It’s Summertime!!!

Who doesn’t love spending time in the sun?! Planting or working in the garden, laying by the pool, or just hanging out outside with family and friends. We all love it! But the sun can cause so much damage to our skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies so we MUST protect it. Here are some signs or symptoms of sun damage.
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4 Made-Up Makeup Myths Wiped Clean

4 Made-Up Makeup Myths Wiped Clean

Myth 1: Choose Skincare Products Based On Your Age

Many products out there claim to be designed for specific age groups, such as treating wrinkles or age spots. The fact is age is not a skin type. If you do not find the right skin treatment you are likely to suffer the same skin issues for the majority of your life. An individual in their 50s can have the same skin issues and skin type as their teenage kid. Oily skin, dry skin and clogged pores do not have an age limit. However, starting the right skin care regimen as soon as possible is an effective preventative wrinkle treatment.  [Read more…]

Healthy Skin 2017: 4 Skin Care Myths Debunked


You can’t make a New Year’s resolution for healthier skin if you don’t know the facts behind some of the most common myths about skin out there. [Read more…]

4 Big Mistakes That Will Damage Your Skin


Your face is the first thing people see, it’s the first thing you see, so there is a tendency to focus skin care treatments towards the face. When our regime ends up in an acne breakout or we haven’t taken precautions against the sun there is a rush to try and fix the damage quickly because we want the confidence gained from nice skin. [Read more…]

Tips for Keeping Skin Healthy After 50


Unless you happen to have a miracle cure you’re not sharing, women (and men) start to show their age at some point after 40 years old. It’s not a crisis. The spots and wrinkles are simply the effects of living a full life. If you are concerned about how well your skin will fare after you are over the hill, there are a few tips to help. [Read more…]

Skin Care Through the Seasons


The transition from one season to another takes its toll on your skin. Thinking that you can go from spring to summer and summer to winter without changing your skin care routine is naïve. The elements play a factor in how much moisture your skin has. [Read more…]

Skin Care Tips and Tricks for Traveling

Sticking to a skin care routine while traveling is tricky. That’s bad news because traveling takes a toll, and good skin care is essential. Here are skin care tips to help you look your best while traveling.

Skin CareMoisturize

The right moisturizer is paramount when you travel. Choose something rich and nourishing if you’ll be flying. Being on an airplane is particularly drying and it can leave your skin parched. If possible, choose a moisturizer that offers sun protection and reapply often. You’re likely to be more exposed to the sun while you’re vacationing.

Get a Handle on Oil

Dealing with oil is a major skin care concern. It becomes a bigger problem when traveling to warmer climates. As this tip proves, skin care doesn’t have to be complicated. Just bring along rice papers or blotting papers. They are light, easy to carry and handily absorb excess oil.

Apply Lip Balm Often

Any good skin care routine needs to include the lips. Choose a moisturizing lip balm that can tuck into your purse or pocket. You’ll rely on it heavily while in vehicles and buildings that turn up excessive heating and cooling systems that can leave your lips dehydrated.

Stick to Your Cleanser

With luggage fees going through the roof, it’s more important than ever to pack light. However, your typical cleanser is essential to your healthy skin care routine. Pack it along with you, choosing a trial or sample size if possible. This helps minimize breakouts and other skin care concerns while you’re away.

Get Plenty of Rest and Water

Good sleep and adequate hydration are vital parts of your skin care routine. It’s tempting to stay up late while vacationing and forego the water, but make a point of hanging on to these components of your skin care regimen.

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For more information about our treatments and services, or for advice about taking care of your skin while traveling,  call Summit Skin and Vein Care in Lee’s Summit at (816) 533-4398.

Skin Care Myths You Can’t Fall For

Did you know that the skin is your body’s largest organ? Taking care of your skin ranks high in importance for a number of reasons. It protects you from bacteria, minimizes water loss, and protects blood vessels, nerves, and organs like the lungs, kidneys, and heart.

Skin CareWhere skin care is concerned, there are common misconceptions that need debunking. In fact, the following thoughts about skin care are fictitious:

• Tanning booths are safe – Sunbathing regularly can lead to skin cancer and can prematurely age skin. Tanning booths are no different. In fact, they’re worse because UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin.

