Skin Care Goes Green

By Guest writer
Wednesday - June 11, 2008

It’s no secret that America is going green. Green, as in environmentally green to protect our natural resources from the harmful effects that are manifesting in the world today. Whether it’s from the pollution that’s

affecting the changes in weather conditions to our overall health and well-being, we need to do our part in maintaining the good that we still have left, preventing any negative onset and, reducing the speed of deterioration.

Now more than ever in the skin care business, is there a growing concern for reversing the signs of aging. Most people don’t realize that exposure to air-conditioning, salt water, hot weather, chlorine, and smoking, dehydrates the skin, which can lead to dryness that may cause itching and flaking. Likewise, we must protect our skin from the sun’s damaging ultra violet rays and, even fluorescent lighting to prevent the negative impact they can have by causing premature aging and wrinkles.

A healthy diet is the foundation for healthy skin. A diet lacking in key nutrients can negatively impact the skin’s health and appearance. It is important to consume adequate amounts of antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables and, whole grains on a daily basis. Antioxidants or “free-radical scavengers are the best defense against this. The best-known antioxidants are vitamin C and E, beta-carotene, green tea and, grape seed extract. They all work in different ways, but essentially they absorb free radicals as they form, preventing the free radicals from doing serious damage. Taking these antioxidants orally in your diet or nutritional supplements help to neutralize the oxidation in the body, while applying them on your skin helps the skin from environmental factors.

Eviron, is one such medical-grade skin care line that has an advanced anti-aging product which has a corrective effect on the skin. It smoothes, softens and, protects from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation and free radicals. Its most important activity is to normalize the skin. Corrective topical antioxidants and vitamins help to speed up the restoration of skin cells.

Adequate levels of proteins are also essential in a well-balanced diet. High protein skin care is the latest essential ingredient in the anti-aging skin care diet. Neo-Cutis’ Bio-Restorative Cream, Bio-Gel, Journee and, Lumiere, contain the latest anti-aging breakthrough PSP (processed skin cell proteins). Developed in Switzerland from cultured cells for wound healing, these products contain the optimal balance of naturally occurring skin proteins, including cytokines and growth factors to dramatically improve skin texture, tone and, assists in healing.

Colorescience’s Sunforgettable SPF-30 is all about stability. Unlike traditional sun-screens, this powder sunscreen can even be applied once the skin has reached erythema (redness). Colorescience Sunforgettable is the first SPF-30, all clear minderal powder with broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) sun protection. This breakthrough formula, along with the hippest and most effective applicators under the sun, makes Sunforgettable the hottest must have. Recommended by the Skin Care Foundation, it is a physical sun block with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and will not absorb into the skin.

Staying hydrated will help keep your skin glowing. We perspire more in the hot summer months and lose water from our body and skin at a rapid pace. Replenish your body by drinking fluids regularly, preferably pure water and 100% juices without additives and carbonation. Also try to avoid caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea, cola), which can lead to dehydration and diminish the healthy appearance of the skin.

The latest technology to enter the Hawaii medical skin care market to reverse the signs of aging, wound healing and, fighting acne is the Omnilux Revive LED photo dynamic therapy. It is the latest revolutionary breakthrough in phototherapy skin care. Suitable for males and females, Omnilux Revive is a harmless non-surgical light therapy to help reduce the appearance of visible signs of aging and damage to the skin. It stimulates the skin’s natural moisture renewal process by deeply hydrating and plumping the skin, all in a matter of a series of 20-minute relaxing sessions.

The biggest advantage is the low levels of light in a non-thermal and totally damage-free manner. Targeting the reparative cell does this and, by increasing beneficial substances; particularly the antioxidants produced by our own reparative cells. Light at special wavelengths or colors selectively activates these cells.

“Omnilux Revive is a successful skin rejuvenation treatment and, Pulelehua Skin Care Aesthetics is proud to be the first medical spa to offer our clients this advanced form of treatment at a minimal cost,” says owner Colleen Wasa. “We may not be well-known around town yet, but rest assured we are committed to providing those who come to us, the latest in medical-spa technology, using laser and non-laser procedures and, medical grade products to improve the health and appearance of your skin,” says Wasa. “We understand that every skin type deserves customized attention. Therefore we stand by our promise to educate and put the safety of our clients first.”








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