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Anti-aging Skin Care: The Difference Between Serums and Creams

What’s the difference between Skin Serum and Skin Cream in anti-aging skin care products? Usually, the difference between serum and cream is in texture and purpose. Anti-aging Skin Serum Anti-aging Skin Serum is more often lighter and more liquid than skin creams. They are designed to get anti-aging skin care ingredients, like CoQ10, peptides, vitamins, and retinol into your skin quickly (their small molecules allow them to…

What is Hyperpigmentation?

Whether it’s brown, red or pink, small or large, clustered or diffuse, hyperpigmentation is a darkening of the skin due to higher than normal levels of melanin. No matter where it occurs, any part of the skin that is darker than the rest is hyperpigmented. In order to avoid it, the most important thing to do is wear sunscreen—even if you don’t…

Botox: Why Injector Credentials Matter

We’ve all heard horror stories of women with droopy eyelids or over-arched eyebrows after a Botox procedure gone wrong. Botox is supposed to be one of the simplest and safest routes to achieving a youthful, rejuvenated appearance; so how does this happen? For the most part, anyone with a medical license in any of the various medical fields who takes…

5 Signs of Sun Damage

Do you have any signs of Sun Damage? Skin Dullness/Dryness The most obvious sign is the lack of radiance and moisture.  Skin looks “weathered,” dehydrated and flaky. Texture Change. Constant sun exposure leads to the skin maintaining a “leather-like” look because of the depletion of collagen. Age Spots. One of the most obvious signs of over exposure to the sun…

What to avoid in a sunscreen

Ingredients to avoid in sunscreen 800 commercially-available sunscreens were tested by EWG (the Environmental Working Group). Only 25 percent of these products effectively protect your skin without the use of potentially harmful ingredients. Sunscreen Chemicals to watch for and stay away from are: Oxybenzone: Linked to hormone disruption and potentially to cell damage that may lead to skin cancer. Retinyl…

Benefits of using retinoids

What is a retinoid? The Benefits of using long term retinoid (topical Vitamin A) use essentially “changes” your skin by causing new skin cells to divide and function at their best. When used consistently, retinoids can keep your skin clear, even out skin tone, repair sun damage, and even prevent pre-mature aging. This skin-changing factor, along with its other exfoliating…