Pollution and blue light from pc’s, smart phones and tablets assault our skin daily. Did you know that the Denver area is 4th in the nation for having the highest small particle pollution in the country? Particle size is measured by the EPA in micrometers; 2.5 micrometers and 10 micrometers. A strand of hair measures about 100 micrometers. That means that approximately 40 small particles fit in the width of a strand of hair. Unfortunately, the smaller particles mean deeper penetration into our skin and into our lungs. These particles assault our skin in the form of acne, eczema, premature aging and at its worst, skin cancer.
Pollution is not the only environmental factor causing an assault on our skin. We are seeing an increase in skin damage from blue light. The average person spends up to 10 hours per day in front of a screen, and looks at their phone 46 times per day. Our body’s natural antioxidants can’t protect from all of these. After we have depleted our natural storage of antioxidants, we produce ROS (reactive oxygen species) better known as free radicals. Free radicals contribute to the degradation of collagen and elastin leading to dark spots, wrinkles and loose skin
In conjunction with sunblock and a healthy diet, antioxidants for your skin are a MUST! SkinMedica® just launched an exciting new product…..LUMIVIVE™. This system is designed to provide full atmospheric protection by day and restoration at night. Results seen in as little as 2 weeks. Studies undertaken in New Delhi, India (one of the most polluted cities in the world) show dramatic differences in skin tone, evenness and radiance. If you are suffering from acne, rosacea, uneven skin tone or premature aging, this product may be the right fit for you. Artistry Skin and Laser can provide a free skin consultation with customized treatments and products to fit your needs and your budget.