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Reducing the Appearance of Dark Spots and Scars


Reducing the Appearance of Dark Spots and Scars Dark spots and scars were once considered permanent unwanted marks.  You were just stuck with them and had to cope with them. However, with today’s technology and medicine almost all blemishes and indelible spots can be reduced to the point of nothingness. In some cases you could reduce the appearance of such unwanted marks and spots with mere topical treatments. Here’s how: 1)    Always apply sunscreen with an SFP of 30 or higher that contains either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. The sun’s harmful rays cannot only damage your skin, but it can also worsen the appearance of your dark spots and scars. Sun exposure will tan the dark spot or scar, making it look darker. Cover…

Controlling Oily Skin


Our skin naturally produces oil that keeps our skin lubricated and healthy. However, like most things, too much of something can have unfavorable results. Accordingly, excess oil can lead to acne as well as blemishes. Luckily, MD Beauty Secrets has the right skin care regimen to manage your oily skin. #1- Start off with a good cleanser Every skin expert will agree that the most effective way to control oily skin is to wash your face twice a day and to stay away from soaps. You will need to incorporate a gentle cleanser into your daily skin care routine. Cleansers that do an excellent job at reducing oil contain benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid and/or salicylic acid. MD Beauty Secrets offers a glycolic and salicylic acid…

Acne Scars and Treatments


Acne is a terrible skin problem to deal with at any age, but sometimes after the acne is gone it leaves a scar in its place making you feel equally distressed. Your skin is the first thing most people notice upon initial encounter. We all want to look and feel our best at all times, but sometime our insecurities about our appearance can hinder such desires. MD Beauty Secrets is here to help and answer all your questions. How Acne Scars Occur Acne scars occur mostly because an inflamed blemish injures the healthy skin tissue in the dermis. The skin is made up of two layers, the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer closest to the outside world while the dermis is…

The Beauty Benefits of Vitamin C


Vitamin C is mostly marketed as a nutritional supplement or food that will kick your cold’s butt. In truth, the benefits of vitamin C go beyond the common cold; it will protect you against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even superficial signs of aging. Young skin is full of Vitamin C. As we age our skin will naturally lose nutrients, including Vitamin C. Exposure to harmful UV radiation (i.e. sunbathing and tanning beds), cigarette smoke and other external pollutants will accelerate the decline of Vitamin C in our skin, furthering signs of aging. Vitamin C will help fight against the damaging effects of time, environment and bad habits. Vitamin C benefits your skin in two ways: 1) as an…

Why Glycolic Toner Is The Right Toner


Glycolic acid had for a while now been a popular ingredient in skin care. Glycolic acid belongs to the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) family, which comes from sugary fruits such as cantaloupe, unripe grapes, pineapple, sugarcane, and sugar beets. It is a natural exfoliator. When used as a dermatological exfoliate, it reacts with the upper layer of the epidermis, diminishing the binding properties of the lipids that hold the dead skin cells together, to uncover your younger living cells that have been hidden underneath, leaving your skin with a smooth texture. Beneficial Properties When a glycolic toner is applied after cleansing it will remove excess makeup, dirt or impurities, as well as balance the pH levels of your skin. Furthermore, it prepares the skin for additional…

Why Do Men Age Better?


There are certain perceptions that are purely gender based; for instance, men are usually represented as thick-skinned and rough while women are portrayed as being more sensitive and soft. Whether these views hold truth is debatable, however, when it comes to each gender’s skin, they are indisputably correct descriptions. The reason behind why men have different skin than women can be attributed to the hormone called androgen (testosterone is the primary and well known androgen). Androgen stimulates collagen and elastin production, thus generating stronger and coarser skin mostly associated with men. Androgen also increases the rate of the cell turnover resulting in the thickening of the skin. What’s more, androgen increases the size and activity of the sebaceous glands that are responsible for the production…

Healthy Food & What It Can Do For Your Skin


Sounds like an oxymoron or too good to be true, but healthy fats exist and they can improve your skin as well as your health. Read more! Part of a healthy diet is eating good fats such as nuts, avocados and olive oil. Such healthy fats are not only low-glycemic options but they are extremely beneficial for your health as well as skin and complexion. Healthy fats, such as omega 3s, keep your skin smooth, supple and radiant. Fatty acids, particularly omega 3, are vital nutrients, not just for heart health but also to regulate blood clotting, build cell membranes and support cell health. Additionally, omega 3 curbs inflammation. Inflammations can introduce a number of illnesses, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Skin experts furthermore…

What You Need to Know About Sleeping


It is usually during the middle of the week that we all start feeling a shortage of energy. Most of us think that we need the weekend to recover but believe it or not a few Zzzzs will do the trick, not just for your body and mind but your skin too! They call it beauty sleep for a reason, because without it you will look distressed, exhausted, unhappy and older. Lack of sleep causes blood vessels to dilate, creating the dark circles we all hate. When we sleep our body goes through recovery, a restoring and rebalancing process necessary for the whole body to function. The skin renews itself during this time. New skin cells grow and older cells are replaced. The skin recovers…

Skin and Health Tip: If you smoke…QUIT!


Skin and Health Tip: If you smoke…QUIT! Hundreds of millions of people around the world smoke. Some of us do it all the time while others are social smokers. Whether you do it regularly, once in a while or second-hand beware of the ramifications of cigarettes, including the damages done to your skin’s appearance and health. Smoking robs the skin of oxygen and nutrients, thus causing poor skin complexion and tone. It can also destroy collagen and elastin, causing sagging of the skin. Premature aging, such as fine lines around the eyes and mouth as well as age spots, is another side effect. Quitting smoking will improve your appearance. Once you quit smoking, blood flow will improve and your skin will start to receive more…

What You Need To Know About Green Tea


We have all heard or read about “the almighty green tea” and how it can do wonders from helping you lose weight to preventing cancer and reducing heart disease. A good portion of MD Beauty Secrets’ skin care products contains green tea. Thus, we want to educate you on why we chose green tea as a primary ingredient in our skin care line. Green tea has numerous important nutrients, some of which have powerful medicinal properties. For instance, green tea is rich with polyphenols that are powerful antioxidants. Such elements can reduce certain diseases as well as aging. However, the mighty element in green tea is the potent antioxidant known as Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG has been used in the following studies and treatments: HIV,…

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