Experts Reveal Causes and Solutions of Ingrown Hairs

7/31/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Summer is the season for shaving which can often lead to pesky ingrown hairs (and is the last thing you want as you head out to the pool or beach). But what is the underlying cause of those red bumps? Sharlyn asks our experts and Dr. Ben Johnson shares his insights. Check it out, then shop the solutions below!

Q: "What do you think is the main cause of ingrown hairs? Specifically, the male beard line and woman bikini area. I've heard you discuss other theories in the past besides the common ones. Can you touch on this a bit?" -Sharlyn

A: "Ingrown hairs and/or folliculitis are a detox reaction. The toxin generates inflammation on its way out of the follicle, this swelling traps the hair. Facial lesions are from estrogenic toxins, bikini line is likely from mercury so look at their fish intake." -Dr. Ben Johnson


Tackle it with Osmosis:


Start within by addressing possible imbalanced mercury levels in the body. Environmental Protection Water will help harmonize environmental toxicity, then turn to Rescue topically to soothe and heal the inflammation of the follicle, neutralize toxins in the skin, and prevent scarring from the wound. Bonus Tip! Apply Rescue to scars caused by previous ingrown hairs and watch them fade away leaving smooth, even, and radiant skin!

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Glowing Goddess Green Smoothie

7/26/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Achieving glowing skin from within is the name of our game, and when we can get that with a tasty summer treat, that's a win-win in our book! Check out this refreshing green goddess smoothie that will give your taste buds and your skin a nourishing pick-me-up.

What You'll Need:


1/2 Cup Green Grapes
1/2 Banana
1/2 Granny Smith Apple Chopped
1 1/2 Cup Fresh Spinach
1 Cup Coconut Water, Pineapple Juice, or Almond Milk (depending on how creamy or tangy you like it)
1/2 Small Avocado
1 Tbs Chia Seeds

TIP: We recommend freezing all the fruits so there is no need for ice!

Instructions:


Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too thick, add your liquid of choice until it's thin enough to easily combine. Pour into your favorite glass, top with more chia seeds or shaved coconut, and enjoy your radiance inside and out!


Savor your smoothie with a luxurious face mask to enhance results and make a daily self-care routine out of it. Interested in other foods that feed your skin? Read more here.



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Mark Your Calendars: 6 Reasons to Schedule Your Next Facial

7/11/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


While at-home treatments are convenient, necessary, and encouraged (lookin' at you, self-care Sundays!), hitting the spa periodically is essential and goes far beyond glowing skin. Discover the tools your skin needs that can only be obtained with monthly visits to your Skincare Professional.

1. Increased Circulation. 

Facial massages done by a Professional help relax the muscles and body, boosting circulation and blood flow through the skin to encourage cell renewal for a glowing, youthful complexion. They also have devices that further improve circulation and product penetration, and when paired with our holistic philosophy and technique, it is sure to deliver optimal results you could not achieve at home.

2. Boost Hydration & Skin Nutrients.

Professional-grade treatment add-ons work to maintain and repair the skin's lipid barrier, locking in moisture to ensure it stays supple, healthy, and strong all year long!

3. Personalized Home Care Regimen.

Get personalized protocols to take home with you that work best with your unique skin and body to boost results that last long after you leave the treatment room. Who better to guide your journey to radiance than those who know you and your skin best?

4. Stress Relief.

We all know how relaxing it is to hit the spa, but are we really aware of the importance of treating yourself? Taking the time to fully relax while taking care of your skin and body can do wonders for your mental health and stress levels. Conquer stress build-up and the toll it takes on your skin, and leave the treatment room feeling fresh, rejuvenated, and relaxed!

5. Expert Skin Analysis.

You can only stick with that grocery store cleanser and moisturizer for so long. Skincare Professionals are skilled experts that live to treat your skin. Visiting your esthetician allows your true skin to be revealed, and from there you can know exactly what to do. Osmosis utilizes a unique approach with our Holistic Skin Mapping to help identify the source of your skin concerns.

6. Because You Deserve It!

We spend so much time taking care of everything and everyone else that all too often we forget to take care of ourselves. Taking just a couple of hours a month to yourself to give yourself some me-time at the spa will energize your mind, body, and soul, leaving your ready to tackle whatever life throws your way!


If you don't already have a go-to spa or salon, find one near you here!


