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Beauty Rest: How Sleep Affects the Skin

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How Sleep Affects the Skin Not getting enough sleep causes: • Dark under eyes…because blood vessels dilate when you don’t get enough rest • Dull skin…from slower collagen production • Inflammation…causing a weaker immune system • Premature aging…skin can’t repair itself faster More Sleep Time Means… • Glowing Skin • More Elasticity • Less WrinklesContinue Reading

A FEW FOODS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE EATING

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A FEW FOODS TO THINK ABOUT BEFORE EATING Yes, what you eat and drink can keep your exterior in excellent condition. There are foods to keep skin hydrated and soft and foods that protect skin cells from damage (i.e. wrinkles). And there are even foods that might hurt our skin. However, they may not beContinue Reading

Skin Care Tip: Eat Chocolates!

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A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT EATING CHOCOLATES CAN CAUSE ACNE. HOWEVER, THERE HASN’T BEEN A SCIENTIFIC FINDING THAT CONFIRMS THAT CHOCOLATES CAN MAKE YOU BREAK OUT, SO EAT UP! DARK CHOCOLATES HAVE ANTIOXIDANTS THAT WILL HELP PROTECT YOUR SKIN. EAT A SMALL PIECE AND YOU WILL FEEL ALL SORTS OF HAPPY TOO!

5 Skin Care Reasons to Keep Banana Peels

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5 Skin Care Reasons to Keep Banana Peels 1. Lighten Acne Scars: Cut the banana peels in pieces. Rub the inside of the banana peel on your acne scars until the peel turns into a brown color. Do this thrice per day. The acne scars will gradually fade. 2. Treating Acne: Rubbing banana peels onContinue Reading

Get Smooth Summer Sandal-Worthy Feet

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Get Smooth Summer Sandal-Worthy Feet Have cracked/callused feet? Try using our peels to get that smooth sandal-worthy feet perfect for the summer! We recommend using our Revitaboost Peel Pads or our TCA 15% peel. These peels are higher strength and are more ideal to use on hard, callused skin. Directions: Apply two or three layersContinue Reading

Be the brightest person in the office

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…simply by looking radiant. Try Perfect Image Lactic 10% Brightening Gel Peel! It is formulated to even skin tone and effectively lighten pigmentation. It will also balance and brighten the texture of your skin. Happy Monday!!!

How to Look Radiant with No Make Up

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How to Look Radiant with No Make Up Now that the summer is in full swing, we want to look radiant without having the need to put on too much make up. It is not a good look when our make up “melts” on our faces under the summer sun. Yes ladies, I’m sure that’sContinue Reading

“Vitamin C Overload Facial”

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“Vitamin C Overload Facial” This fruit belongs to the citrus family and is best know for its astringent and toning properties. Oranges are a good source of Vitamin C which is known to improve the skin texture and color. They help restore collagen in our body which is responsible for skin firming and preventing earlyContinue Reading

How Volcanic Ash can be good for the Skin

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How Volcanic Ash can be good for the Skin Volcanic ash is found in many skin care products like mud masks, foot and body scrubs, facial cleansers, etc. Many spas also offer volcanic ash treatments since they can help reduce symptoms of some skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, cellulite to name a few.Continue Reading

Looking for a moisturizer that will wake up your skin?

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Looking for a moisturizer that will wake up your skin? Well look no further! Our Hydra-Repair Wrinkle Cream can take care of that tired and flaky skin! Our Hydra-Repair Wrinkle Cream amazing cream is infused with natural plant extracts of cucumber, green tea, and chamomile, which provide powerful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties necessaryContinue Reading

Blooming Skin Care tips for Spring

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Blooming Skin Care tips for Spring Winter can be harsh on the skin. Now that spring is here, we want to give you some awesome tips to help your skin bloom this spring. Exfoliate De-winterize your skin by exfoliating. Winter can accumulate dead skin cells with all the winter winds and the dry indoor airContinue Reading

5 Skin-Friendly Meal Ideas That Are Easy to Make!

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5 Skin-Friendly Meal Ideas That Are Easy to Make! Are you tired of meals being an overpriced, nutritional train wreck? Do you groan and drag your feet every time you think about packing lunch? Here’s some motivation: It’s simply better and cheaper for you. When you make your own meal, you can use fresh ingredients,Continue Reading

