Saturday, January 15, 2011

Spa Girls most perfect face

Over the years I have tried countless skin care products all boasting they are the solution to the perfect face and since creating Spa Girl I have read, researched and written about a number of these products and their ingredients. I have learned so much about the various different formulas, and chimed in on the debate about organic vs. non-organic, natural vs. synthetic, you name it.

For the last four weeks I have been testing some great products for the perfect face and I have to say I love them. My skin feels cleaner than ever and is butter soft and smooth.

These skin care products are developed by Cosmetic Solutions, a member of the Natural Products Association, a company who develops private label brands for medical professionals and aesthetic skincare businesses world-wide. These CSI products are designed specifically to emulate the skin's natural functionality, with active therapeutic ingredients for all skin types.

I'm going to highlight these products over the next few blogs and as you will see, in only a few simple steps you too can attain the perfect face.

In my last blog I talked about the importance of knowing your skin type when selecting the perfect product for your face. Then it's all about your cleanser.

You need to find a great cleanser that works well with your skin type and stick with it. Any product that is from natural ingredients will be the best. If you get stuck, ask the experts at your Spa. And remember, expensive does not necessarily mean it is the best!

While it is a matter of personal choice, and skin type, most experts say you should wash your face once a day, at night, as cleansing too often can dry out your skin, and as you get older the body produces less oil. In the morning simply splash your face with warm water and pat dry prior to applying your moisturizer and sunscreen. Never use hot or cold water as this can cause the capillaries to break.

Exfoliation should also be a part of your cleansing program. This helps to remove dead skin cells from the epidermis. If you have really dry or sensitive skin, you may want to avoid exfoliation at home altogether as it could do more harm than good. There are several ways to exfoliate skin: facial scrubs, Microdermabrasion, chemical peels and retinoids which also help generate collagen; again best to ask your Spa expert on the best way to consider exfoliation for your skin type.

Spa Girl Tip: Water helps to not only remove impurities from the skin, it hydrates to keep the skin looking plump and smooth. To keep the skin hydrated, you should drink plenty of water each day--check out my blog on the benefits of water and how much you should be consuming! Some interesting new studies indicate you should be eating your water! Lots of fruits and vegetables.

I am not a big fan of using a toner after I wash, if you are using a good cleanser and washing for at least 30 seconds in slow circular motions, this should be enough to remove all traces of oil, makeup and dirt from your face. Toners are really a matter of personal choice.

The cleanser that has Spa Girl glowing is called Rose Hip Seed Cleanser, a gentle but powerful cleanser enriched with a combination of Rose Hip Seed Oil, Olive Oil Castile, Seaweed, and Oil of Kumquat. This cleanser provides a complete spectrum of skin nourishment and protection every time you cleanse and your skin is definitely left feeling fresh and radiant. This fabulous cleanser provides a thorough cleansing and removes all traces of makeup and other airborne impurities that accumulate throughout the day. And it is easy to use, just wet your face with warm water, lather a small amount of Rose Hip Seed Cleanser in your hand and massage into your face in circular motions for at least 30 seconds. As with any cleansers avoid the eye area, then rinse with warm water and pat dry with (preferably linen) a towel.

Spa Girl is so impressed with this cleanser and these skin care products I am considering creating my own Spa Girl line of products for the perfect face! Stay tuned.

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