This time of year a big concern for a lot of patients is dry, dehydrated skin on the face. So, what are some things you can do to help or prevent it altogether? Below are some great ways to do just that.
Get a good facial moisturizer. We recommend either the SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture or SkinCeuticals Emollience (depending on your skin type).
Limit your time in the shower. The longer the shower the more of the skin’s natural (and necessary) oils are stripped which leads to dryness. Try limiting it to 5-10 minutes.
Use a humidifier. A humidifier will add moisture to the air helping the skin in the process.
Get a HydraFacial with a booster. The HydraFacial by itself does an amazing job in replenishing the skin’s moisture but add in a booster and it takes it to another level. The potent ingredients in boosters help to further target and treat specific skin care needs.
The skin around our eyes is some of the thinnest, most sensitive on the entire body. So, it’s important to take care of it. That’s where the SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex comes in.
The SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex is a lightweight cream that was specifically formulated for the delicate eye area. Containing a variety of nourishing ingredients, it can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. Combined with the soft, smooth texture, the skin around your eyes will be immediately refreshed and revitalized.
Since November is National Healthy Skin Month, there is no better time than now to think of your skin’s health. And one of the best ways to do that is by using a quality regimen of skin care products. So, we put together a list of some of our favorite SkinCeuticals products that will help you do just that.
A.G.E. Eye Complex. Great for dry, aging skin around the eyes. It helps to nourish the area, reducing any puffiness or wrinkles that may be present.
C E Ferulic. This incredible serum contains antioxidants that help to prevent and reverse the signs of photodamage. This, in turn, brightens the skin’s overall complexion. It can also help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the firmness of the skin.
Daily Moisture. A gentle moisturizer for oily skin that helps to hydrate the skin without clogging the pores.
Emollience.A nourishing moisturizer for dry skin that hydrates for a healthy glow.
Hydrating B5 Gel. This one is a great complement to either of the above moisturizers helping to further replenish the moisture and nutrients the skin needs for a smooth and healthy appearance.
Glycolic Renewal Cleanser. A foaming cleanser that targets dull and rough skin for a refreshed, clearer complexion. Great for any skin type.
LHA Cleanser Gel. A deep penetrating cleanser that exfoliates the skin and decongests clogged pores. Perfect for those who have oily, acne-prone skin.
Micro-Exfoliating Scrub. Provides a hydrating exfoliation, polishing away any dead skin cells for a smooth, radiant result.
Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2. This quick-absorbing cream is ideal for aging skin by helping to restore the skin’s essential lipids and reduce the appearance of pores.
As you may have noticed, hyaluronic acid is a popular ingredient in skincare; and for good reason. It offers a variety of benefits for the skin, especially in regard to anti-aging.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Most abundantly found in the skin, it is also located in the eyes and joints.
What are some of the skincare benefits of hyaluronic acid?
The biggest benefit of hyaluronic acid is the effect it has on the skin’s moisture retention. Because of this, it works as a terrific moisturizer that significantly helps with dryness. In addition to that, it also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What are some recommended skincare products that contain it?
PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum – This is one of our favorite skincare products, let alone one that contains hyaluronic acid. It provides instant hydration that penetrates deep into the skin and lasts. It also helps to encourage an increase in the skin’s own hyaluronic acid production.
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel – Another great hydrating product, this serum is perfect for aging skin in need of a smoother complexion.
SkinCeuticals Retexturizing Activator – This one is very gentle making it perfect for those with sensitive skin. Helps with the feel and texture of the skin as well.
Which product above is best to use?
That depends on your skin type specifically and what your skincare goals are. Scheduling a complimentary visit with our Esthetician Jamie Popp can help you determine that.
As you can see, hyaluronic acid offers a variety of benefits and should be a part of everyone’s skincare routine. If you want to maintain youthful-looking skin, contact our office today.
With Summer in full swing, we rounded up some things we recommend to our patients this time of year.
SkinCeuticals Simply Clean. This is a great cleanser for all skin types, especially oily and acne-prone. Not only does it do wonders in removing excess oil and debris from the skin (which this time of year is more common), but it is also a great makeup remover as well.
SkinCeuticals Light Moisture UV Defense SPF 50. An amazing weightless sunscreen that can be used on both the face and body. Some nice things about it are it doesn’t clog pores and its quick absorption does a good job of preventing it from getting on clothing. It’s also an amazing moisturizer, making it a must for anyone with dry skin.
Underarm Laser Hair Removal. This is a perfect area to treat during the summer because, with laser hair removal, it is essential to avoid the sun. And since the underarms are not typically exposed to it, treatment can still be done. Another positive, it’s effective in getting rid of any pesky ingrown hairs.
HydraFacial. The warm, sunny weather can have quite the impact on drying out our skin. That’s why the HydraFacial is one of our favorite treatments this time of year. Aside from providing the skin with much-needed hydration, it also helps to unclog the pores from sweat and sunscreen leaving the skin ‘glowing’ right after treatment.
If your skin is in need of some revitalization through the summer months, contact our office today.
