by Angela Tague
During the dry winter months, body lotion can be a lifesaver. It moisturizes dry legs, heals chapped hands, and soothes dry feet. But are you applying the lotion correctly? Although you can rub on lotion whenever you want, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology recommends prepping the skin before using lotion.

Getting Ready & Exfoliating Dry/Dead Skin
Before grabbing your favorite body lotion, spend some time in the shower or bath tub. Use warm water--not hot--to maintain your skin's natural oils. Then cleanse yourself with a soft natural sponge or washcloth. Use a pumice stone to remove calluses and dry skin from the soles of your feet. Also, a salt scrub will work wonders in removing dead skin cells which block moisture absorption. A warm soak of 15 minutes or less will dilate your pores and make them ready to accept a moisturizing body lotion. Lightly towel dry your skin, leaving a few water droplets behind.

Applying the Lotion
Apply the lotion within three minutes of exiting the bath or shower to get the most absorption from your lotion. Use a water-based lotion on areas prone to acne or blemishes. Try an oil-based lotion on dry skin. I like using SEACRET's Pomegranate, Ocean Mist, or Milk & Honey Body Butter. In addition to being ideal for hydration and moisture, it restores that healthy glow to your skin. Also, a little goes a long way.

More Application Tips
Rub the lotion into your skin using a circular motion so you go over the same area a few times. This works the lotion deep into your pores. Make sure to moisturize all areas that will be exposed to the sun, which can draw moisture from the skin. Don't forget to use body lotion on your neck, ears, and arms. If your skin is extremely dry, consider installing a humidifier in your home and increasing your daily intake of water.

by Michele Bender for iVillage
1. Have Patience With New Products
You come home from the store excited about a new product's ability to smooth your wrinkles, lighten your brown spots and clear up your acne. But a few days in, the lack of results leaves you frustrated. So you toss it and try another. "Switching products and changing up your skin care routine too quickly can create issues like redness, irritation and breakouts, and make it difficult to find the root cause of your skin problems," explains Mitchell Chasin, M.D., a dermatologist and medical director of Reflections Centers for Skin & Body in New Jersey. You've got to give a new product a chance. "A good moisturizer will yield results immediately, but other products, such as those containing lightening agents or an acne-fighting topical product might take a month or more for appreciable results to be seen." Wait four to six weeks to gauge results -- it takes that long for skin cells to turn over.

2. Remove Dead Skin Cells
The skin's ability to slough off dead cells slows down considerably once you hit the big 3-0. After that, you need to help it along. "Regular exfoliation eliminates the layer of dead skin cells that accumulate over time, revealing fresher, more supple-looking skin," says Dr. Chasin. "Exfoliating also allows topical products such as retinoids and moisturizers to be better absorbed by the skin." Choose between chemical exfoliants, like salicylic or glycolic acid, or a mechanical one, like a granular scrub. Apply it to clean, damp skin using gentle circular motions with your fingertips. Boost skin's hydration level by exfoliating two to three times a week in the shower before applying moisturizer. "This way [moisturizer] can be absorbed more efficiently because dead cells, which can block penetration, are sloughed off," says Fusco. Exfoliating also helps the skin better absorb other products -- like wrinkle creams and acne fighters -- and it gives skin a more youthful glow.

3. Establish A Skincare Routine
Your skincare regimen shouldn't take longer than an episode of "Modern Family." In fact, you should be able complete it in the time it takes for one -- maybe two -- commercial breaks. "We recommend that every patient use a high-quality cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen," says Chasin. Depending on the type and condition of your skin, you can add treatment products like retinoids (for wrinkles and acne), antioxidants (to prevent sun damage and aging) or an acne fighter (like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid). "The goal is to keep things as simple as possible so you have an easy regimen that addresses your skin care issues," says Chasin. "Sometimes you can wind up over treating and doing more harm than good." Chasin suggests finding one skincare line you love and stick with it. "While it's okay to mix and match products from different lines, products from a single line have been formulated to work together," he says.

