Caring for Oily Skin

There are several common sense steps you can take to control your oily skin as well as T-zone problems.

First, whatever skin type you have, your skin must be properly cleansed and exfoliated. This is required to prepare your skin for the next important step – moisturizing.

For cleansing use a gentle, soap-free face cleansers that are not harsh and of non-drying type like the Oridel Foaming Face Cleanser with Sea Buckthorn Oil extract which is a very gentle soap-free cleanser and it also removes make-up.

Use a mild Micro-Dermabrasion scrub 2-3 times a week after cleansing. Remember that using coarse scrubs on a daily basis can produce irritation and, in fact, can lead to more oil production.  A good example of a light scrub good for oily skin also would be Oridel Chamomile Micro-Dermabrazion Cream which has super fine texture and is gentle for all skin types even the most sensitive.

Moisturizing

Do not avoid moisturizers because of your oily skin.  Moisturizers should keep your skin properly hydrated and form a protective layer on the surface of the skin.

Protecting your skin with a SPF-30 minimum sun screen is the best way to keep your skin free of brown spots and discoloration. Make sure that your sun screen is non-comodogenic.

Check out the Oridel Green Tea SPF-30 Cream with sun screen – it can double as a day-time moisturizer.

Try a product containing AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) into your daily routine. Creams containing AHA increase collagen production and as a result you will see your wrinkles and hollow lines lessen. AHA cream will gently exfoliate your skin reducing oily buildup and – an important benefit – the pores will look smaller due to continuing exfoliation that the AHA based creams offer.

Oscar Night – Step 1 – Glycolic Moisturizer

Moisturizer contains Glycolic Acid- one of a well-known Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHA) which is very useful in organic synthesis in combination with other active ingredients like Salicylic Acid, easily penetrates the skin, exfoliates dead cells and stimulates regeneration of a new healthy skin layer. It has a light silky texture and unlike many other AHA moisturizers does not cause irritation.

Long term use of this exfoliating moisturizer will visibly improve the skin texture, will make pores look smaller and will minimize the accumulation of comedones (blackheads)

Every now and then you would want to give your skin a break and just go to bed with a light hydrating protective serum – great for summer time. Oridel Green Tea Supercharger Serum is a great example of such a serum.

Protecting your skin with a SPF-30 minimum sun screen is the best way to keep your skin free of brown spots and discoloration. Make sure that you sun screen is non-comodogenic.

Check out the Oridel Green Tea SPF-30 Cream with sun screen – it can double as a day-time moisturizer

Dry Skin Solution

Dry Skin Solution

Dry skin is one of the most common skin problems. In order to stay supple and soft your skin needs to retain its natural moisture. Harsh weather conditions, especially in the winter, direct sunlight and even things like central heating in our homes or offices have the effect of drying the skin out, and it quickly loses its natural moisture and oil leading to dry flaky and chapped skin.

Restoration of natural moisture and oil balance results in improvement of the skin’s protective barrier and improves its appearance.

The solution to your dry skin problem is found in combination of gentle non-stripping, soap-less cleanser (such as Oridel Face Foaming Cleanser), serums (such as Green Tea Supercharger Serum) and  moisturizers (Oridel Liquid Gem, Silk or Velvet) that restore the moisture and oil balance.

Simples steps to eliminate dry skin.

1.    Cleanse

Cleanse with Oridel Face Foaming Cleanser with Sea Buckthorn. This soap-less formula leaves your skin feeling clean, soft and smooth.

2.    Restore H2O Balance

Apply Oridel active Green Tea Supercharger Serum-Gel all over your face including the under eye area. This will restore the water balance in your skin. This formula is like green salad for your skin containing all-important antioxidants and vitamins.

This will accomplish the first part of your Dry Skin Solution – restoration of your skin’s H2O balance. But as we know even the best green salad will not be fully assimilated by your body unless you supplement it with oil.

