Learn All About Sunscreens and SPF

Beautiful model in the sun

What is Broad-Spectrum protection?

This means that the sunscreen must protect you against ultra-violet A and UVB rays.

(UVA = Aging) UVA rays reach the skin deeper and cause your skin to wrinkle and age faster.
(UVB = Burning) UVB rays reach the outer layer of your skin and cause your skin to tan and sunburn.

  • Indoor tanning contains UVA and UVB rays.
  • Both UV rays work in conjunction and cause severe damage to your skin.
  • UVB rays are responsible for the color change of the skin as well as the sunburn.
  • UVB rays are responsible for the majority of skin cancers.
  • UVA rays are also present on cloudy/rainy days and 80% of those rays penetrate through clouds!
  • UVA penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB and does not produce any color change.
  • UVA are present with relatively equal intensity during all daylight hours throughout the year!

Did you know that 90% of the skin aging signs are caused by day-to-day UV exposure?


Is there a difference between “waterproof” and “water-resistant?”

How well the sunscreen stays on the skin after swimming, bathing or perspiring is just as important as the SPF level. The FDA considers a product “water-resistant” if it maintains its SPF level after 40 minutes of exposure to water. “Waterproof” products must maintain the SPF level after 80 minutes of water exposure.


Chemical Sunscreen vs. Physical Sunscreen

Physical Sunscreens work by deflecting sun rays away from the skin. Chemical Sunscreens work by scattering and absorbing radiation from sun rays before they can interact with the skin.

How can they affect the skin?

Physical sunscreens: Titanium dioxide can be problematic for some people. (If you break out from mineral makeup and physical sunscreen, titanium dioxide could be the cause.)
Zinc oxide is generally safe. It can be used on delicate skin and is the main ingredient in diaper rash creams.

Chemical sunscreens: Chemical sunscreens tend to be more irritating to the skin.
It can make your eyes sting and water if it gets in your eyes. Some can cause allergic reactions.

When do they start working?

Physical sunscreens: Starts protecting immediately upon application.
Chemical sunscreens: Must wait 20 minutes after application for effective sun protection.


The Rules of SPF Sunscreens:


Wear Sunscreen the right way!

  • The order is important.
  • Apply it last, after your moisturizer. Before Makeup.

Wait for it to work!

  • Chemical sunscreens need 20-30 minutes to form a protective layer.
  • Physical sunscreens do not need time, they work immediately.
  • Some products combine both so figure at least 20 minutes before sun exposure.

Apply enough sunscreen!

  • For your face: ¼ teaspoon for the liquid type, size of a penny for the thick type
  • For your body: 2 tablespoons or 1 ounce

Pat or rub?
Pat it all over. Rubbing it may cause skin irritation and might ball up makeup and the products underneath it.

Re-apply!

  • If you are going to be outdoors, re-apply it every 2 hours!
  • Apply after sweating or swimming!

Remove it before going to bed!
Be sure to wash your skin before going to bed to avoid any skin clogging and irritation!

Use it every day!

  • UVA penetrates through glass and causes damage on cloudy or rainy days!
  • Remember: 80% of sun’s rays penetrate through clouds!

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Apply Sunscreen Everywhere!

Using a sunscreen on your lips keeps your lips feeling and looking healthy and vibrant and protects in two ways. First, lips naturally have thin skin, and sun exposure damages collagen and elastin making lips even thinner and less plump. Second, lacking SPF in your lip products puts you at an increased risk of skin cancer.

Lip gloss without SPF might increase the possibility of developing skin cancer by acting as a kind of magnifying glass for the sun’s rays. Consider using a lip gloss with SPF, or foregoing the lip gloss completely and switching to a matte lip product with SPF.  Apply your regular sunscreen over your lips, and layer with your SPF lip balm throughout the day to maintain protection.

Seventy percent of beachgoers used no sun protection for their lips, and among those that did, most people do not know how to apply properly. In most cases, lip sunscreens are not applied thickly or frequently enough. Additionally, lip blocks may be poorly absorbed and can be broken down quickly by UV light, losing their effectiveness — leading to the need for frequent reapplication.

