Archive for the ‘Periocular Wrinkles’ Category

Is Tanning An Addiction?

August 24, 2011

Yes, according to the findings recently published in the Journal of Addiction Biology.  People who regularly use tanning beds experience changes in brain activity that mimic patterns of drug addiction.  The study’s author, Dr. Byron Adinoff, a psychiatry professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, explains that several parts of the brain that play a role in addiction were activated when the subjects were exposed to UV rays.

“What this shows is that the brain is in fact responding to UV light and it responds in areas that are associated with reward.  These are areas, particularly the striatum, that we see activated when someone is administered a drug or high-value food like sugar”, Dr. Adinoff states.  He continues to state that the research suggests that some people appear addicted to tanning, a finding bolstered by the fact that many long-term tanners have a difficult time stopping or even cutting back on their sessions under the tanning bed.

My thoughts:  self-tanning lotions are not addictive, are safe and look attractive, if tan is a look you’re going for.

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Periocular Wrinkling

January 11, 2011

If you are concerned about wrinkles around your eyes, then consider the recently-conducted clinical study by Episciences, Inc.  In a blinded, controlled clinical trial, two dual-action cosmeceutical products (Epionce Lite Lytic and Lytic Lotions) produced a statistically significant visible reduction in periocular wrinkles of 48.3% over a period of 8 weeks.  The Epionce products consist of blends of unique botanical extracts that have keratolytic (exfoliating) effects and prevent the release and activation of proinflammatory factors (leading to wrinkles).

Without the addition of soy, alpha hydroxy acids, retinoids, teas, vitamins or traditional antioxidants….ingredients found in many anti-aging products…both the Lite Lytic and Lytic Lotions are a new addition to the anti-aging armamentarium.  Formulated with non-irritating botanicals, these two products are suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

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