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Looking for a new solution to a particular skincare issue, like hyperpigmentation, rosacea or fine lines? Look to Part 9 of Skincare-News.coms Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook to find out about the latest and greatest ingredients, plus tried and true treatments to improve overall skin health. Lastly, learn how to safely use potent ingredients like retinol and hydroquinone, without negative side effects.
Q: What are antioxidants?
A: Antioxidants are molecules that defend the body against damage caused by free radicals harmful substances such as UV rays and pollution, exhaust, cigarette smoke or other contaminants that are harmful to the environment, as well as skin. Free radical damage can lead to everything from premature aging to cancer. Antioxidants work by binding to free radicals, transforming them into non-damaging compounds. Antioxidants come in a variety of forms and include vitamin C, vitamin E, coenzyme Q10 and selenium.
Q: What do peptides do?
A: Found in all types of anti-aging creams, serums and exfoliating products, these proteins boost collagen production, giving skin a smoother, younger-looking look and feel. Peptides are safe for most skin types even sensitive skin.
Q: Are preservatives necessary in skincare products?
A: Preservatives keep bacteria, fungi and molds from invading beauty products. While there are some natural ingredients that have preservative-like qualities (like essential oils and citrus seed extract), these arent recognized by the Food and Drug Administration as replacements for chemical preservatives. Yoga Journal lists potassium sorbate and phenoxyethanol among the safest and most effective preservatives in skin care.
Q: Are retinoids and retinol products the same thing?
A: No, these are different formulas. For one, retinoids are available by prescription only, whereas retinol is over the counter. Retinol is less potent (and thereby less irritating) than retinoids.
Q: How do flavanoids in chocolate help skin?
A: Flavonoids are antioxidants that guard against free radical damage. Plus, flavonoids affect blood vessels and decrease inflammation, notes dietician Karen Collins on MSNBC. In turn, this could help inflammatory skin conditions and irritation. Flavonoids also decrease redness and UV damage, according to Allure.
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Got a skin issue that requires more than topical treatment? It might be time to consider the benefits of cosmetic procedures. Before going to a professional, check out Part 7 of our Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook. Find out how professional treatments can help you achieve long-term results for dark circles, wrinkles, spider veins and hair removal. Learn what kinds of treatments can deliver the biggest benefits you want, plus important information on caring for skin post-procedure.
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Beauty products are an investment, and working within a budget means people need to know whats worth the money and what isnt. To help people choose wisely, this chapter of the Skincare & Beauty FAQ Handbook offers essential tips for anyone looking for ways to save on quality skincare, gifts and more. Check out this section for tips on the best beauty indulgences, low-cost natural products and ideas for thoughtful gifts that wont break the bank.
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