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Your Face & Hair Are Ever Changing Because Beauty Evolves Over Time.

As we grow from child to adult, our bone structure changes. Our face evolves. And so does our taste. What we once found beautiful and motivating becomes less so. Fashion changes. Styles change. And we find new ideas and people who inspire us to become better.

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.  - Gail Sheehy

As we move through life, we see pictures of ourselves and wonder at the changes. How does the time move so quickly??

But we can be beautiful at any age. We've learned so much about aging that now how you age is up to you!

Nature gives you the face you have at 20. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But at 50 you get the face you deserve.  - Coco Chanel

Fortunately, there are many ways to make sure you like the face you "deserve at 50." There's sunscreen and good skincare. There are skin treatments like Botox, fillers, and micro-needling. There are facelifts and hair restoration. (We're learning more about regrowing hair every day!) And if none of those are your cup of tea, there's exercise, eating right, beauty sleep, and possibly collagen supplements.

I guess what I'm trying to say is this: The world is your oyster! You can meticulously maintain your natural beauty - no matter what your age. OR you can enhance it. But therein lies the beauty (no pun intended!)! The choice is yours. And truly, isn't celebrating your beauty and feeling that inner, quiet confidence what it's all about?

Make the best choice for you! And be the very best you!

So without further ado, below you'll find some articles about ways to maintain (or enhance!) your face and hair. I hope they help! And be sure to check out our Body and Wellbeing categories!

Thanks for reading! And good luck!  - Amy Takken, RN & Founder, Masterpiece Skin Restoration

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When Eye Creams Are Necessary + the Best Way to Use Them!

By Amy Takken, RN / July 27, 2016

There Are Two Schools of Thought on Eye Creams.

Fans of eye creams love them because they stay on the skin around the eyes. Most facial expressions cause the skin around the eyes to move. And when you consider that our eyes blink about 21,000 times a day, a cream that stays put is quite a feat!

Critics of eye creams say they aren’t necessary. They feel this way because many moisturizers and eye creams have essentially the same ingredients.

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Hypo and Hyperpigmentation | Why Some People Get Skin Color Changes With Skin Treatments [Free Infographic]

By Amy Takken, RN / January 31, 2015

What’s the Difference Between Hypo and Hyperpigmentation?

Medical terminology is hard. You know why? Because most of it comes from the Latin and Greek. And just for fun, they threw in some French and Italian!

I guess what I’m trying to say is that people in healthcare usually take medical terminology classes at the beginning of their coursework. So to be able to explain to you well, I need to start with some definitions. Sorry!

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Microblading Eyebrows | How to Find the Best Brow Artist

By Amy Takken, RN / September 4, 2017

Every decade seems to have its own iconic look. Remember how popular Madonna’s signature “Like a Virgin” look was in the 1980s? Drew Barrymore became a big deal in the 1990s. Everyone wanted brows like hers. And remember Pamela Anderson of Baywatch fame? She had really skinny eyebrows – that still are!

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Light Spots & Hypopigmentation | 9 Ways to Fix Them

By Amy Takken, RN / July 29, 2017

I often think that my patients would LOVE ME SO MUCH MORE if I could get them to use retinoids. I sound like a broken record – telling anyone willing to listen that a retinoid will make their skin BETTER. In so many ways!

The problem is people just don’t like using these forms of vitamin A. The side effects (redness, irritation, and peeling during the first 4 weeks of use) are too unpleasant. They usually disappear with continued use, but lots of people get frustrated and quit.

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AlphaRet: A BETTER Retinol for Melasma, Aging Skin, Sun Damage, & Acne

By Amy Takken, RN / November 30, 2016

I often think that my patients would LOVE ME SO MUCH MORE if I could get them to use retinoids. I sound like a broken record – telling anyone willing to listen that a retinoid will make their skin BETTER. In so many ways!

The problem is people just don’t like using these forms of vitamin A. The side effects (redness, irritation, and peeling during the first 4 weeks of use) are too unpleasant. They usually disappear with continued use, but lots of people get frustrated and quit.

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Melasma Treatment | 12 Things That Really Work!

By Amy Takken, RN / October 16, 2015

I’m fortunate in that I’ve never had melasma. I realized just how hard it was to treat when a micro-needling pen sales rep told me that she had melasma. It was startling to me because there wasn’t even 1 dark spot on her face! When I talked to her more, she explained that she’d gotten her melasma under control with micro-needling. It was a revelation for me. It was my “Aha!” moment – when I realized all the possibilities that micro-needling had to offer. But I’ll go into more detail on micro-needling as a treatment for melasma later.

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4 Ways Sugar Damages Skin + 9 Ways to Fix It!

By Amy Takken, RN / October 5, 2016

Most of us feel guilty eating the occasional cupcake – they’re so YUMMY! Sometimes indulging is worth it! But in recent years scientists discovered that – in addition to packing on the pounds – sugar damages skin. So if you were looking for that little extra incentive to cut sugar out of your diet, read on!

Our skin gets damaged by sun exposure. You know that. But did you know that sugar damages skin? The high sugar (candy, soda) and high glycemic index foods (white bread, pasta) we eat age us.

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6 Reasons Micro-Needling Is Great for an Active Lifestyle

By Amy Takken, RN / September 26, 2016

I’m a BIG fan of micro-needling (sometimes called needling) because it works so well to rejuvenate skin. But if you are a regular Masterpiece reader, you already know that!

If you’ve read my posts at all, you know that micro-needling works well on wrinkles, dark spots, redness, and scars. It can even reduce some stretch marks.

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Botox House Calls | Get Botox & Fillers in the Comfort of Your Own Home!

By Amy Takken, RN / August 19, 2016

Medical home visits are making a comeback!

Doctor’s appointments in a patient’s home – a medical home visit – were a thing of the past. Remember that iconic Norman Rockwell painting of the doctor examining a little girl’s doll? It appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post in March, 1929. That was the picture of healthcare in the 1930s. About 40% of patients were seen in their homes. Doctors charged a fee for service on a sliding scale.

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Disclaimer:

The Information provided on our website is not medical advice and should not be viewed as such. By law, only a medical doctor can diagnose or give medical advice. As a registered nurse, my goal is to educate, so I provide information on skin care, skin care products, and skin care treatments. If you have any condition that concerns you, please see a medical doctor. While most skin conditions are benign, some - like melanoma - can be deadly. If there is any doubt, please, please consult your physician. Thank you!

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