Base Tan Is Not Safe

The Burning Truth: A Base Tan Is Not a Safe Tan.    Sunscreen

While the tanning industry has long argued that a ‘base tan” achieved gradually over time will provide protection from sunburn, more and more evidence is finding that’s just not true.

The World Health Organization argues that the UVA rays used in indoor tanning salons penetrate the skin deeper and can still contribute to skin cancer. There is also no evidence to support claims that UV exposure from tanning beds is any less harmful than UV exposure from the sun. It’s estimated that a ‘base tan’ achieved from tanning indoors offers protection that’s roughly equivalent to a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of just 2-3. That’s significantly less than the recommended SPF of at least 30.

According to the latest research, using an indoor tanning bed increases the risk of melanoma skin cancer by 74 percent. This research is finding a dramatic rise in skin cancer among young adults (under the age of 40), and in particular young women, researchers believe that the use of indoor tanning beds is largely to blame.

Please remember any tan is sun-damaged! Sun damage is one of the biggest causes of aging of the skin and skin cancer. There are safe spray tans you can purchase if you have to have the tan look. Just stay out of the sun, even in winter and cloudy days. The UVA and UVB rays are still there!

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Parabens…The Good.

ParabensShould You Avoid Parabens? They have received a lot of bad press by people remoting falsehoods.
In a word, NO. Despite the media frenzy surrounding parabens, the published research and global cosmetic regulatory organizations are making that answer clear: parabens, especially in the small amounts used in personal-care products, do not pose a significant health risk.
Parabens actually have a good track record of safety as far as their use in cosmetics is concerned. Parabens are found throughout nature; for example, many fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries and blueberries, are naturally full of parabens.
There is no legitimate reason for consumers to avoid cosmetic products that contain parabens. According to these studies, parabens are “fully metabolized before they enter the bloodstream.” In a review of the estrogenic activity of parabens, the author concluded that based on maximum daily exposure estimates, “it was impossible that parabens could increase the risk associated with exposure to estrogenic chemicals.” We repeat Impossible!!!!
I would rather you worry more about pore-clogging ingredients than parabens. These ingredients can REALLY hurt you skin.

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The Magic of Retinoids For Skin

I have used retinoids for years. I have used so many, from the prescription brands and brands formulated by estheticians. So many of the early prescription brands were so strong and not formulated properly, I couldn’t use them enough to make a difference in my skin. As soon as I moved to formulas by estheticians, I was able to use retinoids as much as every night. Now, I have one formulated so well and gentle but effective, I only use it for anti-aging 3 times a week.
Retinoids are keratolytic (lipid-soluble). Meaning, they penetrate into the pore, past waxy plugs and loosen the sticky glue-like substance (desmosomes) that holds the trapped waxy plugs in place. It’s especially effective with maturation arrest acne and helps with pigmentation.
The smaller the molecule of the Retinoid, the faster it converts to Retinoic Acid, and the faster it works.
With prolonged use, it helps to prevent collagenase when exposed to the sun and increases skin cell proliferation leading to skin thickening. That is why it is wonderful for anti-aging too. Topical vitamin A does so much more than this description, but this is a quick synopsis.
Mandelic Acid Is water-soluble. It works on the surface of the skin and the opening of the pores to help kill bacteria. It’s also a tyrosinase inhibitor and helps to kill folliculitis (Fungal bacteria). When these two products are used together, you will see amazing results in clearing acne and anti-aging at the same time.

If you need more info on how a good retinoid can help your acne and/or antiaging, book a consultation using the red BookNow button on this page.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Main Function of Effective Acne Treating Ingredients

Acne

Acne

Effective Acne Treating Ingredients and Their Main Functions

I have listed just some of the most used ingredients that are often used in-home care to help treat Acne. Some of these ingredients are effective on different kinds of acne: inflamed, noninflamed and combination acne. The trick for the public is knowing what kind of acne you have, which ingredients will help that kind of acne and which ones to stop using. Many over the counter products that have these ingredients in them also have pore-clogging ingredients, are not PH balanced which can cause other problems with the skin. Even products given to you by a doctor are not properly formulated. That why I am a Certified Acne Specialist. I have studied acne in-depth and know which ingredients will help, which ingredients can be used together to help, how often can they be used, and since the skin adjusts to their use, when to change things up. Doctors really do best with skin diseases. Acne is not a disease. Acne is a skin condition and using pills will not clear your skin. If what doctors give you cleared your acne, I would not have a business. Think about it.

