Good daily skin care: cleansing and toner

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LEARN THE BASIC STEPS FOR GOOD DAILY SKIN CARE: CLEANSING

Now that we have identified your skin type, let’s talk about the first steps of our daily skin care regimen: cleansing (exfoliation) and toner application.

On average we renew our skin surface every 10 days. However, age, diet, poor health or lack of daily skin care can slow the cell renewal process. Exfoliation, either manual or chemical, improves cell turnover and thus the production of new healthy cells. Exfoliation can be manual, either by daily cleansing, a microdermabrasion or a Hydrafacial treatment, or chemical, with acid peels. All of these rejuvenate and maintain the health of your skin.

Good skin care starts with scrubbing your skin for at least 2 minutes with a washcloth or facial brush twice a day in the morning and evening. This serves to manually exfoliate your top layer of skin and allow the healthy layers to move to the surface. I like to use the Clarisonic, but there are many available options.

You should also incorporate a daily cleanser into your exfoliation regimen.

  1. Clients with normal skin have many options. I prefer a Vitamin “C” cleanser. It aids in exfoliating and gives your skin a healthy glow. I also like to alternate the cleansers I use: some days I use Vitamin C, others a milk cleanser or a seasonal cleanser (such as pumpkin).
  2. Clients with combination skin may need to use products that specifically address your issues. Most skin care lines offer products for this skin type.
  3. Clients with dry skin should use a creamy cleanser such as milk cleanser which washes away impurities without drying your skin.
  4. Clients with oily skin should use a cleanser containing salicylic acid, which is helpful in reducing sebum production, a main contributor to oily skin. If you find this is too irritating, green tea cleansers can be less irritating.
  5. For clients with sensitive skin, I recommend a gentle milk cleanser which may contain rose water to gently cleanse the skin and not cause irritation.

Let’s talk about toners. Toners used for skin care are designed to further cleanse your skin after exfoliating with a cleanser. Toners can be applied with a cotton ball, gauze or spray. There are several types:

  1. Skin fresheners contain water, a humectant (substance which helps retain moisture in your skin) and little or no alcohol. An example is rose water. Skin fresheners are recommended for dry, normal or sensitive skin.
  2. Skin tonics are slightly stronger with up to 20% alcohol, water and a humectant. Orange flower water is an example. Skin tonics are recommended for normal, combination or oily skin.
  3. Astringents are the strongest form of toner and contain 20-60% alcohol, antiseptics, water and a humectant. These can be irritating to the skin and are only recommended in limited cases.

 

Stay tuned next week to find out about the next step in good skin care: application of a serum!

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The steps to good daily skincare!

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LEARN THE BASIC STEPS FOR GOOD DAILY SKIN CARE:
IDENTIFYING SKIN TYPE

Your daily skin care regimen consists of 4 basic steps: cleansing, additional cleansing with a toner, application of serum and finally application of creams or moisturizers. Which products you incorporate into your skin care regimen depends on your skin type. There are 5 basic skin types: normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, or combination skin. Which skin type are you?

  1. Normal skin: younger people are more likely to have normal skin. Normal skin has fewer imperfections, no severe sensitivity and barely visible pores
  2. Dry skin: you may find that your skin cracks or peels and can become easily irritated or itchy. You may have barely visible pores, a dull complexion and skin that is less elastic with more visible lines.
  3. Oily skin: you may have oily skin if you have enlarged pores and a dull or shiny complexion. In addition, you may experience blackheads, pimples or other skin blemishes. You may notice that the degree of oiliness changes with the weather or seasons.
  4. Sensitive skin: you may have sensitive skin if skin products cause burning or stinging, and your skin can appear dry and flaky. You may experience redness, itching, burning and dryness.
  5. Combination skin: this means you have two or more different skin types on different areas of your face at one time. Your skin may be dry or flaky on certain parts of your face, and you may also have an oily T-zone, which runs along the center of your face, nose, chin and forehead. Also, you may have combination skin if you have other skin issues, like wrinkles, breakouts or rosacea on your face at the same time. Combination skin has pores that appear larger than normal, black heads and shiny skin.

Stay tuned, as we will be providing weekly blog posts throughout July describing the regimen for good daily skin care: cleansing, additional cleansing with a toner, application of serum and application of creams or moisturizers.

In need of some new skincare products? Stop by our office today! 10% off on skincare products!*

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Ultimate Ultherapy® Special!

