AGE LOGIC EYE MASK FOR HOME USE

AGE LOGIC EYE MASK FOR HOME USE

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

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We are so excited to announce that Guinot has added to their homecare eye range, Age Logic Eye Mask. After the launch of the Eye Logic Facial, which resulted in a dramatic improvement in three target areas: wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, Guinot has made the Age Logic Eye Mask available to purchase for home use. This mask will help to encourage longer lasting results the Eye Logic Treatment.

 

 

The eyes are the first area to show signs of ageing and fatigue. The skin around the eyes is thinner and more fragile than the skin on other parts of the face. With exposure to wind, cold and the Sun, early onset of wrinkles and lines can become more visible. Fluid buildup, fatigue poor circulation and inadequate care can accentuate any puffiness, as well as those unattractive dark circles around the eye.

 

 

The mask is exclusively patented by Guinot and is made of microfiber, allowing hold more of the restorative serum concentrate. It’s shape and material perfectly fit the eye contour area. Each mask is individually sealed and comes in a set of four. Designed for someone on the go who want to extend the lasting results of the Eye Logic spa treatment and those who want instant visible results, with dark circles puffiness and wrinkles.

 

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The Age Logic Eye Mask is the exact same mask that is used in the spa’s Eye Logic Treatment and now it’s available for you to use at home. Each mask contains powerful active ingredients that deliver real results.

 

 

INGREDIENTS TARGETING FINE LINES AND WRINKLES

 

  • ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate): Delivers and stores essential energy to the vital function of the cell, for younger looking skin.
  • ACTINERGIE: Increases the oxygen consumption of the cell, boosting cellular metabolism.
  • CELLULAR LIFE COMPLEX: Promotes cell growth renewal and longevity.
  • DYNALIFT:  Firms and lifts the skin

 

INGREDIENTS THAT REDUCES PUFFINESS AND DARK CIRCLES

 

  • DERMOCHLORELLA (Green Seaweed Extract): Boosts the micro circulation thus helping to drain the eye lids and under eye area.

 

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How To Re-balance & Brighten Hyper Pigmentation

How To Re-balance & Brighten Hyper Pigmentation

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

 

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In order to remedy this problem we must first understand how the skin reacts when exposed to sun light. It is vital for our skin to get exposure to natural sun light, however too much exposure is not good. I recommend getting outside early in the morning or late in the evening, at those times the amount of UVA and UVB rays are less intense. By that I mean the rays are less damaging, and the heat is not as strong. On top of that the Sun’s nutrients (vitamin A and D) are more abundant.

 

 

The heat from the Sun’s rays penetrates deep into the dermis layer (top layer of skin). As the heat builds up, it stimulates the skin’s natural protection known as Melanin, to come up to the surface and protect the core cells below. It is the natural reaction to the heat of the sun. Unfortunately over time due to too much sun exposure, some of the melanin is left on the surface and remains as hyper pigmentation, brown spots or melasma. Once the melanin is burnt, it can become lighter in texture in winter months but does not return to its original even color tone.

 

 

Guinot’s NEWHITE Skincare Range Brings New Life to Pigmented Skin

 

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NEWHITE is a professional treatment program which helps to correct pigmentation disorders, whilst preserving the skins beauty. The NEWHITE program is the only brightening skin care program that can be measured in time for visible results.

 

Two Key Ingredients Throughout the NEWHITE Range

    • MELANOXYL creates two effects on the melanocytes. It slows UV-induced melanin production and reduces the initial presence of melanin in the skin.

 

  • VITAMIN C reinforces the lightening and anti-pigmentation action. Through its antioxidant and anti-free radical action it protects the skin and cutaneous tissue. Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis thus regenerating the tissue.

 

The NEWHITE range is comprised of several products, which all work together to even out skin color and bring a healthy even toned completion. Please call us and ask for assistance. Let us help you love your completion again.

 

 

 

Healthy Winter Skin: What To Know To Achieve It

Healthy Winter Skin: What To Know To Achieve It

 

Article by: Suzanne Olsen

 

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Every skin type, no matter what age is affected by the cold winter weather. It is so important for everyone to realize that what they have been applying for protection (moisturizers/night creams) throughout Autumn, is not always sufficient as for the winter season. As our environment/temperature changes, so should our skin care protection.

