New research presented by scientists at the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society earlier this week found that maple leaf extract — yes, derived from the very same tree as the stuff you drizzle over your pancakes — could be used to treat wrinkles, which, as the report suggests, are a direct result of elastin breakdown in the skin.
A photo of a 63-year-old grandmother is going viral for her youthful appearance. On Sunday, a man named Chavo Lotti tweeted a photo of the woman, writing, “My grandma turned 63 yesterday,” and the Internet went nuts over the woman’s wrinkle-free visage and dewy glow, not to mention her oversized topknot and colorful overalls.
People tend to think about the eyes first when it comes to your physical appearance revealing your age. While it’s true that this is one of the most recognized areas of the face to show the signs of aging (we’re talking to you, crow’s feet), your lips could be giving your age away. As funny as that seems, there is now actually a lip age calculator that virtually detects how old your lips appear.
Linda Evangelista, one of the original iconic supermodels, isn't afraid of aging. She likes wrinkles and just wants to look good.
As a whole, movie villains have a certain look: They’re usually not as good-looking as the movie’s hero, and have certain physical features that make them seem more evil than other characters. Scientists say villains have certain facial features in common, such as dark under-eye circles and wrinkles. For the study, researchers took a look at the all-time top 10 film heroes and villains from the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains List.
Lycopene, a key ingredient found in all varieties of tomatoes, was shown in the research to protect skin against sun-ray-induced damage. Skin biopsies showed that gene expression responsible for guarding cells against photo-aging and oxidative stress were greater in the group ingesting tomato carotenoids or lutein than in the group that was not. Research shows that ultraviolet exposure is the major preventable cause of skin aging, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in the department of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
A recent Allergan survey revealed that more women are getting cosmetic and plastic surgery to not only look better but also to boost their self-esteem. But does it really buy happiness?
Some dermatologists say that frequently using your smartphone, including taking selfies, may be speeding up skin aging and causing premature wrinkles.
Remember learning about cell structure in high school biology? You probably had to memorize that the mitochondria is the part that powers the cell, kind of like a battery.
While women in their 20s are now getting what’s called preventative Botox, I’m countering aging with a method I like to call “preventative moisture.”
Sure there are innovative services available to help prevent wrinkles and even banish them once they’ve arrived but there are much simpler solutions that still work and don't cost a fortune.
Sejal K. Shah, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist who utilizes the latest treatments and technologies to enhance her patients’ natural beauty. She has a private practice in Manhattan, and she teaches at the cosmetic clinic at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where she received her degree.
You’re painfully familiar with the usual wrinkle-causing, age-revealing suspects like sun exposure, sugar-laden diets, and stress. But these days, a whole new slew of technology-related agers are threatening our youth. Earlier this year Charlotte’s Book reported on the dreaded texting turkey neck, and that’s just the beginning—call them the unusual suspects of aging: from squinting at small screens to phacne (you guessed it—acne from your bacteria-laden phone), the modern world presents a skin-damaging obstacle course for anyone with a smart phone or laptop. We asked Charlotte’s Book Dr.
Here’s the lowdown. By Grace Gold More from Women’s Health: Here Is the Right Way to Remove Your Makeup How Long You Need to Stick with a Skin-Care Routine to Start Seeing Results Exactly How to Use Retinol to Get Younger-Looking Skin Sunscreen You may be surprised to see this unsexy workhorse at the top of the list, but simply wearing sunscreen all year round will both help prevent wrinkles and heal fine lines by protecting and allowing your skin to naturally repair itself, says Doris Day, M.D., clinical associate professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. “Botox is still the leading minimally invasive procedure for wrinkles,” says David E. Bank, M.D., dermatologist in Mount Kisco, New York.
What are the in-office treatments? Do any of these creams truly work? We connected with Charlotte’s Book Premiere Provider Jordana Mattioli, a highly sought-after medical aesthetician, for some serious answers to the reader question, below. As we thought, you can rely on Jordana to boost your confidence and recommend a slew of truly useful treatments.
When skin has the proper pH balance, it is not too dry nor too oily, it can better absorb antioxidants and other anti-aging ingredients, and it can ward off acne and wrinkles.
Which makes my visit to the New York City office of Shellie Goldstein, celebrity acupuncturist and pioneer of the AcuFacial Facelift, nothing short of a monumental personal feat. There, in a quest for smoother, brighter skin, I consented to getting a dozen thin, silver needles inserted into my face, arms, and legs during an acupuncture facelift. The procedure, a specialty of Goldstein’s and other cosmetic acupuncturists, combines the Eastern practice of acupuncture — revered for its pain-relieving abilities — with modern, science-driven dermatological treatments. While acupuncture has been around for centuries — it originated in China and slowly made its way to the Western world — acupuncture facials are relatively new.
Smearing Vaseline on a camera’s lens was once a low-budget way to smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles of aging movie stars, but today, the new blurring products on the market aim to do the same thing—without getting your camera dirty or resorting to an Instagram filter. Before you reach for a tube of this miracle cream, read the label carefully because how you apply it is key.
As New York dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank puts it, they’re “the most useful anti-aging ingredient around.” Dr. Anne Chapas considers them to be “a first-line agent for acne.” But how effective are they? In order to whack through the weeds of skin-care folklore, the Cut called dermatologists to find out exactly how retinoids work and how to tell if you need them. Related: Beyonce’s Dermatologist Says Exfoliate Every Day All retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A. Depending on how it’s formulated, a retinoid will appear over the counter with names like “retinol” and “retinaldehyde.” Prescription-strength retinoids are known as adapalene or tretinoin (which includes the popular brand names Renova and Retin-A).