When it comes to stimulating collagen in the skin don't be fooled by creams boasting "collagen"! The collagen molecule is to large to enter through the skin. Instead collagen is made by stimulating the fibroblast cells through products such as Retinol, Vitamin C as well as peptides. A Chirally correct form of these ingredients are best for the skin. Prescription A tends to thin the epidermis and we know thinned skinned people wrinkle faster!
Pamper your face once a week with this easy moisturizing avocado mask!
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 egg white (room temperature)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
Mix the above, apply to your face, let it dry for 30 min and rinse
How does sunscreen work?
Sunscreen lotions work by absorbing, reflecting or scattering UV light.
Sunscreen ingredients are either physical (reflecting) or chemical
(absorbing, scattering) in nature. Many products contain a combination
of ingredients. Regardless of the combination of ingredients, it is
important to select a product that rates its level of UVA protection.
What does SPF mean?
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) measures how long it takes sunscreen
protected skin to begin to sunburn (turn red) as compared to unprotected
Skin Deep: DNA Skin Care
DNA Skin Care is one of the latest technologies in the skin care
industry. Linda Nelson, Lifeline's Director of Education, answers a
series of questions to help us better understand what this new frontier is all
Q) What are some of the ways you're seeing DNA impact skincare?
A)DNA repair is one of the latest technologies in the
fight against skin aging. It has always been assumed that photo-damaged skin is
the irreversible consequence of long hours of unprotected sun exposure.
Collagen - is it really so important?
is a natural protein component of the skin that acts like a scaffold
and the main building block for cells, tissues and organs. About a third
of the protein content in your body is made up of collagen, which is
found in the bones, muscles, and tissues of the organs. Collagen,
keratin and elastin give the skin its strength, elasticity and
The body naturally produces the
collagen that it needs, but this production is gradually disrupted as
part of the natural aging process.
That’s a funny question because everything, whether man-made or from mother-nature, are chemicals.
They are derived from natural ingredients…meaning the lactic acid
is derived from dairy, the malic acid is derived from apples, the
salicylic acid is typically derived from wintergreen. However, it is
still a chemical process that those ingredients go
through to get them in the state that they are in the bottle used in your Chemical Peel .
can definitely help
HOW DOES IT WORK?
also referred to as mechanical exfoliation or micro resurfacing, is a method
for facial rejuvenation that uses a mechanical medium for exfoliation along
with adjustable suction to sweep away the outermost layer of dead skin cells
from the epidermis. It is a non-invasive procedure, which is performed
in-office by a trained skin care professional. Candidates include individuals
struggling with sun damage, acne prone and blotchy skin, fine scars, slight
wrinkles, keratoses, large pores, non-inflamed whiteheads caused by
keratin-clogged pores, or unfavorable skin texture.
Beware of other causes of
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by
certain prescription drugs, like
antibiotics, antidepressants, barbiturates
(depressants), and chemotherapy drugs.
Some over-the-counter laxatives with
phenolphthalein and nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like
ibuprofen, can cause hyperpigmentation.
Deep Penetrating LED Light Therapy
Light Therapy is the most advanced non-invasive system available to diminish
the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, furrows and crow's-feet.
of LED Treatments
using the DPL™ Therapy System just 9 minutes a day many of our clients have
seen a dramatic reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and
crow's-feet. The DPL™ System produces the NASA study's required level of energy
that was shown to stimulate fibroblasts which causes an increase in collagen
and elastin - restoring the skin to its more supple state.