bookmark_borderDetox Your Skin with Shinso

Around the holidays, it’s easy for our skin to change. Between the cold wind and weather and indulging in not-so-healthy foods and alcohol, all these factors can affect the quality and appearance of your skin. After the holidays, you’ll most likely want to detox your skin, so here are some tips and tricks.

Use products with good-for-you ingredients. Shinso skincare products are a great option for detoxing your skin from chemicals, bacteria and oils and replenishing them with ingredients that are good for you. These ingredients include various minerals, deep sea water and more.

Drink plenty of water. You’ll want to stay hydrated to maintain the balance in your skin, so make sure to drink 8 glasses or more of water per day. Water will also flush the toxins out of your skin, which is key when detoxing. Also look for fruits and veggies, which are full of water, and add those into your diet.

Use clean makeup & brushes. Did you know that expired makeup or dirty, not-cleaned brushes can cause skin problems? To combat this, bi-annually go through your makeup collection and throw away anything that’s expired or has changed texture, color or scent. Then wash your makeup brushes in makeup brush cleaner, or a gentle soap and water mixture.

Give yourself a facial. Full facials include exfoliation of dead skin, a deep cleansing to remove dirt, debris and blackheads and then extremely precise moisturizer. Indulge in quality products and pamper yourself during this time- you deserve it!

bookmark_borderGentle Cleansing for Winter

We are approaching the harsh winter months, which means you need to make sure you are properly preparing and taking care of your skin. By using gentle cleansers, exfoliators and protectants, you will be on your way to great skin.

Shinso Essence is the perfect gentle serum that works to heal chapped areas, such as your face, hands and lips. It rejuvenates and tightens your skin, while it goes to work on the deepest layers to boost collagen production. Shinso Essence is oil, chemical, fragrance free, and paraben free, so there’s no need to worry about irritation.

When using an exfoliator, you’ll want to chose a gentle one. A harsh exfoliant can physically hurt your skin and give a ruddy, red appearance. Try to exfoliate less than usual in winter as well to reduce the irritation.

Replace your daily moisturizer with something that works harder, something more intense. Products such as ointments and creams have a thicker texture that works to deeply moisturize the skin. Look for ingredients such as petroleum and ceramides, which work to prevent the loss of moisture already in the skin. Ingredients such as glycerin and sorbitol work to attract moisture from the environment to restore the skin’s balance and reduce dryness.


bookmark_borderHoliday Skincare Gifts

With the holidays right around the corner, more and more shoppers are out shopping for the perfect gifts. Women are sometimes known as being “hard to buy for”, but we know that one way to a woman’s heart is great skin. While you can’t actually give the gift of great skin, you can help along the way with the following gifts.

A trip to the spa. Nothing puts a woman’s mind at ease like a nice, relaxing trip to the spa. She can get a massage, treat herself to a wax and opt for a deep-cleansing facial. At-home facial and spa treatments are great, but let her indulge in the best of the best by having her see a professional. Most spas or facial salons offer gift certificates that can be easily purchased online or at the front desk.

Shinso Skincare products. Your wife, girlfriend, mother or sister might not usually like to treat herself to quality skincare products, so why not surprise her with the gift of Shinso Skincare products. Whether it’s Essence, Mist or Glow, there is a Shinso product for her specific needs.

A gift card to your local beauty or department store. Specialty beauty stores carry unique brands and products that are hard to find at drugstore or supermarkets, while department stores carry high-end brands that are hard to find. A gift card to one of these places ensures your special friend that she can get whichever product she wants, while you don’t have to worry about getting a gift receipt to return it.


bookmark_borderHow to Get a Holiday Glow

With the holidays right around the corner, you’ll want to look your best! From work parties to family events, chances are you’ll be attending a variety of holiday get-togethers where all eyes will be on you. In addition to wearing your best little black dress and getting that perfect blowout, you’ll want your skin to be in top shape. Here are a few tips to get a holiday glow.

Exfoliate. Exfoliating works wonders on your skin by eliminating the dead, old damaged layers of skin and revealing new, smooth layers underneath. Use a gentle, yet effective exfoliating product like Shinso Glow to renew your skin. Shinso Glow includes fullerene, which penetrates the skin cells to detoxify and regenerate healthy skin cells and restore the skin’s natural functions, leaving skin plumper and more youthful. Shinso Glow also contains natural fruit and SOD, superoxide dismutase. SOD is a naturally occurring enzyme with important antioxidant and healing properties – a crucial defense for skin cells.

Fake a tan. The lack of sunlight and cold temperatures of winter leave most women with pale, naturally whiter skin. Don’t be tempted to hit the tanning bed, and instead fake a glow with the latest beauty products. Whether it’s a sunless tanner or just a few swipes of a golden-hued bronzer, it only takes a little makeup to give your skin a natural glow. And don’t forget your sunscreen on days spent outdoors!

Moisturize. With harsh winds, skin can get chapped and flaky, so moisturizing daily is key to supple skin. Foundation and concealers do not go on well when skin is dry, so proper moisturizing ensures a smooth application. The same goes for your lips- that holiday red shade of lipstick won’t work on chapped or flaky lips, so be sure to keep them extra-moisturized as well.

bookmark_borderHow to Prevent Chapped Skin

As the seasons start to change and winter rolls in, our skin becomes drier and requires a lot more care. One of the culprits to bad skin during winter is the cool winds. Cold and strong wings cause chapped skin all over the body- including your face, lips and hands. In addition to treating already chapped skin, you can work to prevent it from happening with a few simple steps.

How to Soothe Already Chapped Skin

Moisturize. Apply a thick, unscented moisturizer all over the chapped areas, paying special attention to any area that is badly chapped or has cuts on it. Moisturizer that is applied directly to the skin will keep water from evaporating and give your skin a dewy appearance. Use a gentle moisturizer on delicate areas such as your face, and a thicker one on your hands.

Use mild soaps and products. Avoid anything with large or harsh exfoliating beads or ingredients- they will only further irritate the chapped skin. Look for natural products made for sensitive skin.

Use a humidifier. This will help keep the air in your home moist. Leave it on while you sleep- it will do wonders for chapped lips, especially.

How to Prevent Chapped Skin

Use sunscreen daily. Many people forget to use sunscreen in the winter since it’s hard to feel the warmth of the sun that summer gives so easily. But you can still damage your skin and get burnt, chapped skin from a day spent outdoors in the winter. If you often forget to apply sunscreen, choose a daily moisturizer with SPF mixed in already and apply it all over your face each morning.

Wear protective clothing. Always shield your face from the harsh cold and winds with proper outerwear, such as hats, earmuffs and hoods on coats. To prevent chapped hands, wear thick gloves or mittens. And don’t forget about your neck! A scarf will work wonders.