Most common places where people forget to apply sunscreen:

  • Around the eyes
  • Tip of the nose
  • Tops of the feet
  • Lips
  • Near the hairline
  • Scalp

 


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What is HEV? Is it harmful to your skin?

HEV Blue light spectrum art

HEV stands for High Energy Visible light and it is all around us. Only recently the visible effects of HEV light on the skin have been discovered.

Let’s dissect the Sunlight Spectrum:

  • The sunlight spectrum consists of Ultra-Violet (UV), visible and infrared light. In the sunlight spectrum, 50% of the light is visible and detected by the human eye.
  • UV and Infrared lights are invisible. We are familiar with UV and Infrared Rays (IR) as we know those cause cancer and skin aging.
  • The visible light is seen as colors: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. High Energy Visible Light HEV is a very penetrative light that is all around us day and night, we are subjected to it when we use our computers, smartphones, tablets, lighting and other digital electronics.

HEV sunlight spectrum

What is the difference between UV and HEV in relation to the skin?

  • UVB penetrate the epidermis. UVA and HEV penetrate into the dermis. Some studies concluded that HEV may penetrate even further into the hypodermis.
  • UVB rays cause sunburn. HEV does not cause sunburn.
  • UV can cause DNA damage which can cause skin cancer. There is no association yet between HEV and skin cancers.
  • UV and HEV generate free radicals and free radicals damage.
  • UV and HEV can induce uneven skin and hyperpigmentation (dark spots and Melasma).
  • HEV can cause inflammation, impaired healing, and impacted melanogenesis which causes dark spots.
  • Both UVA and HEV can cause photodamage and cause the skin to age prematurely.
  • HEV Blue light is everywhere. It is emitted in the sun’s ray as well as many digital items and lamps.
  • The buzz is that HEV high energy visible light is causing “screen face” and contributing to “tech-neck” as it accelerates skin aging.

Known Sources of HEV Blue Light:

  • The sun
  • Fluorescent, incandescent, halogen and LED light
  • Computer monitors and laptops
  • Smartphones, tablets, and e-readers
  • TVs

Some of the harmful effects of HEV blue light are:

  • Can disrupt the circadian rhythm and may interfere with your night’s sleep.
  • Premature aging. Fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and dark spots.
  • Increased risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
  • Higher risk of depression.
  • Eye damage such as macular degeneration.
  • Computer Vision Syndrome (or Digital Eyestrain Syndrome) – blurry vision, dry and irritated eyes, difficulty focusing, headaches, neck and back pain.

Is blue light just bad for us?

No. Routine exposure to visible daylight helps regulate our body’s sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythm), elevates our mood, keeps us alert and can even help memory and cognitive function.

How can you protect your skin?

  • Apply a daily sunscreen to shield the skin from cell-damaging UVA, UVB, and high energy visible (HEV) light.
  • Also apply antioxidant-rich products to help combat free radicals damage caused by pollution and environmental aggressors.
  • Also apply products with active ingredients to help detoxify, energize and improve the health of your skin.
  • Eat a diet rich in antioxidants to combat oxidation.

What products do we recommend to shield your skin from HEV damage?

  • SkinMedica Lumivive System – This unique system, rich in antioxidants and active ingredients, helps detoxify the skin, recharges the skin’s ability to repair itself, defends your skin against blue light, pollution and environmental aggressors and helps restore a glowing and youthful appearance to your skin.
  • Revision Skincare Intellishade Original, Matte and Intellishade TruPhysical – Tinted moisturizer packed with antioxidants, peptides, broad-spectrum protection against UVA rays, UVB rays, Infrared rays and blue light (HEV light).
  • ZO Skin Health Oclipse Smart Tone Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 – Water resistant, non-greasy, quick-drying sunscreen with a sheer matte finish with broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB rays and high-energy visible (HEV) light.

What skin treatments do we recommend for HEV damage?

We suggest Chemical Peels, FotoFacials IPLs, Rejuvapen Microneedling and PRP Facial with SkinBooster. Chemical Peels can exfoliate dead cells, improve fine lines and wrinkles, and improve texture and pigmentation. FotoFacial IPL can reduce red and brown spots, minimize pore size, and stimulate collagen production. Rejuvapen Microneedling helps tighten the skin, minimize pore size, improve the appearance of the skin and boost collagen production. PRP Facial can boost collagen production, tighten, improve pigmentation, texture, and tone.

