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Tricks To Managing A Breakout At Home

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There are so many DIY skin remedies out there, but it can be tough to know which ones actually work. Here at FYBC, we have tested a few fabulous skin care tips that not only work but can be done in the comfort of your own home. Save your self a trip to the drug store because the ingredients you need for a quick skin care fix are most likely in your cabinets at home. Take control of your skin care once and for all with the help of these tips. 

Sea Salt: Sea salt is an antiseptic, which is why many people notice that their skin clears up after being at the beach. The good news is that you don’t need to spend hours in the ocean to reap the benefits of saltwater. You can simply apply sea salt to your face to remove age spots, acne, and wrinkles.

Try it at home: All you really need to do is add one tablespoon of sea salt to a 16-ounce spray bottle of warm water. Lightly spritz your face with the combination each night and let the salt do its work.

Aspirin and Honey: This combination is perfect with skin irritation and inflammation strikes. Although aspirin is most commonly used for pain, it also reduces external swelling, which means a red, irritated pimple can go from noticeable to hardly visible in a short amount of time. Honey, on the other hand, is a natural antibiotic that can disinfect your pores.

Try it at home: Crush a single aspirin in a bowl and add a small amount of toner to create a paste. Apply the paste to your blemish for around five minutes. Wash it off and then apply honey and leave it on for ten minutes. 

Lemon and Sugar:  This little trick is great if you are dealing with stubborn pores clogged with dirt and oil. This pair targets oily skin! Since lemons are a natural antiseptic and sugar is an exfoliant, this combination will open up your pores and penetrate the skin to fight acne. 

Try it at home: Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle sugar on one of the exposed halves. Apply that to your face each night to remove dead skin. Say goodbye to acne and welcome fresh, glowing skin.

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Summer Skin Care Essentials

summer essentialsTaking care of your skin is essential, especially here in Colorado since the climate can be harsh. Those of you who stay on top of skin care…keep it up, just be sure you are not taking it too far! Sure, your intentions are good… but be sure you really know what you are doing! Here are three common mistakes to be weary of:

  1. Face Oil. If oils are a part of your skin care regimen remember that it should be applied at the end of your skin care routine. Oil does not allow anything to permeate the skin once it is on! So, in order for your other skincare products to work, save the oil for last.  There is a way for all your products to do their job, you just have to get precise with the application order.
  2. Over-cleansing. Yes, cleaning your face is important, but make sure you are not over cleansing. Over cleaning your face depletes your skin removes or stops your skin from producing essential oils and other nutrients. If you are stripping your skin to the point where your face is drying out, you are increasing your risk for breakouts. One good clean a day is enough.
  3. Assuming your foundation has the right amount of SPF. It is true that most foundations these days have a degree of SPF in their formulas however, it is not enough to protect your skin harmful sun rays! Remember that your foundation most likely contains SPF 15 or 20 in, whereas regular sunblock contains SPF 50! Do not just rely on our foundation, take the all the extra precautions.

For more information on ways to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy, book an appointment with one of our skincare professionals today!


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Bring The Beach Home!

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The spring break fun is over and summer has yet to hit. If you are eager to relax on the sandy shores of your favorite beach but can’t, we can bring the beach vibes to you. Transport yourself to any place the ocean breeze can find you with the help of these simple DIY facial and skin scrub.

Sea Salt Scrub

  1. 1 Cup of Fine Sea Salt
  2. ½ Cup Oil
  3. 10-15 Drops of Essential Oil
  4. 1 TSP of Vitamin E Oil
  5. 1 TBSP of Honey
  6. ½ TSP of Lemon

Mix the ingredients together and gently massage the scrub into the surface of your skin. Exfoliate as needed and then rinse off the mixture with warm water.

Summer break is just a few weeks away! Until it’s time for your next vacation, live vicariously through the smells, feels, and vibes of the beach! If you are looking for a more hands-on and intense facial, come visit us at Forever Young Body Clinic today. Book your appointment online or over the phone now!

 


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3 Tips To Help Prepare Your Skin For Sun Exposure

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Exfoliate and Hydrate

Although neither exfoliating or hydrating your skin can protect you from harmful UV rays, exfoliation and hydration are crucial steps in preparing your skin for sun exposure. Exfoliating is important because it helps remove dead skin cells that build up on the surface of your face after you tan. It is important to remember to not exfoliate before stepping out into the sun, as it removes the protective layer of your skin.

Tanning or any sort of sun exposure has a way of drying out your skin. It is proven that drier skin is more vulnerable to harmful UV rays. By hydrating frequently you are not only moisturizing and replenishing your skin, but you are helping rebuild the protective layer of your skin.

Make Small Diet Changes

It is true that you can improve your skin’s resistance and protect against UV rays by making small changes to your diet! Foods rich in antioxidants, beta-carotene and carotenoids like apricots, peas, carrots, melon, tomatoes, squash, mangos and kale will help your skin when it comes time to reintroduce direct sunlight. Consider consuming more Vitamin E as well. Vitamin E sources like almonds, nuts and vegetable oil offer their own type of protection from the sun.

