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.
NEW! CeraVe® Healing Ointment is the first and only healing ointment with a non-greasy feel that combines the ideal ratio of three essential ceramides (1, 3 & 6-II) with other key hypo-allergenic ingredients in a non-comedogenic and lanolin-free formula.
CeraVe® Healing Ointment helps protect, soothe, and relieve extremely dry chapped and chafed skin.Developed with some of the country’s leading dermatologists over a three year period, CeraVe® HealingOintment provides intense, long-lasting moisturization, even to eczema prone skin. Petrolatum, the active ingredient in healing ointments comprises 46.5% of the formula, compared to the leading brand that contains 41%.
Unlike the leading brand, CeraVe® Healing Ointment has been accepted by the National Eczema Association and does not contain lanolin. In fact, 9 out of 10 ointment users say they would switch from their current brand to new CeraVe® Healing Ointment.1 CeraVe® Healing Ointment features a unique blend of mineral waxes such as ozokerite and paraffin, along with dimethicone, and hyaluronic acid. It delivers silky, lightweight results because its formula has been carefully honed to produce a favorable tactile feel without leaving behind a tacky residue.
Designed for all skin types and use on face and body, this multipurpose ointment, appropriate for skin with eczema, can be applied to skin to…
- Help relieve: cracked or chafed skin, dry hands, feet and cuticles
- Protect: minor cuts, scrapes and burns
- Moisturize and soothe: the delicate area around the eyes
CeraVe® Healing Ointment is gentle, non-comedogenic, non-irritating and free of fragrance and dye.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Apply to affected area as needed
$19.99 USD (12.0 oz. jar)
$14.99 USD (5.0 oz. tube)
$9.99 USD (3.0 oz. tube)
$3.99 USD (0.35 oz. tube)
$6.99 USD (2 pack: 0.35 oz. tube)
Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, and Target in January 2016
LONDON SOHO NEW YORK® teams up with Walgreens to offer another dreamy Disney collection of cosmetic bags – this time featuring Ariel, Mulan and Pocahontas. Available exclusively at Walgreens, the Dare to Dream collection contains six new cosmetic bags that will keep you styled like a Disney Princess on your next adventure!
This imaginative line including a weekender, organizer, clutch and round top purse kit is inspired by the ambitious spirits of these inspiring leading ladies. Known for durable, long-lasting and on-trend cosmetic bags, this latest collection blends these courageous characters and functional design to dare you to dream like a Disney Princess.
The Dare to Dream collection retails between $7.99 and $11.99
For our Canadian readers who are not familiar with Duane Reade, it is similar to Shoppers Drug Mart but in the US. They carry a ton of product from beauty, household, pharma and everyday needs. They also have a pet section! They have great toys, accessories and even retractable leash (with poo bags!) and a flashlight.
Our friends at Duane Reade sent us 4 products to test out and Jacob is more than thrilled!
His favorite of course is the Pet Shoppe Ultra Durable Chew Ring Dog Toy.
Can’t wait to use the retractable leash and the flashlight at night.
You can see more http://www.walgreens.com which is a part of Duane Reade now!