50 IS THE NEW 40…BUT NOT FOR YOUR SKIN

Assessing Your Mid-Life Mind and Body

Did you know that people in their mid-to-late 50s are generally happier and experience less stress than young adults today?1 This notion reinforces why this age should be appreciated and embraced. Your 50s, however, also require that you take care of yourself even more rigorously than ever before. Although your mind feels youthful, your body may need some extra TLC – especially your skin.

Luckily, brands like DerMend® are designed to address the unique needs of maturing skin. Since everyone’s skin needs are not the same, DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions offers a new line of products that help address the different, common skin conditions associated with being 50+.

Dermatologist-recommended DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions features DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula ($29.99, 4.5oz), DerMend® Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula ($29.99, 4.5oz) and DerMend® Moisturizing Anti-Itch Lotion ($19.99, 8oz). Depending on your skin’s needs, one of the three products in the line, when used in a daily skincare regimen, can help every inch of your skin stay healthy and keep pace with the years.

Age is nothing but a number, so why not look as young as you feel!? Remember to reach for DerMend® to help maintain healthy, younger-looking skin in your 50s and beyond!

Availability:
DerMend® Moisturizing Anti-Itch Lotion: Walgreens and CVS
DerMend® Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula: Walgreens and CVS
DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula: CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Meijer
All three products can also be purchased online at LovelySkin.com.

Please visit www.dermend.com or www.ferndalehealthcare.com for more information.

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1 http://www.nbcnews.com/id/37195913/ns/health-aging/t/people-are-happier-less-stressed-after-age/#.WfCrWWhSy71

MYTHS VS. TRUTHS OF AGING

Debunking Myths about Maturing Skin with DerMend®

Think you’ve got all the facts about your aging skin? Think again. It turns out that much of what we’ve been told about aging is a fallacy or based on old wives’ tales. Let DerMend® and dermatologist, Helen Torok, MD, debunk common myths about aging and provide some tips for early intervention to help keep skin looking and feeling its best throughout the years.

  • Myth: Everyone’s skin ages at the same pace.
    • Truth: According to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some people are naturally biologically older and age faster than others, despite being the same chronological age.1 Whatever rate your body matures, aging is inevitable. Therefore, it is important to use skincare products designed to help skin keep pace with the years, like DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions – a line of three dermatologist-recommended products designed to specifically address the unique skin conditions associated with aging.
  • Myth: The pricier the product, the better the results.
    • Truth: The cost of a product does not determine its effectiveness, rather it is the ingredients that are in the formula.2 Dr. Torok advises to look for wallet-friendly products in your local drugstore containing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, retinol, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, and ceramides which are key in treating problems relating to aging skin. Dr. Torok recommends DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula ($29.99, 4.5oz) and DerMend® Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula ($29.99, 4.5oz), both of which are formulated using a combination of these ingredients.
  • Myth: Diet has nothing to do with the rate at which our skin ages.
    • Truth: Eating foods with a high glycemic index like white bread, pasta and potatoes cause the formation of AGEPs (Advanced Glycation End Products). AGEPs can cause collagen and elastin to become stiff and less springy, leading to sagging skin which ages your appearance.3 Limit the amount of AGEP-inducing foods you eat to keep your skin looking plump and fresh.
  • Myth: 80 percent of sun damage occurs before age 18, so sun protection at a later age is not as crucial.
    • Truth: According to a 2003 study, you receive just 25 percent of total sun exposure by age 18.4 “While it’s true that melanoma is closely linked to childhood sunburns, sun exposure throughout your lifetime can cause other types of skin cancers, in addition to wrinkles, thinning skin, dark spots and broken capillary veins,” according to Dr. Torok. Therefore, it is important to take the proper measures to protect skin from the sun at all ages.

So, now that you have some key facts about maturing skin, take these necessary steps, in conjunction with DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions products, to help maintain beautiful, youthful-looking skin!

Availability:
DerMend® Moisturizing Anti-Itch Lotion: Walgreens and CVS
DerMend® Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula: Walgreens and CVS
DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula: CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Meijer
All three products can also be purchased online at LovelySkin.com.

Please visit www.dermend.com or www.ferndalehealthcare.com for more information.

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1 http://www.pnas.org/content/112/30/E4104
2 http://www.webmd.com/beauty/features/9-skin-care-myths#2
3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3704564/
4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12733658

THE TEST OF TIME….. HOW MATURE IS YOUR SKIN?

