And a problem that scientific discoveries show is more dangerous than previously believed.
Essentially, the sun’s rays can make cell replication go haywire.
Shocking as it may be, we are highly unoriginal beings. Every cell in our body is a copy of a copy, the product of billions of replications our DNA has been through in the making of what we are.
All that copying relies on a dicey, error-filled process that—along with damage from things like ultraviolet light and environmental pollutants — puts skin at risk for premature aging and cancer. So the questions are: why aren’t we more of a mess? And why don’t we suffer skin cancer far more than we do, which in
America already occurs in one-in-five people?
Because cells have a molecular tool-kit to patch the damage up.
Every time cells divide, DNA strands unwind, create new copies of themselves, and then re-wind in pairs. Many of those replicants are lethally defective but, thanks to 3 repair enzymes, cells get the help they need.
One helps cells protect themselves during the normal cell cycle by snapping off damaged bits of the new DNA strand and sending them on their way.
Another, repairs mismatched DNA base pairs and almost a thousand other types of their errors.
And the third repairs sun-damaged cells almost instantaneously. Our DNA is under constant attack. Ultra-violet light – even everyday cell replication – can dent our genetic code.
The fixer enzymes that we are equipped with are responsible for correcting the errors flag any problems they find and call on other enzymes to pitch in.
Because DNA takes all these knocks from the environment constantly, the jolts buildup and after decades of
damage and response cycles, the body and the enzymes’ work can be a bit frazzled. Rebuilding their stamina is called for and it comes in the form of NEOVA encapsulated DNA repair enzymes delivered right the site of DNA damage.
But listen to this: You can change the course of sun damage
Using a broad-spectrum treatment sunscreen daily is non-negotiable. Unlike conventional sunscreen, it protects the skin from the stresses caused by both UVA and UVB penetration, allowing the skin to focus on its normal job of cell repair and regeneration.
It also slows the breakdown of collagen and elastin caused by UVA rays and the solar scars they leave behind, like wrinkles and laxity. And most importantly, it provides booster supplies of DNA repair enzymes and mega antioxidants, like those in best-selling NEOVA DNA Damage Control Sunscreens, that help neutralize free radicals and prevent DNA damage brought on by UVB rays by amping up the cell's natural repair process to reverse DNA damage.
Clearly, we have much to thank our scientists -- and our cells’ repair mechanisms! -- for. Step up now, return the favor, protect your skin and protect your DNA.
(Taken directly from Neova Skincare. An awesome in-depth article that we had to share)
Common Misconception... Botox makes you look younger.
eeeeeehhh some people are going to FLAG me on this but, yes, Botox relaxes expression lines... SKINCARE makes you look younger. end of story.
And before you ask, yes the same goes for Dysport and Xeomin
Do you need to Botox with your skincare, no
Do you need skincare with your Botox, absolutely.
Neuromodulators work in the muscle. While skincare works in the cells and DNA of the skin. So what actually makes us look older? Pigmentation and skin texture.
"Shockingly, a 2009 study done on facial aging in identical twins found that different amounts of sun exposure, dark spots and pigment, made the more sun-damaged sibling look as much as 10 years older! "
that's right not wrinkles but sun-damaged skin which resulted in hyperpigmentation. And guess what, Botox cant fix that... skincare does.
What type of skincare? Lots! Products with HQ, not an HQ fan? Try vitamin C, exfoliants, chemical peels and laser.
In the clinical setting when talking with patients about where they wanted to be treated with Botox, I often (daily) heard they wanted botox under their eye to help with the bags. I wish...
Again, that's skincare. There is no magical muscle in your eye bag that can tighten that sucker up. Plus, no neuromodulator is FDA approved for under the eyes (for a reason). Want to treat eye bags ad puffiness.. then it takes a great eye serum or cream. In particularly, one with caffeine (yep coffee bean, ginseng, magnolia to name a few ingredients) to tighten the skin on contact.
Another great way is with a cold eye mask, spoon, oh and sleep!
Now I will say Botox can help forehead breakouts if they are caused by sweat, clogging the pore. Lets break it down. Botox treats hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating.