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Wake up to Radiance: Why Night Creams are so Powerful

7/05/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Did you know that your skin works hard to regenerate and repair itself overnight? While you sleep, it becomes more receptive to your skincare products, absorbing and soaking up all the yummy nutrients you just applied. But, it is true that your skin can lose moisture while you snooze as your body temperature rises. This is why a night creme is so important! It will boost the skin's natural restoration process while preventing dullness and dryness so you wake up to a smooth, moisturized brilliance every single day.

We are wrapping up our journey through the Moisturizing Collection with Enrich Restorative Night Creme, a supercharged treatment that nourishes and revitalizes skin overnight. Let's take a look at what makes it so special!

Ingredients to Love


Raspberry Seed Oil: Delivers a cell-regenerative effect to promote healing, reduces redness and water loss, all while enrobing the skin with silky smooth moisture.

Swertia Chirata Leaf Extract: Stimulates your skin's self-regenerative stem cell activity, making this ingredient exceptional for treating wounds, while also aiding in age-reversal.

Blueberry Extract: One of our favorite superfoods! Only this superfood proves to be equally as beneficial topically as it is when you eat it. Chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, it also flaunts phytochemicals which can provide natural anticancer activity in the skin and body. It promotes regeneration, anti-aging, and a smooth, supple complexion.


When To Use A Night Cream

1. To boost skin's moisture during the regenerative process while you sleep.

2. Use on hands or feet as an intensive body balm for soft, smooth results.

3. Apply a thin layer under mineral makeup to enhance performance and wearability.

4. Use on chapped lips, post-sun exposure, and wounds to promote healing and restoration.


Wake up looking and feeling fresh and vibrant with naturally-sourced ingredients that heal. Get the scoop on other items in our Moisturizing Collection here.


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Your Wellness Cheat Sheet: Which Supplement is Right For You?

7/02/2018 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments


Choosing the right supplements for your unique skin and body can be overwhelming. And while we always recommend finding an Osmosis Skincare Professional for most accurate protocols and tailored results, here is a guide to helping you navigate to the perfect supplement for you based on your skin and health concerns.

What is Your Main Skin Concern?


1. My skin is oily and acne-prone.


On the cheeks, forehead, and mouth: These regions indicate gut health issues such as candida (a yeast overgrowth in the gut), inflammation in the intestines, or acid reflux. Encourage a healthy tummy with Skin Perfection Water formulated to harmonize digestion, targeting acne at the source for permanent healing.

On the lower jaw and chin: This indicates estrogenic toxins caused by a hormone imbalance absorbed by different organs and then purged through the skin. Reach for Environmental Detox, a powerful supplement containing ingredients like DIM and activated charcoal that work to bind and remove these toxins from the body. It is particularly effective at preventing and reducing cystic acne which is very common in this zone of the face.

2. Rid me of the wrinkles!


Say no to stress: Body Talk is a holistic way designed to target stress-induced aging by neutralizing the effect of emotions on the body and detoxing emotional history to then open pathways in the mind for healing. Five pumps in the morning and evening will help contribute to a healthy mind and body - and that includes your skin!

DNA Repair: Elevate is our revolutionary DNA Repair supplement that encourages the formation of ATP (your body's natural energy source). Its ability to reduce damage to the skin from sun exposure through our patented AC-11, will increase skin's immunity and endurance while continuing to repair cells for the ultimate overall health. Plus, the increased energy will give you just the boost you need to stay active and energized!

3. My skin is prone to redness and irritation.


On the forehead, cheeks, and temples: Rosacea in these areas is typically triggered by certain foods and reflects the large intestine. Digestive Water is designed to help restore harmony to the gut providing relief on this system, in turn reducing rosacea caused by the digestive distress.

Around the nose: This section reflects the region from the stomach to the lower esophagus. Often, when there is redness around the sides of the nose, it is caused by gastritis, H. Pylori overgrowth in the stomach, or acid reflux. Complete Digestive Enzyme aids in the break down of food and absorption of nutrients to provide relief and balance to the digestive system.


4. Blackheads!


Address the mucus: Blackheads are caused by mucus build-up in the body. Pathway is our 10-day cleanse that breaks up and removes mucus from the intestines and colon, increasing nutrient absorption removing harmful toxins, and enhancing overall health! Watch blackheads disappear and notice increased energy and glowing completion.

The foundation of Osmosis stands on the skin-body connection. So, many of our supplements, though they target internal sources, directly address external concerns. See our Holistic Skin Mapping for more specifics on skin conditions and supplements that will assist in healing from the inside out!

Start within to encourage your authentic beauty. For best results, pair supplements with Osmosis Waters, topical Skincare, and healthy lifestyle choices to achieve a flawless radiance and a happier, healthier you!


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