Mandelic Acid: Anti-fungal, Antibacterial & Brightening

Salicylic Acid: Oil Soluble, Anti-inflammitory and Antibacterial

Lactic Acid: Brightening, Smoothing, Enhances Hydration

Glycolic Acid: Fast Acting, Resurfacing

Azaleic Acid: Beneficial for Rosacea, Anti-fungal, Brightening

Vitamin A: Keeps pores clear long term and builds collagen

Benzoyl Peroxide: Ant-inflammitory and oxygenating, assists in killing anaerobic bacteria.

Sulfur: Anti-inflammatory and Kerotolytic

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What Treatments Help Clear Up Acne?

What Treatments Help Clear Up Acne?

Knowing that over-proliferation of keratin within the pore is a characteristic of acne tells us that professional exfoliating treatments are necessary, but we must do so with caution as acne can also be inflammatory. A slow approach to peeling the skin or even performing a gentle enzyme is a great way to treat an acne client. Regular extractions are also necessary since the micro comedones in the skin can be present well before they manifest into an acne lesion. Being ahead of the problem is the idea here! Additional modalities such as LED Light Therapy is also effective since it is able to calm down inflammation, stimulate cellular ATP and assist in wound healing.

Acne can seem like an overwhelming subject but once you begin focusing on this specialty, you will learn how rewarding it is to help someone regain their self-confidence. I know first hand how it feels to want to help others and clear your own skin so badly. I had Acne for 22 years. That is why I became a Certified Acne Specialist using the holistic approach for clearing acne.

Booking an Acne consultation is the first step in understanding your acne and how you can clear your skin. Use the red BookNow button on the page and start today.

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Can You Treat Acne At Home?

There is so much misinformation about what products can clear your Acne. There is no one product that will work for all people or one kind of Acne. Most of my clients have used internet searches to clear their skin. Sadly, they have wasted a lot of time jumping from one product to another trying to do it themselves. Most don’t even know what kind of acne they have. This causes frustration, loss of money, and no improvement in the skin. Holistic Acne Care
Home care is one of the most important parts of acne treatment and can be a confusing subject as there are many misleading marketing terms printed on skincare products and makeup. I have seen many products touting that they are “non-comedogenic” or “non-pore-clogging” with pore-clogging ingredients in the deck. Remember that these are marketing terms and are not regulated by any organization to hold them accountable for their claims. Studying ingredients and researching the comedogenicity scale is essential to know what is safe for use on acne-prone skin. Don’t forget to check your hair care and makeup products too! This can seem overwhelming at first, but once you start investigating, you’ll become more fluent and hopefully excited to dig in.

Using the appropriate acne products is also important. Not all acne conditions and skin types are the same, and not every client’s regimen will look the same either. When starting a client on a new active such as an Alpha Hydroxy Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide product, it is important to do a sensitivity test. Because many acne sufferers have tried products and given up when they only saw irritation and no results, it is important to take a progressive approach when beginning active acne products.

You may choose to slowly progress from using a product once a day, every other day, to every day twice a day depending on the client’s tolerance. Creating a timed schedule for the first couple of weeks is also an option. For example, you could begin using a BPO for timed increments and wash it off after the specified time has completed. Each day, you could increase the amount of time the product is left on to slowly acclimate the skin to the potentially irritating side effects that sometimes occur. Most of my clients start with one active at a time and allows the skin to adjust to that active before adding another active. Drying the skin out with the wrong approach only causes more acne.

If you are tired of your internet search, book an Acne Consultation from the BookNow button at the top of this page. Stop all the confusion.

 

 

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Table Salt and Acne

Table saltTypically in processed foods or dining out, you are probably consuming table salt and maybe a lot of it. Here is a brief description of what is contained in that salt. Yes, they add minute amounts but think about how much we might consume over our life span. Cutting way back on table salt I know can improve skin flare-ups. Not sure what the culprit is, possibly fructose they don’t disclose, or other additives. Knowing what I know now, I eat Pink Himalayan Salt and I’m not shy about it. I suggest looking all this up for yourself, it helped me stop consuming it.
Table is salt mixed with a minute amount of:
– Potassium Iodide: Is a chemical compound, medication, and dietary supplement.
– Sodium Iodide (Chemical formula NaI) is an ionic compound formed from the chemical reaction of sodium metal and iodine.
– Sodium Iodate (NaIO3) is an oxidizing agent, and as such it can cause fires upon contact with combustible materials or reducing agents.
– Dextrose (sugar) may also be added to stabilize the iodine.
Iodides, potassium iodides, sodium iodides, sodium iodate can all aggravate Acne. Please reduce these ingredients as much as you can by shopping the outside of the grocery stores. Any food coming in a box, a bag, a can, or processed food will have these ingredients. Restaurant food will have this kind of salt also. I know it hard to avoid this kind of salt but clearing your acne is important.

