Posts tagged "retinol"

The power of pairing procedures and skin care

If you’re thinking about a cosmetic procedure such as laser resurfacing or even surgery, those few hours you spend in the doctor’s office are just a small part of your journey to beautiful skin. The process of skin rejuvenation is a long one, and it starts with solid skin care. But proper skin care is not a single product—it’s a comprehensive regimen combined with healthy habits. When these align, it’s possible to reverse signs of aging, improve symptoms of sun damage and even prevent future skin damage from occurring. The ultimate goal is to find the right…

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Even more reasons to use a retinoid

Few skin care ingredients have been as extensively studied—and proven—as retinoids, and these vitamin A derivatives have skin benefits that range from improvement in visible signs of aging to reduction in acne.

The brainchild of dermatologist Albert Kligman, MD, tretinoin (the active ingredient in Retin-A) was first introduced as an acne treatment in the early 1970s. But when researchers noticed improved skin firmness and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles in acne study participants, the anti-aging chapter in the retinoid story began.

The primary effect of…

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How to get your skin summer-ready

The state of your skin come spring depends largely on how you’ve taken care of it all winter. If you’ve been meticulous about exfoliation, you can expect a smooth transition to the warmer months, but if you haven’t, now’s the time to shed the layer of dead, dull skin, so you can put your best face forward by summer.

This time of year, many of us also start to think about skin issues that will become visible to the world when we start wearing short sleeves, tank tops, skirts and shorts. This month is prime time to address these beauty concerns with treatments…

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