Sleeping habits to reduce dark circles

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Dark areas under the eyes are usually caused by lack of sleep, but here are several causes for dark circles.

Not sleeping well can cause circles under your eyes to appear or become more prominent. The lack of sleep cause the blood vessels under the thin skin of the eyes to dilate, creating a dark tint.

Sleeping is important for overall mental and physical health. Lack of sleep can take toll on your daytime energy, productivity, and even your weight. Balancing your daytime routine and bedtime habits increase the quality of deep sleep, increases awareness, balance emotions, and energized.

Better sleeping habits

Keep control of your daily routine.

Unhealthy daytime habits and lifestyle choices can affect your mood, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality, and weight.

Stay tuned with your body’s natural sleep cycle is the crucial strategy to sleep well. when you keep a regular sleep schedule it will make you feel sharp and energetic.

Distribute evenly the amount of hours you sleep every day forming a healthy routines of 8 hours minimum to get proper rest.

 

Maintain balanced diet and drinking water will reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Understanding the source of your dark circles and eye bags is the first step to looking and feeling better! Only then can you get the treatment you need.

Swisszell Instant Eye Wrinkle Defense Cream target the delicate eye area and fight the tiredness responsible for dark circles and puffiness. They help illuminate the eye contour area by enhancing moisturization and promoting skin firmness.

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Empowerment to embrace your natural beauty

Many women especially celebrities were encouraged to wear makeup in order to perfect all the time. The race towards today’s beauty standard can increase your insecurities to the point you don’t have the courage to walk out of the house without makeup. Women often feel that makeup is the perfect shield against judgment and often opt to put on this mask to feel comfortable and hide their insecurities of not being beautiful enough. The unrealistic beauty expectations that no human can achieve completely is a lost quest.

In 2016 Alicia Keys stopped wearing makeup in public in her journey toward self-empowerment to show her true face, mind, soul, thoughts, dreams, struggles, and emotional growth.  Keys only focus in enhancing her natural glow with a complete skin care regimen, serums, masks, rollers, oils, facials, spf, healthy meals and exercises. Many artist followed her path posting bared faced Instagram pictures.

True confidence and empowerment is to accept ones flaws and work to fix your skin issues instead of using makeup to cover it up to exude confidence. Many skin issues are due to bad habits that we need to fix from the inside out and protect the skin from the harsh environment. This will help to decrease the signs of aging in the long run, something that makeup won’t be able to cover.

In addition, love yourself and stay positive to supporting each other in the realization that worth isn’t based on looks. When you chose to wear makeup once in a while on a fancy occasion to change you look and have a dramatic red carpet entrance is awesome but not to depend on makeup to feel beautiful to please the tough audience.

Embrace your natural face with flaws and all.

Be proud to be you!

How To Get Radiant Skin On A Long Flight

From wheels-up to touchdown, flights can wreak havoc on your skin. Plane air is just plain gross—and drying. Whether traveling for fun or business, with all the time wasted in flight, you want to land with your best foot – and face – forward. Check out these radiant skin tips to help you improve your next long-haul flight and arrive looking like you’ve been relaxing in first class for hours.

Start the night before.

The key is to start early. On the night before a big trip, it’s important to exfoliate your face to remove any dead skin cells that may have been building up. This will also help your skin better absorb all the products you use later, so you can stay more hydrated for longer.

Remove your makeup.

Remove all of your makeup as soon as you board the plane, ideally with a milk-based cleanser so as to nourish at the same time as deep cleansing. If you prefer to do this in your seat you can use a micellar water on a cotton pad instead. I don’t care for makeup remover wipes, they’re just not that great for your skin and the perfectionist in me doesn’t really believe they remove all traces of makeup, dirt and debris.

Moisturize.

