FIVE TIPS FOR BEAUTIFUL SUMMER TRIPS

 

Summer is great – vacation, a more flexible schedule (hopefully), dinners al fresco, fewer clothes, and more skin! We want our summer skin to be smooth, even in color, touchable and great looking. Instead, we often end up with cracked feet,

sunburns, uneven tan lines, and sun damage. And, sometimes, even worse – rashes, bites, and weird-looking self-tanner. To avoid these pitfalls, and get summer skin that’s worth showing off, pay attention to these 5 skin essentials:

1. Take care of your feet. Get that pedicure, but you can also ask your doc about using a prescription urea cream (40% urea, like X-Viate) — it works really well to smooth those heels.

2. Stay safe in the sun. Use the expensive high-zinc (10-18%) sunscreen on your face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. You can use the drugstore stuff on the rest of your body, but be sure to reapply – don’t let yourself burn.

3. Smooth skin all over. You can do this in the shower, but it’s more effective in a bath:

• Put 2 cups of Epsom salt or other mineral salts in a warm – not hot – bath and soak for 5-10 min

• Scrub your body with your favorite salt or sugar scrub, using moderate pressure, and rinse

• Apply a gentle facial scrub on your head and neck area • Use a long handled, natural bristle brush for your back

• Dry off and lotion everywhere, preferably with a lotion or body oil that has natural oils in it.  For face and neck area use Exquis Ultra Rich Moisturizer

4. Even-out your self-tanner. Do a scrub before you self-tan! If at home, follow the directions above including the lotion and then wait 10 minutes before you use the self-tanner. You know where those spots are that pick up extra color, so as soon as you get the tanner applied all over, use Q tips and some alcohol to the spots where you don’t want the extra color. If you are getting sprayed, use a spot of petroleum jelly on each of those areas just before the spray.

5. Avoid weird tan lines. If you use your sunscreen, you really shouldn’t have these. But if get them anyway, then cover up more with a cute summer shirt, a rash guard, a wetsuit, or swim tights.

Better Skin After 40

Your wisdom and confidence may grow as you get older, but the same isn’t true for many of your hormone levels. During menopause, lower levels of estrogen have a big impact on your skin. Less estrogen makes you prone to thinning, sagging, and wrinkling. Fortunately, you can relieve some of the skin-related effects of aging by taking care of your specific skin care needs.

Clean Up!

Cleansing is an important skin care step — especially as you age. As you get older and your skin gets drier, your skin especially can benefit from extra moisture. The key is using a cleanser that’s right for drier skin. So, opt for a creamy formula that hydrates instead of foam or gel cleansers, which can strip moisture away.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Try to give skin more moisture with a heavier cream. Skip long, hot showers and put on moisturizer while your skin is still damp. That helps boost hydration.

You Still Need SPF

Even though skin cancer and wrinkling are caused by the amount of sun you got in your 20s, 30s, and 40s, you still need to protect your skin. Why? Skin may have less natural protection than when you were younger. So look for a broad-spectrum SPF of 30 or higher, and wear it every day

Minimize Wrinkled Skin

You get wrinkles from too much sun damage over the years, as well as the hormonal changes of menopause. As your hormone levels decrease with age, that can change your skin quality and make wrinkles worse.  Wrinkles may be more obvious when your skin is dry, especially as you age. Use moisturizer on your face, jawline and neck every day, and look for skin care products designed to help fight fine lines and sagging and that lead to a brighter appearance overall.

Hit the Spots

Age spots on the face, hands, and chest can look more obvious around menopause. Help prevent them by using sunscreen every day. Already got spots? Fade them with exfoliating products that shed dead skin cells, which can be dull and flaky. Skin-lightening products can help fade spots. Toners can also help even out skin color.

Help Your Hands

The backs of your hands can lose moisture, collagen, and fat during menopause. That can make veins more obvious and skin more wrinkled. Plus, your skin can look see-through and bony. To reduce the look of wrinkles, use moisturizer often on your hands. Protect them from the sun.  And wear gloves when doing house or yard work.

