Show Your Skin Some TLC With Microdermabrasion

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As you may have learned over the years, cleaning your face with a washcloth isn’t always enough. To properly get rid of that layer of dead skin cells that often gives a dull, lackluster appearance, something more is usually needed. That’s where microdermabrasion comes in!

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What is a Microdermabrasion?

A microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin care treatment, usually performed by an aesthetician, that utilizes medical-grade crystals to gently remove the dead, top layer of the skin.

How does it work?

Using a small hand device, with a rough-edged tip, it is slowly passed over the skin to break apart dead skin cells. This in turn clears up the upper layer of skin while massaging the skin tissue helping to improve circulation.

What can it address?

It can help dry skin, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and superficial scars.

How many treatments are needed?

To achieve the best results, a series of 6-12 treatments spaced a few weeks apart is recommended.

How will my skin look after?

Immediately after treatment, the skin will have a radiant glow. The tone and texture will be most noticeably improved.

Is there any special post-treatment care needed?

The skin will be slightly sensitive after treatment, so it’s important to use both an SPF and moisturizer to keep it protected.

As you can see, a microdermabrasion can be an effective treatment for revitalizing the skin. If you would like to learn more about the process and see if it would be for you, contact the skin care experts at Lisa S. Ball, NP today.

woman eating berries

Did you know that the food you eat has a direct correlation with the overall health of your skin? It can influence the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin. That’s right! The secret to healthier, more beautiful skin may lie in your diet. Here are some foods that can improve the appearance of your skin…

    • Berries. The rich antioxidants found in berries have been proven to protect skin from premature aging.

      Dark Chocolate. Has been known to help skin stay hydrated and protect it from sun damage.

      Kiwis. Contains vitamin C and antioxidants which helps keep skin stay firm and prevent wrinkles.

      Spinach. Rich in calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins (especially vitamin A), nutrients, and antioxidants which are all great for skin health.

      Tomatoes. The best source of the anti-aging antioxidant, lycopene.

      Walnuts. Eating these will give your skin a smoother appearance, plus you’ll also be able to get your daily intake of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids.

      Yogurt. Has a high amount of calcium and vitamin A. The protein you get from dairy helps skin to become firmer thus preventing wrinkles.

      Sweet Potatoes. They are full of vitamin C, which smoothes wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen. Also are loaded with beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights aging.

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It is a common misconception that a tan is a sign of good skin health, this is not the case.  A tan is actually a sign of damage to the skin and can be just as dangerous as a sun burn.  It can cause skin to age prematurely as well as contribute to skin cell damage. Indoor tanning salon booths and beds in particular pose an even greater threat, delivering up to 15 times more UV radiation than the sun.

On average, more than 1 million people tan in tanning salons each day in the US alone.  These statistics are alarming considering the serious health risks involved.  Not only can tanning lead to unsightly brown spots and wrinkles, but it can also significantly increase the possibility of developing skin cancer.  Many tanning salons avoid those facts though, and instead promote the idea that tanning is a great source of vitamin D.  Adequate vitamin D however can be obtained in a number of healthier ways, whether through the consumption of fish, milk, orange juice or supplements.

Though a tan may look good now it can have harmful effects on the health of your skin later.  Simply put, there is no such thing as a safe tan especially when it comes to indoor salons.

Source: American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)