4 Tips to Revitalize Aging Skin

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Joessa Montealto | 0 comments

Aging takes its toll on our body, especially on the skin, but no need to worry! You can still turn back the hands of time. Just follow these tips, get the right skincare products and regain that youthful, beautiful skin you once had!

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Do You Really Need an Eye Cream?

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Joessa Montealto | 0 comments

Eye creams exist in a gray area in most people’s skincare routine. Should it be just an extra or is it a must-have essential?

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Moisturizing 101

Posted on September 05, 2018 by Joessa Montealto | 0 comments

The biggest beauty tip that we always hear is to moisturize. Sounds too easy but it can be a little intimidating and confusing at times. Find out the whats, whys and hows of moisturizing and be on your way to beautiful, healthy skin!

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AHA vs. BHA: Everything You Need To Know About Chemical Exfoliants

Posted on September 01, 2018 by Joessa Montealto | 0 comments

Exfoliating is good for the skin, but the new trend of chemical exfoliators can be intimidating. Learn more about chemical exfoliators and the benefits they can do for your skin.

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Glycolic Acid or Salicylic Acid — Which is better?

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Joessa Montealto | 2 comments

Glycolic acid and Salicylic acid are chemical exfoliators that make the skin look smoother, brighter and ultimately, younger. But which of these is better for the skin?

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What happens when you get sunburned?

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Jane Young | 3 comments

Yes, it is hard to resist the warm, inviting sun. Although its pretty healthy to go outside and participate in your favorite outdoor activities, you must also remember what harmful effects the sun can have on your skin.

So what really happens when you get a sunburn?

A sunburn is a skin injury caused by the sun's radiation. The degree of the damage depends on a number of factors like the amount of melanin present in the skin, or the length of time in the sun.

Melanin, a skin pigment which identifies your complexion, has an interesting relationship with UV light. Melanin absorbs and dissipates UV light. More melanin translates to a darker skin tone. This is mainly why people with a dark complexion  do not have sunburns as frequently as those with fair complexion.

What is interesting to note is that when the skin is damaged by UVA rays (which damages the skin's elastic tissue and disrupts the skin on a cellular level) vs UVB rays (which causes cumulative heating effects on the skin, leading to sunburn), it does not increase the production of melanin for protection, it just redistributes it; you end up looking tanner but without heightened UV protection. Understand too, that a dark or tan skin does not give full protection from the sun's UV rays. Melanin has nothing to do with the absorption of UVA light, the main cause of skin cancer. This is why we strongly recommend the use of a sunscreen all throughout the year.

Sunburn Prevention Tips

This is pretty easy to do: use broadband sunscreen and practice sun safety. The sad part is, a lot of people choose not to wear sunscreen, despite many research proving its protective properties. Of course, there are other ways to protect your skin, due to its convenience factor, there is nothing as effective as a broadband sunscreen.


Other ways to stay safe under the sun include:

1. Wearing protective clothing like wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and sunglasses.

2. Avoid sun exposure between 10am - 3pm.

3. Staying in the shade.

Find Relief from Sunburn by Following These Tips:

1. One of the best ways you can find relief from the discomfort and redness is to take indomethacin or aspirin. Note that indomethacin is a prescription medicine that needs a doctor's supervision. This information is for educational purposes only.

2. You may also use topical cortisone creams and apply it to the sunburn within 6 hours. Again, you need a doctor's prescription for this.

3. Within 3 minutes after towelling from a cool shower or bath, apply moisturizers generously. This will keep the skin hydrated and soothed.

4. You may also use pure aloe vera gel to soothe inflammed skin. DO NOT use aloe vera together with any anesthetic ingredient like lidocaine or benzocaine as they can cause an allergic skin rash.


We're also interested to hear how you protect yourself from the sun. Fill us in!

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How to Use a Salicylic Acid Face Peel

Posted on November 08, 2016 by Joessa Montealto | 0 comments

Salicylic acid gel peels – they’re quite a gem, aren’t they? They work miracles to the skin. Have you ever thought about having a peel at home? Well, that’s a smart decision. This way, you won’t have to get it from a spa or from a dermatologist, which without a doubt costs a whole lot.

Now, the question is, how?

One word: YEOUTH.

With YEOUTH’s Salicylic Acid Gel Peel, get ready to reveal your best skin yet – right at the comfort of your own home. Plus, you can save yourself money without having to sacrifice the quality of the peel.

Before we walk you through the steps of creating this spa-like beautifying experience for yourself, allow us to let you in on some basic info about salicylic acids.

What is Salicylic Acid?

We see the label “Salicylic Acid” all the time –acne creams and facial cleansers have this ingredient in them. The question is, what is it exactly? 

Salicylic acid is keratolytic, which means that it is a peeling agent. It is also considered to be a non-abrasive exfoliant – this means that it serves exactly like a face scrub, that gently but effectively remove dead skin cells on the face, without the acne breakouts that traditional facial scrubs tend to cause.

