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anti-aging | Smooth Skin Systems Blog

Your Best Look

There is an old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” and even though that is a clever little cliche, it is also the truth. That is why it is a mistake to focus on makeup or wardrobe if you skimp on skincare. We all admit that a beautiful outfit can really make our mood lift and our confidence soar but what is happening in the eye of the beholder? Maybe they are impressed with our outfit, but if our skin looks dull, tired, old or wrinkled, that skin will make as big an impression or bigger, than the outfit did.

Glowing skin will not help much if you are wearing unsightly clothes but good skin care and a fashionable wardrobe together are simply an unbeatable combination. You want to watch someone walking towards you see that beautiful dress, glance up, take a look at your face, and begin to smile. It’s all part of the same package; all part of your basic allure. After that, mascara and lipstick, a bangle bracelet or diamond stud earrings are the finishing touches, or icing on the cake!

There are some basic steps to taking care of your skin and they do not have to be complicated. Your skin needs hydration. That means drinking plenty of water and using a moisturizer on exposed parts of your skin that take a beating from the sun and the environment. That also means protecting your skin from the rays of the sun with a full-spectrum sunscreen or sun block.

Cleansing is a must with a cleanser made for your skin and gentle enough not to irritate it. Additionally, your skin builds up dead skin cells so you will want to use a good exfoliation gel or cream on your face and hands so that your skin is smooth and fresh. Next, a moisturizer for daily use is necessary on face, hands, throat and decollete. Really, that takes care of the basics of skin care.

Is there more? Of course! You may consider your neck a problem area or be concerned about dark circles under your eyes. There are special creams for that and many other problem areas. But if you take care of the basics you will look like a million dollars, especially in that designer dress.

Ready to make your skin happy? Find the best medical grade skincare products right here at Smooth Skin Systems!

 

Mature Skin – Gorgeous at Any Age!

What are the biggest complaints of women who are “a certain age?” Generally, the number one complaint is wrinkles. Whether it is wrinkles in the face, under the chin, or on the neck, the wrinkles signal age in a way few other things do. The second complaint is uneven pigmentation. There may be lighter spots, spider veins, or brown spots known as hyper-pigmentation. Two main complaints, three main causes:

  • Sun Damage
  • Lack of Hydration
  • Smoking

If you lived every day of your life in a protected cocoon with little intense sunlight, no cigarets, and plenty of water, you would probably look smooth and unlined with evenly creamy skin until age 70 or more. But we don’t, do we? We live life, we swim and sail, and ski. We raise children and laugh and deal with stress. And many of us smoked when we were younger or drink a few too many glasses of wine now. What is a woman to do?

Some of it is simple. While we cannot turn back the time, good cleansers, Vitamin A, and exfoliating scrubs can help minimize discoloration and uneven tone in skin. Keeping the pores clean and gently removing dead skin goes a long way to making the basic skin look more evenly pigmented. Then there is hydration. When we are young, collagen keeps our skin plump and supple. When we grow older, collagen production slows, hydration is lost and skin sags, stretches and collapses in on itself causing wrinkles and lines. That same skin will respond to moisturizers and to peptides that help encourage renewal and collagen production.

Using a deep night repair cream like Nocturne™ and a good peptide cream like Peptide 6™ helps the skin renew itself the way it did when you were young. It helps skin cells hold in moisture and rebuild cells which, in turn, makes fine lines fade away and wrinkles are reduced and sometimes considerably diminished. Don’t assume there is no help for mature skin. We have a mature skin regimen that can do a lot for your skin. Just click here!

What Are You Looking For?

Running a business that caters to women can be both exhilarating and challenging all at once. Women are not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Even focusing on one specific area like the facial skin care, there is still a lot to think about and a lot of decisions to be made. Many people have asked us so we are writing this little blog post to explain how we came up with a product line that we believe women are looking for.

It began, naturally, with talking to women. Women had a lot of things they wanted a face cream to do that the felt was not being met by the existing industry. For one thing, they all agreed they wanted something that could slow or even reverse aging. As extreme as that might seem, in today’s sophisticated research laboratories it is not that unreasonable a desire. The mechanism by which skin ages is understood. The things that occur that make skin look older are also well understood. Skin, in a teen and early 20′s woman, renews itself by a simple process. When it begins to run low on collagen it simply creates more. So skin care that wants to stop the effects of aging must do two things: penetrate the skin to get deep into the cells where they depletion is taking place and stimulate collagen production and hydration. The concept is simple. Skin cells that lose moisture collapse and form wrinkles. Skin cells that retain moisture and stay hydrated are smooth and  firm. That is where ingredients like Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid that are key to modern skin revitalization come in.

