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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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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BEAUTIFUL HANDS

Your face looks great but what about your hands? Hands can take a real beating from your daily activities. Sun exposure, chemical exposure from washing dishes and cleaning, extended exposure to water and dry, cold air. Maintaining soft, young and supple hands requires a constant adherence to a diligent regimen, wearing gloves in cold, frigid, dry weather, and applying sunscreen 365 days of the year. To prevent the natural wear and tear on your hands, you need to give them some TLC. You can keep your hands looking healthy and youthful by treating them well and…

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All ABOUT VITAMIN C

Vitamin C aids the natural process of cell renewal.  It helps the body’s collagen production, the protein that supports our skin, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and blood vessels. But did you know that Vitamin C is also an antioxidant so it blocks some of the DNA damage caused by free radicals? Vitamin C was isolated in 1928 by scientist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi and its chemical structure was explained by Norman Haworth in 1933. [1] What does Vitamin actually do for your skin? The better question would be: what doesn’t it do! Vitamin C has achieved a cult status among…

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ALL ABOUT VITAMIN A

Did you know that the potent skincare ingredient we know as Vitamin A was actually discovered in 1913 by an English biochemist named Frederick Gowland Hopkins? Hopkins called this nutrient “factor A”, which later became known as Vitamin A. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1929 for this important discovery. [1] Fast forward to 2017 and skin-loving vitamin A derivatives is one of the most important ‘go to’ ingredients in anti-aging as well as anti-acne skincare. According to New York plastic surgeon Bryan G. Forley, “Vitamin A thickens and stimulates the dermis which is where…

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YOUR SKIN CARE REGIMEN: SIMPLIFIED

We don’t have the time or bandwidth for overly complex 12-step skin care rituals anymore. Today’s skin care is all about multi-tasking and it must be low-maintenance to become a habit. Glowing skin is as easy as 1-2-3 – or at least it should be according to Zein Obagi, MD. 1. Cleanse. A cleanser to remove dirt and debris is the first step in your new ZO-approved super-simple skin care regimen. There are many options available to suit your skin type and needs including Offects® Hydrating Cleanser, Normacleanse™ Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin, Oilacleanse™ Cleanser…

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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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