Hold the sugar! Your sweet tooth may make you age faster

Hold the sugar! Your sweet tooth may make you age faster

Can what you eat really change your skin? The short answer is yes! There is a link between sugar and aging, and an excess of glucose in the bloodstream may cause a bevy of skin issues including wrinkles, drying of the skin, and inflammation. A high sugar diet produces a chemical reaction in the skin, that makes its surface more stiff and inflexible. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows a marked increase in C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. CRP is one of the best measures of inflammation — and inflammation is bad news for acne-prone individuals. White foods and...

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Finding comfort amid chaos

Finding comfort amid chaos

“Under the chaos, lies a state of order in your mind, heart, with those around you, and with nature.” ~unknown  When chaos erupts in life, it introduces unpredictability and difficult challenges. During this time, especially, we feel to be on a never ending quest to balance responsibilities among business needs, parent life and staying healthy and well. Life, in many ways, is a balancing act and finding peace even in the toughest, most uncertain times, are possible. First things first, make a conscious decision to BECOME BALANCED. No matter how much you plan, things may never go your way. Unexpected...

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Indulge Mom with the ultimate skin care collection

Indulge Mom with the ultimate skin care collection

Giving always feels good, but this year especially, sending moms (and grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, wives, and, yes, ourselves) a thoughtful gift, big or small, feels particularly so. Moms are busy and what better way to unwind than with some pampering, view our skin care collection here. Finding gifts for a new mom may be tricky, however, you can’t go wrong with an indulgent home spa and pampering. During pregnancy high progesterone levels can cause skin to become excessively oily, thus resulting in acne breakouts. Post pregnancy, due to changes in hormone levels, there is also a chance for a...

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Hormonal acne, the good, the bad and the solution!

Hormonal acne, the good, the bad and the solution!

Let’s face it. Pimples happen from time to time, however, there is a form of acne that appears due to an imbalance of hormones and typically manifests itself through under-the-skin bumps causing a distressing and frustrating issue known as hormonal acne or acne vulgaris.  Although it’s commonly associated with hormone fluctuations during puberty, hormonal acne can affect adults of any age. A number of factors may contribute, from birth control pills with high levels of hormones, during pregnancy, life stress, your period or even traveling can mess with your hormone levels, and your skin. This may be particularly frustrating as...

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Skip the concealer, dark circles be gone!

Skip the concealer, dark circles be gone!

Are you tired of covering up under-eye dark circles daily and constantly wondering why they even exist in the first place? Determining the underlying cause is a crucial step to help minimize them. People often think dark circles are due to a lack of sleep and long-term tiredness. Although this may be a common case, those pesky dark circles may actually be caused by both lifestyle and hereditary factors. But, one lurking culprit is as simple as natural aging and thus, thinning of the under-eye area. If your under-eye circles are bluish, it's likely due to blood vessels peeking through...

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Improve your beautiful life with wellness goals

Improve your beautiful life with wellness goals

What does wellness mean to you? As we step into the hectic holiday season, prioritizing work, family and others before yourself may lead to feeling drained and burned out. Setting a wellness plan before the chaos begins is a brilliant way to incorporate health and balance to your mind, body and soul and step head-on into the busy season.  A wellness plan should take into account all of these varying dimensions of wellness: environmental, emotional, mental, social, occupational, and physical. Here are some ideas to launch you into a successful wellness plan to suit you and your lifestyle: HYDRATE In...

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The Importance of Exfoliation

The Importance of Exfoliation

Is your skin feeling congested? Our skin is working day and night as we age. Nearing the end of a warmer season, it is so important for extra skin care and you can start by simply exfoliating dead skin cells. As we age, our skin cell turnover starts to slow down, leaving excess dead cells on the surface thus creating dull skin. WHY EXFOLIATE? If you have these skin issues, then your skin may benefit for at least a once a week exfoliation:  Dullness Rough appearance or texture Acne or other breakouts Discoloration or uneven tone Sun and age spots Having dry, flaky, irritated skin Exfoliation...

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Hyaluronic Acid, a moisturizing powerhouse

Hyaluronic Acid, a moisturizing powerhouse

This multi-functional skincare ingredient may plump, moisturize, and soften fine lines, but what exactly is it? At Lifeline we use a number of different acids in several of our products including Hyaluronic Acid (HA). This is a substance found naturally in our skin that holds water and helps keep it hydrated and plump. The molecule holds a thousand times its weight in water to not only retain all that moisture in our skin, but also prevent all that moisture from evaporating into the air. It has a natural structural component, which helps with aging skin. More importantly, though, it has...

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