Benefits of Organic Rose Hip Oil for Your Skin


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Rose Hip (Flowering)

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10 Key Benefits Of Rosehip Oil:

  1. Helps to prevent or improve fine lines & wrinkles: due to its high fatty acid and antioxidant content, rosehip oil works wonders in improving the condition of the skin, especially skin that has been exposed to excessive sunlight.
  2. Effective moisturizer for dry skin: it is very helpful when used on any dry skin condition such as eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis.  The oil penetrates into the deepest layers of the skin to lock in moisture.
  3. Proven to reduce & improve scars: due to the complex mixture of ingredients and its ability to regenerate skin cells producing more collagen, rosehip oil can make a dramatic improvement to scar tissue, after just a few weeks of use.
  4. Can also help burns: a scientific study found that rosehip oil was extremely effective in reducing redness and helped to improve colour and  tone.
  5. Can reverse effects of photo ageing: a study of the benefits of rosehip oil was conducted on women who had spent considerable time in the sun and had various signs of photo ageing such as hyper-pigmentation and sun spots. They applied rosehip oil daily for four months and improvements were noted as early as week 3.  By the end of the study, most of the sun spots had vanished, their wrinkles were smoothed out and their skin was glowing.
  6. Helps to prevent/reduce stretch marks:  rosehip oil is safe to be used during pregnancy and after birth.  It has the ability to firm the skin and help it to regain its elasticity, as well as fading external scarring.
  7. Safe to be used on babies & children: another great benefit of rosehip oil is that it can be used on all the family.  It is safe to be used on the sensitive skin of babies to help with cradle cap and eczema.  It is also excellent to help children’s chickenpox scars fade quickly.
  8. Gives skin a natural glow: it helps to restore even skin tone, smoothes out wrinkles and fine lines, diminishes scars and gives skin a healthy glow!
  9. Balances out oily/combination skin: rosehip oil is a dry oil, which means that it is quickly and easily absorbed into the skin and can help to prevent breakouts.
  10. Evens out skin tone, minimizes pores and blemishes:  another wonderful benefits of rosehip oil is that it delivers a better, more even complexion.  It minimizes the size of pores and helps blemishes to fade and disappear quickly.
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Repair (and Even Reverse) Signs of Sun Damage


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Are you concerned about wrinkles, brown spots, and leathery skin? Following some simple guidelines from The Skin Cancer Foundation can help you repair and possibly even reverse these signs of skin aging, up to 90 percent of which are caused by the sun.

Overexposure to the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) light can also lead to skin cancer and precancers like actinic keratoses (AKs). Since sun damage accumulates over time, it’s never too late to start a sun protection regimen.

Although most people know enough to wear sunscreen when the sun is beating down, “Protecting your skin from the sun does not end with the summer months,” says Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, a New York City dermatologist and educational spokesperson for The Skin Cancer Foundation. “By carefully practicing sun protection year-round, you can prevent further sun damage and may even reverse some of the damage already done.”

To help stop or even reverse sun damage to the skin:
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Use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. Sunscreen is one of the keys to radiant, youthful-looking skin. Daily use may even lower your long-term risk of skin cancer. By reducing your daily sun exposure, sunscreen allows your skin time to heal and your immune system the chance to repair some existing damage.

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Exfoliate. The buildup of stratum corneum (the dead, outermost skin cell layer) can make skin appear blotchy and uneven. Also, remnants of self-tanning products can collect in typically dry areas (such as the elbows), causing the skin to lose its luster and appear “dirty.” Loofahs, scrubs, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)* cleansers, and home microdermabrasion kits (in which tiny crystals are sprayed on the skin) can remove dead skin cells, leaving skin looking smoother.

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Bleach the brown spots. Skin lightener does not actually make the skin white; it simply helps to lighten accumulations of unwanted color. Dr. Sarnoff recommends using an over-the-counter product that contains kojic acid in combination with hydroquinone, Retin-A*, and a mild steroid cream, which is useful for stubborn brown spots and blotchy brown discoloration.

