What is Healthy Skin?

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November is Healthy Skin Month. You see the term “healthy skin” all of the time, but what does it actually mean? Everyone wants to look in the mirror and see healthy skin. In your 20s, healthy skin may mean clear, bright skin. In your 30s, you may focus on having soft, dewy skin. In your 40s and 50s, “healthy skin” may mean firm and smooth. When you have a healthy complexion, it has many benefits. Not only do you look more youthful, but you have a certain glow. You’ve heard the saying “Happy girls are the prettiest,” but a similar thing can be said for confidence. When you look in the mirror and see a healthy complexion looking back at you, you will be more confident and happy. When you have healthy skin and a confident glow, you can even wear less makeup, as you won’t need heavy foundation and highlighter to imitate … Continue reading

Myth: Using Collagen Creams Will Firm the Skin

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Today, we are going to address a very common myth: collagen creams that claim to firm the skin. Unfortunately, the collagen molecule is too large to penetrate the skin, and even if it could, applying collagen does not produce more collagen. Collagens creams can be good moisturizers, but to get any collagen benefits, the skin needs to produce it itself. Collagen is the infrastructure of the skin that gives it fullness and form. As we age, the skin’s ability to produce collagen on its own diminishes as a result of slowed cell production and sun exposure. Stimulating the skin to increase new cell production can result in increased collagen and firmer denser skin. Glycolic AHA in concentrations of 15% or higher, when applied to the skin, creates pathways from the epidermis to the dermis (where collagen is formed). When the dermis is stimulated it causes the functional activation of fibroblasts … Continue reading

Ask a Skin Coach: What is your favorite product?

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Our skin coaches are constantly connecting with you via email, phone, FaceTime, and Skype to help you reach your skin care goals. While helping you, we often get asked questions about our own skin care routines. One of the most common questions we are asked is about our favorite products from Skin Authority. While it is really, really hard for many of us to narrow it down to just one, we’re bringing you  a look into some of our favorite Skin Authority products and why we cannot go a day without them. Carrie, Skin Coach: “My favorite product ever is the Sunscreen Moisturizer! I love that it has a Dry Touch TechnologyTM finish and you can’t smell it on during the day. It is the most important product in preventing skin damage, which it is why it is my favorite anti-aging product! I always remind everyone to apply it to their … Continue reading

Introducing the BeautyWorkout

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Now that we have been together in the BeautyWorkoutTM  Zone for a few weeks, you may be wondering what is this “BeautyWorkout” that is important enough to be the namesake of our blog. Like other successful, professionally guided personal improvement programs (think personal trainers, career coaching, nutritionists) Skin Authority brings together the goal setting, products, daily routines, and support needed to achieve and sustain a Healthy Skin Lifestyle. The three core elements of The BeautyWorkoutTM program are skin coaching, simple routines, and high performance products. Skin coaches are specially trained and certified professionals who eliminate the guesswork that is often associated with maintaining healthy skin. They listen to your needs, help set goals, recommend the best products, and hold your hand throughout the entire process. Skin Coaching is free and available in-person at select retail locations or virtually via phone, Skype, FaceTime, email, chat and other online tools. Simple daily … Continue reading