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Unlocking The Power of Peptides: The Key to Youthful and Healthy Skin

Peptides are one of the most important ingredients in skincare today. They are short chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins. Proteins are essential for healthy skin. Peptides work by stimulating collagen production and this is crucial for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. There are several reasons why peptides are important in skincare:

Promotes Collagen Production

Peptides promote collagen production. Peptides are known to stimulate collagen production, which is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Collagen is responsible for the elasticity and firmness of the skin. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. Peptides help to stimulate collagen production, which can help to reverse the signs of aging and keep the skin looking firm and youthful.

Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Peptides reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. When there is more collagen in the skin, it helps to plump up the skin, making lines and wrinkles less noticeable.

Improves Skin Texture

Peptides Improve skin texture. Peptides can also help to improve the texture of the skin by promoting cell turnover. This means that old skin cells are replaced with new ones more quickly, which helps to give the skin a smoother and more even appearance.

Boosts Hydration

Peptides boost hydration. Peptides can also help to boost hydration levels in the skin. They can help to improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture, which is essential for maintaining healthy and glowing skin.

Where You Can Get Peptides

Overall, peptides are an essential ingredient in skincare because of their ability to stimulate collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, and boost hydration levels. If you want to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin, it’s important to use skincare products that contain peptides.

See for yourself and try Luminous Peptide Serum by Rejuvenating Skincare with Angela which contains Tripeptide-1 and Tripeptide-7 plus natural skin lighteners like Daisy Flower, Bearberry, Licorice Root. When combined, this is a powerful combination to even skin tone and brighten complexions Best used twice a day with an SPF30

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Take Your Face To The Gym with Microcurrent!

What is Microcurrent?

Besides the best thing since hot yoga, Microcurrent is scientifically proven to provide the solution for aging skin and sagging muscles. Microcurrent is a low level electrical current that when delivered with the right signal or frequency will tighten skin, increase hydration and tone and lift facial muscles. Done with consistency, the results will be cumulative and long lasting. In the past it’s been used medically for conditions such as Bells Palsy. So then you may ask how?

How does microcurrent work?

Well, it works much like exercise works for the body. The very same principles of using exercise to re- shape, tone and tighten your body are applied to the skin and facial muscles. This is also why consistency is the key!! A facial workout is just as important as a body workout. In order to understand how Microcurrent works this way we first need to understand the aging process. 

How We Age

As we age our metabolism slows down and we begin to lose our ability to maintain water or hydration at the cellular level. It’s kind of like watching a juicy plump grape reduce into a sweet wrinkled raisin. Yikes!! Maintaining proper hydration throughout the day is important. More specifically, it’s about getting the water inside your cells. If we can stay perfectly hydrated, our biological aging process will slow down and may even reverse itself. Water is the ultimate mechanism by which toxins and naturally produced oxidants are removed from within our intracellular environment.  When we drink the proper amount of water, ( half our weight in ounces per day is the recommended daily intake, more if we are sweating a lot throughout the day) microcurrent can help our skin stay hydrated.

Drink Up (Water that is) and Microcurrent

Good to excellent hydration is critical for proper ATP production. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a nucleotide used in cells as a co-enzyme. It is often called the “molecular unit of currency”, ATP transports chemical energy within the cells for metabolism. It’s like fuel for your cells. In a dehydrated skin, toxins accumulate, and ATP production goes down :(. This creates Aging! Aging and inflammation is the loss of production of this fuel. Microcurrent will boost this and you’ll see the visible difference! So how do we get there?

The mitochondria are responsible for optimal ATP production. The mitochondria take the sugars and fats convert them into ATP. They do this through a process called cellular respiration. During this process, the mitochondria converts 1 ADP into 1 ATP. That very last step in the process requires four Hydrogen atoms, two Oxygen atoms and 2 electrons. This equates to two water molecules and two electrons. Microcurrent increases the electrical charge within the cells creating an electric potential difference between the intracellular and extracellular environments forcing water inside the cells. 

Simply put, Microcurrent in proper conditions will increase the skins hydration levels. When our skin is in an ideal hydrated state, tissue impedance is low and current conducts throughout the cells and tissues without resistancento give your skin the ultimate workout. In a dehydrated state, tissue impedance is high, and current does not conduct very well as the resistance within the cells and tissues reduce the deliverable current values significantly. Maybe your asking yourself, “How can I get these results”?

