Our most frequently asked questions
Which ingredients should I avoid if I have sensitive skin?
Understanding your skin is the first step to taking the best care of it. Did you know that all skin can be sensitive at times, and when your skin is sensitive you’ll need to take extra care. It is best to avoid harsh products with chemicals that are to abrasive and acidic. Too much exfoliation can do more harm than good on sensitive skin.
How can I tell the difference between rosacea and adult acne?
Rosacea, most commonly seen in both men and women between the ages of 30 - 50, afflicts about 13 million Americans. It is often mistaken for adult acne. The condition generally begins with redness in the center of the face that gradually spreads to the cheeks and chin, with the appearance of tiny pimples on/or around the reddened area. The pimples associated with rosacea are often accompanied by thin, red lines caused by enlarged blood vessels on the surface of the skin. It is not uncommon for the face to flush after eating spicy foods, or drinking coffee, tea or alcohol. Acne, on the other hand, tends to primarily appear along the oil glands and hair follicles. While there is no cure for rosacea, there are creams available to reduce the redness. Photo Rejuvenation and Rosacea treatments are available to treat the effects of prolonged rosacea.
If I have a lot of freckles can they be removed or lightened?
The first step in minimizing the appearance of your freckles is to use daily a (UVA and UVB) sunscreen which will prevent further darkening of the freckles. A sun protection (SPF) of 15 or higher is recommended. A mild chemical or glycolic peel can help to reduce the visibility of freckles. Try using a skin lightening cream to lighten the pigmentation on the face or body.
What is melasma and how do I treat it?
Melasma or chloasma is a brownish discoloration of the face that occurs most often in women. The brown color often fades in winter and gets worse in the summer. Pregnancy (mask of pregnancy) is the most common cause of melasma. Women who are taking oral contraceptives are at risk of developing melasma. Sunlight is a major factor in the development of melasma. When treating melasma limit yourself to sun exposure, use a SPF daily and try a series of glycolic peels and a skin lightening cream to help reduce the discoloration of the skin.
I am suffering from menopause and I don't understand why my skin is changing, what do you suggest?
Hormones are mostly to blame for skin changes as we age. Hormones are chemical messengers produced in organs such as the ovaries, adrenal glands, and thyroid glands, and all have an effect on our skin and tissues. Women reach menopause in their 40s and 50s and estrogen and testosterone is reduced. As our skin changes due to menopause it becomes drier with increased wrinkles, the elasticity and collagen is looser and some women have mild break outs. First, drink plenty of water. Second, get plenty of rest. Third, make sure that you are using the proper skincare products to reduce further breakouts and wrinkles. And fourth, try a corrective facial treatment for your skin type.
The skin on my face looks dull, which treatment of facials do you recommend?
Healthy skin is an essential part to natural beauty. Diet plays an important role to maintaining the health of the skin. Dullness in the skin comes from the lack of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that your skin needs to function on a daily basis. When recommending the right facial Yon-ka skincare and its facial treatments has all the nutrients your skin needs. Try a deep cleansing to reduce build up of dead skin cells along with a warm clay mask to enhance the beauty within you.