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New Image Sunscreen Products Have Arrived!!

Bright, glowing skin is a look that we all strive to achieve. Unfortunately, many of us have some level of hyperpigmentation on our skin brought on by factors such as medications, hormonal changes, acne or trauma.

Skin discoloration doesn't have to be a definitive condition. A vital step in prevention is an effective sunscreen. Image skincare has recognized the importance of combining a high quality sunscreen with all the essential ingredients of a good moisturizer.

Please look below at the new Prevention + sunscreen products.

Why is Prevention + Different?

Prevention + is not only a high-intensity sunscreen, but a moisturizer filled with stem cells, antioxidants, botanical SPF boosters, and a DNA Protection Complex. Prevention + uses a form of zinc rarely used in products because it’s expensive, but the particles are so small that it prevents the white, cakey residue left by some sunscreens.

Prevention + completely absorbs into the skin leaving it silky and smooth, and completely protected.

April Specials-

Treatment: O2 lift treatment $75 regularly $90

Product: All body souffle lotions and body scrubs 15 % off.

Coming soon - Mother's Day Special on our website

Living Young - A Way Of Life.

Living young is a life style. Eating the right food, regular exercise routine, using the right products and receiving the right service are all part of the big picture. The big challenge is the amount of hours in a day. It is up to you to use the time available and prioritize the activities that meet your objective. This, in short, is the key to success, and the most significant difference between those who are successful and those who are not.
An important part of our visual wellness is the health of our skin. Aged, dehydrated and wrinkled skin is tough to “dress up “ So where do we start. Well, there is no one miracle cure, similarly there is no miracle diet that will keep us thin and fit. In fact, it is a collection of different disciplines that ultimately leads to your results. Consistency is the key!
Most people have a tendency to neglect the day to day healthy routine, and at some point they realize they have crossed the tipping point of aging, freak out and decide to take extreme action. This involves invasive methods, there is nothing wrong with this, however, the goal is to put this off for as long as possible and exploit the potential of the non- invasive methods for as long as you possibly can.
The living young evolution begins with basic skin care and concludes with surgery and maintenance. In between these two bookends is the non-invasive services such as chemical peels, injectibles, light therapy and muscle toning.
A surgical procedure can be amazing for tightening and lifting. A key drawback is that it does nothing for the cellular well being of the skin itself- the texture and the appearance do not change. Understanding the importance of consistently using professional skin care products and getting professional services is where it all begins. Without this, the success and longevity of an amazing surgery will be limited.
Non-invasive pathways
Cellular well-being is the concept of working with the human body non-invasively in an effort to increase cellular energy, known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the cellular energy that makes life as a living organism possible. The less ATP you have, the more inadequately you function, which inherently slows down the healing, repair and regeneration potential of the human body. Hence the process of aging.
By the time we reach the age of 60, our ATP levels are half what they were in our younger years. We have no shortage of “ incoming “ elements that wreak havoc in our bodies. This takes a toll on our skin, and we simply have less defense and repair mechanisms (ATP) to combat the situation. As a result, we age.
ATP generators
Skin care professionals have an arsenal of ATP generators at their fingertips, the most powerful type being Microcurrent. Specific frequencies of microcurrent have been proven to increase ATP synthesis by as much as 500 percent. The results of this amazing turbo boost of energy are immediately apparent in the collagen and elastin synthesis, which greatly diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition , the high boost of cellular energy assists the muscles in maintaining a more toned position, and has near immediate effect on the skin.
LED therapy is another source of ATP production. This light energy has an uncanny knack for increasing the synthesis of ATP and works in an entirely different way than that of microcurrent, but they both share the ability to create a proton gradient across the mitochondria, which is the catalyst for ATP.
Microdermabrasion, does nothing for ATP production, but it is a necessary attribute to preparing the skin for the technology services that do have an effect on ATP. As the stratum corneum is the primary inhibitor of conductivity for microcurrent and LED penetration, removing this inhibition with microdermabrasion is key for maximum success.
There is no one miracle product that guarantees success. It is the concept of a little bit all the time that is the true key to success and living young. The good news is that when the fibroblasts are stimulated collagen will continue to be produced , improving the health and appearance of the skin.
Do you know that OUTER IMAGE SPA offers Microcurrent and LED therapy.
Call 941 926-3399 or visit the website outerimagespa.com for more information

What Can You Do For Your Skin?

