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Foods That Brighten Your Complexion

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Consuming a well-balanced diet full of key nutrients is not only vital to your health but also to your skin. It is no secret that eating our fruits and vegetable are healthy and packed for of important ingredients, but a few stand out when it comes to brightening and clearing up the surface of your skin. By consuming these foods you may see a vast change in your complexion.

Carotenoids- Veggies that contain the chemical compound carotenoid, such as red peppers, carrots, and sweet potatoes, are proven to cause your skin to glow and appear more golden in color. Recent studies show that people who eat more foods rich in carotenoid have an overall healthier looking, less pale complexion.

Healthy Fats- Healthy fats such as olive oil and avocados are crucial to keeping your skin properly hydrated. The consumption of both carotenoid- rich foods and healthy fats increase the absorption of the compounds within these foods that help with complexion brightening. By eating more avocados you will consume more linoleic acid, which helps the skin hang on to water. The outcome? Plump and radiant skin!

Vitamin C & E- Kiwis, Lemons, Oranges, Mangoes are full of both Vitamin C and E, as well as antioxidants. These three properties naturally block the skin from damage and also rejuvenate it. Vitamin C which can be found in most citrus fruits is a key component to collagen synthesis. Loading up on vitamin C will fight the natural breakdown of collagen and protects you from wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Maintaining a well-balanced diet will certainly pay off down the road. If you are looking for more help with your complexion, contact us at FYBC! Take care of your skin and it will thank you later. Book an appointment with one of our skin care professionals today.

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The 411 On Sunscreen!

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The key to keeping your skin looking youthful and fresh depends on how well you treat it. In order to have skin that still looks radiant in 15 years, you must take the necessary steps to ensure its health.  Exposing your skin to the sun is just a part of life. However, you can control how frequently and directly you allow UV rays. As warmer weather creeps closer, it is time to start thinking about ways to protect your skin. Protect your skin today by using a combination of sunscreen and sunblock as the sun heats up.

Which To Choose: Sunscreen vs Sunblock

Sunscreen, the chemical kind, penetrates the skin and absorbs the UVA rays before they can reach and cause damage to your dermal layer. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the ingredients responsible for deflecting harmful UV rays before they reach the protective outer epidermis layer of your skin.

Sunblock, the physical kind, contains both organic and non-organic ingredients that essentially stay on top of the skin and act as a barrier between the rays and the outer layer of the skin. Buy a sunblock with ingredients like octyl methoxycinnamate, octyl salicylate, and octocrylene.

The major difference between the two is that sunblocks are formulated to shield against UVB rays, while sunscreens protect against UVA. Luckily, these days you can find formulas that contain both.

Take the necessary steps to ensure you feel and look your best, always. If you have questions or concerns about your skin, give us a call today or book an appointment with one of our skincare professionals. Loving the skin you’re in starts with how well you care for it.


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3 Wintertime Hacks For Your Skin

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 The winter cold is brutal on your skin. If you are desperate to bring your skin back to life, Forever Young Body Clinic can help. Here are 3 common side effects of the weather and way to combat them

 Bloated Face

If you are experiencing abnormal puffiness in your face, it’s most likely because your body is retaining fluid. Fluid retention is the byproduct of lack of sleep and too much salt… aka the holiday season. The quick fix to any sort of puffiness is to consume green tea! A couple cups of green tea a day or dampened green tea bags to your under the eyes, will offer quick results. Not only will the caffeine tighten your skin, but you will receive wonderful antioxidants.

Dry and Flaky Skin

Flaky, dry skin feels virtually impossible to get rid of during the winter months. Fight the urge to scrub away any rough or dry patches of skin. Exfoliating your skin disrupts the protective moisture barrier of your skin’s surface. Rather than exfoliating, hydrate with creamier moisturizers that contain colloidal oatmeal or almond oil. Another way to prevent flaky skin is to limit the water temperature of your showers to lukewarm.

Chapped Lips

Applying your lip balm more than 10 times a day but your lips are still feeling dry? Too frequent application of your chap stick will make your lips drier. Try gently exfoliating your lips with a soft washcloth or sugar scrub to remove the dead skin. After exfoliating, apply a thick lip balm before heading to be. Remember; resist the urge to lick your lips! The pH of salvia is extremely acidic and will most certainly irate your skin.

Go from drab to fab with one skin care treatment. Rejuvenate and revitalize your dry winter skin with us this weekend. Book your appointment online today.


