Its now been five days since Dr Marmur aimed a laser at my brown spots. I called them freckles, but in truth they were age spots. Less than a week after the procedure, the small scabs have fallen off and the skin is slightly pink where once it was brown. I am really surprised how much difference the absence of dark spots makes on the appearance of my complexion. The new skin clarity allows the improvements from Retin A and home peels ( better texture, color and tone) to shine right through.
The difference was instantly apparent to my friend Maria. Tall and beautiful, she is a women who certainly knows her way around beauty options. As soon as she walked though the door she peered at me ” you look great” she exclaimed ” What have you had done?
Laser treatment of my age spots cost $325 and I think it was money very well spent. In Budget Beauty terms it was three dinners and three taxis.
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Close-Up: Green Tea
More than 80 studies have shown that drinking green tea can lower risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer.. Even more on point, some studies have shown that skin care products enriched with green tea can protect against sun damage. Researchers have identified the chemical in green tea ( ECGC) as the source ot its sun protective powers. Keep in mind that some studies have not shown these benefits and then there is the problem of how much green tea is actually in a product. But I think there is enough evidence that green offers skin care benefits. It certainly could have a place in a sunscreen, a daytime moisturizer or eye cream. This summer, I am going to try cold green bags on my eyes after a day in the sun.