For more information about a careful acne diet, book an Acne Consultation using the red BookNow button on this page.

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Antioxidants For Your Skin

Antioxidants help skin repair itself.  Antioxidants for skin

Inflamed skin impedes the skin’s rejuvenation process. By reducing inflammation, antioxidants allow the skin to repair itself and correct visible damage. Some antioxidants, like vitamin C, can also stimulate collagen production, which is vital for youthful skin. As an Acne Specialist, I provide a great Vitamin Ce that moisturizes the skin while it helps fight free radicals, works with sunscreen to add super protection from the sub when it is worn with daily sunscreen. It also helps fade the red marks left on the skin from acne inflammation that has left the skin marked. So many topical vitamin C serums are drying. I use to spend $150.00 on a product that left my skin so dry I wouldn’t use it daily. The one I have now doesn’t do that. It feels silky and perfect so I love using it and so do my clients.

All of my products are acne-safe and formulated to the highest level so they will support skin health. Vitamin C is also a great anti-aging product and with continued use can help stop the aging process.

Use the red BookNow button to book a consultation to address your skin issues. Let’s talk.

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Effective Acne Treating Ingredients and Their Function

Effective Acne Treating Ingredients and Their Main Functions

Mandelic Acid: Anti-fungal, Antibacterial & Brightening

Salicylic Acid: Oil Soluble, Anti-inflammitory and Antibacterial

Lactic Acid: Brightening, Smoothing, Enhances Hydration

Glycolic Acid: Fast Acting, Resurfacing

Azaleic Acid: Beneficial for Rosacea, Anti-fungal, Brightening

Vitamin A: Keeps pores clear long term and builds collagen

Benzoyl Peroxide: Ant-inflammitory and oxygenating, assists in killing anaerobic bacteria.

Sulfur: Anti-inflammatory and Kerotolytic

Anti-oxidants: reduces redness, protects against damaging free radicals, and helps reduce redness from old pimple

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Home Care for Acne

BPO Washes

There is so much misinformation about what products can clear your Acne. There is no one product that will work for all people or one kind of Acne. Most of my clients have used the internet searches to clear their skin. Sadly, they have wasted a lot of time jumping from one product to another trying to do it themselves. Most don’t even know what kind of acne they have. This causes frustration, loss of money, and no improvement in the skin.

Home care is the most important part of acne treatment and can be a confusing subject as there are many misleading marketing terms printed on skincare products and makeup. I have seen many products touting that they are “non-comedogenic” or “non-pore-clogging” with pore-clogging ingredients in the deck. Remember that these are marketing terms and are not regulated by any organization to hold them accountable for their claims. Studying ingredients and researching the comedogenicity scale is essential to know what is safe for use on acne-prone skin. Don’t forget to check your hair care and makeup products too! This can seem overwhelming at first, but once you start investigating, you’ll become more fluent and hopefully excited to dig in.

Using the appropriate acne products is also important. Not all acne conditions and skin types are the same, and not every client’s regimen will look the same either. When starting a client on a new active such as an Alpha Hydroxy Acid or Benzoyl Peroxide product, it is important to do a sensitivity test. Because many acne sufferers have tried products and given up when they only saw irritation and no results, it is important to take a progressive approach when beginning active acne products.

You may choose to slowly progress from using a product once a day, every other day, to every day twice a day depending on the client’s tolerance. Creating a timed schedule for the first couple of weeks is also an option. For example, you could begin using a BPO for timed increments and wash it off after the specified time has completed. Each day, you could increase the amount of time the product is left on to slowly acclimate the skin to the potentially irritating side effects that sometimes occur. Most of my clients start with one active at a time and allows the skin to adjust to that active before adding another active. Drying the skin out with the wrong approach only causes more acne.

If you are tired of your internet search, book an Acne Consultation from the BookNow button at the top of this page. Stop all the confusion.

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