5 Ways to TLC Your Skin When You’re Sick

Cold and flu season can do a number on your body but if you’ve got a serious case of the sniffles, you might be seeing some effects on your skin too. Between cold medications, repeated nose blowing, itchy throats and fevers, it’s not abnormal to experience less than sub-par skin. To avoid spotty, flushed, dehydrated skin, try following these five tips from yours truly at skiin Anti-Aging Lounge:

1. Use a humidifier at night. Whenever the air is dry it looks for moisture wherever it can get it—and that means robbing it from skin. Common decongestants also dehydrate the skin, leaving it parched and dry. Using a humidifier at night keeps moisture in the bedroom air, which maintains hydration levels in the skin, and keeps it feeling comfortable.

2. Apply a cold gel mask to your skin. Since decongestants can dehydrate the skin, a rich moisturizer can save the day – and your skin. There’s no better replenisher than myHERO from mybody.

3. Keep moisturizer on your nose at all times. Repeated nose blowing causes friction of the tissue (even tissues with added moisturizer) around the nose, resulting in red, dry, irritated skin. After every blow, apply a small amount of cream to the nose area for comfort and repair. Look for creams that contain anti-inflamatory ingredients and linoleic acid for ultimate soothing moisturization. One to try: mybody‘s SAFETY BLANKET.

4. Turn to mint. Fighting an infection can leave skin looking gaunt and sallow and congestion makes it hard to breathe. So think mint. Sip on mint tea —medical experts recommend it to sooth a sore throat, help drain sinuses and ease congestion. You’ll love the taste of this one.

5. Drink a lot of water. Despite common perception, this isn’t very beneficial for the skin, since water is the least efficient way to hydrate it, but more so for the body. Keeping fluids running through your system can flush away toxins and keep your internal temperature down. We recommend making refreshing water recipes to help flush out those germs –  strawberry, mint and lemon are just a few great additives for a detoxifying and delicious H2O combo. Adding fresh ginger and honey is great for combating colds with a refreshing spicy twist as well.

 

 

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Anti-Aging from A to Z

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AHAs and antioxidants and retinols and retinoids – Oh My!! With all the terms we are bombarded with every day – from Oprah to Elle – the world of anti-aging gets bigger and more confusing with ever y minute that passes! Rather than stumble, hazed and confused, from beauty counter to beauty counter, here’s a complete guide to everything anti-aging in skincare—from A to Z.

AHAs: Alpha Hydroxy Acids found naturally in fruit and milk, they are used in chemical peels as natural exfoliators and are known to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections from fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid: An ingredient that can decrease the appearance of fine lines and support anti-oxidants like vitamin C to help eliminate free radicals. This gem comes in supplement form as well, helping to strengthen the skin from the inside out.

Antioxidants: Vitamins and minerals found naturally in foods like fruits, vegetables, and chocolate that counteracts the effects of free radicals by blocking the damaging effects of the radicals and restoring free radicals to healthy, functioning cells.

Botox: A prescription injectable used to block communication between the nerves and muscles to paralyze the muscles in the face. This helps smooth skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Depending on how your body naturally metabolizes, the results can last up to 6 months (insert perma-grin here)!

Broken Capillaries: Tiny extensions of veins under the skin that get damaged via sun, alcohol, rigorous skincare, excessive, heat, etc… making them red and visible through the skin.

Collagen: A protein found naturally in the dermis; collagen acts as the support system for your skin, helping it bounce back to its natural, resilient form after funny facial expressions and environmental stressors. Over time, collagen gets weaker and is produced less allowing fine lines and wrinkles to form.

Crow’s Feet: The wrinkles that appear on the outside corners of the eyes, as a result of the natural aging process and common facial expressions, generally with three lines shaped like a crow’s foot.

Dermal Fillers: Usually given by injection, fillers add volume and fullness to the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and deviations and imperfections from physical damage to the skin. They can be used to plump up thin lips, soften wrinkles, and improve the look of scars.

Dermis: The second layer of skin, located beneath the epidermis, the dermis is the layer where wrinkles form.

Dysport: A prescription injectable that works like botox, paralyzing muscles and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Elastin: A protein located in the dermis, it works synergistically with collagen to support skin’s cellular structure and provide elasticity. Over time, environmental exposure decreases the amount of elastin in the skin.

Ferulic Acid: This powerful antioxidant kills free radicals and helps ward off sun damage, repairing the skin from past exposure. It can also increase the efficacy of other anti-oxidants like vitamin C and E.

Fraxel: A Laser treatment, performed by certified physicians, that can take between 15 and 45 minutes. It smoothes out skin’s texture, helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, surface scarring, pigmentation, and sun damage.

Free Radicals: Cells in the body that have been damaged by the process of oxidation. These cells are missing an electron and try to correct the problem by stealing their missing electron from healthy cells. Free radicals feed off of healthy cells, damaging DNA and causing premature aging.

