Prep Your Skin for Winter

Now may be the ideal time to focus on your skin and take the right steps to get it in shape for the holidays. Summer months are usually harsh for your skin, with all the time spent outdoors in the sun and the seasonal change from summer to fall can take its toll on your skin. By November the temperature drops and the dry fall air worsens the summer damage on your skin, so correcting any damage to your skin by changing your skin care regime to prepare your skin for winter is essential. Look and feel your best by following these simple steps, as you transition to winter, for refreshed and healthy glowing skin. Skin Analysis With the changing seasons, your skin too may show some changes. Many people with oily skin type find their skin turning normal, while those who had normal skin earlier may find the chill in the air draining the moisture from their skin to turn it dry. Analyze your skin through fall to see if you need to change your skin care products according to your skin type. You can try consulting an aesthetician, if you are unsure of your skin type. Change Your Body Cleanser In the summer, shower gels are very popular treat, but with the appearance of cold weather, it may dry out your skin. Change from a shower gel to a soap-free, moisture-rich cream bath wash for your body. Those with dry skin should pick sulfate-free body washes for cleansing. Moisturize The cool crispness around this time is from drier air, which drains the moisture from the surface of your skin. With the temperature dipping, you pile on more layers of clothes and the fabric absorbs natural moisture from your skin. Those with dry or combination skin can change from using a summer lotion to an emollient cream, to keep your facial skin from getting rough and parched. Even people with oily complexions may need a richer moisturizer. For extra hydration and to repair skin damage from the summer sun, use serums through fall. Use body lotion or body butter for dry skin and hydrating oil-free lotion for oily skin to moisturize daily, right after you shower to seal in the moisture. Exfoliate Autumn usually gets very busy, with back to school routines, cleaning and preparing your home for winter months on top of work. The stress can show up on your skin. Exfoliation is a must for radiant skin in the fall. In addition to an exfoliating facial, you must go for a full body scrub to remove all signs of wear and tear from summer. Choose exfoliating products that can retain moisture and is gentle on dry skin, preferably oil-based sugar scrubs to gently remove dead skin cells from the surface. You may even consider a peel for a deeper exfoliation to help revive sunburnt skin. Fix it with Sun block Whether it is a clear day or a breezy, cool one, your skin always needs protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays. You may not be tanning by the pool in fall but sunscreen still remains a daily essential. Choose a sunscreen with titanium oxide for everyday wear through the day in fall or you can use a moisturizer with SPF15 at least. Remember Your Feet You may have said goodbye to sandal weather and your feet may be tucked inside your boots but you still have to take care of them and exfoliate them regularly, so...

Sculpting Cellulite with Velashape

We may hate the sight of cellulite but over 80% of us have to deal with it. Both sexes get cellulite but women are more commonly affected by it because of genetic and hormonal predisposition. But size is not a factor, when it comes to getting cottage cheese thighs and orange peel butts rather it has to do with reduced production of estrogen. With age the skin’s surface starts thinning, showing up the fat deposits below known as cellulite. As estrogen levels lower, the taut skin gives way to less firm skin and it can typically even begin after puberty. A poor diet high in starchy food, carbs and salt, along with drinking, may also push our body to produce more cellulite. Smoking, lack of exercise makes it worse. With proper exercise it is easy to maintain muscle tone and increase circulation, to delay the appearance of cellulite. Though for many people, even intense exercise cannot stop cellulite from showing up. The dimpled skin from cellulite generally tends to appear on the upper thighs, stomach, buttocks and even the upper arms. So, should we just resign ourselves to the unsightly cellulite? There are treatment options to deal with cellulite, such as liposuction, over-the-counter creams or spa treatments. Liposuction may be the ideal surgical treatment to lose inches by pulling fat from deep under the skin but it won’t target the cellulite just below the skin surface. So you may end up thinner but you’ll still have cellulite to show. Creams that target cellulite show very limited, short term temporary results. If you are looking for something that falls between lipo and creams but does the job well, then one such magical non-surgical treatment to smooth out the lumpy cellulite, is Velashape. Stages of Cellulite Formation Cellulite formation can range from- Stage 1 – shows no dimpling when standing or lying down, but there is appearance of orange peel lines during pinch test. Stage 2 – orange peel dimpling is apparent when standing up, but does not appear when lying down. Stage 3 – dimpling appears both when standing up and lying down. Velashape will show promising results on someone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 30 and who generally fall under Cellulite Stage 1 and 2. What is Velashape? Velashape is FDA cleared non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for cellulite reduction and stomach tightening. Velashape achieves tightening and smoothing of skin cellulite through a unique combination of four components together, infrared light energy, bi-polar radio frequency (RF), vacuum and mechanical vacuum massage. Heat is generated by Velashape to shrink the fat cells lining the surface of the skin causing cellulite, thus helping to contour the problem areas in the body like the buttocks, abdomen, hips and thighs, for a smoother look. The cells that form cellulite reduce in size, as do the undesirable chambers of cellulite, improving the skin’s texture and contour. When the Velashape’s applicator is gently applied to the area being treated, the specially designed mechanical rollers manipulate, massage and smooth out the skin, minimizing cellulite dimpling. Simultaneously the infrared light and radio frequency energies are emitted to widen the blood vessels, increase blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to aid in shrinking the size of the actual fat cells. Velashape Shows Results Velashape is effective on all skin types and delivers immediate, measurable results for: skin tightening after liposuction surgery tightening the skin on your bottom getting rid of the love handles reducing stretch marks tummy tightening toning...

