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26 May 2022

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  • Tatcha’s New Clarifying Clay Mask Only Takes 3 Minutes to Purify Your Skin—Here’s How
    25 May 2022

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    Putting on a clay mask sounds like a great way to treat your skin and unwind after a long day. But in practice, they tend to be quite messy and let’s be honest, uncomfortable. They often create a hard shell on top of your face that restricts you from digging into that pint of ice cream you just bought or cackling at that relatable TikTok your bestie sent you. You can really only sit or lay down and wait for the timer to go off.

    None of this sounds ideal, but what does sound incredibly awesome and innovative is a clay mask that doesn’t turn you into a statue. In comes Tatcha’s new Clarifying Clay Mask, a dermatologist-tested formula that’s suitable for sensitive skin. Given my bad track record with clay masks, I was honestly shook when I found out that this one doesn’t irritate or dry out your face and only takes three (!!!) minutes to work wonders on your complexion. I knew I needed to put the launch to the test and see if the claims stacked up.

    Long story short, Tatcha kindly sent me the mask and I now use it two to three times a week, as instructed by the brand. I look forward to those mask seshes each and every time; the goop feels so good on my skin and I even noticed some of the texture on my forehead start to smooth out.

    Other shoppers seem to like it just as much as I do.

    “I’ve been using this mask twice a week, and I love how refreshed, clear and glowy my skin looks after I use it,” raved one five-star reviewer. “It feels so soothing and calming [upon] application. If you’re a fan of clay masks like me, I highly recommend it! It’s now my favorite clay mask.”

    Photo: Tatcha.

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    Here’s the sitch on the ingredients, which by the way are amaaazing for your skin. Okinawa Kucha clay soaks up excess oil, sebum and dirt so that your pores look less noticeable. In addition to the clay, Japanese konjac (a root vegetable) gently sloughs off dead skin cells, while Japanese volcanic ash opens up your pores and provides a wonderful warming sensation. 

    Clearer, smoother skin in a mere three minutes is honestly a dream come true in any skincare guru’s books. I have oily, acne-prone skin, so this product has been a godsend for the tiny bumps on my forehead and for unclogging my congested pores. Basically, Tatcha’s Clarifying Clay Mask is everything I hoped my ex-clay masks would be but weren’t—and plenty of reviewers agree.

    “This clay mask is so incredibly clarifying. My skin feels so refreshed and clean after using it and my pores are much more refined,” wrote one shopper who gave the product a five-star rating. “You don’t leave it on as long as other masks, but are still left with much better results! Definitely worth every penny!”

    “I bought this in hopes I could find a mask that gently exfoliates my combination skin. I developed a lot of irritation (MASKNE!!) due to wearing masks for 8+ hours, 5 days a week, and this mask helps minimize my pores and clears my skin of any congestion after one use,” wrote another reviewer.

    Bottom line: If you’ve given up on clay masks because they feel uncomfortable and don’t do anything super amazing for your skin, give Tatcha’s Clarifying Clay Mask a chance. You’ll be surprised by how great your skin looks afterward.

  • 8 Essential Skin-Care Tips for People With Rosacea
    25 May 2022

    Ever wondered what to do to with your Rosacea? Look no further! All you need to know is here!

    Everything from your skin-care products to your makeup to your sunscreen can improve or worsen rosacea. Learn what to do and what to avoid.Dejan Ristovski/Stocksy

    For many people, rosacea causes more than just facial flushing and redness. Symptoms of the skin condition may also include acne-like bumps, eye irritation, and thickened skin, according to the National Rosacea Society. Although there is no consensus about what causes rosaceatreatments are improving. To decrease redness, try these rosacea skin-care tips.

    1. Know Your Triggers for Flares and Try to Avoid Them

    Spicy food, alcohol, sun exposure, extreme heat or cold, stress, and even your skin-care products may trigger a rosacea flare, according to the National Rosacea Society. What are your triggers? Keep a journal or make mental notes to determine what may be causing your rosacea symptoms, says Michele Green, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. You can avoid some triggers, though you may have trouble sidestepping certain other ones. If you do experience a flare, you can minimize your symptoms by taking a cool shower or gently cleaning your face with rosacea skin-care products. “Just don’t scrub, as this will make things worse,” Dr. Green cautions.

