Showing posts with label smooth skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smooth skin. Show all posts

Thursday, May 24, 2018

By Scott Humphrey

Acne scars affect millions of people and can be a source for a lot of frustration for teenagers and adults alike. Acne is something we all have to deal with during our teenage years, and sometimes through adulthood. Acne scars are caused by the inflammatory swelling of follicles in the dermis, which rupture and leave an indentation resulting in a scar.

There are varying treatments for this, from chemical peels to topical creams, and laser treatments. Fraxel is a non-ablative soft laser treatment that can be used on the face. Fraxel is mainly known for its use as an anti-aging treatment, but the laser is used to smooth skin and improve tone and texture.

Instead of one solid laser beam, the Fraxel laser is separated into multiple small segmented beams that can treat many areas in the same region at once. This is well suited for the treatment of acne scars as they usually occur in clusters on the face. The mini laser beams can treat these specific areas without affecting the surrounding areas.

The benefit of using this treatment is that it works to regenerate the collagen that is missing by penetrating and stimulating the underlying tissue. The procedure is done in the office of your cosmetic doctor and takes anywhere from 15 minutes up to a half hour. There is minimal discomfort involved and no downtime. You can go back to your regular daily activities as soon as you wish.

Finding the right treatment for your scars can only be determined by consultation with your dermatologist and cosmetic doctor. Fraxel offers an easy way to give you the skin that you want. Using topical treatments can also be a great supplement to the laser treatment, as it will continue to create a smoother skin tone and texture.

Many people also swear by all natural ingredients like cucumber masks, using olive oil, honey, and tomatoes to sooth inflammation and swelling. Of course there is no data to cite regarding these techniques, but it certainly can't hurt to use them as a supplemental as well. Natural cosmetic creams are a widely popular method to treat skin conditions these days, so there may be some real value in it. The only way to know for sure is to try it for yourself.

Fraxel laser treatments are a guaranteed method for improving your skin. If your acne scars are a serious issue for you, it is best to get a consultation and investigate the benefits of this laser skin treatment. Any other methods you choose to try might be better used as an addition to the laser.

BIO: Scott is a freelance writer on a variety of topics including Fraxel NYC treatments. When he is not writing he is hiking in the mountains of upstate New York.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Demand for non-surgical facial treatments has risen significantly over the last few years, with both men and women now opting for smoother, wrinkle-free skin. Most recovery times for these treatments are short and relatively pain free.

This article will provide a comprehensive guide on the different non-surgical treatments available for facial lines, how they work and whether they could be right for you.


Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for facial lines and wrinkles. Once injected into the area, the treatment blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that cause expression lines. The treatment relaxes the muscles so that they do not contract. After a day or so the facial muscles will begin to relax, and the overlying skin will remain smooth and unwrinkled, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are also a popular treatment for treating expression lines. They are a form of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the body. The most popular dermal fillers are Juvederm and Restylane. Once the dermal filler is applied to the area to be treated, the hyaluronic acid replenishes and rejuvenates the skin, instantly giving a more youthful appearance.

Chemical Peels

Another treatment that is really beneficial for treating facial lines and wrinkles are chemical peels.

There are many different types of chemical peels, and each one is tailored to treat a specific skin type or condition. The procedure is performed on the face, neck or hands, as well as for reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment can also be used to improve the appearance of mild scarring, treat certain types of acne, reduce age spots, freckles and dark patches and improve the look and feel of skin that is dull in texture and colour. However, bulges, sagging skin and severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may require other cosmetic treatments such as laser resurfacing, a facelift, brow lift, or eyelift. A dermatologic surgeon will be able to determine which treatment is the most suitable during the consultation.


Micro-Needling is suitable for all skin types. The device is rolled along the surface of the skin and the small needles penetrate the bottom layers of the skin, which prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibres. As a response, the skin plumps and thickens, ultimately reducing the appearance of fine lines and other texture changes.

If you are thinking of having any form of cosmetic surgery, it is important to research your surgeon prior to the treatment.

Author Byline:
Danielle White is a stay at home mum of two and is interested in all things body beautiful. Her love for looking good started having tried some cosmetic procedures. She now enjoys writing about the subject and related beauty topics. Other than writing in her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cruising the local clothing shops and spa.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Clean skin - this is one of the essential criteria of beauty. It is like a mirror, reflects the state of health, and if you do not eat a lot of nervous and hardly your skin will shine.

If you are seriously thinking about her condition and decided to say goodbye to acne , enlarged pores, and a grayish tinge, will have to change much, and why not start with the food? Here are 7 foods that will help your skin to adopt a more healthy appearance.

1. Fatty fish (salmon or tuna). Including fish in your diet, you provide the body with biotin, vitamin B, which, among other functions, involved in the production of fatty acids and helps the absorption of amino acids.

Lack of biotin facing deteriorating skin - it gets dry, "scaly", with an unhealthy shade.

2. Flax seeds . Omega-3 fatty acids help maintain cell membranes, protect the skin and maintain the humidity at the right level. If you are a vegetarian source of fatty acids can be milled flax seed and linseed oil or walnuts, if you eat meat - all the same oily fish.

3. Green and yellow vegetables. Colored vegetables such as carrots, pumpkin, pepper, spinach and broccoli are rich in vitamin A. Vitamin helps reduce sebum that prevents acne, stimulates the production of collagen and cells that accelerates regeneration and helps rejuvenate. In addition, colorful vegetables provide a healthy skin color.

