This is an article from Skin, Inc. Magazine's May 2015 Issue - Written by Rhonda Allison - I love this article because she says EVERYTHING we have told our clients for years, and she breaks it down in detail. Enjoy and let us know what you think.
has plagued skin throughout history, but its remedies have evolved over time. While sulfur was used by the Ancient Egyptians, Grecians and Romans to draw out impurities, benzoyl peroxide became a main acne treatment in the 1920s.
While both of these ingredients remain effective, there is one ingredient that stands out as a game-changer in treating acne—vitamin A.
Sometimes, you may feel the need to look beyond your daily skin care routine to help brighten your complexion and kick your skin management plan up a notch. Chemical peels can help transform your skin and may quickly reveal a more youthful look.
How do chemical peels work?
Typically, a solution is applied to the skin, which causes your skin to peel and reveals new, healthier-looking skin underneath.
What skin concerns do chemical peels address?
Chemical peels, such asObagi Blue Peelmay improve the appearance of the following common skin concerns to varying degrees, based on the type and strength of the peel:
I know I've mentioned this to several of you that there is a direct correlation between Botox and your mood. Dr. Eric Finzi, a Washington-based Dermatologist, is the author of "The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships". I love this book and will give you a quick recap on what studies have found.
Botox is a cosmetic treatment, where Botulinum Toxin A (Botox
is just one brand of this!) is injected into frown muscles. This
paralyzes them for up to six months.
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is a medical grade, state of the art precision tool. SkinPen is designed to stimulate your skin's natural ability to produce new collagen formation, creating healthier skin. The repair process in accelerated by the formation of microscopic channels, which allow products to penetrate deeper into the skin. This can solve many different skin issues including, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin texture and acne scarring.
How is the treatment done?
First the skin is numbed.Then a serum based on the clients concerns is placed on the skin.
Fractora is the most advanced fractional radio-frequency treatment providing
anti-aging improvements on skin tone and texture for a more radiant
appearance through ablation and skin resurfacing. This new machine by Invasix is getting much publicity for the many versatile treatments it can perform. This machine reduces acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, pigment
irregularities, blood vessels and redness.
Fractora delivers RF(Radio Frequency) energy to the
skin through an array of pins producing localized heat and small
micro-lesion dots in the treatment area.
More than a great
wardrobe or a skilled hand with make-up, healthy glowing skin is the key to
turning heads. Yes, some people win the hereditary lottery when it comes to
good skin, just as others are blessed with the kind of metabolism that lets
them eat vast amounts of pizza without gaining an ounce. “Not all skin is
created equally” says Paula Bourelly, MD, a dermatology professor at Georgetown
University. Beautiful skin is about good skin care habits, practiced day in and
Here are 5 beauty
secrets to stunning skin:
What you eat on a daily basis makes a big difference in the overall
appearance of your skin. But as it turns out, some of the foods that you
eat everyday may work wonders when applied to your face instead of
ending up in your stomach. There are manyskin care benefits
from turning your meal into a mask. Here are a few ingredients you may already have in your kitchen that help improve skin tone
This creamy green diet staple is great as a snack and for helping to
produce more youthful skin.
Microcurrent face-lift is the newest advancement in the skin care industry. It's a nonsurgical, noninvasive cosmetic technique that stimulates the muscles for a higher, lifted contour of the face. This process also stimulates the internal process of the skin for more resilience and glow. There are many at-home systems you can now purchase, my personal favorite being the Nu-Face Trinity device.
"This new alternative is the buzz in the holistic medical field," says
Zach LaBoube, board certified chiropractor at the InsideOut Wellness and
Acupuncture Center in Clayton, Mo.
anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation products contain retinol, which is a
form of vitamin A. Many people confuse retinol with Retin A, which is a
brand of tretinoin also referred to as trans-retinoic acid or simply
retinoic acid. Retinol and retinoic acid are related but distinctly
Retinol and other forms of vitamin A, such as retinal and
retinyl palmitate, do not have much direct effect on the skin. They
first need to be converted by special enzymes into the active
metabolite, retinoic acid.
Sun protection has com along ways since the 1950s, it used to just be something a mom used after her children already had a sunburn. It just was another lotion in the bottom of a beach bag. Well, times have changed since then. Sun protection is now considered a daily used item. It is now well-known that UV rays cause premature aging and skin damage, and even cancer. Sunscreen can now be found in many products from your moisturizer to lip balm.
Many commonly asked question about sunscreen is how much SPF is enough?