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Causes of Oily Skin

Do you have an OILY skin type?

Are you constantly battling with breakouts, blackheads, clogged pores and excessive oiliness throughout the day? Does your skin have a thick, uneven texture and shiny complexion? These are the most common characteristics of an OILY skin type.

Why is my skin OILY?

Your skin produces natural oils throughout the day, keeping it elastic, protected and moisturized. When the sebaceous (oil) glands produce an excess of oil, your skin does not have use for the extra oil and it begins to collect on the surface of the skin and within the pores.

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Magnified view of sebaceous filament extracted during dérmica facials.

This buildup of oil, in combination with dead skin cells, causes the pores to become clogged and infected. Blocked pores are present in the skin as blackheads (open pore/oxidized buildup), whiteheads (closed pore/congested), pustules (infected pores/pus buildup).

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Magnified view of blackheads and milia extracted from skin during a dérmica facial.

Although it sounds like there are a lot of negatives to having OILY skin, there is one major bonus! With age our sebaceous glands slowdown in oil production, but in an OILY skin the glands continue to produce a sufficient amount of oil later on in life. Therefore, when properly cared for your skin your skin will virtually defy the natural aging process!

When caring for your OILY skin, it is important to remain consistent with your homecare regimen. Keeping your oiliness and breakouts under control will help improve your complexion and prevent future irritation and scarring due to blemishes.

Here are Dermica’s tips on making the right choices for your OILY skin!

  • Cleanser– Select a foaming cleanser, or gel cleanser-these will help wash away debris trapped underneath the oil buildup. Double cleanse, morning and night. Rinse with lukewarm water to prevent simulating oil glands. Try Glo Skin Beauty’s Purifying Gel Cleanser. The antibacterial ingredients in this gel cleanser keep your skin clean and free of harmful bacteria.
  • Exfoliant– The best exfoliation option for OILY skin is a chemical exfoliant that can deliver deep exfoliation without irritation and overstimulation of the skin. Use according to manufacturer, or 2-3 times a week in the evening. We recommend Glo’s Gentle Enzyme Exfoliant. Free of fragrance and dyes, this formula has been clinically tested for skin not well suited for manual exfoliation.
  • Eye Care– Should be selected according to your age range. For OILY skin we recommend a gel for ages 18-40, lotion for ages 40-55, cream for ages 55+.
  • Moisturizer: Use a water-based, oil-free moisturizer. Oily skins benefit from hydrating products such as a hydrating gel (ideal for med-high oily skin) or hydrating lotion (ideal for light-med oily skin). Some OILY skin moisturizers will also feature oil absorbing, or antiseptic ingredients. Glo’s Oil Free Moisturizer is a popular moisturizer amongst our clients.
  • Mask– Clay masks are excellent for OILY skin. They absorb oil and help tighten pores. Bentonite is a great ingredient to have in your mask product. Use 1-2 times a week, after cleansing in the evening. If your surface oils are under control, spot treat down your t-zone. The Pore Refining Mask is a great option!
  • Toner– Using a toner can help tighten pores and balance your pH. Mist over your skin and gently pat using forefingers.

To maximize results, incorporate a professional treatment into your maintenance schedule. Our suggestions include:

Phototherapy

Skin rejuvenation phototherapy treatments can help tighten pores and even out the texture of your skin. These treatments are excellent for anti aging when done twice per year. Phototherapy is not for everyone, ensure you meet the treatment criteria.

Facials- not just “a fancy wash”

A deep cleansing facial, which includes an ozonized steaming (sterilized steam) session, and pore-extractions, will help clear blemishes, blackheads, and purge impurities out of the skin.

DIY Recipe for Toner

Mix 2/3 of Witch Hazel with 1/3 distilled water in a spritz bottle. Shake well before use. Mist over face after cleansing, and gently pat into your skin using forefingers.

 

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Special- LUX Facial boost!

LUX Facial Boost Special ends July 31, 2019.


The facial that packs a punch!

Throughout July, we are adding a comp Retinol and Vitamin C Peel Power boost ($55 value) to all LUX facials

The LUX incorporates skincare, massage, and brows, all in one package. 

Book your LUX this month to enjoy the relaxation of a facial with the power of a peel! 

