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Head to Toe Summer Sun Protection

Posted by Susan Cross on May 7, 2019 2:49:00 PM

Now that spring is in full swing, it’s nearly time for summer vacations and sunny days. With the latest advances in skin care, long days relaxing in the sun doesn’t have to take a toll on your skin. By rethinking your skin routine, you can spend more time in the sun this summer and less time worrying about sunburns and wrinkles. 

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Topics: skin wellness, skin care products

Why Is My Skin Getting Worse in My 30s?

Posted by Susan Cross on Dec 27, 2018 3:03:00 PM

You spent your twenties exfoliating, hydrating, and protecting your skin. You selected your skin care products carefully to ensure that you looked your best every day. Yet in your thirties, wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging are beginning to appear. It’s time to shake up your skin care routine. 

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Topics: skin wellness, skin laxity, laser treatments

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: skin wellness, skin care products, medical skin care

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 wellness, skin care products, skin laxity

The Best Combination Therapy for Treating Aging Skin

Posted by Susan Cross on Nov 1, 2018 1:22:00 PM

 

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Topics: skin wellness, medical skin care, laser treatments

TruSculpt® iD is Here!

Posted by Susan Cross on Oct 3, 2018 2:16:00 PM

In the past, fat-reduction body sculpting options were fairly limited. Those that were available were often invasive and painful. Today’s choices use cutting-edge technology to reduce fat and precisely sculpt all areas of your body—quickly, non-invasively, and with minimal discomfort. The truSculpt iD system is the next evolution in body-sculpting systems, offering impressive results faster and more comfortably than ever before.

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Topics: skin wellness, laser treatments

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 wellness, skin care products

Damaged Skin? Turn Back the Clock with BBL

Posted by Susan Cross on Jul 6, 2018 2:48:00 PM

Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and youthful, healthy skin is a great confidence booster. BroadBand Light is an exciting new technology that may be able to help improve the look and feel of your skin and restore it to a level of radiance it hasn’t had for years. According to the Stanford Study, it rejuvenates skin cells so they appear more youthful even at a genetic level! 

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Topics: skin wellness

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

Protect Your Body from the Sun This Summer (and Still Get a Tan!)

Posted by Susan Cross on May 9, 2018 7:01:00 PM

While a healthy summer glow enhances your appearance and makes you just feel good, sunburn can be both painful and hazardous to your health. How do you get that beautiful bronze tan and keep your skin looking its best this season? Read on for our top seven tips!

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Topics: skin wellness