[COLUMN] Give yourself the gift of ‘self care’

You’ve heard it said, many times in many ways: loving yourself is essential in finding true  happiness. And of course what better way to do that but by investing in self-care. Self-care, as  the name suggests, is all about caring for yourself –– ensuring that your physical, emotional,  mental and spiritual needs are met. This holiday, why not “gift yourself” some well-deserved  self-care?

Taking inspiration from our company slogan, “Beauty is a lifestyle,” caring for yourself is a  lifetime commitment and it involves several aspects. Keep in mind that all the stress-relief  activities in the world won’t do any help if you aren’t taking care of yourself. Meditation won’t  do you any good if you aren’t getting adequate sleep. Similarly, hitting the gym (no matter how  often) won’t relieve much stress if you’re not eating as healthy as you need to.

Skincare is self-care and rightly so. After all, the skin is the largest organ in the human body. It  performs many important functions, including protecting the body from external damage,  regulating temperature, and providing sensory information. Thus, it is extremely important to  take care of your skin, because healthy skin means healthy you.

Start with having a skin care routine and stick to it 

The first step (and probably the most basic, yet very important) is to have a skincare routine.  And with routine being the operative word, you need to do this on a regular schedule and stay  consistent. Skincare routines vary depending on the skin types and skin concerns of the person,  but it should consist of these four important steps: (1) cleanse, (2) correct and exfoliate, (3) moisturize and protect (daily use of Sunscreen).

  1. Cleanse – Whether it is for a day or night routine, both usually starts with cleansing your  face with a gentle yet effective cleanser. Some would be in a form of a specialized treatment  based on their skin type, and a quenching moisturizer—supplemented by perhaps a carefully chosen face mask or even treatment and/or cleansing pads. Removing debris or dead skin  cells is your goal for doing this essential step.
  2. Correct/treat and exfoliate – Correcting or treating skin problems is very important. With  so many different skin types and concerns such as blackheads, pimples and oiliness, it’s  important to use products that can specifically hone in on these issues and improve the  overall health of your skin. Part of treating skin problems is to exfoliate. This step should be  done once up to twice a week in order to keep pores really clean.
  3. Moisturize – Whatever you do, do not skip this essential step. After you’ve put in all that work  and have cleansed, exfoliated and treated your skin, -moisturizing your skin is integral because it’s  an absolutely important to restore hydration, especially during the day, and it’s a step that all skin  types (even combination and oily) can benefit from.
  4. Protect – Dermatologists agree: Sunscreen is the most important step in any skincare routine for  every skin type and age. Protecting your skin from the sun is important even if you’re spending your  days indoors, as UV rays can penetrate through the windows

Quality is key. Know the right products for your skin type and needs. Now that we’ve narrowed down the essential steps in your skincare routine, you’ll do yourself a  great favor if you use quality products and the right ingredients that are good for your skin, and of  course, address your skin concern. And while we are soaking in on the holiday spirit, I am sharing  you a list of our best-selling Iskin products to include in your journey to self-care. You may also  check out other products on our website (www.iskinbeverlyhills.com), as well as the rest of the  product ingredients.

Here are the best-selling iSkin products you need in your life now:

  1. iSkin Botanical Cleanser is a blend of botanicals which focusses on calming and balancing  your complexion, without over-drying your skin. Main ingredients include Citrus Aurantium  Amara Flower Water, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, and Hyaluronic Acid, among  others.
  2. iSkin Timeless Kit – this arsenal of age-defying products include (1) Hyaluronic Serum + B5, (2) Age Defense with Hyaluronic Acid and (3) Stem cell serum. The Hyaluronic Serum with  B5 is made to “Hydrate – Plump – Smoothen” your skin. It is ideal for for acne-prone skin as it  deeply hydrates without clogging pores, while it plumps and smooths fine lines and wrinkles.  This intensely hydrating serum is Hyaluronic-acid-based and containsVitamin E (tocotrienol) and botanical extracts that promote balanced and healthy-looking skin, with no greasy feel. Its  key ingredients are: Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Ginkgo Biloba, Vitamin E.

The second essential product in this kit is the Age Defense with Hyaluronic Acid which is  made to “Resurface – Tighten – Smoothen.” This skin-refining serum contains 0.5% retinol, apple  stem cells, and skin-smoothing peptides that helps resurface rough texture, tighten skin, and reduce  the look of lines and wrinkles. It uses the leading-edge delivery system and has moisture-boosting  ingredients to help prevent skin irritation. Its key benefits includes: Reduces of the appearance of  lines and wrinkles, resurfaces and helps tighten skin and encourages cellular renewal for smoother  skin. (Key Ingredients: Retinol (0.5%), Apple Stem Cells, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Teprenone)

The third one is the Stem Cell Serum which is made to “Firm – Tighten – Renew”the skin. This is  a concentrated rejuvenating serum. Its super-potent rejuvenating serum harnesses the power of  Alpine rose and Argan stem cells. It has age-reversing growth factors, and revolutionary  mitochondrial peptide to target lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Bilayer encapsulation allows for deeper,  more targeted nutrient absorption.Key benefits include; Improves appearance of lines, wrinkles &  sagging contours, promotes collagen synthesis & combats collagen breakdown and defends against  signs of environmental & UV damage

(Key Ingredients: Mitochondrial Peptide Blend, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Argan Stem Cells, Alpine  Rose Stem Cells).

  1. iSkin’s Hydracell+ with Zinc Arnica & Copper is the perfect product to calm and sooth the  skin, and to de-stress and rejuvenate the skin. This nourishing serum combines the power of Zinc  an important nutrient for healing of wounds, Arnica to treat bruising, and Copper which reduces  inflammation.
  2. iSkin Sunblock has SPF-30 with Vitamin C & E plus Peptides. It protects the skin from the  harmful UV rays that may lead to sunburn. Active ingredients include Titanium Dioxide and Zinc  Oxide.

Skincare isn’t a temporary fix, it’s a long-term investment. That means, you not only invest in  looking beautiful now but also for the future where you don’t just look healthy but also feel healthy  from within.

Give us a call. We’d love to help you. If you are in the LA area, feel free to swing by iSkin Beverly  Hills. And if you happen to be in the Inland Empire and Orange County, we have MiSkin Spa for  your self-love and self-pampering needs.

For more information you may visit iskinbeverlyhills.com.

Visit iSkin Med Spa and MiSkin MedSpa for a free consultation. iSkin is located at 8665 Wilshire  Blvd. Penthouse Beverly Hills ,90211 or call 424-382-1002

MiSkin MedSpa is located at 9227 Haven Ave. Suite 120 in Rancho Cucamonga, 91370 or call  909-9898464.

You may also follow us on social media: @iskinmedspa and @miskinmedspa.

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Known to several Filipino-American awarding circles, Imee has recently been awarded the “Premier in  Beauty and Skin Treatment.” for iSkin Face and Body Spa. She maintains a monthly beauty column on  Asian Journal, and a YouTube Channel, “Beauty Talk With Imee.” 

Imee Ong-Maghanoy is an established aesthetician, a business owner and CEO of iSkin Beverly Hills, iSkin  MedSpa and MiSkin MedSpa. Imee has been in the aesthetics industry for more than 20 years. She has a  degree in Biology and Doctor of Dental Medicine.  

iSkin MedSpa and MiSkin MedSpa are fast emerging as a top spa destination in LA. iSkin is located at 8665  Wilshire Blvd penthouse Beverly Hills, CA 90211. MiSkin MedSpa is located at 9227 Haven Ave. Suite 120 in  Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91370.

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