Smooth Skin Is Always In

5 Ways to Prepare Your Skin + Body for Summer

Ladies and gents, the warm, sunny, summer season is right around the corner! It will be here before we know it…which means we need to start summer skin prep, like yesterday. Avoid the panic that sets in around early May when you realize your dry winter skin has been left to fend for itself. Take a deep breath! We’re here to help.

 

This summer, show off your glowing skin you wish you always had. But how?! We want you to walk, stand, dance, and live with confidence in your skin. Let’s do this.

 

ONE: Exfoliate

Anyone who knows anything about skin care knows that exfoliating is the holy grail for fine, smooth, happy skin. Exfoliating should be done all year round, but should especially be a part of your routine in the summer. The humidity + sweating + the heat provide the perfect ground for clogged pores, ingrown hairs, uneven tones and just overall blah-ness. Exfoliating helps with all of these by working off the layer of dry skin that builds up over the winter.  For the body, aim to find a scrub with coarse particles that will assist is sloughing off the skin. For the face, aim for a cleansing brush or a gentle micro-bead exfoliant! Either way, you’ll be feeling fresh and smooth!!

 

TWO: Reconsider How You’re Removing Body Hair

We STRONGLY believe in hair removal, especially because we know how annoying, tedious, and *extra* continuous shaving, waxing and plucking can be. If you are reading this then I want you to think, “Hmmm, if I shave my legs, armpits and bikini line twice per week in the summer months how many times is that”. We don’t have to be mathematicians to understand that we spend so much of our precious time shaving. Unless you want to walk out the door looking like Edward Scissorhands hands shaved your legs, then you understand that you must take.your.time. Which is great in theory but it’s 2018 and we barely have time to eat breakfast let alone shave our legs!

 

Lucky for all, there is a beautiful and effective hair removal device, designed to:

 

  1. Save you time
  2. Protect your skin
  3. Leave your permanently hair-free.

 

Yes, you read that correctly. Permanently hair-free. The Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X is the absolute best way to remove your unwanted body hair. It’s the ONLY way we remove our hair.

 

THREE: Always Have Safe, Effective Sunscreen

How many times have you arrived at the beach and realized you forgot your sunscreen? What happens next? You either A: Say, “Oh I should be fine without it” or B: “Can I borrow yours?” We want to avoid both of those scenarios! Firstly, you ALWAYS need sunscreen and secondly, if you’re borrowing someone’s, you can’t totally be sure what is in it. We recommend any of these for your face and these for your body to make sure you’re putting the best of the best on your bod.

 

FOUR: Clear Up Body Acne

We want you to have clear skin all over. After being covered up in these winter months, it’s time to shed the layers. This can be scary for some people who struggle with body acne. We’ve all be there!! For anything on your face, the Tria Positively Clear 3-Step Acne Solution is the way to go. You can even use it on areas like your shoulders that are easier to reach too! It combines blue light that feels gentle on your skin but works on your acne. For your body, look for body washes that contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Avoid the washes that smell delicious — unfortunately the added fragrances can flare up body acne.

 

FIVE: Dont Forget About Your Precious Feet!!

Last but not least your feet! You always want to put your best foot forward 🙂 Your feet have also been covered all winter so now is the time to treat them right! If you’ve been rocking a half-decent winter pedicure, remove all the polish and let your toenails *breathe*. You’re more likely to have them covered in polish all summer long so take these next few weeks to let them go au naturale. Instead focus on your cuticles, your heels and the other delicate skin on your feet. Exfoliating your feet in the shower is a quick, easy way to remove the dead skin while your skin is moist.

 

Happy Skin, Happy Summer!

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Best Advice We've Ever Heard!

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard

Celebrating Women’s History Month with The Best Female Advice We’ve Ever Heard

(And Can Actually Understand)

 

This month we are celebrating women everywhere. It is the month where we honor the incredible history of the millions of women who have graced this earth from the beginning. In true Tria fashion, we want to share our favorite advice from none other than our #TriaTribe of kick ass women. As human beings, we experience so much. As women, we experience so much. As mothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, bridesmaids, best friends, girlfriends and #ladybosses we take on the world with all it has to offer, and give back just as much as we get.

So, our monthly contribution this month is to share a compilation of the best advice we’ve ever heard. And because we love you all so much, we even broke it down by categories. Next time you’re feeling lost, take a quick peek back at this post to put you back on track. We wish we could expand each of these with the ever-so-insightful anecdotes from our female contributors but alss that will be saved for another post. So , without further ado…

 

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard For…Travel:

If you absolutely love the thrill & passion of adventure, pause here and read the this advice. If travel doesn’t set your soul on fire, feel free to skip ahead.

 

  • Always carry ginger candies, dried ginger roots, or anything ginger. Ginger is used to treat stomach aches and nausea which are common with travel, especially in foreign countries!
  • Know your airport rules. 3 – 1- 1
    • 3 oz bottles, in 1 clear bag, and only 1 clear bag per person. Airport security is the last thing you want to mess with when trying to make that flight!
  • Carry on your bag when possible; if not, bring to gate for them to check for free!
  • Always buy travel insurance. Rule of thumb: If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.

 

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard For…Marriage:

This one could probably be an entire book but we’ll recap for you.

