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The Reasons You Should Exfoliate

Here’s a myth that some of us harbor: Exfoliation is an added feature of a normal skincare regimen that is unnecessary and not worth the time it takes to do so. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. Exfoliation is a vital part of a smart and effective skincare regime. Simply washing the skin every night is not enough to maintain healthy, youthful skin. Make time to exfoliate as it protects and nourishes the skin in many ways. Here are several benefits of exfoliation. It improves skin tone: Exfoliating at its heart is the removal of dead skin

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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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Adult Acne: Causes and Treatments

When most people hear the word “acne” they immediately associate this embarrassing skin condition with teenagers. The simple truth is that it is

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Nightly Cleansing Skin Care Tips Before Bed

Nightly Cleansing Skin Care Tips Before Bed Guest Post By: Dr. Alan J. Parks, founder of Eastside Dermatology & DermWarehouse Some people may argue that breakfast is the most important time of the day, but in my opinion, equally important is your pre-sleep skincare routine. It’s very easy to be tired or lazy or just forgetful, but how you clean you skin at night can and will affect not only what your skin looks like when you get up in the morning, but also what your skin looks like down the road. I’ve been practicing dermatology for a long time – 30 years to

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Gym Germs – Tips for Clearer Skin at the Gym

Here are some healthy tips for your skin to avoid gym germs while at the gym. Make-up:  As a general rule, wearing makeup at the gym is not advisable because your pores open when your body temperature rises. You wouldn’t want bacteria to seep in and cause breakouts.  However, if you insist on glamming up, try waterproof mascara- it can really open up your eyes and won’t interfere with your skin either. Your face will look luminous on its own while you exercise due to the increase of blood circulation. For those who prefer going to the gym at night,

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Teen Acne Graduates to Adult Acne

Acne is most commonly discussed and marketed as a teenage problem but it is also an adult problem.  Many adults are shocked, frustrated and surprised that they now have adult acne in their 20’s, 30’s 40’s and beyond and gone are the days thinking they will grow out of it.  And adults often don’t think of their breakouts as “acne” and zit is a term they hoped had long passed. Adults deal with the same insecurities they had as a teen with pimples and breakouts even though some never had acne until they were adults.  Acne can affect self confidence,

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Best Brightening Product – As Mentioned on #BestofTB

Apothederm Brightening Cleanser was selected as one of the “best brightening products” from the editors at www.totalbeauty.com.  Needless to say, we wanted to share our great news with you! Try it for yourself and see if you agree with the editors.  We do! Apothederm Brightening Cleanser is an everyday face wash for normal to combination and oily skin types.  The refreshing cucumber fragrance invigorates the senses while removing daily dirt, make-up and impurities.  Click here to buy or learn more about one of our best-selling products. #BestofTB

See Apothederm Brightening System in May 2014 – DermaScope

…Brightening System Kit from Apothederm® features three brightening products – a Brightening Cleanser, Bright Skin Serum, and Clarifying Toner – to combat darkened, dull, uneven skin and other early signs of aging. Effective on all skin types and tones, this system utilizes malic acid and oligopeptide-10, a patented, bioactive SmartPeptide™, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation, while brightening and refining skin texture. 877-496-0038 or www.apothederm.com DermaScope Magazine – May 2014  

Acne…Arghhhh!

              Acne and unwanted breakouts are universal problems, no matter what your age. A recent article in American Spa noted that breakouts are a significant problem experienced by an amazing number of people: Up to 80 percent of the adolescent population suffer from acne 30 percent of women of child-bearing years have breakouts Almost one-third of pre-menopausal women have some degree of acne. Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment Lotion can help you get things under control.  We’ve taken acne fighter salicylic acid and boosted it with defense peptide Oligopeptide-10.  Gentle and effective, it’s a must

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3 Common Habits that Cause Problems for Blemish Prone Skin

1)     Touching your face!  We do it all the time without thinking, but with each touch, you increase germs and irritation as well as that uncontrollable temptation to pick – it’s a big no-no! 2)     Cell phone use– according to an article in wellandgoodnyc, it’s not the bacterial that is the problem, it is the “mechanical irritation” that causes perspiration and pore blockage leading to potential breakouts.  All the same, after a long call, it may be helpful to wash your face and while cleaning your cell phone may have some limitations, be sure to give it some attention in this

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June is Acne Awareness Month

            I know what you’re thinking, there’s an acne awareness month?   Yes, in fact, there is; the American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) declared June “Acne Awareness Month” back in 2009 to bring awareness to the issue and inform health care providers about acne. Here are some quick ideas on how to celebrate:       Try our Acne Clarifying System Kit. It includes our Acne Clarifying Toner, our Brightening Cleanser, and our Acne Clarifying Treatment. Visit a local day spa, or make a mask at home using ingredients from your kitchen. Look up some

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