Treating Young Skin Article
BiON educator Krista McKowen had her most recent article “Taking Care of Young Skin” published in the Spa Mexico Magazine. Here is the link to read the magazine online. The article is on page 24.
Pharmacy leaders commit to antibiotic stewardship
Interesting article last week about antibiotic resistance. We here all the time that people have this problem with BP. That is one reason we do not use BP in any of our products. Here is part of the article:
Pharmacy leaders commit to slow the spread of drug-resistant infections. Decreasing use of antibiotics for acne treatment would be beneficial.
Several pharmacy organizations and leading drug store chains revealed new initiatives to help combat antibiotic resistance at the White House’s “One Health Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship” on June 2.
The event, convened by President Barack Obama, brought together pharmacy organizations and retailers such as Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart, along with more than 100 human and animal health leaders involved in antibiotic stewardship. The leaders, which also represented hospitals and healthcare systems, pharmaceutical companies, and human and animal health organizations, are committed to antibiotic stewardship “to change the way antibiotics are currently prescribed and used to slow the spread of drug-resistant infections,” according to a statement released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Routine use of oral and topical antibiotics for acne can lead to drug resistant bacteria. “Reducing antibiotic resistance has emerged as an important public health issue, and it should be a priority for the nation and even around the world,” stated Kathleen Jaeger, senior vice president of pharmacy care and patient advocacy for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores “Pharmacies and pharmacists have a strong track record of helping patients take medications correctly to promote better health and public health, and promoting antibiotic stewardship is entirely consistent with that aim.”
BiON educator Krista McKowen had her most recent article Shedding Light on New Sunscreen Protection Ideas published in Dermascope Magazine. Here is the link to read the article
Wedding Blemish Tip
We hope you do not…… but if you do have a blemish that pops up right before your wedding, this tip will be a life saver. The following method will help to get rid of the blemish more quickly. Purchase a box of Epson salts (about $3) at the drug store. Following cleansing in the evening, mix about 1/4 cup of the salt with 2 cups of very, very warm water in a clean bowl or sink. While leaning over the mixture, soak a washcloth with the Epsom water and lift it up to your face, pressing lightly against the affected area or areas for about 5-6 seconds. Repeat this process again and again for 3-5 minutes. When finished do not rinse and allow the skin to air dry. Then proceed with the rest of the evening regimen. Do this on a daily basis until your special day.
Management of Rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that is characterized by diffuse central facial erythema (flushing, redness and flares), telangiectasias (small spider veins below the surface of the skin), and, in a smaller percentage of the cases, papules and pustules. Rosacea is most likely to occur in a fair skinned, middle-aged woman but can be seen to a lesser degree throughout the general population. The most common types of rosacea are Erythematotelangiectatic and Papulopustular. Both types have persistent erythema, vasodilation and inflammation while Papulopustular has acne like papules and pustules.
Certain factors act as triggers that can cause flare-ups. A National Rosacea Society survey reported that 81% of rosacea patients exhibited flares with sun expose, 79% had flares with emotional stress and 75% had flares with hot weather. Other potential flares include hot and cold weather, wind, hot bathes, heavy exercise and alcohol consumption.
When treating Rosacea, it is important to look at several different areas of skin health management and daily care. A recent National Rosacea Society study states that rosacea skin is more susceptible to irritation and that 82% of rosacea patients report being sensitive to common skin care products. Rosacea patients have an epidermal barrier defect that results in an increase in water loss through the epidermal layer that results in dehydrated skin and increased sensitivity and irritation. To help combat these problems, patients should avoid toners, exfoliating products and astringents. When cleansing the skin it is recommended to use a fragrance free (not unscented) non-drying synthetic cleanser that also exhibits an antibacterial action such as BiON’s Bacteriostatic Cleanser. Washcloths, brushes and louffahs must be avoided. The skin should be patted dry and a hyaluronic acid or silicone based moisturizer, such as BiON’s Moisture Complex, should be applied immediately. Moisturizers should also be applied before the application of make-up and sunscreens. Chemical block sunscreens may cause irritation, therefore a physical block sunscreen, especially one containing moisturizers and anti-oxidants such as BiON’s Titanium Dioxide Sunscreen, are recommended.
Daily application of the proper sunscreen, using a high quality moisturizer and washing with the proper skin cleanser are three basic steps that all rosacea sufferers need to make part of their regular skin care regimen.
BiON’s newest mask is an enzyme exfoliation mask made from natural pumpkin with antioxidants and moisturizers for a wonderful spa experience.
New collagen building serum that was designed to be used with or without micro needling.
Dark circles and puffiness around the eyes are dramatically reduced with BiON’s inclusion of soy rice peptides to this new product.