Hold the face wash – bacteria is good for your skin!

Anti-Aging Tip

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.

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 bacteria 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.

Considering Treatment?

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.

Under the spotlight

Rosacea | Acne Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness, dilated capillaries, red papules, and pustules on the face. When it affects the eyes, the eyes can feel dry, irritated, and red. There may be a sensation of sand in the eyes as well. Rosacea usually starts with easy flushing or blushing and may or may not progress to other lesions like pustules and papules.

If left untreated; ocular rosacea may cause serious eye problems!

Our skin normally regulates body temperature by opening and closing blood vessels at the skin surface. When the body is hot, more blood vessels open to allow the circulating blood to cool at the skin surface and therefore cool the internal structures as well. When it is cold, the surface blood vessels constrict keeping the heat inside.

One of the problems with rosacea is that the facial capillaries open readily but do not constrict back to normal very well. Over time, more and more of these capillaries stay open producing chronic redness and even visible blood vessels.


The cause of rosacea is unknown. The disorder involves enlargement of the blood vessels just under the skin. It occurs most often in fair-skinned people, particularly those who blush easily. Women are more commonly affected, but men are usually more severely affected. Symptoms usually begin between ages 30 to 50.


Rashes to discrete red areas or the entire face and tendency to flush, blush easily… Erythema (red areas on the face) with increased vascularity (telangiectasia) of the face Red, bulbous nose Acne-like skin eruptions (macules, nodules, pustules, may ooze or crust) Burning or stinging sensation of the face.


Rosacea is not medically dangerous. However, like many other medical conditions although not curable, it can be effectively controlled with appropriate treatment. Many patients visit the clinic twice or three times yearly for effective control.

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Until the next time,

Dr Hazem Kahlout
Ms Maggie Walsh