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Hydrate. Summer exposure to sun, chlorine, and salt water can dry out your skin – even the heels of your feet can be affected. Try a hand and body cream, and, for the heels, a moisturizing foot cream. A moisturizer with AHA or facial serum with hyaluronic acid can plump up dry skin around the eyes, making skin instantly appear less wrinkled. Continued use may help stimulate the production of new collagen, a protein that helps give skin its texture and appearance.

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Try a light-emitting diode (LED). Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are electronic light sources, and some home units are available. Dr. Sarnoff recommends a low energy LED called the Tanda, which can help promote collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improve acne.

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Visit a dermatologist. Professional laser treatments can improve everything from blotchiness and discoloration to wrinkles. Photodynamic therapy – laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) in combination with a topical solution known as Levulan (aminolevulinic acid) – can remove scaly patches of actinic keratoses from your skin.

* These products can increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Use with caution! For more information about sun sensitivity, please see this article.

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What is a CC Cream?


We have all heard of BB creams by now, those “beauty balms” that help us multi-task our way to flawless skin. Now we are being introduced to a newer product … the CC cream. As CC creams begin to hit the market many wonder what’s the difference.
How are the CC’s different from BB’s?
CC creams do everything BB creams do… (hydrate, moisture, prime, illuminate, and protect from the sun & the environment. And, because most BB creams are lightly tinted they also help color correct or even-out the look of the skin tone (think tinted moisturizer). The difference with CC’s creams, are more corrective – that is, they offer more coverage (i.e. more pigment) to even out the skin tone, brighten the face and reduce visible signs of aging on the skin surface (i.e. on top of the skin)…so more like a foundation but lightweight and typically oil-free.

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Biodynamic Beauty


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Biodynamic Skincare

We all know that products labeled ‘organic’ mean that potentially aging, harmful and toxic insecticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers have not been included. But what do you know about Biodynamic? It might be new to you, but the practice of Biodynamic® farming and the inclusion of these natural ingredients in skin care is actually the oldest consciously organic approach to farming and gardening and one of the most sustainable in existence.

In its simplest definition, Biodynamic means working with the forces that create and maintain life, and it comes from two Greek words meaning life and dynamic forces. First introduced in a series of lectures by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), it takes a holistic view and works toward the health of the whole property and regards the farm, plants and animals as a self-supporting ecosystem that lives and breathes.

With Biodynamics, seeds are planted following the lunar cycle, so that when the tides are high, roots receive the most moisture and crops receive the most nutrients. The planting cycle includes rotating crops, so nutrients have the opportunity to return to the earth so that each seed planted in the soil will benefit from the healthiest start.

A percentage of these seeds are then held back to feed future crops and to be used as seeds for the next harvest. These crops are then nurtured with natural medicinal herbs and mineral composts to enhance the soil, igniting the growth of the plants and infusing ingredients with natural nutrition instead of harmful chemicals.

Modern agriculture robs the land of nutrients and often results in genetically modified ingredients, but choosing organic and Biodynamic ingredients ensures there are no chemicals added. Each and every Biodynamic crop is monitored by certifying agencies before inclusion in products, which are then tested and verified before they make their way to shelves and, ultimately, to you. Strict guidelines are in place to ensure only ingredients that follow Steiner’s practice can be called Biodynamic to guarantee their potency and efficacy.

The disciplined practice of Biodynamic farming renders fruits and herbs unusually high in nutrients and active compounds. We can harness these potent ingredients into skin care products that are the ultimate in pureness and results-driven skin care, and companies like Jurlique and Eminence Organic Skin Care have done just that with dedicated Biodynamic Collections.

