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You decided to take the plunge and get a laser treatment. Hooray! You’re one step closer to hairlessness or at least the degree of hairlessness that you’re seeking. While your dermatologist or laser treatment provider should be your primary resource, sometimes it helps calm the nerves to listen to someone who’s gone through the experience. Laser treatments aren’t cheap, so you should arm yourself with all the knowledge you can to make sure your investment pans out smoothly (see what I did there?). Here is a pretty decent list of things you should know BEFORE you go in for your first laser treatment:   1. Mind Your Skin Tone Lasers work by targeting the melanin in the hair and destroying the corresponding follicle. Making some

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The skin is largest organ in the human body and a protective barrier against germs and toxins. Sweat glands and blood vessels regulate temperature, Immune cells ward off infection, and some cells synthesize vitamin D. But, like the rest of our bodies, skin ages. Loss of elasticity occurs when collagen and elastin production slow, causing skin to sag and wrinkles to form, especially if there has been excessive sun exposure (no skin type gets a free pass on sun damage). But never fear, there are ways to slow this aging process and in some cases even reverse it Here are a few tips to help keep skin supple and healthy:   Use sunscreen every day. It’s never too late to start protecting your skin from harmful

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If you’ve ever had acne, then you’re very familiar with discomfort. The stares from strangers, the eyes dropping from yours to your breakout. It’s not fun. And it leaves many individuals with low self-esteem and shame. But the fact is that 60-million people in the U.S. have acne—ranging from mild to severe cystic cases. Thankfully, nowadays, there are a variety of treatment options to choose from including laser treatment for acne. It seems too good to be true, right? Just shine some fancy light on your skin and all your acne troubles disappear. Well, that’s not quite how it works. Here’s the truth about laser treatments for acne.   1. Keep Expectations In Check Acne laser treatment is effective, but will not “cure” your acne.

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There’s a lot of mystery and ambiguity surrounding laser treatments in the general population. Some hearken it as the miracle cure-all that works via pixie dust and unicorn tears while others have an image in their mind of a doctor shining a red laser pointer onto their faces or into their eyes. Lasers aren’t that complicated once you get down to it. Here are 6 things you need to know before stepping under the laser:   1. No, lasers don’t run on pixie dust or unicorn tears   Laser is actually an acronym. I’ll bet you didn’t know that (or maybe you did—and if that’s the case great!). It stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Lasers work with focused light. The light

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When it comes to “rainy day blues,” it’s not just a case of our moods being affected by feeling irritated at the rain, or being joyful on sunny days just because it means you can get out and about – it goes deeper than that. The real influencers here are the changes in weather and sun rising/setting that comes with seasonal changes. Our bodies respond with that sensation of “rainy day blues” on colder, darker days – prevalent in winter and cooler climates and regions of the world.   We all have a natural body clock (circadian rhythm) which regulates our sleep/wake cycle, and in turn, this regulates our moods. The winter season can throw off our natural rhythms with the changing times of the sun

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