Women also did not want potentially harmful estrogen mimics in their skin creams. That seems so obvious it is amazing it had to be stated. But cosmetics companies have for years been using preservatives like Parabens even though there are possible links between parabens and breast cancer, and parabens have been shown to accelerate aging!

No wonder women did not want them used in skin care products! So when we created Smooth Skin Systems products we put in the highest quality medical-grade anti-aging ingredients currently available. We left out potentially harmful chemicals and wasteful fillers and anything that might irritate a woman’s face. What is left is just what women asked for: safe, effective anti-aging skin care products. It’s just that simple!

Sticking Your Neck Out

 

What makes a woman look beautiful? Some will tell you it is the eyes, another will tell you a well-shaped mouth. Many stars like Audrey or Katharine Hepburn credited their long necks with a lot of their popularity. Whatever the case may be, a long neck does do a lot towards making a woman look graceful, classy, feminine. The elegant turn of her face or gracefully bowed neck as she looks down show off the curve of your throat. Low cut blouses, evening clothes and big, chunky, or sparkly necklaces also draw attention. What if the woman’s face looks gorgeous but her neck is wrinkled or has loose skin? The first thing people think is, “She’s had a facelift!” But that may not be the case at all. Many women’s neck looks older than her face for two reasons. And we can do something about one of them! The first reason the skin on the neck may age more quickly than that of the face is the amount of movement it supports. Your forehead may move when your eyebrows go up but not to the degree the skin on your neck and below your chin is pulled when you turn around to look at someone, or nod your head up and down, or tilt your head to one side. The more skin gets pulled and moved, the greater likelihood of it becoming loose with fine lines as we age and lose elasticity.

I mentioned two causes, and the other is very easily remedied. Until now, there were literally thousands of creams and lotions on the market to moisturize the face and fight wrinkles and signs of aging. But no one took the time to formulate a cream for the neck! Smooth Skin System has heard woman mention that and worked on the ideal formula for the delicate skin on the throat: Necquelle is that cream! This peptide-rich mixture with the moisturizing power of squalane does for necks what peptide creams are doing for faces! No more plunging neckline revealing inches of loose, webby skin. A regular moisturizing regimen with Necquelle can be the difference between a graceful, elegant neck and a neck that makes you reach for the turtleneck sweater.

Get the neck and neckline you have always wanted and try Necquelle today!

Do You Feel Peppy About Peptides?

Chances are you don’t! If you are like most women, you have heard about peptides but the word just sounds funny. Dr. Oz and other professionals talk about peptides like they are the most exciting thing but you almost have to be a scientist to get excited about a chemical name. But, like many of us you may have begun to at least feel that peptides may have something for you.

They do, and this is why! Your skin, like all of your body, has natural defenses and ways of renewing itself. In the case of skin, your most important thing is a protein called collagen. Collagen is not just in your skin, it makes up anywhere from 25 – 25% of the protein in our bodies. It is fibrous and forms the connective tissue necessary in our spinal disks, in our joints, and of course in our skin. As collagen deteriorates, part of that process is the peptides that are created. And the presence of those peptides tells the skin it is time to produce more collagen. So peptides = more production of collagen! In young skin, that happens very naturally. In older skin, the process slows down and the result is sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. The very things that make us look older. That’s where peptides come in.

By using a face cream rich in peptides, your skin is encouraged to renew itself the way it did when it was younger! Instead of injecting fillers under the skin, a messy and sometimes disastrous cosmetic procedure, you use a peptide-enhanced moisturizer and it penetrates the skin cells and collagen production begins. The skin begins to be firmer, smoother, silkier, and more naturally young-looking. So peptides may have a silly or strange sounding name, but the benefit of using them has been an amazing breakthrough in the science of skin care.

Imagine, instead of a painful and intrusive method of trying to artificially plump up your skin, you are using your skin’s own renewing system! Ready to start looking more youthful? Peptide 6 is the opportunity you have been looking for. We have fast shipping and a great guarantee so you do not need to worry. Try Peptide 6 anti-aging cream today!

paraben-free face cream

Smooth Skin Systems Goes on the Road!