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HURRY!  Saturday is our last day for the Ultimate Ultherapy Special! Lowest pricing ever!
Cash, Check and Credits cards accepted (no Care Credit or payment plans for this offer).
Don’t forget $10.00 off all CBD Oil during June!
Be sure to follow our skincare and sunscreen blog in July and August.  All skincare products will be 10% off!
Call for pricing and to schedule an appointment.

Concerns about the treatment? Questions about the results? We can answer all of that and more. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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Ultimate Ultherapy® Special!

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ULTIMATE ULTHERAPY SPECIAL
Lowest pricing ever!!!
Saturday June 22nd and Saturday June 29th ONLY
Cash, Check and Credits cards accepted (no Care Credit or payment plans for this offer)

 

Call for pricing and to schedule an appointment.

Concerns about the treatment? Questions about the results? We can answer all of that and more. Call us today to set up an appointment.

(718) 317-6252

 

And don’t forget about our June special on CBD oil! $10 off any bottle!

 

Don’t Miss out on our June special!

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How can Cannabidiol (CBD) be taken?

CBD is available in many different forms. At didoria medspa, we offer it as an oil or as a capsule to be ingested. We also offer a cream to be applied topically.

Common side effects of CBD include:

  • changes in appetite
  • changes in mood
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • nausea
  • vomiting

 

*Always make sure to consult with your physician before starting this treatment!

 

Check back next week to find out about our limited time special: the ULTIMATE ULTHERAPY SPECIAL! Lowest pricing ever!!!

Don’t forget to check out our June specials below!

-$10 off any bottle of CBD oil

 

Questions about CBD oil? We can answer all of that and more. Call us today to set up an appointment.

(718) 317-6252

Benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD)

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CBD has been found to provide a wide variety of health benefits including:

  • pain relief
  • antiseizure properties
  • reduces anxiety
  • fights cancer
  • reduces the risk of diabetes
  • helps treat acne
  • may benefit heart health

 

Check back next week to find out about different ways of using CBD. Always make sure to consult with your physician before starting this treatment!

Don’t forget to check out our June specials below!

-$10 off any bottle of CBD oil

 

Questions about CBD oil? We can answer all of that and more. Call us today to set up an appointment.

(718) 317-6252

What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis and is naturally occurring in the hemp plant. While this chemical compound comes from marijuana or its close relative, hemp, CBD is a non-intoxicating compound.

Cannabidiol is a safe, non-addictive substance and is one of many “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis. CBD is closely related to another phytocannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC. While both CBD and THC have therapeutic effects, the difference between the two is that CBD does not make the user feel “high.” This is due to the two compounds acting uniquely on different receptors in the brain and body.

CBD has been found to provide a wide variety of health benefits. Check back next week to find out about the benefits of CBD!

Always make sure to consult with your physician before starting this treatment!

Don’t forget to check out our June specials below!

-$10 off any bottle of CBD oil

 

Questions about CBD oil? We can answer all of that and more. Call us today to set up an appointment.

(718) 317-6252

Introducing Perks by HydraFacial

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Take advantage of a Hydrafacial treatment now with our September Special! Throughout September, purchase a Hydrafacial ($150) and receive one complementary “add on” treatment of your choosing:

  1. Growth factor serum for anti-aging
  2. Vitamin C for anti-acne
  3. Hyaluronic for super hydration
  4. Brightening serum

The treatments are short and non-invasive with no post-treatment downtime, making the Hydrafacial a fast, easy and effective skin care treatment!

Concerns about the treatment? Questions about the results? We can answer all of that and more. Call us today to set up an appointment.

 

Introducing Perks by Hydrafacial. A new twist on an old procedure using a newer modified delivery system.

Experience all of the benefits of a Hydrafacial without the cost. Schedule an appointment for May to take advantage of our specials:

-Facial treatment including eyes: $80.00

-Lip treatment additional $20.00

 

Call us for more information or to set up an appointment.

~718 317 6252~

Introducing Perks by HydraFacial

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The power behind a Hydrafacial is its ability to improve a wide range of skin conditions, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Unevenness of skin tone
  • Skin texture
  • Reducing brown spots
  • Cleaning oily, congested kin
  • And much more!

The treatments are short and non-invasive with no post-treatment downtime, making the Hydrafacial a fast, easy and effective skin care treatment!

 

Introducing Perks by Hydrafacial. A new twist on an old procedure using a newer modified delivery system.

Experience all of the benefits of a Hydrafacial without the cost. Schedule an appointment for May to take advantage of our specials:

-Facial treatment including eyes: $80.00

-Lip treatment additional $20.00

 

Call us for more information or to set up an appointment.

~718 317 6252~