Mother Nature has given us the tools to create something special; skin looks and feels better when using organic products because ingredients that are active and effective really do make a difference…and not just for your skin.
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October Spa News


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Skin Care by Donna: An Organic Skin Spa is celebrating our first anniversary today!!! All month with any regular priced spa service you get a second spa service at half price! Bring a friend and share the deal!!

 

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Skin Care by Donna and Susan M. Meyer LMT are now offering half price spa services to any client undergoing cancer treatment.

Microcurrent Facial Rejuvenation


A microcurrent facial involves the delivery of safe, painless, low-level electrical impulses to strategic locations under the skin to rehabilitate, firm and tone the facial muscles on both an immediate and long-term basis. As we age, our electrical impulses can slow down causing aging and sagging facial skin. Microcurrent facial machines gently work in harmony with the natural bioelectrical currents naturally found in our bodies to help speed up the natural regenerative process resulting in firmer, healthier, more youthful looking skin.

The microcurrent facial involves the use of safe, painless, low-level, waveform-shaped currents (electrical impulses) which work to “reprogram” the muscles to nearly original muscle shape. The gentle electrical impulses actually rehabilitate the muscles and improve circulation, texture, tone, and fine lines. Regular use of microcurrent will continue to provide muscle strength and restore freshness to appearance.

Benefits of Microcurrent Treatments:

•  Improves facial and neck muscle tone
•  Lifts jowls and eyebrows
•  Rejuvenates the skin
•  Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
•  Reduces puffiness
•  Evens out skin tone
•  Improves facial circulation
•  Aids in skin exfoliation
•  Increases lymphatic drainage
•  Increases product penetration
•  Acts as a sun damage treatment
•  Reduces cellulite
•  Enhances the body’s natural collagen and elastin production
•  Re-hydrates skin
•  Increase cellular metabolism (ATP)
•  Improves hormonal balance which aids in the successful treatment of acne
•  Allows for an easier make-up application
•  Tightens enlarged pores

Microcurrent delivers a variety of benefits to patients who wish to maintain a more youthful looking appearance and is an extremely safe and gentle non-invasive alternative to dramatic plastic surgery procedures, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, Collagen and Botox injections and other invasive treatments. The results can vary by individual and skin type, are gradual, and will not just “happen” over night. Although microcurrent facial treatment has been known to produce an immediate and temporary rejuvenating effect, continued daily application will provide more cumulative long-term, lasting results.

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Ultrasonic Facial Treatment


What is an Ultrasonic Facial?

This high-tech facial uses a specialized ultrasonic/ultrasound machine that emits high-frequency waves. Ultrasonic treatments benefit a variety of skin types and can improve many common skin conditions. Your esthetician will customize your ultrasonic facial according to your skin type and skincare needs.

In a treatment, the ultrasonic machine’s high-frequency waves work to:

·           Exfoliate dead skin cells for clear and radiant skin without the redness and irritation that can sometimes result from Microdermabrasion or AHA peels.

·           Loosen and remove oil, dirt and sebum from the pores and hair follicles, resulting in less blackheads and breakouts. Ultrasonic frequency zaps bacteria and decongests the pores. The result? Clear, healthy skin with noticeably tighter pores.

·           Gently stimulates skin to encourage collagen and elastin production. With a series of treatments, fine lines and wrinkles are less noticeable and skin color, tone and texture becomes more even and uniform.

·           Stimulates blood flow and lymphatic drainage through the combination of ultrasound and electrical therapy. This nourishes the skin and gives it a youthful rosy glow.

·           Facilitates hydration and plumps the skin, thereby filling out fine lines and wrinkles.

·           Helps skincare products do their job by penetrating deeper into the skin. This is especially true for anti-aging and antioxidant serums, creams and masks. Unless an active product is pushed deep into the lower levels of the epidermis, it won’t have a lasting, anti-aging impact on the skin.

Have you tried an ultrasonic facial?  Try it today!  This treatment is included with every facial at Skin Care by Donna.  Reserve your appointment today!

 

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