Your Night-time Routine for Glowing Skin


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

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

SGF-4 Technology Explained


Skin Growth Factors (SGF-4 Technology™) Q:  What is the difference between a stem cell and growth factors? A:  Skin is the only organ in the body which has its own stem cells.  Growth Factors are necessary to activate stem cells which are dormant cells until activated.  Growth factors trigger the stem cell in the skin to perform repair and regenerative functions which have visible cosmetically enhancing results.  Stem cells don’t “jump” species so a plant based stem cell functions more like an antioxidant in protecting the exterior of the cell versus stimulating a human repair function. Q: So does that mean that it’s just for those looking for an anti-aging product? Or would there be any benefit for anyone else? A: SGF-4 Technology products works well for those in their 20s on. You actually see a visible difference within a few minutes of the first application but what is more powerful is … Continue reading

How Your Environment Affects Your Skin

Close up portrait of a beautiful young african american woman relaxing outdoors

In the winter, the role your environment plays on your skin is obvious. The combination of cold temps outside and warm air inside often creates dry, itchy, irritated skin. Let’s go beyond climate and season, though, and expand to all external factors that can affect your skin. These include: public spaces, chemicals, or minerals in household products, and even your pets. Here are four common environmental factors to be aware of and how to monitor them for skin health: Stay away from sensitizing ingredients, which include fragrances, parabens, and dyes. I urge you avoid these not only in skin-care products, but also in makeup, hair care, and laundry detergent. Once you remove sensitive ingredients from your environment, you might find you don’t have sensitive skin, but rather sensitized skin from external factors. It’s likely you touch public hand rails and door knobs, or maybe you have a pet that goes … Continue reading

Five Steps to Treating & Preventing Sun Damage

Read the full post on BeautyXpose. Even with proper sunscreen application, you may have experienced sun damage this summer. Freckles, moles, wrinkles and uneven skin tone are signs of sun damage. There are few simple steps to treat sun-damaged skin and prevent future damage: I can’t emphasize this enough: protect the skin on a daily basis using a full-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. If you are active throughout the day, remember to reapply your sunscreen. Powerful antioxidants like vitamin C help protect the skin against UV rays, too. C boosts the effectiveness of your sunscreen, so I urge you to apply a C serum daily underneath your sunscreen moisturizer. You should resurface the skin on a consistent basis. Resurfacing is a way to exfoliate the skin that gently dissolves dead skin cells, some of which are likely to be discolored on the skin’s surface. Consistent resurfacing … Continue reading