This summer give your skin an instant boost with a little gentle exfoliation. Light skin polishing acts as a voice telling the skin to begin a natural rebuilding process that forms collagen and elastin, the fibers that keep skin strong and flexible. Sloughing off dead skin cells jump-starts cellular turnover, pushing damage up and out for stronger, suppler skin needed for the big stretch and rebound during pregnancy. It’s the best natural trick to keeping skin resilient and healthy.
Think before you buff, because what you use does matter! At skin care line basq, we love sugar! This is one sweet treat your body will love. Salt dehydrates skin, as does caffeine, which is often found in scrubs, but they leave the skin feeling tight for the wrong reasons. Sugar is perfect! The rich natural glycolic acids in sugar help release dry, top skin to trigger turnover and damage repair. Our basq Citrus Sugar Polish is loaded with shea and jojoba butters plus omega rich grapeseed and rosehip oils.
Smooth away the dry, dull surface layer in the warmth of the shower and your skin will be ready to drink in rich omegas, vitamins and nutrients that fuel the renewal process. You’ll love how silky smooth it feels and you’ll be surprised at how healthy your skin looks! The process of an exfoliating massage in the shower can help with water retention, common during and post-pregnancy. basq’s fresh orange neroli aroma is perfectly blended for an energy boost for mind and body.
For smart skin this summer try this little exfoliation massage once or twice a week. It’s the one step you can add to your routine that is guaranteed to make an instant glow and long-term difference!
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Posted by destinationmaternity on April 30, 2014
We are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Below is their third tip that explains how to prevent and combat the “all-over” stretch:
Step 3: The All Over Stretch
Now that we’ve covered the actual marks, let’s not forget the “all-over” stretch. We want you to escape not just mark-free but sag-free too! For the all-over stretch, there is nothing better than omega rich oils. Our Basq Resilient Body Oil is an Ana award winner that even received a shout-out from Heidi Klum on her website. It is packed with collagen and elastin boosting oils. It is never greasy and a little goes a long way. Use it in the morning after a shower all over the body for full body rebuilding.
Finally, for those of you who are dedicated to your battle against marks we created a value all-in-one 9 Month Stretch Kit. This kit includes a full-size Advanced Stretch Mark Butter, travel-size Resilient Oils so you never feel itchy and a 4 oz. Citrus Sugar Polish to exfoliate smartly. It’s all you need for mark-free skin! We built these products just for you so enjoy, stretch better and bounce back beautifully!
Lauren Parisier, is a Skin Care Expert and Co-Founder of Basq Skincare.
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 25, 2013
We are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Below is their second tip that explains how to prevent and combat stretch marks:
Step 2: Target Marks with Ingredients that Work!
The most confusing step in a stretch mark care routine is choosing the right stretch mark butter. There are so many options at different prices and all promise to prevent stretch marks. So how do you choose? You need ingredients that go beyond moisturizing because when it comes to treating stretch marks, moisture isn’t enough. For real stretch mark care you need ingredients that help build skin strength below-the-surface where stretch marks occur so your skin absorbs and uses that moisture to build collagen and elastin.
The next step is to find ingredients that work and still be safe to use during pregnancy and nursing. At Basq, we spent a lot of time identifying these types of ingredients, but we didn’t stop there! Our butter had to feel great on the skin. Our Advanced Stretch Mark Butter is that perfect trifecta: Safe, effective and gorgeous. It surpasses regular butters because it contains Algesium C and Darutoside – two ingredients proven in clinical testing to prevent and repair marks. It also has nutrient-packed butters and omega rich oils to build and strengthen the skin.
One last bit of advice: Make sure you know your mark zones! Stretch marks happen on the belly, bust and backside – this is a treatment butter built for those zones . Use it twice a day for best results.
Stay tuned for Step 3 and more helpful tips from Basq Skincare!
Posted by destinationmaternity on June 11, 2013
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Posted by destinationmaternity on May 24, 2013
We are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Below is their first tip that explains how to achieve that great pregnancy glow:
Step 1: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
In facial care, anti-aging begins with exfoliation but this is also true for pregnancy body care as well. Exfoliation preps the skin for better product absorption and more importantly, kick-starts your skin’s natural repair process that tends to slow down after the age of thirty.
To make sure you are smoothing skin and not damaging it; avoid salt scrubs—they are drying and can cause more damage. Additionally, loofahs and shower mitts can be too rough and lead to micro tears which harm the skin. Many everyday scrubs have clary sage, rosemary and caffeine – these also should be avoided during pregnancy.
We created Basq Citrus Sugar Body Polish for pregnancy-safe exfoliation. The natural sugars gently smooth while rich oils and butters nourish the skin. Focus on mark zones— chest, belly, thighs and hips—for best results.
Stay tuned for Step 2 and more helpful tips from Basq Skincare.
Posted by destinationmaternity on May 8, 2013
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Posted by destinationmaternity on May 3, 2013
We adore Basq Skincare! Their array of luxurious pampering products are guaranteed to make you feel divine during your pregnancy. We reached out to the Basq beauty experts to get their perspective on a variety of pregnancy skincare topics:
FIGHT THE MARK!
When it comes to stretch marks, the BIG question is: What (if anything) works? However, the truth about stretch marks is that everyone’s skin is unique and how your skin is built is just the beginning of the story. But you can prevent marks and if you already have them, you can make them better! All you need are the right ingredients and a smart routine.
So start early! What you do in the first months of pregnancy is critical. Support your skin and help it build collagen and elastin so it will be prepared for the big stretch and avoid breaking (which gives you the marks). When your skin feels taut or dry—or you just have a horrible case of the itchies—give your skin some attention. Our guest posts will aim to serve as a simple guide to dramatically improve your skin’s strength and stretch-ability. Make sure to check out our products, available at Destination Maternity!
Stay tuned for Basq’s series of helpful tips and tricks for pregnancy skincare!
Posted by destinationmaternity on April 22, 2013