Acne At Any Age & How to Control it!

Long before a blemish appears on your skin, it has been forming deep below the surface.
When we look to treat acne-prone skin, from puberty through menopause, there are five areas of concern that must be addressed in order to experience actual improvement in the skin.

1.   Sebaceous (oil) Glands sit deep within your skin.  These glands are always affected when acne is present and are usually over-producing oil, even if your skin does not feel oily.

2.   Inflammation. The more profound the acne the more inflammation is present within the skin.  Inflammation is a major driving force behind acne and must be addressed both topically and internally.

3.  Slowed skin cell turnover rate. As new cells grow beneath the skin the dead cells on the surface do not shed adequately enough to allow the oil from below to escape out of the skin’s pores, causing it to become trapped.

4. Bacteria found on and in the skin multiplies at a rapid rate due to a perfect environment of dead skin cell build-up and excess oil.

5. Enzymes located in the skin are triggered by an acneic skin condition.  5-alpha reductase is an enzyme that binds with testosterone, causing sebum to become sticky.  Lipase is secreted by bacteria and contributes to inflammation (oftentimes causing scarring).

The best way to treat an acne type skin condition is by the use of proper skin care products and clinical facial treatments.  Spa 10 Estheticians will set you up on a protocol that contains all the necessary ingredients to exfoliate, calm inflammation, reduce oil production, address bacteria, and target the 5-alpha reductase and lipase enzymes.

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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.

© Skin Care by Lori, Inc.

Reference:  Societe Skin Care, Denise Byrnes  http://societeskincare.org/

12 Hidden Beauty Robbers

I found this list of “Beauty Robbers” written by Jennifer Devlin in one of my trade magazines, and thought the information was valuable and well worth sharing!

The following ingredients, which are found in most personal care products, should be avoided at all costs.  Clients with skin sensitivity issues often see a significant improvement in their condition when they stop using these ingredients.

  1. Benzoyl peroxide
  2. DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), & TEA (Triethanolamine)
  3. Dioxin
  4. DMDM Hydantoin & Urea (Imidazolidinyl)

    Ingredients to Avoid!
  5. FD&C Color & Pigments
  6. Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
  7. PEG (Polyethylene glycol)
  8. Phthalates
  9. Propylene Glycon (PG) and Butylene Glycol
  10. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  11. Sunscreen chemicals
  12. Triclosan

Although there have been few clinical studies on what these ingredients actually do to the skin, I have personally seen incredible healing when clients at Spa 10 start using  product lines we offer that DO NOT contain these ingredients.   Our licensed estheticans have watched acne heal, sun spots diminish and redness and skin sensitivity simply just disappear!

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.

©Skin Care by Lori Inc. 2011

References: les nouvelless, July 2011, Jennifer Devlin

LOOKING FOR SMOOTHER SKIN?

Add a primer to your makeup kit!

1. Primer will reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, soften the look of fine lines & wrinkles.
2. Primer will prevent your makeup from creasing & shifting throughout the day and keep the color true to form.
3. Primer will reduce clogged pores by preventing the makeup from traveling into the pores and clogging them.

Spa 10 recommends and carries Jane Iredale’s Absence Oil Control Primer.  This is one product that ALL of our clients love as it has many wonderful benefits to help you look and feel beautiful!

1.  Controls oil & conceals large pores while priming the skin for makeup application
2.  Non-drying and pH balancing
3.  Suitable for oil, acneic and aging skin
4.  Absence provides a sheer, color-free finish

Call Spa 10 today for your FREE skin care consultation and see how amazing your skin will look with the perfect coverage!

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© 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.

Amazing primer for every day use!