Skin, Stress and Exercise

Your skin is the largest organ of your body and responsible for maintaining temperature, fighting off viruses and holding in your other organs. This is a lot of stress to place on a single organ, but your skin tends to take this in stride. Chronic levels of stress however can lead to skin problems like inflammation, itching and compromised immunity. Even if you don't necessarily realize that you are being exposed to stress your body, including your skin, can react to hormonal changes caused by stress. One of the best ways to decrease your body's reaction to stress is to exercise regularly. This can have several effects that can help make your skin look and feel healthier.

Chronic stress causes your body's endocrine system to release hormones such as cortisol. Over time, chronically high levels of these hormones cause problems like an overproduction of sebum from the follicles of your skin. This can clog pores when combined with dead skin cells, causing acne and skin inflammation. Exercise naturally decreases levels of stress hormones, both during and after the actual workout. Inflamed skin and other skin conditions caused by chronically high stress hormone levels can also deplete your body's immunity. As a result, you become more susceptible to illness and even minor cuts or breaks in your skin may take longer than normal to heal.

Exercise isn't simply a good way to lose or maintain your weight, it can also improve your skin's appearance. When combined with a program that includes a healthy diet and drinking plenty of water, exercise can improve your mood, reduce your risk of chronic illness and encourages you to sweat. Sweating is helpful because it helps to regulate your temperature but it also forces waste products from the follicles of your skin out and away from your body.

If you have any questions about the effects of stress on your skin, call our office to make an appointment.


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Know what Parabens are and how to avoid them

 Parabens are a group of chemicals that are used by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry as a preservative. They can be very effective in certain types of products. The paraben salts and the paraben compounds are used mostly for the fungicidal and bactericidal properties. You will find the parabens can be commonly found in shampoos, shaving gels, moisturizers, spray tanning solutions, toothpaste and make-up. They can also be used as food additives.

In the body parabens can mime hormones disrupting the endocrine system. A high life long exposure can increase the risk of breast cancer. The body does not break down synthetic estrogen very well which may cause it to build up in the fat cells which include breast tissue. Parabens have also been known to cause a decrease in sperm levels.

Our practice urges men and women alike to choose their skin care products wisely. They suggest that you know the names of all parabens so it is easier for you to avoid them. Stay away from all products that contain parabens and choose your products that are naturally made from plant extracts. Read all of the labels on the products that you buy to insure the products you choose are paraben free.

Your best weapon for avoiding unwanted parabens is knowledge. Know what products you are buying and their ingredients. Book an appointment with your favorite dermatologist a tour practice to find out what specific products are best for you and your skin needs.


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Preventing Skin Aging with Pomegranates

 The fight against skin aging is never ending.

Countless groups, including our practice, have been trying to find some of the best anti skin aging tools that nature has to offer. One of these tools, Pomegranate, has been shown to have many health and beauty benefits. These benefits come from the high levels of vitamins and antioxidants that pomegranate contains.

Some of the problems that a pomegranate can help fight against are dry skin and age spots. Pomegranate has properties that can help promote cell rejuvenation by healing the skin and aiding in repairing tissue. Besides its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, pomegranate promotes the production of elastin, which gives support to the skin. That way, it can slow down the formation of wrinkles related to aging.

Pomegranate is used in many skin care products today. These products combat sun damage, dry skin, oily skin, and helps to create firm, youthful looking skin. The pomegranate's unique characteristics and benefits can help one's body more than most products on the market today. It fights against the aging process with to help anyone's skin feel healthy and youthful. If there was ever a product that's helpful in making someone look a little bit younger, pomegranate is one of them.

Contact your favorite dermatologist at our practice to learn more about your specific skin's needs!


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Your Grocery Store's Inexpensive Anti-Aging Secrets

It's believed that you must spend a fortune to maintain a youthful appearance. Secrets hidden within nature will help to give you that youthful, rejuvenated look that you are seeking at low cost.

Food's natural resources can provide the vitamins and minerals needed to promote healthy skin and reduce premature aging. Vitamins, antioxidants, and Omega 3 are found in the foods we consume. Certainly, staying well-hydrated is one of nature's most accessible anti-aging secrets.

Honey contains antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties to keep skin looking revitalized by reducing wrinkles and healing skin infections. Honey can be used orally or topically and will help minimize the appearance of wrinkles.

Vitamins and antioxidants can be found in fruits, such as, blueberries and pomegranates, or in vegetables, such as, spinach and carrots. Omega 3's can be found in fish and fresh basil leaves or supplements are available over-the-counter.

It is important to remember that your body is made up of anywhere between 50% to 65% water. Keeping your body hydrated keeps the organs functioning properly. Your skin is your biggest organ; therefore, keeping it well-hydrated will give your skin the ability to keep skin cells healthy and help release harmful toxins. Nature provides many anti-aging secrets that are essential for youthful looking skin.

The dermatologists at our practice are happy to consult with you about your aging questions or concerns. Call us to make your appointment today!


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Is Yoga a Fountain of Youth?

Women begin to age as soon as they finish with their teenage years (and begin to fight it immediately thereafter). One sign that aging has begun is the loss of flexibility and muscle tone. How do you plan to fight off these aging symptoms? If you're like many of your peers, then you may have already turned to yoga to keep fit as you grow older.

Yoga may be the answer to aging. It can be used to improve your flexibility and create muscle tone. Furthermore, many feel more calm and relaxed after leaving a yoga workout. The exercises seem to be tailor-made to restore youthful vigor to an aging body. When it's all said and done, if you feel relaxed, flexible, and strong, then perhaps you have indeed discovered your fountain of youth.

Aging symptoms are not simply strength, flexibility, and calm. Many worry about cosmetic issues. If you worry about aging, but you feel like gray hair and aging skin are the culprits, then perhaps some great cosmetic or aesthetic medical solutions are the answer. Consider talking to a professional about some safe and healthy procedures that will give you the look you crave.

Our dermatological providers are committed to your overall well-being. Contact them to set up a skin care consultation today!


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