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September Special: Peels

Introducing the newest member of Dérmica’s Peel family- “Retinol + C Peel Boost”

September 2018 Special: 25% OFF all Chemical Peels

To kick off the season, our monthly special is 25% OFF all chemical peels.
All of our peels have been designed to safely remove the outer layers of the skin through the application of organic acids derived from various natural sources. This process brings fresh plump cells to the surface of the skin giving it a vibrant, healthy, smooth and even appearance.
This special is not valid with any other offer/promotion. No pre-purchasing; Ends Sep. 30, 2018.

How do Chemical Peels work?

Chemical peels work by separating the upper layers of the skin causing an accelerated cell turnover rate. Because of their molecular structure, they are able to penetrate past the acid mantle of the skin and deep into the layers beneath the surface of the skin. This causes your skin to shed and regenerate a new layer of skin in a 1 to 2 week period.

The acids we use in our professional chemical peels are typically derived from natural sources and produced for safe usage on the skin.

CHEMICAL PEEL SELECTION

ENZYME PEEL

dermica medesthetics facials Our Enzyme Peel is a 20% multi-fruit acid complex made of white grape wine and fresh fruit pulp that gently exfoliates the upper epidermis while wine polyphenols condition the skin. A great introductory-level peel ideal for all skin types.

BRIGHTENING PEEL

dermica photo facials This acid peel solution provides intense exfoliation for combination and dry skin types concerned with aging and hyperpigmentation. It contains 35% glycolic and 35% lactic acid. Ideal for dry and sensitive skin types.


ACNE PEEL

dermica.ca This 20% salicylic acid solution provides intense exfoliation for problematic or oily skin areas, even within oil-rich pores. Intense exfoliation for problematic or oily skin areas, even within oil-rich pores.

RETINOL PEEL

dermica medesthetics facials This 1% Retinol and Vitamin C peel provides softer, firmer, brighter skin and diminishes the appearance of pores. Can be booked alone or added to another peel for an extra boost. Ideal for all skin types except acne, breakouts, and sensitivity.


PLEASE REVIEW THE CRITERIA BEFORE BOOKING YOUR PEEL.


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 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 1 week from last tanning session
Time frame: 15-30 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-8

Downtime required: 1-7 days

Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Active skin infection

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Visible shedding

NOTE: To be eligible for the Acne or Retinol peels, your skin must be pretreated with AHA or BHA (e.g. Enzyme Peel or pretreated with home care)


See Dérmica’s literature on CHEMICAL PEELS:

-DO’s & DON’Ts WHILE TREATING YOUR ACNE WITH PEELS (read more)
-SKIN BENEFITS OF PEELS (read more)
-CHEMICAL PEELS Q & A (read more)


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Not sure which peel is right for you?

Try our TREATMENT SELECTION GUIDE to help you choose the best course of action for your skin.

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SAVE 15% ON ALL IN-STORE GLO SKINCARE WITH YOUR PEEL

When professionally treating your skin, it’s ideal to supplement your treatment with a proper homecare regimen. Professional skincare products add vitamins and nutrients that boost cell rejuvenation thereby extending the results of your peel. Visit our ONLINE SKINCARE STORE to peruse our professional Skincare products.

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Not sure which products and ingredients are right for your skin type and concerns?

Try our HOME CARE SELECTION GUIDE to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Online Scheduling and begin your journey to fresh smooth skin!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

Facials and Back Treatments

SKINCARE

SKIN CARE

Facials Dérmica facials are designed to meet your skin’s specific needs. Facial products are selected based on your expressed skin concerns in consultation with our skin specialist.

Dérmica LUX

$ 125 This 90-minute treatment takes your routine facial to the next level. This luxurious treatment incorporates all the benefits of our dérmica FIX with all the extras! Your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, and face are treated to a relaxing combination of Swedish and Pressure point massage. That’s not all though, your spa session is finished off with a dérmica brow Shape, leaving your face looking and feeling anew!

