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Get That Post-Workout Glow

Posted on: January 23rd, 2019 by Elysiann Bishop

post workoutIf you’ve gotten into a New Year’s exercise regimen, you know it’s a great feeling. But did you know that observing a few skincare measures before, during, and after exercise is critical to maintaining and improving your skin? Take these tips to assure you have that post-workout glow day after day:

Remove Makeup. You’re going to get sweaty anyway, so why bother washing your face before you hit the gym? Because looking good in that face of makeup isn’t going to help your appearance if it causes breakouts in the end. Keep skin cleanser in your gym bag and use it before exercise – we like Actifirm cleansers for their gentle ability to dissolve makeup, whisk away clogging dead skin cells and impurities, and impart anti-aging benefits. (more…)

A Beautiful 2019: Top 5 Skincare Resolutions

Posted on: January 2nd, 2019 by Elysiann Bishop

2019Happy New Year! As we look with anticipation to a calendar full of possibilities, the tradition of making resolutions comes naturally. If you haven’t yet come up with the perfect resolutions for 2019, allow us to suggest improving how you care for your body’s largest organ – your skin. The good news is that making a big impact on your skin’s appearance and health doesn’t have to take hours of your day. With a few simple commitments, you can start the year with a fresh skincare regimen that works.

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Bedtime Rituals: Rules to Live By

Posted on: September 26th, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

sleepLiving in our fast-paced, high-stress, and 24-hour world, getting a good night’s rest can be a challenge. While some of the demands of daily life may be out of our control, there are ways that we can build peace and calm into our schedules. One such way is by instituting beneficial bedtime rituals – measures that help us relax, sleep well, and consequently have smoother days. If better rest sounds like a goal you’d like to achieve, read on and consider these proven bedtime rituals:

Dim the lights. Before the days of electricity, life had a natural rhythm as the sun rose and set, forcing people to turn in earlier.Today, as we create our own daylight round the clock, our bodies (more…)

FAQ: How Often Should I Exfoliate?

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

FAQIt’s a question we hear often – and there’s not a one-size-fits-all answer. There are seemingly endless varieties of exfoliators and as many skin types. Stay with us as we first explore the various types of exfoliators, and then talk about how to gauge your exfoliation needs.

Mechanical exfoliators use a physical element to scrub away dull skin cells, which can leave skin with a “glow” but can also cause micro tears and damage to living skin’s surface. For this reason, we don’t recommend this kind of exfoliator.

Acid products such as AHAs and BHAs use chemical means to renew skin, which can be effective but harsh (more…)

How Should I Layer My Skincare?

Posted on: May 10th, 2018 by Elysiann Bishop

LayersYou take a lot of care in choosing the best products for your skin, so it’s natural that you want them to work optimally. That means proper application – did you know applying skincare products in the right order makes a big difference? Follow this sequence of events, and enjoy your best skin yet:

Cleanse: Starting with a clean slate may seem obvious, but it bears repeating. Spend ample time massaging a gentle yet effective cleanser into the skin, such as Actifirm Antioxidant Cleanser. Removing surface oils, debris, and cosmetics allows your skin to more readily absorb upcoming treatments.

Exfoliate: Good exfoliation not only revives by whisking away dull cells, it also (more…)

Skin Problem Solvers

Posted on: August 16th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

Problem SolversEvery season comes with its own set of skincare challenges, and the warm months are no exception. Fortunately, the Actifirm line has you covered, with gentle, natural, and effective skincare solutions that will get you through the calendar year with a healthy glow. Let’s take a look at some common summer skin dilemmas and the Actifirm products that offer a much-needed fix:

Dry Summer Skin: The humidity is up, and yet your skin is dry and lackluster. You need moisture and hydration that’s light yet powerful. For this common skincare challenge, we suggest a one-two punch: Actifirm Renovation Serum, followed by Actifirm Actimoist Booster. Our Renovation Serum delivers naturally derived hyaluronic acid and (more…)

Mindful Skincare

Posted on: August 9th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

Mindful SkincareThe concept of mindfulness is a hot topic as of late – the idea of being aware in the present moment holds the potential to unlock a more peaceful, rewarding daily life. To dig a bit deeper, the experts at Psychology Today put it this way:

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you carefully observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to your current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or anticipating the future.

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Try Something New: 30-Day Skincare Challenge

Posted on: August 2nd, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

TryActifirmFrom diet and exercise pledges to slashing screen time or minimizing clutter, the 30-day challenge is a popular method for changing behaviors for the better. It’s no wonder: In his popular TED Talk, Matt Cutts discusses the power of these short-term commitments for long-term habit building.

Here at Actifirm, that got us thinking. We know first-hand the benefits of a daily, quality skin care regimen for lifelong skin health and beauty, but we also understand that adding a new habit to one’s schedule is easier said than done. So why not apply the 30-day model to taking care of your skin?

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Skincare Pet Peeves: Top 5

Posted on: May 10th, 2017 by Elysiann Bishop

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When you’re in the skincare business, it’s only natural to have a few skincare pet peeves. We’ve seen it all, and have learned exactly which habits can wreak havoc on your face and body. From estheticians to our pros right here at Actifirm, we’ve collected our top 5 cringe-worthy skincare practices:

Using Abrasive Scrubs. When it comes to exfoliation, harsher is not better. Physical exfoliators can irritate and even damage the skin, causing tiny tears in skin’s surface. For effective exfoliation that is gentle on the skin, try natural, enzyme-derived Actifirm Z-Peel – it gently exfoliates away dead skin cells with no harm to living tissue.

Picking at Skin. We know (more…)

A Long Winter’s Night: Sleepy-Time Skincare

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by Elysiann Bishop

Long Winter's NightDecember 21 is the first official day of winter, which also happens to mark the longest night of the year. Even though the cold season technically begins now, your skin has probably been suffering the effects of the weather for some time – extreme dryness, flaking, redness, and pronounced lines are all skin challenges of the winter months. Take advantage of the long evenings winter brings with some overnight rehab for your skin. Consider these tips for keeping winter skin smooth, supple, and healthy:
Exfoliate. It’s an important step in your skincare year-round, but if you are looking for your moisturizer to work optimally, exfoliating first is a must. The right exfoliation will lift dead skin cells, allowing (more…)