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    2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize to Manage Rosacea

    Moisturizer is an essential skin-care product for rosacea. Amy Forman Taub, MD, a dermatologist in the Chicago area and assistant clinical professor at Northwestern University Medical School, tells her rosacea patients to use a moisturizer daily. Moisturizers create a barrier that locks out irritants and can help keep symptoms at bay, but choosing the wrong one can actually make your redness worse. Choose a moisturizer that’s oil-free, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic, Dr. Taub says: “The fewer ingredients, the better.”

    3. Use Gentle Cleansers to Avoid Triggering a Potential Flare

    Just as with moisturizer, the type of cleanser you’re using can affect your rosacea. “If you have rosacea, you need to avoid harsh cleansers and astringents, as they can make rosacea much worse,” Green says. Although rosacea can look like acne, many acne treatments are irritating for people with rosacea. Be careful with products that contain retinoids or salicylic acid. Follow the same skin-care guidelines you do for choosing a moisturizer: Your cleanser should be fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. “Be careful about how you use it,” Green adds. Remember, scrubbing has no place in a rosacea skin-care routine.

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    4. Be Careful With Facials — They May Do More Harm Than Good for Rosacea

    Chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and even run-of-the-mill facials may be good for your best friend’s complexion, but they may make your rosacea worse, Green says. “These treatments can irritate the skin, which can aggravate rosacea,” she warns. If you want a rejuvenating treatment to make your skin look younger or smoother, you can work with your dermatologist to find other skin-care options.

    5. Opt for Mineral-Based, Fragrance-Free Makeup When Possible

    Makeup may be used to help cover up ruddy cheeks, but it can also worsen rosacea symptoms, says Taub. “Choose fragrance-free, mineral-based makeup,” she suggests. “This tends to be much less irritating to the skin than other types of makeup.” The formula of any makeup for rosacea counts too. When choosing a foundation, Green suggests opting for pressed powder over liquid formulas because liquid can clog the pores and make rosacea symptoms worse. If you’re unsure about how a product might affect your skin, check with your dermatologist first.

    6. Practice Sun Safety to Help Prevent Triggering a Rosacea Flare

    A past survey by the National Rosacea Society found that the top trigger for rosacea is sun exposure. In fact, 81 percent of respondents said that the sun triggered a rosacea flare. When you’re out in the sun, practice sun safety — apply sunscreen, wear a wide-brimmed hat, and stay in the shade as much as possible. “In general, sunscreens with chemicals are too irritating for people with rosacea, but part of the treatment for rosacea is sun protection,” says Chris G. Adigun, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. “Choose sunscreens with physical blockers, such as zinc oxide or titanium.” Just as you carefully choose rosacea skin-care products, make sure your sunscreens are also fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Apply them generously, and reapply often.

    7. Take Steps to Calm Down Rosacea Flares When They Occur

    Flares happen when you have rosacea. To minimize rosacea symptoms, try placing ice packs on your face to calm down the inflammation, Taub suggests. Green tea extracts can also be soothing, she adds. Always watch the temperature on anything you apply to your sensitive skin. “Don’t use anything hot, as that will make it worse,” she says. Work with your dermatologist on a strategy for controlling rosacea flares. They may have specific rosacea skin-care products to recommend.

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    8. Get to the Bottom of What’s Irritating Your Skin in the First Place

    While there is no cure for rosacea, treatments are becoming more tailored to people’s personal rosacea symptoms, Taub says. Topical medications, like creams, lotions, and gels, as well as oral medications, may help reduce inflammation and redness. “If you have a lot of bumps and breakouts with rosacea, topical and oral antibiotics come into play,” Taub adds. People with dilated blood vessels, permanent redness, and other changes on the nose and cheeks may benefit from surgical options, such as laser treatment or intense pulsed light. Talk to your dermatologist to make sure you’re doing all that you can to minimize your symptoms.

    EPILYNX SKINCARE TIP: always go for a gentle, hypoallergenic gluten, oil-free face wash, pore refining serum and moisturizer!

