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Anti-Aging – Five Top Foods that Moisturize Your Skin

waterTo help keep your skin soft and supple, moisturizing is the key.

While you’re diligently using the moisturizing body washes and having hydrating facials as part of your anti-aging  program, you can give your body an assist by making these 5 foods a part of your daily food plan, and thus a part of your daily skin care program.

1. Water. Of course we all know that the very best way to keep our skin hydrated is to drink lots of water.

The human body is made up of 60% water which is important  for circulation, delivering nutrients to skin cells, plumping up skin cells, and helping skin appear firmer.

Make it special by drinking water from beautiful glasses, and adding a slice of lemon for refreshing flavor, or dropping in a few berries for a splash of color.

2. Avocados. This yummy fruit is a wonderful source of Vitamins C and E, and of monosaturated fats (the good kind of fats) which helps lock in moisture and promotes the skin’s elasticity.

3. Fish. Oily fish such as salmon, herring, mackerel, sardines and rainbow trout are amazing for your skin. These fish contain Omega-3s which strengthen skin cells and help protect skin from sun damage.

The selenium helps preserve elastin, making your skin stay supple, smooth, and tight.

4. Orange Vegetables. Vegetables that have an orange color, such as carrots and yams, contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights dry skin, and also protects the skin from sun damage and harmful environmental pollutants.

These vegetables also contain Vitamins A and C which help repair body tissues and produce collagen, good for skin tightening.

5. Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Working from both the inside, when eaten, and the outside, when applied topically, olive oil contains Vitamin E and good fats which moisturize the skin. Olive oil also does wonders for hair and nails.

As long as you are going to eat, anyway, you might as well make sure you are getting the foods that can best help you have beautiful skin!

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The Anti-Aging Challenges of Different Skin Colors – and Their Solutions – Part 2

blondIn this 2-Part series, Dr. Tess is sharing the advice she gave on her recent appearance on the CBS TV show “The Talk,”about the anti-aging challenges of different skin colors and the skin care products that can make each skin type younger-looking and as beautiful as possible.

In Part 1 Dr. Tess looked at the skin colors of brown, medium, and olive.  Now in Part 2 Dr. Tess discusses light and fair skin colors.

4. LIGHT SKIN – APPLY PRODUCTS WITH LICORICE EXTRACT AND CHAMOMILE
Soothe a light complexion with an anti-redness lotion or moisturizer. These use ingredients like licorice root extract and chamomile to calm ruddy skin over the long term.

Licorice extract and chamomile (also called bisabolol) both have anti-inflammatory properties. Some anti-redness products are tinted green so they temporarily neutralize redness.

Visit Your Dermatologist at Least Once a Year 

People with light skin may have growths on their skin that are rough, scaly and do not go away, no matter how many times you peel or apply products on them, you may have “Actinic Keratoses” or AKs, which must be treated before they turn into skin cancers.

You should also have your moles checked regularly.

Even though the signs of aging are accelerated when you have light skin, there are so many technologies, like lasers to reverse the signs of sun damage, that works so much better and safer on light skin.

5. FAIR SKIN – BUY SKIN PRODUCTS LABELED “HYPOALLERGENIC”
Look for products formulated for sensitive skin and those labeled “hypoallergenic,” meaning it’s less likely to cause an allergic reaction.

Fair skin was not designed to enjoy the California sun or be tanned.  There is very little natural protection from ultraviolet exposure and sun damage, so the aging process is accelerated.  If you’re out in the sun, wear over-sized hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect your fair skin from burning.

Skip cosmetics and skincare items containing fragrances, soap and alcohol. Fair skin is easily aggravated and can sting or burn in response to these products.  Avoid tanning – get used to spray tanning instead, if you like that look.  There is no such thing as a safe tan.

Dr. Tess Partners with Bellus Academy to Offer a Full Scholarship

A leader in the Beauty and Wellness Industry, Dr. Tess Mauricio has partnered with the Bellus Academy, recognized for excellence in education by the publishers of Modern Salon, to offer a Full Scholarship for the Esthetics program!

“As a cosmetic dermatologist, a passion for beauty and esthetics has served  me well,” says Dr. Tess Mauricio. “Bellus Academy can turn that passion for esthetics into a highly marketable skill.”

Someone will win a Full Scholarship toward their Masters Esthetics Program worth $12,000, offered by Dr. Tess. Fill out the online Scholarship Application today.

Everyone WINS! Just by turning in an application, the Bellus Academy will award every qualified applicant up to $1,000 in scholarships to prospective students that will enroll in one of the programs offered at one of the four Bellus Academy locations.

“The key to the Bellus Academy success is our focus on advanced technical skills in addition to providing students with the latest business, marketing and financial literacy training,” states Lynelle Lynch, Bellus Academy President.

“Students at the Bellus Academy work directly with experts such as Dr. Mauricio who provide lectures and externship opportunities to share the real life world of an extraordinary career in Beauty and Wellness,” says Lynch.

“Bellus Academy ensures that their students not only have the expertise to excel but to also be leaders in the field. Our common goal is to reach out an support those with the desire to have a career that will truly make a difference,” said Dr. Tess.

Watch Dr. Tess on San Diego Living explain more about this opportunity – creating the skin care experts of tomorrow.

Call us today for more information!

Anti-Aging Skin Care – Foods to Avoid and Great Foods to Eat

On CBS The Talk Dr. Tess talked about how to use certain foods to help you in getting, and keeping, that “perfect” skin, for beautiful skin rejuvination.  Some foods are actually detrimental to our skin, and others work wonders. Take a look at Dr. Tess’s demonstration here:

Epionce Awarded Best Anti-aging Skin Care Line!

The beautiful Epionce skin care line was given the prestigous award for the Best Anti-aging Skin Care Line at The Aesthetic Show earlier this month.

The awards show highlights the world’s best aesthetic product manufacturers for their achievements in procedural technological innovations.

Hosted by Dr. Andrew Ordon, star of the Emmy-winning daytime talk show The Doctors, the gala awards ceremony was the culmination of The Aesthetic Show, the leading multidisciplinary medical education meeting for aesthetic professionals around the world.

The Aesthetic Show creates an opportunity for physicians to pay tribute to the tools they need to create amazing results every day.

Dr. Tess Mauricio is proud to carry this exceptional anti-aging skin care line.  Call us for more information on Epionce!

Awesome Experience on the CBS TV Show “The Talk!”

The Talk experience was awesome!

Aisha and Julie were very warm and hospitable and made me feel very welcome!

I had a blast and know that people heard my message when after the segment, a male crew member came up to me and congratulated me on my performance and said “All I have to do is practice those tips on my skin!”

Thank you to The Talk Producer, Marc Anthony and the hair and make-up artists (made my Mom so happy to see her daughter look so good on TV!) and all the wonderful staff of The Talk.

I hope to be back again soon!!!

Dr. Tess