Hey all!—We’d like to take a moment to introduce everyone to a new, entertaining and informational campaign we’re launching in conjunction with Romeo Rabbit’s Digital Roadshow. Romeo Rabbit uses his “Digital Roadshow” to help promote social awareness and responsibility, two things we’re most definitely about here at KINeSYS!
KINeSYS partners in this—first ever—Romeo Rabbit’s Digital Sideshow episode as Romeo Rabbit touches on a number of important issues including global warming, recycling and skin cancer. Please give us your feedback so that we can turn Romeo Rabbit’s Digital Roadshow into the foremost animated authority on our world and KINeSYS.
Looking to improve or simply maintain your skin’s appearance? Better start with a solid sunscreen. According to an article released by the Mayo Clinic, the #1 way to keep that skin looking soft and smooth is by protecting it from the sun’s harmful UVA/B Rays! (Read the article here–http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-care/sn00003). That means you should not only avoid the sun during peak hours (between 10AM and 4PM) but wear protective clothing (hats, sundresses, etc) and a quality sunblock like those created by the KINeSYS Performance Team.
The KINeSYS Line
The UV light unleashed by exposure to sunlight damages the cells in our skin, causing wrinkles, early aging, liver spots, dryness, roughness, and more serious conditions like CANCER!
#2—Extinguish That Heatstick!
Beyond avoiding exposure to the sun, the Mayo Clinc also had a few more recommendations in their “Top 5 Habits for Healthy Skin”. #2 on the list, don’t smoke. Smoking narrows the capillaries in your skin, which decreases the skin’s ability to receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood. Poor nutrition will decrease the effectiveness of your body’s elastin and collagen, materials that keep the skin tight and supple.
#3—Take it EASY on your skin in the bathroom!
-Hey, who doesn’t love a hot shower?–your skin. Exposing your skin to hot water removes essential “oils from the skin”. Try warm rather than hot water, your skin will thank you we swear. Beyond that cut down on your time in the water. Ever wonder why swimmers are always painting themselves in Jergens and Lubriderm after spending time in the water?–because over exposure to water depletes the skin of natural oils that keep it soft and moisturized.
-Don’t wash your body with Lava Soap either! You don’t want harsh heavy soaps that are designed for grease removal as they will, literally, remove layers of skin over time. Try something a little more gentle (like Dove)–you may not feel as “clean” but you will be we promise. Besides your skin will once again thank you.
-Finally for the bathroom, take it easy on the skin around the eyes! This goes mostly for the ladies as they’re generally the only ones wearing eye makeup. The skin surrounding your eyes is some of the most delicate and sensitive tissue on your body and should be treated as such. When you’re taking off eyeshadow, etc. use “cotton balls…and oil based products” to aid you in your removal process. Also, make sure to wear some sweet sunglasses that offer solid protection if you’re going to be out in the sun.
#4—Keep That Skin MOIST!!!
Most of us don’t drink enough water to keep our skin, let alone our bodies, properly hydrated. If you’re living an inactive, “sit in an office all day,” lifestyle you should be drinking nearly 64oz of water a day. Adding a moisturizer to your post-shower routine in the morning will help stave off dryness in your skin due to dehydration.
Keep it Moist!
#5—Mind the Blade
If your skin is sensitive or prone to razor rash, be extra careful with that blade in the morning. Make sure that your skin is warm and somewhat moist prior to shaving (that’s why it’s a great idea to shave right out of the shower or even while you’re in the shower). After that, you want to take a SHARP razor and move the blade in the direction of the hair’s growth. By doing that you’ll minimize your risk for ingrown hairs and razor burn.
At the conclusion of all this shoot for an aftershave that doesn’t contain any alcohol as that dries out the skin.
A Good Razor = A Good Shave
Alright boys and girls, we hope you found this information as valuable as we did. Remember for the full report check out the original article from the MayoClinic (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-care/SN00003/NSECTIONGROUP=2).
Here at Kinesys we’re all about a couple of things including good health, good living, good times and good products. That being said, let me assure you that we can take care of the first three on our own. But it’s up to you–THE CUSTOMER– to make sure that we’re doing our job on the product side.
That’s why we’ve created this blog post to get your feedback about the Kinesys line of products! While we’re confident that our sunscreen and body care products are better than our competitors, we can only verify that through your feedback.
So if you think there’s anyway we can do things better here at the home of Kinesys we invite you to let us know! From packaging and product placement, to what stores we distribute through, to the product itself, if you’re can come up with anyway in which we can improve as a company we can’t wait to hear it.
Please write us below on our blog to provide your feedback or, if you’re looking for a more personal connection, email our beloved leader Jeff (Jeff@Kinesys.com). He’ll be sure to take your advice to heart and incorporate your suggestions into our daily routine!
And remember, even if you don’t have any suggestions, we’re always excited to hear your comments regarding Kinesys, good or bad.
Well we here at Kinesys hope you had a very enjoyable 4th of July weekend, whether you were sitting in the sun or the shade, attending a barbecue or a ball game.
We spent our weekend trying to improve and promote our product on the web (if you guys ever want to contribute let us know!) but we made sure there was plenty of time to take in all of the festivities as well.
We want to give major congratulations to Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA for their EXCELLENT fireworks displays on the Fourth. We also caught the celebrations in NYC and DC as well, but to be completely honest, they were outdone by BeanTown and SF. Better luck next year?
