Skin Care Alert!!!

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I saw my dermatologist for a tiny spot on the side of my nose.I had waited almost a  month to see her as she could not see me sooner. The spot was red and came out of nowhere. I was really scared as I did not want cancer on my nose or anywhere for that matter. I have had so many clients lately who have had skin cancer on their face and it was so bad reconstructive surgery was necessary. So sad,painful and expensive too.

When I finally got in for my appointment she examined me from head to toe. When she got to my nose and I watched her look strategically on my nose with a little unit with light. She gave me the news! I was on pins and needles!

Th condition I have is not rare. It isn’t cancer it according to her is a tiny scratch on my skin from OVER scrubbbing or exfoliating. In my quest for healthy looking clean skin I scratched my skin in the process. OH HAPPY DAY. I flew out of her office with wings on.

LESSON learned? Ladies be careful don’t be so rough with your skin! Don’t over scrub,exfoliate,buff and more. Be gentle with the skin on your face and body.

Be in tune with your body and skin.

Develop a relationship with a dermatologist.You don’t want to wait until you have a problem. You want to have someone you can count on and call on.I get checkups every six months after having had skin cancer. A board certified dermatologist can see you for blemishes,sun spots,moles and serious conditions like pre-cancer and skin cancer.Get to the root pof the problem before it get worse or hopeless.

To find a dermatologist in your area go to:www.aad.org

#skincancersurvivor

Manicure MUST have!

My biggest beauty secret is to ALWAYS wear sunscreen! It is the best way to age less and protect your skin. It is NEVER too late to start using sunscreen. Not JUST for your face but your hands and body too.

But do you use it when you go for a mani & pedi?

I recently featured on TV ManiGlovz a set of awesome gloves for your hands! They are created by a woman and MADE for us to use when getting a gel or basic manicure. Made in the USA too!

They protect the top of our hands which show our age beside the eye area. The reason they are used is from the possible damage of the light systems they use when getting manicure. Something we don’t think twice about. But as a skin cancer survivor I simply had to enlighten and share this invention with you!

Featured in Allure magazine (our beauty bible)…And quite a unique creation. SAY NO to specks and brown spots on the tops of our hands. If you want to love,soften and protect your skin. So many other pretty styles to choose from.

You need to be all in and get a pair!

UV protection

One size fits most/stretchable

Retains shape

Machine wash cold/hang dry

Sun protection/while driving

Lightweight

My new go to…that I simply had to share with you!

#maniglovz #saynotoskincancer #manicure

http://www.maniglovz.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello Sunshine!

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Have you been spending time baking like croissants in the sun?

Or have you been  spending time doing different things in all places in the sun this season.

If you  have… perhaps a sunburn has come your way or worse yet …sunburn,red as a lobster,blistering and dreaded peeling.

Recently I showed  TV viewers simple home remedies you can do when you have had too much fun in the sun! So, I am sharing them with you. I LOVE THE SUN but got burned a few times. One was pretty bad. I also enjoyed the tan from a tanning bad. I cover up NOW and have never done it again. Really! Once you get skin cancer you never forget it. Neither does your skin. Your skin always remembers how you treat it and will show it too!

  • Apple cider vinegar: Take a bath in it. It will make you feel so much better. Fill a tub with luke warm or cool water and a cup of the apple cider vinegar.
  • Baking soda:Make a cooling paste with it and some water or take a refreshing bath in it with a cup of baking soda.
  • Fresh aloe or Aloe Vera gel are so cooling and take down the redness and heat from the burn.
  • Stay Hydrated with water,coconut water,sports drink or a skin loving drink called All Beauty Drink.
  • Cool Milk compresses on a washcloth or a cotton gauze pad work wonders.
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  • To calm the heat of your body from the burn fill a mini spray bottle with lavender oil and water. Shake it up and spray on the burn. You’ll cool off immediately!
  • You’ll FEEL BETTER and cooler in no time with my tips and easy home remedies and hopefully not blister and peel. If you do. Here’s what to do! An oatmeal and water bath will help with that itchy skin.
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Word to the Wise: Wear a SHOT GLASS worth of sunscreen. You”ll still get some color. Just be SMART and more protected. You don’t want face and body sun spots and those not so pretty wrinkles!

