Anti-Aging Tips at Every Age

Aging is inevitable

— But we don’t have to dread it. We all want to look and feel beautiful, and there’s a way to age gracefully while enjoying life’s lessons. There is so much information out there that it may become overwhelming and confusing on which steps, tips, treatments, and products to use. But there are small yet essential ways to improve your health and beauty both inside and out through every decade. So here are some tips to beautifully get you through each era to get you looking and feeling great with that radiant glow. 

In Your 20’s:

Signs of aging usually begin to creep up during our late twenties, but there are healthy ways to prevent them. This is usually a time where we don’t have to worry too much about our diet and skincare regimen, but it’s important to start early. Here are some tips for when you’re in your 20’s:

Wear Sunscreen, always! 

This doesn’t matter where you live or what type of skin you have, you should always protect your skin with sunscreen. It’s responsible for most of our environmental skin damage and one of the biggest contributors to premature aging. So put your sunscreen next to your bathroom sink and make it a daily ritual. 

Sleep, sleep, and more sleep! 

It’s so important to get your “beauty” rest to prevent dark, puffy, circles under the eyes and feel energized throughout the day. If you’re getting six or fewer hours a sleep a night then your body produces more of the stress hormone cortisol, which contributes to your collagen breakdown. It’s also the time for your skin to rejuvenate and build back all of it’s lost resources from the day. It’s a time for repair and for your body to rest. If you’re getting plenty of sleep and still waking up with tired eyes, try putting your eye cream in the fridge and putting it on before applying your sunscreen. The cold will give your eyes an extra boost to wake up and start the day. 

Take Vitamin C

This vitamin is essential to start taking internally as well as applying externally to the face. Vitamin C is found at the outer layer of our skin as well as inner layer and helps keep skin healthy by producing collagen, which in turn helps reduce sun damaged skin. It’s also important to take regularly as it’s a strong antioxidant that helps strengthen your body’s immune system and protects your body from free radicals. Add this to your daily routine at a supplement and a serum and your skin and your body will thank you. 

Drink Lots of Water!

We know it’s not always the drink of choice, sometimes it’s other fruit juices, teas, or alcohol, but drinking plenty of water on the daily is so important for our overall health. It helps with digestion, circulation, and absorption. All of our skin cells and body cells are made up of water and without it we would not be able to function. Not only does it help us from the inside, but the more water we drink the more moisture we maintain, and this includes your skin. The more elastic your skin becomes from all the hydration, the fewer wrinkles we see! 

Cleanse and Moisturize!

This includes taking off your makeup!  Along with drinking water and taking your vitamins, it’s essential to cleanse the face to rid all the extra dirt and makeup–don’t ever sleep with it on! It can really clog up the pores and keep oil trapped within the skin, which leads up to bacteria and breakouts. Add a daily cleanser, toner, and moisturizer to your daily routine to keep your healthy glow into your 30’s! 

In Your 30s & 40’s:

We know in your 30’s and 40’s we see some major changes and therefore can add additional ways to continue our glow. These are decades when the signs of aging become a bit more obvious because of the skin and body’s ability to repair itself is starting to decrease. So persevere through all the 20’s tips, but add these additional items to your list as your dive into your 30’s and 40’s.

Exfoliate

We know that exfoliating seems like a luxury, but at this age, it’s time to make it into a practice. Our skin cell turnover is slowing down and dead skin cells are accumulating on the surface. When skin cells are not turned over, we often see a loss of a glow. We can start to rid these dead skin cells by exfoliating to not only ensure the glow, but help products absorb deeper on the top layer of the skin. Start slowly by doing it once a week and work your way up to a few times as your skin tolerates it. 

Add a Night Cream

Don’t stop with adding a daily moisturizer in your 20’s because as we creep into our 30’s our skin tends to dry up. Our skin naturally becomes drier, so to keep your skin looking young, plump, and healthy it ‘s best to stay hydrated by using a daily moisturizer with a daily night cream, especially in the cooler months. As we mentioned earlier that getting sleep is key time for rejuvenation, adding a night cream with powerful ingredients is just another way to give your skin a healthy boost. 

Add Hyaluronic Acid

This ingredient is a glycosaminoglycan that occurs naturally in the skin. It’s a humectant, meaning that it helps the skin hold water. It’s known to improve skin’s hydration and help plump up the skin, which makes those lines on the face look smoother, especially around the eyes. We often have tired, crinkly looking skin due to dehydration and HA is an ingredient to help boost it.  In turn, your skin will start looking smoother and dewier, and who doesn’t want that?

