For brown skin beauties

All women want glowing flawless skin, but not all skin is the same.Rx for Brown Skin offers the first skin care solution for women of color. It is the result of 20 years of research. Dermatologist Susan Taylor wanted to address the concerns of women like herself. Rx for Brown Skin helps to reduce the effects of hyper-pigmentation, such as dark spots and discoloration, while it brightens and helps to even out skin tone. 

By addressing hyper-pigmentation through intensive exfoliation and botanical brightening agents, this easy-to-use, two-step system specifically addresses the needs and challenges of darker skin.
 
This luxe skin care system contains Absolute Radiance Intensive Exfoliating Serum, which exfoliates pigment-containing skin cells to help reduce discoloration caused by hyperpigmentation. Women with uneven skin tone from acne, inflammation, aging, or other skin irritation will love this serum. Naturally Flawless Advanced Botanical Brightener is a hydroquinone-free, botanical-rich brightening treatment that contains a blend of seven gentle ingredients. Age Block UV Shield SPF 15 is a combination anti-aging hydrator and sunscreen. Sun exposure is a factor in hyperpigmentation. The ingredients include the powerhouse anti-oxidants goji, acai, green tea, red seaweed, and hyaluronic acid. There is also a cleaner and toner to complete the regime.
 
 
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Out damn spot!

Dark spots, sunspots, hyperpigmentation – call them what you will, but women hate them. They muddy otherwise clear skin and make women look older and more fatigued. 

Sun exposure, acne, and hormones are the worst offenders when it comes to causing annoying and hard-to-remove spots.  Costly laser sessions are not always the best treatment.  We prefer special creams with peptides or new enzyme creams designed to naturally lighten dark spots.

 
The enzyme in Luminaze is harvested from a mushroom that grows on trees high in the Swiss Alps.  According to the company, “it was noticed that the bark surrounding these mushrooms was decolourized. The same properties that were found by researchers to lighten the color of the bark resulted in the breakdown of melanin in the skin for a dramatic improvement in the appearance of dark spots from sun and aging.”
 
The enzyme in Luminaze targets melanin and breaks it down, but it doesn’t affect skin in any other way.  According to company, Luminaze is targeted and effective, but also gentle and safe. We agree; it feels great and it works quickly to fade stubborn spots. And unlike hydroquinone, it has no known harmful side effects.
 
This is one of the most effective treatments for hyperpigmentation at any price we have seen.
 
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Effective treatment for hyperpigmentation

 

Too many skin brightening and lightening cream regimes promise too much and deliver too little. Some may fade spots just a little. Some creams containing hydroquinone can even make hyperpigmentation worse, or in rare cases turn skin blue!
 
The new elure Advanced Skin Lightening program is a three-part system designed to safely erase hyperpigmentation, also called sun spots or age spots. And serious clinical trials show it works on all types of skin in 28 days!
 
The night cream and lotion are price to sell for $150 each, and the cleanser sells for $35. Costly laser treatments may or may not work, depending on the cause of the pigmentation and the operator’s skill. And prescription creams that contain high doses of hydroquinone can have serious side effects.
 
There are three products in the régime: Advanced Lightening Lotion, Advanced Lightening Night Cream, and Advanced Facial Wash.
 
elure contains lignin peroxidase, a naturally-occurring enzyme derived from a tree fungus that actually breaks down melanin, the substance in skin that causes spots and discoloration. It has been proven safe in clinical testing and does not appear to cause irritation, skin thinning, or other undesirable side-effects. I tried the line on my very sensitive and dry skin, and found it pleasant to use. I experienced no burning or dying.
 
 
 
 
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Bye -bye brown spots

All spots are not the from the sun --learn what you need to know for luminous skinIf you are trying to get rid of troubling skin discolorations or brown spots, you are not alone. Women of all ages are afflicted by hyperpigmentation these days. Brown spots, or hyperpigmentation, can be triggered by sun screen, scarring, or hormones.

 
And before you fork over for expensive laser or light therapy treatments to remove them, you had better know what you are dealing with. According to renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Gerald Imber, hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure will respond well to treatment with lasers or chemicals treatments, such as peels or creams. But, he told me, hyperpigmentation caused by hormones is very difficult if not impossible to remove.
 
Dr. Imber says that in his office they test a small patch of skin in an inconspicuous area to see which treatment gets the best result. He also suggested monitoring anything that could affect hormones carefully.
 
