The best in beauty that Erasable Inc Med Spa is keeping an eye on this season
Trends, trends, trends. We love them, but there are plenty of ‘em! Which do you choose to follow? Where is best place to go for them? Don’t worry! Erasable Inc Med Spa is here to keep on top of them for you. Here are our top beauty trends to follow this year!
Dewy Skin Get the most coveted beauty accessory of the year- dewy skin! It’s a result of a happy, hydrated face from healthy skincare routines. Korean skincare is known for a top-notch skincare routine to develop clear and dewy skin! Another way to get top-notch care resulting in this youthful glow? A hydrating facial from Erasable Inc! Get luminous skin from an in-office Erasable spa services that will turn heads for date night at Bulla or drinks with the girls at Ciro’s.
Bright Eyeliner Try some bright eyeliner to match the many Insta worthy murals in Tampa and St. Pete! Not only was this trend seen on the many spring runway collections, but these colors are perfect for summertime. Pop some pink on in a geometric cateye or trade black for green instead to shake your routine up! Don't forget to start with a good SPF as your makeup base to protect your skin though. You do not need a sunburn in your mural snaps. Try this one from the Erasable Inc store!
Clay Masks Get skin that is St. Pete beach ready! By ready, we mean going were some are afraid to go- bare skin with no makeup on (exception for sunscreen!). The tried and true method? A clay mask! Different clays target different areas but the best all-encompassing face mask with more than 1,000 reviews on Amazon? The Aztec Clay Mask. Want similar results that don’t involve clay? Try Erasable’s ZO skincare line! Either option will give you the confidence you need to to brave the beach!
All Pink Everything The one trend we’re not afraid to try right away this season? Pink on pink on pink! This beauty trend not only means pink makeup but tying in touches of pink in your outfit and hair accessories. So why not match the Vinoy at a lunch or pool day with your friends? Stand out among the crowd! If you’re planning on getting some iconic footage of your pink make sure to book Erasable’s Cutera Picosure Treatment to make sure your skin is on point for all your photos.
CoolSculpting A trend that’s not only be in style in 2019, but since 2015, Coolsculpting can help you feel your best with that all pink everything outfit for your day at the Vinoy. Noninvasive and literally cooling this procedure offered by Erasable , targets stubborn fat that won’t go away! Perfect for post-indulging in some well-deserved treats at Bake n’ Babes.
Which beauty trend will you be adding to your routine this season? From bright colors to ultimate dewy skin, there are plenty of ways to switch up your beauty game. Make sure to stop by Erasable Inc Med Spa for a facial, Cutera and Coolsculpting treatments. We have you covered!
Erasable Inc Medical Spa’s top ways to treat pesky sunspots when sunscreen doesn’t quite do the trick.
Let’s start with the basics. What are sunspots? Technically called lentigo, these spots are often called age spots or liver spots. They are a result of sun damage to your face, shoulders, hands and anywhere that is frequently exposed to the sun. What do they look like? They are generally light brown to black spots that are flat, round or oval in shape. You may notice after reading that you may have a few! It’s normal. Happens frequently when you forget to put on sunscreen. To prevent future damage, remember to keep applying sunscreen throughout your time in the sun. Whether it’s by the pool or running around on errands, the summer sun will find a way to shine on you, so the better you protect your skin, the less worries you’ll have about future sunspots sprouting up!
Ok, but what about the ones I currently have? You’re probably asking that question now that you’ve identified some areas that need some love. Thankfully, treatments can be found everywhere- in your backyard, kitchen or with us at Erasable Inc Medical Spa! Here are our top 7 ways to treat sunspots:
PICO Genesis Laser Treatments One of the most common ways to treat sunspots is through laser treatments! Thankfully, we know a thing or two about those at Erasable Inc. For sunspots, we offer the PICO Genesis treatment to zap away sunspots leaving beautiful, radiant skin. The PICO Genesis treatment works when the laser uses its light to selectively shatter unwanted pigmentation from the skin. Feeling comparable to an electric razor, this laser treatment is pain-free! After 2-3 treatments, your skin will have perfectly thrown those sunspots some shade!
For more information on Erasable Inc Med Spa’s PICO Genesis Treatment, click here.