How to Lighten Dark Inner Thighs

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with Lemon, Honey and Olive Oil Honey is a great exfoliant and skin whitener. Oil is a good moisturizer. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 juice from one lemon Procedure: Combine all ingredients and mix well. Apply the paste in the desired area and leave it to on for 20Continue Reading

Back and Body Acne and How to Get Rid of it

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Do you have back acne (bac-ne) or body acne and want to get rid of it? Some people suffer from acne on their back, chest, upper arms, and sometimes legs. This type of acne can come from clogged hair follicles called folliculutis that is caused by a bacterial or fungal infection. Bacne can also beContinue Reading

Drinks for a Healthier, More Glowing Skin

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Drinks for a Healthier, More Glowing Skin Water: Water is life- literally. Nothing beats water when it comes to hydration. Water makes our skin look plump and healthy. Green Tea: Green tea has lots of antioxidants that help protect the skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. If you think you’ll be out in theContinue Reading

A Simple Guide to Acid Peels

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A Simple Guide to Acid Peels Many of us are clueless when it comes chemical peels. There are many kinds with different levels and variations. So here’s a simple chart to guide you in deciding which peels are right for your skin. We also recommend consulting your dermatologist first to further help you in yourContinue Reading

Don’t Hold the Guac!

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Don’t Hold the Guac! Avocado is not only yummy in the tummy but it also is the ‘ace’ in face. Avocado has properties that make it an awesome ingredient for skin care. The fruit contains vitamin A which stimulates skin cell production, Vitamin E which blocks free radicals, Vitamin B which has shown to improveContinue Reading

BYE BYE AGE SPOTS!

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BYE BYE AGE SPOTS! Age spots (also known as sun spots, liver spots, and lentigines), are harmless, flat, yellow or brown discolorations of the skin which usually occur on the back of the hands, neck and face of people above the age of 40. These age spots are usually not serious, but instead are mainlyContinue Reading

Let’s Talk About Perfect Image

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Let’s Talk About Perfect Image: Here is what our customers are saying about our products. Melissa from San Francisco talking about our Hydra-Repair Wrinkle Cream “This is the best anti-wrinkle potion ever.The ingredients list is comparable to much more expensive products, and the performance, honestly, exceeds any other product I’ve used (which includes Dior, Chanel,Continue Reading

How to Zap Zits Fast!

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How to Zap Zits Fast! Have you ever had a pimple pop up at the worst time- maybe the night before a blind date, or the morning of picture day at school? Why can’t all pimples just come out when we’re in hibernation in winter and we don’t see the light of day? Well inContinue Reading

Don’t Forgetté the Décolleté

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Don’t Forgetté the Décolleté Décolletage or décolleté according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is the French word for “having a low-cut neckline”. But it could also mean “the upper part of a woman’s torso, comprising her neck, shoulders, back and chest, that is exposed by the neckline of her clothing,” says good ol’ Wikipedia. So why isContinue Reading

Have Scientists Found a Way to Reduce the Effects of Aging?

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Here’s an interesting article about aging by smithsonianmag.com Have Scientists Found a Way to Actually Reduce the Effects of Aging? Researchers at the Salk Institute in California have successfully induced cells to behave like younger cells. “Shinya Yamanaka discovered four genes that, when forced to express themselves, knocked cells back to their pre-differentiated state…this wasContinue Reading

Skin Factoid: How Skin Regenerates Itself

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When there are ‘imperfections’ in your skin, the skin regenerates itself to help heal. This process is called desquamation. The skin restores itself an average of every 28-40 days. But you can help increase cell turnover rate through different methods such as exfoliation. There are several ways to exfoliate. Some use chemical peels, microdermabrasion, orContinue Reading

Ingredient Focus: The Healing Power of Chamomile

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Ingredient Focus: The Healing Power of Chamomile Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita ‘Matricaria’ Extract) The chamomile flower contains essential oils & flavonoids (antioxidants) and has long been used by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for centuries to treat asthma, colic, inflammations, nausea, skin diseases and cancer. It has also been used in teas as a mild sleepContinue Reading

Beauty Hack: Loco for Coconuts

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Beauty Hack: Loco for Coconuts Coconut is a power fruit that is good for the body, hair, skin and so much more. Here are some easy beauty hacks that coconut can do for you. 1. Shaving Cream: Use coconut oil as a substitute for shaving cream to give you silky smooth legs. 2. Deodorant: CoconutContinue Reading

Christmas is almost here!!!