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Exfoliate With Your Thanksgiving Ingredients!

fybc.jpgBelieve it or not, many ingredients in your favorite Thanksgiving recipes can be used to brighten and tighten your skin. Here at FYBC we are also looking for ways to relax and spoil your skin, even when you are at home. Quality skin care isn’t just found in spas! Creativity is key. So, before preparations for Thanksgiving dinner begin, use a few ingredients to try these DIY exfoliating, holiday masks.

  • Sweet Potatoe-Cran Exfoliating Mask

How To: In a medium bowl combine and mix mashed sweet potatoes and honey. Next, slowly add in cranberries and brown sugar! Once combined, let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse your face well before application. By exfoliating in a circular motion you will help the mixture penetrate deeper layers of the skin and remove any dead skin cells

Ingredients:
1/2 cup steamed or boiled sweet potato
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons fresh cranberries
1 tablespoon coarse brown sugar

  • Brown Sugar n’ Cider Exfoliating Mask

Not only does apple cider taste amazing on a cold winter day but also it has natural properties that brighten your skin by helping regulating your pH levels. The combination of oats removes any oil, dirt or building from the surface of your skin. As for the lemon and brown sugar, one brings vitamin C and enzymes into the mix and the other exfoliates!

How To: Mix the cider and oats in a bowl, a stir until there is a paste. Next, add the lemon juice and sugar. Mix well! Like the first mask, rub in a circular motion. Rise and feel refreshed!

Ingredients:
3/4 teaspoon apple cider
3 teaspoons ground oats
3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse brown sugar


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Why You May Be Breaking Out

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1. Stress

Have you ever noticed that you break out when you are under pressure? Stress is THE largest cause of adult acne. Now that you know, you should be able to manage breakouts, right? Well, it’s a bit more complex than that. When your face breaks out, you stress. When you stress, your skin break out. Being under pressure causes your skin produces less cortisol, which stimulates your oils glands and increases production of testosterone. Both of these components together clog pores and increase oil production.

The Fix:

Set aside some time to get in the gym if thats your thing, blow off some steam and focus on YOU. It sounds corny but it is very important and is the fastest way to get your skin back under control. By releasing stress, your body can continue its normal production of hormones and therefore return to its normal state.

2. Product Choice

When it comes to putting anything on your face, you need to find out if it contains any pore clogging ingredients. For example, the base of many moisturizing lotions is mineral oil, which is great for dry skin but horrible for your pores. This means that not all lotion can be used for both your body and your face. Mineral oil along with silicon based skin care products are to be avoided.

The Fix:

All skin care products for your face should be noncomedogenic, meaning that the product is designed with the intent of NOT clogging your pores. If you are currently using noncomedogenic products and are still breaking out, make an appointment with a dermatologist as there could be other factors coming into play.

3. Hair Products

Shampoo and conditioner should never  be directly applied to your face, however it is almost impossible to avoid  contact with your face while showering. Most cleansing agents are full of silicones, sulfates and other thick moisturizing agents that clog pores and disrupt the surface of your face. The product ingredients mentioned above could be in your shampoo and condition. Check out the ingredients of your shampoo, conditioner and body wash  if you are hoping to avoid breakouts on your chest, back and hairline!

The Fix:

Keeping shower product residue away from your face, chest and back while rinsing, decreases your chances of irritating your pores. Save washing your face for last when in the shower, that way you can wash away any product you may have gotten on your face.

Struggling with any skin related issue is never easy. If you are looking for help, advice pertaining to your skin as well as what you can do to make positive changes, come into Forever Young Body Clinic. We have some of the best skin care technicians in the Denver area who are knowledgeable and capable of bettering your skin. We offer various skin care services, from simple facials to microdermabrasion. We can help! Book your appointment online today or give us a call. Remember, you are beautiful and the quality of your skin does not define you. Positive change is coming your way.


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Do not let acne scars bring you down

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If you have dealt with acne in your life, there is a chance that you have some acne scars present on your face. When you do not deal with active blemishes properly, it can leave discoloration and even scars. Dealing with the aftermath of a bad breakout or even years of acne can be just as difficult as the acne itself. Do not worry though, clear smooth skin is possible with the right treatment. Although not all acne scars are reversible, skin discoloration and light scarring can be removed with chemical peels and even microdermabrasion. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and we are here to guide the way. Here at Forever Young we offer amazing facials designed to combat poor skin health. By exfoliating your damaged skin you allow for new and vibrant skin to come to the surface. Do not suffer with dull and discolored skin, you can make a change and it starts with skin care that works. Be sure to book your appointment with us soon so we can get started making a change in your life. We are ready to see you!