Simple Skincare, Beautiful Skin: A Back-to-Basics Approach
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Millions of individuals describe themselves as being confused about the steps necessary to improve the appearance of their skin. After all, the average consumer is regularly confronted with advertisements and recommendations for a dizzying array of skincare products, not to mention conflicting messages about the skincare practices that are most helpful. It's no wonder most individuals are unsure of what their skin needs; uncertainty that often leads to the implementation of regimens that do more harm than good.
In Simple Skincare, Beautiful Skin: A Back-to-Basics Approach, Dr. Ahmed Abdullah presents readers with the scientific facts related to skincare. By highlighting the most relevant pieces of information in an approachable manner, he intends to create an empowered consumer – one capable of making smart choices about the products they use and the skincare practices they employ. After all, as Dr. Abdullah reminds readers throughout the book, beautiful skin can only be expected from healthy skin.
A board-certified plastic surgeon actively practicing in the United State and Dubai, and an internationally recognized aloe researcher, Dr. Abdullah has been promoting a back-to-basics approach to skincare for nearly 15 years though his practice, his skincare brand, and his skincare clinics. Simple Skincare, Beautiful Skin: A Back-to-Basics Approach represents a collection of some of his most effective advice.
milk found in chocolate. In this case, chocolate has the potential to cause acne as the body interprets the presence of milk as a toxin. STRESS The relationship between acne and stress remains controversial. Most studies do not support a direct correlation. However, during times of stress the body produces cortisol, which can stimulate sebum production, a factor involved in the development of acne. Additionally, stress may interfere with sleep quality and general health, which may
acceptable. ACNE TREATMENT What follows are some of the over-the-counter substances, including some homeopathic ingredients, which are beneficial in the fight against acne. While none of them address all four causes of acne alone, ingredients such as these may be combined in a single formulation or within product families to offer a complete solution to not only control symptoms but to also help regulate the factors that cause the disease. INGREDIENTS TO ADDRESS FOLLICULAR
If done appropriately, exfoliation can actually lead to a thickened, healthy dermis. When you exfoliate, you’re encouraging the skin to produce collagen and elastin, the proteins that give the skin structure and strength. (For more, see chapter 3.) Q: Should exfoliation products be used around the eye area? A: Exfoliation around the eye area can certainly be done without issue and I do recommend it. However, it is essential that care be used to ensure acid does not get in the eyes. Q: Can
UVB rays cause most skin cancers and are responsible for sunburns. While some UVB rays penetrate the dermis, most stop at the basal layer. UVB are much stronger than UVA rays, despite the fact that UVA rays are longer and penetrate the dermis. Viscosity—The degree of density, thickness, stickiness, and adhesiveness of a substance. It also refers to the resistance of a substance to change form and the resistance of a substance to flow. Whitehead—An acne lesion that forms when oil and skin
beneficial in improving skin pigmentation and wrinkles and in eliminating blemishes. DERMABRASION OR DERMAPLANING Considered “skin refinishing” treatments, these procedures involve the removal of the skin’s outermost layers via a hand-held tool. Doing so helps to remove scars and diminish wrinkles and age spots. FILLERS Fillers are products that are injected into the dermis or hypodermis of the skin to smooth wrinkles and restore volume loss. A wide variety of fillers are available,