3 skin care resolutions

It’s the time of year again!  Will you be making any New Year’s Resolutions?  Are you particularly focused on being healthier? Or improving your outward appearance?  If you are, you should adopt these New Year Skin Care Resolutions.

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#1 – Hydrate

This is a topic that really gets repeated a lot.  It’s quoted so often sometimes we forget to really add it to our repertoire, to engage in hydrating actively.  There is a good reason however that everyone harps on hydration – it matters.  Keeping our bodies properly hydrated helps not only to flush toxins, balance our brains, but it also helps keep our skin blemish free, plump and soft and allows the skin to do it’s primary job- to protect us.  This is an great guide from WebMd to help us discover just how much water we should be drinking daily – click here.

#2 – Moisturize twice daily

Moisturizing the skin not only feels good, it does face cream cover girlgood.  By adding lipids, emollients and nutrients to the outer layers of our skin we can help to boost the defensive layer that keeps free radicals, extreme weather/elements and even some bacteria or germs out of our bodies.  Moisturizing the face & body twice a day is crucial to preventing premature aging and dry skin.  Apply in the morning, after cleansing but before makeup.  Apply in the evening as the very last thing before you drift off in slumber.

#3 – Protection

Sahara dlx croppedSkin protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays is critically important.  Free radicals that skate around on the surface of the skin can not only cause irreversible damage and/or cancer, but can also lead to dry, flaky skin that isn’t pretty to look at.  Biofond Foundation Makeup has a physical sun block protection (not an added chemical) that protects your skin all day long.

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New Year, New Skincare Resolutions

Every new year we start out with new things we want to do to better in our lives. Exercise more, eat healthier, and look younger. TV, magazines and the Internet are saturated with ways to do the first two, so what are some things we can do for our skin?

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Hydration is firstly and largely the most important thing we can do for our bodies, including the skin. Did you know the skin is the largest organ of the human body? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is about 9 cups (2.2 liters) of total beverages a day. (Read more on the Mayo Clinic’s website)

If you don’t already have one now is a great time to start a skincare regimen! Everything we do, or don’t do, for our skin now will prove itself over time. Ideally we start an regimen in our 30’s but it’s never too late! A through yet gentle cleanser, quality moisturizer with penetrating emollients and an effective anti-aging serum are critical components to your regimen. The final step is a physical sun block product that will protect your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, a great one is the Bio-Fond Foundation from GS products that is also light weight foundation coverage!

If you already have a skincare regimen (way to go!), is it time to tweak it or find new balance? Over time our skin will change and transition into different skin types (oily vs combination vs dry), texture and appearance. Use this new year to enhance your regimen to find the products that will help us traverse these changes with grace and fight any pesky signs of aging skin!

Do you have something to pamper your skin a few times a week? There are dozens of DIY facial tutorials online but often these can lead to clogged pores, sticky solutions that peel your skin or unhealthy ingredients that can cause irreversible damage. Instead treat your skin with products that are formulated by professionals, tested in laboratories and have the seal of approval from doctors, dermatologists and estheticians from all over the world. GS products are Swiss made and have received the Swiss Crossbow of Excellence, a skincare company for over 70 years providing you with the best, high quality products and ingredients available.

For more information visit us at http://www.GerdaSpillmann.com, or call us at 1-800-282-3223. You can also join us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Pinterest.

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New Year, New Skincare Resolutions

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What were your resolutions this year?  Did taking better care of yourself make the list?  Our outward appearance show us signs of our internal health.

 

Some outward signs to be watchful for include:

Circular skin discolorations

Any area of the skin that dramatically changes colors in a short period of time can be a cause of concern.  From easily bruising to Velvet Plaque these can be serious signs of internal imbalance and you should speak with your primary care doctor about your concerns as soon as possible.

Flushing or skin redness

If your skin has started to appear more flushed, have a red cast or even appear to have a rash you could be seeing initial signs of Rosacea, Dermatitis or even Lupus.  If you have this skin concern, immediately seek help from a doctor.

Raised bumps or scaly skin

If you have raised, bumpy skin that appears reddish or purple in color this could be a  sign of Hepatitis C.  Other bumps, often found on the hands, can be an indicator of cancer.  Try not to scratch these areas even if they are itchy and immediately seek medical help.

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What about less serious skin conditions like acne, dry skin or even premature aging?  These can all be helped with a great skin care routine!  In 3 easy steps you can create a routine that your skin will thank you for!

1. Cleanse/Tone & Exfoliate

2. Hydrate all of the skin’s layers

3. Protect from UVA/UVB and environmental irritants

Gerda Spillmann has made it easy to start the year right with a skin care routine by providing Swiss Skin Care Kits.  6 Kits available, one for every type of skin condition, routine and personal needs.  Check them out here.

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How do you protect the skin?  Bio-Fond Foundation Makeup!  This skin care makeup not only helps your skin to look it’s very best but also hydrates the skin, protects against irritants and gives you physical sun block protection (no added chemicals).  Available in 20 different colors!  Call us for samples or questions at 1-800-282-3223 or purchase the Bio-Fond Foundation on our website.

Information in this post should no way be taken as medical advice.  If you have concerns or questions about potential health issues or risks please seek out your physician or doctor.

5 Reasons why using Quality Skin Care is Important

Skin care has been around for a very long time, some say back even to the Egyptians, because we know that how we treat our skin is a reflection of how we treat ourselves.  The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has stated that using skin care products and having the knowledge of how to use them can deter many common skin problems, premature signs of aging and even skin cancer. Quality ingredients in your skin care products will help to build resiliency and promote healthy skin; while poor ingredients can dry your skin out, cause breakouts, and lead to long-term damage.

