五月是皮膚癌關注月!

皮膚癌是美國最普遍的癌症啊,你知道嗎?每年單單是在美國,便有超過 350 萬宗確診皮膚癌個案。據現時統計所指,每 5 名美國人之中便有 1 位會患上皮膚癌。

Glissandra 花了超過 20 年時間,致力硏究及發展我們的先進抗衰老產品。這段時間以來,肌膚的健康一直是我們優先重視的。五味子乙素這一天然複合物,就是我們主要成份的基礎。科學證明,它能幫助保護皮膚細胞免受有害紫外線的傷害。請按此處了解更多關於五味子乙素。

及早發現患上皮膚癌是提高存活率的關鍵。而教育對於幫助我們發現和治療還是在可治癒狀態下的皮膚癌這一點之上,實在非常重要。這正是我們想與大家分享一些關於皮膚癌的關鍵事實的原因,使我們可以共同對抗這致命疾病。

皮膚癌是什麼?

皮膚癌是皮膚細胞出現不正常生長。

皮膚癌可以分為兩類:黑色素瘤及非黑色素瘤。黑色素瘤便是最致命的一類。另外,你可能也聽説過基底細胞癌及鱗狀細胞癌,它們則是最普遍的非黑色素瘤。

是什麼引致皮膚癌?

當皮膚細胞的DNA損壞而身體未能把損壞修復好的話,就是皮膚癌了。暴露於太陽光下是皮膚癌的首要原因。不幸的是,如果你有皮膚癌的家族病史,你自行發病的好能性會比較高,但你仍然能以一些簡單的選擇來保護自己。

怎樣才能好好保護皮膚?

  • 避免使用日曬床 任何人都沒有正當理由把自己暴露於這樣的危險之中。 若你要堅持擁有古銅膚色,建議使用有害性較小的替代品,例如免曬類美黑產品或美黑噴霧。 (請務必遵照指示使用,因為這些產品也有自己的風險。) 最佳選擇當然應該是你與生俱來的自然肌膚!
  • 避開太陽最猛烈的時間 (上午10時至下午4時) — 如果你必須留在戶外,請算擇陰涼之處。
  • 選擇能保護你皮膚、頭髮及眼睛的裝束 長袖衫,長褲,闊邊帽和太陽鏡在保護你的同時也能讓你變得更時髦。
  • 使用耐水性的防曬品 能有效阻擋紫外線 UVA 和 UVB。 請緊記在曬太陽前至少 20 分鐘塗抹,而且隨後每 2 小時也要再重新塗抹。即使是陰天也須要防曬的!
  • 諮詢你的醫生或藥劑師 你服用中的藥物有可能使你的皮膚更容易受到陽光的傷害。

如何檢查自己的皮膚?

由於損傷是發生在皮膚表面上,所以一般在早期階段已能被發現。定期進行自我檢查是非常重要的。

一個簡單的方法是利用「黑色素瘤的 ABCDE」來記下要尋找什麼:

  • A: Asymmetry 不對稱
  • B: Border 邊緣
  • C: Colour 顔色
  • D: Diameter 直徑
  • E: Evolving 變化

如果你注意到你的痣或色素斑展示出以上的一個或多個跡象,請即聯絡你的皮膚科醫生。即使結果是虛驚一場也不用覺得不好意思。以防萬一的心態可能正好保住了你的性命。

了解更多

美國皮膚科醫學會最近發起了一項新的公眾認識倡議。其 SPOT 皮膚癌運動的口號「預防!檢查!活著!」鼓勵人們積極的照顧自己皮膚健康。我們鼓勵所有會員和朋友瀏覽美國皮膚科醫學會網頁去了解更多關於皮膚的知識。

「姿羨Glissandra」用家Pino 先生的用後感

Pino先生的背景資料:

白種人

約75歲

季節性的雪鳥 – 冬天時逃離寒冷,到加州棕櫚泉打高爾夫球及網球

禿頭,戴著一頂帽子,但頭頂皮膚有非常嚴重的疤痕和色素沉澱

以下是來自Pino Storelli 先生,不經任何編輯的兩封信件原文翻譯:

給我們的第一封信件:

「由於我禿頭又喜愛戶外運動,因此我頭頂皮膚嚴重曬傷的問題已經持續了好一段長時間了。我曾試過用很多防曬產品,但對於發紅的皮膚及擴大的汗班毫無幫助,有時還會導致水泡和疤痕。我的皮膚脆弱到只要輕碰就會出水泡。另外我的皮膚亦開始產生鱗片。

