We will be closed on:
Thursday, July 4th
Friday, July 5th
We hope you all enjoy a fun and safe Holiday with friends and loved ones!
We will also be closed on:
Thursday, July 11th
Friday, July 12th
As our team travels to Las Vegas, NV for The Aesthetics Show. For 13 years, The Aesthetic Show has led the way as the most important and influential event dedicated to the rapidly-expanding field of aesthetic medicine. Unique in its multidisciplinary approach, The Aesthetic Show is THE place to learn trailblazing techniques and discover the groundbreaking solutions redefining the current and future trends in medical aesthetics. Our team is excited to go take part in all of the educational opportunities, and bring those advanced techniques and knowledge back to share with all of you!
Also known as mineral blockers, these are made of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, or a combo of the two. The minerals sit on the top layer of the skin and form a physical shield or barrier, so the sun’s rays bounce or reflect off.
These typically use a combination of ingredients like avobenzone, oxybenzone, and octocrylene, which absorb into the top layer of the skin. These chemical blockers then absorb the sun’s rays and inactivate them.
By October, your summer tan is probably almost gone, but a glance in the mirror may still show some darkened patches on your skin that seem to be sticking around. These brown or grayish-brown blotches, typically on the forehead, chin, cheeks, upper-lip, or nose, may signal a condition called melasma.
While melasma isn’t painful and doesn’t present any health risks, it can cause significant emotional distress for the estimated six million American women who develop these dark patches on their faces. The condition can be difficult to treat, and there is a lot of misinformation out there about what causes it. Melasma has a lot of different causes, but the largest is sun exposure. The sun is a big culprit in triggering melasma, and your sunscreen may be making it worse. Melasma can be caused or worsened by not only the sun ray’s but also the heat and visible light. Now remember our quick lesson on how chemical sunscreens work: they ABSORB the sun’s rays and HEAT INTO THE SKIN. That absorption of heat into the skin can create melasma, or exacerbate it if you already have the condition. This is our educational and perhaps long winded way of saying TRY TO FIND A PHYSICAL SUNSCREEN OPTION THAT WORKS FOR YOU!
One of our favorite purely physical sunscreens here in the office is the Alastin Hydratint. A lightweight, all physical, broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides daily protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays. The formulation is rich in antioxidants that shield against pollution induced damage, ingredients that improve skin hydration, and has a natural tint compatible with all skin types. We love the subtle tint because it’s just enough to counteract the white ghost-looking film that other physical sunscreens can leave on the skin.
Alastin Hydratint- $55