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Graduate to Better Skin Care

Posted on: June 8th, 2016 by Elysiann Bishop

Graduate to Better Skin CareIt’s graduation season! Whether you’re a new grad or know someone who is, the high school and college years are a time of intellectual and emotional growth – and a time when skin sees significant changes. As teenagers turn into twenty-somethings, some of the problems that once plagued skin disappear, while new challenges may emerge. It’s also a great time to instill habits that will assure great skin for years to come. Here are three tips to get you started:

Start wearing sunscreen. This daily practice is the single most powerful step any young person can make in assuring a lifetime of vibrant skin. Youthful skin in your later years is due in large part to lifestyle choices made decades before. Start wearing sunscreen every day now, and (more…)

5 Tips For Wedding Day Skin That Glows

Posted on: May 18th, 2016 by Elysiann Bishop

Wedding Day GlowIt’s wedding season! If you’re contemplating a walk down the aisle, congratulations! In preparation, you are likely making efforts to eat right, exercise, and look your best. Glowing brides know that during this exciting yet stressful time, good skincare habits are also a must. So whether you plan to say “I do” this summer or simply want to look amazing as a wedding guest, here are our top tips for big day skincare:

Have a Skincare Regimen: If you don’t have a system in place already, start now. Overwhelmed by where to begin? Actifirm has taken the guesswork out of daily skincare with two great regimens, prepackaged and ready to use – simply choose the kit that best fits your needs. (more…)

Take Care of Mom: The Gift of Skincare

Posted on: May 4th, 2016 by Elysiann Bishop

Love you Mom!Being a mother is a selfless job – often putting the needs of children and family before oneself. Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8. While flowers and other traditional gifts are always appreciated, why not take a different approach this year? The gift of skincare assures mom looks as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside, and encourages a bit of self-pampering and attention to skin health.

If you mother is a novice when it comes to skincare, a starter kit is an easy way to let her try out some new products while taking the guesswork out of what makes a solid regimen. These sets are also ideal for travel. Actifirm offers two such kits that promise smoother, firmer, healthier skin with regular use: (more…)

Spring Cleaning: 4 Tips for Your Best Skin

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016 by Elysiann Bishop

Spring CleaningAh, spring! What a joy it is to bask in the fresh, warm air. As we peel off those layers of winter clothing, however, we are reminded of how we may have ignored our body’s skin during the cold, dark season. No need to hide: With some simple “spring cleaning” for your skin, you can renew, protect, and beautify your complexion for the warmer months ahead.

Assess your skincare regimen. As temperatures and humidity fluctuate, skin may benefit from modifications in your skincare regimen. For instance, creamy cleanser may need to be switched out for a gentle foaming formula like Actifirm Antioxidant Cleanser. If your winter moisturizer seems too heavy now, try a self-balancing formula like (more…)

Coffee for a Better Morning – and Better Skin.

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 by Elysiann Bishop

CoffeeGet ready to “Spring Forward”! Daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 13. You’ll need to set your clocks forward an hour when you turn in on Saturday night – which means we all stand to lose an hour of precious sleep. If you’re like us, you’ll be reaching for an extra cup of morning coffee to help adjust to this time shift. And we’re happy to report that coffee not only offers a cherished morning ritual, but also provides benefits to the skin:

Fights Aging: The antioxidant-rich caffeine in coffee can defend skin from free radicals, which cause signs of aging such as wrinkles and discoloration.


Halloween Makeup Tips: 5 Ways to Avoid Scary Skin

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by Elysiann Bishop

Halloween Makeup TipsHalloween is a time to redefine your persona, if only for a night. With looks from spooky to spectacular, the possibilties are endless when you combine creative costuming with amazing makeup. For those of us concerned with skincare, however, a night of dreamy makeup can turn into a nightmare. Take a look at our skin-friendly Halloween makeup tips and keep your skin looking great long after the thrills and chills are over:

Test Makeup in Advance: That grease paint you plan to use to achieve a ghostly pallor? Test it out on a small patch of skin along the jawline a few days in advance. Should your skin react, you’ll minimize the damage and know in advance to find an alternate product. (more…)

Go For The Glow: Banish Dull Skin with Exfoliation

Posted on: September 14th, 2015 by Elysiann Bishop

GlowWhen the seasons change, so do our skincare needs. Though fall isn’t officially here yet, the changes in temperature and humidity can have an impact on skin health and appearance – resulting in dull, dry, lackluster skin.

Stepping up your moisturizing regimen is important this time of year, but exfoliation may be your secret weapon when it comes to beating dull skin. Why? First, exfoliation removes the outermost, older skin cells to varying degrees, depending on the technique used. This reveals smoother, more radiant skin. Second, exfoliation allows your other skin care products to work better – when you remove dead skin cells from the surface, serums, moisturizers, and masks are better able to (more…)

Skincare Smarts: Back to School Tips for Great Skin All Semester

Posted on: August 10th, 2015 by Elysiann Bishop

Skincare SmartsThe summer has flown by, and we’re staring a new school year in the face. For a some students, a big transition to college is afoot. Heading to university means added responsibility – not only is there studying to consider, but eating right, exercising, and of course, proper skincare.

Being experts in the skincare department, we’ll tackle that last point. While some of our skincare recommendations may seem obvious, others may surprise you. Follow these easy collegiate skincare tips, and keep skincare stress at bay.

Wash your face and moisturize: It’s obvious, but so easy to overlook – especially if you live in a dorm room that (more…)

Simple Summer Makeup: 5 Tips to Look Great All Summer

Posted on: June 29th, 2015 by Elysiann Bishop

Summer Makeup TipsSummertime is vacation time – so why not give your skin a break from your usual makeup routine? These tips will not only save you time, but will help you defy the heat and keep a fresh face all day long.

Swap out foundation for tinted moisturizer with sunscreen: Most of us spend more time outdoors in the summer, which makes sun protection all the more important. Traditional foundations may be too heavy on the skin this time of year, so try a tinted moisturizer with SPF. Many cosmetics companies offer BB and CC creams with SPF, which offer light hydration for parched summer skin.


Hydrate Inside and Out: Two-fold Strategy Best for Hydrated Skin

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by Elysiann Bishop

Hydrate inside and outAs temperatures warm, we tend to put concerns of skin hydration on the backburner. But while the dry skin of winter may be behind us, summer offers skin challenges of its own. Cold weather typically brings lower humidity, which saps moisture from skin. Warm weather, on the other hand, dehydrates skin through heat.

Summer dehydration should be dealt with two ways – from the inside and outside. To hydrate from the inside, drink plenty of fluids. While the old 8, 8-ounce glasses of water a day rule is a good place to start, there are many variables that affect how much water you need – including your size, activity level, the air temperature, and more. Many experts suggest that the color of your urine is a good indicator of whether you’re getting enough water. If urine is dark, more fluids are needed, while a light color indicates ample hydration. (more…)