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4. Eat Plenty Of Healthy Fats
You've probably heard about the heart-healthy impact of omega-3 fatty acids, but their benefits also go skin deep. "Many skin issues, including psoriasis, eczema and some acne, are made worse -- redder, angrier and more puffy -- by inflammation in the body," explains Susan Blum, M.D., assistant clinical professor of preventative medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and founder of The Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook, New York. "Omega-3's reduce that inflammation." The body also needs these fats to help produce its own natural oils and retain moisture for soft, hydrated skin. You can find these good-for-you fats in salmon, sardines, walnuts, flaxseeds and soybeans.

5. Rub Your Skin Radiant
A facial massage can "smooth away laugh lines, crow's feet and wrinkles on the forehead, as well as provide the skin with a deep glow and nourishment," says Pratima Raichur, N.D. ayurvedic physician and spa owner. Author of "Absolute Beauty: Radiant Skin and Inner Harmony Through the Ancient Secrets of Ayurveda," she suggests using sesame, almond or olive oil for dry skin, sunflower oil for combination or sensitive skin, or safflower for oily skin. Move your middle finger clockwise for 20 to 30 seconds to massage these spots on your face:
-- The center of the chin and corners of mouth
-- The bone between the nose and upper lip
-- The outside corners of the nose where the nostrils flare
-- The center of the cheekbones
-- The temples and the forehead between the brows (called the third eye)

Instead of a using the massage technique on the delicate parts of your face, you can light press them with your finger tips for the same result. With your thumbs, press upward on the inside corners of eyebrows at the bridge of the nose, and then move to the lower lids above the cheekbones. Finish by gently pinching your eyebrows with your thumb and forefinger, moving from the inside out.

6. Apply Products Like A Professional
Ever wonder why spa facials feel so good? It's not just the products they use, but the application techniques. To avoid stretching or damaging your skin, Raichur says do not scrub your face or apply any products in an up and down motion. "Cleanser should be massaged in gently, using upward and outward circular motions," explains Raichur. Eye care products should also be applied to the skin in a circular direction from the outside corner of the eye to the inside, using the ring finger to ensure the gentlest touch. When it comes to moisturizing, lightly swipe lotion on your face -- massaging it too deeply can clog pores.

7. Change With The Seasons
Your clothes, mood and activities change with the seasons -- so should your skincare. In the winter, cold temps and high indoor heat dry your skin. "Really dry skin diminishes the natural barrier between the skin and the environment because the skin cells separate from each other and dry out," says Kenneth Beer M.D., a board certified dermatologist in West Palm Beach, Fla. "So winter skin needs a cream moisturizer to repair it." This isn't the case in summer. In fact, a rich cream would not only feel heavy in warm weather months, but when combined with sweat could clog pores and cause breakouts. You're better off with a lighter lotion in the summer -- even one that's oil free since skin isn't as dry. These seasonal rules should be applied to the whole body, too.
8. Go Soap-Free
Soap and cleanser ingredients, like sodium lauryl sulfate, strip skin of the skin-softening oils it produces called sebum. "This can leave skin dry, red and irritated," says Fusco. Instead, wash your face (and body) with a soap-free and sodium lauryl sulfate-free cleanser made for your skin type. These products still clean your skin but without dehydrating it.

9. Stay Vigilant Against Acne
It's a myth that acne-prone skin is dirty skin. Breakouts are caused by bacteria, oil and/or clogged pores, and can actually worsen if you over wash. The key to a clear complexion is treating acne-prone skin daily, not just when a pimple pops up. "This helps keep pores clean and control bacteria," says Ranella Hirsch, M.D., a Boston-based dermatologist. Use a cleanser both in the morning and at night. (For dry or sensitive skin, use a creamy cleanser; for oily, use a gel formula). During a time you typically break out (before your period; when you're stressed), Dr. Hirsch advises leaving a cleanser on your face for five to 10 minutes and your back or chest for 10-15 minutes.

