Thursday, March 27, 2014

Guest Post: Joya Beauty

When we refer our brides and their parties to Joya Beauty, it is most often for Joanne McDonough's incredible make-up services. However, she's so much more than a make-up artist. She's the kind of skin care specialist that you can entrust with your skin for its overall health and beauty. Her facial treatments are legendary and once you've experienced her techniques and products, you'll be hooked.

For our blog, she has generously offered to contribute this guest post detailing the Top Ten Ways to Defend Your Skin. Caring for your skin is a daily endeavor and you should be taking care of it regardless of whether or not you are preparing for your wedding. This post is just good advice if you want to take care of your skin. Enjoy this special guest post and visit Joanne's website to learn more about her services and products.

Top 10 ways to defend your skin

1.) Wear sunscreen all year long.  The sun showers us with hazardous rays even on grey days.  We are just fooled because it is cloudy.  Don’t forger that sun reflects off of water so you need to protect your skin poolside even while wearing a hat. 

2.) Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate.  Drink plenty of water and reduce caffeine consumption and watch your skin glow.   

3.) Practice “barrier” repair and “lipid” replenishment – products that contain lipids keep the skin barrier intact.  This will enhance your body’s natural moisturizing factor, reduce irritation and inflammation, speed skin healing and recovery. 

4.) Consume vitamins and anti-oxidents daily topically and internally. 

5.) Reduce sugar intake which causes a process known as “glycation” – a naturally occurring process which increases as we age.  Sugar molecules bond with protein molecules which creates a glycated protein and it becomes weak, brittle or fractured making it vulnerable to the dreaded free radical attack. 

6.) Reduce the occurrences of inflammation caused by UV exposure and overuse of harsh, acidic and irritating chemicals. 

7.) Stop Over-exfoliating. Not many people are aware that exfoliating can dry out and irritate the skin.

8.) Manage and Reduce stress. Stress fractures the skin cells and causes damage. It shows on the skin in the form of wrinkles and sagging.

9.) Get regular professional facials using products that contain ingredients that are generally more bio-available, massage which releases deeply imbedded toxins, floods tissues with fresh re-oxygenated blood that will bring a boost to the skin.  

10.) Don’t skip home care – if we are faithful with our home care we have 60 opportunities a month to nourish, hydrate and protect skin against environmental damage.

Whether you are preparing for a wedding or not, you should take these steps to care for your skin so you can have a healthy glow year round!

Check back soon for more guest posts, more advice for your wedding planning, your bridal gown, recommended vendors, etc. And feel free to comment below to tell us what you'd like to see posted here on the blog! We'd love to know your opinion!

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