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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How Vitamins Boost Sun Protection

HOW VITAMINS BOOST YOUR SUN PROTECTION FACTOR Sunscreens are vitally important to the health of your skin and should be applied daily, but they’re not the whole story.  There are two vitamins that have been scientifically shown to protect your skin against sun damage.  They work when applied directly on the skin, or taken internally […]

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How to Boost Your Sunscreen’s SPF

As we enjoy a fantastic summer, clients at Elizabeth Renee Esthetics Skin Care Spa are aware that the most effective way to slow the hands of time regarding their skin is to diligently apply and reapply sunscreen. Yet, some clients are noticing that they’re still developing a tan or even worse, a harshly skin damaging […]

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Antioxidant Superfruits for Your Skin

By now you realize that antioxidants are essential nutrients that protect your skin and slow overall aging by capturing and neutralizing damaging free radicals.  That’s why you just ordered that freshly pressed green-drink, for its mega amounts of antioxidant vitamins. But, if you’re already eating right, keeping your skin clean, well hydrated and exfoliated will adding a serum rich in […]

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Sunscreen Intelligence

Are you being smart about saving your skin from accelerated aging caused by UV damage from the sun? Are you getting adequate protection from skin cancer?  The savvy sunscreen user knows how to avoid the following sunscreen mistakes.  She also knows how to choose esthetically sophisticated formulas that meet the needs of her individual skin […]

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