 

Girls Just Wanna Have Sun!

Don’t you just LOVE a sunny day?

It really makes me happier,think better and I know more productive.

How about you? What does the sun do for you?cropped-sunscreen-beach-2014-photo.jpgWhile I live in Florida. I spent more time at the beaches of New York and New Jersey shore than I do now.Crazy huh?After getting stung by skin cancer I just can’t spend a lot of time out there. Being in the beauty and spa business I really have to practice what I preach.

BUT when I do go here are a few of my fave things to take and do to make your day in the sun more fun.

  • At the top of my list I have to remind all you girls who are baking like cookies on the beach…to PROTECT yourself. Apply a shot glass size of sunscreen at least a half an hour before you leave.
  • Freeze fresh grapes and blueberries overnight and pack in snack bags to enjoy a refreshing treat at the beach. Watermelon (do not freeze)cubes is another cool you down treat.
  • Make your own fruit or vegetable infused water and put in a travel glass or bottle for sipping.

Examples: Kiwi and Strawberry slices or watermelon and mint. Get creative. But beware of citrus as it may interfere with your skin care and you can open the door to more sensitive skin in the sun = sun spots.

  • Apply a quarter size of almond oil to your hair and comb it back and up away from your face. Your hair will condition while you spend your day at the beach.
  • Give your feet  foot facial by taking a walk on the beach near the water. The WET sand is cheaper than any potion you can buy on the beauty store shelf.
  • Rub in sunflower or almond oil on your cuticles (hand and feet) your skin will hydrate while you beach.
  • Get some exercise and rev up that heart and walk or take a short run.
  • Bring out you inner child and build a mini castle or sculpture …it will exfoliate rough fingers hands too.
  • Hunt for seashells that might have a hole in them and create a necklace when you get home of it to remind you of your time. I have some from Hawaii and every time I wear or look at them I think of my awesome trip.Beautiful memories.

Have fun in the sun and protect that pretty face!

 

 

 

DOGGIE Gift Idea

Give your doggies skin some lOVE with this healthy treat! It isn’t to it but it is wonderful.Created by a woman business owner of course!

Still looking for  more gifts for your dogs Christmas stocking? Check out this!

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A Day at the Beach !

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If you don’t want to look older before your age…START a beauty regime and use a beautiful beauty secret…

A SUNSCREEN.

Want to lose elasticity,get more wrinkles,drier skin,sunspots,red splotches uneven skin tone and MAYBE get skin cancer…then you need to use it even more. This month is Skin Cancer Melanoma Awareness month. Be street smart! Be sun smart be careful guys and gals. As much as I love the sun and sunshine rays you need to be aware and BEWARE.

A day at the beach,riding a bike or taking a hike ALL need your TLC and skin love.

MY mantra ala Noreen Young says “Give your skin a hug with sunscreen.”

Your skin does a lot for you…LOVE it back!

http://www.stopskincancer.org

No sunscreen makes me want to scream!

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When you head out to enjoy the long 4th of July holiday weekend.

Don’t forget this…SUNSCREEN!

Whether on the beach,sunbathing,walking,playing golf,active in sports,bike riding,surfing,or on a boat. You need to be protected. And by the way just because you have a medium to dark complexion doesn’t mean you don’t need it.
ALL faces,bodies and skin types can get BURNED. Even BABIES need protection!!!

Now don’t get me wrong, you can spend time outdoors and escape for a beautiful walk on the beach. However,you’ve gotta protect your skin and your health! Don’t you?

