If you've been wondering when you should start an anti-aging regime, the answer is: it's never too soon. How you treat your skin now will have a HUGE impact on how it looks in the future so don't wait a single second to protect and nourish it. Here are a few ways to get started: START WEARING SUNSCREEN SPF 30 OR HIGHER EVERYDAY Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen of a SPF 30 or higher every single day. Even if it is rainy or cloudy. Sun damage is the number one cause of skin aging. Signs of sun damaged skin include skin discolorations, fine lines, wrinkles, and rough texture. WASH YOUR FACE MORNING AND NIGHT Give your skin a break by washing away your makeup every night. Washing your face every am and pm gives your skin the clean slate to apply anti-aging treatment products to perfectly cleansed skin for maximum absorption and maximum benefit. DEVELOP A DAILY ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE ROUTINE Start with the basics, Cleanser, toner, eye cream, antioxidant, moisturizer, SPF 30 or higher. LEAD A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Take care of your body- eat a healthy diet, stay hydrated, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and don't smoke. Take care of your mind- Practice stress reduction and relaxation techniques such as, massages, facials, or meditation.
Join us Wednesday, April 6 from 10am-7pm for our Obagi Reveal Camera Event. The Reveal Camera is a state-of-the art in-depth skin analysis system that shows hyperpigmentation, brown spots and wrinkles. Everything you see and even the things you can't! At this event will will be offering a free Obagi Blue Radiance Peel with the purchase of $100 or more in Obagi products as well as a free Vitamin C-Serum (retail value $110) if you spend $250. Anyone who makes an Obagi product purchase will be entered into drawing for a FREE Obagi Nu-Derm System valued at $453! Spaces are limited so call to reserve yours today!
Myth 1: Only people with oily skin can get acne Acne is caused by clogged pores and bacteria. Flakes of dead skin cells and dirt can clog pores trapping acne causing bacteria for people with dry skin. Oily skin types produce excess oil, which can lead to clogged pores and therefore acne. The type of treatment used to treat acne will be determined by your skin type, oily or dry. Myth 2: Acne treatments work quickly The best acne treatment is prevention. The acne cycle takes eight weeks, meaning it can take up to eight weeks to see your full results from an acne skincare regimen or treatment. Consistency is key in seeing results along with sticking with your prescribed regiment, even if you don’t see results right away. Myth 3: The sun can clear acne The sun can may make your pimples appear less noticeable, but that doesn’t mean they are gone. Sun exposure can make acne worse by dehydrating the skin and therefore triggers increased oil production. You may also see an increase in hyperpigmentation and darkening of your acne scars. We recommend a physical sunscreen of an SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin from sun exposure. Myth 4: Scrubbing your skin will get rid of pimples Over-exfoliating worsens acne. We recommend using a cleanser based on your skin type that contains either salicylic or glycolic acid. Myth 5: Retinoids make your skin more sensitive to the sun Retinol and Retin-A’s are used to treat acne. These products are designed to be used at nighttime to promote cellular turnover because they lose their efficacy when exposed to sunlight. Again, we recommend an SPF 30 or higher to stay protected from sun exposure.