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Hyperpigmentation and Melasma— the Differences and How to Treat Them

Posted by Susan Cross on Dec 11, 2018 1:44:00 PM

Hyperpigmentation, including melasma, is very common and can leave millions of Americans unhappy with their skin’s appearance. Many do not realize, however, that melasma and other types of hyperpigmentation are different conditions with different causes and symptoms. Fortunately, effective treatments are available for various types of hyperpigmentation. 

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Topics: medical skin care, skin care products, skin wellness

Dead Giveaways—Hands, Neck, and Decollete

Posted by Susan Cross on Nov 14, 2018 2:43:00 PM

You’re diligent about your facial skin care regime. You drink lots of water, eat healthy foods, exercise, and religiously apply sunscreen. Your makeup is non-toxic, non-comedogenic, and mineral based. You feel confident you are putting your best face forward, but are your best efforts being subtly sabotaged? Not giving enough thought to the appearance of your neck, decollete, and hands can undermine everything you do to maintain the youthful radiance of your face.

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Topics: skin laxity, skin care products, skin wellness

Psssst…We Have the Secret!

Posted by Susan Cross on Sep 18, 2018 3:25:00 PM

Laser technology is more advanced today than ever before. There are many new options to help your skin look and feel healthier and more youthful. A variety of treatments now offer dramatic results with minimal pain, risk, and recovery time. One of these exciting new treatments is the CUTERA Secret RF system.

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Topics: skin care products, skin wellness

10 Cold, Hard Truths About Tanning

Posted by Susan Cross on Aug 9, 2018 7:11:00 PM

Many people love the look of tanned skin, which seems to be healthy and glowing. Unfortunately, appearances can be deceptive. Learn the facts about tanning and invest in some quality sun protection to look and feel your best over the long term.

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Topics: skin care products

Is Your Face Breaking Out, or Is It Purging?

Posted by Susan Cross on Aug 6, 2018 4:54:00 PM

Have you ever started using a new product that’s supposed to help reduce blemishes only to find that your skin immediately gets worse? You may assume that the product doesn’t work (or doesn’t work for you), or you may worry that you could be having a bad reaction to one of its ingredients. But there may be something different happening: purging.

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Topics: medical skin care, skin care products

Is All Mineral Makeup Created Equal?

Posted by Susan Cross on May 21, 2018 6:23:00 PM

Mineral makeup has exploded onto the cosmetics scene in the last few years, offering another alternative to heavy, thick liquid or cream formulations. These products are made up of ground minerals like iron oxides, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. The resulting fine powder is dusted over the skin like a luminous veil, evening out skin tones and leaving a glowing luster.

But all mineral makeup isn’t created equal! Do you know what makes one product superior to another? Here’s how to separate the gold dust from the chalk.

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Topics: skin wellness, skin care products