Dr. Imber also developed Youth Corridor Antioxidant Boost Skin Serum. It uses melatonin to deliver a powerful, concentrated dose of antioxidants directly to the deeper layers of the skin where they can have the most impact. The melatonin dramatically increases the effectiveness of the antioxidants.
 
The Youth Corridor Antioxidant Boost Skin Serum contains 10 percent Vitamins C and E, and melatonin. Skin looks firmer, smoother, and more vibrant in two weeks.
 

Here’s a special Thanksgiving discount from Dr. Imber. Go to www.drimber.com Use the discount code 20CyberYC.   Enjoy 20 percent off from Friday, November 26th to December 3.



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Out, damned spot!

Luxe daily routineIronically there is nothing like a summer of fun in the sun to leave skin looking anything but healthy. By fall summer’s “golden girls” are often looking a bit faded. Even with regular sun screen and moisturizer use, sports, humidity, and skin-parching air conditioning can leave skin looking beaten up. Even accidental sun exposure can bring out dark spots called hyperpigmentation. Humidity can cause acne to flare.

 
Until recently the only effective over-the-counter treatment for hyperpigmentation was hydroquinone. Even if you went to dermatologist, they just offered you very strong hydroquinone cream. Now, stronger pricey prescription creams are available that combine hydroquinone with other ingredients. They are more efficient at removing the spots, but they also have serious side effects for some women. Some dermatologists offer peels or special laser treatments to remove or reduce the dreaded spots. 
 
Even though numerous studies have found hydroquinone to be safe, it has been banned in some countries, such as France and South Africa. Its use has raised concerns about an increased risk of cancer and ochronosis, or darkening of the skin. I have friends who have had their skin darkened with hydroquinone.
 
That’s why I was quick to try Lumixyl. It is a complex of oilopeptides (group of amino acids) that has been found to significantly inhibit tyrosinase, the rate-limiting enzyme in melanin production. In other words, it stops the chemicals that produce unwanted brown spots.
 
I am seldom in the sun and never without a strong SPF. But occasionally on vacation I will get small patches of hyperpigmentation from the strong sun despite my precautions. The Lumixyl Brightening system is fabulous. I think it is the most exciting new product I have seen in years. The combination of glycolic acid and the Lumixyl peptides makes fast work of any discoloration without disturbing side effects. According to studies done by Lumixyl, it takes eight weeks to see significant improvement for moderate or severe hyperpigmentation. There are great before and after shots with clear medical lighting on their site. I got rid of my little patch in a week, but it was very light and I had taken prompt action. I am a fanatic about skin care!
 
The Lumixyl Topical Brightening System has four products, including Active-Prep Cleanser, Topical Brightening Creme, GlycoPeel 20 Rapid Exfoliating Lotion, and Moisture-Lock Sunscreen SPF 30.  
 
Luximyl also helps to clear acne. The combination of peptides and Glycolic acid smoothes skin and improves texture, moisturizes, and also stimulates collagen and elastin. All in all, it improves your skin’s appearance and helps to keep it firm and beautiful.
 
Lumixyl is luxurious to use. The cleanser smells and feels divine. The sun screen is non-chemical titanium dioxide, which makes it effective and non-irritating to sensitive skin. And all the products are full of anti-oxidants!
 
Not just for spots
 
It is available only from doctors’ office at this time. The line is fabulous for anyone dealing with moderate to severe brown spots that have not responded to over-the-counter products such as Olay Definity. The Olay product is excellent and well-priced, but it may not remove stubborn cases of hyperpigmentation. But it is also an excellent option for anyone like me who just wants an effective luxurious anti-aging regime.
 
Darlings, whatever your complaints – acne, oily skin, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, spots, dry skin – you can improve your skin and have a beautiful glowing complexion. We have the technology.
 
 
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No more rough stuff

Loved the movie, but skin care shouldn't leave you as bruised as rollar derbyThe rough treatment some women give their skin never ceases to amaze me. They rub it raw or burn it red. They let estheticians and medical facialists squeeze, poke, and scorch their lovely faces – all in the pursuit of loveliness. Quelle horreur! Now there are conditions, such as serious scarring, that may require serious intervention and resurfacing. But in the normal scheme of things, I have seen better results from tender loving care.

 
Not everyone agrees. There are doctors who will sell you laser treatments that burn, and prescribe so-called anti-aging potions that burn and itch. Even Retin A and glycolic acid can be used gently. There are two schools of thought, but in my opinion, skin that has been burned red and “regenerated” never looks quite right.
 
