Get Your Glow On

Facial aging can be divided into two categories: extrinsic (external) and intrinsic (innate and not modifiable). External factors such as UV (sun/tanning beds), smoking, and other environmental pollutants cause discoloration, collagen degradation, and wrinkles. Chemical peels, topical retinoids, topical skin rejuvenation treatments like Defenage®, and lasers moderate and sometimes reverse this damage. However, even the healthiest of lifestyles cannot prevent the hormonal changes that cause … Continue reading Get Your Glow On

Avoid the Damage, Not the Outdoors

Spring is just around the corner in South Georgia: Azaleas are blooming, temperatures are rising, and the sun is shining. Our days are getting longer, leaving us more time to enjoy the outdoors — and get sunburned. We have long known that year-round daily application of a broad spectrum (UVA- and UVB-blocking) sunscreen and nightly topical retinoids are the two most cost-effective tools for mitigating … Continue reading Avoid the Damage, Not the Outdoors

Be Familiar With the Types of Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. There are many different types of skin cancer, and understanding each one and their affects could potentially save a life. Each type affects treatment options as well as your prognosis. The best source of information about the different types of skin cancer is a doctor. However, here is a list of the different types, … Continue reading Be Familiar With the Types of Skin Cancer

Shine Some Light on LED Facials

Typically, when someone thinks of a facial, the first thing that comes to mind is peels, gels, and pricking. Now, there is a new form of skin treatment known as an LED facial. An LED facial, also known as Color Light Therapy, is a skin treatment that uses four clinically proven wavelengths of non-UV rays. The intended result is to boost collagen and treat stubborn … Continue reading Shine Some Light on LED Facials

Hop on the Beauty Express With the Charcoal Trend

Beauty trends are constantly filtering in and out of popularity. For the past few years, one of the most popular ones has been using activated charcoal. This took the beauty world by storm because of its unique and successful properties. Romana Emerson and Stephanie Saltzman from Allure said that activated charcoal has increased absorbency by carbon that has been treated. The charcoal trend may sound … Continue reading Hop on the Beauty Express With the Charcoal Trend