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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

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 [...]

Winter Skin Care Tips

The Best Winter Skin Care Tips & Advice In my practice I have many clients asking me if they should change their skin care routine or daily habits as the weather changes to the colder months. I do see a difference in my client’s skin since warm weather tends to make us sweat and secrete more oils. Colder weather leaves us feeling drier and lacking in moisture. Typically in the winter months we are living with heaters, which causes a lot more dehydration and overall discomfort. This not only includes the face but the body too. Making sure you use a heavier body cream just out of the shower while you are still damp, will prevent your skin from feeling itchy and looking dry. Another suggestion is to run a humidifier in the bedroom while sleeping which will combat that dry winter air. This particular article published by The International Dermal Institute addresses many of the concerns and questions that people have at this time of the year. I would like to add a few names of my favorite Dermalogica products that I recommend to use during these cold wintery months. When speaking of ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, one of my favorite products by Dermalogica is the Hydrating Booster. This booster can be added to any moisturizer, or applied directly to the skin as a base before applying any cream. It adds moisture without feeling oily. Using an exfoliant such as Dermalogica’s Gentle Cream Exfoliant (a type of cream mask that you remove) or the Daily Resurfacers (a cotton wipe on exfoliant that you leave on ) will remove dead skin cells and allow the newer skin cells to absorb your serums and creams [...]