Learn about skin cleansing, using retinol for its anti-aging effects, healing your skin from the inside out, preventing sunburns, and how to use chamomile to soothe them.
If you are still on the hunt for luminous skin there are new products quickly emerging every month! Whether it be a new tool, cleanser, scrub or mask, adding one of these to your AM or PM routine could be the key to your skin success! The pH of our skin is incredibly delicate and requires balance, just as in the rest of our body. Meet with an esthetician to discuss the right products for you!
The micro-peeling effect helps skin cells turn over faster and is the easiest way to treat fine wrinkles, acne, acne scars, and sun damage. If you are looking for a retinol product combined with more antioxidants, then SkinMedica's branded Retinols are an excellent choice. Coming in three strengths ranging from 0.25% to 1.0%, SkinMedica's Retinols also have vitamins B and E to provide an antioxidant boost to your skincare regimen.
Healthy skin starts from the inside out
Bacteria in your gut interacts with your immune system, which leads to changes in your skin. Harmful bacteria can lead to inflammation—like redness, acne, and rosacea. It is important to incorporate foods and drinks that are rich in probiotics into your diet to help keep skin looking and feeling healthy. For a more detailed explanation, speak with your doctor about the many benefits of probiotics.
Don’t forget your sunscreen!
The first sunscreen mistake is not wearing any. By now, we all know that spending too much time in the sun can cause premature aging, dark spots, and also puts you at risk for developing skin cancer. So don’t let the golden rays ruin your golden days! There are plenty of options to find an SPF that works for you and your skin type. For help choosing a sunscreen or understanding the affects that UVA (skin aging rays) have on your skin, talk to an esthetician today.
This versatile herb doesn’t only have a soothing smell, it also alleviates sunburns. There are two ways to employ chamomile in the fight against sunburned lips and skin. The first method involves soaking a few tea bags in water to loosen the leaves and keeping them in the freezer a few minutes before applying them to reddened skin. The second suggestion is to combine 3-4 chamomile oil drops with almond oil and apply the concoction on the damaged area. For severe sunburn, never apply to open or blistered skin.
Call Mercy Medical Group Plastic Surgery and Laser Center at 916.536.2400 if you would like more information or if you would like to book a free consultation.