Maintain an Even Skin Tone for Asians

By Mamta Aug 26 2015

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Asian women definitely have beautiful skin!  But for many Asian women, anti-aging is all about transforming skin into a darker or lighter, pale/brown shade, which is why Eastern Asia, China, Japan and Korea are big markets for skin whitening products. There, a light, fair skin tone is most desirable and is deeply rooted in the culture.

Avoid Smoking: Smoking causes cells to be starved of oxygen which results in dull, sallow, tired-looking skin. This will only add to the already yellow undertones of Asian skin.

Eat High-Antioxidant Foods: These fruits will give the skin anti-aging—from inside out:

  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) are loaded with vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants to slow down the aging process.
  • Dark skinned grapes provide more than 20 age-defying antioxidants.
  • Citrus Fruits (lemons, limes, oranges and grapefruits) are all loaded with Vitamin C, the primary defense for anti-aging.
  • Cantaloupe supplies as much Vitamin A and C most people need in an entire day when one quarter of this delicious melon is eaten.

Get Regular Professional Facials: Facials (like the ones at aura Skin Care  and Laser) offer many benefits, but the three that most help Asian skin is the circulation-boosting effects (to keep the skin glowing), the exfoliation (to discourage brown spots from forming) and the skin brightening (to help lighten and fade skin discoloration).

Wear Sunscreen Daily:

The best way to prevent premature skin aging and lessen the development of brown spots

is to wear a sunscreen moisturizer 365 days a year, rain or shine, inside or out. Be sure to

apply it to the neck and exposed chest too. Our Daily Elta MD SPF40 works very well for

Asian skins without leaving a white layer cast on the skin.

Use a Skin Lightening Product: Because the skin is prone to discoloration, using a natural skin-lightening product daily under sunscreen can help prevent and fade stubborn brown spots. Product with Vitamin C, particularly Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate used in our Vitamin C&E Complex, is excellent for suppressing melanin activity, while being extremely gentle on sensitive Asian skin. Since discoloration comes out from heat and UV light, its best used every morning under sunscreen.

Keep the Skin Cool: Over-heated skin, from UV sunlight and even from exercise, will raise the temperature in the skin resulting in increased melanin activity. It’s important to keep the skin cool as much as possible. Post-workout, apply a cooling gel-based mask. (Contact to Mamta at aura skin care and laser for more information). This helps to instantly cool and calm the skin.

Exfoliate regularly, but gently: There’s no better way to keep Asian skin looking smooth, healthy and even-toned than with exfoliation products.

There are several ways to safely and gently exfoliate the skin:

  1. Facial Scrubs Asian skin can be sensitive so it’s best to avoid using facial scrubs with natural grains. They have sharp edges and can scratch and break the skin causing skin irritation. Instead, look for facial scrubs using polyethylene or micro bead lets that will gently roll across the skin. You’ll love our Stimulation and gentle exfroliant with Mint Buffing Beads and Micro Crystal Cream. (Contact at aura skin care for tips about how to safely use a facial scrub.)
  2. Mild Acid Serums These are considered chemical exfoliants because when applied to the skin and left on overnight, they chemically dissolve dry skin cells. These are nice because there is little effort required – you put it on under moisturizer and go to sleep. Try one of our Anti Aging Serums.
  3. Professional Skin Peels To give your skin a boost of exfoliation, above and beyond facial scrubs and Mild acid serums, professional skin peels are ideal for giving your skin amazing skin-smoothing results. You’ll love our Papaya and Pineapple Smoothing Peel and Pumpkin Smoothing Peel.

Follow these expert tips and you’re sure to keep your skin looking beautiful and glowing!

For more information contact:

Mamta
aura skin care & laser

#102-7738 Edmond’s Street Burnaby

604-553-2872 / 604-616-9477
www.auraskincarelaser.ca

  
Contact and Location Aura

INSTANT FACELIFT – DIRECT PULSE THERAPY

Direct pulse facialThe Direct pulse Facial’s therapeutic process can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin by promoting optimal health and reversing or preventing many degenerating effects of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles and It also works exceptionally well on various skin indications such as acne, scars, discoloration, broken capillaries, cellulite, stretch marks, post surgery scars

Direct pulse provide painless, non invasive treatment utilizing balanced electronic micro impulses which encourage the skin to absorb up to 30 ml natural corrective nutritive formulations directly into the dermis.  Virtually acting like an electronic syringe, this breakthrough technology enables the technician to fill lines and reduce wrinkles, decrease pigmentation and even stretch marks. It provides proven results offered with traditional mesotherapy and/or micro-needling, without painful injections, side effects or downtime.

  • Short treatment time 25 minutes
  • Results proven in in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • High absorption of up to 30ml/cc of active compounds per treatment
  • No parabens, artificial colors or fragrances
  • Natural active ingredients
  • Painless procedure
  • No risk of scarring
  • No downtime

Other benefits

  • Facial Rejuvenation – Instant Facelift
  • Lifts and tones facial muscles
  • Diminishes fine lines/wrinkles
  • Improves sun-damaged skin
  • Fades and softens scarring
  • Fades stretch marks
  • Controls acne/rosacea
  • Cellulite, Scar tissue, Brown spots, Stretch mark reduction
  • Detoxifying and Re-energizing
  • Stress Reduction and Healing
  • Exfoliation, Re-Hydration and Relaxatio
  • Packages available for 
  • Direct pulse Facial facial(60 min)
  • Scar/Stretch Mark Reduction Treatment
  • Cellulite Treatment

Contact

aura skin care & laser

#102-7738 Edmond’s Street Burnaby

604-553-2872 / 604-616-9477
www.auraskincarelaser.ca

Instant Facelift – Direct Pulse Therapy

Direct pulse facial

The Direct pulse Facial’s therapeutic process can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin by promoting optimal health and reversing or preventing many degenerating effects of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles and It also works exceptionally well on various skin indications such as acne, scars, discoloration, broken capillaries, cellulite, stretch marks, post surgery scars

Direct pulse provide painless, non invasive treatment utilizing balanced electronic micro impulses which encourage the skin to absorb up to 30 ml natural corrective nutritive formulations directly into the dermis.  Virtually acting like an electronic syringe, this breakthrough technology enables the technician to fill lines and reduce wrinkles, decrease pigmentation and even stretch marks. It provides proven results offered with traditional mesotherapy and/or micro-needling, without painful injections, side effects or downtime.

