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Fall Skincare Routine: Tips to Keep Skin Looking Radiant

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Fall Skincare Routine: Tips to Keep Skin Looking RadiantOnce the summer is over, your skin may be left feeling neglected. After the long days of soaking up the sun and swimming in chlorine-laden pools, your skin needs extra TLC to get it looking beautiful again. Your skincare routine, like the clothes that are in style, should be seasonal. Once the cooler months roll around, you’ll need to help your skin recover and protect it from the elements.

Exfoliate Well, Then Exfoliate Less

During the summer, your skin typically builds up dead skin cells. Also, because of the amount of products we use in the summer time, the skin typically has a lot of residue build-up. Because of this, you’ll want to exfoliate the skin very well before fall rolls around. This will remove some of the build-up and slough off the dead skin. A light body exfoliant is ideal.

Once you exfoliate one good time, you’ll want to switch to exfoliating less as the months cool down. Light scrubbing twice a week should be enough to keep your skin looking radiant.

Implement Vitamin C and Retinol

Topical Vitamin C serums are a must-have for any fall skin care routine. This serum will help to keep your skin radiant and prevent any damage from the sun and the wind. If you’re looking for a little lift, products with retinol will help to increase collagen production and keep your skin tone and taut.

Don’t Skimp on Moisturizing

Keeping your skin moisturized is absolutely critical during the months when humidity is at its lowest. When your skin is dry, not only does it look and feel unhealthy, but it also becomes more susceptible to further damage from the elements.

It’s advised that you combine your body and facial moisturizer with a body serum or an oil to lock in moisture and protect your skin.

Don’t Dry Out Your Lips

During the fall, your lips will likely become dry and chapped, so it’s imperative that you invest in a high-quality lip balm and/or protectant. Choose a lip balm that contains natural ingredients guaranteed to keep your lips moisturized and soft.

Lubricate Those Legs

Shaving in the fall can lead to dry skin and irritation, thanks to the little moisture in the air. To prevent this, switch to a shaving cream or gel with a high-moisture content that also contains natural ingredients and oils to seal-in moisture. Even though you may not be showing off your legs in the winter, you’ll still want to take care of the skin so that it’s smooth and ready for spring next year.

Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean you should no longer worry about how your skin looks and feels. Keeping your skin hydrated and healthy during the fall will have it primed and ready once winter is over and spring rolls around again.

Why Masking Is Crucial

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Why Masking Is CrucialWe all love a fresh face, right? Smooth skin, small pores, no oily sheen- all of the desirable features edited onto model faces in magazines. Everyone knows those looks rarely come without a price, and that price is good products. Maintaining the appearance of facial skin has been a part of the feminine beauty standard for hundreds of years, and it continues today as thousands of products flood the market promising perfect skin in a jar. The truth is, there is no universal treatment for skin; this is because many types of skin exist. Some people naturally produce an excessive amount of oil, while others produce too little and are left with dry, flaky skin. Many others have issues with oil in some places, commonly the forehead and nose area known as the t-zone, while other areas are dry. Sensitive skin, pale skin and darker skin tones all have unique needs. Fortunately, one type of treatment that comes in many different formulas is universally loved and used by beauty addicts- masks!

Masking is the process of applying a paste or gel substance to your clean, dry face with clean hands. Before applying a mask, one should tie their hair back into a ponytail if necessary and use a headband to push their hair completely off of their face. Masks should always be applied gently in circles, avoiding the eye, nostril and lip areas. As a general rule, the masks are then left on for ten to fifteen minutes as they dry or solidify. Depending on the purpose of the mask and the material it is made of, it is then gently washed off using warm water and a clean washcloth or peeled off the face, beginning by rolling the edges by the jawline carefully toward the nose.

It is important to note that a good mask needs to be used only about once per week in order to avoid over-drying or irritating skin. Many types of masks exist for those of all skin types, but the best to use regardless of skin sensitivity are those made with natural elements rather than chemicals and artificial fragrances. Those with oily skin and large pores often benefit from the use of masks made of dead sea clay. For people with t-zone issues, white clay masks with algae extracts provide an excellent dose of non-comedogenic moisture while also pulling sebaceous secretions from unruly pores. Dry skinned individuals will be thrilled with peel off masks loaded with healthy oils and fruit extracts which strip away flakes and leave skin feeling soft and supple. These are just some of the many awesome types of masks available to beauty addicts to brighten up our faces and perfect our overall look.

