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Skin rehab and renewal after exposure to summer-related damage

Sunlight plays a critical role in our health, including in synchronizing our biological clock and in the skin's ability to produce vitamin D. However, prolonged and cumulative exposure to sunlight UV radiation leads to long-term damage that plays a pivotal role in skin aging, including sunspots and pigmentation, wrinkles and laugh lines. After increased exposure to the sun, the fall months are ideal to care for the skin, rejuvenate and restore, and treat these effects through active ingredients that contribute to skin renewal and restoration. Thanks to growing research, recent effective treatments for the renewal and restoration of the facial skin have been developed.

The importance of maintaining the epidermal barrier as part of preventing skin aging

One of the most important functions of the skin is acting as a powerful barrier which protects the skin from harmful external factors while retaining skin moisture. Disruption of the skin's function as a barrier allows the penetration of allergens, micro-organisms, air pollutants and other harmful substances, and is one of the main causes of skin diseases. In addition, this disruption impairs the skin’s ability to retain moisture and prevent water evaporation from the skin, thereby accelerating skin aging.

Peptides in cosmetics

One of the important ingredients of current anti-aging products is peptides. These tiny molecules, which are an important component of all the cells in our bodies, have been at the center of recent clinical research in both medicine and aesthetics. Data accumulated from these studies indicate their ability to accelerate collagen production in the skin cells, reduce wrinkles and give the skin a younger look and texture.

Vitamin C Protection for the skin

The beauty industry has been using vitamin C for skin care for many years. This is not surprising, given the vitamin’s key roles in the skin. Over the last decades, vast information has been gathered about the roles it plays in preventing and delaying skin aging and restoring it, within two key mechanisms: aging – the natural aging process of skin; and photoaging – damages resulting from sun exposure. These same roles make Vitamin C a key ingredient for skin care.

Skin Rehabilitation After the Summer Damages

The peeling treatments that are based on the alpha hydroxy acids and the beta hydroxyl acids performed in the beauty salon have become increasingly popular over the last decades. At the beauty salon, these treatments are defined as medium to superficial, and are based on a series of several treatments.

Incorrect use of cosmetic products

The incorrect choice of cosmetic products may cause various problems in the skin, such as cosmetic acne, inflammation and accelerated skin aging. The changes that take place in the skin over time make both women as well as men more aware of the visible signs of aging, encouraging them to try to restore a youthful glow at any cost.

What causes wrinkles?

There is a saying according to which our wrinkles reflect our life story. The problem is that in many cases, this story is inaccurate.

5 facts about the HL PROFESSIONAL PEELS

1. The core blends of HL PROFESSIONAL PEELS, the comprehensive range of cosmetic grade exfoliators, are based on proprietary blends of natural Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) further enhanced with key actives such as BHA, Retinol and extracts to reach the optimal synergy point.

2. The HL proprietary blends of Alpha Hydroxy Acids comprise 5 AHAs: glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid and tartaric acid, in different concentrations and ratios. These acids are sourced from milk as well as fruits such as oranges, lemons, sugar cane, sugar maple and bilberry.

Why does oxidation harm our skin?

The terms “free radicals” and “antioxidants” have become very common and part of our daily routine for professionals in the professional aesthetics field.
What exactly do these terms mean? Why are oxidation and free radicals harmful to our skin and how can using advanced cosmetic products containing antioxidants neutralize this damage and protect the skin against accelerated aging?

Bedtime routine

The skin care routine that precedes the night’s sleep has immense significance in maintaining the healthy, beautiful appearance of the skin.
During the night, our skin works hard to repair the damages caused by free radicals and sleep enables it to do so through cell renewal.

7 Reasons to get a monthly facial

Soy in service of the skin

In recent years soy has featured widely in the anti-aging treatment sphere, not only as a health food but also as an important ingredient in cosmetic products following new studies which found that vegetable proteins and hormones produced by soy beans can help rehabilitate and rejuvenate the skin.

Structure of the skin and its protective mechanisms

The skin is the largest and heaviest organ in our body, with differing thickness in various areas of the body. It constitutes a buffer between the body’s internal tissues and the external environment, and fulfills several functions, among them preventing the penetration of factors that may harm the body, such as bacteria, viruses and other disease carriers, hazardous substances and more; maintaining and regulating body temperature; preventing dehydration and receiving information from the environment through receptors in the skin.

Protecting the skin during ski holidays

3 TIPS FOR PROTECTING THE SKIN DURING SKI HOLIDAYS.
When getting ready for the next ski vacation it is important to pack not only the ski equipment and warm clothes but also the skin care products that will help us maintain a healthy and beautiful complexion when on the slopes. The high altitude, low temperature, wind and sun all take a toll on the skin and it is important to keep in mind the 3 things essential for a beautiful complexion.

The Y-Zone

The Y-Zone area, refers to the lower part of the face including the chin, jaw, and neckline, is among first to betray our age.
Even when the facial skin is groomed, the loose and sagging skin in this area contributes to an older appearance and adds on years to our aesthetics because of lack of defined facial contours. In spite of that, many women actually tend to neglect this delicate area in their daily skincare regimen.

Causes of hyperpigmentation

The accumulated exposure to the sun’s radiation is the main cause for spots and hyperpigmentation, but how exactly are the spots formed and how are they treated?

Why should you prefer professional cosmetics?

The British Consumerism Magazine ‘which.co.uk.’ has published a report that claims that there is no difference between expensive and cheap eye creams which are sold in the retail chain stores – for all of them the effectiveness in reducing wrinkles around the eyes is very limited.