3.    Restore Oil Balance

Most people with slightly dry skin or younger women and men will benefit from just this simple combination of Green Tea Supercharger Serum and Liquid Gem Face Oil: Two pumps of Green Tea Supercharger followed by one pump (3-4 drops) of the Liquid Gem Face Oil and you are all set!

However for many pre- and postmenopausal women especially in the winter dry season the addition of a moisturizing cream may be very beneficial. Just follow the application of the Green Tea Supercharger Serum in the step 2 and seal the moisture by applying the Oridel Velvet Moisturizing Cream. This truly unique rich “miracle” cream with Sea Buckthorn is your go-to solution for the delicate under eye and neck areas as well.

If you are having dry skin issues but also have oily areas like T-zone please try Oridel Silk Moisturizing Cream with Sea Buckthorn. Oridel Silk is a lighter, thinner cream that works for practically any skin type. Once again, use Green Tea Supercharger Serum first to restore the water balance and then, right away, without waiting for it to dry follow with the Oridel Silk cream and blend two products while spreading them over your face.

Another wonderful product we recommend for harsh dry conditions is Oridel Park Avenue Serum with Emu Oil. It is luxurious in texture and is incredibly soothing for dry skin.  This product will be your constant companion when you take trips and have to fly. A couple of pumps of the Park Avenue serum following the Green Tea Supercharger serum, before you step on the plane, is all you need to give your skin that glowing complexion and to protect your skin from super dry air during the flight.

We can’t imagine boarding the plane without it! We even re-apply this combo once or twice for longer flights!

Cucumber Protocol

Cucumber Protocol

Treat dark circles at home without

Everyone says that it’s great to use the cucumber slices over the eyes to take the swelling out of the eye and to reduce hyper pigmentation below the eyes. But the piece of cucumber by itself actually serves no purpose – all it does is touch the brow bone to the lower part of the eye, it does not really goes smoothly over the eye socket itself. What you have to do is to take a cucumber, grate it on a fine grater, squeeze the juice of the cucumber grates, and absorb the juice into a cotton ball or a cotton pad, then place it over your eye. This is a true cucumber juice compress that will actually make a difference, unlike the just the slice itself.

The best part is that you can use the cucumber juice to treat discoloration anywhere on the body, but it is best when used under the eyes. It is great because it is refreshing, reduces the swelling, puffiness, fabulous in the morning, and is 100% safe, you can have no reaction from that and it is quick. Just make sure you always have a cucumber in your fridge and a cotton ball, and you are ready to go.

If you’re out of cucumbers, use a potato—it’ll do the exact same thing as the cucumber juice.

What are the beauty secrets to maintain a youthful look?

What are the beauty secrets to maintain a youthful look?

In my opinion the best way to maintain a youthful look is by sticking to a regimen, choosing a way of life and then following your principals. One of my “beauty secrets” is discipline, proper diet and exercise, as corny as it may sound. Without the discipline there is no success in anything. Maintaining beauty and youthful look is a lifelong project; it’s a lengthy, but delightful process. Looking good is not just about delighting yourself when you look in the mirror, but also if you are easy on somebody else’s eyes, you exhibit energy that is very contagious. Friends like you, men like you.

Women constantly gravitate to me as soon as they find out what I do for living, because they hope to learn something from me. I am not pretending to be a “know-it-all” but I do know a few things and I definitely practice what I preach. I practice good dietary habits, I exercise, I practice holistic approach and that includes a great diet based on basic food (whatever was popular in the times of Bible) – the most basic approach to food – the less you cook, the fewer sauces you use the better – less processed foods!

Exercise every day, even if you cannot do your 30- 45 min a day, you can do something: sit ups, pushups, free weights while you are watching TV, and of course your daily beauty regimen. Discipline is key to everything in life, career, relationships, personal care, everything! The skin care school that I went to: Elisabeth Grady School, I give them a lot of credit for instilling that very important component in me: always showing up for work, never looking for excuses not to look your absolute best. Just always put your best foot forward!