Skincare

This is a collection of posts relating to skin care.

Smooth, even skin. It’s something we all want yet only a rare, lucky few are blessed with naturally. For the rest of us, conditions such as acne, brown spots, age spots, dull skin, and scar tissue can leave the surface of our bodies looking less than ideal. Thankfully, medical advancements have allowed for better treatment [...]

In a perfect world all of us would prefer to stay forever young. While we don’t mind the occasional smile lines proving that we have lived a life full of positive memories, the absence of gravity’s undeniable pull and stubborn fat cells would be a welcomed gesture. Luckily, thanks to medical technology and a well-informed [...]

Unfortunately, to our knowledge, the fountain of youth does not exist. But thankfully there are many creams and moisturizers out there that can help slow down the process of aging and keep your skin looking refreshed and young. But with so many of these facial anti-aging creams on the market all claiming to be miracles [...]

One of the most bothersome signs of aging are sun spots. Sun spots are tan colored “freckles” that appear on highly sun exposed areas such as the face and hands. They are a sure give-away of age, and no one likes them! Fortunately, there are several ways to remove sun spots. This article will review [...]

Best Skin Care Regimen

People often ask what is the best skin care regimen for healthy and youthful skin.  It can be confusing for people to know exactly what to use because there are so many products available.  There are many excellent skincare products out there (although, I have my favorites).  Rather than identifying the single best skincare products, I [...]

The appearance of crepey skin under the eyes can be one of the most distressing features of aging. It happens as we age and our skin loses collagen and elasticity. As a result, our skin develops fine wrinkles. Fortunately, there are treatments that can help. The least invasive treatments available are creams. A good skincare [...]

Cheek aging manifests itself in several ways.  As we get older, our cheeks deflate and sag, wrinkles develop, and brown spots and dilated blood vessels appear. Cheeks deflate and sag with age from the combination of a loss of underlying bone and fat, and from weakening of the skin.  It may come as a surprise that [...]

Antioxidants and our skin

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) or free radicals occur all the time as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light, cigarette smoke, and polution.  The bad effects of reactive oxygen species are that they can damage our DNA and other body structures over time resulting in aging. For example, one free radical called superoxide attacks fatty [...]

Smooth skin is highly sought after.  This post will discuss how to get and maintain smooth skin. To get smooth skin, it is easiest to talk about what makes skin not smooth and how to correct it.  There are many reasons why skin may not be smooth.  I will discuss the main ones. Bumps There [...]

There has been a lot of discussion about vitamin D and its effects on overall health including bone health, certain cancers, neurologic disease, infectious disease, autoimmune disease and cardiovascular disease. Vitamin D can be synthesized by the body and starts in the skin with the production of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) during exposure to ultraviolet rays. [...]

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