Spots, Blotches, Uneven Pigmentation – Part Three

WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT #1 SUNSCREEN PROTECTION: This is your main protection against sun damage and hyperpigmentation.    Wearing sunscreen is an absolute must. Every day, year-round. Rain or shine. Choose a “broad spectrum” formula (blocking both UVA and UVB light). Purchase an SPF of 30 or greater. Use the 2-peanut approach (1/4 tsp. before and […]

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Spots, Blotches, Uneven Pigmentation – Part Two

THE MANY CAUSES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION OXIDATIVE DAMAGE FROM UV RADIATION FROM THE SUN The #1 cause of hyperpigmentation is UV damage from the sun.  Freckles, age spots, and other darkened skin patches become even darker when skin is exposed to sunlight. This happens because melanin absorbs the energy from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and […]

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Spots, Blotches, Uneven Pigmentation – Part One

WHAT IS HYPERPIGMENTATION? Hyperpigmentation is a condition where patches form on the skin that are darker in color than the normal surrounding area. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin (brown pigment) deposits itself in and around skin cells to protect your skin from damage (usually from the sun).  Normally melanin production results in […]

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IS TAP WATER CAUSING YOUR ACNE?

If you are having problems with breakouts you’ve probably explored many theories to find the root cause. You may have tried several treatments including dietary changes (cutting out sugar and dairy), stress reduction techniques (yoga and meditation) or even harsh acne products and medication.  You may have just given in to the thought that your […]

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5 Minute Makeup for Mature Skin

I love the fun and play of doing my makeup in the morning.  It gives me a lift and makes me feel well… prettier.  But,  as I get older (I just turned 63) I don’t want to spend the time or deal with all the fuss that seems to be required.  Especially with things that […]

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Best Facial for Sensitive/Problem Skin.

If you have clogged pores and sensitive skin you probably know you need help from an esthetician to clear those pores and reduce breakouts but… you’re afraid.  The last time you had a facial your skin was beet red for days.  Not worth it.  So, how do you achieve clear skin and avoid feeling like […]

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Hydro-Facial Plus

This new skin drenching, hydrodermabrasion treatment has quickly become our most popular hydrating, anti-aging facial.  But, make sure you request this facial by name (Hydro-Facial Plus) to reserve the equipment needed or you might miss out on this truly amazing experience. Here’s why: The Hydro-Facial Plus uses hydrodermabrasion technology.  It’s a skin drenching and deeply […]

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