SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO SENSITIVE SKIN

Sensitive skin is a difficult issue to diagnose. It can be any number of things that can cause hives, inflammation, unruly zits, and blemishes, or flaky skin. Whatever the reason, we have a solution! Below is a quick list of some remedies that you can use to calm your face and ease your mind. UH HUH HONEY The easiest remedy that we’ve found is so sweet and simple. One word, one ingredient: honey. That’s right. Raw honey is nature’s own skin care product. It works as an antibacterial agent (less pimples, faster healing wounds) as well as a moisturizer. On top of that, it preserves your skin’s acid mantle (the thin layer that your skin produces to prevent infections and breakouts). So next time you’re at the store, make sure to pick up some raw honey and spread that sweetness. FACIAL SNACKS Sure, oatmeal and yogurt make for really great … Continue reading

Don’t Forget These Travel Essentials!

Newsflash: Summer’s not over yet! You still have plenty of time to book that trip you’ve been planning on getting to all year. And once you do, you’ll need to have some particular travel essentials tucked away in your luggage. Sure, there are the basic needs like a toothbrush, shampoo, and some good deodorant. But the following products should get you to where you’re going feeling refreshed and ready for fun in the sun!   SUNSCREEN This is a must-have in your bag even if you’re not going to a place where the sun is blaring. You’d be surprised where UV rays can pop up, so it’s always important to protect your skin against them. We suggest having our Age-Defying Moisturizer (coupled with our Super C Serum) in your arsenal for maximum protection. Our Age-Defying Moisturizer is a lightweight sunscreen to guard you against the sun while the Super C … Continue reading

Hydrated Skin is In

Summer time means more time spent in the sun and chlorinated pools, which can dehydrate your skin. Staying hydrated will give you that dewy glow, even out your skin tone, and prevent wrinkles from forming. Don’t let the summer get to your skin! Read these 5 tips on how to keep your skin quenched during these hot summer months.     #1: Use a sunscreen that also hydrates. Sunscreen is obviously important to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun. Most sunscreens are dehydrating, however, drying your skin out. To avoid this, use a sunscreen that hydrates your skin while protecting from UV rays. Our SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Daily Defense Moisturizer is water resistant and a moisturizer all in one. This way your skin can be quenched of its thirst and protected while you float and sip on that piña colada!   #2: Drink a ton of water. Drinking … Continue reading

5 Ways to Protect Your Skin from the Sun

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Skin Authority is making a point to inform everyone on how to protect your skin from the sun. Skin is the body’s largest organ, we have to take care of it! It protects you, keeps you warm, and gives you that dewy glow. These five simple daily habits can protect your skin from sun damage, keeping your skin healthy and youthful.    #1: Stay out of the tanning bed, and stop baking in the sun to get a bronze. We know it’s tempting to bronze for bikini season, but tanning booths cause cumulative damage from UV radiation causing skin to age faster. Wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer are all results after the bronze goes away. If you use a tanning bed, you increase your chance of melanoma by 75%. That’s a lot of damage. Stick to a self-tanner, get a more even … Continue reading

Beauty Smoothies

4 Smoothies To Pair With Your Topical Beauty Infusion™ Superfood Oils. Healthy skin starts on the inside. Just like your body needs to be filled with nutrients, your skin also needs to be fed with healthy vitamins and minerals. Smoothies are an excellent way to pack nutrients into one meal and the perfect way to start off your day. Combine nourishing your body on the inside and nourishing your skin on the outside with these four topical Beauty Infusion™ Superfoods. Your skin will radiate from the inside out! Smoothie #1: Turmeric & Blueberry for Hydrating This smoothie is filled with ingredients that will benefit your skin. Antioxidants in blueberries combined with the curcumin found in turmeric create a power duo to help even out skin tone and reduce inflammation. The apple cider vinegar will balance your pH levels of the mantle layer of your skin, leaving your complexion glowing, while the ginger … Continue reading