10. Use Facial Wipes & Toner
Keep them in your car, gym bag and by your bed so you can clean your skin even if you're not near a sink. Use a toner to remove dirt and makeup that can combine with sweat to cause breakouts. Keep them by your bed so you can wipe off your makeup on nights you're too tired to go to the bathroom sink.
11. Treat Your Lips
They're skin, too! Your lips need the same TLC as the rest of your face, like exfoliating, moisturizing and sun protection. "Dry, chapped lips can make you look older," says Katie Rodan, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at Stanford University and author of "Write Your Skin a Prescription for Change." And severely dry lips can crack and get infected. Exfoliate lips gently with a lip scrub, toothbrush or washcloth. Re-apply lip balm often throughout the day and wear sunscreen any time you go outdoors.
12. Get Moving
The benefits of exercise go beyond lean thighs and flatter abs. "Exercise increases circulation so nutrients can get to the skin better," says Dr. Malik. This helps heal skin conditions like acne and aids in giving you a glow. "Exercise also reduces the stress hormone epinephrine which causes constriction of blood flow and that can make you lose your glow," adds Malik. Just wash your face before and after you workout to keep pores clear of sweat and dirt.

13. Get Your Rest
Quality sleep is the key to more energy, better concentration and a boost in your mood. It also sends under-eye bags packing and keeps dark circles at bay. And sleep just may be the fountain of youth: "Neurotransmitters that keep you young, like growth hormone and serotonin, are released in the brain while you sleep," says Malik.

14. Eat Your Way To Healthy Looking Skin
Certain vitamins do a complexion good. Vitamin C can help with collagen production and protect against sun damage, so fill up on kiwis, strawberries, oranges and bell peppers. Beta-carotene, found in sweet potatoes, carrots, and other orange veggies, is a nutrient that's converted to vitamin A in the body, also known as the indispensable anti-aging retinol. To hydrate your skin, choose vitamin E-rich foods like broccoli, nuts, sunflower seeds, olives and spinach. Vitamin E is also believed to help reduce sun damage.
15. Hydrate Your Skin
"Moisturizing the skin helps plump it up, making it look smoother -- at least temporarily," says Rodan. Dry skin highlights wrinkles: Think of a grape versus a raisin -- the only difference is water. Put moisturizer on daily within three minutes after washing your face. "For optimal hydration, blot skin with a towel and apply moisturizer to damp skin to lock moisture into it," adds Fusco. And always moisturize before applying makeup --way it acts like a primer, creating a smoother surface and filling in any fine lines so makeup doesn't settle into them.
by Scott Kessman
Who would not want to experience youth and vitality for years? 

For sure, if someone can offer a youth elixir to millions of men and women, it would definitely sell, because keeping one's youth has always been the dream of many. People will go to various lengths just to find a product that can help them regain lost youth. Thus, it comes as no surprise that people all over the world have traveled all the way to the Dead Sea, to get the health benefits of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea salt has been famous for its therapeutic effects many centuries ago. This salt contains an abundance of minerals, 12 of which are rare and can only be found in the Dead Sea. The most essential minerals such as potassium, magnesium, calcium chloride and bromides can be found in the Dead Sea salts. It has more than 10 times the salt content of ocean water, making it a rich source of minerals that improve one's health in many ways.

What is amazing about the minerals found in the Dead Sea is that they are the same natural minerals found on our skin. In other words, these minerals can mix with other skin nutrients and can be absorbed by the skin quite easily. As the skin absorbs the minerals from the Dead Sea salt, the whole body benefits from these minerals. The Dead Sea salt can improve blood circulation, relieve inflammations, renew cells and improve skin tone, relieve joint inflammation, replenish dead skin cells and even reduce tension. These are just some of the many health benefits of Dead Sea salts that one can experience

In recent years, there are studies on the health benefits of Dead Sea salts conducted on patients inflicted with tendonitis and osteoarthritis, and results show that most of the patients' pain have been relieved. Some patients have also shown improved mobility as well as less dependence on pain medications.

It is no wonder then that people who discover the potency of the Dead Sea salt have used it to replenish their skin glow that has paled through the years. With the advances on researches done on Dead Sea mineral salts, several beauty product companies are now using these mineral salts as the base for several anti-aging creams and serums. Products made from Dead Sea mineral salts are now being used to prevent premature wrinkles, improve skin tone and even to cure diseases such as psoriasis. They have also been found effective in giving the skin a youthful glow. 

