Adding a serum to your skin regimen may be just the boost that weary skin needs this time of year. The word itself may sound mysterious and medical, but there is no mystery here, just real results. In general, serums are clear liquids that are formulated to target a specific skin problem and are used to amplify your regular skincare. Some serums help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while others help prevent acne and brighten skin. And while, yes, using one of these lightweight concoctions does add an extra step to your daily beauty routine, the powerful antioxidants contained in most serums make the difference between dull and radiant skin. With harsh winter wi
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Pink is the new black during October as beauty brands roll out Pink Ribbon products to support Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) month. The effort dates back to a 1985 partnership between the American Cancer Society and AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company behind Tamoxifen, arguably the world’s most popular breast cancer treatment. The month of October became associated with raising awareness of this disease and beauty brands became more involved as the years went on.
Breast cancer affects nearly all of us at some level. Statistics show that 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. While the number of cases has definitely dec
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Long touted as the magic bullet in many anti-aging products, peptides are actually short chains of amino acids that occur naturally in our bodies where they regulate the activity of other molecules, play a part in hormonal balance and offer antibiotic benefits. In skincare, peptides stimulate collagen production and help prevent the breakdown of proteins in cell membranes – which means they work to reduce the signs of aging like sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of tone. With regular use, products formulated with peptides can improve smoothness, combat wrinkles and promote cell turnover. Anti-aging treatments containing peptides run the gamut from drugstore scores to high-end indulgen
With his finger on the pulse of the latest cosmetic treatments and procedures, Dr. David E. Bank is the founder and director of The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery in Mount Kisco, NY – named one of the top ten laser centers in the country by Self magazine.
Dr. Bank has over 20 years experience in the filed of dermatology. A frequent guest on television shows including 20/20, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, he is a go-to skincare expert when it comes to such issues as skin cancer and the newest technologies and treatments. Additionally, he serves as a regular resource for the nation’s top health and beauty publications.
After receiving his M.D. fro