SKIN CARE IN BIRMINGHAM
The skincare industry has rapidly expanded over recent years in Birmingham. Anyone who wants to find a huge array of skincare and cosmetic treatments, from the latest products and gadgets will be able to find them in Alabama.
ALABAMA SKIN CARE CLINICS
It doesn’t matter what type of skincare or cosmetic treatment in Birmingham, Alabama you’re looking for. You’ll be sure to find something to help you. You’ll find all of the following beauty therapies on offer in Alabama, including:
• Massage therapy
• Hair removal
• Laser photo rejuvenation
• Body contouring
• Botox and fillers
• Infrared therapies
• Skin care
• Cosmetic surgery
• Spray tanning
• Day spas
FEATURED SKIN CARE CLINICS FOR BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
Offering laser hair removal, skincare and massage therapy, alongside proven acne treatments and botox, Seiler Spa offers their clients professional skincare treatments using the latest cutting edge technology in clean, friendly surroundings.
From laser to cosmetic treatments tailored to each client’s needs, the dermatology clinic at Skin Wellness serves the Greater Birmingham area of Alabama and is staffed by professional doctors and clinicians.
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SKINCARE DIRECTORY FOR BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
200 Cahaba Park Cir
Birmingham, AL 35242
Birmingham, AL 35242
250 Inverness Center Dr
Birmingham, AL 35242
3411 Colonnade Pkwy # 300
Birmingham, AL 35243
2100 16th Ave S,
Birmingham, AL 35205
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SKINCARE TRENDS FOR 2018
The skincare industry is evolving all the time with new innovations and products launching each year. Not to mention the never-ending stream of trends created on social media. 2016 began the anti-pollution revolution in beauty, 2017 was the birth of spiritual skincare and probiotic products, alongside renewed conversations on diversity in the beauty industry. So, what can we look forward to in 2018?
• Get behind the masks: With selfies taking over and the rapid rise of social media trends, face masks are here to stay. But 2018 will see face masks reach a new level. It’s predicted that masks will quickly become more sophisticated and we will see more masks for the body – arms, chest, hands and breasts. These masks will target specific problem areas, particularly ageing skin. With 3D-printed eye patches to erase crow’s feet and self-dissolving micro-needle masks containing hyaluronic acid, we should never undervalue face masks again.
• Treat your body like your face: Body skincare is predicted to become as important as facial skincare. You will soon see an increasing number of body cleansers, acid exfoliators, moisturizers and serums for the body hit the shelves.
• Environmentally-friendly products and packaging: The beauty industry hasn’t always been credited with a positive eco stance, but 2018 looks likely to be a significant turning point. More plant based plastics are expected to be used, along with glass, as consumers have increasingly become aware and concerned of the harm to the environment from plastics, particularly when not disposed of properly. Despite being the most used ingredient in the beauty and skincare industry, it’s expected that less water will be used following concerns that demand could one day outstrip supply.
• Skincare supplements: Experts predict that more of us will see supplements form part of our skincare regime from 2018. Whether taken in tablet, powder form or mixed into our favorite smoothie, many of us will turn to supplements to give our skin an additional boost.
• Beauty and skincare tailored to you: We are promised that from 2018 we will see more beauty treatments and products that will put us first. From makeup to skincare, the industry sees it as no longer one size fits all.
• Gender neutral beauty: While we’ve been offered unisex, or gender-neutral fragrances for some time, finally the beauty and skincare industry is catching up. From his and hers haircare products to gender-neutral beauty, it’s about what the product can do, not who it’s for.
• Cannabis skincare? The legislation of Marijuana in LA has led to a flurry of research on the effects of on the human body. It’s been widely acknowledged for the medicinal benefits, but it’s been discovered that it also offers a calming and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. We can expect to see the launch of some cannabis-based brands and products in 2018, including a perfume.
COMMON (BUT SOMETIMES SERIOUS) SKINCARE SINS
We don’t always do the best for our skin and in fact, sometimes we don’t even realize that our regular beauty and skincare routine could be doing more harm than good to our skin. Here are 3 of the most common skincare mistakes – which ones do you do?
Sin 1: Not exfoliating regularly and using the wrong exfoliant. Exfoliation is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Using a facial scrub three times a week will really help your skin. But if you don’t always remember to exfoliate, then use an exfoliating acid serum before you moisturize before bed, three nights a week. An acid serum contains glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids and when left on the skin overnight, will deeply dissolve the glue that bonds dead cells together. You should see brighter and smoother, clearer skin in the morning.
Sin 2: Not using sunscreen on your neck. Most people remember to apply sunscreen to their face, or a moisturizer containing SPF, but neglect the skin on their neck. And when it comes to application, you can’t do it sparingly. For example, applying an SPF 50 sunscreen sparingly, may only offer the same protection of an SPF 4 sunscreen. So, think of your neck as just an extension of your face and give it the TLC it deserves.
Sin 3: Using the wrong skin routine to care for adult breakouts and wrinkles. For people aged between 25 and 35 this is often one of the most common skincare mistakes. They still get clogged pores and breakouts, but also notice the fine lines and wrinkles too. Their skincare routine often just addresses the breakouts, for which they use strong, drying acne products. Or, they are using heavy anti-defying products. To treat all your skin’s needs, first try to understand how to prevent your specific adult hormonal breakouts. Then look for a gentle salicylic acid exfoliant to use before your put on your light moisturizer. Also, use a sulfate-free cleanser, alcohol-free toner, along with oil-free serums, to create a healthy, gentle skin care routine that will balance your skin and help it look fresh and clear.
LOOKING AFTER YOUR SKIN THIS WINTER
There’s no doubt that the dry winter months can wreak havoc on our skin, leaving it in need of some extra TLC. To keep your skin healthy and glowing all year round – and especially during winter – here are some handy tips:
• Moisturizer is your best friend. Choose a thick moisturizing cream for the body and apply straight after showering in the morning and before bed.
• Read the ingredients list. Look for a moisturizing cream with ceramides, which will help repair the skin’s barrier. This helps to lock in moisture into the skin and stop it drying out.
• Be careful with drying medications. Certain anti-aging serums and topical acne medications can be extremely drying for the skin. Try to use sparingly during the dry, winter months and always apply your moisturizing cream afterwards.
• Remember your sun protection. Avoiding direct sun and using sunscreen is just as important during the winter as the bright months of summer. Always apply sunscreen to your hands and face each morning and try to wear a hat when outside during day.
• Get any persistent dry spots checked out. If you have dry, flaky areas on either your face or body which don’t improve despite moisturizing, make sure you get them checked out. Some inflammatory skin conditions can appear as dry patches, so best to get checked out as soon as possible.
During the winter months it’s even more important to take care of your skin. Dry scan can be uncomfortable and itch, flake and crack and sometimes even bleed. You may even find your fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. So, keep your skin nourished and moisturized and it will stay looking and feeling great, ready for the summer.