Smart In The Sun! How You Should Protect Your Skin

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Whatever skin shade you are, it’s highly important to protect your skin from the sun, whether you’re in the shade or not! Though tanning has been en vogue since the 2000s, it’s actually extremely bad for you, for a variety of both cosmetic and health reasons. If you’re ready to lighten your skin, begin to reverse the effects of the sun with lifestyle changes and skin lightening remedies. Take control of your skin, whether you have a particular skin tone or skin irregularities by minimizing your exposure to the darkening effects of the sun. UVA and UVB Sun Rays We typically think of the sun as healthy, giving off both Vitamin D that makes us feel good and a healthy glow that looks great, too! However, the truth is that exposure to the sun can cause damage both seen and unseen. Though in the short-term, the sun can give you a deeper skin color, which may be unwanted. It can also cause the appearance of freckles and moles. In the long-term, the sun will cause greater wrinkles as … [Read more...]

Meet Melasma: A First Approach To This Skin Condition

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Your skin is one of the first things people see when they look at you. As the largest organ, skin covers the entire body, and can cause both physical discomfort and emotional pain when beset by problems like acne, scarring, or discoloration.  Melasma is a skin condition that causes discoloration over time and can be difficult for those it afflicts, though it can be treated over time. Melasma typically affects the face, specifically the forehead, cheekbones and jawline, or other areas of the body, with brown, red, or blueish-gray spots or patches that differ from the original skin tone known as hyperpigmentation. Though melasma is non-life threatening, the prominent patches of skin discoloration can be difficult to deal with for many people. Treating melasma is possible, though first understanding its causes and symptoms can be of great benefit. What causes melasma? Melasma is thought to be caused by hormone changes, specifically significant estrogenic changes. Because of this, … [Read more...]

Vitamin Complete! The Supplemment You Should Consume Daily

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Vitamins and supplements are great ways to ensure that you get all the right nutrients and minerals for your body while you power through your life. There are some common vitamins that people often don’t get enough of -- Calcium, Vitamin D and Iron, to name a few -- but did you know that one important supplement you should be getting daily will help a host of areas in your body? Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins for supporting aspects of your overall health, both seen and unseen. Vitamin C has potent effects on the body and is known for treating or preventing  a garden-variety of illnesses like the common cold. Vitamin C definitely does boost your immune system and may also provide long-term protection against cardiovascular diseases when consumed consistently over time. Vitamin C is also thought to subsidize the effects of aging. For skin wrinkles specifically, vitamin C is known to fight against free radicals (due to its status as an antioxidant which make it so … [Read more...]