83871 w150h161Your every day skincare regimen plays a vital role in improving and maintaining the condition of your skin and extends the benefits of professional treatments performed in the Spa. The cumulative benefit of a good skincare regimen is essential to healthy skin. Getting started with the Image Daily Program is easy as 1-2-3... Morning- 1.Cleanse 2.Anti-age 3.Daily defense Evening- 1.Cleanse 2.Anti-age 3.Repair Ask for a consultation and get free trial sizes to kick start your skincare program. Vitamin C is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants. It is highly effective at reducing free radicals, which consume collagen and elastin and result in premature aging. Additionally, it supports the immune system, which is vital during the winter months. Vitamin C is also known to make your sunscreens more effective. In addition add foods to your diet that are high in Vitamin C, such as red and green peppers, kale, parsley, broccoli and citrus.

Understanding Sunscreen

Without question, sunscreen is the most important aspect of any skincare regimen. It is imperative to prevent skin cancer. Unfortunately , misleading and often incorrect consumer directed information has led many to believe that these crucial products are actually harmful. This article is aimed at dispelling some of these myths regarding these invaluable products and by understanding how sun protection works to safeguard the skin, you will be able to identify the most effective sunscreens on the market.

It is critical to realize that one does not have to be outdoors to be exposed. Human beings are constantly in contact with UV radiation, as it is emitted from multiple sources including the sun, tanning beds, black lights, germicidal lamps, halogen lights and fluorescent and incandescent lights. The almost unavoidable exposure to UV radiation makes daily sunscreen application essential for healthy skin. UV rays have been officially categorized as a known carcinogen.

UV rays are divided into three types: UVA, UVB, UVC. UVC radiation is almost completely absorbed by the atmospheric ozone. Exposure is minimal.
UVB rays are thought to be responsible for the majority of the sun’s negative effects on the skin. Although the inflammation and erythema produced by a sunburn is the most obvious change, it is what is happening within the skin that is the most worrisome. UVB radiation is responsible for a cascade of events inside the epidermis cells, including increasing levels of damaging free radicals and reactive oxygen species. In addition, UVB causes a reduction of the skin’s natural antioxidant levels, making it even more vulnerable to DNA damage and mutation. This damage is the number one cause of skin cancers. UVB rays can be remembered as the rays responsible for burning.
UVA rays makes up the majority of the rays that reach the Earth’s surface. UVA rays are believed to be the primary cause of premature visible aging. The deeper , dermal penetration of UVA leads to the breakdown of structural components such as collagen and elastin. UVA radiation is able to penetrate glass and most clothing, and its strength remains constant throughout the day, which makes daily sunscreen use imperative, even if one remains indoors. UVA rays also increase free radical damage and decreases the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Although UVA is thought to play a less significant role in carcinogenesis compared to UVB, it is still responsible for approximately 20 % of the sun’s cancer – causing effects.

UV Protection

Sunscreen agents are classified as physical or chemical. A physical sunscreen is a product that sits on the surface and reflects or scatters UV radiation before it induces cellular damage. A chemical sunscreen is a product that penetrates the corneocytes and absorbs UV rays before they effect the skin. A blend of the above is needed for ideal protection.

The term “SPF” is the abbreviation for a product’s Sun Protection Factor. It only indicates a products’s ability to screen the sun’s burning rays, or UVBs. It is a misunderstanding that a product’s effectiveness is solely determined by the SPF number. It is important to explain that the level of protection is not proportionate with the SPF rating. An SPF of 15 provides protection from 93 percent of UVB rays, SPF 30 protects from 97 percent of UVB rays and an SPF of 60 protects from 98 percent of UVB radiation. Many dermatologists believe that an SPF higher than 30 is of little value.

In addition , people often incorrectly believe that re-application is not warranted when using a high SPF product. In reality, nearly all sunscreen products break down and must be re-applied every two hours.

The term “ broad-spectrum” indicates a product’s ability to protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. At this time, the U.S. has not implemented a rating system for UVA protection. The only way to ensure that a sunscreen absorbs UVA rays is to read the ingredient label on the back of the bottle.
Water and sweatproof claims are false and irresponsible , as there are no such products. Products can be sweat- resistant, meaning that they are able to maintain their protective effects in water for a certain amount of time. All sunscreens should be applied after swimming, sweating, toweling off or vigorous outdoor activity.
Finally , sunscreens formulated with added antioxidant products provide superior protection against sun- induced free radical damage.

Further information on sunscreen ingredients are available at the OUTER IMAGE SPA.

Why Have A Facial

The majority of consumers have no awareness about the benefits Estheticians can provide. I use results- orientated products during a relaxing service that leaves a client feeling calm, stress free, but seeing visible results.

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