• Coffee Vs. Japanese Green Tea: Which is Better For Your Skin?

    June 9th, 2015



    The morning debate between coffee and green tea is something I often face once I’ve arrived at work. Do I go for the zen of green tea or opt for one of the java flavors? While both are super tasty, contain caffeine, and can help you hit your 8 glasses of water a day quota, there are a few differences. Today we’re looking at which is better for your skin- green tea or coffee?

    Coffee

    • One study showed that coffee bean extracts can be responsible for skin cell energy preservation due to its free-radical properties.
    • Another study found that caffeine inhibits the DNA damage response, thus protecting skin against the adverse effects of UVB. The inhibition of DNA damage response may offer a therapeutic option for non-melanoma skin cancer.
    • When coffee promotes blood circulation, it leads to healthy and energized skin, effectively reducing the swelling of tissues and depuffing areas of the skin.

    Japanese Green Tea

    • Green tea is packed with powerful antioxidants called catechins, which have been shown to potentially inhibit the growth of some cancers, including skin cancer. These antioxidants an reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a role in aging and all sorts of diseases.
    • Since green tea has around 1/3 the amount of caffeine as coffee, it has been linked to stress relief. This reduction in stress could help clear up any stress-related skin issues you may have, such as redness or acne.
    • Studies have shown that topical green tea formulations reduce sun damage. Green tea appears to exert sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation rather than by blocking UV rays. Therefore, green tea may enhance sun protection when used in addition to a sunscreen.
    • Considering their well-documented antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, topical green tea polyphenols are likely to slow down the development of some signs of aging.

    The winner? Japanese Green Tea!

  • How to Prevent Premature Aging

    July 22nd, 2014



    prevent aging

    Aging of your skin is inevitable, but there are a large number of things you can do to stop it from happening too soon. It’s never too late to start- so follow these tips below to help prevent premature aging of your skin.

    • Stay away from the sun. Sun damage is the #1 factor of aging skin. Be sure to wear SPF every time you are outdoors- even in the winter or when it’s cloudy. Wear a floppy hat and sunglasses to shield the delicate areas of your head and face from the sun, where wrinkles appear easily.
    • Stop smoking and drinking. Cigarettes cause decreased blood flow to the face, and damage from toxic chemicals in smoke, are the likely causes. Drinking alcohol also dehydrates you, which leaves your skin parched and old-looking.
    • Use the right products. With Shinso Essence, you can eliminate your entire skincare routine (toners, eye cream, moisturizer, wrinkle cream and more) simply applying Shinso Essence to your skin. You’ll see long term results and reduce your beauty budget with this all-in-one product. With Essence, you will see instant results of a natural face lift as your skin gets tighter and looks younger.
    • Eat the right foods. If you often eat junk food (lots of salt or sugar, for example), your skin isn’t getting the vitamins and nutrients it needs. Switch to fruits and vegetables and plenty of protein for young-looking skin.

     

  • Skincare Tips for Your 50’s

    April 21st, 2014



    skincare in 50s

    In your 50’s, aging of your skin is inevitable. While you can’t backtrack to the supple skin of your 20’s, you can take extra good care of your current skin to look and feel your best.  In this decade, visible signs of aging are prevalent, including age spots, dry skin and fine lines. Here are a few tips to take care of your skin in your 50’s.

    • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Your skin is at its driest point here, so using a heavy-duty moisturizer is key. In addition to proper skin products, you can stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and eating fruits and vegetables.
    • Your skin has lost most of its elasticity by your 50’s, so you should add a product like Shinso Essence to your routine. This serum instantly rejuvenates and tightens your skin, while working on the deepest layers to boost collagen production. It helps to smooth and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles giving you a natural “botox look” without the surgery. With regular use, Shinso Essence will reveal the true you with firmer and smoother skin.
    • Any aggressive exfoliation routines or weekly peel appointments should be lessened. Your skin is so delicate at this age that any harsh activity could damage it.
    • Pigmentation and unevenness in skin tone are also common at this age. Find a gentle spot treatment that works to fade dark spots and leaves you with an even complexion. Wearing sunscreen with a high SPF daily is also crucial to preventing more sun spots/dark spots from showing up.
  • Skincare Tips for Your 40’s

    April 15th, 2014



    skincare 40s

    After you’ve made it through your 20’s and 30’s, your skin starts to show more severe signs of aging. Here are a few tips to manage your skin in your 40’s.

