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Blah..blah..Ages the skin!!  Not on my watch!

We know very well having a sweet tooth can cause us our waistline.  But don’t you know too, that overeating sugar can make our skin dull and wrinkles!!.

When you’ve sugar in your bloodstream attaches to proteins to form harmful new molecules call advanced glycation end products (or, AGEs for short).  The more sugar you eat, the more AGEs you develop.  And AGEs damage adjacent protein in a domino-like collagen and elastin.  The most vulnerable to keep skin firm and elastin.  Once collagen damaged and elastic become dry and brittle, leading to wrinkles and sagging.

Glycation-Graphic

This is healthy skin and older skin.  Younger skin got collagen more like grape.  Older skin got collagen more like raisins!!skin-aging-visual-representation-changes-over-lifetime-collagen-elastin-form-structure-dermis-making-tight-34993417

From  “the truth about looking young” national geographic BBC 2015 by Dr Rozina Ali

People with diabetes often show early signs of skin aging.

The good news is it’s never too late to turn back the clock.  We can rebuild collagen like changing our diets, use skin care with retinoids, always wear SPF and get facial regularly.

Cheers 😉

Jazz ❤

 

Fight free radicals

What are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are atoms or groups of atoms with an odd (unpaired) number of electrons and can be formed when oxygen interacts with certain molecules.

Once formed these highly reactive radicals can start a chain reaction like dominoes.

What causes?

As we are aging and environmental factors such as pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke and herbicides can also spawn free radicals.

Normally, our body can handle free radicals, but if antioxidants are unavailable, or if the free-radical production becomes excessive, damage can occur

The effects.

Our skin will age faster with wrinkles to cause us to have different diseases!!!!.

We need foods rich with antioxidants for prevention such as liver, egg yolk, milk, butter, spinach, carrots, squash, broccoli, yams, tomato, cantaloupe, peaches and grains.

And always wear sun protection.

Rosacea

Rosacea (rose-Ay-sha) is a common skin disease.  It often begins with just blushing or flushing easily than other people and can last for several hours.

The redness usually starts at T-zone (forehead, nose to the cheek area and down to chin area).  Sometimes will be ears, chest or back area.

Women most likely to notice and get diagnosed quicker than men.  There are 4 subtypes:

  1.  Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea; redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
  2. Papulopustular Rosacea; redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts ( but they are not ).
  3. Phymatous Rosacea; skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
  4. Ocular Rosacea; eyes red and irritates, eyelids can be swollen, and a person may have what looks like a stye (a red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple ).

Rosacea may not go away on its own and dermatologist can diagnose the disease.  For a skincare therapist has been taught to recognized the symptoms and watch for sign of getting any worsen.

At Beautiful Glow Sugaring, we’ve facial treatments design specific for this conditions.  We’ve clients whom already got some treatments with their dermatologists ( or if they need, we can give some recommendation to a few dermatologists).

Our goals are not to flare-ups the redness and helping our clients with home cares and more informations maybe what foods to avoid.

Skin care is very important to keep Rosacea under the control, otherwise  some ingredients in skincare can make Rosacea worse.

Thank you and Cheers 🙂

Jazz ❤

 

 

 

 

Treatment For Melasma, Age Spots, And Sun Damage

Treatment for Melasma
Reversal for Melasma & Sun Damage
What is Melasma?

Melasma is a chronic skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation.

 

What causes Melasma?

The cause of melasma is complex.  The pigmentation is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes, which is taken up by the keratinocytes (epidermal melanosis) and deposit in the dermis.  Melasma commonly arises in healthy non-pregnant adults and can be genetic also.

Known triggers for Melasma

  • Sun Damage
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormone treatments; Oral centraceptive pills containing Oestrogen and/or progesterone, hormone replacement, intrauterine devices and implants.
  • Certain medication (including new targeted therapies for cancer), or scented or deodorant soaps
  • Hypothyoroidism (low levels of circulative thyroid hormone).

Who gets Melasma?

Melasma is more common in women than in men; only 1-in-4 to 1-in-20 affected individuals are male.  Being pregnant is certainly a joy.  But you can be experiencing changes in your skin such as Melasma AKA “MASK OF PREGNANCY”,  also very common with Latin/Hispanic, North African, Africa-American, Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean descent.

Treatment during Pregnancy
Effective measures to prevent Chloasma or Melasma During Pregnancy

What is the treatment of Melasma?

Melasma can be very slow to respond to treatment.

  • Discontinue hormonal contraception.
  • Always wear sun protection.
  • Use products with tyrosinase inhibitors.  Hydroquinone 2-4 % as cream or lotion.
  • Azelaic acid cream or lotion (SAFE FOR PREGNANT)
  • Kojic acid
  • Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
  • Methimazole (Antithyroid drug)

At Beautiful Glow we have treatments to best fit your skin needed.  And our professional products from Skin Script were designed and developed under the direction of highly respected physicians and estheticians.

Please contact me to help you with your beautiful glow skin.  Thank you 🙂.

Cheers!

Jazz