Have Greatskin Through Menopause

Hormonal changes can wreak havoc on your complexion during this most trying time, and during this time, you will lose up to 30% of your collagen, which, of course, helps skin stay firm.   The following are a few tips for getting through this time with more ease.

Treat Blemishes.   http://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Dr_Brandt_Blemis_5372af9a1f977.jpg Yes, you heard me right.  Zits, again?  Unfortunately, yes.  Hormonal fluctuations can lead to breakouts along your mouth, jaw, and chin.   However, because your skin is now in a dry state, skip the teen acne treatments and instead reach for a gentle facial cleanser but one that will get rid of pore clogging dirt and oil without stripping skin of moisture.  Try Dr Brandt Blemishes No More Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, which is strong enough to provide thorough cleansing, yet gentle enough to keep skin feeling fresh, clean, and protected without over drying.


http://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/La_Roche_Posay_T_528118902c242.jpgSoothe Flushed Skin.   Hot flashes are common for most women during menopause.  They occur when blood vessels near the skin’s surface dilate to regulate your body temperature, which causes your face to become red and perspire.  For a quick fix, tote a refreshing La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water in the 1.8 oz size to spritz on your face. It contains cooling, soothing, healing waters from natural springs in France. Top it off with GreatSkin’s Keep It Calm Serum.


Erase Age Spots http://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/GreatSkin_Vitami_52b0d02ef06c2.png   Estrogen regulates the production of pigment in you skin known as melanin.  So, when it decreases, brown spots, caused by exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can start to appear along your face, neck, chest and hands.  Even out your skin tone by using a serum like GreatSkin Vitamin C 20%+B+E+ Ferulic, which will help wipe out discolorations and help with skin’s elasticity.



Upgrade Your Moisturizer.   The face lotion that you have used for years may not be hydrating enough anymore.  Oil productihttp://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Dermalogica_Inte_52dda7d1736cc.jpgon slows during menopause causing skin to thin and become prone to dryness.  To make it more supple, switch to a cream rich in moisture with vitamins A, C, and E.  Try Dermalogica’s Intensive Moisture Balance. http://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/LRP-148t.jpgForget the days when you would go on vacation and come back with a glorious golden tan. Now, you’ll come back with an ugly mottled, freckled look! Therefore, your sunscreen is going to become your best friend.  Try any of La Roche Posay’s Anthelios sun protectors.  I personally like Anthelios SPF60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid.


http://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Peter_Thomas_Rot_53756019141f0.jpgAlways Use a Night Time Remedy for Your Skin.    The most important time to treat your skin is while you are asleep, so do not forget to apply something wonderful before retiring for the night.  Try Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM Night Serum, which gives maximum results with minimum irritation.  It encourages the skin renewal process while enhancing the tone and texture of your skin.  Fine lines and wrinkles will appear visibly reduced.  Skin will look renewed, refreshed, and restored!

Anti Aging Products/1 2 3 4 5!

Are you tired of using 15 different products each day for anti aging of the skin?  If so, try the following, I think you will be glad you did!

http://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/GreatSkin_Vitami_52b0d02ef06c2.pngA daily serum with Vitamin C,B, E, and Ferulic like Greatskin’s 20% Vitamin C +B+E+Ferulic which  provides you with the Vitamin C you need for addressing fine lines and wrinkles, repairing photo damage ,and providing elasticity for your skin while fading any discolorations.

Follow with a moisturizer with high levels of Hyaluronic acid like our Greatskin Hyaluronic Cream  for normal to dry skin and 100% Pure Hyaluronic for normal to oily skin.  Both http://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/GreatSkin___Hyal_4f6ba575d36a4.jpgprovide a plumping of the skin that diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing and hydrating the skin.

Add a sunscreen with a high SPF like LaRoche Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-http://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/LRP-148t.jpgLight Sunscreen Fluid  to guard against getting wrinkles from sun exposure.

At bedtime, after cleansing, apply a retinol, which will boost collagen, soften skin, even texture, and fade dark spots.   Try Greatskin’s Retinol Night Crème.

Apply an eye cream.  If you have a problem with puffinhttp://www.greatskin.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/Revision_Teamine_4f31b5b03b983.jpgess, apply Greatksin’s Refreshing Anti Puff (always store in the refrigerator to keep cold).   If you are targeting lines, apply Greatskin’s Retinol Eye Cream, and if you are targeting dark areas around the eyes, then apply Revision Teamine Eye Complex.

Vitamin C 20%+B+E+Ferulic & Hyaluronic Acid

I want to tell you about two products that we carry that I could not do without.  The Greatskin Vitamin C 20%+B+E+Ferulic and Greatskin’s 100% Pure Hyaluronic!

This is a dynamic combination for keeping skin young and supple!


We all know that sun exposure breaks down collagen and elastin in the skin’s matrix.   Vitamin C in itself is a well known powerful and effective anti oxidant that both protects skin from environmental stressors like the sun but, also, helps repair already existing photo damage.   In addition, it not only stimulates collagen formation, but also helps elasticity.  Now, in addition, add the benefits of Vitamin B, Vitamin E, and Ferulic, which help hydration, smoothness, and  discolorations.   Wow, what a product!   Now, to that, add the benefits of Greatskin’s 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid which is often touted as a “fountain of youth” product.  Hyaluronic is a natural protein found in our own bodies, which provides moisture to our connective tissue, joints, and organs.   We start losing natural hyaluronic and water as early as in our twenties.  Therefore, we need to replenish it.   The loss of natural hyaluronic in our largest organ, the skin, is the most common cause of wrinkles, so the idea of putting it back into the skin to help repair wrinkles makes sense.  Hyaluronic plumps up skin with its tremendous moisture and hydration disguising lines and wrinkles.   In addition, it naturally stimulates collagen formation, increases elasticity while smoothing the skin.  All skin types can use both products.

NeoCutis Lumiere Eye Cream

NeoCutis Lumiere Eye Cream

It’s the closest you can get to “auto fixing” puffiness and dark circles! Few Formulas target both so effectively. NeoCutis Lumiere Eye Cream is a triple threat; hyaluronic acid plumps skin, protein growth factors promote new collagen , and caffeine tightens and restricts blood vessels. This powerful combination, is about the best thing you can do, besides blepharoplasties (eye surgery) for the looks of your peri ocular skin complex!

Dull, Sallow, Lackluster, Photo Damaged Skin

The Problem- Dull, Sallow, Lackluster, Photo Damaged Skin

The Solution: Peter Thomas Roth Radiance Oxygenating Mask (SKU# PTR-102). A unique mask with effective brighteners, hydrators, and antioxidants that can oxygenate damaged skin cells and impart a visibly radiant, luminous, polished glow!

Apply 2-3 times a week.

Prematurely Aging Skin

The Problem- Prematurely Aging Skin

It’s not a sunburn that indicates sundamage. Even the slightest tan is a sign of overexposure. Within seconds of the sun’s UV rays hitting your skin, pigment-producing cells go into overdrive. That’s why your once porcelain complexion may look freckled and uneven come September. Dermalogica’s Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque (SKU# DM-143) is a powerful masque of concentrated antioxidant vitamins to help skin regeneration. Repair and restore! That’s what it does!

Apply 2-3 times a week.