Smooth Skin Systems had a wonderful time at the Essentially Women show in Charleston, South Carolina! The show was primarily for retailers serving the needs of post-mastectomy women and breast cancer survivors. There was a cocktail reception, seminars, and a wonderful trade show for the vendors. We think our booth looked really beautiful and we shared some space with an organic bath products manufacturer.

You may wonder what an anti-aging skin care system and a bath and body manufacturer would even be doing at a trade show aimed at breast cancer and post-mastectomy women. That’s easy. Both product lines are formulated specifically to avoid the chemicals in normal cosmetics and skin care that have been linked potentially to cancer. Among the most controversial of these are the parabens. Paraben molecules have actually been found in breast cancer tumor tissue and because they are an estrogen mimic and breast cancer is estrogen sensitive, there are many concerns about them. However, many cosmetic and skin-care lines continue to use parabens. We are aware that breast cancer survivors are often among the most aware consumers and we have talked to 100′s of them to find out what their concerns are. Because of those dialogs, not only are we paraben-free, we also use no artificial fragrances, fillers, preservatives, triclosans, sls, or formaldehyde. Smooth Skin Systems is meant to be good for women, good to women, and help women look their best at any age.

We hope to continue spreading the word about Smooth Skin Systems and women’s health any where we go. The Essentially Women show was wonderful for us and we look forward to more opportunities to meet our fans and customers.

Keep your eyes open, we may be coming to a women’s show in an area near you and if not, you are always able to buy our paraben-free anti-aging skin care right here online! Remember, women are not only our customers, they are our whole focus and their beauty and youth are our mission!

 

 

Oil Rich Skin

Most of us feel that it is great to be an oil-rich country, and not so great to have oil-rich skin. Skin that is oily has many benefits; oil acts as a barrier to bacteria, environmental factors, and drying by the sun or indoor heat. But most women do not appreciate oil on their skin because it can create a visible shine and does not always support the application of eyeshadow or powder very well. Pores may become clogged and blemish-prone and the face may actually have a slightly greasy feel.

So caring for oily skin has always meant working with the skin’s natural oils to achieve a fresh, clean look without drying the skin or depleting it of that natural barrier.

The first step to taking care of your oily skin is to use a good cleanser and exfoliant. This might be an AHA or Glycolic Acid Gel cleanser. Whichever you choose, the goal is to gently but thoroughly clean the skin to remove dead skin cells and excess oil. Additionally, the cleanser will help keep pores open and clean so that blemishes do not form or pores appear clogged. When the skin is exfoliated the next step is a Hyaluronic Acid Face Cream to encourage collagen production and moisturization of the delicate skin cells. This anti-aging hydrating cream will penetrate below the surface of the skin promoting the production of collagen and increasing cell-level moisture. Finally, overnight a Retinol cream can be used to fight wrinkles that form from age, smoking or sun damage. Following this simple recommendation for oily skin can help keep your face smooth and silky, clean and wrinkle-free. You will look younger and your facial skin will feel light and gently glowing!

You can read more about the suggestions we have for oily skin care and browse our product recommendations on the section of our website specifically devoted to the needs of women with oily skin. Smooth  Skin Systems Oily Skincare

Good Purse, Good Shoes, Great Skin

Most women spend a little more money than they would like to admit buying new shoes. When they wear them to lunch they pretend they’ve had them forever and act surprised when their friends notice. She’ll wear that DK skirt and carry the Vuitton bag that is her favorite go-to bag for around town. She knows she’ll look great. But she also knows that some of that is a good haircut and skin that looks 10-15 years younger than her real age.

It does a woman no good to buy amazing pumps or a Gucci purse if her skin is broken out, sandpaper-dry, or heavily lined. Nor would those new shoes even get noticed if she had huge swollen lips or a too-tight face from plastic surgery. The way she needs to look is simple; she needs to look like her own best self. Discrete makeup over well-cared for skin. There is no better look that a woman can put on than naturally beautiful.

For that reason, well-dressed women know to take the time to put some effort into skin care and the fight against the visible signs of aging: discoloration and wrinkles. They want to look great and no one can blame them. It is not an unreasonable, nor an unattainable goal. It just takes some basic understanding of the aging process skin goes through. Once you know what is happening, it is a simple matter to reverse or stop the process.

