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    Keeping Your Skin Beautiful During Menopause

    Keeping Your Skin Beautiful During Menopause

    You can stay beautiful at any age even during the changes that menopause brings. Knowing how to prepare your skincare routine for this different phase of your life will help you look and feel your best. Menopause can bring a set of stressful changes that may affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally. Once you become familiar with potential changes brought by menopause, you will have the tools you need to make this stage a pleasant and attractive one.

     

    What Changes May Menopause Have on my Skin?

     

    When a woman stops having a menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months, she officially enters into menopause. This stage can happen at various ages, but its onset is typically seen around the mid-50s. However, some women can experience menopause as early as their mid to late 40s.

     

    Menopause produces various hormonal changes over the course of years, it does not happen overnight. During this time, the body may experience physiological and psychological changes. Fluctuations in hormonal levels can cause skin changes to appear. As hormones decline, the skin starts to lose elasticity, tone, and moisture.

     

    It is also common to experience new sensitivities such as redness, itchy skin, breakouts, wrinkles, and texture changes. The decreased estrogen levels cause skin dryness and diminish your natural youthful glow. Although aging is a natural part of life, there are some things you can do to assist your body during menopause to maintain your skin at its best.

     

    How Can I Manage To Keep My Skin Beautiful During Menopause?

     

    Although menopause can put your skin in a delicate state, there are many steps you can take to ensure your skin remains at its healthiest. By paying a little more attention to your skin during menopause, you will increase your comfort and will provide your skin the support it needs during this changing phase.

     

    Nourish Your Skin from the Inside Out

     

    At Amaris’ Aesthetics, our philosophy is to treat your skin from the inside out combined with the latest skincare technologies for a comprehensive approach. To keep your skin properly nourished, be sure to observe what lifestyle changes you can improve. One habit that almost anyone can improve is drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

     

    Hydrating your skin with fresh water will immediately transform your skin. This is especially important during menopause as the moisture of our skin decreases along with our thirst reflex. In addition to staying hydrated, it is also important to eat foods rich in water content such as fruits and vegetables.

     

    It is best to avoid dehydrating substances such as caffeine and alcohol. For a powerful boost, you can take skin supplements rich in omega fatty acids, vitamin A, and other compounds that support healthy skin.

     

    Target Specific Skin Conditions

     

    During menopause, the symptoms you may experience will be unique. Each woman goes through menopause differently and experiences a unique combination of symptoms. Monitor the changes you notice and target the symptoms with specific treatments. These are some of the most common skincare problems during menopause:

     

    • Dryness: To keep your skin moist, be sure to avoid extremely hot showers. Always use a quality skin moisturizer and apply sunscreen when exposed to the sun. Use mild soaps that allow you to keep your skin moist.
    • Sensitivity: Try natural products that don’t have harsh chemicals that may irritate your skin. There are medical-grade products that are designed for sensitive skin.
    • Blemishes: The heat from hot flashes may cause breakouts or spots. Keep your skin exfoliated to avoid these conditions.
    • Sagging Skin: Consider microneedling, laser, or other advanced rejuvenating treatments to help your skin produce more collagen.

    Choose a Skincare Specialist

     

    One of the most supportive ways to help you through menopause is finding a skincare practitioner who is familiar with the changes women of all ages go through. At Amaris’ Aesthetics, we understand what your skin needs during this important stage of a woman’s life.

     

    Our team is dedicated to providing women of all ages with state-of-the-art therapies specifically targeted to treat various skin conditions. When choosing a skincare specialist, be sure to find a licensed Aesthetician who specializes in the latest anti-aging skin care therapies.

     

    Call Amaris’ Aesthetics to schedule a consultation and see how we can support your skin during menopause and beyond. Schedule your appointment here (link) or call (727) 647-7659.

