Healthy Fall Hands

The seasons are changing and our skin is going to change with it. Whether we want it to or not. Our hands are always out and exposed to everything we come in contact with. We wash our hands constantly, especially during cold season. Here are a few tips to keep your hands looking great this Fall.

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Cover those Hands!
Wearing rubber gloves when you wash your dishes helps to protect your skin from the soap and hot water. I don’t know about you, but I always forget to put gloves on when washing dishes! Remember that trick about putting moisturizer on your hands then putting gloves on before bed, it really works. The moisturizer gets locked in and helps your dry, parched hands overnight. Gloves are not just for keeping warm in the winter!

Keep the Moisturize With You
Try to get into the habit of applying hand cream as much as you can. Keep a bottle within reach at all times. Store some in your desk, on the bathroom counter, handbag and your car. If you don’t love the feeling of moisturizer on your hands, try an argan oil-enriched cream, it will keep your hands soft and healthy.


Skip the Manicure

If you get your nails done frequently, the acetone polish remover can strip moisture form your nails and cuticles. Give your nails a break from polish for a while. If you do need polish on your nails, use a remover that helps nourish your nails like a acetone free polish remover.


Keep Cuticles Happy

Our cuticles are prone to drying out and when they are dried out, we get hangnails. No one likes a hangnail! The cuticles on your fingers need some extra special care. Use cuticle oil twice a day to keep them well moisturized.

Update your Make-up for Fall

Looking to change up your colors for the new fall season?  Check out our line of Glo Minerals Makeup.  This line is a mineral makeup collection featuring the most trending colors and looks. Glo Minerals has become a preferred product all over the world.

How Glo Mineral is different:

  • Glo Minerals Makeup is Talc Free: Talc is commonly found in traditional makeup lines as a bulking agent. Products containing talc require a heavier application due to lack of pure pigment, causing the makeup to settle into fine lines and larger pores.
  • Glo Minerals powders are triple milled, unlike most other mineral makeup brands. This means that the powdetips-0901-shadowswatchesr is much finer and will
    lay smoothly on the skin.
  • Glo Minerals non-comedogenic formulations contain pharmaceutical grade ingredients and powerful antioxidants for additional skin benefits.
    Pharmaceutical-grade ingredients paired with very powerful antioxidants including Green Tea and Vitamins A, C, and E, nurture and help improve the health and condition of the skin while protecting it from free-radical damage.
  • Glo mineral makeup also offers broad-spectrum UV protection.
  • Most Glo Minerals makeups contain no parabens or gluten-derived ingredients. (If this is of importance to you, please email us for further information as there are a few exceptions).

When you are in for your next visit, ask us about this product line. Or give us a call 781-935-7333 or email us today!

Why We Need to Exfoliate

Most women have a day ritual when it comes to taking care of their skin.  Wash and moisturize twice a day.  That is great, but it is not enough to keep you skin looking its best.  Washing and moisturizing will keep your skin clean, but if you don’t exfoliate every few days, you are just torturing your skin. Many women don’t even know that they should be exfoliating.  Here are some tips and reasons why exfoliating should be an important part of you ritual.

Why do we need to exfoliate?
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This is an easy one.  Your body is constantly producing new skin cells. That, mixed in with environmental factors and the use of makeup, can be damaging to the skin. If you don’t exfoliate, your pores can accumulate dirt and other debris, causing breakouts. Exfoliation helps slough off dead skin cells, remove dirt and keep pores looking smaller — all for a more glowing complexion.

Should you exfoliate every day?

No there is no need to exfoliate daily. While your skin does need to be refreshed on a regular basis, exfoliating more than necessary can actually cause skin to become rough, dry and patchy.

Not everyone has the same type of skin.  Some are oily, some dry and others can be a combination of both.

Oily skin

People of all ages can experience oily skin.  A general rule is the oilier your skin, the more often you can exfoliate. Instead of using hot water to remove excess oil and dirt, opt to use warm water and a mild exfoliator with a detoxifying solution. Having oily skin makes it hard for dead skin cells to make their exit, but the detoxifying solution penetrates deep into the pores, gently flushing away debris and oil and leaving you with flawless-looking skin.

Sensitive skin

Harsh scrubs and peels should be avoided for women who have sensitive skinas it can lead to excessive irritation. Use a gentle exfoliating cleanser twice a week to gently remove dead skin cells. Try using a washcloth instead of an exfoliating tool. Also, make sure to use a clean washcloth when exfoliating. Using the same washcloth can breed bacteria and ultimately do more harm to your skin than good.

Dry skin

Even women with dry skin should exfoliate.  Women with dry skin actually get an abnormal buildup of skin cells, preventing normal exfoliation and normal moisture retention. Exfoliating helps the dead skin cells shed at a more normal rate, making room for new skin cells and hydrating the skin. If you have dry skin, use a mild exfoliating cleanser  while using a cleansing brush twice a week to help sweep away dead skin cells more quickly.

Normal or combination skin

Women who have normal or combination skin often have a T-zone that is oily and cheeks that are dry. These women also tend to have large pores, especially on the nose, and they experience occasional breakouts. Then a chemical peel that contains alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids would be a good idea. These peels are extremely effective in eliminating excess oil through the T-zone area. How often you should use such peels varies by product, so make sure to always follow the directions.

DIY Lemon Scrub

Not everyone has the time or money to get to a spa.  Here is an at home exfoliator that you can make with just a few things from your kitchen.  You should be exfoliating your face twice a week to keep your skin feeling the softest it can be.

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This exfoliator has several benefits that go along with each ingredient.  The ingredients you will need for this facial scrub are:

Lemon: Acts as a natural brightener while evening skin tones and lightening acne and other scars.

Olive Oil: Exceptional moisturizer that packs a powerful anti-oxidant against sun damage and other environmental pollutants.

Sugar: Perfect sized granules for gently scrubbing away dead skin cells.

Honey: Another moisturizer that does wonders without clogging pores. Natural anti-oxidants help slow down the aging  process.

Receipe:

Juice of 1 Lemon
1 T Olive Oil
5 T Sugar
1 tsp Honey

Mix together all ingredients in a jar until smooth. After washing your face and while skin is still damp, gently rub exfoliator into skin with fingers in a circular motion. This is also great for your the lips too, so don’t forget them. Rinse well with warm water. Follow up with your everyday moisturizer. This recipe makes enough for 3-4 separate uses.

Repairing Sun Damaged Skin

Summer is official over. We love the changing seasons in New England, but all that change can do a number on your skin. You skin can go from oily in the summer, to dry in the fall and winter. Many people love the summer sun and some spend a little too much time outside wiOrange Vitamin Cth out the proper sunscreen applied.

As a result, many people have sun-damaged skin due to the sun’s UV rays. Without the proper protection you risk damaging your skin. Your skin can start to have a thick leathery look to it, while others will see some premature wrinkles and dark patches of skin (sun damage).

At Advanced Laser and Skin Center, we can help reduce the amount of damage that was done to your skin during the hot summer months. Our scientifically proven Vitamin C facial is designed to reverse the signs of aging that result from everyday environmental factors such as sunlight, smog, pollution and stress.

This technology delivers a pure Vitamin C enhancer directly to the skin to lighten skin discoloration while maximizing wrinkle fighting, collagen production and free radical protection. Helps repair damaged cells and prevent future skin damage. Pigmentation will fade, fine lines and wrinkles will be smooth and you will enjoy your radiant skin. Vitamin C Collagen Crystal Mask included with this facial.

Contact Advanced Laser and Skin Center to discuss out Environmental Facial and let us show you how we can make your skin beautiful. We can be reached at 781-935-7333.