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Ask Loni

Have a question about caring for your skin, a product, an ingredient or a spa treatment? 

Please send them to me and I will be more than happy to answer them for you. 

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Hi Loni, I have been out in the sun recently and I have already noticed freckles/age spots showing on my face. How can I get rid of these? Thank you.

Thank you so much for your email. 

Have you been away recently or are you seeing the sunspots on your skin just from the few nice days that we have had?

The reason I ask is I am slightly concerned that you may be having some hormonal imbalances, or trauma / stress in your life. I feel that you may be seeing melasma (hormonal pigmentation on your skin) This is typically pigmentation that we acquire when we are younger that does not show until pregnancy, breastfeeding, stress, or menopausal symptoms that unbalance our hormones. 

My best suggestion to you is to wear a physical SPF which is a mineral veil that sits on the skin and lasts much longer than a chemical SPF and inhibits melasma from surfacing. (I highly recommend Eminence Organics Sun Defense Minerals) As far as removing the spots if they are caused by the sun then by treating them with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) the spots would darken slightly and gently scab off the skin. With melasma we use (derm-eclat) a procedure which includes suppressing the melasma back under the skin so it is no longer visible. Melasma unfortunately cannot be "peeled" or exfoliated off the surface of the skin, it must be suppressed and protected to avoid it from reoccurring. 

I do suggest booking in for a complimentary skin care analysis so that you can get a great understanding of your skin, and I can assess your concerns and see what treatment would provide you with the best results for your skin.  

Thank you so much again, Have a beautiful day. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.  905-604-7444.

I host several holiday parties at this time of year. Great food and alcohol bring people together, unfortunately in pictures all I can focus on are my puffy eyes and dark circles. Do you have a miracle treatment or product you can advise me to use? Does it really work?

Thank you, I can certainly appreciate indulging a little more around the holidays.

Several factors can pertain to puffiness and dark circles around your eye contour. If you have a persistent reoccurring problem I do suggest booking in a one on one facial consultation. An increase in salt, sugar or even a change in sleep habits or sleep positioning can all play a role. I do however have 1 must have product this holiday season, Eminence Organics Hibiscus Ultra Lift Eye cream  The Advanced Instant Lift fX eye treatment rapidly de-puffs tired eyes, smooths wrinkles and minimizes the appearance of dark under-eye circles. The cooling, stainless steel rollerball applicator massages hibiscus and ice wine actives into the areas around the eye, appearing to instantly tighten and lift the skin. Key ingredients include Hibiscus: Increases elasticity; moisture rich to keep skin hydrated and supple, Ice Wine Active: Tightens skin so it appears lifted; instantly smooths wrinkles, Caffeine: Reduces puffiness and the look of dark under-eye circles, Botanical Peptides (derived from Hibiscus): Diminishes the look of wrinkles, Green Algae: Increases the look of firm skin, Stevia Extract: Decreases the look of wrinkles and increases hydration $119.99 Purchase online or watch the video 

As we transition from the warmer weather going into the colder months our skin can tend to become dehydrated, leaving it feeling excessively dry and extremely sensitive.

Some of my Winter Skin Survival Tips:
1.) Switch to a mild cleaning milk instead of a foaming gel.  
2.) Keep exfoliating at least 2 times per week. 
3.) Masking is essential. Apply a thin layer of mask at least 2 nights per week and leave on while sleeping.
4.) Add a facial serum or oil to your nightly routine. 
5.) Dry brush your body daily. 
6.) Moisturize your body immediately after each shower. 
7.) Wear a protective balm daily on your lips 
8.) Wear SPF daily
9.) Eat foods rich in Omegas 
10.) Use a humidifier 
11.) Switch to a hydrating / repairing hair conditioner. 
12.) Always keep a recovery balm on hand. Apply before winter sports, or on windy, harsh days to act as a protective barrier from the elements.
(I highly recommend Eminence Organics Rosehip & Lemongrass repair balm and facial recovery oil.)  
My 'go to' Winter Rescue 

During the summer months I love my skin. It is tanned from the sun and seems to have a beautiful glow to it. However in the fall I can definately see the damage that the summer has left behind. Why does this happen and which are the best treatment or what can I do to help rescue my damaged skin?

The summer, although probably for the majority of us our favourite season, it can be just as devastating to our skin as winter. SPF is something that we should be applying to our skin everyday of the year. SPF is the #1 prevention method against sun spots, melasma and premature skin aging. 
After the beautiful summer we have experienced you may notice some damage left on your skin. If you notice more fine lines and wrinkles as well as sun spots on the face, neck and hands, there may be several contributing factors. 
 Sun: UV rays break down our skin's natural collagen and elastin, the two main proteins that are responsible for keeping our skin firm and smooth. The best prevention for this is by eating foods rich in Beta-carotene. This antioxidant makes skin more supple and flexible and reduces sun-related wrinkles. You can find it in fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, spinach, cantaloupe, or in a supplement. Also taking preventative measures by wearing SPF daily and re applying as necessary. 
Regardless a certain amount of damage is going to be apparant after the summer. 
Treatments such as Chemical peels; help to remove damaged cells from the upper layers of your skin. These range from Mandellic Chemical Peels to Organic Pumpkin Enzyme Peels which both provide fantastic visible results.   
Microdermabrasion is form of natural damage to the skin using tiny grains or crystals to remove the outer layer of skin which inturn stimulates new cell growth and collagen production.
IPL / Photo Facial: Short pulses of concentrated light remove specific layers or areas of the skin to reveal fresh, new skin beneath. This also stimultates collagen production and new cell growth. 
Microneedling: Temporary opening of the skins barrier to allow deep product penetration as well as stimulating new collagen & elastin production. 
Skin-lightening creams, masks and serums with a natural alternative to hydroquinone (ex. Eminence Organics Bright Skin System) can help to significantly lighten skin. Kojic and glycolic acids are two other effective ingredients that can help remove these marks also. 
If you're not sure which treatment is best for you please do not hesitate to contact me for a complimentary Facial Consultation to have a better understanding of your skin.  905-604-7444


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