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  ENZYMES !!!!!!!!!!  Do you want your skin to glow on a daily basis ?  A good home care regimen with monthly enzymatic facials will do the trick . As we age, the natural exfoliation slows down , which leads to a build up of dead skin cells . We see this built up dead layer as fine lines , uneven skin tone and even acne in some cases. Natural fruit enzymes enhance the natural exfoliation process , revealing fresh and healthy skin cells . Fruit contains natural enzymes, and is safe to use on most skin types . Fruit enzymes also deliver antioxidants to skin . Enzymatic fruits , such as papaya and pumpkin , provide both antioxidant nutrition and exfoliation to the skin when mixed with other fruits such as lemon , pomegranate , blueberry and kiwi . Enzymes are also very safe to use . When the enzymes “digest” or dissolve the topmost layer of the epidermis (un-like all other methods such as glycolic acid peels, dermabra-sion or laser resurfacing), there is no induced heat. Hence , th


It is common to use chemical peels to get rid of many skin flaws including aging signs .  However, some people don’t research enough and use a peel that shouldn’t be used to treat the given conditions .  If you know that a specific peel can do the job satisfactorily , you will be in a better position to go for the right peel, which may be a light or gentle peel that won’t keep you worrying for side effects or risks of any complications .  What Is a Lactic Acid Peel ?  A lactic acid peel is a type of chemical peel used as a cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatment. Purpose - Like all chemical peels , a lactic acid peel is supposed to deliver smoother, softer, and younger-looking skin. Multiple treatments help diminish fine lines, acne, and hyperpigmentation (brown spots) .  Features - Lactic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid, is derived from sour milk and is used for the mildest, most gentle of chemical peels . A lactic acid peel works like a glycolic acid peel, but it is much more g


To keep your face looking as youthful as possible, you need proper skin care . Here I'll show you how to properly cleanse , exfoliate and moisturize your skin while never leaving the house without at least 30 SPF sunscreen. I've dubbed this process "The Basic 4-Step Skincare Regimen," which I outline in this article . I also include organic skincare tips for the growing number of you who are concerned with putting only natural, organic products on your skin .  How you care for your skin is utterly dependent on the type of skin you have: oily, normal/combination, dry, sensitive or sun- damaged . Find out what skin type you have .  The Basic 4-Step Skincare Regimen Step 1: Cleansing - Simple is key here . You need a good cleanser that your skin responds well to , and stick with it: "Choose a creamy cleanser if you have dry skin or a clear cleanser if you have oily skin .  For you organic types , you can cleanse skin with milk or yogurt (who knew ? ) .  Be


What do you want in a face cream? Do you want something that will protect your skin from UV rays ?  Do you need something that will reduce the signs of aging ?  Or, do you want something a bit different, possibly organic ? You've probably gone through your share of lotions and creams in the never-ending quest of the perfect face cream .  Moisturizing Creams - Moisturizing lotions give the skin a lift and help replenish lipids in the skin. When your face is well-moisturized, it maintains a healthy youthful glow .  Acne Creams - Acne facial creams are essential to women prone to breakouts . It contains benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agent like tea tree oil.


What is the use of body scrubs ? Why should you buy one ? Well, for a start, they have amazing moisturising properties . Scrub contain essential oils and other substances that can make your skin soft and smooth . It also contains concentrated moisturisers that can give your skin an overall glow . Body scrubs are also great for cleaning your skin and getting rid of dead cells, dirt, and oil . The tiny beads scrub and exfoliate your skin to unclog your pores and expose the healthier layers of your skin . This can make you look more youthful and healthy .  Health Benefits of Using Body Scrubs - So, what is so great about using body scrubs? Why should you go out and buy one, or make your own homemade alternative ? Well, for a start , they have amazing moisturising properties . Scrubs usually contain essential oils and other substances that can make your skin soft and smooth . They also often contain concentrated moisturisers that can give your skin an overall glow . Body scrubs are


Facial Peels are a safe and easy way to rejuvenate a tired-looking complexion . Everyone loves a beauty treatment that gives instant results , hence our fascination with skin peels . Peels vary , from the milder home DIY kits to stronger professional procedures . Whether you are after a mild exfoliation or something more serious , there's a peel for you .  WHAT'S A PEEL ? A peel is simply another method of exfoliating , but instead of using a ‘mechanical' exfoliant such as a granular scrub , ‘chemical' exfoliants in the form of acids or enzymes are used to dissolve the glue that adheres dead cells to the skin's surface . "Skin cells normally have a cycle of around 21 days" .  "A peel makes the skin turn over much faster , and also promotes collagen formation , giving a fresher complexion . " MILD PEELS '' Most professional beauty salons offer mild AHA peels using glycolic , lactic or salicylic acids , often incorporated as part of


Night time is when the skin does its heavy lifting . Like the rest of the body, skin does the bulk of its repairing, restoring, and regenerating while we sleep, so night creams are focused on moisture and recovery . They contain the most powerful , slow-absorbing moisturizers that are designed to penetrate over the course of several hours ; since there’s little to no concern about sun exposure, they also contain the highest concentrations of anti-aging compounds ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid  which are able to do their work without interference from sunscreens.  The result is that night creams are often richer, thicker, or heavier than day creams . Of course , we don’t mind much , since most of us don’t wear makeup to bed , and the cream is usually absorbed by the time we wake up.


There are dramatically different ways to approach a skincare regimen. Some women simply cleanse , moisturize once per day , or use a single all-purpose product , while some women have an arsenal of creams and serums that they apply at specific times of the day under specific circumstances . Often, members of one camp look on members of the other with disdain . How could she not moisturize before bed ?  thinks one woman , while another wonders , Who really needs more than one face cream ?  During the day , skin is subject to damaging UV rays , pollution , environmental stresses , and makeup , so creams designed for use during the day are primarily focused on protection and support . They contain SPF to prevent burning and photoaging , antioxidants to fight free radicals, and ingredients like caffeine to make skin look energized and firm . Nikkisavy Day creams are designed to be worn under cosmetics, so they have light , nongreasy formulas that are absorbed quickly and allow pores t