8 Beauty Sins You Might Be Committing
By Woman’s Day, You’ve got your daily beauty regimen down to a science: Wash, rinse, repeat. Your attention to every pore is immaculate, yet why oh why does it seem that, despite all that pampering, your looks are lacking luster? Unbeknownst to you, a few faux pas may be foiling your grooming routine. Here are eight bad beauty habits and how to break them.
•Drinking Through a Straw
Constant puckering can bring on premature wrinkles. Repeated facial expressions, such as pursing your lips, cause fine lines around your mouth to form over time, says Dr. Graf. The solution: Lose the straw and drink directly from the glass, bottle or can.
•Washing Your Face Before Your Hair
If you have sensitive skin, this can be a real no-no, says Dr. Graf. Pores get clogged, leading to breakouts, especially along the hairline. Make sure you thoroughly cleanse away any residue from your face after rinsing your hair, she says.
•Wearing Too Much Moisturizer
You may be extra-vigilant about keeping skin supple, but too much of a good thing can have a reverse effect. Excess cream won’t absorb deeply enough into cellular tissue, so skin won’t be able to breathe and pores will clog, says Raichur. Sometimes this can even manifest in dryness.
•Rubbing Your Eyes
“The area around your eyes is the thinnest, most sensitive area of the face,” says Dr. Graf. “It needs to be handled with kid gloves.” The more you rub it, the more it will stretch, she says. Since there are no oil glands there, the skin has very little give. Repeated rubbing or pulling on the lids, especially when putting in contact lenses, can cause skin to slacken and fine lines to form, she says.
•Wearing a Too Tight Ponytail
The tighter the ponytail the more prone the hair will be to falling out, says Dr. Graf. Pulling every hair into a taut tuft causes traction alopecia, a form of hair loss that leads to a receding hairline, she says.
•Cleansing With Water That’s Too Hot
“A temperature that’s scorching causes broken capillaries on the face,” says Raichur. The capillary walls are very thin and elastic, so they are reactive to temperature, she says. To keep skin balanced, always cleanse with lukewarm or tepid water.
•Sleeping on The Same Side of Your Face
We can’t always control where our head hits the pillow, but repeatedly snoozing in the same spot can cause fine lines to become permanently etched, says New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf. This is because skin is scrunched up against the pillow over and over again.
•Sleeping in Your Makeup
When you forget to wash your face, your skin has the chance to marinate in a day’s worth of debris and oil overnight. “The skin is unable to breathe, regenerate tissue, exfoliate dead surface cells and heal itself,” says skincare expert Pratima Raichur, owner of Pratima Ayurvedic Skin Care Spa.
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Sensitive Skin Alert: Chemicals in Soaps and Cleansers
They may leave you feeling squeaky clean, but cleansing agents known as surfactants play a dirty trick on sensitive skin. Sodium lauryl sulfate is a harsh emulsifier that is found in body washes, facial cleansers, and soap (it’s even in your toothpaste, true, go look); it helps rid the skin of dirt and oil while breaking down precious lipids, the glue that binds skin cells together, keeping them resistant to dryness and damage.
Some soaps also contain drying antibacterial agents such as tetrasodium EDTA and triclosan. Because sensitive skin is almost always dry, soaping up with moisture-sucking products can lead to itching and peeling. We have a different suggestion.
SIRCUIT’s X-Trap+ (it’s pH balanced too) and Savior+ cleansers are formulated with Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate and Sodium Cocoamphoacetate which are mild plant derived amphoteric surfactants made from the fatty acids of Coconut. They have an entirely different molecular structure than the sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates. We also formulate these cleansers with an additional shot of moisture with shea butter and bisabolol to counteract any possible drying effects from the surfactants and help to provide that necessary hydration.
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The exercise of looking at someone’s glow or Aura takes skill and patience. Often times the term “Aura” is used to describe an individual’s color that surrounds their body. These “colors” depict the “True Nature” of that individual. Someone’s Aura can be described as being bright and light.
In general, the more colorful, cleaner and brighter the Aura, the better and happier the individual is. Also, the more uniform the energy distribution in the Aura, the healthier and more balanced the person is.