Vitamins C & E Want to skip on the lasers in favor of some dermatologist recommended remedies? Let our SkinMedica products slide onto your skin with all natural vitamins C and E, which are the friendly vitamins found in most our moisturizers and serums we use everyday! These vitamins can be found in our SkinMedica Vitamin C+E Complex. Unfortunately, the complex only treats sunspots that already exist. Don’t worry though, SkinMedica’s Total Defense and Repair SPF will help prevent them too!
Arm yourself against sunspots with the SkinMedica line here.
HydraFacial What’s better than treating your sunsports while also treating yourself? That’s right, facials not only can be used for self-care and skin maintenance, but our HydraFacial can help correct your uneven skin tone caused by those sunkissed spots. With gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing, this facial cleanses, peels, extracts debris and hydrates with a nourishing serum that gives your skin a maximized glow.
Resurface with our HydraFacial here.
Aloe Aloe plants are a staple in our Tampa backyard! Thank goodness because it is also one of the best ways to treat burns and sunspots. Just cut open a leaf and apply that cool, gooey gel to your sunspot while you literally say “ahhh” from the aloe’s cooling effects. Or just visit your market to buy a bottle.
MicroneedlingThis collagen-induced therapy is meant to trigger the body’s natural wounding process to speed up healing wrinkles and uneven skin tone like sunspots. Luckily, Erasable Inc Med Spa offers this service using the FDA-approved SkinPen. Patients see brighter, younger and more even toned skin with just 24 hours of downtime.
IPL Intense Pulsed Light Another one of our favorite laser treatments is IPL. IPL uses light energy and heat to bring pigment to the surface where it scabs up and flakes off, leaving skin looking more even toned and brighter. This procedure takes only 30-45 min with no downtime.
Book your Microneedling or IPL appointment here.
There you have it! Our top ways to treat sunspots. Before performing any of the professional services listed above, schedule a physical exam to make sure your sunspots are indeed sunspots. Sometimes, these spots can be melasma or worse, melanoma. Be sure before treating! And when you get the all-clear, come visit us at Erasable Inc Med Spa! We’d love the help rid you of those pesky sunspots.
You know what time it is everyone? It’s time to treat yourself! This season may be all about fun in the sun (especially for us in Tampa, Florida), but it is also the season of relaxation. Yes, you could go have a nice meal in Hyde Park, take a stroll on the Riverwalk or make the trek for a beach day at Anna Maria Island, but a perfect spa day could also be just what the doctor ordered. And what better way to relax than with us at Erasable Inc. Med Spa? Located right in our city, Tampa’s backyard, bring your girl gang and join us for the perfect spa day.
What does the perfect spa day look like at Erasable Inc? We’re glad you asked! Here is our ideal spa day laid out just for you.
Start Off By Keeping It Cool Stubborn fat keeping you from feeling your best? Our idyllic start to the perfect spa day would be to sculpt! Coolsculpt to be exact. This procedure uses controlled cooling to target those stubborn fat pockets resistant to diet and exercise safely without the invasiveness of surgery. FDA-approved, CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting.
The best part? There’s no downtime. That’s why we recommend knocking this out first during your stay at Erasable Inc. We would guide you to our exclusive Sapphire Suite where you can Netflix binge, enjoy an updated Instagram feed with our free wifi and a courtesy meal on us from Uber Eats. So get pampered while burning fat! Or rather, freezing your fat.
Book your sculpting treatment here!
Get Laser-Focused Ok, now with your extra fat on ice, let’s laser in on any other spots you may find troublesome. For some of us, it may be extra hair on our back, bikini line or under arms that gives us a headache. Don’t fret! Let us help get your hair under control with our hair removal treatments. At Erasable Inc., we offer the Cutera Xeo with ProWave™ technology to remove all those hairy situations from your body. For men and women, the Xeo can treat all parts of the body and with integrated cooling, provides comfort throughout the treatment. These treatments may take a couple rounds to perfectly take effect, but why not start during your perfect spa day?
Others may not find hair to be the problem, but acne! So instead of booking a hair removal treatment, take a look into our acne treatments. Also using the versatile Cutera Xeo, our staff at Erasable Inc. will be happy to start giving your acne the kick that it needs to reveal glowing, healthy skin.
Want to add hair or acne removal to your spa day? Click here for hair removal and here for acne treatment.
Hit The Refresh Button With your CoolSculpting and laser treatments completed, it’s time to really start the pampering! Depending on what your skin needs, we’ll offer a calming, purifying or hydrating mask. All our Erasable Inc.’s masks are by our SkinMedica line of skincare products, so you know that you’ll get the best facial for your skin type.
