With constant advertising and claims surrounding sunscreen, it can be difficult to know what information is accurate and which claims are false. Understanding the truth is critical to skin care and can help prevent melanoma and other problems associated with sun exposure. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions that will help make sunscreen decisions easier to make and time spent in the sun safer. Continue reading
It’s no secret that people want to have good-looking skin regardless of how old they are. People are always looking for ways to keep their skin looking youthful, but they often do not know how to properly take care of their skin in order to have it looking the way they want. In order to keep one’s skin in the best possible condition, one needs to learn proper skin care protection techniques. Luckily, medical experts at Harvard have fully explained how to properly take care of skin. Continue reading
It has been said time and again that the most important weapon against any skin problems is for one to have adequate sun protection. Since it is impractical for any person to just stay indoors for most of their life then the easiest, most affordable, and most practical way to get the necessary sun protection is a daily dose of sunscreen. Since there are many different versions and brands of sunscreen vying for consumers’ attention, one may find it confusing and difficult to decide on which one to buy. Here are some answers that consumers need to know about buying the best sunscreen. Continue reading
A recent study delivered great news for users of anti-wrinkle concoctions and expensive skin serums. Simple SPF 15+ sunscreen can prevent the aging effects of sun exposure and, in some cases, reverse it. These findings will free many from the expense of purchasing pricey skin care products in order to keep their skin looking firm and young.
Researchers studied 900 Australian men and women from 1992 to 1996, splitting them into several groups. One group’s members were told to use SPF 15+ sunscreen at their discretion. Another group was instructed to use the same strength sunscreen on their heads, necks, arms, and hands daily, and to reapply it if they sweated heavily or went swimming. Continue reading
Millions of people apply sunscreen to their skin every day. The ritual protects against skin cancer, and prevents sunburn as well. A new study conducted by the Queensland Institute of Medical Research at the University of Queensland now reveals that daily application of sunscreen can dramatically reduce the effects of aging skin. This aging process is known as photo-aging. It’s important to note that sunscreen is beneficial even if one starts applying in it middle age. Continue reading
Many celebrities and models admit that their number one beauty secret is to wear sunscreen. Wearing sunscreen has long been the advice of many mothers, but there really is more to wearing sunscreen than a lot of people give thought to. Sunscreen use is important, and not just on sunny and warm days. Continue reading
With more than two billion dollars in sales for the cosmetics business last year, plastic surgery and commercial anti-aging treatments are as popular as ever. However, the question has been raised about how effective many of the commercially available treatments really are. Because there is minimal government oversight of both beauty products and cosmetics, many of the companies that manufacture anti-aging products are able to promise their customers satisfaction without actually being liable for the results. Continue reading
We’ve heard a lot about ways to take care of our skin, from simple moisturizing to complicated beauty regimens. But what, exactly, are we trying to take care of? We live in a society of treating the symptoms instead of the disease. Because of this, the truly basic components of our skin—amino acid peptides—should be discussed. Here’s what they are and how they play a role in our skin, as well as how to rejuvenate and rebuild them.
So here’s some information worthy of your high school biology class: our skin is made up of a number of different proteins, such as hemoglobin in the blood, keratin in the skin, melanin (which gives us our skin color), and so on. Each one of those proteins is made up of amino acids. Chains, or peptides, of these amino acids are what give the proteins their structure. When the skin is damaged, these amino acid peptides are damaged as well.
Fortunately, you can reverse the damage done to amino acid peptides. The right type of skin cream works below the surface of the skin, encouraging the amino acids to produce collagen and elastin. Collagen helps our skin stay firm, avoiding wrinkles and sagging, and elastin keeps our skin from losing its flexibility. Since our skin loses more and more collagen over time, boosting its production by stimulating the amino acid peptides will keep you looking younger longer.
When Doctor Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills, designed his EPIONE Signature Series Restoration Firm & Fade he instructed his laboratory to include ingredients to boost collagen. Says Doctor Ourian, “I wanted the Restoration Firm and Fade to not only lighten and even out skin tone but to help the skin build collagen. That’s why we included tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate and dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline in the formulation.”
Doctor Ourian continues, “Studies have indicated that tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate not only stimulates collagen but also inhibits the production of pigment, promoting a more even skin tone. It does this without exfoliating or irritating the skin. Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline is a plant-derived, natural amino acid that is essential for skin collagen synthesis.”
Doctor Ourian reminds us, “Keeping your skin young looking, however, involves more than just a great skin cream and a daily cleansing regimen. Exercise helps you keep your body healthy, and forces you to drink fluids (especially during warm weather). The better your body functions, the better your skin will look, and the longer it will take to show damage. Drinking a lot of water will also keep everything hydrated and functioning the way it should.”
“Last but not least, “ concludes Doctor Ourian, “stay out of the sun. Beach trips are wonderful, but make sure you’re wearing an SPF with a minimum of 30, a wide brimmed hat, and sunglasses. Don’t forget to reapply that sun block every two hours for best results! I recommend EPIONE Sunblock – Protect & Correct (SPF 40+).”
Amino acid peptides may sound like something that belongs in a lab, but they’re a very real part of your skin’s health. Remember, your skin is the largest organ on your body. Treat it well, and you’ll reap the rewards. For more information on EPIONE Signature Series Restoration Firm & Fade and EPIONE Sunblock – Protect & Correct (SPF 40+) go to www.epioneskincare.com.
Summer’s over so you don’t need sunscreen, right? Wrong! In the winter months, the sun is even stronger so you actually need more of it. Your face and hands are still exposed to harmful rays and can still do sun damage even if the temperature is cooler.
If you don’t wear sunscreen year round, you are more likely to get brown spots, wrinkles, and fine lines on your face and hands. Experts say to use a product that protects you from UVA and UVB rays, with at least an SPF 15.
The best way to protect your skin from premature aging is to wear sunscreen everyday, year-round whether you are going to be inside or outside. Try EPIONE Sunblock – Protect & Correct. It’s sensitive skin friendly with vitamins; perfect for protecting your skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.