  • Short treatment time 25 minutes
  • Results proven in in-vivo and in-vitro research
  • High absorption of up to 30ml/cc of active compounds per treatment
  • No parabens, artificial colors or fragrances
  • Natural active ingredients
  • Painless procedure
  • No risk of scarring
  • No downtime

Other benefits

  • Facial Rejuvenation – Instant Facelift
  • Lifts and tones facial muscles
  • Diminishes fine lines/wrinkles
  • Improves sun-damaged skin
  • Fades and softens scarring
  • Fades stretch marks
  • Controls acne/rosacea
  • Cellulite, Scar tissue, Brown spots, Stretch mark reduction
  • Detoxifying and Re-energizing
  • Stress Reduction and Healing
  • Exfoliation, Re-Hydration and Relaxatio
  • Packages available for 
  • Direct pulse Facial facial(60 min)
  • Scar/Stretch Mark Reduction Treatment
  • Cellulite Treatment

Contact

aura skin care & laser

#102-7738 Edmond’s Street Burnaby

604-553-2872 / 604-616-9477
www.auraskincarelaser.ca

My Past Skin Care Sins

 My Past Skin Care Sins acne scar on faceFor them I am paying at present

 Tuesday Aug 4 2015

Everything in our environment directly affects the skin and has an impact on its look and health. Environmental toxins and stresses can all have a negative impact.  The alternative aspect of medical esthetics is so important, because beauty is from the inside out. I want to clients to not only look better, but live and be better. With 10+ years of hands-on experience as an esthetician, I am well-versed in the tricks of the trade. I have advice on everything from your face wash to night care of your skin. Many people have confession; I do have a history of skin habits I’m not so proud of. So on the demand of clients and my profession, I try my best to educate my clients to find out about their skin care secrets, their past skin care sins (bad habits). These are most common confession from most of the clients:

 SKIN CARE SINS (past bad habbits)

  1. “During my high school years in the late ’80s, I worked at a drugstore that sold tabletop suntan lamps. Since I was always trying to get away from being so ghostly pale, I gladly embraced the lamp in hopes of getting a deep, dark tan. Did you know that it’s possible to get severe sunburn and painful, oozing blisters from a lamp? Well, it is and I have. Ouch. Cause: Premature aging and scaring and chances of Basal cell melanoma.

“When I was 18, I occasionally used tanning beds, which have UVA rays that cause premature lines and wrinkles. Luckily, I soon learned the error of my ways and now want nothing to do with tanning of any kind.”

  1. “I smoked cigarettes as a teenager, but I gave them up for a New Year’s resolution one year and never touched them again”. My skin can definitely thank me for that! “  Did you know
  • A smoker’s skin can appear slightly gray because capillaries are dying and closing off, which reduces blood supply and oxygen?
  • Smokers  tend to have increased blackheads that appear on the tops of the cheeks, sides of the nose, upper lip and forehead (areas where the smoke accumulates).
  • Smokers will also experience increased wrinkling, especially on the cheeks and mouth, and under-eye puffiness from collagen damage.
  1. Picking/ squeezing Blemishes.“I used to be a terrible picker.”Now actually I am paying in present to do what I love — picking!” Do you know? Picking leads to terrible scarring and it only makes blemishes worse.
  2. Not Getting Enough Professional Skin Treatments.I recommend people get monthly facials, but with my busy schedule, sometimes I just can’t make it happen. I don’t always have the “me time” I want, generally I never skip my professional facial but if I skip a professional facial, I make sure to do a mini-facial at home (contact aura skin care laser for mini facial kit)

Everybody need at least one professional treatment in a month for skin specially face and neck to slow the aging signs.

  1. Not Protecting Hands From The Sun.“I have to admit that I’m not always good at remembering to put sunscreen on the tops of my hands before driving in the car, even though they are exposed to the same damaging UV rays as my face”. Wearing sun protection is essential for all exposed areas, since the number-one cause of premature skin aging (wrinkles, rough texture, brown spots) is unprotected sun exposure.

Now that those bad habits are out of the way, here are some important skin care rules I live by and I encourage my clients and readers to do the same.

SOME OF THE SKIN CARE RULES

  1. Avoid Sunlight In Airplanes.
  2. Use sunscreen and Reapplying at least every 2 hours.
  3. Increase Blood Circulation.Healthy skin has good blood flow. To achieve this, do some exercises to strengthen your facial muscles and improve your blood circulation.
  4. Limiting Dairy Intake.Although there is not much scientific evidence to back it up, I’ve found that dairy causes more acne . Many, many of my clients have also come to the same conclusion over the years. So learn to limit your dairy intake.
  5. Keep in touch with skin care professional on regular basis. Because your esthetician can keep records for your past and presents changes in your skin and advise you to how to handle the environmental, aging and hormonal fluctuation impacts on your skin.
aura skin care & laser
#102-7738 Edmond’s Street Burnaby
604-553-2872 / 604-616-9477
www.auraskincarelaser.ca