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Reversing Summer Sun Damage

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Freckles from Sun Damage

Freckles from Sun Damage

You know the importance of a good sunscreen, you know how to apply and use the sunscreen….but what happens that one time you forgot this      summer, and you ended up with sunburn?  Or you just got a “tan” not even a burn (i.e. tan = skin damage)

Unfortunately, sun damage isn’t only skin-deep. And your skin has a very long memory when it comes to sun exposure.  The UV radiation from  the sun can change the actual DNA of your skin cells and cause lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and even cancer.   Here are some tips to minimize the   long term damage and even help repair your skin:

1)      MOST important:  Burn no more.  Protect yourself.  This is always the best way to stop accumulated damage.   Use a good sunscreen  faithfully every day, year round, even on cloudy days.  Be especially vigilant on days that you will be outdoors.  If you are around water or direct sun, reapply your sunscreen periodically.  Our sunscreen is the best broad spectrum sunscreen on the market today.  To maximize the sunscreen’s protection, apply it 30 minutes before exposure.

2)      To smooth out your skin, and get rid of those dead skin cells that accumulate, Exfoliate with a good chemical exfoliator, like the A-Cute Derm rejuvenating lotion.  An non-buffered glycolic acid.  Call or email to find the right strength for your skin.  Bear in mind, that you must use a sunscreen in conjunction with any glycolic acid to protect your skin.

3)      If you find you have acquired brown spots, use a good skin bleach like the Pro-C Skin Lightening Crème.  An extremely effective formulation combining AHA’s  Salicylic Acid, Hydroquinone, Bearberry and Kojic Acid.  It goes in deep to  get to the root of the discoloration.  This works much better than Hydroquinone “only” formulations.

4)      Arm your skin with antioxidants and vitamins.   We have a number of products that will heal your skin and actually can reverse some sun damage. Topping the list is the A-Cute Derm Grape Seed Serum.  This natural antioxidant has the highest bio-availability in the industry.  It enhances dermal Vitamin A performance and reduces the premature destruction of Vitamin C.  It also stabilizes collagen and elastin while protecting dermal connective tissue.  It will repair damage from the sun.

We hope you have a lot of “fun in the sun” this summer.  Just remember to practice “safe sun” and protect your skin every day to look and feel your best year round.

Keeping Your Summer Skin Radiant This Fall

Friday, November 7th, 2014
As fall weather approaches cooler, drier air will play havoc with our skin. Just like the summer clothes that fill your closet, it is time to put a few pieces away that simply do not work with the change in weather. It is no different with your skin care products and even your regimen. Here are tips for fall to keep your skin looking beautiful and healthy.
  • Reassess your body cleanser:  you want moisture laden ingredients like ahas (lactic acid), vitamin B…Give our Smooth As Silk Cleanser a try.
  • Use a body polish:  you want to exfoliate more often due to the more drying effects of fall.  Do not use scrubs as they scratch the skin.  Our Exfoliating Cleanser is loaded with jojoba spheres in a moisturizing base.
  • Moisturize daily: Hydrate your skin as cooler, drier air saps your skin of water and oils.  Serums are perfect.  Try Grape Seed Serum and E2 Lipid Hand and Body Lotion.
  • Mask weekly: Hydrating Masks will deliver nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins to your face. Try Hydrofusion™  Strawberries & Crème or Pro-C® Moisturizing Masks.
  • Sunscreen: Your #1 nemesis for healthy skin never stops. In fact UVA radiation is always at 100% potency from sunrise to sunset, rain or shine. Use Pro-Tect® SPF20 or SPF30+.
  • Remember Your Feet: sandals, open toe shoes or simply going barefoot are replaced with closed toe shoes and boots. Take care of them so you can pop back in your sandals when the time comes.  Power Beads Body Polish is perfect.
  • Nail care needs help too: One tell-tale sign of cold weather is dry cuticles. Use our N2S Cuticle and Nail Conditioner 10 seconds three times a week can quickly take care of the cracked skin and nails and will keep a painful issue at bay.
  • Treat your hair: Hair becomes drier and more brittle. Use hair dryers less often or shorten your usage time as they dry out the scalp. A great trick is to add 1 drop of our Grape Seed Serum to your shampoo when you wash your hair.
  • Lips need help, too: Do not lick your lips as they will chap faster. Keep our Pro-Tect® SPF20 Lip Balm in your pocket or purse.