Lyn Ross competed in Las Vegas for her chosen charity Foster Cares Support Foundation.
The Skin Games competition is an annual event for licensed skincare professionals to show what results they can achieve by using professional grade product lines, with an aim of helping them to share their knowledge, skills, experience and results with the world.
This year's competition also included a Compassionate Category where entrants competed to win a donation to their chosen charity.
The Skin Games Compassionate Category saw ten finalists compete for the top three monetary prizes to help their chosen charity by bringing awareness through a game changing act of kindness. Lyn Ross, Founder of Institut' DERMed Clinical Skincare entered to highlight Foster Care Support Foundation Prom-A-Palooza Annual Event as well as the bringing attention to the financial needs of the foundation.
For the past seventeen years Foster Care Support Foundation has hosted an annual Prom-A-Palooza event to help teens in Foster Care with everything they need to shine on Prom night. For the past five years Lyn Ross has recruited over sixty Estheticians and makeup artists volunteers through her spa business, Institut' DERMed Clinical Skin Care and Cosmetics, and they have served more than a thousand young ladies at the Prom A Palooza event.
By competing in the Skin Games Compassionate Category Ms Ross won not only some much needed funding for her chosen charity but also helped to bring awareness and inspire other beauty professionals to seek out how they can support young girls in the foster care system in their community.
Taking home an award and a prize donation for the Foster Care Support Foundation Lyn was delighted to present a check for $5000 to Rachel Ewald, Founder of Foster Care Support Foundation.
Watch the presentation video
About Foster Care Support Foundation
Foster Care Support Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a distribution Center located at 115 Mansell Place, Roswell, GA 30076. Foster Care Support Foundation has been in operation for 18 years and has served over 50,000 children with free clothing, toys, school supplies and safe infant care items throughout every county in Georgia. For sponsorship opportunities and donations please visithttp://www.fostercares.org/
About Lyn Ross
Master Esthetician, Lyn Ross, L.M.E., is a known expert in the field of professional aesthetics and is the president and founder of Institut' DERMed Clinical Skincare™. Lyn Ross is a forerunner in clinical and medical aesthetics opening the first medical spa in the Southeastern United States in 1984. The Institut' DERMed Spa continues to be the premier MedSpa and Laser Center in Atlanta, Georgia celebrating over 30 years in business and voted "Best Of " by Atlanta Magazine and nominated to the Sandy Springs Business Hall of Fame having been voted Best of Sandy Springs for 7 consecutive years. For more information visithttps://www.idermed.com/
About The Skin Games
The Skin Games is an International skincare competition focused on spotlighting the top Estheticians in the world by documenting and showcasing their work. One truly unique category is the Compassionate Category. This Category is designed to bring awareness to the game changing acts of kindness Estheticians are doing and reward them for their work with charities in their local community. For more information visit:https://www.theskingames.com/
You’re Invited to the Institut' DERMed Spa Meet the Expert Event!
THURSDAY, MAY 16TH, 10 AM - 7 PM
Where: Institut' DERMed Spa Buckhead
3726 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta, Ga. 30342
When you look in the mirror, do you love your skin? Or do you see: Wrinkles? Dark spots? Acne blemishes? Redness?
If so then come and meet the Founder of the Institut’ DERMed Spa and Clinical Skincare Line, Lyn Ross L.M.E. for a Complimentary 7 Point Skin Analysis and Personal Consultation (value $150). Lyn will guide you to personalized solutions for visibly reducing the signs of aging, discoloration, and blemishes for a flawless complexion.
Master Esthetician, Lyn Ross, L.M.E., is a known expert in the field of professional aesthetics and is the president and founder of Institut’ DERMed Clinical Skincare™. Lyn's passion for serious skin rejuvenation and quality client care helped her to create a trusted network of cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists and become the go to source for the Who’s Who of Atlanta. Her foundation of knowledge paved the way for the world renowned Institut’ DERMed College of Advanced Aesthetics.
