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April 27th, 2017 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

Acne improves more rapidly when using exfoliants. Most of the body's sebaceous glands are located on the face, back, and chest. Acne is most commonly found in these areas. It is caused by epidermal hyperproliferation, a process that occurs when the follicle becomes clogged by the epidermal cells lining it, which leads to the formation of open and closed comedones. Clinical experience has proven that the more the skin is exfoliated, the faster the acne clears up; faster clearing leads to less scarring.

Exfoliating the dead surface cells of the skin allows for better absorption and optimization of topical skin care products. Prescription medications, such as topical Erythromycin and Clindamycin, are more effective when used in combination with an exfoliating topical, such as a retinoid or an alpha hydroxy acid.

Photodamaged, wrinkled skin improves dramatically with the regular use of exfoliants. Skin becomes firmer and smoother, and there is an increased thickening of the skin at the deeper layers.

Extremely dry skin becomes less of a challenge when it is treated with exfoliants. Moisturizers are more effective and therapeutic on exfoliated, dry skin. There is less transepidermal water loss. Mild exfoliants will not increase the amount of transepidermal water loss or change the barrier structure of the skin.

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How to Maintain Youthful Skin After 40

April 12th, 2017 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

By Alicia Doyle
Reporter, February 18, 2017

Women in their 40s typically face the reality of aging skin.

Tips from a Clinical Esthetician Who Specializes in Skincare for Women Over 40
Interview at Therapeutic Skin Care, Lupe Guthrie

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February 6th, 2017 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

Always Advance Peel

A deep cleaning, exfoliating resurfacing treatment designed specifically to treat current acne and prevent future breakouts.
Salicylic Acid promotes a smoother, softer appearance of the skin by reducing inflammation and unblocking clogged pores.
For optimum results, a series of 6 treatments is recommended. Add on your favorite facial.

"Depending on the concentration and the number of applications, some people may experience dryness, peeling, redness, and some skin irritation,"

Salicylic acid is not the best choice if you have really dry skin, if you're pregnant, or if you're taking certain medications.

After the peel
After most peels, the skin will be pink to red, and look shiny and tight. It is vital to apply sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater to the skin for the next 48 hours, minimum. You must also stay out of the sun, as your skin will be very sensitive to UV rays and could be damaged by sun exposure.

Home care after a chemical peel
Your esthetician will recommend healing products to use for the week or two following your peel. These will soothe and nourish your skin, and aid in its recovery.

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