 

Winter brings with it dehydration (in other words, no humidity) which brings about premature aging from the skin’s surface. The cold weather is actually sucking tiny water lipids away from the skin leaving your skin lacking volume and the true skin vulnerable to premature aging.

 

Think about how we put on more layers onto our bodies as the temperature drops, we should also do the same for our skin. As the humidity drops along with the temperature we need thicker more hydrating moisturizers, which should if necessary be applied several times during the day as needed. As soon as the surface skin begins to feel tight, your skin is in jeopardy of aging. As moisture is sucked out from the surface, skin begins to collapse thus premature wrinkling occurs. Moisturizers and night creams act as barriers/shields that lock in natural moisture, leaving the skin looking and feeling youthful and dewy.

 

There are many types of moisturizers and it is confusing to know which one is right for you and exactly when you should change to a lighter or more protective (heavier) one, depending on the season. If you were not aware, we offer skin consultations to our clients, where we go over your home care products and make sure that you are using the right product for the season. Remember preventing aging is easier with than curing them. Make an appointment, so that you can feel confident that you will face this cold winter knowing you are keeping your youthful glow!

 

 

 

Facials: 101

 

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Facials: 101

Guest Blogger: Mina Fatemi

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a facial?

 

A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it’s given by an experienced, knowledgeable Esthetician. Facials clean, exfoliate and nourish the skin, promoting a clear, hydrated complexion, and can help improve and maintain a youthful appearance.

 

A facial will provide the best results when it is a part of an on-going skincare program, including regular facial treatments as well as at-home care. Facial treatments can include a variety of actions, including cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, facial masks, peels and massage.

 

 

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Why do people need facials?

 

  • Facials can actually clear your pores. A professional treatment will cleanse your skin in a way that you simply cannot achieve at home.
  • If your skin is behaving badly, you’ll find out why. Your skin can and will change over time, this can vary depending on age, weather and even hormones. It is always a good idea to have a licensed Esthetician help you to address those changes, identify the potential reason and to educate you on how to treat those concerns. If you have great skin now, don’t trust that it will last forever. For example, many people suffer from eczema in the winter and will simply blame dryness. Not treating a serious condition such as this can lead to long-term damage!
  • You can get extractions done the right way. Don’t lie, we know you do it, but every time you squeeze a pimple you are risking acne scarring and dark marks. Extractions done regularly by an Esthetician will help keep your skin to stay clear. It will also help prevent long-term damage that you might be causing by doing it yourself at home. You may even find that receiving regular facials will eliminate any reason to pop or pick at any blemishes. Facial are an essential step to preventing imperfections.
  • Facials are better than a visit to the beauty counter. You know when you go to a department store and someone tells you what to buy based on looking at your skin under fluorescent lights? This is not how you should be purchasing your skincare items. A knowledgeable, licensed Esthetician will provide you with personalized skin recommendations and a regimen that will address your individual concerns. The best way for anyone to make suitable recommendations for your skin is to examine your bare skin after it has been cleansed. Once you’re on the appropriate regimen, your Esthetician should update it seasonally as your skin changes. It’s like having your own skin concierge!
  • You’ll find your happy place. Facials are so much more relaxing than any DIY project you try on your skin at home. At Fountains many facials include a mix of high frequency, massage and hot towels, all to maximize the pampering experience. Stress can highly contribute to skin issues; therefore a facial can improve not only breakouts, but it can also give you a reason to take a few deep, cleansing breaths, and relax.

 

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How often should people get facials?

 

The frequency in which a person receives facials depends on several factors, your skin type, condition, skincare goals, age, even where you live. On average, getting a facial by a professional once a month is ideal for someone who wants to maintain healthy looking skin.

 

It’s important to remember that the skin is a living organ, and because of that it goes through a type of shedding process. It takes about 30 days for skin cells to move up from the dermis (deeper layers of skin) to the epidermis (surface skin). Once the cells reach the surface, they flatten out, die, and stay right there on the surface of your skin. A facial simulates the exfoliation process, keeping the skin more toned and youthful looking. At a minimum a person should try to have a facial at least four times a year, as the season changes.

