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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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Mapping Acne Breakouts

If you suffer from acne, you may feel like there’s no rhyme or reason to where breakouts occur. However, different areas of the face may be more susceptible to breakouts than others. The skin does not act in isolation from the rest of the body; in fact, what surfaces on the skin is often a direct reflection of what’s going on inside the body.
 
The forehead, nose and chin (known as the t-zone) are often oilier than the rest of the face and more apt to develop pimples, blackheads and clogged pores, whereas the skin around the eyes lacks oil glands…

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What’s the Perfect Skin Care Dose?

In an effort to maximize the efficiency of skin care products, it’s often tempting to slather on creams and serums with abandon. But to achieve the best results from your skin care, how much is too much?

Often, the answer is quite simple: A little goes a long way. Clinical skin care products are typically formulated with high concentrations of potent ingredients like retinol, vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids. When these…

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411 on SPF: New FDA Sunscreen Regulations

Google “sunscreen” and you’ll find that it has been in the news rather frequently lately: Recent media reports debating the validity of sunscreen manufacturer’s claims prompted the American Academy of Dermatology to issue a response calling sunscreen “ … an important tool in the fight against skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.”

New FDA regulations aim to eliminate common sunscreen misnomers and better protect consumers from sun-induced skin damage. These regulations impose new guidelines for all…

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