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Post date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 08:42

Top Five Foods that Moisturize Your Skin

Moisturizing your skin is the key to soft and supple skin. Hydrating facials and moisturizing body washes are important parts of an anti-aging skin care regimen, but your daily food plan should also include the following five foods.

Water

The human body is made up of 60% water that is vital for proper circulation, delivering nutrients to and plumping up skin cells, as well as helping skin appear more firm.

Avacados

This delicious fruit is a great source of Vitamins C and E, and of monosaturated fats (the good fats) that help lock in moisture and promote skin elasticity.

Fish

Salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines and rainbow trout are among the oily fishes that are amazing for your skin. They contain Omega-3s which are important for strengthening our skin cells to help protect skin from sun damage. The selenium in them also preserves elastin to make our skin supple, smooth and tight.

Orange Vegetables

Those vegetables with an orange color like carrots and yams contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights dry skin, protecting it from sun damage and harmful environmental pollutants. They also contain Vitamins A and C that help repair body tissues, stimulating collagen production that is necessary for skin tightening.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This powerful oil does wonders for the hair, skin and nails and works from both the inside, when eaten, and the outside, when applied topically. It contains Vitamin E and good fats that moisturize the skin.

Post date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 16:22

Peptides in skin care can provide significant anti-aging benefits.

What Are Peptides?

Collagen in our skin provides thickness and foundation for smooth, tighter texture. People under 30 have ample collagen, but as we age, our skin tends to become thinner, revealing more wrinkles. As collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed. These tiny proteins and active molecules are peptides.

Research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that peptides send a "message" to our skin that it has lost collagen and needs to make more. When applied in topical skin care, peptides trigger your skin to produce new collagen; therefore, it is a good idea to use a good peptide wrinkle cream. Peptides also play an important role in repairing wounds and improving skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis.

The most commonly used peptide in skin care is Matrixyl (palmitoyl- or oligopeptide pentapeptide), a neuropeptide that triggers the formation of elastin and collagen effectively reducing lines and wrinkles. Another peptide, Argireline (Acetyl hexapeptide) has been marketed as a less expensive, safer alternative to Botox and works by relaxing facial muscles and lessening the wrinkling effect from repeated movement.

Theraderm's Eternox Peptide Creme has an exclusive combination of three patented peptides- Matrixyl, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Soluble Keratin Peptides (biological peptides, protected by 31 patents and only available from Therapon Skin Health) that provide oil- free hydration, increase skin firmness and smoothness, reduce the appearance of moderate lines and wrinkles, and extend the results achieved with injectables like Botox and fillers.

Those who use the Eternox Peptide Creme experience a 40% reduction in wrinkles in 12 weeks.

Post date: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 13:48

It is natural to experience some unwanted cosmetic changes as we age.  Facial lines, wrinkles, and folds can make us appear older, affecting the youthful skin and the look we once had.  Fillers offer different ways to regain that younger look.

There are a number of different types and manufacturers of dermal fillers but the result is the same; to restore lost volume and enhance our natural features.  They plump up and fill in lines and folds resulting in smoother skin and a rejuvenated appearance.

The top 5 reasons to choose dermal fillers:

  1.  Minimally invasive.
  2.  Little to no downtime. You can realize the results immediately!
  3.  Quick, long lasting results. The effects last up to a year.
  4.  An option for both men & women.
  5.  Available here at Conway Womens Med Spa.

Our office offers free consultations, so call to schedule yours today and regain that Youthful You!!

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