By Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director · Jan 28, 2021
Ask a skin-care expert to name their favorite ingredient (aside from SPF), and nine times out of 10 you’ll hear retinoids. The praise stems from more than 30 years of research and clinical trials demonstrating the active’s seemingly endless benefits for healthier, more youthful skin. “Like a Chanel purse, I don’t think retinoids will ever go out of style,” says Hamden, CT dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD. “They are the original, and thus far the most effective collagen builders we have in our cosmetic armamentarium.”
The Two Types“When we talk about retinol and retinoids, what the skin is actually using is retinoic acid,” explains New York dermatologist Dendy Engelman, MD, noting that all retinoids are derivatives of potent antioxidant vitamin A. “Retinoic acid is extremely effective at communicating with the skin’s cells—it has the ability to connect to almost any skin cell receptor site and tell it to behave like a healthy, younger skin cell. Prescription retinoids contain retinoic acid, whereas over-the-counter topicals contain retinol, which converts to retinoic acid in the skin.”
by Erin Madigan-Fleck NMD
A better breakfast, It is a general consensus among nutritionists that breakfast should represent a collection of core nutrients that supply the body “fuel” to seize the day. For many, breakfast is an afterthought or simply a snack on-the-run laden with calories, fats and sugar. Many multi-tasking individuals gravitate towards eating the same foods over and over – citing convenience as the reason for their choices.
Nutrient deficits will eventually lead to imbalances or nutrient deficiencies and inadvertently may impact the skin. Most functional nutritional programs focus on the balanced benefits from foods and emphasize nutrient density. The ANDI score system ranks the nutrient value of foods on the basis of how many nutrients are delivered to your body for each calorie consumed. ANDI scores scan thirty-four important nutritional parameters and foods are ranked on a scale of 1-1000, with the most nutrient-dense cruciferous, leafy green, vegetables scoring the highest.
Your body and your skin deserve the best, and putting more emphasis on breakfast is a great start to getting more glow. Nutritional and dermatological research has demonstrated that specific and key nutrients are required to ensure the physiological functioning and overall health of the skin.
Proteins at Breakfast For Healthy Skin
Protein is great at breakfast for healthy skin. One-third of the protein content in the body is made up of collagen, which is the major fibrous protein found in the extracellular matrix and connective tissue of the skin. Collagen is formed by the triple helix of amino acids – glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline – and, along with keratin and elastin, give the skin its strength. Amino acids are essential for both dermal and epidermal structures and produce the extracellular proteins and enzymes needed for the synthesis of the epidermal barrier.
Many women fall into the habit of taking care of others’ health and wellness needs before they take care of their own.
But the fact is that you’re actually in a better position to provide care for the people most important to you when you make your own healthcare a top priority.
No matter what your age or overall health status is, these 7 health tips can help you increase your chances of better health throughout your life:
1.) Stop smoking. Doing so will greatly reduce your chances of developing lung and heart disease.
2.) Stay on top of your annual wellness checks*. This habit can increase the chances of early detection of disease or chronic conditions, which in turn increases your chances of doing something about any health problems you develop.
3.) Don’t skimp on sleep. Besides fighting the signs of aging, regular sleep promotes mental alertness and helps keep your stress levels in check.
4.) Avoid the sun during 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. When you do have to be outside, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or higher.
5.) See your doctor every year. Even if you are feeling fine, regular wellness checks and health screenings can increase your chances of early detection of problems.
6.) Make physical activity* an important part of your life. Even if you only have time for 20 minutes of exercise a day, a lifelong habit of regular activity benefits your healthy heart and helps you stay on top of your weight and your stress levels.
7.) Make good nutrition a priority. Avoid crash diets or overindulgence in favor of a realistic diet that features plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Wearing the newly necessary PPE mask is causing a new form of breakout caused by friction, sweat and lack of circulation. Depending on the design of your mask the breakouts are usually usually in areas of contact-jaw, cheekbones and nose.
Tips to counter act MASKNE...
-Wear a clean mask every day
-Wash cloth cotton masks daily-don't dry with dryer sheets
-Don't wear makeup under the mask. Only make up your eyes!
-Drink your water! Now wearing a mask drinking our usual quota of water takes more effort
-Fewer skincare products works better than aggressive scrubbing. Applying your typical acne or anti again serums under your mask will actually intensity them. The occlusion of your mask over skin treated with benzo or retinol makes the skin more reactive. Save those for nighttime treatment.
-Dont over-wash your face as this will contribute to the imbalance
FACE it... life can be stressful. Especially during times like we are living in right now. There are so many unknowns that our stress levels might be at an all-time high.
However, while stress is normal, and everyone experiences it, chronic stress can have a lasting effect on your mental and physical health. It can take a toll on our bodies and mind. You might feel emotional, have a hard time focusing, feel anxious, or even withdraw mentally as the brain “overheats” and copes by turning off for a moment.
This all means that we are flooded. 'Flooding' is this extremely uncomfortable feeling of being overwhelmed mentally and emotionally (super stressed).
So, when feeling stressed the best step we can take for ourselves is to pause and recognize these 'flooded' feelings and take these 10 steps to help reduce these feelings:
Don't respond. Walk away. When feeling flooded, it's easy to "snap" response instead of really taking time to formulate an answer.
This Monday we will talk about boundaries. I hope to see you there.
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The benefits of carbon dioxide to the skin have been well documented over many years in numerous studies, as well as personal testimonials describing its remarkable anti-aging and corrective properties. This treatment provides a new level of skin care perfection.
Skin lightening – Carboxy activates blood circulation, which discharges toxins and has a great impact on whitening facial skin. It not only treats hyperpigmentation, but also enhances overall skin tone.
Elasticity – Carboxy CO2 Gel promotes active protein synthesis and metabolism of skin cells. It enhances elasticity and prevents wrinkles.
Acne Healing- It effectively addresses acne problems by activating fat metabolism and blood circulation, balancing oil production, discharging skin toxins and reducing inflammation. It also lightens post-acne marks.
Slimming and firming – Phospholipids are a primary component of the skin layers. By increasing the layer density, the use of carboxy treatments creates a slimming and firming effect. It also reduces the subcutaneous layer, which usually appears as under-eye bags or lumps on the face.
Moisturizing – Supplying moisture to the skin is critical. Furthermore, keeping the moisture within the keratin layers of the skin is important to maintain elasticity
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This Mother's Day I am paying tribute to the first Frontline, First Responders and Essential workers on the front lines.
I am dedicating 10% of your Gift Card investment towards a facial for one lucky winner. Once you've purchased your Gift Card you are invited to email or text your Essential Person nomination to: Sheryl Baba 508-776-2942 or Sheryl@SBabaSkincare.com
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