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Benefits of vitamin D

Sunshine Vitamin: The Benefits of Vitamin D

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Vitamin D is well known as the vitamin that gets produced in your body due to sun exposure. You might get a healthy dose of vitamin D from doing some yard work on a sunny day or cooling off by the pool with the kids. Certain foods can help produce vitamin D in your blood. While we know where vitamin D comes from and how to get more of it, what are the actual benefits of this sunshine vitamin, and how can it help our bodies? To help answer these important questions, we’ve compiled a list of some of the major benefits of vitamin D and how to spot a deficiency in your diet.

Keeps Skin Healthy

One of the benefits of vitamin D is that it can help prevent your skin from ageing prematurely and treat certain conditions, like eczema and psoriasis. Since your vitamin D intake is part of a healthy diet, it also contributes to your overall skin health. Vitamin D not only encourages skin growth and renewal, but it also helps the immune system overall, which has major benefits for your skin. Since vitamin D is thought to reduce inflammation, it may even help with acne for some. At Clearview MediSpa, we offer many anti-ageing skin treatments that can complement your healthy diet and vitamin intake to maximize results and get the glowing skin that you deserve.

Fights Depression and Anxiety

Another major benefit that you can get from vitamin D is an improvement in your mood. Vitamin D is a great option for helping with mood disorders or anxiety since many people with these issues have been found to have vitamin D deficiencies. It may also prove that there is a lot of truth behind the thought that going outside for some fresh air and sunshine actually helps fight depression.

Helps Prevent Diseases

Vitamin D can ward off diseases like heart disease, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and even the common flu. As mentioned before, it can even combat autoimmune disorders, like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Helps with Weight Loss

Are you dreaming about your summer body and shedding that extra weight gained over the holidays? Luckily for you, vitamin D may help you in your quest to lose weight and keep it off. In one study, those who took vitamin D with calcium supplements lost more weight over a period of time than those who did not. It’s worth a try after all, isn’t it?

Improves Sleep Quality

Have you ever had a full day in the sun and felt completely exhausted afterwards? Perhaps you didn’t even do much but noticed that the sun can drain you and leave you feeling tired and sleepy. While this is primarily because the sun can dehydrate you and your body has to work extra hard to keep you cool, it could also be from all that vitamin D you get. Vitamin D has been known to improve sleep quality and quantity. It is especially good for those with sleep issues and insomnia. A vitamin D deficiency could mean that you are getting less sleep and having more disrupted and unusual sleeping patterns.

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

A vitamin D deficiency can present itself in many ways. Some common symptoms include weak bones, muscle pain, hair loss, and more. If you have a vitamin D deficiency, you are also more at risk for bone diseases, such as osteoporosis. Those who spend most of their time indoors or live in big cities with pollution may be more likely to have vitamin D deficiencies, as they may not get a normal amount of vitamin D exposure through the sun. People who have darker skin may also have less vitamin D intake through the sun, as more melanin means less vitamin D can be absorbed. If you are concerned about having a vitamin D deficiency, then you may want to visit your doctor who will conduct a blood test or X-ray examination to determine if you have a deficiency and, if so, how severe it is.

Recommended Amount of Vitamin D

While vitamin D can be sourced from the sun, it is better not to increase sun exposure to boost your vitamin D levels. This is because the sun can damage skin cells and cause sunburn, which can lead to premature ageing and skin cancer. If you are experiencing a vitamin D deficiency, you should consider taking supplements or increasing your daily intake of foods rich in vitamin D. The daily recommended amount for an average adult is 600 IU (international units), or 15 mcg. This amount varies based on your age, as adults over 70 years generally need more.

Conveniently, you can find many daily vitamins on the market that include vitamin D. You will want to be wary of consuming too much vitamin D as well. This overconsumption can have side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and increased blood levels. Kidney failure is a more serious side effect of too much vitamin D.

Foods with Vitamin D

If you eat right and incorporate nutritious foods into your diet daily, supplements are just the cherry on top (if needed). Some foods to increase your vitamin D intake include:

  • Egg yolks
  • Shrimp
  • Salmon and seafood
  • Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Cod liver oil
  • Fortified milk, yogurt, and orange juice

Now that you have the breakdown of vitamin D and why it is essential to your diet, you can make better-informed decisions about the foods you consume and your daily sun exposure. Remember that while it is considered the “sunshine vitamin,” there are other sources that can help provide your daily dose of vitamin D safely and without sunburns, leathery skin, and premature wrinkles. For more information on vitamin intake and anti-ageing skincare, please call Clearview MediSpa at 416-445-2639 or contact us here.

