Slow the Aging Process: Cell Metabolism and Anti Aging

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Is it possible to slow the aging process?

As we age our bodies will inevitably go through many changes and stages. Our bodily functions begin to slow along with our lifestyles. We begin to notice changes in the way we look and feel.

Slowing of metabolism

One of the first things that may come to mind when considering the aging process is the slowing of metabolism. When we think about the declining rate of metabolism, most will only consider the metabolic rate of the digestive system. But what about the cell metabolism of our skin?

Our bodies are composed of billions of specialized cells. These cells are grouped according to functions, and make up the different body systems and organs within the human anatomy.

The largest organ found within the body is the skin. Its main function is to protect the body from the external environment and regulate body temperature. It is a reflection of your current health, age, and oftentimes your lifestyle.

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Caring for your skin in your late 20’s to mid 30’s

Skin care in your 40’s and 50’s: Your Anti-Aging Plan of Action

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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Caring for your skin in your late 20’s to mid 30’s

Lazy Skin Cells

Typically in our late 20’s – mid 30’s our skin cells slow down and become “lazy”. They no longer regenerate at the same speed in which it used to in our earlier years.

This laziness creates a backlog of dead cells on the surface of the skin and paves the way for the appearance of fine linesdehydrationpremature wrinkles, and dullness. Sun damage endured over the years now begins to reach the surface in the form of brown spots (hyperpigmentation), broken capillaries, and excessive ruddiness.

Your Anti-Aging Journey: Start It Sooner Than Later.

The first step in the anti-aging journey is prevention. It is never too early to start caring for your skin and preparing for what the years will bring. We recommend younger clients begin with a healthy homecare regimen which includes proper cleansing and hydration day and night.

A fresh cleanse in the morning and daily moisturizer with a minimum 20 SPF, and a hydrating eye gel to keep your eye area looking vibrant.

At the end of the day we suggest a double cleanse to first clear the skin of daily environmental buildup/makeup, and then wash the bare skin itself. This routine will keep your skin balanced and protected throughout the day and night.

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For younger clients beginning a professional skin treatment schedule, Photofacials will deliver immediate results in the clearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and tightening of pores and texture. With a refresher treatment every 6 months your skin will defy age!

At this stage in the aging process resurfacing and exfoliation are vital in keeping your cells active, and clear of nutrient blocking dead cells.

Changes and Damage to Our Skin.

The changes and damage to our skin do not happen overnight, and everyday time slowly claims its youth. Therefore, once the skin reaches a more advanced stage in aging, reversing the effects of time is a process that also takes time and commitment.

Understanding your skin care products and the interactions of the ingredients with your skin is important when selecting your products. What may have worked a few years ago may not be ideal for your skin now.

Ensure that your products are age appropriate, targeted to treat your areas of concern, and most importantly protect your skin from further damage with minimum SPF20.

PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME

Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products to help maximize results. This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.



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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Skin care in your 40’s and 50’s: Your Anti-Aging Plan of Action

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STEP 1: Resurfarcing and Refirming

When selecting a professional skin treatment regimen for anti aging, we begin by resurfacing and firming the skin.   The ALISA photofacial will boost collagen productionspeed of cell regenerationtighten pores, and plump the skin.

STEP 2: Clearing away hyperpigmentation

Our next step is to clear away hyperpigmentation such as sun damage and age spots with the ACLARA photofacial. This treatment will dissolve pigment by pulling it to the surface, forcing it to shed the spot within days. Once your desired results are achieved you can maintain with a refresher every 6 months, keeping your skin looking fresh and vibrant!


PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME

Dérmica MedEsthetics Spa

Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products to help maximize results. This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.

Ensure that your products are age appropriate, targeted to treat your areas of concern. Serums provide additional benefits, think of them as vitamins for your skin.


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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

SKIN TYPE QUIZ

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What is your SKIN TYPE? 

Curious to know what your basic skin type is? Knowing your skin type will help you narrow down your product selection and find the right treatments for you.  

Take the skin type quiz! 


How-To: 

  1. Answer the questions by selecting the description that best suits you. Each answer is lettered.   
  1. Tally up your selection.  
  1. Use your results to match skin type. 

Lets get started… 

Which statement best describes your pores? 

A.) My pores are bigger/darker and noticeable on most of my face. 

B.) My pores are a little bigger/darker in ONLY one of these areas: nose, cheeks, or chin. 

C.) My pores are clear throughout, and I can only see then if I look really closely. 

D.) My pores are invisible throughout my face. 

Which statement best describes the texture of your skin? 

A.) My skin feels bumpy and slick. 

B.) My skin feels smooth for the most part, and a little slick around my nose. 

C.) My skin is smooth throughout. 

D.) My skin is rough and/or flaky. 

Which statement best describes your shine? 

A.) My skin is shiny for most of the day on my forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose.  

