter on the skin and give you a natural radiant glow.

Some foundations also have SPF as well which gives extra coverage. Some foundations also contain salicylic acid which can help prevent breakouts and keeps your skin looking flawless and smooth.

You may also want to consider having two shades on hand in the summer. Your skin tone might change over the course of the summer due to sun exposure and having the right foundation shade is key to having flawless makeup!

Exfoliate and Reduce Retinol!

Exfoliating is key to keeping radiant skin in the summer as the increase of hot weather can cause an increased buildup of oil, sweat, and pollutants on the skin. Using an exfoliant is more affecting when removing all the buildup and ensure your skin can breathe. It removes dead skin cells, dirt, oil, sweat, and other toxins. If your pores are clogged, it can reduce the efficiency of your other skin care products.

Retinol has been known to be a holy grail skin care ingredient. It stimulates collagen, reduces wrinkles, and fights breakouts; however, it is not a good idea to use it in the summer months. Retinol will make your skin sensitive to the sun and can increase your risk of skin cancer.

For more information about how to improve the look of your skin, call Clearview MediSpa at 1-866-765-9171 or contact us here.

Foods That Could be Affecting your Skin

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Everyone knows that an unhealthy diet can have an adverse effect on your health, but did you know that it could be the cause of those frequent breakouts you’ve been experiencing? Many people resort to expensive skincare and treatments to help with their acne, but sometimes the answer is as simple as cleaning up your diet. Here are a few examples of foods that you should avoid in order to keep a clear complexion.
Foods That Could Be Affecting Your Skin

Refined Grains and Sugars

Studies have found that people with acne tend to consume more refined carbohydrates than people with little or no acne. In fact, those who frequently consume added sugars have a 30% increased risk of developing problem skin.

Foods that are included in this category are:

  • Bread
  • Sugar
  • Desserts or pasta made with white flour
  • White rice
  • Rice noodles
  • Soft drinks
  • Sweeteners such as cane sugar, maple syrup, honey, or agave

How are refined grains and sugars linked to acne? These foods tend to raise blood sugar and insulin levels, making skin cells grow more quickly and boosting the production of sebum. In short, you can experience oilier skin and more clogged pores when your diet contains too many refined carbohydrates.

Sugars are a key ingredient in a number of foods, but alternatives such as raw honey, maple syrup, and green leaf stevia are all great options. When you use these substitutes, you won’t have to compromise taste, but you will be able to take advantage of all of the health benefits.

Dairy


While there isn’t a confirmed link between consuming dairy and having acne, studies suggest that it could be a cause for breakouts for some. Products like milk and cheese can increase insulin levels and aggravate acne in certain people since growth hormones and antibiotics are found in most conventional dairy products. These hormones can interfere with your body’s natural balance, and can sometimes contribute to cystic acne.

There are many dairy-free alternatives out there, from almond milk, coconut milk, and even cashew milk. There are also lactose-free cheeses that can help you significantly cut down on your dairy intake.

Soy

Often used as an alternative to dairy for those that are lactose-intolerant or vegan, soy has actually become a more popular food sensitivity since the majority of its crops are genetically engineered. Soy contains something called phytoestrogens, which mimics the female hormone, estrogen. Similar to components in dairy, this can also disrupt an individual’s’ hormone balance and lead to cystic acne.

Instead of drinking soy milk, try an alternative like almond milk, and replace tofu with beans. As a vegetarian or vegan, it’s easy to find replacements for soy and still get your protein.

Fast Food

Everyone knows that fast food isn’t always the most healthy choice, but it’s often the most convenient option. Fast foods are usually deep-fried in refined vegetable oils like canola oil, safflower, and peanut oil, and filled with trans fats. These oils are extremely high in omega-6 essential fatty acids, and while we need these fatty acids to be healthy, too much can aggravate underlying skin conditions. It’s also important to ensure that we have enough omega-3 fatty acids in our diet to guarantee healthy skin, which many people are lacking. Omega-3s are commonly found in wild fish, algae, grass-fed meats, chia seeds, and seafood.

Fast food is the most convenient option for people on-the-go, but there are some alternatives that you can replace these greasy, high-fat meals with. In an effort to stay healthy during your busy day, stock your purse, glove box, or desk at work with protein bars, nuts, seeds, and fruits and vegetables. These snacks will keep you full and energized for the day ahead.

Alcohol

Alcohol is bad for your skin for two reasons: it’s high in sugar and dehydrates your skin. The high sugar content will spike your blood sugar levels and contribute to wrinkles by depleting collagen. The dehydrating properties of alcohol won’t allow your skin to retain moisture to stay hydrated and plump, which can lead to dark circles around your eyes and dry patches around your face.

