Vitamin C and your skin

How can your skin benefit from some Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an excellent addition to every skincare routine. One of the most clinically proven and studied skincare ingredients, it offers a wide range of benefits and can even be suitable for sensitive skin. In other words, every single person who wants beautiful, healthy skin should invest in Vitamin C skin care.

Why Is Vitamin C So Great?

Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant, which means it has the ability to protect your skin from the effects of UV damage. It is also able to promote the production of collagen which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. If that wasn’t enough, Vitamin C can also help balance your skin tone by reducing the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation anywhere on your skin.

When paired with other antioxidants including ferulic acid and Vitamin E, the benefits of Vitamin Care maximized. These combinations help your body absorb and utilize Vitamin C properly, giving you a boost when it comes to brighter skin and a more balanced complexion.

Various clinical studies have been done on the benefits of Vitamin C, and it was found that when used as part of a daily skincare regimen over the course of 12 weeks, Vitamin C was able to reduce the visual appearance of coarse wrinkles on the face, neck, and upper chest. Pigmentation was also more balanced and both sunspots and age spots were visibly reduced in tone.

In addition to helping your skin fight off visible damage caused by ultraviolet light, and reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, Vitamin C can also be used as part of a hydrating skincare regimen. If you suffer from occasional dry skin, flaky skin, or are prone to chronic skin dehydration, using one of the following skincare products may help in restoring the moisture your skin so desperately wants!

Stay tuned through the month of February as we talk more about some of our favorite Vitamin C products!

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Tips For Healthy Skin

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You might be overlooking some simple steps to caring for your skin…

Avoid Alcohol

Alcohol can cause the body and skin to become dehydrated, leading to dryness. This can also lead to a duller complexion and the appearance of sunken eyes. In some people, alcohol can also lead to flushing, leaving skin looking red and warm. Alcohol consumption should be done in moderation. When using alcohol, we recommend staying hydrated by drinking additional water both while consuming alcohol and the day following.

Take care of your skin while flying

Prolonged exposure to airplane flights can affect your skin. Airplane cabin air is often low humidity with dry, recycled air. For some, this can lead to an increase in dry, cracked skin. There are some people that will compensate by making extra oil on their skin, leading to possible acne flares. In addition, UV rays can be more dangerous at high altitudes, and higher rates of skin cancer have been found in pilots. Moisturizers and sunscreen can be helpful prior to and during your flight.

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Tips For Healthy Skin

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You might be overlooking some simple steps to caring for your skin…

Take off your makeup

When you fall asleep with makeup on, pores can be clogged, potentially leading to acne breakouts. On occasion, a stye can develop on the eyelid from clogged ducts from residual makeup. In addition, some ingredients in makeup can cause irritation/inflammation when left in contact with the skin for a prolonged period of time.

Get proper sleep

Lack of sleep can lead to premature aging of the skin. Without adequate rest, eyes can look red/swollen with dark circles forming. Skin can also lose some water (which is restored during sleep) leading to a dry, dull complexion.

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Staying Hydrated In The Winter

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Caring for your skin in the cold weather…

Stay hydrated

Just because it’s not hot out and you’re not sweating, does not mean you can slow down on your water intake. A hydrated body helps your skin stay hydrated too. Soaking in a hot bath may feel like it would keep skin moisturized, but it doesn’t. A long, hot soak will strip natural oils from the skin, drying you out. Take that hot shower, but then apply a good moisturizer all over. Products with hyaluronic acid will draw moisture right back into the skin!

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Winter Skin Care Tips

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Caring for your skin in the cold weather…

As the days get colder, here are some important tips to keep your skin hydrated and safe all winter long.

Cover Up

Just because you can’t see very much of the sun does not mean it’s not there. Cover up to avoid harmful UV rays, and be sure to layer with wicking fabric. You’ll want to avoid any irritation from scratchy fabrics, especially if you suffer from eczema or psoriasis. Also, check to make sure you are covered head to toe. No one needs frostbite after a day of fun. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen, as windburn is sunburn. A broad-spectrum SPF 30 should do the trick. Just reapply every couple of hours, especially if you are sweating.

Take care of your lips

When the cold air hits your lips for hours at a time, lips can become chapped and cracked. So, before you strap into those skis, layer on the lip protections and reapply regularly. Make sure it has hydrating ingredients like natural coconut or jojoba oils, vitamin E, beeswax, and shea butter. For an added bonus, try to get a lip balm with an SFP in it. Lips can get sunburned too!

