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Fall into a new routine

It’s finally fall! The morning air has that nice crisp, cool feel, Starbucks is serving their pumpkin latte and the holiday season is within reach. As much as you’d like to throw the summer products into the drawer and stop the SPF – now’s not the time. Your skin still needs protection from the sun, free radicals and whatever new elements decide to crop up (keep using your summer moisturizer,…

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Mohs Surgery: Minimally Invasive, High Cure Rates

The next step in cancer therapy (with remarkably high cure rates) Not all skin cancer surgery has to be invasive. Mohs is one great exception and it’s transforming how doctors fight cancer. What it is? Mohs is quickly becoming the most effective technique for removing two of the most common types of skin cancers, Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. It also has the highest recovery rate and a…

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Sunscreen For Outside Use During Exercise

Exercising outside can help with motivation. However, being in the sun for long periods of time without the proper sunscreen can be damaging to the skin. A sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 should be applied liberally about 20 minutes before heading outside. This allows the sunscreen to soak into the skin, which will offer the best protection. A liberal amount is about 2 tablespoons applied on every…

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Fruits That Reduce Skin Redness

Redness of the skin can be anywhere on the body. It can have a number of causes, such as sunburn, eczema, acne, and psoriasis. Certain fruits may have a calming effect on the skin and are able to reduce visible redness. These fruits can either be eaten or mashed to form a paste for topical application. Papaya contains lots of vitamin C and antioxidants. These nutrients help to reduce the…

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How to Rebuild Skin Collagen Without Needles

The slow of collagen production in the skin is a hallmark of the aging process. The ability to produce new collagen fibers is slowed, while the existing fibers break down. This results in common signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. While injections and fillers are an option, it is possible to rebuild collagen without the use of needles. Look for other treatment options, such as…

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Take Baths Frequently? Here’s What You Need to Watch Out For

Most women enjoy taking baths. There is nothing like soaking in the tub after a long, hard day. However, it is important to be cognizant of the fact that frequent baths can potentially cause damage to the skin. Dry skin is a common side effect of frequent bathing. Hot bath water strips the skin of its natural moisture that the skin needs to stay healthy. Peeling and blistering are also…

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What Causes Ingrown Hairs? How Can you Treat Them?

Ingrown hairs are common among people of all ages and genders. What you may not know is that the darker your complexion, the higher the risk of ingrown hairs. Don’t worry, we are here to help you learn ways to prevent and treat your ingrown hairs. When you first see an ingrown hair it will appear as a dark spot or red bump on your skin. It becomes ingrown because…

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Freckles – So Cute, But Also Dangerous!

For the fair complected, freckles are easily seen on the skin because a freckle is an area of concentrated skin pigment. If you have freckles, it runs in your family and this trait becomes prominent with exposure to the sun. Whether you are fair-skinned or not, you are more susceptible to damage from UV rays if you have a lot of freckles. It's important that you are consistent with your…

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How You Can Improve Your Circulation for Glowing Skin

The skin is your body's largest organ and your first line of defense against invaders that can make you ill. If your skin isn't healthy, your health will be compromised. There are a number of reasons why it is important to do things that keep your skin healthy. Blood vessels run throughout your body and are also located in the layers on and under your skin. If your circulation is…

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Sugar and Aging – Why They Are Related

Sugar will make a body age. It happens over a long period of time, but it does happen. There are chemical reactions when sugar molecules bond with fat and protein molecules. This bonding is called caramelization in cooking terms. When this reaction occurs, the protein molecules start bonding together, which is called Glycation. This type of reaction will make tissues become stiff and when that happens they can not function…

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