Know Your Skin Type
Skin Health Is More Than Look
At Nuevo Skin Health we recognize that everyone is different and unique. We focus on treating the sources of skin problems rather than just the signs and symptoms. We all want skin that has even colour tone, is full, firm, radiant, free of wrinkles and free of disease. We want HEALTHY SKIN... Skin that is full of VITALITY. But what does it take to have healthy skin? We believe its about finding out WHY your skin became problemed in the first place.
Our Research and Development team constantly look for innovative ways in approaching problemed skin. We focus on conducting forward thinking research that keeps us at the leading edge of skin health innovation. The problem is that most people with problemed skin often just cover it up with damaging make up that clogs pores and causes further damage of the skin. The best way to approach problemed skin is to treat the "sick" skin to fix it up first and then to manage it so that it can be protected for the future.
THERE ARE FIVE TYPES OF SKIN
Know Your Skin Color
Why Your Skin Has Wrinkles?
Causes of Wrinkles
One of the major signs of aging is often wrinkling of the skin. Wrinkles are creases in the skin that usually appear later in life as a result of many different factors. It often appears as a result of facial expressions and sun damage. The following is a list of major contributors to the formation of wrinkles:
SUN EXPOSURE: Ultra violet rays are highly damaging to the skin often oxidising the skin with free radicals. This is similar to the rusting process we see in cut apples as they start to go brown. UV rays can also cause the mutation of cells and can cause skin cancer. Most importantly though in terms of wrinkles, UV rays slow down the production of collagen (which give the skin its full look), inhibits the imune system and also slows down DNA repair mechanisms. Together, Sun damage can be said to be one of the biggest causes of skin aging and wrinkle formation.
SMOKING: it is commonly known by experts that regular smoking causes a reduced blood supply to the skin making it deficient of nutrients that are needed in the formation of healthy skin. Smoking also causes wrinkles around the upper and lower lip commonly known as "smokers lines".
FACIAL EXPRESSIONS: it is a known fact that people who frown, smile and squint repeatedly often develop wrinkles earlier compared to those who don't. Dermatologists have shown that every time a facial expression is repeated, a groove forms under the skin. When skin is young, there is alot of elastin the the skin and it bounces back. However as skin ages, elastin content decreases and hence skin no longer has its ability to bounce back and hence wrinkles are formed.
SKIN THICKNESS: The thickness of your skin will drastically decide the depth of your wrinkles as well as when you get them. People with thinner skin often end up with crows feet around the eyes, fine lines & wrinkles. They will usually develop wrinkles earlier than those with thicker skin. While thinner skin often means getting wrinkles earlier, thicker skinned people have the tendency to have deeper lines and wrinkles when they do develop. However the desired skin is usually thicker to prevent the early development of wrinkles. If you are medium thickness you will have a mixture of traits from both thin skin and thick skin including both shallow & deep lines.
How We Treat Wrinkles?
Our skin health range contains powerful potent:
Vitamin C: which enhances the production of Collagen and is also a powerful anti oxidant preventing oxidation of your skin
Retinoids: such as Tretinoin: Retinoids are FDA approved and medically proven to increase collagen in the skin.
Hyaluronic Acid: baby skin has high levels of Hyluronic Acid which aid in the softness, smoothness and plumpness of your skin. Hyaluronic Acid will also help hydrate your skin and is definitely a must have in any good skincare regime for anti aging.
Salycylic Acid, Lactic Acid & Resorcinol: These 3 combine to enhance absorption of our potent active ingredients. They increase collagen production as well as resurface the skin so that your skin surface will be left smooth, young and vibrant.
Why Your Skin Has Pigmentation?
Causes of Pigmentation
Pigmentation in simple terms is colouring of the skin. The colour of your skin is influenced by a pigment called melanin which is produced by special cells called melanocytes. When these cells are damaged or unhealthy, this affects the even production of melanin thus giving uneven skin tone. When too much melanin is produced in one area it is caused hyperpigmentation causing dark patches on the skin and when not enough melanin is produced causing lighter coloured skin patches this is called hypopigmentation.
The main causes of pigmentation disorders can often be related to an imbalance of hormones, past trauma, UV Sun Exposure, side effects of drugs (such as in chemotherapy) and inflammation (acne etc...) of the skin. Pigmentation disorders can be one of the most challenging conditions to treat.
At Nuevo Skin Health, our complex Nuevo Dermatherapeutic System targets pigment production and ensures even dispersion of pigment into the skin making sure the skin is left with even skin tone. We are proud to say that we have been able to treat all types of pigmentation.
How We Treat Pigmentation?
Our Pigmentation SkinHealth System treats pigmentation from its source all the way to its appearance on your skin. Below is the process of how our skin range will help treat your pigmentation.
Stachys Officinalis: which inhibits inflammation and is derived from essential oils and aerial parts of the Betony Plant. It is a very potent anti oxidant preventing skin from oxidising. This ingredient is able to inhibit the signals transmitted by inflammatory messengers to melanocytes triggering melanin production. By doing this, the process of pigmentation formation is stopped at its source.
N-Acetyl Glucosamine: which inhibits the enzyme Tryosinase (an important step in the formation of melanin (pigment)) . The international consensus on Glucosamine Skin Benefits was held in 2006 whereby the scientific community agreed that in fact, N-Acetyl Glucosamine reduces melanin in skin cells meaning that it is less likely for users to develop hyperpigmentation.
Glutathione: is able to block the maturation and transfer of tyrosinase (which as explained above is an important enzyme in the formation of pigment or melanin.) Glutathione is also a powerful anti oxidant known for its ability to protect cells from free radical damage.
Retinoids: Reduces Matrix Metalloproteinase(MMP) which degrades skin matrix and structure while also dispersing the pigment in your skin to allow a more even skin tone.
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C): a vital antioxidant which protects skin from free radical damage.
Why Your Skin has Acne?
Causes of Acne
Acne is a condition that affects 85% of all people sometime in their life. The American Academy of Dermatology reports that by the mid-teen age, more than 40% of adolescents have acne or acne scarring which require treatment by a dermatologist. It is a disease that causes pimples, deep lumps (cysts & nodules) and plugged pores (white heads and black heads often appearing on the face, neck, back, shoulders & upper arms. Apart from its effects on skin health, acne is often also directly related with mental health problems such as reduced self esteem and can even lead to depression in extreme cases.
Acne has 3 main causes:
1) Over Production of oil (sebum) by enlarged sebaceous (oil) glands in the skin
2) Obstructions of the hair folicles which inhibit the release of the sebum.
3) Growth of bacteria called P. Acnes in the hair follicles leading to inflammation
At Nuevo Skin Health, we recognise that this can be a very sensitive problem for many people. Our clinicians are experienced and can help customize a treatment plan that suits you. Our private consultation sessions are free and will inform you of our treatment system which is guaranteed to help treat acne prone skin.
How We Treat Acne
Our Nuevo Acne System treats acne prone skin in many different steps targeting the sources of acne formation.
The steps include:
1) Reduce Colonial Acne Bacteria (P.Acnes): by including powerful anti-bacterial ingredients such as Triclosan
2) Clear Pores: by resurfacing of the skin with active ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid and Resorcinol.
3) Reduce Inflammation: by including potent anti-inflammatory ingredients such as the naturally occuring witch hazel extract
4) Reduction of Sebum Production: By the use of powerful retinoids such as Retinoic Acid or Retinol.