Dry vs Dehydrated Skin

is your skin dry or dehydrated


Here are a few simple steps you can take to keep your skin hydrated.

1. Always apply your serums to damp skin to help lock in moisture. We love Skin Scripts Cucumber Hydrating Toner it is like a 8 oz glass of water to your skin and will plump your cells and make them ready to receive the serums.

2. Hyaluronic Acid is fabulous to help attract water from the environment and bring it into the skin. You only need about 2-3 drops just make sure your  massage the HA until absorbed.

3. Apply serums next and seal with a hydrating moisturizer. Without sealing your skin with a moisturizer the moisture will be sucked out and your skin will remain dehydrated and tight.

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Beautiful Skin and Vitamin D

winter lady

Winter can be without mercy on your looks.  It can and does cause an array of beauty and health problems which include aging skin, increased weight and a heightened risk of osteoporosis.  A recent study, suggested that winter can make a woman’s eyes look almost five years older.

5,000 women were studied by experts and found that circles and bags under the eyes were significantly darker during the cold winter months. Most of this was caused by lack of sunlight which leads  to paler skin and emphasizes dark circles and eye bags.

Winter can make your eyes look 5 years older. Here is an easy inexpensive way to help you look and feel younger.

Most of us have heard of the importance of  Vitamin D but did you know a lack of vitamin D has a negative effect on most everything pertaining to health and beauty.  A recent study, which was carried out in New York, found that 82 per cent of women had dark circles and puffy eyes in winter as opposed to just 38 per cent of the same women in summer.

There are a lot of factors that can make dark circles look worse. Thin or thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen,which changes as we age and can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under the eyes more obvious.  Physical and emotional stress — as well as smoking and drinking — also have a significant effect too.

The answer for lack of Vitamin D – get outside and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful sunshine. At least 10-20 minutes of sunshine without sunscreen has been recommend by Dr. Mercola. http://www.mercola.com/Downloads/bonus/benefits-of-sun-exposure/report.aspx

I had my blood tested for Vitamin D levels and found I was extremely low, so now I am taking 5-10,000 units a day which has been recommended by my health practitioner.

Most women are low on vitamin D and need to supplement….It would do well to get your levels checked so you can be in optimum health and beauty

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Banish Dry Winter Skin!

   pretty woman for winter

As we all know Winter can and does wreak havoc on  our skin.

Here are a few winter skin care tips that will leave your skin feeling soft, dewy, hydrated and moisturized.

1.Taking Essential Fatty Acids is vital for healthy cell membranes. Without permeable cell membranes nothing goes in and nothing goes out, which means no nutrients can penetrate and no toxins can be eliminated. Our cell membrane is strictly dependent on EFA’s that are found in walnuts, dark leafy greens, flax & chia seeds, cold water fish and supplements.

2.  Never use soap on your face.( If I could have a $1 for every lady who told me she used soap on her face……I would have quite a few extra dollars in my bank account)..and the sad part is…their skin showed the effects. Soap is alkaline and extremely harsh on your skin. It strips your natural oils and causes Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TPWL) which causes skin dehydration. Without proper hydration, skin sensitivities, acne and the overall health of your skin is compromised

3.  Using a toner with hydrating components such as our Cucumber Hydrating Toner will help lock moisture within the skin especially when you apply our Ageless Hydrating or Vitamin C serums while the skin is still damp from the toner. The right toner with the right ingredients is like a refreshing drink of water to your skin. It is proven that moist skin is 10x more permeable than dry skin meaning when you apply serums with active ingredients those ingredients will penetrate deeper within the skin creating change.

4.  Skin needs extra protection during the winter months including a more emollient moisturizer such as Skin Scripts Hydrating or Peptide Moisturizer or Natures Genesis Herbal Infused Cream Therapy or Nature’s Genesis Reparative Antiaging Cream Therapy.  Extreme temperatures both hot and cold pull the moisturizer from your skin leaving behind that taunt and dry feeling. If your skin is dry and flaking that means the surface of your skin is dehydrated and needs to be exfoliated. Exfoliation will allow our nourishing serums and moisturizers to penetrate deep within the epidermis.

5.  Running a humidifier or a crockpot in the bedroom will do wonders for your skin. Since dry air sucks moisture anywhere it can…even from your skin, using a humidifier will help bring moisture back into to the air and into your skin.  Personally, I wouldn’t be without my crockpot on the nightstand….give this a try…you will feel the difference right away.

If you have any questions about skincare please contact Tracy @ www.captivating-beauty.com or visit her Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/naturesgenesis?ref=hl

It’s a pleasure serving the Brainerd Lakes Area both in Skincare products/treatments/Airbrush makeup/ Bridal Services and our 100% acne safe makeup.

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Protect your Acid Mantle for Younger Looking Skin!

your acid mantle is your guardian angel


Use products that protect your acid mantle…if your skin is dehydrated or dry your acid mantle is already damaged and TEWL is already taking place and destroying your protective barrier.Especially at this time of year the cold and heat is draining our skin of any moisture.

Our skin always needs to be nourished and replenished with antioxidants and serums that will help lock in moisture to your skin.

Our Cucumber Hydrating Toner,  Ageless Serum and Vitamin C will restore and protect your Acid Mantle and will result in younger looking skin. As you know dehydrated skin aging us and ages us quickly.

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3 Easy/Effective Tips to Combat Winter Dryness

woman face with dry skin


Is your skin feeling tight and dry?

Here are 3 easy and effective tips to help treat your dehydrated skin

  •  Take EFS’s  – these supplements are  critical for healthy, younger looking skin
  •  Use a crockpot or humidifier in your bedroom at night…
  •  Use a hydrating toner and apply serums while skin is still damp

Visit Nature’s Genesis to find the best hydrating products to keep your skin feeling dewy and soft


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