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Skin Lasers: Are They Worth It?

Skin laser treatments are newer non-surgical options for those seeking more youthful skin, but are they worth it? Here’s some info on three popular treatments available at dermatologists’ offices almost everywhere. Ultherapy by Ulthera is an FDA-cleared procedure that lifts sagging skin on the neck, face, chin, and eyebrow and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles on decolletage. Ulthera …

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How Much Sun Protection Do You Really Need?

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, many mature women start thinking about increasing the sun protection they use. But how much do you really need? Should you up your SPF from 30 to 100 during hot summer months? Not necessarily, say experts. False sense of protection. While SPF 30 sunscreen blocks 97 percent of sunburn rays, SPF 100 …

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Yoga’s Anti-Aging Effects

Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and has offered both spiritual and physical benefits. Of course, with physical benefits come anti-aging ones! If you’ve never really gotten into yoga, maybe the fact that it’s a natural ways to slow down the aging process will get you into the down dog position sooner than you expect. Here’s a list …

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Common 50+ Skin Solutions

As we get older, we experience skin problems we didn’t have to deal with in our 20s and 30s. Blame hormonal changes that not only result in menopause, but in a host of undesirable skin issues. Estrogen levels drop, which means inflammation increases. (Estrogen is naturally anti-inflammatory, so when you have less of it, the resulting inflammation affects your skin.) Unfortunately, inflammation is …

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Anti-Aging Benefits of Deep Breathing

Deep breathing has been touted by yogis for thousands of years, and more recently by skincare experts. Why? Deep breathing is good for you and benefits your entire body, not just your mental state when you’re stressed. Your skin also positively gains from taking time out to breath. A few of the benefits regular deep breathing can provide include: More …

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Sleep and Skin

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep can help our skin rejuvenate itself while we sleep. But what other ways can sleep help us get the best skin possible? Check out some of my sleep tips that have helped my skin look healthy and vibrant. No matter how tired you are, always wash your face! Not only will …

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Treating Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation literally means excess color. This means brown spots that show up on your face due to acne scarring, excess sun exposure and melasma. Some, like acne scarring fades eventually, but others, like sun spots can remain indefinitely due to regular sun exposure. Is there anything else you can do besides cover up with a good foundation? Luckily, there is. …

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Skincare Tips for Sensitive Skin

Some days we love our skin, some days, we don’t. One thing is for sure — sensitive skin is hard to ignore. Now, we’re not talking about the kind of sensitivity that happens because you had your hands in a bleachy bucket of hot water all day. Anyone in that situation would end up red and irritated. We’re talking about …

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Overdoing Skin Care: Is It Possible?

The flip side of not taking care of your skin enough is taking care of it too much. But is that even possible? How can you care for your skin too much? Five words: Too much product, too often. Cleanliness is Next to Godliness – Or is it? Over-washing your skin actually disrupts the delicate moisture balance in our skin, drying it out …

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What Happens to Skin as It Ages

It shows when you don’t take care of your skin. Just look at a picture of your mother today, and hold it next to a similar photo from twenty years ago. Barring any expensive cosmetic surgery, you’re probably looking into the eyes of a very different person. Even the healthiest of people will begin to show their age in their skin …

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