                                                        

     

                                        

    7 Reasons to Rejuvenate and Boost Your Beauty Routine with Water

    7 Reasons to Rejuvenate and Boost Your Beauty Routine with Water

    When you prepare your anti-aging regimen, you don’t usually remember the importance of water although it plays a key role in our health and beauty. If you’ve noticed your skin dull, flaky, or dry you may need to be rehydrated from the inside out. Dehydrated skin not only makes your skin look dull but also makes you more prone to show premature fine lines and wrinkles. Ensuring you drink plenty of water each day keeps your skin cells plump, smooths out your fine lines and wrinkles, and gives you an overall more youthful appearance.

     

    Let’s review 7 reasons why this helps us rejuvenate our skin and boost our beauty routine.

     

    #1: Flush Toxins

     

    We all accumulate harmful toxins in our normal lives. Drinking sufficient amounts each day ensures you flush out toxins regularly. When toxins are not frequently flushed, your overall health suffers in various ways. As your health improves from the inside, your skin shows it. Those who have healthy glowing skin are very likely well-nourished and properly hydrated. Trying a natural juice diet and eating lots of fresh leafy greens will also help flush out toxins, but you’ll need plenty of water to achieve that.

     

    #2: Sagging Skin

     

    There are many reasons why you might have sagging skin. Not only is it part of normal aging, but it can also occur after weight loss and pregnancy. Hydrating has been known as a way to help the skin to tighten to create a healthy glow.

     

    #3: pH Balance

     

    Your whole body requires a precise pH balance to function properly. Your skin is also affected by this delicate part of your chemistry. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14 where 0 is highly acidic and 14 is the most alkaline. Normal pH balance has a value of 7, which is the neutral pH value of pure water. It is no coincidence that this plays a major role in our physiology as our bodies are made up of 60% water.

     

    Drinking plenty of water helps you maintain a healthy pH balance for the most youthful and glowing skin. Other great habits are to purchase skincare products that are pH balanced and also to eat alkaline foods.

     

    #4: Decrease Fine Lines and Wrinkles

     

    Your skin’s elasticity gives it a plump appearance. Fine lines and wrinkles are sometimes due to extreme dehydration. If your body is sufficiently hydrated, your skin will show it. Not only can you make it a habit to drink plenty of water, but you can also adapt a hydrating skincare routine that keeps your skin well-nourished.

     

    Those who hydrate well are less prone to develop sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and other skin conditions. Drinking water is especially important as you age because our thirst reflex diminishes. Our ability to retain water also decreases, which makes the consumption of plenty of fresh water highly important.

     

    #5: Prevent Acne and Skin Irritation

     

    When you keep your body hydrated and you allow toxins to be flushed, your skin will not have excess residue and toxins that create acne and other skin irritations. Drinking enough water prevents pores from clogging, which helps keep acne away.

     

    #6: Improve Elasticity

     

    A major cause for appearing older is the lack of skin elasticity. As we age, our bodies naturally stop producing as much collagen and elastin. However, our nutrition and hydration habits play an important role in preserving the elasticity of our skin. When you consume enough water, your cells become plump and receive the oxygen necessary to produce collagen and elastin. An example is your delicate under-eye area. When you are dehydrated and lose elasticity, your eyes appear sunken in and dark, a definite sign of dehydration.

     

    #7: Retain Moisture

     

    Water is not only to be consumed, it is also to be used on your skin for your daily skincare rituals. Rinsing your skin  every day helps to cleanse it and clear clogged pores. No matter what climate you live in, keeping your skin hydrated is a certain way to prevent signs of aging. You will see your skin glow as you adopt a new hydration routine that involves drinking fresh water and applying hydrating products that keep your skin nourished.

     

    Benefits of a Jet Peel for Dry Skin

    Benefits of a Jet Peel for Dry Skin

    If you suffer from dry skin, it may seem like all skincare treatments are too drying or irritating to benefit your complexion. Thankfully, the Jet Peel is an innovative option that’s ideal for all types of “problem” skin, including severe dry skin. 

    Here, we’ll discuss how the Jet Peel works and how it can deeply nourish even the driest skin types.

    What is a Jet Peel?

    The Jet Peel is an advanced skin treatment that uses gentle resurfacing and peeling along with an infusion of nutrients and PRP (platelet-rich plasma). This results in deep hydration to improve the tone and texture of your skin. It can also be used on the scalp to stimulate hair growth and combat hair loss. 

