5 Things You Should Never Do to Your Skin

Microdermabrasion with Toxic Crystals… We have been taught that it is important that we exfoliate to have radiant skin. The crystals are meant to sand your skin to give your skin a glow. Microdermabrasion with aluminum oxide crystals can be highly toxic. Even most over the counter scrubs and peels are not good for your skin or the environment. Lori recommends a gentle exfoliation that won’t damage the skin. She will also do microdermabrasion with rose petals, lavendar and tea tree grains as well as diamond tips (each person gets their own tip) to exfoliate.

Hot Lasers, Chemical Peels, Fruit Acids, Retinols… All these products, peels and treatments, at different levels, burn and thin the skin. Over time we will lose our collagen and elastin and encorage premature aging. Lori recommends a LHE Microphototherapy, intensed pulsed light or derma rolling that rejuvenates the skin with no irritation or risk. Dermarolling is said to have an equivalent result as fraxel laser without thinning the skin.

Injections… Although people love the way they look when injected by fillers or botox to fill in or paralyze their face. If you choose to go this route, be sure you are not allergic to what you are injecting. Botox is a poison. Lori recommends using serums, peptides and various non-surgical, safe, healthy and painless treatments to reduce the signs of aging including various microcurrent, ultrasound, radio frequency, microneedling, and LED therapy to name a few.

Sunscreen vs. Sunblock… People are misinformed about the use of what they should know about preventing sun damage. Sunscreens are generally made of chemical ingredients while Sunblocks are generally made of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. There are both powder and liquid and cream sunblocks. The highest SPF value you should use is 30. Anything over 30 is unhealthy for your skin. Sunblocks must be reapplied every two hours to stay protected. There is also UV frequency water, by Osmosis, that when ingested an hour before going outside will give you three hours of sun protection. I also recommend a spray UV sunblock from Saian that is very light and you can reapply easily without ruining your makeup. Lori also Derma Prime Plus  recommends, if you want to get a tan and be protected from future sun damage, to use Knutek’s OxySpritz with UVAPRO.

Elective Plastic Surgery… People don’t realize the risks, dangers and recovery time that is involved when doing surgery–not to mention, we have all seen in the media, all the celebrities that have ruined their looks due to plastic surgery mishaps. Lori advises non-invasive, effective, state of the art technology that tightens the muscles and the skin on your face and body.

Lori recommends:

– High quality natural, effective serums with no chemicals, additives or fillers.
– Use creams on wet skin. its important to seal in the moisture
– Drink plenty of water to keep you properly hydrated during the day
– Go outside to get your vitamin D, during off peak hours when the sun is not so strong
– Watch what you put in your body as well as what you put on your face and body
– Get plenty of rest
– Make sure you move your body

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