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Well, Ladies if you are looking for the next BIG Thing in the world of esthetics, search no longer. It is here! Consider fractional rejuvenation for a fraction of the cost without the pain, discomfort and downtime of an ablative fractional laser. I am talking about the wonders of Micro-Needling! The automated micro-needling device known as the Micropen or Dermapen is gaining in popularity very quickly across the country.
The MicroPen can improve and reinvigorate damaged and aging skin by harnessing the mechanism associated with the body’s natural wound healing processes.
The MicroPen automated micro-needling device is the most effective, reliable instrument currently available for performing Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy (PCIT). This elegant tool can be used for the successful treatment of a variety of indications, such as skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, scars and stretch marks reductions.
MicroPen creates a series of predictable, controlled epidermal and dermal micro-injuries, thereby stimulating the body's immune response to produce new collagen and elastin. MicroPen is used in combination with Hyaluronic Acid peptides gel to hydrate and re-epithelialize the skin. The human body has a natural repair process that reacts to injury. The MicroPen works with the bodies own natural rejuvenation processes by initiating this response with each treatment.
Vitamin C is a prime skin-care ingredient in tons of beauty creams. This vitamin aids in the body's production of collagen, a protein that forms the basic structure of your skin (source: Discovery Health). Collagen breakdown, which starts speeding up significantly around t.
Consuming extra vitamin C in foods like oranges, grapefruits, Acerola cherries (a single Acerola has 100 % of your vitamin C for the day), and tomatoes can help tighten the skin and prevent wrinkles. Vitamin C also fights inflammation, and its antioxidant properties can neutralize the free radicals (highly reactive oxygen molecules) that damage cells and prematurely age your face. he age of 35, can leave your skin saggy
If you purchase a pair of sunglasses, they must offer some level of UV protection. This level could vary, however, which is why it's best to look for those that specify a certain level, such as UV 400 or 100 percent UV absorption. Because the FDA only regulates whether companies adhere to the labeling, if your sunglasses claim to be "100 percent UV protected," they must live up to that claim. That said, there are other types of glasses on the market that are marketed as sunglasses but are actually called: *Sun blockers *Polarized glasses *Eyeware *Sunware. In these cases, they may offer no UV protection at all, yet would still be allowed under the FDA rules because they're not technically called 'sunglasses.' There are also so-called 'cosmetic' sunglasses.
Price is not an indicator of quality sun protection. CBS News actually did a study comparing cheap sunglasses ($5 a pair) to high-end brands like Versace ($200 a pair). All 31 pairs carried claims that they offered excellent UV protection… and all but one (a cheap pair) actually did. In other words, if your sunglasses claim to offer good UV protection, they probably do. But, if you're uncertain, take them in to an eye center. Most will test the UV protection level of your sunglasses for free, and it takes less than 30 seconds to do so.
Sunblock protects your skin by absorbing and/or reflecting UVA and UVB radiation. All sunblocks have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) rating. The SPF rating indicates how long a sunscreen remains effective on the skin. A user can determine how long their sunblock will be effective by multiplying the SPF factor by the length of time it takes for him or her to suffer a burn without sunscreen.
For instance, if you normally develop sunburn in 10 minutes without wearing a sunscreen, a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 will protect you for 150 minutes (10 minutes multiplied by the SPF of 15). Although sunscreen use helps minimize sun damage, no sunscreen completely blocks all wavelengths of UV light. The American Association of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that a "broad spectrum" sunblock with an SPF of at least 15 and no more than SPF 50. We recommend sunblocks with SPF of at least 30 with frequent reapplication.