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Understanding Female Hair Loss

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Understanding Female Hair Loss

Just like skin, hair has a life cycle. It goes through three phases. The growth or anagen phase can last as long as eight years. After that, the hair follicles begin to transition (catagen phase) for a few weeks before going dormant in the telogen phase for two to four months. Since the majority of hair, about 80 percent, is in the growth phase at one time, anything that significantly disrupts the growing process will be noticeable in terms of hair loss. 

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How To Stop Acne

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How To Stop Acne

There is a lot of bad information out there when it comes to acne and how to deal with it. Most people deal with some form of acne as teen agers. A quick Google of “the best acne products,” comes up with benzoyl peroxide based products, which are great at drying out and irritating the skin. This type of process seems to be the prominent ways to deal with acne breakouts. But, is this really the only way to deal with acne breakouts? Let’s take a closer look. Where does acne come from? Acne is a normal part of life. For...

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Q&A: At what age should you start using professional skin care products?

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Q&A: At what age should you start using professional skin care products?

    This is a great question, because the answer is…it depends. Since there isn’t a “one-size fits all” approach here, we’re going to break it down in terms of the issues at hand.  20’s-30’s According to the American Academy of Dermatology, “Acne affects more than 50 percent of women between the ages of 20-29 and more than 25 percent of women between the ages of 40-49.” When looking at ways to treat acne, it’s important to understand how it happens. First, your body produces oil called “sebum” from your sebaceous gland which is located inside a hair follicle. To...

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Practical Tips to Treat Acne

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Practical Tips to Treat Acne

Even though it’s never fun, acne happens. While seeing a dermatologist is always a good idea, it can be hard to get an appointment right away or sometimes insurance doesn’t cover it. What are you supposed to do in the meantime? We’re going to look at a few things that can help you in the interim. Who and why it happens If you have acne, you aren’t alone. In fact, it’s a very common issue.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), “upwards of 50 million Americans deal with acne every year, and that acne is a chronic inflammatory...

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