Introducing the BeautyWorkout

Oct23-1

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 skin care routines ...

Transformation Tuesday: Kerri Walsh Jennings

https://vimeo.com/74489471 Every two years, we start to pay avid attention to a set of elite athletes that will be representing our country in the Olympic Games. Conceptually, we know that years of blood, sweat, and tears have gone into their training, but often forget that it actually translates into many grueling hours every single day, affecting every element of their lives. Nutrition, physical fitness, mental wellbeing, and overall health are not only major aspects of becoming an Olympic-caliber athlete, but are also essential to a Healthy Skin Lifestyle.  And considering skin is your biggest organ, you better believe that taking care of your skin is absolutely essential to being at your best to compete. Regardless of whether the athletes are competing in the Summer or Winter Games, when training outdoors for such an extended period of time, they are at increased risks for skin issues. Add onto that the stress of the sport, ...

The Transformative Powers of Vitamin D

Oct15-1

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 ...

Fact Friday: What is Resurfacing?

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By Iris Mata, Skin Authority Skin Coach During a recent trip to England, I visited William Shakespeare’s hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon. His childhood home was built in the 1600s and had long housed a beautiful wood dining table that was restored for display. Like most fragile antique pieces, a sign was posted, “Please do not touch.” No real repairs were needed, but its surface was freckled with dings and dents, scrapes and scratches, all which added character and uniqueness. Its beauty emanated from its age. I can imagine the process of resurfacing that went into this fragile, yet enduring piece: a sensitive buffering, adding a layer of hydration to the exposed wood to soften the surface, and a protective coat of color and sealant. This idea of resurfacing isn’t to cover its age but by definition: to put a new surface on (something); to refinish or repair the surface of (something).* Similarly, we can ...

Fact Friday: Skin Care Systems

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If you wander down the aisles at your local beauty supply or drugstore, you are bound to see hundreds of different skin care products. You want to try many of them, mesmerized by the different benefits that the packaging claims. You think that if you purchase one product from each of the lines you are dying to try, you will get all the benefits from each of those pretty little bottles. You see that the back of the packaging recommends that the products work best if followed by a few other products from their line, but, as usual, you ignore it. Next time you purchase skin care products, instead of shrugging off the recommendation as a marketing gimmick, you should take the suggestion of a system more seriously. Why is a system important? When it comes to skin care, it is a common misconception that you can treat your face like you ...

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 ...

Myth: Moisturizers are Bad for Acne Skin

Often, people with oily, acne-prone skin neglect their moisturizers. The truth is even acne skin needs moisture. When the skin is denied moisture, the sebaceous glands take over and become more active and productive. It is the excess oil production that contributes to more acne. Also, the dry flakey skin from lack of moisture can block the follicles and incubate more bacteria that is trapped under the surface. The use of a light moisturizer with a sunscreen is the best protection for acne skin. It provides a light veil of moisture and protects from the potential of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation which is a problem for acne skin as the blemishes heal. Additional moisture benefits, without the emollients contained in most moisturizers, can be found in aqueous product like toners and serums. Most of these will have humectant qualities (drawing moisture from the air) with the addition of antioxidants for healthier immune ...