Do you want to look old and wrinkly as soon as possible? No? Ok, then let’s start talking anti-aging skincare. It’s no secret that the skincare industry is overrun with products claiming to make you ageless but what’s the deal? Is any of it actually effective? When should you start using the products? And the questions go on and on. If you’re feeling frazzled and clueless, we’re here to help.
We don’t want you to panic but it’s officially November. How?! We don’t know. Ok, actually we might be panicking. The chaos of the holidays is just around the corner which means so too are the endless get-togethers, gatherings, parties, events and schmoozin’ and boozin’ galore. Obviously, you want to look your absolute best despite the stress, so we’re sharing our tried and true secrets to keep you fabulous at every one of your upcoming seasonal soirees. Are you ready? One word: injectables.
Sun spots, age spots and livers spots, acne stains, pregnancy mask and melasma…call them what you want, but these conditions all lump into one simple category: hyperpigmentation. So, what’s the deal? Where did this come from? Simply put, hyperpigmentation is the result of an overproduction of melanin in a localized area stimulated either by sun, trauma or hormones. Melanin is found throughout the body and is responsible for the colour of our hair, eyes and skin. Fair skinned people tend to make very little melanin while darker skinned individuals make more. Melanin is produced by specialized cells called melanocytes, which are among the cells primarily found in the outermost layer of the skin. After melanin is produced, it spreads and is evenly distributed within the skin. However, when the melanocytes get damaged or become unhealthy in some way, the production process can go into overdrive, resulting in an uneven skin tone. Read More
Retinol. You probably know you should be using it, and you’ve definitely heard the name thrown around constantly as a miracle ingredient, but what does it actually do and why do you need it so badly?! Well, for starters, this powerhouse is one of the most potent ingredients in the world of skincare. Retinol is a form of vitamin A that belongs to the flawless little family of retinoid chemical compounds. Still following? Good. If you’ve heard of Retin-A, tretinoin or tazarotene, you’re already familiar with retinol. Clinically proven to help stimulate cell regeneration and build new collagen, retinoids should be in everyone’s arsenal.
If you’re struggling with textural skin concerns, such as acne, surgical or trauma scars, stretch marks, dilated pores or milia, we have the perfect solution for you: Microneedling. It’s a treatment getting a lot of hype these days and for good reason! Microneedling can address a plethora of skin conditions but today let’s focus in on the textural ones…
Considering we offer all things skin care, ranging from laser treatments to Botox in Vancouver, it’s probably no surprise the team here at NuAGE Laser is into aesthetics. It’s only natural we’d be huge fans of BC beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers. They’re a talented bunch. Most of our favourites also happen to have spectacular Instagram accounts, which is right up our alley. Whenever we need some style inspiration or a little bit of eye candy, we know exactly where to turn on the gram and we’re willing to share. These are the 20 Vancouver Instagram accounts from local bloggers we’re currently obsessing over:
Dating in Vancouver (or anywhere for that matter) is hard! Whether you were set up by friends, you swiped right, sent some flirty messages back and forth on a dating site or worked up the nerve to ask out the person you had your eye on for months, that first date can feel a little like a job interview, which is enough to make anyone nervous. While you can’t control whether or not there’s an instant spark or you encounter any deal breakers, you can incorporate some of our date night beauty tips to gain major confidence. When you look fantastic, you feel fantastic and that makes putting yourself out there a bit easier. Ready to get your glow on? Here’s NuAGE’s skincare routine for dating.
Amazing meals, warm weather, a hiatus from your inbox, maybe some sand between your toes…what’s not to love about going on a summer holiday? Well, there is one thing actually. Whether you’ll be taking a road trip or hopping on a plane, the close quarters, exposure to sun and the elements and changes to your diet and routine can wreak havoc on your skin. As a Vancouver laser clinic with expertise in a variety of skin concerns, we have to say, putting the effort into giving your complexion a little TLC and taking a preventative approach are the key ways to keep skin looking great during vacation. To help you do just that, NuAGE Laser & Skin Care has compiled some of our favourite travel skincare tips.
Botox and fillers aren’t new players in the beauty game but they have never been as hot as they are now. It seems like these days, everyone and their mother (and their mother’s mother) are getting injectables. While the products have been around and used cosmetically for over a decade, we didn’t dare utter a word about the enhancements for years.
Danielle is the beauty & health blogger behind the locally based blog I’m Loving This... On I’m Loving This… Danielle shares helpful beauty and health tips in addition to product reviews. On her blog, you’ll discover everything you need from how to get healthy, need-to-try beauty tricks, and shopping tips to the products that let her down. Read More