Osteoporosis International blog / Dr. Peterson Pierre Health Habits Women Should Never Do After Age 40 | Eat This Not That – Eat This, Not That May 25, 2021

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So many women take care of their bodies but forget about their brains. “As we age, our brains shrink in volume, particularly the frontal cortex and hippocampus, areas involved in higher cognitive function and encoding new memories. Myelin (a conduit sheath around nerves) is also thought to shrink with age resulting in slow processing and reduced cognitive function,” Peterson Pierre, MD, board-certified dermatologist, and founder of the Pierre Skin Care Institute, explains.

The Rx: Dr. Pierre points out studies show that regular physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain with dancing having the most profound effect. “It’s also important to keep the mind stimulated,” he explains. “No matter your age or skill level, just a few minutes a day can help your mind stay sharp and can even help you improve in certain areas. You exercise your body regularly; don’t neglect your brain!”

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The Healthy.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre Can Snail Mucin Really Help Your Skin? What Skin Care Experts Say May 25, 2021

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Although snail mucin is now frequently associated with Korean beauty, it was reportedly used by the ancient Greeks and has a long history in skin care.

“Snail mucin comes from the brown garden snail and has been used since ancient times for skin-healing benefits,” explains Peterson Pierre, MD, a dermatologist in Westlake Village, California.

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Huffington Post / Dr. Peterson Pierre What Experts Say You Should Know About Getting Botox For The First Time May 21, 2021

Curious about Botox? We asked experts what you need to know. 

Botox, which is often confused with fillers, will not give you full lips or cheeks. Rather, it’ll smooth out lines on your face by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles to form.

Strangely enough, it’s produced from the same toxin that causes botulism. So how exactly does this work as a beauty treatment that banishes wrinkles? Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre, who specializes in Botox procedures, explained: “The signal from the nerve to the muscle telling it to flex is blocked by Botox, thereby relaxing the muscle and improving lines and wrinkles.” (more…)

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Scary Mommy.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre The Best Sunscreen Safe For Pregnant People, According To Experts May 14, 2021

This ISDIN sunscreen not only offers high broad spectrum protection using zinc oxide, it also addresses previous sun damage on the skin and can support collagen production to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermatologist Peterson Pierre, MD, of Pierre Skincare Institute, describes the sunscreen as “cosmetically elegant, rubs right in without leaving a sticky, greasy, or white residue, and provides superior sun protection.”

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MSN.com / Best Health / Dr. Peterson Pierre Bakuchiol: Why You Should Try This Retinol Alternative May 12, 2021

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In fact, while bakuchiol is frequently mentioned in the same breath as retinol, it’s effective enough to deserve the spotlight on its own. “Bakuchiol promotes cellular turnover and skin repair,” says Peterson Pierre, MD, a cosmetic and medical dermatologist in Thousand Oaks, California. “It stimulates collagen production, thereby improving tone, texture, fine lines, and wrinkles. It fights free radical damage, decreases inflammation, and has antimicrobial properties.” Here’s everything you need to know about bakuchiol, how it compares to retinol, and some product recommendations to try.

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Eat This, Not That.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre 30 Ways Your Heart Is Not Working Correctly, Say Doctors May 4, 2021

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The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack. Coronary artery disease occurs when plaques composed of lipids, cholesterol, calcium and other materials develop in the walls of the blood vessels that feed the heart. If allowed to progress, the narrowed arteries can’t deliver sufficient blood to the heart resulting in painful cramps known as angina or chest pains. “If the arteries get clogged, you will suffer a heart attack,” explains Peterson Pierre, MD, founder of the Pierre Skin Care Institute.

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Forbes.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre The Best Spring Skincare Launches For Sensitive Skin May 3, 2021

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While this spring is feeling particularly cathartic, the change of season can cause all sorts of skin problems to bloom especially for those with reactive skin.

Notes dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre, MD of the Pierre Skin Care Institute:

“As we move from winter to spring, we tend to spend more time outdoors and there’s a greater chance of exposure to chemicals such as poison ivy or poison oak as well as insect bites which can trigger allergic reactions. Spring also brings a rapid rise in pollen count which can trigger allergies and be particularly problematic for those with sensitive skin. The warmer weather can lead to more sweating and potentially more acne breakouts. In addition, changes in the weather can trigger eczema flare-ups for reasons that are currently unknown.”

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RealSimple.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre 3 Skincare Products You Should Buy in Bulk to Save Money–and 3 You Shouldn’t April 29, 2021

Plenty of us have done it: You find a skincare product you love and immediately want to buy it in bulk to save money–and so you won’t run out. But just because you can do that doesn’t mean you should. Sure, you could cash in on multiple two-for-one deals at once, but some skincare products have shorter expiration dates–which means buying in bulk could actually end up costing you more if you end up tossing half of what you bought in a couple months.

“Two or three at a time should be fine for most skincare products,” says Peterson Pierre, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles. “If it’s a dozen, I would caution against it because ingredients do expire and you want to ensure maximum freshness and potency.”