Botox works the same way (expensively) on the forehead by blocking or slowing lipid production in our oil glands thus causing less acne and smaller pore size.
BUT, lets be honest, there are much cheaper ways to treat acne! Salicylic acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Sulfur Masks to name a few.
Do I love me some Botox, Heck Yes! But what do I love even more? My skincare.
When it comes to antiaging, the integrity of the skin cant be compromised. No matter how frozen your botox can get- your skin will still look dehydrated and aged.
Don't just take my word for it, add in a Vitamin C serum and see how quickly you start noticing changes in your skin vibrances and texture.
with a little patience and dedication to a skin-care regimen, you can achieve smooth, wrinkle-free skin without injections. And you can really maximize those results by eating right, getting enough sleep and keeping your stress under control.
When it comes to fighting fine lines here are a few miracle workers that will give your Botox a run for its money.
iS Clinical Super Serum Advanced
iS Clinical Active Serum
Osmosis Skincare Correct
Osmosis Skincare Renew
Osmosis Skincare Stemfactor
Osmosis Skincare Catalyst AC11
Neova SmartSkincare DNA Repair Serum
Neova SmartSkincare Night Therapy
MAD Skincare Retinol 2%
MAD Skincare C4 Intesiv
MAD Skincare Fade Gel 5
My FAVORITE antiaging skincare products that anyone can use! (and should be) Men, Women, Any Age, any skin type...
Do you want to fight the signs of aging? Keep reading.
1. Purify Cleanser by Osmosis. Its a crowd pleaser and I am a cleanser snob. I know that is a weird thing to be snobby about but...we all have our quirks. I love that its gentle but effective, all skin types will benefit from using it and it just feels so good.
2. iS Clinical Poly Vitamin Serum- as soon as it hits your skin, your face just looks and feels better. Hyaluronic Acid, Antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients there is so much to love about this serum. This serum will glide over your skin for immediate and intense hydration.
3. Osmosis Correct- Level 3 Vitamin A Serum- I CANT SAY ENOUGH about Osmosis Vitamin A Serums. Hands down the best I ever had (yes, like the Drake song). I will never go a day without Correct. This is my all time favorite, seriously people! Everyone should be using this product.
4. Refining Eye Lift- bombDOTcom who doesn't need an eye cream that works on contact to stop fine lines and wrinkles in their tracks? Silky smooth , hydrating and tightening; hands down, you need this and so does your crows feet.
5. Neova Night Therapy- I truly love this night cream- even my acne prone skin cant get enough of it. I encourage everyone to add this into your winter arsenal. Skin will be soft, plump and pigment will lighten and clear. You can thank me later.
6. Neova Silc Sheer SPF- with Patented DNA CoFactor technology, you really cant find a better SPF that not only protects your skin but treats prior damage at the same time. No, seriously, you really cant. And yes, even men can use it! (my husband does and he likes it too, shh)
Looking for products to target specific skin problems? Message me and we will get you squared away with a product that is right for you.
There is something magical about Skincare Educational Seminars. I have always loved them. This was my first time attending an iS Clinical Seminar, and it didn't disappoint!
The morning started off with a lovely spread for breakfast before we got into the nitty gritty of antiaging ingredients and medical grade botanicals.
The first speaker was Molly Haggerty, National Director of Sales, and what a wonderful and positively radiant woman! She made sure to put us all in a "positive place" with mindful exercises. She introduced the iS Clinical staff and speakers for the day and gave a in depth background on how iS Clinical was conceived and their dedication to skin health.
Next was Dr. Dehaven who is, well, a genius. She went over all of the benefits of antioxidants for the skin. Including, why antioxidants in your food just aren't enough. Did you know, only about 1% of antioxidants taken orally actually make it to the anatomic structure of the skin? WOW!
iS Clinical realized nature is efficient. Which was like an epiphany. Why is it that plants in the harshest conditions, are healthy and flourishing? Did you know Olive Trees in the Holy Land have been alive for 1,000's of years and are healthy without disease? you know why? Antioxidants. They have harnessed the power to keep themselves healthy in harsh conditions by creating their own antioxidants.
