Why Sunscreen is Important in Winter

Your skin is always susceptible to sun damage—even in the winter. In fact, you may even be more at risk for sunburn or other related skin damage during the winter. Because of this, it is extremely important to remember to wear sunscreen year round.

Snow doubles the strength of UV rays

According to Goddess Garden, “the snow reflects back 80% of UVA rays, nearly doubling your exposure!” Snow coats the ground in a white layer, which reflects light away from it. If you’re outside, the reflection of the sun on the snow will come right at you and cause sun damage! Make sure to always protect yourself when you go outside in the winter.

Earth is closest to the sun in winter

As crazy as it sounds, the earth is actually closer to the sun in the winter rather than the summer. Even though it isn’t hot outside, you will still need to protect your skin from the sun rays. According to Goddess Garden, “In the northern hemisphere, we’re closest to the sun about two weeks after the winter solstice.”

Our Ozone is the thinnest in the winter

According to Goddess Garden, “Ozone acts like the Earth’s sunscreen, filtering out and protecting us from harmful UV rays. In the Northern Hemisphere, ozone levels are generally the lowest from December to March.” Because there is less natural protection from the Earth during winter, always remember to protect yourself with sunscreen!

 

How to Pick the Right Makeup For Your Skin Type

Deciding on the correct type of makeup for your skin is very important. The products and brands that you choose will be in contact with your skin all day long so you need to choose carefully. Choosing makeup that does not fit well with your skin type could irritate your skin and cause breakouts. Also, when you choose the wrong makeup for your skin type, it doesn’t look as good as when you find something that works great. CheatSheet lays out some guidelines when choosing the right makeup.

Know Your Skin Type

Everyone knows the basic four skin types—dry, oily, combination, and normal. All of these types of skin have different needs and react to things differently. It is very important to know your skin type not only to pick the right makeup, but also to choose the right cleanser and moisturizer.

It’s easy to make mistakes when we guess the type of skin we have.  We often focus on one main issue rather than looking at the overall big picture. If you are having issues figuring out your skin type, talk to a skin care professional. They will be able to figure out your skin type and offer options of makeup brands that work with your skin type.

Choose the Right Formula

The formula of your makeup is what it comes down to when looking for a foundation that is going to work best for your skin. Even if you have a brand that you love, it is important to keep an open mind and listen to what your skin needs.

If you have oily skin and are prone to breakouts you will need a liquid foundation. You will also need something that is only slightly moisturizing that won’t contribute to your oiliness.

If you are slightly oily or slightly dry, a powder foundation will be the best option for your skin.  A cream to powder combination will also work for you.

Picking Your Color

Picking the right color for your complexion is very important as well. We have all seen someone who has incorrectly matched their skin complexion and it is not a pretty sight. By color matching with the skin on your neck or chest, you will be able to find the right color for your foundation. The color that disappears will be the perfect color for your complexion.

If you have any other questions about makeup, please don’t hesitate to call Andros Medspa. We can help you find the right makeup for you! 651-222-3127.

 

How to Combat Dry Skin This Winter

It is very common for people to experience drier than usual skin during the winter months. With winter comes less humidity and dry air which takes a toll on your skin. People are prone to dry, itchy, and flaky skin once the weather gets colder. Luckily, there are several ways that people can get rid of their dry skin during the cold winter months.

  • Avoid hot water: Hot water takes away oils that are in your skin and when you don’t have oil your skin gets dry. Use lukewarm water instead.
  • Keep yourself hydrated: It is always important to drink as much water as your body needs, however, it is especially important during the winter. The excess water is used to hydrate your skin and prevent dryness.
  • Pick a good moisturizer: One of the best ways to prevent dryness is to moisturize. It’s important to pick the right moisturizer that will keep your skin as hydrated as possible. Make sure to pick a moisturizer that has natural and nourishing ingredients.
  • Change Your Cleanser: People tend to pick cleansers that strip as much oil as possible to prevent breakouts. However, in the winter months it is more important to choose a different cleanser that is less harsh on your skin. If you notice that your skin is continually very dry after you wash your face, think about switching your cleanser.

