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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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WHAT CAUSES ACNE?

Why am I breaking out? This is a common question that skin care specialists get asked all of the time. There is no one answer to this question, but understanding how acne develops can shed some light on its causes and importantly, its prevention and treatment. According to Newport Beach dermatologist Stefani Kappel, “Acne occurs when a pore becomes clogged. This starts with an accumulation of dead skin cells. Instead of shedding these cells, an overproduction of sebum oil in the body makes it easier for the dead skin cells to cluster in the pore, where…

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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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WHAT’S THAT GROWING ON YOUR SKIN?

Lumps and bumps can appear on your skin – seemingly out of nowhere. Before you hit the panic button, take a deep breath and remember that not all skin lesions are dangerous. Trinidad-based dermatologist Rachael Eckel, MD, the principal trainer for ZO® Skin Health in Europe, sheds some new light on a few of the more common benign skin lumps and bumps. Sebaceous Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets of oil on the skin.  They usually feel like large peas and can develop as a result of infection or clogging of sebaceous (oil) glands. Sebaceous cysts typically…

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CARING FOR YOUR DRY SKIN

Dry, flaky, itchy skin and cold weather go hand in hand. Winter winds and cold weather leaves skin flaky, red and rough. Severely dry skin (xerosis) can show up on your arms, hands, lower legs, ankles and even your scalp. Dry skin needs more moisture and barrier protection so that your skin’s natural moisture does not escape. Reverse dry skin and restore moisture by: Taking shorter showers Limit yourself to a single 5- or 10-minute shower or bath each day. Spending more time in the water often leaves your skin less hydrated than before you started,…

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