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Beauty Secrets For Your Thirties

When you enter your 30s signs of aging will start becoming more noticeable, particularly around your forehead and eyes, as well as naso-labial folds (the lines that run from the nose to the mouth) and corners of your mouth. The collagen and elastin levels in your skin tissue start to breakdown and your skin will become thinner and less plump. Your complexion will be dryer, and you may develop sensitive skin. Age spots may start to appear and your pores may become larger. The skin under your eyes becomes more delicate; as a result eye puffiness in the AM will take increasingly longer to wane. Aging is inevitable and you can not escape it. However, you can slow it down. Your 30s is the ideal…

Chemical Peels

Believe it or not, the skin we had a month ago is not the same as it is today. Everyday thousands of skin cells die, then flake and shed. New skin cells eventually replace the dead skin cells. The new skin cells travel from the lowest layer of the epidermis (which is the outer layer of cells that make up the skin) to the top layer and then shed off the skin. This keeps dead skin cells from building up on the skin’s surface. The process is known as skin cell renewal factor or skin cell turnover rate. As we age, our skin cell turnover rate decelerates. Accordingly, our complexion will change and become duller.  Below illustrates the change in skin cell turnover rate according…

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…

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