5 Foods that will be your Healthy Skin Friend

Some of our secret weapons for great skin aren’t just in our bathrooms – they can be found in our kitchens!  These five foods are not only delicious, they also help give you that healthy skin glow. So snack away to the skin of your dreams! SALMON— Wild salmon is a great source for Omega 3’s, minerals and Vitamin D – all crucial nutrients needed to stimulate the production of soft and strong skin. WALNUTS— Chock-full of Vitamin E these tasty nuts not only stave off hunger longer, they are great for keeping your skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom! Walnuts add flavor, depth and crunch to almost any dish. Whether you’re in the mood for a savory pasta, salad or dessert these little buddies are sure to be a longtime favorite. BLUEBERRIES— Ranked as the #1 antioxidant, this superfruit should be apart of your diet regardless of your skin … Continue reading

March’s #FaceofSkinAuthority – Estelle Heron

March’s #FaceofSkinAuthority is Estelle Heron (Instagram @estelleheron). This beautiful blonde calls Seattle home while traveling the world as a model and makeup artist. She is also a multi-tasking mom to an almost-5-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. Estelle has been using Skin Authority for more than six years and was introduced to our brand by partner Gene Juarez Salons & Spas in Seattle. When asked why she loves and recommends Skin Authority, Estelle replies, “I see how well the products work! There is something from Skin Authority for every situation and skin condition.” Estelle often uses Skin Authority on-set prior to doing her own make-up or client’s prep for shoots. She frequently turns to the GO! Kits for prep, as well as Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator, Reviving Eye Brightener and Dramatic Eye Lift. Estelle also loves Skin Authority Acne & Oil Control, “I apply the Acne & Oil on client’s T Zone … Continue reading

Superfoods That Will Have A Transformative Effect On Your Skin

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Reprinted from MindBodyGreen.com blog post, December 12, 2016 With more than two decades in beauty, I’m a long-time supporter of topical application of natural ingredients. A key reason for applying topically, is less than one percent of what we ingest ever makes its way to the skin. You can eat all of the superfoods you want (I suggest you do) to fight free radicals and boost your immune system. However, the only way to attack surface-level conditions like acne and psoriasis is by applying the ingredient directly to the skin, scalp and hair. So, short of rubbing an avocado on your face, how are superfoods best added to a regimen? Working with infusions is a bit like being a chemist. On a daily basis, you can dial up or dial down the ingredients you need. Due to travel, climate changes, hormones, stress, your skin has different needs each day. Infusions offer the ability … Continue reading

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