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Ezine 103 June 2011

Skin Care Tip:

Skin Care For Hot Summer Days!

Summer is officially here, which means it is time to show off some skin and dare to be bare. While you prepare to trade in your snuggly sweaters for sleeveless shirts, do not overlook preparing your skin for summer, especially the delicate areas. Skin behaves differently from season to season, and as a result, skin care routines should adjust with the weather. Skin tends to become oilier in the summer and in most climates, humidity climbs during the hot season. As humidity rises, so does moisture content in the skin. As a result, skin becomes less dry and requires lighter moisturizers. This can make even dry skin types shine, and will often cause an excess of oil to be produced. Drinking plenty of water is a well known way to keep skin clear and fresh but this is even more important in hot weather. Eating fruits and vegetables will help as will getting the right oils and proteins from a healthy diet. An SPF is a must for everyone!

Anti-Aging Tip:

Forget About Stress with a Vacation!

Life is a wonderful thing that we all take for granted sometimes. Amid our busy schedules, we often get caught up in moving forward, meeting goals, achieving agendas, trying to make everyone happy. While that is all acceptable to some extent, do not forget to take a vacation once in a while. All too often, people keep delaying it, pushing it off, thinking about the financial expense, and a myriad of other reasons to not take one. That, however, is a huge mistake! Stress is truly one of the worst things that can happen to a person and there is no doubt that many of the serious diseases plaguing the civilized world today can be prevented or even reversed through a reduction in stress levels. Many studies support the positive effects of taking a "time-out" or going on a real vacation. One of the best and worst things that have happened to us lately is the digital revolution. A vacation is not a vacation when your office comes with you. So leave your laptop at home, turn your cell phone off, and go somewhere - anywhere, even for a day or two! Sounds simple, doesn't it? It really is. Try it and I think you will notice the difference right away. Going on vacation once or twice a year for even a few days is surely one of the best ways to relax and recharge while also improving your overall health and well being!

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Tummy Tuck Surgery

A flat and well toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Regardless of effort, sometimes these methods cannot adequately achieve our goals. If you desire a tighter, flatter abdomen, then a tummy tuck may be appropriate for you. In general, a tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin, and in some cases restores weakened or separated muscles. This creates and abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer, often enhancing your body image, confidence and self esteem.

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During your consult with Dr. Speron, the patient will discuss their desired goals on an individual level. Then they will further discuss the course of treatment and potential complications at the appointment time. Please check out the wealth of information on our site by clickin here.

Make sure you chose a board certified plastic surgeon. A call to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS at 1-888-4-PLASTIC (ie. 1-888-475-2784) can tell you which doctors are legitimate plastic surgeons with outstanding qualifications. You can also visit the ASPS web site at The ASPS is the only one of the 24 boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body. When considering a cosmetic surgeon, you should also make sure your surgeon is a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). A call to ASAPS (1-888-272-7711) or visiting the ASAPS website can help you verify your plastic surgeons membership.

To help you in making your decision, please click here to check out the 7 critical questions to ask any plastic surgeon before letting them touch you!

By far, the most important factor in the success of your procedure is the surgeon you choose. So please choose wisely...

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