Monday, 20 February 2017
What causes our skin to age?
Many things cause our skin to age. Some things we cannot do anything about; others we can influence.
One thing that we cannot change is the natural aging process. It plays a key role. With time, we all get visible lines on our face. It is natural for our face to lose some of its youthful fullness. We notice our skin becoming thinner and drier. Our genes largely control when these changes occur. The medical term for this type of ageing is “intrinsic ageing.”
We can influence another type of aging that affects our skin. Our environment and lifestyle choices can cause our skin to age prematurely. The medical term for this type of aging is “extrinsic ageing.” By taking some preventive actions, we can slow the effects that this type of ageing has on our skin.
How to create an anti-aging skin care plan
Skin care in your 40s and 50s
Wrinkle creams, eye serums, and other anti-aging skin care products can help diminish signs of ageing. To create a truly effective anti-aging skin care plan, however, it helps to start with healthy skin care habits.
The benefits of healthy skin care habits include:
How to select anti-ageng skin care products
Dermatologists share their insider tips
Shopping for an anti-aging skin care product can feel like hit-or-miss experience. With so many choices, it can be difficult to know which products to choose. These dermatologists’ tips can help you shop with confidence.
How to maximize results from anti-ageing skin care products
How you use your anti-ageing skin care products affects your results.
To help patients get the best results from these products, dermatologists offer these tips.
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What is vitamin D and what does it do?
Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does so by helping the body absorb calcium (one of bone’s main building blocks) from food and supplements. People who get too little vitamin D may develop soft, thin, and brittle bones, a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.
Vitamin D is important to the body in many other ways as well. Muscles need it to move, for example, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D is found in cells throughout the body.
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Thursday, 16 February 2017
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) plays an important role in your skin’s overall appearance and well-being.
What does HA do for my skin?
HA is a naturally produced humectant - helps to regulate moisture levels in the skin to keep your skin hydrated.Your skin naturally produces HA, but your skin’s natural HA production declines with age starting around your 20s which contributes significantly to signs of ageing.
Why is SkinCeutical’s H.A. intensifier different from other products on the market?
•Most products containing HA help on a surface level to provide moisture, which provides temporary results but SkinCeutical’s H.A. intensifier takes it step further. This formula helps encourage your own natural production of HA, Usually with HA gels or serums you have the HA which is fragmented or encapsulated but it only works in hydrating the skin, it can’t replace the declining HA that you lose in the dermis with age. This product contains several ingredients to not only hydrate with hyaluronic acid but also to stimulate HA production and to slow down the degradation of HA.
Three types of hyaluronic acid – full molecular weight, fragmented and encapsulated chains – to provide long lasting hydration to help improve the look and feel of dry, rough skin.
What are the ingredients in the H.A. Intensifier and how do they work?
10% Proxylane, a proprietary ingredient, to support hyaluronic acid levels and help maintain the integrity of the skin's matrix, for improved firmness (Pro-Xylane -according to research, it is a sugar-protein hybrid made from xylose, a sugar found abundantly in beech trees and known to stimulate the production of glycoaminoglycans (GAGs), molecules responsible for defending the skin against water loss.
• Supports skin’s hyaluronic acid levels
• Helps maintain skin’s balance for improved firmness
2.0% Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate and 0.2% Purple Rice Extractto -help preserve hyaluronic acid content in skin
• Dipotassium glycyrrhizate is the principal component of licorice root
• Purple rice is a seed of oryza sativa linne, a type of rice originating in China
• Together these ingredients help preserve hyaluronic acid content in skin
1.3% Hyaluronic Acid
• Provides long-lasting hydration to improve skin’s texture
Who should use the H.A. Intensifier?
• Anyone with signs of volume loss
• Loss of elasticity
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Rough, uneven texture
It’s a super lightweight serum/gel, You can apply it after a SkinCeuticals antioxidant and follow with up with your favourite SkinCeuticals moisturiser and SPF as required.
The H.A. Intensifier is a multi-beneficial formula containing a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid (HA), Proxylane, and purple rice extract to support skin’s natural HA reservoir to help renew plumpness, elasticity, and firmness. The appearance of crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines are reduced, and a taut and smooth canvas is formed to help refine skin’s complexion.
Scientific research and Clinical results
As a brand committed to scientific research and clinical results, the trials conducted on H.A. Intensifier by SkinCeuticals and its independent partners demonstrate unprecedented proof of its effectiveness on skin – including a hyaluronic acid content analysis, independent clinical trial, photographic imaging, and 3D visualization. These tests show that the combination of H.A. Intensifier's key ingredients result in:
+30% increase in skin's hyaluronic acid levels
11% improvement in skin's firmness
+17% improvement in skin's texture
23% improvement in skin plumpness
As part of an at-home skincare routine, H.A. Intensifier can be paired with an antioxidant, sunscreen and other moisturisers in the SkinCeuticals Corrective portfolio to tackle multiple anti-ageing concerns.
