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Ezine 139 June 2014

Skin Care Tip:

Coconut oil in skin products!

There has been a buzz going around the natural product community lately and it has been over the amazing skincare benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil is a great alternative to many unnatural products that may be doing more harm than good. It can be used as a deep moisturizer for anyone who has dry skin and it is also great for hydrating any dry skin patches. Coconut oil also strengthens underlying tissues and removes excess cells that have died which helps slow down the aging process. It also can help anyone who is suffering from acne! Coconut oil contains properties that kill the bacteria that cause acne while also healing any inflammation or current breakouts. It is important to purchase coconut oil that is unrefined or unprocessed in order to ensure that it will not clog the pores. Virgin or organic coconut oil products are recommended for any skincare needs.

Anti-Aging Tip:

Get a daily dose of fresh air!

Now that spring is finally here and the weather is more pleasant, many of us are opting to move our activities outdoors in order to enjoy several months of sunshine. However, what we don’t realize is how much benefit we are actually receiving from enjoying the outdoor fresh air. Spending time outside positively affects our mood and bodies. First off, it is a great way of helping our bodies digests our food properly. Taking a short walk after every meal is highly recommended to avoid the feeling of being too full and lethargic. Fresh air also cleanses our lungs and helps release any airborne toxins that we may have inhaled. It has also been found to improve blood pressure, heart rate, and strengthen our immune system. In addition, if you ask anyone who makes it a habit of taking a daily walk, they will swear by the positive mental affect it gives them. Fresh air has been found to give a significant boost in mood as inhaling more oxygen increases serotonin production. Serotonin is the chemical in our brain that is responsible for happiness and other positive emotions. Other mental benefits of spending time in the fresh air are an increase in energy levels, mind clarity, and better concentration.

Plastic Surgery Tip:

Chicago Forehead Lift Procedure-Botox may not be enough

A forehead lift is often performed to treat conditions associated with facial aging. It may be done in conjunction with other rejuvenate surgery to achieve a more harmonious facial appearance. A forehead lift is also appropriate for treatment of certain inherited traits. Younger adults who have a low brow or who already have deep frown lines due to stress or overactivity of muscles may benefit from the procedure. Nowadays, most forehead lifts are done in a minimally invasive endoscopic approach with a very small scar.

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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 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!

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