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  • How to Get Rid of Beardruff
    24 May 2022
    Grow a Healthy, Well-Groomed Beard in 3 Simple Steps

    According to recent research by the University of Queensland, “beards are judged as more attractive than clean-shaven faces for long-term relationships.” This may be why you see more men sporting beards from local colleges, to Hollywood to the workplace, and beyond. But, a well-groomed, attractive beard takes a little effort. Otherwise, you can get the dreaded “beardruff.” You know what I’m talking about… those white flakes that appear on your beard just like dandruff. So, what’s a guy to do? 

    3 Steps to Fight Beardruff

    When it comes to having a healthy, well-groomed beard, there are a few steps to follow. 

    1. Wash with a cleanser that gets rid of dry skin under your beard.

    While you may wash your beard regularly, you may not consider the cleaning agents you use.

    Use a medical-grade medicated skin cleanser for your beard that contains pyrithione zinc. This will fight seborrhea, the most common cause of beardruff. My Foaming Zinc Cleanser contains a robust 2% pyrithione zinc (the strongest level allowed). It foams beautifully, lathering onto the skin where beardruff starts. It is also an excellent scalp shampoo and back and chest cleanser - other places prone to seborrhea. 

    Did you know that many soaps that target male consumers are filled with musky popular fragrances that are potent allergens? Avoid them in your cleansing products because they can inflame your skin and actually create more flakes, redness and itching.  

    2. Condition your beard hair.

    When you finish washing your beard, it’s time to condition. Use a good, natural beard oil on the skin under your beard and on the actual beard hair. This will hydrate your skin and enhance your facial hair. More important, a good, natural beard oil will fight inflammation and allergic reactions that can play havoc with your skin.

    I created my Omega Enriched Facial Oil as the ultimate beard oil. It fights beardruff by combining organic sea buckthorn, borage and cypress oil in a 'skin identical' oil; your beard readily soaks up this conditioning oil creating a soft and luxurious beard. Enjoy the subtle woodland scent of the cypress oil along with a handsome beard free from beardruff. 

    3. Use sunscreen to protect your skin.

    The skin under your beard is vulnerable to the sun. And without protection, you are at risk for sunburn, itchy, dry skin, unnecessary wrinkles, and even skin cancer. If you have a beard, you may avoid sunscreen because it just creates a huge mess… unless you use a thin-based and invisible zinc oxide sunscreen that works especially well on hair-bearing skin. My Sheer Strength Pure Physical Matte Tinted SPF 30+ Sunscreen is a men's favorite. It works well into hairy skin and absorbs oil during the day. The tinting technology blends invisibly into all skin tones, helps to soften complexion flaws like facial redness. Most importantly, it never looks 'tinted'. 

    Say Goodbye to Beardruff! By taking the time to wash, condition and apply sunscreen to the skin under your beard and your actual beard hair, you can avoid beardruff, and enjoy a healthy, well-groomed beard. 


  • Protecting yourself while enjoying the summer sun
    24 May 2022

    The sun is a powerful thing. It gives us our daily source of light, showers us with an important dose of Vitamin D, and can help lift our spirits. As summer begins we’re all looking forward to spending more time outdoors, and we know you’ve heard advice about prolonged sun exposure and skin health over and over. But we would be remiss not to share our two-cents on having healthy fun in the sun.

    It’s a balancing act when it comes to the relationship between our skin and the sun. While we need our skin to soak up the rays (and all that fabulous Vitamin D), too much exposure can result in burning, free radical production, and moisture loss.  The sun’s intense UV rays can cause cancer, as well as wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of aging.  However, with a bit of care and the right products, we can balance the positive effects with a healthy dose of protection.

    For days spent outside, we’ve all been trained to slather on the sunscreen and reapply every few hours. This is a great defense from the sun, but applying the wrong sunscreen could have some harmful effects as well.  Before you pack your bag for a trip to the beach or afternoon in the park, take time to research the sunscreen you’re using (check out the Environmental Working Group's Sunscreen report and database here).

    While the ingredients in your favorite brand could be doing the trick in blocking the sun, they could also be increasing your risk of cancer. Research has shown that common sunscreen ingredients have free radical forming properties (hey, wait - isn’t sunscreen supposed to prevent free radical formation?) and estrogenic properties that can effect sexual functions. Free radicals and estrogenic chemicals have both been shown to cause cancer.

