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New Hire!

I am so excited to introduce our newest skin team member, Liz Jones. Liz will be starting at the front desk, although we have big plans for her! She is an esthetician as well as a very talented make up artist. For the next few months you will find her working on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. Which means you will be able to stop by and find a real live person not a locked door in order to pick up product! Imagine that, we are all grown up.  Speaking of make-up we just received our first order of Susan Posnick make up. So swing by to say hello and be prepared to be wowed by not only Liz but by the new products!

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How does stress affect my skin?

Our skin is the largest organ of our excretory and respiratory systems. When we are stressed, our skin is impacted on many levels. Internally our level of coritsol, a hormone also known as our flight or fight responce, rises resulting in water loss the inhibits the skins ability to repair itself. leaving us vulnerable to a myriad of challenges like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne flare ups and wrinkles.

For some of us it will appear as oiliness and break outs, while others will notice more fine lines or sallow, dry looking skin. Even those of you who normally don’t break out can experience “stress induced acne”. Stressed skin is deprived of the blood and oxygen it needs to stay healthy. Our skins immune cells are busy fighting the stress so they are unavailable to do the everyday work of healing the skin.

Ok, now that we’re stressed what do we do?

  • make sure you are cleansing your skin gently with proper cleanser for your skin type with tepid water.
  • avoid hot showers. moisturize your skin as soon as possible after cleansing.
  • drink water and lots of it. exercise, it helps release endorphins that reduce stress.
  • come in for a facial so that we may de-stress you and help repair your barrier topically.
  • take home some of our delicious masks and serums to help “feed” your skin. Our picks are the Platinum Soothing Mask, Soothing Gelle Mask, DNA Repair Serum and Stress Recovery Complex.

Please don’t think you need to suffer with “Stress Face”. Give us a call and let us help.

Filed under: skincare — MaryWynn

9 Essential Suncare Tips

You say sunscreen, I say protection. Whatever you call it, it’s the most important step in skincare. From preventing premature aging to helping fight skin cancer, sunscreen is necessary. But! Experts say most of us don’t use it correctly. Why? Because sunscreen is dose specific. Even though makeup contains some, it doesn’t usually contain enough. Here are nine essential steps towards effective skin protection:

  1. Wear SPF 30. Under your makeup you need at least SPF 30. Our 2 faves? Tu-el’s Essential Protection Oil Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 and Tizo 3 SPF 40.
  2. Get “broad spectrum” protection. Your sunscreen needs protection from both UVA and UVB. UVA “ages” the skin damaging deeper in the skin and UVB burns. UVA is there is it is daytime, if you are indoors and while it’s raining. It’s in your fluorescent light bulbs, even. And 80% of UV rays still get through the clouds.
  3. Apply sunscreen liberally. When applying, don’t forget the back of your neck, tops of your ears, décolleté, and any other skin that will be exposed, like the back of your hands.
  4. Teach kids to love sunscreen. It’s a healthy habit that can last a lifetime. A large portion of lifetime sun exposure happens before the age of 18.
  5. Be time sensitive. If you can, avoid the sun between 11 am and 3 pm. That’s when the rays are the most intense.
  6. Apply and reapply. Spending the day outdoors? Bring extra sunscreen to reapply every few hours.
  7. Take care with SPF. If you find that you’re still getting burned or tan, try a higher SPF or apply more frequently.
  8. No clouds, still sun! Even in Portland where the skies are often gray, you still need to wear sunscreen — every day.
  9. It’s Anti-Aging! Think of Sunscreen as Anti-aging not anti-burning. If your immune cells aren’t under attack from UV they can do the job of healing and repairing your skin from past damage, making you look younger!

Happy sun protection!

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