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- WINTER DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR SKIN: wp.me/p149to-6D 2 years ago
- MY SCALP PEELING REGIMEN: wp.me/p149to-6P 2 years ago
- BIOKORIUM ORIGINAL FACIAL WASH: NO WATER NEEDED: wp.me/p149to-73 2 years ago
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BioKorium Original Facial Wash was developed for our Glycolic Acid Line. As a Registered Clinical Pharmacist I looked at cleansers that were being applied to bed ridden patients, and noticed that some of them were never rinsed-off, just wiped with a soft cloth. Our Facial Washes were based on the concept that they could be applied to the skin without rinsing, remove dirt, oils and skin debris. Further, the products were designed and formulated for better feel, texture, and ease of application. They are non-comedogenic, will not affect the natural pH balance of your skin, fragrance free, and Pharmacist developed and formulated. We feel our facial washes our the best on the market today. The American Medical Association and Dermatologist state that soap and water will serve the same purpose as cleansing creams and lotions, is less expensive, and offers less risk of allergy. However,soap can be more drying and irritating to the skin. For this reason, I developed this Sulphate-Free Formulation 17 years ago when sulphate-free wasn’t even popular.
Our facial wash gently cleanses to remove oils and debris without the drying properties of other soaps and facial cleansers. In addition, for those undergoing laser or chemical peeling, you will find this wash ideal for lightly cleansing tender skin of exfoliating skin debris in the post-op healing stages, while leaving skin clean and moisturized. BioKorium’s Original Facial Wash is non-comedogenic, fragrance free and can be used on the most sensitive skin. It’s been designed to be non-lathering, therefore allowing it to rinse easily, it can even be used to cleanse your hair if you forget your shampoo. Many people our unaware that lathering has no purpose other than esthetic purpose and the illusion that the product is effective. The non lathering character in no way hinders character. For Men, it can be used as a shaving lotion. Because of its silky and gliding character, many have been using it as a base to shave with great results. Get in on the opportunity to experience our Original Facial Wash for the price of $19.00 for a 16 floz bottle.
I will be scalp peeling Today I have not peeled my scalp for some time. I will be using:
Microscrub Cream, Glycolic Acid 7% Cream, SkinWater Cream, Javier’s famous Scalp Serum, and a color brush (for the application process) . This process will cleanse the scalp and pores, allowing optimum follicle health with resulting hair growth.
1.Apply Microscrub Cream directly to scalp with the color brush, as if you would be applying color. With your fingers gently scrub your scalp for about 15 min. At the very end of your gentle scrub session, your scalp may feel a little raw or sore, that’s OK, because that is the sensation you are looking for. Then rinse off.
2. Next, apply 7% Glycolic Acid Cream directly to scalp as if you would be applying color. I’ve decided to try to leave this on for about an hour today. The Glycolic can be left on from 15 minutes to a couple of hours. I have even tried overnite. The longer you leave it on the flakier your scalp will become. The flakes will look like dandruff. It is a personal preference you will only be able to handle the sting for a while. Today there is a definite sting happening on my scalp. I will see how long I can handle it. Last, rinse off ( If I only leave the Glycolic on a short time, sometime I will not rinse off. I will just apply the SkinWater Cream. The Skin Water Cream will neutralize the Glycolic Acid Cream).
3. Apply Javier’s Magic Scalp Serum, and let set for a couple of minutes DO NOT REMOVE.
4. Apply Skin Water, AHHH this will cool everything down. I will leave this on for an hour. Then I will Wash and Condition my hair.