    • After years in the sun, your skin tone could potentially be uneven or dull. Dark splotches and sunspots are very common but can be treated as well. First, make sure you are still applying a heavy sunscreen to prevent this problem for future years. Exfoliate skin with a gentle product, like Shinso Glow, to remove the dull, dead skin and rejuvenate the skin. The gel will immediately react to the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.
    • Wrinkles are another large issue for women in their 40’s. Products that are said to boost collagen production are key, since this gives skin a youthful appearance. Shinso Essence works to tighten the skin to boost collagen production. It also helps to reduce and smooth the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, making it a healthier alternative to Botox.
    • Keeping skin hydrated is also hugely important. Apply a moisturizer daily and use rejuvenating facial masks weekly if needed as well.
    • If acne still plagues you in your 40’s (which is actually fairly common), you should work to treat it. Use a concentrated spot treatment just on the specific problem areas.
  • Skincare Tips for Your 30’s

    April 8th, 2014



    skincare in 30s

    After you’ve taken care of your skin in your 20’s, your 30’s become more important. Fine lines and subtle wrinkles start to pop up during this decade, so your skincare routine should become more intensive. Here are a few tips to help you improve your skin in your 30’s.

    • Dark circles from less sleep and stressful days can make your eyes appear older and sickly looking, and who wants that?  For dark circles, choose products with vitamin C, soy, kojic acid, which will brighten up the area. For puffiness around your eyes, look for products that contain caffeine. Apply an eye cream nightly for best results.
    • Dullness in your skin may become a problem in your 30’s, so it’s important to continually use sunscreen to prevent this from getting worse. Look for products that contain peptides, whichs help to brighten skin, restore your skin’s elasticity and can reduce fine lines.
    • If you notice brown spots or skin discoloration, begin a more drastic exfoliating routine.
    • Add Shinso Essence product to your skincare regimen to help even the tone and texture of your skin.  Always apply at AM and PM.
  • Skincare Tips for Your 20’s

    April 1st, 2014



    20s skincare

    Skincare varies not only by your skin type, but also by your age. Women in their 20’s have vastly different skin concerns than those in their 50’s and vice versa. Young women in their 20’s have far less to be concerned about, yet still need to develop a good skincare regimen. Here are some tips for managing skin in your 20’s.

    • Since most women don’t start to show signs of aging until their 30’s or 40’s, anti-aging products aren’t your main concern. However, now is the perfect time to take preventative measures. Since your skin is still supple and has a good amount of collagen, wearing sunscreen is the most important factor. Find a SPF that works for you (there are many different formulas and brands to choose from) and apply it daily.
    • Moisturizing is a simple and effective way to keep your skin looking great in your 20’s. Your skin can absorb it easier, so apply a moisturizer daily to see the full benefits. Your skin 10 or 20 years from now will thank you.
    • Acne and breakouts are still common in your 20’s, so do your best to fight that off. Use a gentle exfoliant once or twice a week to prevent clogged pores that often cause acne. Since acne scars and skin discoloration are two negative consequences of acne in your 20’s, do what you can now to prevent these from showing up later in your life.
  • 4 Foods That Are Good for Your Skin

    March 18th, 2014



    avocado skin

    They say you are what you eat, but I wouldn’t take it quite that far. However, it is true that the foods you put into your body have a large impact on the quality of your skin. While you don’t have to drastically change your diet based on these facts, adding in a few new foods and being mindful of what you put into your body could help your skin. Here are 4 examples of foods that are good for your skin.