Introducing New DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions

Remember when you were a kid and the word “immature” was an insult? Well, now you’re grown up and you may be feeling the same way about the word “mature.” But, it’s a fact of life, and when it comes to your skin, there is a very specific path to maturity and you may not be happy with the direction in which it’s heading.

When dermatologists talk about mature skin, they are usually referring to people over the age of 50. And, there are significant implications for your 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and beyond. The good news? You can intervene with the ways in which your skin ages and a new line from DerMend® can help.

New DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions is a line of three dermatologist-recommended products that can help your skin better weather the “test of time.” Remember, not everyone’s mature skin issues are the same, so DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions offers a new line of products that may help with your particular need.

“One needs to begin examining the skin on one’s body around the age of 50 for subtle and not so subtle changes,” said Iowa dermatologist, Roger Ceilley, MD. “There is a huge tendency to focus on the face, but the trap is that the rest of your body may be neglected and then you wind up playing catch-up and it may be very late in the ‘maturing” process.” Dr. Ceilley identifies a maturing process by which the skin becomes thinner, collagen levels drop and skin may become more fragile, bruises more easily and may become chronically itchy. “Once you’re in this cycle,” explains Dr. Ceilley, “you almost don’t know what to treat first.” However, only one of these conditions may affect your skin, so it’s important to identify the problem and look for the right product with which to address it.

DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions features DerMend® Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula, DerMend® Moisturizing Anti-Itch Lotion and DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula. Depending on your skin’s particular needs, one of the three products in the DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions line, used in a daily skincare regimen for your body, can help every inch of you keep pace with the years.

DerMend® Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula ($29.99, 4.5oz) helps rejuvenate thin, fragile, mature skin with such skin-loving ingredients as hyaluronic acid, retinol, glycolic acid, niacinamide and five critical ceramides to help make your skin more resilient and fresher looking. It is a lightweight, fragrance-free cream that absorbs easily and quickly and helps leave skin looking restored and rejuvenated.

DerMend® Moisturizing Anti-Itch Lotion ($19.99, 8oz.) features the ingredient pramoxine hydrochloride 1% for the temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations. Steroid-free, it quickly addresses a very common problem of mature skin – itchiness. “Skin may itch more as we get older, because it may be drier and lacking in adequate hydration,” explains Dr. Ceilley. “We don’t know why exactly, but it seems that as skin reaches the age of 65, it may become itchier. The problem is this skin disturbance can keep one from getting a good night’s sleep and that is not a good thing at any age, but especially as we get older.“ An ingredient such as pramoxine hydrochloride 1% can rapidly interfere with the itch/scratch cycle helping you to have calmer skin and a good night’s sleep.

DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula ($29.99, 4.5oz) is a must for skin as it matures. As skin becomes thinner and more fragile, it may bruise more easily. Medications such as blood thinners may leave skin especially vulnerable to the development of bruises of all colors and sizes and may leave one yearning for “cover-up” clothing no matter how what the season. DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula helps improve the appearance of bruised skin with a proprietary blend of ceramides, alpha hydroxy acid, arnica oil and retinol. These ingredients help to restore and rejuvenate the skin’s natural barrier.

“If you haven’t already implemented a skincare routine that encompasses every inch of you, you’re missing a very important opportunity in the lifecycle of your skin,” said Dr. Ceilley.

DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions can help make your daily regimen quick and easy and . . . it won’t leave people guessing about your age by the look of your skin!

Availability:
DerMend® Moisturizing Anti-Itch Lotion: Walgreens and CVS
DerMend® Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula: Walgreens and CVS
DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula: CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Meijer
All three products can also be purchased online at LovelySkin.com.

Please visit www.dermend.com or www.ferndalehealthcare.com for more information.

THE THREE TELL-TALE SIGNS THAT YOUR SKIN IS AGING

Take These Necessary Steps to Help Your Mature Skin

It’s no secret that your skin ages every day and there are many ways that time leaves its mark on the body. Your skin is at the mercy of many factors as you age and the transformation isn’t optional. Spotting the signs of maturing skin early on can help your skin and keep it as healthy and youthful looking as possible! Luckily, DerMend® offers a line of products, DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions, to help you tackle three specific skin issues associated with aging.

Your skin looks thinner than usual.
According to dermatologist, Helen Torok, MD, “The most frequent cause of thin, fragile skin is aging. With each passing year, the surface layer of your skin thins and loses some of its elasticity. The levels of collagen, elastin and fatty tissue, which are important for making skin appear plump and youthful, begin to diminish in the deeper layers of the skin.” DerMend® Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula ($29.99, 4.5oz) helps rejuvenate thin, fragile, mature skin with such skin-loving ingredients as hyaluronic acid, retinol, glycolic acid, niacinamide and five critical ceramides to help make your skin more resilient and fresher looking.

