Does Your Skin Have Environmental Protection?

Written by Annette Tobia, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Dynamis Skin Science
No question about it, traffic jams can be high blood-pressure moments. What most people might not know, however, is that they can age the skin! A groundbreaking research study conducted in 2010 examined the influence of air pollutants, such as soot and clouds, on the facial appearance of 400 German women from rural and urban areas and between the ages of 70 and 80.
We recently asked skin care professionals on which of the following best described their spa. Here are the results according to the respondents:

Pillow Talk

Written by Robert Sachs, L.M.T., co-founder of Diamond Way Ayurveda
In a report from ABC News, which got its research from The American Academy of Dermatology, "resting your face on the pillow the same way every night for years on end leads to wrinkles. Called sleep lines or sleep wrinkles, they eventually become etched onto the surface of the skin, says the Academy, and no longer disappear when the head is not resting on the…

The Mind-Body Connection

Written by Janine Ellenberger, M.D., founder and president of GR8/SKN
There is a reason why notable celebrities have participated in the no makeup trend. The overall message from the trend is beneficial: be yourself and do not worry about what others say; beauty shines from the inside out.
Foeniculum vulgare, or fennel, is an herb that was originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and has a flavor that is similar to licorice. Like many herbs, fennel contains phosphorous, zinc, beta-carotene, and vitamin E, nutrients that have long been known to be beneficial for healthy skin.

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