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Christmas is almost here!!! If you’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle of last-minute Christmas shopping, don’t forget, “The WAY you spend Christmas is far more important than HOW MUCH.” -Henry David Thoreau

Ice, Ice, Baby

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Ice, Ice, Baby: How a quick dab of ice on the skin can be good for you! Cold therapy has been used in spas and skin treatments for years and has been accepted as a regular practice by Korean women who are known for their extensive skin care rituals. Here are some benefits of includingContinue Reading

Anti-aging Cucumber, Green Tea, Chamomile Peel

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Anti-aging Cucumber, Green Tea, Chamomile Peel The following peel can serve both as a normal and an anti-aging facial peel. The ingredients are all natural and will treat the different damages our skin may have suffered due to the rays of sun, pollution or inappropriate skin care. 1 small peeled and seeded cucumber 1 ounceContinue Reading

Skin Cleansing Tips for Cold Weather

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Skin Cleansing Tips for Cold Weather · Use lukewarm water when washing your face, this will help avoid stripping oils from skin. · Choose a mild soap which won’t dry your skin as much. · Rinse off using cold water. Cold water constricts the pores thus locking in our natural oils. · Wash face once.Continue Reading

Benefits of doing At-Home Peels

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Benefits of doing At-Home Peels At-home peels are more popular than ever! There are so many benefits to doing chemical peels yourself. Here are a few of those benefits: – Smooth fine lines and wrinkles – Increases collagen and elastin production – Controls acne – Gives you a healthy glow – Affordable But remember, chemicalContinue Reading

How to Tighten Saggy Eyes, Naturally!

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How to Tighten Saggy Eyes, Naturally! Make your eyes stand out and look more alive. Many want to improve the appearance of our eyelids. Droopy looking eyelids are associated with appearing tired and older. Some feel that improving or tightening the skin around their eyelids will improve their self-confidence, physical appearance, and make them feelContinue Reading

Benefits of Facial Massages to your Skin

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Benefits of Facial Massages to your Skin Facial massage or also known as “Face Yoga” is highly recommended! Incorporating a facial massage into your daily regimen is not only relaxing but it has amazing benefits to how your skin looks and feels. Here are some of those benefits. • Better Circulation: massages provide better circulation.Continue Reading

Why is Exfoliating Important?

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Why is Exfoliating Important? The importance of exfoliation as a part of a skin care routine is often overlooked. Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Exfoliation may be done in different ways. The International Dermatology Institute mentioned the following ways by which exfoliation is achieved. The “MechanicalContinue Reading

Fall Skin Care Routine

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Fall Skin Care Routine. Here’s how to take care of your skin in the fall! Good bye summer and hello fall! Now that fall is here it is time to update your skin care routine. The dry and cold air makes skin lose its moisture. This is the reason why dry skin is the mainContinue Reading

Good Skin Care for Diabetics

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Good Skin Care for Diabetics One third of people with diabetes at some time in their lives experienced having a skin disorder, this is according to the American Diabetes Association. The good news is most of these skin disorders can be treated and prevented. Here’s a list of things you can do to prevent skinContinue Reading

CLEAN HANDS, What you may not know

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CLEAN HANDS- What you may not know Do you blame your make up brush or internal imbalance for your breakouts? Well, maybe your own hands are the culprit! Our hands are carrying around billions of bacteria at any given time which inevitably gets transferred onto our faces. Never put on makeup, use skincare products, orContinue Reading

Eat your Pumpkin! It’s good for your skin.

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Eat your Pumpkin! It’s good for your skin. Pumpkin season is here and we know that there will be some left over carved pumpkins laying around but pumpkin is good for the skin. Pumpkins contain antioxidants Vitamin A and C that boosts collagen which helps with wrinkles and decrease signs of aging. They are alsoContinue Reading

A Product Ingredient, the Kaolin Clay

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The Kaolin Clay also known by the names of China clay or white clay is a naturally occurring clay that is gentle, soft, non-invasive. It is also known for regulating skin balance; very absorbent and helps clears pores and rid skin of problematic dirt, oil, toxins and other impurities; posses healing properties to promote aContinue Reading

A Timely Guide to Awesome Skin: Monthly

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A Timely Guide to Awesome Skin MONTHLY • See an esthetician to get a professional facial. • Get a massage. Massages increase blood flow leading to more vibrant skin. • Do a body sugar scrub. • Use a facial mask (Try ViaCosmedic’s Exfoliating & Clarifying Ultra Mud Mask).

