Clarisonic Smart Profile

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Clarisonic Smart Profile

This month we are casting our product spotlight on the next big thing in sonic cleansing – the Clarisonic Smart Profile! You’ve heard us rave about the professional exclusive Clarisonic Pro that can cleanse skin 6x better than hands alone. This new model is easier to use, smarter, and more powerful with the ability to cleanse 11x better than manual cleansing! It is also compatible with any brush head including the body brush heads and Pedi accessories.

Check out DeAnna’s video below to get a first look at this skin care must have!

If you are interested in purchasing your own Smart Profile, call us at 616.451.4500 to place your order!

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When it comes to summer makeup application, less is more. Try reaching for multitasking products that include an SPF so you can enjoy the quickly waning Michigan summer…without sun damage! Trisha, skin care specialist at Plastic Surgery Associates chose Physical Eye UV Defense SPF50 from SkinCeuticals for our August Product Spotlight.

Unlike most sunscreens on the market, this mineral based formula is specifically designed for the delicate eye structure and does not migrate to cause burning, itchy red eyes. Rest assured that even if your summer cocktail melts, this eye product will stay put.

Go ahead and show off your complexion au natural – Physical Eye UV Defense contains a universal tint to enhance your skin tone without fussing with heavy concealers and powders. Want to wear a little extra drama? Thanks to nourishing ceramides this formula doubles as an eyeshadow primer.

Don’t underestimate this little tube! A little bit of this multi-tasker goes a long way. Look out for a demo video coming soon!

Want to try this product?

Take 20% off Physical Eye UV Defense + all sunscreens and antioxidants at Plastic Surgery Associates this month! 

9 Solutions to Sunscreen Issues

Our skin care specialists have heard every sun screen pet peeve and excuse under the sun from clients who won’t wear SPF. We’re here to debunk those excuses and offer resolutions for the sunscreen averse! Read on:

I don’t need another step, and sunscreen feels heavy with my makeup
Try a double duty product that’s easy to layer! We have several sunscreens that also act as a daily moisturizer. SkinCeuticals’ Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF50 is thin with a tint that adjusts to your skin tone. For guys (and ladies!) TURO Skin Daily Moisturizing Lotion + Sunscreen is lightweight and moisturizes. Both of these have a neutral scent and glide on smooth.

I don’t wear sunscreen if it’s cloudy or I’m in inside all day.
Unless you spend your days in a cave, there’s no escaping sun exposure. UVA rays can penetrate clear glass and they are consistent year round, rain or shine. Laser and injection specialist Pam Jendritz, RN, reminds her patients “Just because you can’t see the sun doesn’t mean the sun can’t see you!”

Sunscreen makes me break out.
Don’t take sun damage now to avoid breakouts later. Look for non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic formulas that won’t clog your pores. Waterproof sunscreens seal in oils and sweat which can sometimes cause pimples. Opt for face specific formulas that we carry at our office.

I don’t like thick sunscreens with a white cast!
We don’t either! We offer plenty of formulas that provide just as much protection without making you look like a ghost. Be sure to spread evenly to avoid a tie dyed sunburn! For the face one of our bestsellers is Revision Intellishade SPF45. Many of our clients love it as a replacement for their summer foundation or BB Cream. It’s moisturizing and gives you the sun protection you need. Check it out in original or matte formula. 

I’m wary of chemicals in sunscreens.
There are chemicals in everything from the food we eat, makeup we wear, detergents, to hair dyes and hair products. Fear not when it comes to SPF protection. Our products are from medically directed skin care lines not available in stores and are hand selected by our physicians and skin care specialists.

If I wear sunscreen I won’t get enough Vitamin D.
Why risk sun damage, premature wrinkles, and skin cancer when the safest way to get vitamin D is from supplements or, even better, a well balanced diet? Try foods like sockeye salmon, fortified milk, eggs, or mushrooms.

I want a base tan.
Any change in skin color as a result of sun exposure is an injury to your skin. A recent study found that Caucasian women living in the U.K. who vacationed in warm climates had 74 percent more moles than other women. Those moles lead to a greater risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Tanning beds aren’t safe either – your risk for developing melanoma increases by 75 percent for tanning bed users under 30. Try bronzing powders or a sunless tanner if you want a glow! There are so many great products available.

I don’t burn.
If you have darker skin, that does not mean you are at a lower risk for getting melanoma. Although melanoma rates are highest among Caucasians, African Americans have a lower overall survival rate because too often melanoma isn’t diagnosed until an advanced stage.

Sunscreen burns my eyes.
Be selective about products that you apply close to your delicate eye skin that can run into your eyes when you sweat and cause irritation. We love SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF50 that is specifically formulated to protect thinner, sensitive skin around the eyes. It also contains a universal tint that adjusts to even your skin tone.

If you need help finding your perfect fit, call us at (616) 451-4500 to schedule a complimentary skin consultation. You can also purchase product online at our skin store, YourSkinShop.com