While there’s no real substitute for that glass of wine you like to have with dinner, think about sipping on a glass or kombucha or coconut water when you’re out for drinks with friends on a weeknight. If you can’t resist having a cocktail, try to stick with those that are low in sugar like a vodka soda, rather than a rum and coke.

Processed Meats

Processed meats like bacon and cured meats are full of sodium. Just like with all high-salt foods, they can lead to water retention and even cause swelling and puffiness in your face. Many processed meats also contain sodium nitrates which act as a preservative. However, this ingredient can break down collagen and elastin in those who consume them, and cause premature wrinkles.

It’s easy to replace the processed meats in your diet — simply use fresh meat instead. In addition to having lower sodium, grass-fed meats will also be higher on omega-3s and free from both hormones and antibiotics.
Clearview offers a full line of Miracle 10 skincare products and a range of facial treatments. To learn more, call Clearview MediSpa at 1-866-765-9171 or contact us here.

Sunburn vs Windburn: What’s The Difference

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If you spend any time outdoors in the summer or winter, at some point you have experienced an uncomfortable burn on your face from the elements. Was it sunburn or windburn? Maybe it was both. But what’s the difference?

Sunburn Vs Windburn: What’s The Difference

What is Windburn?

Windburn occurs usually in winter during cold windy days. For example, if you go skiing, snowboarding or hiking you can end up with a case of windburn. The cold wind damages your skin by pulling out all the moisture and oils. There is no real lasting damage, only temporary inflammation.

You can get windburn on your face, ears, and hands. That’s why it’s best to cover as much of your face and head as possible when outdoors. Gloves will protect your hands, and use plenty of moisturizer before going out in the winter.

If you use wrinkle creams or acne medication, stop using them a few days before a ski trip. These products already dry out your skin.

If you do end up with a windburn, soothe it by using a moisturizer and/or aloe vera, avoid hot showers, and an over-the-counter painkiller if necessary.

What is a Sunburn?

Although “burn” is in both names, a sunburn is much more dangerous. You can develop a sunburn in both warm and cold climates, unlike windburn. A sunburn occurs when UV rays burn unprotected skin causing long-term damage.

Sunburn penetrates the skin, unlike windburn which only affects the skin’s outer layer. Sunburn can leave you with discolouration and brown spots as you age, not to mention premature wrinkles. It also puts you at risk for skin cancer. Although doctors have long cautioned the public to use sunscreen, some still think they can beat the odds. Don’t take the chance.

Don’t be fooled by cloudy weather. UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds.

Although both windburn and sunburn have similar symptoms like inflamed skin, they are NOT the same.

Protecting your skin no matter the weather or climate must always be on your mind.

Has years of sunburn and windburn prematurely aged your skin? Call Clearview today at 647-792-0980 or contact us here to learn more about our facial treatments.

5 Tips For Healthy Winter Skin

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Seems like these blistering winds and cold temperatures will never go away. You may be wondering, “how much longer before the sun feels warm on my face again?” Hang in there.

5 Tips For Healthy Winter Skin

No matter if you are the type who hibernates all winter, or can’t wait to get out on the slopes this weekend, we all suffer with dry, itchy and cracked skin. That is the farthest thing from healthy glowing dewy skin.

So buck up and pay attention; here comes 5 tips for healthy winter skin.

Skip The Long Hot Shower

You have heard this before but it bears repeating. It might seem like the best way to warm your cold, cold body in the morning or evening, but don’t do it! It may feel soothing for a few minutes, but it actually does more damage to your skin than help. The hot temperatures actually will strip the natural moisture barrier your skin has. Choose a more lukewarm temperature instead. After patting dry with a towel, immediately slather on your moisturizer.

Skip the Chapstick Too

It’s inevitable our lips will become dry. Some folks suggest using vegetable shortening like Crisco on the lips. Sure, it’s vegan, but personally, we would pass on advising that one.

Instead, how about honey or vaseline on your lips? Wait about 15 minutes, then gently remove it with a cotton swab dipped in warm water. Sounds better to us, and it works.

The Coconut Oil Fix

Coconut oil is all natural with no toxic extras like you will find in your local drug store moisturizers. It penetrates deeply into the skin and smells divine too.

It’s great on cuticles and has multiple other uses. We like creating your very own body scrub. Mix coconut oil with coconut sugar for a gentle exfoliator. Use once or twice a week.

