Diminish Dark Spots at Home

Now that fall is here and we are no longer sunbathing, dark spots, freckles, and after sun tan darkness on our skin is more obvious. My clients have been focusing on receiving chemical peel series along with microdermabrasion treatments to even their skin tone and diminish the hyperpigmentation on their skin. Getting regular skin care treatments does play a huge part in keep the skin discoloration from returning, but what helps the most is having a great at home skin care regimen as well.

Here is a great skin care regimen for skin types that have had issues with dark spots, hyperpigmentation, pregnancy mask, and hormonal discoloration. Benefits of the system includes: reducing the appearance of existing dark spots, uneven skin tone, and discoloration for a more brilliant complexion. Promoting luminous, clear skin, and maintaining an even, bright skin tone for translucent beauty.

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Skin Care for Dark Spots

Nu Skin Tri-Phasic White System A clinically-proven skin brightening system to help you achieve even-toned, glowing skin.

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Water: A Natural Moisturizer

water for your skinSkin will be tighter since the water you are taking in will be replenishing you. Water intake naturally increases the elasticity making your fine lines lessen. Water acts as a natural moisturizer – giving a ‘brightening’ effect. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. Dry skin has less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling. So…. drink up!

water benefits for your skin

 

A little about Microderm

Microdermabrasion (Also known as microderm). is a noninvasive, skin resurfacing procedure that gently exfoliates or polishes away the top layer of dead skin cells, while stimulating collagen growth, to reveal healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother. Fine lines, blemishes, dull skin and sun spots can be improved, especially with regular treatments. Products such as moisturizers, creams and lotions are more easily absorbed and therefore more effective after microdermabrasion treatment. This is a painless, low-risk skin treatment that can be added to your beauty routine.

When to Consider microderm:

If you want to brighten your skin and have a healthy glow.
If you have sun damage, acne scars, or fine lines.
If your pores are clogged and you often have blackheads and/or whiteheads.
If you want to maintain healthy, clear skin.

Considerations:
Pros:
Immediate result with no downtime, pain, or side effects.
Improved look of scars, wrinkles, and skin spots.
Effective for all skin types and colors.

Cons:
Cannot help serious skin conditions such as deep acne, active rosacea, eczema or dermatitis.
Requires multiple sessions and maintenance treatments for maximum effectiveness.
Skin may feel sensitive and be sensitive to the sun immediately after treatment.

Am I a good candidate for a microderm? There are virtually no skin type limitations for microdermabrasion.

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Golden Rules of Facial Care

How marvelous it is to look in the mirror and see a healthy, radiant glow emanating from your reflection. The secrets to a vibrant complexion lie in the golden rules of facial care.
They include:
(1) Focusing on proper skin care (cleanse, tone, moisturize topically, massage and protect)
(2) Enhancing proper circulation
(3) Enjoying adequate sleep
(4) Following a nutritious diet and taking supplements
(5) Avoiding toxins
(6) Keeping negative stressors to a minimum
(7) Receiving regular facial massage sessions
These are key ingredients for maintaining a vibrant, glowing complexion.
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Pregnancy & Skin Care

Everyone knows about that special “glow” a woman has when she’s expecting, but pregnancy isn’t all good news when it comes to your skin. Hormones are raging through your body, and a number of skin conditions can develop. Even topical treatments can be absorbed into your system and the baby’s so skin care during pregnancy requires special attention. Discuss all the cosmetic and skin care products you currently use, including makeup, with your obstetrician and/or health care provider, and esthetician.

Keep it Simple: Cleaning, Moisturizing & Sunscreen: Use a gentle, cleanser on your face and body, and don’t wash your face more than twice a day, to keep your skin from getting too dry. Use an oil-free moisturizer with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB sun rays. Read labels carefully; during the first trimester you should avoid all skin care products with chemical exfoliants and which contain salicylic, glycolic and alpha and beta hydroxyl acids. (Ask your health care provider about using them later on in your pregnancy.) When you go out, remember to apply sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen outdoors is always a smart choice, whether or not you’re pregnant. Commercial sun blockers, even those that penetrate the skin, are safe for use during pregnancy. Be sure to reapply sunscreen after a few hours outdoors.

skin care and pregnancyAcne and Oily Skin During Pregnancy: The most common skin care problem for pregnant women is acne; this is especially true for women with naturally oily skin who’ve had pimple problems since adolescence. Many hormonal changes occur during pregnancy, stimulating oil glands and increasing the skin’s production of oil. Use oil-free cleansers and moisturizers. Do not use conventional over-the-counter or prescription acne treatments, as these can potentially be harmful. Avoid all products with retinoids (including Accutane), a form of vitamin A that in high doses can be harmful to unborn children. Also stay away from salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, oral antibiotics and chemical exfoliants. Check with your obstetrician to see which products are safe to use, or ask about topical prescription antibiotic creams and lotions.

Dry Skin During Pregnancy: Pregnant women often complain of dry, itchy skin, not just on the face, but all over their bodies. Body fluids which would normally provide moisture to skin are instead being directed to the needs of a developing fetus. Use a moisturizing soap when washing and bathing, and take short, lukewarm baths and showers. Generously apply fragrance-free moisturizer from head to toe. Stay away from anti-itch treatments that contain cortisone or hydrocortisone. Instead, use a gentle ointment like calamine lotion. If itching persists or blisters, consult with your health care provider. Another thing you can do for dry skin is drink a lot of water, which will help keep your skin hydrated. (Of course that will also make you have to urinate more, which is already an issue when you’re pregnant … sorry!) When you’re indoors, well humidified rooms will also be helpful.

Melasma (Pregnancy Mask) During Pregnancy: Pregnant women are often surprised to discover dark patches of skin on their face. Some women also notice darkening around their nipples and elsewhere. Melasma, also called chloasma or “pregnancy mask”, is caused by pregnancy hormones and can be aggravated by even limited amounts of sun exposure. When you go outdoors, use a sunblock with a high SPF (even on a cloudy day) and also consider a wide-brimmed hat, big sunglasses and even protective clothing. Avoid soy-based lotions and facial products, which have estrogenic components that can worsen melasma’s darkening effects.