    1. Walnuts. Many types of nuts are good for the skin (and healthy, too!), but walnuts specifically can work wonders. They contain omega-3 essential fatty acids, which can improve skin’s elasticity. As an added bonus, using skincare products that have ground walnuts can act as an exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and improve the texture of your skin.
    2. Salmon. Salmon contains fatty acids that are great for the skin. Examples of fatty acids are omega 3 and omega 6, which help not only your health, but your skin as well.
    3. Green tea. Green tea is full of antioxidants, which are great for your skin. Green tea is also known to help reduce redness and inflammation due to its calming ingredients. Studies have shown that drinking green tea daily may have to prevent skin cancer.
    4.  Avocado. Guacamole’s main ingredient is known to be a great source of vitamin E, which can boost your skin’s vitality and add a luminous shine. Vitamin C, which can be used to reduce skin inflammation, is also a main ingredient that is great for the skin.
  • What is SOD (Superoxide Dismutase)?

    March 11th, 2014



    SOD skin

    It can be hard to keep up with all the acronyms in the beauty and skincare world, but SOD is definitely one worth noting. SOD stands for Superoxide Dismutase, which is a naturally-occurring enzyme that is found in the dermis and epidermis. SOD is one of the three main ingredients in Shinso Essence, a serum that works to reduce wrinkles, brighten and tighten skin and much more. Here are a few fun facts about SOD.

    SOD is found in many anti-aging beauty and skincare products. SOD neutralizes age-accelerating free radicals. As one’s body ages, their natural levels of SOD drop, so applying the product topically has been recommended to replace those natural antioxidants that are becoming fewer and fewer. SOD is usually sold in the form of a serum, lotion or cream.

    SOD can help repair damaged skin cells. This potent treatment is essential to the production of healthy skin-building cells (also known as fibroblasts).

    SOD is often used as an anti-inflammatory product. SOD has been used to help treat inflammatory diseases, burn injuries, eczema and more. 

    SOD is also found in most green plants and animals. Specifically, it can be found in barley grass, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage and wheatgrass.

     

     

  • 3 Anti-Wrinkle Skin Care Tips

    February 23rd, 2011



    anti-aging-luxury-skin-care-Japanese-serumSearching for the fountain of youth is always a goal for those who wish to maintain youthful, radiant skin.  If you research the topic online, there is an abundance of solutions ranging from kitchen home remedies to skin care products.  But how do you know what acquires results?  Japanese luxury skin care lines are one way to attain this goal.  For there are products within the line addressing the tricks of the trade ensuring you are on the right path to unveiling young-looking skin. 

    Today, I am sharing with you the top three anti-wrinkle tips every person is able to start adding to his/her daily beauty routine today.

    Exfoliate to Reveal Radiant Skin

    One way to maintain healthy skin is by exfoliating.  By exfoliating skin, you remove dead skin cells stuck to the skin’s surface.  By eliminating the dead skin cells, you allow fresh, clean skin underneath to shine through.  The results reveal smooth and bright looking skin.  There are exfoliating serums to help you attain this goal.

    Hydrate to Exhibit Glowing Skin

    Moisturizing is essential to maintaining healthy, glowing skin.  It does not matter if you have oily or dry skin; moisturizing is vital to your appearance.  You need to find an all natural moisturizing solution packed with nutrients specifically designed for your skin type, but do not skip out on this step.  It keeps wrinkles and signs of aging away.

    Intake Proper Supplements

    Your skin’s appearance is a direct reflection of your diet and health.  If you do not take care of yourself, then it shows.  Your skin looks dull.  I am a firm believer that you are what you eat.  Be sure to ingest dietary supplements packed with vitamins promoting optimal health.  It is the third component on the road to gorgeous, radiant skin.

    To find out more about how to maintain flawless skin, contact one of our experts at Shinso Skin Care today!