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GlowMD Laser MedSpa Annual Complimentary Cancer Care Spa Day 2020

iS clinical cancer care productsGlowMD Laser MedSpa & iS Clinical Skincare Annual Complimentary Cancer Care Spa Day October 30th from 9-4pm. To honor those men and women have have undergone or are undergoing Breast Cancer Therapy. To those who would love to be pampered by us, and those who are seeking answers to what is going on with their skin and what solutions we can offer, please join us. We be offering a Complimentary Harmony Facial. Appointments are required. 540.371.9098
 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020 a time to shine a light on initiatives to raise awareness, educate men and women about risk factors and screenings, and support those who are fighting, surviving, or undergoing treatment. For our part, we want to celebrate the strength and commitment of the brave patients going through or have gone through cancer treatment with a special event.
 
                                                                                                                              Complimentary Harmony Facial
A soothing and revitalizing facial that gently nourishes and restores your skin’s tone, clarity, resilience and glow. This facial is designed to gently awaken the sense while encouraging a restorative balance of harmony to the skin.
 
Appointments are required.
The iS CANCER CARE Program was designed to assist with both the physical and emotional challenges of a patient dealing with cancer. The program provides skincare solutions and education programs for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Since launching the program at the Washington Cancer Institute over a decade ago, iS CANCER CARE has expanded to other esteemed institutes, including the UCLA Revlon Breast Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and The Cleveland Clinic.
 
 

ASK KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN – WHY WARMING HONEY CLEANSER?

There’s no celebrity better suited to guide you through the world of organic and all-natural beauty brands than Kourtney Kardashian. The eldest Kardashian not only regularly shares the importance of all-natural skincare on her website Poosh, but she even previously lobbied in D.C. for FDA regulations on cosmetics and beauty products.

Luckily, the ‘Queen of Clean’ regularly shares her top clean beauty picks on her lifestyle site. In fact, that’s exactly how many discovered the iS Clinical Warming Honey Cleanser which is a current staple in Kardashian’s skincare routine.

The mom-of-three gave the exfoliating cleanser her stamp of approval and explained that she loves how the gentle, honey-based formula warms up as its massaged into the skin. Plus, she said the blemish-banishing gel actually tastes delicious, too (in case you were wondering about the taste…).

“When you’re massaging it onto your face, a little gets into your mouth, and it tastes so good,” Kardashian..I literally want to eat it.”

While we wouldn’t recommend *actually* eating this honey cleanser by the spoonful, Kardashian’s willingness to ingest a little cleanser does speak to her trust in the skincare brand. Plus, she mentioned that she’s also a huge fan of the iS Clinical Pro-Heal Serum a nourishing serum packed with soothing Vitamin C and blemish-fighting kojic acid.

Despite a delightfully sweet taste, there are plenty of other benefits you’ll find from this facial cleanser. It’s packed with antioxidant-rich Japanese Green Tea extract, glycerin, and exfoliating papaya enzymes—meaning each application not only clears out your pores, but also leaves your skin ultra-hydrated and undeniably smooth.

Even though we’ve never seen Kardashian with a blemish, this cleanser is also ideal for acne-prone skin. The combination of amino acids and antioxidants from the honey, royal jelly, and propolis make it a great benefit for fighting blemishes.

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Call or stop by for your Warming Honey Cleanser today at 540.371.9098.

 

INFLAMMATION & SKIN AGING

Inflammation affects the skin in a myriad of ways, but is particularly damaging when combined with the effects of aging. However, there are many ways to remedy the causes of inflammation and to minimize its effects.

In this post, we will discuss how to recognize inflammation and why it is especially connected with the aging process. We also offer methods to reduce not only the appearance of inflammation, but the actual inflammatory process itself.

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IDENTIFYING INFLAMMATION

Inflammation is usually considered to be part of a skin disease, such as rosacea or acne, and it certainly is. However, ongoing inflammation affects every decline in skin health and is an important driver of skin aging. If inflammatory processes could be decreased – and they can! – then aging would be slowed, skin health would improve and beauty would increase.

