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6 Reasons to Exfoliate Your Skin

Even though you keep your skin clean by washing regularly with a proven cleanser, if you’re not exfoliating, your skin may not be as healthy as it could be. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells on the surface of the skin by using either an abrasive scrub to sluff off the dead skin, a daily use product with fruit acids, a chemical peel, or microdermabrasion. Doing any of these things will help to revitalize dull, tired-looking skin.

Regular exfoliation provides a number of benefits:

  1. Brighter, healthier looking skin

When dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of your skin, your skin looks drab and dry. By removing these dead cells through exfoliation, you uncover new cells, which make your face and the rest of your body look brighter and healthier.

  1. Reduction of the signs of aging

As we age, our skin’s natural ability to slough off dead cells decreases, leading to drier, rougher skin. Exfoliating once or twice a week, helps increase skin cell turnover rate and resurface the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  1. Improved performance of skin care products

Exfoliation naturally improves the performance of skin care treatments by removing penetration-blocking dead skin cells and allowing for deeper penetration.

  1. Prevention of future breakouts

When dead cells accumulate on the skin’s surface, this accumulation can clog up pores. As a result, these dead cells, along with the excess oil that also accumulates because the skin is not properly cleansed, leads to blemishes and acne. Help prevent these breakouts by exfoliating your skin on a regular basis.

  1. Improved skin texture

Does your skin have rough or dry spots? This may be because of an accumulation of dead skin cells in these areas. By sloughing off the dead cells through exfoliation, you’ll reveal the new cells underneath, leaving your skin smooth and even-textured throughout.

  1. Minimization of dark spots

Long after a blemish has healed, a red, brown, or purple mark may remain. But each time you exfoliate, you’re removing the top layer of skin to diminish the appearance of discoloration.

Try our daily bamboo exfoliant!

Looking for an exfoliant to try? We recommend our daily bamboo exfoliant, a daily exfoliating micro-scrub which removes impurities, oil, makeup, and dead skin cells, leaving the skin clean and fresh with a more youthful glow. It also helps increase skin cell turnover rate and resurface the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, age spots, discolorations, and even acne scars. But what it won’t do is overly dry your skin by being too abrasive.

Our daily bamboo exfoliant contains HylaFusion®, a clinically proven breakthrough hyaluronic acid complex, which leaves skin feeling fresh, smooth, and hydrated with no greasy residue.

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What You Need to Know about Microblading Your Eyebrows

Of course, we all want thick, full eyebrows shaped in that perfect curve. But most of us don’€™t have eyebrows that achieve that look on their own. While we can always turn to makeup pens and pencils to fill in our brows, luckily there’€™s a new way to achieve that perfect look: microblading. Continue reading

Five Ways to Remove Dark Eye Circles | eraclea

We all know what it’€™s like to wake up in the morning with dark circles beneath our eyes. Dark circles appear for many different reasons. They could be the unfortunate result of genetics, the loss of collagen in the skin due to age, or inflamed blood vessels caused by seasonal allergies. Whatever the source, the result is the same: you look worn out.

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Six Mistakes You’€™re Making According to Skin Care Research

When it comes to good skin care, there are a lot of tips and tricks out there that sound great, but aren’€™t rooted in solid skin care research. Without substantial study, how can you know what’€™s correct and what’€™s made up? It’€™s challenging, which is why we’€™ve put together this list of five skin care mistakes you might be making according to our skin care research.

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A Look at Several Non-surgical Skin Care Remedies

Sooner or later, everyone’€™s skin starts to show signs of aging. Wrinkles appear around your lips and eyes, creases deepen across your forehead, and your cheeks begin to sag. When this happens, it’€™s tempting to immediately turn to plastic surgery, but many don’€™t realize that there are a number of great non-surgical skin care remedies that are easier and safer than going under the knife. Here are several options to consider before scheduling that plastic surgery appointment.

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How HylaFusion® works in our skin care products

What sets eraclea’€™s skin care products apart from others on the market? Our HylaFusion®, a breakthrough in skin care technology developed by the Matrix Biology Institute.