The Institut’ DERMed brand consists of clinically proven science based formulas created in collaboration with some of the world’s most distinguished chemist’s to support Lyn’s technologically advanced skin care protocols. A true pioneer and leader in professional skincare, Lyn has authored articles in industry journals and consumer magazines on skin health and beauty. She has published two books; “Your Guide to Beautiful Skin at Any Age” and ‘The Ultimate Secrets to Unlimited Referrals”. Dedicated to sharing her extensive knowledge and experience in clinical and medical aesthetics with both licensed skin care specialist’s and Institut’ DERMed clients Lyn is recognized as a supportive mentor traveling around the globe to educate, motivate and raise the standard of aesthetics in the professional skin care industry.
Space is limited so don't delay - Call 404.261.5199 to schedule an appointment today!
Special SPA Event Offers on MTE day include:
- An Institut’ DERMed Level 201 Peel Treatment $59 (value $95)
- Customized to your individual needs. Includes:corrective cleansing, enzyme or AHA/BHA peel,corrective serum and hydration.
- Add on a Microdermabrasion for $59 (value $95)
- Add on an IPL Photo Facial $99 (value $199)
- Endermologie 40min $79 (value $110)
One Day only Institut' DERMed Clinical Skincare Products discount of 15% OFF.
PLUS: MEET MICHAEL MOORE
Owner of Moore For Life and Cosmetic Industry guru for over 30 years, Michael will be available for the launch of Institut' DERMed Custom Blend Cosmetics during our Spa Meet the Expert Event for your personal custom blend make up consultation!
Moore’s career has seen him working with many industry leaders such as Bobbi Brown, Borghese, Chanel, Lancôme, and Nars among others. His client roster included many top actresses, vocal recording artists as well as Royal and political figures.
He has been seen on The Today Show, The Oprah Show, Entertainment tonight, as well as seeing his work has grace the covers of many different magazines worldwide.
Michael developed the concept of Simply Moore Make up Artistry and Skincare Studio that has since garnered National Recognition as being one of the industries leaders and authorities of make-up and skincare.
Moore can be seen weekly on the Emmy award winning TV show “The Everyday show,” and is a regular contributor on the Day Break Show and the Good Day Show. Michael has one mission: to make people feel better about themselves.
Moore For Life is the aspect of really teaching women how to wear makeup
for their lifestyle.
Walks ins are welcome but consultation appointments are advised to avoid disappointment!
More and more we are becoming aware of the impact of environmental pollutants and the affect they can have on the vital functions of the skin. This can lead to many issues, the most noticeable being wrinkles, dehydration and hyperpigmentation that create the dark spots typically associated with advancing age, and dehydration that can set the stage for acne and other skin breakouts.
It is often assumed that skin pollutants are only a problem in large cities with high smog levels, but all of us are exposed to pollutants that are damaging to the skin on a regular basis. Perhaps the most common environmental stressor on the skin is the sun. UV, UVA and IR rays can all damage skin cells. Even when the sun is not shining you can be surrounded by invisible rays. Invisible atomspheric pollutants are present at all hours of the day. Because you can't see them you don't even know when you are being exposed to them. Exhaust fumes are a good example of this type of pollutant. Then there's dust, smoke, debris, pollen and other microscopic material that all travel through the air around us. Even at home you might be exposed to pollutants. Spray pesticides linger in the air for a long time as do most household cleaning sprays.
As we get older our skin cell turnover starts to slow dramatically and our collagen and elastin naturally starts to break down, add some skin stress and our complexion very quickly takes on a dull and tired look. These conditions also give way, seemingly out of nowhere, to skin irratations and other sensitive reactions.
So how do we stop the damage from happening and start to reverse what's already been done to our skin?
A protective barrier for your skin helps to tackle domestic, atmospheric and UV source stressors and helps to prevent them from wreaking too much havoc on your skin. The lipid layer of your skin is designed to keep moisture in and keep irritants out so when it comes to your skin, how hydrated or dehydrated your skin is and looks depends on holding on to that moisture as much as possible.
Strengthening your skin’s ability to retain moisture is key. Certain ingredients in your skin care products are powerhouse moisture retention aids.
Look for these ingredients in your product choices:
Hyaluronic Acid and Green Tea Extracts in your cleanser will help to prevent dehydration (Renewing Cleanser).
