Seasonless Skincare

Here are three skin care habits that should be continued all year long.

 

SUN PROTECTION

Daily sunscreen is imperative for healthy skin. Sun exposure not only leads to skin cancer, but to aging, hyperpigmentation, capillary damage, free radical damage and collagen and elastin deterioration. Daily sunscreen can be in moisturizer form and comes in all weights and formulas. Allure Aesthetics Advanced Protection SPF 30 is designed to lighty hydrate your delicate skin with natural ingredients. It is developed for the face and the body.

EXFOLIATION

Exfoliating is an important step to a smoother skin texture. Removing dead skin from the surface of the skin will allow other products to absorb quickly. The removal of dry, dead, surface cells can help the skin in the following ways:

  1. It makes the skin smoother.
  2. It facilitates the extraction of matter that clogs pores.
  3. A faster cell turnover rate brings cells to the surface more rapidly.
  4. It improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
  5. It helps product penetration which makes the ingredients in your skin care products more effective.

Allure Aesthetics Papaya Creme Enzyme Polish gently cleanses and exfoliates in order to prevent pores from becoming clogged. It contains a high-powered antioxidant fruit blend and anti-aging peptides that provides new ways to quench the skin’s need for free radical fighting power.

MOISTURIZE

Moisturizers seal and protect the surface of the skin. Even oily skin needs hydration or it will overcompensate for dryness and produce more oil or become dehydrated. Allure Aesthetics Herbal Silk Moisturizer is a silky moisturizer that leaves a light protective moisture barrier that helps smooth skin texture.

 

 

What Is Micro Needling?

The Micro Needling device is an instrument consisting of a heavy duty roller head covered in 192 high quality titanium acupuncture needles. The needles are designed to:

  • Penetrate the outer layer of the skin.
  • Hundreds of tiny channels are created through the skin, which facilitate the passage and absorption of your skin care product to maximize its absorption.
  • It gently exfoliates excess skin cells which contribute to hair follicle malnutrition scaring or premature aging, wrinkles and scars.
  • The roller stimulates blood flow to the surface, gives a skin massage, cleans out the pores and stimulates collagen re-growth.
  • Additional age fighting skin benefits can be achieved when skin needling is combined with products that contain collagen boosting and skin fortifying ingredients like Retinol, Vitamin C and Peptides.

 

The best candidates for micro needling are people from the age of 25 to 65. Ideally people in their 30’s who are starting to develop the early signs of aging. Micro needling will plump up fine lines and boost collagen production on any area that is needled. Micro needling can also effectively treat skin that has been scarred from acne.
Skin needling is an innovative concept that remained elusive until late 1990s. In fact, the new technology opened doors for healing skin damages naturally. The fact that skin needling or collagen induction therapy can be done on all skin types, without any side effects, makes it more popular among people of all ages.

 

You are eligible for Dermal Rolling if the following applies to you:

  • –  Lack of skin radiance
  • –  Loss of elasticity and epidermal thickness
  • –  Rough and uneven skin texture
  • –  Fine lines
  • –  Wrinkles
  • –  Crow’s feet
  • –  Hyperpigmentation
  • –  Scars, especially indented acne or chicken pox
  • –  Post surgical Scars
  • –  Skin Dullness
  • –  Dry Skin
  • –  Pre cosmetic Surgery
  • –  Pre injection
  • –  Open pores
You are not eligible for Dermal Rolling if the following applies to you:

  • –  You suffer with active pustular acne
  • –  Active bacterial, viral or fungal infections
  • –  Eczema and psoriasis
  • –  Rosacea
  • –  Keloid or raised scars
  • –  Scars less than 6 months old
  • –  Raised moles or warts
  • –  Facial surgery in the past 6 months
  • –  Patients taking blood pressure, blood thinning or heart medications
  • – Diabetes

What happens post-treatment?

After the procedure the clients skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. The client will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.

How quickly are results visible?

 Visible results of skin rejuvenation are seen after just 6-8 weeks following procedure and continue over the following months for up to a year. A course of three  skin needling sessions, at 6-8 week intervals, is usually recommended to achieve optimum results; however great skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment.

Is skin needling safe?

Skin needling does not involve injections and therefore allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal downtime (max. 24hrs), rapid healing and requires simple after-care. Clinical skin needling is minimally invasive and normally no blood is drawn, however small amounts of pin point bleeding in clients with thin skin may occur and should be considered as normal.

