DIY Instructions For Home Facial With Professional Results

A home facial is a great for powerful cleaning and skin rejuvenation, but also a great way to pamper yourself and relax. Though most people actually go to a spa to get one, it is quite possible to get optimal results in your home without going to a professional. A good facial will deep clean your pores and leave your skin smooth and glowing. Getting a facial once a month will do great things for your skin’s health and complexion in the long run. Preparation Give yourself a fresh start with a simple wash to remove any lingering makeup, oil

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5 Facts You Should Know about Exfoliation

By now most of you have heard about the importance of exfoliation for maintaining healthy skin. (The rest of you should really get with it.) You know how it helps to rid the skin of dead skin cells, dirt, oil and other contaminants that are detrimental to healthy skin. And you also know that an exfoliating body scrub is particularly effective after the use of products such as Apothederm’s moisturizing cleanser.  (In addition to ridding the skin of impurities, our moisturizing cleanser also contains age-fighting antioxidants and vitamins.) However, we at Apothederm thought that you might also like to know

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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 to Treat Turkey Neck

Loose, baggy skin that hangs from the neck like empty pouches – This is what is commonly known as having a “turkey neck.” Whatever one chooses to call it, this unsightly condition is – along with dark circles around the eyes – one of the telltale signs of aging. But what causes turkey neck and what are some of the ways it can be prevented short of plastic surgery?   What causes “turkey neck?”   Age and hereditary factors are among the most common causes of loose skin around the neck. Another factor that contributes to “turkey neck” is simple

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Strange Beauty Practices from Around the World

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.” Anatole France In a world where the perception of what is truly beautiful varies, it comes as no surprise that the methods of achieving beauty also vary greatly. In the West, we have become accustomed to thinking that practices such as sucking fat from the body (liposuction), injecting poison into the skin (Botox®) and subjecting the skin to lasers (Dermabrasion) are normal. We never consider how bizarre these practices must seem to other cultures with different standards of beauty. So, which beauty practices in other cultures seem equally

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Male Stretch Marks: Why they Form and How to Get Rid of Them

Chalk it up to one of those persistent myths about the opposite sex that exists in our culture, but most people think of stretch marks as affecting only women. They think of pregnant women who are plagued by stretch marks during and after pregnancy. However, as any male body builder can tell you, under certain circumstance men can also be burdened by unsightly stretch marks. In fact, some men are actually predisposed to developing stretch marks for a number of reasons. At Apothederm we sell anti-stretch marks cream that is effective and has been tested in various clinical trials. Therefore,

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7 Celebrities Who Battle Acne

Underneath the makeup, perfect lighting and plastic surgery, those people who we hold to an unrealistic standard of beauty are human too. I am referring to celebrities who we too often believe are flawless in every way especially in appearance. But the truth is that celebrities are afflicted with some of the same cosmetic imperfections that plague us ordinary people. Acne, for example, is a condition that a number of prominent celebrities battle daily. Here are some celebrities who suffer with acne along with information on how they cope with this frustrating skin condition. Katy Perry: It may come as

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Hot Weather Skin and Makeup Tips

Makeup tips – There are many wonderful things about summer. There are the beach parties, barbecues, amusement parks, outdoor concerts and the even the simple pleasure of sitting outside on warm nights and star gazing. However, one of the not so pleasant things about warmer weather is the havoc it can wreak on your skin and makeup. Summer weather can damage skin and cause makeup to melt, eyeliner to smear and lipstick to become sticky. Two of the products we sell at Apothederm that can help to battle warm weather’s effect on the skin is our anti-aging eye cream and

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5 Signs of Skin Dehydration

Because we are composed mostly of water, it is not surprising that we need quite a bit of it to remain healthy. But a distinction should be drawn between people who normally have dry skin and those who don’t but are suffering from dehydration. At Apothederm we believe that one of the first steps to healthy glowing skin is proper hydration. We sell hydrating face moisturizer and hydrating cream for the face that nourishes the skin and keeps its appearance healthy and glowing. For that reason we wish to help consumers guard against unhealthy, skin dehydration. Here are some signs

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Uneven Skin: Its Causes and Treatments

Having dark skin that is even all over is lovely. Having light skin that is even all over is lovely as well. However, skin that is uneven in overall tone is unappealing to most people. This condition is called hyper-pigmentation and it is an irregular and inconsistent darkening of the skin. An overproduction of melanin – the pigment responsible for skin and hair color – is the main cause for this condition that afflicts many people robbing them of healthy-looking skin. In order to help those who have this kind of skin understand more about this condition, we present some

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Acne and Menopause: What You Need to Know

The fact that menopause is a normal part of life for women between the ages of 45 and 55 is of little consolation to those who suffer from one of its seldom discussed side effects – acne. The hormonal changes – specifically a drop in estrogen production – that are at the heart of other changes related to menopause can cause the skin’s sebaceous glands to ramp up production of excess sebum. (Sebum is an oily substance that can block pores.) Unfortunately, this in turn can lead to many women revisiting this condition that is often associated solely with youth.

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Beauty Secrets of a Screen Legend

For many people, screen legend Marilyn Monroe epitomizes feminine beauty. Although she was naturally beautiful and vivacious, her natural beauty was accentuated by some cosmetic practices that the icon swore by. But what are these practices and can the average woman adapt them to her own beauty regimen? Here are some makeup tips from the screen goddess herself. Never skip sunscreen: The practice of applying sunscreen – which seems obvious to us now – was something that Monroe was passionate about. In fact, Monroe once said, “Despite its great vogue in California, I don’t think suntanned skin is any more

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