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Stretch Marks Treatments That Work

www.ilonashine.comLet’s start this blog on the personal note. I have stretch marks. But I’m not alone, about 90% of women (and some men) have stretch marks on some part of their bodies whether it be their arms, thighs, butt, boobs or the stomach.

Stretch marks are visible off-color lines on your skin caused by pregnancy, quick change in weight, genetics, stress and some medications (corticosteroids). They form in the middle layer of your skin when your tissue is stretched beyond it’s ability to snapback. The collagen in your skin gets weak, collagen isn’t produced as usual, and scars called stretch marks are born. On fair-skin women, stretch marks are usually pink or red. If you’re darker, stretch marks are mostly lighter than your skin tone. Read More

What is Hydrodermabrasion?

www.ilonashine.comIt looks like the popular skin-clearing treatment, microdermabrasion, has some serious competition. Know as the “celebrity facial,” hydrodermabrasion is the latest and greatest way to remove dead cells from the skin to eliminate dark spots, hyperpigmentation and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With less pain and irritation than the traditional diamond-tipped treatment, this new technology uses water and oxygen to effortlessly exfoliate the skin. This completely natural combination of micro droplets of water is dispersed from the nozzle at high speed, striking against the skin and thereby removing any dead skin cells with little effort and absolutely no pain to the client, deeply exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin. Its no wonder the treatment is so popular. I personally tried it and loved the results. Read More

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

If you left all your holiday buying to the last minute, don’t sweat it. This list of last minute stocking stuffers will solve your procrastination problem in a jiffy. Whether tucked into a stocking, presented personally, or given as a lovely surprise, these little gifts of beauty will be a huge hit.

Carefully crafted with the highest quality fragrance oils, NEST Reed Diffusers are designed to fill your home continuously with a lush, memorable fragrance.($38) Read More

Beauty Cures for the Winter

www.ilonashine.comCooling temperatures and windy days can be a delight to the senses, but they also have a tendency to wreak havoc on your skin. The good news is that there are lots of ways to prep your face for colder weather. If you have winter blues, consider these beauty innovations and brighten up even the darkest of wintery days. Read More

Arbutin: New Generation Skin Brightener

imageIn a recent study, researchers found that the number one skin concern that made women appear older is uneven skin tone- age spots and ruddy skin texture actually age you more than fine lines. Many products that promise to brighten, tone, and add luminosity can be too harsh or drying for those with sensitive skin. For a while, hydroquinone was the “miracle” skin-lightening ingredient—until it was declared a carcinogenic by the FDA. So the new lightener took its place, Arbutin, the secret skin brightener you’ve never heard of. Vitamin C, kojic acid, licorice are all great natural brighteners, but there are a few reasons why arbutin is so much better. While hydroquinone works by killing the cells that produce pigmentation and melanin, arbutin inhibits the enzymes that stimulate pigment-producing cells. Read More

5 Steps to Beautiful Hair Color

www.ilonashine.comHair color is not as simple as everyone thinks. It is not as simple as buying a box of color from your local drug store and getting salon worthy results. Placing your hair in the hands of a professional colorist who understands your needs and wants is very important. But that’s only one part of getting beautiful color. In order to get good results it is crucial that you follow hair colorist’s instructions. Here’s what you need to do for perfect color day after day. Read More