After you’ve landed at your destination, it’s time to restore the hydration that the plane ride may have stolen. Slather on a moisturizer or face cream. The SwissZell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum, powerful serum enhances cellular DNA, healing and repairing the skin from within!  packed with hydrating and anti-aging ingredients, locking in moisture and leaving you with an instant glow. Follow with SwissZell Eye cream for your eye contour and added skin glam.

Get some sleep.

Sleep is super important to maintaining a great complexion, so take a good quality block out mask with silk or felt lining, earplugs and — my secret that I swear by — personal humidifying breathing mask. It traps and recycles your own moisture in your breath and prevents dehydration and airborne viruses.

Wherever your travels take you, be sure to stock your bag with the (travel-size) essentials to get you there looking fresh-faced.

5 TIPS TO WAKE UP TIRED EYES FOR GOOD

Just because you feel fatigued doesn’t mean you have to look like it. Using a few simple tips, you can help wake up tired eyes for good!

1. Go easy on the makeup remover: Rubbing your eyes to remove your makeup is a surefire way to irritate the eye contour area which can lead to tired-looking, puffy, discolored skin. Successfully remove makeup without rubbing your eyes using this method:

  • Moisten a cotton pad with makeup remover. We love Gernetic Demaquillant Douceur – All Skin types make-up remover. This cleansing, soothing and refreshing lotion will help relieve tired eyes. It help to remove your makeup gently and effectively without rubbing.
  • Place it on your eyelids and eyebrows and dab gently.
  • Carefully swipe it down towards your eyelashes, then press again to dissolve any remaining mascara.

2. Choose a multi-action eye cream: we recommends utilizing the following:

3. Exercise: Breaking a sweat isn’t only great for your health, it can also improve the look of tired eyes! Move your body regularly to reinvigorate your face’s glow and boost both oxygen and blood supply around your eyes.

4. Eat well: Consume foods rich in essential fatty acids and drink plenty of water to help offset the effects of over-heated or air-conditioned environments, like dehydration lines.

5. Self-massage: Wake up with puffy eyes? Give yourself an at-home massage. Press lightly with your middle finger on the inside corner of the eye, at the bottom in the middle of your dark circles, at the top under the eyebrow, and then on your temple.

 

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. Sure, growing older affects nearly every part of your body—including your hair, skin, heart, muscles, and more—but aging well may be as simple as adopting these (mostly) easy everyday habits.

1. Maintain a positive attitude.

You are what you think you are when it comes to aging. Seniors who think of age as a means to wisdom and overall satisfaction are more than 40 percent more likely to recover from a disability than those who see aging as synonymous with helplessness or uselessness, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association.

2. Eat Healthy

Nutrition plays a major role in how your body ages. The latest research shows that a low-glycemic diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein is healthiest. One great example is the Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, whole grains, nuts, and red wine (in moderation!). It also involves eating fish twice each week and cutting back on salt. Research shows that this type of diet may help you age better by warding off heart attacks, strokes, and premature death.

To age well and live longer, it’s best to stick to a balanced diet that consists of about 2.5 cups of vegetables, 1.5 to two cups of fruit, six ounces of grains, three cups of dairy, and five ounces of protein each day.

3. Exercise regularly.

Staying active is a vital part of aging well. The average woman can lose 23 percent of her muscle mass between ages of 30 and 70. You lose muscle more rapidly as you age, but exercise—resistance workouts in particular—can increase mass and strength, even well into your 90s. Staying fit may also reduce age-related memory loss, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. Plus, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for approximately 60 to 70 percent of all dementia cases, adding that increasing physical activity can decrease this statistic by 25 percent. That’s because exercise strengthens the hippo-campus, the region of the brain associated with learning.

4. Skincare routine.

Being a creature of habit can work in your favor—at least when it comes to your skin. Add eye cream to your skin care, if you don’t have a quality eye cream in your skin-care arsenal, you’re seriously missing out. Some of you may be struggling to get rid of puffiness and dark circles under and around your eyes. We created Swiss Zell Instant Eye Wrinkle Defense Cream for morning and evening ($125, swisszell.com).

