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The importance of sunscreen on cloudy days

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Sep 23, 2016 8:21:00 AM

Now that summer is over, you might be looking forward to skipping the sunscreen and saving time in your skincare routine. After all, you don’t need sunscreen when the forecast calls for clouds, rain, and snow, right? On the contrary, science says this assumption is wrong, and that you’re actually at higher risk for sun damage on cloudy days, since UV rays can bounce and reflect off clouds.

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Topics: Skincare, skincare tips, sunscreen, sun tan, dehydrated skin, skin care


4 nutrients for beautiful, youthful skin

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Sep 21, 2016 8:18:00 AM

Do you take daily vitamins and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, but continue to battle signs of aging? While it’s true that fruits and vegetables contain the nutrients your skin needs to help slow down the aging process, sometimes it’s just not enough. However, applying these nutrients topically to your skin can complement your healthy diet, and help you achieve the youthful look you’ve been working toward.

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Topics: Skincare, Skin rejuvenation, skincare tips, skin care


What is hyaluronic acid and why is it great for your skin?

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Sep 16, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Did you know that loss of moisture in your skin can accelerate the aging process, and encourage the development of fine lines and wrinkles? Loss of moisture in your skin can be caused by factors such as excess sun exposure, lack of water, and poor nutrition. These factors affect your body’s natural production of an element called hyaluronic acid, which retains moisture and contributes to younger-looking skin.

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Topics: Skincare, Skin rejuvenation, skincare tips, skin care


Taking your skin care back to the basics

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Sep 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Getting back to school means getting back to basics. It’s time to start thinking about getting summer off of your face for a more glowing, fresh complexion!

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Topics: Skincare, chemical peels, Photorejuvenation, Facial rejuvenation, skincare tips, bbl skintyte, laser skin resurfacing, aesthetitician, skin care


Have summer dehydrated your skin? Here are some quick-fix tips

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Aug 16, 2016 8:30:00 AM

For some, summer means fun in the sun, swimming laps in a pool, and breezy cocktails enjoyed in a cool, air-conditioned home... For others, though, summer can mean dry, tight, dull, flaky, or itchy skin. Between the often scorching sun, the chlorine from the pool, and the air conditioning taking all the moisture out of the air, it’s easy for our skin to become dehydrated.

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Topics: Skincare, Skin rejuvenation, skincare tips, dehydrated skin


Anti-aging: skin rejuvenation in your 20s

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Jul 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

People in their 30s and beyond can usually expect to see a few fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and grey hair develop on their bodies as part of the natural aging process. But when these signs of aging start popping up in our 20s, we can feel alarmed and frustrated that our youth seems to be dissipating earlier than it should.

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Topics: Skincare, Skin rejuvenation, skincare tips


Demystifying sunscreen labels

Posted by Monarch Plastic Surgery   |   Jul 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Shopping for the right type of sunscreen can pose quite the challenge, especially given the complicated, clinical lingo on most brands of sunscreen. With terms such as broad spectrum, SPF, waterproof vs. water-resistant, chemical vs. physical, sports, and baby, it’s no wonder consumers are confused when it comes to settling on a sunscreen that offers the best protection.

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Topics: Skin rejuvenation, skincare tips, sunscreen

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