    But there’s good news: you can protect your skin naturally with Zinc and Titanium-dioxide, two non-toxic ingredients with natural sun-repelling properties. These two ingredients are not known to harm the body and are also slow to absorb into the skin, so they can be trusted to linger and protect longer. There are several brands of effective, non-toxic sunscreens available that use these ingredients. Check out the EWG's Sunscreen Guide for a list of brands that make safe sunscreens..

    It should also be noted that even when you’re not spending an extended period in the sun, your skin is still exposed each and every day. The time spent going to and from your car while running errands or going to work can add up. While you don’t necessarily need to shield yourself with layers of sunblock, you do want to ensure that your makeup routine offers some sort of protection. While we haven’t had our products SPF tested, we use both Zinc and Titanium-Dioxide in our Tinted Moisturizer and Mineral Foundation. If you do find a makeup that touts SPF protection, just be sure to read the label and make sure you agree with the ingredients used.

    Here are other tips to protect your skin against the sun, while still maintaining your non-toxic health:

    • Avoid products that use the ingredients Oxybenzone, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A),and PABA. Others to avoid are Benzophenone-3, Parabens (butyl-, ethyl-, methyl-,and propyl-), Phthalates (often found in “fragrance”), artificial fragrance, and sunscreens that include insect-repelling properties.
    • Always use products that list their full ingredients. Just like skincare companies, sunscreen manufacturers are not required to divulge all of their ingredients, and certain ingredients don’t play well with one another. For example, triethanolamine is a commonly used sunscreen ingredient.  When combined with a nitrate preservative, (typically not listed on the packaging) it can become a carcinogen.
    • Choose cream-based sunscreens versus sprays, as sprays create tiny particles that are easily breathed in and ingested.
    • While in the sun, reapply sunscreen often. Avoid sunscreens that are rated SPF 50+,as they may trick you into staying out in the sun longer than you should.
    • Wear a hat, sunglasses, and other covering in addition to sunscreen when out in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

    We want you to enjoy the sun and the outdoors as often as possible to take advantage of the great things it offers us.  Balance your time wisely in the sun, and remember to just protect yourself against the sun as well as from the wrong sun protection products. 


  • How Galen Rupp Eats & Recovers
    24 May 2022

    [00:00:00] I’ve said it before, but I want to go back on my statement a little bit. I’ve said don’t do what the pros do because you simply can’t keep up with the pros. But that isn’t entirely the truth. And today I want to talk about Galen Rupp’s routine in his diet and recovery to get him to run faster.

    [00:00:30] If you haven’t been on the channel before, I’m Jesse Funk. This is a show I call Runner’s High where we talk about everything running, including Galen Rupp’s diet and recovery routine. So if you’re into running, hit subscribe. Stick around for more videos that come out every Tuesday and Thursday. So I saw this article recently from GQ where they interviewed Galen Rupp.

    Now, if you don’t know who Galen Rupp is, he’s the Steve Prefontaine of our times, basically at least the closest thing to it. Obviously, he doesn’t have quite as many records as Steve had when he was alive in that time period. But he’s basically our our modern running superhero, four-time Olympian, silver medalist and the 10,000 bronze medalist in the marathon at the Olympics.

    [00:01:17] So needless to say, Galen’s got some chops mid thirties at the time of shooting this video and he has done. A lot of different distances and done well in a lot of them. And there are a lot of things that he can share with us about how we should approach our own recovery and diet, especially as we age, that aren’t specific just to being a pro.

    [00:01:42] One of the things I really loved the interviewer asked Galen about in this article was “How do you take mental breaks from running?” Because unlike us mortals, Galen often maintains 100 plus mile weeks, which is tasking on anybody, but especially somebody trying to be at the top of their form consistently from year to year. And you have to be able to give yourself mental breaks to get away from the sport so that you can maintain that high level when you are in it. You need to be fresh.

    [00:02:14] And it really came down to something very simple, something we see a lot nowadays, but I don’t think we always pay attention to. And what Galen goes on to describe is actually mindfulness being present in the moment with whatever you’re doing. I know this is something that I’ve struggled with and had to find my own strategies to adapt over the years, in particular because I think I have undiagnosed ADHD, high functioning.