Some of the antioxidants iS Clinical has extracted and have put into their powerful serums include:
Centella Asiatica- Centella Asiatica is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and phytochemicals. This super blend of nutrients offers fantastic benefits for the skin, including powerful anti-aging properties. It is beneficial in the management of eczema, psoriasis, veins and stretch marks. For acne sufferers, it speeds healing, helping to prevent scarring and prevent future blemishes.
Olive Leaf Extract- have several different antioxidants, all of which help protect from environmental stressors. Olive oil also has vitamin A and E. Olive leaves contain several beneficial flavonoids, including quercetin, rutin, and kaempferol.
SOD-The role of SOD is to eliminate free radicals resulting from lipid peroxidation and to prevent the chain reactions that would eventually allow them to reach deeply into the skin.
The BEST thing about antioxidants, is that its been researched and proven that its never to late to start using them and see amazing results.
Remember Antioxidants= Anti-inflammatory. They are great for everyone, and all skin types.
After education and lunch we then got to hear Dr. Tahl N. Humes speak. If you don't know who she is, she owns and serves as medical director to Vitahl Medical Aesthetics in Denver and Chicago, non-invasive aesthetic practices. I have actually been following them awhile on social media to it was such a delight for me to have the opportunity to be in the same room as her. Wildly smart and dynamic she explained aging thru the years. Ill go into more detail on this in a later blog! If you ever have the chance to be treated by Dr. Humes or her team, they are all so very talented with lasers and injectables.
I had so much fun at iS Clinical Education Seminar. This line is for results driven customers. I am a HUGE fan and I am loving the results from the iS Clinical products I am using. I promise, if you haven't already incorporated iS Clinical into your skincare regimen, its a must.
I have a tan line... but it's not what you think.
When a tan line lasts a year... it’s now called sun damage.
Last July, my husband and I went on a mini vacation, had the time of our lives. May have had a few drinks and fell asleep at 2pm, outside, with no SPF.
(I know, I know)
A year later, with no sun (seriously) you can still see where my swimsuit was, perfectly. Now the fragile skin of my chest and décolleté is red and blotchy and the texture is rough and bumpy.
Over the next 8 weeks I will be treating my sun damage and sharing my results with you!
The products I will using on my chest and décolleté are:
Osmosis Purify Gentle Cleanser
Neova DNA Total Repair
Osmosis Hydralift Mask
Neova Glycolic 20% (2-3x per week)
I will update all of you on my progress every 2 weeks.
In the meantime, let me explain why I chose these products above
Osmosis Purify Gentle Cleanser is perfect for photo damaged skin. Purify contains bromelain, an enzymatic active ingredient derived from pineapple. This special ingredient serves as a natural exfoliate to gently lift impurities from the skin and smooth frayed, damaged edges without stripping the skin's protective lipid barrier.
Neova DNA Total Repair- to be transparent, I really wanted to see what this product can do. I already know I could use MAD Skincare Fade Gel 5 with 2% Hydroquinone and get amazing results but, I have never used Total DNA Repair before and with their clinical studies showing 96% decrease in UV spot size, area and intensity in 8 weeks or less. I am so excited to use this, so you guys can see how amazing this product is!
Neova Reveal Exfoliator Glycolic 20%- glycolic is a strong acid, but Neova has formulated their product to be gentle for even the most sensitive of skin. This is important when searching for products for the chest and décolleté since the skin on your here is much thinner and has less blood flow. Reveal exfoliator Refines skin texture and clarity and will help remove the dead skin cells and pigment.
Osmosis Hydralift Mask is a hydrating and firming mask that promotes soothing and tightening benefits for all skin types. Powerful ingredients add hydration to the skin that aid in plumping and firming. Soothing and calming Cucumber extract provides a cooling and healing effect to most irritated skins while Aloe Vera helps to speed up cell renewal by up to 8 times and quickly penetrates the epidermis for intense, immediate hydration. If you don't currently hydrate your décolleté, you should start, it is so important to keep your décolleté youthful. This mask can also be applied thinly and left on overnight, which is how I will be using it.
I am so excited to share my results, so you can see what Medical Grade Skincare can do for you!
Let me know if you have ANY questions!