Eat Your Antioxidants

Collagen gives your skin its youthful plumpness and keeps your skin tight. As your estrogen levels drop, so does the collagen in your skin. Eating foods with antioxidants may help make your skin stronger from the inside out. Look for brightly colored fruits and vegetables (they get their color from these healthy compounds) and try to eat every color of the spectrum.

Stock Up on Soy

Soy is rich in isoflavones, plant-based compounds that seem to act like estrogen in the body. Isoflavones may help improve age-related changes like thinning skin. Experts believe about 50 mg of isoflavones — that’s like like 3 ounces of tempeh or a half cup of miso — a day can help menopausal women in other ways, too.

Look for Balance

Stress can make your skin drier and more sensitive. It can also trigger conditions like psoriasis. And if you’re stressed out, you might even forget your skin care routine. Try yoga, meditation, and other stress-reduction techniques to help you relax.

Work It Out

Exercise does more than just tone your muscles. It helps skin in two ways. First, it relieves stress. Exercise also boosts circulation, which begins to slow with age. The extra oxygen and blood flow can help your skin look brighter and healthier.

Bulk Up on Beauty Sleep

Getting enough sleep helps your skin look fresh. Sleep can help prevent dark circles under your eyes, and it also gives the rest of your body a chance to recharge. Lack of sleep can change your hormone levels and metabolism in many of the same ways that aging does. So shoot for a solid 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye every night.

Get Glowing Skin Now

Your wisdom and confidence may grow as you get older, but the same isn’t true for many of your hormone levels. During menopause, lower levels of estrogen have a big impact on your skin. Less estrogen makes you prone to thinning, sagging, and wrinkling. Fortunately, you can relieve some of the skin-related effects of aging by taking care of your specific skin care needs from Exquis Natural Skincare products.

These products are available online at http://www.ExquisSkincare.com

 

 

 

Beauty sleep

After a strenuous day, don’t we all just look forward to dive into our beds, pull those sheets up, close our eyes and drift into sweet slumber? Sleep does wonders to our overall health. But sleeping at the right time and for adequate amount of time is very important to get maximum benefits.

What Time Should We Sleep?  Is there a best time to sleep? 
There is a saying that – ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes the person healthy, wealthy and wise.’  How true is that? Is it all right to sleep late and wake up late?  We actually have an amazing biological clock ticking inside our body. It is very precise. It helps to regulate our various body functions including our sleeping time.  From 11pm to 3am, most of our blood circulation concentrates in our liver. Our liver gets larger when filled with more blood. This is an important time when our body undergoes detoxification process. Our liver neutralizes and breaks down body toxins accumulated throughout the day.  However if we don’t sleep at this time, our liver cannot carry out this detoxification process smoothly.
If we sleep at 11pm, we have full 4 hours to detoxify our body.
● If we sleep at 12am, we have 3 hours.
● If we sleep at 1am, we have 2 hours.
● If we sleep at 2am, we only have 1 hour to detoxify.
What if we sleep after 3am? Unfortunately, we won’t have any time to actually detoxify our body.
If we continue with this sleeping pattern, these toxins will accumulate in our body over time. We know what happens next.

What if we sleep late and wake up late?
Have you tried going to bed very late at night? Did you realize you feel very tired the next day no matter how much you sleep?  Sleeping late and waking up late is indeed very bad for our health. Besides not having enough time to detoxify our body, we will miss out other important body functions too.

From 5am to 7am – This is the best time to remove the waste and toxins from the body, so poop! Also you should exercise and breathe in fresh air in this time frame. Take in good energy into your body, preferably in a garden. At this time the air is very fresh!

From 7am to 9am – After getting rid of the waste from your body, and finishing exercises, it is time to have a healthy breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day. Make sure you have all the required nutrients from the breakfast. Not having breakfast causes lots of health problems in the future.

