Archive for April, 2012

Skin Care Tips for Your Hands, the One Place You Reveal Your True Age

Friday, April 27th, 2012

You spend hours and countless dollars pampering yourself, looking for any way you can to reverse the sands of time. From facials and pedicures to massages and acupuncture, you do everything you can to look your best. Still, if you fail to properly care for your hands, all of your efforts may be in vain.

Did you know that the hands age faster than any other part of the body, even the face? This is because the skin on the back of the hand is much thinner than that of the rest of the body. And when you combine this thin skin with the constant wear and tear you put your hands through, it is no wonder that the hands age faster than other parts of the body.

In just one day your hands are exposed to a number of harmful substance, including oil-stripping detergents, cold weather, the sun, and numerous other damaging day-to-day activities. Your hands take a lot of abuse day in and day out. The end result, say experts, are wrinkles, fine lines, dry skin, crinkly crepe-like skin texture, and the noticeable appearance of bulging veins, which also grow larger over time.

But you can fight back! Taking care of your hands is not a difficult process.

Skincare Tips for Your Hands

  • Wear gloves when washing the dishes, gardening, or any time you are dealing with chemicals.
  • Use sunscreen. Doctors agree that avoiding direct sunlight and using sunscreen are the keys to younger looking hands.
  • Try a Paraffin wax treatment. Not only will your hands be softer, but the warm wax also increases blood circulation, allowing for the restoration of improved skin color and ease any joint stiffness. 
  • Soak your hands in warm milk to help strengthen your nails and hydrate your skin.
  • Use the right skincare products!

“There are certainly products and key ingredients that can make a temporary difference in how your hands look, and there are some exciting advances that could help make a real difference in your skin,” says dermatologist David Goldberg, MD, director of Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey.

Plantogen® Recommended Skincare Regimen for Your Hands

Plantogen® Hand & Nail Therapy is a protective hand and nail cream with Hydrolysed Keratin, Retinol, Vitamin E and Sweet Almond Oil provides relief for dry, stressed hands and nails. These natural ingredients work together to help make your hands look younger and healthier.

  • Hydrolysed Keratin helps condition and restore unhealthy skin and nails.
  • Retinol helps repair and reduce photo aging, making skin look younger
  • Vitamin E helps improve the skin’s water-binding ability and helps neutralize the effects of free radicals – one of the major causes of skin aging.
  • Sweet Almond Oil helps protect and nourish the skin.
  • And more!

How to Use: Massage in well paying particular attention to the nail and cuticle area.

For more information about the incredible skin firming powers of Plantogen® Hand & Nail Therapy, please contact Plantogen® at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

Plantogen® plant derived spa therapy combines pure plant extracts with scientific know how. Plant energy is powerful. The essence of health and beauty comes from within. We can make ourselves feel and look better by taking care of our bodies. Nurture yourself, relieve stress, respect your body and soul. Stay calm, be happy, drink lots of water.

Our philosophy to skincare is this simple.

All Plantogen® products are made in New Zealand where we believe the pace is a little slower, the air is a little cleaner and the water a little purer.

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Anti-aging Treatments for Your Hands

Beautiful Hands – Skin Care Tips For Beautiful Hands

Skin Care Tips: Looking After Your Hands

Improve Skin Elasticity: Fight Back Against the Natural Signs of Aging

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Aging is a natural part of life. And there are two different types of aging: intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging.

Intrinsic Aging: Natural aging

At 25, your body begins to physically show signs of aging as your skin’s ability to regenerate slows down. At 45, your skin begins to thin and your body starts to experience hormonal changes. Collagen production begins to slow, and elastin – the substance that enables your skin to snap back into place – begins to lose its snap. This is when your skin starts to become more fragile as it loses its natural elasticity. And without elasticity, your skin begins to show the external signs of aging, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Thin and transparent skin
  • Bones shrink away from the skin due to bone loss, which causes sagging skin
  • Dry skin
  • And more!

