HOW TO REPAIR & PROTECT YOUR SKIN BARRIER, SIMPLIFIED

If you're a skincare lover scrolling through your Instagram feed or TikTok, you’ve most likely seen skin barrier content flash across your screen at one point or another. The #skinbarrier is a popular topic that’s been trending in recent years on social media (it has garnered over 1.9 billion views on TikTok alone!) and has steadily secured its place in the vernacular of everyday skincare and beauty aficionados. While we are generally not proponents of social media-borne skin trends, bringing attention to the importance of your skin barrier health is one trend that we approve of.

So what is the skin barrier exactly and what are the signs of a damaged skin barrier? And more importantly, how can you actively support your skin barrier health? We’ll break it down for you. 

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DARK SPOTS BE GONE: HERE ARE THE TOP IN-OFFICE TREATMENTS TO FADE DARK SPOTS THIS FALL

Fall is officially here… and you know what that means — it’s peel and laser season! While all things pumpkin spice, leaf peeping, and cozy knits are nice, it's safe to say we’re most excited about all the skincare treatments we’ll be booking to treat our dark spots left over from summer. Who else is with us? 

This month, we talked to top skin care professionals and estheticians about some of the most popular in-office treatments to treat hyperpigmentation and dark spots including chemical peels, microneedling, and laser and light treatments. 

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DR. SUZMAN’S TOP TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR SKIN PRE-OP & POST-OP

So you’re recovering from facial surgery or maybe you’ve got one scheduled in the near future and are looking for some tips to keep on hand before the big day. With so many appointments and to-dos pre-op, one of the last things you think of going into your surgery is probably your skincare routine. We sat down with RescueMD co-founder and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Suzman, FACS, to discuss some general best practices for skincare pre-op and post-op and common skincare concerns after popular procedures. 

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ESTHETICIAN’S TOP TIPS TO GET YOUR SKIN PREPPED AND READY FOR FALL

It’s been a long, hot summer and fall is right around the corner. Unless you’ve stayed inside and completely out of the sun and heat this summer, you’ve probably experienced some common skin concerns like breakouts, oily skin, hyperpigmentation, or dark spots from UV damage at one point or another. We talked to top estheticians about their favorite treatments to ready the skin for fall and summer-to-fall skincare do’s and don’ts. 


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YOUR TOP SKIN MAINTENANCE QUESTIONS ANSWERED: “I FADED MY SCAR WITH RESCUEMD — SHOULD I KEEP USING IT?”

Most people discovered RescueMD in their search for a product that will effectively diminish the appearance of scars and other types of visible skin damage… but RescueMD is much more than just a scar cream or a targeted treatment. We explore some of our most frequently asked questions from customers about using RescueMD beyond scars and other types of visible skin damage. 


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TIPS TO HELP PREVENT & TREAT ACNE, A TOP SPRINGTIME SKIN CONCERN

Spring brings sunshine, flowers, and spring showers… but what’s not talked about so much? Increased oil production (hello, breakouts!), itchy, uncomfortable skin, and not-so-pretty sunburns. Is your skin feeling the effects of the season yet? This spring, we’ll be breaking down some top seasonal skin concerns and how to help prevent and treat them. First up, we’re tackling acne. 


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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY

With sunnier days ahead of us, we’re getting our last minute laser and light treatments before spring is in full swing. What is one of our favorite treatments to get in the winter and early spring to refresh and reset skin before summer? Intense pulsed light, or IPL, is an effective way to target hyperpigmentation, vascular lesions, wrinkles and provide overall skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime. 

We sat down with Lily Nizam, PA-C, CPCP, and co-founder of Alabama Surgical Arts and ASA MedSpa to discuss this popular ‘lunchtime’ treatment

Lily Nizam, PA - C, and Sami A. Nizam, II, MD, DMD, founders of Alabama Surgical Arts in Montgomery, AL.

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Underarm Hyperpigmentation

HYPERPIGMENTATION ON THE BODY: WHAT CAUSES IT & HOW TO TREAT IT

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of hyperpigmentation? Those pesky dark spots on your face? Sure, we all know facial hyperpigmentation is a common complaint, but what about dark spots and patches on the skin below your face and neck? 

In addition to treating stubborn pigmentation on the face, licensed aesthetician and owner of Kim Taylor's Holistic Skincare & Wellness Studio, Kimberly Taylor, treats hyperpigmentation in the underarm area and bikini area on a daily basis. Based in sunny Fort Walton, Florida, it’s no surprise that Kimberly’s clients are looking for a solution to treat these darkened areas of skin. 

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MICRONEEDLING & RESCUEMD

MICRONEEDLING & RESCUEMD:  AN ESTHETICIAN’S FAVORITE TREATMENT FOR HYPERPIGMENTATION

Do you have hyperpigmentation? You’re not alone. It’s one of the most common complaints that MDs and estheticians hear from their patients and clients. Licensed esthetician, microneedling specialist and founder of Âme Skin Studio in Norwalk, CT, Rosie Petrillo, shares her tips for treating stubborn hyperpigmentation and her in-office procedure of choice. 

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