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Product Review: Skin Cancer Preventing Ingredients

16 Nov
I hope I officially warned you about the dangers of tanning with my previous post.  I hope if you are regular tanner, you have considered switching to Spray tanning. Thank you for the great responses to that post!  I’m so proud of your efforts.  Did you see an Aesthetician yet?????  Because that’s Step 1: See a Professional.

Vitamin A

The “Skin Vitamin.”  An disposable  factor in the maintenance of youthful, healthy skin.  Helps prevent and reverse photo-aging and helps improve hydration.  The unique thing about the line Environ, is the Vitamin A is in graduated concentrations.  It is formulated in the form of Retinyl Palmitate and Acetate.  This allows you to treat your skin, while acclimating safely to the highest levels of vitamin A available topically. This process prevents the possibility of developing a retinoid reaction common to all high levels Vitamin A (don’t be scared… I LOVE rentinol for any skin that’s over 30 … or has been in a tanning bed).
Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a free radical scavenger and plays an important role in the formation of collagen.  Vitamin C combined with Vitamin A addresses skin laxity most effectively.  It also facilitates in the reduction of uneven skin tone and blemishes.  Oh, and it moisturizes like no other!
Antioxidants (Free Radical Quenchers)
Vitamins C, E, B5, beta-carotene are used to counteract the effects of the free radicals in the skin that are formed everyday.  Sounds important, because it truly is.  But  often times many of you  think:  I have NO idea what a free radical is or why I need an antioxidant.  This is my simple explanation:  Think about an atom.  It has electrons in the outer ring that can be knocked out of their orbit, making the atom unstable.  Also, there is now an electron flying around all over the place knocking other electrons out of orbit.  Not good.  I’ll explain why in a later post.  Too many electrons are bad, even in a blog post!
I obviously get inundated with questions about products.  I have two lines that I fully LOVE and in response to today’s post I recommend a line called Environ.(Can be purchased at Pure Skin Care Salon, in Stoughton MA).  This product was originally developed by Dr. Des Fernandes, a plastic surgeon who worked in reconstruction with cancer patients.  It is a pharmaceutical grade line and can and SHOULD only be bought from a trained professional.  I understand it is hard to switch your products, but please refer to my blog about why you should use cosmeceutical/pharmaceutical grade products, they really work!  This line has high doses of Vitamin A, C, & E Antioxidants, peptides, penetrant enhancers and much more.  All of the Ingredients are active, meaning the penetrate on a cellular level.  Many other lines only sit on the surface of the skin, and may feel good but do nothing.  LK Stamp of Approval.
I am so having one of my web designers create a stamp of approval icon!!!!! It’s the little things that excite me!!!   I hope they excite you and open you up to a new way of think.
 Skin Cancer is preventable and very curable if found early. 
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There’s a fine line between tan and looking like you rolled in a bag of doritos.

14 Nov

Dear My Generation,

Stop going in the tanning bed.  It is BAD for you.  I hear you.  It looks good… it’s addicting… it feels good to be in the warmth of the bed.  I used to tan all the time.  Since I started working in aesthetics thought, I’ve become extremely pale.  I refuse to sit in the sun without S.P.F and a hat.  I don’t care how silly I look, I know the effects of the sun, and being a sun worshiper will effect my career.  So I stopped.  I know not everyone needs to look young for a job, so why do you think you look better after tanning?

If your answer to this is I want to clear up my acne, my answer to you is:  SEE AN AESTHETICIAN.

Step 1: See a Professional then Step 2: Spend wisely on products that WORK.

If you say, I like the look of being tan, I say spray it.  I just learned how fun spraying is!

Using natural elements like sugarcane and beets based products won’t clog  your pores, and better yet, it won’t cause skin cancer, and most important:  It won’t prematurely age your skin!!!  My favorite part:  I smell like candy after tanning!  (I have a sweet tooth).

90% of aging is due to the sun.  All the sun worshipers of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s are obvious when they walk in my door.  Usually within minutes of our first conversation they tell me they used to sit in the sun with baby oil.  And reflectors.  These women have notably thick leathery skin.  This is from natural UV light, I’d hate to see what we’re (well not me… my generation) going to look like!

So if you feel the need to be tan, please PLEASE go spray tan!

Product Review: Skin Cancer Preventing Ingredients.

 

Before Spray

After Spray

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