• Winter Sun Damage
    Comments Off on Winter Sun Damage

    You need to use sunscreen in the winter for the simple reason the sun shines all year long. The most vulnerable places on your body during the winter are the face and hands. Many patients come see us to treat the dark spots that have appeared on the left side of the face from exposure to UVA rays while driving. In the winter, the sun’s heat is less due to the angle of sunlight, but the ultraviolet A and B rays are still strong enough to cause skin damage. When your skin is exposed to these rays it doesn’t matter what time of year it is. The ultraviolet rays can cause permanent skin damage.

    • Snow and ice reflect UV rays. Sure, it might seem gray outside, but snow and ice reflect the sun’s rays. This means you should keep your SPF routine up on a daily basis.
    • There’s a thinner ozone layer. Even though it feels colder outside, there’s actually more of the sun’s harmful rays hitting the earth’s surface and, yes, your skin
    • UVA rays penetrate glass and clouds. The power of UVA rays are the same on a dull winter day as they are on a summer one. They damage your skin, leading to aging and skin cancer. Because these rays can penetrate to  he deeper layers of the skin, they have more damaging effects on the skin structure causing loss of collagen and elasticity, resulting in sagging and wrinkling.

    An easy way to ensure proper protection is to use a foundation or day cream with an SPF of 25 or higher already built in. Jane Iredale has an SPF in everyone of their pressed bases, even their lipsticks have an spf! For a day cream that offers sun protection try CosMedics Daytime Moisturizer SPF41, it also provides much needed hydration during the winter months.

     

    Read more
  • What Is Sensitive Skin?
    Comments Off on What Is Sensitive Skin?

    Sensitive skin is categorized as skin that becomes inflamed under the surface (due to any one or combination of causes) that appears as irritation, discomfort, redness, itchiness, dryness and/or even breakouts. Sensitivity can occur at any point in life- some of us are born with sensitive skin that we never outgrow while others become more sensitive with age. It`s not uncommon to notice that the skin is more sensitive after washing, sun exposure, chemical peels or even using skin care products.

    Try our Instant Relief Balm for red, irritated skin. Its soothing anti-inflammatory antioxidant serum helps reduce the appearance of redness while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increasing collagen production.

    Read more

CosMedics

11526 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5K 0M8.
Copyright © 2017 CosMedics

 

Let’s Get Social

Contact Us

For CosMedics Clinic Services
Please Call 780-428-9333


For CosMedics Spa Services
Please Call 780-414-6401

Hours

CLINIC HOURS
Monday 9-4 Tuesday 9-3 Wednesday 9-4 Thursday 9-5:30 Friday 9-12


SPA HOURS
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10-5 Thursday 9-8 Friday 9-6 Saturday 10-4

* Note: The results of any cosmetic procedure may vary due to a variety of factors, and should only be undertaken under the guidance of a trained medical professional.

Back to Top