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Healthy Habits to Adopt for the New Year

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It’s a new year! Meaning that it can be the ideal time to adopt healthier habits into your ongoing routine.

Healthy habits can protect you from the harmful effects of stress. Here are 10 positive healthy habits you may want to develop. (Via The American Heart Association)

  1. Talk with family and friends.

    A daily dose of friendship is great medicine. Call or writer friends and family to share your feelings, hopes and joys and ask them to share theirs.

  2. Engage in daily physical activity.

    Regular physical activity can relieve mental and physical tension. Physically active adults have lower risk of depression and loss of mental functioning. Physical activity can be a great source of pleasure, too. Try walking, swimming, biking or dancing every day.

  3. Embrace the things you are able to change.

    While we may not be able to do some of the things we once enjoyed, we are never too old to learn a new skill, work toward a goal, or love and help others.

  4. Remember to laugh.

    Laughter makes us feel good. Don’t be afraid to laugh out loud at a joke, a funny movie or a comic strip, even when we’re alone.

  5. Give up the bad habits.

    Too much alcohol, cigarettes or caffeine can increase blood pressure. If you smoke, decide to quit now. If you do drink alcohol, do so in moderation.

  6. Slow down.

    Try to “pace” instead of “race.” Plan ahead and allow enough time to get the most important things done without having to rush.

  7. Get enough sleep.

    Try to get six to eight hours of sleep each night. If you can’t sleep, take steps to help reduce stress and depression. Physical activity also may also improve sleep and quality of life in general.

  8. Use “to do” lists to help you focus on your most important tasks. Approach big tasks one step at a time. For example, start by organizing just one part of your life — your car, desk, kitchen, closet, cupboard or drawer.
  9. Practice giving back.

    Volunteer your time or spend time helping out a friend. Helping others helps you.

  10. Try not to worry.

    The world won’t end if your grass isn’t mowed or your kitchen isn’t cleaned. You may need to do these things, but right now might not be the right time.

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Setting Up a Skin Care Routine for You

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Most people have a general idea of how to wash their face, but there’s a lot that the general public isn’t aware of. With all the products and tip out there, it can be confusing to know what to do to get amazing skin. Establishing a skin care routine is essential to keeping your skin healthy and beautiful. The steps below will help you establish an effective skin care routine.

It’s important to determine your skin type so that you may chose the correct products and routine that will maximize the effectiveness of skin care. You should also take into consideration specific issues that your skin has. For a guide to figuring out what type of skin you have, visit our supplier’s website at http://www.skinceuticals.com/_us/_en/learn-about-skin.aspx.

Below are the steps to establish a great skin care routine that will improve your skin’s appearance.

No Touching Your Face – You can transfer acne causing bacteria from your hands to your face just by simply touching it. If you have to touch your face, wash your hands thoroughly, use a face towel or sanitize your hands.

NEVER Pop Your Pimples – Picking or popping pimples prevents the skin from healing properly and will only make the irritation worse.

Get the Products – Good skin care involves using a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, exfoliating scrub, cotton pads and a face mask. We can help you choose the best products for your face. Call 775-329-3100 for a free consultation.

Remove Make-up Nightly – Never ever sleep while still wearing your make-up. Make-up that is left on overnight can clog the pores, and will prevent your skin from regenerating and breathing while you sleep.

Order is Everything – The order in which we use skin care products matters almost as much as the products themselves. Even good products can cause irritation when not used correctly.  The best order to use products in is: remove make-up, cleanse or exfoliate, toner, moisturize.

Products to use Twice a Day – Cleanse, tone, and moisturize in the morning before you put on makeup, and at night before you go to bed. This will help prevent your skin from being clogged by dirt or make up, and feel healthier skin throughout your day.

  • Cleansing Tips: Cleansing prepares your skin to receive nutrients from your other products. Before you cleanse, wash your hands so you won’t be transferring bacteria to your face.
  • Toner Tips: Toner is used to restore your skin’s natural pH levels which were probably altered during cleansing. While you apply, be careful to avoid the sensitive eye area. Do not rinse.
  • Moisturizer Tips: A moisturizer leaves the skin feeling softer and smoother. Moisturizers are not created equal, so be sure to choose the right moisturizer for your skin type or condition.

Products to use Twice a Week – Throughout the week, it can be beneficial to use an exfoliating scrub in place of your cleaner, or use a facial make after you’ve cleansed you face. These products are too strong to be used daily; however, both treatments have benefits that your skin needs weekly.

