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PPE SKINCARE SURVIVAL KIT IS HERE!

Wearing a mask has just become another part of your routine. They’re more or less invisible, especially in public parks, grocery stores, and city streets.

But for all the good they do, you may be noticing a few annoying problems beyond your foggy glasses: itchy skin, pesky pimples, and oily blackheads, to name a few. That’s because constantly wearing a face mask can inadvertently do a number on your skin, “Face masks can be harmful to the skin in two ways.  “First, direct friction can damage the outer skin layer, leading to irritation and inflammation. Second, masks trap humidity, sweat, and oil on the skin.” In turn, this creates an environment that encourages microorganisms to flourish, worsening conditions like acne and rosacea.

Face masks are essential, and you should not stop wearing them because of skin issues. But you can mitigate any potential damage by giving your skin a bit of love and taking care of your face coverings properly.

glowMD Laser MEdSpa is now offering a PPE SkinCare Kit to help with the skin issues that can arise from wearing a mask daily. The kit has the following products:

Cleansing Complex is an exfoliating product that removes dead skin cells, oil, dirt and impurities from deep within pores. This face wash helps you maintain clear skin and controls acne breakouts. The exfoliating ingredients in this glycolic acid cleanser also create an even texture and smooth surface.

Active Serum: This fast-acting, long-term, results-oriented formula decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly evens skin tone, and is excellent for blemish-prone skin. … Excellent for all skin types and for all ages, this powerful botanical serum leaves the skin moist and smooth.

Recovery Balm: Calms and encourages skin recovery while immersing severely dry skin in deep, healthy hydration. Formulated with ceramides to lock-in moisture behind an antimicrobial, this ultra-soothing balms helps prevent the appearance of scarring and maximize your results.

Make sure you are generous with your sunscreen when applying all over your face! You wouldn’t want that dreaded mask tan! We offer EltaMD Sunscreen with many options to suite your lifestyle. We can guide you to look for an oil-free, non-comedogenic product, as these are formulated to be non-pore clogging.

Call us or stop by for your PPE Skincare Survival Kit today! 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.

comparison of young and old face

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.

woman meditating

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

SUFFERING FROM ROSACEA?

Rosacea Awareness Month is here for the entire month of April to help raise awareness of this widespread yet often misunderstood chronic facial disorder that affects an estimated 16 million Americans – and many more worldwide. Rosacea is a very common disorder characterized by symptoms of facial flushing and a collection of other clinical signs such as facial redness, broken capillaries, coarseness of the skin, and an inflammatory eruption that may be similar to acne.

Not only does springtime align with Rosacea Awareness Month, it is referred to by many doctors as “rosacea season” due to the change in weather causing flare-ups in many sufferers. Be proactive in your skin’s health and schedule an appointment with your dermatologist this month if it’s been awhile since your last visit. If you haven’t seen a medical professional yet and are self-treating your signs and symptoms, consider this month your motivation to seek proper diagnosis and treatment.

Here are glowMD Laser MedSpa, we offer several products and services that can help control rosacea:

THE CALMING KIT BY iS CLINICAL

CLEANSING COMPLEX is an excellent cleanser for people who are experiencing pustular rosacea, as this product gently yet thoroughly cleans the skin. By removing the dirt, oil and debris that contributes to clogged pores, CLEANSING COMPLEX can help prevent and eliminate the pustules that may develop with rosacea. And because it is so gentle, it won’t further aggravate the skin.

PRO-HEAL SERUM ADVANCE+ has gentle botanical ingredients that help neutralize free radicals while helping to calm the skins inflammatory response. This means that it not only minimizes redness, but also reduces the discomfort associated with rosacea. PRO-HEAL SERUM ADVANCE+ also contains L-ascorbic acid, a scientifically-advanced form of vitamin C that provides potent photo-protection and anti-inflammatory properties. With its healing and reparative benefits, PRO-HEAL SERUM ADVANCE+ will help revitalize compromised skin due to rosacea.

HYDRA-COOL SERUM

Soothes inflamed skin, Reduces irritation, Hydrates without clogging pores.Hydra-Cool Serum contains the powerful, healing antioxidant centella asiatica with vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid, kojic acid and soothing menthol. … iS Clinical offers clinically-proven skin care solutions and visible results.

ECLIPSE SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum Creme

Formulated specifically for daily use and extended outdoor activities. ECLIPSE SPF 50+ is a unique fusion of scientifically advanced, micronized physical sunscreens and pure vitamin E. The resulting blend provides water-resistant broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays-in an ultra-sheer formula that absorbs quickly for a non-greasy matte finish.

Give It A Try!
iS Clinical Calming Travel Kit features 4 gentle formulas to treat and calm rosacea-prone skin. The portable-size products are packaged in a convenient case for easy travel. Great for gift-giving or for first time users of the iS Clinical line.

iS Clinical Calming Travel Kit includes:

  • Cleansing Complex (2 fl. oz.)
  • Pro-Heal Serum Advance Plus (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • Hydra-Cool Serum (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • Eclipse SPF 50 Plus (2 count)
  • BONUS: Sheald Recovery Balm (0.17 oz.)
  • Travel Bag
  • $142.16

VBEAM LASER TREATMENT

Full Face Treatment $300–Save $100

Hemangiomas, Rosacea, Acne Scars

Blood vessel lasers are one of the mainstays of rosacea treatment. We use the V-beam pulsed dye laser. When this type of laser is fired, the light from the laser is selectively absorbed by red blood in the face. Following the laser pulse, the laser energy is transmitted to the blood vessel wall, which leads to a narrowing of the blood vessel wall and a shrinking of the size of the blood vessel. This in turn leads to a reduction in facial redness.

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glowMD Laser MedSpa will treat your acne/rosacea with the V-Beam in an effective and safe way with little or no downtime. Call 540-371-9098 to learn more about why glowMD Laser MedSpa is a trusted source for effective rosacea treatment in Fredericksburg and Central Virginia.

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