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Internationally Renowned Dermatologist Provides Tips To Protect Your Skin This Summer

(NAPSI)—After a grueling winter, summer is finally here and Americans across the country are trading their heavier layers for lighter wear. Whether your idea of fun in the sun is a picnic at the park, hiking, volleyball on the beach or grilling in the backyard, it’s important to be mindful of one outer layer in particular: your skin. As seen on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “TODAY”, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Jeanine Downie, offers these easy tips to help protect your skin while you embrace warm weather activities.

1. Apply sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher at least 30 minutes before sun time. Make sure to reapply every two hours.

2. Add sunscreen to tips of ears, part lines of scalp and tops of the knees and feet-areas that often get forgotten.

3. Always wear UVA/UVB sunglasses to avoid sun’s radiation and potentially long-term damage to eyes and the skin around them.

4. Wear tightly woven clothing and wide-brim hats for more sun protection. Look for UPF clothing above 30.

5. Do not scratch! Bug bites will take longer to heal, may heal in a dark mark and could get infected. Instead, pack Cortizone-10 Intensive Healing Formula, which contains the #1 doctor-recommended medicine* for treating itchy skin. The extra-creamy formula goes on smoothly and relieves itch quickly while helping to heal the skin issue. It is proven to moisturize for 24 hours** with 7 moisturizers and 3 skin-nurturing vitamins.

6. Skin needs hydration. Drink water regularly, especially in the heat. Plan ahead and freeze water in reusable water bottles. As the day goes on, the ice will melt and the water will stay cold and refreshing.

Before stepping outside, be sure to follow these easy steps to help protect your skin. After all, summer months may come and go but your natural glow is available year-round. Learn more ways to care for your skin this summer by visiting

*Refers to the ingredient hydrocortisone

**Data on file, Chattem, Inc.

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Men’s Space-Age Skin Care

(NAPSI)—A material so light it’s barely there—and so good at catching particles it was used by NASA to capture interstellar dust—can make a major difference in how men look and feel.

That’s because this advanced material, aerolite, based on the science of aerogel, is also used in skin care formulations made to treat men’s oily skin.

The chemists at Kiehl’s Since 1851 created a way for men to manage excess oil with aerolite. Its highly porous structure and large surface area can absorb four times its own weight in oil. Oil Eliminator 24-hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer, with aerolite technology, not only uses the space-age ingredient, the product actually went to the edge of space. A weather balloon lifted a tube of Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator 110,000 feet above the Earth. To view the journey to the edge of space and back, go to

At, you can enter the “Put Some Space On Your Face” contest with your own, customized action figure going into space, too. Just post a photo of yourself in midair to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, using hashtag #SpaceFace and #Contest.

The full Oil Eliminator skin care regimen is available at, by mail order, or from (800) KIEHLS-2.

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Peel Away The Years For Younger-Looking Skin

(NAPSI)—If you’re looking for clear, smooth, glowing skin but don’t want to do anything that involves needles and scalpels, your dermatologist may have a solution.

You can get a professional exfoliating peel—a skin-resurfacing, in-office procedure that delivers fresher, younger-looking skin by shedding old skin cells and stimulating the formation of new skin cells. From fine lines to coarse wrinkles, dark patches, acne and redness, whatever your skin care concern, there is an exfoliating peel formulated to meet your specific skin care needs.

“In the world of skin resurfacing, which includes lasers, in-office peels continue to lead the way as the most reliable and economical method to deliver fresher, younger-looking skin,” says dermatologist Chérie M. Ditre, M.D., Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Penn Medicine at Radnor. During a peel, the patient’s face is cleansed to remove any excess oils. That lets the peel solution penetrate more efficiently. Next, the dermatologist applies a customized exfoliating peel. The peel works by breaking the bonds between skin cells, which helps to increase cell turnover for smoother, more radiant skin. After a few minutes, a neutralizing solution is applied, followed by a cooling post-procedure cream and sunscreen.

“My patients keep reminding me that they like peels as a cost-effective, minimally invasive way to get and maintain a healthy, natural and youthful glow,” says Dr. Ditre. To minimize any irritation and discomfort, the Glytone by Enerpeel® Peel Systems slow the particles that break the bonds between skin cells, so they act with more precision. A special ingredient, Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, has an anti-inflammatory effect to minimize recovery time.