Rosacea

Rosacea, sometimes also called adult acne (as it usually appears after the age of 30), is a chronic skin disease. It is manifested by an increased and permanent facial redness accompanied by a stinging sensation and widened capillaries. At time, it is also accompanied by small, red, acne-like pimples. At the early stages of the disease, the flushing is intermittent, but later on becomes permanent.

Aloe Vera: The Magic Plant for Skin Care

Aloe Vera: The Magic Plant for Skin Care
The aloe vera plant has been used as a medicinal plant for thousands of years in different cultures. The Ancient Egyptians called it “the plant of immortality” and in Ancient Greece it was known as “the magic plant”. And for a good reason. Nowadays, aloe vera is considered to be one of the most researched plants in the world of science, and it has been studied in the context of both internal and external usages, in lab research and in research on the human body.

Springtime challenges for our skin

Springtime challenges for our skin
Springtime poses complex challenges for our skin this is due to the extreme fluctuations in weather conditions. These seasonal transitions and the viruses that accompany them, as well as the blossoming of trees and plants which distribute their pollen, cause many people to suffer from hyper-sensitivity, dryness, itchiness, seborrhea, and redness of the skin. In addition, the fickle weather and the strong winds during this season dehydrate the skin and have a negative influence on its appearance and normal function.

Tips for perfect skin this fall

With the end of summer, autumn slowly makes its way and with it colder weather with winds that can affect the epidermis and lead to a lack of suppleness. Due to the climate change and the changes in the environment the skin is more vulnerable to dryness with a rough and flaky texture lacking in elasticity and glow. As soon as autumn appears it is recommended to update the home care regimen and begin to actively correct and restore damage that was caused over the summer months from excessive and unprotected exposure to sun.

Seborrhoea

Seborrhoea— Seborrhoeic Dermatitis 
Seborrhoea is a common skin disease, which is manifested by chronic inflammation in the skin.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Skin Inflammation (Atopic Dermatitis)

Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as “skin asthma”, is an itchy inflammatory skin disease. In 65% of the cases, it already appears in infancy, and affects the facial area, the wrists and finger knuckles, and the in the creases of the elbows and knees. Overall, 10%–20% of all babies and children suffer from the disease, and in 90% of the cases it appears before the age of five.

Vitamin A – repairs skin damage and reduces wrinkles

In a study published in the medical journal Archives of Dermatology, it was found that creams containing Vitamin A can diminish fine lines.

Outside-in skin nutrition

Outside-in skin nutrition though application of topical vitamins.

Tips for treating sensitive and stimulated skin

Tips for treating sensitive and stimulated skin
The term "sensitive skin" describes a variety of skin problems, from skin diseases such as Seborrhea, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Atopic Dermatitis up to sensitivity to specific ingredients. The symptoms vary as well, and include redness, itching, discomfort, burning, dandruff and lesions, that can dramatically affect people’s quality of life. Here are a few tips that can help you relieve sensitive skin:

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmunedisease, which is manifested by dry skin patches that are raised above the skin, predominantly have a red-purple hue and are covered in thick slivery-white scales.

Inflammatory Skin Diseases—Characteristics, Causes and Treatment Methods

Inflammatory Skin Diseases—Characteristics, Causes and Treatment Methods
Many people struggle with inflammatory skin diseases such as seborrhoea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and rosacea. These diseases cause aesthetic disorders and often result in suffering and a sense of discomfort in the skin.

Acids at the Service of Cosmetics – The Complete Guide

Acids are among the most active and effective ingredients in cosmetic products. Hyaluronic acid and alpha and beta hydroxy acids are the most prominent and well-known acids, but they are certainly not the only ones. The following article reviews various acids used in treatments administered at the cosmetic salon and in the field of dermatology as well. 

A Holistic Approach to Treating Common Skin Diseases

Quick Beauty Treatments For The Wedding Season

The wedding season is already in full swing. For your skin to look its best on the day of the event, beforehand preparation and long-term treatment is essential. However, a dramatic improvement in appearance can also be achieved in the days leading up to the event.

Tips for the Proper Sunscreen Use

HL Annual Convention

Skin Aging

Sensitive Skin? Here Is Everything You Need to Know

The term “sensitive skin” refers to unpleasant sensory responses instigated upon the skin’s exposure to substances that are not supposed to trigger such reactions.

Protecting the Skin from the Sun’s Radiation correction

The ultraviolet (UV) rays constitute 5% of the sun’s radiation. The exposure to this radiation is essential for the production of vitamin D in our bodies, which is responsible for the proper function of numerous systems in the body and for the prevention of multiple diseases.

BE FIRST Line

Men’s skincare routine has changed profoundly in recent years. Whereas in the past male skincare mostly consisted of aftershave use.

Skin Lightening Treatments

Summer is almost over, and now is the time to treat the Sun’s damages (Facial and décolleté), and lighten the pigmentation spots. Which treatments are the most effective for lightening and regeneration of the skin? 

HL Around the World

Recent years, a constant rise in the use of skincare and beauty products has been recorded in Vietnam. According to the estimations, this upsurge is expected to continue, influenced by the growing purchasing power in the country.

What Do Your Eyes Say?

THE EYE CONTOUR AREA — TYPICAL PROBLEMS AND INNOVATIVE TREATMENTS

What should you know about vitamin C?

Vitamin C, known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble antioxidant. As such it plays a vital role in neutralizing free radicals in the water part of body tissue. The free radicals damage the skin, cause a loss of its flexibility, make it tough and rough and cause rapid aging and even the formation of carcinogenic changes.