The 8 Worst Skincare Habits

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womanskinOn January 8, 2015, Elle Magazine posted an online article titled “The 8 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Skin” that provides readers with a list of actions that are damaging to one’s skin. The list includes smoking, tanning, and tugging at the skin around one’s eyes and simple neglect. The point of the article is to make readers mindful of the habits that can damage the skin rather than nurture it. (see:goo.gl/A2Ym9f)

“I’m glad to see that the list includes tanning and smoking,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “These two items alone cause a vast amount of damage. At this point, one would have to be willfully ignorant not to know how detrimental to one’s overall health these two vices can be.”

According to the Elle Magazine article, tugging at the skin around the eyes should be avoided as it may damage the collagen and elastin fibers in this delicate area leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Over-washing should be avoided because it can alter the natural pH of the skin and strip it of its natural oils. Neglect is the last item on the list and a reminder that beautiful looking skin requires daily maintenance and healthy, disease-free skin requires vigilance.

“There’s almost no limit to the damage sun exposure can do to the skin,” says Dr. Ourian. “From a cosmetic perspective, it prematurely ages the skin, causing discoloration and wrinkles. Repeated UV exposure can lean to skin cancers.”

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and CoolSculpting. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, unwanted fat, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about skin care can be found on Epione’s website.

Skincare: Is It Possible To Turn Back The Clock?

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femalewashingfaceOn March 31, 2015, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, in an article titled “How to Age Backward,” offers several lifestyle changes that will reportedly reverse the effects of aging. Central to these discussions are telomeres, the caps at the ends of chromosomes that serve to protect one’s DNA from damage. Shorter telomeres are associated with chronic diseases and may also make one look older. As one ages telomere’s naturally shorten, and the article makes several recommendations that may prevent telomere shortening and even lengthen existing ones. Also cited in the article, fractional laser resurfacing and ultrasound/radio frequency procedures are two of the latest aesthetic treatments that can reverse the signs of aging by promoting collagen growth. (http://goo.gl/yjaaEg)

“The research cited in the article is very interesting,” says Dr. Simon Ourian, Medical Director of Epione Beverly Hills. “It’s important to note that there’s still a vast gap in our understanding of how telomeres function. Some scientists believe there’s a connection between higher cancer risks and telomerase activity.”

According to the Harper’s Bazaar Magazine report, the Mediterranean diet, one rich in vegetables, fruits, fish and olive oil, may contribute to telomere lengthening. Sugary sodas are specifically named as a source of telomere shortening, with daily consumption of 20 ounces associated with a biological aging comparable to that of smoking. TA-65, an over-the-counter supplement derived from astragalus root extract, is said to counteract telomere shortening. Finally, regular endurance training such as biking or running contributes to younger looking skin according to a Canadian university study.

“The treatments we offer work best when combined with the right lifestyle; a healthy diet, regular exercise, and, of course, no unprotected sun exposure,” says Dr. Ourian.

Dr. Ourian has been a pioneer in laser technology and non-invasive aesthetic procedures including UltraShape, VelaShape, Restylane, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, and CoolSculpting. These treatments are used for the correction or reversal of a variety of conditions such as acne, acne scars, skin discoloration, wrinkles, unwanted fat, stretch marks, varicose veins, cellulite, and others. More information about skin care can be found on Epione’s website.