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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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The Importance of Sunscreen

Now more than ever, people realize the dangers associated with overexposure to sunlight. UV rays can cause age spots, wrinkles and even skin cancer. Research has also found that overexposure to the sun can hinder your body's immune system. Protection Year-Round To protect your skin from sun damage, it is essential to cover up as much as possible and to wear a strong sunscreen when you are outside. These steps…

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Understanding the Aging Process

Is your skin beginning to show signs of aging? Depending on your lifestyle, some signs of aging can show up while you're still in your 20s. However, before you let that fact add even more stress to your already busy life, know this: there are things you can do right now to stop – and even reverse – the signs of aging. The Truth About Aging Skin Aging skin loses…

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Skin care fundamentals: exfoliate, nourish, protect

The skin is the largest organ in the body. It protects, regulates temperature, and senses touch. It also takes a beating on a daily basis. The sun, weather, and free radicals threaten the skin's health every day. It is important to help your skin stay healthy for glowing, younger-looking skin. Exfoliate Skin cells are shed all day, every day. The dead cells do not always fall off and can build…

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Are you too young to start thinking about wrinkle prevention?

Wrinkles are something we all associate with aging, but prevention that will keep your skin firm and wrinkle-free in your later years can begin early. It might not be years until you see your first wrinkles show up, but by practicing good skin care today you can reduce wrinkles that will threaten you later on. Our Skin, Ourselves Our skin is our largest organ and a reflection of our health.…

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Spring forward this spring with these skin rejuvenation tips!

Getting your skin primed and ready for spring is an great way to make sure you are well prepared for the warmer days of spring that lie ahead. As your skin emerges from a harsh winter, which is typically hard on skin, you can use a few tips to help rejuvenate your skin so that your spring skin is fresh and radiant. One of the first things you can do…

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Mood-boosting morning stretches

Getting up and moving each morning is not always as easy as jumping out of bed and getting your day off to a great start. You can help get your body motivated and recharge your energy levels by using morning stretches (reaching for the snooze button doesn't count) as a way to help blood flow, circulation and give your body an instant boost of energy that can kick start even…

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What’s the difference between types of olive oils?

Olive oil is one of those rare gems that is beneficial for total health, well-being and fabulous skin. The rich nutrients and emollients imparted on the skin through the use of olive oil can give you a radiant glow that is a sure sign of well nourished skin. Determining which type of olive oil is best for you requires an understanding of the different types available. The first differential in…

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How menopause can change your skin care strategy

Going through "The Change?" While you're likely seeing your doctor for those helpful hormone supplements and changing up your daily routine a bit, you may have noticed that your skin tone and texture are changing as well. The quickest and easiest way to manage this is to see your dermatology provider or skincare expert.  In fact, come and see us and we can help you figure out your new skincare…

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One vitamin to keep your skin youthful and smooth

A balanced diet with a variety of vitamins is the best way to keep skin healthy, young, and smooth. These include vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. Among these, the single most effective nutrient in combating the signs of aging is vitamin A. Vitamin A is found in most quality skin care products, and for good reason. It has antioxidant properties, which protect the skin cells from damage caused…

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