Antioxidant Serums

One of the most important steps of your skincare routine is often one of the most overlooked: using a topical antioxidant treatment. Antioxidants can not only stimulate collagen production, revealing a more youthful and taut complexion, but they also play the vital role of preventing sun damage. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, here’s a list of Tribeca MedSpa’s most loved antioxidant products.

TMS Approved Antioxidants:

• SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF–  This antioxidant serum shields cells from environmental damage by penetrating to the deeper layers of the skin. This product also promotes collagen production, causing a more radiant, firmer complexion with daily use. Phloretin CF should be applied in the morning only.

• SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic– This antioxidant serum protects skin against photoaging, while also stimulating collagen production. This serum should be applied in the morning and will reveal lightened, brightened and tightened skin with continued use.

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E– Unlike the others, this antioxidant should be used at nighttime. This serum neutralizes free radicals, protecting and strengthening the skin’s natural defense system.

• Obagi C-Clarifying Serum- This serum’s unique formula of Hydroquinone and Vitamin C is perfect for reducing pigmentation and promoting even skin tone. This product is available for both Normal to Dry skin types, and Normal to Oily skin types.

Pairing an antioxidant serum with your sunscreen creates the perfect team to defend your skin against sun damage. Read all about Tribeca MedSpa’s favorite sunscreens here.

Looking for more tips about staying safe in the sun? Click here.

Prevent and Protect

Summer is just around the corner, ladies and gentlemen! As the months get warmer, it’s time to dust off our sunglasses and store our coats out of sight. It’s also time to make sure we are prepared for the beach days, the vacations and the glaring sun. Here are Tribeca MedSpa’s tips and tricks for staying safe in the sun!

1. Include an antioxidant in your daily skincare routine. Pairing an antioxidant serum with your sunscreen creates the perfect duo to combat sun damage. Topical antioxidants not only have anti-aging properties, but they can also reverse existing sun damage while preventing any future damage. Antioxidant serums allow your skin to soak up the nutrients it needs to protect itself against free radicals and other molecules that cause damage to the cells. Antioxidants also stimulate protein synthesis which accelerates cell turnover, correcting any existing sun damage. Typically, an antioxidant should be applied to the skin after cleansing and toning, but before any serums or creams. Stay tuned for a post all about Tribeca MedSpa’s most recommended antioxidants.

2.Avoid prolonged periods of sun exposure whenever possible. Although sun exposure is harmful at all times of the day, all year long, the sun’s radiation is strongest during 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Look for a shaded area to stay and wear a sunhat or baseball cap to reduce direct exposure to your face.

3.Wear Sunscreen! It’s extremely important to make sure that your sunscreen is broad spectrum, which is designed to protect your skin against both UVA and UVB radiation. We recommend an SPF of 30 of higher. Applying your sunscreen 30 minutes prior to sun exposure ensures that your skin is prepped to combat the sun’s damaging rays. It is also necessary to reapply your sunscreen every two hours, or as the specific product directs. We suggest keeping a small bottle of rose water on you, that way you can cleanse the skin between applications rather than slathering on layer after layer. Sunscreen plays the vital role of preventing sun burn, which can double a person’s risk of skin cancer, particularly melanoma, over time. Click here to read all about Tribeca MedSpa’s favorite sunscreens.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

For those of you who don’t know, today starts the beginning of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with over two million people diagnosed annually. Although it is the most common, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

The number one cause of skin cancer is UV radiation from sun exposure. Some less common causes of skin cancer include exposure to UV radiation from tanning beds, constant exposure to X-Rays, and exposure to certain chemicals.

Below is a list of Tribeca MedSpa’s most popular sunscreens, allowing you to stay safe and healthy while having fun in the sun!

TMS Approved Sunscreen

• Camille Cosmeceuticals Oil Free Sun Screen– This SPF 30 sunscreen not only protects the skin but it also hydrates with its unique formula of Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid. This quick absorbing sunscreen is oil free and fragrance free, so it won’t leave your skin clogged or feeling greasy.

• PCA Weightless Protection– Like the name suggests this sunscreen is extremely lightweight and has an SPF of 45. The sunscreen is also broad-spectrum, so it protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. This sunscreen absorbs quickly and is great for all skin types, especially those with oily or acne prone skin.

• SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense– This broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 50 blocks and reflects the sun’s rays. It also has a universal tint, so it’s especially great for those who want light coverage or have uneven skin tone. This sunscreen is also water resistant.

• MDSolarSciences Quick Dry Body Spray– This aerosol spray is especially great when on the go. This SPF 40, broad spectrum spray quickly absorbs into the skin and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. It is also non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog the pores. It’s particularly great for restless kids waiting to jump into the ocean! Click here to view MDSolarSciences’ Mineral Sunscreen stick, which makes applying sunscreen to the face quick and easy (especially if your hands won’t be 100% clean and germ free!).

Make sure to keep up with blog posts all month long for more tips on how to prevent sun damage and keep your skin looking and feeling healthy!

Product Spotlight: SkinCeuticals Biocellulose Restorative Masque

SkinCeutical’s Biocellulose Masque is not only an excellent biweekly replenishing mask, but it is also specifically formulated to facilitate the recovery process after abrasive or irritating treatments. This sheet mask’s unique fabric acts as an artificial skin barrier, allowing for breathability while restoring skin’s moisture.

This sheet mask is an excellent treatment for:

• Traveling (Our Tribeca MedSpa staff loves to use this sheet mask on flights to combat dehydration and clogged pores!)
• Women who are pregnant (This mask is completely safe to use for women who are pregnant or nursing, and soothes any discomfort cause by hormonal skin.)
• Anyone who has dry, dull or irritated skin, and is looking for immediate hydration.

It can also alleviate any discomfort and provide relief to the skin:

• Post laser treatments
• Post chemical peels
• Post sunburn

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Let’s face it: We’ve all been trying to find the perfect gifts for Father’s Day, which always seems to sneak up on us! This year, Tribeca MedSpa wants to make celebrating the special men in your lives a whole lot easier for you. Take advantage of our Father’s Day Promotion, for every $200 you spend on dad, you’ll receive $50 off your next treatment. Shh… He’ll think it’s for him, but it’s really for you! Below is a list of Tribeca MedSpa’s favorite must-haves for men, sure to put a smile on Dad’s face!

Treatments:

Laser Hair Removal: Alright, ladies: this one’s really for you! Lately, more and more men are turning to laser hair removal to either remove or thin out unwanted, pesky hair. Tired of that hair on your man’s back? Our medical providers will work with your loved one to customize a treatment plan that will best achieve your desired look!

Customized Facials: We all know dad would never do this for himself, but dads need time to relax too! At Tribeca MedSpa, all of our facials are completely customized to one’s skincare concerns and needs. Our Tribeca Classic Facial will detoxify, nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it looking healthy and rejuvenated.

Neurotoxin Injection: Treat your loved one to one of our three neurotoxins, Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, sure to reveal a refreshed and younger appearance by targeting fine lines and wrinkles. After all, men want to turn back the hands of time as well!

Products:

LifeLine Eye Firming Complex: A favorite among men, this eye cream is packed with peptides derived from non-embryonic stems cells proven to nurture both collagen and elastin production. Made with vitamins C and E, along with caffeine and hyaluronic acid, this eye cream will treat common signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles while also promoting a firm and bright eye area. This cream has been receiving amazing feedback from men, both for its noticeable results and its easy application process.

Regenica Repair Complex: This repair complex is the perfect after-shave, sure to leave skin nourished and silky smooth. This lightweight cream is specially formulated to accelerate cell renewal, and is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin.

DNA Citrus Burst Gel: This all natural cleanser is popular among men, not only for its refreshing citrus scent, but also for its nourishing properties. Formulated with organic oils, such as Grapefruit, Lime, Tangerine and Lemongrass oils, this cleanser is sure to leave your man’s skin feeling both smooth and hydrated.

PCA Weightless Protection: This lightweight sunscreen is the perfect gift to protect the skin all summer long. This sunscreen is broad spectrum, with no scent or chalky feel, making it a must-have for everyone! Sunscreen should be the last step in everyone’s skincare routine, all year round. Read more about Skin Cancer Awareness here.

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You Are What You Eat!

