March 18th, 2014
They say you are what you eat, but I wouldn’t take it quite that far. However, it is true that the foods you put into your body have a large impact on the quality of your skin. While you don’t have to drastically change your diet based on these facts, adding in a few new foods and being mindful of what you put into your body could help your skin. Here are 4 examples of foods that are good for your skin.
- Walnuts. Many types of nuts are good for the skin (and healthy, too!), but walnuts specifically can work wonders. They contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin’s elasticity. As an added bonus, using skincare products that have ground walnuts can act as an exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and improve the texture of your skin.
- Salmon. Salmon contains fatty acids that are great for the skin. Examples of fatty acids are omega 3 and omega 6, which help not only your health, but your skin as well.
- Green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants, which are great for your skin. Green tea is also known to help reduce redness and inflammation due to its calming ingredients. Studies have shown that drinking green tea daily may have to prevent skin cancer.
- Avocado. Guacamole’s main ingredient is known to be a great source of vitamin E, which can boost your skin’s vitality and add a luminous shine. Vitamin C, which can be used to reduce skin inflammation, is also a main ingredient that is great for the skin.
March 11th, 2014
It can be hard to keep up with all the acronyms in the beauty and skincare world, but SOD is definitely one worth noting. SOD stands for Superoxide Dismutase, which is a naturally-occurring enzyme that is found in the dermis and epidermis. SOD is one of the three main ingredients in Shinso Essence, a serum that works to reduce wrinkles, brighten and tighten skin and much more. Here are a few fun facts about SOD.
SOD is found in many anti-aging beauty and skincare products. SOD neutralizes age-accelerating free radicals. As one’s body ages, their natural levels of SOD drop, so applying the product topically has been recommended to replace those natural antioxidants that are becoming fewer and fewer. SOD is usually sold in the form of a serum, lotion or cream.
SOD can help repair damaged skin cells. This potent treatment is essential to the production of healthy skin-building cells (also known as fibroblasts).
SOD is often used as an anti-inflammatory product. SOD has been used to help treat inflammatory diseases, burn injuries, eczema and more.
SOD is also found in most green plants and animals. Specifically, it can be found in barley grass, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and wheatgrass.
March 5th, 2014
Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis is an important step in many women’s skincare routines. The process of exfoliation can be described as removing dead skin cells on the outside surface to achieve healthy skin. Exfoliating can be done on your face as well as other parts of your body. When used on the body, it can help prevent ingrown hairs and prep your skin for shaving or self-tanning removal.
There are a few different types of exfoliating products, including scrubs and chemical peels. Scrubs are great for sensitive or average skin and are easy to apply and find in stores. Exfoliating scrubs contain grainy particles to help remove the dead skin. Look for versions that offer other benefits as well- like moisturizing or blackhead prevention. Chemical peels on the other hand work to loosen and dissolve the dead skin rather than scrub them away. They sink deeper into the skin to work even harder than scrubs, but should be used less frequently and only on those with strong, tougher skin.
It’s important to be careful when using exfoliating products if you have sensitive, dry or red skin (like those suffering from acne or Rosacea). You will want to use a product labeled as a gentle exfoliant with natural ingredients.
Shinso Glow is just one of the many exfoliating products on the market today. Shinso Glow effectively removes dead skin while working to lift your face and rejuvenate your complexion. For best results, you should use an exfoliating product once or twice a week.
March 3rd, 2014
Reading the ingredients on a bottle of your favorite moisturizer can leave you feeling confused. What exactly do all these big words mean and are they good or bad for my skin? Many of these ingredients are classified as fullerenes.
Fullerenes are powerful antioxidants made from carbon that are 125 times stronger than Vitamin C. They are microscopic and hollow spheres that carry active ingredients in your products into the skin. You may commonly hear them referred to as a “sponge” for this reason. Because of their shape and small nature, fullerenes allow other common ingredients like retinol and peptides to penetrate deeper into the skin.
Fullerene is just one of the many Nobel Prize-winning ingredients that furthers the technology of modern skincare. Scientists have found that this is an anti-oxidant material, which paved the way for the ingredient to be used in high-end skincare products.
Fullerene also has been proven to be highly effective at getting rid of cell-damaging radicals. Because of their antioxidant properties, fullerene is often used for acne or more commonly in anti-aging products, like Shinso Essence. Look for fullerenes in lotions, serums, face masks and more.