5. Protect your skin from the sun.

Too much time in the sun can cause wrinkles, not to mention cancer. But wearing sunscreen can help prevent your skin’s aging. And while the sun’s UV rays do trigger vitamin D production, which is essential for bone health, that’s hardly a good reason to expose yourself. After a few minutes of sun, your skin stops making vitamin D…and starts making skin cancer. Most people get plenty of Vitamin D, but if you think you’re not, try eating more salmon or even eggs (also eat the yolk).

6. Get beauty sleep.

You probably know that you should snooze for seven to nine hours each night. But did you know that not sleeping enough may mean a higher risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Plus, naps can improve memory and even help make up for missing nightly sleep. And it turns out that “beauty sleep” isn’t a myth. During sleep, your body releases a growth hormone that helps restore collagen and elastin, the essential building blocks of young, healthy skin. Recent studies have also shown a connection between insomnia and accelerated aging of the brain.

In other words, chronic lack of sleep adversely affects your brain’s function and speeds up the aging process.

TIPS TO REVIVE TIRED COMPLEXION

Staying up all night studying or binge watching the latest season of Game of Thrones might’ve sounded like a good idea at the time, but dealing with a dull, tired complexion the next morning is never fun. There’s nothing less flattering than taking on the day with a sleepy zombie face.

Healthy skin is essential to achieving natural beauty, so make sure you have all the basics covered below before you even try to achieve a flawless complexion with cosmetic.

Stick to Hydration

A tired complexion is usually lacking in hydration, so reach for products that pack a lot of moisture. Skin cells need plenty of water in order to stay plump and healthy, and staying hydrated enables your cells to benefit by removing things such as waste products that are not healthy for the skin. Staying hydrated is one of the simplest and least expensive radiant skin tips. Coffee and tea are actually dehydrating, so try green tea instead to provide anti-inflammatory benefits and protect cell membranes.

Poor Diet

Good skin is a reflection of inner health, and what your diet contains can be reflected in dry, unhealthy skin. Nutrients play an important role in maintaining a healthy skin, so pay special attention to your diet, and take vitamin supplements to ensure that you are getting sufficient vitamins to achieve a flawless complexion.

Sleep!

Get enough sleep! Glowing skin depends on sleep to stay healthy and strong. If you have sleep deficit, your skin will be more prone to breakouts, excess oiliness or dryness and an overall dull complexion because it’s less able to withstand environmental irritants and stress factors. Regularly drinking booze and caffeine dehydrate the skin and sugary foods break down collagen and elastin over time, dulling complexions. If you can’t cut back on coffee or cake, drink lots of water and eat more veggies — they help balance your body’s pH levels, which can make skin glowy.

Focus On The Eyes

The eyes can be a dead giveaway that you are majorly lacking sleep, so I always make sure to focus a lot on a good quality eye cream. First, I like to use a lightweight cream all over the lid and eye contour to really wake the eyes up SwissZell Instant Eye Wrinkle Defense Cream is my favorite for it’s nourishing milk protein and smoothing formula that instantly fills lines and wrinkles for a radiant look.

Exfoliate: Your Skin Will Reflect More Light

Exfoliation of dead skin cells is a great way to attain a more glowing skin. The outermost layer of the epidermis is made up of dead skin cells that go through a normal process of exfoliation. However, if you want to avoid a dull complexion and uncover more glowing skin, it’s helpful to exfoliate, avoiding a buildup of these dead skin cells. Exfoliation is also great to remove dead cells that may be clogging up the top of pores.

Now that you now some of the causes and tips to regain that glow is never too late to put into practice. If you have any other ideas or techniques feel free to share below. Thank you!

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My 5 Skin Secrets

The older I got the wiser I became towards my skin. I remember the days when I would run out of the house without sunscreen or purposely tan for hours in the early afternoon wearing nothing but just a bare face. Although I thought I would never use anti-aging products or wear a hat in the sun, I will admit that I have changed my ways. I now spend my days finding the perfect products that have become part of my lifestyle.

