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Build a Better Regimen with GRASS

New from SkinMedica®, the GRASS Regimen combines proven skin care ingredients—growth factors, retinol, antioxidants, specialty products and sun protection—to take the guesswork out of compiling an effective skin care routine.

Products in the GRASS Regimen work in tandem to improve the health and appearance of the skin. In fact, in a clinical study, physician assessments showed that 100 percent of patients using the GRASS Regimen had smoother skin and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while 97 percent experienced improvement in the…

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The Power of Probiotics

With words like L. acidophilus, Lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium popping up more frequently on store shelves, you’re likely familiar with probiotics. Since gaining popularity for their numerous health benefits, probiotics have gone mainstream, appearing in many supplements and foods. And now, these “good” bacteria have made their way into the skin care arena, showing promise as a supplemental treatment for skin conditions like acne and rosacea...

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Bid Dry Skin Adieu

As the long-awaited signs of spring begin to appear, for many, our skin offers a constant reminder of a particularly punishing winter. During the colder months, a combination of frigid temperatures, low humidity and forced indoor heat can strip the skin of much-needed moisture. Furthermore, ongoing moisture loss impairs the skin’s barrier function and can exacerbate conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and rosacea.

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Superfoods for Healthier Skin

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 few), seek out the superfoods below, which help fight free radical damage and boost the skin’s vitality for a healthy, radiant complexion...

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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 DermStore.com. 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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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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Eat Your Way to More Beautiful Skin

The best healthy-skin plan encompasses proper skin care, lifestyle and diet, so it’s no surprise that good eating habits—or lack thereof—may affect the health and appearance of your skin. Certain foods go above and beyond, offering antioxidant benefits that cannot be achieved through skin care alone...

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Dare to Bare with Flawless Skin

In addition to being your body’s largest organ, the skin is an indicator of your overall health and well being, so it deserves some TLC. Follow these five steps to welcome glowing, flawless skin....

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Give Your Skin an Antioxidant Boost

Treatment and protection go hand-in-hand in the fight against skin aging. And when it comes to protection, antioxidants are a close second to sunscreen at the top of many dermatologists’ must-have lists. To better understand the role of antioxidants in preventing skin damage, it’s important to recognize how damage begins. Factors such as UV rays, pollution, environmental toxins and smoking encourage the formation of free radicals, the unstable electrons that attack healthy cells in the body and lead to oxidation, a process similar to rusting...

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The Importance of Skin Care Compliance

In dermatologic circles, patient compliance can mean the difference between an optimal result and less-than-stellar outcome. A dermatologist has extensive training and experience prescribing skin care regimens and makes their recommendations based on what is best for the health of your skin—accordingly, it is important to follow their instructions and use products as directed...

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