Spotlight on REN Skincare

Friday, July 24th, 2015

4 Melt Proof Makeup TipsREN beauty products are your new prescription for happy skin. REN produces favorites among celebrities and beauty editors alike. They use only 100% plant and mineral derivatives and products are free from skin harming synthetic ingredients. The experience of using REN, including texture, fragrance and results, can make you feel healthier and happier, and make the world a little nicer, too. Check out why these are a few all-time favorites:

Keep Young and Beautiful Skin Instant Firming Beauty Shot
Yes, there is a shot for more beautiful skin! This is a gel-serum that instantly firms, lifts and plumps the skin, leaving it velvety soft. It will leave skin noticeably smoother and younger looking. A liquid matrix of hyaluronan loads the skin with moisture and encourages elastin synthesis, firming and regenerating the skin over time.

Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial
New and wow! This transforming treatment instantly revitalizes and rejuvenates the skin. Packed with potent water-activated Vitamin C, it will refresh your skin in a flash. While reducing the signs of fatigue, aging and imperfections, this will give skin a radiant glow.

Moroccan Rose Otto Gold Glow Perfecting Oil
Get your glow on. This Moroccan rose dry oil leaves skin glowingly soft and nourished. It leaves skin exquisitely healthy. Formulated with precious plant oils and actives, it also hydrates and protects.

Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
This is the rock star of skin care. This potent bio active peel mask dramatically improves skin tone by removing dead skin cells, reducing the appearance of fine lines, revealing a brighter, healthier and more radiant complexion.

EverCalm Anti-Redness Serum
REN’s EverCalm Anti-Redness Serum combats redness and irritation, boosting skin’s tolerance of environmental irritants. Protecting against causes of premature aging such as UV rays, inflammation, redness, pollution and free radicals, milk polypeptides calm and strengthen skin.

Rosa Centifolia Foaming Cleanser
This detergent free foaming cleanser is infused with rose extracts to gently remove grime and make-up in one simple stroke. This cleanser balances, tones, soothes, and tightens pores.

Vita Mineral™ Daily Supplement Moisturising Cream
How about a true multi-vitamin day cream that replenishes the skin with moisture, essential nutrients and antioxidants to keep it healthy, glowing and youthful? Phytosterols and essential fatty acids increase skin’s protective lipid barrier to retain moisture and encourage cell renewal. Flavonoids and Vitamin E properties decongest and soothe. Copper, Magnesium and Zinc encourage radiance and energy, while antioxidants shield the skin from oxidative stress.

You can try one of REN’s products for yourself. Check out these essentials and many more products. REN is available in department stores, pharmacies and spas around the world and online from such companies as Beauty Bridge.

The Essential Value of Double Cleansing

Friday, June 12th, 2015

The Essential Value of Double CleansingOriginally a treatment attached to Japan, double cleansing has entered the broader world of skin care with its solid scientific foundation. The skin contains both water moisture and oil, and stripping one creates an imbalance that can make it harder to wash other types of particles away. A good example is oil-based makeup, which might leave an impermeable residue if washed with a solvent or with soap.

It is important to wash with both oils and soaps in order to fully remove the wide range of substances that make skin soil. A careful use of oils also preserves the balance of the skin, so it does not become dry and therefore prone to other skin conditions. Healthy oil should replace sebum, and a topical application of oil contributes many essential fatty acids.

Alcohol pads can dissolve the natural oils of the skin, which are unfortunately responsible for blackheads, but alcohol also leave the skin dry. This is unnatural and does not replace sebum with other oils or moisture. Alcohol pads also do not defoliate tougher skin cells. Dessicated proteins might be left on the skin surface as hardened knots that craves moisture. Skin must be flexible to avoid cracking.

The success of double cleansing is that it saturates the skin surface with oil before stripping oil away. Lipids can penetrate the skin in ways that water cannot, because the skin is designed to repel moisture. The oil penetrates the skin without being invasive, because organic oils are used by the body and because dead skin cells are designed to loosen in the presence of oil.

Washing with a cleanser is more effective when the skin is prepared this way, because the oil loosens the skin. The result is soft skin that is cleansed of excess sebum while remaining moist and supple through the benefits of botanical oils. Since youth and softness are desired by women of many cultures, double cleansing is increasing in popularity.

