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How to Save Your Skin this Halloween

How to Save Your Skin this Halloween

Halloween is that special time that comes once a year when you can don a set of animal ears and tail, summon your inner zombie, or play a sexy pirate in public and nobody will think any less of you!!   If you are anything like me, Halloween also means a creative face full of fun makeup.  But all of that heavy makeup can really take a toll on your skin, so if you want to prevent fright-night from carrying over to the morning after in the form of pimples, dried-out skin, or allergic reactions, follow these simple steps. 

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Our Skin Throughout the Ages

Our Skin Throughout the Ages

Should we treat our skin differently as we move throughout the decades of our lives?  The simple answer is YES! However, since everyone’s skin is unique with distinct genetics as well as variations in lifestyle, climate/humidity, and one’s priorities, the answer is also unique.  Despite these differences,  we each experience a 1% decline in collagen production for each year that we live……

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What is Micro-Needling?

What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a relatively new procedure that involves piercing the skin with tiny needles that gently injure the skin, thereby inducing new collagen production as the skin "heals."

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The Ideal Anti-Aging Regimen

The Ideal Anti-Aging Regimen

As a clinical aesthetician who specializes in skin aging, I am often asked by my clients, “What products should I be using at home to anti-age my skin?”  While skincare regimens do--and should--vary greatly depending upon skin type, sensitivity, and concern, I believe that there is an ideal formula for optimal performance of your anti-aging regimen.  I like to refer to it as my “recipe for successful aging.” 
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Closing the Door to the Bronze Age

Closing the Door to the Bronze Age

In the 1920s fair complexions were still sported across America and Western Europe.  Then, rumor has it, fashion icon, Coco Channel, fell asleep aboard a boat while vacationing in the French Riviera.  When she awoke, she was sunburned.  By the time she returned home, her skin was tanned a golden brown.  Women saw this as a new fashion statement that must be imitated. 

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Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm Than Good?

Many over the counter sunscreens fall short of fully protecting your skin and contain ingredients that may be harmful to your health. At Melissa Langley MD and Aesthetics, we spend a great deal of time researching and scrutinizing sunscreens for their effectiveness and safety so you don't have to. We also search for the most cosmetically elegant sunscreens from around the world for your personal protection and enjoyment.

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