 

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Home Care Can Make A Significant Difference In The Skin’s Health And Appearance

Home Care Facial Protocol

Allure Aesthetics skin care products contain specially chosen natural herbal extracts, specialty ingredients and aromatherapy essential oils that are blended with water-based emulsions to provide results. No sensitizing fragrances are used.

1. Cleanse – Apply Oxygen Revitalizing Cleanser to remove all facial make up around face and neck.  Rinse completely with tepid or warm damp towel.

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2. Tone – Apply Vital Hydrant Toner. Spray several pumps of mist to flat cotton pad and apply small gentle upward sweeping motion to face and neck.

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3. Exfoliate – Use a quarter size Papaya Creme Enzyme Polish and massage in gentle upward motion to face and neck area.  Do not use pressure while massaging.  Massage for 1 to 2 minutes.  Rinse completely with tepid or warm damp towel.

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4. Address eye areas – Apply a small amount of Refreshing Anti-Puff Eye Gel to eye area. Carefully apply to top and bottom of the eye not too close to the lash line. 

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Final step – Apply Herbal Silk Moisturizer and Advance Protection SPF 30.

 

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Properly Sequenced Order For Applying Skin Care Products

Do you have questions about whether or not a product is best used in the morning or night? Are you confused about whether special treatments should be applied before or after moisturizer or sunscreen?

These general guidelines should help provide specific directions about when and how to use skin care products.

1. Apply eye makeup remover on a two-sided moistened cotton pad and swipe the eye area in a downward direction. Flip the pad and wipe the eyes until clean. If necessary, turn the pad inside out or use a newly moistened pad and repeat until the eyes are completely clean.

2. Cleanse the face with a cleanser that best suits your skin type and condition. Cleansers should be used twice a day.

  • oily or combination skin – foamy cleanser or face wash
  • normal or combination skin – cleansing lotion
  • dry skin – milky cleanser
  • very dry or mature – cleansing cream

3. Toners are used after cleansing. They remove residue left by cleansers and they restore the skin’s natural pH after cleansing.

  • oily and acne prone skin – astringent
  • normal and combination skin – toner
  • dry, mature and sensitive skin – fresheners

4. Exfoliation removes the dry, dead surface cells that makes the skin smoother, helps unclog pores, helps product penetration making them more effective and improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

  • limit exfoliation to once a week  ( 3 times a week for  oily skin types)
  • use exfoliants at night to avoid leaving the skin exposed to the elements during he day

5. Masks work best on freshly exfoliated skin. Used weekly, masks can:

  • tighten and tone the skin
  • draw impurities out of the pores
  • clear up blemishes
  • hydrate
  • nourish
  • calm and soothe
  • rejuvenate the skin

6. Serums are thinner liquids and eye creams are usually thicker to protect thin, delicate skin. Serums and eye creams are applied under moisturizers.

7. Moisturizers seal and protect the surface of the skin. Even oily skin needs hydration or it will have to overcompensate for dryness and produce more oil or become dehydrated.

8. Daily sunscreen is imperative for healthy skin. Sun exposure not only leads to skin cancer, but to

  • aging
  • hyperpigmentation
  • capillary damage
  • free radical damage
  • collagen and elastin deterioration

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Do You Have Milia?

Milia are whitish, pearl-like masses of sebum and dead cells under the skin and are more common in dry skin types. They are found on the face, lip borders and eye lids. They are not pimples or acne. They are actually tiny cysts that appear as white beads under the skin. Many people try to “pop” them as if they were removing a pimple, but most milia have hard, seed-like centers. Removing them at home may cause scarring. An esthetician can remove it simply by piercing the surface and extracting the dead cells.

Trapped skin cells that cannot exfoliate naturally are the main cause of milia. Some people can prevent them by regularly exfoliating their faces with facial scrubs. Exfoliate your skin to prevent milia, not to cure them. Papaya Creme Enzyme Polish gently cleanses and exofoliates the skin in order to prevent pores from becoming clogged.

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What Is The Main Cause Of Premature Aging Skin?

Did you know that approximately 80 percent of premature extrinsic aging is caused by the sun?

There are two types of ultraviolet rays that are generally not filtered out by the ozone layer, UVA and UVB.

UVA rays account for 95% of the solar radiation that reaches the earth. They penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and can penetrate clouds and glass. They are the rays that cause the skin to tan and are present on the atmosphere with equal intensity year round. Tanning is actually an injury to the skin’s DNA. The skin tans in an attempt to prevent further DNA damage. UVA rays cause the skin to prematurely age and wrinkle and damage cells in the basal layer of the skin, where most skin cancers occur. They have been proven to contribute to the development of cancer.