  • Always answer the phone when your husband or wife is calling. Easy enough!
  • Budget time & money for one-on-one date night. This may seem like a no-brainer but you may be surprised how often date night is missed.
  • Laugh, Laugh some more, and then laugh again.
  • You are not in a competition with your spouse (no matter how competitive you are!)
  • Sung in an Aretha Franklin voice: ‘R-E-S-P-E-C-T’. You give respect, you get respect.
  • Said in a 5th grade middle school voice “Secrets secrets are no fun, unless they’re shared with everyone”. Keeping secrets is never a good thing and usually leads to more consequent bad things.

 

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard For…Life:

  • Avoid decisions when you’re angry and avoid promises when you’re happy.
  • Happiness is  a choice and everything else is a matter of perspective.
  • Choose your friends wisely. You are a direct representation of the 5 people you hang out with the most.
  • Seek to connect with others, not to impress.

 

The Best Advice We’ve Ever Heard For…Health/Diet:

  • Water is the most important. We should say this one again. Water is the elixir of life and even if you think you’re drinking enough, chances are you need more!
  • Nutrients vs. Calories. Seek foods that are nutritious and delicious. So often ladies are counting their calories. To put in perspective, a fruit smoothie with protein filled almond milk, nutrient dense kale, and fiber filled chia seeds could easily be 300 calories and keep you full and energized for hours. A medium french fries from McDonald’s is 380 calories.
  • Sleeping more helps you stay slim!
  • Breakfast is the most IMPORTANT meal of the day. Make it a priority to eat something other than you morning cup o’joe!

 

All of these tidbits are absolutely marvelous and we are thankful to be graced with this solid advice. As women we are constantly evolving and growing to be even more capable of beautifully handling everything life throws at us. At Tria, we specialize in working hard to make beautiful women look and feel their best, but it is the true support from females worldwide that make this world a better place. Cheers to Women’s History Month and our #TriaTribe!

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Healthy Aging

Healthy-Aging: You’ll Be Thankful You Loved Your Skin Today

When you think of aging, what comes to mind?

Wrinkled faces, sun damage, nursing homes, achy joints, your mom constantly treating those crow lines around her eyes?

All true. Aging pertains to each and every part of your body: Hair, skin, nails, internal organ health, your brain…the list goes on.

Today we want to focus on your body part that usually showcases aging the most: your skin.

Your skin is so so so important. For starters, it is your body’s largest organ. So with that in mind, in terms of aging healthy, you should be protecting your entire body: hands, feet, face, ears, eyelids, legs, neck, chest, etc.

First off, do not panic if you have not been taking care of your skin. Whether you are 20, 30 or 40, you can always make the change early on to prevent the negative effects of aging. It’s better to start now then wait until those first wrinkles make their appearance.

Let’s start with two hard, simple facts to consider when discussing aging, focusing on internal and external factors:

Internally: The first is that as you age naturally, all body processes begin to slow down, especially skin cell repair. When you are younger, your body works to produce collagen and elastin to make your skin moist, elastic and wrinkle free (can we stay young forever?!) However, as you grow older these two powerhouse proteins are produced way less, and without sufficient amounts you are prone to wrinkles. Actually, starting in your late 20’s, you lose up to 1.5% collagen every year.
Externally: The second, is that the sun is the main factor that causes skin damage to ALL parts of your body. When protecting your body from the sun, you need to think about places like your eyelids, lips, hands and feet that show signs of aging just as much as your face.

 

What small steps can I take today to help my skin age healthily? (Yes, today).

It’s 2018 and you finally need to understand that effective sun protection is the foundation of every anti-aging plan. Do not go tanning (indoor or outdoor), be sure to wear sunglasses outside to protect the skin around your eyes, cover up with SPF sunscreen and/or clothing when being subjected to sunny conditions.

Washing your face and following with a moisturizer morning and night will make a difference. Even if you do not suffer from acne, cleansing your skin is great for overall skin appearance. As skin gets older, it tends to dry out more, so applying a daily moisturizer will trap water within your skin. Do these two together; slathering moisturizer on dirty skin will trap the dirt. Washing your face without applying moisturizer will leave you clean, but more prone to dry, wrinkled skin later on.

If you are already experiencing signs of aging, rest assured there are incredible products available that can help. From effective, convenient laser technology to serums,  you can combat your wrinkles and fine lines from the comfort of your own home.

 

What lifestyle changes can I take to help my skin age healthily?

If you are really serious about healthy aging (which you should be) you can make lifestyle changes that will leave you better in the long run! Eating healthy foods (lean protein, fruits, and veggies, healthy fats) and getting enough beauty sleep work together to make you look your best on the outside and feel your best on the inside.

Lastly, if you are a smoker stop immediately. Besides the other numerous, proven negative side effects of smoking that affect all parts of your body, the toxins within cigarettes lead to dry, loose skin with a leathery appearance.

So, unless you are blessed with incredible, wrinkle-free genes and/or never laugh or smile, then you will have wrinkles and show signs of aging. And they will appear without you expecting it.

Aging will happen to everyone. But the true magic lies in what you do about it now! Wear sunscreen, drink water, laugh, smile and treat your skin like the gift that it is.

 

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