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Skin Care Products

At Richmond Medical Spa Club, we carry a number of skin care products that we selected based on their effectiveness and value.

We ensure that the products we carry have sufficient concentrations of active ingredients to actually make a difference with use, while being reasonably priced.
We select formulations to suit your individual skin care needs and situation, using top grade ingredients to ensure that high levels of the active ingredients reach the deeper levels of your skin.

The products we carry are designed to help you with conditions ranging from teenage acne, to rasacea, dry skin, oily skin, thinning skin, pigment irregularities, redness, wrinkles, and many more.

Come in and try an application of products personalized for your needs.

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CARING FOR YOUR SKIN

While we still haven’t discovered the fountain of youth, we do know that healthy, beautiful skin is attainable and is one of the keys to looking young and vibrant.

The skin is the largest organ of the body. Over time, it sustains damage from the effects of aging and factors in our environment. When skin is young, it works at peak performance and continuously repairs itself. As we grow older, these repair mechanisms grow weaker. That is when we begin to see signs of damage such as thinning of the epidermis and dermis, coarsening of the skin, enlargement of pores and loss of suppleness.

Below is a list of some of the factors that may affect the state of your skin. Although these factors are not completely under your control, you may be able to change the way your skin is affected by them:

INTRINSIC FACTORS

Aging
Although the aging process is inevitable, with the proper care, your skin can age gracefully and beautifully. You may protect your skin from factors that cause deterioration, and supply factors required for repair.

Heredity
Everyone ages differently. Some people get deep wrinkles, others don’t. Scientists have discovered that the root cause of aging lies deep within our skin cell’s DNA. A good clue about how a person will age is to look at the parents and grandparents, however this does not mean that the future state of your skin is predestined. You can control extrinsic factors and follow a healthy skin care regimen to help your skin stay more vibrant, longer.

EXTRINSIC FACTORS

The Environment
Skin is affected by external factors, such as exposure to the sun, cigarette smoke and chemicals in the air. They all deprive skin of the oxygen it needs. For instance, smoking can produce free radicals, once-healthy oxygen molecules that are now overactive and unstable. Smoking also interferes with normal blood flow in the skin. Limiting exposure to harmful factors is important, as is making sure your skin has the nutrients it needs to fight back.

Photo Aging
Photo aging is damage to skin that occurs from many years of exposure to the sun. Studies have shown that too much ultraviolet (UV) light, a type of light from the sun, can cause skin problems and premature wrinkling. The sun’s UV light damages fibres in the skin called elastin. The breakdown of these elastin fibres causes the skin to sag and wrinkle and slow its ability to exfoliate. The skin also bruises and tears more easily and takes longer to heal. While sun damage may not show at a young age, it will surely show later in life, which is why it is important to protect your skin.

Nutrition
Everything that is taken into the body affects skin, so a balanced diet keeps skin looking healthy. An antioxidant-rich diet is important because the environment subjects the body to oxidation. The most important vitamins are A, B, C, and E — all of which are antioxidants. As well, sufficient daily water intake is vital to keep skin hydrated and help retain moisture within the skin layers. Water helps your liver remove toxins, which keeps the skin clear. Dehydration can make the skin appear patchy and yellow. Eating well and properly hydrating your body gives your skin a better head start on a successful skin care regiment.