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Sensitive Skin This skin type benefits from a lower concentration of alpha hydroxyl acids and addition of antioxidants. Physician's Choice of Arizona's pHaze #5 Nutrient Toner will heal sun damaged skin and soothe sensitive conditions like rosacea, while providing real nourishment to skin.
Moisturizers All skin types, even oily ones, need moisture. Applying right moisturizer to acne-prone skin will inhibit over-production of oil in sebaceous glands. Moisturizers can reduce inflammation, repair sun damaged skin and stimulate production of collagen, which diminishes wrinkles. You know you have used right moisturizer for your skin by how it feels and makes you look.
Normal and Dry Skin
Skin that is mature with fine lines benefits from ingredients like pumpkin seed oil, olive oil and retinol found in Rhonda Allison's Regenerating Cream. It heals skin recovering from chemical peels or sun exposure.
Oily Skin Physician's Choice of Arizona's pHaze #18 Clearskin is a light textured moisturizer that reduces inflammation in acne-prone skin types.
Sensitive Skin Skin that is sensitive or is recovering from laser resurfacing or a deep chemical peel will feel soothed and hydrated with pHaze #17 Rebalance from Physician's Choice of Arizona. Men report that product provides relief from shaving irritations.
Sun Protection There are many over-the-counter sunblocks that claim to block both UVB and UVA rays. What you need to understand is that all UVA rays need to be blocked if you want to avoid premature aging or, worse, cancerous lesions from developing.
Some studies have shown that avobenzone, (an UVA blocking chemical found in many over-the-counter sunscreens) is unstable in sun and can cause sun sensitivity in some people. If you are regenerating collagen by using professional products, or are reversing sun damage with chemical peels, you really need to block as much of sun's UVA spectrum as possible.
Zinc oxide is only ingredient that Skintegrity relies on to promote health of our clients' skin, because it blocks all of UVB rays and UVA rays by reflecting sun away from your skin. It comes in transparent, cosmetically elegant formulas that do not clog pores. If you play outdoor sports you can choose water resistant formulas. Wearing zinc every day is most important health and beauty habit you can develop that may even save your life!
Normal, Dry and Sensitive Skin Applied Therapeutics SPF 30 and SPF 45 contains 6.8% zinc oxide in a moisturizing transparent formula. If you want water proof protection, Maximum Sun Protection SunSmart by Applied Therapeutics is a great choice. Dry skin needs to use a moisturizer before applying this block.
Oily Skin Sunforgettable by Colorescience is a matte finish (no shine) non-moisturizing formula that contains 12% zinc oxide. The unique powder formula makes this very water resistant sunblock appropriate for all skin types.
Conclusion We hope that this article helped to shed some light on how you can care for your skin, so that it stays healthy, youthful and beautiful. If you have any further questions, or would like a personalized consultation, we would love to hear from you. Just contact us at 866 MY SKIN 1 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you'll be on your way to looking as youthful on outside as you feel on inside.
Deborah Farrell of Skintegrity is an RN with years of experience specializing in skin care. Skintegrity offers medical skin care products and skin care services for people looking for higher level skin care treatments.