    If you are like me, it’s not a problem unless it hinders your life. So often you go undiagnosed. In any case, being present with what you’re doing and focusing on this moment right now allows your brain to recover from that thing, that running or whatever that stressful event is.

    [00:03:09] So maybe you’re doing some other kind of workout or work is stressful. That’s kind of where entertainment and relaxation comes in. For me, maybe I’m playing a video game or writing music, playing my violin, whatever it is. Sometimes just vegging out, not doing anything and letting my mind be still. Galen suggestion is simple on the surface, but sometimes difficult in practice. Despite that, I think it’s very worthwhile to try to practice it, to try to be mindful, because it allows you, again, that mindspace to get away from running and be fresh when you come back to it.

    [00:03:50] He goes on to mention in the article that. What does he do for his diet? How does he treat his diet? And he mentions that it’s changed over the years, especially as he gets older. He’s not able to tolerate as much junk. And I think that’s something that all of us find. And if you’re still young, as far as running is concerned, teens to twenties, you can usually get away with a little bit more than as people get older.

    He mentions that as well and talks about eating like we would think lots of whole foods, things that aren’t processed. And he credits his wife for being an excellent cook in helping him in that department. As you might imagine, if you’re running 100 miles a week, you’re probably pretty tired and you need somebody on your team to help you out.

    [00:04:40] He does, however, say that one of his vices is pizza and it’s hard to get away from. There’s the maxim he mentions of “If the fire’s hot enough, it’ll burn anything”. And I think sometimes we use that as an excuse to eat junk, eat poorly, and not follow our our real gut when we know, hey, this may not be the best thing for me. He mentions it somewhat in jest, as in, I don’t think that’s true anymore. I’m putting words in his mouth. But that’s the undercurrent, that’s the undertone, that’s reading between the lines of what he’s saying there.

    [00:05:20] Now, that being said, I actually have a suggestion from my friend Barb Lindquist, who’s a former pro triathlete, 2004 Olympian. She always says 90-10. So if you eat well, 90% of the time, that 10% of the time you have a treat, probably not a big deal. So if you’re like Galen and you love pizza, it’s okay to have pizza. Just don’t have pizza every night. Have it every once in a while.

    Because again, as Galen mentions in the article, you need some amount of moderation for sanity when you become really, really strict. That is another stressor on you and can make things more difficult than if you allow yourself a little treat here and there. It’s kind of like a mental release valve.

    [00:06:10] One of the last things that Galen mentions in the article is that things change as he’s gotten older in terms of training and recovery. He mentions how he doesn’t really feel like he has to do things the same way as when he was younger. And I find this comment a lot, especially when you get articles from, say, people who are setting new master’s records. They talk about avoiding injury, which often means decreasing mileage, reducing the days of speedwork that you’re doing, and then increasing strength work.

    [00:06:45] So Galen mentions, and I believe as well, the longer you’ve been doing it, typically the better your cardiovascular system is going to be. You have that base under you. It’s kind of like conventional wisdom. I don’t have a scholarly article to point to at this very moment, but feel free to check that out to verify me if you’d like to. So your cardiovascular system gets better, but your ability to produce top-end speed starts to go down.

    So you have to spend more and more time on that proportionately. Whereas like now, I’m not spending as many days doing Speedwork as I was in college, but I also can’t tolerate as many miles and don’t recover as quickly. But I am spending more time weight training now to keep my high end power up and to keep my overall strength up because again, as we age, it decreases.

    [00:07:39] So as I mentioned in the very beginning of this video, I often suggest not trying to mimic the pros. And I think that has more to do with don’t try to run their schedule. Don’t try to run their workouts unless you’re another pro and you want to give it a go. If you are just out for fun, if you are trying to even get just sub elite, which would be like sub 17, then you probably still don’t need to mimic the pros. You need to figure out what’s good for you.

    [00:08:09] However, there are things like thinking about diet, thinking about recovery, thinking about mindfulness, and how to prep our minds for good workouts, good race days. Those are things I think we can take directly from pros and apply to our lives because they don’t take the same kind of physical toll that, say, a pro workout might, but they can have the same recovery benefits that they’re going to get as professionals to us, as amateurs.

