I ON BEAUTY Chapter 26: Sleep Like a Baby for Better Skin

Insufficient sleep doesn’t just leave your mind foggy, it wreaks havoc on your skin. Why? During sleep your body undergoes the majority of its restorative functions. Collagen production is greatest while you sleep and is essential for maintaining firm, elastic skin. The release of somatotropin (aka human growth hormone, or HGH) also peaks during sleep, aiding in repair from external damage such as sun radiation, pollution, scrapes and bruising.

Posted on April 3, 2019 .

7 Benefits of Microneedling, the Hottest Skincare Trend

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. Sound appealing? Not so much. But this minimally invasive treatment—whether it’s done in-office by a trained aesthetician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon, or at home using a dermaroller (a small, handheld paint roller coated in tiny needles)—is virtually painless and incredibly effective.

Posted on December 26, 2018 .

How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars For Good

Pockmarks, blemishes, blotches, craters - however you refer to them, all acne scars can be upsetting and debilitating. You avoid picking spots to avoid scars appearring, buy scrub after scrub when they do inevitably appear, and then cover them with a heavy layer of concealer to pretend they haven't, but somehow, that just makes everything worse!

Posted on December 12, 2018 .

The Body Part You Always Forget in Your Anti-Aging Routine

Spoiler alert: It’s your neck you’re neglecting. “We tend to focus on our face throughout our lives—until we notice that our neck has begun to sag,” says Jeannette Graf, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. Just as the face ages, so does the neck—and it can even fare worse, as the skin on our neck is actually thinner, making the loss of collagen and elasticity that  happens naturally with age even more noticeable.

Posted on November 28, 2018 .

A Guide to Injections: 6 Things to Consider Before Going Under the Needle

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were nearly 7 million injections of neurotoxin last year, and nearly 2.5 million filler injections, making them the top two most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the U.S. Thinking about adding to those numbers? Before you make an appointment, read these six important factors to keep in mind before picking up the phone.

Posted on November 14, 2018 .

The Surprising Pre-Wedding Ritual Guys Are Getting Into

When the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery released its annual report on the industry’s trends back in March, we learned that guys taking part in cosmetic procedures (lipo, tattoo removal, face lifts, and the like) had grown by 325 percent in less than ten years. And just in 2015 alone, a significant number of the 1.2 million procedures done to men involved injectables, the fancy name for when doctors put a needle full of something in your face/neck/body.

Posted on October 31, 2018 .