If a calming masque is your choice, this facial will soothe even the most irritated of skin with its green tea and chamomile ingredients. If you’re looking to purify instead, this masque helps acne-prone skin. Oil-free and gel based, this facial is formulated with cooling menthol and tea tree oil to cleanse, soothe and calm. Overly dry? Then we’ll give you a hydrating masque to build collagen and re-energize your sun-damaged skin.
Ready to get your skin glowing? Add it to your ideal spa here.
Wink Back At Us With your body and skin in tip-top shape, what else can you add to your perfect spa day? How about an eyelash treatment? Ditch the mascara after adding our FDA-approved Latisse treatments to your package. This prescription is the answer for those wishing for more thicker and longer lashes. How does it work? Simply, that is! Just like adding fake lashes, our professionals at Erasable will apply an individual synthetic eyelash directly to your natural lashes that contain a formulated bonding agent. Perfect lashes to top off the most productive day at our spa!
Book your latisse treatment here!
Take Us Home After the most relaxing spa day with us, don’t forget to take us home with you! Buy any of our products to treat yourself with at home. Maybe a new facial cleanser, Redness Relief Calmplex or ZO Skin Health to keep that sensitive skin in check in between spa visits? Whatever you choose, just make sure to schedule your next visit at Erasable Inc. Med Spa.
Summer is on it’s way! Time to break out the Summer clothes and pack for that vacation you’ve been meaning to take all year. Let’s highlight the keyword “pack” one moment here. It’s the one step between you and the plane. We can all agree that packing is hard. Everyone that we follow on Instagram makes it look easy, but there’s no getting around it- it’s difficult. Of course, there are packing blocks to save storage, Marie Kondo for expert folding tricks and the method to throw everything you think you’ll need on your bed then throwing only half of it into your carry-on.
All methods work, but most travelers tend to forget to pack travel essentials. You know to pack travel documents i.e. passports, chargers, phone, keys, wallet, but what else could you possibly be forgetting? Don’t worry, Erasable Inc Med Spa has your back with our top 5 suitcase must-haves for Summer travel.
Let’s go straight into what we know best! As a company based in the sunshine state, we constantly pack a weekender bag to head into even sunnier destinations in South Florida or historical gems like St. Augustine. Where do we head to when we want the best skincare in travel friendly sizes? Our SkinMedica® online store of course! It is packed with travel sized options that protects, moisturizes and restores your skin for all the sun you’ll be getting on your Summer travels.
Pro Tip: Erasable Inc Med Spa’s SkinMedica® Glow on the Go Essentials System. Available at the SkinMedica® online store, this may look little but it packs a punch to any damage your skin may face while on the beach or exploring with your friends. It includes all of our fan favorites such as our facial cleanser, Lumivive Day Damage Defense Serum, Lumivive Night Revitalize Repair Complex, HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator and topping it all off with our Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum SPF 34/PA Sunscreen.
Best part? It’s already in a travel case! All you need to do is drop it into your luggage with your makeup and other toiletries. Truly, a Summer travel must-have in your suitcase, grab your SkinMedica® Glow on the Go Essentials System here.
Number 1 item to pack for a tropical locale? Bathing suits! As experts in everything tropical, we recommend bringing three swimsuits paired with flowy dresses that are easy to pull on and off for immediate jumps in the water. Outfits with these factors in mind will make it easier to transition from day to night with a simple shoe and undergarment change. Flowy outfits and bathing suits equal lighter and less material to pack. This means more space to pack a hat to keep that precious head of yours void of scalp burn, more shoes to style your ensembles with and a layer or two. A layer or two? Oh yes, this is going to be our second pro tip.
Pro Tip: Stay weatherproofed for rain and cold! Especially if you plan to travel somewhere tropical like our hometown- Tampa, FL. It’s all fun in the sun until a storm rolls in and you need to layer fast! That’s why we recommend bringing at least ONE layer that is lightweight and rainproof! It also keeps the chilly airplane cabin at bay. Trust us on this one!
On The Move
Whether you’re on the plane or traveling to the next destination’s hotspot, there are items you always bring. What’s in our carry-on? Snacks (always), our HA5®rejuvenating hydrator and headphones. If there’s one thing to count on while traveling, it’s delays or long travel times. That’s why these travel essentials are always a grab away in our carry-on when we’re on the move.