I recently started using a product called Swiss Zell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum which is a lightweight Swiss made serum formulated with tomato stem cells to visibly reduce deep lines and wrinkles in just two weeks! I want to share my 5 skin tips for obtaining youthful skin as well as ways to incorporate Swiss Zell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum into your daily routine, here it goes:

Eat Well

 

We are what we eat which is why it’s so important to maintain a well-balanced diet. There are many benefits to eating fresh fruits and veggies such as fueling your body with antioxidants. Your skin will be bright and glowing in no time.

Exercise

Working up a good sweat has been linked to smoother more radiant skin. When our pores dilate, sweat expels trapped dirt and oil. Aerobic exercise provides your body with a heavy dose of oxygenated blood. Your skin instantly glows more and that glow is maintained for hours after a workout.
Exercise helps the skin to produce collagen, which is a protein that helps to keep your skin supple, firm, and elastic.

Drink Water

Water is essential to maintain the skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells. It replenishes the skin tissue and increases its elasticity. This helps delay the appearance of signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines.  Adding lemon to your water adds a boost of vitamin C which is needed for the synthesis of collagen. Lemon is also known to clear acne and blackheads creating a youthful glow.

Exfoliate

Weekly facial scrubs are an essential way for removing dead skin and blackheads. By gently exfoliating dry skin cells, the skin will appear to feel smoother and look refreshed as the cells are newer.

Night Routine

This routine is very important since your body naturally enhances its ability to fight environmental and natural damage while you sleep. Sleep also increases melatonin (the sleep hormone), which acts like an antioxidant to fight age spots and lines.  You can read more about the 8 hour beauty sleep secret here.

It’s important to hydrate the skin and use products that aid the skin in repairing its self from within. I typically use an anti-aging serum such as Swiss Zell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum.

I follow this up by a hydrating under eye cream.

What do you guys do to keep your skin looking young? Share your comments below 😉

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How to get rid of Large Pores

How to achieve perfect pores? Many people suffer from dilated or open pores, both male and female, mainly oily skin. Open pores are not only a matter of genetics, it is also affected by hormonal changes, the passage of time as the skin loses elasticity and therefore the ability for regeneration. The production of fat shields us from external agents, but the excess of sebum’s production causes our pores to increase in size and as a result becomes prone to be dirty and infected.

What is the function of the pores?

Their main job is to eliminate sweat, toxins and waste substances but also absorb the external nutrients from the creams or skin care treatments. Pores help us regulate body temperature and moisturize our skin. Both the seborrheic glands, as the hair follicles, the sweat glands end in the pores. Hence the importance of taking care of our skin with quality cosmetic products designed for each skin is essential.

Causes of large pores:

  • Lack of hygiene
  • Stress is our worst enemy
  • Smoking
  • Hereditary factors
  • Hormonal disorders
  • As we age, the skin loses its elasticity and therefore the capacity for regeneration decreases
  • Menopause
  • Lack of sleep (a skin without enough rest is more likely to be unbalanced)

Treatments to reduce and refine the pores

With Swiss Zell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum you can effectively minimize the size of huge pores and mattify the shine that comes from the face oils. With this serum the texture of the skin is smoothed, rejuvenated and it will help avoid the oxidation of the sebum to prevent the blackheads from appearing again.

 

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How to apply Swiss Zell Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum

Apply directly to the skin every morning and evening. Smooth a few drops over thoroughly cleansed skin on the face and neck. Follow this with your usual day or night skincare routine. Swiss Zell utilizes advanced nano – technology to accelerate the absorption process into the outermost cells of the epidermis. This allows for immediate skin cell renewal and nutrient absorption.