What is Cellulite and What to do About it…

Woman holding orange

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a condition that results in dimpled, uneven skin. Cellulite results when fat deposits and body fluids accumulate under the skin and give your skin a dimpled and uneven appearance.

Most common areas for Cellulite are:

  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thigs
  • Arms
  • Stomach
  • Breasts

What Causes Cellulite?

We know how it’s formed but the exact cause of cellulite is not known.

We do know that many factors such as genetics, diet, lack of physical exercise, hormonal changes, dehydration, thickness of the skin, weight gain, inflammation, and unhealthy lifestyle contribute to cellulite.

For how it’s formed, let’s look at a diagram… As you can see in the image below we have fibrous cords (connective tissue) that tether the skin to the underlying layer and holds fat and fluids. As bodily fluids and fat cells accumulate (or change shape) they push up against the skin, while the cords pull down creating an uneven surface and dimpling.

  • Decreased elasticity causes the connective fibers to be stiff and fixed
  • Water retention and inflammation can increase the pressure and push the fat cells up
  • Decreased circulation can lead to engorged fat cells
  • Fat deposits and fluids push up to the surface of the skin causing the bulges, while the connective fibers are fixed and inflexible causing the dimples

Skin diagram with and without cellulite

It is important to realize that Cellulite is not excess fat. People can diet and exercise and still have cellulite.

Different grades of Cellulite:
Orange peel, cottage cheese, mattress texture, these are all words we use to describe what we see, but there are actually different grades of cellulite.
Grade 1 – Mild. The skin looks smooth while youre standing but bumps and dimples appear while you are sitting.
Grade 2 – Moderate. Bumps and dimples appear while you are sitting or standing.
Grade 2 – Severe. Bumps and dimples appear while you are sitting or standing and some areas are deeply raised or depressed.

Interesting Facts About Cellulite:

  • Women get more cellulite than men. 90% of women at some point will develop cellulite. 10% of man have cellulite. Researchers think that men have a different structure underneath their skin which allows less cellulite to occur. In women the connective tissue forms in vertical columns, while in men it forms in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Cellulite can occur for people of any shape. Very thin people can have cellulite too. Being overweight makes cellulite more noticeable because the more fat you have underneath the skin the more likely it can bulge out of the skin in its weaker spots.
  • Cellulite can occur in people of all ages. Yes, even babies can have cellulite.
  • Cellulite can get worse with age. As we age we produce less estrogen and that causes a cascading effect. Less estrogen can mean poorer circulation, and can also mean a decrease in production and the breakdown of older connective tissue and a decrease in collagen production.
  • Cellulite may be in your genes. It might be programmed in your genes and inevitable. Usually, a family history gives a good idea if you will develop cellulite.
  • It shows up more on lighter skin, so sometimes a good self-tanner can help the appearance of cellulite.
  • Exercise may improve the appearance of cellulite. It can’t cure it but may reduce it or minimize it. Firming and toning the muscles in the area of the cellulite will tighten the skin, and give the illusion that the cellulite is less noticeable.
  • Certain foods can help improve cellulite. They can’t cure it but can improve it. Drink plenty of water and eat a diet rich in foods with high water content such as cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, bell peppers, and many other fruits and vegetables. Eating too much salt, fat and carbohydrates, and not enough fiber can contribute to cellulite.
  • Smoking can affect the appearance of cellulite. It slows the production of collagen, reduces blood vessel flow, causes inflammation and accelerates skin aging.

Yes, Cellulite is still a great mystery, it cannot be cured but can be improved and minimized. At Rejuvent, we offer skincare with very promising results. These products can improve the health of your skin and help with the appearance of cellulite.

Before and after cellulite skin care treatment

What Can You Do to Help Improve Your Cellulite?

If you have cellulite we recommend trying different skincare to see if they can improve the appearance of your cellulite. Most creams need to be applied twice a day for several weeks to show improvement and your level of commitment might reflect on your skin improvement.

We have several amazing skin care options to treat Cellulite:

Get your medical grade cellulite skincare now and help improve the appearance of your skin!

What is the Microbiome?

Learn about the microbiome

What is the Microbiome?