You Can Microcurrent At Home!

Stay Hydrated and have professional microcurrent treatments and if you can’t get to an esthetician providing this, there are great at home choices that can help you achieve the look youthful look you desire.

Go to www.rejuvenatewithangela.com and fill out the virtual consultation form. While you’re there, take a look at the at home NuFace Pro model. I am able to bring this professional strength product to my clients to use at home. It’s not available in stores as it’s only sold by licensed professionals like myself. It’s 65 microamps stronger to get through skin impedances better and backed by a 2 year warranty. When you purchase from me, you’ll get one on one training via Zoom so you don’t have to figure it out yourself! It’s great on its own or in between professional treatments to keep the look. Try the same product my clients have been using and getting great results for years. You can’t lose, you can only look great!

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C The Difference

Is there anything Vitamin C isn’t good for? Maybe not a papercut, but other than that, it’s pretty stellar stuff in all of its forms. Naturally, as an esthetician, one of my favorite Vitamin C forms is a skin strengthening serum. Here’s why:

VITAMIN C PLAYS DEFENSE

 

1. Protects Against Free Radicals

Extrinsic (environmental) pollutants cause our skin cells damage. Fortunately, the benefits of vitamin C in skin care help protect against free radical damage which slows visible signs of aging. Free radicals are chemically unstable, unpaired electrons that hunt down other electrons in an effort to stabilize themselves. All bodily cells are vulnerable, but skin cells take the brunt, which eventually shows up in the mirror. 

VITAMIN C CREATES GLOW

2. Brightens Your Complexion

Vitamin C inhibits an enzyme called tyrosinase. Tyrosinase  is responsible for converting tyrosine into melanin, thus preventing hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C, which requires routine use to maintain results, visibly brightens by evening skin tone and strengthening skin. Strong skin is better able to retain moisture and regulate melanogenesis, which in turn becomes balanced. Balanced melanogenesis means clear, even toned skin as mottled discoloration fades. Pretty cool series of events, right?

THERE’S A C FOR EVERYONE

 

3. Types of Vitamin C you want in your topical skincare. 

A potent antioxidant, and key player in collagen formation, Vitamin C comes in multiple forms whose benefits work for every skin. 

L-Ascorbic acid is the purest form of vitamin C and provides superior antioxidant defense compared to any of its acid derivatives.

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), has been used for many years to control melanin synthesis. 

Newer stabilized derivatives of vitamin C, including magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl glucoside, and tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate are used to control melanogenesis (our skin’s melanin production factory). All of these derivatives have been shown to inhibit tyrosinase synthesis and activity. 

IS ANYTHING BETTER THAN VITAMIN C?

Over time, preventative Vitamin C, originally introduced in skincare as a power preventative, visibly improves skin clarity, skin texture, and the appearance of fine lines. It is a mainstay of an age fighting home skin care regimen. 

I’M A DIY GIRL, CAN I CRUSH VITAMIN C TABLETS AND RUB THE PASTE ON MY FACE?

No. No, you can’t. Manufactured products are scientifically engineered with formula stability, skin structure, skin pH and safety in mind. It is highly likely that not only will you burn your skin, you’ll reap zero benefit and face months of barrier repair. 

I’M A MULTI-TASKER, CAN I APPLY MY AHA AND RETINOID PRODUCTS WITH MY VITAMIN C?

With an alpha-hydroxy acid, cautiously, yes, but the product manufacturer guidelines prevail. Some manufacturers have special balanced formulas that mesh retinol with C but that is a proprietary balance of chemistry that should not be assumed for 2 separate products. When in doubt, ask or stick to Vitamin C in the morning and your retinoid at night. During the day, commit to a broadband sunblock to prevent photodamage. 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I APPLY MY VITAMIN C SERUM?

Decide whether you want to apply your Vitamin C am or pm and stick with it. During the day, commit to a broadband sunblock to prevent photodamage. 

HOW QUICKLY SHOULD I REALIZE VISIBLE RESULTS

Everyone’s routine and skin condition is different, but you may see visible improvement in skin texture, color and tone within a few days. Lines and wrinkles will take several months to improve significantly if your home routine is cohesive. During the day, commit to a broadband sunblock to prevent photodamage. 

