Maybe dry skin and static cling are annoying during the winter months?

Here are only a few more reasons to consider a humidifier during the cold, dry season.

Humid

Heal faster: Whether it be a cold or allergies, a humidifier keeps your nasal passages lubricated, which helps speed up the healing process when you’re under the weather. For people with bad allergies, there are humidifiers that are specially designed to purify the air as well.

Fewer nosebleeds: Another reason keeping your nasal passages moist and lubricated is helpful in preventing nosebleeds. If you’re regularly experiencing nosebleeds due to your dry climate, it’s worth a try. Many people have found that it makes a big difference.

Support beautiful skin: Soothe dry skin by sleeping with a humidifier on through the night. In the morning, you’ll not only notice that your face looks suppler, and your hands and lips won’t feel dry and dehydrated either.

*The type of humidifier you choose depends on your preferences, budget, and the extent of the area in which you want to add moisture. There are five types of humidifiers:

  • central humidifiers
  • evaporators
  • impeller humidifiers
  • steam vaporizers
  • ultrasonic humidifiers

For the best results, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends that the humidity level in your home not exceed 50 percent. (EPA)

*Source- Healthline

The Fitzpatrick Scale

December 8, 2014

Before you decide on a laser treatment, it is important to know..

What Skin type are you?

The Fitzpatrick Scale, developed in 1975 by T.B. Fitzpatrick, a Harvard dermatologist, is the current and recognized method among the medical aesthetics community to classify skin colors and their reaction to UV light. By dividing skin tones into types 1-6, aesthetic professionals can accurately determine the best technique required for the specific client.

Skin Types

The Fitzpatrick Skin-Typing Scale

Skin Type

Skin Color

Reaction to Sun

1 Very White or Freckled Always Burns/Never Tans
2 White Usually Burns/Sometimes Tans
3 White to Olive Sometimes Burns/Always Tans
4 Brown Rarely Burns
5 Dark Brown Very Rarely Burns/Moderately Pigmented
6 Black Highly Pigmented

ProductsWe’re going to break down a list of products in order of start to finish. We do not recommend you necessarily need to use all of these products, but because everyone has different skin types and everyone uses different products, it’s a good list to find the ones you use and follow the order of start to finish.
Skin Care Routine – Start to Finish
-Cleanser: Start out with a clean slate each day.
-Toner: Used mostly from those with oily skin and should be used on freshly clean skin.
-Glycolic Acid: Once you start looking for anti-aging properties, many people toss the toner for a glycolic acid product. Face wipes make it super easy to incorporate effective exfoliation into your morning routine.
-Spot Treatment: If you’re using a spot treatment for acne, the active ingredients need to be directly on the skin’s surface for best results. Use after your toner or glycolic acid treatment.
-Serum: Serums contain highly-concentrated ingredients that penetrate the skin’s surface deeper than moisturizers. A serum should always be applied before your moisturizer.
-Moisturizer: Apply your daily moisturizer after your serum has had time to completely soak in.
-Eye Cream: Apply with your ring fingers and gently pat it into the skin around the eyes.
-Sunscreen: If your moisturizer does not have SPF protection, use a stand-alone facial sunscreen. Reapply throughout the day.
-Primer: If you use makeup and would like to use a primer, it would come after your facial skin care products. Follow with concealer and foundation.
Before bed, follow the same routine (without sunscreen, of course) but make sure you’re not overdoing some of the products that have harsh ingredients in them which could lead to dry, red or flaky skin. Make sure to follow the recommendations by the manufacturer. Some products are only needed in the morning (example: eye creams for puffy eyes) while others should be used morning and night (moisturizers).

Benefits of a smile!

September 9, 2013

SMILE-IS-SIMPLE

  • Smiles improve your appearance. Charles Gordy once quipped: “A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks”. All you need to do is think about how you feel about a person who is frowning and a person who is smiling – who tends to be the better looking?
  • Smiles make things right again and say much more than words can. If you’ve goofed, said something less than complimentary, feel lost or alone, or feel down, a smile can set things right again. A smile lets other people know that you’re prepared to be open to them, and that you’re willingly agreeing to set things right where needed.
  • Smiles create trust and rapport. A smile is a great way of establishing mutual feelings of being on the same level as others, whether that is one-to-one or in front of a group giving a presentation. A smile says “I’m OK, you’re OK, and we’re all going to enjoy one another’s company”.
  • Smiles make you feel good. Even if you’re feeling a little blue, insert happy thoughts into your mind and just add that smile. The smile will trick your mind into feeling better, as endorphins are released to reduce physical or emotional stress.
  • Smiles make other people feel good. An open-mouthed smile is visible from further away than a frown, offering people reassurance that you’re friendly.And it makes people feel better to see a smile, from afar or close up.
  • Wrinkles are better when they’re smile lines rather than frown lines. Mark Twain said: “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been”; viewed this way, smiles are an indication of your overall character, which becomes more and more outwardly telling as you age!
  • Smiling is a good long-term predictor of happier life outcomes. Smiling attracts health, happiness, friends, success, and a longer life.