The microbiome is a diverse community of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other single-celled animals that live in the body. These microorganisms (microbes) create a mini-ecosystem and live in different regions of the body such as the gut, inside the mouth, the genitals, and the skin.

Are these Microbes bad?

No. They are in fact essential for our health. In our gut, the microbes in the gut microbiome are fundamental in the breakdown and absorption of nutrients and are also known as the “gut flora”. Research has uncovered an intricate web connecting our gut microbes to virtually every process in our body. An unbalance of these gut microbes can lead to auto-immune diseases, digestive issues, mental issues such as anxiety and depression, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, chronic stress and more. Researchers are just beginning to understand the connection between the health of our gut and the overall systemic health of our body.

Our skin also has a microbiome and the skin microbiome can easily be disrupted and thrown off balance. As research becomes more readily available, new and exciting products with prebiotics are developed that help balance the skin microbiome.

What is the difference between Probiotics and Prebiotics?

Probiotics = Add good microbes
Prebiotics = Promote good microbe growth and balance (like food for the good bacteria)

Fast Facts About The Microbiome:

  • The human body is host to around 100 trillion microbes
  • Microbes outnumber the human cells in the body 10 to 1
  • Microbes are so tiny that they only make up 2 to 3% of the total weight of the human body.
  • No two people have the exact same type and mix of microbes.
  • All your microbes together weigh as much as your brain: about 3 to 6 pounds!
  • Your digestive track alone houses about 99% our your entire microbiome.
  • Microbes cover our skin from head to toe; and the types of microbes on your skin can vary depending upon your skin’s temperature, texture, thickness, humidity, and chemistry.
  • Research suggests that the microbiome plays a role in digestion, gut lining protection, appetite control, disease prevention, wound healing, the regulation of your immune system, brain development, and even your emotions.
  • Microbes on our skin are constantly battling bad microbes that can cause inflammation and infection.

Bottom Line: The Microbiome is a very important part of the human body and integral to our health, we need to stay tuned to its needs, and nourish to achieve optimal balance, health, and harmony.

What can you do to help your Skin Microbiome?

What Causes Hyperpigmentation in the Skin?

Image of model with hyperpigmentation and freckles

Before we learn what causes hyperpigmentation let’s learn about skin pigment and hyperpigmentation buzzwords: Melanocytes, Tyrosinase, and Melanin.

In our skin, we have cells responsible for producing pigment. These cells are called Melanocytes. An enzyme inside the Melanocytes, called Tyrosinase is responsible for the formation of Melanin. This is the pigment that colors your skin, your hair, and your eyes.

Most medical grade lighteners and brighteners ingredients in skin care work by inhibiting (or stopping) Tyrosinase from starting the Melanin production.

How Does Hyperpigmentation Happen?

Hyperpigmentation happens when there is an overproduction of Melanin in one spot or patches on the skin.

Fotofacial in Scottsdale at Rejuvent

This Rejuvent patient was prescribed a skin care regimen with skin brightener ingredients such as Retinol, Vitamin C, and Hydroquinone. She also had Photofacials, Microneedling and Chemical Peel treatments. Her skin in the image taken after treatment is brighter, more radiant, has much better tone and texture and her hyperpigmentation has faded

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

The main causes are:

Sun Exposure
When your skin is exposed to the sun and its UV radiation, it triggers a protection mechanism in the form of increased Melanin production, this causes the skin to darken creating a tan look. When your skin is tanned, it is in fact damaged.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)
Occurs as a response to a skin injury or trauma. When the skin heals it leaves a flat area of discoloration behind. This type of hyperpigmentation is common with acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, and Atopic Dermatitis. It can also be triggered by cosmetic procedures such as dermabrasion, laser treatment, and chemical peels.

Hormones
Changes in hormones can cause Melasma, which looks like large patches of dark skin. Melasma is a hard to condition to treat but at Rejuvent, we have proven effective treatments to completely transform your skin.

Genetics
Some of us have the overproduction of melanin encoded in our DNAs.

How to Treat Successfully Hyperpigmentation?

It is important to realize that pigmentation is an ongoing process. Pigments are constantly being made and you will need a multifaceted approach to keep it under control!