Dérmica FIX

$ 85 This 60-minute treatment-focused facial is customized to meet your skin’s specific needs to address any skin concerns and conditions. Your skin will be treated to a thorough deep pore cleanse and exfoliation to remove impurities and debris from the skin. Then, masking and moisture care infuses your skin with nutrients. Whether you have blemishes, dry, oily, or acne prone skin, our custom applications ensure that we address your specific needs.

Dérmica MAN

$ 85 This 60-minute male skincare facial is designed to address male specific skin concerns, such as ingrown hairs, dull skin appearance, and coarse skin, along with other major skin concerns. Your tailor fit facial is complete with deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, mask application, and moisture care. The dérmica MAN facial will leave your skin looking clean and refreshed!

Dérmica Back Treatment

$ 100 This 75-minute treatment begins with a deep pore cleanse followed by exfoliation to remove build up and dead skin on your back. A relaxing steam session warms and softens the skin in preparation for manual extractions. Your back is then massaged with nutrients through a custom mask application. Moisture care is applied. Ideal for all skin types.

SAVE 15% ON ALL in-store GLO SKINCARE with your facial.

dermica Be prepared. Visit our online store to acquaint yourself with Glo Skin Beauty. Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products for your skin type and concerns. Shop professional skincare products recommended by Dérmica!
Online Scheduling Love, Peace, and Great Skin! Dérmica MedEsthetics (780) 885 7108 dermica.ca

Chemical Peels- Hydrating

Hydrating Peel

Our peels have been designed to safely remove the outer layers of the skin through the application of organic acids derived from various natural sources. This process brings fresh plump cells to the surface of the skin giving it a vibrant, healthy, smooth and even appearance.

HYDRATING PEEL
Description: Chemical peels work by separating the upper layers of the skin causing an accelerated cell turnover rate. Because of their molecular structure, these acids are able to penetrate past the acid mantle of the skin and deep into the layers beneath the surface of the skin. This causes your skin to shed and regenerate a new layer of skin in a 1 to 2 week period.

The acids we use in our professional chemical peels are typically derived from natural sources and produced for safe usage on the skin.

This acid peel solution provides intense exfoliation for normal combination and dry skin types concerned with aging and hyperpigmentation. It contains 35% glycolic and 35% lactic acid.

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 2 weeks prior to procedure
  • Must wait a minimum of 1 week from last tanning session.
  • NOTE: To be eligible for this treatment your skin must be pretreated with AHA or BHA (e.g. Enzyme Peel or pretreated with home care).


Time frame: 15-30 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-8

Downtime required: 1-7 days

Contraindications:
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Skin cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Active skin infection

Potential side effects:
  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Visible shedding
Online Scheduling

View Dérmica’s literature on Chemical Peels…

Chemical Peels Q & A
Chemical Peels as Acne Treatments: Do’s and Don’ts of Acne
VIDEO: Dérmica Chemical Peels

Not sure if this is the right treatment for you skin concerns? Try our Treatment Selection Guide.

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Try our Home Care Selection Guide to choose the right products to target your skin type and concerns!

Love, Peace, and Great Skin!

Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885 7108
dermica.ca

Winter Skincare

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The holiday party season has arrived and your skin has taken a turn for the worst!
Getting along with your skin during the winter months can be difficult, and with the festivities just around the corner you need a remedy ASAP! With a couple weeks to go before the big FIESTA we can help you recover the glow and maintain it throughout the New Year. :)

Customizing your winter skin care routine will help you combat the drying effects of the season and keep your skin happy and healthy throughout. To be most effective with your treatment, you must first understand the signals your skin is displaying which will allow you to respond appropriately. So let us address some common winter skin care concerns.

My skin is oilier than usual and I’ve been breaking out…

Your skin is constantly fluctuating with changes in the temperature and moisture levels in the air. With the winter being a dry season both indoors and outdoors your skin is under an accelerated rate of trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), an evaporation and diffusion of skin hydration. Although water is what your skin requires, it compensates for the lost moisture by producing more oil. This causes a buildup of dead cells saturated in excess surface oils, clogged pores, and frequents breakouts.

In order to restore your skins moisturizer balance and hydration, choose products containing hydrating (water) ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E. Stay away from heavy creams and oil based products as these will only block and clog further.

