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Tretinoin Treatment: The Gold Standard For Anti Aging Skin Care

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

A derivative of vitamin A -- or retinoid -- tretinoin is widely considered the gold standard in terms of topical anti-aging skin care. Developed originally as a treatment for acne, this powerful, prescription-strength retinoid has proven to be a very effective agent in addressing some of the underlying causes of skin aging and sun damage, resulting in smoother, brighter and more youthful looking skin in users. Retinol and retinyl palmitate are retinoids in over-the-counter products. The actual strength of these products is often not revealed on the labels. Not familiar with tretinoin? Chances are you've heard of it under one of the many prescriptions brand names this retinoid is sold under, including Retin-A, and Renova. So just what can it do for your skin?

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Anti-aging Skin Care Should Extend to the Tips of your Toes

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

When people hear the term “anti aging skin care,” they tend to automatically associate it with care of facial skin. Taking good care of your face is great, of course, but your face isn't the only area of your body that needs a little TLC to prevent you from looking older than you should – and it is not necessarily the area that will begin to show signs of aging first or most dramatically. Believe it or not, your feet tend to show the impact of time much sooner and, often, more markedly.

Fact is, people tend to neglect their feet in terms of skin care – at least until sandal season, when they might dash off to the local salon to get a pedicure. However, that simply isn't enough care to prevent common issues that can make your feet look older than they should, such as calluses, cracks, bunions, fungus and wrinkles. So what anti aging skin care do feet need to keep them looking great?   Read More

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Latest News in Anti Aging Skin Care

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Wed, Jan 15, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Given the ever-growing interest in anti aging skin care, much scientific research is focused on finding new methods of slowing the effects of aging. That means new anti aging products and treatments are emerging every day. As the new year begins, we'll take a look at some of the latest and greatest of these, the ones that produce results that can make them a valuable part of your anti aging strategy.

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Anti Aging Skin Care: What You Should Know

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

Life can be hard on the skin, with gradual damage beginning in childhood and continuing throughout our lives, eventually beginning to show as we approach middle age in the form of lines, wrinkles, discoloration, roughness and loss of elasticity. While this is a natural process that cannot be stopped entirely, an effective anti aging skin care routine can slow it down significantly and even, in some cases, reverse some of the damage. So if you're seeing the first signs of aging or are getting to the age where they may start to appear, now is the time to make skin care a priority.

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Best Options for Anti Aging Skin Care

Posted by Dr. Ruth Shields on Wed, Aug 07, 2013 @ 03:36 PM

Anti aging skin care is big business these days. Every day, it seems, there are new advertisements appearing for yet another miracle anti aging serum or cosmetic treatment. The unfortunate thing is that, while some products and treatments can make substantial improvements in the condition and appearance of the skin, it can be hard to figure out which ones amid all the advertising hype. The key is to choose products and treatments that have solid, clinical evidence behind them.

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