What Sunscreen Works Best For Your Skin Type?

on Sunday, 24 August 2014. Posted in Skin Rejuvenation, General Care, Facial Care

What Sunscreen Works Best For Your Skin Type?

It’s important to apply sunscreen every time that you go out in order to prevent short-term (sunburn) or long-term (sun spots or skin cancer) skin damage. But many people tend to shy away from sunscreen because they think that it is full of chemicals, is too oily, or makes them break out. Some of these can happen if you’re using the wrong sunscreen, so keep reading to find out what sunscreen works best for your skin type.

Oily Skin

If you have naturally oily skin, the last thing that you want to do is apply something with an oily consistency to your face. However, sunscreens do come in mineral oil-free gels or SPF-containing powders specifically for people with your skin type. (The best way to apply these types of sunscreen is to apply a base layer of gel with a top coat of SPF-containing powder to ensure the most protection from the sun.)

Acne Prone Skin

If your skin type is prone to acne and skin allergies, then it’s likely that you could be having a reaction to the chemicals inside of sunscreen. Avoid any sunscreen with the chemicals PADA, benzophenone, and avobenzone. You can also keep an eye out for sunscreens that are non-comedogenic, meaning that they won’t clog your pores.

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, it is extra important to avoid sun exposure for two reasons: it decreases the levels of the acid that helps to keep your skin hydrated and those with dry skin are already more vulnerable to photoaging (sun-induced aging). Use a daily moisturizing lotion that also contains SPF as well as a creamy sunscreen lotion. Look for sunscreens that contain hydrating elements such as glycerin and aloe.

Are you looking for a sunscreen and not sure about your skin type? Med Aesthetics Miami Skin Care Shop can provide you with the best in the market at a really good price; we are a boutique with customized Skin Care. You can download our skin type form fill it out and return it to us, so I can personally help you to look for what you really need.

There are no more reasons to come up with excuses not to use sunscreen. You are only hurting yourself and your skin when you don’t protect it against sun damage.

6 Ways to Protect Your Skin Against Sun Damage

on Sunday, 17 August 2014. Posted in Skin Care

6 Ways to Protect Your Skin Against Sun Damage

Although the sun causes short-term skin damage through painful sunburn, there are many much worse long term effects that we can always see, such as susceptibility to wrinkles, sunspots, and even skin cancer. It’s important that you are aware of how to protect your skin against potential sun damage.

1. Keep up with sunscreen application. Always apply a thick coat of 15 SPF sunscreen or higher. Layers that are too thin aren’t even half as effective as a thick layer, so don’t skimp. Apply at least 20-30 minutes before you’re in the sun and be sure to reapply every two hours.
2. Wear a hat. Hats or dark clothing are good ways to keep the sun from affecting your skin. Stay in the shade or keep covered and you’ll be good to go.
3. Cover all body parts. Some body parts tend to be neglected, such as the ears. Others protrude and need to be taken more care of than normal, like the nose and feet. Be sure that you are thoroughly covering all parts of your body with sunscreen, a hat, or other clothing.
4. Don’t sunbathe. Sunbathers are just asking for trouble when they lay under the sun for hours at a time. Fair-skinned people are the worst targets, especially since they rarely tan and risk getting worse sunburn. Stay far away from tanning beds as well.
5. Clouds aren’t shields. The ultraviolet rays from the sun can and will still affect your skin even on an overcast day. If you think that you can’t get a burn because you don’t see the sun, think again. Even on a cloudy day, it’s important to wear sunscreen.

More about Radiofrequency in Cosmetic Dermatology

on Saturday, 09 August 2014. Posted in Skin Rejuvenation

More about Radiofrequency in Cosmetic Dermatology

With the recent emergence of the novel nonablative lasers and radiofrequency skin technology, many studies have been done in order to test the effectiveness and safety of these treatments against our skin. You’ve already read about the nonablative radiofrequency (RF) treatment, but there’s another new procedure that combines RF with a laser device. This new treatment is designed to specifically target skin laxity and wrinkles.

The RF and laser device was tested on a group of 20 patients with varying skin types, although all reported mild to moderate skin laxity and facial wrinkles. Each patient received three treatments at three-week intervals using the system in an attempt to see how well the treatment works. Skin improvement was assessed by independent experts after each treatment.

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.

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