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Friday, 02 March 2018 20:23

Say Goodbye to Winter Skin

InstitutDermed blog ExfoliationHeading into Spring there may still be some unexpectedly cooler temperatures here and there, but the evenings are starting to stay brighter longer and the days noticeably more sunny. Early Spring is the perfect time to say goodbye to dry, winter skin and prepare your face and body for spending more time outdoors.

Exfoliation is the process of removing dry, damaged skin cells from the surface of the skin; Exfoliation helps to increase skin regeneration, boost elasticity and create a smoothness (minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles). Natural aging may be unavoidable but exfoliation contributes to “healthy skin aging” by delaying or preventing the visible appearance of skin aging. Strengthening your skin’s ability to retain moisture is the key to youthful looking skin.

The more hydrated your skin is, the more youthful it will look and moisturizing on top of a layer of dead dry skin buildup won't accomplish much. Dry winter skin can also just feel itchy and uncomfortable and clog pores leading to more breakouts if you are acne prone.

Using both a topical and a physical exfoliant in a skin care regime will keep those dead, dry skin cells at bay. An exfoliating scrub such as the Enhancing Micro Crystal Polish with corundum crystals and jojoba beads and an exfoliating peel such as the Brightening peel with Lactic Acid will also break up pigmented areas, sloughing off those damaged skin cells to help even the skin tone and brighten for a gorgeous healthy glow.

In clinic this is a great time of the year to add on a professional peel, a microdermabrasion or a dermaplaning to your regular facial treatment. Spring is here - get your Dermed glow on!

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Friday, 02 February 2018 22:22

Trending Now - Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

Trending Now - Himalayan Salt Stone Massage

What it is:

Himalayan salt stone massage is a leading edge technique in the healing massage arts.  Using organically charged, mineral rich salt crystal stones to heal and balance your body’s energy centers and central nervous system the many benefits reported are more restful sleep, reduced inflammation, easing of muscle tension, stress and helping to detoxify your body.  

How it works:

Unlike traditional hot stone massage the minerals of the salt stones are absorbed into the skin as the therapist glides them along.  Also unlike hot stones, the Himalayan Salt Stones may be used hot or cold and are naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial.

There are 84 minerals that enrich each salt crystal stone and, when used as an extension of your massage therapist’s hands, combined with a light blend of jojoba oil and clove, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils they deliver a truly unforgettable massage.  Besides the therapeutic healing effect the stones are also lightly exfoliating, removing dead skin cells and promoting healthy skin.  

What it does:

On a spiritual level this is a treatment that will leave you feeling more energized and centered in your body, mind, and spirit.  The magnetic qualities of the stones help to draw away negative energy and restore balance and inner peace. As with all massage therapy, the benefits of Himalayan salt stone massage are increased when you receive it on a regular basis.

Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is available now at Institut' DERMed Spa in Buckhead, Atlanta, Ga.
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Remember that dewy skin of your youth? Childhood skin looks tight and toned because of active collagen production in the dermis of the skin. This slows steadily as we get older, eventually causing the skin to grow slack and fine lines and wrinkles to appear. Choosing the most effective treatment plan from all the current available options can be confusing. But if a more youthful appearance is your goal then it's worth knowing that true anti-aging treatments must stimulate collagen production in order to be effective. Facial skin resurfacing is the quickest way to achieve a collagen boost.

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