PhytoCellTec™ Symphytum (comfrey stem cells) and Phytic Acid add deep cell hydration that plumps the cells helping to make them look and act lifted and younger. (Instant Radiance Serum)
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and Spin Trap proteins help to prevent the water loss that is a side effect of natural aging. (Renewing Moisturizer)
For oily skin Sodium Hyaluronate helps to bind water to the skin’s cells. This ingredient in a moisturizing formulation is like giving oily skin a big drink of water, not oil. (Clarifying Moisturizer)
For people with excessively oily skin conditions that need the benefits of acne fighting ingredients as well as hydration a combination of Pythic Acid, grapefruit peel oil and Ascorbic Acid combined in a serum will hydrate without feeling like you're adding oil on oil. (Clarifying Matte Fluid)
Rose hip seed oil is a powerful anti-aging tool. It quickly absorbs into the skin replenishing moisture and creates a protective barrier on the skin to help prevent dehydration. (The Enhancing Neck & Décolleté Cream)
Lactic acid is a naturally occurring humectant for the skin helping to keep skin hydrated. As you can imagine body lotion containing this ingredient create a soft, smooth texture you'll love. (The Enhancing Lactic Hand and Body Lotion)
Shea butter increases cellular hydration & moisture retention. (The Enhancing Protective Cream)
A skin care regimen containing these key ingredients will very effectively boost the moisture levels in your skin. For days when a simple and quick fix is needed try layering on a serum under a moisturizer for double the protection to create beautifully nourished skin.
Moisturizing Strategies for Fall and Winter
As we transition from Fall into Winter our skin can be difficult to deal with. Products that just yesterday were working great for your complexion just don't seem as effective today. Anyone with sensitive skin prone to irritation can find that their skin can erupt overnight. This is also true for oily/acne prone skin types. For some, the colder months can be helpful in that your skin will be less oily, but on the other hand a buildup of dead skin cells can create congestion leading to breakouts and a very dull complexion.
Exfoliation is necessary for both oily and dry skin types in winter. It removes the dead skin and allows serums and hydration to penetrate. Conditioning your skin once a month with a professional facial treatment using cosmeceutical organic acids such as glycolic, lactic and salicylic will work to break down oils (lipids) in the skin allowing for accelerated cell shedding. Adding a topically applied skin exfoliator to your home care regimen, such as the Institut' DERMed Enhancing Micro Crystal Polish that contains corundum crystals and jojoba beads will polish away dead skin cells and when used once a week will provide a mild exfoliation without risk of over exfoliating. After any exfoliation follow with a serum and moisturizer recommended for your skin type to restore the epidermal barrier for maximum hydration and protection.
Tips for avoiding dry and dull Winter skin
1. Wash with a creamy cleanser like the Institut’ DERMed Enhancing Creamy Cleanser with Milk Proteins to remove makeup, dirt and oil without stripping skin of precious oils that bond water to the cells. Always use tepid water and a soft wash cloth to remove cleansers.
2. Balance your skin’s pH after cleansing with a corrective toner to hydrate and prepare your skin for better penetration of your serum and moisturizer.
3. Cosmeceutical ingredients treat and hydrate skin. The Institut’ DERMed Anti-Oxidant Peptide Serum with Spin Trap Proteins bond nutrient rich water to the skin and provide the first layer of hydration and protection for dry skin types. For oily skin types the Institut' DERMed Totarol Serum formulated with Totarol Extract and Tea Tree Oil is a much gentler alternative to benzoyl peroxide in the winter months and will help you to maintain a clear, clean complexion.
4. The Institut’ DERMed Renewing Moisturizer will provide maximum skin protection for those with dry skin, protecting against environmental aggressions and softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For excessively oily skin types the Clarifying Moisturizer with plant derived Squalene Oil and Tea Tree Oil will restore the skin's ideal moisture balance while maintaining a clear complexion.
5. Keep some intensive moisturizing cream on hand such as the Enhancing Protective Cream for the face, and the Enhanching Lactic Hand and Body Lotion for the body to handle those problematic areas whenever necessary, especially if you live in a very harsh winter climate.