Source Cahaya Purnama

 

VI Peel at Envy Skin Clinic

February 21, 2013

Vi Peels

Looking for a skin treatment that offers many benefits, check out the Vi Peel at Envy Skin Clinic…

Perfect for treating hyperpigmentation and melasma
reversing sun damage and signs of aging
improving skin tone and texture
clearing Acne & reducing Acne scars
stimulating collagen growth and elastin production, for younger looking skin
reducing the appearance of pores

Benefits
There are many benefits, including:
The VI Peel is safe for all skin types and ethnicities;
It is the only peel safe to use on the eye area, neck, chest and hands;
No skin preconditioning is necessary. See pre- and post-peel skin care, below;
It is virtually discomfort free. Clients typically experience a warm, tingly sensation that quickly subsides;
There is little or no downtime. The actually peeling process lasts 2 to 3 days, and is easily managed with the post-peel kit that is included with the peel;
You’ll see beautiful results in just one week.

Beautiful Results
Within One Week!

Vi 1

Ingredients
The VI Peel consists of a synergistic blend of five acids that no other peel offers:
TCA – Trichloroacetic Acid for penetration, deep scar healing;
stimulates collagen growth;
Retin-A – acid derived from vitamin A to combat wrinkles;
Salicylic Acid – this beta hydroxy acid (BHA) is an exfoliant;
Phenol – has antiseptic and anesthetic properties;
aids in skin penetration;
Vitamin C – ascorbic acid has antioxidant and mild exfoliation properties

Contraindications
Those with allergies to any of the ingredients above and women who are pregnant or nursing should not undergo a VI Peel.

Pre-Peel Skin Care
For one week prior to receiving the VI Peel, the best results are achieved by having a consultation with a skin care professional to discuss the peel pre- and post-peel home care to acheive the best results from the VI Peel and to maintain those benefits.

Post-Peel Skin Care
The VI Peel has just given you the equivalent of multiple peels. So, for a week or two following the peel it’s best to avoid exfoliating products like glycolic acid and retinols. Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun, and we recommend you use a sunscreen at all times.
Resist the temptation of pulling your peeling skin off – it’s important that you let it peel naturally. Manage your appearance instead with the included post-peel kit and an oil-free moisturizer. Do not use topical Hydrocortisone Creams, such as our Aloe-Cort cream, as they will stop the peeling process.

You deserve to be beautiful!

Contact Envy Skin Clinic at 952-983-4588 for our current promotions.

A recent study from Stanford University reports groundbreaking findings that are as close as we’ve come to a true “Fountain of Youth” supported by peer reviewed science. With this exciting new work from the Dermatology Department at Stanford University, for the first time, we have scientific evidence that this BroadBand Light does more than just improve the appearance of lax skin and pigmentation on the skin; the presence of genetic modulation demonstrates skin repair to a healthier more youthful state.

Offered here at Skin Envy Skin Clinic, these Forever Young BBL™ treatments are on the forefront of safe, scientifically proven anti-aging treatments.

Get a (BBL)photoFacial and a Microdermabrasion for $200 during the month of February!

Sweat for Health

December 18, 2012

Sweating is a very important process that your body uses for a variety of purposes. It is used to help your overall health. You don’t have to be working out to sweat, but when you do it during exercise, you are benefiting your body. Some of the benefits of sweating:

Woman Sweating

Clean Skin

Unfortunately, sweating has gotten a bad reputation. But sweating is actually your body’s way of helping to keep your skin clean. Every day, toxins build up in your pores that need to be released. If they’re not, then your skin can break out and cause pimples, rashes and other skin infections. By sweating out these toxins, your skin stays cleaner and, over time, it will appear to look healthier than ever.

Lowers Body Temperature

However, great skin isn’t the only thing you gain when you break a good sweat. When you exercise, heat is generated, helping increase the amount of calories you burn. Now, in terms of regulating temperature, sweating keeps your body from overheating, which may prevent you from working out properly and may even cause heat stroke.

 

Helps Fight Sickness

A fever is not fun. So when you get a fever, the first thing you do is run to the medicine. Did you know a fever is actually your body’s way of fighting off sickness by trying to help you sweat it out? If you are sick,

Sweating is one of the best things that your body can do to help keep itself healthy. Though you probably do everything you can to stop your body from doing it, the physical act of sweating is therapeutic for your body. It helps your skin, which is your largest organ, to stay active (especially during the winter months) and it helps your internal organs to stay cool by lowering your overall body temperature. If you do not exercise or workout regularly, you probably do not sweat much. You should try to change this. At the very least, there are saunas and spas available to you that allow you to enjoy the benefits of sweating without ever setting foot in the gym. Try to sweat more often to help your body stay healthy

The premise is simple, when your body is subjected to temperatures hot enough that sweating results, all the bodies systems are kicked into high gear. The need for oxygen is increased by 20% as the blood flow accelerates, metabolism increases and your organs experience a flush. You can liken it to exercise, but for your internal systems. We all know how important movement and exercise is for the maintenance of health and wellness- the fact is that it’s just as true for your insides as for the out.

“Given a fever, I can cure any disease”. -Hippocrates