Collagen in Skincare

 
Collagen is one of the main constituents of our skin. Located in the dermis, it is responsible for the resistance and integrity of the tissue. Collagen is a protein that serves as a key structural component of tissue, such as skin, bones, ligaments, etc. The dermis, the inner layer of the skin, contains large amounts of collagen, elastin and fibers which are responsilbe for your skin's strength, texture and elasticity. Also, as we age, collagen becomes hard and cross-links with neighboring fibers making it difficult for the skin to hold moisture or maintain elasticity....
 

How To Wear Contact Lenses In The Allergy Season

 
The allergy seasons are a real challenge, especially if youwear contact lenses. A chronic allergy to mold, pet danderor other environmental allergens can create a year-rounddilemma. No matter what the cause, seasonal allergies makeyour eyes hypersensitive and irritated. Ordinary softcontact lenses often make them feel even worse. There's a lot you can do to reduce the misery of allergyseason. Keep your contacts as clean as you can whether youhave to use lubricating drops to rinse your eyes outregularly....
 

Knowing Your Skin Type Is The First Step in Choosing Proper Skin Care

 
In order to care for your skin properly you must first determine the type of skin you have. There are 5 types of skin: Normal, Dry, Oily, Combination and Problem Skin. Normal: The skin is soft, supple and smooth. It is fine-textured and free of blemishes (with the exception of periodic blemishes). It has a nice glow and never feels oily or dry. Less than twenty percent of women have this skin type. If this is your skin type you are fortunate; however, this does not mean that you shouldn't take care of it....
 

The Role of Alpha Hydroxy Acids

 
You have probably heard a lot about AHAs, or alpha hydroxy acids, lately. AHAs often are found in creams and cleansers to help normalize cell renewal by loosening the dead cells of the skin. As skin gets older or becomes damage by the sun. Most of the benefit is in exfoliation, or the removal of dead skin cells, which exposes newer skin cells and gives skin a younger healthier looking appearance. On average, the skin takes 28 days to 40 days to renew itself. In mature skin, the cell renewal and exfoliation processes diminish and dead skin cells tend to accumulate, making skin appear and feel rough, dry and damaged....
 

Self Tanners: Your New Best Friend?

 
Have you ever known a sun worshipper, one of those people who can never seem to get a dark enough tan? They are always looking for that new product that will break their newest tanning plateau and deepen their color even more. Some of them are the lucky few who's skin tans easily. They rarely burn, and after a few hours in the sun, will emerge looking like most of us would after a long Caribbean vacation. The rest of us though, are left to envy these lucky few, as we know darn well a few hours in the sun will wreak at least a week's worth of peeling, dry, red havoc on our skin, not to mention the multitude of fine lines and wrinkles that will surely follow....
 
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