Friday, November 30, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Full moon hikers get in shape and enjoy smallest full moon of the year Nov. 28 - Nashville Skin, Health & Beauty Examiner

Full moon hikers get in shape and enjoy smallest full moon of the year Nov. 28

Fifteen hikers and two canines braved the last chill of November to enjoy the spectacle of a full moon, led by hike leader Michael D. Hughes from Cumberland Transit. November’s full Moon is known as the “Beaver Moon,” or “Frosty Moon.” However, on the night of November 28, 2012, the full moon occurred within four hours of its furthest distance in its orbit from Earth, making it the smallest full moon of 2012.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

5 Winter Skin Care Tips for Sensitive Skin: Dry Skin Solved

With my hyper sensitive skin (L), I use these products myself

As fall fades away, winter rolls in and brings with it harsh conditions that can be damaging to skin, especially for those with sensitive skin and rosacea skin like mine. From low temperatures to snow, ice and strong winds, the winter climate can wreak havoc on the complexion, causing windburn, irritation and dryness.

To keep skin looking healthy throughout the winter (and the rest of the year) take a proactive approach to your skin care routine.

1. Use a moisturizing face wash: Be careful not to wash your face too frequently. Over-washing the skin can dry it out, making it prone to irritation. To combat this, use a moisturizing face wash when you cleanse in the morning and before bed at night, such as this Gentle Cream Wash. Packed with skin-loving botanical ingredients, Ceramides and added pro vitamins, this moisturizer cleanses and nourishes skin. The SOOTHE line offers is a complete range of facial skincare products perfect for even sensitive skin.

2. Be gentle: When washing your face, be gentle in your technique. Use lukewarm water and wash your face with your fingertips without scrubbing or using your nails. Gently pat your face dry with a soft towel to prevent removal of natural lipids from the skin.

3. Maintain humidity in your home: While moisture is essential for skin care products, it is also important for your exterior environment. Using a humidifier in the winter months will complement the products you use by adding additional moisture into the air to help keep your skin moisturized day and night. As an alternative, consider purchasing plants for your home. Keeping them watered means the plants will reciprocate the moisture into the air, creating a similar effect as a humidifier.

4. Use a long-lasting moisturizer: The use of quality products in your daily skin care regimen is beneficial to your skin, and it is important to purchase the right product for your skin type. Choose a moisturizer with pro-vitamins that nourishes and refreshes your skin. Find a daily moisturizer with ingredients like botanicals, protectants and carnitine. For sensitive skin, be sure to choose products that are hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, such as this Moisture Replenishing Cream, which offers skin-loving ingredients to help hydrate and nourish. SOOTHE face care products are made without dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants.

5. Practice clean eating: It’s true that what we eat is processed in our bodies to create new cells that make up our muscles, organs and tissues. And the same goes for skin. Be sure to include pro-vitamin rich foods like blueberries, strawberries, sweet potatoes, salmon, yogurt and nuts. Avoid too many sugars, including beverages, as sugars are damaging to the collagen of skin, which makes the skin tight and eliminates the visibility of wrinkles. Nourishing your body from within will benefit you more when you apply healthy, vitamin-rich products to your skin, so be sure eat right through the winter months.

With these skin-loving tips, getting through this winter season with healthy skin will be no problem for you! For more information,take the  “Skin Care Consultation” and learn tips for caring for sensitive skin and other skin types throughout the winter.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Face-Washing Tips for Healthier-Looking Skin from the American Academy of Dermatology

Here are some face washing tips from American Academy of Dermatology. If you are a regular reader of the Skin, Health & Beauty blog, these tips should sound very familiar!

Washing your face is as simple as using soap and water, right? Not quite say dermatologists. How you wash your face can make a difference in your appearance.

Face Washing 101
“It’s important for people to treat the face with care. Never scrub the skin or use harsh products as doing so irritates the skin, which makes skin look worse,” said Thomas E. Rohrer, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

For healthier-looking skin, Dr. Rohrer recommends people follow these tips to keep their face looking healthy:
  1. Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser that does not contain harsh alcohol.
  2. Wet your face with lukewarm water and use your fingertips to apply cleanser. Using a washcloth, mesh sponge or anything other than your fingertips can irritate your skin.
  3. Resist the temptation to scrub your skin as scrubbing irritates the skin.
  4. Rinse with lukewarm water, and pat dry with a soft towel.
  5. Apply moisturizer if your skin is dry or itchy. Be gentle when applying any cream around your eyes so you do not pull too hard on this delicate skin.
  6. Limit washing to twice a day and after sweating. Wash your face once in the morning and once at night as well as after sweating heavily. Perspiration, especially when wearing a hat or helmet, irritates the skin. Wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating.
“A board-certified dermatologist can answer your questions about how to care for your skin, hair and nails,” said Dr. Rohrer.

In recognition of November as National Healthy Skin Month, these steps are demonstrated in “Face Washing 101,” a video posted to the Academy website and the Academy’s YouTube channel. This video is part of the Dermatology A to Z: Video Series, which offers relatable videos that demonstrate tips people can use to properly care for their skin, hair and nails. A new video in the series posts to the Academy website and the YouTube channel each month.
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Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), founded in 1938, is the largest, most influential, and most representative of all dermatologic associations. With a membership of more than 17,000 physicians worldwide, the Academy is committed to: advancing the diagnosis and medical, surgical and cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair and nails; advocating high standards in clinical practice, education, and research in dermatology; and supporting and enhancing patient care for a lifetime of healthier skin, hair and nails. For more information, contact the Academy at 1-888-462-DERM (3376) or Follow the Academy on Facebook (American Academy of Dermatology) or Twitter (@AADskin).