    [00:08:43] So do you have any questions for me that you’d like to see answered in a future video? Leave them in the comments below. Subscribe. So you get to see it as well, and I’ll see you next time on the next episode of Runner’s High.

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  • What Is Monkeypox and How Do You Get It?
    24 May 2022

    Medically reviewed by: Ted Schiff, MD

    Even as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, experts are tracking a new viral outbreak: monkeypox. The two viruses have little in common. One important difference: Monkeypox is not new, and according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), an existing smallpox vaccine may be at least 85% effective against it.

    The illness, which until now has been rare outside of Africa, is spreading in certain parts of the world, including Australia, Europe, Canada and the United States. Currently, the CDC says the risk to the general public is low, but vigilance is smart. 

    Here’s what you need to know about monkeypox and the symptoms to watch for. 

    What is monkeypox?

    Monkeypox is a virus related to smallpox and cowpox. Smallpox, which was often fatal, was eradicated back in the 1970s with an aggressive global vaccination program. Cowpox is much milder and rare in humans.

    The monkeypox virus appeared in 1958 in two groups of lab monkeys. Scientists aren’t sure what animal first developed it; it’s thought to be transmitted by rodents, not monkeys. The first known monkeypox case in humans occurred in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 

    The virus can be passed from animals to humans — and also from humans to humans. Scientists say it’s not as easily transmitted between humans as the virus that causes COVID-19. Another positive: It’s not nearly as deadly as smallpox. According the CDC, monkeypox is fatal in 1% to 11% of cases. The strain thought to be circulating outside of Africa now appears to be a less dangerous one. No deaths have been reported to date.

    Monkeypox symptoms

    A monkeypox infection usually starts with flu-like symptoms — fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue — as well as swollen lymph nodes. Backache is also common. After one to three days, or sometimes more, a rash develops. The rash may appear on the face and then spread. The palms of the hands and the soles of the feet are common locations, though the rash can appear anywhere. 

    Flat, colored spots progress to small, firm, clearly defined bumps, which may have a depression in the middle. These bumps turn into blisters which fill with fluid and later, pus. They scab over, and eventually, the scabs fall off.  

    In monkeypox transmitted through sexual contact, the rash may appear on or near the genitals, as well as elsewhere. In these cases, monkeypox may skip the flu-like symptoms and start with the rash. 

    According to the CDC, symptoms usually show up about 5 to 13 days after infection, though it may take as long as 21 days. They last for two to four weeks. 

    How do you get monkeypox virus?

    The virus is transmitted through close contact with an infected animal or human. Catching monkeypox from another person requires:

    • Inhaling respiratory droplets, from an infected person’s cough, for example, or potentially, by spending three or more hours within six feet of an infected person without wearing an effective mask
    • Coming into contact with bodily fluids, such as blood, saliva, blister fluid or blister pus, from an infected person
    • Touching objects such as sheets or blankets that are contaminated with the virus 

    When airborne, the virus travels through large droplets, not the small particles that carry COVID-19. Large droplets typically can’t travel more than a few feet.

    According to the World Health Organization, a number of the recent infections appear to have been sexually transmitted among gay and bisexual men during raves held in Spain and Belgium in early May. At least 30 cases in Spain have been linked to an adult sauna in Madrid.

    Monkeypox treatment 

    There is no specific treatment for monkeypox, though antiviral medications developed for smallpox patients may help. The illness usually resolves on its own. In some cases, if a patient has been exposed to monkeypox, a doctor might administer a smallpox vaccine that is approved by the FDA for monkeypox in order to prevent monkeypox or lessen its severity. 

    People born in the United States before 1972 likely received a smallpox vaccination as a child. That vaccination should provide some protection against monkeypox. 

    If you have symptoms similar to those of monkeypox, especially if you’ve recently traveled to a country that has monkeypox outbreaks, had close contact with someone who has or may have monkeypox, or had intimate physical contact with other men, call your dermatologist or general practitioner to be evaluated.

    Written by: Marianne Wait, an award-winning health and wellness writer based in New Jersey.


