The Low Down on Acne Down Low

No pimple is created equal— Nor are the ways you conquer them. Here we give us the scoop on how to get rid of those pesky breakouts without wreaking havoc on your skin.

When a blemish appears, your body has incredible repair responses (unless an immune deficiency disorder is playing a role) that immediately recognize when an infection is present and then kick your white blood cells into high gear to heal it. The only real problem arises when you either think you’re helping or just plain “can’t take it,” and interfere with these natural healing processes, which ultimately makes things worse.

When you get a red, painful blemish, ONE of two things will happen: The infection inside the blemish will work its way up to the surface of the skin, resulting in a whitehead. This type of blemish is called a pustule. Sometimes the infection will NOT come up to the surface. It will stay deep within the skin until the body eventually re-absorbs it. I’m just going to hang out down here for a bit. This type of blemish is called a cyst.

Treating Pustular Blemishes
DO NOT TOUCH. It’s best to not act the minute you feel it coming on—instead wait a day or two for the infection to appear on the surface. Waiting will allow you to effectively control the blemish without damaging the skin. Once the whitehead is truly visible, gently squeeze out the infection with your fingers wrapped in tissue, and then apply a spot-drying treatment, we recommend mybody’s myHELPER, which will work its way into the skin and eradicate any lingering infection. If you apply a drying treatment before the whitehead is on the surface, it will simply dry out the surface of the skin, keeping the infection trapped underneath for longer. This will cause the infection to stretch to the surrounding skin tissue, which sets off a response that creates discoloration and leaves behind a dark acne scar that will linger for weeks or even months (reminding you well after it is healed what an atrocity it was).

What You Can Do About the Cystic Ones
Mostly occurring on the chin and jaw areas, it is important to remember that cysts will NEVER emerge onto the skin’s surface with a pustular whitehead. No matter what method you employ, cysts will never rise to the surface of the skin. WE MEAN ABSOLUTELY NO PICKING. EVER. Your best bet is to treat the cyst with gentle skincare, no physical exfoliation, and deep penetrating ingredients that will help treat infection and soothe the irritated layers of skin. We recommend a daily routine of myody skincare’s Take Control cleanser, Calm After the Storm serum, and Safety Blanket moisturizer and a spot treatment or weekly mask ritual of mybody’s Let Me Clarify to address the bevy of skin concerns with cystic acne. If the cysts worsen, seek medical attention from a dermatologist.

Also take note that using a daily regimen that helps keep skin hydrated, balanced, and protected is a great way to keep acne at bay. Hormones, stress, weather, diet, and genes all play an important role in skin types and conditions, so be aware of changes and have the appropriate treatments on hand.

Questions o concerns about your skin? Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation: 262-657-5446

 

Erase the Beauty Sins of Summer

It was a wonderful summer. You swam in lakes and seas, ran through fields, finished books, and felt the sun on your face in far-flung destinations. The sillage of sunscreen, salt, and sand is still heavy on your beach bags and eyelet sundresses. But no matter how low-key or carefree your vacation behavior, your sudden intimacy with the sun has most likely resulted in a state of epidermal disarray. But all it takes to remedy your summer sins-when it comes to your skin at least-are a few easy steps and standby products.
Returning to complexion perfection could be as simple as returning to a purposeful skin care regimen. Reintroduce or get acquainted with radiance-boosting cleansers (we LOVE Revision’s Papaya Enzyme Cleanser), scrubs (get glowing with Revision’s Finishing Touch),  and treatment products (mybody’s A-TEAM is a dream)  to put you on the path to porelessness. For additional cleanup, a glowing, smooth surface can be found at the hands of an at-home peel (myboy’s new GLOWBIOTICS provides instant resurfacing) performed three times per week.
It’s no secret that prolonged UV exposure from lazy days on the sand can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. For this, too, we suggest first tackling the problem at home before bed with brightening formulas. mybody’s BRIGHTAMIN C  Give your skin the radiant glow you desire with quality skincare you deserve. Radical lipid-based Vitamin C works more effectively than traditional Vitamin C products to brighten, lift and tighten while imparting antioxidant protection; mybody’s myHERO is a powerful multi-vitamin for your skin, this vital anti-aging multi-tasker combines plant-based growth factor peptides, key antioxidants, retinol boosters, a unique DNA repair complex with instant skin tighteners and brighteners; Revision’sRetinol Complete contains encapsulated Retinol for maximum efficacy and minimal irritation,reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and brightens and evens skin tone. For more stubborn dark spots, skin may require an in-office boost to jump-start their line-smoothing and complexion-evening results. Tone and texture can be corrected through a series ofmicrodermabrasion treatments to improve skin texture and tone while decreasing surface pigmentation; intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy sessions to clear skin of sun spots, irregular pigmentation, small capillaries, general redness and is also effective in reducing pore size. IPL can treat face, neck, chest, arms, legs and hands. Recommended as a series for best results.Fall is looking brighter still!