4. Almonds. This product is rich in vitamin E, which has a positive effect on skin and hair, and also protects the skin from damage caused by sun exposure.

5. Seeds. Conventional sunflower seeds are also rich in vitamin E. They protect the skin from free radicals in the environment and the organism. Free radicals in the body destroy all cells, including skin.

6. Carbohydrates. Processed foods and white flour can cause inflammation and the appearance of acne. Replace pasta and white rice products such as barley, brown rice and beans - their glycemic index is smaller and they contain more fiber and nutrients. Furthermore, these products are useful for the intestine which also affects the well of the skin condition.

7. Orange juice and rosehips. juice maintains the fluid level in the body and supplies it with vitamin C , which not only boosts immunity, but also works as an antioxidant, protecting cells from free radicals. Furthermore, vitamin C is involved in the production of collagen, the main component of connective tissues. In addition to orange juice, a lot of vitamin C in the berries of wild rose , from which you can make teas. For example - the vitamin C in oranges about 50 milligrams per 100 grams of dried berries hips - about 1,500 milligrams per 100 grams.

Monday, September 30, 2013

You can give up nicotine and avoiding excessive sunlight, but the secret to healthy skin in the food that you eat.

"Wrong choice becomes even cause inflammation at the cellular level - says dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, author of "Forever Young" ("Forever young"), in which he talks about how proper nutrition can help you look younger than their years. - Even though you can not see this, inflammation directly lead to the formation of wrinkles, sagging skin and premature aging. "

Here's what to eat to prevent this:

Sweet potatoes

Beta-carotene, which makes these tubers orange, allows you to keep pH balance of your skin balanced, helps combat dryness, promotes cell renewal, leaving the skin becomes smoother.

Wild salmon

Pigment that makes the fish pink, astaxanthin is a powerful enemy of free radicals - unstable molecules that destroy cell membranes and DNA and cause skin aging. The study found that eating one serving every five days can prevent actinic keratosis - the appearance of ugly rough patches that are precancerous condition.


The red pigment of the fruit, lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from harmful sun rays - like sunscreen, but from the inside. To lycopene is better absorbed, eat tomatoes with olive oil.


Vitamin C is required for the building of collagen - an important component of young skin that begins to break down after twenty years. Citrus fruits also contain bioflavonoids, which protect the skin from UV rays and help prevent cell death.

Leafy greens

Spinach, kale and other greens contain lutein, which protects the skin from inflammation caused by the sun, and the appearance of wrinkles.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Professional cosmetics, designed for sunbathing on nature, has different degree of protection of the skin from ultraviolet rays. On the tubes, they are designated labeled SPF (Sun Protective Factor).

Figures 10, 20, 30 etc. indicate how many times helps to reduce exposure to the sun, the tool for sunbathing. The base value of the safe sun exposure is considered to be 10 minutes. If your vehicle is worth marking SPF 12, while exposure to the sun is 120 minutes.

All sun-protection cosmetics is indicative gradation levels of protection:
  • 2-6 - base;
  • 8-12 - average;
  • 15-25 - high;
  • 30-50 - intensive;
  • 50 and above - blocking.
But the majority of scholars have come to the conclusion that no tool can not provide complete protection against the adverse effects of sunlight.

To maximally protect skin from harmful effects of sunlight, sunburn remedy should be selected taking into account the skin type. Experts divided into 6 types of skin:

1. Albinos - people with fair skin and hair, blue or green eyes. Their skin becomes red with tan color. Stay in the sun without protective cream is allowed no more than 7 minutes. Protective equipment they need to choose SPF 50 or higher.

2. People of the "Nordic" appearance. People with fair skin, blue or brown eyes and freckles. Without sun cream to stay in the sun, they are allowed no more than 15 minutes. Means of protection: the first few weeks - SPF 50 or higher, then SPF 20 - 25 - 30.

3. People with fair skin, brown eyes, brown or dark brown hair. Remedies in the early days - SPF 50 or higher, the first week, SPF 15, the next - SPF 8-6.

4. People who have dark skin (or eastern Mediterranean). Means of protection: the first week - SPF 10, the next - SPF 6.

5. People with very dark skin (Indians, inhabitants of South America and Africa). Under the sun can go without sunscreen. And yet, in the first week of recommended funds with SPF 6 degrees of protection.

6. Black people. Their skin is not susceptible to burns from the sun's rays. They are encouraged to use moisturizing lotions and creams.

How to keep a nice tan for a long time?

The very first thing you need for tanned skin, it's intense hydration. After drying the skin tan. To get tanned and moisturized skin, use cosmetics after sunburn, which are usually applied after sunbathing. Also within 1-2 months after the adoption of solar recommended sunblock with a highly moisturizing (with the prefix "super" or "ultra") components. It will be good if the composition of such funds will still be present antioxidants. Since free radicals, increasing the sunlight, accelerate the aging process of the skin.

Great help in the restoration of the skin after sun provides Vitamin A. After a rest on the sea it is recommended to visit a therapist and determine the appropriate dose and duration of administration of the vitamin.

Support help solarium tanning effect and various tools for self-tanning.

How long does the tan?
Each person is different this time, since it depends on the characteristics of the skin of the individual. If the tan obtained under the rays of the sun, even in the permitted hours of skin, most likely, will flake, as the skin, though not much, but got a sunburn. If the tan obtained in the shade, it will please you much more, and will go unnoticed.

But the main thing, keep in mind that the best protection for the skin, this is tanning.