Your Night-time Routine for Glowing Skin

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Beauty sleep is a real thing. While you get your zzz’s, your body promotes blood flow to the skin, giving you a healthy glow when you wake up. When you deprive yourself of sleep, blood flow decreases around your face, leaving your skin ashy or lifeless. It can be hard to get some shut-eye when you are up thinking about work or your busy schedule. Try some of these tips to help you snooze during your busy week so you can wake up rested and radiant.   Stay off your Phone and Laptop Your phone and laptop gives off blue light, which can inhibit production of melatonin (a hormone your brain produces to promote sleep). Stay off your electronic devices at least an hour before going to bed. If you absolutely must answer those emails or watch that episode of Grey’s Anatomy, use a blue light filter app like Iris or Sunset Screen. This ...

Valentine’s Day Self-Love

This Valentine’s Day we’re wining and dining…ourselves. We understand the meaning of self-love, because the most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. Check out these 5 ways to treat yourself this Feb 14th (or any other day for that matter). Don’t miss our special Valentine’s Day offer if you’re in the mood to gift your skin! Treat yourself to $49 or more of Skin Authority products and receive a FREE Hydrating Sunscreen SPF30 + FREE shipping! CODE: LOVEMELOVEYOU Offer ends on Valentine’s Day, 2/14/2018. Self-Love Tip #1: Go on a Hike There’s nothing like taking a walk in the quiet and spending time with Mother Nature. Going on a hike is a great way to self-reflect. The exercise will give your brain a dose of dopamine and endorphins to leave you feeling content and energized. It doesn’t have to be a mountain hike, even … Continue reading

Skin Care Trends of 2018

New year, new skin anyone? Each year kicks off with a steady flow of trends but 2017 saw some trends which have become steady health movements like anti-pollution and probiotic skin care which will carry into 2018. Here are the top skin care trends based on the hottest level of sales and demand: 1. Mask Madness continues with sales doubling and solutions becoming more targeted to specific conditions and areas of the body. Self-dissolving active ingredients for exfoliating, moisturizing, and combating the early signs of aging will be key features. Sheet masks will allow for more absorption of sophisticated serums. Don’t know where to begin? Start with Calming Mask by Skin Authority as an easy introduction into Mask Madness! 2. Body is the new face! We spend so much time focusing on our face that we end up neglecting 90% of our skin. Arms, legs, and chests are prone to … Continue reading

The Simple Skin -Care Routine that Helped Eliminate the Appearance of My Cystic Acne

While I’d like to think I’ve always lived a balance lifestyle, I’ve had my fair share of struggles with cystic acne. I had never had particularly problematic skin all throughout my teenage years, but the minute I entered my early 20s, I found myself dealing with sudden breakouts, cysts, and redness. In high-school, I never wore makeup and always got compliments on how I was glowing. But what seemed like from one day to the next, my face was engulfed in inflamed bumps that would put a toad to shame. In fact, I felt so incredibly ugly without makeup and had an incessant need to cover up with foundation and concealer to mask the problem- continuously clogging my pores without a real solution. I became un-motivated that my skin had changed for the worse, accepting that maturing skin meant living at the mercy of my hormones. For three years, I … Continue reading

When You Look Good You Feel Good.

Diet is an essential part of establishing a good skincare regime. We’re no strangers to the modern dilemma of balancing time and responsibility. Responsibilities continue long after leaving the office, causing many of us to wonder if it’s possible to ever find the perfect balance between the two. For many women and men diet is highly affected by the need to fit more time into their schedules. Though the desire to eat healthier may be there, the convenience of ordering out when facing a hefty “to-do” list can outweigh it. National Food Day is a nation wide movement requesting us to focus on making a change in our diets and take action to solve food related issues on a local, state and national level. It’s not always easy to find great recipes that are easy to make so we’ve gathered our favorite under 60 minute recipes to start with you! … Continue reading