Preventing & Treating Skin Damage
Summer is a time when a lot of people venture
outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and warmer weather. However, possible skin damage from the sun's harmful rays is an unfortunate reality that goes along with spending time outside during the summer months.
Most of the causes of skin damage are directly related to repeated sun exposure and exposure to UV lights from tanning beds. Tanning of the skin accelerates the effects of aging and increases your risk for developing skin cancer.
With regular sun exposure, the sun's ultraviolet rays break down the fibers in our skin - elastin and collagen. When these fibers become damaged, the skin will begin to sag and lose its elasticity.
Some of the effects of skin damage are:
- Hyper Pigmentation
- Age Spots
- Skin Cancer
Some preventative measures that can be taken to avoid sun damage are:
Wear sunscreen every time you are outside. Apply sunscreen to your face that has an SPF of 30 or higher during peak sunlight hours (10am - 2pm) to protect your skin from UVB rays and zinc oxide to protect from UVA rays.
Check with your esthetician once a month. This is very important to do as they will be able to notice any unusual changes with your skin and keep you safe.
Do you have uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation? We can recommend peels, micro-current/LED lightening treatments along with
to repair the damage.
Seeing wrinkles and/or fine lines? This concern can be addressed with light therapy,
micro current, micr-needling and derma planing.
There are several treatments to promote collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as clearing acne.
There are also many types of skin treatments available that prevent and reverse sun damage. However, taking preventative measures to protect your skin is the best way to keep your skin healthy and looking great!
We will customize a program that's right for you!
INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT |
Allantoin is derived from Comfrey and has a number of skin care applications, and is thought to have moisturizing effects as well as properties that help create smooth, soft, healthy skin. Allantoin is found in a number of different products and is safe for all skin types.
SKIN SCRIPT PRODUCTS with Allantion:
Delicious Macaroni Salad
Summer is the time to enjoy warmer weather, fun outdoor activities and family cookouts! Making healthy delicious pasta salads while saving calories is easy to do! Substituting high-calorie ingredients for healthier ones and adding more vegetables can turn ordinary pasta salad into a healthy low-calorie summertime dish you will love!
SERVINGS: 10 - CALORIES: 281
- 4 cups whole grain, quinoa elbow macaroni
- 3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
- 2 1/2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1/4 cup grated carrot
- 2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers (optional)
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook whole wheat elbow macaroni in boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite (al dente), about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
Mix low-fat mayonnaise, reduced fat sour cream, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Stir in chopped onions, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, carrots, pimientos and whole wheat macaroni. Best to refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.