Now that you know your Vitamin C, check out our top selling Vitamin C rich products for optimal skin health:

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VITAMIN C PRO TIP: SPF and antioxidants are bffs. UV light attacks collagen and elastin, but an extra dose of antioxidants can help head oxidative by-products off at the pass. 

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Winterizing Your Beauty From The Inside Out

Winterizing Your Beauty Routine From The Inside Out

Taking care of your skin is something you should always pay close attention to, but in the winter, it might differ from your skincare routine the rest of the year. The winter weather and climate changes how your skin reacts, often leading to redness, drying, and irritation. Depending on your skin type, this might be anything from rosy red cheeks to extreme dryness and flaking around your nose and chin. Colds and flu don’t help if you’re constantly blowing your nose and rubbing this area raw with tissues.
Some slight adjustments can make all the difference.
Keep reading if you want to know how to winter-proof your beauty routine.

Hydrate Your Skin from the Inside Out

If you don’t know already, water is one of the best things you can do for your skin, on the inside and the outside. Before you start adding in more hydration and moisture directly to your skin, you should think about what you can do to get it naturally from the inside. This is when it comes down to drinking more water.
With water, you are able to hydrate your skin cells properly, which not only keeps your skin from getting too dry, but it helps to reduce lines and wrinkles as well. You can also flush out toxins from your body, which also affects your skin, so you have extra bonuses to drinking more water.
Here are some ways to hydrate your skin from the inside out:

Drink More Water

Naturally, the first thing you should do is drink as much water as you can. You can start with a basic minimum of eight glasses of water a day, but keep in mind how much you drink depends on your diet and lifestyle choices. If you eat a lot of foods with high water content, you might not need to drink as much water. Here are some factors to consider when deciding on how much water you want to drink:
Your personal thirst level
Exercising and being physically active
Your weight and doctor recommendations
At the end of the day, you just want to be hydrated and not thirsty. If you find that you are thirsty, go for a glass of water instead of juice or soft drinks, and you should be able to get enough water each day.

Try Alternative Ways to Consume Water

Drinking enough water isn’t always easy to do, especially when you don’t like plain water. But that’s okay! There are plenty of alternatives available that will allow you to get enough water, which ultimately helps your skin and youthfulness. Here are some alternative ways to get more water into your body:

Eat foods with a high water content

This is one of the easiest ways to stay hydrated from the inside out, without having to constantly think about drinking water. If you choose foods with a high water content, you will help stay hydrated. This includes foods like lettuce, celery, cucumber, and herbal teas.

Try adding flavoring to your water – There are quite a few ways to flavor your water in order to make it more interesting. You can add slices of lemon or lemon to flavor it quickly, or use liquid water flavors that don’t add in sugar or calories. It will taste like juice without all the additives.
Make infused water – You can also get flavor in other ways. If you start preparing pitchers of infused water with fruits, veggies, and herbs, you have additional vitamins and minerals along with water that tastes better. Keep the pitcher in the fridge to have cold water at all times. Cucumber water is one of my favorites.

Hydrate the Skin Directly

Hydration starts with what you eat and drink, especially with drinking more water, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also hydrate your skin. In addition to using a moisturizer to relieve dry skin, it’s helpful to exfoliate the dry flakey skin. Try a loofa or my 15% lended Body Peel first, then apply some Body Boost.

Keep Your Diet in Check

The next thing you need to focus on when you are really trying to winter-proof your beauty routine also has to do with what you put into your body. Not just with the water you drink to stay hydrated, but choosing healthy food to provide additional hydration, and foods that will really nourish you from the inside out, which can make a big difference in how healthy your skin appears. Here are some easy tips to follow when you want your diet to help improve the quality and health of your skin during the winter.

Choose Hydrating Foods

To start with, let’s expand on the foods that have a high water content, and therefore provide more hydration. This doesn’t just include celery and cucumber, though they are definitely on the list. Try to add more of the following hydrating foods to your regular diet:

Citrus fruit
Carrots
Lettuce
Celery
Cucumber
Bell Peppers
Kiwi
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Zucchini

Think of foods with a lot of water, moisture, and juice, and that will help you determine which ones can be the most hydrating for your body, and therefore better for your skin.