Although SIRCUIT does not claim to enhance anyone’s “Aura”…
We can certainly enhance your skin’s BRONZY GLOW.
So, for those of us who are lacking in the melanosite department and for those of us that are quite frankly long over due for that insane island getaway, SIRCUIT Soleil™ delivers a yummy bronzy glow that may just be so WONDERFUL that some may confuse it with your glowing Aura!… Yea, it’s just that delicious.
SIRCUIT SOLEIL™ is a gorgeous oil-free bronzing lotion will give you a beautiful, golden glow and have you looking fresh and relaxed like you just returned from your island holiday. Moisturizing and emollient, this unique formula is quickly absorbed into the skin and spreads easily with a shimmering of a natural mineral pigment, ensuring you achieve an even application. A patented botanical firming complex, consisting of Terminalia Catappa Leaf Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, and Tannic Acid, helps aid in the overall improvement of the skin’s appearance by firming and helping to boost the skin’s radiance. Raise the sophistication quotient and just say “no” to orange skin with this luxurious lotion that will leave your skin with a natural, sun-kissed color, sure to make your A-list friends envious.
To learn more about SIRCUIT Soleil™, click here.
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Check out what GENLUX (LA’s most fashionable and chic magazine) has to say about SIRCUIT’s Eye Tech, our luxurious anti-wrinkle eye emulsion, in their latest spring issue with the beautiful Lydia Hearst on the cover.
Referencing Eye Tech as a huge favorite for anyone preparing for a special occasion, they say, “Great as a ‘day of’ product for brides or anyone else liable to encounter a photographer using a flash. Sure to be your ‘smooth secret’ by helping to keep you rested, reducing puffiness and softening fine lines. You’ll look fresh and well rested for your big day or those iPhone selfies.”
As the hottest immediate go-to product for daily use and special occasions, Eye Tech is a powerhouse of anti-aging and protective botanicals, as well as state of the art anti-wrinkle ingredients. For additional information on the incredible Eye Tech, click here.
For a closer look at how stylish, philanthropic and amazing GENLUX magazine is, click here.
To take an exciting peek at what’s new with Lydia Hearst, click here.
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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!
Since its inception in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as one important part of a complete sun protection regimen. Sunscreen alone is not enough, however. Read our full list of skin cancer prevention tips and share them with your friends and family.
- Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
- Do not burn.
- Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.
- Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
- Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
- Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
Also, please don’t forget to see your physician every year for a professional skin exam. :)
To see more go to: Skincancer.org and for a host of other great tips go Healthfinder.gov
Plant Stem Cells… We’ve got them!
SIRCUIT® develops formulas utilizing the absolute newest breakthroughs in the fields of science, skin chemistry, and skin research. Reap the incredible benefits of Plant Stem Cells:
Gardenia Stem Cells - Collagen booster and helps to prevent collagen degradation; a highly effective MMPI. Try Dreamweaver™+.
False Daisy Stem Cells - Rejuvenating and protective. Featured in superb exfoliators, Sir Activ™+ and Double Trouble™+.
Echinacea Stem Cells - Revitalizes and replenishes; helps stimulate collagen production; inhibits collagenase, moisturizes, and nourishes; supercharged ingredient. Enjoy in O.M.G™+ and Eye Tech™.
Apple Stem Cells - Anti-aging, regenerating, and protective of skin’s stem cells. See the difference with Sircuit Agent™+.
Edelweiss Cell Culture - Anti-aging and firming; antioxidant activity; inhibition of collagenase and hyaluronidase; helps reduction of wrinkle depth by 15% of the eye contour area after 20 days. Revel in this with Revelation™.
Buddleja Stem Cells - Provides broad spectrum protection from photo-damage and oxidative stress; antioxidant; soothing; protects collagen. Experience a best-seller, Sircuit Addict™+.
To view all SIRCUIT®’s amazing skincare products, click here.
Un-Authorized Retailers - BUYER BEWARE!
Although the “price” or offer may be tempting, please protect yourself by purchasing from only authorized SIRCUIT®SKIN product retailers and be aware of the following risks if you purchase SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals products from an unauthorized reseller:
- Products sold may be expired, used, discontinued, damaged, stolen or counterfeit.
