Face Masks Dermatologists Swear By

COSMEDIX Face Masks Dermatologists Swear By

Forget the image of gentle, pampering treatments with cucumber-covered eyes. Whether you're fighting blemishes or calming irritated skin, masks can expedite results. But, beware, not any mask will do. Look for concentrated solutions containing powerful, highly-purified ingredients with corrective problem-solvers. (Cucumbers optional.)

Concern: Blemishes and Breakouts
Solution:
Clear Mask by COSMEDIX

For those battling acne-prone, oily and combination skin, every day is a struggle to maintain balance. Most problem skin regimens focus on keeping skin clean and pores clear of dirt and impurities. Exfoliation is a key part of this process sloughing away dead skin cells and other things that can clog pores and trigger breakouts. Clear by COSMEDIX targets pore-clogging debris and clarifies skin with a concentrated blend of salicylic acid €” a known blemish-fighting beta hydroxy acid €” purifying sulfur and highly absorbent minerals. Used weekly (more frequently for excessively oily skin), this detoxifying mask can augment your daily clarifying regimen for more dramatic results in less time.

Concern: Dull Skin
Solution:
Pure Enzymes By COSMEDIX

It can take up to 28 days for your skin to turn over. That number increases with age. As dead skin cells accumulate, it can leave your complexion looking dull. Regular exfoliation can help reestablish its youthful vibrancy. Pure Enzymes uses natural cranberry enzymes and lactic acid to gently melt away dead skin and enhance turnover for a younger-looking radiance. Used alone or as a complement to other exfoliating treatments, this plant-based mask is ideal for all skin types, particularly those with signs of premature aging or with congested skin.

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Concern: Clogged Pores
Solution:
Blue Agave Mask by PÃœR

Sometimes what is aggravating your skin isn't coming from the inside out. It's coming from the outside in. Daily pollution and environmental factors are settling into your pores and affecting your complexion, making it look dull, dry and damaged. Blue Agave Mask's Energy Complex jumpstarts your skin's natural metabolism with green tea, ginseng and Vitamin B for the look of plumper, hydrated and refreshed skin.

Concern: Irritation
Solution:
Beauty Parfait by Aloette

We all know that popping some probiotics helps balance gut bacteria – but did you know it can also bring balance to your skin? The Beauty Parfait is a probiotic yogurt treatment that restores balance to your skin in two ways.  First, probiotics help soothe irritation, so say bye bye to redness. Second, the yogurt, lactic acid and papaya extracts help exfoliate the skin and curb bacterial overgrowth that can stimulate acne. A few Beauty Parfait treatments will have your skin looking calmer, hydrated and smoother without the calories.

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Vitamin C is a Must-Have for Healthy Skin

Vitamin C is a Must-Have for Healthy Skin

Most of us are aware of vitamin C‘s role in the body as an essential part of tissue growth and repair, maintenance of cartilage, bones and teeth, strengthening of the immune system and assisting in wound healing. There are other side effects such as improving macular degeneration and reducing the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, its lesser-known salutary effects on the skin are just as dramatic and well-documented.

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is central to the production of collagen€”the main protein in the body’s connective tissue and the source of skin’s firmness and definition. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition linked a higher intake of vitamin C to a generally better skin-aging appearance for women between the ages of 40 and 74, marked by fewer, less pronounced wrinkles and increased hydration.

Because vitamin C nurtures the cells on the inside and outside €” and because it is water-soluble and is not produced by the body€”it is important to include this superior nutrient in both your diet and your skin care regimen. As we age, our natural collagen production rate diminishes, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. When applied topically as a skin treatment, ascorbic acid helps promote collagen synthesis and supplement the skin’s natural deficit, improving skin texture and composition. Vitamin C is an integral part of the chemical strategy for healthy skin€”an indispensable active ingredient that addresses a multitude of skin concerns and conditions. Accordingly, COSMEDIX incorporates chirally correct L-ascorbic acid, found in Pure C,  into many professional and home-care products, from peels and exfoliating masks to skin-rejuvenating serums.

In addition to fostering skin elasticity, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and an effective Tyrosinase (controls the production of melanin) inhibitor, working overtime to thwart the attempts of UV-induced free radicals which can catalyze melanin production and lead to photodamage and hyperpigmentation. When added to sunscreens and anti-aging formulas, vitamin C acts as a performance enhancement component, boosting protective and reparative properties to prevent cellular DNA damage and reduce inflammation.

Pure C is 100% pure L-ascorbic acid. The only form of fresh vitamin C readily absorbed by the skin, these tiny yet powerful crystals make an invigorating skin care cocktail, designed to be mixed with any cosmetic product to promote protein building, brighten the complexion and help put a stop to signs of premature aging.