  1. Your skin is only as healthy as the products you apply.

While some popular products may have designer packaging and celebrity endorsements, it doesn’t mean that the ingredients are of any quality. Take time to consider the ingredients that are in the products you are applying to your skin.  There are two main types of ingredients found in skin care – Cosmetic Grade and Pharmaceutical Grade.  The latter of these two exceeds US quality standards and is also more highly refined, removing bacteria and impurities from the products.  Your skin will benefit, both short and long term, from using better ingredients.  Looking like a million bucks is worth the extra pennies it may cost you.

2. Your skin is your body’s largest organ

Your skin’s appearance is a gauge to your general health. Radiant and healthy complexion’s mirror the health of your body on the inside and reflects a healthy lifestyle.   Nourishing your skin with quality products is just as important as taking vitamins, drinking water and eating healthy foods.

3. Protection from damaging environmental agitators

Quality moisturizers and body products help to seal your skin, both retaining important moisture content and sealing out damaging particles and products that may be in the environment, like pollution, dust, even UVA and UVB rays.  Your skin is your defense system against foreign substances that can make you sick or cause irreversible damage to your body.  Skin is nourished and strengthened by the products you apply, make sure you are protecting this natural barrier and promoting healthy skin for your long-term health.

4. Help fight the looks of Aging

Moisture content is key to keeping your skin looking young, but more important, healthy.  Starting skin care at a young age helps to defy some of the aging effects on our skin.  However, it’s never too late to start!  Fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, discoloration, dryness and problem skin, that can start as early as the late 20’s, can all be cared for with a dedicated skin care regiment.  Quality products will help to alleviate some of the concerns about aging while nourishing and restoring your skin’s vitality.

 5. How you feel about yourself and your appearance effects your quality of life

First impressions really do matter.  When you meet someone new, they will make their first judgment about you within a matter of seconds to minutes.  Skin care is important to help you give your very best first impression.  Your opinion of how you feel also projects onto others- if you are feeling great and looking good, your confidence will shine!

For more information or to purchase quality Swiss Skin Care Products visit Gerda Spillmann’s website.

Why having nourished and moisturized skin is important

How we treat our skin and our body is clearly evident in relation to our appearance.  Feed your skin with hypo-allergenic essential oils, vitamins and hydrating proteins that will help maintain healthy levels of moisture, control excess oil and conceal imperfections while maintaining the skin’s natural radiance and results will show. 

What Gerda Spillmann moisturizer do you use?  Post your answers below!

Well hydrated and nourished skin reflects a radiant, youthful glow and moisture content in the skin helps to fight the aging process, reducing the fine lines and wrinkles that often come with mature and damaged skin.  Applying moisturizer every day, both in the morning and at night, is a critical step in aiding our skin to look its very best for years to come.  The skin will naturally rejuvenate itself throughout the night, thus applying moisturizer before bedtime is crucial to feed our skin with important anti-aging and emollient ingredients.  Applying moisturizer in the morning before your makeup will provide protection to your skin from damaging free-radicals and moisture loss which will leave your skin looking dull, sallow and dry.

What about those of us with problem skin, should we apply moisturizer too?  “It’s a common myth that people with acne should not use moisturizers, when in fact the opposite is true. If they do not use a daily moisturizer, the skin can become red and peel easily due to the drying effect of acne medications. Adding moisture back into the skin can counter the effects of these medications. People with acne should use a light, oil-free moisturizer that is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog the pores.”   –WebMd; Diane S. Berson, MD

Gerda Spillmann Swiss Skin Care and Cosmetics has multiple products to help alleviate the symptoms of dry skin and to help you maintain a youthful glow.  http://gerdaspillmann.stores.yahoo.net/   Check out these nourishing creams:

Mayfair – Providing essential daytime nourishment, Mayfair also gives the skin protection from elements and helps to control excessive oil through the day, leaving you with a soft, matte finish.

Skinfood – Designed for normal-to-dry skin types, the medium range moisturizer is used for day and night hydration and protection.  Skinfood helps to achieve balanced moisture so your skin looks and feels healthy.  Our most popular moisturizer!

Coronation – Combining protection and anti-aging, Coronation adds a layer of essential protection from damaging elements in the environment and includes essential lipids to help keep your skin supple and wrinkle-free.

Extra Riche – Highly concentrated, this cream is specifically formulated for deep hydration for use with very dry, mature or damaged skin.  Aids in repair by delivering essential nutrients deep into the skin tissues and shields the skin from additional damage and protects against further damage. 

Why Swiss Skin Care?

The Swiss are known for many things – exclusive private banks, delicious chocolate, towering snow-capped mountains, and their skincare products.  They are formidable experts when it comes to standards and performance.

All of our skin care products are Formulated AND Produced in Switzerland, a claim most can’t make.  The chemists at the Gerda Spillmann labs have mastered the technique of using ancient herbs, essential oils and timeless formulas while incorporating new ingredients and technology; giving the GS Line of products the highest quality and great performance.  Switzerland’s standards are higher than those standards found in the US, even under the FDA’s guidelines.  All products are produced in a clean room environment and only use 100% pharmaceutical grade ingredients -for EVERY ingredient.  The GS Labs have met and exceeded all expectations of the Swiss Government who have rewarded us with the Swiss Crossbow of Excellence, ISO Certification and GSM Certification.   Every product is also tested and approved by the FDA here in the US and has never failed to meet any standard, of course that’s because our expectations are very high allowing us to provide you with only the best.

If you are ready to treat your skin the exceptional line of Gerda Spillmann products visit us at www.gerdaspillmann.com , email us at info@gsskincare.com or call our customer service team with questions at 1.800.282.3223.