Very young skin always looks smooth, glowing and silky. A teenager may deal with blemishes but they don’t have to be concerned about fine lines, crows feet, wrinkles or age spots. Their neck is firm and their eyes do not have dark circles beneath them. The mechanism that keeps their skin looking gorgeous is the production of collagen. As long as there is plenty of natural collagen keeping the skin cells plump and hydrated, the skin does not sag, discolor or wrinkle. But as people age, skin loses some of its natural collagen production and the hyaluronic acid and peptides that keep the whole process revitalized. What can a woman do?

It’s simple. Modern medical research has identified key peptides and sketched out the process whereby skin cells create collagen and re-infuse their layers with natural moisture. Now you can buy products that do not just moisturize, but sink into the dry skin and penetrate deep to facilitate collagen production and keep skin cells beautiful, glowing and unlined. And that skin will look so beautiful with that new pair of shoes or designer purse. Try some of the most effective anti-aging creams on the market today, and then go buy that new designer purse!

Easy Does It!

As we age, many of us wish we had younger skin.  Our skin may be sun or smoke damaged, discolored by hormonal changes and we may have developed special sensitivities like rosacea, allergies or other sources of skin tenderness.  We try to keep our skin clean with a mild soap or cleansing gel and use a good moisturizer, but when it comes to anti-aging solutions they all seem like they would be too harsh for us.

A woman with very sensitive skin may react badly to chemical peels or injections of botox or fillers.  Surgical solutions like lifts can cause significant bruising and scarring on delicate facial skin. But it is precisely that older, more fragile skin that tends to wrinkles and obvious aging. What is an older woman to do?

sensitive skin

Years ago there were no good options. But now, research has revealed effective and non-invasive anti-aging methodologies you can use right at home. Ingredients and formulations that can help your skin renew itself naturally. You can gently and very enjoyably treat yourself to a “spa day” in the privacy of your own house without the cost of the spa and without the discomfort and possible damage of medical intervention. Today’s anti-wrinkle formulations are focused on the structure and renewing systems built right into your skin cells. The main focus is two-fold: it is a matter of re-energizing the skin’s natural production of collagen, and restoring moisture to depleted cells. Moisturizers and wrinkle creams containing hyaluronic acid and peptides can do exactly that. Applied to your skin after a thorough cleansing, face creams sink deep into the layers of your skin penetrating to where the ingredients can do the most good. Your skin goes from dry to hydrated, from lined to smooth as the healing process of the cells is stimulated just the way it worked when you were 25. You will notice measurable results but you will not have to endure painful bruising, scarring, or pain from a chemical peel. This is skin care the way it was meant to be. Take advantage of our money-back guarantee and try our powerful anti-aging skin care creams today!

Before and After

Any trip to the supermarket or a newstand will put you face to face with pictures of plastic surgery gone wrong. Women and men, worried about aging and wrinkles, pay thousands of dollars and endure pain for weeks because they wish they looked young again. They wish they looked like their “before” picture and not their “after” photo. And so they get fillers injected under the skin, paralyzing agents injected into their foreheads and cheeks to keep their skin from moving, and fat injected into their lips. And suddenly, their new “after” picture startles their friends and looks unnatural in the mirror. As the joke goes, you can’t even tell if you are smiling.

That is all so sad and so unnecessary. In the early days of cosmetics women would rub oils and filtered greases into their skin to retain moisture and make the skin look less dry. Cold cream was sold at all cosmetics counters and many women swore by a mask of straight petroleum jelly smeared on liberally before sleep. Then came the era of face lifts, injections, fillers and peels. Suddenly, staying young looking was painful and often disfiguring.

But those really are the dark ages. Medical science better understands the chemistry of cell renewal, a process that slows down as we get older. Doctors now know how collagen is produced and what peptides do. There is no need to fill a needle with collagen and inject it under your skin when your skin can be gently encouraged to make it the natural way. It is just a matter of helping renew your skin’s own natural function so that it can rejuvenate exactly the way it was always meant to. What does that really mean to you? It means you will look younger, naturally. The lines and wrinkles in your face will begin to fade and smooth out as your skin repairs itself the way it did when you were younger.

The benefit is obvious; you look better but you are still you. No one posts pictures on a supermarket tabloid of a woman who has used a good moisturizer! There is no long healing time or discomfort. Just your skin, your face, your natural beauty. Ready to put the power of peptides and hyaluronic acid to work for your skin? Click here!