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LightStim Available in Beverly Hills

LightStim Introduction What is lightwave therapy and how does it work? LED light wave therapy stands for Light Emitting Diode. Light energy is released in the body to be used as fuel for our cells. As the cells are stimulated they then have the ability to help build collagen, elastin and other proteins. The light is completely UV free and helps to optimize and revitalize the health of the skin. It is gentle and completely natural. In the late 90’s, NASA, conducted tests and found an increase in plant growth under a certain wavelength of light. They also found that LED light helped with wound healing and cell turnover so the skin would heal quicker. The most popular LED lights are amber, red, blue and infrared. The amber light builds collagen and elastin. The red light helps to reduce inflammation, commonly seen with acne and rosacea. The blue light destroys the p.acne bacteria by stimulating the production of oxygen radicals. The infrared light helps the skin to recovery quickly. LED light therapy is painless and will not cause any external damage. There is no down time associated with the treatment. It can also be done on a regular basis without the worry of overexposure. LightStim at Joyce Marie of Beverly Hills In my practice I use a Light panel comprised of five lights; red, amber, infrared, deep red and blue.  The client lies under the panel for 20 minutes with a light activated serum and mask. This treatment can address many issues such as hyperpigmentation, dryness, lack of elasticity and acne. I also have available a home version of the red and blue combo light which allows you to keep up treatments at home [...]

By | 2018-01-11T02:33:09+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Aging, Skin Care Advice, Sun Exposure|Tags: , |0 Comments

Holiday Skin Care Tips for Your Skin Type

Not the Usual Holiday Skin Care Tips The Holidays are upon us and we all seem to have several events and errands to add to our already busy lives. There are the typical holiday skin care tips for all skin types that we read about. That would be getting enough sleep, taking our makeup off after a late night party and drinking enough water to compensate for those Holiday party beverages. But we all don’t have the same skin type so how we weather the fun and stress of this special time of year is different for each type of skin. Dry Skin How do we handle dry skin and the lack of humidity caused by heaters and cold weather? My first advice would be to invest in a humidifier for your bedroom. Not only is this great for your skin but it will also keep your throat from getting sore. Moisture is lost as we sleep so a humidifier will create a healthy environment for your skin. Continue to use an exfoliant a least once or twice a week. Not doing so will only keep your dead skin cells glued to the surface of your skin, so your serums and moisturizers won’t penetrate properly. Applying a rich gel or cream masque once a week will soften fine lines and wrinkles. Lastly, use a heavier night cream than your daily moisturizer with spf. When you wake in the morning your skin will be soft and supple. Oily Skin Oily skin can improve during the cold winter months. I see a lot less breakouts and acne being more controlled when the weather isn’t so warm. Sweating on hot days combined with excess oil secretion only contributes [...]

Phyto Oils and Their Skin Care Benefits

Phyto Oils and the Skin There has been much talk about Plant Oils or products known as Phyto Oils and their benefits to the skin. They help substitute our skin’s natural lipids without causing a greasy shine. They also give the skin an appearance of being dewy with a glow, creating a youthful looking skin. There are specific plant based ingredients that shield against the stresses of the environment, lock in moisture and smooth visible lines. Since Dermalogica has come out with the new Phyto Replenish Oil, I’d like to share with you the active ingredients, and the role these ingredients play in giving you a healthy looking skin. Camellia Japonica Derived from a small flowering tree in Korea and Japan. It is often called “rose of the winter.” This antioxidant oil stimulates collagen and strengthens the skin’s barrier function resulting in wrinkle reducing benefits. Tamanu Oil Native to the South Pacific Islands this phyto active oil is a potent antioxidant. It inhibits the breakdown of lipid rich cell membranes that occur from free radicals. This means your skin’s visual aging process will slow down with the use of this ingredient. Chia Seed Oil This ingredient helps to hydrate the surface of the skin, soothing dry itchy skin, while it delivers concentrated fatty acids. Orchid Flower Extract While it is locking in moisture and balancing the skin’s NMF or Natural Moisturizing Factor, it is also repairing and protecting the skin. Hyaluronic Acid Has anti-irritant properties while providing anti-oxidant and hydrating qualities. Sunflower Seed Oil Very high in Vitamin E and is key to preserving the skin’s protective barrier function. It is excellent at defending against free radical damage. Rice Bran Oil Known to brighten and [...]