Category Archives: Instructionals

  • -
Preventing Acne

The Best Post-Workout Face Regimen to Prevent Acne

Category : Instructionals , Skincare

It’s hard to argue the benefits of working out as every sweaty session brings you a step closer to optimal physical and mental health. However, just as you can count on endorphins flooding your brain, sweat and dirt are on standby ready to clog your pores and produce unsightly acne.

By incorporating an after-work-out skin regimen, you can keep your attention focused on the barbells and not your breakouts.

Post-Work-out Face Routines

  • Make your own facial wipes. Be prepared for the days you don’t have time to take a shower after working out. All you need is a cheap pack of alcohol-free baby wipes soaked in witch hazel and you have all the same benefits of pricey name brand cleansers without the cost. Stash them in a Ziploc and store the bag in your purse or gym locker for busy days.
  • Don’t forget to exfoliate! When you can shower after workouts, aim to exfoliate at least every other time. Gym-goers tend to host more oil-trapping skin cells than the average Joe. Revitalize your skin and remove dead skin cells by gently rubbing your face with a washcloth in circular motions. Make your own natural skin scrub with honey, sugar, and lemon.
  • Change your clothes ASAP. Don’t hang out in sweaty clothes any longer than necessary. Even if you don’t have time to rinse off between workouts, you can still prevent face and body acne by changing into clean, dry clothes that aren’t dripping with pore-clogging sweat, dirt, and beauty products that may have rubbed off during your work-out.
  • Be mindful of extra showers. If frequent post-workout showers are causing dry skin, add a moisturizing face cream into the mix to keep your skin hydrated between workouts. Similarly, the more often you shower and use hair care products, the more susceptible you’ll be to product buildup that can collect around your hairline and cause acne as you sweat.

Pre-Workout Practices

Clear skin doesn’t rely solely on your post-workout face routine as what you do before hitting the treadmill matters just as much.

  • Wear moisture-wicking fabrics – Acne isn’t just limited to your face. Avoid breakouts on your arms, back, and buttocks by wearing appropriate workout apparel. Cotton will become heavy and stick to your skin while harboring sweat. Opt instead for synthetic fabrics that divert moisture and allow your skin to breathe.
  • Start with a fresh face – Makeup and sweat are a terrible combination that creates excess oil and promotes acne. Your pores open as your body heats up, so it’s best to work out with a clean face that’s free of makeup.
  • Pack a sweat towel – Resist the natural urge to wipe your brow with your hand – especially after touching bacteria-ridden gym equipment that others have used. Gross, right? Your skin thinks so, too! Keep a clean towel in your gym bag to gently dab – not wipe – your face between sets. Vigorous rubbing can cause further skin irritation.
  • Stay up on your routine – If the idea of heading to the gym without makeup makes you anxious, you may want to rethink your daily skin care routine. The healthier your skin, the less you’ll feel inclined to use oil-producing makeup products. Using Elite Serum Rx, for example, can reduce under-eye puffiness and dark circles and eventually replace expensive pore-clogging concealers.

Staying acne free requires dedication to a before- and after-work-out skin regimen. It doesn’t have to be timely or costly though – simply keep your face as clean as possible to prevent acne breakouts. You might not be bothered by sweat, but your pores don’t necessarily agree!


  • -
Keep Your Face Free of Wrinkles

The Best Ways to Keep Your Face Wrinkle Free this Summer

Category : Instructionals

Nobody wants to deal with wrinkles on their face. Even guys that claim they don’t care about things like skin care, and don’t buy skin care products, don’t want to look any older than they are.

If you care about your skin, you probably already know that summer is one of the most potentially damaging times of year. That’s because most people spend a lot of time out in the sun, which produces its most intense UVA and UVB rays of the year in the summer months.

Just because it is summer, doesn’t mean you have to just accept the skin damage that could come with the season though. Use this guide to help you keep wrinkles at bay this summer and throughout every other season as well.

Moisturize Properly

A lot of people buy and use moisturizer on a regular basis. Maybe not everyone puts it on every single day, but many people are diligent about using it. Keeping your skin supple and moist can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, so we always suggest using a good facial moisturizer regularly.

