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       Tips to Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage   Posted by   Staff   Orchard Hosp. on July 19, 2018     The sun is a powerful force and too much fun in the sun can lead to serious consequences. Experiencing a sunburn and the pain and peeling that follow is enough to know you want to avoid it ever happening again. It’s easy to remember to slather on the sunscreen during the summer months, but we often forget the importance of intentionally protecting our skin year-round.  The sun itself isn’t a bad thing. It’s one of the main ways we get our vitamin D – known as the sunshine vitamin – which supports a healthy immune system, keeps our bones and teeth healthy, helps regulate insulin levels, and supports lung function and cardiovascular health. However, it's important to be intentional about protecting skin from sun damage.   Why you should protect your skin   Sunburns are painful, but they aren’t the only danger of being in the sun too long. Too much exposure to the sun can lead to   heat exhaustion  , dry, wrinkly skin; premature aging of the skin; brown or red spots on the skin; and even skin cancer. But these dangers can be easily avoided using the following sun protection tips.   Tips to protect your skin from sun damage    Wear sunscreen every day.  This tip is intentionally listed first because it’s the most important! A broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation and has an SPF of 30 or higher is your best protection against the sun.   Pay attention to your surroundings.  Surfaces that reflect the rays of the sun – such as water or sand – can increase your chance of getting a sunburn. If you’re spending time around water, sand and even snow, reapply sunscreen more often - once an hour is a good rule of thumb.   Limit sun exposure.  The sun’s rays are the most intense between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so it’s important to stay out of direct sunlight during these times.   Avoid tanning . Whether you’re sunbathing in the actual sun or using a tanning booth, you’re still exposing yourself to harmful UVA rays. There’s no such thing as a “healthy tan.”   Understand side effects of medication.  Certain medications can cause you to be more sensitive to the sun, including some antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, antifungals, blood pressure medications, and some types of chemotherapy. If you’re taking medications, make sure you know of any potential sides effects.   What to Do If You’re Concerned   If you’re concerned about a spot on your skin, or anything else out of the ordinary, it’s important to seek the advice of a health professional, such as a dermatologist or your general practitioner. You can also visit your local health care clinic.

Tips to Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage


Tips + Recipes for Glowing Skin


from B3 Magazine

Glowing Skin

We all know that eating healthy food is good for our bodies, but did you know it also plays a major role in your skin’s health? According to naturopathic doctor Trevor Cates, what you put inside your body can often be reflected on the outside.

In her new book, Clean Skin from Within: The Spa Doctor’s Two-Week Program to Glowing, Naturally Youthful Skin, Dr. Cates explains that while good nutrition doesn’t necessarily translate to good skin, there are certain types of foods that could either help or hurt your odds. For example, “if you eat foods that are pro-inflammatory, they can trigger ‘skinflammation,’ or internal inflammation that shows up on your skin,” she says.

Check out Dr. Cates’s tips for how to “trEAT” a few of the most common skin conditions, plus a recipe for a skin-healthy (and super-delicious) smoothie.


“Eating high-glycemic-index foods raises your blood sugar, which increases insulin, which, in turn, leads to excess sebum production and androgen activity,” notes Cates.

“All of this triggers acne breakouts.” Some of the most common culprits: white bread, shortgrain white rice, sugar, and pretzels.

How to trEAT it: Reduce your sugar intake and eat more balanced meals, plenty of cruciferous vegetables, and probiotic-rich foods, such as yogurt.


Hormones and pro-inflammatory foods can cause flare-ups—think fried food, bagels, chips, sugar, and anything with corn syrup.

How to trEAT it: Eat anti-inflammatory foods, like wild salmon and olive oil, take probiotics, and try to lower your stress levels (hint: barre3can help!).


“High blood sugar can cause glycation issues, which speeds up the aging of your skin,” Cates says. Oxidative damage and nutritional deficiencies can also contribute to the issue.

How to trEAT it: Wear zinc oxide-based sunblock and eat antioxidant- and vitamin C-rich foods.

This skin-loving smoothie recipe from the book also happens to be absolutely delicious. A win-win!


The avocado adds a creamy texture—just don’t blend for too long, or its consistency will thicken, resembling mousse. Beets are rich in vitamin C and fiber and contain betaine, which helps decrease inflammation and supports detoxification.

1 cup organic unsweetened almond milk

1⁄2 cup peeled, sliced raw beet

1⁄2 cup frozen cherries

1⁄4 avocado

1 Tbs. flaxseed

1 tsp. fresh lime juice

1⁄4 tsp. pure vanilla extract

In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy cold! 

Struggling with your skin? Contact us for a complimentary consultation. 949-335-7546


Are "Fat Burning" Injections Right For You?

Are "Fat Burning" Injections Right For You?

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Are you on a journey to find natural solutions to help you lose weight quickly? Supplying your body with the right nutrients are vital to your success for a healthier leaner body. These "fat burning" injections may be just what you're looking for.  

