Things We Love Thursday: Fitness

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Fitness is a huge part of the Healthy Skin Lifestyle. We are lucky to live in San Diego, so we have a lot of varied types of fitness that we adore. From yoga to paddleboarding and cycling to hiking, we have many loves in the fitness department. Although we switch it up a lot to keep our muscles guessing and to fend off workout-boredom, these are some of the things we are loving (or loving to hate) in fitness right now:   Iris, Esthetics Expert "I love triathlon training! SWIM-BIKE-RUN provides a mix in exercise! I love the feelings of having training "breakthroughs"- knowing I'm improving. I love to hate the constant feeling of soreness."     Cortney, Sales Director Pacific Southwest Region (and our Fit Friday Yoga Instructor!) "I am able to share my passion for yoga with my Skin Healthy Lifestyle Team at the office.  I love being able to practice what I preach!  Plus in ...

10 Easy Tips to Improving Your Healthy Skin Lifestyle

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We have 10 quick and easy tips you can use right now to make simple improvements to your healthy skin lifestyle: Wash your face every night. No excuses. Wear a Vitamin C under your sunscreen to enhance the protection Don’t always think, “less is more.” Count nutrients instead of calories to make sure you are getting what you need. Consistency is key. One workout won’t make you fit, just like one salad won’t make you healthy. (But remember it goes the other way too: one bad meal or missed workout won’t be the end of the world) Don’t wait until you have deep-set wrinkles to take action—use preventative measures. Learn to love your veggies. Take every opportunity to be thankful for what you have. Someone else is happy with less than what you have. Don’t only rely on cardio to burn calories. Strength training builds muscle and muscle burns more calories. Drink. More. Water. Fats are your friends. Eat healthy ...

The Transformative Powers of Vitamin D

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Vitamin D has amazing transformative powers. For years, many people have looked to Vitamin C for both skin care and its immune system boosting capabilities, but Vitamin D is even more formidable in terms of immune health.  Many people commonly associate D with laying out in the sun, but we have partnered with the Dole Nutrition Institute and have found a new inside-out approach to Vitamin D sufficiency that does not include the risks of sun damage. When talking about beauty, most people automatically think of what you see on the surface.  While topically applying products to the surface is a vital step to a healthy glow, the layers of your skin that you can touch and feel are all dead, so we need to come at them from both the surface and below. With a topical application of Vitamin D, you can get an even, glowing skin tone and help improve ...

Fall into Fabulous Skin with Five Insider Secrets

The newest fall fashions won’t look as glam if your skin is post-summer dull. After all that summer sun, serious skin damage control is in order. Just as you swap out your shorts for sweaters in anticipation of cooler temps, do the same with your skin care products. Become a skin care superstar with these five tips: Use the change of season to inventory your skin care stash, toss old items and figure out what you truly need. When it comes to products - forget hoarding 20 - you only need two or three. In the morning, I suggest a mild gel cleanser, an antioxidant such as Vitamin C, and a sunscreen moisturizer. Before going to bed, use resurfacing ingredients such as AHAs and retinols in addition to restorative peptides. Fall brings dry air, allergies and reduced exposure to sunlight, all of which affect your skin. To counteract the dryer air, take ...

Monday Motivation: Inspire Yourself

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We love Mondays. And that’s not some joke setting you up for a witty punch line. Don’t get us wrong, we are huge fans of Fridays, adore days off, and rarely want the weekend to end. But to us, Mondays are like a little New Years Day each week. No matter what happened last week, we are able to start with a clean slate and set whatever new resolutions and goals we want for the week ahead. It is okay that you only went to the gym once last week; you can pledge to hit kickboxing class three times this week. It is okay that you indulged a little too much at the backyard barbecues you attended this weekend; you can devote yourself to prepping clean, feel-good meals for the week ahead. Every Monday, we set goals for the week. Some weeks we aim to go to spin 3 times, use ...

Who is in Your Support System?

By Katie Hitchcock, Skin Authority Team There are so many times you pick up a magazine and it advises you to get a workout buddy. For the longest time I would ignore that advice for a variety of reasons. I didn’t want to be competitive with a friend over who could run further, lift heavier, or catch their breath faster. I didn’t want someone to force me to stick to a strict schedule if I wanted to mix it up. Honestly, I didn’t want that extra guilt if I wanted to skip a workout. Sound familiar? Flash forward a few months and now I have a workout buddy. I didn’t do it on purpose, but boy am I glad to have her there. It started as an accident: I invited her along to a spin class and the rest, as they say, is history. Now, she’s there when I consider skipping the ...

Welcome to the BeautyWorkout Zone

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Skin Authority CEO, Celeste Hilling, Welcomes You To The BeautyWorkout Zone! Skin is often thought of as something we peel, pluck, shave, and cover with foundation. But today, we know that it is so much more. Science now substantiates that skin plays a key role in our overall well-being; it acts as the body’s heater and air conditioner, shock absorber for your inner organs, production source for key hormones like Vitamin D, and additional antioxidants. Ten years ago we trademarked the tagline "Live The Healthy Skin Lifestyle” with a goal to deliver the tools, education and support necessary to achieve a lifetime of healthy radiant skin. This means partnering with you through all of the phases of your life. This mission has permeated and guided every decision we have made in the last ten years from the customer relationships we have forged to the technology and product innovations we deliver. Most ...

Sunless Tanner FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions About Sunless Tanners Questions compiled from the website www.sunless.com. How do sunless tanners work? Sunless tanners contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) which reacts with the amino acids in the top (or “dead”) layer of your skin. DHA combines with the amino acids to form brown-colored melaninoids. What is dihydroxyacetone (DHA)? The DHA in your sunless tanner was derived from a vegetable source, most likely sugar beets. In the 1970s the Food and Drug Administration added DHA to their list of approved cosmetic ingredients. Then, sometime in the 1980s, the cosmetic companies found a way to produce good results with DHA. Do tanning pills work? Tanning pills don’t work. Are sunless tanners safe to use during pregnancy? The debate over whether sunless tanners are safe to use during pregnancy isn't finished yet. The concern some doctors have is over whether or not the active ingredient, dihydroxyacetone or DHA, is able to penetrate the skin. The indications are that ...

Simple Expressions

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How many times have you said, “Oh, it was simple.” I bet you say it often. Though, was “it” – the birthday party, charity event, presentation, conversation with a loved one, etc. – truly simple? It seems the things that were created to make our lives easier and simple - BlackBerries, iPhones, iPods - actually complicate our daily lives. I admit that I multi-task constantly and it’s not simple, relaxing, or, for that matter, safe (particularly when you are driving!). Seriously, can’t we all take a breath, pause and make things simple? I recently met up with a family member I hadn’t seen in a while. She has been under a lot of stress lately and it really was beginning to show on her face and in her body language. I know from experience that a small change in her appearance could have a profound change in her own attitude. But ...

Tattoos and Piercings: Body Art Health Tips

University of Michigan doctor reveals the risks and to how to avoid them. Written by Maria White Many kids covet them, and most parents dread them. But like it or not, tattoos and body piercings are all the rage. "There's really nothing new about decorating the body," says David Rosen, MD, MPH, Teenage & Young Adult Medicine , U-M Health System. "What we have seen during the past 10 or even 20 years, though, is a marked increase in the number of people - particularly younger Americans - getting body modifying procedures such as tattoos and body piercings," he says. In fact, a recent survey of university undergraduate students revealed that more than one-half of those students had some type of body piercing and about 23 percent of the students had tattoos. But unlike other more typical forms of self-expression - makeup, clothing, hair style - body art can lead to complications that range from ...