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COOL AS A CUCUMBER

Cucumbers may do more for your skin than for your palate. Cucumber hydrates, softens, soothes, cleanses, reduces swelling and it’s a gift from the earth for oily or sunburned skin. Its cooling effect is great for treating any irritation of the skin. These cylindrical green fruits, are a member of the melon family and they have properties that soothe and soften the skin.

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Platelet Rich Plasma in the treatment of Hair Loss

Alopecia Areata and Telogen Effluvium are both reversible types of hair-loss induced by inflammation. It has now been shown that these entities improved more with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) than with injected cortisone.

It appears that PRP helps shift sleeping hairs into the growth phase, and also helps keep them there, and does it better than injected cortisone, at least in this study!

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June’s Honey Do List

Ladies for Father’s Day give your honey only one thing to do:

1. Get a Men’s Facial at Resnik Dermatology

This classic gentlemen’s facial will turn him into Prince Charming. A deep cleansing facial, utilizing our most effective products, helping him experience the smoothness only a professional facial treatment can offer.

Exfoliation is the name of this game. After a good steam, I’ll use our Green Tea Heated Scrub which is specially formulated to deliver a soothing wave of heat that gently removes dead dry skin cells as well as excess oils.

I then extract impurities especially around the nose area, cheeks and chin. Ladies, you don’t have to make your man shave if he has a beard, I can work around it. Microdermabrasion and a Coco Water Mask will send your man home with skin soft as a baby.

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News for Rosacea Sufferers-Cromolyn

Cromolyn sodium ophthalmic solution 4% could improve the redness associated with Rosacea. Just like Mirvaso, the new topically applied medicine used to reduce flushing in Rosacea, Cromolyn sodium could be a boon for these same sufferers. The efficacy of cromolyn was evaluated in a 2012 study designed to look at the link between Mast Cells and the overabundance of the antimicrobial peptides called cathelicidins in individuals with Rosacea. Cromolyn sodium is available as both eye drops known as Crolom and Opticrom and the nasal allergy spray NasalCrom. This medicine helps stabilize the membranes of mast cells, which are involved in allergic reactions.

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Vitamin D’ism

There has been a lot of talk about vitamin D in the last several years. It is clear that we don’t make enough of it and we don’t eat enough of it to keep us going. Go to http://www.algaecal.com/vitamin-d/vitamin-d-sources.html to see the short list of foods with significant amounts of vitamin D. The only really valuable one is cod liver oil, topping the charts at 1360IU of vitamin D per serving. I don’t know about you, but cod liver oil is gross, and I bet the cod donating their livers are not very happy about being at the top of this list!

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