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At Home Remedies For A Minor Sunburn

fybc 6:1:17There is nothing worse than a sunburn. Not only are they uncomfortable but they can cause damage to surface of your skin. Here at Forever Young Body Clinic, health is one of our primary cares, which is why we encourage sunless tanning as an alternative to laying out in the sun. That being said, sunburns happen! Here are a few at home remedies you can use to care for your sunburns this summer.

  • Take cold showers or baths frequently
  • With a cool washcloth, apply lotions like aloe vera or chamomile to the burned area. Hydrocortisone Cream may also help relieve both the pain and swelling often associated with a sunburn.
  • If your sunburn has reached its peeling phase, there is little you can do to stop it. Hydrate the affected areas of your skin with lotion or coconut oil multiple times a day to kick start the healing process.

It is important to ease back into the sun after a burn. Give your skin the chance to fully recover and heal before exposing it to direct sunlight. Looking tan is such a confidence booster, but there are ways to get color without compromising your skin. If you have never had a spray tan or are looking to try it, feel free to give us a call. If you are ready to rock a sunkissed glow, book your appointment online today.


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Summer Skin Care Essentials

summer essentialsTaking care of your skin is essential, especially here in Colorado since the climate can be harsh. Those of you who stay on top of skin care…keep it up, just be sure you are not taking it too far! Sure, your intentions are good… but be sure you really know what you are doing! Here are three common mistakes to be weary of:

  1. Face Oil. If oils are a part of your skin care regimen remember that it should be applied at the end of your skin care routine. Oil does not allow anything to permeate the skin once it is on! So, in order for your other skincare products to work, save the oil for last.  There is a way for all your products to do their job, you just have to get precise with the application order.
  2. Over-cleansing. Yes, cleaning your face is important, but make sure you are not over cleansing. Over cleaning your face depletes your skin removes or stops your skin from producing essential oils and other nutrients. If you are stripping your skin to the point where your face is drying out, you are increasing your risk for breakouts. One good clean a day is enough.
  3. Assuming your foundation has the right amount of SPF. It is true that most foundations these days have a degree of SPF in their formulas however, it is not enough to protect your skin harmful sun rays! Remember that your foundation most likely contains SPF 15 or 20 in, whereas regular sunblock contains SPF 50! Do not just rely on our foundation, take the all the extra precautions.

For more information on ways to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy, book an appointment with one of our skincare professionals today!


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Let Us Help You Prepare For Your Next Adventure

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We are already making summer plans, and so should you! With one more week left of school, your mind is most likely fixated on all the adventures to come this summer. Before your set out on your first summer vacation, stop in for a beauty regime refresher! Whether you are in need of a wax, an eyelash fluff or a fresh spray tan, we can help. If you are planning on booking an exotic vacation, camping in the rocky mountains or scheduling some quality pool, you most likely will need a wax! Our services are both affordable and of the utmost quality and our staff and technicians are experienced and always professional. Be prepared wherever you find yourself this summer. Here at FYBC we believe you can take on anything when you are confident and feel comfortable in your own skin. Book an appointment with us today.


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Minimize Acne & Breakouts With These Foods!

Screen Shot 2017-04-14 at 4.15.53 PM.pngThe truth is you are what you eat. If you struggle with acne or frequent breakouts, it is time to reevaluate your diet. There are certain foods that are known to trigger or contribute to stubborn acne but there are also foods that can clear skin by fighting bacteria. Feel confident in your complexion this spring by eating your way to clear skin. Here are a skin clearing foods to incorporate into your diet.

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Basically what this is good for is skin strengthening. It will help keep wrinkles at bay and keep your skin looking more youthful. Keep in mind though, chia seeds are not a magical answer to wrinkle free skin.

Flaxseed or Fish:  The consumption of omega-3 fatty acids which are found in fish, walnuts, and flaxseed can help tame inflammation and improve acne breakouts

Strawberries: Eating foods high in vitamin-C are good for collagen boosting. This will keep your face looking plump and young.

Oysters: Studies show that zinc can reduce the effects of acne. Although you can get zinc in supplement form, it is best to get your daily recommended dose (100mg) from your food. That being said, oysters are a great natural source of zinc. Eat more oysters!

