Women at Forty reviews “Striking Skin Care”

Striking Skin Care System Editors Note: On Women at Forty, we talk about what’s beautiful on the inside as much as we talk about the outside. But as beautiful as we may feel on the inside, we’ve all had that conversation in front of the mirror where we wondered “what’s up with that?” So, when we got an email from Kelly with Striking Skin Care, asking if we’d like to try their line of products for women 40 and over, we said “we’d love to!”

To get different points of view, we recruited two of Women at Forty’s contributors, Kim and Rachel, shipped them the Striking Skin Care System and asked them to give us their honest opinion – Love it or leave it?  Today, Kim shares her take on the product line, and on Thursday you’ll read Rachel’s point of view. Continue reading Women at Forty reviews “Striking Skin Care”

The timeless and dangerous pursuit of “perfection”

HEIDI-MONTAG-PLASTIC-SURGERY-PHOTOS-horizontal There are so many reasons Heidi Montag’s recent marathon 10-hour plastic surgery has us slack jawed and saddened, we hardly know where to start. We feel bad for the c-list reality show celebrity and female half of  Spencer Pratt “Speidi” phenomenon, particularly because before this latest event, we paid very little attention to her.  For those of you still paying little attention to her, in November, the 23 year old underwent a 10-hour plastic surgery session that included among other things:

Skin Care at forty and beyond: Galvanic Therapy Facials

Jeffrie Ann Hall is back with more advice on skin care for women at forty. An Esthetician specializing in Anti-Aging Skin Care for women 40+, Jeffrie focuses on helping women stay fresh and vibrant at all stages of life. Today she introduces us to the Galvanic Therapy Facial.

One of the most effective facials for over 40 skin or premature aging is Galvanic Therapy. Nothing has been shown to provide the results of Galvanic without shots, pain or invasive procedure, yet so few women have heard of it. Galvanic cleanses, purifies, tones, tightens and lifts as well as reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. When I was working in a spa this was my favorite treatment to perform.

So what is Galvanic Therapy?

Galvanic Therapy is a low level electric current that is applied to the skin with a specifically designedGalvanic Spa devise for use by Estheticians. It’s been in use for over 50 years in facial services. Sophia Loren has known about it for a very long time, and that lady has some pretty amazing skin for a woman of a certain age.

Galvanic has the ability to stimulate the circulation of oxygen and blood in the facial skin supplying an elevated level of nourishment. Galvanic also creates an environment in the skin that allows for up to a 70% increase in the efficacy of the skin care and anti-aging products you use after the treatment for up to 24-48 hours.

During a facial procedure a negative charge is used to deeply cleanse and purify the skin. This first part of  the treatment is called Disincrustation. A negative charge in the instrument will repel a negatively charged cleansing gel and push it deep into the skin. Toxins and impurities are neutralized.

The second and positive charge cycle is called Iontophoresis. This positive charge pushes positively charged anti-aging ingredients into the skin where they can do the most good. Deep in your skin, in the dermal layer you have something called a fibroblast. This is where your collagen and elastin is produced like a little youth factory, I like to say. And that is where you want anti-aging and cell Handheld Galvanic Spacommunicating ingredients to reach. Having a product just sitting on top of your skin isn’t even close to as effective.

Getting this done in a spa can get quite costly especially since the treatment needs to do be done regularly to see and maintain results. Spa costs can range from $150-$220 per treatment and each treatment needs to be repeated at least 1-2x per month. Home versions of Galvanic Therapy are available and are more cost effective.

As an Esthetician, I’ve done my research and use and endorse a particular at home Galvanic Therapy product that has a patented ingredient in the positively charged gel that attacks an enzyme in the skin that causes aging. It’s excellent for all ethnicities and skin types. I use it regularly and absolutely love how my skin looks and feels.

To learn more about Galvanic Therapy, check out this article at Beauty and the Blog. You can read the whole thing or just scroll to the bottom to learn about the ingredients and see a video demonstration.

Be Happy!

Jeffrie Ann Hall is an Esthetician specializing in Anti-Aging Skin Care for women 40+.  Through her blog Beauty-and-the-blog, and sales of innovative science based skin care, Jeffrie focuses on helping women stay fresh and vibrant at all stages of life.