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Tuesday Tip: Pre-Facial Rule

January 24, 2017 by  
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When booking an appointment for a facial, be sure to stay out of the sun for a few days beforehand so that you don’t irritate your skin.

 

Tuesday Tip: Stress, Acne & Workouts

January 17, 2017 by  
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While stress can cause flare ups in your skin, working out can reduce stress and acne. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine will combat stress and keep your skin clear.

 

Tuesday Tip: Sunscreen – it’s not just for the beach

January 10, 2017 by  
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Sunscreen is not just for the beach – the New England Journal of Medicine discovered that even being exposed to sunlight through glass (like the windows in your office) can have damaging effects on your skin.

 

Tuesday Tip: Don’t Touch That!!

January 3, 2017 by  
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Stop touching your face throughout the day! You pick up bacteria from every surface you touch from your keyboard to your cell phone to elevator buttons to menus at a restaurant, and all of that bacteria floods your face once you start touching your skin. Hands off, and you’ll see less breakouts.

 

Tuesday Tip: Your Skin Likes Wine.

December 27, 2016 by  
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Wine (in moderation) is proven to help shield your skin cells from harmful UV rays, so drink up!

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Tuesday Tip: Air travel can leave you dry.

December 20, 2016 by  
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The longer you spend in the long metal tube the more moisture is sucked out of your body. You know the symptoms: your eyes start to get itchy, red and puffy, and your skin feels dry and irritated. Pre and post flight, give your skin some extra attention. If possible, visit a skin therapist for a thorough cleanse, an exfoliation treatment, a hydrating serum and a moisture rich masque. In addition, treat your skin with a hydrating booster each morning followed by a spritz of toner, sealed in with a moisturizer. Before flying, be sure to drink lots of water or herbal tea (caffeine free) to hydrate, and only eat a light meal with easily digestible foods, fruit and vegetables. On a short flight you can get away with wearing make-up but on a long haul, your skin needs to be make-up free. The average moisture hydration level on a plane is only 10%, so it’s vital to keep your skin’s moisture levels as high as possible.

Tuesday Tip: Is your skin dry or is it dehydrated?

December 13, 2016 by  
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What’s the difference between dry and dehydrated skin? Dry skin, or allipoid skin, generally refers to skin that is lacking in oil. Dehydrated skin is characterized by lack of moisture in the Stratum Corneum. Even oily skin can experience dehydration. As mentioned, dehydration is a lack of water, not oil. This means sebaceous oil activity can still be normal or even overactive in dehydrated skin.

The top three causes…

Aging
Intrinsic aging is the normal process of physical change over time that’s more about genetics than lifestyle. Sebaceous gland activity tends to decrease with age, and the skin’s natural hydrators decline over the years. The skin’s ability to regenerate lipids comprising the protective lipid barrier layer of the Stratum Corneum also declines with age, as does blood flow to the skin, which may cause a drop in sebum production.

Environment
Prolonged exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from skin, which is why sunburned skin requires more moisture than unexposed areas. Cold winds, air conditioning units, forced air heating and low temperatures can also dry out skin and contribute to premature aging.

Lifestyle
The trend of fat-free diets can deprive our bodies of skin-friendly Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). This deficiency can result in chronic itching, dryness, scaling, thinning and can lead to an imbalance in prostaglandins. Excess intake of alcoholic beverages and certain medications (such as nasal decongestants) can also contribute to dry skin or dehydrated skin.

One of the biggest consequences of dry, dehydrated skin is an increase in sensitivity, as dryness and dehydration are precursors to sensitized skin. A thorough skin analysis from your skin therapist is your ultimate tool in successful treatment of this skin condition.

Tuesday Tip: drink plenty of water throughout the day

December 6, 2016 by  
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 Exercise is important to staying healthy and keeping your skin clear.

Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in every day…and drink plenty of water throughout the day.

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Tuesday Tip: Pre & Post Workout Regime

November 29, 2016 by  
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When you workout, be sure to wash your face both before and after you exercise. Leaving makeup on your face while you exercise means that it will mix with your sweat and clog pores, so be sure to start and end with clean skin.

 

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Tuesday Tip: Monthly Breakouts

November 22, 2016 by  
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If you struggle with hormonal breakouts every month, reduce your alcohol and

dairy intake and you’ll see an improvement in your skin.

 

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