 

 

Anti-Aging Skincare Program – Final Week

 

Anti-Aging Skincare Program

 

 

Week 4

 

 

Mary has completed her skincare plan, let’s review what her specific skincare plan entailed. Mary and her Esthetician decided that the Anti- Aging program would be the most ideal for her, considering her skin concerns and goals. This program was created to target two main concerns regarding aging skin, the toning and tightening of facial muscles under the skin and the plumping, smoothing and firming the surface skin.

 

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The two facials that create this program are the Age Summum Facial and The Lift Facial, both facials are performed twice during the duration of the program. The Age Summum works on firming of the surface skin, while plumping it up with a vigorous lifting massage, using Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C to provide a visibly-increased amount of tautness in the skin. Then, The Lift Facial focuses on stimulating the muscle tone of the face, highly concentrating on the muscles in the neck and around the mouth and eyes. The use of a micro-current is what provides the lift and stimulation to the muscles in the face.

 

Mary has continued to receive compliments from family members and friends. Her husband was the first to notice right after her first facial in the program. Mary also found herself at a party, hosted by her sister-in-law, where her friends came up to her and said how well-rested she looked.

 

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What Changes Mary Noticed

 

 

Of course it’s always nice to hear people compliment you on your skin, however it’s most important to notice those changes yourself. Now that Mary has completed her program, we asked her what she noticed about her skin during the course of the program, and at the end. “My skin is consistently brighter, every day I’ve noticed this. Even when I am sleep-deprived, I look lifted! Before the program my skin had sometimes appeared saggy, but now I look refreshed on a daily basis.”

 

We were curious if she had noticed a difference in her skin after each facial was complete. “I saw a consistent change when I would look in the mirror. Especially first thing when I woke up and would look in the mirror without a trace of makeup on.”

 

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Mary’s Overall Thoughts On The Program

 

 

Mary loved the results she received from completing her Anti-Aging Skincare Program. When asked if this was something she would do again in the future, she said, “Absolutely yes! I would do this program again if I was preparing for a special event or even if I needed a boost in my skincare regime.”

 

“I would recommend this program to my friends who wanted to have a real improvement in their skin, and what they saw when they looked in the mirror. I personally would only recommend a skincare program to someone I am close with, close enough that I feel comfortable talking about signs of aging skin with.” We understand Mary, you can leave it to our Estheticians to talk to people about their aging skin, just point them in our direction after you get your compliments!

 

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Esthetician’s Thoughts

 

 

We checked in with Mary’s Esthetician, Suzanne at the beginning of her program, now let’s check back in with her and see how she feels about Mary’s results. “This program really addressed Mary’s issues that she had with her skin. Her skin looks lifted around the mouth, and refined lines around the eyes. Overall it softened her facial features.” Suzanne does feel that Mary received the results that they had expected from this program, and Suzanne notes that the results were heightened because Mary had “a great home care routine.”

 

Specifically for Mary, Suzanne would recommend a monthly facial to maintain her current skin condition. However she does suggest that Mary consider doing another skincare program in the Winter time. As the weather gets colder, the skin can tend to dry out, and a skincare program is a great way to combat that. Again Suzanne stresses that this suggestion is specifically for Mary. What type and the frequency of a skincare program will vary depending on the client and their individual needs.

 
 
 

Anti-Aging Skincare Program – Week 3

 

Anti-Aging Skincare Program

 

Week 3

 

 

 

Let’s recap what we’ve done so far with Mary’s Skincare Program, she is currently completing the “Anti-Aging” Program. At this point, Mary has completed three of the four facials in her Skincare Program, two Age Summum Facials, one Lift Facial, and one Lift Facial, that will be completed next week.

 

 

Let’s Check-in Before She Begins Her Third Facial

 

Before starting her third facial this week, we wanted to check in with Mary to see how her skin was doing. In reference to the first two facials in her program, Mary noted, “There is a clear difference in my skin, having these two facials so close together. My skin it noticeably different, it’s plump, moist and smother, and my face looks lifted and has for the past two weeks. I like what I see in the mirror first thing in the morning. I don’t look tired, my skin looks alive.”

