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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 [...]

Treat Aging Skin in Your 60s & Beyond

Treat Aging Skin in Your 60s & Beyond When in your sixties and above, it’s a great time to focus on strengthening, smoothing, brightening, and hydrating skin for a healthy and luminous appearance. You may notice that wrinkles are more deeply etched than in previous years, hyperpigmentation is especially prominent, a decreased protective barrier heightens sensitivity, and dryness and dehydration are enhanced. Collagen production has reduced by at least 30% so skin may grow a bit thinner, elasticity may further decrease, and broken capillaries and veins might intensify. Cancerous and precancerous lesions may also surface if they haven’t already, so really make it a priority to visit your dermatologist once a year for a full body skin scan. The Aging Process Skin aging occurs gradually from external factors such as UV exposure, as well as internal factors such as diet and genetics. These influences contribute to three biochemical reactions – Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs) – all of which lead to wrinkles, discoloration, loss of skin tone and other signals associated with aging skin. Reactive Oxygen Species are harmful oxygen molecules created by UV rays and pollution. ROS attack and react with stable skin cell molecules, causing wrinkles by cross-linking collagen and elastin. The result? Skin is less able to repair itself. Matrix Metalloproteinases are enzymes activated by UV exposure or inflammation. MMPs contribute to the breakdown of collagen and inhibit new collagen from forming. Advanced Glycation End-products occur when glucose (sugar) – the same glucose that provides energy for our cells – reacts with proteins, including collagen. This response can contribute to loss of elasticity, wrinkles and lines, inflammation, inhibited cell growth, and accelerated [...]

Healthy Skin in Your 40s & 50s

When you approach your forties and fifties, your skin is likely to experience more noticeable changes in firmness, texture, and tone. Updating your daily regimen is key to helping your skin adjust. Healthy Skin in 40s Your forties is a time to repair, firm, and treat. Cell turnover slows to roughly 40 days, and skin starts to experience hormonal issues that trigger dryness, sensitivity, and even conditions such as eczema or rosacea. Collagen and elastin production begin to slow, leading to a loss of firmness and more prominent wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Treatment Recommendation, 40s At minimum, try to have a skincare regimen that consists of a cleanser, exfoliant, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen. Focus on boosting collagen, and exfoliate consistently to resurface uneven texture and brighten the visible effects of past UV damage. Include treatments and serums for face and eyes for best results, and ingredients such as Vitamin C, Peptides and Retinol are key. I recommend you follow this skincare regimen: Cleanser Wash with Skin Resurfacing Cleanser each morning for a more even tone and texture. In the evening, switch to UltraCalming Cleanser to hydrate and calm skin. If you typically experience sensitization (burning, stinging, itching, redness, etc.), use UltraCalming Cleanser both am and pm instead. What if your skin is oily? Go with Special Cleansing Gel. Exfoliant Exfoliate with Daily Microfoliant once daily (or 3-5 times a week for those with more sensitive skin) to brighten discoloration and renew the outer cell layer. If skin is more resilient, include Daily Resufacer, a leave-on treatment that goes under moisturizer at night to help clear congestion and even out tone. Keep in mind that skin should never burn or itch from exfoliation, [...]