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Thanksgiving is over and we all feel stuffed (pun intended), bloated and uncomfortable. Looking in the mirror, it’s not only the larger waistline that is concerning but the dull, blemished & tired complexion staring back at us. Many people get back in the healthy swing of things by doing some form of cleanse, exercise or detox but let’s not forget about our skin’s health!

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Here are some great tips for some common skin aliments that follow holiday over-indulgence. Check out these SOS products to whip your skin back into shape for the ultimate skin detox!

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SKIN DETOX FOR OILY SKIN + BLEMISHES

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All the delicious greasy foods and sweets may have caused extra oiliness and some unwanted blemishes to pop up. Not to worry — we have our best seller spot treatment to come to the rescue!

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Aliquote Skin Nighty Night Spot Treatment

A SkinScience best seller! With the main detoxifying and soothing actives being sulfur, calamine and zinc oxide, it is sure to help clear up and soothe inflammation while aiding in the healing of your skin (and kill that nasty acne bacteria).  Cleanse and dab on to the affected area and go to sleep. This treatment will do all the work while you rest!

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Maybe all that decedent food caused more than just a few blemishes.  Here are some quick DIY fixes. First you will want to resurface and unclog your pores by using some form of smart exfoliation (meaning an AHA or BHA) here are some of our favorites for at-home exfolating treatments;

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Dermaquest Mini Pumpkin Mask

Multitasking pumpkin pulp, mandelic and lactic acids are sure to unclog, resurface and brighten your complexion. A quick pick-me-up in only 5-7 mins, making sure to rinse thoroughly with tepid water.

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Dermaquest DermaClear Pads

Using willow bark-derived salicylic acid, these pads will help remove impurities and excess oils to aid in unclogging your pores. With the cooling properties of tea tree, it will also help soothe inflammation. Just wipe on let absorb and follow with your daily products. Remember when using exfoliating acids it is very important to use your daily SPF!

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Now that you have resurfaced and unclogged your skin, this is the perfect time to use highly concentrated treatments, as they will absorb better into the skin. Masks are more concentrated than daily products to aid in an SOS type of situation, such as a skin detox. Some of our favorite detoxifying & clarifying masks are;

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SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque

Combines natural earth clays with alpha hydroxy acid blend to unclog pores, lift impurities and oils, and exfoliate skin. 

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Dermaquest DermaClear Mask

Specially formulated with salicylic acid, two botanicals extracts, and three cooling plant stem cell extracts, DermaClear Mask soothes and nourishes skin stressed from acne while brightening discoloration and acne scars. A lifeline for targeting multiple acne related concerns, this mask lessons congestion while addressing irritated skin.

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SKIN DETOX FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN

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Maybe blemishes aren’t a concern for you (lucky!). Maybe it was all the wine, beer and coffee that dehydrated your skin to look like a shrivelled raisin. The wine, combined with the cooler weather and indoor heating kicking in, may have left your skin feeling parched, tight and lackluster. This brings us to another major post-holiday concern – dehydration.

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Looking in the mirror seeing all the crepe like fine lines is a tell-tale sign of dehydration. This is when the SKIN IS LACKING WATER not oil. This is commonly mistaken for dryness (lacking oil or lipids) in the skin. Your best bet here is an SOS mask containing high concentration of hyaluronic acid or vitamin B5 (Panthenol).  Our favorite two hydrating masks are safe for all skin types (yes, including acne prone skin). 

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Dermaquest Hydrating Gel Mask

Formulated to hydrate and enhance elasticity, this mask features soothing lilac plant stem cell extract, water-binding hyaluronic acid, anti-aging MDI complex, evening primrose oil and nine botanicals and plant extracts to refresh, restore and protect dehydrated skin. This is a cooling and quenching treatment to replenish essential moisture in any skin type.

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SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque

this deeply hydrating masque is enriched with vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to help restore your skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NFM) for a plumped healthy glow.

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2-STEP ILLUMINATING AT-HOME TREATMENT

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Still feeling a bit sluggish from the all the stuffing you ate? Does your skin look as dull and tired as you feel? Let’s wake it up with an at home mini treatment! First resurface all that skin buildup that is making you look like the powdery flour that went in the yummy pumpkin pie, by using a glycolic acid. Our favorite quick pick me up is;

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1) Aliquote Skin Illuminating Peel Pads

With glycolic acid at a low pH , hydrating peptides and botanical extracts, these pads smooth, firm and brighten. No more flour face!

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Follow up with an amazing brightening mask for the luminous glow we all desire!

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2) Dermaquest C Infusion TX Mask

This ultra-nourishing mask is brimming with vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid, antioxidants and peptides, creating a silky smooth anti-aging treatment. This lavish mask fades fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with an instant glow and radiant complexion. A SkinScience favourite!

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FIGHT THE ULTIMATE SKIN AGER – INFLAMMATION

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As if blemishes, dehydration and lackluster skin wasn’t enough. Our bellies are bloated and we are puffy all over, including under our eyes. Our skin is inflamed and irritated, triggered by all the inflammatory foods we have treated ourselves to. Inflammation is a pro-aging in all tissues. Meaning, it is the main cause of some major aliments such as; joint pain, cardio vascular disease, gingivitis and acne to name a few. It is also known to accelerate skin aging. Well, time to treat ourselves again with some anti-inflammatory products! For an added boost perform a lymphatic drainage massage for the face and eyes to relieve puffiness. Don’t know how? We do! 

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SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Mask

Containing botanical extracts, dipeptide and hyaluronic acid this mask hydrates while calming inflamed compromised skin. Instant hydration and cools on contact for restoring comfort.

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Aliquote Skin SensiCalm Lotion

With highly anti-inflammatory ingredient green tea and soothing vitamin E this serum is bound to calm the red puffy appearance of your inflamed, warm skin and cheeks.

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With this knowledge, why only do SOS treatments post-holiday? Keep skin health going all year round. Following a healthy diet and regular intake of water is good for us internally and externally. However, our skin still needs topical products to prevent aggressors such as pollution and our indulgences in decadent foods every now and then. Maybe you suffered from more than one of these post-holiday aliments? Maybe you do year round?

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THE ULTIMATE ANTI-AGING INGREDIENTS = GROWTH FACTORS

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Our absolute favorite all-encompassing anti-aging, clarifying, hydrating, brightening and anti-inflammatory product comes as a duo!

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AnteAGE MD Growth Factors Serum & Accelerator

With the main ingredient being Bone Marrow Derived Growth Factors and Cytokines – the ultimate anti-aging, anti-inflammatory ingredients of the skin care world! Since not all growth factor products are created the same, we have researched and curated the best, purest, most active and safest source of growth factors, for you! Growth factors and cytokines are active on the deepest layers of the skin, while serving the following roles:

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1) The Conductor – Instructing other cells

2) The Worker – Tissue repair and reconstruction

3) The Firefighter – Very anti-inflammatory

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Would like to know more about Growth factors? Stayed tuned for our up-coming blog. 

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All these products are great for your DIY SOS Post-Holiday Detox. If you really over did, book in with us here at SkinScience for a Deep Pore Cleansing Facial & LED Red Light (great for inflammation).

Not sure what to book? Call for an Open Procedure so we can access the damage from over- indulging and bring your skin back to health! ☺

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