Focus on Nutrients from Your Diet

You also should think about healthy foods that provide more nutrients to your body and your skin. A good way to do this is by focusing on a colorful, well-balanced diet. Don’t restrict yourself of entire food groups unless you have a food allergy, such as a sensitivity to gluten or dairy. Otherwise, really get your nutrients from a wide range of foods.

This might include a plate filled with lean protein, vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Go for more color, as that helps you to use more veggies and herbs in your cooking, which is always a good thing. Experiment during the winter and try new things.

Another way to get more nutrients from your food is to choose from the list of superfoods. Superfoods are foods that are more nutrient-dense, therefore you are getting a lot more vitamins and minerals just in your diet alone. A healthy diet really does reflect well on your skin.

Here are some good plant based recipes

Add Foods That Are Good for Your Skin

There are some foods that are not just high in nutrients and good fats and good for a well-balanced diet, but they are good for your skin specifically. Some of these foods are also hydrating, so there is an extra bonus. If you want to follow a diet that helps you improve your skin naturally, here are some to choose from:

Fatty fish like tuna, salmon, and mackerel
Sunflower seeds – raw or cooked
Avocados
Walnuts
Bell peppers
Sweet potatoes

Don’t Forget the Exercise

While this is not necessarily related to your diet, it is good to include in this section since it relates to how you should develop a healthier lifestyle. This will really help your skin a lot as exercise can boost circulation and will also give you more opportunities to hydrate even more. Getting your body moving helps your skin and overall beauty more than you might think.

Exfoliate, Moisturize & Protect

Once you have covered healing your skin from the inside out, it is time to add hydration and moisture protection on the outside of your skin.

Exfoliate the dead, dry skin that may be blocking your expensive moisturizer. You can use a loofa, dry brush or  light home body peel. You could even use a gentle scrub containing antioxidants like blueberries and coffee.

Once you exfoliate, moisturize to add in hydration and prevent more water loss. Try one with shea butter. It feels luxurious.

Makeup Tips for Cold, Winter Air

The last thing we want to talk to you about is wearing makeup in the winter. There is nothing wrong with continuing to use cosmetics during this time of year, but you might want to make a few adjustments. This is just to help with how your skin might be changing in the winter. This might not apply to you if you live in a mild climate and your skin has not gone through any drastic changes so far.

Use a Moisturizer with SPF

To start with, moisturizer should be a part of your daily makeup routine. While you should wear a moisturizer underneath your makeup year-round, it is even more important in the winter. After washing your face and letting it dry, apply a moisturizer that has SPF in it.
If You’re Dry, Skip the Powdered Products

Since the winter climate can cause a lot of extra dryness to your skin, you don’t want to make it worse by using powder. Try to skip over the main powdered cosmetics you would typically use.Instead, try a liquid foundation or a tinted spf to use daily to get your glow on.

Most of the powdered cosmetics come in a liquid form, including your highlighter. Your cheeks probably experience quite a bit of dryness, so you don’t want to make it worse with a powdered highlighter. Instead, get a natural glow with a liquid highlighter instead. You can also find cream blushes or even use a little lipstick as your blush as long as it is blended very well.

Make Use of Beauty Blenders and Sponges

Lastly, the application of your makeup will also change a little in the winter. Once again, you are working with dry skin, so keep that in mind. You don’t want to use your hands or a brush to rub foundation over your skin, as that can move around any flakes you have from the dryness. This creates clumps and makes your skin look even drier.
Instead, try using a damp sponge or Beauty Blender.. The moisture helps your foundation to go on smoothly in a patting motion instead of rubbing it around. This helps get the coverage you want without creating a problem with your dry skin. You could also try mixing a little moisturizer into your foundation.

If you keep these points in your mind, you will have beautiful, glowing skin all winter long.

