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Dermatoporosis: Will Your Skin Survive the Passing of the Years?
Everyone knows that as we get age we are at risk of developing a condition called osteoporosis that causes our bones to get brittle and break. However, not many know that your skin may suffer from a similar problem: dermatoporosis. Dermatologists are calling this condition a real problem.
It may sound scary, and it is, but the good news is that there is a lot you can do to help your skin transition from one decade to another and the sooner you begin, the better your skin will fare. It is characterized by many features. If you haven’t been executing a skin care regimen that helps to build a strong barrier function, there is no time like the present to start. This is because of many of the later- in-life problems actually begin in your 30’s and 40’s. There is a very gradual thinning of the skin and as this process progresses, skin becomes more fragile and vulnerable to insults that might not have bothered it earlier.
Bruising becomes a bigger issue as skin becomes thinner. While there are other factors that contribute to easy bruisings such as sun damage and medications that thin the blood, building a stronger barrier can help. The use of bruise products such as DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula may help thinning or fragile skin withstand daily bumps and bruises.
DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula
A dermatologist-recommended cream that is clinically proven to help improve the appearance of bruised skin. The formula’s targeted ingredients such as ceramides, Retinol, Arnica Oil and Glycolic Acid, work together to rejuvenate and help restore the skin’s natural barrier. So, if you’re in your 30’s and already puzzled by black and blues that seem to come out of nowhere, you need to prepare for the future.
No one has the same skin. Some genetic factors may make your skin more thin and vulnerable. For those of us who love the Vitamin D in the summer, your skin may also be more prone to developing signs of dermatoporosis.
So, what’s the takeaway? Start building your skin barrier as early as you can and make it a priority. As people with the early signs of osteoporosis know, early intervention is crucial. Speak with a dermatologist to learn how to get your skin on the right track because tomorrow is always right around the corner……and you don’t want to “bump” into it.
DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula ($29.99) is available at CVS, Walgreens and WalMart stores or online at LovelySkin.com. For optimum results, apply twice daily to areas prone to bruising.
Keep skin hydrated and feeling increeeeedible this winter with @ceraveskin
Apologies to my neighbors this past week — those screams of ecstasy were brought on by my discovery of CeraVe Skincare.
This fantastic line of skincare was developed with the help of dermatologists to help repair and strengthen the skin barrier. It’s also accepted by the National Eczema Association to treat skin conditions. And what’s more, it’s the first brand to contain the essential ceramides, cholesterol and “fatty esters” that healthy skin needs (delivered through their patented controlled-release MVE system over 24hrs).
So that’s the background of CeraVe. What about the products?
Well, CeraVe has quite a few products to choose from (all of which you’ll love, no doubt) and I got started with the CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, Therapeutic Hand Cream and the SA Renewing Cream.
First, let me tell you that all these products are fragrance-free and non-comedogenic (it won’t block your pores). And while CeraVe is perfect for dry or coarse skin, no matter what product you use, your skin is going to benefit from each and every use.
The CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is smooth and creamy and locks in moisture throughout the day, which in effect helps restore the skin and keep it healthy. This stuff is luscious and just what you’d expect from a patented cream. It was also given the 2013 Nylon Beauty Hit List Award!
CeraVe’s Therapeutic Hand Cream is also a winner. This stuff is smooth and rich, protecting the hands against any kind of daily stress you put ‘em through. I haven’t been a major user of hand cream but CeraVe has totally changed my daily skincare routine. This one won Redbook’s 2013 MVP Award!
And while I love every CeraVe product, my ultimate fave is the CeraVe SA Renewing Cream. This stuff is pure magic. It’s enriched with Vitamin E and has a thick consistency that I love. I’ve been using it on areas of rough skin around my chin and felt a huge difference within a couple of days. So there’s no way I’m living without this anymore!
But CeraVe’s line of amazing products doesn’t stop there. CeraVe also provides a line of high-performance sunscreens that are water resistant and suitable for all skin types. And because this sunscreen comes from CeraVe, you can be sure you’re getting the most powerful protection while out and about (even in the winter, ladies).
CeraVe uses invisible zinc technology in their sunscreen that delivers a unique dry, clear finish. And because it’s so gentle, you can grab some and incorporate it into your daily skincare routine, too (like me!).
Winter’s just upon us—let’s be prepared with our skin this year with CeraVe! Check out CeraVe.com and then go stock up on your soon-to-be-favorite skincare line at drugstore.com or your local pharmacy.