Chemical peels using either alpha hydroxy acid or beta hydroxy acid are both highly effective in treating mild to moderately severe facial acne, researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine have found–the first study to compare the two different types of acid peels as therapies for the skin disorder.
Peels using beta hydroxy acid (or BHA) had slightly fewer side effects and results that lasted a bit longer than did peels using alpha hydroxy acid (or AHA), the study found. But overall, both types of treatments were similarly effective in reducing lesions caused by acne vulgaris, the medical term for common facial acne, which affects some 85% of all people 12 to 24 years old.
Vita-Rich Serum Vita-Rich Serum delivers pure, active nutrients deep into skin tissue to moisturize and promote a healthier appearance. Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins A, C, D, E and K nourish skin and help reduce the effects of aging, sun damage and environmental toxicity.
• Vitamins and Squalane protect, heal and moisturize the skin • Helps prevent the effects of aging, photodamage, and environmental toxicity • Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamins A, C, D, E and K nourish the skin
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Be sure to get your birthday suit check by a doctor this month. Check your skin for these signs. Please watch this quick video to help you.
The signs of melanoma
Sanítas facial cleansers are the first step in our unique philosophy of stimulation and nourishment. At Sanítas our cleansers do much more than simply cleanse; they prepare the skin for our toners, treatments and moisturizers that follow. They also help improve blood supply and provide anti-aging effects by stimulating cell renewal and collagen production. Sanítas offers a range of active and resting cleansers to stimulate and help regenerate the skin by using lactic acid, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, vitamins and nutrients. Alternating between active and resting cleansers promotes a healthy balance which is key in treating all skin types
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What is your skin type?
The most important question regarding your skin care routine.
This will help you to determine what products you should choose.
NORMAL SKIN: Cheeks are generally smooth, moist to touch and evenly pigmented. Occasionally skin is oily or dry.
COMBINATION SKIN: Cheeks are moist to touch, smooth and evenly pigmented. May occasionally feel oiliness on nose, forehead or chin.
OILY SKIN: Skin is shiny, congested and prone to blemishes.
DRY SKIN: Skin feels tight, flaky, dehydrated and may irritate easily.
SENSITIVE SKIN: Skin is easily irritated, reactive and prone to redness.
Enjoy a consultation at Skin Deep and learn what products work best for your skin.
VITAMIN A. Otherwise none as retinoids, vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is not present in the body. It is important not only to general health systems, but also for the skin. You will find it present in these foods: Liver, oils, egg yolk, milk and various vegetables. Vitamin A should be applied topically in order to perform its essential purposes. The sun depletes the skin of vitamin A, thus why people who tan age faster than those who don’t. Good skin care products will contain vitamin A in their formulas due to its significance in preventing and healing sun damage. Vitamin A will prevent, restore, normalize and help repair damaged skin. You will find it listed on your labels as: retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate and retinol, along with the more traditional perscription form, retinoic acid. When using vitamin A enhanced skin care products you must always remember to apply sunscreen.
Retinol is an antioxidant, which means it helps to neutralize substances call free radicals. Free radicals destroy healthy skin cells. By neutralizing free radicals, retinols calms the skin, decreasing stress factors that may damage the skin .
Women who use tanning salons have a somewhat increased risk of skin cancer, according to a study that adds to evidence that baking in a tan bed can be as bad as baking under the sun.
The study, by a team at Harvard Medical School, looked at data from nearly 730,000 nurses followed for 20 years and found that women who used tanning beds in their youth were more likely than others to develop skin cancer. Though many studies have linked tanning beds to a higher skin cancer risk, the link to basal cell carcinoma, by far the most common form of skin cancer, have been inconsistent.
“We … investigated whether frequency of tanning bed use during high school/college and at ages 25 to 36 years were associated with a risk of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma,” wrote Jiali Han and colleagues in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
“Our data provide evidence for a dose-response relationship between tanning bed use and the risk of skin cancers, especially basal cell carcinoma, and the association is stronger for patients with a younger age at exposure.”
In Allure Magazine’s book, Confessions of a Beauty Editor, the author asserts that special creams for the eyes are unnecessary: skin around the eyes “does not require its own product. Regular moisturizer works just fine.” I couldn’t disagree more. Eye area skin has important characteristics and as we get older (than the average 20-something magazine editor) they become more pronounced and demand specialized treatment. In fact, I would go so far as to say that a good eye cream is the best investment you can make.