Traveling all the way to the Dead Sea and floating in its waters is no longer necessary to enjoy the health benefits of the Dead Sea salts. Now, anyone can enjoy these benefits through several soaps and other beauty products which include Dead Sea salts as their main ingredient. 

by Wayne
Not everyone has heard of Dead Sea mud, and most people would laugh at the idea of putting mud on their faces. However, numerous studies have shown the positive effects of Dead Sea mud on the skin. How does something like mud clear your skin? The answer is surprisingly simple!

As the Dead Sea evaporates year after year (it’s not connected to any other body of water), the salt and minerals which are already present in extremely high amounts get absorbed into the mud at the bottom of the sea. This mud is then extracted and packaged, with all the impurities removed. The minerals which are present in the mud are all natural minerals which your skin needs every day. By using Dead Sea mud, or a mud mask, you are basically feeding your skin these essential minerals. Minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium, bromine and calcium are all needed by your skin to help maintain the right moisture levels and hydration.

Another very powerful effect of using Dead Sea mud is the fact that as it dries, it removes any toxins that may be present in your skin cells from your daily diet. This leaves the skin deeply clean, refreshed and pure on top of infusing it with the minerals. At the same time it firms your skin and tightens it, giving you a more youthful appearance. Because of this dual effect of exfoliating, cleansing and providing essential minerals, Dead Sea mud is able to help with many ailments and  keep you skin looking young and healthy for a long time!

Here’s a breakdown of what Dead Sea mud can do for you:
- Improves blood circulation and natural skin generation.
- Fine mud grains cleanse the skin and remove any dirt, impurities and toxins.
- Provides effective relief for skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and wrinkles.
- Moisturizes your skin and helps natural skin hydration
- Gently peels away dead skin cells to reveal more youthful, healthier skin layer

by Prof. Dov Ingnam
The Recover Concepts and Approach.The main goal of the Recover design declared by the product developers was to break this "vicious circle" of wrinkle initiating-perpetuation mechanism. This positive feedback between the mechanical and biological interdependence of the skin deterioration processes is likely to be eliminated by active outside unfolding of the skin in the wrinkle area which keeps for several hours daily over a period of several months, during all the restoration of the skin revival.

Actual unfolding of the wrinkle area triggers the following skin short and long term restoration mechanisms:
  • Reduction of pressure on the capillary network
  • Improvement of blood, lymph and interstitial liquid flow by removing wrinkle induced mechanical obstacles
  • Restoration of normal supply of nutrients
  • Enhancement of cellular respiration (gases exchange) due to restoration of gaseous partial pressure in and out of capillary.
Additional crucial functions of the Recover products and their impact on the skin include the following pre-designed features:
  • Skin dead cells removal
  • Deep cleansing
  • Improvement skin gases ("breathing") permeability                                                                                  

Recover technology exploits low biochemical-active (almost neutral) nanoparticles to meet these goals. The designed material has the following unique features:
  • High thixotropy
  • Developed surface area
  • Good affinity to skin
  • Good washing-off ability
  • High self-organizing ability

Applied to skin, Recover products create 2-D network matrix, with some "roots/protrusions" which slightly penetrate into the stratum corneum adhering the network to the skin.

Recover aqueous liquid partially penetrates into the skin and partially evaporates.
Nanoparticles of Recover, which do not participate in the matrix, adsorb dead cells of stratum corneum on their highly developed active surface.