There we are…the most ideal way to start our day!   After fully detoxifying our blood during our sleep, we wake up fresh to inhale beneficial energy. Then we pass out unwanted poop from our large intestine. After that, we take in balanced nutrients to prepare our body for a new day.

These days we have more difficulty in following this sleeping schedule. We have good lighting, TV and Internet to delay our precious sleeping time. That is why it is important to switch off the TV, laptops, cell phones etc at least an hour before bedtime. We need a minimum of 7 hours and a maximum of 9 hours of sleep depending on our daily lifestyle.  Beginning of a great day begins a night before. So let’s plan our sleep schedule to have great next day!

What if you have assignment to do until late at night or some other work? Well, why not sleep early and wake up earlier to do it? Just shift your work time from late night to early morning. In this way, you get the same time. But your body will appreciate it.

Try to follow this timing as close as possible. Make it your daily routine.

Sleep your way to a healthier you!

~ Mayuri K

Not All Skin is the same

Not All Skin is same

Celebrate your individual beauty by maintaining healthy glowing skin from head to toe with these tips: • Gently cleanse and moisturize every day for softer, smoother skin • Your face is not the only part that deserves love and attention. • Remember to cleanse your body with a nourishing hypoallergenic soap and moisturize daily after showering to keep skin supple. •   Look for the Ayurvedic Natural products available online at http://www.ExquisSkincare.com to ensure you are providing your skin with the special care it deserves. • Work with your skin, not against it. Use products that help maintain a natural moisture barrier with no harsh ingredients that can upset your skin.

Water – an elixir of life and beauty

We often spend a lot of time searching in order to buy the best and exquisite beauty products that will match the needs of our skin. While a good Makeup can make us look stunning and attractive, it is essential to purify our skin from within. For this the best remedy is to drink adequate amount of water and that too, at the right time of the day.

Yes. There is something called as ‘drinking water at appropriate intervals of time’ throughout the day.

Before we get there, let’s understand how water helps to maintain a healthy skin and body –

1) Water helps in delivering essential nutrients to the skin cells. It replenishes those cells and adds moisture to the skin.

2) Water improves the elasticity of the skin and this helps in delaying the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

3) Water improves digestion and flushes out the toxins from the body. This in turn helps in keeping the skin healthy and glowing!

All right, so now we know that we must drink water for a healthy skin. But how much do we really need? We can drink gallons of water and it will most likely make us run to the bathroom every few minutes. Experts say that the color of your urine determines how well you have hydrated yourself. Different shades of the urine give us an insight into the possible healthy condition of our body. Now we don’t need to delve ourselves into studying The 50 Shades of Yellow for that! One simple trick is to check if the color of the urine appears light yellow or almost transparent. If it is so, then we are most probably having enough water intake. Dark yellow urine means you aren’t drinking enough water, unless you are on some medication or antibiotics or having vitamin-b supplements.

Most experts recommend 10 to 12 glasses (8 ounces each glass) of water every day for a good health. Here’s the best time to drink water according to Ayurveda –

1) Drink two glasses of water first thing in the morning – flushes out toxins from the body

2) Drink one glass of water before meals – helps to digest the food properly

3) Drink one glass of water before bathing – lowers blood pressure

4) Drink one glass of water 30 minutes before bedtime – reduces heart related problems

5) Never drink a lot of water immediately after meals. Wait for at least 45 minutes and ideally 1 hour after a meal. You may sip a little water if you have a dry throat or feel too thirsty before those 45 minutes.

6) It is best to drink water that is at the room temperature. Warm water is still better. Sipping warm water during meals aids in pushing down the food smoothly. Also having any hot soup helps.

7) Do not chug a lot of water at once. Keep sipping it throughout the day.

8) Remember: Sip – Swallow – Breathe – Repeat!

So for that stunning look, let’s keep our skin healthy from both inside and outside.

For outside skin care and to treat common skin related issues caused due to everyday stress, lifestyle, and environment or damaged skin due to health conditions, check out our range of Exquis Skin care products. The unique Liposome delivery technology releases Natural Moisturizing Factors in a controlled manner to keep skin hydrated for 24 hours!