 

This is what we would expect at this half way point. Between her first two facials, and her at home care (you can see what products she’s using be checking out Week 2 of her skincare blog) she has basically been on a skincare workout routine. Although simply being on a skincare program will boost the skin’s health, having a good at-home routine as well, will not only boost any benefits received from the facials in the program, but will also prolong the results.

 

 

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Age Summum vs. The Lift

 

The Age Summum and The Lift are the two facials that complete the Anti-Aging Skincare Program. They both combat signs of aging, but do so in two completely different ways. The Age Summum fights the aging process externally, while the Lift battles signs of aging internally. Let take a closer look at each of these facials and get Mary’s thoughts on each of them.

 

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The Age Summum is an anti-aging treatment that will help regenerate, firm, and restore the skin’s radiance. The exfoliation process helps to improve circulation, diminish fine lines and wrinkles and even out the skin’s tone. This treatment rejuvenates and brightens the skin for a more youthful glow.

 

Mary expressed that she felt the Age Summum immediately made your skin fell lifted and tighter directly after the facial. Then after a few days, she noticed her skin continued to feel hydrated and was fuller and plumper.

 

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Age Summum Mask

The Lift

 

The Lift facial creates a natural, temporary “Face-Lift” effect by lifting facial features through muscle stimulation. The specific muscle-stimulation that this treatment uses, is  called a micro-current. This current exerts a lifting effect on the facial features and oxygenate the skin. The Lift allows the skin to regain its tone and surface wrinkles to begin to fade. This facial is like “body building” for the face.

 

Although Mary has enjoyed both facials thus far, she does note that she may favor The Lift a little more. “They are both different. I do not prefer one over the other. Both have given me positive results. Possibly The Lift contributed a bit more to my firming and smoothness.”

 

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Using Micro-Current During The Lift

Anti-Aging Skincare Program – Week 2

 

Anti-Aging Skincare Program

 

Week 2

 

Last week Mary began her Anti-Aging Skincare Program and let us come along for the ride with her. She received the first facial in the program, The Age Summum, which helps fight signs of aging on the surface level. This week Mary received The Lift Treatment, which aggressively fights signs of aging under the surface by using a micro-current to stimulate facial muscles.
 

 

Mary’s Week After Her First Treatment

 

Mary spent some precious “alone-time” with her kids, and even said that her husband complimented her on how her skin looked. Mary expressed seeing “immediate results” after receiving her first facial. “My skin felt lifted and tighter.” This is due to the Pure Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Pro-Collagen, which stimulate the synthesis of collagen, fight skin slackening and smooth wrinkles. After a few days had passed, Mary reported the her skin appears to be more “plump, full and hydrated.”

 

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At Home Skincare Routine

 

Mary truly understands that any good skin treatment goes hand-in-hand with good at home care. That being said, her at-home skincare regime is not complicated. In the morning, she cleanses her skin with the Guinot Brightening Cleaner and follows with Guinot Age Logic Cellulaire as her daytime moisturizer. In the evening though she does step up her game a bit, she uses the same products in the evening as she does in the morning, but also includes Guinot Time Logic Serum before putting on her moisturizer and then uses Guinot Age Logic Yuex around her eyes. “I always remove my makeup before going to bed.”

 

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Anti-Aging Skincare Program – Week 1

 

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Week 1

 

During our Open House in June, we launched a brand new series of treatment packages called Skincare Programs. There are six different programs, each one designed to provide specific results to a targeted audience. Each program consists of  4 treatments that are to be completed in a 6-week period. The reason we are calling these packages “Programs” is because that is exactly what they are!  In a short time frame, the Program recipient will have a dramatic change in the look, texture, and health of their skin.

 

These Skincare Programs are great for anyone who is looking to amp up their skin before a big event, such as a wedding or a reunion. Or simply someone who wants to have better-looking skin and wants to begin with a jumpstart, making maintaining healthy skin so much easier.