Not only is inflammation present when it appears as redness, warmth, discomfort and swelling but it is also present, whether it is visible or not, during aging. Furthermore, stress from any cause is quite inflammatory. Inflammation accelerates aging, so much so that a new word was coined by scientists and doctors to describe this close connection – “inflammaging”. Inflammation and aging are so associated with one another that they can be spoken of as a single word.

INFLAMMATION AND AGE

Older persons have more inflammatory markers in their blood stream compared to younger persons. This is known to be true because these levels have been measured in large numbers of people. For those of the same age, persons with healthier skin and a healthier body have lower levels of inflammation compared to those with less healthy skin or bodies.

Even in groups of people of the same age and with the same medical problem – such as diabetes, for example – diabetics who have their condition under good control have fewer circulating inflammatory molecules than diabetics whose disease is under poor control. These levels also predict how rapidly health will decline unless interventions are taken.

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CONTROLLING INFLAMMATION

There are many ways for an individual to decrease their personal level of inflammation. One solution is to take oral supplements, such as curcumin, which have been shown to decrease inflammation in the body. Another option is to adopt practices like meditation, yoga, mindfulness training and exercise, which decrease the body’s molecules that communicate stress and encourage inflammation in the skin and other tissues.

Many lifestyle modifiers working through epigenetics also positively impact the inflammatory process; some of these include diet, exercise, smoking cessation, stress reduction, social connection, spirituality and a positive outlook on life.

SKIN CARE AND INFLAMMATION

Topical skincare products are an accessible and effective way of reducing skin’s inflammation and improving skin aging, especially when they are of excellent quality. Many ingredients in skincare products reduce “inflammaging”. Some of these include ADVANCE+ Vitamin C, olive leaf extract/oleuropein, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, antioxidants and Centella asiatica. Additionally, using sunscreen lessens inflammation and decreases the risk of skin aging and skin cancer.

TREATING INFLAMMATION WITH iS CLINICAL SKINCARE

 All botanicals in iS CLINICAL products have antioxidant ability and double as anti-inflammatories. An iS CLINICAL product that is a hero in reducing inflammation is PRO-HEAL SERUM ADVANCE+. Other skin care products in the iS CLINICAL line with excellent anti-inflammatory activity include SUPER SERUM ADVANCE+EXTREME PROTECT SPF30ECLIPSE SPF50+GENEXC SERUM, WHITE LIGHTENING COMPLEX and REPARATIVE MOISTURE EMULSION.

Every individual has much more control over their own inflammatory processes than they may realize. With the correct knowledge and habits, it is easy to make positive impacts on ones skin aging, skin health and beauty every day.

For additional education, follow Dr. Charlene DeHaven on Instagram @CharleneDeHavenMD

What Can A Honey Enzyme Facial Do For Me?

This luxurious, exfoliating, hydrating facial enhances skin with gentle massage and soothing hydration. Effective for all skin types, each use leaves skin as soft as it’s ever been. The result is a dramatically smoother, brighter and revitalized complexion with a noticeable glow.

Honey is utilized in several of the pharmaceutical grade skin care products used in this treatment.  Honey contains vitamins, minerals, and is rich in antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds such as flavonoids.  Honey is also known to promote wound care and acts as an anti-inflammatory.

Your face is gently cleansed and massaged throughout the facial treatment.  We start with a gentle warming honey cleanser, move forward with a massage honey complex, apply an active masque, perform extractions as needed, and finish with a cooling hydrating masque.  Once complete, a proprietary blend of mists, serums, and skin protectants are applied.

New Massage Silk! This unique and luxurious gel thins to the perfect consistency as it warms, providing ultimate massage medium, and rinses off gently leaving the skin soft, supple and hydrated. MASSAGE SILK contains natural extracts of coconut, hydrating glycerin, soothing vitamin E and restorative sunflower seed oil. Softens and hydrates! Blood Orange – Lavender and Unscented. This new addition tour Honey Enzyme Facial just adds more luxurious and moisturizing results!