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  • Paula’s Choice Sunscreen SPF 50
    24 May 2022

    Paula’s Choice Sunscreen SPF 50, 148ml, £23.00 SPF 50 Broad Spectrum Non-organic vs organic? Organic (traditionally called chemical). Main SPF active ingredients? Avobenzone Homosalate Octisalate…

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  • Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++
    24 May 2022

    Skingredients Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++, 73ml – £51.00 SPF 50 PA +++ Broad Spectrum Refillable Non-organic vs organic? Inorganic aka mineral. Main SPF active…

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  • can i use led mask everyday
    24 May 2022

    LED lighting has been around for a while, but with the recent advancements in LED technology, it is becoming more and more popular to use LED lights everyday.

    LED lights are beneficial for your health and can help you save energy. They are also good for the environment because they emit light without producing any heat. However, it is important to know when and where you can use them.

    Led mask is a type of LED light that can be used by people who want to get all the benefits of LED lights without having to worry about using it in public places or worrying about the intensity of their light.

    Can I use a led mask everyday?

    Yes, you can. There are several benefits of using a led mask everyday. It is a good way to get your daily dose of vitamin D and it is also great for those with seasonal affective disorder or SAD.

    Led masks are becoming a more and more popular home device. The led masks are designed to provide light therapy for your eyes and can be used for different purposes like reading, studying, watching TV, or working on the computer.

    The use of led masks is growing day by day. They are also being used as a beauty product because of their ability to provide hydration and nourishment to the skin.

    How often can you use LED face mask?

    The LED face mask is a mask that has an LED light on it. It is meant to help with sleep and relaxation.

    The LED face masks are usually used during sleep or when you are trying to relax in a dark place. They are not recommended for use during exercise or when you need to see clearly.

    The best time to use the LED face masks would be before going to bed, during meditation, or while viewing a movie that has low lighting.

    The LED face mask is a great way to make sure that you are getting the right amount of sleep and not overworking yourself. It also helps to fight off the effects of pollution, which can be very harmful to your health.

    You can use it as often as you want but if you want to get the most out of your mask, we recommend using it twice a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each time.

    There are a lot of benefits to using LED face mask. They can help you fight the signs of aging and improve your skin.

    The LED face mask is said to be able to provide 20 hours of light therapy every day. It can also help with improving sleep and reducing anxiety.

    Can you use LED light therapy too much?

    LED light therapy is an effective treatment for a number of conditions, but it can also be used too much. It can cause health problems like insomnia, headaches, fatigue and depression.

    LED light therapy has been used as a treatment for depression and anxiety in the past decades. It has also been used to treat insomnia and fatigue. However, some people are using LED light therapy for other purposes like weight loss or to increase productivity.

    It is important to understand how long you should use the LED light therapy before you start experiencing side effects from overuse.

    LED light therapy is a treatment that uses LED lights to treat various health problems. It is usually done in dermatology clinics and spas, but it can also be done at home.

    When used too much, LED light therapy can cause some side effects such as skin irritation and reddening of the skin. In terms of safety, it should not be used more than three times a week or for longer than 10 minutes per session.

    Many people have been asking whether they can use LED light therapy too often or for too long. However, there are no set rules on how many times you should use it or for how long because there are no studies on this yet.

    LED light therapy is an effective treatment for people with seasonal affective disorder, but it should be used in moderation.

    A study conducted by the National Eye Institute found that LED light therapy can be used too much. The study showed that the treatment only works if it’s used at a certain frequency, and if it’s overused, the benefits of LED light therapy are lost.

    The study also found that there was no significant difference in response to LED light therapy between people who use it once a day and those who use it twice a day. In other words, too much of anything is not good for you.

    The post can i use led mask everyday appeared first on elevare anti-aging.

  • How To Balance And Repair Dry Skin This Summer
    24 May 2022
    How To Balance And Repair Dry Skin This Summer
    Written By:
    Thea Christie

    When summer comes, we all spend extra time soaking up the gorgeous sun. But that also means your Spa Clients may come to you unhappy with the state of their skin. If Clients are exhibiting dry, sun damaged skin, you may want to tweak their skin care routine with recommendations suited to hot summer days.

    Thankfully, our Product Support Representatives have listed the best summer skin care products to repair dry summer skin and defend it against the sun’s harsh UV rays. These antioxidant-rich skin care selections will keep their complexion looking hydrated and glowing as well as minimize dry skin and the appearance of damage as much as possible. 

