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Botanicals and Skin Care

A lot of skin care products advertise that they contain botanicals. These are plant-based products valued for their beneficial attributes. Since vegetables are some of your skin’s best friends as a food source, it’s only natural that a botanical product might boast some similar properties.

Natural Skin Products

When you look at a botanical skin care product, look for substances that contain beta-carotene. This nutrient is found in vegetables like carrots and leafy greens. Botanicals with beta-carotene have demonstrated a potent ability to improve the quality of your skin. Further, try to favor products that have some color to them; botanicals should naturally be colorful, and the absence of color can only be achieved with the use of chemicals.

For more help choosing a good skin care product, consult our Tacoma Botox clinic.

When is a Good Time for Your First Botox Treatment?

Botox Beginner

Though some people think of Botox as something that you start using in your more advanced years, there is some merit to using it as a preventative treatment. Indeed, it is estimated that a full thirty percent of Botox users are in their 20’s. With a proper application of mild Botox at such an age, one might mitigate the damage later on and require lesser treatments in her forties and beyond.

While your early twenties is likely premature for your first visit to a Botox clinic, you may be able to benefit from treatment by the time you reach twenty-seven. A single yearly treatment at a few important muscle groups will probably be all you need to prevent the formation of serious lines as the decades advance.

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When it comes time for your first treatment, consider Botixue. Our Tacoma Botox clinic can do wonders to keep your skin healthy and youthful for years to come.

The Link Between Psoriasis and Depression

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease that typically affects your skin and joints. It is characteristic of red patches and silver-white scales raising up around your skin. It has been associated with a number of other conditions for a long time, including diabetes and heart disease. Recently, a study has added depression to this list.

The Connection

Observing that many psoriasis patients suffer from depression, dermatologist Roger Ho studied a group of over twelve thousand participants. It was observed that the odds of suffering major depression were doubled among psoriasis patients. Dr. Ho theorizes that the connection between the two conditions may have to do with the poor self-image brought on by psoriasis. Since it is a highly visible condition, and one which people are likely to react to disfavorably, it can cause people to feel isolated and cut off from those around them.

The takeaway from this study is the importance of maintaining a healthy appearance in your skin. If you require help doing so, talk to our Botox clinic in Tacoma.

Vitamin D vs Dementia

Importance of Vitamin D

An international research team has indicated that vitamin D is an important part of preventing mental degeneration in old age. The team studied a group of elderly participants, and their findings demonstrated a link between vitamin D deficiency and dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

In this study, researchers examined 1,658 adults aged 65 and above. At the beginning of the study, all of these participants were healthy and free of any sort of dementia. They were then watched for six years to see who would develop dementia. It was found that participants who were moderately deficient in vitamin D were 53% more likely of developing some kind of dementia, and 69% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease in particular.

Meanwhile, those who were severely deficient in vitamin D were a full 125% more likely to develop any kind of dementia, and 122% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

Though it had been suspected that there would be a link between vitamin D and mental health, these results were surprising. Researchers report that the findings were twice what was expected. We can therefore see how important it is to get a healthy dose of vitamin D. Consult our Botox clinic in Tacoma for more information on how to get your vitamin D while simultaneously protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

When is it Too Early to have Botox?

The Wonders of Preventive Botox

It’s amazing how more and more people are embracing the wonders of the youth-giving properties of botox. The injectable, non-invasive treatment is popular among both genders from all walks of life now seeing a growing number of younger believers. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says that in 2016 alone, an estimated 7 million injection procedures, including botox, were performed. Younger people are now seeing the merits of preventive botox.

What do dermatologists say about the right age to get botox? Specialists don’t see too many of the 20s-something set coming in for injections for the simple reason that lines do not develop yet or are not pronounced on faces at this age range. When they do, these are people who have visible lines from over squinting, who frown or laugh a lot that even when their faces are at rest, the lines show. You must remember that muscles used very often in expression tend to get marked on our faces.

Many dermatologists would hesitate doing any preventive procedure on those younger than 24 or 25 years old but instead will advise on facial muscle relaxation instead. However, treatments have been done on those who seek botox from mid 20s to 30 years of age especially if expression lines are already visible. The earlier you start botox, the better since it is best used as a preventative measure to avoid getting fine lines and wrinkles.

There are those in their 30s who go for botox treatment because of sun damage and visible lines from too much muscle movement. We all know now that too much facial muscle motility can lead to premature wrinkles. However, when you have a strong frown or are genetically predisposed to facial wrinkles, it would be best to start even before you turn 30. For purposes of prophylaxis, for people who take good care of their skin to begin with, many specialists will recommend botox starting in their 30s.

If you have darker skin tones and don’t work under the sun (such as being a lifeguard), it will best to start botox between 35 to 40, or sometimes could be 30. If you have had a lot of sun exposure, or have a lifestyle proved to be harder on your skin (such smokers, or those in high altitudes), 30 would be a good age.

Preventing Wrinkles at Botixue Tacoma

Prevention is indeed better than cure, and we at Botixue can help you determine if early intervention will be good for your skin. It will really depend on you – your expressions, skin tone and color, lifestyle and work.

Nip those lines in the bud while you still can.

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