For the best results with a professional peel, dermatologists recommend:

• Stop all use of retinoids, such as Retin-A and Renova, as well as skin care products with hydroquinone, alpha hydroxy acids and benzoyl peroxide, 10 to 15 days before a peel.

• Maximize the results of any professional peel by following your doctor’s post-peel directions, such as limiting sun exposure and waiting at least 12 hours before washing treated areas, and at-home skin care recommendations.

• Avoid waxing, depilatories and laser hair removal the week before and after a peel.

• Use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Skin is more prone to sunburn and sun damage for several days following a peel.

• Plan to have a series of peel treatments; typically, a series consists of three or four peels spaced at least 10 to 15 days apart. Dermatologists recommend having two or three series a year for optimum benefits.

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Investment Pieces Worth The Splurge

(NAPSI)—Style experts advise: It pays to splurge on certain items that are classic and luxurious.

Here are five to consider from Lisa Robertson, host of QVC’s “The Lisa Robertson Show.”

• Classic watch: Choose a style that looks strong, makes a statement, is versatile and conveys a powerful status. While a watch can cost as much as a car, you can still get a good one for less than $200.

• Do-it-all handbag: Stiffer, glazed leather or pure, vegetable-dyed leather can be a smarter choice for an investment piece than soft, buttery leather, since it looks better as it breaks in over time, rather than wearing out.

• Power pumps: High-quality, designer shoes have a look of precision that bargain brands lack. They can go with any outfit and last years with good care. Choose black or nude but for an all-season style, don’t go for patent leather.

• Leather jacket: It should have a timeless design and just the right amount of hardware to make it modern but not too edgy. A defined silhouette is important to make the jacket look feminine.

• Star of the show: You’ll want one standout piece to mix with all the neutrals. You can make even the most casual outfit memorable by adding a statement cuff or a wild jacket to the ensemble. Choose something with a special design element; for example, embroidery, beadwork, fringe or a bold color. It can be a go-to wardrobe highlight for years.

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To Improve Your Smile, See An Orthodontist

(NAPSI)—Here’s something to smile about: No one is “too old” for orthodontic treatment. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Here are a few facts that can help guide adults in a quest for a healthy, beautiful smile.

Understanding Orthodontists

A nice smile begins with properly aligned teeth and jaws, so a visit to the orthodontist may be in order. Orthodontists are specialists. “Specialist” has a dual meaning, referring to the individual’s education and scope of practice. Orthodontists first graduate from dental school, and then go on for an additional two to three years of education in the orthodontic specialty at an accredited orthodontic residency program. After graduation, orthodontists focus their practices exclusively on orthodontic care. Their additional education and clinical experience set orthodontists apart from general dental practitioners, who diagnose, treat and manage overall oral health care needs.

Much as you would trust your skin to a dermatologist, your heart to a cardiologist and your knees to an orthopedist, your smile is best treated by an orthodontist. There are an abundance of treatment options available and most orthodontists offer affordable payment plans.

Adults And Orthodontics

Orthodontic care is for patients of all ages these days; about 20 percent of patients are adults. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), from 2010 to 2012, the number of adult patients treated by AAO members in the U.S. and Canada increased 14 percent to a record high of 1,225,850 patients ages 18 and older, and, for many patients, treatment times have become shorter. Today, people in their 50s, 60s and beyond are orthodontic patients.

Finding Orthodontists

Only orthodontists are eligible for admission into the American Association of Orthodontists and it’s easy to find one through the AAO’s “Find an Orthodontist” service at

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Eye On Looking Young

(NAPSI)—Anyone with an eye for success may see the wisdom in a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. It found that some 73 percent of women felt a youthful appearance played a role in getting a job, getting promoted or keeping clients.

One problem can be older-looking eyes, and the eye area is one of the first to age. Explains Dr. Adam Geyer, Kiehl’s consulting dermatologist, “When the upper lid becomes less elastic and less firm, loose skin begins to sag, contributing to a ‘hooded’ eye area appearance. The culmination of these changes can begin to make eyes look tired and smaller. Effectively addressing aging around the complete eye area requires a 360-degree approach.”

Fortunately, it’s now possible to do more than ever to counteract the signs of eye aging, like sagging, crow’s-feet and under-eye wrinkles, because the chemists at Kiehl’s Since 1851 have developed a new “super smart” 5-in-1, anti-aging solution for eyes. Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum can visibly smooth, lift, firm, hydrate and restore youthful shape to eyes with 360-degree correction and clinical results demonstrating 42 percent more open eyes after four weeks of use.

