Northern California has suffered a loss in the town of Paradise. “Campfire” has taken the lives of many and cast thousands from their homes. These are the times where people comes together. Unity in the community.
Rain assisted the brave firefighters and Campfire is now contained. However, with Containment comes questions.
How do the elements affect my skin? This may seem minor in the grand scheme of things but it’s an actual concern. People work hard to preserve themselves . This fire has left its mark in more ways then one. What I offer is knowledge on the matter. People have been affected from hundreds of miles away, dark clouds, smoke filled air, and while the rain has helped it to can be damaging.
FIRE- In wildfires particulate matter is released. Particulate matter (PM), also known as particle pollution, is defined by the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) as the term for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air.It is reported that particulate matter is able to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin.
What does this mean? PM can cause wrinkles, hyperpigmentation,irritation to inflamed skin such as acne or topical skin conditions (various forms of dermatitis.) When dealing with sensitivities adding products filled with chemicals and harmful paraben’s are the last thing you should reach for.
Clear indications of smoke damage can be Collagen! What is collagen? Collagen keeps your skin firm. When collagen is damaged that’s when we see those deep wrinkles appear.
What can help? Microdermabrasion,microneedling, Some of these items can be purchased for individual use but I highly recommend seeing an Esthetician .
You may also notice drying of the skin. No matter how much you hydrate, or replenish you still feel desert dry.
What can help?
Hydration mask- GlamGlow Thirsty Mud. Safe for all skin types. Paraben, Sulfate, Phthalate free.Www.sephora.com $59.00
Serums- Vital C hydrating anti-aging serum. Effective for all skin types . Reduces wrinkles, supports collagen and protects against oxidative damage. Www.imageskincare.com $64.00
Exfoliants- Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector. Gently unclogs pores ,filled with Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA). Acids are your friend.
Hydrafacials - Hydrafacials automatically extract pores by gentle vortex suction, leaving your skin fresh and decongested. ... A HydraFacial treatment nourishes, protects and hydrates the skin with antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides. It works immediately and there's no downtime ( Book with your local Esthetician/Dermatologist. Treatments range from $150.00 and up.
My contribution to those affected by the fire is a hydrating express facial treatment . If you know someone affected by the fires please send them my way. This service will be complementary. I’m offering this to the first 5 people to book .