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How Do Self Heating Face Masks Work?

In these modern times in which technology proliferates almost ever aspect of our lives, it seems as if everything has a brain. Indeed, there appears to be nothing on the market these days that can’t do what its designed to do without us. There are self -driving cars, self -flying planes, self -cooking ovens, self- cooling cups, self- heating mugs, and even self -cleaning litter boxes. Well, now we can add a new item to the list of products with minds of their own: the self-heating face mask.

If these masks do what they claim to do, they not only have a brain, they can probably write their own book! So what do you think? Is there really something behind these magical masks? Let’s have a look. Woman getting face mask

How Do Self Heating Masks Work?
You may “warm up” to these masks when you learn that there is a method to this madness, and it’s scientific. There are chemicals in the mask that produce an exothermic reaction to water, generating heat instantly. This response opens pores in the skin, allowing the product to better penetrate to the deepest layers.

Skin care expert Joanna Vargas compares its use to her own facial treatments. “I use a steamer to activate products and enzymes I have on the skin. I also use steam to soften everything in the pores to prep for extraction.” The takeaway: If a facial is not realistic, the self-heating mask will provide similar results.

Zeolite is a mineral that is commonly used in these masks. It is derived from volcanic ash and rocks. When zeolite comes into contact with water, its chemical bonds break, releasing heat. Pores open and blood circulates, allowing oil reducing ingredients, such as kaolin, to detoxify the skin.

Why Should You Use A Self Heating Face Mask?
Ok, so they work. But do they work better than temperature stabilized masks? Edward Fallas of Somme Institute says, “Self-heating masks are essential to open pores and activate blood circulation.” Blemishes, oil overproduction or anything that involves pore opening react especially well to the self heaters. The action of the chemicals allow the other ingredients in the mask to work deeper to absorb oil and impurities.

But the real draw here might be the emotional benefit. Relaxing heat is a welcome side effect of this product and also provides much needed comfort on a nippy day.

Woman with face mask
Application
After breaking the seal on the package, squeeze the mask into your hands. You will notice the product will begin heating immediately. Massage the mask into your face for about 60 seconds, adding water if you want to increase the heat. The heat will begin its work, opening your pores. After working it into your skin, rinse with cool water; this will seal your pores. Your skin will feel tingly for a while and most users report instant radiance along with a lovely warming experience.

Sound like the ultimate pampering product to us! Why not treat yourself? And let us know how it goes for you! We’d love to hear from you.

Anti-Aging Ingredients for the Body – Vine Vera Reviews

Chances are you use some sort of anti-aging product for your face. Whether it’s eye cream, your daily moisturizer or even your sunscreen, you put effort into protecting your skin and preventing your face from showing signs of aging. But how often do you spend the same amount of time protecting the skin all over your body? Most of the time your body gets slathered in lotion and that’s the end. Maybe on a beach day you’ll break out the sunscreen, but the majority of the time you end up ignoring the skin on your body. However, the face isn’t the only part of your body that displays the signs of aging. Below Vine Vera lists the best ingredients to look for in anti-aging skincare.

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Vitamins C and E
Vitamin E is a highly effective anti-oxidant that protects your skin from losing collagen due to harmful UV rays. While it is also a great moisture, it is also a relatively unstable skin care ingredient and is subject to damage or being inactive when exposed to free radicals. Vitamin C helps keep Vitamin E stable and active. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant  that protects the lipid structures of sales and slows down the production of melanin. In slowing down the production of melanin, Vitamin C prevents hyperpigmentation. One of the most common forms of Vitamin C in skin care ingredients is L-ascorbic acid.

Peptides
You may have heard the term peptides where skin care is concerned but not quite understood why this ingredient is helpful. Peptides are molecules that have been built by the binding of one amino acid to another. This forms a short, penetrable chain that is incredibly efficient at stimulating the skin’s healing process and the rebuilding of the dermal matrix, which helps keep skin strong and healthy.

Grounded coffee mixed in curd for exfoliation.

Exfoliants
Many skin experts and doctors suggest that exfoliants are an essential part of a skin care regime. Two of the most popular exfoliants used in anti-aging skin care are glycolic and lactic acid. While you can exfoliate your skin with harsh scrubs or devices, experts recommend being gentle to your skin. When you use a mild exfoliant the result is a resurfacing that creates a healthy, natural exfoliation that removes only excess skin cells while keeping the normal, healthy balance your skin requires.

Glycolic is a small sized molecule. Due to it’s size, glycolic acid penetrates the skin very quickly. While some people appreciate this, experts are now beginning to lean more towards lactic acid as an efoliant as opposed to glycolic acid. The small size of the glycolic acid means that is can be harder to control on the skin than lactic acid.

Lactic acid stays on the skin for a longer period of time than glycolic acid. This is beneficial for your skin because it allows the lactic acid to work more effectively on the epidermis. The slower response of your skin to lactic acid also means that the results you see are far less harsh and there is less damage to the skin. Lactic acid acts as a neutralizer rather than a harsh exfoliant. Both acids do help with signs of aging such as wrinkles and dark age spots or sun damage.