Headphones are the number one travel essential for any person looking to entertain themselves while traveling. At least for us! If a perfectly curated Summer playlist isn’t your recommended form of bringing on your vacation vibes, how about a good Summer read? Take a look at the weekly bestseller list to take your pick. If you’re looking for something to hit you in the feels but laugh hysterically, we hear Chelsea Handler’s new book is the perfect fit.
Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite Bravo shows either! The best part of traveling to a tropical Summer destination is watching an episode of Summer House where they celebrate Summer each weekend or watching The Real Housewives where they go on a lavish tropical vacation every three episodes. Catch those Summer vibes with a lightweight laptop like a chromebook or tablet that fits your viewing needs while staying travel friendly in your purse or carry-on.
The one reason why our hydrator cream stays close to us in our carry-on is because traveling dehydrates you. Whether you’re high in the sky or walking in the sun, the Summer heat will be a scorcher that leads to major dehydration that can end up with dry skin, dizziness and dry mouth. Keep yourself and your skin hydrated by buying a large water bottle and travel sized hydrator for your plane or car ride, however you choose to travel for your Summer adventure. Just make sure constant hydration is a travel essential!
Pro Tip: Grab a travel water bottle that will retain the cold water temperature. We applaud those that want to bring a gallon BUT that is not recommended for carrying around while traveling to and from your destination. Plus, you get great karma points for buying a reusable bottle instead of using plastic bottles. Drink well, do good and keep your body happy.
No matter what you pack, Erasable Inc Med Spa has your best travel-sized skin care products. Check out the SkinMedica® online store to see how you can keep your skin in top shape no matter where your seasonal choices take you. If you’re a local in our sunny city of Tampa, FL come in for a pre or post vacation treatment to get your ultimate glow on!
Erasable Inc Med Spa’s Top Ways To Prep For Summer
Summer is officially on its way! Time to start packing your winter clothes away in favor of sandals and bikinis. Before you throw your favorite swimsuit on and hit the beach it’s essential to prep for Summer’s upcoming heat, salt and sun. Don’t let the Summer elements take a toll on your mind and body. Here are Erasable Inc Med Spa’s top tips for getting you Summer ready!
Summer used to mean a complete break from school, but these days you have to work hard in order to enjoy your stress free Summer weekends. To take full advantage of turning off your work notifications to savor those Summer moments, take some time to focus on your mind!
Five minutes a day is all you need to clear your mind with meditation. Try downloading a meditation app to take a small break after your PM traffic battle. After five days of practicing, you’ll have a clear mind to fill with focusing on connecting with loved ones or focusing completely on your new beach read.
Speaking of beach reads, check out this year’s picks to fill your tote with for your next pool day. Getting lost in your imagination exercises those brain muscles without you knowing it! So grab that margarita, put on some sunscreen on and relax while you read the latest dystopian thriller before it becomes a movie!
Our last mind prep tip may be the most difficult, but you’ll see the best results come time to live in the moment. Ditch your phone for a couple hours at a time to refocus on yourself. Take yourself or your family out on a date without instagramming. Best way to get started? Set a time to put your phone aside at night before performing your nightly routines! Stay present without the technology.
Now that you’ve reached peak zen in your mind, let’s move on to prepping your body for the Summer weather!
Let’s face it, we may love Summer’s plentiful vitamin C, but the sun can easily be a foe for the ill-prepared. With Erasable Inc Med Spa based in one of most sunny of cities- Tampa, Florida- we are the experts when it comes to prepping your body to take on looking and feeling good in your season’s best.
Don’t let the sun take the energy out of you making a full day of plans then canceling in favor of staying in the cool air conditioning. The best way to keep your energy intact against the heat is to get your workout routine down pat.
Getting back to exercising or even sticking to a workout routine is difficult! It even becomes dull after a couple weeks. Luckily, the Summer brings more opportunities to get your workout from indoors to outdoors. Break out the paddle board, kayak the many local nature preserves and push yourself by perfecting your breaststroke. You can even skip the studio for hot yoga and just bring your yoga mat to your backyard. Many possibilities to shake up your regularly scheduled workout. See the difference it makes to your stamina! That way you can make plans with your friends at the drop of the dime.