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Monday, 13 February 2017
Two Months Out: Facial Test Run
Pre-wedding facials are very popular, as they can clear out your skin buff away dull skin, and revitalise your complexion. That said, you should be careful with what you do to your skin close to your wedding day.
Two Weeks Out: Facial & Exfoliation
If you have blackheads and clogged pores and need a good cleaning, I would make a facial appointment no later than two weeks before the wedding. Otherwise, you run the risk of having a blemish on your day, try a Jet peel – this will clarify and hydrate your skin.
At home, you should continue your normal skin-care regimen. This is also a prime time to do gentle at-home exfoliation. If you exfoliate too close to your wedding day, it can irritate or dry out your skin and cause makeup to flake.
One Week Out: In the Home Stretch
In the week leading up to your wedding, you should be very mindful of what you're eating. You should also stay hydrated and be extra gentle with your skin.
Now is not the time to use harsh creams or acne treatments. Take a break from all drying agents, make sure to moisturise, and use hyaluronic-acid serums twice daily to plump up dry skin and fine lines.
We recommend that you use products you're familiar with and have been using for a while. Don't experiment with any new products—no matter how tempting—because you don't know how your skin will react.
One week out is also an ideal time to schedule a complexion-brightening facial. Again the Jet Peel is our “go to facial” which plumps and hydrates your skin, with gentle exfoliation, Just make sure you've done a test run on any facial you get this close to your wedding.
The Day Before: Get Some Rest
Rule number one: Get a good night’s sleep the night before your wedding. Drink plenty of water the day before and in the days running up to your wedding.
If you have the unfortunate problem of a surprise spot, don't fret! Apply a cube of ice in damp cotton to the area to reduce the inflammation. If you don't have time, apply a sulphur acne spot treatment before bed or Clarifying Clay mask by Skinceutical. Do not be tempted to pick at the spot. Do not use salicylic acid to treat your pimple - this can cause the area to become red and peel.
Your Big Day Is Here!
The day of the wedding, use a gentle cleanser, do not scrub and simple use your hands to work the cleanser in to the skin for 60 seconds. Rinse well and gently dry. Hydrate your skin with a hyaluronic serum and use a light moisturiser.
If you have a blemish, put a cool compress over the area to help further reduce inflammation and conceal with cosmetics. Follow that up with your foundation or skin-toned concealer to blend, and set it with powder so it stays.
Most important, use cosmetics that hydrate the skin. You can also carry a facial mister on the day of your wedding to help keep skin looking fresh and bright. Avoid too much powder.
What does microneedling treat?
• Scars: C-Section, burn scars, acne scars.
• Stretch marks
• Dark spots (sun spots/hyper-pigmentation)
• Fine lines/ wrinkles
• Hair loss
Areas of treatment:
What is Microneedling Like?Prior to the treatment a numbing agent is applied to the area being treated. Most clients report feeling little to no pain.
How many treatments are required?
This depends on the areas you want to treat and what you are trying to achieve. Generally clients need about 3-6 treatments for maximum results. Those looking to treat deep wrinkles, stretch marks, advanced sun damage, or scarring may need 6 or more treatments. For the safety of your skin the treatments are spaced out about one month apart from each other.
Because the process causes less damage than some other treatment options like dermal rolling or lasers, the healing process is quicker and in many cases more successful. Post-treatment you may be red or pink, almost as if you got sunburn, however in a few days your skin should heal.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
The Phyto Corrective Masque claims to reduce skin surface temperature by an average of 5°F, thus resolving skin irritation, redness, and other problems caused by temporary skin reactivity. This instant mask treatment is designed to help skin recover from aesthetic procedures, salon treatments, or excessive exposure to different environmental aggressors. For example, it might very helpful in case of sunburn, post workout, after sun exposure, or winter activities. The mask has been clinically tested post-procedure to effectively reduce visual redness, discomfort, and heat, caused by laser treatments, extractions, photodynamic therapy (PDT), intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), and other in-office procedures.
Phyto Corrective Masque is formulated with high concentrations of botanical extracts, including soothing dipeptide and moisturizing hyaluronic acid. Dipeptide lessens the perception of heat sensitivity, while hyaluronic acid attracts moisture helps lock it in. A blend of soothing ingredients contains cucumber, thyme, and olive extracts.
The mask is suitable for all skin types, but it may be extremely beneficial to sensitized and dehydrated skin. A split-face study conducted on 30 females, right after a full-face fraxel laser procedure, has shown -20% reduction in visual redness, -47% reduction in discomfort, and -5°F average reduction in skin surface temperature. The mask should be used 2-3 times a week, or as needed, as a leave-on, rinse-off, or overnight treatment.
Did you know? Phyto Corrective Masque is formulated with up to 9% pure active #botanicals (cucumber, thyme, & olive) with dipeptides, and hyaluronic acid which acts as an intensive calming botanical masque for temporary #skin reactivity!