Top 5 Summer Skin Care Tips

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Who ordered the mai tais, the ice cream and the third-degree sunburn? The first two may appeal to you, but the last one puts the bummer in summer. Sand, surf and sun are bliss for your soul and hard on your skin, and here in San Diego, they’re hard to avoid. Before indulging in summertime fun, take a few minutes to care for your skin. Just a few simple tips (and a trip to Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center) will help you keep your skin radiant and healthy even as the days grow shorter.

1. Go Nowhere Without Sunscreen

Dermatologists swear by it for good reason. No matter your age or race, sunscreen can protect you from skin cancer. The benefits are cosmetic, too. Protecting your skin from the sun’s rays minimizes discoloration and the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Getting in the habit of applying sunscreen regularly is one of the easiest ways you can protect your skin. Apply sunscreen to every exposed area of skin before going outside and reapply at least every two hours. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 and concentration of zinc oxide.

2. Join Hydration Nation

Sweating is dehydrating, and few of us remember to drink enough while lounging at the beach and sipping cocktails with friends. So summertime skin can be prone to dehydration, which causes redness, itchiness and dullness.Ultra Sheer Moisturizer
Hydrate your skin with a one-two punch from both inside and out. Drinking enough water is one way to help your body at peak function, which keeps your skin looking its best. Keep bottled water with you all day. Set phone alarms for every hour to remind you to drink more water, if necessary.
Moisturizing morning and night is the other part of a good hydration strategy. Thick moisturizers can be too heavy and greasy for summer, so opt for a lighter formula, like SkinMedica’s Ultra Sheer Moisturizer.

3. Minimize Sun Exposure

You’re going to want to feel the sun’s rays on your face occasionally, but minimizing direct exposure is the best thing for your skin. Wear sunglasses whenever you’re outdoors — they protect the delicate skin around your eyes from wrinkling, both by keeping the sun’s rays away and preventing you from needing to constantly squint. Adopt the habit of wearing a wide-brimmed hat, insist on sitting under umbrellas when you dine outdoors and stay indoors between 10a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun’s rays are strongest.

4. Keep Clean

After a long day at the beach or by the pool, it’s tempting to just fall into bed as you are. But salt and chlorine might be clinging to your skin if you’ve been swimming and sweating — and no matter what the day’s activities, you should have some trace of sunscreen left on your skin. Wash your face nightly with a gentle, hydrating cleanser like SkinMedica’s Sensitive Skin Cleanser.

5. Exfoliate

It might seem counterintuitive to exfoliate in summer; after all, isn’t your skin subjected to enough irritation during this season? But if you’re using sunscreen, staying out of the sun when possible and using the right products, your skin should be healthy enough to benefit from exfoliation — and this process can make your skin glowy and radiant just in time for those end-of-summer blowouts.
Just one painless, 30-minute Dermaplaning session at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center will clear away dull, dead skin cells and leave your skin looking smooth, supple and healthy.

Ready to reveal your best skin yet? Contact Neu Look today to schedule a personalized consultation about your skin care regimen! Feel free to give us a call at (858) 538-5665 for more information.

Neu Look’s Tijuana Sterilization Campaign Donation

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Giving is a gift that God implemented in our soul, and we are lucky to have the opportunity to help better the lives of underprivileged youth and abandoned animals. Giving is like a muscle, the more we use it the stronger it will get. Last week, Gita Izadi, founder of Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center, made a donation towards a sterilization campaign in a very low income area in Tijuana. We are happy to say that the donation was able to help 10+ dogs and cats — the event was a huge success!

I would like to thank all of our patients for their trust in my work and their continued loyalty. It is because of this that we have such a successful business and are able to give back to society.

Fractional Laser — How I Treat Myself

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Many of my patients frequently ask me about how I treat myself. I’m a big fan of Fractional Laser Treatment because there is no downtime, no puffiness, and no pinkness — in fact, the image you see is me immediately after treating myself.

Almost all of my new patients are surprised when they find out that it’s actually relatively painless too. If you’re experiencing a loss of skin elasticity, discoloration, or you’d like to learn more about fractional, please give us a call!

Creative Ideas for Clear Skin

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Long, hot showers strip skin of its moisture and wash away protective oils. Moisturizers prevent and treat dry skin. When you sweat, it’s nature’s way of eliminating toxic chemicals under the skin. Scratch a small area on your arm or leg. Is there a white mark? If so, your skin is indeed dry. Visit Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center for a FREE consultation with our nurses and esthetician to get the best advice for your skin!

Vitamins for Healthier Skin

Vitamin C produces hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, which are needed to bind the molecules that produce #collagen. Vitamin A helps the skin rebuild tissues. Vitamin E is an effective #antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in your body. B Vitamins boosts circulation in the body and gives your skin a certain glow. Find out more how #vitamins are beneficial for your #skin at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center.

Top Foods for Glowing Skin

Wild salmon and nuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for providing skin a healthy dose of natural oils. Carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene, Vitamin A and #antioxidants. Kiwis are high in Vitamin C and have multiple benefits for our skin. Dark green leafy vegetables enhance the skin’s natural radiance. Find out more about foods that help your skin glow at Neu Look Med Spa & Skin Center.