 

We wanted to show our clients how completing a Skincare Program can make such a dramatic difference so we are going to follow along with one of our clients,  Mary, as she starts and finishes her very own Skincare Program.   Over the next few weeks, you’ll get to know her and learn about her skin concerns and goals, but most importantly, you’ll get to watch her skin improve throughout the Program, as well as see her final results!

 

Meet Mary

 

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Mary has been coming to Fountains for the past 25 years, she is the mother of 3 children whose  ages range  from  18 to 23 years old. She is also the fur-mother of 4 dogs and 1 cat. Needless to say, she can be a pretty busy lady. Mary wanted to get a head start on boosting her skin’s overall appearance since her daughter will be getting married next year, and there will be many events she’ll be attending leading up to the wedding.

 

When Mary came in for her first facial of her Skincare Program, she mentioned, “I’m getting older and the lower (half) of my face is falling and sagging”. Based on this information,  Suzanne, Mary’s Esthetician,  and Mary both decided that she would be a perfect candidate for the Anti-Aging Program, which consists of 2 Age Summum Facials, and 2 Lift Facials.

 

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Esthetician’s Thoughts

 

Suzanne has been working with Mary for many years now and knows her main concern is slowing down the aging process, minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as preventing drooping around the eyes. The Anti-Aging Program consists of two very powerful and complementary facials for combating aging skin. The Lift Facial addresses the signs of aging internally by toning and stimulating the facial muscles and skin through the use of micro-current. While the Age Summum Facial focuses on the face externally by exfoliating and plumping the skin, providing a more youthful appearance.

 

Throughout the Anti-Aging Program, Suzanne expects that Mary will notice a gradual tightening and lifting of the skin, especially around the neck and eye area.  After the Program is completed, Mary’s skin will feel plump and fuller and have an overall more youthful skin tone and appearance. See Mary’s results after completing her first facial in the program.

 

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Guinot’s New Double Ionisation Hydradermie

 

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Guinot’s New Double Ionisation Hydradermie

Blog Author: Suzanne Olsen

 

 

 

 

Finally we are ready to introduce Guinot’s brand new Double Ionisation Hydradermie Facial to Fountains’ clients. For those of you who love the results with the original Hydradermie, get ready to be blown away with the new treatment. We are one of the first Spas in the USA to receive our Double Ionisation Hydradermie Machine. We are now offering two levels for all of our Hydradermie Facials. We will still offer the Original, Super and Ultra Hydradermie, however if you would like to enhance any of these facials, you can do so by requesting Double Ionisation.

 

 

 

The Standard Hydradermie

 

The Hydradermie is a facial that has been around for decades and our clients love it. A key factor of this facial is that it uses direct and indirect galvanic current. During the facial, your beauty therapist hands you the negative metal rod as they pass positively-charged rollers over your skin. The negative metal rod in your hand actually attracts and pulls the positive ions from the rollers deeper into your skin as they glide over the face. This process allows the active ingredients contained in the Guinot Gels to nourish and hydrate the dermis and epidermis (outer layer) at the same time relaxing the tiny muscle that holds the pore closed enabling the therapist to perform extractions with ease. Once the skin has been deep cleansed the second and very important part of the facial begins.

 

With the skin clean and the pores open we bathe the skin in oxygen, giving life to the cells. This part is so important no matter the age or skin type. A relaxing facial massage is given before the final step, the individual face mask chosen for your skin type.

 

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The Double Ionisation Hydradermie

 

With Double Ionisation the effect of the current is dispersed directly on the surface of the skin, sending the super food gels (rich in calcium potassium and algae minerals) deeper into the skin, providing you with greater longer lasting results. The Double Ionisation Hydradermie will take the same amount of time as the Hydradermie, however there is no longer a need to hold the negative metal rod. Instead of the client holding it, in the new treatment the Esthetician holds both the positive and negative currents in their hand and use them both simultaneously directly on the skin. By having both the negative and positive electrodes pass over the skin at the same time (Double Ionisation) the client is receiving double the benefits, compared to the standard Hydradermie. The positive current helps the nutrients of the treatment gels to go further into the skin, while the negative current is pulling impurities out.

