How to Restore Facial Volume

Scared of fillers but loosing facial volume? Wondering how to avoid an overfilled look? The best filler results are when no one can tell someone had something injected in the first place. If not injected properly, filler and fat can produce an overfilled puffy look. If too much is used it can distort the shape of the face and certain areas of the face are unforgiving. Balance and positioning the entire face as a whole is essential. When placed and injected properly, fat or filler can decrease lines and wrinkles and reinstate volume resulting in an overall rejuvenated look! For the best recommendations in Santa Barbara for Botox, fat or filler injections, call Skin Resolutions in downtown Santa Barbara! (805) 569-1923

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Skin collagen. How to increase it…

There are several different types of collagen in the body! In fact, When is comes down to anti-aging skincare, performance products are working to stimulate type 2 collagen. This collagen makes up the cartilage protein and works to maintain skin health. Topical skin-stimulators perform specifically to create new collagen by releasing growth factors, stimulating fibroblasts, reviving stem cell activity and preventing the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin by concentrating on cell pathways and sending messages to the skin cells. Products that help perform these functions include: Phyto-C Signature Cream, Phyto-C SUPERHEAL O-Live Serum, Dermaquest Stem Cell 3D Complex, Epicuren Ultima-Peptide and more! Contact Skin Restolutions in Santa Barbara with more questions! (805) 569-1923

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Sunless Tanning Tips for New Year’s Eve

Don’t let New Years Eve sneak up on you! Be sure to get your bronze on, before the clock strikes midnight with the help of sunless tanners. But before you get started, follow our step-by-step guide to ensure you have a flawless faux glow!

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Step 1: Exfoliate

Before you apply your self-tanner or head for a spray tan, make sure to exfoliate your skin to ensure an even tan. Avoid oil-based scrubs, since these leave a barrier on your skin that can prevent self-tanner from developing evenly.

Step 2: Lightly Moisturize

Lightly apply a sheer layer of oil-free body lotion or moisturizer to areas that pick up more colors, such as your feet, ankles, knees, hands, and elbows.

Step 3: Apply Tanner

Take your time to make sure you apply an even layer and go light on areas that tend to pick up more color.

Step 4: Air Dry

Allow tanner to dry completely before getting dressed, and opt for loose clothes for the rest of the day to prevent streaks, smears, and sweating. Avoid showering or working out for six to eight hours, when possible, as this allows the tan to set in.

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Need help selecting a sunless tanner? We like the subtle-glow we get with the TanTowel Full Body towelettes (above), which are infused with a clear self-tanning formula. This formula works with proteins and amino acids in your skin to produce a healthy and natural sunless tan in just a few hours. It makes tanning easy without all the fuss, and is great for tossing in your gym bag or for traveling! Follow steps 1 and 2, and for step 3 gently rub the TanTowel towelette over your body working from head to toe, then finish with step 4. Available at Skin Resolutions, for various skin tones – mild to medium, and medium to dark.

Our Holiday Wish List

Sure, this time of year is about being thankful, and giving gifts to others. But its okay to have your own little list of “must haves” to share with your loved ones too! We’ve put together a few of our favorite treats that we know we’d love to find under the tree come Christmas morning.

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Clockwise from top right: 1. Epicuren Anti-Aging Lip Balm SPF 15 tube / 2. Epicuren Handbag Essential Trio – 2 oz. After Bath Moisturizer (in your choice of Coconut, Lavender, or Orange Fragrances), 2 oz. Protein Mist, and 1 tube of Anti-aging Lip Balm SPF 15  / 3. ColoreScience Pep Up Gel / 4. ColoreScience Lip Pencil /  5. Epicuren 6-Step Facial System – 2.5 oz. Apricot Cream Cleanser, 2 oz. Skin Conditioner Enzyme Toner, 2 oz. Enzyme Concentrate Vitamin Protein Complex, 2 oz. Gel Plus Enzyme Protein, 2 oz. Facial Emulsion Enzyme Moisturizer, and 2.5 oz. Apricot Facial Scrub / 6. Clarisonic Mia 2 / 7. Epicuren Daily Antioxidant Moisturizer / 8. Votivo Holiday Collection Candle in Red Currant / 9. Decleor Hydration Starter Kit – Aroma Cleansing Milk for Face & Eyes, Aroma Cleanse Tonifying Lotion, Hydra Floral Moisturizing Cream, Aroma Neroli Essential Night Balm, and Aromessence Neroli Essential Serum / 10. ColoreScience Lip Restoration Kit – Mineral Lip Polish in Red, Mineral Lip Exfoliator, and Mineral Lip Serum.

Epicuren After Bath Moisturizers

We absolutely adore Epicuren Discovery’s After Bath Moisturizer! Created especially for individuals with oily skin, these lotions still allow for the skin to receive the necessary nutrients, without leaving behind a greasy feeling. Available in a variety of luxurious scents, these aromatherapy oil-infused moisturizers are created using the goodness of natural elements such as lavender, rose petals, and coconut. Such ingredients are rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, which help in healing blemishes, cuts, and even minor skin wounds or sensitive areas. These ingredients also help the skin in fighting the process of aging – which is something we can all appreciate! By applying this lotion daily can help keep the skin hydrated and even provide relief for excessively dry skin areas (such as feet, hands, and elbows). We suggest slathering this skin treat on after the shower or bath to lock in your body’s moisture.

Epicuren After Bath Lotions

Headquartered in Laguna Hills, California, Epicuren Discovery has become one of the leading manufacturers of cosmetic and beauty products on the planet. The company has been around for more than 30 years, and has created a variety of products that are beneficial to individuals of a variety of skin types.

Available at Skin Resolutions in 2 oz. and 8 oz. sizes, and in the following scents: Kukui Coconut, French Lavender, Lemongrass, Orange Blossom, Rose Petal, Tahitian Vanilla, Papaya Pineapple, Moroccan Rosemary, and Unscented.

Holiday Event Details!

We are hosting our annual Holiday Event in-store today! Join the ladies of Skin Resolutions, for a festive evening of demonstrations, promotions, new products, and cocktails!

We will have our fabulous representative from Clarisonic available to answer questions and demonstrate the brand new Pedi Sonic device – even get a chance to have it tested out on your own foot! There will also be a chance to learn more about the Clarisonic Opal and even get to experience it on your own eyes.

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Our new ColoreScience representative will also be here to show off the newest beauty treats, including the five newly released blush shades. She will also be sharing tips on how to apply these great products to your own day-to-day looks!

Plus, you’ll be able to check out the newest arrivals of the must-have products for you and yours, from Phytoceuticals, Votivo, Epicuren, and more!

Look forward to seeing you all at Skin Resolutions from 3:00pm to 7:00pm today for our party!