Your Summer Reading List

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This time around the kids aren’t the only ones getting a summer reading list! We’ve compiled all the recent articles our doctors have been featured in to help you stay on top of whats happening with skin care, cosmetic treatments and more!

Happy Reading!


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It’s Time to See the Dermatologist

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For whatever the reason many people try to avoid going to the doctor, no matter the specialty. We get it, it’s not at the top of your list of things you want to do, but there are some cases in which it is necessary to visit the doctor.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), “Dermatologists diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different diseases”.

So when exactly should you be seeing the dermatologist? We’ve included some circumstances of when it would be in your best interest to seek the professional help of a dermatologist.

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MALE 2.0

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“The perfect man”, no it’s not a pitch for E-Harmony, we are actually talking about the growing trend of men having cosmetic treatments done. Men, just like women are focusing more and more on holding onto that youthful appearance.

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Tips for Healthy Hair

The products you use in your hair and how you wash it are very crucial toward maintaining smooth, silky, and fuller hair. An anti-aging regimen shouldn’t stop at your face and skin. Here are some tips to help keep hair healthy, strong, shiny, and bouncy.

Sun Damage

Hair ages faster at the hairline and where it is parted due to sun exposure. The sun dries out the moisture from the scalp making the color faded and dull. Protecting the hairline and part will lock in moisture and preserve color. Use a sunscreen styling cream that absorbs and smoothes the hair.

Vitamins

Vitamins play a huge role for healthy skin and hair. Using shampoos, conditioners, and masks that contain vitamins A, B, C, E and minerals such as calcium and magnesium will repair damaged hair while locking in moisture. Products should not contain sulfates. Sulfates strip the hair of natural oils and can damage your hair.

Hair Products

Avoid too much gel and hairspray. Overdoing it with hairspray and gel can damage hair. For a softer, more natural look, do not spray directly onto hair but instead keep it at a distance when you’re spraying. Hair products such as gel and mousse should be lightweight to avoid a hard crunchy look and dandruff.

Diet

What you put inside your body will show on the outside including your hair. Foods containing good fats such as salmon and walnuts, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, will improve the health of your hair and scalp. Also include in your diet dark green vegetables, lean meat, and low fat dairy products.

Food for Healthy Hair

Hair reveals general health. General health is influenced by nutrient intake. In order to get and maintain healthy hair, we need to get enough necessary nutrients in our diet. Here are some nutrients that help keep hair healthy:

Protein

Protein helps to build muscles and maintains the body. The hair is made up of mainly protein and it is very essential for healthy hair. Good sources of protein are chicken, turkey, beef, and eggs.

Iron

Iron helps to carry oxygen to the hair follicles. Too little iron is a common cause of hair loss. Good source of iron are egg yolks, dried fruits, dried beans, and whole grains.

Zinc

Zinc is vital for growth and cell division. Zinc deficiency can affect the levels of androgens and hormones that are associated with hair loss. Good sources of zinc are red meats, poultry, and nuts.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 can fight against dry and brittle hair, hair loss and flaky scalp. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that help to open the hair follicles and promote hair growth. Good sources of omega 3 fatty acid are salmon, flax seeds and walnuts.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a very important and effective nutrient that helps to strengthen hair and stimulate hair growth. It absorbs iron to keep hair strong and healthy. Good sources of Vitamin C are leafy greens, citrus fruits, and strawberries.