The Importance of Antioxidants

There are certain ingredients that are proclaimed as powerhouses in skincare. Ingredients that contain antioxidants have become so immensely popular in the skincare industry that they have become a buzzword to consumers. However, antioxidants are more than just a buzzword or trending ingredient. There is a reason why skincare professionals continue to utilize antioxidants in treatments and maintenance protocols to give patients the best skin health solutions available. Antioxidants are more than deserving of all the hype because of their versatility, potency, and ability to deliver desirable results. Yet the question for many remains: what exactly…

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National Skin Cancer Awareness Month; Protect your skin and reduce your risk

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States? With over 5 million diagnosed a year, it is more important now than ever to educate yourself on the risks of sun exposure and how to keep you and your family’s skin protected and healthy, year-round. Skin cancer is highly preventable. Roughly 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85% of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun. It is never too early or too late to start making sun protection a priority for your skin. While…

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How to Revamp Your Indoor Skincare Protocol

In this difficult time, people are spending increasing amounts of time indoors. As with any lifestyle change, your skincare routine should reflect it. The introduction of different environmental factors causes your skin to require different treatment protocols as well as change what it currently needs. Even though many typical day-to-day activities are put on pause, achieving, and maintaining skin health does not have to be. Here are a few tips on what you can do to better your skin while indoors. 1. Get into a routine and stick to it. Whether applying makeup or not, skin…

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Rosacea Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

April is here and it is Rosacea Awareness Month! According to The National Rosacea Society (NRS), April has been designated as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on the real effects of rosacea and to dismantle the misconceptions that surround this chronic skin condition. An estimated 16 million Americans are affected by rosacea, but many patients have never heard of this disease nor do they know the symptoms associated. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that usually affects the face; often the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin are involved. The cause of rosacea is still…

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Here’s What Happens With Sagging Skin

When you ask people about their primary skincare concern, many responses will echo the same: pre-mature skin aging. Globally, combating aging skin is a prevalent matter for many people: it has built a multi-billion-dollar industry around its prevention and treatment. The Beauty industry addresses a number of issues that coincide with maturing skin. One aspect is the loss of facial volume that leads to the visible sagging of the skin. Many people, particularly women, work to firm their sagging skin and utilize several countermeasures, including both non-surgical + surgical procedures, to reduce the appearance of loose…

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Hello, Fall Skincare! So Long, Summer.

Do You Need a Fall Skincare Regimen? In many places, fall ushers in crisp weather, stunning foliage, pumpkins and fun-filled trips to apple orchards. While it can be tempting to jump in to the fun head first, now is the time to renovate our fall skincare regimen and reverse the damage caused by the summer months. “Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet A and B light happens all year long, not just in summer,” explains Beverly Hills Dermatologist Sameer Bashey, MD. “It also ages our skin exponentially, causing wrinkles, age spots and dryness that appear well in…

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ZO Skin Health-Approved Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy

Now is the perfect time to double down on your prevention efforts with our ZO Skin Health-approved skin cancer prevention strategy. The plan starts with: Understanding the different types of skin cancer and what they look like: basal cell carcinoma (open sores, red patches, pink growths, shiny bumps, or scars), squamous cell carcinoma (patches, open sores, elevated growths or warts that may crust or bleed), and potentially fatal melanoma, which manifests as Borders that are uneven, Colorful (shades of brown, tan or black red, white or blue are common), have a Diameter that is larger than…

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HOW CAN I AVOID WRINKLES?

As the saying goes, every wrinkle tells a story, but you may want to keep all those stories to yourself… We don’t blame you! The best way to avoid wrinkles is to get ahead of what causes them – much of which is in your control, including: Your age OK, we can’t really change our age, but wrinkles are another thing we can blame on our depleting supply of collagen. The building block of elastic youthful skin, our collagen supply dwindles with advancing age. The good news: There are a bonafide ways to prevent the break…

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WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT DARK SPOTS?

Dark spots or hyperpigmentation can mar a complexion. They come in many forms and shades from sun spots and melasma to moles. What is causing your discoloration? It could be advancing age, your hormonal activity, sun exposure and/or skin irritation. According to Beverly Hills dermatologist Sameer Bashey, “In light-skinned individuals, sun damage is the usual culprit, while in darker-skinned people, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) or melasma (brown to gray-brown patches on the face) is often the cause. PIH can occur with acne, but it also can result from psoriasis, a burn, an injury or a skin rejuvenation…

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DEFYING THE GENETICS OF SKIN AGING

Here’s something else you can blame on your parents – your aging skin. If your mom or dad had lots of wrinkles, brown spots and a double chin, you may be in for it too. The good news? Genes aren’t destiny, they are just one part of the puzzle. If you are aware of your genetic predispositions, you’ve got a fighting chance to defy them. Here’s how: Adopt a healthy lifestyle Certain lifestyle factors namely sun tanning, smoking and stress can aggravate the signs of skin aging. Avoid the sun when its strongest and always use…

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