The Non-Negotiable – Must Have Humidifier

If you wake up in the morning with dry eyes, dry tight skin, and a cough, head straight to a retailer and purchase a good humidifier. Find one that will last year after year and puts out a cool mist. Buying more than one is even better. The bedroom is a must, but add another one in an area where you spend a lot of time.

Rubber Gloves and Cotton Socks

Even if you have a dishwasher in your kitchen, you still have to rinse your dishes and clean those pots and pans. Don’t subject your hands to that misery every night. They still sell rubber gloves for a reason. You may feel silly wearing them, but you will be glad to did. Your cuticles and your manicurist will too.

Before you retire for the night, give your feet a treat. Moisturize them luxuriously (don’t forget your heels). Then put on some cotton socks to lock in that moisture for the night.

Then dream about the warmer weather that’s coming…soon…yes soon.

If you are ready for a non-invasive wrinkle treatment,
contact
Clearview MediSpa.

7 Ways To Hydrate Your Skin In Winter

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Harsh cold winds, combined with indoor dry heating, are just two of the culprits that steal the natural moisture from our skin during the winter months.

Hydrating Your Skin In Winter

If you haven’t already started to make some of the changes and suggestions we made in our last post, time is of the essence if you want to prevent dry, itchy, red and flaky skin.

Here are 7 ways to hydrate your skin in winter we hope you’ll find helpful as the temperatures drops.

Avoid Hot Water

A nice long, hot bath may sound fabulous at the end of a long day, but it’s not going to hydrate your skin. In fact, it will do just the opposite. Try turning down the heat a bit and adding essential oils to the bath. Chamomile or jasmine works well, or try adding some licorice tea to the water.

Wash your face and hands in lukewarm water.

Moisturize Immediately

As soon as you towel off, start to moisturize your skin all over. Damp skin seals and traps in the moisture. Keep some moisturizers in various places in your home to use throughout the day, especially after washing your hands..

Another simple tip is to close the bathroom door when showering or taking a leisurely bath. It will help keep the humidity high.

Let Sleep Perform Its Magic

Don’t forget to use a rich moisturizer on your body before you go to bed, and that includes your hands and feet.

Take advantage of those 7 or 8 hours of isolation from the outside world to jump start the silky skin you crave. Maybe wear some soft gloves or socks too.

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Avoid petroleum or alcohol based moisturizers. Look for oil-based products with lavender, chamomile, jojoba, coconut oil, and cocoa butter.

Avoid deodorant soap, retinoids, and alpha-hydroxy acid.

While Outside In The Elements

Dress in layers. Wear gloves outside and especially if you will be doing anything hard on your hands, or have the possibility of getting them wet. Don’t forget scarves and don’t put away your sunscreen. Use it wherever your skin is exposed to the sun. The winter sun can be just as damaging as in summer and sometimes even worse, due to snow glare.

Eat Healthy Hydrating Foods

Find foods that will help you stay warm and add to the moisture in your skin. Take an interest in soups. They are easy to prepare in a slow cooker, or buy them prepackaged.

Choose some water based fruits and vegetables during the winter. Cantaloupe, apples, oranges are all good choices. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots to winter salads as Vitamin C helps to promote collagen.

Repeat after me: Drink plenty of water!

Bring On The Humidity

Find humidity wherever you can get it. Your bathroom is a good place to start; as already mentioned close your door.

Buy a humidifier (or two) for your home. Be sure to put one in your bedroom. If you are more traditional, put a bowl of water on a radiator.

With a little attention, you can retain your soft, touchable skin even through the winter.

Keep your skin looking its best with one of the affordable packages available now at Clearview MediSpa.

9 Fall Skincare Tips For All Skincare Types

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Most of us hate to say goodbye to the warm weather and all that comes with the relaxing days of summertime. But sorry to tell you, the colder weather is upon us. Get ready for those dry cold winds, forced air heating and the drying air from fireplaces. Although sitting by the fireplace can be relaxing too, it does dry out our skin, meaning all our skin: hands, feet, legs, face, everywhere.

Fall Skincare Tips

There are proactive ways you can get a head start on the upcoming cold weather and how it affects your skin. Let’s look at 9 skin care tips for all skincare types.

Don’t Wait Until the Damage Is Done

This is your fair warning. Your skin requires different care as the weather changes, and it will assuredly become dry if you continue to use the same products you love in the spring and summer. Start making some changes to your products now.

Pay Attention to Your Hands

Our hands are always on display. Obviously we are going to moisturize our skin as we step out of the shower, but our hands can be forgotten. There is nothing worse than dry cracking fingertips and dry cuticles. Those who must wash their hands multiple times a day due to their occupation are particularly susceptible. Find a rich hand cream to use every day and during the day as needed.

