Here are three skin care habits that should be continued all year long.
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.
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:
It makes the skin smoother.
It facilitates the extraction of matter that clogs pores.
A faster cell turnover rate brings cells to the surface more rapidly.
It improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture.
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.
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.
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
– Crow’s feet
– 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
– 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moderating sun exposure and using sunscreen are two of the best ways to keep your skin healthy and to minimize your risk for skin cancer.
OVEREXPOSURE TO THE SUN IS THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF AGING SKIN
If you want to maintain a youthful appearance, you must protect your skin from the sun.
Wear sun screen (SPF 30 or higher) that blocks UVA and UVB rays whenever you are out in the sun.
Sunscreens are the best “anti-aging” products currently available.
How Sunscreens Work
Sunscreens absorb or reflect ultraviolet rays. Both zinc oxide and titanium dioxide reflect or scatter UV radiation. Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC) and oxybenzone absorb radiation, dispersing it as heat.
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against the two types of damaging UV radiation: UVA (causes tanning) and UVB (causes sunburns).
SPF refers to the sun protection factor in sunscreens.
An SPF of 8 blocks almost 90 percent of UVB rays.
An SPF 15 blocks 93 percent of UVB and some UVA rays.
An SPF of 30 blocks 96 percent of UVB and some UVA rays.
Additional Ways To Avoid Skin Damage
Wear protective clothing, such as a long sleeved shirt, pants, a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses.
Look for shady areas. The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 4pm. If your shadow appears to be shorter than you are, seek shade.
Use extra caution near water, snow and sand because they reflect and intensify the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase your chances of sunburn.
Avoid tanning beds. Instead, try a sunless, self-tanning product, but continue to use sunscreen daily.
Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. They provide antioxidants, which may help protect cells from free radical damage that occurs when UV rays from the sun are absorbed by our skin.
Just as wrinkles start to make you feel old, zits bring you back to your youth. At least a quarter of women ages 35 to 55 have acne. Though adult acne can be the result of a hormonal imbalance (just as in your ten years), it usually flares premenstrually or during times of increased stress. It also usually crops up along the jaw, chin and neck, whereas teen acne is typically across the entire face.
Causes and Recommended Treatment
Oil, when it gets hard in the pores, can cause plugs. Cleanse the skin to loosen existing plugs of oils, bacteria and other debris.
Comedogenic oils can cause the oil glands to become clogged, such as Vaseline. Use oils that are not comedogenic; vitamin E, castor oil, oil of borage and wheat germ are just a few.
Bacteria found on objects can be transmitted to one’s skin causing breakouts in that particular area. Hair products block pores around the hairline. Avoid contact with objects that might be bacteria-ridden such as phones, hands, workout clothing, dirty pillow cases. Clean objects regularly with alcohol or antibacterial wipes, where applicable.
Oily ingredients in makeup can clog pores. Rancid oil from old makeup carries bacteria. Not removing makeup before going to bed may cause breakouts. Avoid makeup that is very heavy or that contains comedogenic oils. “Oil Free” does not mean “non-comedogenic.” Wash applicators frequently.
Over stimulating the oil glands topically can happen when using alcohol or products that dry the skin out. Skin can be oily and still be dry (dehydrated). Avoid products that over-stimulate the oil glands. Remember that with respect to oil and hydration, balance is the key to beautiful skin.
Scarring may occur from picking at deep (cystic) acne and forcing the substance out so that it tears the skin, leaving the tissue broken, which forms into a scar. Control the acne before it becomes a problem. Leave extractions to a professional. Chemical peelings address acne problems.
What Is Available To Treat Acne?
Oral Medication – Accutane for the most severe cases. Outcome (one to three months) is usually good; regular blood monitoring is required. This medication is systemic and causes extreme dryness and flakiness. There may be hormonal changes that not everyone can tolerate.
Chemical Peeling – uses acids and enzymes to unclog the pores and balance the skin’s surface. Most people require ongoing treatments, which depend on the severity of the cases, but with continuing treatments you can achieve excellent results. Superficial monthly peels help with maintenance.
Home Care – most important because there is no such thing as a one time quick fix. Consistency of maintenance is the key to the condition of the skin (washing and hydrating). Personal hygiene is within your control and you should participate in your skin care and wellness.
Skin changes as you change, internally and externally and according to environment and climate. Awareness and good maintenance of the skin is a balance and the key to healthy and beautiful 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
exercise and other healthy practices all have a positive effect on our health and our complexion.
Dermaplaning is the controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile, stainless steel blade for the removal of dead skin cells as well as all of the “fuzz” (fine facial hair).
It immediately rejuvenates the skin and is highly effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, while leaving skin smooth, supple and vibrant.
It also increases penetration of active ingredients in professional treatments and home care products.
Dermaplaning is an ideal treatment for women with fine (otherwise known as vellus) hair all over their faces.
The growth of this type of hair, which can appear like a light fuzz on the face, can make the application of make-up difficult and occurs for many women as they undergo menopause and experience hormonal changes. Removing this hair with laser treatments is not a viable option for many since the hair can be white or blonde and the light then cannot capture it for effective hair removal.
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.
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.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition that affects many people. As acne blemishes heal, they leave dark spots on the skin. Sun exposure also causes dark pigmentation areas on the skin that clients often want to diminish. The best preventative measure is to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen daily. Peels and brightening agents can be effective in reducing breakouts and some of these hyperpigmented areas. Hydroquinone is the only FDA approved agent. It is not a bleaching agent, but a melanin suppressant. Brighteners such as kojic acid, mulberry, licorice root, bearberry and azaleic acid are known to reduce pigmentation. These affect melanin production and are more effective when used with peels.
Peels improve the texture of the skin and increase hydration, moisture retention, elastin and collagen production.
Peels also reduce fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. After treatment, skin looks and feels smoother and softer.
Peels are used to control skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation and clogged pores.
When It Comes To Professional Treatments, Trust The Experts
Whether you are trying to even out skin discoloration, clear acneic/blemished skin, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve the texture of your skin or reduce redness, you may be a candidate for a peel. It is your physician’s, nurse’s or skin care professional’s role to select what type of peel is right for your skin type and condition. They are the key to creating a customized plan that will help you achieve younger-looking, healthy, beautiful skin.
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.