At that stage several processes take place simultaneously:
  1. Penetrated into epidermis dermis interface, water causes cell swelling with corresponding local mechanical stress relaxation.
  2. The networked matrix shrinks and flattens the skin, especially in the wrinkles area. Dead cells are mechanically detached and absorbed
  3. Impurities accumulated in the skin layers (for example accumulated makeup particles) are "sucked out".
  4. Products of skin secretion, which usually cover the skin, are detached from the skin surface and absorbed as well.
  5. The outer Recover layer absorbs these "impurities" to be washed out with it at the end of the procedure, leaving only supportive nano-matrix on the clear, vivid and shining skin.
Recover Aesthetic Effect Tests Recover performance tests, were performed on women of various skin types and ages from 35 to 65.
The test was quantitative evaluating of:
  • Wrinkle Reduction Effect
  • Cleansing Effect
  • Complexion Enhancement
  • Skin Texture Enhancement

The tests were designed to be:
  • Non-Destructive
  • Non-Invasive
  • Remote
  • Repeatable
  • Reliable
  • Sufficiently Sensitive to the Relevant Characteristics
Tools used for these tests were:
  • High Definition Digital Photography
  • Optimal Lighting
  • Reliable and Repeatable Object Fixation
  • Advanced Image Processing for Per-Winkle and Overall Skin Enhancement Evaluation
  • Spectral Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Pattern Recognition and Advanced Decision Making Techniques

Recover treatment was found to provide an immediate aesthetic effect:
  • Overall wrinkle reduction
  • Increased skin brightness –“radiant” looking skin
  • Whitening-Cleansing
  • Enhanced skin color evenness
  • Cleansing Effect
This test consisted of 3 procedures:
  • Application of skin staining color (ink) to the pre-chosen clean skin area
  • Soap washing the area
  • Photography of the stained area after washing
  • Recover application for 20 min.
  • Water-washing out the Recover layer
  • Photography of the area
  • Comparison between the intensities of stain color before and after Recover application.
It is widely known that dead cells of the outer epidermis and stratum corneum, are the most stainable cells of the skin. Therefore, detaching and removal of these cells will be found in the stain color intensity if the outer fat and other secretion products layer is removed before staining. For stratum corneum layer, the stain intensity can be supposed with sufficient accuracy to be proportional to the amount of the stained cells and, therefore, dead cells removing, is proportional to the stain color intensity reduction.FindingsThe test demonstrated, high levels of stain, and, therefore, dead cell removal efficiency by Recover. The observed stain intensity reduction values are in the range from 87% to 94%.Skin Surface Texture TestThe following computer processed skin surface pictures demonstrate that Recover performs surface “scavenging”-soft peeling, in addition to wrinkles flattening.

Quantitative Statistical Analysis of such surfaces shows, that on average, the skin roughness after Recover application is only about 23% of the before-treatment roughness.

The deeper the wrinkle - the higher the flattening effect.For example, wrinkles with the initial depth of 0.5 mm, were flattened by 50%, those with initial depth of about 0.75 mm demonstrated flattening by 66% and those with 0.35 mm depth were "ironed" only by about 29%. 

Reduction in wrinkle depth, was accompanied by corresponding reduction in the wrinkle width.

  • There is a rapid reduction of the wrinkle depth right after the Recover HWNB in a matter of 10-15min.
  • The maximal effect is achieved in about 1.5 – 2 hours after the treatment.
  • The high level of the wrinkles depression is effective for about 4 hours.
  • The wrinkle depths dynamics become independent of the initial wrinkle characteristics after about 2 hours after the procedure.
  • There is no complete wrinkles restoration after more than 5 hours, and our estimation, supported by some measurements, even after 24 hours, which means that some wrinkle reduction effect is permanent.
  • The residual wrinkle depth is the same for all the wrinkles in the area and is about 0.25-0.27mm. It probably corresponds to the equilibrium state between the nano-particles network elasticity properties and the local mimic muscles activity (mechanical stress).

Although the Recover primer effect is of a mechanical-physical nature, the resulting effect has major biological outcomes. One of the main conclusions of the performed aesthetics tests is discovering the wrinkle depth depending threshold. 

It was observed that for any subject, the wrinkles below this threshold ("shallow" wrinkles and mimic lines), practically disappeared right after the treatment. At the same time, wrinkles deeper then this value had a demonstrated significant flattening after the procedure, but the after-treatment wrinkles depth was limited by this threshold independently of their initial depth. Obviously, this final post-treatment depth corresponds to the mechanical equilibrium between the wrinkle reestablishing tendency and the shrinking of the nanoparticles network matrix. Forces leading to the wrinkles restoration are actually, manifestations of two biophysical factors – cellular surface tension (elastic force) and interstate gel-colloid system viscosity (plastic forces).

