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How Lack of Sleep is Aging Your Face

We’ve all heard the adage; “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” attributed to Founding Father and statesman Benjamin Franklin. Well, although very few people associate Mr. Franklin with beauty advice; this pithy statement could not be truer when it comes to proper skin care. And although our anti-aging eye cream and Argan oil treatment are excellent at helping you to maintain youthful, supple-looking skin, adequate sleep is a crucial component to an effectve beauty regime.  Here are just a few ways that sleep deprivation adversely affects your skin health.   Elevates cortisol levels:

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How Your Skin Ages: A Timeline

The image of a very old person holding an infant demonstrates perfectly how the passage of time impacts us all. This image shows how, as someone once said, “The arrow of time points in one direction.” One way that trajectory is shown is in how the skin of a very old person differs from that of an infant. Our skin undergoes many changes as we transition from the nearly flawless skin of an infant to that of an elderly person. Here are some of the ways those changes manifest themselves along the way. Infancy – The softest, most supple skin

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Understanding Antioxidants and Free Radicals and How they Affect Your Skin

Even a cursory glance of health related issues on the Internet will eventually expose most people to countless articles that mention anti-oxidants and their interaction with free radicals. The take away that many have is simple – antioxidants are good; free radicals are bad. But how much do you really know about these two substances and how they affect your health? At Apothederm we strive to make sure that you know as much about the ingredients contained in our products as possible so that you will make smart decisions about your skincare regime. What are Antioxidants and Free Radicals? Antioxidants

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Are you looking for a stretch mark solution? Peptides can help.

Are you looking for a stretch mark solution? The appearance of old and new stretch marks can improve with skin care products that use peptides. Can you believe that 8 out of every 10 people will get stretch marks?  For those who are looking for a remedy we might have the answer you have been searching for.  Our advice is to try a stretch mark cream with peptides. So what exactly are peptides?  Peptides are chains of two or more amino acids. Naturally occurring in the body and vital to everyday cellular processes, it is the order of the amino

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Peptides and the Battle against Aging Skin

From Cleopatra’s use of sour milk baths to exfoliate her skin to the use of sheep placenta by the Ancient Chinese as an old age treatment, mankind has long waged a war against the ravages of time on the human body. But while these ancient societies and icons had an abundance of creative ways to maintain a youthful appearance, they lacked our modern day knowledge of science and biology. One of the most promising developments in the area of anti-aging treatments is the use of peptides. But what are peptides and how do they help in nourishing, revitalizing and firming

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Tips for Fall and Skin Care Awareness Month

Fall skin care regimens are different than what to use during summer months.  September is Skin Care Awareness Month. What does that mean?  It is a month to focus on learning about new tips and tricks in skin care.   Here are daily reminders and tips to help increase your knowledge on skin care and transitioning from summer to fall months. Be gentle with temperature. Always wash face with lukewarm water.  Hot water can dry out your skin and wash away essential oils that keep skin hydrated.  Cold water can lead to irritation and sometimes put capillaries at risk for damage.

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How Diet Affects Acne

When it comes to the search for an effective acne treatment, there is no one size fits all treatment.  A treatment that might work well for one person may not work well for another.  This is because just as the outbreak of acne can differ from person to person by severity and outbreak location, treatments can be designed to work best with different people.  Whether one has oily, dry or sensitive skin also determines which acne treatment may work best.  One thing that is sure, acne is greatly influence by several environmental factors including diet.  Here are some dietary factors

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A better solution to stretch marks? Try the Power of Peptides!

Stretch marks can be trouble some and leave clients searching for a remedy.  Our advice is to try a stretch mark cream with peptides. Many people know in general what peptides are, but can you explain them to clients in terms they can understand? Peptides are chains of two or more amino acids. Naturally occurring in the body and vital to everyday cellular processes, it is the order of the amino acid chain that creates different results or responses in the skin. Peptides can target a specific skin concern like loss of elasticity or firmness that results from aging and

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What are SmartPeptides?

Our Peptides are Smart. Our parent company, Helix BioMedix, has developed a peptide technology like no other – a new generation of patented, bioactive peptides known as SmartPeptides™. These SmartPeptides mimic an amino acid sequences of the skin’s own natural protect and restore functions.  SmartPeptides are highly precise and work differently because they can target a very specific skin problem, such as: – The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – Loss of elasticity – Loss of firmness and definition – Appearance of darkened areas or general unevenness of skin tone – Rough texture – Thinning of the skin When

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