B.) My skin is oily towards the late afternoon, and mainly just down the centre.  

C.) My skin has a slight glow, but never shiny.  

D.) My skin is dull and ashy. 


Alright, now we are ready to tally! 

If you answered mostly A’s, you are considered and OILY skin type 

If you answered mostly B’s, you are a COMBO skin type 

If you answered mostly C’s, you are a NORMAL skin type.  

If you answered mostly D’s, you are a DRY skin type. 

Now that you have completed the skin type quiz, you have a reference for your skin type that you can use it as a keyword when choosing your products and services.  

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Dermaplaning Eligibility Criteria and Pre-Treatment.

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In dermaplaning, the technician gently grazes a medical-grade scalpel edge over the surface of the skin. This process delivers a fine shave that removes the dull surface skin and vellus facial hair

The process brightens the complexion, evens skin tone, and leaves the skin feeling supple and smooth.  

PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR SERVICE.

Recommended sessions: Results are often immediate. 4-6 weeks recommended for regular maintenance. 

Recommendations: Pair your dermaplaning treatment with a  BOOST Mild Peel to amplify results.

Downtime required: 24 hours

Time frame: 45-75 minutes

Pre-treatment protocols:

  • Must not currently be on or have used Accutane or any other oral prescription acne medications in the past 12 months
  • If currently using any products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated, you must discontinue usage 24 hours prior to procedure
  • Avoid waxing and shaving for at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

Contraindications:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Recent sunburn (1 week post burn) 
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Active skin infection

Potential side effects:

  • Mild sensitivity
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)


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PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME

Professional treatments should go hand in hand with clinical grade skincare products to help maximize results. This is why we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.


Book your treatment with Dérmica!
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Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

7 mask skin care tips to relieve skin irritation.

Protective mask skin care tips.

Let’s talk…protective masks and skin care.

As we slowly integrate fragments of our normalcy back into our lives, pairing your look with a protective mask may be the new norm.

Although masks are great for protection, they are not so great for your skin. You may already have noticed the extra heat and moisture that builds up after extended wear. This environment is ideal for creating clogged pores and skin irritation.

So, what can you do to minimize the damage? Read on as we offer mask skin care tips to follow that will help keep your skin clean and protected…

During wear…

1 | Properly lined and fitted mask.

The inner lining along the border and points of contact should be made of a soft material. The less friction from heavy or coarse fabric, the less chaffing and sloughing of the skin during wear. Disposable masks are typically more breathable and lightweight than fabric masks.

2 | Avoid wearing heavy moisturizers under your mask.

With the added moisture and oil production that will naturally occur underneath your mask, a lightweight moisturizer should suffice.

Try Glo’s Oil Free Moisturizer

This lightweight moisturizer provides fresh hydration without the oil content.  *Recommended for oily/acneic or normal combination skin types.

An option for Normal Combination/Dry/Sensitive skin types is the GLO Conditioning Hydration Cream – This ultra hydrating moisturizer provides a dose of hydration and lightweight moisture.  

3 | Barrier balm or cream if you are experiencing chaffing.

Although the consistency of the product contradicts the previous recommendation, it may be necessary at this point. If your skin has started to show signs of irritation, a proper balm or cream will help create some glide and minimize the friction. You may need to gently clean the skin and reapply through the day.

After wear…

4 | Double cleanse.

This mask skin care tip is very important! It may be a part of your regular routine already, but if not, let’s start today. A double cleanse ensures that your skin is free of superficial buildup and rinsed for a fresh finished.

For Normal Combination/ Dry/Mature skin types, we recommend the Hydrating Gel Cleanser.  This hydrating cleanser helps refresh dull skin complexion and cleanse away impurities. 

For oily/acneic skin types, we recommend the Purifying Gel Cleanser. this refreshing cleanser dissolves oily buildup without compromising the skin natural pH.  

5 | Apply soothing serum.

Calming and hydrating the skin covered by your mask will help keep it strong throughout the day and sooth your skin after being exposed to the friction caused by mask wear.

Extended care…

6 | Enzyme exfoliate 2-3 times a week.

Exfoliation rids the skin of buildup that naturally occurs. Having constant friction and pressure from your mask can increase the amount of debris that builds along the seams. A gentle exfoliant with an enzyme will lift away debris without overworking the skin.

7 | Apply a Kaolin clay or zinc mask 2-3 times a week.

Kaolin clay and zinc are excellent for drawing out impurities and balancing oils production without drying the skin. Kaolin clay is also known to relieve skin rashes and irritation making it suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.

pore refining mask

Try the Pore Refining Mask.

Oil-absorbing clay purifies skin and calms irritation while blemish fighting ingredients reduce the appearance of pores and refine skin’s texture.


Our skin does so much for us. Among many other things that it does for us, it provides protection. We hope these tips help you protect it, while it protects you!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

-Dérmica MedEsthetics

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