Due to the universal character of skin cells and intercellular homeostasis, we anticipate the universal value of this threshold as well, which has been actually observed, during this set of tests. Therefore, this limit seems to be a universal residue wrinkle depth for any non-destructive treatment. 

These advanced optical measurements demonstrated both comprehensive and local metabolism improvement. 

Found effects of skin aesthetic enhancement are:
  • Gradual removal of the excess metabolites that have been accumulated at the wrinkle zones
  • Decrease in the activity of the peripheral nerve cells pronounced in the reduction of mimic muscle activities - Botox-like effect.
  • Improvement in under-skin blood micro-circulation. The wrinkles network "presses" on the capillary network disturbing normal blood supply and causing the blood color to look darker and less "vivid". It is due to the fact that stagnant venous blood is crimson dark-red, while, fresh oxygen saturated arterial blood is of a scarlet light red tone. Restoration of a normal subcutaneous blood microcirculation leads to a visible skin whitening effect and provides a more vivid and brighter complexion, which was detected as a rapid, (about 15 min) skin color spectrum changes. Skin smoothing by reduction of skin surface roughness, caused by accumulated dead cells, spikes etc.
Dry skin results when the skin loses its natural moisture, due to factors like, harsh weather, cosmetics, poor nutrition, pollution, aging and frequent washing. The natural oils or moisture on our skin acts as a protective barrier to prevent dry skin and skin irritation. When the skin loses its moisture, it feels rough, besides getting easily irritated. To protect the skin and retain its moisture, we can use different types of skin moisturizers like, body lotions, cream and body butter. Out of these, body lotion has low to medium viscosity, while body butter and body cream are much more viscous than body lotion. Many people often get confused whether body lotion or body butter is suitable for them. Many times, they simply assume that both the products are same, and thus end up with the one that is not suitable for their skin type.

Body Lotion and Cream

Body lotion is basically a moisturizer, prepared by combining water and oil, and is usually lighter and non-greasy. Therefore, our skin can readily absorb body lotions. Lotions can effectively moisturize the skin, and they are ideal for moisturizing all skin types including, moderately dry skin. They are non-greasy and so, can effectively moisturize the skin during summers. Body creams are not so different from lotions, as they are also a combination of oil and water. The main difference between these two products is that, body cream has a thicker consistency than body lotion.

Like lotions, body creams can be absorbed by the skin easily and it does not feel greasy. Some body creams can however, contain greasy ingredients. Creams are generally good for moisturizing the skin during winters. The choice between the two depends on your skin type as well. Those with relatively drier skin can benefit more from body creams than body lotions.

Body Butter

If your skin is extremely dry, you can try another product, known as body butter. As compared to both body lotion and cream, body butter is a more intense skin moisturizer. Body butter can moisturize the skin intensely and maximize skin hydration. It contains natural ingredients like, cocoa butter, shea butter, which are beneficial for the skin. For making body butter, the seeds and nuts are ground or cold pressed to extract oil from them. The resultant product is much thicker or viscous than both body lotions and creams. This is the reason why, body butter can form a protective layer over the skin to prevent the loss of moisture.

Which is Better?

As mentioned already, body lotion is a light moisturizing product, which is prepared by combining oil and water. Both the components are bound together with the help of an emulsifier. The skin readily absorbs body lotions, and they provide much-needed hydration and moisture to the skin. During summers, lotions are the best products for keeping your skin well-moisturized, as they do not make your skin feel greasy. But, those with excessively dry skin may like to try body butter, especially during the harsh winter days. In summers, body butter can feel a bit too greasy, but in winters it is one of the best products to get long-lasting moisture. So, if your skin needs intense moisturizing, then body butter is the best skin care product.

