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Skin Cancer Basics

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Sun Damage

Each time your skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays, changes take place in the structure of your skin’s cells. Continuous exposure causes the skin to become permanently damaged, and also affects the immune systems ability to identify and get rid of any abnormal or cancerous skin cells. Skin cancer is the most prevalent form of all ...

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Can Meditation Prevent Aging?

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Meditation to Prevent Aging

Two weeks ago on my Birthday, I decided to go to a 10-day silent meditation retreat. I have to say, it was one of the most difficult things I have done in my life. On day number five, I started questioning the sanity of my decision to celebrate my birthday with a 10-day meditation retreat in silence! What was I thinking? I mean I could have gone on ...

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Is Yo-Yo Dieting Causing Sagging Skin?

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Are you a Yo-Yo Dieter?

Yo-Yo Diet

Last summer, you wanted to look fabulous for your 10 year high school reunion so you went on a crash diet and lost the excess weight. Shortly after, work got busy so you started eating unhealthy snacks and large meals late at night, and gained the weight back. Then you had a friend’s wedding to attend so you lost it again to fit into ...

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Are Sweets Causing you to AGE?

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of much gratitude!  I have to say this Thanksgiving was a tough one for me for many reasons, including having to resist the multiple desserts that sat before me at Thanksgiving dinner. We all have vices and mine is sweets, especially delicious Indian sweets like Gulab Jamun, Ras Malai, and then other sweets like Tiramisu and Molten ...

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Why Are Antioxidants So Important?

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Antioxidants photo

I was an unusual kid growing up in that I actually enjoyed my fruits and vegetables including plums, blueberries, apples, pomegranate, broccoli, spinach, kale, etc.  Little did I know that I was consuming foods high in ANTIOXIDANTS and my skin would be thanking me later on in my life!

We have all heard about antioxidants, but do we really understand why they are so important? Antioxidants are not only important for ...

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Two Ways to Prevent the Aging Process

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UV-A rays and UV-B rays

In the past two blogs, I talked about how you can prevent the aging process by boosting collagen production in your body. In the next two newsletters, I would like to talk about how you can prevent the aging process by doing some simple and important things to protect the existing collagen in your skin.

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Three Skin Products that Boost Collagen Production!!!

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three Skin Products that Boost Collagen Production

Last week, I spoke about the importance of collagen in preventing the aging process and how Ultherapy can help you boost your collagen.  If you are not ready to invest in this revolutionary, non-invasive procedure, there are several products you can use in the meantime that may help you boost your collagen (although not as effectively as Ultherapy does).

I have had several ...

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Boost Collagen and Prevent Aging!!!

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Fall is definitely one of my favorite seasons. First, the city is vibrant and full of life as people are returning from their summer getaways, refreshed and feeling renewed. The fall foliage is absolutely beautiful. The changing of the leaves is a pleasant reminder of the beauty and changes we also go through in life, as we mature and age.

Just as the seasons change, our skin ...
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Rejuvenate Your Skin With Lytera

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Lytera for skin rejuvenation

Whether it involves your health, your work, or relationships with family or friends, maintenance is the key to success.  In my previous blogs, I discussed my 5 favorite anti-aging products and today I would like to highlight one of them.  It is a product by Skinmedica called Lytera.  I personally use this product in between my chemical peels to help reduce ...

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Why is Exfoliation So Vital for Your Skin Care?

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skin exfoliation

 

When I was younger, I suffered from terrible acne and really did not understand that in addition to the medications my doctor prescribed, exfoliation was key to preventing further breakouts.
Now, I do a series of three chemical peels in the fall and three in the spring to help maintain my skin. In between these regular peels, I use a wonderful topical product called Lytera or Retin-a which ...

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