The Latest in the Science of Skin Health

Firming Serum

Its very difficult to not get excited about the direction Dr. Zein Obagi is going with his skin science. His strong pathology background and then his frustration with his Dermatologist colleagues’s limited focus on the surface of the skin only, caused him to take skin science to a new level. I sometime wonder why I am surprised that his science keeps going deeper and deeper. The products and protocols he came up with are based on science and it shows. His philosophy is simple, if the skin is functioning properly then there is no disease. He really knocked this one out of the park. My next post with talk more about the science of this new product. Please feel comfortable, replying to this post or ask question. Contact me if your would like a Video consultation. Call as well at 561-6161-1001

What is Sensitive Skin?

On-Line Skin Specialist JoAnn Francis talks about sensitive skin

On Line Skin Specialist Serving Jupiter FL, Stuart FL, Wellington FL, Orlando FL, Tampa FL, West Palm Beach FL

What is Sensitive Skin?

Being in the Medical Skin industry for as many years as I have you can imagine how many times I’ve heard, “I have sensitive skin”, as if it was something they inherited. When someone says, “my skin is sensitive”, that really means the skin is weak and compromised. So, what causes skin to be compromised? How do we get the skin healthy again? ZO Skin Health offers a simple, comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining the health of your skin. JoAnn Francis Medical Esthetics is the #1 destination because we study the protocols put forth behind the science of skin health. JoAnn Francis is on Dr. Zein Obaji’s advisory board and gets the latest science available. But, before we get into the details on correcting the “Sensitive Skin” problem, let dive into what causes sensitive skin.

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What are some of the causes of compromised skin?

Compromised skin is skin that is not healthy. Just one example is skin that has been damaged by conditions such as UV Ray sun damage. This type of damage is accumulative. Simply put, every time you are exposed to the sun, you are damaging your skin. We all know the obvious and have been warned for years to stop laying in the sun, however most of us did not realize that the simple act of walking out to get your mail everyday can cause UV Ray damage to your skin. Two minutes a day of sun exposure translates to 60 minutes per month. And if you live in Florida like I do, you can see that over a few years you are creating skin that is unhealthy and riddles with ugly brown spot and potential pre-cancer cells. (I will discuss other types rays such as HEV and IR-A shortly).

Different types of damage

We start to notice this in our 30’s to recognize brown spots on our face. (A side note, when you see brown spots start to appear they are usually from sun damage accumulated over twenty years as mentioned previously). Skin that is damage by inflammation caused by trauma or heat is another contributor to sensitive compromised skin. A good example of heat would be a workplace environment such as restaurant cook. Excess Sebum, also known as oil or over active sebaceous glands, is the cause of acne which compromises your skin. You will find this mostly in the teenager years. Hormones in women during the monthly cycle will contribute to compromised skin. Free radicals which could be air pollution and other environmental conditions. All these and more are enemies of the skin.

As you can see, there are many conditions over time that can eat away at the health of you skin. The big question is, can sensitive skin become strong again and can some of the accumulated damage be corrected? The answer to this question is a resounding yes! With the latest and continuous breakthroughs in skin science, we can reverse the signs of aging and we can bring you skin back to complete skin health! Correction will be discussed later, but let’s talk a little more about other types of rays that damage the skin.

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HEV and IR-A damage

Is It Too Late To Reverse Damaged Skin?

Its never to late to late to go back to school, to start exercising or start an anti-aging protocol. More than ever, its easier to reverse the signs of aging with the science of skin health, which by the way, is rapidly changing on a daily basis. JoAnn Francis Medical Esthetics not only has the knowledge but has the very best protocols available today. The very first step in anti aging is to get your skin back to a healthy state. Once this is accomplished, the right protocol of products and treatments can be prescribe to start reversing the damage that has accumulated over the years. Comment below or call to learn the first step 561-616-1001

What is Healthy Skin?

Over the counter products

What is Healthy Skin? Great question! We are all concerned about maintaining a healthy, heart, lungs, kidneys and other important organs. The skin is no different. The ski care industry is a multi billion dollar industry. Unfortunately, most over the counter products fall short of their promises. The FDA spends little time controlling “over the counter” products. The reason? There is not enough ingredients in them to really do anything. In even simpler terms, they don’t need to be controlled because there is no risk to the public. They are fluffy, smell and feel good type of products. Visit JoAnn’s Website.

JoAnn Francis, Owner of JoAnn Francis Medical Esthetics

This being said, its important to know what healthy skin looks like. Dr. Zein Obagi describes it best. Healthy Skin is “Smooth, Firm/Tight, Even in color, Hydrated, Tolerant and Free From disease”. The first step in anti-aging is to know what healthy skin looks and feels like. What next? Withdraw from the idea that any over the counter Product is going to resolve any serious Anti aging skin issue. Feel comfortable calling, commenting or asking questions below. 561-616-1001

Let’s break down Dr. Obagi’s definition of health skin

More to come on this subject. Please ask questions or leave comments below.