For additional information and to purchase these products visit us at

Exquis Skin Care

To avail special discount of 20% use savings coupon “mayuri20” during the checkout process.

-Mayuri K

Do you feel that your skin is betraying your age?

Do you feel you are looking older or someone assumed you to be older than your real age? Then premature ageing of the skin might be one of the biggest reasons for this. Here’s what you need to know about the 7 signs of aging.

Dehydration

Did you know that the biggest organ in your body is your skin! Keeping your skin healthy, glowing and well moisturized in today’s stressful and environmentally polluted world is a great challenge! A healthy skin essentially contains between 10% and 20% water. Less than 10% water leads to dehydration. Dehydration happens when the water content evaporates through the epidermis, which is the outermost layer of your skin. Dehydration leads to roughness and flakiness of the skin. Our “Exquis Anti-Aging Moisturizer” Now available online at http://www.ExquisSkincare.com, helps in hydrating the skin by sealing the moisture into the skin. The natural actives present in this moisturizer helps to form a protective seal on the skin’s surface, moisturize it and reduce the evaporation of moisture throughout the day!

Fine lines

Fine lines are the early signs of wrinkle formation on your skin. They occur around your eyes, mouth and forehead. These lines generally occur due to the lack of moisture in the skin and facial expressions like frowning, smiling, laughing etc.

Wrinkles

The most visible sign of aging on the face is wrinkles. Wrinkles are deeper and more noticeable and permanent than fine lines. Due to Aging, the skin loses its elasticity and this causes thinning and folding of the skin. Aging, exposure to sun and pollution, genetics, lifestyle etc. contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Our “Exquis Anti-Aging Moisturizer” contains one the best anti-aging natural active – ‘Aloe Vera’ along with turmeric, neem and sandalwood.  Our moisturizer is well formulated to reduce wrinkles by smoothing out your skin and adding elasticity to it thereby making it firm and youthful looking. So, laugh away and don’t worry about those laughter lines or frown lines, you already have enough to worry! Keep smiling and let “Exquis Anti-Aging Moisturizer “deal with those fine lines on your face!

Skin discoloration

Skin discoloration (dark or light patches on the skin) can develop in different parts of body due to increase or decrease in the production of melanin. Other causes of discoloration in the skin can be due to pregnancy, skin inflammation, use of certain drugs, vitiligo, sun exposure, fungal infections, acne, diabetes etc. The “Exquis Anti-Ageing Moisturizer” contains turmeric which helps to reduce skin discoloration and enable an even skin tone in a non-messy way and effective way.

Sagging skin

Gain and losing weight, especially during and after pregnancy can lead to sagging of the skin. The firmness of the skin is lost and so is the youthful appearance.

Dullness

Dullness of the skin is caused by changes in the temperature, changing weather, air-conditioning, sun exposure etc. The natural actives present in our “Exquis Anti-Ageing Moisturizer” improves the texture of the skin, making it soft and glowing.

Large pores

These can be a result of genetics or oily glands that secrete too much oil. This oil mixes with dead skin in the pore and results in a clog. This clog prevents the natural oil to flow freely in the skin and this leads to enlargement of the pores. When these pores collect dirt over a period, they become blackheads, usually found on the nose.  Large pores can also be found on your back, chest and/or arms. You can try “Exquis Anti-Ageing Moisturizer”, Now available online at http://www.ExquisSkincare.com, for a visible reduction in the pores. It helps in cleaning out the pores and keeping the skin clean and youthful looking!

~Mayuri K

 

Art & Science of True Perfection

Through the ages, beauty has been pursued by countless women -all searching for the one secret to unchanging perfection. The ebb and flow of time was found not to be what dictates skin perfection. Instead the fine balance of smoothness, clearness, radiance, firmness and few lines was discovered to be what truly embodies a perfection that will stand the test of time. And Exquis’ Liposome dermal delivery system containing over 30 essential skin nutrients was proven to be the source of this timeless beauty. It works deep into the skin to make the 5 dimensions of perfection a crystal clear reality. The miracle now held the promise of perfection – one with the power to take the breath away, now and forever.