1. Skincare: Inhibit Tyrosinase and the Melanin production forming in the first place. Brightening ingredients work by blocking different steps of the melanin production pathway. Some of these ingredients are Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Lactic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide and Alpha Arbutin. Shop Brighteners

2. Skincare: Exfoliate the skin and remove Melanin deposits and increase cell turnover so pigmented cells get replaced with new cells. Some of the ingredients are Retinol, Vitamin C, Glycolic and Salicylic Acids. Shop Exfoliators
Skincare: Use antioxidants to brighten and protect the skin against UV damage. Some of the ingredients are Vitamin C, Ferulic Acid, Phloretin, Resveratrol, etc. Shop Antioxidants

3. Skin Treatments: Chemical Peels – They exfoliate the skin at a deeper level and peel away superficial pigmentation.
Skin Treatments: Remove melanin deposits with lasers such as FotoFacial IPL (intense pulsed light) which shatters melanin pigment granules. Target Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation such as acne scars with eMatric Fractional Resurfacing.

At Rejuvent, we have proven treatments and techniques to prevent and treat hyperpigmentation. Call 480-889-8880 for your appointment.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Free Radicals

Free radicals

What are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable atoms, ions, or molecules that can damage the cells in our body. They form when a molecule loses or gain electrons, this lack of balance makes them unstable.

Free radicals and

 

To become stable again they scavenger other molecules and steal their electrons.
When a free radical molecule attacks another molecule to steal its electron it is called “oxidation”.

Stealing Electrons .

The molecule that was attacked and lost its electron is now unstable and becomes a free radical, this molecule is now “oxidized” and it will attack other molecules so it can replace its missing electron. This can cause a chain reaction and the molecules become in oxidative stress and damaged, which can cause the cell to weaken, die, or mutate.

Are All Free Radicals Bad?

No. Free radicals are produced naturally in the body, and they do have a purpose. They can help us fight infection, help repair tissue injury, they attack foreign invaders in the blood, and they help our immune system. However, lifestyle factors can accelerate their production and this can cause havoc to our cells.

What Are the Harmful Sources of Free Radicals?

  • Exposure to UV radiation
  • Exposure to other environmental pollutants (cigarette smoke, air and water pollution, pesticides and herbicides in the food we eat)
  • Cigarettes or tobacco, drugs, and alcohol consumption
  • Certain medications or high use of antibiotics, which leads to antibiotic resistance
  • A poor diet (unhealthy fats, excessive sugar, pesticides, herbicides or synthetic additives)
  • Too much exercise (overtraining) generates added free radicals
  • High amounts of emotional or physical stress. Stress hormones (excessive cortisol) can generate free radicals

What is Oxidation, Oxidized, and Oxidative Stress and Why They Matter?

  • Oxidation is when a free radical steals electrons from another molecule and damage parts of the cell, such as proteins, DNA, cell membranes and more.
  • The molecule that lost its electrons becomes Oxidized.
  • Oxidative stress is when the body has gone to more oxidation than it can combat.

The body combats oxidative stress with antioxidants. When the amount of free radicals exceeds the amount of antioxidants, oxidative stress happensThat’s when oxidation damages our cells, proteins and our DNA.

What Can Oxidative Stress Cause?

  • Central nervous system diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer
  • Cataracts and age-related vision decline
  • Diabetes
  • Genetic degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s or Huntington’s Disease
  • Atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the blood vessels
  • High blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension
  • Accelerated skin aging which causes changes in our skin such as loss of elasticity, compromised skin barrier, wrinkles, dryness, texture irregularities, pigmentation, skin cancer and more
  • Hair loss and hair texture changes

How does Free Radical Damage affect your skin?

Free radical damage can cause deterioration of the collagen, elastin fibers and DNA within the cells and they can accelerate cell death. As we age we slow down and even stop the production of collagen and elastin. Once they are weak or damaged the skin loses elasticity, plumpness, and moisture which causes fine lines, wrinkles, saggy skin, texture irregularities, and dryness. The dead cells, in turn, stay on the surface of the skin longer because the cell turnover rate slows down. This causes rough skin, hyperpigmentation, dry and dull skin.

How Can You Minimize Free Radical Damage?

