January 28, 2011
“Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.”
- Wilfred Peterson
January 27, 2011
January 26, 2011
Discoloration, also known as hyperpigmentation, can arise from a variety of different aggressors. Lighter skin doesn’t contain very many melanocytes or melanin (which is responsible for giving skin and hair their color), making it more susceptible to hyperpigmentation. However, discoloration can affect all skin tones and types.
Light skin tones tend to have a pink undertone and can burn easily in the sun. Acne scars, sun spots, bruising and broken capillaries are more apt to show up on lighter skin because it is thinner and fair.
The most common skin tone among Caucasians and Asians, light- to medium-colored skin has beige or yellow undertones, and hyperpigmentation of all forms can be a common concern.
Darker skin types—think Latinas and those of Mediterranean descent—have medium or olive skin tones and are more prone to acne scarring, sun damage and prolonged hyperpigmentation.
Very dark skin types are most common in African Americans. Although it has more melanin, very dark skin can burn (even though it doesn’t show as much), is prone to sun damage, and is more susceptible to developing brown spots.
Whether your hyperpigmentation is brown, pink or red, the discolored portion of your skin is basically signaling that it’s been damaged. In terms of how deep damage can go within the skin, it’s mostly dependent on the color, size and age of your hyperpigmentation.
January 25, 2011
January 24, 2011
Collagen and peptides are found in plenty of skincare products, and their benefits and sources vary greatly. Now, researchers have found that a certain combination, featuring a collagen tripeptide from a specific seafaring source, may be the answer those with sensitive skin have been looking for.
The San Gallicano Dermatological Institute recently identified two compounds with individual abilities that add up to relief for sensitive skin when combined in a lotion. The first, a gluco-oligosaccharide, helps protect skin from infection without inducing bacterial resistance; the other, a collagen tripeptide, stimulates fibroblast production—and it just happens to be acquired from fish skin.
Together, when applied topically, study volunteers with sensitive skin experienced a decrease in inflammation, roughness, and trans-epidermal water loss, as well as an increase in the uniformity of skin’s surface. Researchers also found a stabilization in pH.
The demonstrated normalization could mean that this combination will appear in future formulas aimed at treating sensitivity. However, because of the fish-derived portion of the mixture, vegans with sensitive skin would need to continue looking for another option.
January 21, 2011
January 20, 2011
Warm someone’s heart … give blood!
at Voorhees Town Center
2120 Voorhees Town Center
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Donate blood now.
People can’t live without it!!
Wednesday, February 9th
For an appointment, email AMendonez@NYBloodCenter.org
Donors will receive a free $10 gas card!
January 19, 2011
January 15, 2011
January 14, 2011
For Whom: Skin Care Specialists
Date: Friday, February 11, 2011
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Instructor: Sharon Mistichelli
Information: This will be a valuable class for anyone wishing to take the Pennsylvania State Board Exam for Esthetics. The class will go over the differences between NJ and PA tests to prepare you for the examination. We will go over all of the PA information and paperwork together. You’ll receive an informational packet including an application for the exam that can be filled out together in class.
Contact SParker@Rizzieri.com or 856-552-2270 to register.