December 4, 2021

Skin Protection…in a Stick!

Cutting-edge, affordable skin protection, all in an easy-to-carry stick!

Product Review: This product is worth learning about to consider implementing as a part of your health and wellness regime:

Camille, creator of Surf-Her Skincare, launched a revolutionary sun protection product in March of this year. This is a “unique and one of a kind product” Camille says. “I created this product as a response to fellow surfers and athletes everywhere. We wanted to have stronger more portable sunscreen that can be used in the water.” She continues. Her friends in the surf community specifically requested a product to fight off free radicals that cause premature aging and precancerous skin conditions due to environmental stress. Enter, Surf~ Sol Nano Stick SPF 30!

Where do we need to reduce sun damage and minimize the risk of skin cancer most? Our entire face, lips, ears and around our eyes! “The Nano Stick is a 4 in 1 sunscreen!” Camille shares, “it offers a hydrating formula that prevents dryness and the breakdown of collagen. It’s non-irritating to our skin and can be used around the eyes. It offers high level antioxidants to prevent skin free-radical damage. And it also protects against UVA and UVB rays.” The advanced formula has the newest nano-technology together with rich antioxidant packed chocolate, B-Carotene and Vitamin E to moisturize skin while it protects. Camille explains, “the formula is unique in the way we blend natural sunscreen together with moisturizing base and anti-oxidants.”

Users love that the Nano Stick has a slight tint so it easily blends into any skin tone. Camille’s fans also rave that it can be applied around the eyes without stinging, and because it’s small and portable, the stick can be easily slipped into wetsuit or board shorts for further application. Debra Trauntvein, a competitive surfer, is a big fan of Camille’s products, and especially the Nano Stick. She touts,  “it smells great and goes on smooth. Lasts even after a 3 hour surf session!”

Camille has been in the personal care business for the past 30 years in the skin and hair care industry. She is also been a surfer for over 40 years, so who better to design skincare and sun protection products than an expert who knows its requirements first-hand! “Over the course of many years my clients have asked me to develop products that, plus protect the skin and hair from the damaging effects of the sun. Responding to the needs of my clientele and friends, I have created the Surf-her Skin Care & Surf~ Sol Sunscreens.” And now, we can all reap the benefits of her latest contribution to the skincare and athletic world, Surf~ Sol Nano Stick SPF 30!

“We are excited to offer a great price for a product that has so many wonderful ingredients.” Camille says. Check out all of Camille’s Surf-Her products, available online at:, and just in time for the holidays!

Wrinkles, Wrinkles and More Wrinkles by Gia Marie

Are you looking in the mirror these days saying to yourself  “wrinkles, wrinkles and more wrinkles?” You’re not alone! Unfortunately we can’t turn back time, however there are ways to prevent wrinkles and improve the health of your skin.

We have three layers of skin:
1) The outer layer of the skin is called the Epidermis and this is what everyone can see and touch. This is the protective layer.
2) The middle layer of the skin is called the Dermis, “True Skin” this layer is made of fibers called Elastin and Collagen that act as a foundation in the building blocks of the skin.
3) The innermost layer of the skin is called Subcutaneous which contains a layer of fat that gives the skin a plump appearance.

A wrinkle in the skin is known as a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. As we age the Dermis starts to lose both Elastin (the fibers that maintains the skin’s elasticity) and Collagen (which form the structural network of the skin.) The skin becomes thinner which causes slackening of the skin, and the fat in the Subcutaneous layer starts to disappear leading to more noticeable sagging and the appearance of wrinkles on the skin.

There are many factors in the causes of wrinkle. These are the most common:
• Sun Exposure
• Poor Diet
• Rapid Weight Loss
• Smoking
• Heredity

Remedy for Wrinkles and Lines:
There is nothing we can do to stop the aging process. Eventually we either have to accept our skin changes or choose to do something about the look of having wrinkles. Here are some recommended procedures to smooth out the look of wrinkles:

Chemical Peel. A chemical peel solution is applied to wrinkled lined areas causing dead skin to slough off and regenerate new smooth skin.
Soft Tissue Fillers. Collagen, Hyaluronic acid or even your own fat distributed into deep face wrinkles to plump up and fill in the area wrinkle.
Face Lift. This procedure involves the removal of facial skin with or without the tightening of underlying tissues.

There are also new crazes such a “Face Yoga” and many at home remedies that have been discussed throughout the social networks, but be advised to always consult a Licensed Professional before starting any procedure or topical treatment.

Gia Marie, founder of Gia Skin Care, may be reached through her website Follow Gia on her blog, .Gia may also be contacted via Twitter @Giaskincare, facebook fan page and Google+ <>


Skin Care Basics by Gia Marie

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and deserves as much attention as brushing your teeth twice a day. Skin care is an important investment in your total overall health and the future appearance of your skin, whatever your age. Our skin is exposed to pollution, smoke, stress and the sun. It is a necessary commitment to protect your skin from these damaging elements to promote overall health and prevent premature aging.

There is an abundance of information available about skin care and the number of products that are in the marketplace can be overwhelming. It seems that every celebrity has a product out now and if marketed well enough will most likely do well.  Consulting a skin care specialist is an important part of finding a solution to your skin care needs, whether your concerns are medical or aesthetic.

Here are some tips for healthy skin:

Take care of you. Getting plenty of sleep, eating well and reducing stress are essential to improving the overall health of your skin. Participating in any type of exercise will also work wonders for your skin, as well as nourishing your mind, body and spirit.

Know your skin type. Understanding your own personal skin type is key to the right product selection. If you’re unsure, consult a skincare professional.

Hands off.  As tempting as it is to pick and pop your way to clear skin, this method is just not advised. This can only lead to possible scars and even infection. If you think may have a severe case of acne, please seek the advice of a medical provider.

Shave carefully. Both men and women should always have their skin lubricated. Use a clean, sharp razor every time you shave. Shaving in the direction of hair growth is always best. DO NOT shave your legs prior to a pedicure because of a possible risk of infection.

Keep cosmetics clean. Old make-up is not your friend, especially mascara. Clean your make-up brushes often; you will be glad you did. Buy make-up products that don’t require having to use your fingers to get the product out of the container. Get in a habit of using cotton swabs for applying make-up and you will be sure to keep your make-up clean. (No double dipping).

Practice comprehensive skin care. Examine your body for unusual moles or changed pigmentation; this can be extremely important to your skin’s overall health. Please contact a medical specialist if you feel something doesn’t feel or look right to you.

Gia Marie, founder of Gia Skin Care, may be reached through her website,