Frown Lines: This refers to two kinds of wrinkles: the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows and the vertical lines that form across the forehead. And you get them from – you guessed it – frowning. So smile more and see us for Botox.

Glycation: The process by which excess sugar consumption breaks down collagen and elastin, causing skin damage and accelerated aging.

Glycolic Acid: An AHA and natural exfoliator found in sugar cane, it penetrates the pores to remove dead skin cells and debris while lightening discoloration for healthier and more youthful looking skin.

Hydroquinone: A lightening/whitening agent used to reduce hyperpigmentation and eliminate sun spots.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL): A light therapy treatment performed in a medical-based setting; it stimulates collagen production and targets multiple signs of aging simultaneously, including but not limited to: spider veins, broken capillaries and dark spots.

Kojic Acid: An ingredient with similar effects as hydroquinone, lightening sun spots and reducing hyper pigmentation.

Laugh Lines: Are the best lines!! These wrinkles form around the side of the mouth from the nose to the chin; also known as parentheses.

Microdermabrasion: An exfoliating treatment, usually done on the face, neck and chest, it uses a specialized tool to buff away dead skin cells. This helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and smoothes out textured skin.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An antioxidant that helps protect the skin from UV damage, and it keeps skin and hair hydrated and radiant. It can be found naturally in fish, flaxseed and walnuts and in supplement form.

Oxidation: The process of cells being exposed to oxygen. It is a natural process that may lead to cell death, in which case, dead cells are usually replaced by new and healthy ones. In some cases, oxidation will damage cells, turning them into free radicals.

Peptides: Small proteins shown to increase collagen production. Peptide technology is continually improving and improving its capacity to help smoothe out wrinkles and lines while increasing overall firmness and suppleness in the skin.

Plant Stem Cells: Don’t believe the hype.

Retinol: Derived from vitamin A, retinol is considered one of the most effective ingredients for reversing sun damage and other signs of aging because it speeds cellular turnover (or the production of new skin cells). Essentially, Retinol creates new, delicate skin. Because of this, it should only be used as part of a nighttime skincare regimen laid out for you by a professional. Retinol and sunshine do not mix, so please remember your SPF.

Salicylic Acid: an ingredient used to exfoliate skin and improve its texture, it can help minimize the appearance of fine lines while cleaning out pores.

Selenium: This mineral (found in whole grains, seafood, garlic and eggs) helps preserve skin elasticity and protect the skin for excessive UV damage. Eat up, buttercup.

SPF: The leading cause of premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles is exposure to the sun and it’s UVAging and UVBurning rays. Using sunscreen daily is the best way to prevent that damage. Make sure yours has a Sun Protection Factor of at least 15. If you’re in the sun for a prolonged time, reapply every 45-60 minutes to ensure you’re consistently protected.

Spider Veins: These look like capillaries and are usually red, purple and blue veins that appear under the skin, usually in the legs and face.

Sun Spots: Also called dark spots or age spots; these appear on the skin, in an array of colors and sizes, after prolonged sun exposure that leads to loss of elasticity, dehydration, and cellular damage.

Varicose Veins: Often painful, the large, swollen veins are visible through the skin in the legs.

Vitamin A: Used to make some of the most effective anti-aging ingredients, including retinol. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that can help reduce the appearance of circles under the eyes. For a list of foods that contain Vitamin A, click here.

Vitamin C: A powerful antioxidant, this vitamin helps ward off free radicals and decrease environmental damage, including the damaging effects of the sun’s rays (but a replacement for SPF it is not). It can also boost the body’s natural ability to produce skin-firming collagen and decrease inflammation in the skin.

Vitamin E: Another vitamin with antioxidant properties, vitamin E is a natural non-comedogenic moisturizer that can repair dry, cracked skin, while helping protect it from UVB rays.

Xeomin: An injectable available by prescription. It works like Botox and Dysport by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles and paralyzing the muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

What to know about your skin in your 40s

 

Now that your skin has settled from the transitional phase of aging to the early physical effects of aging, changes to the tone and texture of your skin, which are the result of years of sun exposure, are probably being seen. The skin starts to dull and that healthy glow that you knew as a teenager through your 20s is lost, partially because of decreased collagen and elastin that gets broken down by the sun and many other environmental aggressors like pollution.

A Dull Complexion

Why It’s Happening

Our skin cells don’t shed as quickly and as normally in our 40s as they did when we were younger. This results in more dead skin that sits on the surface, making skin look lackluster and highly textured. If you pair that with sun damage you have the perfect combo for looking far older than you are.

Rx

Regular exfoliation is a must, in the forms of mechanical and chemical exfoliation. A gentle scrub two to three times a week and a light AHA treatment gel can do wonders for sloughing off the old and bringing forward the new.

Age Spots

Why They’re Happening

The skin can’t repair itself nearly as well, or as fast, and sun exposure takes up to 20 years to show up on the skin, generally in the form of age spots. Friends of your sun exposed past start popping up in the form of brown spots ranging in small freckles to large masses of pigmentation.

