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Eye Creams

AGING EYES

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.

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Understanding Eye Wrinkles and Prevention

Eye wrinkles often appear around the eyes once a person starts to age. Usually, they appear on the age of 40 and above but there are cases wherein they appear earlier in life. Actually, they do not only appear on the eyes, they also appear on the mouth. There are two types of wrinkles that appear on the eyes. You can find them on the side of the eyes and also on the area under your eyes. This skin problem is also called as crow’s feet.

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Did You Know

SKIN CANCER ALERT

People in their teens and 20’s, don’t appreciate the damage ultraviolet radiation can do.  Melanoma is the second leading cause of cancer of any time in patients age 15 through 29.

Melanoma is one of three types of skin cancer but is responsible for 75 percent of all deaths from the disease.

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Anti-Aging Skin Care Ingredients

 

     SKIN CARE FOR ANTI-AGING

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS IN YOUR PRODUCTS???

There are many different types of skin care products available for sale. And while it may be easy to find an anti-aging product, it is HARD to  find a good anti-aging product. Here are some tips to help you find an anti-aging skin care product that actually works.

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Manual at home microdermabrasion verses clinical microdermabrasion

Technological Differences Of Home Microdermabrasion VS Clinical

A professional microdermabrasion treatment utilizes advanced microderm machines that, in effect, “polish” the skin. By emitting a pressurized stream of abrasive crystal particles onto treated areas, these machines remove dead skin cells, improve the look of acne, fine lines, and skin imperfections, and smooth out the texture and tone of treated skin. Professional microdermabrasion can use aluminum oxide crystals (the most common type), sodium chloride or magnesium crystals, or crystal-free, diamond-tipped applicators during treatment. Aluminum oxide microdermabrasion is the most popular choice because it’s effective but not too expensive, and because its bacteria-killing properties have even been shown to prevent acne from forming. Patients should always consult with a certified clinical esthetician prior to microdermabrasion treatments to learn which form of microderm the clinic uses, and the procedural risks and benefits that are involved.

At-home microdermabrasion kits, although designed to treat the same skin problems as professional microderm, and very safe to use, their inferior technology can’t produce the same level of results. Even with at-home systems that use crystal or diamond particles, the particles are often mixed with a face cream that’s applied by hand, or they’re rubbed on with a scrubbing applicator. These systems will improve the look and feel of skin slightly, but they aren’t powerful enough to benefit skin more than your standard exfoliation scrub can.

So, when choosing between professional and at-home microdermabrasion, you may want to ask yourself another question: Do I want to sacrifice quality for convenience? Because, when it comes to quality skin care results, especially for older patients with advanced wrinkles and skin damage, at-home methods just aren’t going to “scrub” it!

Indoor tanning linked to skin cancer

Indoor tanning linked to skin cancer

Photo by Yale Office of Public Affairs.

By Michelle Hackman

Staff Reporter

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Indoor tanning may significantly increase the risk of developing early-onset skin cancer, a new Yale study has found.

A team of researchers from the Yale School of Public Health reported that individuals who used tanning beds at least once are at a 69 percent greater risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, before the age of 40. The study, published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found skin cancer risk was correlated with frequency of tanning, and the effect was especially pronounced for women. Experts interviewed say that the study’s findings are unsurprising, given past research on the dangers of indoor tanning, but will still help raise public awareness of the issue.

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