Win the War on Aging with Antioxidants

Antioxidants are your body’s go-to defenders in the fight against aging. They team up against disease and counteract the effects of free radicals while combating the aging process. Here’s why I’m their biggest fan...

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Preventing Crow’s Feet

The tiny lines that develop in the corners of the eyes—commonly known as crow’s feet—are one of the first visible signs of the aging process. In fact, eye area concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration and pigmentation often reveal a person’s age before the rest of the face. Natural facial expressions are one of the main contributors to crow’s feet—thus, they are largely unavoidable. Caused by tiny muscle contractions that occur as we smile, laugh and squint, crow’s feet eventually settle around the eyes and deepen as these movements are repeated over time...

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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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Vaniqa® (eflornithine HCI) Cream, 13.9%: Getting to the Root of Facial Hair Removal

Like wrinkles, blemishes or sunspots, unwanted facial hair is an aesthetic nuisance—one that millions of women take steps to correct each year. Enter Vaniqa: a clinically proven way to reduce unwanted hair growth on the face in women without downtime. Vaniqa is an FDA-approved, prescription-only facial cream that works within the hair’s follicle to reduce hair growth on the face for women...

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Cleanse and Exfoliate: Creating a Canvas for Healthy Skin

The first steps to any smart skin care routine, cleansing and exfoliating, create a clean slate for healthy skin. A proper routine helps to eliminate dullness and allows skin care products to absorb—and work—better. As with any skin care regimen, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to cleansing and exfoliation. Though all skin types respond uniquely to different routines, less is usually more: Using a thorough, effective cleanser and controlled method of exfoliation means you don’t need to scrub your skin in order to see results...

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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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Discover SkinMedica Hydrating Complex

Healthy skin is hydrated skin. SkinMedica’s Hydrating Complex relies on a specialized blend of hyaluronic acids to repair dehydrated skin at the source. It replenishes moisture levels and leaves the skin looking smooth, firm and rejuvenated...

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Great Skin Care in the Hamptons

Attending Social Life Magazine’s summer cocktail party felt like the set of a movie—glamorous, beautiful and chic. Social Life Magazine hosted the event with cover girl Sonja Morgan at the exquisite Social Life Estate in the Hamptons, capturing the ambiance of the area’s most prestigious socialite parties. SkinMedica’s clinically tested products were the perfect match for this discerning crowd. As an event sponsor, SkinMedica created quite a bit of buzz among the very fashionable attendees...

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What They Don’t Teach You in Medical School

“Diseases don’t read the textbooks.” I’ve referenced this phrase repeatedly during my years of dermatological practice. Nothing ever looks like it does in school or on paper—and despite our comprehensive medical training, today’s dermatologists must keep pace with evolving technology and understand the need for a broad-spectrum view of skin care.

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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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