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For Better Skin, Start with Sleep

November 7th, 2013

Maintaining a healthy sleep schedule can be downright, well, exhausting. According to recent statistics, 30 percent of the nation’s adults get inadequate sleep on a regular basis. Proper sleep is vital for a healthy body and mind, and for weight stability, mental health, and improved immunity. Sufficient slumber also improves the skin’s overall appearance and helps give the skin a healthy, vibrant glow. And the effects of beauty sleep aren’t just skin-deep: Healthy skin acts as an external barometer of the body’s overall health...

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Superfoods for Healthier Skin

August 30th, 2013

Antioxidant-rich and nutrient-dense, superfoods earn their titles thanks to the numerous benefits they provide for overall health and wellness. In addition to a varied diet rich in healthy-skin staples like vibrantly colored fruits, vegetables and berries (along with salmon and green tea, to name a…

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Steam, Sauna and Hot Yoga: The Effects of Heat on the Skin

November 3rd, 2013

When the mercury starts to dip, heat seekers looking for a warmer-weather fix can head indoors: to a sauna, a steam room or even a hot yoga studio. Not only do these practices relax the body, reduce stress, and release endorphins essential to proper nerve function, they increase circulation to the…

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Sunscreen

The need for sunscreen is undisputed: Adequate SPF minimizes the skin’s exposure to cancer- and wrinkle-causing UV radiation. Also important is the body’s requirement for vitamin D, as it contributes to healthier teeth and bones, reduced inflammation, and improved immune function in the skin. But is the controversy surrounding sunscreen and its role in blocking vitamin D production a valid one?

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Shedding Light On Laser Treatments for Face and Neck

With their ability to reduce discoloration, lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and address texture irregularities (among other benefits), lasers offer a host of ways to improve the skin on the face and neck without the invasiveness of surgery. Today’s technologies allow us to better treat damage by stimulating the skin’s collagen and other structural proteins. Yet even as laser technologies continue to evolve, the goal remains the same: to stimulate skin to return to the condition of its youth...

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Introducing AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser!

Meet AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, the newest addition to the SkinMedica® Brightening family. Perfect for all skin types, this cleanser gently exfoliates dull, dry skin to promote a more luminous and radiant complexion. 

AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser utilizes alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids as exfoliating agents to improve skin’s texture and tone. It also contains a slew of botanical extracts, along with panthenol to hydrate and condition the skin.

For best results, use AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser in conjunction with other SkinMedica®…

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Improve the Appearance of Sun Damage with Post-Summer Peels

As we say hello to fall, it’s a prime time to address the signs of damage accrued throughout the summer months. Despite the efforts of even diligent sunscreen-wearers, environmental assaults and UV radiation can cause the complexion to become visibly dry and uneven. Post-summer peels not only help repair this damage, but they also prevent accumulated damage that may necessitate additional therapeutic treatment in the fall and winter months...

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Exercise Your Way to Better-Looking Skin

In addition to boasting a slew of proven health benefits for the body and mind, regular exercise can help to improve the skin’s vitality and radiance. Exercise stimulates the lymphatic system and increases blood flow, helping to carry oxygen and nutrients to the skin and translating to visibly healthier skin overall.

Exercise also helps to decrease the cumulative impact of stress on the skin. Widely recognized as an aggravator of numerous skin conditions including acne, rosacea, psoriasis and eczema, stress causes hormone levels to rise, in turn increasing inflammation…

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AHA/BHA Cream Gets a New Look

SkinMedica® AHA/BHA Cream has undergone an external makeover! Inside the new bottle, you’ll find the same advanced formula with proven ingredients that nourish and promote the look of more youthful-looking skin.

AHA/BHA Cream combines the gentle exfoliating benefits of alpha-hydroxy acids—lactic, glycolic, citric, tartaric, and malic, to be exact—along with salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid that helps to improve the skin’s texture. Vitamin C and E help prevent free radical damage, while panthenol gives skin a moisture boost.


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Pinterest Physician of the Month

Meet SkinMedica® Pinterest Physician of the Month, Dr. Ashley Magovern! Dr. Magovern is a board-certified dermatologist and the founder and owner of Manhattan Dermatology in Manhattan Beach, CA, where she specializes in general, cosmetic and pediatric dermatology. She also serves as the medical director for Before entering into private practice, Dr. Magovern was the associate general and cosmetic dermatologist for the renowned Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group...

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Celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness!

Each year, Skin Cancer Awareness Month casts an important spotlight on skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. This summer, be sun-smart with these tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation...

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The Truth Behind Anti-Aging Claims

The anti-aging movement has fostered an increased public awareness that many of the cutaneous changes associated with aging can now be prevented and reversed. Yet sorting through anti-aging claims in today's skin care market can often become a lesson in separating fact from fiction...

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The Shelf Life of Skin Care Products

Like most consumer products on the market today, your skin care essentials have a shelf life. And while a product’s lifespan can vary from six months to two years or more, its long-term efficacy ultimately depend on its ingredients, packaging and storage...

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