  • Exfoliating Scrub Tips: Exfoliating scrubs are essential because it removed dead skin cells which can leave your complexion appearing dull, and can clog up pores. A few times each week you should exfoliate with an exfoliating facial wash in place of your daily cleanser.
  • Facial Mask Tips: There are many options for masks. Peel-off masks are best for blemished skin, whereas rich, moisturizing masks are best for dry skin. Apply the facial according to the instructions on the packet.

Stick to your routine! Your skin needs time to get used to the products you use and how often you use them. Sometimes a negative effect appears at first, but this usually goes after the skin has time to adjust. Enjoy your beautiful skin!

 

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UV Light and Photo-aging

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Ultraviolet light is everywhere! A small amount of UV light is essential in our skin’s production of vitamin D. However, prolonged exposure may result in acute and chronic health effects on your skin. We’ve all experienced sunburns, but over the long term, radiation from UV light causes degenerative changes in skin cells leading to premature skin aging. This is what doctors refer to as photo-aging.

Recent studies have shown that many of the symptoms commonly associated with ordinary aging (i.e. wrinkles and darkspots) may instead be related to UV exposure. Your tan may look good now, but you could be paying your dues in wrinkles later.

We’ve compiled some suggestions to decrease your risk of photo-aging

• Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight. Radiation from UV light is strongest between 10am and 4pm, so it’s best to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun during this time. This doesn’t mean you have to stay inside all day, how boring! But it could be beneficial to keep this in mind while gardening on Saturdays.

• Wear protective clothing when you are in the sun. If you can’t avoid exposure to the sun, wear clothing, hats and sunglasses. All fabrics protect from UV radiation to some degree. However, clothing that does the best carries an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating.

• Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that will protect against all types of UV rays. Also remember that wearing a sunscreen with a higher SPF won’t allow you to stay out longer. SPF stands for sun protection factor, referring to the amount of protection from UV light the sunscreen offers. This means you should choose your SPF number based off of your skin type. Fair skin requires a higher SPF than regular skin. Last, try applying and reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours.

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Foods that feed your skin!

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We’ve rounded up some of the most recommended foods that are beneficial for your skin! Interested in giving some of these a try?

Foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals improve skin, leaving it healthy and glowing. Start with good nutrition on the inside and your face will show the healthy results. In addition, certain foods can be applied directly to your face to feed it from the outside. Get tips on the right ingredients to use to make masks and other facial treatments.

Foods to Eat

  • To keep skin healthy and glowing, give it a boost by consuming foods rich in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, and dark leafy greens.
  • Feed your face with foods rich in vitamin E, such as vegetable oils, nuts (especially almonds), seeds, olives, spinach, and asparagus.
  • Nourish your face with calcium-rich foods such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.
  • Nature’s wonder foods, including avocados, pomegranates, kale, fish oil, flaxseed oil, and soy products, can also nourish facial skin.
  • Mangoes are great for your complexion, and the antioxidants they contain help prevent premature aging.
  • Oysters, known as an aphrodisiac, are also terrific at fighting pimples. They’re rich in zinc, and they prevent acne and help keep skin elastic and moist.
  • Wheat germ contains biotin, which is essential for skin health. Sprinkle wheat germ on yogurt for a doubly effective treat!
  • Mushrooms are filled with riboflavin (vitamin B2), which makes them a crucial ingredient for tissue repair, especially after your face has been damaged or wounded.
  • Fried and greasy foods should be avoided because they feed your face with oil instead of nutrients.

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Summer Sale Announced!

Summer Sale Announced!

Take advantage of this H-O-T offer, just in time for summer!

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June 2, 2012 · 11:04 am

Meet Joelle Greene, RN & Laser Specialist

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Joelle Greene is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience. She is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing.

Joelle received her certification as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner in 1982 and has worked in women’s health since 1983. In 2001, she added laser treatments for spider veins, hair reduction and facial skin rejuvenation. In 2003, she joined the staff at Reno Vein Clinic providing laser treatments and more recently in 2005, she became certified in Cosmetic Botox, chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments. Joelle provides a complete program of individualized skin care from our medical skin care lines.

Using her extensive training and background in women’s health, Joelle will provide you with the newest and most effective skin care treatments and laser treatments available.

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Just for you…

Just for you...

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April 24, 2012 · 6:20 pm