    During the Jet Peel, your provider will direct a jet stream of oxygen and a solution containing water, anesthetic, and nutrients to your skin. This jet stream will peel away the skin’s upper layer, which deeply cleanses the pores without triggering irritation or redness. 

    Along with providing a deep clean, the Jet Peel boosts blood flow to the skin and triggers the production of new, healthy skin cells.  

    How Does a Jet Peel Benefit Dry Skin?

    The Jet Peel is gentle enough to use on all skin types, including severe dry skin. The benefits of this advanced skin care treatment for dry skin include:

    • Gentle yet powerful exfoliation to eliminate dead, dry, and peeling skin
    • Infusion of deeply hydrating and nourishing nutrients
    • Doesn’t make your skin peel, like a chemical peel
    • Won’t cause dryness, redness, or irritation

    Patients struggling with extremely dry skin can undergo Jet Peels regularly to slough off peeling skin and achieve deep hydration. Unlike other peels, the Jet Peel won’t trigger excessive peeling or redness, making it an ideal choice for sensitive skin. 

    For more information about the Jet Peel, schedule a consultation at Amaris’ Aesthetics today. 

    With The Seasons: Should Your Skincare Routine Change?

    With The Seasons: Should Your Skincare Routine Change?

    Throughout the year, you likely swap out your wardrobe, home decor, and even the produce in your refrigerator to fit the changing seasons. But, as the seasons shift over the months, should you also alter your skincare routine?

    The Argument For Changing Your Skincare Routine With The Seasons

    While we don’t experience drastic weather changes throughout the seasons here in Florida, there are some noticeable shifts. We mainly experience a hot, humid summer and a winter with lower temperatures and less humidity. 

    Overhauling your skincare routine for every season is unnecessary. But, making small changes to your regimen can help you manage excess oil in the summer and dryness in the winter. 

    How To Adjust Your Skincare For The Seasons

    To adjust your skincare routine for summer, we recommend:

    • Using a gel or foam cleanser to help tackle excess oil
    • Using a gentle exfoliant just once or twice per week (exfoliation significantly increases your skin’s sensitivity to sun exposure)
    • Using light moisturizers and serums to keep oil in check and prevent shiny skin 

    To adapt your skincare regimen for winter, we suggest:

    • Using a cream-based cleanser to avoid disrupting your skin’s moisture barrier
    • Using a gentle exfoliant once to three times per week to slough off dead skin cells (making sure to hydrate afterward!)
    • Opting for thicker, creamier moisturizers and richer serums to keep your skin soft amid the drier winter air (ingredients including hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and vitamin E are all great choices)

    No matter what time of year it is, make sure to apply sunscreen every day. There’s a misconception that you only need to wear sunscreen in the summer. But, even on cloudy, overcast winter days, the sun’s harsh rays reach your skin and can cause damage. So, no matter the season, make sure to reach for the sunscreen during your morning skincare routine. 

    For professional guidance on your skincare routine year-round, reach out to Amaris’ Aesthetics today.

    What is a Complete Photoaging Routine?

    What is a Complete Photoaging Routine?

    Have you heard of a photoaging routine? It is a common type of skin aging that occurs as a result of excessive sun exposure, and it can eventually lead to premature fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and a rough skin texture. 

    While it may seem impossible to keep up with the effects of aging, there are steps that you can take to help combat photoaging. This can be achieved by following a comprehensive skincare routine. 

    The components of our comprehensive photoaging routine include:

    Shielding Your Skin from UV Ray Damage

    The most important aspect of the photoaging routine is protecting your skin from UV ray damage. The sun’s UV rays are the main culprit behind photoaging as they damage the skin and significantly accelerate the overall aging process. 

    The last step in your morning skincare routine should always be to slather on an SPF sunscreen of at least 30 or higher. It’s important to apply sunscreen to any part of the skin that may be exposed to the sun, particularly the face, neck, ears, and hands. 

    Repairing Free Radical and Protein Damage

    Skincare products with nourishing, damage-reversing ingredients should be the first item on your photoaging routine.

