SPF, Which Number is Your Number?

S…………Sunscreen…. Don’t leave home without one.

Sunscreens are a very personal choice.   Scent and texture are a big factor in choosing your favorite daily dose of sun protection. This again is one of those products where it might take a few tries to get it right.  How it feels and how it works with your makeup can effect your choice but one choice you should not make is to not wear one at all. Even on cloudy days the sun rays can filter through the clouds and do their damage.
Have you seen the picture of the truck driver who did not wear sunscreen while driving his truck for many years? This picture made it’s way into the media. The aging damage was so definitive on the side of his face closest to the window . That picture alone makes a strong argument for finding a sunscreen that is right for your life style and more importantly one that you will use daily.  Do all you can to find a SPF that’s right for you and keep that sun damage away.

Antioxidants–Who needs them?!


Antioxidants who needs them?? Simple answer. Everybody!
An antioxidant will protect your skin against the effects of free radicals which are the principal aging villans.  Regular use of an antioxidant will help healthy cells stay strong.Typically antioxidants are used only in the morning.  And better yet, the Vitamin C & E Complex from SkinMedica feels silky smooth going on your face which makes a great primer for your makeup. This is a very simple step in your regiment for long lasting results.


Don’t go to bed without this one? Retinoids!!

R………….Retinoids or Retin A….. A Girl’s Best Friend!

Retinoids are a very serious and important part of my regiment.  I try not to go to bed without some sort of Retinoid on my face!
There are several choices you could make when deciding what is best for you.  My choices have simply been made by trial and error, but , with great rewards.  Let me explain.
Retinoids come in two different forms, retinol and tretinion (Retin A).  These two  forms are made in different strengths. Choosing one or the other would be determined by how aggressive you desire to be.
Their job is to speed up your cell turnover which can slow considerably as we age.
For this product to work correctly there is possibly some peeling to expect.We usually try to start with the mildest strength while moving up to a stronger strength  until you  find the desired results for you. Go ahead and peel a little, sometimes that’s the only way to get to younger looking skin.

At The Martin  Center we have both Retiniods and Retin A  from two different companies, OBAGI and SkinMedica.  I like what both of these companies have to offer. When deciding what is best for you come by the office or send me an email and I will help advise you on the best choice for your skin.

Growth Factors?

G——-Growth Factors.. just what are they?  They come in many forms as it seems every company is jumping on that  band wagon.  My opinion is that the best are made from human proteins.  Growth Factors make your skin “think young”!  Give me a super size of the stuff!! Right?

Anyway, Growth Factors with consistent use will bind with healthy cells to increase elasticity and build collegan.  We have two growth factor products that I just love.  SkinMedica’s TNS Essential Serum and TNS Recovery Complex, applied morning and night can wake your tired skin and give you a glow your girlfriends will notice!………………pam

Interested?  give me a call at the office.  I can mail you these products and get you started towards beautiful skin. 251-344-7474

Getting Started on Good Skin Care?

Are your confused about all the product lines screaming out for your attention?  Do you want effective products that will be game changers in you regimen?

If you said yes to the above questions this is your turning point to skin care success!

There are so many products available today.Picking the right product can be overwhelming. I am encouraged by my experience at The Martin Center to say that choosing the right product can make a big difference in your skin’s appearance and health.
Skin care can be simple and effective.
But, to make skin care effective and simple you need to be deliberate and consistent with the products you choose. I can’t stress enough that your products can’t do their job if they are left on your bathroom shelf!
Let’s start with the basics. Again, keep it simple and effective.

G-Growth Factors
S- Smile ( every face needs one)

Have I got your attention? I will start breaking it down in my next posts. We’ll start with Growth Factors, and work our way to that smile you will have on your face after you start loving your skin:)

Our Fall Event was Wonderful!

The  fall event for The Martin Center was this past Tuesday. It was a huge success. Wow — I just wanted to say it was wonderful to see so many sweet faces. I think everyone had a great time, I know I did.  Also, thanks to everyone who chatted with me about the QuickLift!!  It was fun talking with each one of  you.  Ya’ll really are a great bunch of girls!  I can’t wait for the next time to get together!……………..pam