HylaFusion® has the special ability to hydrate and smooth the skin’€™s surface and enhance the delivery of active ingredients, resulting in healthy, youthful-looking skin.

Here’€™s a bit about how it works and why it makes our skin care products the best around.

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How to Tighten Facial and Neck Muscles with Facial Yoga

face-yogaYoga Exercises for Facial Toning

Your face is important not only in giving a good first impression but also boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Living a healthy lifestyle fully nourished and revitalized is crucial, and these facial yoga exercises can really help you to do that.

Maintaining a healthy face is vital in boosting your self-esteem and creating positive first impressions. Time, however, works against us and if we’re not careful, our face will start to sag and wrinkle. Facial yoga is a great way to fight this and maintain firmer, younger looking skin.

Frown lines are very common signs of aging, but they’re easy enough to fix if you know how. All you need is the pout pose. To do this, put your index fingers on the corners of your mouth and pull them down. Next form a pout with your lips, and hold that position for 5 seconds. Release and repeat this 10 times for the best effect.

The upper-eyelid stretch is a good way to remove eyelid wrinkles. Simply place your index fingers under your eyebrows, close your eyes, and stretch your upper eyelids down. Hold this for 10 seconds, then repeat 5 times. For crow’s feet (also known as laughing lines), place your fingers on your forehead and squeeze your eyes shut. Then, with your thumbs, pull the corners of your eyes out toward your temples. Repeat 10 times.

The gulping fish exercise is good for removing lines on the neck and strengthening the skin. The exercise is mostly done after weight loss brought about by an ailment or along with the use of a weight loss supplement. To do this, place your hand by the base of your throat, stretching all the way across your collarbone. Then extend your neck up by lifting your chin, stretching your bottom jaw as far up as you can. Reach your bottom lip to the ceiling and, without actually swallowing, emulate the gulping motion of a fish. While in that position, gulp for ten times, then switch your hands and repeat the same.

Shawna Van Trease of Demand Media has the full story here, available on thenest.com.

How to Wash Your Face: 7 Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy

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For some people, facial skin can be more sensitive than any other skin on your body.  We all hate cracked lips, itchy cheeks, dry foreheads, and everything else that comes along with the dryness of winter.  The problem is washing your face can be a lot more complicated than washing the skin on other areas of your body.  But, it doesn’t have to be a headache!  There are a few key things to keep in mind while trying to keep the skin on your face healthy.

  • Be Practical: As with anything in life, over-preparation isn’t going to help.  Make sure you don’t wash your face excessively as it could actually have the opposite effect that you want.  Also, don’t stress yourself out over getting the ‘€œperfect’€ cleanser for your skin.  Not every cleanser works for everyone’s skin, but if you pick a good cleanser and stick with it, you should have excellent results.  Under no circumstances should you be excessive with your creams and oils.  You could actually hurt your skin down the road if you consistently over-use your skin care products.
  • Be Gentle:  Washing off makeup or drying off after a shower could easily go wrong if you try to rush things.  Pat your face down gently with a towel and make sure to wash your makeup off lightly.  Creams and oils aren’t going to help much if you’re constantly being rough with your facial skin.
  • Keep it Lukewarm:  That goes for everything.  Extreme temperatures are hostile to your skin. Too hot or too cold and you could damage or even kill skin cells.  A nice, hot bath is relaxing, we all love them.  But, it just won’t react well with your skin.  Don’t keep the house too toasty during the winter either.  It might feel great initially but you’ll be regretting the decision later when your skin is dry, itchy, and uncomfortable.

Face washing is an all-important, but often taken for granted part of the daily regimen of skin care.  Without realizing it, you could be doing things that lead to excessive drying, oily skin or breakouts.   Board certified dermatologist Jessica Krant, M.D., M.P.H., shares her take on a healthy facial cleansing routine with the Huffington Post on their website at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/how-to-wash-face-tips-healthy-skin_n_2134381.html