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Ezine 108 November 2011

Skin Care Tip:

Simple Tips for Healthy, Vibrant Skin

There are vast amounts of advice and products out there that promote good skincare and promise great results. While it can be a good idea to invest in good quality products in order to maintain healthy looking skin, there are still some very basic steps that we can all take to be proactive with our skin health. First and foremost, it is important to remember to Cleanse, Exfoliate, and Moisturize! These three simple steps help maintain the pH balance of the skin and keep it looking young and healthy. Just make sure that while purchasing your products, that you are aware of your individual skin type (oily, dry, combination, etc.) for optimal results. It is also important to keep bacteria away from your face to prevent breakouts. Changing pillowcases often, washing make-up brushes and disinfecting phones are extra ways to keep your face clean and bacteria free:

Also, never forget one of the most crucial rules for good skincare – Always Wear Sunscreen! Even in the dead of winter, it is important to apply a protective sunscreen if you plan on exposing your skin to the sun for more than 15 minutes. Other great basic skin care tips to keep in mind are:

  • -Stay Hydrated
  • -Remove makeup before going to bed
  • -Make sure to get an adequate amount of sleep
  • -Keep a healthy, balanced diet
  • -Regular exercise
  • -Avoidance of Alcohol and Smoking

Anti-Aging Tip:

Why you should be drinking Pomegranate Juice

There has again been some recent hype about pomegranate juice in the media lately, and that is for a very good reason. Studies have shown significant health benefits that arise due to the high amount of antioxidants in pomegranate juice. Reasons for consumption of pomegranate juice include:

  • -Cancer fighting benefits; specifically lung, breast, prostate and colon cancers
  • -Helps improve blood flow to the heart
  • -Promotes heart health
  • -Fights inflammation
  • -Protects the arteries
  • -Lowers blood pressure
  • -Good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B5, Folate and Potassium
  • -Helps maintain the elasticity of the skin

With all these great qualities, it seems like Pomegranates have a great resume when it comes to providing health benefits. So next time that you are at the supermarket, consider picking up a container of 100% unsweetened pomegranate juice and adding it to your daily, nutritional diet

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Remove your unwanted beauty marks

Do you currently have moles, birthmarks, or unwanted beauty marks on your body? Do you wish that you can remove these markings permanently? Fortunately, there are several different treatments you can undergo in order to remove unwanted moles. A mole is a skin growth that typically appears in a dark color like brown or black. The causes of moles may range from appearing from birth or to forming after sun exposure. Some moles are flat and may be removed through laser treatments. Other moles may appear raised, and they could be removed by a shave or an excision. Shaves and laser treatments produce no scarring while an excision could result in a small scar.

Also, do not forget to use the ABCDE method to for monitoring moles, which goes as follows: Assymetry. Make sure that both halves of the mole are equal in size. Borders. Make sure the border of the mole isn’t oddly shaped or irregular. Color. Make sure that the mole does not include a variation of color. Diameter. Make sure that the mole is not larger than 6mm. Evolution. Make sure the mole is not changing in size, color or shape. If your moles do not pass the ABCDE method, please consult with your plastic surgeon!

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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 www.plasticsurgery.org. 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 (www.plasticsurgery.org) 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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