 

The treatment gels that are used during the facial are formulated to deliver deeper nutrients to the core cells, thus increasing the lifespan of that cell while also aiding the negative current to pull out impurities at the same time, making pore cleansing more effective. Compared to the results or the original Hydradermie, the Double Ionization provides more visible and longer lasting results.

 

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To Sum It Up

 

The Double Ionisation reaches deeper, enabling the gels to perform more effectively than ever before. Bringing your skin instant radiance as well as hydration. Since the gels are penetrating deeper into the skin, the core cell’s life span and productivity are increased, in other words, you skin cell will live longer and become stronger. I really am excited to have you experience the new double ionization hydradermie and see for yourself what a difference just one treatment makes.

 

Cost

 

Double Ionisation Enhancement $22 (In addition to any Hydradermie Treatment)

 

 

 

 

How Glycation Accelerates the Aging Process

 

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How Glycation Accelerates   The Aging Process

Guest Blogger: Francis Vergara

 
 
 

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I often note that some of the key enemies of the skin and factors that accelerate the aging process include several “s-words” — smoking, sun, stress, sugar, and inadequate sleep. Today we’re going to focus on what kind of damage excessive sugar causes, and what can be done to minimize it.

 

Ingesting excess sugar causes a process known as glycation (glie-KAY-shun) to occur. This is where sugar molecules attach to proteins, which basically weakens them and diminishes their ability to function properly. The two key proteins that we’re concerned about are collagen and elastin–the support structure that keeps young skin firm and flexible. As we age, the strength and density of collagen and elastin diminishes. Naturally, our goals in skin care are to slow the aging process, and create a healthy environment for the skin’s cells, tissues and anti-glycation measures should always be considered when setting our anti-aging strategy.

 
 

Dietary Changes

 

What dietary courses of action can we take to minimize glycation and it’s harmful effects? Decreasing our sugar intake –especially the more harmful white sugar and high fructose corn syrup contained in so many processed foods–is a good place to start. I’m happy to say that I kicked the “twizzler, gummy bear, and neon gummy-worm habit” several years ago, resulting in increased energy and improved sleep.

 

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Carbohydrates, while needed by the body as a source of energy is converted into sugar. A healthy approach to carbohydrates is eat more of the good carbs –fruits, vegetables, whole grains — and avoid or decrease the bad ones such as candy, soda, and sugary cereals. The good carbs contain less sugar which is introduced to your system more slowly. We’re always advising skin care clients that diet affects the skin –glycation is one of many reasons to improve our diets.

 

 

Improve Your Skin Care Routine

 

Skin care, at the spa and in the home can fight glycation. Regular infusions of anti-glycation agents, particularly those found in Guinot’s “Cellular Life Complex” strengthen and energize the cells and tissues, making them less vulnerable and setting the stage for more effective collagen synthesis. When we’re in our 20’s our metabolism is more active, stronger, and fights the effects of glycation more effectively. As we age, energy and regeneration slows down — making it necessary to step up our anti-aging (anti-glycation) efforts. These more potent anti-glycation ingredients can be found in Guinot skin care products, including Age Logic Celllulaire Cream, Time Logic Age Serum, Pleine Vie, and Douceur de Vie SPF 15.

 


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In the spa, our facial treatments are designed to provide a deep infusion and higher concentrations of these anti-glycation agents. The world famous Hydradermie Facial does this by utilizing two types of electric current — galvanic and high frequency– to both ionize and oxygenate, resulting in immediate visible and lasting results. Regular facials make the skin more receptive to your home care regimen, and good home care makes our facials more effective.

 
 

In Conclusion

 

In summary, glycation is only one of the many factors that can accelerate the aging process. While glycation can never be eliminated, diet and specialized skin care can minimize its negative effects. Other factors can’t be ignored, especially lifestyle habits: exposure to the sun, smoking, inadequate sleep, and the effects of stress. These can all result in oxidation which produces a chain reaction of free radicals, making the components of our skin more vulnerable and ultimately causing it to age faster. Common sense proactive measures –avoid smoking, minimize sun exposure and the use of sunblock, and regular vigorous aerobic exercise to manage stress and stimulate the metabolism — are all necessary to maximize our anti-aging efforts.