Looking Ahead With Lauren: Get Skin Ready for Winter

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I know that we just made it into fall. But we all know that’s just the precursor to winter and the cold weather that it brings. This is a amazing time of year. The sky starts sparkling, leaves begins to fall and the holidays are near. However, cold weather can wreak havoc on your skin. […]

H2O, Hydration & More: 7 Wonders of Water

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Stay Slimmer With Water Trying to lose weight? Water revs up metabolism and helps you feel full. Replace calorie-filled beverages with water, and drink a glass before meals to help you feel fuller. Drinking more water helps amp up metabolism – especially if your glass is icy cold. Your body must work to warm the […]

5 Ultimate Skin Savers All Year Round!

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Want to prevent skin cancer, premature wrinkles and other signs of aging? Protect your skin year-round from the sun’s damaging rays. “No matter the time of year, sun safety is a must for healthy skin,” says Susan Chon, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at MD Anderson. “Don’t let cooler temperatures fool you. […]

Pycnogenol a Natural Anti-Inflammatory and Free-Radical Fighter

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I became interested in this product after hearing about it from the Dr. Oz Show so I did some research: Pycnogenol — What Is It? Pycnogenol is the brand name for a premium herbal supplement extracted from the bark of the French maritime pine tree. That special pine bark is loaded with a concentrate of […]

Coconut Oil as Sunscreen? YES, Without Harmful Chemicals

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According to interesting info I receive from coconutresearchcenter.org, they claim that coconut oil is the original suntan/sunscreen lotion. It amazes me how many uses there are for health in regards to coconut oil, but with regard to sunscreen, generally sunscreens we use have chemicals like oxybenzone, that disrupt the hormone system and certainly are not […]

Understanding Your Skin and Diet

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Your skin is an organ, just like your heart or your liver. It regulates body temperature and it’s the body’s sensor, registering pressure, temperature and pain. It’s the barrier against the elements and a shield against bacteria, viruses and other external threats to your health. As you may have noticed your skin is also the […]

Be Beautiful And Tan This Summer While Saving Your Skin Using Self-Tanner!

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Color billboards and glossy magazine advertisements for tanning salons are everywhere. While each has a slightly different image, all are similar in nature — a beautiful, deeply tanned figure, slathered in oil and wearing very little, smiles provocatively with a ‘come hither’ look. And for just an instant, onlookers picture themselves lying on a tropical […]

Protect Your Skin This Summer!

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As hot and sizzling summer months quickly approach, do you have the proper sunscreen yet? We all know we need sunscreen and that skin cancer is a very real threat out there, especially for those with pale and sensitive skin. There are so many sunscreens out there now to choose from: how do you know […]

Preventing Skin Cancer

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I am always amazed by the dichotomy that I see in some of my patients, especially young women. Most have a profound awareness of their skin–what is new, what is changing. I am always so happy to see that women are paying such close attention to their skin. At the same time I see many […]