    Antioxidant-rich serums can help strengthen your skin’s natural defense against free radical damage as well as promote protein repair. Retinoids are also highly effective in stimulating collagen and elastin production which will help rejuvenate your skin.  

    Reversing Visible Signs of Aging

    In order to most effectively target existing signs of aging, you should use nourishing moisturizers that reduce redness and tighten loose skin. Niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, caffeine, green tea extract, ceramides, glycolic acid, and lactic acid are all good ingredients that will help make a difference. 

    In-Office Treatments for Dramatic Results

    While your daily skincare regimen is crucial in preventing photoaging, in-office treatments at Amaris’ Aesthetics can provide a dramatic, noticeable improvement to your skin tone and texture. We offer advanced skincare treatments including chemical peels, microneedling, dermal infusion, and more. We will help you achieve a smooth, brighter, and youthful complexion. 

    To schedule a consultation to learn more about our advanced skincare treatments, contact Amaris’ Aesthetics today!

    The Best Skin Care Routine for Dry and Dehydrated Skin

    Dry and Dehydrated Skin

    The Best Skin Care Routine for Dry and Dehydrated Skin

    Do you struggle with dry, dehydrated skin? If so, it can be difficult to determine a skincare routine that works for you. Dry skin can be easily irritated, so it is important to find sensitive skin-friendly products that deliver powerful hydration. 

    Here, we’ll outline the steps and types of products that make up an effective skincare routine for dry, dehydrated skin. Keep in mind that products from dermatologist-recommended brands like ZO Skin Health, available at Amaris’ Aesthetics, can enhance the results of your skincare regimen. 

    Step 1: Use a Gentle, Hydrating Cleanser. 

    Start off your skincare routine for dry and dehydrated skin by cleaning the skin with a hydrating cleanser. There are many hydrating cleansers on the market, but the gentlest are typically cream-based formulas. Gel and foaming formulas tend to have a drying effect on the skin, while cream cleansers leave the skin soft and hydrated. 

    Step 2: Apply a Moisture-Boosting Serum. 

    Next, we recommend applying a hydrating serum. Serums provide added hydration and nutrients to the skin before you slather on a moisturizer. Plus, serums can help soothe red, irritated skin to improve your overall skin tone. Find a serum with humectants (ingredients that draw moisture to the outer layer of the skin) such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. 

    Step 3: Add a Rich Moisturizer.

    Dry skin is begging for a thick, creamy moisturizer. It is important to find a moisturizer that restores and protects the moisture barrier without clogging your pores. A great example is the Hydrating Crème from ZO Skin Health, which contains soothing colloidal oatmeal and ophiopogon japonicus root extract, which both help to restore the function of the skin barrier. 

    Step 4: Protect Your Skin With SPF.

    SPF is an essential component of your morning skincare routine. UV rays from the sun can damage your skin, leading to premature aging, discoloration, and dehydration. 

    For professional assistance in developing a skincare routine that works for you, schedule an appointment at Amaris’ Aesthetics today!

    A Step-by-Step Nighttime Skin Routine

    Nighttime Skin RoutineA Step-by-Step Nighttime Skin Routine

    Your nighttime skin routine contributes to your long-term skin health in several ways. Not only does it wash away oil and impurities that have accumulated over the course of the day, but it also provides the skin with the ingredients it needs to stay clear, healthy, and hydrated. Your nightly skincare regimen is an opportunity to work toward your cosmetic goals with products designed to tackle acne, redness, signs of aging, and any other skin concerns that you’re struggling with. 

    The order of your skin routine matters. By optimizing the order of your regimen, you’ll ensure that your skin is reaping the maximum benefit from every product. Here’s our step-by-step guide to a nighttime skin routine that will have you waking up with smooth, glowing skin.  Continue reading

    Can Stress Affect Your Skin?

    StressCan Stress Affect Your Skin?

    If you’re feeling stressed out, it can have an impact on your entire well-being, including the health of your skin. The body’s response to this can cause breakouts, dryness, irritation, and even diminish your skin’s ability to heal itself.

