For most people, sunscreen is a given in the summer, and many use it year round. However, many people neglect moisturizer when temperatures are high, and that's a mistake.
A lot of people don't think they need to use as much moisturizer in the summer. They might feel like their skin is greasier, but they should keep up the same moisturizing regimen they use in the winter, especially if they spend time in an air-conditioned environment..
Artificially dehumidified air dries the skin, which makes wrinkles and fine lines look more pronounced. It is recommended that people apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer (one that won't clog pores) to their face two or three times per day, all year round.
To keep skin looking its best, people should also use a sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) that contains titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. In addition it's important for your skin to avoid smoking cigarettes and regularly using products containing vitamin A derivatives, such as retinol or Tretinoin. By increasing the rate of cellular turnover, these products exfoliate the skin, soften fine lines and improve skin texture and tone. With long-term use, they also stimulate the skin to synthesize new collagen fibers.
It's perfectly OK to use these products in the summer, however, they actually dry out the skin — and they make the skin more sensitive to the sun.
If you are going on a sunny vacation or to the beach, skip it for a few days before and during the vacation, then start again when you return.
Likewise, such people should hold off on dermatologic procedures such as chemical peels and laser treatments until fall or winter. Not only do these treatments leave the skin more susceptible to sun damage, but the chance of discoloration following the procedure is higher with sun exposure.
For more information on skin care in the summer, contact Dream Spa Medical in Brookline.
Source: LA Times
Facial rejuvenation typically focuses on prevention and reduction of wrinkles. Wrinkles are perhaps the most obvious and easily measurable aspects of facial aging, but there are other factors that can contribute to an aged look. Sometimes wrinkles and ﬁne lines are the only sign of facial aging a person would have. This is typical of relatively young people who have spent too much time in the sun without proper UV protection. But more often, wrinkles are just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, reducing or even eliminating wrinkles may sometimes do relatively little to help take years off one’s face. A number of other age-related changes can contribute to facial aging to varying degree, such as skin laxity and sag; muscle laxity, sag, and atrophy; loss and redistribution of facial fat; facial bone growth; and nose drooping.
There are a variety of treatments to correct unwanted skin changes. Some of the most popular treatments are neurotoxin injections, dermal ﬁllers, Laser Pigmentation Removal, and laser treatments. The neurotoxins that we use (Botox Cosmetic and Xeomin) are FDA-approved injectables used to diminish undesirable lines to give a more smooth and youthful appearance. The injection selectively relaxes facial muscles so they do not contract, thus smoothing out existing wrinkles and preventing new ones from forming.
Dermal ﬁller injections are another approach used to help reduce some of the skin changes associated with aging and to correct lines around the mouth. These are injected to reduce or eliminate wrinkles or scar impressions and to enhance lips and tissue volume.
Laser Pigmentation Removal is one of the most effective ways to treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. The procedure offers the advantage of improving skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage. These treatments are ideal for any part of your face, neck, and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins), or brown spots.
Laser treatments are a unique, new approach to laser skin enhancement and expand skin care to not only address unwanted signs of aging, but also to help prevent them. Laser treatments can help erase the early signs of photodamage, sun damage, ﬁne lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, rough skin texture, and large pores.
Lash extension are a great accessory year-round but perfect for the summer. Lash extensions are different from false eyelashes purchased in a retail store. Instead of being a long strip of lashes, extensions are individual synthetic lashes that are applied to individual lashes on the upper lash line. When properly maintained, lash extensions are a great way to add a little, or a lot of, glamour to your look.
The first session—called a full set—lasts about an hour and a half. I go over the DOs and DON’Ts for extensions and how to care for the lashes. The treatment itself is very simple and relaxing. I apply an under eye treatment patch over the lower lashes to protect them and have my client keep her eyes closed throughout the treatment. After that, maintenance visits—called fills—take about 45 minutes and should be scheduled every two or three weeks. You can still wear eye makeup, just skip mascara on your upper lashes.
Here are some DOs and DON’Ts to help maintain your lash extensions:
With a little bit of TLC, you can enjoy wonderful lashes all year round. Call Dream Spa Medical today for your free consultation.
Women of all ages want to put their best face forward daily, whether at work or at play. As we age, it seems to take a little more time and effort, and though they say beauty is only skin deep, we want that skin to shine with a healthy, youthful glow. Though preventative measures to protect skin from showing signs of aging should be taken early in life (like using sunscreen and moisturizers), it’s never too late to start. There are tons of anti-aging products on the market, as well as facial treatments that can minimize wrinkles, enhance suppleness, and even out skin tone. A change in diet and other habits can ensure radiant skin for years to come.
Women head to spas for full-body waxing, makeup application, and facial treatments. For facials, glycolic peels are very popular. Glycolic peels are more gentle than physician’s strength. They target the surface of the skin to eat away dead skin cells, help with fine lines and wrinkles, and reveal a more dewy, supple skin appearance without making your skin dry and flaky like physician’s strength can. Adding this to your preventative and correcting skin-treatment plan can make a beautiful difference.
As for brightening and tightening the facial skin, adding a skincare product rich in vitamin C, along with daily sunscreen, will make brighter, tighter skin and a more even skin tone. The health of your skin not only benefits from what you apply topically, but also what you eat. Not smoking, getting plenty of sleep, eating a well-balanced diet, exercising, and even just adding fresh lemon slices to your water can promote healthy, glowing skin.
Dream Spa Medical helps transform womens’ appearances by offering anti-aging and skin-care treatments. Many women are concerned with correcting wrinkles, but it is important to understand the different types of wrinkles and their causes, so that they can be properly treated.
Dynamic wrinkles are formed where muscles move the face and those tend to go very deep. Their appearance is obvious even when you aren’t using your facial muscles. You can ﬁnd them between your eyes — the furrows that give you an angry look — and around your mouth. Static wrinkles are superﬁcial wrinkles that appear most obviously when your face is moving. They can give your age away even if the rest of your face is smooth. A great way to battle these types of wrinkles is to do facial resurfacing or Retin-A cream. The best thing to do is come into Dream Spa Medical for a complimentary skincare assessment, so a qualified aesthetician can create a customized treatment plan and home care routine that will achieve your anti-aging goals.
For more information on facial treatments, contact Dream Spa Medical in Brookline.
One of the most important things to remember when getting a facial is that the treatment is not one-size-fits-all. In the summertime, our skin is often very different than it is throughout the rest of the year.
Before you book your facial, call the spa and tell them your skin concerns and ask if they offer treatments that can address those issues. Make sure the esthetician personalizes the products to your skin type and methods to your personal preference. For example, those with sensitive skin might want to avoid the type of treatments that those with oily skin might receive.
Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, sensitive skin or a combination of all the above, a good skincare therapist should perform a customized service that is best suited to your particular condition.
Believe it or not, despite the fact that we sweat all summer, the more simple the facial the better. When you think about it, this makes sense. The fewer ingredients there are in a product the less likely you are to experience a negative reaction. This,p is especially important for pregnant women.
You should also change the products and type of facial you receive depending on the season. In the summer, there is plenty of moisture in the air, while the winter is much drier and harsher on skin, especially on your face – the treatments used during your facial should reflect that.
If you can afford the time, monthly facials – or at least seasonal – ensures the best results for your skin. Regular monthly facials are needed to properly exfoliate the skin and remove dead cells to unclog the pores.
To set up your facial, or for more information, contact Dream Spa Medical.