We all know that our health and even our moods are often reflective of our diets. But many of us don’t realize that what we eat can have a significant impact on our skin’s health and complexion. Whether you’re trying to combat breakouts or premature wrinkles, changing your diet ever so slightly may just be the jump-start you need to improve your skin’s overall appearance. After all, beauty comes from within. Here are Tribeca MedSpa’s top foods for a radiant complexion:

Berries: Well-known as a great source of antioxidants, berries can also protect skin from premature aging. The many antioxidants and vitamins in berries can combat free radicals, preventing future skin damage. Berries such as blueberries are also noted for their anti-acne properties, preventing blemishes, opening clogged pores and tackling harmful bacteria.

Citrus Fruit: Citrus fruits such as lemon, orange and grapefruit are packed with antioxidants and vitamins such as Vitamin C. Vitamin C not only hydrates skin, but it also reveals a brighter, more radiant complexion. Vitamin C can also reduce signs of aging by deferring wrinkles, discoloration, and even sagging. Fruits such as grapefruit and lemon are also thought to boost and energize one’s metabolism.

Spinach: Spinach is a great super food for your skin. Not only can spinach reduce visible signs of aging, but it can also repair damaged cells, stimulate collagen production and reveal healthy, glowing skin. Eating spinach daily can also leave dry, dull skin feeling hydrated due to its high water content. Nutrients such as Vitamin K help reduce inflammation, as well as the appearance of dark under eye circles.

Avocado: Avocado is a wonderful and effective natural moisturizer for dehydrated skin. Its high concentration of Vitamin E can nourish dry skin, revealing a supple finish. Avocado is also thought to prevent free radicals, reducing skin’s vulnerability to sun damage and other environmental damage that could cause fine lines and wrinkles.

Green Tea: Rich in antioxidants, green tea not only reveals a glowing complexion, but it is also proven to prevent skin cancer. In many cases, drinking green tea can also help protect your skin from sun damage and premature wrinkles. Aside from its amazing skin benefits, green tea can also lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease and boost your metabolism, igniting a healthy, new you!

Eat up!

“Will I be bruised after my injection?”

One of the top questions we get here at Tribeca MedSpa is, “Will I be bruised after my injection?” Well you asked and we listened! Here are Tribeca Medspa’s best tips to combat bruising after a Neurotoxin injection, such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, or a Dermal Filler injection:

Before the Injection:

1. Avoid licorice root, fish oil supplements, aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen (i.e. Advil, Aleve, Motrin) for at least one week before your injection.

2. Avoid excessive amounts of alcohol and green tea one week prior to your injection.

3. Take an herbal supplement such as Arnica Montana or Bromelain during the week leading up to your injection.

Post Injection:

1. Continue to take any herbal supplements like Arnica Montana and Bromelain for as long as you like after the injection. At this time, you may also begin to take any anti-inflammatory medications again.

2. If you do bruise, use Regenica’s Recovery Gel to quickly heal the affected area. This smoothing gel is packed with natural anti-inflammatory agents including Arnica, Vitamin K and Aloe Vera, proven to reduce signs of bruising.

3. Icing bruises with a cold compress for one day after the injection, and then with a warm compress in the following days can also reduce signs of bruising.

New to injectables? Schedule a complimentary consultation today!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Not only is May Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s also the month in which we get to celebrate the most influential women in our lives: our mothers! Whether you want to show some love to your mother, your godmother, or those second-mothers who made you who you are today, Tribeca MedSpa has got you covered. Here are some perfect ways to show some love to the significant women in your life:

TMS’s Mother’s Day Gift Card: This Mother’s Day promotion is the perfect way to show mom you’re thinking of her. For every $100 you spend on a Tribeca MedSpa gift card, we’ll add $25! These gift cards can be used on any service, so they’re perfect for a little pampering and rejuvenation! (Is your mom not the only one who needs a little pick me up? We won’t snitch if you buy one for yourself!) Purchase one here.

BabyFoot: This amazing new product has been trending all over talk shows lately! BabyFoot is an at home chemical peel that sheds the dry and cracked layers of your feet. This treatment exfoliates and moisturizes your feet leaving them as smooth as a baby’s! Purchase here.