Extrinsic Aging: Aging caused by environmental factors

There are numerous external factors that can speed up the aging process, including:

  • Sun exposure – photoaging
  • Repetitive facial expressions
  • Gravity
  • Sleeping positions
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • And more!

Tips for Improving Skin Elasticity

  1. Decrease Sugar Intake: You should keep your sweets to a minimum, at no more than 10% of your total caloric intake.
  2. Wear Sunscreen: Unprotected skin will lose its elasticity more quickly.
  3. Antioxidants: Antioxidants fight cell-damaging free radicals that can lead to premature aging.
  4. Avoid Smoking and Excessive Drinking: Smoke and excessive alcohol intake can be damaging to your skin.
  5. Utilize Plantogen® Intensive Firming Serum: An intensive firming serum with Green Tea (an antioxidant) and an active standardized botanical complex of plant extracts, a combination of Lady’s Thistle, which is a free radical scavenger, Lady’s Mantle, Horsetail, Soy Germ, Wheat Germ, Alfalfa, and Radish extracts. Results in firmer, younger looking skin. It is a gel base so it encourages the active ingredients to be more readily absorbed into the skin. Ideal for use around the eyes especially around any fine lines.

In a forty-five (45) day clinical study, a significant improvement in skin elasticity around the eye area and wrinkle reduction of 36.7%, was demonstrated, making skin look younger.

For more information about the incredible skin firming powers of Plantogen® Intensive Firming Serum, please contact Plantogen® at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

Plantogen® plant derived spa therapy combines pure plant extracts with scientific know how. Plant energy is powerful. The essence of health and beauty comes from within. We can make ourselves feel and look better by taking care of our bodies. Nurture yourself, relieve stress, respect your body and soul. Stay calm, be happy, drink lots of water.

Our philosophy to skincare is this simple.

All Plantogen® products are made in New Zealand where we believe the pace is a little slower, the air is a little cleaner and the water a little purer.

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Skin Elasticity

Causes of Aging Skin

The Importance of Vitamin C: Health Benefits and Skin Care

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Chances are that at some point in your life, someone has told you that vitamin C is good for you. Well, you know what? They were right. But do you know why?

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C – also known as ascorbic acid – is an antioxidant, as we learned last week. It is also one of the world’s safest and most important nutrients, necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues.

Vitamin C is involved in several body functions, including the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.

Health Benefits of Vitamin C

According to recent research, vitamin C offers several health benefits in the following areas:

  1. Stress: A recent study found vitamin C to be beneficial to individuals whose immune system was weakened due to stress.
  2. Colds: While vitamin C is not a cure for the common cold, several studies have shown it to help reduce the risk of more serious complications, such as pneumonia and lung infections.
  3. Stroke: One study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those with the highest concentrations of vitamin C in their blood were associated with 42% lower stroke risk than those with the lowest concentrations.
  4. Aging: An American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study examined links between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4,025 women aged 40-74 and found that those with high vitamin C intakes experienced a lower likelihood of wrinkles, fine lines, and dry skin.

Vitamin C and Your Skin

Vitamin C is just one of many antioxidants that help protect you against the damaging effects of free radicals, which are molecules that can negatively affect your skin and other vital parts of your body. Other benefits of vitamin C include:

  • Scientific data have shown that Vitamin C will help increase the amount of collagen production in the skin.
  • Vitamin C is also a natural anti-inflammatory, which can help reverse some of the effects of sun damage.
  •  By increasing the amount of collagen in the skin, the look of fine lines can be reduced.

Plantogen® products combine some of Mother Nature’s well known healers such as Manuka Honey, Chamomile, Jojoba, Aloe Vera, fruit oils, herbs, Vitamin A derived Retinol and antioxidants, like Vitamin C. Some of the Plantogen® products that utilize the healing powers of vitamin C include: Plantogen® Foaming Cleanser for Oily/Combination, Plantogen® Anti Aging Cream Cleanser, Plantogen® Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion, Plantogen® Hydrating Moisturiser for Normal/Dry, Plantogen® Skin Brightening Anti Aging Moisturiser, and Plantogen® Overnight Stress Repair.