For more information on all that we offer or to book your complimentary consultation, contact us at 262-657-5446 or click here for our website! Get glowing with us!

 

The Science of Great Skin

Skiin Anti-aging Lounge represents the furthest advancements in scientific skincare with a passion for guest satisfaction. Our combination of experience, education, intelligent results, and the highest quality equipment and products provide our guests with the confidence that they are receiving the absolute best services backed by the highest ethical standards.

Boutique is Better.

Proper skincare is paramount in producing healthy results. We offer only the highest caliber of science-based products that are proven to address any and all of your skin concerns in the best possible way. You won’t find mass-produced, mass-marketed mediocre skincare regimens here. Our anti-aging lounge is home to state of the art equipment and boutique skin care products that deliver intelligent results.

Revise and Revive: Revision Skincare

“For over 25 years, Revision Skincare has provided physicians with clinically proven, high-performing skincare products. Using only the purest, most efficacious ingredients, the Revision Skincare collection was formulated to provide targeted solutions for enhancing skin’s appearance and reducing signs of aging.” – Revision Skincare

Whether Harper’s Bazaar is touting the magic of Revision Skincare’s DEJ Eye Cream and Nectifirm or Newbeauty Magzine is giving Intellishade Broad-Spectrum SPF 45 the Beauty Choice Award, Revision’s reputation is building rapidly.

From Head to Toe: mybody skincare

“Where does great skin come from? (Hint: it comes from more than just a pretty bottle). A healthy lifestyle, good daily habits and awareness of what you put in and on your body all contribute to the health and appearance of your skin. At mybody, we have created the ultimate in skincare solutions so you can experience a deeper connection to your skin, health and wellness.”

“Through the innovative science of topical probiotics, key peptides, micronutrients and superior delivery systems, mybody mimics and supports how the skin repairs, defends and heals itself for profound results. Skin acts younger and healthier—and looks that way, too.” – mybody skincare

mybody was created with your body in mind. Their dedication to repairative probiotics that nourish every skin type and address every skin condition make for a skincare line that is use friendly and results driven. Superior ingredients and advanced technology prove to work synergistically with your body’s chemistry to deliver the outcome you so deserve.

Baden-Baden: The birthplace of beauty and Biodroga

“Biodroga employs top European experts in the fields of biochemistry, dermatology and bioengineering. They ensure that only ingredients of the highest quality are processed. Naturally, as with all other Biodroga products, our biological beauty systems are manufactured in strict observance of GMP (good manufacturing practices) and our facilities have ISO 9000 certifications. Our company guarantees that this strict standard is met in order to fulfill our commitment to unsurpassed product quality.” –  Biodroga Skincare

Biodroga Systems skin care solutions run the gamut – from acne care to advanced anti-aging treatments –  Biodroga is a worldwide leader in the science behind beautiful skin. Researched, developed and manufactured exclusively in their own laboratories in Baden-Baden, Germany, their dedication to excellence and integrity by far surpasses many other lines out there. With a history of over 50 years of innovation, Biodroga remains committed to the highest standards of product quality to ensure superior results.

Want to know more about our stellar skincare offerings? Want to get IN with skiin? Contact us today at 262-657-5446 and follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

 

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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.