Prep Your Skin for Winter

Now may be the ideal time to focus on your skin and take the right steps to get it in shape for the holidays. Summer months are usually harsh for your skin, with all the time spent outdoors in the sun and the seasonal change from summer to fall can take its toll on your skin. By November the temperature drops and the dry fall air worsens the summer damage on your skin, so correcting any damage to your skin by changing your skin care regime to prepare your skin for winter is essential. Look and feel your best by following these simple steps, as you transition to winter, for refreshed and healthy glowing skin. Skin Analysis With the changing seasons, your skin too may show some changes. Many people with oily skin type find their skin turning normal, while those who had normal skin earlier may find the chill in the air draining the moisture from their skin to turn it dry. Analyze your skin through fall to see if you need to change your skin care products according to your skin type. You can try consulting an aesthetician, if you are unsure of your skin type. Change Your Body Cleanser In the summer, shower gels are very popular treat, but with the appearance of cold weather, it may dry out your skin. Change from a shower gel to a soap-free, moisture-rich cream bath wash for your body. Those with dry skin should pick sulfate-free body washes for cleansing. Moisturize The cool crispness around this time is from drier air, which drains the moisture from the surface of your skin. With the temperature dipping, you pile on more layers of clothes and the fabric absorbs natural moisture from your skin. Those with dry or combination skin can change from using a summer lotion to an emollient cream, to keep your facial skin from getting rough and parched. Even people with oily complexions may need a richer moisturizer. For extra hydration and to repair skin damage from the summer sun, use serums through fall. Use body lotion or body butter for dry skin and hydrating oil-free lotion for oily skin to moisturize daily, right after you shower to seal in the moisture. Exfoliate Autumn usually gets very busy, with back to school routines, cleaning and preparing your home for winter months on top of work. The stress can show up on your skin. Exfoliation is a must for radiant skin in the fall. In addition to an exfoliating facial, you must go for a full body scrub to remove all signs of wear and tear from summer. Choose exfoliating products that can retain moisture and is gentle on dry skin, preferably oil-based sugar scrubs to gently remove dead skin cells from the surface. You may even consider a peel for a deeper exfoliation to help revive sunburnt skin. Fix it with Sun block Whether it is a clear day or a breezy, cool one, your skin always needs protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays. You may not be tanning by the pool in fall but sunscreen still remains a daily essential. Choose a sunscreen with titanium oxide for everyday wear through the day in fall or you can use a moisturizer with SPF15 at least. Remember Your Feet You may have said goodbye to sandal weather and your feet may be tucked inside your boots but you still have to take care of them and exfoliate them regularly, so...

Sublative Rejuvenation for Radiant Skin ...

With age and exposure to sun, environmental pollutants, all women lose the radiance and supple skin of their youth, when even beauty products, 8 glasses of water or a healthy diet do not seem to help. Most women will end up trying every antioxidant serum, lotion, cream and mask on the shelf or sit through uncomfortable techniques that don’t seem to do much magic on the skin. Yet real results can easily be seen with professional skin treatments. If you are feeling self-conscious about fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, scars, discolorations or want to improve your skin laxity and textural irregularities using a non-surgical treatment, with minimal downtime, then you need to give Sublative Resurfacing a try. The underlying beauty of your natural and healthy skin sometimes gets hidden under the damaged outer layer of your skin. A skin resurfacing treatment breaks down the unwanted or dead skin cells to remove the damaged layers of skin, without the use of knife or needle, and helps uncover the supple and radiant skin underneath. Sublative resurfacing is not just for the mature woman but for anyone who want to slow down the aging process of their skin. Women in their twenties face breakouts from active oil production and often have acne scars. Around this time, it is advisable to adopt a healthy lifestyle, avoid smoking, drinking too much and always wearing sunscreen and eye cream to preserve the youthful skin for longer. When women hit their thirties, collagen production slows down and the skin does not get enough oxygen, which shows up as fine creases, enlarged pores, dark circles under the eyes and skin dullness. Once women are in their forties and fifties, the lipid and estrogen levels are reduced leading to drier, less firm skin with occasional breakouts from hormonal imbalance.  But not all is lost in the war against time as you can begin to take care of your skin at any age. It is important to combine healthy lifestyle, with topical treatments and visits to your nearest skin clinic for treating serious sun damage. Sublative Rejuvenation with eMatrix Laser Skin Resurfacing Sublative rejuvenation is FDA approved safe cosmetic technology that effectively works from the inside out to target collagen production on virtually all skin tones. Sublative Rejuvenation with eMatrix uses bi-polar radio frequency to deliver energy below the skin for controlled non-ablative fractional treatment of wrinkles, fine lines, scars and pores. The pulse of radio frequency energy is delivered through targeted areas of matrix spots, without overheating the top layer of the skin inducing a skin injury, which stimulates fibroblasts for maximized signal collagen regeneration. This unique skin treatment leads to improved skin tone, and remodels the texture of the skin, with the surrounding tissue accelerating the healing process naturally. Sublative treats sagging skin, and activates new collagen without relying on temporary substance fillers, unlike other non-aggressive treatments like Botox, fillers, or chemical peels. Is sublative rejuvenation right for me?  Sublative rejuvenation is suitable all skin types because of the minimal damage to the surface layer of the skin. To see best results about three to five subsequent treatments are needed. You can see results over three to six months following the last treatment. Sublative Rejuvenation may not be recommended for patients with pacemakers, internal defibrillators, or metal implants in the area to be treated or if you are pregnant, should not have these treatments. Risks from Sublative Resurfacing/eMatrix The procedure may feel uncomfortable to some, although topical anesthetic...

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