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Preventing Skin Aging with Pomegranates

The fight against skin aging is never ending.

Countless groups, including our practice, have been trying to find some of the best anti skin aging tools that nature has to offer. One of these tools, Pomegranate, has been shown to have many health and beauty benefits. These benefits come from the high levels of vitamins and antioxidants that pomegranate contains.

Some of the problems that a pomegranate can help fight against are dry skin and age spots. Pomegranate has properties that can help promote cell rejuvenation by healing the skin and aiding in repairing tissue. Besides its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, pomegranate promotes the production of elastin, which gives support to the skin. That way, it can slow down the formation of wrinkles related to aging.

Pomegranate is used in many skin care products today. These products combat sun damage, dry skin, oily skin, and helps to create firm, youthful looking skin. The pomegranate’s unique characteristics and benefits can help one’s body more than most products on the market today. It fights against the aging process with to help anyone’s skin feel healthy and youthful. If there was ever a product that’s helpful in making someone look a little bit younger, pomegranate is one of them.

Contact your favorite dermatologist at our practice to learn more about your specific skin’s needs!







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Know what Parabens are and how to avoid them

Parabens are a group of chemicals that are used by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry as a preservative. They can be very effective in certain types of products. The paraben salts and the paraben compounds are used mostly for the fungicidal and bactericidal properties. You will find the parabens can be commonly found in shampoos, shaving gels, moisturizers, spray tanning solutions, toothpaste and make-up. They can also be used as food additives.

In the body parabens can mime hormones disrupting the endocrine system. A high life long exposure can increase the risk of breast cancer. The body does not break down synthetic estrogen very well which may cause it to build up in the fat cells which include breast tissue. Parabens have also been known to cause a decrease in sperm levels.

Our practice urges men and women alike to choose their skin care products wisely. They suggest that you know the names of all parabens so it is easier for you to avoid them. Stay away from all products that contain parabens and choose your products that are naturally made from plant extracts. Read all of the labels on the products that you buy to insure the products you choose are paraben free.

Your best weapon for avoiding unwanted parabens is knowledge. Know what products you are buying and their ingredients. Book an appointment with your favorite dermatologist a tour practice to find out what specific products are best for you and your skin needs.








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Eczema treatments your doctor can prescribe for you

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition. If you think you have eczema, look for inflammation, red skin, and itching. Other cases may include an outbreak of scaly lesions. The good news is, eczema is not contagious, and you need not quarantine yourself until you’re diagnosed by a professional.

Your dermatological provider will prescribe different treatment plans, depending on your needs. In crafting a treatment plan, she will consider both the severity of your condition and the exact variety of your eczema condition. If you have eczema, you will likely need multiple treatment plans to get it under control, and many health providers will suggest lifestyle changes to treat it.

The primary goal of your dermatological provider is control your symptoms (again, the inflammation, redness, itching and scaling that you may be experiencing).

Often she will suggest that you make sure your skin stays hydrated, and caution you to avoid bathing too often (which can dry skin out). Often, she will prescribe low water/high oil content ointments and corticosteroid creams to treat inflammation. Severe itching requires an antihistamine prescription.

Your dermatological provider has a wealth of drugs and over-the-counter solutions at her disposal to address your eczema conditions. Please don’t hesitate to consult one immediately.





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Why a skin care professional can help you fight acne faster

Acne is not solely problematic for teens. Half of all women in their twenties face sporadic bouts of acne, and a quarter of forty-somethings still fight acne while keeping up with their Botox treatments, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Topical drugstore preparations may help shorten the lifespan of an isolated blemish, but such tools are limited. Benzoyl peroxide and alcohol are the chief active ingredients in most over-the-counter creams. For some troubled skin, these two ingredients cause as many skin problems as they solve. An oil-reducing skin treatment may work for a teen with overactive sebum glands, but drying agents are a poor fit for more mature skin. It’s counterproductive to seek age-defying skin treatments while parching the skin to reduce the severity of breakouts. Desiccated skin reveals all its fine lines, aging even younger skin beyond its time.

Just as a mechanic with only two tools cannot hope to restore a car to perfect condition, over-the-counter acne products cannot restore healthy skin. Dermatologists have a wealth of tools at their disposal. They combat acne with topical preparations, prescription medications and even injections of anti-inflammatory cortisone to end a painful pimple’s life quickly. Taking a multi-faceted approach to fighting acne pays off in the form of shorter, less severe breakouts.

A doctor can prescribe topical acne products containing antibiotics to kill the bacteria that cause acne. Prescription creams such as tretinoin and adapalene are more effective against acne than their drugstore counterparts. Oral medications help clear acne systemically instead of topically. Painful cystic acne succumbs quickly to cortisone injections or draining to relieve the pressure. Laser treatments and dermabrasion may help some cases of acne as well as restoring a smoother surface to previously troubled skin once the acne disappears. Dermatologists can also work with other doctors to adjust medications that might worsen acne such as birth control pills or steroids.

Other conditions such as rosacea or folliculitis mimic acne’s appearance, but require different treatment. Only a qualified dermatologist can diagnose a skin condition correctly and provide appropriate treatment, so it is vital to seek dermatological advice for any sudden rash or breakout. Trying an over-the-counter acne regimen to heal a skin problem other than acne could exacerbate the irritation and discomfort of the condition.

Healthy skin means more than simply being acne-free; a doctor’s care ensures that once the blemishes disappear, the skin beneath is vibrantly healthy. Injections of Botox or cosmetic fillers reduce the appearance of deep acne scars, while laser resurfacing smooth’s away shallower imperfections left by previous bouts of acne.

Acne may not be dangerous, but it merits a doctor’s attention. Seek a specialist in healthy skin and end the cycle of dry skin and breakouts that over-the-counter creams perpetuate.







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Menopause and Skincare

Menopause is a major transition that women have to go through; often bringing about unwanted changes that including changes in the skin.

When a woman’s menstrual cycle stops; the amount of estrogen in her body decreases. That is why women who go through menopause often suffer from acne, unwanted facial hair, wrinkling and dry skin. Fortunately, a proper skin care regime, prescribed by a board-certified dermatologist, can help treat some of those problems.

It is very important for women to use a good moisturizer. Moisturizers help keep the skin elastic, which can help prevent wrinkles. Women should also make sure that they limit the amount of time that they spend in the sun. The sun can cause the skin to age much quicker. If a woman knows that she will be spending a lot of time in the sun, she should make sure that she applies sunscreen.

The importance of eating a healthy diet and exercising cannot be emphasized enough when it comes to fighting the aging process. Fruits and vegetables contain the antioxidants that are needed to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Exercising helps increase blood circulation, which increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients that flows to the skin. Additionally, women who are concerned about abnormal hair growth should set up an appointment with our practice.

Menopause is a natural part of life, but women do not have to deal with the skin changes it brings. Developing a skin care regime and seeking the help of a professional at our practice are the keys to keeping the skin beautiful and healthy.







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