Change Your Cleansers

Switch out the sweet-smelling soap you have used during the warm weather for a moisturizing, creamy body wash. There are many on the market with additional hydrating qualities.

Exfoliate

Time to remove those dead skin cells and start fresh. There are facial specials available at Clearview MediSpa right now. Get ahead of the curve and book one now.

Don’t Forget Your Lips

There is nothing worse than chapped and dry lips. This is a common problem during the cold months. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it looks dreadful. Protect your lips with a moisturizing balm and keep them plump and inviting.

Try a Facial Mist

Look for a pleasant-smelling facial mist, and perhaps one with hydrating properties. Tuck one in your purse to use any time of the day and as an added bonus to help refresh your makeup.

Change Out Some Staple Face Products

During colder weather, instead of light lotions, switch to thicker creams to help moisturize and protect your skin.

Buy a Humidifier

Maybe buy more than one humidifier to counteract drying during the winter. Keep one in your living area and one in the bedroom. Not only will your skin thank you, but so will your eyes.

One Last Simple Tip

Drink lots of water during the winter. We know to stay hydrated in the hot summer months, but we need to be drinking water just as much in the cold months.

There are numerous wintertime sports and activities to enjoy, so it’s not all bad. Just don’t forget to care for your skin. Contact Clearview MediSpa with questions or to learn how we can help improve your skin issues with Miracle 10 – a breakthrough skincare line that improves skin elasticity and radiance to create a more youthful appearance.

Find Out What SPF You Should Be Wearing

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First and foremost, everyone should be wearing sunscreen. That means young and old, from toddlers to the elderly. Everyone should take precautions and protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays.

Find Out What SPF You Should Be Wearing

It is universally understood that the minimum amount of SPF is SPF30. This blocks 97% of the sun’s harmful rays. Wearing a higher SPF is helpful, but unfortunately nothing blocks 100% of the sun’s rays. If you will be out in the sun for a longer time, switch to an SPF50.

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen

Everyone should wear sunscreen to protect themselves from UV rays, even on cloudy days. It should be water resistant and give broad spectrum protection.

Wearing sunscreen protects us from early skin aging and wrinkles, painful sunburn, and skin cancer.

There are two types of dangerous rays. UVA rays are the ones that cause aging, wrinkles and those brown aging spots. These rays can penetrate through glass.

UVB rays are the ones that can burn the skin, but they are blocked by windows. In order to have full protection, your sunscreen should provide protection from both types of rays.

When And Where You Should Wear Sunscreen

The simple answer is every day and anywhere your skin is exposed to the sun. Many of today’s make-up and foundations have SPF in them. Look for lipstick that has protection. Just going from your home to your car, taking a walk during lunch or playing outdoors with your children leaves you exposed. You may think this is not important, but when those sunspots and wrinkles begin to appear, you will wish you had been more attentive to these cautions.

At The Beach

Most of us know to slather on sunscreen when outside in the sun for long periods of time.

  • Sunscreen should be applied every two hours and after coming out of the water.
  • You should apply it 15 minutes BEFORE you go out into the sun.
  • Make sure you apply it everywhere skin is exposed.
  • Pay special attention to children and apply enough and frequently enough.
  • The sand and the water are especially reflective of the sun, so be cautious while boating.

Winter Sports Activities

Don’t be fooled by the winter sun. It can be just as damaging as in summertime. If you like to ski, snowboard or do any other outdoor activities during the cold months, be advised that the sun will reflect off the snow, increasing its danger. Use sunscreen anywhere you skin will be exposed. Wear protective eye wear to minimize damage to your eyes.

Best Practices

Never go to a tanning bed. There are many excellent faux tanning products on the market now. You don’t have to sit in the sun to look like you did.

Wear a hat, especially a wide-brimmed one, while out in the sun.

It is always a good idea to wear sunglasses. Even young children should be wearing them, especially at the beach.

Wear protective clothing like long sleeves when out in the sun.

Just avoid the sun whenever possible. Sit under an umbrella or carry an umbrella when out in the sun.

Before we knew all the dangers of sunbathing, many people sat in the sun for hours on end to get that look of a healthy glow. Now we know that healthy glow can lead to some very unfortunate consequences.

Contact Clearview MediSpa for our state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments for wrinkles, age spots and other consequences of the sun.

Clearview MediSpa offers convenient and confidential financing for your procedure. Contact the office today for more information, to book a consultation, or if you have any other questions about the treatment. Book an Appointment
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