自從使用了「姿羨Glissandra」的精華素以來, 我頭頂皮膚的狀況已大為改善。為確保得到最大的保護,在陽光下運動之前,我總會額外多塗一層精華素(尤其當我在頗常逗留的加州時)。水泡問題消失了,受傷的疤痕也癒合了,就連色素沉澱亦改善了不少。」

給我們的第二封信件:

「不久前我給你們寄第一封用後感時,有件事情我忘了説的。當我的頭頂皮膚痊癒了之後,我因為有點自滿了而一直在拖延補充庫存的訂購,所以我停止了使用精華素一段時間。當我看到我的皮膚又開始惡化時,我又再繼續使用精華素而皮膚也逐漸恢復之前的狀態。我不打算讓那樣的事情再次發生...」

Beauty buzzword: BB cream

Half a century ago, a German dermatologist concocted an ointment to treat skin that had undergone harsh cosmetic procedures. Dubbed a “blemish balm” or “BB cream”, the creation gained popularity in Asia, with Korean customers leading the way.

Now, BB creams are all the rage in North American, as major brands launch their own version of the multi-tasking hybrid that aims to bridge the gap between skincare and cosmetics.

It’s hard to believe that any product can replace all the steps in your skincare routine without compromising the effectiveness of each. But when we compare the claims made by BB creams with the proven benefits of the Glissandra Serum, it’s clear that Glissandra has been developing its own interpretation of a BB cream in the decades of research behind its potent Serum.

Glissandra Serum is powered by Glissandrin™, a patented suite of health-promoting compounds extracted from the Schisandra berry. This youth-preserving fruit has been the foundation of thousands of years of traditional Chinese medicine, and its potent extracts are now the subject of intensive study in Western medicine, as scientists search for a sustainable way to maintain the function of the body’s organs as we age.

Let’s take a look at how the Glissandra Serum, with Glissandrin at its core, stacks up against BB creams.

BB Cream Glissandra Serum
Smooth skin after cosmetic treatments 
  • Originally created to treat skin after cosmetic treatments.
  • Health-promoting properties of its key ingredient encourage the repair of skin cells after significant trauma.
  • Assists in suppressing inflammation and increasing the resistance of skin cells against adverse environmental factors, including light used in laser treatments.
Moisturize the skin
  • Contains commonly used ingredients to temporarily add moisture to the skin.
  • Helps inhibit the enzyme responsible for the depletion of collagen to promote skin’s supple, well-hydrated appearance.
  • 100% of clinical trial participants reported finding Glissandra Serum to be moisturizing.
Protect from the sun 
  • Includes SPF to protect the skin from sun damage.
  • Empowers skin cells to prevent damage from exposure to harmful solar radiation (UV rays).
  • Enhances skin cell’s inherent antioxidant levels and helps to suppress the biological activities that contribute to photo-aging.
Primer 
  • Creates surface for the application of additional layers of product.
  • Enhances skin health to create a smooth and supple canvas.
  • Highly lipid-soluble formulation readily penetrates the skin by passive diffusion, a natural absorption process, to prime the skin for cosmetics.
Even skin tone and hide blemishes 
  • Limited range of tinted formulations, which function as a light-coverage foundation and concealer by masking uneven skin tone.
  • Creates a healthy, even skin tone and reduces the appearance of blemishes and age spots.
  • Minimizes the need for heavy concealers and foundations that can exacerbate existing skin conditions.
  • Enhances mitochondrial function by helping to increase ATP production, promoting skin health, and iimproving cellular metabolism to treat blemishes at the cellular level.
Save time 
  • Designed to minimize the time spent during one’s daily beauty routine.
  • Effectively replaces multiple steps in a skincare regimen.
  • Fights mitochondrial decay by boosting the natural ability of skin cells to counter antioxidative damage, resulting in healthy, radiant skin.

Healthy, young-looking skin is now within reach; we simply need to shift the focus from covering skin to creating naturally beautiful skin at the cellular level; from fighting symptoms to addressing the root cause of skin issues, mitochondrial decay. Before jumping on the BB cream bandwagon, consider how you can achieve real, sustainable results from products that put skin health first.

Update re: a letter from a customer and fan

A couple of weeks ago, we shared a letter from a customer who found great relief from acute sunburns on his scalp after using Glissandra Serum. Pino has since written again to share a lesson he learned about staying vigilant with sun protection.

When I sent you my testimonial a while ago, I forgot to mention that after healing my scalp I became a little complacent and stopped using the Serum for some time as I kept procrastinating ordering a new supply. When I saw my scalp starting to deteriorate again, I resumed the Serum application and gradually it restored my scalp skin as before. I don’t intend to have that happen again…

As we move into the spring and summer months, with long days of glorious sunshine, it is important to continue using the proper products to protect our skin from harmful UV rays.