5. Then Style to perfection!!! WOW ! AMAZING HAIR…
6. Now my husband will have to take me out…
Wintertime is not only a beautiful season but an unforgiving one when it comes to skin care. Depending on what the part of the country you are from will directly relate on the severity you will experience. Indoor hot, outdoor cold, your skin is constantly exposed to variations in temperature. Outdoor winter weather comes low humidity, cold temperature, icy snow, cold rain, sleet and wind. Indoors, your skin is exposed warm to hot temperatures, low humidity, dry heated air, the heater in your car, warm to hot water exposure to skin when washing hands or in the shower. All these factors will draw moisture out of your skin and contribute to the lack of moisture that your skin will experience leading to dry, scaly and itchy skin. Itchy skin can ultimately turn to redness, irritation, more scaliness and possibly infection. This is all about hydration, hydration, hydration. But what does all this mean? Do you apply cream on dry skin and your done? Most of us do. This is like placing product on a roof. It will never penetrate unless the roof is removed. I know you don’t want to hear about this but you need to shorten the shower time; yes hot showers feel good, but they also draw moisture out of the skin, warm showers are better. Seal before showering, use an Aquaphor Ointment Base or our Waterscreen to seal vulnerable areas of dry skin before showering, this will help to retain moisture in your skin. It’s all about the weather your skin is exposed to, not only outside but indoors during the wintertime. Low humidity environments. Suck the moisture out of your skin, creating dry skin and wrinkling. What to do? The easiest thing most people think is to lotion up. Which is easy, but that lotion is just going to sit on top of that skin. You need to exfoliate! Clearing dead skin cells allows moisturizers to penetrate the skin efficiently, We recommend and use glycolic acid, because of its safety, extraordinary results and its hygroscopic ability to draw water from air to increase skin moisture. Use glycolic on healthy skin, but never on severely dry, scaly or irritated skin. After a glycolic treatment done right, your skin will have a greater ability to absorb moisture from lotions and hydration creams such as our Skin Water. Don’t forget lips, you can simply use petroleum jelly, I like and recommend Aquaphor or our Waterscreen. Use soap free washes to prevent stripping your skin such as Cetaphil or our Original Facial Wash. But remember hydration is partly the answer to healthy skin. You must exfoliate correctly with the proper product, which is glycolic acid, and seal with the proper product to maintain moisture in your skin and therefore skin health. Skin health is power to resist environmental challenges, and in the end, this would be the ultimate end result that you would want.
by Vivian Moreno, Esthetician
My forehead looks really dry and flaky today, almost blistery. Anything I put on at this time is going sting. But I still need to clean and cover it. I don’t want to wipe the residual skin off my face right away, because I rather the skin fall off on its own. This is one of the biggest mistakes that women make, is that they pull or remove the peeling skin before its time. This will just cause more irritation, because they will expose the new tender skin below and extend unnecessary healing time. But at the same time, I still have to clean my face, but I don’t want to use the facial wash on my face. Less wiping means less healing time. So I will use my Skin Water Cream for cleaning and hydrating.
- I will apply a heavy coat of Skin Water Cream, and let set for only about 3 minute because yes it does sting.
- Then remove gently with a wet cool towel, and I mean gently.
- Then apply a good coat of Waterscreen Ointment. It will look goopy and shiny. About a fifty cent size.
I’m finished, my skin does feel itchy today, but not to bad of an itch. But overall it really looks good and progessing beautifully. I’m expecting four days of healing time based on what I see.
by Vivian Moreno, Esthetician
Its time to Peel! ..and Winter is the best time to do a peel. My recomendation is for those of us 45 and older should Peel at least 2 times this season. Make sure you have a skin care coach, esthetician, or trainer, that can help and direct you. I will be posting my regimens daily. DO NOT PEEL unless you have Skinwater and Waterscreen.
Today I am just going to peel my forehead I will be using Numbing gel (fresh mint gel toothpaste) because I hate the sting, 5% Glycolic Acid Cream, Skinwater, and Waterscreen. Make sure with any peeling that you figure in down time for healing. At least 3 to 4 days.
1. I will apply the numbing on my forehead for about 3 minutes, then Rinse off with cool towel.
2. I am going to start applying the glycolic at 15 min intervals. It should feel like a cool tingle at first. My goal is to get it to feel like a bad sunburn. I may need to layer this 3 to 4 times. I do not remove any cream during this process, I just keep layering. When it becomes to hot to handle! (This normally takes me about 3 hours with 5% glycolic acid cream or lotion.)
3. I will layer a heavy coat of skinwater Let it set for 20 min. ( This time my skin absorbed so much Skinwater that I had to reapply a second coat). Then rinse off with a cool towel gently.