LifeLine Eye Firming Complex: LifeLine Skincare’s innovative technology uses human growth factors in their products to accelerate cell turnover. This unique formula not only stimulates collagen production, but it also improves visible signs of aging. Apart from its anti-aging properties, this eye cream is also great for reducing puffiness and dark circles. Purchase here.

Rose Water: Let’s face it–Rose water is simply a must for any holiday. Perfect for all skin types, you can never go wrong with this versatile, Holy Grail product! Read all about rose water’s benefit’s here.

The Wonders of Rose Water

Roses are red, Violets are blue
Everyone needs rose water to refresh and renew!

But really, the list of rose water’s benefits goes on and on. There are so many different ways to use it, and the more I talk to people, the more I discover just how versatile this product is. Rose water is not only soothing, but it is also antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and extremely hydrating. Here’s a list of rose water’s many uses:

Daily Toner: Rose water is commonly used as a toner, directly after cleansing. Spritz some rose water on a cotton ball and wipe all over your face. This will leave the skin balanced and hydrated, while also prepping your skin for the rest of your regimen by removing any excess dirt.

Pre and Post Workout: Keep a small bottle of rose water in your workout bag. Either spray it directly on your face, our wipe your face down with a soaked cotton ball, both before and after your workout. This will cleanse your skin, preventing sweat from clogging your pores and preventing breakouts for those who have acneic skin.

Pick-Me-Up: Keep rose water in your purse as well; take it with you whenever you’re on the go. When your skin is feeling tired, dull, or dry, spray some rose water directly on your face to instantly feel refreshed. Your skin will feel rejuvenated, revitalized and hydrated. This is especially perfect during the hotter months, when were constantly out and about in the heat. Rose water’s scent is also very calming and soothing to many. Pro-Tip: Try keeping some rose water in the refrigerator. The cold mist wakes up your skin and is even more refreshing!

Combat Redness: Rose water’s anti-inflammatory property definitely comes in handy more often than you’d think. Use rose water before and after waxing or shaving to eliminate redness and to clean the area. Any other time your skin feels irritated and aggravated: rose water is the answer!

 

Purchase Rose Water Here.

Spring Into Action

Whether you’re defining “spring” as the season between winter and summer, or as a sudden leap or jump towards something, there’s no denying that these Spring months are the perfect time to revamp your life. Between cleaning out your closet, your living room, your storage unit or even that one bedside drawer you keep throwing everything into, it’s easy to forget about your skincare routine. Here are Tribeca MedSpa’s favorite ways to rejuvenate for Springtime!

Start Your Morning Off Right: One of the simplest things to do in the morning, yet somehow also the hardest, is to drink a full glass of water right when you wake up. Not only does this rehydrate your body after a good night’s sleep, but it also leaves you feeling more refreshed, boosting your body’s natural energy. Many people don’t realize that this also kick-starts your metabolism, preparing it for the rest of the day to come. Try adding some lemon to your water for even more benefits, like boosted immunity and anti-inflammation.

Rose Water: There’s no better time to start using this essential than right now. Spring’s inconsistent weather conditions can often leave skin feeling dry, clogged and dull. Rose water’s hydrating and soothing properties are perfect for this time of year, whether used as a refreshing mid-day pick-me-up or as an antibacterial toner. (Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post all about the wonders of rose water. Warning: it’s addictive!)

Antioxidant: Applying an antioxidant is one of the most commonly overlooked steps in a skin care routine, but easily one of the most important. Using a serum with Vitamin C every morning can lighten, brighten and tighten the skin. And the benefits don’t stop there. One such as SkinCeutical’s Phloretin CF will not only prevent future sun damage, but it will also help combat and correct existing damage, perfect for preparing your skin for the upcoming summer months. SkinCeutical’s CE Ferulic helps promote collagen production revealing a youthful complexion, while protecting skin from environmental aging.

Dermaplane: Dermaplane, dermaplane, dermaplane! One of our top treatments, dermaplaning, is excellent on its own or combined with other services (like a hydrating facial, laser treatment, or even a chemical peel). Dermaplaning manually exfoliates any dead skin cells and ‘peach fuzz’ on the surface of the skin, revealing a glowing, smooth complexion. Dermaplaning not only allows products to penetrate deeper, but it also aids in a more flawless application of makeup− perfect for a fresh, new you!

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