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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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Seeing the Light: Red and Blue Light Therapies for Acne

Acne can range in severity from the occasional breakout to the ongoing eruption of painful, swollen cysts—and as any sufferer of severe acne knows, it can be debilitating. Fortunately, advanced light-based technologies are making the battle against blemishes easier for those who have not seen results from conventional therapies.

Whether caused by hormonal shifts, excess oil production or multiple factors, the best way to fight stubborn forms of acne is to attack it at the source. An acne lesion forms when bacteria (called p. acnes) and sebum mix with dead skin…

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The Essential for Healthy Skin

You have a multitude of skincare concerns, so you need a vast array of products to treat them, right? Not so fast. With a do-it-all treatment like the SkinMedica® TNS Essential Serum®, you can undergo a skin transformation with just one product.

TNS Essential Serum has won multiple awards, and for good reason: This first-of-its-kind serum combines powerful antioxidants, anti-aging peptides and an exclusive blend of growth factors to…

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Commit to Healthier Skin This New Year

We often think of increasing exercise or losing weight when it comes to New Year’s resolutions, but why not focus on the health of our skin? As the largest organ in the body—and one of the biggest age revealers—it’s certainly worthy of a tune-up.

A visit to your dermatologist is a great way to start the year. Your dermatologist should be board certified, meaning that he or she has been certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in dermatology and has undergone extensive training in skin health and related disorders.

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Nourish Your Skin from the Inside Out

The old adage “you are what you eat” has stuck around for a reason: Poor diet has been linked to disease, obesity and decreased energy, while good nutrition has been shown to have innumerable health benefits. When it comes to the skin, research also shows that making nutritious choices can directly affect your complexion by fighting the signs of aging and improving skin conditions like dryness and acne.

Antioxidants are all-stars in skincare products—not only do they protect skin from free radicals, but they help counteract the breakdown of collagen. Eating…

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The Man Behind the Products

SkinMedica’s Vice President of Formulation Development and Founding Formulation Scientist, John Garruto, shares his skincare insights, favorites, and his most memorable moments

After 34 years in the business of beauty, it’s safe to say John Garruto knows a thing or two about skincare. As SkinMedica’s Vice President of Formulation Development, he’s played a pivotal role in the brand’s development—and the formulation of the line’s bestsellers. Here, Garruto gives us a glimpse at the man…

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