Antiage with Antioxidants

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Reducing wrinkles probably have more to do with what you put in your body than what you put on it.
Carotenoids: Best food sources~ Butternut squash, carrots and spinach.
Polyphenols: Best food sources~ Coffee, dark chocolate, red wine and tea.
Vitamin C: Best food sources~ Bell peppers, citrus, red cabbage, and strawberries.

One way to achieve healthy looking skin is to eat the foods listed above and to have our Estheticians treat your skin with our anti-oxidant facial. Everyone should have at the least, four facial cleansings a year.  One after every season.

White heads or Cholesterol deposits? Can they be treated with peels and daily care?

Cholesterol deposits are fatty-looking, slightly raised plaques in the skin near the eyes. They usually appear gradually, are not painful, tender or itchy. They look fatty because that is what they are. They are collections of cells called histiocytes, bulging with fat (usually cholesterol). In some people this can be indicative of a raised level of harmful fats in the blood, such as high cholesterol.

White heads (milia) also known as milk spots or oil seeds, are very common, benign, keratin (protein)- filled cysts within the sweat glands that present as whitish, pearly bumps on the skin, usually across cheeks, nose, chin or gums, but milia can occur anywhere on the body.

The only way sure way to get rid of cholesterol  deposits is to have them  removed surgically.

Milia need to be extracted either by a physician or a licensed aesthetician.

 

Rosacea

A term almost all of us have heard of when filling out a skin-care input form. More than 16 million Americans suffer from it and don’t even know it.

What is Rosacea? Rosacea is a rash of adulthood. Any adult is at risk, but rosacea is most commonly seen in light-skinned women between the ages of 30 – 50.

Persistent redness of the rounded areas of the face including cheeks, nose, chin, and mid-forehead.

There are several types of rosacea.  It’s an inflammatory condition.  The pattern of the inflammation determines the type it is.

Sunblock or Sunscreen?

sunburn11/6/2014 – You should be wearing sunscreen during the fall and winter months, even when it is cloudy.  Your skin will thank you.

Please do not get sun burns.  Your chance of getting melanoma increases by 45% if you have had 4-5 sun burns in your life.  I saw this on a poster at KAISER just this week when I was getting suspicious growths cut off my face and arm.  Thank goodness they were not cancer!

Rhonda

Many people don’t realize there’s a difference between the two.

True to its name, sunblock reflects the sun’s rays, thereby blocking them from reaching your skin. Sunblock such as Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are highly effective in protecting against both UVA (aging) rays and UVB (burning) rays (the types that cause sunburn and skin cancer).

Sunscreen absorbs rather than reflects Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. They usually contain Benzophenones which protect against UVA and UVB rays. It is recommended to use sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15. People with fair skin or at high risk for skin cancer may want to go higher.

Two new sunscreens: AntheliosSX and Helioplex, provide longer lasting protection against UVA and UVB rays.