Use a Retinol Product

This vitamin A compound is important in helping with collagen production and cell turnover, which evens out those wrinkles. This is the first thing to do in stepping up your anti-aging game. Start off with a low dose to first see how your skin reacts, and always use sunscreen as retinoids increase your photosensitivity. Once you start using a retinol cream or serum, you’ll start to reap the benefits of your smooth, glowing skin!

In Your 50’s & Beyond:

These are the decades of sagging skin, so it’s important to continue the recommendations above and then some. Many of you at this age are reaching Menopause, which causes a heavy decline in collagen production and in turn our skin becomes dryer. So let’s bump up some of our routines and add these additional serums to our daily regimens. 

Eye Cream

If your haven’t already incorporated an eye cream, which you can throughout any decade, it’s a time to really manage those dark circles and crow’s feet around the eyes. The lines start to look creepy thanks to all the collagen loss during this time. Try choosing products that have collagen boosters like peptides or glycolic acid. This will really help put an additional glow to your face when our eyes don’t look as tired because of the additional hydration and pump. 

Treat Hormonal Acne

A lot of times we start to see acne return at this age because of the big hormonal changes. If you’re seeing your skin flare up when you would normally have a cycle, then this could be due to Menopause. Beauty comes from within, so when we start to see our hormones go crazy, look into changing your diet. A lot of times cutting out sugar or dairy helps, but it’s best to speak with your doctor about what’s best for you. There are also topical treatments like anti-inflammatories that may help or hormonal treatments. Whatever works for you, talk to a specialist to help you keep it under control so you don’t get scarring on your glowing face.

Hydrating Sunscreen

As we mentioned before, our skin is starting to sag at this age due to a loss of hydration, but it’s becoming thinner and dryer. It’s not only important to keep up with the sunscreen at every age, but boosting your hydration will help. A face cream or hydrating sunscreen can really help protect the skin’s barrier with their emollient and humectant properties. The thicker the cream, the better, so adding a heavier cream to your regimen is the way to go.  

So regardless of your age, you can certainly create a look where you’re glowing and gorgeous. There are some adjustments to be made as you make your way through each decade because as we age our skin and body need different things, but we recommend using these tips to keep your skin youthful and keep yourself healthy throughout your life. 

Selecting the Right Skin Care Products

Trying to decide what products are right for your new skin care business?

Picking products that fit your brand, audience, sales strategy and price point isn’t the easiest task in the world. But, it’s essential if you want to create a successful skin care or beauty business. Fortunately, we’ve created a video with four simple steps to help you make a winning decision:

Ready to take the next step? No matter what products you decide to carry, Onoxa makes it easy for you to get started. We offer an array of products at low minimums, so you can test out a product line with minimal risk before investing in a larger order. Go to www.onoxa.com and get started today.

6 Things You’ll Only Understand if You Work in a Spa

To work in the beauty industry is to work with people when they’re stressed, self-conscious, vulnerable, picky, overly friendly — the list goes on and on. That means a day in the life of a beautician is always interesting and rarely simple.

Luckily, there’s a huge community of spa workers, hair stylists, masseurs, estheticians and other beauty workers who understand both your passion and your struggle.

To help ease the tension — and hopefully give you a laugh — here’s a roundup of experiences unique to your field:

Too many people still believe the “beauty school dropout” stereotype

One of the most annoying parts of working in a spa is fighting the incredibly wrong — and, honestly, offensive — stereotype that beauty school is a backup plan. Learning the ins and outs of a spa or salon is not easy, and you put in just as much work as those who earned a traditional degree.

Don’t let the haters get you down. Just show them how much power you have over the beauty and comfort, instead.

Small talk can quickly turn a little too deep

You’re trained to read body language and determine who wants to chat during their session. The client, however, isn’t usually as perceptive. How many times have you asked where your client is from only to hear their entire life story?

The good news is, you’ve likely become a skilled multi-tasker who can listen to a client talk while giving them their latest hair style.

Friends and family always ask for free services

Part of working in the beauty industry is constantly shielding yourself from friends and family who want free services. Yes, your job is to make people feel relaxed and confident, but you have bills too.

Next time a friend or family member asks for a complimentary package of your high end skin care line, just email them your rates.

There’s no perfect soundtrack

There’s a small percentage of people in this world who can listen to chimes, trickling soundscapes, or Enya for 9 hours everyday. If you’re one of them, congratulations! If you’re not, you’ve probably learned to drown it out.

The back pain is real

Bending over for 40+ hours every week can lead to body aches typical for someone in their late 90s but, for you, it’s the harsh reality of the spa industry.

We hate to say it, but investing in good shoes, regular stretching and the occasional massage for yourself can help keep the aches and pains at bay.

You constantly want to help others — even strangers

Everywhere you look, you see eyebrows with the potential to be in a makeup campaign, a thick head of hair waiting to be styled, or a hardworking mother who definitely deserves a 90-minute deep tissue massage. Because when it comes down to it, your passion is to help people live their best life.