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Last chance for our December special!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Microneedling

Microneedling has been around since the 1990s.    It has become popular recently as celebrities include it in their beauty regimen.    Microneedling, also known as collagen induction, is a safe and inexpensive way to improve the skin’s appearance

Microneedling uses a device that looks like a pen and contains 12 to 36 tiny needles in the hand piece.    These needles when applied to the skin cause tiny punctures and these punctures cause the body to produce collagen and elastin to heal the wound.    Collagen and elastin give your skin its strength and elasticity. Our body’s production of collagen starts to decrease by 26 yearsof age.

Because microneedling produces small pin holes in the skin, product can be applied to your skin and its absorption enhanced, thus increasing its benefits.

Microneedling is a safe procedure tolerated by all skin types, but don’t expect immediate results.    Your body needs time to repair itself.    We recommend a series of 4-6 treatments at one month intervals to get the best results. The improvement in the skin can occur up to several months after the treatment series is completed.

Product of the Month

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Enjoy the benefits of a Hydrafacial and Microneedling with our December Special:

Hydrafacial-Micorneedling Combo $250.00 (normally $350.00)

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New Year, New You!

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Hydrafacial MD is clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of dark spots and improve skin tone. 97% of clients felt their skin was plumper, firmer, brighter and younger looking.

Are you a candidate for a Hydrafacial?

The answer is yes! The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment. We may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs. Prior to your procedure, you can consult us for a skin evaluation and sensitivity test.

Although you can see immediate results with a single Hydrafacial treatment, the most effective results come from regular application. We recommend one treatment a month to enjoy the benefits that the Hydrafacial has to offer!

Product of the Month

Sparkle for the holidays!

Enjoy the benefits of a Hydrafacial and Microneedling with our December Special:

Hydrafacial-Micorneedling Combo $250.00 (normally $350.00)

!Don’t forget to shop for Rhonda Allison products at the R.A. Marketplace. Simply click on Products on the home page and click on R.A. Marketplace under Rhonda Allison logo. Purchase any product during the month of December and receive 20% off any procedure during the month of January!


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Renew Your Skin In Time For The New Year

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From the moment you step outside in the morning, your skin feels the effects of the environment. Pollution, toxins, wind and UV rays, known as free radicals, all cause undetectable damage. Intrinsic factors, part of the natural aging process, also play a role and can contribute to reduced collagen.

The combination of intrinsic (natural)and extrinsic (environmental exposure and stress) factors can speed up the development of free radicals. This stops the skin cells from performing at their best ultimately leading to a decline in elasticity, resilience, tone and texture.

The Hydrafacial MD resurfacing procedure uses award winning technology to detoxify and rejuvenate your skin with immediate visible results.

Hydrafacial MD requires only 30 minutes. The first step is exfoliation (removal of dead skin cells) followed by peel with a mixture of gylcolic and salicyclic acids. The skin pores are then cleansed with a gentle painless suction to extract any additional impurities.


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Skincare Products For Aging Skin

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Vitamin C and Niacinamide: Antioxidants

You’ve probably heard that free radicals are bad news, but what does that mean? Free radicals are molecules that are missing electrons, which makes them chemically unstable. In order to stabilize themselves, free radicals will poach electrons from neighboring molecules, which in turn makes those molecules unstable and causes a chain reaction of electron theft called oxidation.

Oxidation damages cellular DNA and mitochondria, causes collagen breakdown, and prevents skin from performing basic cell repair. Vitamin C, an antioxidant that has extra electrons that free radicals can use to stabilize themselves without stealing from stable molecules.

While free radicals can develop naturally in our own bodies, much of the oxidative stress we experience comes from external free radicals such as pollution, smoking, UV radiation, artificial dyes, and exposure to other toxins. Our bodies aren’t totally defenseless: we produce antioxidants internally, but it’s nearly impossible to produce enough to contend with the increasing number of free radicals in modern life. As a result, vitamin C and other antioxidants like vitamins A and E have become increasingly popular in skincare.

Unfortunately, vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid or ascorbyl palmitate) is a tricky ingredient. It needs to be used at a high concentration (preferably at least 12%) to be effective, but is itself unstable and breaks down with exposure to air, heat, or light. As an acid, it can also be irritating.

Regardless of stability, vitamin C-based skincare should be used up within three to four months of opening, so don’t try to ration out your skincare to extend its life.

Algae

Algae carries a high percentage of stable antioxidants and are rich in vitamins, minerals, lipids, and proteins. They’re particularly good for mature skin as they provide anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and hydration properties all in one.

There are dozens of products using algae, seaweeds, and kelp out there, but the key is to look for formulations that use a high level of active algae.