Rx

Retin-A, hydroquinone, and antioxidants (especially topical vitamin c) can help, but light and laser treatments like fractional CO2 can really clean up sun-damaged skin, making it more even in tone and smoother in texture.

Why A Retinoid Is A Must

No matter your age, using a retinoid or retinol cream nightly can make a world of difference in how your skin ages. Despite the current condition of your skin, be it perfect or damaged, every 40-something woman should be using a retinoid. It’s a must—there’s nothing else with the same body of data that shows that over the years your skin is going to look that good and age that well. Retinoids help exfoliate skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation while keeping the skin healthy, hydrated and luminous.

The Start of Volume Loss

In your early 40s (and sometimes even in your 30s), small amounts of volume can be lost from the cheeks, lips and under the eyes, which gives a tired or sunken look. As fat moves down from the cheeks, the face loses the fullness that we associate with a youthful look.

Rx

Using tiny amounts of dermal fillers can inflate these features to how they looked five years ago

Inside Tip

To help stave off the effects of further volume loss, neurotoxins are a must; and it is most likely time to give skin a boost with chemical peels and even skin-tightening treatments. Sun exposure is not an option so use an SPF daily to the face, neck, and chest as well as any other exposed areas.

Laser Focused: Total Skin Rejuvenation

Do you want the newest innovation in skincare technology? Look no further as we have the solution for you. The Apex™ System combines innovation and performance with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and ER: YAG lasers. What does that mean to you?
The Apex is the safe, effective and preferred choice of clients and professionals in laser technology. The Apex provides a full spectrum of treatment options and dynamic results for the following skincare concerns: permanent hair reduction, treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions, acne nd skin texture, and overall skin rejuvenation.

How do these technologies work?
IPL (deep resurfacing) and Erbium YAG Laser (superficial resurfacing) combined help to provide a broad spectrum of light to address these conditions:
•Atrophic acne scars • Seborrheic Keratosis • uneven pigmentation • mild to moderate facial wrinkles • photodamaged skin lesions

Sandstone’s engineering of the Apex IPL and ER: YAG Laser has implemented a unique
technology that amply improves patient comfort and minimizes downtime. By combining proprietary technologies, it precisely ablates the skin without exposing the underlying epidermis. The result? Safe and effective treatment of highly sensitive skin regions on the neck, back of the hands and around the peri-oral (mouth) peri-orbital (eye) areas without anesthesia. This also means less cost and virtually no down time.

For more information on all that Skiin has to offer, contact us today at 262-657-5446. Don’t forget to visit us on the web at www.lovemyskiin.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lovemyskiin.

A cool new twist on body-contouring

We’ve heard and seen it all. There are lasers, sonic waves, needles, knives and extreme heat to remove fat and help sculpt a better you. With that said, these certain forms of fat-removal can destroy other tissue in the process by burning, shattering or extracting non-fat cells. NOT cool. Fortunately, CoolSculpting doesn’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, the unique, FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy tissues remain intact and healthy.

Re-Fit Re-New Re-Lift with Reaction

Revolutionary. Cutting-Edge. Brilliant. Viora Reaction™ is THE new generation in body contouring & skin tightening treatments. From cellulite treatment, circumferential reduction, skin-tightening for aging and inelastic skin on the face and body and skin-tightening on stretch marks, Reaction™ offers multiple treatment applications for the industry’s most sought-after aesthetic treatments.

Technology

The Reaction™ system combines CORE™ (Channeling Optimized RF Energy) technology with vacuum therapy to initiate three different processes: deep tissue heating, mechanical stretch and mechanical massage. Simultaneously, the unique vacuum therapy maximizes the penetration of RF energy in the treatment area while increasing local blood circulation, stimulating lymphatic drainage and assisting in the shrinkage of fat cell volume.

WHY VIORA?

  • Visible results after first treatment –  81% improvement in skin texture after the first session
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Love Is In the Air

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 12 for a love affair like no other! Skiin Anti-Aging Lounge cordially invites you to an exciting event showcasing mybody’s revolutionary skincare line and their innovative Probiotic Peel, the first-ever volumizing facial peel with youth-boosting topical probiotics. mybody has a solution to every skincare concern, providing you with a bevy of product options to help you love your Skiin, and love mybody.

mybody is an all-inclusive clinical skincare line formulated to meet the various skincare needs of women. These customizable, high-performance products address even the most severe skin issues without irritation and inflammation. Their Probiotic Peel utilizes Probiotic Derived Bioactives (PDB) to gently stimulate skin repair, build immunity and provide immediate inflammation-free results and unbelievable long-term benefits.

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Space is limited at this ALL DAY event so contact Skiin at 262-65SKIIN (75446) to reserve your spot today! We look forward to introducing you mybody and undeniably healthy, radiant skin.

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