FORMA skin-tightening treatment

The Advantages of Getting a FORMA Facial

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In this day and age, firm and youthful skin is only a treatment (or two) away. Luckily, you don’t have to get used to or become complacent with seeing wrinkles and saggy skin in the mirror. You have options! A FORMA skin-tightening treatment is a revolutionary wrinkle-fighting treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to firm the skin, stimulate the production of new collagen, and smooth out problem areas. Read on to discover what exactly a FORMA facial from Clearview Medispa is and the benefits it could have on your skin.

What is a FORMA facial?

A FORMA facial is a radiofrequency thermal treatment that targets fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and sun-damaged/uneven texture. FORMA works by contracting the skin and stimulating collagen production, which leads to firmer, lifted skin without the need for invasive surgery or drastic measures. FORMA can essentially imitate the effects of a mini-facelift, giving you a more toned and contoured look. It can be used to target under-eye wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead lines, the neck area, and more. Results can be immediate, depending on the location and severity of the problem areas being treated.

Benefits of a FORMA Facial

While the main benefits of a FORMA facial include the results of glowing, firm skin, many other advantages set this treatment apart from other similar wrinkle treatments. We’ve highlighted some of the main ones below, so you know what to expect if you choose FORMA for your next anti-ageing skincare appointment.

Non-Invasive with No Downtime

One of the main advantages of FORMA skin treatment is that there is no downtime. The treatment can be completed in as little as an hour, depending on the area being treated and how big it is. If you are worried about fitting treatments into your schedule, you can rest assured that you will be able to complete each session during your lunch break or in between work meetings. It’s also a painless treatment; the most that you will feel is a tightening or warming of the skin as the treatment begins to work and target problem areas. Your specialist here at Clearview MediSpa will recommend some aftercare instructions, but other than that, the procedure is relatively simple and safe for most people. Rather than spend thousands of dollars on costly surgeries that could mean weeks of recovery, try FORMA at Clearview Medispa today and start reaping the benefits of this advanced, non-invasive treatment.

Long-Term Results

Of course, night creams and serums can work well and provide good results. However, many products on the market today require continuous use and effort. You have to remember to use these products daily and integrate them into your skincare regime without fail. With a FORMA facial, not only can you notice results with just one treatment, the results are long-lasting and are noticeable for years. While we recommend completing a set of a few treatments for the best results, these results can last between 6–10 years, depending on your age group and the severity of your wrinkles. If you are a younger patient with minimal skin issues and only fine lines, it’s normal to see noticeable long-term results with just one treatment. More treatment sessions may be recommended for mature patients, but the results will last just as long, if not longer.

Targets Multiple Areas

Another benefit of the FORMA skin tightening and wrinkle treatment is that its use is not limited to just the face and neck. It has been proven to work wonders on other areas of the body as well, including underarms, the stomach area, thighs, hips, and more. With FORMA, you no longer need to worry about saggy skin on your body or how you will look on vacation in your new bikini. FORMA has given many patients that confidence boost that they needed to feel comfortable about their body. Just as FORMA tightens and lifts the face, it can contour and firm areas of the body for a more toned and youthful look. It’s great news for many people, but it doesn’t mean you can skip the gym altogether. The best results come from a combination of a healthy diet and lifestyle, daily exercise, and FORMA skin tightening treatments.

Safe for All Skin Types

Are you worried that FORMA might not be for you? Perhaps you have sensitive skin or have been told before that certain treatments might not give your type of skin the desired results. Luckily for you, FORMA is a wrinkle treatment that can work on just about any skin type. If you are unsure if FORMA is right for you, our specialists can help assess your skin to determine the best treatment and course of action. Being safe and non-invasive, FORMA is usually a good option for the majority of candidates looking for firmer, smoother skin without going under the knife.

If these benefits weren’t enough to convince you to try FORMA to improve your complexion, Clearview MediSpa is now offering a complimentary FORMA facial for a limited time only. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy smooth, glowing, and wrinkle-free skin. This offer is available to any current, returning, or new patients. No purchase is necessary to enjoy this complimentary service; however, limited appointments are available, so please act fast if you would like to give FORMA a try.

Our specialists would be more than happy to assess your skin concerns and give you more information on this revolutionary wrinkle treatment. For more information or to schedule a complimentary session and consultation, please call Clearview MediSpa at 416-445-2639 or contact us here.

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