Body butter usually contains butter extracted from shea nut, cocoa, mango seeds and kukui nut. Shea butter is rich in vitamin A and E, which are known to be beneficial for the skin. These vitamins can simply rejuvenate your skin, and give a more younger look by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. If you can find one with Dead Sea salts and minerals, it will provide even more nourishment to the damaged skin. Those with eczema and other skin ailments can benefit by using shea butter and Dead Sea minerals. Similarly, cocoa butter contains several nutrients including, antioxidants. Kukui butter on the other hand, has a high concentration of vitamin A, C, E and fatty acids, which can be attributed to its excellent emollient properties. The butter extracted from mango seeds is rich in vitamin A and E.

The choice between the two depends entirely on your skin type and the climatic conditions. Those with normal to moderately dry skin can try body lotion, while those with extremely dry skin can use body butter. During summers, body lotion can provide moisture without being greasy. But in the dry winter days, you may like to give some additional moisture and hydration to your skin by using body butter, especially if your skin is too dry. Along with moisture, the various ingredients of body butter can make your skin smoother, softer and healthier.

There are many anti-aging skincare products on the market today. However, many of them simply do not deliver the results people want. It's easy to waste money trying different lines and different brands. With SEACRET's Dead Sea mineral skincare product line, you can see and feel the results. 

For centuries, the Dead Sea has been renowned for its healing properties and has even been a prime destination for those wishing to renew and extend life. Cleopatra was known to nurture her beauty there from time to time, and now you can do the same. SEACRET brings you the rejuvenating magic of the Dead Sea in the comfort of your own home.  SEACRET Dead Sea mineral skincare products use the finest ingredients to compliment Dead Sea Minerals, Mud and Salt, so your skin receives the maximum benefits from the Dead Sea. They also help hydrate and nourish facial skin, making you look younger and simply feel amazing. 

Healthy skin is something almost everyone tries to attain, but it is not easy. Between switching skincare brands and paying to much for complicated skincare regimens, healthy and beautiful skin always seems like a facade. I have never seen skincare products deliver results as quickly and effectively as SEACRET's Dead Sea products do.

My husband has sensitive skin and naturally shied away from skincare products. So, naturally he was skeptical trying any new products. To his delight, he had no adverse reactions and now we both enjoy having smooth healthy skin. 

If you are ready to make the switch to a better skincare regimen, choose the best! SEACRET's products are rich in natural elements, including minerals from the Dead Sea, vitamins, herbal extracts, amino and fatty acids, and essential oils. You deserve the best for your skin.

In the past, Dead Sea skincare routines have been a well guarded secret, but now it is available to all who want to take advantage of SEACRET's amazing Dead Sea products. 

Learn more about SEACRET's Dead Sea product line.


Do you hate dealing with dry skin? When you have flaky, itchy, dry skin, you want fast relief. Don't mistake it for dehydration, which is completely different. 

There are many contributing factors to dry skin and easing your dry skin isn't just about what you put on it. How you clean your skin, the air around you, and even your clothes can aid in making your skin dry. With exposure to the sun, the natural aging process, and a host of other impacting conditions, our skin can take on a a very dry and aged look. 

Our skin is the largest and one of the most important organs, not caring for it is not an option.

The Dry, Itchy Skin Fix

Take care of your dry skin by taking on some new habits, following a proper skincare regimen and using quality products. 

Take Warm Showers: A nice hot shower feels great on the body, but the hot water is not a good for dry skin. The hot beading water strips the body of its natural oil barrier. This barrier is essential for trapping moisture and keeping your skin smooth and moist. Skincare experts recommend short, warm showers that last no longer than 5 to 10 minutes. If you wash your hands a lot, the same rules apply. And afterwards, gently pat your body dry. 

Moisturize After Washing or Showering: Get in the habit of moisturizing after using water. Be sure to use a moisturizer that will absorb into you skin. If you like a very rich moisturizer, look for one that contains shea butter or glycerin, such as SEACRET's Hand Cream with Shea Butter. For your body, we recommend SEACRET Body Butter which replenishes the body's natural oils. These moisturizers will help replenish you skin barrier.  

