Warm Weather Family Skin Care

04-24-2020


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Winter’s not the only time to pay attention to your family’s skin health. Sun, chlorine, and even air-conditioning can deplete the skin’s natural moisture, leaving it feeling dry and uncomfortable. Deborah S. Sarnoff, M.D., New York City Cosmetic Dermatologist and Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine and president of The Skin Cancer Foundation, offers these tips to help families keep the “itchy” at bay:


In the pool

In the Pool-According to recent studies, swimming in chlorinated or seawater causes a 20 percent reduction in skin hydration, which can lead to dry and itchy skin. Worse, the uncomfortable feeling can last up to four hours after swimming. A Creme formulated with oatmeal is used for treating itchy, dry, and post-pool skin, no matter how many dips you take in the pool, your skin will feel hydrated and healthy.

In the bath

In the Bath-Women who shave their legs can calm after-shave irritation and dryness with a thick moisturizer containing glycerin. Dr. Sarnoff recommends applying a moisturizer immediately after a shower or bath to lock moisture into the skin. If the skin is especially irritated, apply a soothing ointment, such as Aquaphor, to the affected area.

At home

The House-Air-conditioning can zap moisture from the air in your home and from your skin. Keep effective hand and body moisturizers in the house for those dry-skin moments, and consider investing in a humidifier for your home.

For him

Men often take off their shirts in the hot weather, which can lead to drier skin. When the temperature rises, dermatologists advise heavier, “greasier” moisturizers such as creams and ointments because these are more effective at holding moisture in the skin and helping heal dry areas.

For kids

For The Kids-Moisturizer is a summer camp essential. Pediatricians recommend using moisturizers that contain oatmeal to calm the dry-skin itch, and which are also nonirritating, so they’re safe for children with sensitive skin and eczema.

Moisturizer can be especially important for kids’ skin during warm months. warm weather family skincare, and don't forget to protect your family from damaging sun rays. Sunscreen is an effective way to protect them from both short- and long-term effects of sun exposure.

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Skincare for Quarantine Days

04-09-2020

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Coronavirus is with us and staying home is the best way to avoid it and keep health services available for as many people as possible. The incubation period is 14 days, so it is really important to keep that time of quarantine after the last time you visited public places. But staying home does not mean neglecting your skincare. As a matter of fact, staying indoors can affect your skin in several ways. Therefore, this is what we recommend:

Staying home means a big change in routines, including your diet and environmental conditions that can bring dryness, lack of vitamin D and changes in sleeping habits, among other things that can affect your skin.

Another important issue is the stress of staying home and the anxiety of solving problems and duties, the sensation of loneliness or the frictions with the people you are at home with. Self-control and the use of technology are useful to lower this stress.

In terms of eating, use green vegetables, fruits with antioxidants, like blackberries and cranberries, fish and chicken breasts. Avoid dairy as much as possible.

Water is key: wash your hands many times a day, and drink a lot of it to stay hydrated. Stress can bring acne, but water helps to avoid it.

You must also avoid drinking too much alcohol, as it can accelerate aging and provoke breakouts. Moderation is always important.

Do exercise at home, to maintain blood flow and body oxygenation up. The benefits will be seen on your face.

Sleep well and do it between seven and nine hours. A home office can be more demanding than you may think, so the balance of work, recreation and sleep are priceless. Do not let work take more time than it is really required.

Very important: avoid touching your face, especially your mouth nose and eyes. Coronavirus enters easily that way, and also through ears. Remember: washing your hands very often is necessary, and, by the way, do it with a soap indicated for hands, so they do not get dry, if possible. But if they do, health is more important than softness right now.

You can apply masks for your face, but you have to wash it well afterward. Moist surfaces are favorable to coronavirus and we want it away.

Please keep in mind that, if you leave home for any reason, you must wash your clothes, disinfect your shoes and take a thorough shower with hot water right away. Coronavirus can be anywhere and it is especially easy to come down with it.

​What is Botox?

03-26-2020

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Botoxis a trading name for botulinum toxin A. In this way, Botox is related to botulism. Botulism is a form of food poisoning. Botulinum toxin A is one of the neurotoxins (a neurotoxin is a toxin that acts specifically on nervous tissue) produced by Clostridium botulinum.


The most serious symptom of botulism is paralysis, which in some cases has proven to be fatal. The botulinum toxins (there are seven — types are A through G) attach themselves to nerve endings. Once this happens, acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, cannot be released. A series of proteins are essential for the release of acetylcholine. Certain botulinum toxins attack these proteins. Basically, the botulinum toxins block the signals that would normally tell your muscles to contract. Say, for example, attacks the muscles in your chest — this could have a profound impact on your breathing. When people die from botulism, this is often the cause — the respiratory muscles are paralyzed so it’s impossible to breathe.

Why Botox?

At this point, you may be wondering why anyone would want to have a botulinum toxin injected into his or her body. The answer is simple: If an area of the body can’t move, it can’t wrinkle.

Botox injections are the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure in the industry, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). In 2001, more than 1.6 million people received injections, an increase of 46 percent over the previous year. More popular than breast enhancement surgery and a potential blockbuster, Botox is regarded by some as the ultimate fountain of youth.

