Advanced Sun Care for All Seasons

Best Sunscreens for All Seasons There are three primary factors that age the skin—stress, sun, and pollution. Most people are great at remembering their sunscreen during the bright days of summer, but if you’re serious about skincare, it’s important to wear sunscreen year round. As an aesthetic doctor, Dr. Roz Kamani knows it can be hard to commit to sun care all year, particularly when formulas are greasy, gloppy, or foul smelling. That’s why she’s introduced the SkinCeuticals line of sun care products to her practice. “Many people feel that the lower temperatures and cloud cover means a decreased probability of sun damage,” says Dr. Kamani. “This is incorrect. Sun damage is caused by Ultraviolet A and B light. UVA light is present at all times. It is not affected by clouds. Although we often associate the golden glow of a tan with health and beauty, the effects of the sun on the skin often enhance the effects of ageing. Water is depleted, leaving skin dry and papery looking. Additionally, skin can become mottled and blemished, resulting in an appearance that leaves us looking and feeling older than we actually are. To give skin the very best chance at staying radiant and looking fresh, it’s important to keep using your sunblock year round—and use the same SPF (Sun Protection Factor) that you do in the summer. “SkinCeuticals sunscreens protect against the effect of photo ageing. These sunscreen products provide a high level of broad spectrum sun protection with chemical-free UV filters.” Available in a variety of formulations suitable for daily use, SkinCeuticals has a sunscreen for all skin types. Dr. Kamani can help you choose one that suits your preferences. UV DEFENSE SPF 30 This broad spectrum protective cream with transparent zinc oxide (Z-Cote®*) helps protect...

Skin Care For Any Age: Part Four, 50s

Nourish, hydrate, and restore Once you’re over 50, your skin demands more attention. With changes in hormone levels, the skin becomes thinner and dryer. This is the time when self-management becomes paramount and using the correct products to nourish, hydrate, and restore elasticity has to become part of your regular routine for Anti-Aging. A cleansing routine with SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser and the Clarisonic device is the best way to start the protocol of Prevent, Correct, and Protect! Anti-Oxidants such as the  SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic in the morning and Resveratrol B E at night help with the free radicals and defend against the damage your skin has sustained throughout the day. Including the Retinols in the regimen helps correct collagen breakdown and exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells as they accumulate. Next up, the A.G.E. Interrupter comes to the rescue for thinning skin. With Aging and Exfoliation the skin is thirsting for moisture, and one of our favorite ways to help combat that is with the Emollience moisturizer, which has a selection of natural oils and extracts. As always, remember to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays from the sun and light. Use your SPF 50 protective sun screen as much as you can. Keep it handy in your bathroom, bag, and car. Promise yourself to never be out of it! Prevent – Protect – Correct The SkinCeuticals Philosophy is Prevent – Protect – Correct! Preventing Free Radical formation with our effective Anti-Oxidants, protecting against UVA & UVB with our sunscreens, and correcting signs of aging such as wrinkles and pigmentation with specific products will keep...

Skin Care For Any Age: Part Two, 30s

Early signs of aging If you are in your 30s, you are likely experiencing hormonal changes which will affect your skin. This can lead to acne breakouts. In addition, some fine wrinkles and lines may start to appear as your collagen production cannot keep up with its breakdown, especially if you are a sun-worshipper or are outdoors a lot for work or recreation. In other words, early signs of aging start to occur no matter what! As a choice of cleanser, Dr. Roz Kamani recommends the Simply Clean with your Clarisonic device morning and night. If there is a need for gentle exfoliation, the Micro Exfoliating Scrub three times a week is a great addition to the regimen. Anti-Oxidant serums Now is the time to think about the protection that Anti-Oxidant serums provide. Such products protect against free radical damage, while also stimulating collagen production to prevent and diminish the first signs of aging. Dr. Roz Kamani’s favorite anti-oxidant is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic. She recommends using it as the first thing to reach for after a thorough cleansing in the morning. Again, remember to use adequate sunscreen protection such as the SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion SPF 50, another favorite! At this stage in your life, a more personalized regimen after consultation with Dr. Kamani may include a corrective moisturizer such as the Metacell B3 and a prescription for a topical exfoliant. Professional Consultation Call now and book your Complimentary Consultation at our Kitsilano Medical Aesthetic Clinic at  604-222-9998. And be sure to keep an eye out for our next blog on what to do in your 40s!     If you are interested in...

Skin Care For Any Age: Part One, 20s

What the doctor ordered Our skin changes with every decade we age. It is also our body’s largest organ. The younger we are, the faster our cells multiply. In our 20s the skin looks glowy and fresh, but the quick turnover of cells can very easily clog the pores, leading to acne and oiliness. What products do you use for each decade? Dr. Roz Kamani is a big fan of SkinCeuticals …let’s see what the doctor ordered! “This is a wonderful and elegant line that uses quality ingredients,” says Dr. Kamani, founder of the Kitsilano Skin Care Clinic. “It’s well tolerated by all skin types.” In Your Twenties In this stage of your life, it is important to have a regular routine in keeping your skin clean so that you have fewer open pores and blackheads. The SkinCeuticals Blemish and Age Cleanser is the perfect solution to be used morning and night. Once a week, the Clarifying Clay Mask will help draw out the excess oil, sebum and blackheads. If you are looking for a faster result, Dr. Kamani recommends investing in a hand-held sonic device such as the Clarisonic Pro. Use it to prepare the skin and start with a clean slate so that all the other ingredients will be more effective. Remember to protect your skin as well. Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50 is cosmetically elegant and able to absorb excess oil. The slight tint gives you a finished look whilst protecting your skin. Reapply every 2 to 3 hours if you are outdoors. Now you are off to a good start! Exercise and a healthy diet, as...

Anti Aging Sunscreen: What is UVA and UVB?

Learn more about the Sun and Sunscreens!   What is UVA and UVB? UVA = Ultraviolet Aging (caused by indoor lights, fluorescent lights) UVB = Ultraviolet Burning (caused by outdoor light, sun exposure) Why Sunscreen is important for Anti Aging Skin We need sunscreens to protect us from both UVA and UVB harmful effects.  We want to 1st PREVENT our skin from free radical formation within our body and the environment, 2nd we want to PROTECT our skin from too much sun exposure.  And 3rd we want to CORRECT our skin from the damage that has already occurred such as aging, wrinkling, fine lines, and pigmentation. Best Sunscreens You Can Buy At Dr Roz Kamani’s Kitsilano Skincare Clinic she offers a product by the Skinceuticals line.  It is rated as one of the best sunscreens available you can buy on the market and is only sold at doctors offices and prestige medical spas in Vancouver. Visit us today and purchase this wonderful sunscreen and other professional anti aging skin care products.  Remember don’t neglect your skin!   Subscribe to our newsletter for exclusive promotions and updates:   Subscribe to the Roz Kamani’s Medical Aesthetics Clinic newsletter! [constantcontactapi formid=”1″...
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