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Star Ingredients: 4 Pillars of Antiaging

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We live in a world of modern science where we KNOW what the well-researched examples of skin-restoring and skin-replenishing ingredients are. One of the most FAQs I get is, “What ingredients should I look for in my beauty products?”

To help you, we came up with the 4 Pillars of Anti-Aging. These are the 4 As, to help you remember.

1. ANTIOXIDANTS

Not only great in food, anti-oxidants are a MUST in skin health too.  They help create a barrier and fight environmental toxins that cause aging. Natural or chemical, each anti-oxidant works in different pathways so it’s important to have a potent MIX of them. You can’t get enough of these powerful guys nor start young enough! Our masks include coconut, pomegranate, fig, ginkgo biloba, white mulberry, raspberry ketones, aloe.. and MORE! Look for anti-oxidants in the ingredients of your entire beauty routine!

2. ANTIINFLAMMATION

Did you know more than 40% of facials focus on calming inflammation? From  pollutants to stress, inflammatory triggers from our lifestyle and environment IRRITATE our skin.  It shows as blotchy redness, early signs of aging, uneven hyperpigmentation spots, breakouts and dry skin! Inflammation causes our skin’s collagen and elastin to break down at a faster rate and cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear earlier due to a weakened moisture barrier.  Focus on relieving and CALMING inflammation regularly in your skin routine! Mask Moments coconut jelly is naturally healing and cooling, calming your skin!

3. AQUA: HYDRATION

It’s all about KEEPING your skin hydrated, CONSTANTLY. Think of it like drinking water: just because you drank 8 cups yesterday does not mean you shouldn’t be drinking water the next day. Your skincare routine is like that. If you want that glass skin glow, infuse your skin with hydration with routine #MaskMoments. Women in Asia mask DAILY! With ongoing use, skin-replenishing ingredients in our masks help skin resist moisture loss and maintain an enviably smooth, plump appearance!

4. ANTIAGING Ingredients

We live a world of modern science where we KNOW what the well-researched examples of skin-restoring and skin-replenishing ingredients are. So here’s your #cheatsheet: so you know what to look for in #skincare products: niacinamide, peptides, adenosine, hyaluronic acid/sodium hyaluronate, ceramides, glycerin.  (P.S. Yes, all in our masks!) These ingredients can improve dull skin tone and rough texture, soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, give you radiance, firmness and an even-looking complexion! 

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Quarantine Glow with Home Care! (Limited time discount code below)

Quarantine Glow with Home Care! (Limited time discount code below)

I hope you are all staying safe during these troubling times. I thank all of you who are doing your part by practicing social-distancing and staying home, as this DOES help contain the virus. This is as much for the community and the country as it is for yourselves!  Thank you to all the front-line hospital heroes, as they are battling with very limited resources- I pray for protection over them. I also pray for all the families that are affected by the economic downturn.  

Now is a great time as any to practice #skincare as #selfcare right at home! Can’t get to your regular appointment with your aesthetician? No need to neglect or sacrifice your skincare but rather, remember to stay consistent! Get yourself on a Mask Moments plan, as it’s times like this that requires us to continue with a regular routine in our lives and strive to adjust to a new normal.  Life doesn’t have to stop. Instead, take the time to care for yourself and your family, to remind yourselves of what’s important- not to panic or live in fear but by acting calmly, responsibly and practically. 

Some things to remember as we adopt practical adjustments: 

  1. Take this seriously!  You may not feel like your day to day is affected and that there are more serious things in life, but this is more about needing to do YOUR part by staying home, helping preserve resources, and containing a pandemic that affects everyone. Being young doesn’t make you immune, and even if you didn’t fall ill from it, you may help spread the virus to someone else that may not be so lucky.
  2. Practice good personal hygiene. Wash your hands, wash your clothes (yes, even your PJs), wipe down surfaces, cough into your elbow when you need to, try not touch your face, etc. Wear a mask when you can- this is for other people! The best way to think about this is not “what if I catch the virus from someone?” but rather, “if I do have COVID-19, how can I not contaminate others around me?” 
  3. Adopt to new social norms by discouraging gatherings, scaling down group activities and generally maintaining some physical distance from one another. 
  4. Be prepared by managing resources, conserving, and planning ahead. While there’s no need to panic and hoard supplies, we do need to be mindful of the economic impact that this will have as the world heads toward a recession and this could impact some industries directly and others indirectly.
  5. Look out for one another.  Facetime call or have a Zoom party with you friends and family and especially those that need assistance that may be feeling particularly isolated.  It’s important to stick together during uncertain times.
  6. Even if you are quarantined at home, stick to a regular routine. This includes working out as you are home more and may be moving less.  Take care of your skin, air out your environment, keep busy, eat healthy- all that keeps your immunity and spirits high.
  7. Remember the front-line workers.  We need to do our part to #flattenthecurve and #stayathome so that we help reduce resources that need to go to hospitals, first responders, nurses, researchers and doctors. Be mindful, make mask donations, request our representatives to take action, ask the medical staff around us how we can support them, or simply offer encouragement with a word of thanks and let them know we are grateful for their service. 
  8. Lastly, take a Mask Moment! Take a moment to remember that as a group, we are resilient, strong and great at adapting.  We can defeat this by staying vigilant, working together, and each doing our part. 

We want to encourage those of you who are staying at home and help you get through quarantine with a limited time discount code to our masks. You can stay fab indoors by using discount code: “Homecare10” to get 10% off of any purchase through the month of April. (Applies to subscriptions and non-subscriptions but no the promotional masks.)   

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I like to try different sheet masks.. But is that good for my skin?

The simple answer here is- NO.  (I mean, it’s probably better than NOT masking.)  Your skin has a cycle of about a month, that generally follows the menstrual cycle but slows over time as it ages.  The cycle goes from dry to normal to oily/acne prone. (So be careful not to misdiagnose your skin based on the cycle.)  It is the process and time it takes as new skin cells are formed at the deepest layer of the epidermis and works its way to the surface. When it reaches maturity, it will ultimately flake off. It’s the accumulation of dead cells on the surface of skin that causes sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. Trapped bacteria will cause blemishes, breakouts and discolored and irregular cells can cause spots or discoloration and melanin is overproduced. 

So if you really want to take advantage of your products, the key is to give it AT LEAST one full cycle to see whether it is right for you. Jumping from brand to brand can over sensitize you skin causing it to flare up and make your skin more sensitive and less tolerant. Our protective outer layer (the epidermal lipid barrier) grows weaker as we age, and it becomes less efficient at blocking out irritants. It can become highly prone to reactions such as redness and allergies. Anything from over exfoliation, improper product use, pollution, weather, diet, to excess sun can cause your skin to react, and jumping from brand to brand can worsen this!

Take a look at the chart that shows how long it takes for the most popular ingredients to show results. You’ve heard this before, but the key when trying new products is PATIENCE.  

 

The great thing about Mask Moments is that we offer all the types of mask you need in each cycle, so you can address your skin needs as fit and stay within one brand line. Get on a subscription to help you stay consistent and sticking to a routine.  The anti-inflammatory coconut masks will help keep the flare ups down too!

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Stay tuned for more questions and secrets behind the beauty industry.  See the full video.  

And why I created Mask Moments here. 

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