Following a smart and consistent moisturizing routine helps, too.
  1. Wash with a non-soap liquid cleanser.
  2. Pat skin dry for less than 20 seconds.
  3. Apply a thick moisturizer to slightly damp skin within minutes of bathing to trap in moisture.
  4. Moisturize your hands every time you wash them, so that evaporating water doesn't draw even more moisture from your dry skin.

Exfoliate Weekly:
 Keep your skin looking young and fresh by exfoliating. This will remove dead cells that are lingering on the surface of your skin. It will also help your moisturizer become more effective. We recommend the SEACRET Salt and Oil Scrub. 

Don't Use Drying Soaps: Most soaps on the market today are made with deodorant or antibacterial agents which can be harsh on your skin. I recommend a more natural approach. A mud soap.  

Cover Up: Many of us love a nice tan, but sun damage is the main cause behind dry skin, wrinkles, and overall skin roughness. You reduce the damage my using a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen year round. In cooler weather, it is best to dress in layers which helps to prevent overheating and perspiration  both common causes of skin irritation.  In warmer weather, wear light, loose, long-sleeved shirts while frolicking in the sun. And wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade our neck, ears, and eyes.

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SEACRET Direct, a leader in Dead Sea skincare products, continues to demonstrate its concerted efforts to enter into new markets and launch new ventures. In late 2012, SEACRET Direct expanded its global network by entering one of the largest skincare markets in the world, South Korea. SEACRET Direct's collection of skincare and spa products are extracted from the ancient, and some say mystical, muds, salts and minerals found only in one place on earth, the Dead Sea. SEACRET Direct continues to make headlines in South Korea by landing on the cover of the February edition of Economy In. Read more about the buzz surrounding  SEACRET Direct by picking up a copy. 

If you are the type of person that needs to see results before buying skincare products, SEACRET skincare before and after results are truly amazing. By now, you have most likely heard of SEACRET's international success with their patented Dead Sea rejuvenation technologies. 

Many of us have tried product after product, not achieving the results we desired. If you want healthy, younger looking skin peruse some of the SEACRET before and after results. They will show you the success others have achieved with these Dead Sea minerals. If you want to see these results firsthand, contact us, and we will let you know where you can find a SEACRET product demonstration event near you. 

SEACRET's revolutionary new mask the Recover Day Masque, with patented silica micro-structures that bind together to physically lift and smooth your skin, instantly diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. "The material is composed of micro-structures made mostly from silica tiny particles. These micro-structures resemble small spheres, filled with either air or liquid, and made of double layers of silica tiny particles. Other micro-structures resemble ligaments, and others are a kind of hydrogel in which the other structures are suspended. Some particles are hydrophilic, namely water-loving, and some hydrophobic, or water repelling. This duality grants special properties to the cosmetic composition made of the material: it has high affinity to the skin (which has watery and oily zones), so it remains on the skin for many hours, as an invisible layer, even after washing the skin. The material contracts after spreading, pulling the skin along and physically flattens wrinkles. The wrinkle flattening has another effect: it invigorates and revives the skin underneath the wrinkle. It also acts as micro-sponges, releasing essential, pre-loaded oils, while afterwards absorbing sweat and sebum, thus maintaining cleaner skin."

With consistent use, the Day Masque works to break the aging cycle, for amazing results – without needles or surgery. For a special occasion, or no occasion at all, look years younger with SEACRET™’s Recover Day Masque, enriched with Dead Sea Minerals. Masque your age.

Before & After Results Photos

You simply have to use these products to see for yourself. These are amazing, real-life, SEACRET before and after results. 
With the healing, soothing and moisturizing minerals from the Dead Sea, you can experience beautiful skin. This skincare product line works. to cleanse, tone, nurture, and protect your skin. You can get the results you want from products that are filled with unique minerals from the Dead Sea. 
Take a look at these SEACRET skincare before and after results. I am certain you have tried many skincare product before, and have not achieved your desired results. Regain that youthful glow and now you can!

The proof is in the results. If you wanted to get started now, click here. And remember that preferred customers receive 40% to 60% off retail prices.