Every woman should have the right to look and feel her best self at every age. As long as your skincare and makeup practices change and grow with you throughout your life stages, your skin clock doesn’t need to be tethered to a calendar. New lifestyle brands and educational programs, often led by women, recognize that internal aging is as addressable as external aging, and modern formulations help your skin look and feel its smoothest. So buy the skincare and makeup that works for you.

Products of the month: Rhonda Allison’s Hyaluronic Products

Hyaluronic Acid is present in every tissue of the body and its importance cannot be under estimated. Retention of water is one of the most important biological functions of Hyaluronic Acid, second only to providing nutrients and removing waste from cells, such as cartilage cells. The water-binding serum is a natural humectant that keeps skin supple and hydrated.

Rhonda Allison has several different hyaluronic products including:

  • Hyaluronic Tonic
  • Hyaluronic Serum
  • Hyaluronic Concentrate

You can go to our Rhonda Allison website to purchase directly online. Points will be given for all online purchases!


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Skincare Products For Aging Skin

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Have a delicious and Happy Thanksgiving!

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Oddly, hyaluronic acit isn’t an acid at all but instead a long-chain polysaccharide, or sugar. This good-for-you, must-have sugar is a key component of our extracellular matrix (the jello-like substance that holds cells in place), and it’s what makes skin feel firm and “bouncy.”

The hyaluronic acid molecules in many serums are too big to fit through the cracks in your skin. These large Hyaluronic Acid molecules are ideal for hydrating your skin’s surface for a radiant glow and dewy finish. However, you also need smaller Hyaluronic Acid molecules, which can penetrate deeply enough to plump up fine lines and prevent wrinkles from appearing.

Did you know that hyaluronic acid is one of the most abundant molecules in our skin? It’s responsible for helping our skin hold in moisture and “filling out” our skin from within (sort of like the water in a grape).

Unfortunately, as hyaluronic acid levels decrease with age, our skin begins to deflate – leading to signs of again such as wrinkles and fine lines (imagine that same grape deflating into a raisin).So, it’s no surprise that replenishing your skin’s hyaluronic acid has so many benefits:

  • Plump up your skin to reduce the visibility of fine lines
  • Deeply hydrate to reduce dryness, redness, and flaking
  • Prevent new wrinkles from appearing or becoming more visible
  • Reduce water loss so your skin stays hydrated for hours

Hyaluronic acid is a “moisture magnet” and is able to attract 1,000 times its weight in water, providing superior skin hydration that lasts for hours. And, when your skin is fully hydrated, it’s less vulnerable to wrinkles and other signs of age. That’s why hyaluronic acid serums have become so popular with savvy consumers who want hydrated, younger looking skin.

Not all hyaluronic acid is the same. Most of the HA in skincare formulas are made of long-chain, or high-weight, molecules that stay on the surface of the skin. It provides sufficient hydration for 30 year old skin, but those in the 40 to 70 age range need low weight molecules, that can penetrate the skin barrier and supplement the decreased HA levels in the cellular matrix.

Peptides

Another super ingredient category is signaling peptides, which are designed to trigger collagen or hyaluronic acid creation in the skin and can make up for lost estrogenic action, or internal aging. But since peptides are chains of amino acids, they are often too large to get past the skin barrier and need extra help. Peptides that are more bioavailable, and have clinically proven pro-collagen and pro-HA activity to revitalize aging skin.

Fruit Enzymes

As our skin cell production decreases, our skin cell turnover or desquamation slows as well. Normally, our skin sheds old cells every day, which encourages fresh cells to come to the surface and prevents skin from looking dull. When the natural process slows, exfoliation helps to jump start our skin’s revitalization.

We need to exfoliate and increase cellular turnover gently. Facial scrubs with tiny beads or kernels create micro-tears in your skin and only serve to make it weaker. Fruit enzymes, on the other hand, prompt cellular turnover and reveal a fresh glow when used in cleansers, toners and masks.

Most masks will naturally exfoliate your skin and encourage turnover. However, women in hormone decline should avoid clay masks, which are very drying by nature.

Products of the month: Rhonda Allison’s Hyaluronic Products

Hyaluronic Acid is present in every tissue of the body and its importance cannot be under estimated. Retention of water is one of the most important biological functions of Hyaluronic Acid, second only to providing nutrients and removing waste from cells, such as cartilage cells. The water-binding serum is a natural humectant that keeps skin supple and hydrated.

Rhonda Allison has several different hyaluronic products including:

  • Hyaluronic Tonic
  • Hyaluronic Serum
  • Hyaluronic Concentrate

You can go to our Rhonda Allison website to purchase directly online. Points will be given for all online purchases!


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