When you take care of your body, you give yourself added health and vitality. Aim to always keep the skin on your body well moisturized. Look for a moisturizer with ingredients like Vitamin E or shea butter, these act as humectants that keep moisture in your skin. Don’t skip the sunscreen because sun damage does not just occur on your face. Healthy skin requires proper attention and products. Help reverse and repair signs of aging with these skin care ingredients.

The Lowdown on Anti-Aging Ingredients – Vine Vera Reviews

Woman posing with popular anti-aging fruits for the skin. Anti-aging products such as creams and lotions line the shelves in most drug stores and many beauty stores alike. They’ve become somewhat of a craze, with people taking stock in their beauty and skin care regimes now more than ever before. With so many products which lay claim to the fountain of youth, there is really not enough evidence to state for absolute certain that the products actually work. While some products fare better than others in scientific testing, others don’t uphold their claims so well. Many of the essential ingredients found within these products, however, are used in different dilutions, which could in part play a large role in the overall outcome of a product and its outcome. Anti-Aging products have become a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. It’s apparent that people everywhere want to regain their youthful appearance, and that looking their very best is extremely important to them. Vine Vera wants to take a look at the various components that make up anti-aging, what they do, and how and why they are utilized within anti-aging products. Ingredients Typically Found in Anti-Aging Products Although there are many different ingredients which are used in anti-aging skin care lines, there are a select few that stand out more than others. Some of those ingredients include:

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids or AHA’s Alpha Hydroxy Acids, more commonly known as AHA’s, are generally derived from various fruits and also sugars found in milk, and are are all natural. You can normally find these ingredients in products meant for exfoliation purposes, such as facial peels, creams, and gels. They help slough off dead skin cells, and allow the second layer – which is the healthiest, freshest, newest layer of skin – to come to the surface, and enable a speeding process in terms of skin cell regeneration. Different AHA’s have different effects, and therefore are used in various ways. This type of ingredient is applied directly to the skin.
  • PeptidesPeptides are miniscule proteins that are said to aid in alleviating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by ‘plumping up’ or ‘plumping out’ the areas in which these lines and wrinkles are located. They work by stimulating skin cell production and acting as a synthetic collagen/elastin complex, which as we age, is not produced near as much to maintain youthful skin. Due to the lack in collagen and elastin, the skin begins to sag and look thinner. Peptides can be found in many moisture creams and serums, and are applied topically to the skin. 
  • Antioxidants Antioxidants are typically a group of vitamins that can be obtained through either eating them in foods, taking supplements, or using creams, serums, or gels infused with the ingredients and applied directly to the skin. Antioxidants work by fighting free radicals, which are harmful molecules which wreak havoc on the skin and body’s immune system causing illness and aging. Antioxidants work as an army of sorts, fighting off the bad guys and keeping things healthy within the body and skin. Some of the vitamins which contain antioxidant properties are vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, beta-carotene, lycopene and selenium. And there are many others as well. Vitamins C & E are the most widely used vitamins in the antioxidant properties list, due to their ability to work the best and provide the best results.

Woman surrounded by symbols of vitamins beneficial for the skin.

  • Retinol Retinol is one of the most commonly used ingredients in anti-aging products due to its ability to work by targeting the signs of aging within the skin and provide the best outcome for wrinkles, sagging skin, thinness of the skin, and by also boosting the thickness of the skin, leaving behind a more youthful, striking appearance. Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A, and is infused into many creams and serums. Applied topically to the skin, this component is usually applied at bedtime to give it time to work overnight and minimize the stinging or irritation this particular ingredient may cause to some people due to its potency. It is available by prescription only from a doctor’s office, and those who are pregnant should avoid using any form of Vitamin A due to the possibility of birth defects in their unborn child.
  • Resveratrol – Resveratrol is one of the most fantastic of the group of ingredients Vine Vera has discussed thus far today. We love it so much, we have harnessed its power to use in our line of high quality products, and the results speak for themselves. Resveratrol is derived from the skin of wine grapes, usually the darkest types of grapes, and is used in skin care products to fight the signs of aging by fighting pre-mature and established signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines, crow’s feet, and thinning skin. There are various forms in which to obtain the benefits of resveratrol, such as drinking a glass of red wine, taking a supplement, or applying it topically to affected skin, however studies show that applying creams and moisturizers to the skin infused with resveratrol have shown the most benefits. Not only does topical application improve the skin at the targeted area, it also softens the skin, leaving behind silky skin that is revitalized and beautiful – restoring to you your youthful appearance.

These ingredients in which we have spoken about today are just a few of those used in anti-aging skin care lines, however, we believe them to be the best at actually doing what they claim to do. VineVera hopes you will take a moment to check out our product line, which is infused with the best in anti-aging at the greatest quality possible.