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The Road Map to Skin Rejuvenation

Nov 26, 2014 01:21PM
by Marisa Kahn

Is your skincare routine truly supporting what you want to see when you look in the mirror? Working with a licensed professional will help you navigate your way to understanding how professional treatments and quality at-home products synergistically improve skin health and appearance.

A treatment plan needs to be established to achieve long-term improvements. Professional treatments cause an acute inflammatory reaction that signals younger, healthy cells to move to the surface. Once the skin heals itself, you must repeat the process. This is called skin rejuvenation. Professional treatments are generally recommended on a two- to four- week cycle, depending on the level of correction that is needed.

While completing this treatment, it is critical to replenish the skin with nontoxic skin-building ingredients, even at home. Side effects from certain toxic ingredients cause chronic inflammation or allergies that ultimately disrupt the cycle of skin rejuvenation.

Caring for our skin doesn’t end here. The use of mineral makeup is a healthy enhancement. Mineral makeup is anti-inflammatory, helpful with sensitive, acne and rosacea-prone skin and safe to apply just after a professional treatment. It also provides a weightless barrier from environmental scavengers such as free-radicals.

Marisa Kahn is a licensed aesthetician and the owner of skINtuition, which recently opened in the heart of downtown Bethesda. The practice focuses on rejuvenating and protecting the skin by using clinical yet nontoxic products. For more info, call 240-800-4060 or visit


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