Category Archives: Self-Improvement

Your Guide To Perfect Skin in 2020

93% of people set New Years resolutions. Of those 93%, at least half (though likely more) resolve to approve their appearance in some way. The majority of appearance-related resolutions have to do with weight, but almost none have to do with skincare. At Hale Cosmeceuticals, we have witnessed firsthand the amazing transformation that a strategic and dedicated skincare regime can achieve. If you’ve yet to come up with a resolution to which you want to commit, commit to improving your skin’s appearance. Continue reading Your Guide To Perfect Skin in 2020

What’s the Point of Plumping Your Skin?

You ask, “What’s the point of plumping my skin?” There’s an easy answer—to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dry and/or dehydrated skin lacks moisture. When the water space of your skin is depleted, skin sags and puckers, making even the smallest wrinkles more visible. So, skin plumping can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

How to Plump Your Skin Naturally

There are a variety of strategies to plump your skin, including:

  • Ensuring proper hydration from the inside out
  • Topical applications that restore and protect your skin’s water space
  • Dermal fillers

First, a word of caution about dermal fillers: these products can use anything from synthetic gels to your own body fat to increase the volume beneath the stratum corneum (upper most layer of skin) to reduce lines and wrinkles. But no ingredient provides long-lasting results; you have to have injections regularly to maintain plump skin, so dermal fillers can get quite costly. And if the ingredients are of questionable quality or safeness, there may be more dire consequences.

Ensuring proper hydration is easy—drink plenty of water each day and eat foods with high water content. If your skin is very dehydrated, you may notice visible results quickly. However, if you have already made hydrating a habit, you may not notice any changes. If this is the case, do not drink less water. You always need adequate hydration for optimal skin health. You may simply need a product to enhance visible plumpness.

The best topical applications for skin plumping are serums and moisturizers with one key water-replenishing ingredient—hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, which both restores moisture and locks it in because its binding properties help minimize transepidural water loss (TEWL).

Best Products for Youthful Plumpness

Hale Cosmeceuticals has multiple products formulated to plump and firm your skin for a more youthful appearance. Our top pick includes:

Dermist M3HA—a serum formulated with 100% pure hyaluronic acid that can be easily combined with your favorite moisturizer for easy morning and evening application.

Contact us to order our best skin plumping serums, and get even better results with a moisturizer formulated for your skin type. Take our personal skin assessment for customized recommendations.

Do You Have These Beauty Problems? Your Body May Be Trying to Tell You Something

GettyImages-528580200It’s natural to want to look your best, but your body won’t always cooperate. Acne can strike at any age, nails can turn yellow or brittle, and you might feel like your hair is falling out abnormally fast. However, once you understand the underlying problem, you can address it in an effective and healthy manner. Continue reading Do You Have These Beauty Problems? Your Body May Be Trying to Tell You Something

Does Looking Better Make You Feel Better?

September Skin CareMany say that true beauty comes from within, and it’s certainly fact that how we feel on the inside has a great effect on how we think, feel and act externally. Self-confidence is more than just thinking you’re attractive; it spans deeper into our emotions, dreams, achievements and more. But our appearance does play a large role in our Continue reading Does Looking Better Make You Feel Better?

Be Kind to Humankind

Perform a random good deed today.
Perform a random good deed today.

Every day presents an opportunity to make the world a kinder, more compassionate place, but it never hurts to dedicate time to work towards specific goals. And that’s what this week is for. August 25-31 has been dubbed “Be Kind to Humankind Week” (by whom we’re not sure, but does it matter?), and we have some ideas on how to put our good intentions into practice. Continue reading Be Kind to Humankind

Nurturing Your Meditation Practice

Reflect on your inner beauty.
Reflect on your inner beauty.

Last month was Stress Awareness Month, a time we are encouraged to reflect upon the pace of our lives, our choices in response to stressful situations and, hopefully resolve to do something that helps us achieve a sense of balance. It doesn’t take much searching to find out that meditation is a practice encouraged to help people disconnect from the craziness outside and nurture a sense of peace within. But for those new to meditation, figuring out the what, when and how of practicing can be challenging, especially when everyone else makes it look and sound so easy. Continue reading Nurturing Your Meditation Practice

Skin Health is a Bowl of Cherries

A handful a day can keep the cancer away.
A handful a day can keep the cancer away.

February is National Cherry Month, and with all the skin (and overall) health benefits, there’s definitely reason to celebrate! While old wives’ tales for years have touted the health benefits of cherries, science is finally catching up, revealing that several compounds make cherries excellent cancer fighters and inflammation relievers. Continue reading Skin Health is a Bowl of Cherries