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Peptides are molecules made up of two or more amino acids linked together by the same peptide bonds found in proteins. Peptides are closely related to protein. In fact, when the number of amino acids is less than about 50, these molecules are called peptides while longer chains are called proteins. Peptides and proteins are present in every living cell and are responsible for many biochemical activities including acting in enzymes, hormones, antibiotics, etc.
Peptides & Collagen
Peptides are listed in many better skin care products, and they perform important functions in the skin. As people age, they lose collagen which results in sagging and wrinkled skin. In Southern areas like Nashville, too much sun exposure makes the damage happen more rapidly.
Since collagen is a protein composed of long chains of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds, peptides play an important role in replacing lost collagen. As collagen breaks down, the protein chains break up into smaller chains of peptides. The resulting peptide chains send signals to the body to produce more collagen.
Since peptides are small, they can penetrate the skin’s protective barriers. Applying peptides directly to the skin through good skin care products tricks the skin into thinking that it has lost collagen recently and needs to produce more.
Looking for a peptide to add to your skincare routine? My current favorite is the Tri-Peptide Serum from Control Correctives. 95% of women reported firmer, tighter skin after 6 weeks. I had noticeable improvement in 4 weeks under my eye. It also dose double duty as an eye cream, Which makes it an even better bargain. $74 online , ONLY $65 at FRESH START.
Hands down, winter is the best time to remove tattoos. It's easier, more convenient and you'll often be rid of that unwanted tattoo by the sunny day of summer! Winter is our busy season, as summer is over and people are covering up for winter. This is the ideal time to set yourself up for the coming summer. It's the time to remove those tattoos that bugged you last summer.
Need to freshen up those out-dated tattoos? Laser tattoo removal can fade out-dated tattoos to make cover-up tattooing much, much easier, and to give your tattooist many more cover-up options.
Tattoo removal takes time, so why not put those cold
winter months to good use?
The warmer months are for out-door living, so many people remove their tattoos in winter when it's too cold to swim.
5 reasons to get a Pumpkin Facial:
Here are 5 excellent reasons to scheduled a pumpkin facial treatment at FRESH START.
1. They’re the perfect follow-up to all that summer sunbathing.
Pumpkin infuses the skin with antioxidants. It also deeply exfoliates, resurfaces, and helps repair photodamaged skin.”
2. Pumpkin is in an enzyme that dissolves the dead skin cells, sloughing off unwanted keratin buildup on the skin’s surface. The turnover of these skin cells stimulates collagen production, and strengthens the skin.
3. Pumpkin facial smell good, which is good for you. Its aroma can help elevate a client’s mood, relieve stress, energize, and encourage better health.
4. It’s hard to beat the potency of the pumpkin. It’s a powerful fruit that is very effective, having over 100 known benefits when used topically. It’s very results-driven in the treatment room, as well as for home care.
5. Unlike actual pumpkins, you can get them anytime.
Don’t be afraid to use pumpkin year-round! Getting regular pumpkin peels results in real change for skin. They can create a “glowing, younger-looking” complexion over time.
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