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Category Archives: Skin Concerns

Lip Care: How to Maintain a Youthful Pout

When it comes to preventing and treating physical signs of aging, we often forget about our lips. However, addressing your lips by using at-home treatments or JUVÉDERM at our Tucson Skin Spectrum dermatology center can dramatically affect your appearance and give you a much more youthful look. Following are a few ways to prevent and treat unwelcome changes to your lips and the area around your mouth. Lifestyle Be mindful when doing daily activities like brushing your teeth or sipping on straws. When you purse your lips together tightly during these activities, you are increasing the likelihood of developing vertical … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year from all of us here at Skin Spectrum!  Another year has flown by, and with January already upon us, we wanted to share some of our skin care resolutions – ways to keep our skin looking its best in 2016, especially through these cold winter months. Stick with the sunscreen – As winter weather sets in, and the days become colder and more overcast, it’s tempting to just forget about sunscreen.  Unfortunately, UVA radiation, which accounts for over 95% of UV rays on Earth, can penetrate through clouds and glass.  This means that UVA rays are almost … Continue reading

Winter Skin—Lift Your Spirits This Holiday Season

For many women, the holiday season is a time of joy and cheer, but it can also bring unwanted stress.  Women are often so busy with gift shopping and planning holiday festivities that they often forget to take time to focus on themselves.  This stress, coupled with cold, dry conditions, can wreak havoc on the skin.  Here are my top five tips to help women rejuvenate their spirits as well as their skin: Put Your Best Face Forward:  By now, we’ve all learned the power of contouring and highlighting to help create beautiful, defined features.  What many women may not … Continue reading

Skin Spectrum’s Top 10 Tips for Acne

With school starting back up again, a lot of our patients have been wondering what they can do to get their skin looking its best. Acne is a very common condition, which can occur in people of any age – from babies to the elderly. However, we tend to see it most often in our teenaged patients.  Here are some of our favorite skin care tips for acne-prone skin: Wash your face twice daily. Over the course of the day, our skin gets covered in makeup, sunscreen, sweat, dirt, oils, bacteria, and environmental pollutants, all of which can contribute to … Continue reading

The Story of Egg Whites and Our Skin

THE STORY OF EGG WHITES AND OUR SKIN:  HYALURONIC ACID In 1942, Endre Balazs applied for a patent to use hyaluronic acid as a substitute for egg white in bakery products.  He would go on to discover a multitude of benefits to hyaluronic acids. What is hyaluronic acid (HA)?  This is a naturally occurring, jello-like substance called glycosaminoglycan found throughout the human body in which skin collagen and elastic tissue fibers are embedded.  It is also found in many topical products and in injectables used to volumize the face.  HA is present in almost every tissue and organ, and is … Continue reading