No matter how much you hydrate or exfoliate, skin does age -and sometimes well before its time.
That’s why we promote a combined anti-aging and lifestyle approach to having sexy, ageless skin.
No doubt, the sun caused most of the skin damage you see on your skin right now. But smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol, extreme temperatures, and a host of noxious chemicals and pollutants in the air outside can also damage skin.
Chronic stress is another known skin irritant that can make your skin highly reactive and result in outbreaks of pimples, acne, or rosacea at most inappropriate times.
Lack of sleep makes your skin puffy, ashen, and pale, and accentuates the deep reddish blue of under-eye circles.
A poor diet lacking in immune-boosting nutrients can make your skin appear sallow, overly dry, or even too oily. And exercise obsession can result in oxidative stress and hormone imbalance even in college-age women, which can lead to osteopenia (pre-osteoporosis), with thin bones that fracture easily.
Strong bones are essential to stretch your skin and keep it taut through the years, and tight skin is younger-looking skin.
Celebrities Who Had Botox Injections
It’s been ten years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first approved Botox for use on wrinkles. Between now and April 15, 2002 a lot has happened. High-profile lawsuits, medical breakthroughs, tragedies, controversies, reality TV segments and a generation of celebrities suspended in their mid-thirties. Hollywood royalty may have been the first to jump on the wrinkle-filler trend but it was years before they actually admitted it. For years their M.O. was “Deny Deny Deny”, but as the rest of the country has caught up with the trend, stars are finally letting their guard down, if not their forehead skin.
Did Sharon have work done?
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Antibacterial face wash kills all bacteria…!
If you care about your skin, then you’ve probably developed a face washing routine. These can be simple – a cleansing wash at night or in the morning – or complex, with numerous washes, exfoliators, toners, creams and lotions. But if your regimen includes antibacterial soap, you may want to think twice. It may come as a surprise that there are some bacteria that shouldn’t be washed away, because they are good for your skin.
You need good bateria on your face
Referred to as “good bacteria,” some microbes can help keep your immune system in shape and also ward off wrinkles. They help keep our faces moist and also fight the “bad bacteria,” which is responsible for some of the most common skin woes – redness, spots and blemishes.
On top of that, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) suggested that an ingredient known as triclosan, commonly found in antibacterial soaps, may impair muscle function and cause other health issues.
Never a bad idea to use creams
Some facial creams on the market are attempting to include ingredients in their products that include the beneficial bacteria. And while it’s never a bad idea to use creams and lotions to help your skin, it’s wise to shop around, do thorough research, and speak with a skin professional to find the best routine for your skin.
Of course, many people will find that no matter how much lotion and cream they slather on their skin, they’re still prone to facial lines and wrinkles. That’s why, as people age, many opt for cosmetic procedures to help combat these signs of aging. Injectable treatments such as Botox, Dysport and Restylane are all popular choices for those seeking minimally invasive procedures to help maintain a youthful appearance.
According to the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM), patients considering injectables should be aware that there could be some minimal bruising after the procedure. To reduce the risk of this side effect, the group suggests avoiding medications or supplements that thin the blood, including ibuprofen or aspirin.
Most injectable procedures will require more than one visit to your cosmetic doctor, which means patients should try and plan ahead. If you know you’re going on vacation or will be unable to visit a doctor, discuss your options with the doctor who will be administering your treatments.
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Until the next time,
Dr Hazem Kahlout
Ms Maggie Walsh