Salicylic acid is the star ingredient in just about every skin care product that you will find on the “Beauty” aisle of your local grocery: be it toners, facial wipes, masks, cleansers, and of course, peels. And rightfully so because of the undeniable aesthetic effect that it brings to the face. When salicylic acid is applied topically, it causes the topmost layer of the skin to become soft. When this happens, peeling is made easier, which results in the removal of dead skin. What’s more is that being an acid, it can break up skin cells that cause clogged pores; salicylic acid penetrates right into the inner lining of a skin pore, breaks down the cells there, and de-clogs the pores from blackheads and whiteheads.

No wonder salicylic acid is such an effective treatment regimen for acne. Typically, skin types that are oily and acne-prone benefit most from it as it loosens blackheads, reduces oil and peels off discolorations from previous breakouts. In fact, it’s preferred over Benzoyl peroxide because it is proven to have fewer side effects such as spotting and excessive drying. Even for normal skin types, salicylic acid can best prep the skin, leaving it with a balanced complexion, optimum moisture, and pores that are highly favorable for further aesthetic treatment.

What is a Salicylic Acid Peel?

Salicylic acid peel is a well-known facial procedure usually recommended for people with acne-prone, wrinkled, and damaged skin. The formula works by penetrating the blemished and uneven layer of the skin, causing it to gently peel off, revealing the lighter and smoother skin underneath.

One good thing to note is that salicylic acid peels are the mildest of all chemical peels, making them safe to use at home - with carefully followed instructions, of course!

How to use a Salicylic Acid Peel

The use of a salicylic acid peel is comprised of three simple steps: priming, peeling, and moisturizing. Relax, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3. No need to feel anxious!

How to use a Salicylic Acid Peel

The use of a salicylic acid peel is comprised of three simple steps: priming, peeling, and moisturizing. Relax, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3. No need to feel anxious!

How to use a Salicylic Acid Peel

The procedure has three steps: priming, peeling, and moisturizing. Don't feel anxious, it's quite simple, really.

Step 1: Priming

Priming is all about getting your face ready for the salicylic treatment. Simply follow YEOUTH's recommended peel preparation to help your skin peel evenly, to reduce the risk of infection, and to increase the healing process after the peel.

1. 48 hours before the peel, stop using products containing AHA, BHA, and Vitamin A. Avoid shaving or waxing facial hair, using masks, exfoliating agents, scrubs or self-tanners 48 hours pre-peel too.

2. Avoid tanning and sun exposure a week before and after the peel.

3. Do not shave or wax facial hair within 48 hours on the peel area.

Step 2: Patch Test

1. Pick a small patch of skin near the site you intend to treat. Ex: if you're planning to treat the face, use a small patch of skin under the chin.

2. Apply the peel to a small section of skin and let rest for 1-2 minutes.

3. Wait 48-72 hours and monitor for excess redness or irritation.

Step 2: Peeling

This is simply the step where the solution is applied onto the face. Be sure to avoid the mouth and eye areas as the skin there is thinner and sensitive.

1. Remove makeup, then cleanse skin with a mild cleanser.

2. FOR FIRST TIME USERS: only leave the peel on for 30 seconds while determining skin sensitivity to the peel. This is an important step to figure out how much time your skin can tolerate before increasing the duration of the peel. The longer the peel is left on, the deeper it penetrates and the longer the recovery time.

3. Apply ½ - 1mL solution to gauze or cotton pad and apply to the face starting with the forehead, working your way down to the cheeks and chin. Avoid contact with eye area, ears and lips. Allow treatment to sit for 1-2 minutes. If excessive redness or a white frost occurs, begin to wash off the face immediately with cool water.

4. An optional second peel can be done to treat problem areas. Follow all instructions in step 5. DO NOT leave the peel on your face for more than 10 minutes total, and DO NOT exceed 5 peels for any peel type.

5. To stop the peel, rinse with cool water for 60 seconds. Make sure to thoroughly cleanse the areas in the creases around the nose, behind the ears, and around the eye brows.

6. Apply a mild moisturizer, such as L22 Moisturizer.

7. If no tingling or burning was felt during the first peel, then you may try these two steps to allow the peel to penetrate the skin further.

a. Apply a second layer of the peel. This will help the peel penetrate the top layer of the epidermis more effectively.
b. Cleanse the skin with warm water and then use an alcohol pad to remove traces of oil, dirt, and impurities. If these impurities remain on the surface of the skin, it may inhibit the peel from penetrating the skin.
 
Step 3: Moisturizing

After the procedure, you will notice that your skin will be noticeably fairer and smoother, albeit a little dry. This is normal, and the next step - moisturizing - will take care of it.

Apply a mild moisturizer like YEOUTH's L22 Anti-Aging Moisturizer 2-3 times per day for three days post peel. You may switch to once per day after the 3-day period. Don't forget to apply sunscreen every time you go out in the sun.

This treatment may be repeated once every 2-3 weeks if no visible signs of irritation are present.

Overall

A salicylic acid peel is a very effective method of ridding yourself of unwanted facial blemishes. In fact, many users have had great results with salicylic acid treatments. After all, if no one had ever had good results, then this product probably would not still be the basis for a huge variety of acne and anti-aging treatments.

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Have you ever used a Salicylic Acid Peel? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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