Yoga and Meditation for Self-Care

Yoga and Meditation for Self-Care

It took me until I was 40 years old to really understand the importance of self care. I meet women every day who understate the importance of taking care of themselves. It’s tough when we are raising a family. I believe we can balance giving of ourselves with giving to ourselves, because in the long run, we keep ourselves in a better place to give.
There are many different ways to practice self-care, from basic activities like taking a bath and going for a walk, to doing things that you need for your mental health, like learning how to say no to people and focusing more on your own goals. Sometimes, saying no to others and yes to ourselves can be the hardest thing.
Self-care really does cover a lot of different things, but the most important aspect is doing more for yourself to improve your mental and physical health.
Two excellent ways to practice self-care that are good for both physical and emotional health are yoga and meditation. These can be done separately or during the same morning or nighttime routine each day.
Keep reading to learn more about yoga and meditation and how they can help on your self-care journey.

What is Self-Care?

A good place to start is learning more about what self-care is and isn’t, and understanding the benefits of introducing it into your life.
Defining Self-Care
Self-care is one of those things that can have a lot of definitions, based on the common principle. The basics of self-care is that you do an activity for yourself. It might help you physically, such as with exercise or going for a walk, other activities combine physical, mental, and even emotional benefits.
In other cases, self-care is something you do deliberately to help your mental health and overall wellness, from telling people no to learning how to delegate and understanding why being overworked isn’t good for you. There is no badge of honor in continually pouring from an empty cup. It doesn’t benefit the giver or receiver.
It really can be anything you want or need it to be, but it all starts with deliberately doing things, starting routines, changing your habits, and making choices for yourself.

Common Self-Care Misconceptions

On the other hand, there are some things people often mistake for self-care, which might not be bad for you, but doesn’t really fit into this spectrum of doing something good for you. Here are a few things that should not be considered self-care:
Activities you force yourself to do – When looking at different types of activities for self-care, remember that they should never be forced. While you might see meditation as a good self-care activity, if you feel like you are forcing yourself to do it every day, it is no longer benefiting you.

Participating in something you don’t enjoy – A similar misconception is that self-care activities aren’t always enjoyable. This is absolutely not true. Sure, physical activities are good for your physical health, but they are not considered good for your self-care and mental health if you hate doing them. Find something else you actually enjoy.
Something selfish – This is more of a concept as opposed to something you are doing or not doing. Self-care should not be confused with selfish acts. These are not the same thing. Self-care is about doing something for yourself that is healthy and good for you, but not painful or damaging to someone or something else.

Think about the fact that if you don’t take of yourself first, you can’t be there for other people. This is the same concept behind putting on your own mask in an airplane emergency, before your child’s. You can’t help your child if you are not there.

Benefits of Self-Care

One more thing to understand before moving onto yoga and meditation for self-care is that there are many benefits to it. Here are some of the top reasons why self-care is important:

It Improves Your Self-Esteem – When you practice more self-care, you automatically boost your self-esteem and self-confidence. It gives you more time to focus on yourself, improving your physical and mental health. This in turn can give you natural confidence, knowing you are doing everything you can to improve your own life.
You Have Better Productivity – Why not boost your productivity as well? If you have been neglecting your own needs, it can hurt you in the long run. You might notice a lack of focus and concentration as you begin getting over-stressed, and continue with the demands of everyday life. Try some self-care activities like yoga or meditation to get back on track and improve your productivity.

It Gives You the Opportunity to Give More – Another side effect (in a good way) of self-care, is that it gives you the opportunity to give more to others. People are sometimes under the misconception that self-care is a selfish act, when in fact it is quite the opposite. If you are not healthy, fatigued, or overwhelmed, you are not in a good place to help others.

However, when you start practicing self-care more often, you are then in a good place to help others. If more people practiced self-care, it would do the world a lot of good.

You Can Improve Your Physical Health – Many self-care activities are also good for your physical health. Think about activities like walking or hiking, doing yoga, and eating a healthier diet. These are common self-care recommendations that will help your physical health just as much your emotional or mental health.
It is Great for Mental Health – And of course self-care is great for your mental health as well. It can reduce anxiety and depression, help with your stress levels, and help you feel better as a whole.

Yoga for Self-Care

The first practice we want to talk about for self-care is yoga. You probably have an idea of what yoga is, and you might have even taken a class or done some poses at home. This is a great start, but there might be more benefits to doing yoga than you have imagined.
Here are some things to know about yoga, including reasons to do them specifically for self-care.

