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Product Review: Skin Cancer Preventing Ingredients

I hope I officially warned you about the dangers of tanning with my previous post.  I hope if you are regular tanner, you have considered switching to Spray tanning. Thank you for the great responses to that post!  I’m so proud of your efforts.  Did you see an Aesthetician yet?????  Because that’s Step 1: See a Professional.

Vitamin A

The “Skin Vitamin.”  An disposable  factor in the maintenance of youthful, healthy skin.  Helps prevent and reverse photo-aging and helps improve hydration.  The unique thing about the line Environ, is the Vitamin A is in graduated concentrations.  It is formulated in the form of Retinyl Palmitate and Acetate.  This allows you to treat your skin, while acclimating safely to the highest levels of vitamin A available topically. This process prevents the possibility of developing a retinoid reaction common to all high levels Vitamin A (don’t be scared… I LOVE rentinol for any skin that’s over 30 … or has been in a tanning bed).
Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a free radical scavenger and plays an important role in the formation of collagen.  Vitamin C combined with Vitamin A addresses skin laxity most effectively.  It also facilitates in the reduction of uneven skin tone and blemishes.  Oh, and it moisturizes like no other!
Antioxidants (Free Radical Quenchers)
Vitamins C, E, B5, beta-carotene are used to counteract the effects of the free radicals in the skin that are formed everyday.  Sounds important, because it truly is.  But  often times many of you  think:  I have NO idea what a free radical is or why I need an antioxidant.  This is my simple explanation:  Think about an atom.  It has electrons in the outer ring that can be knocked out of their orbit, making the atom unstable.  Also, there is now an electron flying around all over the place knocking other electrons out of orbit.  Not good.  I’ll explain why in a later post.  Too many electrons are bad, even in a blog post!
I obviously get inundated with questions about products.  I have two lines that I fully LOVE and in response to today’s post I recommend a line called Environ.(Can be purchased at Pure Skin Care Salon, in Stoughton MA).  This product was originally developed by Dr. Des Fernandes, a plastic surgeon who worked in reconstruction with cancer patients.  It is a pharmaceutical grade line and can and SHOULD only be bought from a trained professional.  I understand it is hard to switch your products, but please refer to my blog about why you should use cosmeceutical/pharmaceutical grade products, they really work!  This line has high doses of Vitamin A, C, & E Antioxidants, peptides, penetrant enhancers and much more.  All of the Ingredients are active, meaning the penetrate on a cellular level.  Many other lines only sit on the surface of the skin, and may feel good but do nothing.  LK Stamp of Approval.
I am so having one of my web designers create a stamp of approval icon!!!!! It’s the little things that excite me!!!   I hope they excite you and open you up to a new way of think.
 Skin Cancer is preventable and very curable if found early. 
Laura Kimberley

Laura is a Registered Nurse of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts specializing in non-invasive and minimal invasive aesthetic and anti-aging techniques. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Laura has worked at Children's Hospital of Boston in Cardiac Intensive Care and Cardiac Critical Care, holding many certifications within the field. In 2009, she left to pursue her passion for aesthetics. Laura is a Certified Advanced Cosmetic Injector by American Aesthetics Institute and a Member of the American Medical Aesthetic Professionals. She is an accomplished writer and speaker on aesthetics and anti-aging technology. Passionate about teaching, Laura spent a year as an instructor of Basic Botox and Filler courses. She works with many different organizations and volunteer groups focused on women’s health and women in business. Laura also does nonprofit work with patients suffering from lipoatrophy. Her objective is to provide multifaceted techniques to help people achieve individual beauty goals.

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