• Higher SPF sunscreens provide better protection against the sun – This type of product only provides protection from UVB rays and sunburns. It does not protect against UVA unless it contains mexoryl, oxybenzone, avobenzone for UVA protection or titanium dioxide. A minimum SPF of 15 is needed as well, so make it part of your skin care routine.

• Sunscreen is unnecessary on cloudy days – UV rays are present even when the sun isn’t around. For maximum protection, follow this skin care regimen: apply sunscreen every day and reapply it every two hours after swimming or sweating. Don’t buy into the idea that makeup with SPF protection is enough. Apply sunscreen and your choice of foundation together as a precautionary measure.

• Scrubbing with soap keeps skin clean and healthy – This is not necessarily true. The more you scrub, the more you remove protective oils and barriers from your face. This can leave certain skin types red and prone to rashes. You may want to ditch this skin care regimen for something healthier and less drying.

Contact Summit Skin and Vein Care

Now that you know the difference between fact and fiction, taking care of your skin is easier than ever. Follow the tips listed above and cultivate healthier skin care habits. After all, can be hard to reverse damage once it’s been done. Simplify your skin care routine by knowing what does the most harm and what does the most good.

For more information about skin care myths, please contact Summit Skin and Vein Care today at (816) 533-4398.

Three Ways to Love Your Skin Again

Skin CareIt often seems as if the skin is the first part of the body to show signs of aging. With hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, it’s easy for people to look older than they are. The good news is that there are ways to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Here are some ways you can love your skin again.

Healing for Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a major concern. The condition is often triggered by sun exposure. Hyperpigmentation is treatable, usually with IPL, Fraxel, chemical peels/microdermabrasion or even topicals.

Minimizing Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are perhaps the most common skin concern. That may be why there are so many treatments for fine lines and wrinkles available. Fine lines and wrinkles can be minimized by using physician-grade skincare products with alpha-hydroxy acids. People looking for more comprehensive treatment for wrinkles may want to look into microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing, both of which are performed in-office. Chemical peels can also help with fine lines, as well as injectables or fillers.

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It’s possible to love your skin at any age. For more information about our treatments and services, call Summit Skin and Vein Care in Lee’s Summit at (816) 533-4398.

Six Spring Healthy Skin Tips: Keep Your Skin Shining

healthy skin sagging kansas cityWinter has quite the reputation for making skin dry, cracked and brittle. Everyone is thankful, then, when spring rolls around and their skin starts looking more beautiful, fresh and healthy again. Healthy skin doesn’t usually happen on its own, however. Use these six healthy skin tips and enjoy beautiful, youthful, touchable skin once again.

Healthy Skin Tip #1: Exfoliate

Start by exfoliating away the dead, dry skin cells that have been accumulating all winter. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub and small, circular motions to gently brush away dead skin cells. Do this about three times a week.

Healthy Skin Tip #2: Moisturize

Replace your skin’s moisture by using a great moisturizer once or twice a day. For healthy skin, choose a moisturizer with sunscreen for daytime and a repairing night cream for nighttime.

Healthy Skin Tip #3: Wear Sunscreen

Once the weather turns warmer, you will likely start spending more time outside. Protect your skin from the increased sunshine by wearing sunscreen every day. This is one of the most important ways to achieve youthful, healthy skin.

Healthy Skin Tip #4: Pamper Your Feet

By the time spring comes around, many women find their feet are dry, cracked and calloused. Get your feet ready for sandal season by soaking your feet, removing any callouses and painting your toe nails a bright, fun color.

Healthy Skin Tip #5: Shave Your Legs

Spring’s warmer weather means shorts and the necessity to shave your legs past your knees once again. Shave after you shower and exfoliate, so you get the smoothest, closest shave possible. Do not forget to use lotion afterwards to lock the moisture in your new smooth, healthy skin.

Healthy Skin Tip #6: Replace Your Make-up

Toss the dark make-up colors you wore in the winter in favor of lighter pastel shades. Not only will this help you feel more ready for spring, but it will keep bacteria from growing in your makeup and spreading to your face as well.

At Summit Skin and Vein Care, we want your skin to stay healthy throughout the year. We offer top quality skin care, cellulite treatment and many more services!

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