    The Body’s Stress Response and Your Skin

    The body’s response to stress involves the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis or HPA. This includes three glands that can stimulate the production of hormones involved in your fight-or-flight response and cortisol. When these substances are released, they can send immune cells to the skin and cause inflammation. Cortisol also prompts the skin glands to produce more oil, which can cause oily skin. Many people experience acne breakouts, because of the increased oil production. Continue reading

    What Aesthetic Treatments Make the Best Holiday Gifts

    Aesthetic TreatmentsWhat Aesthetic Treatments Make the Best Holiday Gifts

    It may still be autumn, but the winter holidays will be here before you know it! By starting your gift shopping now, you can avoid getting caught up in the last-minute dash to the mall. This year, instead of giving conventional presents, why not give your loved ones the gift of pampering and confidence? Aesthetic treatments can serve as fantastic gifts for the people on your list who deserve some self-care. Here, we’ve listed some of the top aesthetic treatments for holiday gifting so that you can be prepared for the most wonderful time of the year!

    Botox

    Botox is one of the most trusted and popular aesthetic treatments. It’s been around since 2002, and can successfully treat moderate to severe frown lines. Botox delivers reliable, noticeable results and is temporary, making it an excellent gift for anyone in your life who would appreciate a rejuvenated appearance! Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that cause facial muscle contractions, leading to smoother and more youthful-looking skin. 

    Diamond Glow Facial

    For the skincare fanatics in your life, the gift of a Diamond Glow facial is an excellent choice. The Diamond Glow facial is an advanced aesthetic treatment that delivers powerful exfoliation to refresh the skin. During the peel, a dermal infusion device is used to deeply cleanse the skin and improve the absorption of skincare products. After this treatment, the skin is left fresh, beautiful, and glowing. 

    Chemical Peels

    Chemical peels are available in many varieties and can provide a significant improvement to the skin’s tone and texture. This makes it a great gift for people on your list of all different skin types and cosmetic goals. By causing the outermost layer of skin to shed, chemical peels promote a softer, smoother, and more even skin tone. 

    Amaris’ Aesthetic offers a wide selection of leading aesthetic treatments for everyone on your list. Contact us today to learn more!

    Are Chemical Peels Beneficial for Sun-Damaged Skin?

    Sun-Damaged SkinAre Chemical Peels Beneficial for Sun-Damaged Skin?

    Over time, spending time out in the sun without the protection of sunscreen can take a toll on your skin. The sun’s harsh rays damage the skin, and that damage accumulates over time. If you notice signs of sun damage when you look in the mirror, you may want to consider aesthetic treatment options to restore your complexion.

    Chemical peels are a popular treatment option that can improve the tone and texture of the skin. If you’re struggling with sun-damaged skin, a chemical peel could give your skin a healthier, more radiant appearance. 

    The Signs of Sun-Damaged Skin

    UV rays from the sun can damage the skin over time. Accumulated damage from unprotected sun exposure can lead to what’s called photoaging, which is premature skin aging due to sun damage. Sun damage occurs in the skin’s deepest layers, so it can take time to appear on the surface. When it does, you may find yourself with multiple signs of sun damage, such as:

    • Wrinkles and fine lines
    • Age spots
    • Discoloration
    • Redness
    • Spider-like veins
    • Reduced elasticity
    • Rough skin texture

    Chemical Peels for Sun-Damaged Skin

    While a chemical peel shouldn’t be used on sunburned, inflamed, or irritated skin, it can be used to reduce the appearance of many types of sun-damaged skin. Chemical peels prompt the skin to shed its outermost layer of damaged skin cells. Once the damaged skin cells are fully shed, it allows healthy, regenerated skin cells to take their place. This results in a brighter, more even complexion

    Peeling from this treatment option can vary from light to moderate, depending on the type of peel. The skin will typically start to peel two to three days after the treatment was applied, and it generally takes seven to ten days for the skin to fully peel and heal. 

    After a chemical peel, you’ll notice an improvement in signs of sun damage with a more luminous complexion overall. To learn more, contact Amaris’ Aesthetics today!

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