  • Eat a diet rich in antioxidants. Some foods rich in antioxidants are berries, cherries, citrus fruits, prunes, dark leafy greens, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, olives, fish, nuts, turmeric, green tea, melatonin, onion, garlic, cinnamon, foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, CoQ10
  • Apply broad-spectrum sun protection daily
  • Add an antioxidant-rich serum, cream or lotion to your skincare regimen
  • Don’t smoke or get exposed to second-hand smoking
  • Beware of chemical exposure such as pesticides on food or gardening
  • Decrease your alcohol intake
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Participate in a regular, moderate exercise routine
  • Avoid overeating or eating too much sugar, fats, artificial flavorings, preservatives, synthetic or processed foods
  • Regular Meditation and diaphragmatic breathing

How Can Antioxidants Help Fight Free Radical Damage?

Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by donating an electron and ending the electron-stealing chain reaction.
They are thought of as “self-sacrificing soldiers” and help prevent oxidative stress.

Antioxidants donate electrons to stabilize free radicals

As we age, the skin’s own antioxidant defense system weakens, losing its capacity to fight the oxidative stress caused by free radicals. An antioxidant-rich diet and a concentrated antioxidant skincare routine can help boost your antioxidant defense!

What Products Rich in Antioxidants does Rejuvent Recommend?

We recommend adding an antioxidant-rich serum, cream or lotion to your skincare routine in the AM and PM and we recommend applying a broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days.

Antioxidant Serums, Lotions, and Creams:

  • SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
    – Protects against free radical damage, brightens, and firms the skin. Ideal for all skin types even sensitive and dry skin.
  • SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF
    – Protects against free radical damage and helps brighten pigmentation. Ideal for normal, oily, combination, and aging skin types. Liquid formula.
  • SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Gel
    – Protects against free radical damage and helps brighten pigmentation. Ideal for normal, oily, combination, and aging skin types. Light gel formula.
  • SkinCeuticals Serum 10 AOX+
    – Protects against free radical damage and helps brighten pigmentation. Ideal all types including sensitive skin.
  • SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E
    – Nighttime formula neutralizes free radicals and improves the appearance of skin radiance, firmness, and density, Ideal for all skin types.
  • SkinCeuticals AOX + Eye Gel
    – Specially formulated for the eye area. Protects against free radical damage and helps reduce the appearance of puffiness and under-eye bags. Ideal for all skin types.
  • ZO Daily Power Defense
    – Combats free radicals help tighten and brighten the skin. Contains peptides and retinol. Ideal for all skin types.
  • Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Serum
    – Protects against free radical damage, helps firm and tone the skin. Serum formulation. Ideal for all skin types.
  • Jan Marini C-ESTA Face Cream
    – Protects against free radical damage, helps firm and tone the skin. Creamy formulation. Ideal for all skin types.
  • Jan Marini C-ESTA Eye Repair Concentrate
    – Specially formulated for the eye area, contains DMAE to help tighten the skin. Use around the lips to help prevent lip lines! Ideal for all skin types.
  • SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum
    – All in one product. Contains 7 antioxidants, growth factors, peptides. Ideal for all skin types.

Broad-Spectrum Sunscreens:

 

For a skin analysis and consultation, please call Rejuvent Scottsdale at 480-889-8880.

The Best Masking Routine for Amazing Results

Amazing Mask Routine

Can anyone benefit from adding masks to their skincare routine?
Yes, absolutely! Masks are an important addition to any skin regimen and they can bring a great boost to your skin care program and they pamper like you’re at a spa from the comfort of your own home!

What is one of the most important benefits of a skin care mask?
They tell your skin to wake up and stop being so passive. What does that mean? Our skin gets used to the products we use and it gets perked up when we apply a mask. There are several types of masks, some exfoliate and help remove debris and dead cells, some will infuse the skin with moisture and hydration, some masks will add retinol to your skin, some prep your skin for other products to better absorb and some brighten and clarify.

What is the biggest difference between masks and lotions?
Masks penetrate deeply into the skin to provide greater results than most topical skin care products.

What benefits should I expect from masks?
They have many different functions, such as exfoliating the skin, drawing out impurities, absorbing excess oil, moisturizing, calming, stimulating, tightening, brightening, firming or nourishing the skin.

