Skin Pigmentation: What Causes Changes and How to Treat It

Wrinkles aren’t the only imperfection that will give away your age.  Pigmentation is also a significant concern, especially after a long, hot Florida summer. What exactly is skin pigmentation, and how can you treat it effectively to rejuvenate your complexion? Here’s everything you need to know.

What Is Skin Pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation develops when the sun’s harmful rays, especially UVA rays, stimulate your skin’s pigment cells to manufacture pigment called melanin. While melanin can help your skin look glowing and tan after a week-long vacation, it can also accumulate into unwanted dark patches along your skin.

Some signs of skin pigmentation develop quickly, but others take years – or even decades – to become visible. The best ways to prevent skin pigmentation include using a full-spectrum sunblock, nourishing your skin and body with antioxidant-rich foods, and avoiding prolonged periods in the sun. If it’s too late for prevention, the following treatments can reverse your existing skin pigmentation blotches. Read More

Are You Ready For the Holidays? Let’s Talk About Permanent Makeup

You apply your makeup in the morning and clean it off at night, day after day, year after year. Most women accept this repetitive routine as the norm, but it doesn’t have to be! If you want to enjoy the flawless appearance of your favorite makeup without any maintenance, permanent makeup is the solution you’ve been waiting for.

As the holiday season rolls around, it’s the perfect time to use permanent makeup to enhance your appearance and impress your friends and family.

What Is Permanent Makeup?

Permanent makeup is cosmetic tattooing. Your choice of pigment is applied to add definition to your face. You can choose permanent makeup in the form of lip liner, eyeliner, hair strokes, and much more.

Unlike regular makeup, permanent makeup does not wear away over the day or with water. The ink used in permanent makeup remains in the skin for up to 9 years at a time. Since ink can be applied in such a wide variety of colors, shades, and hues, there is virtually no limit to the ways that permanent makeup can help you look like the best version of yourself. Read More

It’s All About the Eyebrows

24643390 - a woman s face with handing out before and after makeupTrying to decide how to enhance your facial features can be an overwhelming task, especially because everything from the lips to the cheeks to the eyes seem to require a different set of grooming skills. If you’re not sure where to start, begin with your eyebrows. You might be surprised to see just how much impact groomed and styled eyebrows can have on your appearance. Read More

Reversing Sun Damage with Chemical Peels and Facials

Who doesn’t want younger, healthier, more radiant skin? Unfortunately, the harsh Florida sun doesn’t make that an easy goal to achieve. The sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays are your skin’s worst enemy, but they are hard to escape in Clearwater. In order to effectively battle signs of sun damage on your skin, you need to incorporate more than sunscreen, face wash, and moisturizer into your skincare routine. A monthly facial or chemical peel is the perfect addition to your beauty regimen because it can remove dead and damaged skin to reveal healthy, vibrant skin without any invasive or harsh treatment methods. Read More

Shave the Age from Your Face with Dermaplaning

Thick, radiant hair might be a great asset on the top of the head, but excess hair on the face itself is definitely not something that women desire. Thin “peach fuzz” hairs grow naturally on the face, but some women find that theirs are especially bothersome. Known formally as vellus hairs, peach fuzz has a tendency to trap oil, makeup, sweat, and other unwanted debris on the skin, which then leads to breakouts, dull complexion, and unhealthy skin. Read More

Celebrate Mother’s Day by Pampering Yourself

As Mother’s Day approaches this May, more options than ever before exist to help mom pamper herself on her special day. Whether you’re searching for the best gift for your own mother or wife, or you’re a mom yourself seeking the best way to treat yourself to something worthwhile, these ideas will definitely help.

Botox, Dysport, and Dermal Fillers

While Botox and Dysport relax the muscles that cause expression-based wrinkles, dermal fillers help skin regain lose volume and collagen to look full and youthful once again. So many fillers are now on the market that moms can easily find the option that meets their exact needs. Restylane Refyne and Defyne, for example, work in the lower face and move naturally with the face’s natural contours to fill fine and thick lines and wrinkles. Juvederm XC, Juvederm Voluma, Belotero, and Radiesse are other popular options. Read More

Protect Your Skin and Eyes the Right Way this Summer

Sun protection is critically important every day of the year, particularly during the strong, hot Florida summer! Remember that it’s not just your skin that needs to be protected, but your eyes as well. This guide will help you determine the best ways to keep your skin and eyes shielded from the sun’s wicked UV rays.

A Quick UV Ray Breakdown

The sun’s rays aren’t all the same. UVA, UVB, UVC, and HEV rays are all dangerous to your health in different ways. To begin with, UVC rays are the highest-energy UV rays and pose the most danger to your eyes, which is why the atmosphere’s ozone is intended to block all UVC rays. Unfortunately, as pollution and other environmental problems threaten the ozone layer more and more, you need to prepare your own protection methods to supplement the ozone’s. UVB rays, on the other hand, are actually the rays of the sun responsible for stimulating the production of melanin to tan the skin. People love this effect, but over time UVB rays accumulate to increase the risk of cancer and prematurely age the skin. Read More

Your Ultimate Guide to Eyelash Extensions

If you’ve never tried eyelash extensions, you’re no doubt curious about the craze surrounding this current trend. The truth is, eyelash extensions have a way of emphasizing a person’s natural beauty and drawing attention to her best features. The more you learn about eyelash extensions, the more you will want them for yourself!

What Are Lash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions are imitation eyelashes that are glued onto your real eyelashes to create a more dramatic appearance. Since extensions are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, you can customize your results. Many people mistakenly assume that lash extensions are the same as falsies that are applied in one long strip, but lash extensions are actually individually adhered to each single eyelash, one by one. Read More

Get Rid of Spider Veins in Time for Summer

Most women are familiar with those bothersome blue veins that run across the legs. They are known as spider veins, and though they don’t hurt or cause any health problems, they are nonetheless bothersome. As spring rounds the corner, now is the perfect time to take action and banish your own spider veins before summer arrives. With a few sclerotherapy treatments, you can make your spider veins disappear and leave your legs looking healthier and younger than ever. Read More

A Quick Guide to Styling Your Eyebrows

eyelashesMany women feel comfortable applying concealer and mascara, but feel lost when they need to deal with their eyebrows. Styled eyebrows can significantly enhance your appearance, so it’s handy to know the tricks of the trade.

Get the Right Shape

Before you begin, hold a pair of tweezers, nail file, or other narrow object so that it runs from the upper bridge of your nose toward your eyebrow. Your ultimate goal is to shape your eyebrow so that it aligns with the bridge. Use a brow pencil to fill in your brow before you pluck, so that you can clearly identify the shape you should tweeze around. Read More