What’s the point of getting your body Summer ready if you’re not eating right? Break out your blender to create some juices and smoothies to add a little extra nutrition to your daily diet and don’t forget to stay hydrated with water! Make sure to fill your water bottle every time you leave the house. Your skin and body will thank you for it.
Sometimes exercise combined with eating right doesn’t melt away that stubborn winter fat fast enough. We’ve been there! Thankfully, Erasable Inc Med Spa has exactly what you need to get you feeling your best. Our CoolSculpting treatment uses science to help get your body in shape on top of your Summer prep routine. CoolSculpting already sounds delightful in any Summer scenario, but how does it work? This non-invasive FDA-approved procedure freezes fat cells by using CoolSculpting technology to safely cool and target fat cells underneath your skin resulting in your fat cells crystallizing and dying. Over time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate dead cells, leaving that stubborn winter fat behind! Bookour CoolSculpting Fat Reduction session today! Getting rid of winter never sounded better.
Skin + Hair Care
There is nothing more important than to protect your skin this Summer. You may do well to drink enough water to combat dehydration, but your skincare routine should completely change from combating those harsh winter days.
Skip the heavy moisturizers in favor of a sheer BB cream with sunscreen to avoid clogged pores in the daytime and a special hydrator serum for nighttime. Reach for the tints with sunscreen instead of matte lipsticks. And this Summer, focus on letting your skin breathe while protecting it with sunscreen. Visit Erasable Inc Med Spa’s online store to find your perfect Summer skincare products.
After all that hard work getting healthy and perfecting your Summer skincare routine, it’s time to treat yourself! This could be with a new ‘do. Shed the darker colors in favor of a lighter balayage or get experimental with a whole new color! Have fun with your mane, just make sure to nourish those locks by moisturizing once a week with coconut oil or a hair mask. Hair care already taken care of? Then jump start your Summer skincare routine by visiting us at Erasable Inc in Tampa, FL for a facial! Leave feeling relaxed with a pre-Summer glow.
Ready to take on the Summer? Tell us how you Summer prep by tagging us at #erasableincmedspa.
One of the best things you can do for your skin is incorporate a great skincare routine. With so many products on the market and so many labels claiming to be great for anti-aging, it’s hard to know just which products you should be using to combat the signs of aging and put your best face forward. Luckily, the SkinMedica® skincare line has a lot of options that not only promote anti-aging properties but also have been shown to improve the overall quality of your skin. Once you find the perfect product(s) head over to our online store to browse, purchase, and redeem your Brilliant Distinctions® points while doing so.
1. HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator
Looking for a for a lightweight moisturizer that does the work of a heavy duty cream? You’ve found it! HA⁵® Rejuvenating Hydrator is the perfect addition to your nighttime routine or in the morning under your makeup. It provides immediate smoothing in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and supports the skin's natural ability to replenish its own hyaluronic acid for overall skin health.
In a recent article, SELF magazinepolled a panel of RealSelf dermatologists to find out which products they use daily and guess what made the list? If you guessed HA⁵® you’re right!
To quote the article directly, “Dr. Waldorf doesn't use serum every day, but she does pull out this hyaluronic acid powerhouse when needed. “My primary concern is dryness," she says. "The HA5 is great to layer with my sunscreen."”
2. Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting Systemor Lytera® 2.0 Pigment Correcting Serum
In that same SELF articlementioned previously, one of our favorites Lytera® 2.0 made the list.
“Dr. Zeichner likes this brightening cream because it has proven results when it comes to lightening dark spots and evening out skin tone. And, of course, doctors stand by products that have clinical proof to back them up.”
Lytera® 2.0 is an advanced Pigment Correcting Serum, formulated to address the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration. For those that may be concerned about sensitive skin, this product is appropriate for all skin types and tones.
3. TNS Essential Serum®
One of the first ways our skin starts to show signs of aging is through the loss of moisture or dehydration. Dehydrated skin can show more fine lines, wrinkles and imperfections than skin that has been well hydrated. This all-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone and texture through the rejuvenation of your skin.
Cosmopolitan magazine noted in a recent article, “In addition (to your diet), investing in moisture-retaining skincare can help quench your skin, as unfortunately it's hard to hydrate your skin from consuming water (and foods with high water content) alone."Build your skincare regimen around products that protect and repair the skin's barrier, and help address and prevent age-related dehydration with a formula created to anchor moisture into the skin" Cammie says.”
