Protecting and Repairing the Skin

Protecting and Repairing the Skin

By: Mandy Ederer, Esthetician

Have you ever wondered why your skin ages?  There are many culprits that contribute to a dull, sluggish complexion.  A few examples are: sun damage, not drinking enough water, smoking, alcohol, and a poor diet.  As you read, you will learn some helpful ways to obtain a radiant glow through a diligent skin care regimen.

During these harsh days of summer, not only do we feel dehydrated, but our skin is affected as well.  The effects of the sun may seem temporary, but are actually long term.  Most of the sun damage we acquire will show up later in life.  Of course, we all know that using a SPF is very important while being in the hot, hot, sun, but we should also include SPF in our daily skin care regimen.  There are three ways to achieve daily SPF protection:  using a moisturizer containing SPF, applying a SPF after your moisturizer, or having SPF in your make-up.

Using at least a 30 SPF is key.  At Vitality, we have a natural, tinted and moisturizing sunscreen called TiZo that we recommend.  It uses Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide as its UVA/UVB filters, which are two of the most natural filters you can use.  It is a SPF 40 that is sweat and water resistant.  Taking this extra step can give your skin many more years of youthfulness.

The best way to repair sun damaged skin is by getting regular facials.  There are a few treatment options available to get you started.  The skin care line that we recommend to our clients at Vitality Unlimited Spa is Skin Fitness.  This all-natural line is very beneficial and effective for any skin condition.  When treating sun damaged skin, it is important to exfoliate the dead skin cells on the surface of the epidermis to bring out the new, fresh skin underneath.  Exfoliating allows the skin to digest those dead cells, which prepares the skin to heal itself from the harmful effects of the sun.

By getting a facial with an enzyme peel, the exfoliation and skin repairing process can be started.

The benefits of fruit enzyme peels include: 
• Clarifying the tone of the skin as well as lightening existing hyper pigmentation also known as sun spots 
• Diminishing the appearance of broken capillaries as well as strengthening the capillary walls 
• Increasing the production of collagen (keeps the skin plump & firm) and smoothing the surface of the skin.  
•Diminished appearance of fine line and wrinkles

Another option with similar benefits and that can be combined with an enzyme peel is Microdermabrasion.

This benefits of Microdermabrasion are:
• Increasing the collagen production, which slows as we age
• Smoothing the surface of the skin
• Diminishing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and discoloration

Not only will your skin feel rejuvenated, but you will be relaxed and pampered for the duration of your visit!  Please call the spa to reserve your appointment or book online.

About the Author:

Mandy Reinhold Ederer

License: Aesthetician and Nail Technician
Studied: Aesthetics Institute of Saint Louis
Specialty: Facials, Microdermabrasion, & Waxing

I enjoy meeting new clients and sharing conversation with my regular clients. Helping my clients relieve stress is my top priority. I love to cook healthy and play golf with my husband. I have two miniature dachshunds Zoey and Yadi that always brighten my day.

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