UVB rays do not penetrate the skin as deeply as UVA rays. They damage the skin’s surface in the form of sunburns. Although they are always present in the atmosphere, they are strongest between April and October, from 10 am to 4 pm. UVB rays are mainly responsible for the development of skin cancer.

 

Environmental exposure, pollutants, air quality and humidity also affect the skin’s health.

Poor maintenance and home care can also be a contributor to skin problems.

Misuse of products or poor facial treatments can be detrimental to maintaining a healthy and attractive complexion.

Preventative measures for skin care include:

  • avoiding the sun and wearing sunscreen, which is the best protection for our skin.
  • Proper home care, professional skin treatments and ingredients such as antioxidants, lipids, and alphahydroxy acids can be beneficial.
  • A good diet
  • vitamins
  • water intake
  • exercise and other healthy practices all have a positive effect on our health and our complexion.

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What Really Works For Eye Bags and Crow’s Feet?

 

Invisible Expression Microcurrent Treatment is an excellent treatment that targets expression aging around the eyes and forehead. Intense hydration provides refreshed and supple skin. Microcurrent technology dramatically reduces fine lines.

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Enjoy a healthier, more youthful appearance with the ultimate in skin care technology: microcurrent. Microcurent is a low level of electricity that mirror the body’s own natural impulses. When used in conjunction with specialized products and manual manipulations, these tiny microcurrent impulses encourage your body’s currents. The signs of aging are greatly reduced, while skin tone and elasticity are dramatically improved. These relaxing applications may be enjoyed as a one time comprehensive facial, or in a series of applications to reach your optimal goals, as well as enjoy enhanced longevity of results. Microcurrent is the ultimate in non-invasive face lifts!

The Most Important Eye Tip Of All…….

Use sunscreen. Most women do not take the time to really apply it carefully in the dark area, and it is amazing how much that can really help with dark under eyes. Protect your eye area like you do your face, with SPF every day and you will see fewer fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles over time.

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Facial Benefits Of Microcurrent

Microcurrent, or wave therapy, devices mimic the way the brain relays messages to the muscles. Considered a passive form of exercise, this therapeutic technique helps stimulate motor nerves to the point where a visible contraction of the muscles can be seen.

As we age, muscles may not completely contract after use, such as in the case of sagging jowls (jaw muscles). The same effect can be seen on the rest of the body as well. That is why exercise and stretching are so important as one ages.

 

Microcurrent treatments are designed to work in harmony with the natural bioelectric currents found in the body. Placing two probes on muscle groups begins the process. A specific movement technique is followed. A gel is placed on the skin prior to beginning the treatment. Current is regulated according to the skin’s resistance. The results may be a more firm appearance and healthier skin.

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Tips To Help Control Acne Prone Skin

Most acne stems from the following:
  • 5 – 10% is hereditary
  • improper hygiene
  • diet/health issues
  • medications
  • the use of wrong products

What is the fastest way to get results with acne prone skin?

  • Change pillow cases often.
  • Never use a wash cloth as it transfers the P-acne around.
  • Cleanse face two times a day at a minimum, more if you are into sports.
  • You need to moisturize. Be sure to use the correct one to balance out oil production.
  • Get clinical treatments (peels, facial, extractions) at least once a month.

Acne is a complex disease and the degree of control varies. It is not necessary to let acne make your life miserable and it need not be feared as something as untreatable. Most cases can be controlled, minimizing the severity and resulting scarring. Left untreated, it can result in permanent scarring and affect your self-image.

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8 Important Steps In A Skin Care Regimen

8. Healthy diet and plenty of water. The foods we eat and the water we drink are the basic building blocks of life.

7. Repetition and regularity. For any product to be effective, you must use it every day.

6. Nightly facial cleansing. It requires discipline and effort, especially when you are exhausted. But, you really must do it.

5. Moisturize. Use twice a day after cleansing to protect and nourish the skin.

4. Choose a suitable cleanser. Knowing your skin type will help you determine the best cleanser for your skin.

2. Exfoliate. To remove dry skin cells and to help achieve healthy, glowing skin. Should not be done every day.

1.Have a professional skin analysis. A thorough and detailed skin analysis will take into account your skin history, gathering as much information as possible to create a personalized skin care regime including recommending  products that will work best for you.

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