A Timely Guide to Awesome Skin: Weekly

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A Timely Guide to Awesome Skin WEEKLY • Do an at-home peel (Try Perfect Image’s Glycolic 30% Peel). • Wash your bed sheets, pillowcases and bath towels. • Disinfect your cellular phone. • Exercise at least three times a week. • Disinfect make up brushes and sponges.

A Timely Guide to Awesome Skin: Daily

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A Timely Guide to Awesome Skin DAILY • Wash your face in the morning and before bed. (Try Perfect Image’s Salicylic cleanser.) • Wear a sunscreen with SPF 30+. • Use a moisturizer after washing your face. • Take off your make up. • Drink lots of water. • Sleep at least 8 hrs. everyContinue Reading

How Smoking Can Affect Your Skin

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  How Smoking Can Affect Your Skin Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is bad for you. Smoking has harmful effects on your heart, lungs, brain, and your sex life! But do you know that smoking can ruin your good looks as well? Here are some more reasons to kick the nasty habit when it comesContinue Reading

Skin Care Basics- Cleanse, Nourish, Protect

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  Skin Care Basics Cleanse, nourish, protect — those are the three skin care basics that will keep skin looking, feeling, and functioning great.   1. Cleanse: the most basic step to getting clear skin is having clean skin. Breakouts are more likely to happen when there’s dirt and oil that clog the pores. MakeContinue Reading

For Healthier Skin

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  For Healthier Skin, you need… Vitamin A to help heal sun damage and cellulite. Vitamin D which reduces spots and growth. Vitamin E which protects skin from sun damage and ageing. Vitamin C which boosts collagen production.

Bye Bye Age Spots!

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  BYE BYE AGE SPOTS! Here are a few easy home remedies to help fade spots. Age spots (also known as sun spots, liver spots, and lentigines), are harmless, flat, yellow or brown discolorations of the skin which usually occur on the back of the hands, neck and face of people above the age of 40.Continue Reading

Homemade Mask for Oily Skin

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  Homemade Mask for Oily Skin Ingredients: 1 egg white 1 teaspoon of honey ground oats or flour Whip together the egg white and honey until well combined. Add ground oats or flour until you have a paste. Apply to face and massage paste gently into skin. Leave mask on for 10 minutes and removeContinue Reading

Ingredient Focus- Bearberry Extract

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  Bearberry Extract (Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi), the active ingredient is arbutin, extracted from the leaves of the bearberry shrub. It has excellent astringent (skin tightening) properties and has a long history of medicinal uses for urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and bladder infections. Bearberry has a naturally whitening effect on the skin, perfect for theContinue Reading

GLOBAL BEAUTY TIPS

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GLOBAL BEAUTY TIPS – How they do it around the world. Beauty Techniques are highly beneficial, but some of them are incredibly recycled. Here are a few news ones that we found from around the globe. Enjoy and feel free to share them. 1. JAPANESE SKIN CARE – Japanese women have some of the loveliestContinue Reading

Blackheads 101

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  Blackheads 101 What are blackheads? Blackheads (also known as comedo) are clogged hair follicles. They are a type of acne but are dark in their feature since they are open and contain oxidized melanin, the pigment made by skin cells.   What causes blackheads? Blackheads can be caused by excess sebum or oil onContinue Reading

Best Fruits to Eat for A Healthier Summer Skin

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Best Fruits to Eat for A Healthier Summer Skin Watermelon: not only does watermelon have Vitamin C but also it’s 90% water and water consumption is definitely (and obviously) is good for skin hydration. Cucumber: just like water, cucumber is mostly water, which is good to replenish the skin. We’ve seen cucumber be used toContinue Reading

5 Steps to Perfect Wedding Skin

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5 Steps to Perfect Wedding Skin Wedding season is here! Most women dream about their wedding day ever since they were just little girls. But, have they thought about what their skin is going to look on that very special day? Here are some tips to getting that picture perfect-ready skin. 1. Don’t forget theContinue Reading