The Top 5 Travel Skin Care Products You Need In Your Suitcase

People nowadays are always on the go. From traveling for work to traveling for pleasure, it’s easy to just hop on a plane and go. But, do you have the right skin care items necessary for your next big adventure? Here are our top five recommendations for skin care items to pack in your suitcase the next time you travel.

Moisturizers

If you will be somewhere with low humidity, you surely will develop dry skin quickly. Someone who already has dry skin may end up with flaking and tightening beyond the usual amount. On the other hand, someone with oily skin can experience breakouts more often due to the change in climate. For this reason, it is a good idea to have a hydrating moisturizer on hand.

Use a hydrating cream that contains hyaluronic acid that gives skin an instant moisture boost and quenches dehydrated skin for up to 72 hours, like the Regenerative Moisturizer from Onoxa. It can be used either in the daytime or nighttime. As a plus, it helps you combat that dryness and other damaging skin effects that occur after a flight.

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Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are incredibly easy for you to take along with you wherever you go. The masks are lightweight and they are extremely easy for you to apply to your skin. You can put one on while you are on a flight and when you get to your destination, you are sure to feel and look refreshed. They are an ideal way to pamper yourself on your vacation. The best part of all is that you can find a variety of sheet masks.

Eye Serum

If you want to reduce those pesky under eye circles, you should try an under-eye serum. Another benefit of using this serum is that it is great when it comes to reducing puffiness beneath eyes that may form from jet lag or just a long day of travel. Also, it helps you to get rid of crow’s feet, wrinkles, and fine lines while it restores elasticity to skin.

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Solid Cleanser

When you want to keep your skin refreshed and as clean as possible as you travel, it is crucial to have a cleanser product with you. Your skin will be glowing in almost no time and you will be pleased with other effects it has on your skin tone. Use this during a long lay over to feel refreshed when bathing isn’t an option.

Alcohol-free Toner

Another must-have item for your skin care regimen is alcohol-free toner. You can carry on a travel-sized container that will help you to even out your skin tone, regardless of where you are traveling and how much of the elements you plan to encounter. Put your best face forward when you make use of a toner that will not dry out your skin.

All of these products will make you look and feel more radiant on your trip. No matter where you go and what you do, you will feel ready to conquer the day and impress at night when you hit the town or give a speech. Now you and your customers can enjoy traveling with private labeled skin care products on the go!

Three Key Ingredients for Radiant Winter Skin

Winter is coming! That’s not just a Game of Thrones meme – it’s an honest to goodness fact. And, while many of us are thinking about the holidays and our amazing cold weather wardrobe, others are fearing the inevitable dry, flaky, itchy skin. As the days get shorter, the winds pick up and the temperatures drop, it’s more important than ever to focus on repairing and caring for your skin. Maintain your glorious summer glow and keep your skin properly moisturized with these three hydrating skin care ingredients.

Hyaluronic Acid: Want baby-smooth skin? This powerful humectant is here to help. Babies are naturally born with a high-level of hyaluronic acid in their dermal tissue, but as we get older it starts to diminish. This all-star ingredient keeps your skin protected and renewed by replenishing moisture and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. That means smoother and softer results.

Onoxa Pick: Hydrating Face Moisturizer

Squalane: Harvested from plants, this fast absorbing, non-greasy oil is a must-have for all skin types, especially during the colder months. Its emollient properties help soothe and hydrate skin to eliminate dry, rough patches. Squalane also boosts blood circulation, which helps rid those fine lines and wrinkles, making skin look plumper and firmer.

Onoxa Pick: Detox Nightwear Cream

Vitamin C: It’s not just for getting over the flu anymore. Vitamin C is vital during the winter months to help your skin handle dry air and chilly temperatures. It also helps brighten your complexion and provides a thicker barrier against cold weather damage.

Onoxa Pick: CC Serum with Vitamin C

Brand Your Own Skin Care Line with These Stellar Ingredients

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Four Skincare Ingredients That Should Be In Your Products

Skin care ingredients often determine the efficacy of skin care products. So make sure you include the right ones because it may determine your success in the marketplace. This is easier said than done. It’s challenging to decide which ingredients are best for the skin, but Onoxa has the winning ingredients. The four quality skin care ingredients below are safe to use in all your product lines.

1. Retinol

Retinol is the purest possible form of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant clinically proven to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and increases the rate of cellular metabolism. These two factors allow your body’s damaged and/or dying skin cells to be efficiently replaced with healthy, vibrant ones. This causes unwanted brown spots to naturally fade away while improving skin’s firmness.

