The avocado is a beautiful fruit packed full of healthy goodness, so much so that to only eat it and not utilize its full potential by also applying topically to the skin and hair would be a crime to Mother Nature herself!
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.
You likely know about Botox, boob jobs, and liposuction. But have you ever heard of dimpleplasty? Maybe not. These are the unusual procedures plastic surgeons are performing out of the spotlight and under the radar.
These days, it’s nearly impossible to scroll through Instagram without seeing a picture of a blogger or celebrity sporting an artificially plumped pout. According to data collected by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, requests for lip enhancements increased 50 percent between 2000 and 2016. That’s a lot of filler.
When it comes to those events where you really want to look your best (high school reunion, anyone?), the right shapewear and a killer lipstick are two powerful tools at your disposal. But nutritionists have another weapon in their beauty arsenal: food.
Let's face it: Scars suck. Just about everyone has had at least one. Typically, scars fade over time. But sometimes they just stick around reminding you of your acne woes, your appendectomy, or that time you sliced your finger chopping vegetables.
Thanks to recent FDA approvals and a wave of fearless Millennials (hi, Kylie), lip augmentation is the second-fastest-growing facial procedure in the U.S. To ensure you don’t wind up on Botched, consult this safety guide.
For Amanda Grossman, a busy mother with a 16-month-old son who never has enough time for make-up, the look of her lips always bothered her. “The top lip has always just been a little thinner than my bottom lip,” said Amanda who lives in Cherry Hill.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
If you’ve been paying attention to the beauty press and blogs, you’ve probably noticed buzz about microneedling. Also referred to as derma-rolling and medical needling, this is a method of rolling a device covered in tiny needles over the skin.