Using a quality moisturizer is even more important in the summer when your skin is likely to be very dry. Even if you live in a humid climate, chances are sweat, dirt and all that exposure to the sun will make your skin feel a bit parched.

For the best results in the summer months, always apply a facial moisturizer with an SPF rating of 15 or higher. That way the delicate skin on your face will be protected even when you’re only outside for 10 minutes at a time.

Wear Sunscreen

You’ve heard many times that you’re supposed to wear sunscreen whenever you plan to spend time in the summer sun. It’s not news to anyone anymore, but just because you know you’re supposed to, doesn’t mean you do it every time, right? It also doesn’t mean that you apply sunscreen the right way.

Buy a high-quality, broad spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF rating of 30. While sunscreens over 30 can give you a little more protection, you’re usually playing a game of diminishing returns with your money. In most cases, it’s better to reapply SPF 30 more often than going for the SPF 50.

To use sunscreen properly, start by applying it to your skin about 20 to 30 minutes before you leave the house. That way you’ll give your sunscreen time to dry and set in place.

You’ll also want to reapply every 60 to 75 minutes or so after swimming or perspiring heavily. When it comes to sunscreen, more is always a good thing, so don’t worry about going overboard.

Get a Pair of Sunglasses!

Wrinkles around the eyes often pop up around the summer months because people spend so much time squinting. Over the course of a lifetime, you could develop some serious fine lines around your eyes.

Buy a pair of sunglasses that allow you to see well without squinting. Pick a stylish pair and buy a quality case for them so they’ll always be handy. Get in the habit of wearing them when you’re outside and you won’t have to fight wrinkles quite as much.

Elite Serum Rx

Visit Elite Serum Rx to learn more about how you can keep your skin wrinkle free this summer. Our product can reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your eyes and help prevent new lines from forming.


  • -

The Oil Cleansing Method

Category : Instructionals

The oil cleansing method is a natural way to clean the skin, and it’s a natural way to help prevent wrinkles. While it sounds crazy, cleaning our skin with oil actually makes a lot of sense – even for those with oil skin. Yes, in fact it can be a solution for oily skin and it can treat dry skin, too.

The Basics

The basic idea of oil cleansing is to use natural oils in a specific combination for each individual skin type to cleanse the skin and balance our skin’s natural oils. In this way, we end up with much more nourished and moisturized skin than we would with detergent-based facial cleaners.

With the oil cleansing method, we are using oil to dissolve any impurities in the skin (the stuff that gets stuck in our pores). After cleansing, if the skin still feels dry, using a few drops of the same oil will keep skin moisturized, and keep it from overcompensating for dryness by producing more oil (which could result in acne).

Oil Dissolves Oil

The fact of the matter is oil will dissolve the oil that is already on our faces. One of the basic principles of chemistry is that “like dissolves like.” On our faces, this means the cleansing oil will remove the oil (sebum) that our skin produces.

When we use the right oils, we can cleanse our pores of dirt and bacteria naturally. This gentle, effective method will replace the dirty oil on our faces with beneficial oil, which will heal, protect and nourish our skin.

When it is done properly and consistently, the oil cleansing method can help clear up oily skin, alleviate dry skin, clean out blackheads, get rid of whiteheads and help clear up acne, all while leaving the skin balanced and moisturized.

It’s important to remember that skin needs a bit of an adjustment period and it may take a week for it to adjust to oil cleansing. The adjustment period is a “detox reaction” in the skin, which occurs when impurities are pulled from the skin. After that, the skin will begin to improve. Many people even say that oil cleansing is the best anti-aging treatment on the market!

The Process

Finding the right blend of oils can take a few tries, as everyone’s skin is different.

The most commonly used oils are castor oil and olive oil, but any natural oil can be used. Castor oil is a natural astringent, which makes it great for oily or combination skin. It works to pull the impurities from our skin; however, it could be too much for dry skin.

Hazelnut oil is a good choice for those who prefer not to use castor oil.

