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ALL ABOUT CLEANSING

Here's The Science:

The outer layer of your skin (the stratum corneum or SC) consists of dead, protein-rich skin cells filled with water-binding chemicals (your natural moisturizing factor or NMF), surrounded by carefully arranged oily lipids (fats: mostly ceramides, cholesterol and fatty acids). Constructed much like a brick wall, skin cells act as bricks and lipids act as the mortar. Together, these form a surface barrier preventing water evaporation from the skin into the environment, and protect against external irritants entering your skin.

When the SC's structure is disturbed, the skin becomes dry...

BREAST SKINCARE

The breasts are a symbolically feminine part of the body which is so central to a woman's sense of beauty, self-confidence and health. Breast skin is uniquely delicate and gentle, warranting its own specific regimen. Estheticians target common breast skin issues, and can help you have healthier, smoother breast skin with less spots and undesirable benign surface growths.
 
Breast skin warrants special care. So don't ignore this area or under-pamper it anymore just because it lives under your clothes. It is possible to improve this delicate area.
 
Women are particularly vulnerable to breast skin aging due to...

New Professional Anti-Aging Protocols !

Don't eliminate your current regimen, just add one product...

As we age, the key components of the anchoring types of collagen fibers which lie in between the epidermis and dermis, becomes significantly disrupted, broken; and lessen in quantity, quality, and density. This loss of collagen -and- damaged collagen fibers leads to some of the tissue laxity that accompanies photo aging (the cumulative detrimental effects on skin resulting from long-term exposure to sunlight).

Skinplicity is introducing the NEWEST form of anti-aging Deep Vitamin A -or- Vitamin C Infusion Delivery Therapy. The...

D'Arsonval HIGH-FREQUENCY SCALP TREATMENT and 3-Step Essential Oil Infusion

This relaxing therapeutic treatment involves a 4-step process.

The first 3 steps involve manual massage of 3 separate,100% pure steam distilled essential oil blends (no additives, non-GMO, no chemicals, or diluants of any kind). These oils help to heal, calm itchiness, restore healthy tissue, stimulate circulation, neutralize free radicals, soothe inflammation, keep hair soft conditioned & protected; while they improve the health of the follicles, and supply vital nutrients and scalp-healthy essential fatty acids. The final step involves a D'Arsonval high-frequency scalp treatment for increased product penetration and additional benefits. See scientific info below.

Step...

Enzymes, Enzyme Peels, & other Unnecessary Up-Charges

 Some of my Pet-Peeves which spas pull on clients:

Enzymes..

applied to the skin serve several purposes. They digest protein, and have anti-inflammatory properties. Enzymes are a great professional therapy to deeply exfoliate the skin by chemically breaking-down the dead cells (protein) on the surface without harsh exfoliating treatments and abrasives. A clean, exfoliated surface is smooth, brighter, more hydrated, absorbs actives better, and it glows! An enzyme treatment is sometimes referred to as an enzyme peel - just another term for 'up-charge".

There are several types of enzymes used in...

Chemical Sunscreens Dangers

Chemical Sunscreens Dangers

When many of the chemicals used in popular sunscreens are exposed to sunlight, reactions occur between the sunscreen’s active and inactive ingredients and the epidermis. Toxic reactions include inflammation, dermatological effects, allergic reactions and photo- genotoxic (DNA altering) effects.  Chemical sunscreens have in- gredients that actually promote cancer.

Natural sunscreens with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are safer alternatives. [However, there is concern over sun products which have nano-sized particles of these minerals, as they may cross the blood-brain barrier, absorb into the body, and accumulate (bioaccumulative).] Skinplicity does...

How Menopause Effects The Skin

Transition into menopause can be a very trying and sensitive time of life. Once a taboo subject, menopause has become widely discussed as evidenced by the many satires, blogs and forums shedding light on its debilitating effects. 

Every woman has individual responses caused by internal hormonal changes and aging. Other factors which exacerbate the aging process are: medications, nutritional deficiencies & diet, alcohol, lifestyle, smoking, illnesses, stress, etc.  

Menopause can begin as early as the 40’s, but usually is more common in the 50’s. The transitional from menses,...

"Dry" Skin -vs- "Dehydrated" Skin

Is there a difference between dry vs. dehydrated skin?

  • Dry skin contains little or no natural oil (sebum) 
  • Dehydrated skin is lacking water
  • Dry skin may flake and have a crinkled texture 
  • Dry skin usually feels uncomfortable & tight especially after cleansing
  • All skin types can be dehydrated
  • Oily skin cannot be termed dry, but it can definitely be dehydrated
  • Dehydrated skin may not feel uncomfortable
  • Both conditions may cause the surface of the skin to stack-up and compact with dead cells;giving a darker, mottled, irregular surface feel,...

Not All Hyperpigmentation Is The Same

The pursuit of lightening skin hyperpigmentation can prove to be frustrating. What works for someone else will not necessarily work for you. This leads to disappointment and confusion, as so many will chase one skin lightening treatment after another in the hope of finding one that works.

Oft times using and being treated with products and therapies which may actually stimulate more hyper pigmentation and possibly damage the tissue further. While this can be disheartening at first, it is the first step in discovering which skin lightening treatments may actually make a difference. 

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Microderm abrasion? A 'Hydra Facial' alternative.

There are many type of facial treatments in the Raleigh Cary area. Microderm abrasion is one such option, which has been available for a number of years now.

Spas such as Blue Water Day Spa, Cary Med Spa and Wellness, Skin Essence, Mitchell’s, Body Lase, Renew Day Spa, and many others offer microderm abrasion. Dry, hard mineral crystals sprayed on the skin; or a dry abrasion tip pulled over the skin and vacuumed off can be very inflammatory, make micro cuts in the skin and spread infection; and leave you with a red, uncomfort able face....

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