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Eat This, Not That! / Dr. Peterson Pierre 33 Best Foods for Glowing Skin That’s Blemish-Free April 20, 2021

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“Vitamin C is important for collagen production and, along with vitamin E, is an important antioxidant that can protect against free radical damage,” says Dr. Peterson Pierre, MD, a board-certified dermatologist with the Pierre Skin Care Institute in West Lake, California. “It is also great for discoloration and can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.”

Instead of grabbing an orange to get your dose, much on some vitamin C-rich yellow bell peppers. In a British Journal of Nutrition study of more than 700 Japanese women, researchers found that the more yellow and green vegetables the subjects ate, the less apt they were to have wrinkles and crows feet–even once they controlled for smoking and sun exposure. And a study out of the U.K. concurs. The British study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that volunteers who consumed four milligrams of C (what you’d get in a single bite of yellow pepper) daily for three years decreased the appearance of wrinkles by 11%.

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Skincare Hero / Dr. Peterson Pierre Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil Review March 23, 2021

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“Marula oil can help dry, dehydrated skin (found in eczema and psoriasis), has anti-aging properties, and can help your sunscreen in defending against free radicals; it even has antimicrobial properties and may be helpful in your fight against acne,” says Dr. Pierre. “It’s also lightweight, absorbs easily, and can even help your hair and nails [8].”

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The List.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre Why You Should Never Put Hand Sanitizer On Your Face March 17, 2021

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Hand sanitizer, if you read the ingredient list, is mostly alcohol. That doesn’t mean it should be your new favorite cocktail to take into the shower, but rather should teach you how alcohol’s chemical properties help sanitize your hands. According to Dr. Peterson Pierre, founder of the Pierre Skin Care Institute, alcohol acts to break down the lipids or fats in bacteria and virus’ cell walls, effectively killing them. But there is a flip side to this germ-killing superpower. “Alcohol and propylene glycol draw moisture out of the face,” Dr. Pierre told The List. “It’s the process of osmosis; the moisture is going to travel from your skin to where it’s needed, and since alcohol has less (moisture) it’s going to go in that direction.”

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The Zoe Report / Dr. Peterson Pierre Do You Need To Exercise Your Face, Too? Here’s What Experts Are Saying March 16, 2021

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There are a few different ways to try facial exercise — but experts differ on how long and how frequently to do it. Based on the results of the aforementioned JAMA study, it may require 20 to 30 minutes daily for a few months to notice a change, and then the same timeframe a few times a week to maintain results, which may not be sustainable for some. However, as Peterson Pierre MD of the Pierre Skin Care Institute explains, if you’re able to add on this time to your daily/weekly routine, there is some reward for your efforts. “If you thrive on structure and think you can be committed and consistent with this program, you can reap the benefits of firmer skin, fuller cheeks, and a younger appearance,” he says.

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CV Lux / Dr. Peterson Pierre A CLOSER LOOK: PROBIOTIC SKINCARE March 4, 2021

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So, what are the added benefits of using this ingredient? Dr. Peterson Pierre of the Pierre Skin Care Institute in Thousand Oaks, California (www.pierreskincare.com) shares just why probiotics are worth including in your daily skincare regimen. It’s all about restoring and balancing the skin’s natural microbiome. “All of this helps to reduce inflammation,” Dr. Pierre explains.

“They also fight free radicals produced by the sun and pollution and may possibly even protect against skin cancer,” he continues. “Probiotics can build up our skin’s natural defenses and promote healthy function. These properties allow probiotics to be very useful for inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis, and in preventing premature aging.”

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Eat This, Not That.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre 40 Worst Health Mistakes Men Make After 40 March 1, 2021

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“As we age, our brains shrink in volume, particularly the frontal cortex and hippocampus, areas involved in higher cognitive function and encoding new memories,” says Peterson Pierre, MD, a dermatologist in Thousand Oaks, California, and founder of the Pierre Skin Care Institute.

The Rx: “It’s important to keep the mind stimulated, and one of the best ways to do that is with the brain training app Lumosity,” says Pierre. “This app is personalized and trains key areas of your brain. Just a few minutes a day can help your mind stay sharp and can even help you improve in certain areas.”

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Elite Daily / Dr. Peterson Pierre The 5 Best Biotin Shampoos March 1, 2021

Biotin, a B vitamin that helps stimulate keratin production, has a reputation for being beneficial for your hair, skin, and nails, so it makes sense that you’d be interested in using a biotin shampoo. But the best biotin shampoos are complimented by other, high-performing ingredients to promote strong hair and a balanced scalp, like “zinc to decrease inflammation; ketoconazole to fight the hair-thinning properties of DHT; antioxidants to minimize free radical damage; castor oil or olive oil to increase scalp circulation and condition the scalp and hair; and keratin, amino acids, and pantothenol to strengthen the hair,” explains Dr. Peterson Pierre, M.D., a dermatologist who spoke to Elite Daily for this article.