A less effective alternative is to soak the skin in water or a hot shower and then scrub the waterlogged skin surface. While this quickly strips skin cells, it often removes too many. It is possible to excessively defoliate, and skin affected this way becomes dry, red, and tender. The response of aggravated skin is to build thicker skin. This is highly undesirable on the face, and many women prefer softer hands.

Double cleansing is a natural and gentle method that maintains skin rather than scouring it. It is a better alternative for those who are prone to dry skin. It is an especially good friend to thin skin.

Spring Sunscreen 101

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Spring Sunscreen 101In spring the danger of sun damage may be unexpected if the weather is still cool. While the rays of the sun are not as powerful as they are during the summer months, prolonged exposure will nonetheless harm unprotected skin. To avoid a spring sunburn, keep this information in mind:

There Is No Such Thing As A Waterproof Sunscreen

So-called “Waterproof” sunscreens are deceptive because sweat, water, and most other types of moisture will cause them to wash off. Instead of falling for this marketing ploy, consider sunscreens that use the more realistic descriptive “Water Resistant”. A good water resistant one like this sunscreen from PCA Skin will help keep the protection on longer than ordinary sunscreens.

SPF Can Be Deceiving

Though the SPF numbers come in a wide variety of ranges, the higher numbers do not actually block rays longer. The SPF number only refers to the percentage of rays blocked. This means an SPF 30 sunscreen will allow only 1/30th of the sun’s rays to reach the skin. It does not mean that it will last 30 times longer than SPF one, so it will need to be reapplied as directed on the container.

Even Cloudy Spring Days Can Cause Sun Damage

A common assumption is that when it is cloudy, there is no danger of sun damage. Much of the solar intensity on cloudy days has to do with the type of clouds involved. The sun’s rays can pass through thinner clouds, while it is mostly blocked by thicker clouds. Even in the spring when the rays are not as damaging, it is a good idea to just apply sunscreen instead of trying to figure out if the clouds above are thick enough to block solar damage.

Sunscreen Is All That Is Necessary To Avoid Sun Damage

Of course sunscreens are good idea when spring rolls around, but it should not substitute for common sense. When wearing swim apparel outdoors, it is a good idea to cover up or find shade when not in the water. It is always wise to use clothing to help prevent sun damage along with a sunscreen.

The spring is a great time of year with all the budding plants, warmer temperatures, and longer days. Just be sure to use a good sunscreen to avoid hidden sun damage.

New Products From SeroVital

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

New Products From SeroVital

Clinical Strength Dark Spot Corrector

SeroVital Skin Care has introduced a number of diverse products recently, all with the aim of keeping the skin youthful and revitalized. People who are tired of looking exhausted can use the Clinical Strength Dark Spot Corrector from SeroVital. This formula, which is centered around amino acids, is packed with chromatic enhancers that make the complexion appear brighter and more glowing. It’s designed to do away with dark spots and discoloration of the skin. Twice daily application is optimal. Users must place tiny blots of the corrector to the desired sections of their faces. They then must rub it into their skin with gentle circular movements.

Total Facial Rejuvenation Day Cream

The Total Facial Rejuvenation Day Cream from SeroVital is an amino acid formula that boasts a light feel. It absorbs into the skin rapidly and with ease. The goal of this skincare product is to halt the emergence of indications of aging, namely wrinkles and fine lines. It also aims to do away with existing indications. Users must apply tiny blots of this day cream onto their complexions each morning. They must rub it into their skin with soft circular movements.

Total Facial Revejunation Night Cream

The Total Facial Rejuvenation Night Cream is similar to the day cream, although it’s intended for nighttime use, as the name indicates. This amino acid formula is extremely concentrated. People can apply this night cream before they sleep to rejuvenate the skin overnight. The objective of this night cream is also to eliminate existing aging signs and stop new ones from popping up. People who are beginning to see fine lines, wrinkles and sagging on their complexions might want to consider using this SeroVital product. Application of this formula is similar to that of the aforementioned day cream.

Ultra-Concentrate Hydrothermal Deep Wrinkle Serum

The Ultra-Concentrate Hydrothermal Deep Wrinkle Serum from SeroVital is yet another product that’s chock-full of amino acids. This thermophilic serum is specifically designed to tone and lift skin. It’s beneficial for skin that is displaying clear indications of the aging process. This serum is also useful for skin that needs toning. People who are frustrated by intense creases, wrinkles and conspicuous pores might benefit from using the Ultra-Concentrate Hydrothermal Deep Wrinkle Serum. People must apply between six and eight drops of this serum directly to the parts of their faces that require it the most, specifically the smile lines, neck, jowls and forehead, to name a couple key examples.