I prefer doctors who prescribe more gentle treatments. I gravitate towards experts who start with a gentle peel and gradually increase the strength, so that your face is never more than a little red and peely. It may take longer to get the fresh, luminous skin you want if you have neglected your complexion, but it’s worth the wait.
 
Never underestimate how much you can improve the appearance your skin; it is never too late or too early to start. Finding the right beauty makers to give you guidance is essential. You can’t be too fussy. The fit has to be right. Ask friends with gorgeous skin who they use. Make-up artists for prestige lines can often recommend good doctors. Dermatology at its best is as much an art as a science. You want to find a doctor who is an artist; one who really cares about making skin beautiful. Not all of them do.
 
Be sure to peruse websites carefully before making an appointment. Never be afraid to ask prices ahead of time, most anti-aging and even acne treatment may not be covered by insurance – even in Canada. Don’t be discouraged. There are so many options these days, so a doctor should be able to offer you several choices to perfect your skin, one of them in your budget. Avoid any office that uses the hard sell. You can tell a lot over the phone.
 
Don’t be offended if a doctor mentions Botox or fillers, unless you are very young. They are effective safe tools for making patients look younger without surgery. Done properly, they look natural and are very safe. You might be surprised how many women – and men – discreetly use them. But, if you are not interested, a good doctor will cheerfully move on to another option. And never be afraid to walk away from anyone you are not comfortable with. Believe me. I have. There are many approaches and doctors; one is right for you.
 
Not all doctors’ visits will result in costly in office treatments either. One problem that plagues women of all ages is hyperpigmentation or ugly brown spots. They can happen at any age from too much sun or hormones. Women hate them and after you are in your mid-thirties, they can be very aging.
 
Until recently the only effective over-the-counter treatment for these spots was hydroquinone. And even if you went to dermatologist they just offered you very strong hydroquinone cream. Now, stronger pricy prescription creams are available that combine hydroquinone with other ingredients. They are more efficient at removing the spots, but they also have serious side effects for some women. Some derms offer peels or special laser treatments to remove or reduce the dreaded spots.  
 
Even though numerous studies have found hydroquinone to be safe, it has been banned in some countries, such as France and South Africa. Its use has raised concerns about an increased risk of cancer and ochronosis, or darkening of the skin.
I have friends who have had their skin darkened with hydroquinone.
 
That’s why I have been very interested in the new product developed by  Standford University. Lumixyl is a complex of oilopeptides that has been found to significantly inhibit tyrosinase, the rate-limiting enzyme in melanin production. In other words, it stops what produces unwanted brown spots. http://www.lumixyl.net/
 
I have tired Lumixyl on my own sensitive skin. I am seldom in the sun and never without SPF 50. But occasionally on vacation I will get small patches of hyperpigmentation from strong sun despite my precautions. The Lumixyl Brightening system is fabulous. I think is most exciting new product I have seen in years. The combination of glycolic acids and the Lumixyl peptides makes fast work of any discoloration without disturbing side effects. According to studies done by Lumixyl, it takes eight weeks to see significant improvement for moderate or severe hyperpigmentation. There are great before and after shots with clear medical lighting on their site. I got rid of my little patch in week, but it was very light and I took prompt action.
 
The Lumixyl Topical Brightening System has four products, including Active-Prep Cleanser, the Topical Brightening Creme, GlycoPeel 20 Rapid Exfoliating Lotion, and Moisture-Lock Sunscreen SPF 30.  
 
This system is available only from doctors office at his time, but I would recommend it to women dealing with moderate to severe brown spots that have not responded to over-the-counter products such as Olay Definity. The Olay product is excellent and well-priced, but it may not remove stubborn cases of hyperpigmentation.
 
Darlings, whatever your complaints – acne, oily skin, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, spots, dry skin – you can improve your skin and have a beautiful glowing complexion. We have the technology and you can do it on any budget. But be gentle and kind. You are precious.
 

 

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Delicious décolleté

You should always treat your neck and décolleté with the same care and products use on your face. The delicate skin on your neck and chest will show sun damage, age spots, and lines as quickly as your face, and sometimes even sooner. If you see signs of aging, or if you’ve noticed the skin in that area has become a bit dry and could use extra care, Bioelements V-Neck Smoothing Crème may be your answer. It’s a light moistening cream with hyaluronic acid and peptides to moisturize and reduce lines. Acetyl hexapeptide, alpha-arbutin and sodium hyaluronate help to even the skin’s tone and bring a glow to the skin.  Used with a good sun block of SPF 35 or above, and you should be ready flaunt your delicious décolleté on your summer V-kay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harsh sun can damage delicate skin

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