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Fine Lines Ain’t So Fine

Even if you love what you see when you look in the mirror, we can all agree that fine lines ain’t so fine!

There is a moment in virtually every person’s life, when his or her skin is the most flawless and magnificent that it will ever be. It is dewy and clear, with no visible pores, no acne, and no lines. Unfortunately, this usually occurs when you’re five years old… and then never again.

Puberty often brings an explosion of blemishes, blackheads, and other hormone-activated skin issues. You can’t appreciate the fact that your skin is wrinkle-free because you’re so preoccupied with the sudden onslaught of pimples and uncontrollably oily skin. Just when that whole situation starts to abate, other skin imperfections often begin to show themselves!

Fine Lines Ain’t So Fine

Typically, the first fine lines appear when you’re in your twenties or, if you’re lucky, early thirties. Beauty expert Shannon Boyce asserts that when you hit your twenties, “the skin responds to antioxidants less, making it more susceptible to damage caused by oxidative stressors. If that wasn’t enough, your skin also becomes drier. This is due to a leveling out of hormones…though you may still experience pimples and breakouts. Dry skin opens you up to fine lines around the eyes and mouth.”

Since dry skin makes you vulnerable to fine lines, be sure to use an oil-free moisturizer with SPF 30 during the day, and a moisturizer with antioxidants before bed. Of course, wash your face, but don’t over-wash, as that can be too drying for your skin.

Try washing your face with Smart Cover Makeup Remover and Cleanser before bed. Then apply the Vitamin Beauty Stick anywhere that fine lines can appear: around your eyes, mouth, and even on and around your lips. For the fine lines that can’t be erased or prevented altogether, use Smart Cover’s Camouflage Crème. We can’t make you five years old again, but we can help you recapture that flawless, youthful finish!

 

Anti-Aging Treatments for Baby Boomers!

Sandra Day
Sandra Day Clinical Aesthetician, NeoDerm Aesthetics

Baby Boomers are considered those born Post World War II era between 1945 and 1964. There are over 76 million Baby Boomers including actresses Julianne Moore, Angela Bassett and Sandra Bullock. This segment of the population care about their appearance and want to keep looking youthful giving a boom to many anti-aging treatments and skin care products. Now ranging in age from 50 to 70 (many have already reached retirement) these women are seeking many solutions to staying younger looking. There are many new non-invasive procedures to help minimize the visible signs of aging such as wrinkles, deep furrows and lip lines.

According to Aesthetician and Baby Boomer Sandra Day, Micro-Needling is the newest breakthrough in anti-aging treatments.  This procedure stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself to reverse years of sun damage, improve scars, and minimize wrinkles – all with little or no downtime.  Perfect for Baby Boomers!  Micro-needling accelerates this repair process by creating microscopic channels, which also allow the appropriate topical products, such as hyaluronic acid, to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.  It is remarkably effective for scars (acne, surgical, trauma, chicken pox), wrinkles, sun damage, uneven skin tone, large pores and thin skin.  Our many clients who have micro-needling treatments are amazed at the rejuvenated appearance of their skin and how it makes them feel and look younger.

The use of injectibles such as Botox and Radiesse is another way that Sandra recommends to minimize laugh lines, frown lines, deep furrows and other signs of aging skin.  Since redness and some bruising may occur, the Smart Cover Stick which is highly pigmented can give you targeted coverage you need until the redness and bruising subside.

The daily use of effective skin care products is paramount in maintaining healthy, more youthful appearing skin.  Sandra says “Read the ingredients list – look for free radical fighting antioxidants (such as topical Vitamin C, Vitamin E, idebenone, coffeeberry, among many others).” Smart Cover’s Vitamin Beauty Stick has three of these ingredients to help diminish fine lines around the lips and eyes. The convenient Stick form is portable and easy to use.

Baby Boomer women think and act younger than their years and want to look that way too! They have learned that when wearing make-up, less is better than more as your skin ages and it’s best to look natural.

Click her to learn more about NeoDerm Aesthetics and other ways to defy aging and look younger!

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Peel Appeal

Chemical Peels offer a non-surgical approach to help with aging skin. Commonly used peels are Glycolic Acid based which is a natural product derived from sugar cane and is great for exfoliation and moisturizing the skin, while stimulating new cells.

These new cells reveal smoother, brighter, younger looking skin. Peels can help reduce fine lines under the eyes, around the mouth, and help with wrinkles caused by sun damage. Peels also help improve mild scars, reduce age spots, freckles, and dark patches (melasma) due to pregnancy or taking birth control pills.

Age SpotsOur customer Deana recently called from Florida telling us how she has been getting Chemical Peels periodically to keep her 50+ skin looking younger. However, her aesthetician suggested they increase the peel to 70% and it was too strong for her skin type and she had a negative reaction. She raved about how Smart Cover’s Camouflage Make up helped cover the severe red spots and sent us this before and after photo. She was so grateful for her best concealer so that she could return to work without worrying that people were staring at her forehead.

We asked Aesthetician Andrea Neubart, who has been a professional in the skin care field for over 20 years for some helpful tips.

Andrea says, ” I always begin with a consultation with my clients to learn more about their goals, lifestyle and skin condition.  Does she have time to follow up with more peels and follow close attention to home care? Is the skin thin or thick? What about sensitivity and will they stay out of the sun and wear higher sunblock? All depending on these answers it’s best to start with a low Glycolic %.”

How many treatments does one need?

According to Andrea, “Sometimes one peel is all you need depending on the goals and what type of peel treatment are they looking for.  We now have peels with a mix of ingredients to help with several issues such as lightening, firming, and wrinkle reduction. For more information, you can research some of the most popular peels now out on the professional markets: Obagi, VIP peels, Mediderma Peels by Sesderma Laboratories that are sold to medical offices.”