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The “not so rosey” truth about Rosacea

So far there is no cure for Rosacea and the cause is unknown. There is some correlation between patients from Irish, English,Scandinavian, Scottish or Welsh descent and Rosacea . If you have been diagnosed with Rosacea there are things that you can do to manage and minimize the symptoms. Avoid harsh scrubs and abrasives. Don’t use extremely hot water to cleanse or shower as this just aggravates the condition. Gentle cleansers and skin care products are best for your skin and there are prescription topicals that help minimize the redness. It’s best to see a skin care professional for advice and guidance.

Eat More Chocolate!

Is your diet responsible for your breakouts?
Here is the good news….chocolate does not cause acne! Studies have shown that there is no correlation between eating chocolate and acne breakouts or worsening existing acne. If you are concerned about your diet contributing to your breakouts, examine the amount of sugar and dairy products that you are consuming. Even non-fat dairy products have been linked to acne flare-ups.

The Story Behind Vitamin C

The Story behind Vitamin C

Have you ever squeezed lemon juice over sliced apples to keep them from turning brown? That protection is what Vitamin C can do for your skin. Vitamin C is known as the  “multi-tasker”.  This super antioxidant preserves, tightens and brightens the skin.  It should be a staple in your skin care regimen. All Vitamin C topicals are not the same. Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is delicate. If it is not formulated correctly it can oxidize and turn  yellow or brown in color. When this happens, it’s not as effective. Look for clear solutions or white creams and powders, a good indication that the formula is stable and effective. Also look for concentrations of at least 10%. They offer the most benefits.

 

Rub Away the Years

Massage is beneficial for more than just our backs. A facial massage helps stimulate fibroblasts in the skin to release collagen and restore elasticity that is lost as we age. Most facials offer massage techniques as part of the treatment. What are you waiting for?!

The “Liquid” face lift

The “Liquid” face lift
With baby boomers heading towards mid fifties and beyond, the choices for fighting age has quadrupled! One “buzz word” is the liquid face lift. The phrase is actually referring to Botox and dermal fillers like Juvederm. More and more women are opting for this cosmetic procedure. Why? It’s virtually painless (I promise) with no down time and with dermal fillers, you get instant gratification. Did you know that most dermal fillers last up to 10 months? I would say it’s well worth it!
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Sleep! It’s good for your skin!

SLEEP! It’s good for your skin!
Lack of good quality sleep can make your skin look tired and old. It also leaves you with bags and dark circles under your eyes. If you are seeking a better night’s sleep you might want to try getting some aerobic exercise in on a daily basis. It increases the oxygen that circulates through the body which helps skin stay vibrant and healthy.
A few other tips for better sleep:
A regular routine, warm baths, write your worries down on paper and let them go, avoid caffeinated drinks, and sip some chamomile tea. Now, go catch some ZZZ’s!

Less is More

Less is More ….when it comes to make-up on mature skin
Face primer fills in fine lines and pores to help make up go on smoother. If you wear a base foundation, make sure you are applying it sparingly. Go for soft shades when it comes to blush and apply it higher on the cheek bone. You want everything to go up! When it comes to eye shadows, don’t go for sparkle. A matte finish is best for shadows or skip it altogether and just smooth on a concealer. Eye liner should never be harsh. Go for charcoal instead of black or go for brown if you are fair. Lips should have a subtle color; not too glossy. Let me know if you have any questions or need help getting the most from your make-up. 704-874-0095

Fighting Large Pores

Fighting Large Pores
Pores get bigger as we age because of the loss of skin laxity. If your skin is oily, your pores are probably larger. You can tighten those pores up with regular chemical peels and a good “at home” regimen. We have a Mint Clay Mask that you can use twice a week that makes a difference.