A little history

Botox was first approved in 1989 to treat two eye muscle disorders–uncontrollable blinking (blepharospasm) and misaligned eyes (strabismus). In 2000, the toxin was approved to treat a neurological movement disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder contractions, known as cervical dystonia. As an unusual side effect of the eye disorder treatment, doctors observed that Botox softened the vertical frown (glabellar) lines between the eyebrows that tend to make people look tired, angry or displeased. But until this improvement was actually demonstrated in clinical studies, Allergan Inc., of Irvine, Calif., was prohibited from making this claim for the product.

By April 2002, the FDA was satisfied by its review of studies indicating that Botox reduced the severity of frown lines for up to 120 days. The agency then granted approval to use the drug for this condition.

How is Botox applied?

Botox is injected with a very tiny needle. After Botox injection, the muscles will relax and the skin will smooth out over about 5 days. The effect usually lasts about six months and can be repeated when needed.

There are very few side effects of this procedure. While allergy to any medicine is possible, it is rare with Botox. While a small amount of brow or lid droop is possible, it is unusual and can usually be avoided by not treating the area just above the outer portion of the brow. If it does happen, it goes away by itself.

Originally used for treating nervous twitch of the eyelid muscles, it was discovered that the crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases can be flattened dramatically. Neck Bands can sometimes be helped also.

Who Can Provide Botox Cosmetic Treatments?

Any authorized healthcare professional can administer BOTOX® Cosmetic, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced.

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic “mini-treatments” today. This procedure can be done on a lunch break and requires no anesthesia or recovery.

Choosing a Doctor

You want to find a doctor with experience—someone familiar with injecting Botox Cosmetic. To make the selection process easier, consider choosing a doctor from the Botox Cosmetic Physicians’ Network. Members of the Network have medical practices that focus on facial aesthetics, as well as detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience injecting Botox Cosmetic. Their practices also offer other facial aesthetic treatments. At the end of this article, there is a link to finding a qualified Botox doctor in Spain.

Step-by-Step

Here’s what you might expect at the doctor’s office from the moment you arrive until your procedure is done. (Please note that although this experience is typical, the routine at your doctor’s office may be different.)

• Your doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals.

• Your doctor will administer several tiny injections of Botox Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.

• No anesthesia is required, although your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Most patients compare the sensation to a pinprick.

You may resume normal activity immediately. You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days. Improvement may continue for as long as a month and could last up to 4 months.

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​What You Need to Know About Cellulite

03-12-2020

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The term cellulite originated in European spas and salons and they explain it as deposits of tiny fat globules on the buttocks and thighs. Cellulite is a buildup of lumpy, thick, irregular fat deposits with an orange peel appearance. The most common areas are around the buttocks, hips, and thighs, and is not necessarily a factor of body weight. You do not have to be heavy to have cellulite. Nevertheless, it is possible to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Cellulite is not a medical term. However, medical professionals agree that it is a buildup of common fatty tissue. The skin is connected by strands of fibrous tissues to deeper tissue layers, which separates the fat cell compartments. The increase in the size of fat cells is accompanied by a waffled appearance of the skin that results in the bulging of the fat cell compartments.
Speedy metabolism and detoxification in the body help in the gradual elimination of cellulite. A healthy metabolism is capable of eradicating cellulite forever. The proper functioning of the liver is also necessary for detoxification.
Bio-ceramic additive reflects your body’s own infrared rays, which help to break down cellulite cells and revitalize tissue. Increased heat and molecular stimulation enhances the effectiveness of exercise, increases blood flow, and accelerates metabolism to burn more calories.
Women who are concerned about cellulite can take certain steps to reduce the appearance or eliminate it altogether. Eating a well balanced diet that is low in fat will help to reduce and eliminate further progression. Exercise is also an important factor; if the body is toned, it results in good circulation, thus another step in reducing cellulite. In addition, drinking plenty of water has many health benefits and will aid in fighting cellulite.
Genetics and hormones may also play a factor in whether you develop cellulite. While there is not much we can do about genetics and hormones, eating a healthy diet and exercise has proven to reduce and even avoid cellulite.
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​Face Creams for Wrinkles

02-20-2020

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There are
face creams for wrinkles for preventing or alleviating that are prescribed by dermatologists every day and there’s an entire aisle at all drug stores and discount department stores dedicated to the over-the-counter versions of the prescription creams.

Prescription and over-the-counter anti-wrinkle products often have identical active ingredients. The difference is that there are just less of the active ingredients in the over-the-counter versions. That means that the over-the-counter versions are less effective. That’s not to say they aren’t effective at all. You’ll just have to use the over-the-counter versions longer before you see any effects — if you ever see any effects. So far there’s no magic wrinkle-preventing or curing face cream out there by prescription, over-the-counter OR on the black market.

Prescription medications for combating facial wrinkles must undergo rigorous testing, and they must be approved by the FDA as a prescription medication. But over-the-counter anti-wrinkle creams are classified as a cosmetic and are tested only for safety by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) — there are no requirements that the creams be effective.

What you pay for over-the-counter anti-wrinkle creams has no bearing on the level of effectiveness. Cost and effectiveness are completely unrelated. A very expensive anti-wrinkle cream can be far less effective than a very inexpensive one. Name brand and advertising are what determine cost — not whether the product actually works or not.

Almost all over-the-counter anti-wrinkle creams direct that they be applied at least twice a day every day over a span of several weeks before there is any promised noticeable improvement. What the labels don’t tell you is that as soon as you discontinue use of the product, your skin will return to its pretreated condition.

Research does tell us that the ingredients in some prescription and over-the-counter anti-wrinkle creams can diminish the appearance of wrinkles.

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