Ingredient Focus: Pineapple Extract

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Pineapple Fruit Extract (Ananas Comosus), contains natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and enzymes, responsible for its powerful moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-fungal, and purifying effects. Pineapple has an enzyme known as “bromelain” which breaks down skin cells to exfoliate the outer layers on the surface, removing dead and damaged (debridement) skin cells. Pineapple has also been well knownContinue Reading

Skin Care Tip of the Day

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  Skin Care Tip of the Day Have cracked/callused feet? Try using one of our peels! We recommend using our Revitaboost or our TCA 15% peel. These peels are higher strength and are more ideal to use on hard, callused skin. Directions: Apply two or three layers on callused area. Leave it on for aboutContinue Reading

How does coffee affect your skin?

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  How does coffee affect your skin? People love their coffee. But what does that cup of joe mean to your skin?   Bad effects of coffee:   Dehydration Consuming caffeine can cause dehydration. When caffeine is taken in high doses, can act like a diuretic. Diuretics cause our bodies to urinate more frequently, whichContinue Reading

Spring Skin Care 101

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  Spring Skin Care 101 Exfoliate De-winterize your skin by exfoliating. Winter can accumulate dead skin cells with all the winter winds and the dry indoor air from turning on the heater. Chemical peels or exfoliating cleansers will do the trick. Twice a week is recommended. However, if you notice your skin is getting dry,Continue Reading

8 METHODS FOR SKIN TIGHTENING

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  Want to naturally tighten droopy skin? Aging is inevitable but with a proper skin care regimen you can delay the signs of aging and keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful. Loss of skin elasticity is one of the major reasons that a person looks older than his/her age. When the skin loses elasticity,Continue Reading

Get to know us better

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  Get to know us a little bit better!   Here’s a great read from MyTopFace.com about our skin care line.   “Sure, you’ll find a ton of products that promise you fast and amazing results, but rarely do they actually deliver on their promises. Well, Perfect Image, may actually be making this change, and shaping the wayContinue Reading

Do you want sexy skin?

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  Do you want sexy skin? Here are some SEXY SKIN SECRETS! GLOWING, VIBRANT, SMOOTH, SOFT, RADIANT – These are all words we use to describe the skin we want to have, when in truth what we really want is sexy skin. Yes, sexy skin! There is no shame in admitting it. One of ourContinue Reading

Let’s Talk About…Melasma

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  Let’s Talk About…Melasma also known as “the mask of pregnancy” a skin condition that is characterized by grey to brown blotches on the skin that are exposed to the sun, mostly on the face and neck. this type of pigmentation is also sometimes called chloasma (green skin) the leading cause of melasma is sunContinue Reading

A little intro about Glycolic Acid…

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  Here’s a little introduction to one of the most popular ingredients in skin care products…Glycolic Acid. Glycolic acid has been the leader for many years in advanced skincare treatments worldwide. Glycolic is considered the smallest of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), this allows it to effectively penetrate deeper into the skin, providing excellent collagenContinue Reading

13 Sneaky Causes of Acne

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  Do you find yourself breaking out but not exactly sure why? Here are some sneaky causes of acne that you may not be aware of by Carly Cardellino of Cosmopolitan. 13 Sneaky Causes of Acne Your smartphone Vitamin D Deficiency Probiotics Shower Water Coffee Lack of Sleep Thick Foundation Skipping Toner Sugar Changing BeautyContinue Reading

How To Properly Wash your Face

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  How To Properly Wash your Face It sounds simple enough right? But are you washing your face the right way? Know which cleanser is best for your skin type and needs. If you have dry skin, avoid cleansers that are high in alcohol content. If you have oily skin, choose cleansers that are low inContinue Reading

A little skin care humor

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  “Rub this anti-wrinkle cream on all of your mirrors. It won’t remove the wrinkles but it will make them harder to see.” A little skin care humor to brighten up your day. Have a happy weekend everyone!

A 31-Day Challenge for the New Year

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  A 31-Day Skin Care Challenge that is very fitting for the start of the year by Popsugar.com. Ready…Get Set…Go!   Treat yourself to a posthangover sheet mask. Stock your bedside stand with makeup-remover wipes. Try an at-home peel. Make your own blackhead-fighting nose strip. Drink at least eight glasses of water every day this week. Refrigerate and applyContinue Reading