Can I apply different masks on the same day?
Yes, and we do recommend that. For example, the Jan Marini Skin Zyme mask exfoliates and digests dead skin, so it greatly cleans and preps the skin for the application of any other mask.

How should you apply the masks?
Gently massage the masks in your skin.

How long should you leave the masks on for?
It depends on how much time you have. Dr. Bomer leaves each mask on from 20 minutes to one hour.

Do I need to wash my face with a cleanser after masking?
No, just rinse the mask off with water.

At Rejuvent Dr. Bomer has hand-picked the masks we sell according to how they well they perform and the concerns they address.
Watch a video of Dr. Bomer introducing her Masking Routine; she will explain why she uses these masks and which order they should be used, then follow up with the video where she demonstrates step-by-step how to use the products in her Masking Routine.

Mask Routine For Success – An introduction video with Dr. Bomer

The Jan Marini Skin Zyme Mask is a great addition to your routine as it truly exfoliates and digests dead cells and debris so your skin can regenerate faster. This mask targets only dead cells and will unveil fresh skin. It also preps the skin for better absorption of other products. It is perfect for post-treatment and to digest peeling skin from Retinol or Retin-A use.

The Jan Marini Retinol Plus Mask is a retinol infused mask that speeds up cell turnover, addresses the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation, acne and sun damage. Contains Salicylic Acid to help melt sebum. Even though this mask contains Retinol, it does not irritate the skin. It brightens and smooths the skin while clearing blocked pores.

The Jan Marini Luminate Face Mask visibly improves skin tone, texture, and luminosity from the first time you use it. Multiple ingredients resurface the skin, exfoliate and brighten as well as reduce redness and provide hydration.

The SwissClinical Moisturizing Mask is exceptional at moisturizing your skin, it also targets elasticity and reduces wrinkles and leaves you with a radiant and hydrated complexion! This mask can even be left on overnight for deep penetration and enhanced moisturization.

 

Step-by-Step Masking Routine with Dr. Bomer

What is the recommended Mask routine?
Dr. Bomer recommends you start by cleansing your face with Revision Skincare Papaya Cleanser, then apply Jan Marini Skin Zyme Mask and leave it on for 20 – 30 minutes. After you rinse it from your face, apply the Jan Marini Retinol Plus Mask and leave it on for 30-45 minutes. Or, apply the Jan Marini Luminate Face Mask and leave it on for 45 min to 1 hour. After you rinse it from your face, apply the SwissClinical Moisturizing Mask. Rinse and pat dry, then apply Neocutis Bio-Cream (for Normal to Dry skin) or Neocutis Bio-Gel (Normal to Oily Skin). For best results, you can repeat this routine once a week.

Everyone should introduce masking into their skin care regimen! If you have any questions about incorporating them into your facial care routine, call us at 480.889.8880 and we will be glad to help you!

What Happens to Your Face and Skin as You Age

What happens to your skin and face as you age

Your face goes through a lot of structural changes as you age. Watch Dr. Bomer’s Anti-Aging Series video and learn exactly what is happening beneath the skin that contributes to your overall appearance.

Learn what happens to your Face and Skin as you age

Learn all about Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Watch more rejuvenation related videos with Dr. Bomer and Dr. Bouzoukis.

Call us today at 480.889.8880 and schedule your Botox appointment at Rejuvent in Scottsdale.

What Happens to Your Lips as You Age

what happens to lips with aging

Your lips, just like the skin on your entire body is aging with each passing day. Some changes are subtle, some are drastic, some changes are very visible, some occur molecularly and while its changes are not visible now, its effects will appear soon enough.

Watch Dr. Bomer’s Anti-Aging Video Series and learn with Dr. Bouzoukis what happens to your lips as you age. See what products you can use at home to reverse and prevent some of these changes. At Rejuvent, Dr. Bomer and Dr. Bouzoukis’ experience and techniques produce natural-looking results when they address lip volume loss with lip fillers.

Learn The Secret to Natural and Beautiful Lips with Filler and Lip Enhancing Products

Sunscreen & Your Skin – Video

Sunscreens and spf protection

Watch How Sunscreens Shield Your Skin from UVA and UVB Rays

 

At Rejuvent we recommend these products for sun protection: