A chronic dermatologic condition such as acne can leave both physical and emotional scars on teens, especially in a society that values appearance so highly. Acne is the most common skin disease in the U.S., affecting more than 17 million teens and young adults. Compounding the difficulties with the problem is the tremendous amount of misinformation that still persists. In order to set the record straight, here are some of the most common myths you're likely to hear.
A professional facial treatment is an ideal way to start correcting oily acne skin conditions. Your skin care specialist will perform a thorough skin analysis and
determine the best clinical treatments and products for accelerated healing.
Clean Skin Gently
Your Esthetician will recommend a cleanser with the combination of Glycolic, Salicylic and Totarol for immediate results. You should cleanse your skin once in the morning and once in the evening, as well as after heavy exercise. Wash your face from under the jaw to the hairline and be sure to thoroughly rinse your skin.
Using strong soaps or rough scrub pads is not helpful and can actually make the problem worse. If the skin is excessively oily an astringent toner with Glycolic and Salicylic may be recommended on the oily zones. It is also important to shampoo your hair regularly.
Happy memories of outdoor Summer fun with family and friends can last a lifetime, sadly so can the harmful rays of the sun.
Brown spots, known as hyper-pigmentation can be caused by UVA & UVB light. After months of unavoidable sun exposure these lesions begin to rear their ugly heads on our beautiful faces, hands and body. Of course brown spots caused by the sun may be prevented with sunscreen but once they appear on our skin they are best resolved with rigorous treatment!
The Institut’ DERMed Clinical Skin Care Intensive Lightening Serum is a serious solution formulated to get out stubborn brown spots. For best results apply three times weekly to individual spots and increase frequency of use as your skin adjusts.
Targeting pigmented lesions that often result from over exposure to sunlight, hormonal imbalance and genetic pre-disposition, are the type of skin conditions the active ingredients contained in the Institut’ DERMed Lightening Product range are designed to correct.
The Intensive Lightening Serum containing a constellation of therapeutic ingredients such as Ascorbic, Kojic and Gallic Acids along with the gold standard in lightening agents Hydroquinone and its herbal alternative Arbuten is the most powerful formulation for correcting brown spots available on the market today without a prescription.
The Lightening Collection works synergistically with the corrective serums providing a total skin lightening solution for a more youthful even skin tone and preventing future discolorations from developing on face, chest, hands and arms.
Brightening Skin Cleanser – An aromatic foaming gel treatment cleanser formulated with Kojic acid designed to initiate the lightening process. Deep cleanses the skin for increased penetration of the corrective products that normalize the production of melanin.
Brightening Skin Toner – A potent anti-oxidant treatment toner formulated with L-ascorbic acid, L-glutathione enzyme and Spin Trap molecules to protect the skin against free radical reactions from intrinsic and extrinsic aging. Dissolves oils to rapidly release cells with abnormal amounts of pigment and suppress tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible for stimulating melanocyte activity.
Vital C Complex – A rich cream formulated with three immune cell boosters: L-ascorbic acid, DHEA-ascorbic and calcium ascorbic designed to prevent immune cell suppression from exposure to sunlight. DHEA-ascorbic stimulates cell memory regenerating youthful cellular activities that increase skin firmness.
Intensive Lightening Serum – A highly concentrated treatment serum with azelaic acid, L-lactic acid, Kojic acid, hydroquinone, salicylic acid, L-ascorbic acid and glycolic acid formulated as a spot treatment to target stubborn dark pigmented lesions deep in the epidermis.
Glycolic Lightening Serum– A potent glycolic, Kojic and Gallic acid formulation designed to accelerate the lightening process. Rapidly exfoliates brown pigment cells.
Vital C Serum – A potent serum formulated with a high concentration of L-ascorbic acid, grape seed extracts and anti-oxidants to prevent immune cell suppression from UV light exposure. Protects the skin from sun damage and support skin firmness.
Sun Protective Cream Oil Free SPF 28
– An oil-free full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with parsol, micronized titanium dioxide and zinc to protect the skin from exposure to UVA/UVB light.
Sun Protective Cream SPF 15 – A rich, hydrating full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with micronized titanium to protect the skin from exposure to UVA/UVB light.
Brightening Skin Polish
– A gentle scrub designed to remove dead cell build-up with Kojic acid, L-ascorbic acid and jojoba beads. Removes dry flaking skin and reveals healthy, more hydrated cells increasing the penetration of corrective treatment products.
Institut’ DERMed is carried in spa, salon and retail outlets nationally. For more information, readers may call 1-866-I-DERMED (1-866-433-7633).
Acne knows no age limit and even afflicts infants. Only when Acne occurs in babies' skin it usually ears in a matter of weeks without special medications. Wouldn’t it be great if we could go back the days of flawless baby skin! That’s what I used to wish for when my skin started breaking out at age 11. My Mom told me I would outgrow it and have clear skin when I got older but that was not to be true in my case. While Acne is common during teenage years I was unlucky enough to fall into the 50 percent of women that experience acne flare-ups in their twenties and beyond. Some men and women suffer with problematic breakouts well into their 50’s! I suppose however in another way I am lucky because my acne eventually led me to the field of professional aesthetics. I became a licensed Esthetician when I was 26 and have devoted my career to helping others with their skin health concerns. During my clinical skin care career I have gained an abundance of knowledge about managing skin conditions and am passionate about sharing what I’ve learned with my clients and students of corrective skin care.
A healthy skin is slightly moist, soft and elastic. Its texture is ideally smooth, fine grained and it is free from disease or disorder. The skin under normal conditions is resistant and self renewing. The skin forms the boundary between the external world and the internal organs. Its main function is to provide a protective covering against micro-organisms and other harmful substances/ but it also performs other functions:
Provides heat regulation by controlling sweat evaporation
Provides a system that allows for cell renewal
Provides a waste disposal system, ridding the body of toxins
Provides a sensory perception
Provides a tough outer net giving form to the body
Provides protection from UV radiation
One of the main reasons I wanted to start this Blog is to thank you for your continued belief in the advanced treatments and products I created to bridge the gap between medicine and aesthetics so many years ago. I didn’t have a name for it when I started my clinical skin care practice in 1989 but in 1994 this hybrid category of care became know as cosmeceutical skin care. My dream then is still my vision today. To provide innovation and education on skin medicines which promise skin perfecting results.