Aside from America proudly celebrating her 233rd birthday, the Kinesys team was privileged to watch the Wimbledon Men’s and Women’s Singles Finals. The Ladies Final was played on Satuday, with Venus Williams taking on her younger sister Serena. Despite a valiant effort, youth prevailed as Serena took the title, defeating her sis in the “All-Williams” final.
The Gentleman’s Final was played today and was, in a word, AMAZING. Not only did the boys play a FULL FIVE SETS, but they played a Wimbledon record 77 GAMES in those five sets. If you were up early enough to watch the live coverage in the States, we think you’ll agree that it was well worth the loss of sleep. The only disappointing part of the 5-set Men’s Final was the end result, which had Rodger Federer winning his 6th Wimbledon title and his record breaking 15th grand-slam title. Personally, we were pulling for the HUGE underdog, Andy Roddick, who ended up losing his 3rd Wimbledon Final–and oh yeah, he’s lost all three Finals to RF! Poor Andy, we feel for ya buddy! If you ever want some Kinesys products let us know! Maybe they’ll help get you over the hump, who knows!
What’s up guys and gals? My name is Mike and I’ll be handling a majority of your blogging needs from this moment forward. Let me tell you a little about myself! I’m an outgoing guy who loves to work hard and play hard as well. The outdoors are the place to be as far as I’m concerned and I’d rather be there than anywhere else. That being said I love to play just about any sport (including golf even through I suck at it,…worst slice ever I swear), love the beach, love the water, love to party,…I guess the best way to say it is I love life! Anyways that’s a little intro to who I am, but enough about me let’s hear who you, the readers are! So write us and give us a little bio about who you are, what you like to do and MOST IMPORTANTLY what you want to hear about!
Obviously here at Kinesys we’d love to keep the conversation focused on skin health, skin care and body care because that’s our passion, but we’re real enough people to realize even that stuff can get a little boring from time to time. So we’re down to talk to you about anything, just try and keep it somewhere around PG-13! Sound good?! We hope so! Let’s get this baby rolling!
The wide world of skin cancer just got a little bit wider according to a study done by researchers at Brown University and the VA Medical Centers in Providence, RI and Oklahoma City, OK.
Actinic Keratosis, a type of skin lesion caused by an over-exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, was once believed to only cause one type of malignant skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma. However, thanks to the study conducted by the aforementioned researchers and a report published in ScienceDaily (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090602162000.htm), scientists believe that “Actinic Keratosis is responsible for a larger spectrum of skin cancers than previously thought”. Having only credited the lesions for the development of squamous cell carcinoma in the past, doctors are now saying that these UV-damaged areas on your skin can lead to basal cell carcinoma, the most frequent form of skin cancer in the US, as well.
Many estimate that nearly 40 million US residents suffer in some degree from Actinic Keratosis. That means that nearly 15% of us are at risk for these TWO types of skin cancer. Thankfully, if you regularly visit the doctor or (even better) a dermatologist, you’ll likely have these lesions removed as a preventive measure.
But given the current economic crunch we’re feeling, many of my fellow Americans may be skipping out on their annual medical check-up in order to improve their fiscal outlook. If that’s the case, let us tell you what to look for in case you want to do a little “at-home” skin exam.
Basal Cell Cancer
When looking for signs of Actinic Keratosis, start my glancing at the areas of your body that attract the most sunlight: the face, neck, upper-back, chest, forearms and the back of your hands, looking for any patches of skin that are rough, reddening or scaling. But don’t just look with your eyes! Sometimes the lesions are easier to feel than to see, so run your hand over these selected areas, being mindful of any spots that may feel unusually rough, tender or scaly. (Those of us with fair-skin are much more likely to develop these lesions so make sure you do an extra thorough inspection!!!) If you feel or see anything of the sort, consider consulting your physician for a professional opinion. Hell, even if you don’t feel or see anything, consider consulting your physician anyway—the relief from a clean bill of health is always worth the money!
Even if you have one of these lesions RELAX, they’re precancerous, and it’s a quick and easy procedure to get them removed. But it’s even easier to prevent the lesions by wearing a comprehensive spray-sunscreen that targets both UVA and UVB radiation. So the next time you’re outdoors on a warm day remember to shield yourself from the sun’s UV rays, by coating yourself in a solid sunblock!
That being said, the article published on Yahoo states that sunlight exposure “can actually make acne worse by increasing oil production, damaging follicular walls and clogging pores, resulting in exacerbation that may not surface for several weeks after sun exposure.” What’s worse than stimulating an already unpleasant condition? Doing real permanent damage to your body by increasing your risk of skin cancer. Chances are if you have acne, you’re taking some sort of medication to keep that little “facial minefield” to a minimum, but the problem is that “many prescription and over-the-counter products recommend avoiding sun exposure because these products may make the skin considerably more vulnerable to the damaging effects of UV rays.”
So what does that mean for those plagued by acne? Are they forever condemned to the indoors? Do they have to stay inside while everyone who’s acne free gets to suntan, waterski, go to the beach, etc?–Again, no. But it does mean that those who are plagued with chronic acne need to take additional precautions when heading for fun in the sun.
We recommend any of the sun protection products from the Kinesys line for your every need in the world of UV protection. Not only will they keep your acne-prone face from burning during those hot summer days, but Kinesys sunscreens are Hypoallergenic and Non-Comedogenic so they won’t agitate your skin or clog your pores.