Skin Care

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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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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The Eight Best Nutrients to Protect Yourself Against UV Damage

The Eight Best Nutrients to Protect Yourself Against UV Damage It’s not just what you put on your skin that protects against damage from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays — what you put in your body counts too. There are many nutrients that can help prevent UV damage from the sun, but none take the place of judicious use of a broad spectrum sunscreen such as ZO® Skin Health’s Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50. That said, these eight nutrients can, and do, play a role in a comprehensive skin protection program. Heliocare Heliocare supplements contain Polypodium leucotomos…

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THE WORLDWIDE ROSACEA EPIDEMIC

The numbers are in… and they are staggering! The global prevalence of rosacea is estimated to be 415 million, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen reviewed 32 population-based studies that included information on the incidence of rosacea around the world, comprising 26.5 million patients. The general population estimates from the individual studies ranged from 0.09 percent to 22.41 percent, and when the studies were pooled together, the proportion was 5.46 percent. Based on an estimated global population of 7.6 billion, 5.46 percent equals 414,960,000 rosacea patients worldwide. And this may just…

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HEV Light from Smart Phones May be Ruining Your Complexion

Electronic Devices: The HEV Culprit 46 – the number of times we look at our smart phones each day, according to a survey by Deloitte. And phones aren’t the only device we are glued to, either. We spend around 10 hours each day on our computers, smartphones and tablets, Nielsen Company audience reports. There has been much research about the damaging effects of the blue or high-energy visible (HEV) light emitted from these devices on our vision and sleep patterns. Now there is a small, but convincing, body of evidence suggesting that such exposure may also…

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT CROW’S FEET

Crow’s feet are fine lines that form around the eyes. They were given this name because they look a lot like … crows’ feet. They are also called laugh lines and are largely caused by sun exposure, although smoking also plays a role, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). There are two main types of crow’s feet: Dynamic lines are the result of underlying muscle movement. (Think frowning, smiling and squinting.) Static lines are always there and are caused by a long history of squinting, frowning and sun damage. The real question, however,…

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FOUR STEPS TO KEEP YOUR SKIN IN SHAPE WHILE TRAVELING

Planning to travel this summer? Vacations are often filled with overindulgence in food, sun and fun – and light in exercise and healthy choices. And that’s kind of the point, but it’s easy to keep your skin in shape with Dr. Zein Obagi’s travel and TSA-friendly portable skin care regimen. “Don’t stop taking care of your skin just because you are going off the grid for a vacation,” says Frank Barone, MD, a plastic surgeon in Toledo, Ohio. “Keep up with your skin care regimen, so when you come back you will look as rested as…

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AHAS VERSUS BHAS: WHICH ONE IS YOUR SKIN’S BFF?

Deciding between an AHA or a BHA in the skincare aisle is not as easy as ABC. Alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids are found in many skin care products, from cleansers to daily peel pads. We all need to exfoliate regularly to get rid of dead dull skin cells and make room for new ones, and both of these are effective exfoliants. But there are differences between how these two key skin care ingredients really work. Knowing the difference between the two and choosing the right one for your skincare needs can really help…

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