- These products may not meet stringent U.S. safety standards and inspections or the requirements of certain international markets.
- These products will not be covered by SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals Inc. return policy.
- Despite promises of prompt shipping, there are often long delays between a credit card purchase and the date on which the merchandise is actually shipped. Contact with the seller may be difficult or impossible.
- Price may be inflated, incorrect, or changed after you place your order.
- Inferior product may be substituted for the listed SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals product.
For a list of all authorized SIRCUIT®SKIN product retailers, websites, distributors and professionals, visit the Where To Buy section of our website or click here.
Sensitive Skin Alert | The Environment
Sunny days aren’t so glee-filled for the sensitive; even the tiniest amount of daylight exposes your skin to sensitizing UV rays. Ultraviolet light mutates proteins in the skin, which damages skin cells and causes a red, stinging reaction known as photosensitivity; which is why it is always recommend to wear a physical sun block, rain or shine. Unlike potentially irritating chemical UV absorbers such as PABA, benzophenones, and cinnamates, physical blocks contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which play nice with fragile skin.
We like SIRCUIT Sol-Avert™ because not only is it formulated with Zinc Oxide for an SPF of 30 but it also contains Thiotaine; a natural antioxidant that helps to prevent damage caused by UV radiation and inhibits the production of Tyrosinase.
Sadly, the dark days of winter don’t offer much of a reprieve. Chilly dry air and gusty winds steal water from your skin, leaving it to dry out, crack, and turn red. “Fall and winter wreak havoc on skin, thanks to lower humidity,” explains Ellen Marmur, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City. (If you live in a climate where damp air prevails, your skin is less likely to become dry and itchy.) Slather on a night cream rich in ceramides and water retention properties to restore hydration and prevent moisture from further leaching out of your face and body.
SIRCUIT Cloud 9™ is loaded with hydrating and nourishing ingredients like Ceramide 3, AquaMAX, and MariMoist to keep the skin soft and supple. Apply the product right after you take a shower to maximize its absorption, and reapply throughout the day if needed.
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More info on SIRCUIT Cloud 9™ and SIRCUIT Sol-Avert™.
Well & Good. My 5 Beauty Obsessions: Sarah Dubbledam
See what the ultra fabulous Sarah Dubbledam has to say about her top 5 beauty obsessions. Celebrating her obsession (ours too) of green beauty products. To read her full list and see what else this busy woman is up to, go here.
You might also want to check out her new magazine, which looks incredible. Go to Darling Magazine here.
Thank you, Thank You Thank you!
We haven’t said it in a while, but we want to make sure that all of our clients, big or small, understand how important they are to us. So thank you all for continuing to voice your opinions and providing us with spot on reviews that has been instrumental in the further development and steady growth of the company. Just know that we are committed to providing you with the best experience and the finest quality, most advanced skin treatment products available.
We know you have a choice and we’re happy you are choosing us.
Michael Wolfgeher | CEO
If you don’t know where to start… start here.
Suitable for all skin types and the perfect introduction to SIRCUIT®’s comprehensive range of multi-functional skin solutions.
Making skin care smarter since 2002 and “Green” since the beginning, our collection of trusted, anti-aging skin care treatments satisfies your savvy appetite for quality with ground breaking technologies not available in the “typical mainstream skin care” market. At SIRCUIT®SKIN, we give you the straight up facts, and list all of our ingredients proudly. Our formulas are specifically designed to help maintain your skin’s important moisture balance (pH), resulting in maximum skin protection and a more vibrant, youthful appearance. Also, be confident to know that all of these skin health treatments are super concentrated pure product, formulated without the use of parabens, fillers, artificial colors, or artificial fragrances, and of course, everything we do is cruelty free! Have fun and enjoy.
Now go wash your face!
7 piece essentials collection sample set includes:
• x-trap™+ | daily gentle face wash
• molecular mist™+ | hydrating moisture care
• white out™+ | daily under eye care
• day care™+ | protective day moisturizer
• sircuit addict™+ | firming anti-aging serum
• cloud 9™+ | intensely protective moisture creme
• sir activ™+ | zeolite invigorating scrub
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