clinical skin care

Clogged Pores – What do I do?

Help I have clogged pores, what do I do?

This is a common question that I hear from every client with #acne. What is the best way to deal with blackheads and whiteheads?

First we must control the dead-cell accumulation and clear the follicle out. It is important that we do this together, this treatment requires at home care and an acne control facial.

Extractions are a necessary process in your treatment as well as salicylic, AHAS and enzymes in the form of peels. These help to loosen the dead cells on the skin’s surface which ease the extraction process.  The use of these and other solutions help to liquefy the solid oil accumulations in the pores and break up the masses thus improving the extraction process.

At home care is carefully monitored to make sure you are not excessively over drying your skin. There is a fine balance to finding the right products to use and many times we alternate them with active/resting products. Daily home care is the real key to  acne management and the application of mild AHAS, BHAS. Certain serums that I recommend also calm the skin and reduce the bacteria load.

Many times you will find that the clogged pores start loosening up and the count of whiteheads and blackheads is reduced. However, this is the time to continue treatment for long term success.

Schedule your acne consultation today with Jo Ann to learn more about treatment options. Enjoy the success of beautiful glowing skin, don’t despair, you do have options. #skincare, #skindeepgj.com, #medicalspa

What in the world are AHAS BHAS and RETINOLS

This week we are learning about acids that are used on your skin and why in the world would you use them. Yesterday, we learned that glycolic acid is an exfoliant and is used to deliver other ingredients into your skin.

Today, let us look at LACTIC ACID which is derived from milk, fruit, vegetables and some plants. It is a milder form of alpha hydroxy acids and one that is a moisturizing. It is much less irritating to sensitive skin than glycolic because it has a larger molecular structure and penetrates the skin much slower than glycolic. Lactic acid is a natural component of your cells and can stimulate collagen production. Lactic Acid will smooth out the appearance of large pores and lightly improve acne scars. Lactic Acid will also aid your skins barrier function and improve the water barrier properties by increasing ceramides and glycosamino-glycans (natural moisturizers).

You will find LACTIC ACID in many skin care products ranging from light peels, moisturizers, serums and cleansers.

Contact Jo Ann today to learn more about how LACTIC ACID can improve your skin. #skindeepgj.com, #skincare, #skincareproducts, #peels

Retinol vs Retin A

Rejuven-A is an excellent retinol product that is easier to use for those people who are sensitive to Retin A (tretinoin). Available by calling Skin Deep 970-250-9249 $59.00

Rejuven-A is an anti-aging treatment formulated with Retinol, CoQ10, collagen stimulating peptides and Vitamins C and E. Rejuven-A enhances cell growth, improves skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This light, gentle formula contains Retinol, a mild, yet effective form of Vitamin A that is kinder to all skin types than Retin-A which can cause irritation. Safe for even sensitive skin, Rejuven-A hydrates and helps reverse damage caused by sun exposure and the passage of time.

• Anti-aging treatment improves skin elasticity, tone, texture & appearance
• CoQ10 & Collagen Amplifier System help stimulate collagen production
• Lipophilic Vitamin C moisturizes & helps stimulate collagen production
• Retinol enhances cell growth, retexturizes skin & improves photodamaged skin

Key Ingredients

Retinol
(Vitamin A) Cell growth enhancement, retexturizes, anti-aging
CoQ10 Improves cellular energy and encourages new cell growth
Beta Glucan Stimulates skin immunity, anti-aging, UV protectant
Vitamin C Protects, heals and stimulates collagen production
Allantoin Biogenic, softens and soothes skin
Lecithin Enhances transdermal delivery, anti-irritant

Post Procedure CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

This photo gallery will show you what your skin looks like immediately after CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing and the journey of the next 10 days of healing. You may also follow the blog on FB at SkinDeepGJ. #skindeepgj,#skin care,#laser treatments, #CO2 Laser, #mature skin, #anti-aging

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Day 5 Post CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing

You can see today the redness has diminished greatly. The LED Red Light treatment makes a big difference post procedure.  How am I taking care of my skin now? The itching  and peeling are irritating to say the least.

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What Is Your Skin Type??

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What is your skin type?

The most important question regarding your skin care routine.
This will help you to determine what products you should choose.
NORMAL SKIN: Cheeks are generally smooth, moist to touch and evenly pigmented. Occasionally skin is oily or dry.
COMBINATION SKIN: Cheeks are moist to touch, smooth and evenly pigmented.  May occasionally feel oiliness on nose, forehead or chin.
OILY SKIN: Skin is shiny, congested and prone to blemishes.
DRY SKIN: Skin feels tight, flaky, dehydrated and may irritate easily.
SENSITIVE SKIN: Skin is easily irritated, reactive and prone to redness.
Enjoy a consultation at Skin Deep and learn what products work best for your skin.

What do Retinol’s do? Anti-Aging!

Retinol is an antioxidant, which means it helps to neutralize substances call free radicals. Free radicals destroy healthy skin cells. By neutralizing free radicals, retinols calms the skin, decreasing stress factors that may damage the skin .

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