Friday, 13 January 2017

Winter Skin Solutions

Winter Skin Solutions:

The cold and windy wintertime is ahead of us and that can mean dry, flaky, and irritated skin. The majority of clients who wish to hydrate their skin are not sure how and when to use a serum as opposed to a cream; the overwhelming amount of moisturizers on the market can cause much confusion. With the correct professional treatments and targeted homecare, winter skin can be glowing, moisturized, and healthy!

First of all, there are some wonderful treatments that go hand in hand with winter, when the sun is not as bright and days not as long. While collagen facials can hydrate and replenish moisture, there are some specific treatments that can be added to a spa’s menu for the winter season. Many clients suffer from hyperpigmentation, varicose veins, and unsightly hair, all of which require a series of treatments. The best time to start clients on a series of six is while we are still in the cold, winter months.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Planning a Winter Holiday in the Sun ?

TiZO sunscreens combine outstanding UV protection with gentleness offered by  mineral-only formulations to avoid sun-accelerated skin aging and damage.

TiZO Age Defying Fusion only contain Physical or Mineral sunscreens because physical (mineral) ingredients are healthier for your skin than chemical sunscreen filters – and, more protective.

TiZO’s sunscreen filters, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, are rated #1 and #2 for UVA-UVB protection both of which are extra gentle and natural minerals

Monday, 9 January 2017

The origin of hyperpig­mentation

In order to address hyperpig­mentation, it is important to understand pigment in the skin. Tyrosine, an amino acid found in the body, plays its role in the skin by helping to produce melanin. Melanin is predetermined by the genes and can range from dark to light, depending on the type and amount that is produced in the melanocytes. With trauma caused from external or internal stresses, such as UV rays and hormonal imbalances, the body naturally creates a protective defense by producing additional pigment that appears as uneven dark areas, known as hyperpig­mentation or melasma. This hyperpig­mentation is stimulated when an enzyme called tyrosinase signals the production of melanin, which happens in the skin’s melanocytes. Because there are typically between 1,000–2,000 melanocytes per square millimeter of skin, and comprising from 5–10% of the cells in the basal layer of the epidermis, you can understand how challenging it is to deal with this skin condition. When working with pigmentation—regardless of it being caused by external or internal trauma—the skin care professi­onal’s goal is always the same: to inhibit tyrosinase.
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A simple way to understand how pigmentation works is to think about how bananas change color from yellow to brown. If the tyrosine in a banana is responsible for the yellow color of the peel, tyrosinase is responsible for causing that peel to oxidize and turn brown. In turn, if tyrosine is responsible for skin pigmentation, tyrosinase is responsible for hyperpig­mentation.
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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Banishing and Preventing Blackheads

There’s nothing as unsightly on your face as a large blackhead – with the exception of a large whitehead. Both these blemishes result from clogged pores, but the blackhead occurs because the oil and dead skin cells are exposed to the air, forming the dark plug. A whitehead – the classic “zit” – is not open to the air, and the gunk is beneath the skin. While you’re tempted to pop either type to get rid of them, resist the temptation. 

That can cause infection and scarring. As with most issues in life, prevention is easier than the cure. Remember the first rule of skincare: Never go to bed with your makeup on. Blackhead Prevention -

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Banishing and Preventing Blackheads