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Broken Capillaries are also known as Telangiectasia.

It's easy to spot broken capillaries, particularly on someone's face. Dozens of tiny veins twist, dilate and break, creating red, bruise-like spots on the face. But unlike bruises, broken capillaries don't heal and disappear over time. They can be difficult to treat. It would be great to avoid getting them in the first place, but how can you do that? It turns out that there are a number of factors that could lead to broken capillaries, the medical term for which is telangiectasia rosacea. The tiny veins just under the surface of the skin...

Dangerous Phthalates are in your Air Fresheners: Do You Really Know What You Are Spraying?

Air Fresheners: Do You Really Know What You Are Spraying?

EPA finds indoor air more polluted than outdoor!

Chances are you start your day with a shower, brush your teeth, add some cosmetics (hair care, lotion, perfume, gel, aftershave, etc.), grab a quick breakfast and head out the door. If this sounds like your morning routine, you could be using close to 100 toxic chemicals before you leave the house in the morning! Most brand-name competitor products contain at least one toxic chemical. This is true for food as much as it is for home care products. Corporations...

Now, YOU can SEE what I see!

This month I AM EXCITED to provide you with a deeper layer of clarity (puns intended:-) of visualization for better treatment and client education. Now, you will be able to see what I view under all my medical devices via microscopy! After your SkinScope, DermaLite, mag-lamp, and manual & visual examinations; using microscope technology, you will be able to see your skin magnified on a flat-screen monitor! Up to 220 times its actual size! All those technical, dermatological, and medical terms I use will now be able to be viewed and you can see them for yourself. You will be...

Pores, Pore size, and Blackheads

The truth is pores can: dehydrate, soften, enlarge, become impacted, break down, become hardened, stretch out, and become flaccid. If they're kept clean and exfoliated, I've seen them go back to 'normal'... But honestly, you cannot make them smaller than what you were born with. Everyone has pre-programmed genetic pore size. Certain conditions can affect pore size and pore health. Pores can and will become larger depending on the circumstances. Generally, we have larger pores in areas of the face that have more prolific oil production - usually the "T-Zone" (forehead, nose, chin, and sometimes the cheek centers). Some people...

The Uglier Side of Laser, IPL/Radiofrequency, Fat-Slimming Treatments, and Ultherapy.

Laser

Pain Post-operative pain generally is not as intense as the pain you experience during the actual laser skin procedure. Topical anesthetics may be applied to your skin before a cosmetic laser treatment to minimize as much pain as possible. However, you can still feel discomfort after the procedure. For more invasive laser skin treatments, your doctor may prescribe prescription pain medication. The mental waiting for your skin to heal may be more more painful than the actual procedure.   Redness, Swelling, and/or Itching This is a very common side effect of laser skin treatments. Traditional...

Eye Creams, Eye Issues, and "Night-time" Moisturizers

Slathering On A Rich Eye Cream To Prevent Wrinkles We've been under the impression that the thicker the eye cream, the better it is for our wrinkles. Many heavy eye creams typically contain heavy oils like mineral oil or petrolatum. These unhealthy ingredients sit on the surface and suffocate the skin. They can also migrate into the eyes while you're sleeping, causing excessive puffiness and morning irritation.  Your skin acts as a sponge — it absorbs what it needs and the rest just sits on the surface. If you are using an eye cream, it should be absorbed, yet still...

Awesome New Products!

Skinplicity now carries wonderful emollient skin-softening lotion sticks in a convenient push-up container. Great for dry, rough skin, or after shaving. Try it on your feet and hands right before bed, or on your skin prior to swimming over your sunscreen. Chemical-free and unscented - made from Shea butter, Coco-butter, Mango butter, Yellow bee's wax, and Vitamin E. That's it! Makes a great gift for anyone. Lip Balm. Try Skinplicity's all natural lip balm. Made with all natural fruit, nut, and vegetable butters & oil. Unscented, not flavored, not sweetened, no colors added. Only $3! I hate summer because of...

WHAT SUMMER CAN DO TO YOUR SKIN

What summer can do to your skin.

Beautiful lady buried in the sand It seems that when summer comes around, everyone talks a lot about avoiding shine and oil. When the heat and humidity go up, so too does the oil on your skin. But that can be deceptive. There are a number of short- and long-term ways that summer actually dries out the surface of your skin, and dehydrates it.

Short-Term: A Very Dehydrating Environment

The summer season is surprisingly full of dehydrating environments:

Aging

Skin aging results from both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors are your genetic makeup — your skin color, texture, elasticity, and other factors you inherited from your parents — and cannot be modified.
  • Signs of Aging begins in your 20′s
  • Loss of elastin and collagen leads to lax skin and the formation of wrinkles.
  • Dead skin cells don’t shed properly leading to scaly skin.
  • Loss of natural skin fats lead to dry, itchy skin.
  • Loss of collagen and elastin leads to thin, papery skin on the hands and arms and  vertical ridges around your lips.
  • Loss of underlying fat leads...