Rosacea is estimated to affect over 16 million people in the United States alone. Most people affected by this face inflammation and “acne like” (benign) skin disease simply assume that they have hyper sensitive skin that turns rosy or flushes easily. Rosacea is commonly mistaken for many things such as sunburn, heat agitation, acne, improper diet or simply just having rosy cheeks and although all these may contribute to the Rosacea to “flare” up, there is a deeper root that these irritations stem from. And the truth is, if left untreated it can gradually get worse adding more discomfort.
Well now you can stop shying away from it all and take your spot light back! Let our team of professionals introduce you to our Intense Pulse Lighting (IPL) treatments. According to a recent article by the National Rosacea Society, it has been confirmed that using IPL can help address “components of the disorder that are more difficult to treat.” The IPL works wonders in removing redness since it was specifically designed to do so.
Take control of Rosacea. We recommend you meet with your doctor to discuss possible dietary allergies or sensitives. Always use sunscreen to prevent UV Light irritation and treat yourself to regular skin care treatments. Call us here at SB Health & Beauty Spa to give you back your glow!
While wrinkle treatments are as old as time – and include everything from creams to invasive face peels and surgeries, the best treatment to keep skin youthful is by developing good skin habits. Daily habits have a lot to do with the development of wrinkles. They’re sneaky and subtle, and much of the time people fail to realize what they’re doing to their skin until it’s already too late.
Using the methods below along with a non-invasive treatment can go long way to prevent wrinkles and keep skin youthful for years to come.
1. NECK AND HANDS
While most women are in the habit of beautifying their faces on a daily basis, adding their neck and hands to the cleansing/moisturizing process will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
2. EAT FRESH
Stay away from vegetable oils, margarine, red meats, white bread or sugary, processed foods not only affects weight, it contributes to aging skin. Instead eat fresh produce and organic if possible.
Women who continually scrub their faces are drying out their skin cells, leaving them with dull complexions that highlight damaged areas. The worst time of day for face-washing is in the morning; it strips away all the work a body did to restore the skin during the night. When the face and hands are washed, never skip the moisturizer.
4. LIMIT DRINKING
All alcohol dehydrates the skin, most evident the morning after. Over time, the skin loses elasticity and forms wrinkles due to a lack of hydration. Steady alcohol drinking also severely reduces vitamin A levels, important in the production of collagen.
5. SUNSCREEN IS MANDATORYThere’s no avoiding the sun, but applying a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater every day can help avoid sun damage.
6. GET ENOUGH REST
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason, because the skin renews itself during the night. The less sleep we get, the less time your skin will have to rejuvenate. It’s called beauty sleep for a reason, because the skin renews itself during the night. The less sleep we get, the less time your skin will have to rejuvenate.
7. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
As women age, their skin naturally gets thinner and drier, making it more necessary than ever to drink enough water to keep it hydrated. Try an average of six to eight glasses of water daily
8. AVOID EXCESSIVE GUM CHEWING AND SMOKING
Fresh breath worries or not, constantly chewing gum forces the mouth to continually form different shapes, forcing down the corners of the mouth and contributing to the development of wrinkles. The same is true for smokers! Smoking depletes the skin, and creates unappealing wrinkles on the face.
9.NON-INVASIVE TREATMENTS Endermologie® technologies can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and aging skin. They include the Cellu M6 Endermologie machine, which treats the face and body and the portable Mobi M6 for treatments on the face, neck and hands.
Seven Ways to Avoid Skin Cancer
A lifetime of exposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States and most of those cases are caused by Ultra-Violet (UV) radiation from the sun. The foundation adds that 90% of aging effects on skin (wrinkles, age spots, etc.) are also caused by sun exposure.
Fortunately, there are many ways to minimize your exposure to the sun's harmful UV rays and reduce your skin cancer risk.
1. Cover Up with Clothing. Long sleeves, long pants, or long dresses actually do help to prevent exposure to harmful solar radiation. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, synthetic fabrics such as polyester or rayon offer the most protection and light cotton fabrics offer the least. A little bit of shimmer help. Shiny clothes actually help reflect the suns harmful rays away from you. According to the American Cancer Society, some sun-protective clothing is labeled with an UV Protection Factor (UPF). The UPF ranges from 15 to 50+ with high factors offering the most protection. Brands like Coolibar offer very stylish lab tested clothing with a UPF of 50+.
2. Wear a Hat. A hat with a broad brim of 3 inches or more can help shade your face, neck, and shoulders from harmful solar radiation. If you want to protect yourself against the sun, dig out your Indiana Jones fedora, cowboy hat, or sombrero.
3. Wear Sunglasses. Sunglasses are also helpful in protecting against sun damage. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends over-sized sunglasses. Sunglasses that wrap closely around the face to protect your peripheral vision offer the best protection. When buying sunglasses, look for labels that indicate the shades meet ANSI standards or have UV absorption of up to 400 nanometers (nm). Such labels indicate that the sunglasses protect against 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Polarized glasses will help reduce glare.
4. Seek Shade. When you have the opportunity, take advantage of shade from trees, awnings, and umbrellas. All of these can help to block the sun. But, be aware that the sun's rays can be reflected towards you by water, sand, or even snow.
5. Avoid Peak Exposure Times. According to the American Cancer Society, the sun's ultra-violet rays are most intense when the sun is high in the sky between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You don't have to live like a vampire, but minimizing outdoor activities during the early afternoon hours can help to reduce your skin cancer risk.
6. Use sunscreen. The American Cancer Society recommends using sunscreen that offers broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Your sunscreen should also have an SPF of 30 or higher. You should check the expiration date on your bottle of sunscreen and shake up any bottle that has been sitting for a long time. Sunscreen bottles that have sat for a long time in a hot car may also lose effectiveness sooner.
7. Avoid Tanning Beds. According to the American Cancer Society, tanning beds are not a safe alternative to natural sunlight. Tanning beds radiate both UVA and UVB rays. Instead of using a tanning bed, the American Cancer Society recommends using a sunless tanning lotion to tan.
A few changes in your daily habits and attire can help you avoid a life threatening encounter with skin cancer. It's worth being smart about your time in the sun.
Hydrafacial Treatments - New Advances in Professional Skin Care
SB Spa is now offering HydraFacial MD treatments and Daily Essential products. If you haven't tried a hydrafacial you are missing out on one of the most innovative skin care services available today.
Hydrafacials are hydrating and non-irritating to the skin and each treatment can be designed to fit the needs of any skin type. The treatment is relaxing and painless leaving your skin incredibly smooth, soft and well hydrated with no down time and immediate, visible results after one treatment.
The multi-step delivery system is what allows our experienced estheticians to work fast and efficiently to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients back into your skin - in just 30 minutes!
Here are some common skin concerns that can be significantly improved by adding hydrafacial treatments to your skincare regimen.
The American Academy of Dermatology reported that acne is the most common skin problem in the United States, and found that significant numbers of adults are still getting acne into their 30s, 40s, and even 50s. The good news is that SB Health & Beauty Spa, located in Tampa, Florida, provides popular skin care services and products that can help treat active acne, acne scarring and prevent future breakouts.
Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition that begins slowly, with the intermittent appearance of redness along the cheeks and nose. Skin flare-ups can persist for a period of weeks to months and then diminish before flaring up again. If left untreated, rosacea usually worsens.