Looking for the best gifts this holiday? We put together a list of some of our favorite products and treatments related to skincare.
SKINCEUTICALS C E FERULIC // One of the most popular skincare products out there. A perfect option for combatting the signs of aging and protecting against environmental damage.
PCA SKIN HYALURONIC ACID BOOSTING SERUM // Patients love the way this product feels on their skin. Instantly hydrating. An essential for every skincare regimen.
MICRO-NEEDLING // A great treatment for someone dealing with acne scars or fine lines. In just a few treatments, the skin will show noticeable improvement.
HYDRAFACIAL // If you know someone who wants to freshen up their skin and wants to see the results immediately, then this is the perfect gift! This pampering treatment cleanses, extracts, and hydrates the skin in only three steps.
VIVISCAL PRO DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS // A 100% drug-free supplement that helps with hair growth. Thicker, fuller hair can be seen in as little as three months.
REGENEPURE 5% MINOXIDIL SPRAY // One of the best treatments available for hair loss. An easy-to-use spray helps to thicken and regrow hair in only a few months.
SUBLATIVE RF SKIN TIGHTENING // A rejuvenation treatment that treats fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. One of our favorite things about the treatment is the drastic results paired with minimal downtime.
VELASHAPE III BODY CONTOURING // Simply put, this is the best non-invasive treatment for minimizing the appearance of cellulite. A great option for stubborn areas that diet and exercise won’t address.
Hopefully, this list will help simplify your search for the perfect gift and make the season a little less stressful!
Here at the Lisa S. Ball, NP Building we’re all big fans of SkinCeuticals’ sunscreens. So, when we found out about their latest one, the Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30, we had to carry it!
As a lightweight, broad-spectrum sunscreen, it pairs the benefits of an SPF with discoloration correcting and hydrating ingredients. This in turn moisturizes the skin, delivering a brighter, more balanced complexion instantly. Our aesthetician Lauren Battaglia has been trying out the product and shared her thoughts, “This product is amazing! I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and it really gives my skin a glow. It’s a must for any skincare routine.”
As with all SkinCeuticals products, the Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 also went through a rigorous research and development process. This is evident in the detailed description of the ingredients on the SkinCeuticals website:
1% Tranexamic acid minimizes the reoccurrence of discoloration and brown patches with continued use.
2% Niacinamide helps to reduce the appearance of discoloration.
7% Glycerin draws and retains moisture.
3% Phenylethyl Resorcinol protects against discoloration.
Reflective Mica instantly brightens skin.
As you can see, the Daily Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 from SkinCeuticals offers a variety of benefits and is a must-have this Summer! Contact our office today to get yours.
With June being Acne Awareness Month, we thought what better time than now to highlight our new skincare product from SkinCeuticals, Silymarin CF.
Taking over six years to develop, this breakthrough vitamin C serum was specifically formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin. The ingredients of l-ascorbic acid, ferulic acid, salicylic acid, and silymarin (milk thistle extract) all help to prevent oil oxidation. Which in turn lowers the possibility of breakouts. Aside from that, it can also significantly improve skin texture, clarity, radiance, and fine lines.
With all that SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF can do, it’s easy to see why it’s the perfect product for those dealing with acne. If you would like more information about this, or any of our other products, call 716-688-0020 or click here.
Our skin is naturally built to repair, but sometimes things in our daily routine (ie. sun exposure) can still lead to premature skin aging and damage. That’s why regularly using a product containing vitamin C, an antioxidant that our bodies do not naturally produce, can be so beneficial.
As one of the best anti-aging ingredients out there, vitamin C is also a natural sun protectant. Because of this, we encourage our patients to apply it first thing in the morning. And regular use can even promote collagen growth! It is important to note, however, that vitamin C for the skin must be properly formulated. If not, the benefits will not be as significant. That’s why we like SkinCeuticals vitamin C antioxidants. Their line in particular goes through a rigorous development process that ensures optimal results (all of their vitamin C serums are backed by 30 years of antioxidant research and demonstrated efficacy in independent clinical studies).
As you can see, vitamin C is an essential ingredient in any skincare regimen. Call our office or click here to find out which of SkinCeuticals vitamin C serums is right for you.
The transition from the cold, harsh winter weather can be very tough on the skin. That’s why for the month of March, we decided to go green with our skincare in the form of the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel!
The SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is a soothing green gel serum that calms and hydrates the skin while improving visible redness. Containing hyaluronic acid, cucumber, thyme, and mulberry this product is the perfect moisturizer for those with sensitive, acne-prone skin. The cucumber and thyme help to soothe and calm the skin, while the mulberry helps to even the skin tone out. The skin is left looking noticeably refreshed and hydrated.
It’s a very popular option for patients after treatments like chemical peels, micro-needling, and Sublative RF Skin Tightening. “A lot of my patients use it after micro-needling,” says aesthetician Lauren Battaglia. “They love how it feels and it really makes a big difference minimizing the appearance of any redness that occurs after treatment.”
As you can see, the SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel is the perfect skincare product as we transition into spring. For more information, call us at 716-688-0020 or click here.