OILY SKIN: Causes and Treatments

Have you ever looked at your cellphone screen after a phone call and noticed there was oil from your face on the screen? Does your face always look shiny when looking at pictures of yourself? Everyone has natural oils within their skin, but some secret more oil than others.

Oily skin is caused by excess skin oil produced within the pores, and the amount of oil fluctuates with hormone fluctuation. For example, an adolescent going through puberty is experiencing a high hormone fluctuation and thus will be more likely to excrete more oil from their pores. It all comes down to one’s genetic makeup and how his or her body reacts to life events.

Here are some tips and tricks to treating oily skin:

    • Cleanse: Use a gentle face cleanser twice a day
    • Moisturize: Moisturize your skin every day
    • Oil-free products: Use oil-free face products especially when it comes to makeup
    • ZO Acne Facial Treatment: This treatment, offered by our spa, is used to minimize excess oil production and tighten pores. This process while is a deep pore cleansing treatment it also encourages healing and reduces inflammation using eucalyptus and kaolin which which will help to calm and soothe. 
    • Oxygen Treatment: This treatment, offered by our spa, uses pressurized cool oxygen increases absorption of serum to improve skins moisture as well as vitamins. 

If you are interested in learning more about our facial treatments, how to combat oily skin, or any other service we offer please call us today: 631-751-4400.

Ways to Rejuvenate Your Skin’s Appearance

The constant heat and humidity of the summer can leave your skin dehydrated, cracked, and stressed. Luckily, the food we eat and how we treat ourselves can prevent or even reverse these effects. Your body needs the right nutrients to fight off damage, and your skin is no different. Here are some tips and tricks to rejuvenating your skin!

  • NUTRITION: Drink plenty of water every day – the recommended amount is eight glasses a day. Eat foods rich with antioxidants like blueberries, cranberries, and pecans. Eat a diet filled with colorful vegetables like peppers, spinach, and beets. A diet rich in vitamin C leads to fewer wrinkles. Researchers have found that skin exposed to vitamin C for long periods of time can produce up to eight times more collagen!

  • EVERYDAY TIPS: Limit your sun exposure. While small amounts of daily sun can be beneficial, too much sun can damage your skin. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and polarized sunglasses. Opt for natural skin products that don’t contain harsh chemicals. Engage in activities that relieve stress as high levels of stress will compromise your skin. Make sure that you not only sleep for eight hours a night, but that it is quality sleep.
  • MICRODERMABRASION: Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive spa procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin by treating sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other unwanted skin problems. This procedure uses a gentle stream of tiny particles to exfoliate the outer layer of skin, leaving fresh, younger-looking skin and a renewed appearance. 

If you are interested in learning more about ways to rejuvenate your skin, or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us today: 631-751-4400.

5 tips and tricks to keeping your skin hydrated and fresh!

With the colder months behind us, we are beginning to prep ourselves for summer. That means getting our dry skin looking refreshed! If you are tired of dried elbows, pealing facial skin, and rough cracked hands then try out these 5 tips and tricks to achieving glowing hydrated skin.

  1. H2O. Make water your best friend! It is one of the most important factors in achieving fresh looking skin. Drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water a day will hydrate your body from the inside out. Mix it up every once in a while by adding lemon or cucumber to your water for a refreshing change!
  2. Protect. Everyday elements such as the sun, wind, and pollution can have an effect on your skin. Make sure to apply sunscreen (even if it is not sunny) when you plan on going outdoors. Read the ingredients in your beauty products – many brands already include sunscreen in them! Wear appropriate clothing that covers your skin from unnecessary sun exposure or highly polluted areas.
  3. Moisturize. First, find the right moisturizer for your skin type and body part. Your face might require a different type of cream than other areas like your hands, elbows, and feet as it may be more sensitive. After cleansing the area(s), apply moisturizer. This should be done daily, in the morning and at night.
  4. Exfoliate. Moisture cannot get in the skin if there are too many dead cells blocking it. Try exfoliating in the shower using a body wash and a brush or sponge. You can also treat yourself to an exfoliating facial or chemical peal! Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes to produce healthy, glowing skin.
  5. Nutrition. Eating foods high in water content can help hydrate your skin from the inside out. Try water-based foods like watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, and kiwi. Choose watery vegetables like celery, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Also consider an omega-3 supplement, or consume more fatty fish to give your skin the building blocks it needs to appear smooth.

Say goodbye to rough cracked skin, and hello to smooth fresh perfection! If you would like more information about keeping your skin hydrated and protected, or would like more information on the types of chemical peels we offer to help kickstart the process, give us a call: 631-751-4400.

Look and Feel Your Best This Holiday Season

Winter might mean an end to bikini season, but it also means the beginning of holiday parties, dinners, and get-togethers. There are a number of ways to feel younger, more refreshed, and more confident in front of your guests this season. Keep reading to find out how Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, P.C. can help!

Zap Lines and Creases

From holiday shopping to gift wrapping, the holidays can be a stressful time, and worry lines can start to make an appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection is a quick, simple procedure that can get rid of those pesky lines around your mouth, forehead, or eyes. The procedure only takes minutes and can be performed in between all your holiday errands—so there’s no excuse not to look your best in this year’s holiday photos!

Get Cheeky

If your cheeks have become hollow over time, leaving you tired and sallow-looking, there are many dermal filler options that can restore them to their original fullness. Juvederm and Restylane are great options for those who want to achieve a healthy holiday glow. These options and more can help you get back your round cheeks and tell the world you’re ready to be merry.

Banish Spots

If brown spots on your face and hands are telling the world how much fun you had this summer, it may be time to remove them. Laser treatments can gently remove brown sun spots, as well as treat those tiny veins that pop up around your nose and cheeks. Keep that youth-restoring face cream off your gift list and opt for something that REALLY works!

Get More Sleep

More sleep can not only help you feel more alert and attentive during the day, it can also make your skin more radiant, reduce dark under-eye circles, and make your complexion glow. Set a strict bedtime for yourself, keep your smartphone and/or tablet out of reach, and be sure to get a solid 8 hours a night.

Are your ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year? We know we are! Give us a call today or stop in to make an appointment.

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