Other good choices include sunflower, safflower and coconut oils.

For oily skin, use 1/3 castor oil/hazelnut oil mixed with 2/3 olive oil (or another oil of choice).

For combination skin, use 1/4 castor or hazelnut oil mixed with 3/4 olive oil.

For dry skin, use just a small amount of castor and the mixture should be mostly olive oil.

Adjust as needed and blend in small batches until the right mixture is found for your skin.

Pour about a quarter of the blend into your hand and massage into dry skin for at least a minute. This removes makeup, dirt and oil. Leave on for up to ten minutes.

Next, take a hot washcloth and place it over the face to draw out any impurities. Leave the cloth on for about a minute. Finally use the washcloth to remove any remaining oil (leaving behind a thin layer to moisturize the skin).


  • -

Is It Too Late to Treat Your Wrinkles?

Category : Instructionals , Skincare

Take a poll of 100 people and you’ll likely find that nobody would choose to look older than they are. In fact, most people would be more than happy to retain the skin they had when they were in their 20s.

Unfortunately, aging is something that you just can’t stop, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with skin that looks older than you are! While most people in their 40s, 50s and 60s may think that it’s too late to do something about wrinkles, the fact is that there’s still plenty that can be done.

Keep reading to learn more about how you can reduce the signs of wrinkled skin and almost completely zap those fine lines.

Read More

  • -

Enhancing Eyeshadows and Mascaras

Category : Instructionals

Once you’ve started to see the benefits of using Elite Serum Rx to reduce the appearance of eye wrinkles and dark circles, it is time to step up your makeup game and show off your fresher, younger looking eyes! We have gathered up some of our personal favorite eyeshadow, mascara and eyeliner tips to give you a few ideas that will draw attention to your beautiful new eyes. No matter what color your eyes are, we have a way to make them pop.

Read More

  • -

The A to Z Guide to Anti-Aging

Category : Instructionals

This A to Z list will help you live a healthier and stronger life for as long as possible, and as a bonus, it can help you stay looking younger too.

Antioxidants – Antioxidants provide benefits that include reducing the appearance of wrinkles and scars, and they are anti-inflammatory.

Brows – Thinning your brows can make you appear older, but over-grown brows aren’t attractive either. Keep your brows groomed and shaped, and use a filler pencil when needed.

Creams – Your face, neck, hands and feet are the first places people start to notice aging. There are many types of creams available to help protect and care for these areas, including anti-aging formulas.

Read More

  • -

How to Correctly Apply Elite Serum Rx to Your Under-Eye Area

Category : Instructionals

Serum that goes under my eyes to get rid of some of the baggage that comes with aging is a good idea as long as injections are not involved.

I have been using eye creams for decades (I won’t say how many!) to help with sagging skin and dark under-eye circles. I was told years ago to gently pat and lightly spread the cream or lotion onto the area around the eyes with a gentle inward motion toward the nose. Lotion is spread gently to the upper lid moving outward from the nose just below the brow.

I was ready to try Elite Serum Rx extra strength, an Argireline anti-aging eye serum. The serum comes in a syringe, but there are no needles because this product is not injected. The small amount of serum is spread gently by light patting with my ring finger. It is absorbed through the skin. I always remember to press gently at the temple bone. It works well to fill in lines and minimize puffiness with no discomfort.

The 0.47 ounce syringe provides measured doses for 60 applications. I apply it once a day. The package includes application information.

Read More

  • -

Home Remedies to Cure Dark Under-Eye Circles

Category : Instructionals

The eyes are the most prominent of facial features and the most expressive. When your eyes look their best, so do you! Unfortunately, the opposite is also true, and dark under-eye circles and/or puffiness around the eyes can take quite a toll on your overall appearance, making you look tired, stressed and generally unwell – even if you’re feeling great.

So what can be done to remedy a dark, puffy under-eye area? A variety of home remedies can provide at least a temporary fix, improving the appearance of the eye area for a fresher, healthier look.

Read More

Still can't find what you're looking for and need some help?