Skin care for now

Renee Minus White | 10/2/2014, 4:02 p.m.
For a digital skin consultation and a targeted facial, visit the SK II counter at Saks Fifth Avenue to help ...
Facial Treatment Essence

As the season changes, so will your skin. For a digital skin consultation and a targeted facial, visit the SK II counter at Saks Fifth Avenue to help keep your skin glowing well into the fall months.

Experiencing a digital camera on your cheek feels very invasive. When done, the skin specialist will tell you the actual age of your skin. You will be happy to learn that your skin’s age is often younger than your chronological age. So when folks tell you that you don’t look your age, it’s a wonderful compliment and means you are living right.

SK-II began more than 30 years ago at a brewery, where a scientist noticed that the sake brewers had wrinkles on their faces but youthful hands. After studying more than 350 yeasts, they discovered a unique strain from which Pitera is naturally derived. They made up a singular blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids that work together to allow the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process to function at its prime. The best product in the collection is Facial Treatment Essence, with 90 percent pure Pitera in every bottle.

The SK-II collection includes a purifying lotion, cleanser and cleaning oil and a renewing facial treatment oil. In their targeted brightening group, find a brightening derm clear lotion, derm specialist concentrate, derm moisturizer and derm revival mask. For anti‑aging, there’s a skin signature eye cream, signs eye mask, signs up-lifter, wrinkle specialist moisturizing serum, essential power cream and more.

There are skin stress factors to take into account. SK-II is all about the miracle of rebirth for both your skin and your soul. The individual as a whole is important. Be conscious of the sun and of changes in climate. Be aware when traveling in winter or summer, and protect your skin with a minimum of SPF 15 daily. Note your work patterns. Schedule changes affect your skin. Do you get enough sleep? Peak time for skin renewal is between the hours of 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Smoke, pollution and the environment also affect your skin. What are your eating habits? Do you have a healthy balance of fruits and vegetables? Try to avoid eating on the run, and take time to enjoy a meal. Try to have five pieces of fruit and vegetables a day to help promote proper skin functions. For healthy and luminous skin, a balanced diet is essential.

Drink lots of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, as these contribute to dehydration. Other factors that may contribute to skin stress are a change in job, getting married or divorced and taking exams.

For your hands, Herbacin, a family owned and operated company in Germany, offers a line of products that women have come to love and rely on. The Herbacin Hand Cream tin is only $1.50. This hand cream keeps dry winter skin hydrated and moisturized with triple protection, including the natural healing properties of chamomile extract, natural glycerine and natural silicone. The 0.7-oz tin fits in your pocket or purse.

Herbacin takes pride in introducing pure and natural formulations. In their creams, they use the finest, sustainable botanicals that have stood the test of time. Their products are affordable and can be easily purchased at drug stores or online at www.herbacin.us.