Retinol is one of the most well-studied anti-aging skin care ingredients available, so you can always count on its effectiveness. It is also suitable for all skin types, allowing you to use it without narrowing your potential client base.

2. Hyaluronic Acid

This compound is naturally found in the dermis layer of your skin. It helps skin cells retain moisture that would otherwise be lost from environmental factors. Well-moisturized skin appears more youthful and toned compared to skin that is dried out. Every prospective client will be interested in this powerful moisturizer.

Adequate hydration helps skin appear plumper, which mitigates the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin blemishes. It’s suitable for all skin types since water is the primary ingredient. This includes oily skin even though it has the highest risk for developing acne.

3. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a pure form of Vitamin C. It blocks the production of blackheads, brightens dark sun spots, evens skin tone, and reduces scar-related discoloration. It stimulates collagen production to help smooth out wrinkles and acts as a natural sunscreen. Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV radiation, which is one of the leading causes of free radical damage to facial tissues.

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is less acidic than other forms of Vitamin C, eliminating the stinging, irritation, and redness commonly associated with Vitamin C-infused beauty products. This makes it suitable for all skin types, giving it the broad appeal that any product designer is searching for.

4. Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s)

This broad category includes fruit, lactic, and glycolic acids. They offer a broad range of benefits when used as skin care ingredients. They mitigate wrinkles, facial discolorations, age spots, and fine lines. The results are achieved through exfoliation.

An AHA formula is available for every skin type, but individual needs vary. It is best to consult an expert to determine the precise mixture that will help you achieve your ideal look.

Beauty product development can be hard, but these four powerful skin care ingredients are an excellent starting point for your personal line!

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How A Customized Skin Care Routine Can Change Your Life

One size does not fit all, particularly as it relates to genetic disposition to wrinkles, dry versus oily skin, and pore size. Skincare is incredibly personal as the needs and chemistry of each individual is different and they change with age.

What works for one individual may not be right for you. Therefore, a customized skin care routine is essential to optimally taking care of your skin and getting the best results from your products.

Before developing a customized skincare routine, it is important to know your skin type. Normal, oily, dry, and combination are the four basic types. Each requires a different treatment to achieve healthy-looking skin.

Skin Types

Normal Skin

As it relates to appearance, this is the least problematic type. It has a balanced level of moisture, good elasticity, and color tone. It requires minimal care; to maintain a healthy glow, all that is needed is using a gentle cleanser to wash your face at night.

Oily Skin

This type of skin is the most prone to acne and it typically looks shiny or greasy. In addition, oily skin is characterized by blackheads on the nose and enlarged pores. Those with oily skin should keep the consumption of carbohydrates at a minimum and avoid touching your face. Additionally, you should exfoliate regularly and use a cleanser both in the morning and at night.

Dry Skin

The wind, sun, and other elements easily agitate dry skin. In addition, dry skin feels flaky, itchy, and rough. Other than washing your face in the morning and at night, you should use a moisturizer with sunscreen daily. It should be reapplied often when a lot of time is spent outdoors. Individuals with dry skin typically develop wrinkles sooner than their counterparts, frequently applying moisturizer can help to prevent this.

Combination Skin

This is the most common skin type. It is characterized by normal skin on the jaw line and cheeks and patches of oily skin on the forehead and nose. Use a gentle cleanser twice daily, paying specific attention to the zones where oil builds up. Sunscreen is also important.

Factors Affecting Your Skin

Along with these four basic types of skin, there are other skin factors you might have to deal with, based on your genetics, age, and overall health. Below are four skin factors that affect the method and product you should use to care for your skin:

Sensitive Skin

Many individuals have sensitive skin and using certain skin care products cause it to become itchy, dry, and easily irritated. This type of skin requires specialized care with cleansers specifically made to not irritate the skin.

Aging Skin

Aging skin becomes more sensitive, has less elasticity and is prone to wrinkles. As such, using moisturizer religiously is more vital for aging skin. Sunscreen is also necessary when venturing outdoors for extended periods.

Skin Color

Pigmented skin is typically more resilient than others. However, there are skin care products that cause irritation and hyperpigmentation. Therefore, it is important to look for products made specifically for your physiology.

Cyclic Acne

Many individuals get breakouts during only a particular time of the month. During puberty, you are most susceptible to cyclic acne.

Onoxa

Onoxa manufactures custom-branded skin care products. These products can be sold to clients to produce a customized skin care routine. Onoxa offers a wide range of products that can be used by entrepreneurs or even dermatology practices to build their brands. These products are sure to address the many and varied needs of your clients.

The product developers at Onoxa specialize in customizing new or existing beauty and skin care products. This includes topical lotions, skin creams, serums, cleansers, and a number of other products. Get more skin care tips and tricks by following on Onoxa on Facebook and Twitter.