I LOVVVVVE the way the sun kisses my face daily. I love spending time in the sun.But everything in healthy moderation and the right protection.I am a skin professional who simply wants to HELP you be sun smart.

My sister was diagnosed with Squamous cell skin cancer, my other sister was diagnosed with Melanoma and they don’t even spend time in the sun.They sunbathed just a little when they were teens.They never used a tanning bed and since they live so far from a beach they don’t spend any time at the beach or outdoors except to go in and out of their house door or car. Now,after their diagnosis they stay completely out of the sun and use sunscreen.

Skin cancer is on the rise.
It should be no surprise! MOST people are not skin smart these days.
Don’t be one of the not so pretty or fatal statistics.
Protect yourself!
LOVE that skin and body you’re in.
You’ll be glad you did.

What is SPF?

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SPF stands for sun protection factor and is a measure of the sunscreen’s ability to prevent UV rays from damaging the skin.

It takes 10 minutes for your skin to turn red when you are out in the sun,with SPF50 you can stay out in the sun 50 times longer before you begin to burn.Isn’t that amazing?

Don’t FRY NOW and PAY LATER!

What is a UV RAY? I know it sounds confusing but here is an easy answer. “UV” stands for ultraviolet rays. These invisible rays are a part of the energy that comes from the sun and can damage the skin,causing melanoma and other types of skin cancer.

UVA RAYS

Cause lasting skin damage,skin aging,& skin cancer.

UVB

Cause sunburns,sun damage and skin cancer.

I love a walk on the beach and had my days in the sun BUT… Take it from me I’ve had skin cancer.Protect Your skin!

Please COVER UP, Buttercup!

*I featured all kinds of products for practicing safe sun and getting a safe pretty tan.You can follow me at http://www.news4jax.com Type in my name NOREEN YOUNG in the search bar and video will come up!

Oh so November THANKFUL for lipstick!

They make my lips and me HAPPY! 

On any given day you can peek into my handbag and you will find up to eight lipsticks and glosses combined. Some for color some for conditioning. Whoever invented them years ago needs a big juicy  kiss~

Color me! Gloss me! Tint me! Soothe me! Nourish me! Paint me! Exfoliate me! Shine me!

I am so very thankful for LUSCIOUS  lipsticks,glosses and balms! 

They protect my pout, add color to my complexion, protect me from skin cancer of the lips! And wearing them make me more KISSABLE!

They make me go from plain to… just plain sexy

Do you love lipsticks like I do? SHARE with me. Talk to me!

I am a breast cancer survivor~

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a time you should make sure to book your mammogram. It’s also time to let you know not all breast cancer is in the breast. It is ON the breast. I am a breast SKIN  cancer survivor. I joined a club I didn’t want to join, has tons of members and no annual dues.

It all started with a brown spot like a cupcake chocolate dot decoration small and round but raised. I found it on my breast. I had no idea this would lead to SKIN CANCER called Squamous cell carcinoma. The day of my surgery ANOTHER spot appeared on the same breast. Hours in the operating room with Mohs Surgery a special kind of surgery just for this. $5,000.00 WORTH OF SURGERY and medical bills,terrified, I did not think I’d make it later. I am telling everyone I can tell or who will listen!

BE AWARE and BEWARE!

It can come from a bad sunburn when you were a child, a suntan booth or baking like a chocolate chip cookie in the sunshine!

Skin cancer is very sneaky…one is basal cell, the next type is Squamous cell and the last and most deadly is melanoma. It can pop up out of no where and look like a beauty mark…some may be but most likely will be some form of skin cancer. Wear sunscreen girls and guys! PROTECT your face and body. Get a check up yearly especially if you live in a tropical climate with lots of sunshine. While I love the sun… and sunbathing. I don’t ever want to go through this scare and health drama again.

I don’t feel very pretty anymore especially with my scars.

But I am happy to be alive!!!

I care about you and your skin health too! Take care of yourself. GUYS too!