Spring Special

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Spring is upon us. The flowers are blooming, the grass is growing, everything is becoming fresh and new. Now is a great time to revitalize your winter damaged skin with a PCA skin peel with our spring special now through April 30. Click here to schedule an appointment for a peel and receive $20 off a treatment plus a small trial size PCA skin care product.

Is dry skin keeping you in?

dry skin relief bar

The featured product of the month is PCA Skin Dry Skin Relief Bar. This gentle cleansing bar soothes and supports dry skin. With the combination of humectants and antioxidant ingredients, this bar is specially formulated for anyone with dry skin. I have recently started using it and I am amazed by the results. For more information regarding this product or to order click here.

Dry Skin

dry skin relief bar

Winter is here! Have you noticed a change in your skin? Is it dry, cracked, itchy or flaky?  Do you suffer from psoriasis or eczema? PCA Dry Skin Relief Bar might be the answer to help reduce or eliminate your dry skin challenges. Ingredients include:

Resorcinol – is a flaking agent, Pumpkin Seed Extract – provides vitamin A to the skin, Pumpkin Seed Oil – is rich in essential fatty acids and nutrients, Honey Extract – is a natural humectant that helps moisturize skin, Lecithin – is a lipid that is required by every cell to remain supple, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) – is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin and emollient ingredient, and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice – is a purifying ingredient best known for its softening and soothing benefits.

If you would like more information on this or any other PCA Skin Products click here.

It’s only skin deep

epidermis

Did you know that the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin) has 5 layers and that each layer has a special function to make our skin healthy and beautiful?

The Stratum Basale contains keratinocytes that divide and are responsible for epidermis growth and melanocytes that protect against UV rays.

The Stratum Spinosum is home to square shaped cells that rise upward and flatten out as natural cell turnover occurs. This layer also contains Langerhans Cells that aid in the skin’s immune function.

The Stratum Granulosum consists of melanin granules that are compressed into a thin layer. This is often the darkest layer of the epidermis. This layer acts as a protective shield to the Stratum Basale and Stratum Spinosum.

The Stratum Lucidum is a clear layer composed of transparent cells (keratin) in which light can pass. These cells are only present in the palms of the hands or soles of feet.

The Stratum Corneum is the top layer of the epidermis. Tightly packed dead skin cells are constantly being shed and replaced in this layer. This layer contains Natural Moisturizing Factor and is responsible for keeping the Stratum Corneum hydrated.

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