Complete Eye Area Renewal Complex

The Complete Eye Area Renewal Complex from SeroVital emulsion consists of amino acids and is made to significantly minimize the look of dark circles under the eyes. It’s also made to make the eye area markedly brighter and more resilient. Users must apply this eye cream twice per day, rubbing it in with soft circular movements.

Spring Clean Your Skin

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Spring Clean Your SkinLooking good gives you the confidence to best ensure you are able to succeed in both your business and personal life. While you can try new cosmetics and different hairstyles, getting to the base of your appearance is the best way to ensure you always look your best. This season, take the time to spring clean your skin following these helpful tips.


With technology expanding, we are constantly witnessing the introduction of new and exciting innovation, and this stands true in the area of personal aesthetics. We all crave an smooth, even tone, and you can now achieve that goal with the use of electrotherapy. Products such as the Innovative Facial Toner have been approved by the FDA and are open for consumer purchase. These devices are able to target facial muscles susceptible to atrophy after age 30, and they help slow down the development of wrinkles. For less than $200, you can purchase one at Beauty Bridge.

Fun Without the Sun

Whether you have exceptionally pale skin or just wish to add a sun-kissed glow to your appearance, it can be tempting to go use a tanning bed or hit the beach for a session. While this may temporarily increase your aesthetic appeal, the long-term effects are not worth it. Aside from skin cancer, excessive exposure to the sun can also cause wrinkles, freckles, fine lines, and discoloration. However, this does not mean you can’t enjoy the boost a tan provides. Purchase a bronzer. It is applied like foundation and gives you that sun-kissed look without the dangers.

Treat Yourself

A little attention can do a lot for your appearance, and treating your skin to a spa-day at home can provide nourishment that will leave you feeling refreshed. First, identify what type of skin you have, and then purchase a mask that is appropriate for you. For example, if you have normal skin, a botanical mask would be suitable. Other skin types include:

  • Oily skin: opt for a mud mask
  • Dry skin: choose an avocado mask

Despite your skin type, there is a mask anyone can make at home and use. Simply combine one cup of oatmeal and two tablespoons of honey and stir in warm water. Apply and allow mixture to sit for ten minutes for a noticeable boost.


While our regular beauty regimen is beneficial, taking the time to employ further techniques is a great way to both look and feel great. An effective way to refresh your skin after a busy day is to mix one part alcohol with six parts water and place it in a spray bottle. A quick spritz will leave you feeling energized and rejuvenated.

Indie Brands We Love

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Indie Brands We LoveThe internet has changed the way we shop for all sorts of products, including skincare. Thanks to online shopping, high-quality independent skincare brands can now compete with more well-known brands that have larger advertising budgets. This means that savvy beauty consumers now have more product choices than ever before, including excellent but perhaps lesser-known independent skincare lines from around the world. But how do you know which ones might work best for you? We sell some indie brands that we love, and we want to introduce them to you.

Skin and Co Roma

This advanced skincare line from Italy features products infused with rich antioxidants from the melanosporum truffle. Native to southern Europe, this rare truffle has natural compounds that safely and effectively feed and protect your skin. Skin and Co Roma formulations combine these natural antioxidants with other beneficial plant-based ingredients such as olive oil, rosemary, Sicilian orange, and shea butter for a complete skin treatment. Skin and Co Roma has been a favorite among skincare enthusiasts around the world, including Hollywood celebrities, since 1950.


For a naturally beautiful bronzed look, turn to Karora. This award-winning brand offers bronzing products that actually benefit your skin, all while looking fresh and natural and smelling great. Karora’s innovative products have safe, natural formulas that give you a streak-free bronzed appearance, every time. These products are our favorite way to touch up a fading natural tan or add a healthy-looking glow to any skin tone.


SimySkin products are formulated with Vitamin B12. This signature ingredient is naturally regenerating. SimySkin products treat and relieve inflammation, effectively hydrate dry skin, and deeply moisturize to help prevent wrinkles. SimySkin’s products are age-specific and targeted to the skin’s needs during every life phase. But even though these skincare products, made in France and the United States, feature advanced formulas with high-quality ingredients, they are still affordable.

