Radiofrequency in Cosmetic Dermatology

on Sunday, 27 July 2014. Posted in Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Care

Radiofrequency in Cosmetic Dermatology

Many of us have gotten photodamage—deterioration from sun exposure of the skin, such as wrinkles, roughness, and discoloration—from spending too much time outdoors. Despite the health benefits that spending time outside has for us, our skin can certainly get the short end of the stick.

Fortunately, due to modern technology, there are many ways to fight back. In fact, dermatologic technology has recently come up with novel solutions that can help reverse sun damage to your skin. Radiofrequency (or RF) is a new nonablative—meaning that it is noninvasive and it leaves the surface of the skin intact—treatment that dermatologists use in order to target photodamage directly. Not only that, but it can also tighten lax skin and is effective in improving the appearance of cellulite. (Who can beat that?) This type of treatment uses gentle energy currents rather than a light source to stimulate natural collagen production, in a safe and effective way for all skin types.

If sun damage to your skin over the years has caused you embarrassment and self-consciousness, nonablative radiofrequency could be the answer to your prayers. Since it is a new development in cosmetic dermatology, nonablative radiofrequency has recently been tested many times. All tests have concluded that this treatment is a safe, tolerable, and effective procedure for any and all skin types. The treatment also continues to work well over time, giving you the skin that you have always wanted.

For those of you that have been dreaming of treating the damage that the sun has inflicted on your skin but just don’t have the time to deal with recovery after a serious procedure, nonablative radiofrequency is for you. This safe and effective treatment can have you looking better in just days.

Oils Work Perfectly with your Skin Type

on Tuesday, 08 July 2014. Posted in Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Care

The last 2 oils, Jojoba and Marula Oil

Oils Work Perfectly with your Skin Type

I bet you never knew the incredible effects that using oil on your skin could have. Most of these oils work well on all skin types, but for the best effects, be sure to look for the ones that help your skin type the most.

Jojoba Oil

Treats: Aging Skin

Jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba) oil is not technically an oil—it’s actually a liquid wax ester that is similar to sebum, one of our own natural skin oils. Since it is so close to something our skin produces naturally, it has incredible effects on our skin. It balances out oil production, allowing this to be a safe oil for those with oily skin and prone to breakouts.

However, it is also a great oil for those with dry or aging skin because those two skin types tend not to produce as much sebum. Jojoba oil also helps to prevent moisture loss as well as calm down red, irritated skin.

Marula Oil

Treats: Aging Skin

Although Marula oil has been used by women in Kenya for centuries, it is still relatively new in the universal skin care world. Marula oil is one of the best oils out there right now. This oil is used for aging skin because it is stocked full of essential fatty acids as well as other antioxidants. It also contains a good amount of healthy vitamins that helps to rejuvenate aging skin as well as protect against environmental stresses and free radical damage.

Marula Oil softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that have made their way onto the face over the years, and revitalizes your complexion. Marula oil is known to help reverse signs of sun damage to the skin, as well. This oil can be used on any skin type all year round—either by itself or added into existing beauty products.

Two more Oils for your Skin

on Monday, 30 June 2014. Posted in Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Care

Olive Oil and Argan Oil

Two more Oils for your Skin

Olive Oil

Treats: Dry Skin

Olive oil is a very popular oil to cook with, but were you aware that it also could be very good for your skin? Olive oil is very similar to our skin’s natural oils, so it can help with skin cell regeneration. Not only that, but it is a very good moisturizer.

One thing to keep in mind, though, is that olive oil is great for your skin, but tough on fabric. Pour a little bit in a bath to soak your whole body. If your hands or feet are particularly dry, moisturize them with olive oil and then cover them with gloves or socks before bed to avoid getting the oil on your sheets.

Argan Oil

Treats: Discoloration

Argan oil originates in Morocco and has recently become much more popular in the skin care world due to supermodel Josie Maran, whose new skin care line centers around it.

Argan oil is a wonderfully lightweight hydrating oil that doesn’t leave an icky oily residue on the skin after use. Not only does it have a skin-tightening effect, making it a great anti-aging oil as well, but its high concentration of fatty acids and vitamin E help it to soften skin—and even hair—and lighten acne scars, as well as other skin discolorations.

6 Natural Oils That Can Work Wonders for Your Skin

on Sunday, 22 June 2014. Posted in Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Care

Tea Tree and Coconut Oil

6 Natural Oils That Can Work Wonders for Your Skin

In this blog-serie about Natural Oils I want to share with you these wonderful oils with incredible effects that will help your skin to treat naturally Acne, Dry Skin, Discoloration as well as Fine lines and Wrinkles.

Typically if we hear the word “oil” and the word “skin” together in the same sentence, we run away screaming. After all, weren’t we always told that oily skin causes acne? Or that dry skin always needs an oil free moisturizer? Or that aging skin should only use particular creams? From where have all of these silly skin care myths come? The truth is, natural oils do not cause oily skin or clog pores. In fact, dermatologist Dr. Neal Schultz says that natural oils “mimic your skin’s sebum and help lubricate, protect, and hold in moisture.” If these oils help our skin to do what it does naturally, why have we been avoiding them like the plague? Read on to find out more about what oils work perfectly with your skin type.

Tea Tree Oil

Treats: Acne

Tea tree oil comes from a plant native to Australia and can be found in health food stores as well as online. Tea tree oil can kill bacteria, and so it is used to treat acne as it destroys the bacteria that help to create acne. Tea tree oil is a natural alternative to treating acne compared to the synthetic products typically bought from the store. Not only is tea tree oil a natural oil in and of itself, it won’t strip your skin of its own natural oils the way that other acne products will.

Coconut Oil

Treats: Dry Skin

Coconut oil may sound familiar to you only as something you have used when your lips or other skin area has been chapped. Although it helps to quickly heal and rehydrate chapped areas, coconut oil can do wonders for dry skin in general. A study was done recently on a group of individuals that suffer from a skin condition that affects their skin’s ability to retain water (atopic dermatitis). These individuals were told to rub coconut oil on themselves each morning and evening—and nothing else—for 8 weeks. After those 8 weeks, it was observed that the coconut oil group’s skin had a much greater ability to retain water than it did before. Regardless of whether you have a skin condition that causes dry skin or not, water retention decreases with age, so slathering yourself with coconut oil could be a very good habit to get into.

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