You open your door and a furnace blast of hot air hits you in the face. You get into your car after work and it feels like being shoved into a pizza oven. You lay by the pool and the dry air and beating sun sap the moisture out of your skin, burning it if it is unprotected.
What to do in July to prevent your skin from needing resuscitation? Research has identified vitamins C and E, as well as selenium, as vitamins that can help protect your skin from sun damage and even skin cancer. Research shows that taking supplements with 1,000-3,000 milligrams of vitamin C, 400 IU of vitamin E (D-alpha-tocopherol form), and 100-200 micrograms of selenium for maximum benefit. Of course check with your doctor to make sure these vitamins and minerals are appropriate for you before taking them.
Not only can these supplements help prevent skin damage, but research is pointing to the fact that reversal of wrinkles and skin discoloration, as well as protection from skin cancer may also be benefits of these anti-oxidants.
And, keep your skin hydrated and then protect the moisture from being zapped out by the heat, dry air, and sun. Did you know that Cleopatra of Egypt used shea butter? And that the average daily high in the summer is 112 degrees Fahrenheit? But not to worry, it's a dry heat... The Roman historian Cassius Dio describes Cleopatra as “a woman of surpassing beauty” who was “brilliant to look upon.” Clearly Cleopatra knew how to navigate the stresses of summer on her skin.
Shea butter is an off-white or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree and is a triglyceride (fat) derived mainly from stearic acid and oleic acid. It has healing properties for the skin as evidenced by its' use in Africa for burn care and even wound care. The name of the shea tree is the karite tree, or Tree of Life.
In addition to providing all of the practical daily care you can for your skin, don't forget that a good facial with a moisturizing mask is a wonderful jump start back to skin rejuvenation. Vitality Skin & Body medical spa has a number of different facials to choose from, and can customize to meet your skin's needs. There is a facial special going on NOW! The medical staff at Vitality Skin & Body medical spa in Scottsdale, Arizona really do take the time to listen to your concerns and match services with your personal needs.
You might also consider the amazing 3D Skin Rejuvenation™ service to jumpstart your skin's rejuvenation. The Vitality Skin & Body medical spa offers this 3D Skin Rejuvenation package as a total solution, including the Titan, IPL, & Genesis Treatments. It is the perfect solution for both men and women who want improvement on the face, neck, hands, arms, and even the abdomen. The 3-D procedure is the only laser treatment that is full spectrum, unlike most laser treatments that only treat one or two aging conditions like red or brown spots and lax skin. Only 3D Skin Rejuvenation addresses ALL of the most common conditions of aging - age spots, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles and lax skin.
You can also check out the other Vitality Skin & Body Services and Treatments to find the medical skin treatments that are right for you. Plus, you should definitely take advantage of the complimentary consultation at Vitality Skin & Body, conveniently located right off of the 101 and Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale, Arizona. The helpful medical staff makes it possible for you to make informed decisions about the services that are right for you. Call 480.203.3918 or send us an e-mail and we'll get back with available appointments.
A woman on a beauty journey with the help of the Vitality Skin & Body staff!