Products like TNS are extremely important and beneficial to retaining the moisture barrier of your skin to help prevent the appearance of aging.
4. Vitamin C+E Complex
Is your skin looking a little dull? Do you suffer from hyperpigmentation? Do you miss the inner glow that you used to have? Incorporating Vitamin C+E Complex could be the perfect solution for your skin.Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, which are generated by our bodies when exposed to certain conditions, including pollution and UV rays. A balance between free radicals and antioxidants is important—if the free radicals inundate the body and prevent its ability to regulate them, oxidative stress can occur.
Likewise, Vitamin C can help protect your skin DNA from sun damage, especially when combined with other antioxidants, such as green tea, ferulic acid and vitamin E.
So what are some of the key benefits of C+E Complex? Vitamins C and E are released gradually throughout the day to help prevent free radical damage to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture. Consistent use of this product will reveal enhanced skin brightness for a more youthful appearance!
5. Retinol Complex 0.5
Known as the holy grail of anti-aging and skincare, retinol is seen as the blanket product for a mass of skincare concerns including it’s anti aging properties. SkinMedica® offers it’s retinol in 3 concentrations: 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0. If you are new to using a retinol product it is best to start with the lowest concentration and then work your way up.
So with all of this hype surrounding the product, what does it actually DO? “First thing’s first- let’s start with what retinol actually does. Many refer to it as the only proven anti-ageing ingredient and that’s kind of on the money - Dr. Murad, dermatologist and founder of Murad Skincare, neatly summarises the action of a retinol as ‘exfoliating, aiding in the production of collagen, and fighting free radicals.’ Those three jointly are a pretty powerful skin overhaul.”
Sounds like a skincare powerhouse to us!
As a medical spa and aesthetics institute, we understand that your visit and procedure with us are just the start of your steps to better skin. The skin care regimen you use and steps you take to protect your skin out of office play an even larger part in the final result you will see from a service with us. Whether you visit us in our Tampa office for a Hydrafacial, Microneedling, Laser Genesis™, PICO Genesis™, Microdermabrasion, Botoxor more, your best results can be seen by incorporating a pharmaceutical grade skincare regimen like SkinMedica®, which can be purchased from our online store, or ZO® Skin Healthwhich can be purchased in our Tampa office.
This revolutionary broad-spectrum sunscreen is appropriate for all skin types and goes beyond UV protection to defend against harmful rays while supporting the skin’s ability to restore itself.
Total Defense + Repairalso offers better protection than a sunscreen with high SPF. Just because a product has a high SPF (i.e., ≥ 50) does not mean it offers complete coverage against the sun’s rays. Total Defense + Repair offers broad-spectrum protection and highly effective antioxidant protection from infrared radiation and free radical damage. There is also a tinted versionwhich is great to incorporate as a base for your makeup in the daytime!
Your skin is one of the largest organs on your body and it’s never too early to start taking care of it properly. As the seasons change and as you age your skin concerns may change. Whether you’re looking to spot treat a certain area, provide more hydration to your skin, or prevent further damage, there’s a SkinMedica® product for every concern. Read below to find your existing skin concern(s) and the product(s) you can use to help treat! Don’t forget that if your purchase your products through us, your authorized SkinMedica® retailer, you can continue to earn and redeem your Brilliant Distinctions® points!
Try out: Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting System
Why? Consider this your toolbox for your skin. Not only does this system treat hyperpigmentation, it also helps with the signs of fine lines and wrinkles and helps protect you from further damage. Each of these products on their own provide great results for your skin but when put together they are a powerhouse!
Try out: TNS Eye Repair®
Why? The skin around our eyes is some of the most sensitive skin on our face, not to mention it’s one of the first places to become dehydrated and reveal signs of aging. You may think your regular moisturizer or skin products are enough, but our eyes need extra attention. Eye creams, like this one, have a higher concentration of the vitamins and oils than a regular moisturizer or serum and are a bit heavier so that they can dress the specific concerns for the delicate area around your eye. Make sure you’re placing your eye cream around the entire eye area and not just underneath to reap the full benefits.
Issue: Skin Correction
Try out: Retinol Complex 0.5
Why? We’re sure you’ve heard by now that use should be using a retinol of some sort. Retinol is one of those products that is blanket product that treats a variety of skin issues. From preventative anti-aging to collagen production and cell turnover, pretty much everyone can benefit from using a retinol. It’s important, however, that you start out with a gentler retinol and work your way up. Retinol products can be irritating if used incorrectly so its important that you give your skin a chance to adapt.
