Monthly Archives: March 2013

Anti Aging Laser treatments and Malpractice suits making you sensitive?

As always it is important to research who will be operating devices like lasers – because your skin can be severely burned and damaged for the rest of your life if an untrained, non medical, operator is performing the treatment. There are a growing number of malpractice suits brought against ‘med-spa’s’ and other medical orientated locations that market their anti aging laser treatments as being the answer to your aging skin concerns. Read the article.

Make sure the physician is at the location, and request that the physician perform the procedure. If no physician is on the premises, then leave….. Don’t take a chance with the only skin you’ll ever have. Do your research before hand, and understand that a special deal may not deliver the special results you are hoping for….

If you experience sub-optimal laser treatments, you may end up with very sensitized skin, so treat it sensitively with Sensitive Skin Clinic products to help nurse it back to being balanced and less sensitive.

C + Renew is a stronger Vit C than Dr Perricone’s Vitamin C Ester 15

Thanks to Dr Perricone making an esterized Vit C suitable for skin care, it is now the only form of Vitamin C to use if you are interested in its anti aging collagen stimulating benefits.

Vitamin C can be irritating to some people’s skin, especially in high concentrations and low pH’s, but with C + Renew Serum from Sensitive Skin Clinic you get 17.5% esterized Vitamin C in the form of Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, and it is suitable for sensitive skin due to the addition of Sea Whip to the formula. Dr Perricone’s contains only 15%.

So anti aging, something that typically will irritate and worsen sensitive skin, is now possible with C + Renew Serum.

The price point of C + Renew Serum also makes it suitable to try out on your skin without dropping over $100 on a product with Dr Perricone’s

Tips for healthy skin

To enjoy healthy skin you have to take care of it as if it is the only skin you’ll ever have….with no return or trade-in policies

I believe that everyone should treat their skin sensitively…because it is the only one they will ever own…so follow these tips for dealing with your skin.

An interesting article in Medical News Today quotes a dermatologist, Dr Susan C Taylor as saying “Using too many products may cause redness, stinging and dryness of the skin, especially if an anti-aging product is included. The signs of aging may then be more noticeable”. How many people have experienced this? I know I see many of them in my Blue Turtle Spa treatment rooms…

She goes on to list her healthy skin tips as:
1. Wear a sunscreen – because too much sun exposure is bad. Worried about Vitamin D3? Check out the blog article on how sunscreen and Vitamin D3 can coexist…..and make sure it is a good mineral sunscreen.
2. Do not smoke – yes it is bad for the skin (and the whole body)…
3. Be Gentle with your skin – just the way it is stated at Sensitive Skin Clinic – and if you don’t want to believe me, then I quote her in the article “cleansing and/or shaving skin every day can eventually damage it. Do not have long, hot baths or showers, as this may remove essential oils from skin…..strong soaps and detergents can rid the skin of essential oils”.
Try a truly gentle cleanser that can be used for shaving as well…
4. Have a healthy diet of fruit and vegetables (if you really want to be good to your skin and body then make it 5 fruit and 5 vegetables servings every day – and make them organic…).
5. Reduce stress – because it can make skin more sensitive and worsen inflammatory disorders like acne and rosacea.

So enjoy your healthy skin – because a healthy skin will look and act in a more youthful way…

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns. 

Best treatment and products for oily, sensitive skin

To deal with sensitive skin (which includes rosacea), follow the guidelines of the ‘worst things to do for sensitive skin‘, and these guidelines are also essential for oily skin that is sensitive….

1. No hot water – not even warm water – only cool water
2. No detergent cleanser – and definitely do not use cleansers for oily skin because they are also detergent cleansers
3. No alcohol or astringents that try and reduce the oiliness of the skin – because they actually will increase the level of oiliness – within 2 hours your skin will produce a whole lot more oil after you strip off the oil with detergent cleansers and alcohol astringents.

Your skin will reach homeostasis whether you like it or not…so why fight it? Why not work with it and I promise you will have a better, less oily skin…

So the solutions are:
1. Use a truly gentle cleanser like Extreme + Sensitive Cleanser, using cool water and following the ‘how to use’ instructions at the Sensitive Skin Clinic website.
2. Cleanse just once per day – over cleansing will continue to unbalance your skin, and produce more oiliness.
3. Moisturize only where needed – see the video Moisturize: Yes? or No? at the SkinCareTV channel on YouTube. Maybe the Hydrate + Serum is all you need if your skin is very oily – hydration is different from moisturizing, but if you have oily skin, that is your own natural moisturizer, so you don’t need man-made moisturizer as well….just a light hydration gel.

Try this, be gentle with sensitive skin, and don’t use harsh products and treatments that are common practice for oily skin….

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.

Sensitive Skin and Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an instant gratification treatment – you get smooth skin after just 1 treatment – and usually end up with highly sensitized and irritated skin for days afterwards (and for some people the sensitivity never goes away).

For anyone with sensitive skin it is absolutely the worst type of treatment for you. The microderm will damage your already weak skin barrier function. Just don’t do it!

Instant gratification and long term irritation are not great partners! I classify microdermabrasion as sand papering – and if you think about it, you are hardly likely to sand paper your skin now are you?

If you have experienced the ongoing irritation from microdermabrasion, the best treatment for your skin is to soothe it with cool water, add hydration in the form of the Hydrate + Serum, after that, help the skin heal with aloCell Gel, or if the skin is really bad, use petroleum jelly (Vaseline/Aquaphor etc) as an occlusive layer to hold water in the skin cells and thus ensure their ability to start healing themselves (this is a typical medical approach to skin lacerations).

After a few days, once the skin is stronger, use a truly gentle cleanser like Extreme + Sensitive Cleanser, reduce redness and irritation further with Relief + Serum, wear a calming and soothing moisturizer, and always apply a mineral sunscreen after you moisturize in the morning.

And resolve never to let the marketing hype of skin-sand-papering ever get the better of you again…..

The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.