Have you thought about what your skin will look like in 10-20 Years?

By the time you reach 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, the way you look will definitely depend on how you have taken care of yourself.

1.  Avoid The Sun!

It is true that you need a little sunshine to get vitamin D. But, spending too much time in the sun, without protection, will prematurely age you. Age spots, wrinkles, and other skin discolorations are results of sun damage and make you look older. Non-Chemical sun block is a must!  Spa 10 supplies our clients with endless amounts of Jane Iredale Powder Me Dry Sunscreen, SPF 30 and Pressed Power Mineral Makeup SPF 20.

2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

We need all the help we can get to maintain a healthy and glowing skin as we age. So even if you eat tons of anti-oxidant rich foods and drink lots of water, these are still not enough to promote supple and youthful looking skin. You must use moisturizers and other skin care products to help maintain healthy young looking skin.  Contact any one of Spa 10’s Estheticians and we will be happy to provide you with a complimentary product consultation to be sure you have an anti-aging home regime that’s appropriate for your skin type.

3.  Avoid Stress!

Emotional upheavals can make your skin look 5 years older than your chronological age, says New York City dermatologist and psychiatrist Amy Wechsler, MD, author of The Mind-Beauty Connection. Constant anxiety increases the stress hormone cortisol, which causes inflammation that breaks down collagen. It also triggers a chain of responses that can lead to facial redness and acne flare-ups.   I have been taking a supplement called Holy Basil that has really helped to regulate my stress levels.

*Note – I am not a Dr. so please consult with your health care provider before taking any supplement.

© 2010 Skin Care by Lori Inc.

Lori Crete – Skin Care Therapist, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Owner- devoted to helping women from all over the world look and feel beautiful!  To book an appointment with Lori or her team of Licensed Estheticians please visit www.thespa10.com.

Click here to see yourself in 20 years!

Menopause, Skin Care and Aging Gracefully

Appropriate skin care products, treatments and a few changes in your diet can help you age gracefully as our hormone levels start to change.
Our skin begins to thin and becomes more susceptible to dermatitis (inflammation), and also becomes more vulnerable to trauma and infections.  It is very important to keep the skin moist, hydrated and protected.
Here are some product ingredients to look for in your skin care regime that will help slow the aging process by hydrating, nourishing and protecting:
  • Soy Peptides

  • Vitamin A (natural form of retin a)

  • Hyaluronic Acid (very hydrating topical ingredient)

  • Argireline (said to be the “non-injectable Botox”)

  • White Tea

  • Titanium dioxide (chemical free sunblock)

  • Mica (will brighten dull looking skin)

What you are eating is also a very important factor in slowing the aging process and helping to reduce the effects of Menopause.  Here are some beauty foods to incorporate into your diet:
  • Kiwis (rich in Potassium and Vitamin C)

  • Wild Salmon (full of Omega-3 to help reduce inflammation)

  • Blueberries (packed full of antioxidants that will help to reduce long-term cell damage)

  • Sweet Potatoes (beta-carotene to help smooth skin)

Regular Microdermabrasion and Micro Current facials are very beneficial spa treatments to improve the clarity of the skin and visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

References: Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa Magazine Skin Care and Menopause by Barbara Strampello, Licensed Esthetician founder of Fabulous Faces, LLC

Anatomy 101- What is the body's largest organ and is yours healthy?

The answer – our skin is the body’s largest organ, and there are some pretty easy ways to be sure yours is healthy and has a youthful appearance.

Last December while I was working at the 18th Annual Congress on Anti-Aging, I got to meet Dr. Robert Goldman, M.D., Ph,D., D.O., FAASP,  physician, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and Chairman of the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine.  Dr. Goldman is full of information on how to slow our aging process and grow old gracefully.

To delay the aging process of your skin please take a  few minutes to listen as Dr. Goldman as he  shares insightful predictions and tips about keeping your skin looking healthy and youthful.