What You Need to Know About Botox, Before You Get It

Have you been thinking about getting Botox? I’ve been getting a lot of questions from readers about Botox, laser resurfacing and laser hair removal. Since these topics are not my medical speciality, I’ve called upon my friend Dr. Jennifer Greer, a board certified plastic surgeon in Cleveland. She has a plastic surgery blog with more topics, but watch for more posts from her here on 15 Minute Beauty as well! Does Botox look natural? When…

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The Best Night Creams

It probably comes as no surprise that my most requested post lately is a list of the best night creams. I’ve written a lot about anti-aging skincare, and while I’m not a dermatologist, as a pediatrician I understand quite a bit of the medical literature about active ingredients and best practices. I’m all about having some actual evidence that an active ingredient will help your skin. So, what are the best night creams out there?…

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Mistakes You’re Making In Your Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine

You’ve finally figured out what skincare products to use, you feel great. Your skin is glowy. Well, almost glowy. Kind of glowy? On a good day after a great night’s sleep? Ok, maybe it’s doing pretty great but you don’t want to add in any new products right now, so you’re willing to accept it. It turns out that there are some very common anti-aging skincare mistakes that most of us make, and they can…

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Over the Counter Retinoids: Why Your Best Retinol Might Not Be A Prescription

If you’ve read about anti-aging skincare, then you’ll know that retinoids in general but specifically retinol are the gold standard for addressing problems such as fine lines and wrinkles. “Cell turnover decreases abruptly around age 30, leading to fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture and color changes, as well as precancerous sun damage,” says Sarah Stierman MD, a dermatologist in Toledo, Ohio (and yes, a friend of mine, she practices very close to me). “Topical…

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Vitamin C in Skin Care: How Does it Work?

Vitamin C…. doesn’t it kind of sound like someone just decided to take their grandmother’s advice for the common cold and extrapolate that to anti-aging skin care? Or maybe it was just an ingredient laying around that was easy to incorporate into more items? Actually, it really does work. So, what does it do? First, go back to my how anti-oxidants work in skin care post to review oxygen free radicals and how anti-oxidants scavenge…

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