Here at Beauty Bridge, we have the privilege of exploring many brands of top-notch skincare from around the world. These brands range from generally well-known beauty products to lesser-known independent lines. A skincare brand’s overall popularity is not proof that it is your only–and best–option. That’s why we’re pleased to be able to introduce you to our favorite indie brands of skincare. Sourced from natural, beneficial ingredients from around the world, the skincare lines of Skin and Co Roma, Karora, and SimySkin are definitely worth looking at–and exploring.

Medical Grade vs. Regular Skincare

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Medical Grade vs. Regular SkincareEveryone wants the youthful glow of beautiful skin; however, achieving that smooth, healthy look can be hard to do. As skin care develops, the market is overloaded with products promising to provide the answers. Many are wading through the excess looking for the right product, while some are turning to skincare products developed by dermatologists. But what’s the difference?

Regular, or over the counter, skincare products are available to everyone. The concentrations of their effective ingredients are relatively low and fairly gentle. Over the counter skincare aids have the benefit of being both inexpensive and widely varied. Most major companies have products which can be found in any drugstore and cater to all skin types. Some regular skincare products are even able to treat mild cases of skin conditions such as eczema and acne. The downside of a regular skincare aid is the guesswork. Establishing an effective regimen may require months of trial and error, while you mix and match products in order to create a process that works for you. If you are not careful, you could aggravate your skin and exacerbate any problems you may have.

Some people who find that regular skincare just can’t cope with their needs report success with their medical grade prescription. Medical grade skincare products are developed by dermatologists and have stronger formulas than OTC skincare. They can be purchased online, but it is recommended that you consult a dermatologist before you buy; misuse can be damaging to your skin. For those with extreme cases of acne, eczema, or psoriasis, and even those simply looking to reverse the signs of aging, these products can be a lifesaver. However, they can also be expensive and are sometimes harsh on the delicate skin of your face.

The most important element of skincare is knowing what your skin needs to be healthy. Diet, exercise, and hormone levels can be just as critical as biological factors when it comes to your skin’s health. Try increasing your water intake, or getting more sleep before you change your skincare regimen. To avoid frustration when choosing an over the counter skincare aid, do research before purchasing – know your skin type, read product reviews, and have an idea of what you are looking for before you shop. If you are still unsure, or are interested in designer brands, visit your local department store and ask a consultant; they may be able to assemble the right products for you, or at least give good advice. If you are truly concerned about your skin, meet with a dermatologist to determine if medical grade products can be the next step.

Hand Healers for A Cold Winter

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Hand Healers for A Cold WinterAs soon as the temperature changes, our skin reacts to the shift in the elements. You may notice your skin drying along with the air. That’s because low humidity levels draw moisture from your skin, and if you are compensating the cold weather with hot baths and showers, you are actually causing the water to wash away natural oils that help keep you moisturized. So, how do you combat threatening skin conditions in the colder months?

Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking water should be a priority year-round, but is especially beneficial during the winter. Not only are you hydrating your body, but you’re also hydrating your skin, eliminating cases of dryness and itchiness. Drinking four 16 fl.oz. glasses of water per day is almost 2 liters of water, though caffeine-free tea can also count toward your fluid intake, as well as sports drinks, which replace any sodium your body may have lost during the day. Keep in mind that exercise, illness, pregnancy, and breast-feeding affect your overall fluid consumption, so remember to compensate for these factors when calculating daily fluid ounces.

Moisturize Your Skin

Using lotion on a daily basis is always beneficial, especially after shaving and during winter. Consider lotions such as Dr. Hunter’s Rosewater & Glycerine Hand Creme and Gardener’s Hand Healer. The ingredients in these lotions are easily absorbed, diminish blemishes from sun damage, and protects against cracks and chapped skin. Though if you have sensitive skin, consult with your dermatologist. It may be better for you to opt for a non-scented lotion. When researching lotions this time of year, make sure you are looking for reparative moisturizers with ingredients such as Shea butter, glycerin, plant extracts, and Vitamin A.

Eat Healthy

WebMD suggests eating foods like sweet potatoes, citrus fruits, grapes, spinach, olives, whole wheat pasta, and green tea to keep your skin healthy during the winter. Ingesting fatty acids such as Omega-3s and Omega-6s will replenish your skin’s protective oils, as well as canola, salmon, walnuts, and flax.

Incorporate foods and drinks high in antioxidants to keep skin healthy, moisturize every day, and make sure that you’re drinking plenty of fluids. The change in elements can cause for premature wrinkling and aging, so make sure you’re caring for your skin to preserve the conditions of your cells to stay healthy throughout winter.