Available online at www.ExquisSkincare.com

Ayurvedic A New/Ancient Healing System

These days, Ayurveda is a buzz worthy topic in the beauty world. Which is a little ironic, considering that the science itself has been around for over 5,000 years. A system of natural healing that originated in India, Ayurveda is designed to balance the body through the right diet, routine, and skin-care system

Ayurvedic products are the beauty world’s best-kept secret to date.  Amla [or Indian gooseberry], for example, which is in our face products, has 20 times the amount of vitamin C as an orange, so it’s a powerful antioxidant that can brighten and protect the skin.”

Part of what makes Ayurvedic beauty products so powerful is that all of the ingredients have to actually be edible.  It’s really an inside-out view to health and beauty. We view our products as little elixirs of life—the bottles are literally alive, and thriving with cosmic energy.

Why the recent boom?.  The philosophy aligns with the beliefs of many people, Ayurveda is a sister practice to yoga and it’s really about keeping your body in balance, so why not nurture your skin with a philosophy that nurtures your wellness?”

Exquis Ayurvedic Skincare products are available online at http://www.ExquisSkincare.com

In my experience, prescription drugs can ‘manage’ skin conditions but cannot offer a long-term cure. Exquis Ultra Moisturizer provides that alternative. ~Hanna Rice

Anyone suffering from dry skin – or skin ailments in general – knows that this is a bedeviling condition. Dermatitis causes considerable discomfort from extreme dryness and itching, and can be quite unsightly as skin becomes raw, scaly or inflamed. The search for solution to this persistent problem can be a long one. Dermatologists often admit that there is not much that can be done to confront conditions like dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. In my experience, prescription drugs can ‘manage’ skin conditions but cannot offer a long-term cure. This is a frustrating prognosis: patients are left with little choice but to use drugs for extended periods or risk the return of their symptoms. What is needed is alternative that controls symptoms without the adverse side effects that drugs incur. Exquis Ultra Moisturizer provides that alternative.

I noticed a significant improvement in eczema symptoms while using Exquis: the cream immediately calmed irritated skin, and after only a few uses my skin became moister and areas of redness and dryness disappeared. These rapid results were better than any prescription I had tried, not least because Exquis products are plant based, and contains none of the ingredients that carry a risk for harmful side effects. They are worth exploring for anyone who is searching for an alternative method for treating pernicious skin ailments.
~Hanna Rice

Even The Rain…

I recently saw “Even the Rain” starring Gael García Bernal and Luis Tosar. It’s an amazing look at the making of a movie in Boliva through exploitation of the local population, who are in the midst of an uprise against the privatization of their water supply by large multi-nationals. The locals are forced to pay for their water, which the cannot afford. The irony of making their film about about Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World and the subjugation of the locals on the backdrop of the current water crisis makes for a very heart-felt concern for this beautiful Bolivian population.

Not a lot of urban free radical skin damage on their beautiful faces; however, it should cause one to pause when you reach for that fancy bottle of imported agua with a pretty label on it. Please be conscious about what you are supporting; your dollars speak loudly.

Water is Earth’s gift and is necessary for survival. It should be given freely, and not capitalized upon.

Our skin is made of about 90% water, so it is absolutely essential to drink plenty of water to maintain the normal functioning of all internal organs including the largest, our skin. Water helps to detoxify and revitalize the body and give us more energy. So, drink plenty of water – at least four sixteen ounce glasses per day.

If you don’t’ like drinking water, try this. Upon awakening, drink a tall glass of water without giving it a second thought. Do this after breakfast, after lunch, and after dinner. Continue this and you will find that you will begin to enjoy it and actually crave it. It worked for me!

Here’s to feeling beautiful in your skin!