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Yahoo! Style / Dr. Peterson Pierre Things You Should Never Do at the Doctor’s Office, Say Doctors February 23, 2021

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“Whether you’re on the phone, texting or emailing, put it away and give the doctor your undivided attention. You took time away from your life, drove to the office, paid your copay for some valuable information but you’re too busy to listen to what the doctor has to say? Respect your time and respect the doctor’s. I’ve had to walk out on patients who expected me to wait for them to finish their conversation. I have other patients waiting so I move on,” says dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre, of the Pierre Skin Care Institute in Thousand Oaks, CA.

“The appointment time is set aside for you and your concerns. Don’t waste it by trying to get medical advice for someone else: spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend. It doesn’t matter,” says Pierre.

“The doctor has set time aside to focus on you and your health. Why ask medical questions about the person who came with you when that person doesn’t even have an appointment? It’s using up your appointment time, it’s disrespectful of the doctor’s time, it puts him in an awkward position of providing medical advice with limited information, and it takes time away from other patients who have scheduled appointments,” says Pierre.

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Good Housekeeping.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre 6 Ways Your Skincare Routine Should Change When You Start Using Retinol February 17, 2021

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There’s a reason retinol is still a star of the skincare world and the go-to recommendation of derms everywhere, even after more than three decades in the mainstream market: It works. “I always say if there are only two things you’re going to use as part of your regimen, it should be sun protection and retinol,” says Peterson Pierre, M.D., a dermatologist in Thousand Oaks, California.

Retinol is the cousin of prescription retinoids, such as tretinoin. Both are retinoids and therefore both a vitamin A derivative. “Tretinoin was first used primarily to treat acne, until we saw that it also improved tone and texture and stimulates collagen, which helps with fine lines and other signs of aging,” he explains. Tretinoin and other prescription retinoids, however, aren’t for everyone; they can make skin extremely dry, red and sensitive, plus they require a derm visit to get an Rx. Retinol became popular and continues to be because it’s an effective alternative.

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ASweatLife.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre How to Keep Your Skin Soft and Smooth All Winter Long February 17, 2021

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It all has to do with the change in temperature and lack of moisture in the air during the cold weather months.

“Without enough protective oils, moisture escapes from the skin which leads to dryness, an effect that intensifies as the temperature and humidity drop during the winter months,” explains Peterson Pierre, MD, dermatologist in Thousand Oaks, California. Wind and indoor heaters contribute to this problem as well, he adds.

“Unfortunately, dryness can lead to itching and cracks in the skin which can predispose you to infection and it can also cause eczema to flare,” says Pierre. “Lack of hydration can also accelerate wrinkle formation.”

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Byrdie.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre The Startling Connection Between Your Workout and Your Skin February 3, 2021

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You know that rosy flush you get after exercise? That is a sign that your skin is being infused with oxygen and nutrients.

“Exercise can be very beneficial to your skin and overall health by increasing blood flow,” says Pierre. “This not only improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin, but will also accelerate the removal of waste products and free radicals, thereby protecting the skin from further damage.”

Another benefit of that rosy flush? You can skip the blush and let your natural beauty shine through!

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Byrdie.com / Dr. Peterson Pierre If You’re in Your 40s, Try This Nighttime Skincare Routine February 2, 2021

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I’m a fan of exfoliating a few times a week because it’s known to increase collagen production and polish away dead skin cells (those can make your skin look dull). However, I’m not a fan of super-gritty exfoliants that tend to irritate my skin. In my teens and 20s, I was all about an intense physical exfoliation, but these days, it’s too harsh for my nighttime skincare routine. “When you’re first starting out, you should probably exfoliate once a week, especially if you have sensitive skin,” board-certified dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre of the Pierre Skin Care Institute tells Byrdie. “This is primarily to assess tolerability and efficacy. After two weeks, you can progress to twice a week. Ultimately, two to three times a week is ideal.”

My top pick is Tatcha’s The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder ($65) because it’s created with rice and papaya enzymes to deliver a creamy foam that softens and gently exfoliates. The secret is in Hadasei-3–a trio of anti-aging Japanese superfoods green tea, rice, and algae that promote youthful radiance. Also, this non-abrasive formula also combats uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation.

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Reader’s Digest Best Health / Dr. Peterson Pierre Thinking About Laser or Light Therapy for Rosacea? Here’s How It Works January 13, 2021

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“Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that can cause pimples similar to acne as well as broken capillaries that cause flushing and blushing,” explains dermatologist Peterson Pierre, MD, founder of the Pierre Skin Care Institute in Thousand Oaks, California. “It can also affect the eyes, resulting in a dry, gritty sensation, or cause an overgrowth of the oil glands on the nose leading to a deformity.”

There are four types of rosacea, including erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (flushing and redness), papulopustular rosacea or acne rosacea (acne-like bumps with redness), phymatous rosacea (large and red nose), and ocular rosacea (dry, red, burning eyes).

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