The hours that we spend sleeping is a time for rejuvenation and healing. Sleep time can also be a time that either benefits the skin or some-what not.
Certain sleeping positions can increase the formation of lines or creases, so why not practice some sleeping techniques that benefit the youthful look of the skin instead?
To avoid the increase of lines and wrinkles around the face and neck areas, try sleeping with your head back a bit rather than chin down and tucked in. Here's what to do: Before falling off to sleep, get into an elongated position or even knees bent and body slightly to one side, now rock the head back and tuck the pillow under your neck. Make sure it is comfortable and not stressing the neck or back. Now also drop the jaw and relax. (A tight jaw can create lines around the mouth, jaw and upper neck areas). This doesn't make you a "mouth breather" per say, you still fall asleep breathing through the nose, but you may be more relaxed. Taking a few deep breaths is also a good relaxing sleep aid, short of actual meditation techniques. **Especially for women, this body position helps to diminish the creases that form in the center of the chest area too.
**Be aware of the way you are holding your face during your waking hours as well. A tight position on your face, squinting, even biting your lip with enough repetition can create unwanted creases or facial lines. Dropping and letting go is good for your face and neck muscles and skin, and it might just help lower your blood pressure as well. It may also improve posture too. Deep breathing and relaxing more is always a good thing.
This most popular face wash is also a makeup remover, gentle exfoliator, (defoliator) with an added benefit; it also makes skin appear younger as well. If you consider that one of the best ways to keep your skin looking youthful is to slough off the dead outer skin cells, then this is one way of doing so on a daily basis without harshness, chemicals or parabens.
For All Skin Types, for men and women. Contains Dead Sea Salts, for its purifying properties, shea butter from the Shea Tree Butyrosperum Parkii in Central Africa. This concentrated formula protects the skin from a harsh environment such as the sun and helps prevent loss of moisture. Also contains papaya fruit extract and jojoba beads, with natural exfoliating properties, and licorice root extract for it's anti-inflammatory properties.
**May also be used to cleanse, smooth and polish the entire body.
**A note from Jeanne Marie:
I make it a habit to only carry products that are chemical free, that work well and that give you positive visible results. This product is on the top of the list for cleansing, renewing and giving youth to the skin, and my own personal favorite. It completely removes your makeup and I get reports that it also keeps the skin clear, too. I work with many on-air media and politicians. Here are a couple of quotes:
"I can't live without the Shea Skin Polish! After I wash my face with it, I use the same wash cloth to smooth any rough areas on my legs and arms as well. My kids say how smooth my arms are. I think I look younger too." M.W. ABC News
"I've never found a cleanser like this, I love it!" S. C. FOX News
It's a new year and new energy is in the air. We have some new exciting products that we have found to work quite well. Before putting anything new on our web site, first, one of our 6 USA labs creates cutting edge skin care products with only beneficial skin and body ingredients. They are then lab tested for proven test results. I then isolate and test them for specific results. Only then, when we are sure the ingredients and results are excellent and up to our standards, is when we allow them to be placed on the web site and released to the public.
Here are a couple of new products:
1- ALA Eye & Neck Lifting Creme: with Peptides, Co Q 10, Vitamins A, C, E & K
**Anti-aging, dark circles, and lifting effects. For all Skin Types *Apply to under eye and on neck area every night. May be used during day as well.
**A note from Jeanne Marie:
It is very hard to find a good eye creme that won't irritate your skin or eyes. It is much more common to find irritating ones rather than good ones that not only won't irritate, but will actually soothe, smooth and firm the delicate eye tissue. The ALA Eye & Neck Lifting Creme does just that and doubles as a firming neck creme as well.
2- Luminous Peptide Serum: with CoQ10, Natural Brighteners, and Sodium Hyaluronate-(or Hyaluronic)
Holds up to a thousand times it's weight in moisture retention properties. Clinical test results in reduction of deep wrinkles 44%, reduction of main wrinkle density 37% and lifting effect increase by 16%. Contains Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 -topical botox which relaxes the muscles that causes forehead wrinkles.
**Apply to face and neck overnight before night creme, or massage on skin and leave on .5-1 hour and use cleansing brush, rinse face and apply a moisturizer or Vitamin C Serum. or may be applied before moisturizer or sun protection.
**A note from Jeanne Marie:
There are clients that affectionately call this Luminous Peptide Serum "Liquid Botox". By using this Serum, they have stopped getting the botox injections. This light magical, peptide serum slides on and transforms skin from creases to smooth skin. After applying it, massage in circular motions on skin and see and feel the new skin smoothness!
Skincare and makeup is and should be personal. Each person has their unique needs and desires.
Good skin care should improve the skin right away.
Good skin care should be chemical and paraben free.
Good skin care should be water soluble so that it actually penetrates into the deeper layers of the dermis.
This is what we want from our skincare. Finding skincare that meets these needs AND is reasonably priced - is often hard to find. For our skincare line, we chose a USA skincare lab for its high standards of excellence in beneficial, cutting edge anti-aging formulas without the use of chemicals or parabens.