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Hydrated Skin=Beautiful, Healthy Skin

Posted on 11. Jan, 2017 by .

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Hydrated Skin = Beautiful, Healthy Skin Water makes up over half of our body – over 60%. Water keeps us alive. Every cell, tissue and organ depends on it for survival. When our skin is hydrated , it is plump, firm and glowing. Every skin type can benefit from hydrating their skin – even oily […]

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Homecare – What to do after Injection, Laser and Skin Care Treatments

Posted on 02. Mar, 2016 by .

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Injectables, Lasers, Chemical Peels  and What You Need to Know for Homecare Botox, fillers, lasers, and chemical peels. These are all common procedures and treatments men and women of all ages take advantage of now to look their very best. Many people have professionals help correct their wrinkles, saggy skin and sun damage. While the […]

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Is a Chemical Peel Right For You?

Posted on 06. Jan, 2016 by .

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Is a chemical peel right for you? Have you ever felt like your complexion looked dull and lifeless? Rough and uneven in color and texture? If so, a chemical peel may be just the treatment for you. Chemical peels can help reveal a healthier, youthful skin. With chemical peels you can improve fine lines, brown […]

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Smart Summer Skin Strategies

Posted on 20. May, 2014 by .

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Summer is upon us and so are the seasonal changes in our complexion.   When the temperature soars we can experience an over production of oil and a see our pores clog with sweat, dirt and debris. Our first response is to scrub, scrub, and scrub away several times a day.  This is not the […]

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Some helpful facts about the sun…and its harmful UVA and UVB rays

Posted on 18. Jul, 2013 by .

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90% of skin cancers are caused by the sun’s rays Overcast days are not much safer than sunny days – 70-80% of the ultraviolet rays can get through clouds. The sun is around 80% stronger when reflected off sand and snow. The sun’s rays increase in intensity about 4% for every 1000 foot rise in […]

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BEAUTY AND THE BEACH: How to get your skin ready for Summer

Posted on 29. Jun, 2012 by .

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Summer -time is officially here.  The days are longer and the temperature is soaring…Thinking about summer and the beach  brings  to mind visions of deep, dark bronzed skin.  But did you know that a suntan is our skin’s way of actually protecting itself from sun damage?!  That bronze color is an over-production of melanin.  Melanin […]

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Sunscreen Tips to Reduces Skin Cancer Risks

Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by .

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Skin cancer is the #1 cancer in America. Many of us have suffered more than five sunburns in our lifetime, that alone increases doubles our skin cancer risk.

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Why are my cheeks flushed?

Why are my cheeks flushed?

Posted on 14. Jul, 2010 by .

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Rosacea is a common inflammatory disorder of the skin which can manifest itself in one of four ways.

Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Vascular components such as Telangectasia (small dilated blood vessels just below the surface of the skin) and erythema (redness of the skin).
Papulopustular rosacea: The acne component of pustules and papules.
Phymatous rosacea: Irregular nodularities of the nose. The nose becomes thicken and enlarged.
Occular rosacea: Inflammatory eye irritation.

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Cell Phones Can Cause a Rash

Cell Phones Can Cause a Rash

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Could your cell phone be causing that facial skin rash? The answer may be yes– and the culprit may be the nickel content in the fashionable design of many cell phones.

Nickel is a familiar allergen that afflicts anywhere from 17% to 33% of the population with a red itchy rash doctors call Contact Dermatitis.

People with a nickel allergy may take steps to avoid skin contact with products that contain nickel, which is found in some jewelry.

But whether you know you have an allergy to nickel or not, you may not suspect the design on the front of your cell phone. Studies have shown many cell phones use nickel for their metallic highlights such as the brand logos, decorative accents, and even the buttons on the front of the phone.

As a result there has been an increase in the prevalence of facial skin rashes associated with these cell phones.

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Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Tanning Beds and Melanoma

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by .

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Melanoma is the 2nd most common cancer in women ages 20-29 and can cause death. The risk for cutaneous melanoma increases by 75% when a tanning device is used before the age of 30. Also, skin cancers are being found on the abdomen which is also related to tanning bed use.

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