October 24, 2013

Tanning Salons are Found to Give False Information

California's landmark 2011 legislation that bans minors from using indoor tanning salons appears to be working to restrict access, but salons are still providing false information about the harmful effects of tanning, according to new research.
A study investigator claiming to be 17 years old called a statewide random sampling of more than 300 tanning facilities in May 2013. The majority - about 77 percent - of the salons told the underage caller she could not use the ultraviolet tanning booths.
But more than 60 percent of the salons contacted denied any danger from the ultraviolet exposure from tanning and made unlawful claims of specific health benefits. For example, 44 percent said tanning helped vitamin D production and 17 percent said it could prevent future sunburns.
California became the first state in the nation to ban indoor tanning to anyone younger than 18. Previously, state law permitted teenagers between 14 and 17 years old to use the beds if they had parental consent. The underage prohibition went into effect Jan. 1, 2012.
The study, which involved researchers from UCSF and other institutions, noted additional enforcement may be needed to prevent salons from spreading inaccurate information about the health risks and unproven benefits.
The study was published online last week in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Source: http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Tanning-salons-found-to-provide-false-information-4917718.php

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October 23, 2013

The NOTICEABLE difference between corrective makeup and camouflage makeup

Acne scars, pigmentation, melasma - if you have these, you struggle to cover them up. But instead of hiding them, why not treat them?

Be careful when purchasing makeup, however, because there is a big difference between over-the-counter corrective makeup and skin camouflage products. For example, skin camouflage products are designed to last 8-16 hours and are significantly water resistant making them harder to wash off at the end of the day. A great way to avoid that "caked on"  look is to apply an oil-free tinted moisturizer like our Avene Tinted Compact with SPF or Revision's Intellishade Matte. 

Now if you are looking to really cover up a stubborn dark spot or scar try Dermablend Cover Cream or Foundation. It's great for both moderate to major imperfections. Warning: markup should enhance your beauty, not make you look fake. We are here to not only make you look beautiful, but feel beautiful as well.

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October 22, 2013

October 18, 2013

10 Great Foods to Help you Get your Protein Intake

Whether you're a vegetarian , or not there are lots of tasty meat-free sources of protein that also pack additional health benefits. Read through the list of the top 10 vegetarian sources of protein below and tell us your favorite in the comments.

Read this article for a list of 10 great foods to get your protein.

October 17, 2013

Stop Over Washing Your Hair: Work a Dry Shampoo into Your Routine!

If you don't like the feeling of going more than a day without washing your hair or you're sick of spending all morning underneath the blow dryer, consider the alternative of dry shampoo. Dry shampoos can be used in place of washing your hair in between hair washes to keep your hair looking clean and refreshed. Hold the can about two inches away from the scalp, spray, and then style hair as usual.

October 14, 2013

Study finds that women lose soft facial tissue faster than men...

A recent article found that "women experience a sharp loss in facial-tissue volume at the age of 30 to 60 before the rate levels off, while men experience a more gradual decline." 

Signs of aging can be prevented ladies. Call to schedule your filler appointment today! (702) 356-5111.

October 9, 2013

First Genetic Study of Stretch Marks

23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has conducted the first genetic study of striae distensae (stretch marks). Researchers at the company identified four genetic markers significantly associated with the development of stretch marks that inform why some individuals are more susceptible to the skin condition.
Estimates of the prevalence of stretch marks range from 50-80 percent, however the exact causes of stretch marks are still widely unknown. Many factors, including excessive skin distension (during pregnancy, growth spurts, rapid weight gain), prolonged exposure to cortisol and genetics are thought to play a role.
Popular treatments, including topical creams and laser removal often focus on stimulating collagen production to decrease the appearance of stretch marks. The strong association between elastin and stretch marks discovered through this research offers an opportunity to improve methods to prevent and treat stretch marks.
"To date, no genetic variants were known to be associated with isolated stretch marks that affect the general public," said Joyce Tung, Ph.D., author and 23andMe Director of Research. "Through this first of its kind study, we've identified new genetic associations that can provide deeper insights into the root causes of stretch marks, and look forward to continuing research in this space. One intriguing area for further study is the potential effect of genes associated with obesity on the development of stretch marks, both independent of and via changes in BMI. Replicating this work in a more precisely phenotyped population would also be a logical next step."

23andMe conducted a genome-wide association analysis across 33,930 unrelated 23andMe customers of European descent; within the sample there were a total of 13,930 cases and 20,862 controls. Because loose skin is a symptom of syndromes caused by deletion or loss-of-function mutations in elastin, it is likely that variations in the elastic fiber component of the skin extracellular matrix contribute to the development of stretch marks. The expression of collagens, elastin and fibronectin is also decreased in striae, which could be linked to the reorganization and overall loss of elastic fibers in skin affected by stretch marks.