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7 Foods to Eat to Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage

Arming yourself with plenty of sunscreen, sun hats and cover ups is an absolute must for excellent skin health and UV protection. But why not add an extra layer of protection from the inside out? As it turns out, the foods you eat could actually help your skin stay protected from the harmful effects of the summer sun’s strong UV rays. These seven foods are great choices for a healthy body and healthy, radiant summer skin.

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Why More Women Are Turning to Facial Fillers to Boost Self-Confidence

Recent research conducted by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX and Juvederm, suggests that more women are now opting for injectable facial fillers to boost their self-confidence, while boosting their appearance is taking somewhat of a backseat. Of course, looks may very well be tied into one’s sense of self, but when asked about their motivations for getting injectable fillers, the majority of women ranked boosting confidence above or equal to improving their appearance.

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Is Cabbage the New Miracle Cure for Eczema?

Along with warmer, drier weather may, unfortunately, also come something much less enjoyable: eczema. For many people, this red, itchy, flaky skin condition is a bothersome or even painful concern that tends to occur in cycles of flare ups. While its exact causes are unknown, eczema is likely due to genetics and external stressors that can exacerbate its symptoms. In fact, food can often affect your skin health, and eczema is no exception. But is it possible that something as seemingly simple as cabbage could be the “miracle cure” for this common skin condition?

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5 Medical Conditions You Never Knew BOTOX Could Treat

BOTOX Cosmetic is commonly known for its ability to treat facial lines and wrinkles, but the injectable has actually been gaining recent attention for its much lesser-known medical effects. Whether the first signs of aging or these 5 medical conditions are a concern, you may benefit from speaking to a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if BOTOX might be able to help you.

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What Skin Care Products Are Pittsburgh Men Using?

While it may have been true in the past that the women largely outnumbered men in the amount of cosmetic purchases made each year, recent trends are starting to show a much more even playing field between the sexes. Perhaps thanks to a shift in societal norms and a growing awareness of common skincare concerns for both men and women, many men are now adopting a regular, although simple and quick, skin care routine. So what’s popular among Pittsburgh men in the world of skin care products? Here are the five must-haves for modern men.

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Is Laser Tattoo Removal Making Tattoo Regret a Thing of the Past?

The decision to get a tattoo can be a big one. Where to place it, how large to make it, and, of course, it’s design, are some of the factors that will influence your decision. After all, once you give the go-ahead, you can’t go back…or can you? Many people are now becoming familiar with the concept of laser tattoo removal. This innovative technology promises to fade unwanted tattoos, giving hope to thousands of people who may want a do-over when it comes to their ink.

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Khloé Kardashian’s 4 Top Anti-Aging Secrets for Glowing Skin

With every skin care product imaginable available at their fingertips, it’s no wonder the Kardashians seem to have perfectly glowing skin, right? Well, not according to Khloé Kardashian, at least. This ageless star says that unlike her sisters, she spends very little on her skin care routine and instead relies on a few tried and true anti-aging secrets to keep her skin looking healthy and young. Here’s Khloé’s take on the perfect skin care for smooth, beautiful skin.

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4 Reasons Why Lasers Are the Perfect Cosmetic Tool

Laser treatments are becoming one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the country, and for good reason. Whether you’re seeking a better solution for hair removal or you have a skin concern that isn’t responding to other treatment methods, laser technology can now offer a solution to a wide array of cosmetic concerns. If you’ve ever considered laser treatments, you may want to look into how these four common procedures could work cosmetic magic.

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Is Pollution Causing Your Age Spots?

When most people think of pollution, images of smoggy cities and poor breathing conditions often come to mind. But according to a 2016 study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, air pollution is a problem everywhere, not just in industrial hubs, and it could be harming more than our respiratory systems. Evidence suggests that the pollution we’re surrounded with on a daily basis could actually be contributing to and even accelerating the progression of the dark spots on our skin that are commonly associated with the aging process.

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Is Stress Keeping You from Having Healthy Skin?

Acute stress that pops up here and there is a natural part of life. But if chronic stress–whether it’s due to work, finances, building a family, or even anxiety–becomes a concern, it can have negative effects on your mind and body. When many people think of stress, images of poor heart health and high blood pressure are often the first things that come to mind. But what may be missing from the picture is the ill effects that stress can have on your skin.