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7 Dangerous Sunscreen Mistakes Not to Make This Spring Break

You know about sunscreen, of course. You walk down the aisles full of them in the supermarket. You see the commercials. You read about new formulas when they launch. Maybe you’re still making excuses not to wear it every day or maybe you’re following the rules and slathering on SPF without fail. But are you confident you’re doing the best you can to protect your skin?

With an increase of 20 percent in melanoma cases among Hispanics in the past two decades, it sounds like Latinas might be making more mistakes that we think we are. Keep scrolling to find out what the most common blunders are and how to avoid them from Flor Mayoral, MD, a dermatologist and L’Oréal Paris ambassador.

Could an Ultrasound Facial Be the Secret to a Flawless Complexion?

Skin care technology is always changing, but the most recent treatment to become popular isn’t exactly new. Our friends at MIMI Chatter just outlined why ultrasounds might be the solution to your complexion woes.

Color me naive, but I thought ultrasound machines were solely suited for the OB-GYN. Not so, according to master esthetician and founder of Elite Skin Care Liza Wong, who offers facial treatments with an exclusive sequential ultrasound facial machine.

This contraption has advantages over traditional ultrasound machines because of its varying wavelength, which more effectively stimulates collagen production deep in the skin. But what makes it different than your average facial? Tonianne Grobmyer , PA, explains, “The ultrasound skin-tightening device reaches deep under the skin, penetrating underneath the facial muscles. Lasers don’t even go that deep.” This treatment offers results like those of much more dramatic, invasive procedures, with none of the downtime.

The entire procedure feels more ticklish than it does painful, with high-speed oscillations courtesy of ultrasound waves. The experience starts with exfoliation. A lifting and hydrating gel is applied to your face and neck (much like the sonograms you’ve seen in the movies). The probes perform work to drain toxins and lift the skin, which feels warm, but not uncomfortable. To be honest, the whole treatment is surprisingly relaxing (especially since it looks somewhat scary) with visible results almost immediately. Wong exclaims, “Since most of my clients fell asleep during the treatment, I’ve nicknamed it the Sleeping Beauty Facial!”

Regular treatments are recommended for prolonged and long-lasting results.

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