All Vitamin C in Plantogen is encapsulated in liposomes to help prevent oxidation or degeneration of the Vitamin C and allowing for targeted delivery.

For more information about the incredible powers of Vitamin C, please contact Plantogen® at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

Plantogen® plant derived spa therapy combines pure plant extracts with scientific know how. Plant energy is powerful. The essence of health and beauty comes from within. We can make ourselves feel and look better by taking care of our bodies. Nurture yourself, relieve stress, respect your body and soul. Stay calm, be happy, drink lots of water.

Our philosophy to skincare is this simple.

All Plantogen® products are made in New Zealand where we believe the pace is a little slower, the air is a little cleaner and the water a little purer.

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The Benefits of Vitamin C

How do Antioxidants Help us Look Younger?

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Fine lines and wrinkles. They are a woman’s worst nightmare. They are also a natural part of aging. But why?

The truth is that no one knows exactly why we age or why we age at different rates. There are, however, a few theories about this, including:

1.   Aging is caused by accumulated injuries from ultraviolet light, “wear and tear” on the body, by-products of metabolism, etc.

2.   Aging is a predetermined, genetically controlled process.

3.   Most gerontologists (people who study aging) feel that aging is the cumulative effect of the interaction of many lifelong influences, such as diet, exercise and leisure, past illnesses, etc.

Each person ages at a unique rate, as the regeneration properties of the skin decreases. And as these regenerative properties decrease, skin begins to lose moisture, tension, and elasticity.

But you can fight these physiological signs of aging with the help of moisturizers and cleansers with active ingredients, such antioxidants! Products like these can help the skin improve its water binding properties and its regeneration capability.

What are Antioxidants and how do they help?

Antioxidants refer to a group of compounds that fight free radicals.

Free radicals are molecules – formed through a natural process called oxidation – which wreak havoc on living cells, negatively affecting your skin and other vital parts of your body. These free radicals can be caused by any number of factors, from smoke and pesticides to sun exposure.

Antioxidants – like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Catalase, and Beta Carotene – help neutralize the effects of free radicals, preventing them from doing damage to your skin.

Moisturizers and Cleansers with Antioxidants

Plantogen® products combine some of Mother Nature’s well known healers such as Manuka Honey, Chamomile, Jojoba, Aloe Vera, fruit oils, herbs, Vitamin A derived Retinol and antioxidants. Three of these products are Plantogen®’s Anti Aging Cream Cleanser, Skin Brightening Anti Aging Moisturizer, and Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion.  

Plantogen® Recommended Daily Skin Care Regimen

1.   First, use Plantogen®’s Anti Aging Cream Cleanser (daily). Apply a small amount of the cleanser into palm of hand. Apply the cleanser to your face and massage. Then wash off any excess with a warm wash cloth or sponge.

2.   Next, apply Plantogen®’s Skin Brightening Anti Aging Moisturizer (daily). Massage the moisturizer onto your face, avoiding the delicate eye area.

3.   Then, use Plantogen®’s Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion (periodically). Use Skin Bright Gentle Microdermabrasion weekly on normal to dry skin and every 4 days on oily and combination skin. Apply a small amount onto your palm and apply to the face, avoiding the eye area. Then wash off any excess with warm water.

At Plantogen®, we know the anti-aging potential of Green Tea, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Retinol, and other antioxidants in neutralizing the effects of skin damaging free radicals.

For more information about the incredible anti-aging powers of antioxidants, please contact Plantogen® at 1-888-851-6533 or click here today!

Plantogen® plant derived spa therapy combines pure plant extracts with scientific know how. Plant energy is powerful. The essence of health and beauty comes from within. We can make ourselves feel and look better by taking care of our bodies. Nurture yourself, relieve stress, respect your body and soul. Stay calm, be happy, drink lots of water.

Our philosophy to skincare is this simple.

All Plantogen® products are made in New Zealand where we believe the pace is a little slower, the air is a little cleaner and the water a little purer.

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well.