Photofacials , AHA/BHA peels , and traditional facials are a great way to give your skin a fresh start, balance pH levels, and deliver a much needed boost of nutrients for the season. They also help clear clogged pores, excess oil, remove painful blemishes before they spread, and diminish existing scars.

Try our Treatment Selection Guide to learn more and find the right treatment program for you.

TIPS for taming OILY Winter Skin…
  • Use light gel cleansers free of parabens and sulfate. A thorough cleanse in the morning and double cleanse at night gives your skin the fresh cleanse it desires without stripping away vital moisture. Try GLO Purifying Cleanser with Salicylic Acid(BHA) to help clear breakouts and balance pH.
  • Using a hydrating toner or mist. This gives your skin a boost of hydration which helps your skin absorb moisture from deeper into the skin. Try GLO Conditioning Tonic with Hyaluronic Acid, Rose Hip, and soothing Chamomile.
  • Moisturize regularly. Using a lightweight oil-free moisturizer morning and night while skin is still moist will provide the right amount of moisture without leaving your skin feeling heavy or greasy. Try GLO Oil-Free Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid.

My skin is flaking non-stop no matter how much moisturizer I apply….

When faced with cooler temperatures your skins natural response is to slow its metabolic rate, which includes the rate at which your skin regenerates, this is known as the cell turnover rate. The cell turnover rate of your skin determines how frequently dried cells at the surface shed and regenerate. When this process slows down, you get a buildup of dead cells resulting in flaking skin, fine lines, and dry patches. These layers of dead cells also block vital nutrients and moisture from absorbing into the fresh cells, which is why no amount of product seems to relieve the dryness.

Introducing regular exfoliation to your skin care routine will help increase your cell turnover rate throughout the winter months and maintain it at an active level. Exfoliation is achieved using chemical or manual exfoliants, both offering resurfacing benefits, but differ in procedure and interaction with the skin. Manual exfoliants (skin scrubs) will give a great skin scrubbing massage while sloughing away dead skin cells. Manual exfoliants are not recommended for sensitive or acneic skin types.

Enzymatic exfoliants containing fruit enzymes, AHA, or BHA, react with the skin on a chemical level by dissolving the binding matter between the skin cells causing them to gently lift and rinse away. The active ingredients and intensity vary depending on concentration level and quality of the acids and enzymes.

Photofacials , AHA peels , and traditional facials are an excellent way to eliminate flaking skin and bring plump new cells to the surface. Amongst the many benefits these treatments offer, they also speed up the skins cell turnover rate, boost collagen production, resurface, brighten complexion, and restore vital moisture and hydration. Try our Treatment Selection Guide to learn more and find the right treatment program for you.

TIPS for smoothing FLAKING winter skin…
  • Exfoliate every 2-3 days. This ensures that your skin is always fresh and reaping the benefits of your skin care product ingredients. For those who enjoy a regular scrub try Glo Daily Polishing Cleanser with Salicylic Acid (BHA), amino acids, and gentle Jojoba beads.
  • Use skin scrubs that are made specifically for the face. It may be easy to reach for the body scrub in the shower, but the granules are not shaped or sized for use on sensitive skin such as the face. Facial scrubs contain micro beads that are smooth and will not cause tears in the skin.
  • Lactic Acid for AHA benefits. This hydrating milk acid is excellent for gently dissolving surface cells, boosting hydration, and balancing pH, and brighten dull complexion. Try Glo Refresh Facial Polish with nourishing benefits of Borage Oil, Acai Oil, and gentle Jojoba beads.
  • Hyaluronic Acid for added moisture. This excellent hydrating ingredient can attract and hold 1000 times its weight in water, making it a must have for dry skin. Try Glo Conditioning Hydration Cream with a powerful antioxidant combination of Vitamin E and Alpha Lipoic Acid.
Keeping your skin happy during the winter months is really quite simple…watch for the hints and DO as it asks! After all, your skin is your first line of defence and will show you who is BOSS when not tended to. ;)

Try our Home Care Selection Guide to select the correct skincare products for your skin type and concerns!

Visit our Online Skincare Store and view our section of Skincare lines and products.

Schedule your treatment online now! Online Scheduling


Love, Peace, and Great Skin!
Dérmica MedEsthetics
(780) 885-7108
dermica.ca

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