|Did you know…
sunscreen is the best way to prevent skin cancer and premature aging?
|MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
With 3.5 million cases and over two million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. But, skin cancer is also the most preventable form of cancer! HOW IS THIS?
BY LIMITING YOUR EXPOSURE: LESS IS BEST!
The incidence of cancer is associated with the duration and intensity of ultraviolet light exposure.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
ACHIEVE HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL SKIN:
“I know it’s bad for me but… I feel so good when I am in the sun. How can I quit?” This is an unspoken concern people face when deciding to have healthy skin. Sun exposure does make us feel better. Young and old alike get most of their Vitamin D from the sun. Our pineal gland is dependent on the sun to stimulate the release of certain hormones therefore reinforcing our behavior. We feel better, less pain and less fatigue. Our sleep is better.
Yes, we need the Vitamin D, normal sleep wake cycles and hormone metabolism.
So how do you make this change without losing the benefits? Pick a better time: before 10amand after 4pm. Go out for 20 minutes and sit in the shade or sun if wearing sunscreen. With these small changes, you can get your needs taken care of and maintain the health of your skin. If your doctor states you’re low in Vitamin D, improve your nutrition or supplementation.
Let your skin fade over time to your natural color. Proper cleansing morning and night will improve the brightness and clarity of your skin. Your cleanser does not have to lather to work. Use cleansing cloths to do most of the work for you. If you choose to exfoliate, do so after cleansing. Remember to apply sunblock before makeup or if you’re like me I do it all in one step with a pigmented sunblock, then finish with mineral powder. Mineral powders are an additional sunscreen, so talc should be avoided.
FOLLOW UP from previous blogs:
I have decided to update my readers on other patients’ experiences.
H.S. was pleased with her PRP cleavage correction: “I didn’t think there was anything that would help.” Not wanting to have breast augmentation, HS just wanted equally shaped cleavage and she was able to achieve the look with the Vampire cleavage treatment.
I. T. was not able to be placed on hormones, so she looked toward the O-shot to improve vaginal lubrication and help with painful intercourse. Smiling, she stated that not only was her pain resolved but she was able to reach climax faster.
R.C. was not able to have a face lift due to her current medications. She came to us for a liquid face lift and chose the level 2 Vampire facelift. I saw her again after 6 months; she was very pleased and somewhat surprised at the improvement in skin color, texture and tone.