4. Apply a good coat of Waterscreen.
With this treatment I will experience a lot of flaking and it will really “ITCH.” I will post my after care and explain why I do this.
By Vivian Moreno, Esthetician
This is one question I get a lot, simply because everyone wants to have a chemical peel in order to improve their appearance. We’ve been told it’s an easy and quick solution for our facial woes. But depending on the season, a peel may not be conducive to receiving optimium results, and aren’t results what we expect? Therefore, the time of the year is important because Chemical Peeling as if putting your skin thru a major workout, its trauma to the skin and the conditions for recovery is what’s equally important.
I have already begun my chemical peel for the winter. Because of my age I will try to fit in at least 3 peels for the winter (and some spotting especially around my mouth!)? People want the peel and the results, but what they don’t realize or understand is what is occurring below our skin during this process. No one teaches us this, even the professionals don’t, so we freak out. Skin Redness can be compared to a sunburn, and is a sign of the skin’s natural inflammation process at work, which initiates the process of healing. Another example is Heat Bumbs, which are a sign of healing and is a direct result of your skin responding to the chemical peel. You skin may also experience wrinkling, tightening, itchiness and a dryness. All these sequences need to be understood in order to make the final goal productive. And each of these sequences need to be further understood in order to comprehend what is necessary to heal and calm the skin by the use of the proper products. But let’s look at the reason why Winter is more beneficial than Summer.
The Summer Season consist of more sunshine therefore more heat, which is not as conducive to a chemical peel, especially in regards to the healing aspect. With heat there is more opportunity for infection as well as its effect on nerve endings, causing more pain and irritation. With more sunlight there is more opportunity for skin discoloration. Sunscreens, I simply don’t believe in them, I believe the ingredients can do more harm than good, and can interfere with receiving optimum results post peel.
Therefore, the Wintertime is the the perfect time to prepare your skin for the following summer by doing a peel. It’s the perfect time and seasonal environment to build skin strength and skin immunity which leads to skin health. What I mean, is that if you have skin health, your skin will have the strength and ability to endure and absorb the challenges of the following summer season. The Pros of Wintertime are first, the temperature, in the winter it is cooler, the cool temperature feels better on your skin and is less irritating when your skin is healing. There is a reason why most surgeries are done a sub normal temperature environment. A cooler surgery room means less chance of infection and other anomalies. Wintertime has less sunshine. Less sunshine means less opportunity for infection and less pain. Sunshine and peeling don’t mix. The most important thing with minimal sunshine is there is less opportunity for discoloration and better opportunity for natural healing.
If you decide in getting a professional peel, another thing to be addressed is to be sure your professional really knows what they are doing. Beware, beware, beware! A chemical peel performed correctly will lift and tighten the skin, add amazing clarity, reduce and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, and most importantly, bring your skin back to better health. That’s why the professional you choose to perform this procedure is important. A Chemical Peel done wrong will cause deeper wrinkles, dry your skin out, increase the opportunity for discoloration and age the skin faster by the very anti-aging methods used causing faster sagging of the skin. How you may ask can this happen? For example, if you go in for a tummy tuck would you expect you tummy to look the same a year or two from now? I would have to say no, unless you maintain it by diet and exercise. Otherwise, your tummy would began to sag once again. This is the point, if you accept the short term quick fix, not thinking of the long term repercussions, the short term decision may not be the best decision in the long run.
My own philosophy, and it’s been our companies philosophy, is to teach and give my clients the knowledge and proper tools to do their own peeling. Because, after all, who is the best person to take care of your skin, but yourself. Further, a BioKorium Peel has been designed to receive dramatic results without the trauma of a professional peel. Simply, we have found that is not necessary to undergo all that trauma for optimal skin results. Because isn’t this what it’s all about, not to be burden by a healing process which will interfere with our normal pattern of life? Less down time means that we can continue with our normal daily living. In conclusion the pros to Wintertime Chemical Peels are: Optimum Healing, decrease discoloration, less opportunity for infection, less sunlight, cool weather feels good, less discomfort and decrease healing time.