Summer Skin Care
" Then followed that beautiful season...
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Protect your skin this summer
AVOID Chemical Peeling, Microdermabrasion,Sun,Sunscreens with harmful ingredients such as the sunscreen chemical oxybenzone, or products with Vitamin A listed as retinyl palmitate on ingredient labels.
Safe Sun Tips
Choose your Sun screen
*Silicone broad-spectrum formulations with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide listed as active ingredients
and Mineral powders with SPF 15 or higher
prevent sunburn, reduce the risks of skin cancer and protect your skin for many hours.
*The combination of Exfoliating/Peeling, Sweating,
SPF and Sun will cause skin sensitivities and damage
*Do rinse/cleanse skin and reapply Sun screen several times a day if sweating excessively
*Waterproof or Sweat proof"Sunblocks are now banned because they are untrue.
*Avoid at home chemical peeling or using products that contain acids and or "active ingredients "
that claim to remove wrinkles or discoloration.
*Avoid face and body products with fragrance
*Limit Light professional peels to once a month -
this are most effective after vacation.
*Dead aged skin can easile be removed at home
with non acidic peels
*Exfoliate your face and body skin only at night
*Exfoliate skin at least 3 days before outdoor activities
and sun exposure, boating, biking etc.
*Exfoliate your skin 3 days after sun exposure or sunbathing.
*Cover up with fabulous clothing T shirts,
hats, with build in SPF you can find on line.
* Sun glasses protect protect your eyes from UV radiation
*Some medications don't mix with sun exposure
*Red bumps caused by sun exposure(PMLE)will get worse if you dont limit being in the sun for long time
* use broad spectrum UVA and UVB SPF (Anthelious by Roche - Posay SPF)
Occasional common sense
sun exposure does not harm skin !
Summer Skin Care Routine
Cleansing should always be done at night, but in the summer months,
excessive sweating and use of SPF calls for additional cleansing during the day.
Green Beauty Cleanser
Tonining provides pH balance, quick re-freshing and light cleansing of the skin. A small bottle of a spritzer/toner is a wonderful product to have when cleansers or water are not available.
Skin Fitness Botanical Blend Toner- is antibacterial and
re-freshing great for all skin types especially oily and combination
Hydrating Botanical Blend Toner
is calming and balancing, helps soothe dry sensitive skin that was exposed to sun and wind and can be aplayed as eye and face compress to help rehydrate and calm the skin.
Summer Repair - Use a layer of this skin protective product before the application of SPF to act as a shield and keep skin moist.
Use J Repair after sun exposure to soothe, repair and moisturize your skin.
Choose: Optimal Cream,Light Day and Night Cream, Cream de la Cream
or our face oils and serums that help nourish the decolletes,face and eye area.
Overnight Nourishing Masque-deep nourishing and softening masque 2xW for dry and sensitive skin
Overnight Hydrating Masque-is great for combination oily and dehydrated skin.
Our masques boost skin regenerative process while you sleep.
Vital Serum - formulated with skin conditioning and nourishing oils to massage into skin 1 or 2 time a week or as need it,
to heal and soothe wind burn or sun burn.
Sun...Peeling... and...common sense
The skin has few enemies for premature aging
UVA and UVB radiation and so called " free radicals"
UVA and UVB are the same rays they only differ in wavelength and penetration depth.
Most dont know that Sun blocks have only chemical UVA/B filters and that they change their structure by sweat within minutes, the longer they stay in the sun the more UVA/B is transformed into infrared rays that are felt as heat and the more sweat and toxins are relised by the body,
this making your skin more sensitive and fragile.
Peeling our skin in the summer months with strong chemical peels or microderm means removal of dead cells,the protective layer of the skin,protection against moisture loss and temperature.
When sunbathing the layer of dead skin acts as a filter, by removing these layers frequently and agresively and before sun exposure you will be decreasing the filtering action,which only means skin cancer will start much earlier and you will experience more damage discoloration and discomfort.
Everything you do should be
done with common sense
If you have any skin concerns or if you are interested in having a professional skin procedure please call:
Dr Larrabee Clinic on First Hill,Seattle you will find skill and sensible approach for your skin care concerns.
Penelope and the Beauty Bar, Fairmont Hotel offers advanced skin care treatments,experienced and talented stuff.
Email me directly for consultation or product recommendation,
I will be happy to answer any skin care product or procedure question or concern.