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Ezine 128 July 2013

Skin Care Tip

Reasons to Wear Sunscreen Daily

After months of miserable weather, we’re finally seeing some sunshine and it’s only natural that we take advantage of the sun while it is out. Although some of us may be underestimating what the rays of the sun can do towards our skin! Studies shows 1 out of 5 actually wear sun protection daily. For women, most foundations and moisturizers retailed today contain at least SPF 15, although anything lower than SPF 15 is not worth protecting. It should be known that the sun is responsible for most signs of aging, and defending your skin from its rays keeps your skin looking younger, longer. At least 80 percent of aging is due to sun exposure.

We’ve learned that the sun has some benefits on our skin. The sun’s ultra violet rays help generate vitamin D in our body, though this only works if you are sitting directly under the sun and not behind glass windows. Vitamin D helps prevent depression, osteoporosis and breast cancer. It also aids in lowering your cholesterol, blood pressure and even affects obesity and diabetes. Even though the sun benefits us in many ways, too much exposure can cause serious damage to your skin. So make sure to wear your sunscreen every day, even when the sun is not visible! No matter what kind of weather it is, UV rays are always there. In fact, the exposure through the clouds can even be more significant than blue skies. This is why everyone should wear sunblock daily, including the winter time. Applying sunscreen can essentially help protect your skin from getting sunburned. Other than being painful, sunburns can be associated with increasing your risk for melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. Daily sun protection can help you prevent wrinkles, unwanted UV exposure and even skin cancer. The earlier and more often people apply sunscreen to protect their skin from the sun rays, the more they lower their risks of getting this disease. Sunscreen is more important than you think.

Anti-Aging Tip

Try Simple Daily Routines To Improve Health!

Some of us may not have enough hours in the day to accomplish everything we need to do. It is moreover an added stress when you are trying to add healthy habits into your already frantic agenda. However, if you stop and take the time to include healthy behaviors into your daily routine, you will find yourself with extra reserves of energy that will help lower your stress!

If you don’t hear this enough, water is an overall marvel substance. It is great for your circulatory system, digestive system, keeping your skin young and even helps with weight loss! If you are feeling fatigued throughout the day, it is probably due to not being properly hydrated. Water is the most natural substance that our body can take! If you do not like the taste of water, you can add a slice of lemon into your water. This will cut any bitterness, and will also add a bit of vitamin C! Now if you are one of the individuals that run on sugar and caffeine, you can substitute these with beverages like 100% fruit juice or green tea.

When you are shopping for groceries, take the time to read the nutrition facts on products and maybe switch to low sugar or no sugar versions of these or simply decide on a healthier snack instead.

During your day, spare even 20 minutes of your time to just relax, meditate or even socialize with a friend. This will help boost your energy level and give you time to clear your head.

Experts vouch for adults to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, three times per week. Keep in mind also that any amount of exercise is better than none.

Plastic Surgery Tip

Chicago Arm Lift Surgery!

A new study shows that arm lifts have become one of the fastest growing types of plastic surgery today. Men and women are paying more attention on their arms in general and are becoming more aware of options to treat this area. For most women, the arms have always been an upsetting area. However, along with exercise and a proper diet, an arm lift can help refine them.

Arm lift or Brachioplasty is a surgery that is designed to improve the contour of the upper arm. Often times after a person loses a significant amount of weight, they are left with loose sagging skin around the upper arm between the armpits and elbows. Arm lift surgery enables surgeons to remove excess skin giving you firmer and more slender arms. This procedure is perfect for individuals who are looking for more toned, proportionate and younger appearance.

To see before and after patient pictures, please click here.

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 clicking 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 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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