Move Over Coconut Oil, This is the New Miracle Ingredient That Can be Used Topically and Ingested

One natural effect of aging is the laxity of the skin. This causes fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, and other unwanted signs of aging. That said, there are certain lifestyle choices we make that can positively and negatively impact the appearance of our skin. Things like eating a poor, inflammatory diet, smoking, and excessive exposure to the sun can have detrimental effects on your skin’s appearance.

Conversely, wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen every day, using a daily moisturizer that contains peptides and lipids, and being careful to eat a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet can all have positive impacts on your skin’s appearance.

One ingredient that we are well aware of that has incredible topical uses for soothing inflamed and burned skin is aloe vera. Applied to a sunburn, or other cut or scrape can speed healing, reduce redness and swelling, and overall calm irritation. But what you may not have known is that aloe vera can be consumed, as well. Aloe vera has been showing up as health-promoting juice shots, and even as aloe vera smoothies.

Drinking aloe vera juice has been linked to improvements and prevention of such diseases and conditions as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, and osteoporosis. According to some sources, aloe vera juice is recommended for skin tightening, skin brightening, acne, and dry skin. It is also said to increase collagen production which can improve the texture of your skin.

For more information on treatments for your skin issues, or to learn about the services provided at Jolie Vie Aesthetics, please browse our website:

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Skin Care Tips For Spending Time in the Sun

We are in the midst of summer, and with only a month left before school begins and our schedules get back to normal, many of us want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But being aware and proactive about time spent in the sun can prevent damage to your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Sunburns can be quite painful and can cause long-lasting skin problems, including cancer. UV rays from the sun actually damage the DNA of your skin cells. If you’ve ever had a sunburn that led to peeling skin, you’ve done that kind of damage.

An important fact to remember is that all skin tones can burn. Darker skin does contain more protective melanin, but there is still a point at which even the darkest skin tones will burn. The best protection is to use a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen when you’ll be going outdoors and to avoid time in direct sunlight at peak hours of the day, typically between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. You’ll want to reapply your sunscreen every two hours if spending lots of time outdoors. And if you’re sweating a lot or going in the water, you’ll need to reapply more often.

Many retailers also make clothing that contains sun-protectant, too. This is a good alternative or additional sun protection for children and adults alike.

If you are suffering from any unwanted skin conditions, Dr. Lance Hamilton at Jolie Vie Aesthetics in Bentonville, Arkansas may be able to help. Contact our office to learn more about our skin treatments and to schedule a consultation:


What Are Some Effective Treatments For Stretch Marks?

Many of us have those tell-tale silvery lines on our skin that are the result of rapid weight loss, weight gain, or growth known as stretch marks. Whether they are in an obvious place or a not-so-noticeable area, they can be seen as undesirable and many of us would rather be rid of them. While there are a lot of solutions for this out on the market, the different approaches to stretch mark removal have varying effects. Here is a breakdown of the different treatments for stretch marks.

1. Laser therapy
This is the most effective method to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. As these marks are technically scar tissue, only clinical treatments like laser therapy will fully rid your body of these markings.

2. Tretinoin
This is a retinoid cream that can be prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist to help reduce the appearance of scar tissue like stretch marks. It is most effective on newer and more recent scarring.

3. Microdermabrasion
This skin care technique can help stimulate the growth of new collagen and tissue which can repair damaged skin like that of stretch marks.

4. Herbal remedies
Many people opt to use herbal remedies to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. While there is tons of anecdotal evidence available, there are no scientific studies that have shown these results.

To learn more about our Fotona Laser, the conditions it can treat, and to see if you are a good candidate for laser treatments, please call Jolie Vie Aesthetics at our office at 479.715.6505 to schedule an appointment, or visit our website to learn more:


How To Apply Makeup Without Aging Your Skin

When it comes to age-defying beauty, there are some general rules. Take care of your skin. Drink plenty of water. Wear sunscreen every day. But when it comes to makeup, the anti-aging tricks are more about application than they are the end result.

When you’re applying your makeup it’s essential that you not tug or pull too much on your skin with whatever method you’re using to put it on. Be it a brush, sponge, or your fingertips, the applicator is more of a personal preference. But make sure you’re touch is light and gentle and your skin will thank you. The more you tug and stretch your skin, the more prone it will be to sag and wrinkle in the future. And some makeup techniques aren’t the friendliest to aging for those exact reasons.

Having a light touch is important when removing your makeup as well. It’s especially important when addressing hard-to-remove products like waterproof eyeliner, mascara, and other designed-to-last formulas. It might be worth it to think twice before choosing these products over others that may not last as long but are easier to remove.

If you are already seeing signs of aging, you might want to consider skin care treatments to diminish these outward signs.

Curious about other age-defying tips and tricks? Looking for solutions to outward signs of aging? Jolie Vie Aesthetics in Bentonville, Arkansas may be able to help. Contact our office to learn more about the treatments we offer or to schedule a consultation:


9 Things I Learned from Having Botox in My 20s

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Most people don’t turn to Botox until they’ve entered their thirties or forties, but it’s becoming more and more common for women and men in their twenties to consider this incredible age-defying treatment before the outward signs of aging set in. Using Botox as preventive care for their face, hands, and chest is one of the most common procedures that people in their twenties seek out, in fact.

Here are nine things that one woman who regularly got Botox injections in her twenties has to share with readers who might be curious about this super popular cosmetic procedure.

1. There is no perfect age, across the board to begin this treatment. It varies for everyone.

2. The amount you need will vary from person to person, too.

3. It’s not completely, 100 percent painless.

4. You’ll want to skip exercising right afterward.

5. A bit of bruising during recovery is totally normal and should be expected.

6. It takes between three to five days to see the results you want.

7. Your mom will notice the difference, your boyfriend probably won’t because you’ll look like yourself, just refreshed, not like a whole different person.

8. The results will last between three and five months.

9. Botox prices can vary, but it’s more important that the clinician you see is experienced than the price you are paying.

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