bookmark_borderTravel Skincare Tips

Whether you’re constantly on the road for your job, or you enjoy multiple vacations a year, traveling can be difficult on your skincare routine. You can’t always pack your entire bathroom cabinet and you may not have time to indulge in the treatments you usually do at home. Here are a few travel skincare tips to help along your journeys.

  • Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is key to retain your skin’s elasticity and health. This means drinking plenty of water and eating foods with high water content, such as fruits and veggies.
  • Hydrate your skin. In addition to drinking enough water, you also need to moisturize often- maybe even more than usual. Traveling via airplane is a common situation where the skin gets dry quickly, so bring some moisturizer with you on your carry-on and apply generously.
  • Pack the necessities. When you can only bring a few products, pick the ones you need to use on a daily basis, and include smaller samples of products you might use weekly or every-other-day. Important items include a moisturizer (like Shinso Essence), a gentle cleanser, a light exfoliant and any products for specific skin problems, such as acne. Lots of brands carry travel-size products, but if not, you can always pour your full-size product into a smaller container.
  • Research the climate beforehand. Check the weather and the climate of your destination, so you’ll know what to expect for your skin. Drier weather calls for a hydrating facial mist, while colder weather calls for a thick moisturizer for your lips and cheeks.

bookmark_borderSkincare Tips for Your 50’s

In your 50’s, aging of your skin is inevitable. While you can’t backtrack to the supple skin of your 20’s, you can take extra good care of your current skin to look and feel your best.  In this decade, visible signs of aging are prevalent, including age spots, dry skin and fine lines. Here are a few tips to take care of your skin in your 50’s.

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Your skin is at its driest point here, so using a heavy-duty moisturizer is key. In addition to proper skin products, you can stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating fruits and vegetables.
  • Your skin has lost most of its elasticity by your 50’s, so you should add a product like Shinso Essence to your routine. This serum instantly rejuvenates and tightens your skin, while working on the deepest layers to boost collagen production. It helps to smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles giving you a natural “botox look” without the surgery. With regular use, Shinso Essence will reveal the true you with firmer and smoother skin.
  • Any aggressive exfoliation routines or weekly peel appointments should be lessened. Your skin is so delicate at this age that any harsh activity could damage it.
  • Pigmentation and unevenness in skin tone are also common at this age. Find a gentle spot treatment that works to fade dark spots and leaves you with an even complexion. Wearing sunscreen with a high SPF daily is also crucial to preventing more sun spots/dark spots from showing up.

bookmark_borderHow to Layer Skincare Products

Count the number of products included in your daily skincare routine. Chances are it’s more than one, so you will need to layer them on one on top of the other. Which product should be applied first? Should you wait for one to completely dry before adding another? Here are some tips for how to layer skincare products.

A general rule of thumb is to start by applying the lightest product first and then gradually layer on the heavier ones. For example, this would mean applying a light, daily moisturizer first and then following up with a thicker sunscreen next. Water-based products are best to be applied first and then should be followed up with oil-based products (such as a face oil).

If you use toner, that ideally should go on first. Toners work to remove all irritants on your skin, so it’s essentially this happens before caking on more layers of product and makeup. After a toner, any medicated products should be applied, such as acne spot treatment. These treatments usually have to work into the skin, so you will need to take time to let them dry on the skin.

Serums and moisturizers go on next. To avoid using too much product, only apply what is needed in small dots. Remember- you can always put more on later. SPF is the last step before your makeup (if you choose to wear any) since it’s so thick.


bookmark_borderSkincare Tips for Your 20’s

Skincare varies not only by your skin type, but also by your age. Women in their 20’s have vastly different skin concerns than those in their 50’s and vice versa. Young women in their 20’s have far less to be concerned about, yet still need to develop a good skincare regimen. Here are some tips for managing skin in your 20’s.

  • Since most women don’t start to show signs of aging until their 30’s or 40’s, anti-aging products aren’t your main concern. However, now is the perfect time to take preventative measures. Since your skin is still supple and has a good amount of collagen, wearing sunscreen is the most important factor. Find a SPF that works for you (there are many different formulas and brands to choose from) and apply it daily.
  • Moisturizing is a simple and effective way to keep your skin looking great in your 20’s. Your skin can absorb it easier, so apply a moisturizer daily to see the full benefits. Your skin 10 or 20 years from now will thank you.
  • Acne and breakouts are still common in your 20’s, so do your best to fight that off. Use a gentle exfoliant once or twice a week to prevent clogged pores that often cause acne. Since acne scars and skin discoloration are two negative consequences of acne in your 20’s, do what you can now to prevent these from showing up later in your life.

bookmark_border4 Foods That Are Good for Your Skin

They say you are what you eat, but I wouldn’t take it quite that far. However, it is true that the foods you put into your body have a large impact on the quality of your skin. While you don’t have to drastically change your diet based on these facts, adding in a few new foods and being mindful of what you put into your body could help your skin. Here are 4 examples of foods that are good for your skin.

  1. Walnuts. Many types of nuts are good for the skin (and healthy, too!), but walnuts specifically can work wonders. They contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin’s elasticity. As an added bonus, using skincare products that have ground walnuts can act as an exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and improve the texture of your skin.
  2. Salmon. Salmon contains fatty acids that are great for the skin. Examples of fatty acids are omega 3 and omega 6, which help not only your health, but your skin as well.
  3. Green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants, which are great for your skin. Green tea is also known to help reduce redness and inflammation due to its calming ingredients. Studies have shown that drinking green tea daily may have to prevent skin cancer.
  4.  Avocado. Guacamole’s main ingredient is known to be a great source of vitamin E, which can boost your skin’s vitality and add a luminous shine. Vitamin C, which can be used to reduce skin inflammation, is also a main ingredient that is great for the skin.