MIC (“Fat Burning”) Injections and Their Role in Weight Management

MIC is an acronym for the compounds:  L-Methiomine, Inositol and Choline.  These are lipotrophic agents which help with the breakdown of fat during metabolism in the body. Many weight loss clinics call them “fat burning” injections.

As part of a successful medical weight loss program including our own,  physicians add MIC injections as a therapy to augment a patient’s weight loss experience.  

Lipotropic injections help move fat out of the liver. Equally, some accelerated  hormone based weight loss programs enhance their MIC injections with associated fat burning compounds such as Cyanocobalamin, or they add additional injections to complement their MIC injection protocol, such as injections of B6 and/or B12.

L- Methionine is one of eight essential amino acids that are the building blocks for proteins but which cannot be produced in the body.  Aside from injection or ingestion as a supplement, L-Methionine can be found in meats and diary products, as well as spinach, potatoes, Brazil nuts and sesame seeds.  L-Methionine is useful in the treatment of liver disease and is a recommended supplement for vegetarians.

For weight management, L- Methionine helps the body process and eliminate fat.  It is a required amino acid in the production of cysteine and taurine, which help the body eliminate toxins.

Inositol  is a carbohydrate, but is not considered a sugar, and was once considered a member of the vitamin B complex, however, since the body is able to synthesize it, it is not a classic vitamin.  It is also found predominantly in fruits such as cantaloupe and oranges, as well as bananas, kidney beans, raisins, and peanuts.

In the management of weight, inositol, when used in combination with other B complex vitamins, helps the liver break down fats in the body, and when used in combination with other compounds in a MIC injection, especially choline, inositol forms lecithin which is known to aid in the metabolism of fat.

Choline is considered an essential nutrient that, while produced in the liver, is generally not produced in sufficient quantities.  Like inostiol, it is often grouped within the B complex of vitamins, although it is not a true B vitamin.  Choline is required in the regulation of the kidneys, liver and gallbladder.

As part of a weight loss program, choline is essential for fat metabolism, it functions as a methyl donor and it assists detoxification reactions in the liver.

Soybeans along with eggs are two of our best choline-based food sources, as well as beef liver, cauliflower, tofu and almonds.

Interestingly, the components of a MIC injection, especially inositol and choline, have been found to improve mental function, improve feelings of depression, and as part of a successful physician supervised medical weight loss program, MIC injections are typically given weekly for the duration of the program.

Do They Work?

The answer is…. it depends. Many clinics sell these as “fat burning” injections, and many people think they dissolve fat. But the science behind the MIC injections do not support that claim.  What they do is help the liver process fat cells that have already been broken down by the body, they do not break down fat cells themselves.  So in conjunction with a rapid medically supervised weight loss program that breaks down fat cells, they do indeed help the liver process those fat cells out of the body.

The bottom line is that if you are not doing anything to break down your fat cells (ie medically supervised weight loss program), these injections will not help you lose weight or kill fat cells.

To find out if you're a good candidate for these "Fat Burning" injections, contact Nicole or Elizabeth our registered nurses at Newport Beach Skincare Center for a complimentary consultation at 949-335-7546. 


Announcing The Next Level of Beauty

Some of the best beauty, health and wellness professionals have teamed up with the talented RN's and Dr. Sam Sannoufi who's vision for Newport Beach Skincare & Medical Weight Loss Center is to create a space that incorporates the best skincare, body and wellness treatments with cutting edge science and technology blended with a beautiful relaxing spa-like atmosphere to take your beauty and health to the next level. 

We offer an extensive menu of services for skin perfecting, body sculpting, slimming, tightening and the best non-surgical beauty services incorporating state-of-the-art lasers, hair removal, dermal fillers, Botox, medical skincare treatments, vitamin B injections, nutrition and wellness therapies that will elevate your beauty and increase your overall health.

Our aim is to help you take your beauty and health to the next level in a way that suits your needs so we've expanded our offerings with services like:

  • Genetic Testing for weight loss to help give you the power to understand your metabolism, diet, cravings and response to exercise so you can stop guessing and start feeling good again. 

Genetic Testing using a simple cheek swab


  • Vascular Therapy Treatments designed to eliminate pain and increase micro-circulation, blood oxygenation, and the release of T-cell to support immunity

BEMER Vascular Treatment relaxing and effective

BEMER Vascular Treatment relaxing and effective


  • IV Vitamin Therapy - Intravenous Nutrient therapy that quickly circulates through your bloodstream and delivered to your cells where they are immediately available for use to replenish, rejuvenate and revive your skin and body

IV Vitamin Therapy - Replenish, Rejuvenate and Revive

IV Vitamin Therapy - Replenish, Rejuvenate and Revive

At Newport Beach Skincare and Medical Weight Loss Center our programs are medically supervised with a departure from the traditional sterile doctor office feel. You come to our center to feel beautify and get healthy.