There are a variety of ways your skin suffers from toxic attacks on a daily basis. It could come from your environment, poor eating habits, or an excessively stressful lifestyle. What we end up seeing is that our face becomes dry, or full of acne, or hypersensitive. Even if we are doing all of the things we are supposed to do in order to care for our skin, our internally high levels of toxicity could be undermining our skin care regimen. So it may be time to break out another weapon in our arsenal of skin care strategies: Doing a cleanse. No, we are not talking about the extreme versions of internal cleansing that you may have heard about (i.e. colonics).
What we are after is a diet simplification that will give your internal system a chance to re-balance itself. This is done by taking time off from processed foods and switching to whole, unprocessed foods for a period of time. The goal is to simplify the tasks your digestive system has to deal with in order for it to release excess energy for healing other parts of the system. A good cleanse does two things for the body: 1. Allows the system to crank up toxin removal and 2. Release energy to revivify the entire system including your skin. One recommended path is to ramp up your diet to as high a percentage of the following items as you can including:
Peptides are strings of amino acids, held together by nitrogen and carbon bonds. Under the microscope, they have a similar appearance to a string of pearls.
Peptides have been around since the birth of tissue, and scientists recognize them as the building blocks of life. In the skin, peptides occur naturally to keep the skin firm. In skin care products, lab-created peptides work from the inside out to address a host of facial issues, especially wrinkles. The pivotal benefit of peptides in skin care is their ability to penetrate the skin. This is a result of their size at a molecular level.
Peptides consist of up to 100 amino acids strung together, so they are actually mini-proteins: chains of 100-200 amino acids are called polypeptides, and chains of more than 200 are simply called proteins. Long-chain proteins, such as collagen, can only be applied to the surface of the skin, because their molecular size makes it impossible for them to go deeper. The best they can do is to act as a temporary moisture barrier to promote hydration and softness. But when these long-chain proteins are broken into shorter chains (peptides), skin penetration becomes possible.
Peptides are non-invasive ingredients that have been proven to produce results, so they are great options for incorporating into a skin care regimen. Know, however, that peptides are not quick and magic potions. Their one drawback is that they take time because they build from within the skin, not from peeling the outer surface. The positives of this approach: stronger skin, less or no irritation, and no free-radical stimulation.
At Oasis we offer the Peptide with the Nano Infusion (also none as Nano Stamping) and our Toning and Tightening Microcurrent facial to help this powerful skin building Peptides quickly penetrate the skin. At your next appointment ask if a Facial Infusion Treatment or Microcurrent Facial is best for you skin.
I had my very first official professional facial a little over a year ago. It was absolutely delightful. And because I am going to do this work for a living (EEK! I'm so excited!), I literally interviewed my Esthetician while she preformed the task.
Before I went and had her touching all on my face, I had to know what I was getting myself into. Going to any form of doctor's or medical office can cause a bit of anxiety. especially, if it's your first time having a procedure done. The same is true when visiting your friendly neighborhood esthetician's office for a skincare treatment.
I am a planner, so in a truly TYPE A way and to help ease that initial anxiety, I did my research. In this blog post I will share what you can expect at your first professional facial appointment.
Normal Skin Type
Dry Skin Type
You likely have Normal Skin, if you didn’t answer “Yes” to many of the questions listed in the Skin Analysis? Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily. There aren’t many imperfections and you likely to do not struggle constantly with dry spots or acne. Your skin is not severely sensitivity. You may have an allergy, however, rarely multiple allergies and can use common skin care products/ingredients. Your skin is smooth and soft with barely visible pores! You lucky dog!
You likely have dry skin, if you experience tightness in through your forehead, have premature or defined lines & wrinkles developing around your eyes and mouth and if your skin feels “ashy” or dry to the touch minutes after freshly washing. When you have dry skin, you can have nearly invisible pores, dull and/or rough complexion, red/ rough patches and less elasticity or “bounciness”. When exposed to drying factors such as too much direct sunlight, wind or cold, hormonal changes, some medications, indoor heating, and some types of cosmetics & cleaners, the skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed.
What products do you really need to maintain healthy and beautiful skin?
My friends and clients asked me this question a lot. At the end of the day there are a few products that every person absolutely needs in their skin care regimen to maintain healthy and beautiful skin. The absolute and best advice is to keep the skin Clean and Protected, In today's blogpost I'll share with you what to look for when purchasing new skin care products.
Before we talk about the different products, let's first discuss on what exactly your skin was designed by the Creator to actually do. First, the skin is an immunity organ. It's job is to defend the body against foreign invaders and the environment. It does so through its Acid Mantle which is a moist layer of sweat, oil, dead epidermal skin cells and water that sits on top of the skin. In fact, the Acid Mantle is what gives skin “the Glow”. The Acid Mantle aka Barrier Function of the skin is where healthy bacteria and antioxidants live to defend against potential invaders. When the Acid Mantle is continually broken down by using the wrong kind of products, it can lead to dry skin, sensitivity, inflammation and a whole host of issues.