These tips will help you beat the dryness this winter! If you have any questions about preventing dry skin or want to look at good moisturizing options, come to Andros Medspa and we can help you out! You can also give us a call at 651-222-3127! We look forward to helping you keep your skin healthy and glowing!

 

Improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture of your skin with TNS.

If you want an all in one rejuvenating, replenishing and repairing serum, look no further than SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum! The benefits your skin will get after using this amazing product will show initially after only 30 days and will show best results well after 90. Keeping this product in your daily routine will improve the overall look and feel of your skin immensely.

According to SkinMedica’s website, TNS Essential Serum focuses on “improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture.” TNS is a rejuvenating serum that is beneficial to all skin types. TNS works to keep the skin healthy by providing a series of growth factors. This beneficial serum is filled with antioxidants and peptides that work together in unison to help the appearance of the skin overall.

This serum works best when used on a daily basis every morning and evening. After cleansing and toning the skin, use a drop of TNS to the face, neck and chest. Make sure to use it before applying any sunscreen or any other products, such as makeup to the skin. After just one month of use, you should notice the repairing effects of SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum.

Andros MedSpa carries this vital product and would love to answer any other questions that you may have. Give us a call us at 651-222-3127, or come in and talk to an expert Esthetician!

 

SkinMedica-TNS Essential Serum: https://www.skinmedica.com/products/correct/tnsessentialserum

 

Botox 101

There are several reasons why a doctor might recommend Botox to their patients. Botox is more
commonly known as being a cosmetic procedure, but Botox can have medical benefits as well. Botox is
used for getting rid of wrinkles, fixing a drooping brow, reducing migraine pain, etc. Whatever a patients
reason for getting Botox, they should be aware of how Botox works as well as the side effects and risks
that come with having it done.

How Botox Works:
Essentially, Botox helps to relax muscles so that they don’t move as much. This in turn will help with
wrinkles, any muscles fatigue or pain, any twitching muscles, etc. For example, to fix a drooping brow,
Botox will relax the muscle and even keep the muscle aloft. If you suffer from migraine pain, Botox will
help to stop major symptoms rather than stopping the actual migraine.

Risks and Side Effects:
There are well known common side effects that can come with Botox such as headache and facial pain,
and there are also uncommon side effects like eyelid drooping and muscle weakness. All of these
possible risks and/or side effects should be covered with the patient before getting the injection. The
best way to avoid these risks are by your physician knowing as much as they can about the issue you are
trying to fix.

Luckily for the clients of Andros Medspa, they have an amazing and experienced doctor ready to
administer injectables at any time. If you are interested in getting Botox, or want to know more
information on any of our injectables, please call us at 651-222- 3127 or stop by our spa!

 

“5 Amazing Benefits of Botox® Injections.” IAPAM, 14 June 2017. Accessed 29 Sept. 2017.

3 Simple Steps to Prevent Acne

At one time or another in our lives, everyone has had acne. It can be exhausting trying all the new
products, cleaners, and techniques out there. Half of the time they don’t even work. It’s good to stick
with the basics. Here are the three original rules (that still work) for preventing acne.

1. Wash your Face Twice Daily: This seems like an obvious step. However, not everyone makes the
time in their daily or nightly routine to fit in washing their face. All day long our pores become
clogged with dirt, make-up, dead skin, etc. In order to make sure you are preventing future
breakouts, washing your face is a must.

2. Scrub Your Face: Sometimes simply washing your face doesn’t do the trick. By scrubbing your
face with a face cloth or by using a facial cleansing brush you can be sure to get as much dirt and
irritants out of your pores.

3. Moisturize: As strange as it seems, making sure to keep your face hydrated is a part of
preventing acne. A lot of cleaners out there can dry your skin after you use them, so making
sure to use lotion afterwards is very important.

Luckily for all of us, Andros Medspa has an array of products and services that cater to people who are
trying to get rid of or prevent their acne! Simply give us a call at 651-222- 3127, or come in to speak with
an Esthetician today!