Slow, Progressive Exposure

The key to maintaining a glow without damaging your skin is to go slow. Progressive sun exposure is the only “safe” way reintroduce your skin to the sun. Keep in mind that you should avoid burning while being in the sun.  Remember that burning increases your risk to skin cancer. Tanning is not good for your skin, so find a great SPF that covers all the UVA and UVB ray spectrum. Keep your sun exposure short and sweet for your safety and your overall look. If you are simply dying to get your summertime glow before spring hits, book an appointment for a spray tan today!


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Try These DIY Organic Face Masks

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Honey, Green Tea, and  Oatmeal Mask

This mask is wonderful for combination, oil or skin with acne. Just as if you were preparing your nighttime tea, soak a green tea bag in boiling water. Next, squeeze out the water from the tea bag into a mixing bowl. With the same tea bag, boil more water and use it to steam your face. Once the facial steaming is complete, begin concocting your face mask.

Mix the ground oatmeal, vitamin c powder and honey in a medium bowl. Don’t be afraid to experiment with the amount of each of the ingredients. Keep in mind that too much vitamin c will not only be hard to dissolve in the water but also it can irritate your skin. Next, apply the mask to your face and neck, but do so in an environment you aren’t afraid to get messy in. This mask takes some time to harden, so we suggest doing this mask when you have a minimum of an hour. There is no set amount of time to keep this mask on. We say the longer the better.

Ingredients:

2 Teaspoons honey

2 Teaspoons Ground Oatmeal

2 Teaspoons Water

Green Teabag

1/2 Teaspoon Vitamin C Powder

Oats, Eggs and Green Tea

Cut open 3 green tea teabags and empty the inside contents into a bowl. Squeeze a small amount of your normal moisturizer into the bowl. If you are looking to exfoliate, add  sea salt or granulated sugar into the mixture. Next, add in the 2 egg yolks, the rolled oats and a small amount of water and mix these ingredients together. If you are having trouble reaching the desired consistency, add more oats and water. In order to open the pores of your skin, rise gently with hot water before applying. Keep the mask on for 15 minutes then rise!

Ingredients:

3 Green Teabags

Facial moisturizer

Sea Salt or Granulated Sugar

2 Egg Yolks

Water

Rolled Oats


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Prepare For the Unexpected With Us!

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With spring weather headed our way, we can expect more rain and humidity. Springtime in Colorado is amazing to say the least, however getting caught out in an unexpected rain storm is something us ladies try to avoid. We know that looking fabulous in a rain storm can be tough, but it’s possible! Here at Forever Young Body Clinic, we have some tips to help avoid any makeup mishaps when a spring shower arises.

Natural Curls – Any sort of moisture has an affect on your hair. If the forecast shows afternoon thunderstorms, fix your hair accordingly. Constantly exposing your hair to hot irons is damaging after a while so we say go all natural this spring! Let your hair down and embrace your curls. A little rain can only enhance your natural beauty!

Be Smudge Free – Lash extensions are perfect for the spring weather because they don’t smudge and melt when wet like mascara does! Lash extensions look natural and last weeks on end. With the help of lash extensions you won’t have to worry about your mascara running or coming off when rain hits. Get your full set with us today!

Spray Tan – A spray tan is the perfect way to enhance your natural beauty because it allows you to go foundation free. Feeling confident in your natural beauty this spring is so simple. Here at FYBC we can give you the tools to feel confident in your own skin. Toss out your foundation, let your skin breathe and get a natural glow. If you are caught in a spring shower there is no way your look will get washed away.

We are here to help you look and feel your absolute best no matter the season. Do not let Colorado spring weather stop you from embracing your beautiful self! Now is the best time to get your appointments for lash extensions and spray tans booked for the season. Why wait to look great?


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Wedding Season Is Here!

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We can’t believe February is almost over! March is upon us which means warmer weather, spring break plans and most especially, wedding season! Whether you are the bride, a bridesmaid, or simply a guest, we want to make sure that you look your absolute best for this fun occasion. From facials to lash extensions, we are your one stop beauty center. We can help make sure your skin is radiant and your lashes are full and stunning. While your sending out your wedding RSVPs, mark your calendar with one more thing, an appointment with us here at Forever Young Body Clinic. Get everything all set up so all you have to do is show up and look fabulous. Brides, if you want your wedding party to shine, go ahead and book appointments for all your ladies. Bridesmaids, a spa day with us is the perfect gift for the wonderful bride or a wonderful way to treat yourself. The gift of total pampering is one that never goes wrong. Want your skin to glow in your dress? Don’t forget about our custom, never orange, spray tans. Get your glow on and look unforgettable! Here at FYBC we think the wedding festivities are not just for the ladies. Grooms and guy, we have waxing services and facials designed especially for you! Looking your best starts with showing yourself some love. For more information on our services and pricing, visit our website or give us a call today.