Yoga Gives You Time to Yourself

First of all, if you are looking to do more activities on your own to give your mind a little break from your hectic life, yoga is perfect for that. By committing to doing yoga daily or at least on a regular basis, you can tell your family that you want this time to work on your yoga alone. You may want to do it in your own home or by taking an outside class.

Some people benefit by going to yoga classes with their friends and getting to know likeminded people, and this can be amazing for you. Just remember your main purpose is self-care, so keep that in mind when deciding what the best decision is for you.

It Can Be Done in Any Length of Time

Another reason to start practicing yoga for self-care is that you can do it any length of time. While classes are often 30-60 minutes, that doesn’t mean you have to do a complete class every time.
Once you learn some of the basic moves and stretches, you can do yoga just about anywhere, and in any circumstance. If you have a few minutes before needing to leave work for the day, close your office door and do some office yoga. You can fit it in while dinner is cooking, early in the morning, or over the weekend.

Try Yoga in a Class or at Home

Also remember that there is no one-size-fits-all yoga method. There are not only different places to do yoga, but different types of yoga as well. If you are brand new to yoga, taking a class is recommended, but not required.
There are classes you can do at home with a DVD or online, or you can get a book that shows the different yoga poses and important breathing techniques.
You may also want to try different types of yoga, such as:

Hatha yoga
Gentle stretch yoga
Hot yoga (my current favorite)
Aerial yoga
Online yoga
Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Are you struggling with stress and anxiety? This is a common thing people deal with, which can really affect every facet of your life. Instead of looking to pills and other medical remedies, why not first try something natural like yoga? It is amazing for self-care, and will help to reduce anxiety and stress at the same time.

Improve Physical and Mental Health

Through yoga, you are going to learn how to calm your mind and release negative energy, find clarity, and improve your stress and other mental health conditions. It is also wonderful on a physical level, toning and lengthening your body, improving your flexibility, and strengthening your muscles.

There aren’t many reasons NOT to do yoga, and a lot of reasons to do it. Keep reminding yourself that you want to do it for self-care, and you will be encouraged to make it a part of your regular routine.

Meditation for Self-Care

The next activity or practice that can help tremendously with your self-care journey is meditation. You can do this as part of a routine with yoga, or on its own. Meditation takes practice, just like yoga, but what you gain is absolutely astonishing.

How Does Meditation Work?

With meditation, you are working on breathing exercises and guided visualizations that allow you to clear your mind. This reduces your worries and stress and gives you moments of clarity. By meditating, you are pushing out the negative energy and negative thoughts in your mind to leave room for more positive thoughts.

There are different types of meditation as you will learn below, each of which provides a different set of benefits.

Different Types of Meditation

Here are some of the top forms of meditation:

Basic/Breathing Meditation – First up is the main form of meditation, where you practice your deep breathing exercises. This is often done sitting in a quiet and comfortable position with your eyes closed. All you are going to do is take deep breaths in and out, focusing on the inhaling and exhaling. Focus on your breath, the feeling of your chest moving up and down, and nothing else. When you focus only on your breathing, it helps to clear those nagging thoughts from your mind.
Guided Visualization – You may be someone who benefits more from a guided visualization. This can be done through a guided meditation where you listen to a recording of someone helping you along the imagery, or you can create the visualization on your own. It is great for beginners because when you listed to a guided mediation, a lot of the work is done for you as far as what to picture and how to go through the steps.
Mindfulness Meditation – Lastly, we highly recommend trying mindfulness meditation. You are going to be extremely aware of everything happening in the current moment. Turn off distractions and focus on sights, smells, and sounds around you. Look at your surroundings, understand what is happening right at this moment, and continue focusing on it.
Benefits of Meditation for Self-Care
Meditation is not only good for general health and wellness, but particularly useful as a self-care activity. It will give you some time to yourself, help reduce stress or anxiety from your hectic life, and can become part of your daily self-care routine.
Tips for Success
Before we end this information, let’s go over a few more tips to be successful with meditation for self-care.
Schedule meditation on a daily basis – In the beginning, meditation takes a lot of practice, so you want to do it often, preferably once or even more than once a day. If you struggle with motivation, schedule your meditation times for when you know you will be alone or can shut a door in your home to keep out distractions.
Start with just a few minutes a day – Don’t stress about having to meditate for an hour right from the beginning. Start with 1-3 minute sessions that you time, so that you can get in your practice without becoming frustrated or overwhelmed with it. I put a timer on and turn everything else off.
Incorporate music or sounds – Another method you can use is using sounds or even soft music in the background to help you re-focus your attention.
Turn it into a daily routine – Finally, making a routine out of it can be useful and help motivate you to continue with it. If you are also doing yoga, why not combine them?

