FROM PRO TO FAUX – MICRODERMABRASION
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Microdermabrasion has been a popular skin treatment for the past 25 years. What started as a rudimentary exfoliation process using salt or chemical crystals, has morphed into a sophisticated clinical skin treatment that is a mainstay in upscale dermatology offices, medical spas, skin clinics, and even in your bathroom.
This growing class of therapeutic skin treatments works for all skin types, even sensitive skin in moderation, and targets a whole slew of things you want to improve about your skin, including acne, pores, fine lines, pigmentation, dull texture, slack tone, and radiance, and even those little red bumps called KP (keratosis pilaris).
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MEET USLIN WOOD: PALM BEACH’S MOST SOUGHT AFTER FACIALIST
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Ever wonder where do Palm Beach ladies who lunch go to get flawless skin? Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre’s top facialist Uslin Wood has been beautifying the South Florida elite for 10 years. Her special combination of extractions, peels and serums with a hint of Caribbean know-how has made her the go to facial wizard for the ladies who lunch set. In between cobb salads, tennis tournaments and parties for a cause, Uslin’s well heeled clientele come in to get buffed and beautiful. Her secret, as she says, ‘It’s all in the hands, and loving what you do.” She combines the best of advanced clinical skin treatments with classic training and years of experience working with the skin.
HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
A glass of red wine a day can keep the doctor away and we can thank resveratrolâ€”a potent antioxidant extracted from grape skinsâ€”for that. In fact, resveratrol is believed to play a key factor in the French Paradox (high-fat diet, relatively little heart disease). Beauty companies too are touting the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of resveratrol and incorporating it into skincare and even makeup. Resveratrolâ€”good for you inside and out.
Leave it to CaudalÃe, the vine-based skincare brand from France, to fully research the benefits of a v
NEXT GENERATION OF COSMECEUTICALS
One of the most important things to know about your skincare is whether the product is designed for day or night use, according to speakers at the recent Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Symposium 2012Â held in New York City.
The most active type of skincare products are called cosmeceuticals â€“ a word that is a hybrid of cosmetics and pharmaceutical. Cosmeceuticals generally do not require a prescription, even though many brands are sold exclusively through physiciansâ€™ offices and skincare professionals. Yet some leading brands, such as Perricone MD and Murad and others, are available at retail stores and online outlets.