    9 Products To Balance And Repair Dry Summer Skin

    Unprotected sun exposure is one of the biggest problems the skin faces. Skin can develop unwanted dark spots, dehydration and sagginess after exposure. Here are the best products that will improve the skin’s look of elasticity and hydration.  

    1. Lilikoi Mineral Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30

    Sun exposure plays one of the biggest roles in aging our complexions. It’s also responsible for increasing our risk of skin cancer. UV rays penetrate deep into the skin’s layers, exposing otherwise healthy skin to damaging free radicals. To decrease these risks, you should recommend a sunscreen with a broad-spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher. The Lilikoi Mineral Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30 defends the skin from UV rays and is water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, so sweating and swimming is not a problem!

    2. Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque 

    Research shows that Vitamins C and E are important for sun exposure recovery. Both Vitamins C and E visibly diminish the look of wrinkles, fine lines and an uneven skin texture associated with time in the sun. The Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Masque is rich in these vitamins and antioxidants to help improve the appearance of skin elasticity, while citrus fruit oils tone and refresh the skin.

    3. Coconut Milk Cleanser

    Created to comfort dryness, the Coconut Milk Cleanser is the perfect choice for a Client’s next tropical vacation. It is formulated for dry or irritated skin and has a cream base that deeply nourishes and moisturizes skin dehydrated by the sun, all while washing away makeup and other impurities. Look forward to a very gentle cleanse thanks to a formulation consisting of calendula oil, coconut oil and coconut milk.

    4. Stone Crop Hydrating Mist

    Just use a spritz of the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist to tone after cleansing, or soothe and freshen the face after a day in the heat. This multi-tasking skin saver is made of stone crop juice, spring water and salicylic acid. You’ll find this formula a refreshing skin care essential that will leave skin looking vibrant and feeling cool.

    Related Articles A Guide To Professional Body Care At A Spa 7 Summer Skin Care Tips For Oily Skin Engage With Clients Through Social Media
    Product picks first Lilikoi Mineral Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30 Stone Crop Hydrating Mist
    Product picks second Echinacea Recovery Cream Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Body Lotion
    Body second 5. Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum 

    The potent Vitamin C in the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum is boosted by botanically-derived ferulic acid. Skin will feel brighter and more plumped while the avocado moisturizes and hydrates the skin. Citrus fruit oils (from lemon and grapefruit) tone and refresh the skin while Vitamin C helps to protect skin against visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Leafy greens (kale, spinach and broccoli sprouts) are rich in antioxidants that help improve the appearance of skin elasticity and hydration. 

    This serum even grabbed the attention of actress Katherine Heigl: “This is another multi tasking product that helps plump … I put a few drops in my palm and apply it to my face while it’s still damp from toner.” 

    6. Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil  

    The Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil delivers an added boost of Vitamins C and E to help the skin appear firmer with more elasticity. Suitable for all skin types, this non-irritating, non-greasy facial oil nourishes the skin with rosehip oil, seabuckthorn oil, rosemary leaf extract and milk thistle. Vitamins A, C and E provide increased hydration by locking in moisture to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful-looking glow. 

    This effective formula can be used on its own as a moisturizer or layered on top of other oils and serums.

    7. Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm

    Our environments are full of stressors that affect our skin, from UV exposure, pollution, harsh winds, or cold and dry climates, these elements can aggravate skin conditions and need special attention. The ultra-rich Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm provides nourishing relief from sun-damaged or wind-chapped areas. You can use it as a spot treatment or as an ultra-rich cream all over the face.

    8. Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Body Lotion 

    This summer, incorporate hydrating products like the Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Body Lotion into your Clients’ body care routine. This lotion contains a Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Complex which delivers all-over skin-deep hydration to improve the look of dry skin and elasticity. You’ll also enjoy the naturally sweet strawberry scent.

    9. Echinacea Recovery Cream

    This hydrating moisturizer contains the purest Biodynamic® ingredients, like echinacea and evening primrose. For Clients who develop oilier skin during the summer, offer the Echinacea Recovery Cream as a solution. This creamy leave-on moisturizer is made with yarrow herb and aloe vera and also revitalizes and reduces redness due to dryness.

    What are your favorite product picks for summer? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!

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