Waves of Skinspiration

About us. Meet Elena!
This company wouldn’t be complete without the other half of the brilliant duo. On this Friday is Easter weekend, allow us to introduce you to Elena. Hey everybody! My name is Elena Avila and along with my sister, Heather, I...
About us. First up, Heather Dyer CNP

Who are the founders of Save the Wave Skincare? We thought we would introduce you to them on a person level, one at a time, from a person point of view. By knowing us personally and understanding where our skin and self-care passion comes from, our new and existing customers should be at ease trusting the validity of our brand, our integrity and our medical training in order to create a quality collection for you.

First up, Heather.

Spring SPF Planning: From Head to Toe!
We often discuss the importance of applying a daily SPF, as great looking healthy skin starts with consistent protection from ultraviolet radiation. We cannot stress enough that EVERY day, 365 days a year, we should be protecting all exposed areas of skin (especially focusing on the face, neck and chest) with a sunscreen that has at least an SPF 30. While sunscreen is the true MVP, other protective gear like hats, sunglasses, long sleeves, swim shirts, and pants definitely contribute to the success of the team.
Farmers Market and Skin Health
Apples are high in polyphenols inhibit AGE (advanced glycation end-products) formation, which can prematurely age the skin. They have been implicated in other chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The old “apple a day” adage is as true as true can be!
Retinoids vs. Retinol
You have been hearing about retinoids and retinol for decades.
What’s the difference? While both products are Vitamin A derivatives, Retinoids are prescription strength products that require a visit to the doctor and the pharmacy. Retinols are weaker but over the counter and much easier (and less expensive) to access. Both can help with fine lines and wrinkles, mild to moderate acne, boosts collagen production, speed up cellular turnover, and improve unwanted pigmentary changes of the skin.
There are many “triggers” that worsen rosacea, and each person may have different triggers. Common triggers include: sun, hot beverages, harsh or irritating skin products, scrubbing the skin, drinking alcohol, and hot spicy foods.
Winter skin.
There are so many reasons for us to have this terrible winter skin: eczema, the dry cold months of the season, and aging skin. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what can help, but we took the time and did the work on your behalf.
Teen Skincare.
As if they weren't going through enough: school, relationships, sports, and family. The teen years can also be a challenging time for their skin and hair: acne, oily complexion and hair, seborrhea (which can cause irritation and flaking), and early sun damage. Let us at least simplify the skincare issue for them.
Hey guys? We are talking to you!
"I'm a guy - I don't like to put things on my skin." We must hear this 10 times a day in clinical practice, when we ask gentlemen about their skincare routine. Whaaaaat? Hold the line! There is nothing easier (or sexier) than healthy, great looking skin. We’re here to change your mentality on the topic (for the better).
Winter Wonderland
Winter months are a magical time of the year. Snow and ice, bundling up in our favorite sweater, hot cocoa, fireplaces, snow days, and sledding are just a few of our favorite things this time of year, but the cold, dry air can wreak havoc on our skin. In addition to the changes in the environment, we tend to use more drying heat to stay cozy in our house and take longer, warmer showers. All of that combined tends to dry out our skin. Dry skin tends to be irritable skin. It's even worse for our friends who have compromised skin already, such as those with aging skin, eczema and psoriasis.
New Year, New Goals!
We are one week into 2020, and Heather and I have spent time mapping out our goals for the New Year. We recognize that life is busy, complicated and there was much to reflect on in 2019: professional goals, health, fitness, children and family, our role in the community/world, environmental impacts, and of course Save the Wave Skincare.
Do I need an eye cream?
When talking about skin care routines with patients, I often get this question. For my younger patients, and eye cream may not be necessary, but for most of us over the age of 30, a specific product for the eyes can be very beneficial.
Quality doesn’t have to be expensive.
“The cold and dry air of the fall and winter months can be especially harsh and irritating to our skin. We formulated a solution for that.” -Heather & Elena.
Skin Health 101
Americans spend billions of dollars on facial cosmetic procedures: lasers, light therapies, neuromodulators (think Botox), fillers, and surgeries. The question, “What procedures should I do for my skin?” is one I receive from my dermatology patients daily. Most everyone wants...
How our Triple Action Whitening Serum Works
Find out how the combinations Triple Whitening Serum, 20% Vitamin C Serum, any one of our mineral sunscreen products, and nightly use of our Hydrating Retinol Serum is your perfect anti-aging army. 
Let’s talk about how to protect that skin!
Working in dermatology for close to 20 years, I have seen first hand the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) - both with skin cancers and premature aging of the skin.
All of us have had more sun exposure than we intended and many of us have had one or more sunburns in our lives. These daily exposures put us all at risk for sun damage and skin cancers. How can we be prepared and protect ourselves?
The Where, What & Why of Vitamin D
In clinical practice patients often ask about Vitamin D, why it’s important, and how do we get more of it. Here is some information we are often discussing with our patients. Read on.
6 things you should be doing for your skin health NOW!
Getting in the right routine for YOUR ultimate skin health is more simple than you think. Some people think if you just buy the overly expensive, celebrity-endorsed product that GOOP (or fill in your favorite beauty blog) that all your skin problems will melt away. But what if you tried that and you are still suffering? Here are 6 tested healthy habits you can do today to completely revamp your skin health.
You have Rosacea; you’re not alone.
The National Rosacea Society estimates over 16 million Americans live with rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that can lead to redness of the face, telangiectasias (broken blood vessels), pimples and pustules, textural changes, sensitivity of the skin, and...
Food Pharmacy
Were you aware the delicious everyday food choices help boost the health of your skin? We took some time to list them out for you! Please save and share- as you never know who this could help!
Melasma. Sun Spots. Age spots.
“Like millions of Americans, I have personally experienced melasma and have been dealing with unwanted facial dark patches for over 13 years - since the birth my second child. As a dermatology physician assistant for over 20 years, I am well versed in treating pigment disorders - and have tried everything. One thing I tell all my patients, is that treating pigment is often a long term endeavor and while, unwanted pigment seems to worsen in the hot summer months, year round protection is key. “ - Elena.