Tips to prevent large pores from cosmetic experts:

  • Good hygiene is an effective solution to clean our pores
  • Keep a hydrated skin (drink lots of water!)
  • Sleep well for our skin to rest and maintain a healthy and stress-free appearance
  • Avoid smoke
  • Remove makeup before we sleep
  • Reduce steam baths which worsen our pores as it dilates them even more
  • Maintain healthy eating habits (include veggies, fruits and avoid junk food)

Ladies and gentlemen how do you take care of your skin? We would love to know your opinion. Experts ensure us if we keep a good hygiene and use the right skin care treatments we can combat large pores and any skin issues. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us at 212.475.2732.

 

THE 8 HOUR BEAUTY SLEEP SECRET

To be honest I’m one of those who can get by on three or five hours of sleep and brag about it to my friends. But, look karma is after me and it got me good. Sleep deprivation caused me terrible changes to my body and skin. People will look at me and say I look like 10 years older than my actual age! Unfortunately we can’t make up for the loss of sleep. But here is why your skin needs its 8 hours sleep and it also applies to men:

REGENERATION

During sleep, your body rejuvenates, detoxify and tissues renew at a faster speed as the brain releases hormones for renovation and growth. Without sleep, mini breakdowns that happened during the day stay on the skin.  It is during the night that our body works extra hard to heal and repair.

HORMONES

When you sleep, skin goes into conservation mode because the adrenaline and corticosteroid levels drop and the body produces human growth hormone (HGH) when not disturbed. If sleep is insufficient, stress hormones increase, leading chances of inflammation in the form of eczema, psoriasis, acne and skin sensitivity.

COLLAGEN

Part of skin’s natural repair process is the production of collagen to fight the development of fine lines. Skin beauty is related to the amount of this youthful protein which decreases as we age. Skimping on even two hours of sleep negatively impacts collagen production.

MOISTURE

Skin uses moisture when we sleep. During sleep cycles the body flushes out toxins via sweat. Skin recovers moisture during sleep and processes excess water for removal. If lack of sleep is interrupted; skin appears drier with fine lines being more prominent. Your skin shows poor water balance with under eye circles and bags alongside dryness that highlights visible wrinkles.

HEALTH

With the five sleep cycles, each lasting 90 minutes, skin initiates cell repair. Minor damages can be reversed overnight during the deeper phases of sleep. Try to sleep on your back, lying face down or sideways on your pillow creates lines and contribute to wrinkle formation.

Remember a great night sleep will bring on bright eyes and radiant skin, a win-win situation!

 

Sleep Your Way to Beauty

Sleep! Everyone needs to sleep. Sleep is essential to not only our body health but also skin health as well. We’ve all heard people said that they need their beauty sleep. That is because sleeping has beauty benefits. From the look of the skin, you can tell if that person is sleep deprived or not. The face says it all.

Not enough sleep will worsen skin conditions. Less sleep can lead to increased stressed hormones which will cause acne breakouts. It can also cause the skin to feel dehydrated and look dull. The worse thing it can do to you is giving you dark circles under your eyes, aka panda eyes! These sound cute but it will take a long time to get rid of. The eyes will be puffy and dry too. All in all, lack of sleep will cause you to look tired and age faster.

Now, here are some beauty benefits of sleep. You would have brighter and less puffy eyes. During your sleep, your skin makes new collagen and repairs the damaged skin. You will see less wrinkles and fine lines. It is like a natural anti-aging process. Tip: Your skin loses more water when you sleep than it does during the day. So, remember to always apply cream or serum to lock the moisture in your skin. Your face would look more radiance and less tired if you have enough sleep.

I said “enough” because having lots of sleep isn’t good for you either. Have you ever woke up and feel sore all over your body? Yup, that’s either too much sleep or too little sleep. It is advised that we should sleep on an average of 7 to 9 hours a day. Enough sleep equals better performance.

So tonight, do yourself a favor. Make yourself comfortable on your bed and have a good night sleep. Trust me, you will love it. 😉