Issue: Anti Aging
Try out: TNS Essential Serum®
Why? If you’ve been looking for the perfect 360º anti-aging skin care product then you’ve finally found it! This all-in-one skin rejuvenating treatment provides hydration for your skin and fights the 4 main signs of aging. This product is great on its own as a nighttime serum but can be followed with TNS Eye Repair at night or under our Total Defense + Repair during the day for anti-aging plus sun protection.
Lytera® 2.0 Advanced Pigment Correcting SystemWhen used together, these six SkinMedica® products have been clinically shown to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation as well as overall photodamage, while also helping to prevent their reoccurrence.
What does each individual product in the system do?
Are you wanting to pamper your skin but the thought of leaving your house doesn’t sound very appealing? SkinMedica’s full line of medical grade skin care products allow you to pamper your skin without setting foot outside. Light a candle, throw on a robe, and combine 2 or more of the following products for an at home spa like experience.
Skin Care Tip: So you’ve just had a chemical peel and now you’re left with dry, irritated, peeling skin—all side effects which are perfectly common post-peel. Now what?
–Treat your skin gently. Instead of using a washcloth on your face switch to a gentler option like a baby washcloth. The rough texture of a wash cloth can be too aggravating for skin that is already irritated. Pair with a gentle cleanser like SkinMedica Facial Cleanser.
–Wear SPF. You’re exposing vulnerable immature cells so you must make sure they don’t get damaged from UV rays. Apply sunscreen daily on the face and neck such as SkinMedica Total Defense and Repair.
–Limit your time outdoors to reduce sun exposure.
–Use soothing products with Chamomile, Azulene and Sea Whip to comfort the skin and reduce redness.
–Use antioxidants. Since the skin has been traumatized, free radical production is high. Suppress the free radical activity with an antioxidant moisturizer. SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator is great for this.
–Pick at the skin! The whole purpose of a chemical peel is to “burn” off the surface dry, damaged cell layers and reveal younger-looking, healthy new cells. But to do this, the skin has to shed and that’s part that people dislike the most. But picking off dry, flaky skin when it may not be ready to come off can result in scarring and unnecessary redness.
–Over-moisturize to compensate for post-peeling dryness. When the skin is peeling and flaky, it’s normal to want to apply heavier moisturizer to alleviate dryness and comfort the irritated skin. The whole purpose of a chemical peel is to peel. So to hydrate peeling skin when it wants to shed off, will not give you the best benefit and prolongs the down-time of the peel. Just use your regular moisturizer and let the skin do what it wants to do.
–Exfoliate. It is so important to not remove the dry skin before its time and to let the skin shed naturally. Facial scrubs and acids will only irritate the irritation further and could result in scarring the skin.
Bottom line: Hands off, protect your skin with SPF, use calming ingredients and let it run its course.
*Blog adapted from http://blog.reneerouleau.com/how-to-care-for-your-skin-after-a-chemical-peel/
Summer is here in full force and if you live in Florida, summer is 365 days a year.
Are you using the right sun protection?
Did you know that not all sunscreens are created equal? There are two types of sunscreens, physical and chemical. How do you know if you are using the right one?
Physical sunscreens create a barrier on the skin that physically blocks the sun’s rays from absorbing into the skin. Physical sunscreens are ideal for skin that is healing from trauma or from procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment. The primary ingredient in physical sunscreens is titanium oxide or zinc oxide. Unfortunately, most formulations leave a thick, chalky looking appearance. A great formulation that doesn’t leave that thick chalky appearance and allows makeup to glide on smoothly is SkinMedica® Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen.
Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing harmful rays and converting them into heat. Chemical sunscreens are very effective but should be avoided on skin that is healing or is post-treatment because it can be not only irritating but it can also increase heat to already sensitive skin which impedes the healing process.
If you are looking for an every day sunscreen and you are not post-treatment, SkinMedica’s newest product Total Defense and Repair Sunscreen is considered a “superscreen”. It is a chemical sunscreen that not only blocks UVA/UVB rays but also infrared rays. It contains anti-aging components so it not only prevents future damage but it also helps to correct past damage.
Enjoy the sunny lazy days of summer without putting your skin at risk by choosing the right sunscreen for your skincare needs.