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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Help for Dry Hands

Your hands have faced the brunt of harsh conditions all winter, so why not treat them with the same care that you treat your face? With spring around the corner, put your best hands forward with SkinMedica® TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream™...

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How to Avoid Acne Scars

Almost all of us have experienced acne at some point. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, it’s the most common skin condition in the country. For some patients, severe acne can lower self-esteem, and acne scars only prolong these emotional side effects. Fortunately, through prevention and treatment, it is possible to improve acne and reduce the potential for scarring...

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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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Why Sunscreen Is Hot Anytime of Year

It’s the dead of winter in most parts of the country, when low temperatures dictate certain skin care choices: intensified moisturizers, more emollient lip balms. And while sunscreen may not be top-of-mind, UV rays are just as present in the winter months, making sunscreen a must-have in winter and throughout the year...

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A Closer Look at Professional Peels

The chemical peel is one of the best anti-aging tools in an aesthetician’s arsenal. Professional peels not only enhance the texture and tone of the skin—they also help the skin to look and act younger over time. During a professional peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove its outer layers. As dead skin is sloughed away via the chemical exfoliation process, new skin cells emerge resulting in a luminous, healthy glow. Peels also help to diminish a host of visible skin imperfections including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne bumps and even scarring...

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New Year, Healthier Skin

This New Year, it’s out with the old, in with the new—new healthy skin habits, that is. Here's a few smart skin care practices to commit to in 2013...

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How to Achieve Brighter Skin

As a dermatologist who specializes in both cosmetic and general dermatology, I know that glowing, even-toned skin is a primary characteristic associated with youth and beauty. Unfortunately, overall dullness of the skin and irregular discoloration are two of the most common issues we all battle in the quest for brighter, more radiant skin...

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An Easy Winter Lip Fix

Don’t let cold, dry weather get the best of your lips. Instead, perfect your pout this winter with SkinMedica® TNS Lip Plump System.

The two-part treatment starts with TNS Lip Renewal®, a soothing formula packed with two forms of hyaluronic acid that help trap and hold moisture to dehydrated skin. In addition, marine filling spheres swell with water to smooth visible imperfections.

Lip Plumper softens and polishes the lips with soybean oil, a…

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