Sun Protection

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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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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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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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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FOREVER YOUNG: WHY STARTING AN ANTI-AGING PROGRAM EARLY MAKES SENSE

Tick Tock..Is it time for an anti-aging program yet? We all want to get old of course, but none of us want to look the part – and with a solid anti-aging strategy, we don’t have to. The key is to start your anti aging program early and never let up. Anti-aging skincare should start as early as your 20s (if not well before), and it starts with just saying no to tanning. “Exposure to the sun’s UV light does more than increase our risk of skin cancer,” explains Beverly Hills Dermatologist Sameer Bashey, MD. “It…

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WRINKLE REDUCTION JUST GOT MORE SERIOUS WITH REFISSA

A derivative of vitamin A, ReFissa’s® new formulation of tretinoin reduces fine lines and tactile roughness of the skin and helps delete irregular pigmentation from the sun. It is the only US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription cream with a .05% strength emollient base designed to reduce fine facial wrinkles, correct irregular pigmentation, and smooth substantial skin roughness. ZO Skin Health, Inc. now owns ReFissa® as well as its generic equivalent tretinoin. So how effective is ReFissa? 71% of women saw improvement in their fine facial wrinkles, and 83% saw improvement in hyperpigmentation in…

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GET TO KNOW YOUR HEV’S FROM YOUR UVA’S AND B’S

Blocking HEV light has been found to be as important as blocking UVA and UVB. There’s a new buzzword in the sunscreen world – it’s called high-energy visible light (HEV). And if you haven’t heard about HEV yet, it’s time to get with the program as what you don’t know may hurt your skin and your eyes. Here’s the 411 on HEV and why blocking it really matters to your skin. What it is: The sun’s HEV, also called blue light, may actually be as harmful as UVA and UVB light combined. It may not cause redness…

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