It’s at Kiehl’s freestanding stores nationwide,, (800) KIEHLS-2 and select specialty retailers.

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A Program Designed To Slow The Aging Process

(NAPSI)—There is mounting evidence that exercise can help to reduce the risk of certain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and arthritis. In fact, numerous studies have shown that diet and exercise can also help ward off cognitive problems and memory loss, while improving sleep and boosting mood and self-confidence.

Many believe exercise plays the single most important role in slowing the aging process. In fact, there is even some indication that exercise combined with a balanced (as opposed to trendy) diet can actually work to reverse the aging process, allowing people to remain healthy and active well into their 70s and 80s.

Dr. Henry Lodge, one of the leading proponents of this theory, has written extensively on how the body is in a constant state of decay and repair. As the body ages, the chemical responsible for decay works faster than the chemical responsible for regeneration. Exercise reverses that equation and allows the body to repair itself at a faster rate, which Dr. Lodge says can help slow down and even reverse the aging process.

Unfortunately, Americans have been getting more and more sedentary over the years while turning to quick fixes to make up for it. To fight this tendency, Chris Crowley, who, along with Dr. Lodge, is the author of the best-selling book “Younger Next Year,” suggests making exercise a part of your daily routine, something that’s up there with brushing your teeth and combing your hair.

If willpower alone isn’t enough to get you there, Crowley is holding a Younger Next Year Total Immersion Week at the Aspen Club later this month. The program is aimed at busy professionals who don’t have the time to set up a program on their own. It’s the sort of quick fix that’s designed to have long-lasting benefits as the program trains participants on how to incorporate the concepts of Younger Next Year into their everyday lives.

“They give you everything you need to be successful at home,” notes Jill Belconis, a Chicago area CEO who attended last year. “Aspen is such a beautiful setting, too,” she notes, “which really fits in with the theme that this is not just about extending your life but enjoying it, too. The healthier you are, the more you can enjoy the rest of your life.”

The Aspen Club is currently accepting reservations for the Younger Next Year Total Immersion Week, beginning Sunday, September 21st. Aspen Club will pay for your ride via the Colorado Mountain Express from Denver to Aspen and return.

To learn more or register, visit

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What Every Contact Lens Wearer Should Know

(NAPSI)—When many children, teenagers and even adults think about “who” or “what” they want to be for Halloween, a number of them are tempted to complete their look with decorative contact lenses bought without a prescription.

Halloween, however, isn’t the only time of year when people try contact lenses without a prescription. According to the American Optometric Association’s 2013 American Eye-Q® consumer survey, 17 percent of Americans have worn decorative contact lenses that don’t provide vision correction as part of a costume or for other cosmetic purposes. Of those individuals, 24 percent purchased them without a prescription from a source other than an eye doctor.

“A contact lens is a medical device and in the United States, all contact lenses, even purely cosmetic ones that do not provide vision correction, require a prescription,” explains Dr. Deanna Pena Garcia, an optometrist with Houston Eye Associates. “By buying and wearing contact lenses without medical guidance from your eye care professional and a valid prescription, you may put yourself at risk for serious, even blinding eye infections.”

“When wearing contact lenses, it is essential that you learn and practice good hygiene, and follow your eye care provider’s instructions for wearing and replacement schedules, lens care, and disinfecting routines,” advises Dr. Pena Garcia. She recommends following these dos and don’ts for handling, wearing and caring for contact lenses:


• Wash and rinse your hands thoroughly with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel before handling your lenses.

• Put in your contacts before you put on your makeup or any costume paint.

• Remove lenses immediately if you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, and redness of the eye or other problems and promptly contact your eye care professional.

• Always remove, clean and disinfect your lenses according to the schedule recommended by your eye doctor.


• Wear another person’s lenses.

• Wear lenses longer than the time frame recommended by your eye doctor.

• Rinse your lenses in water from the tap or expose them to any water—such as swimming or showering—while wearing them.

• Use anything aside from recommended solution, such as saliva, to lubricate your lenses.

Talk to your eye doctor about any questions or concerns you have about proper wear and care of your contact lenses. For more tips and information, read “Healthy Vision & Contact Lenses” from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. at

Dr. Deanna Pena Garcia is a paid consultant for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

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