Skin Can Show Signs of Stress

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You probably know the signs of stress when it comes to your body: tension headaches, feelings of anxiety, neck and shoulder pain, and maybe even high blood pressure. Do you know that the signs of stress probably show up on your face too? Stress affects every single part of your body - including your skin. Take a good look in the mirror and take a deep breath. Are you seeing the signs of stress? Learn how your skin may be signaling you that it is time to relax.

Puffy eyes. Stress keeping you up at night? The three cups of coffee you had this morning are not why we're asking; it's your puffy eyes. If you're tossing and turning all night, it is going to show on your face. Try to relax with a mug of herbal (caffeine-free) tea and turn off your phone, TV or tablet at least one hour before you go to sleep.

Changes in Skin Quality. Stressing out about things takes your mind off taking care of yourself. Stress tends to lead to dry skin. Why? Because you're probably so busy being stressed, you're not remembering to drink enough water, and all that coffee you're drinking to keep you going dehydrates your skin. Get back on track by carrying a water bottle with you and using a high-quality moisturizer.

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All About Adult Acne

All About Adult Acne

It's one thing to hear that you have younger-looking skin because you look radiant and wrinkle free. It's another thing entirely to hear you have younger-looking skin because you're having the breakouts of a teenager. Are you struggling with acne as an adult? Adult acne can be a very frustrating condition to treat on your own, so why not get the expertise of the skin care experts at Innovations Medical?

Adult Acne: Inside Out
To effectively treat your acne, you first need to identify the cause of your acne. During the teenage years, acne is caused by fluctuations in hormones during puberty. Guess what? Hormonal fluctuations (caused by stress, pregnancy, aging and menopause) also cause acne to develop in adulthood.

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Workplace Skin Care Tips

Workplace Skin Care Tips

Are you suffering from breakouts, dry skin or wrinkles? These conditions can be associated with aging, but did you know that the cause of these skin problems can also be traced to your workplace? Office environments are often too hot or too cold, you spend half your day hunched over a phone or keyboard, there are germs all over the breakroom, and workplace stress plays a part in creating bad skin.

Before you give your two-week notice, read ahead for suggestions from Innovations Medical on how to save your skin.

Workplace Skin Woes

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Don't Skip This Step Before Bedtime

Don't Skip This Step Before Bedtime

Do you sleep in your makeup? Did you know that it is really bad for your skin? While once in awhile is not terrible, did you know that making a habit of not washing your makeup off before bed can mean rashes, blemishes, acne and premature aging? While these things may seem relatively benign, wearing makeup to bed can also mean serious consequences. One Australian woman found out how serious wearing makeup to bed can be - after not washing off her mascara for 25 years, she developed hard deposits of mascara that were permanently stuck in her eyelids and scratching her eyeballs. While her story is extremely rare, not washing your makeup off is a mistake you just don't want to make.

What Happens When You Don't Wash Your Makeup Off?
Breakouts Happen. Going to bed wearing your makeup means that your pores get clogged! Makeup, dirt, dead skin and pollution get stuck in your pores and cause breakouts. Not washing your face can also make existing acne worse.

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Officially Leave the Teenage Years Behind

Officially Leave the Teenage Years Behind

Whether you suffered from acne as a teen or adult, you know that after the blemish fades, in many cases, a scar is left behind. Acne scars are a source of embarrassment for many people and cause some individuals to feel self-conscious in social settings or relationships. Dr. Johnson is helping patients with acne scars get Skin like the Stars with Fraxel Laser skin rejuvenation.

Acne scars develop because acne is traumatic to the skin. Acne blemishes cause inflammation and infection of the skin’s pores. When the blemish swells and bursts, the bacteria from the blemish irritates surrounding skin. To heal the skin, the body increases collagen production for the repair. Sometimes the body over produces collagen which causes raised scars. When the body under produces collagen, scars become sunken or pitted. Many people with acne scars experience pitted scars.

Squeezing or picking at blemishes or acne lesions increases the chance of damage to the skin and scarring. These actions can further infect the blemish, and up the chances of developing a scar.

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