Almond Butter: Almond butter is high in vitamin-E and is great for giving you a glow! If your skin is feeling and looking dull, try getting some oils back into your diet. Almond butter is a great alternative to peanut butter. It’s tasty on apples, oatmeal, or on its own.

Along with eating these foods, do not forget to drink plenty of water! Aside from diet,  regular facials are a great way to care for your skin. Here at FYBC we offer some amazing facials that are sure to leave your skin feeling clean and clear. Be sure to book your appointment today.


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The 411 On Sunscreen!

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The key to keeping your skin looking youthful and fresh depends on how well you treat it. In order to have skin that still looks radiant in 15 years, you must take the necessary steps to ensure its health.  Exposing your skin to the sun is just a part of life. However, you can control how frequently and directly you allow UV rays. As warmer weather creeps closer, it is time to start thinking about ways to protect your skin. Protect your skin today by using a combination of sunscreen and sunblock as the sun heats up.

Which To Choose: Sunscreen vs Sunblock

Sunscreen, the chemical kind, penetrates the skin and absorbs the UVA rays before they can reach and cause damage to your dermal layer. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the ingredients responsible for deflecting harmful UV rays before they reach the protective outer epidermis layer of your skin.

Sunblock, the physical kind, contains both organic and non-organic ingredients that essentially stay on top of the skin and act as a barrier between the rays and the outer layer of the skin. Buy a sunblock with ingredients like octyl methoxycinnamate, octyl salicylate, and octocrylene.

The major difference between the two is that sunblocks are formulated to shield against UVB rays, while sunscreens protect against UVA. Luckily, these days you can find formulas that contain both.

Take the necessary steps to ensure you feel and look your best, always. If you have questions or concerns about your skin, give us a call today or book an appointment with one of our skincare professionals. Loving the skin you’re in starts with how well you care for it.


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How to Change Your Skin Care Routine for Spring

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Spring time means lighter nail colors, hair and makeup! While you are making changes to your beauty routine, don’t forget your skin care routine needs revision. The winter season is brutal to the surface of your skin, so in order to bring it back to life, there are a few changes you should be making.

Moisturize

The winter weather has without a doubt dried out your skin. As the spring weather heads our way, it is time to begin rebuilding and replenishing the surface of your skin. Find a moisturizer that is both a moisturizer and a facial skin protectant. Products containing vitamin E or sunflower oil keep moisture inside skin cells and do an amazing job at hydrating your skin. A quality moisturizer should contain beta and alpha hydroxy acids as well as glycolic acid

Exfoliate 

Get rid of dry and rough skin by exfoliating! When choosing the perfect spring exfoliant, avoid scrubs with apricot pits and walnut shells. These type of scrubs are too harsh and have the potential to irritate your skin. Find a scrub with soothing ingredients like beta hydroxy acids and brown sugar. Once you find your new scrub, only exfoliate 2 times a week.

Bring Out The SPF

Although SPF should be worn year round, it is a skin care necessity for warmer weather. Remember that SPF for your body is much different than the kind you should be putting on your face. Look for a non-chemical facial sunscreen! The best SPF contains ingredients like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

Make the most of the springtime by feeling confident in your skin. Here at Forever Young Body Clinic, skin care is our specialty. For advice or professional skin care help, book and appointment with us today.

 


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Pre-Valentines Day Festivities!

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Although Valentines Day is just right around the corner, there is still time to prep your skin now for your special night! Since the weekend is almost here, you can spend a little quality time on yourself. In order to look fresh and your absolute best, relax and try some of our genius beauty tips! These suggestions are meant to help you skin look great and for your true beauty to shine bright!

  • Go without makeup for at least one day. Perhaps your plans for Saturday are to hit a yoga session and clean the house…great! Try doing all of that without a bit of makeup. Allow your skin to breathe and recover from a week’s worth of abuse.
  • Give yourself some TLC ! Since you worked hard all week, use your time away this weekend treat yourself to a facial, spray tan, or a set of lash extensions. Valentines Day is all about love, so its time to show yourself some! Being kind to yourself is so important.
  • Sleep is more important than you may know. Without quality sleep, your body cannot stay fully healthy and your skin often struggles to stay clear. Be sure to catch some extra z’s this weekend and allow your body to recuperate.

Remember to take care of yourself and your skin! Come and see us this weekend at FYBC for the best beauty treatments in Denver! You can book your appointment online right now! What are you waiting for?