Anti-Aging Skin Treatments
You are not alone if you are struggling with dry or sensitive skin. Many, if not most, people will have dry skin at some point in their lives, and it is estimated that more than half of all people will experience abnormally dry skin, otherwise known as xerosis. Because it is such a common problem, you may think it is not worth seeing a dermatologist, but you may be mistaken. Sure, mildly dry skin can be treated with cream or lotion, but there are tricks and products that your dermatologist […]
Skin tightening is often high on the list for anyone feeling the pull of gravity, resulting in unwanted drooping skin. This sagging process is natural and happens as we age; years of UV exposure can also contribute to skin appearing laxer than it used to be. The main reason for this change is that collagen, the support mechanism that gives our skin its firm, supple texture, begins degrading and breaking down after the 30th decade of life. We lose some collagen, and other parts of the skin’s matrix, like elastin […]
If the sun’s rays can damage furniture over time, then our skin is certainly not immune. Sun damage to our skin is primarily caused by ultraviolet radiation (or UV) light. UV light comprises UVA (slightly longer) and UVB (slightly shorter). Different types of UV light can cause unique sun damage and are critical to our skin’s health and appearance. More extended UVA sunlight (320-400nm) has been shown to cause premature skin aging, likely due to penetration deep into the tissue. UVB is slightly shorter (290-320nm) and is often associated with […]
If you have found yourself in the makeup aisle wondering if you need to try every foundation on the shelf before you decide which will best mask your skin problem, maybe it’s time to take a step back. What if the issue you are trying to cover can be treated so that you might not need to hide behind the makeup? You might need to rethink your skincare budget and routine, and with a few tricks from the pros, your makeup dollars could be better spent! Besides, the heavy foundation […]
Most of us have seen our favorite celebrities in magazines and on television and wondered, how do they stay looking so young? Is it genetics, lighting, or makeup? Could they be using Photoshop to conceal their wrinkles? The truth about celebrity skin secrets is not mysterious at all! There are tried and true ways those in the know maintain their youthful skin, even as they age. Firstly, celebrities might be working with good genes. And many stars are attractive in the traditional sense, giving them a major boost. Genetically gifted […]
You can’t turn to an online blog, fashion magazine, or social media feed without coming across incredible images and testimonials about the power of skincare lasers. And while the research and results seem impressive, the overwhelming amount of information is often not. How do we sort through all this information, weighing each laser, their effects, and which skin types they benefit from? And, importantly, when and where you should consider doing it? Let’s talk about these advances and where we are in this significant new era of dermatological technology.
Retinoids are popular skin care products that penetrate your skin and help boost its youthful appearance by reducing the lines and wrinkles that come with age. These deep penetrating, fast-acting Vitamin A derivatives help restore the natural production of elastin and collagen that we lose as we age. Unlike topical exfoliators that remove dead skin cells, retinoids work deep in the skin’s middle layer known as the dermis. As you research skin care treatments, you will likely come across retinol and tretinoin. Both are similar in chemical composition but can […]