Collagen vs Gelatin What’s the Difference?

Collagen VS Gelatin: What’s the Difference?

As you are researching collagen and the many benefits of it for your skin and general health, you might come across some information about gelatin. While collagen and gelatin start out the same, the end result is quite different. Here is a rundown of the main differences between these two proteins.

What is Collagen?

The first thing you should know is that both collagen and gelatin start out as collagen. Which is why it is good to understand exactly what collagen is, in order to have a better understanding of the difference between the two. Collagen is a type of protein that exists in your body. It is an excellent source of amino acids as a type of protein that exists in the connective tissue in your body, as well as on your skin.

When you begin showing early signs of aging, like wrinkles and loose skin, it is often from a lack of collagen in your skin. While this is where many people notice it first, you can have other signs like joint pain, back pain, or gut issues, since it is inside your body as well.

What is Gelatin?

Gelatin also starts out as collagen, but when collagen is cooked (like certain parts of an animal), it turns into gelatin. This is one of the easiest ways for you to consume collagen – before the new collagen supplements – which is why more people are accustomed to getting these amino acids through gelatin sources.

There are still many health benefits to consuming gelatin instead of collagen supplements, but since it is cooked, you might not have the full nutrient benefits.

What are the Health Benefits?

Both collagen and gelatin are an excellent source of amino acids and proteins for your joints, bones, skin, and muscles. Some forms of collagen, like hydrolyzed collagen, is also amazing for your gut health and digestive system.

There is nothing wrong with gelatin if you prefer getting your collagen in that form, but now with so many options, it is no longer the only way to get this into your body. Collagen supplements come in powder form, which is easy to add to any food or drink. Plus, collagen is often found in plant-based foods, so there are even more options for people on a vegetarian or vegan diet.

It is also good to have a little of both for a full range of health benefits.

Rejuvenating Plumping Facial with Sculplla

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I don’t mind getting older and I know that I’ve earned some of these wrinkles, but I just don’t want too many. If you’ve been looking for a non-invasive skin treatment that will help smooth away fine lines, Rejuvenating Skincare has the latest and it’s called Sculplla H2.

Sculplla is a safe topical treatment to stimulate your skin into making more collagen. It’s been used in Korea for the last 8 years and recently has made it’s way to the US. Sculplla is a topical serum that can be applied to the face and neck which contains Ploy-L-Lactic Acid. This is the same ingredient found in the facial filler Sculptra. A special mask is then applied activating the serum. The treatment stimulates your own bodies ability to create collagen for long term benefits. The results are immediately noticable and the effect accumulate with each treatment. There’s no downtime except for having to avoid getting your face wet (including sweating) for 12 hours. The effects of one treatment last up to 5 weeks and a series of 3 – 5 done one week apart can last up to 5 months. That’s pretty awesome, especially for needle phobes!

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Cant get in for a treatment?  Buy the Sculplla II Stem Cell Mist, it contains the same innovative ingredients and plumps and beautifies the skin.
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Rejuvenating Skincare with Angela

3 Reasons for a Men’s Facial

3 Reasons for a Men’s Facial

Having a professional skin treatment isn’t girly at all. In fact,
there are many good reasons for men of all ages to have professional
skin treatments. Here are just 3

1. Skin damage from shaving routines can’t be
fixed with the soap and water you use every day.

In fact the soap and water strips your skin of it
natural protective barrier making it more susceptible to damage.

2. Men have thicker, oilier skin and larger pores.

This, coupled with the soap and water routine, leads
to clogged pores, rosacea, acne and loss of elasticity (saggy jowls).

3. It’s healthy.

Men are more likely to skip out on using sunscreen and those that
spend a lot of time outdoors end up with sun damage showing up as
not only wrinkles but end up with unattractive dark spots and red
dry patches that never go away can likely be pre-cancerous.

To keep your skin healthy, consider this the 3-point case for treating your face to a facial.

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