• Skin Benefits of Coconut Oil

    September 21st, 2014



    Coconut oil has been popping up everywhere from grocery stores to health stores. Coconuts have a wide variety of health benefits including helping you to burn fat, moisturizing your hair, and even work to remove makeup. Here are just a few of the skin benefits of using coconut.

    • Coconut oil is an amazing moisturizer. It improve the moisture and lipid content of the skin, giving you a youthful appearance. Most moisturizers contain petroleum, which can suffocate the skin. Coconut oil is in it’s purest form (especially the organic kind) is the most natural thing you can use on your face to moisturize it.
    • Coconut oil removes stubborn makeup easily. Instead of using makeup removers with tons of weird ingredients, coconut oil is a natural alternative that actually works. Apply a quarter-sized amount over your eyelids to remove mascara and eyeliner. Rinse with water. An added bonus? The oil works to moisturize and strengthen your eyelashes.
    • Coconut oil softens the skin and adds a glistening shine. Apply it to freshly-shaved legs in the summer for a glow that shows off your tan. Add to cheekbones for a dewy finish.
    • Coconut oil repairs damaged skin. For cracked and dry feet or hands, apply a generous amount of coconut oil to the area and throw on an old pair of socks or rubber gloves. After a few hours (or overnight) you will wake up with drastically softer and improved skin in that area.
  • The Importance of Water For Your Skin

    September 15th, 2014



    You already know that drinking enough water is good for your health and body, but did you know how important water is for your skin? Whether your prefer bottle water or water straight from the tap, getting enough daily is key to your health. Aim to drink 8 glasses of water per day and read up on the skin benefits below.

    • Your skin already contains water, which is an important factor. The skin is a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.
    • When you don’t get enough water, you are dehydrated. This makes your skin look dry, aged and wrinkled. Proper hydration helps to prevent this.
    • Water rids the body of toxins, many of which can affect the quality of your skin.
    • Water improves and regulates circulation and blood flow.
    • Your skin is an organ, which is made up of cells. And skin cells, like all the other cells in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs won’t function properly.
    • In addition to physically drinking water to keep your skin hydrated, you can also use a moisturizer daily.
  • Shinso Skincare for Any Age

    September 9th, 2014



    There are few beauty and skincare brands that produce products that cater to a wide audience. Most products focus on younger skin, older skin, acne-prone skin, etc. This results in women using multiple products at once, which can irritate the skin or cancel out the effects of certain ingredients. Shinso Skincare carries a variety of products that boast benefits for women and men of any age.

    • Shinso Essence- Shinso Essence instantly rejuvenates and tightens your skin, while it goes to work on the deepest layers to boost collagen production. It helps to smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles giving you a similar topical botox like effect naturally. With regular use, it will reveal the true you with firmer and smoother skin. Even if you don’t have wrinkles yet, Essence will work to prevent them by tightening the skin. It’s a great preventative measure to take!
    • Shinso Mist- Shinso Mist hydrates and energizes skin. It can also be used to set makeup for long-lasting power, which is great for women and men of any age. It only takes a few quick spritzes- another bonus!
    • Shinso Glow- Shinso Glow works to exfoliate the skin to get rid of dead or damaged cells, so your true, beautiful skin can shine through. Exfoliation is key at any age, and has the added benefit of allowing for better penetration of serums and moisturizers. 

     

  • How to Avoid Becoming a Skin Care Junkie

    September 7th, 2014



    The age-old wisdom of “less is more” applies to a variety of situations in life, including skincare. Piling on tons and tons of products can cause breakouts, make certain ingredients in the products ineffective and make a large dent in your back account. Here are a few ways to avoid becoming a skin care product junkie.

    • Choose multi-use products. Instead of using a foundation and a spot treatment for acne separately, look for foundations that include ingredients found in the acne spot treatments. Many brands have created foundations with this anti-breakout technology. Doing so will cut your skincare product collection in half.
    • Choose products that actually work. Instead of always buying the cheapest deal you can find (which you end up not enjoying and throwing away after a few uses), invest and spend the extra money on a product that really works. For example, Shinso Essence has multiple penetrating ingredients not found in many drugstore products, which makes it really stand out and work extra hard.
    • Try samples. Instead of buying every product that you think you may like, try to get a free sample beforehand. If the sample (or trial-size product) has enough product for a few days, you should be able to get a good idea if it works and how you like it. Most department beauty stores give samples gladly- so just ask!
    • Clean out your products monthly. Every month, take a few minutes to go through your medicine cabinets or drawers and get rid of expired or rarely-used products to keep them from piling up.
  • Travel Skincare Tips

    September 2nd, 2014



    Whether you’re constantly on the road for your job, or you enjoy multiple vacations a year, traveling can be difficult on your skincare routine. You can’t always pack your entire bathroom cabinet and you may not have time to indulge in the treatments you usually do at home. Here are a few travel skincare tips to help along your journeys.

    • Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is key to retain your skin’s elasticity and health. This means drinking plenty of water and eating foods with high water content, such as fruits and veggies.
    • Hydrate your skin. In addition to drinking enough water, you also need to moisturize often- maybe even more than usual. Traveling via airplane is a common situation where the skin gets dry quickly, so bring some moisturizer with you on your carry-on and apply generously.
    • Pack the necessities. When you can only bring a few products, pick the ones you need to use on a daily basis, and include smaller samples of products you might use weekly or every-other-day. Important items include a moisturizer (like Shinso Essence), a gentle cleanser, a light exfoliant and any products for specific skin problems, such as acne. Lots of brands carry travel-size products, but if not, you can always pour your full-size product into a smaller container.
    • Research the climate beforehand. Check the weather and the climate of your destination, so you’ll know what to expect for your skin. Drier weather calls for a hydrating facial mist, while colder weather calls for a thick moisturizer for your lips and cheeks.