You notice your skin bruising more easily.
As skin becomes thinner and more fragile, it may bruise more easily. Medications such as blood thinners may leave skin especially vulnerable to the development of bruises of all colors and sizes. DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula ($29.99, 4.5oz) helps improve the appearance of bruised skin with a proprietary blend of ceramides, alpha hydroxy acid, arnica oil and retinol.

Your skin feels itchier than usual.
“With aging, comes a loss of moisture. The cell membranes become more porous, contributing to dryness and the crepey look. Consequently, skin tends to become itchy and more sensitive,” according to Dr. Torok. DerMend® Moisturizing Anti-Itch Lotion ($19.99, 8oz.) contains the active ingredient pramoxine hydrochloride 1% for the temporary relief of itching associated with minor skin irritations. Steroid-free, it quickly addresses that itchy feeling while helping to moisturize the skin as well.

Now that you know how important it is to identify potential skin issues early on, you can look for the right product to address them. Depending on your skin’s particular needs, one of the three products in the DerMend® Mature Skin Solutions line can help your body feel and look more youthful!

Availability:
DerMend® Moisturizing Anti-Itch Lotion: Walgreens and CVS
DerMend® Fragile Skin Moisturizing Formula: Walgreens and CVS
DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula: CVS, Walmart, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Meijer
All three products can also be purchased online at LovelySkin.com.

Please visit www.dermend.com or www.ferndalehealthcare.com for more information.

DO YOU HAVE THIN SKIN????? | THE PSYCHOLOGIST MAY BE OUT, BUT YOUR DERMATOLOGIST IS IN

One of the customary perks of growing older is growing a little wiser along the way, right? You’ve most likely come to appreciate your “thicker skin” when dealing with life’s sticky situations and bad attitudes. However, when you look in the mirror, all you see is someone who looks easily bruised. The good news is there’s help available and it’s as near as your local drugstore. Check with your dermatologist to help determine what may be ailing your skin. He, or she, may recommend a new product designed specifically to improve the appearance of bruising.

DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula* is a “dream” cream that can help improve the appearance of thinning and bruised skin. DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula* can help you say farewell to dark bruises and the ugly long sleeves or turtleneck shirts you wear to hide them. DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula* helps to rejuvenate and maintain your skin’s firmness and elasticity that may have been lost due to medication, such as blood thinners, UV damage, genetics or simply getting older.

With ingredients such as ceramides, retinol, arnica oil and glycolic acid, DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula* works to:

  • Help improve the appearance of bruised skin
  • Help rejuvenate and restore the skin’s natural barrier
  • Improve the appearance of skin discoloration
  • Reduce the look of mottled pigmentation
  • Improve skin texture
  • Maintain collagen and elastin production
  • Boost moisture and suppleness

Applying DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula* to your skin twice a day (or as recommended by your dermatologist) can help improve the skin’s overall appearance — especially on exposed areas such as arms, hands, chest and legs. The non-irritating, fragrance free-formula is also ideal for sensitive skin. Best of all, DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula* absorbs easily into skin and won’t stain clothing.

Your sharp wit and strong personality need not be dampened by the state of your skin. With vigilance, you can protect it and help to improve its appearance.

DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula is available online and at select CVS stores nationwide.

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For more information visit www.dermend.com

*DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula is available at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Meijer.

About Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc.

Ferndale Healthcare, Inc. is an affiliate of Ferndale Pharma Group Inc., a fully integrated holding company. Ferndale Healthcare targets several key specialty markets which encompass disease states that range from benign anorectal disorders to various skin conditions. The company’s mission is to provide high-quality, value-added products that help patients get back to what matters most in their lives—living well. Many of Ferndale Healthcare’s products are leaders in their respective categories.

 

DO YOU BRUISE EASILY?????

Then You’ll Want to Know About DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula

If you often find yourself looking at a new black and blue bruise and can’t for the life of you remember how you got it, there’s good news waiting for you at the drugstore. While there is an abundance of products to help minimize scars, there are not many products that help reduce the appearance of bruises. DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula* is a unique cream that can help improve the appearance of your skin in this very important way. By helping to restore the skin’s barrier, DerMend® will leave you less likely to hear your friends ask “Oh, what happened to your arm . . . . or leg?”

With ingredients such as ceramides, retinol, arnica oil and glycolic acid, DerMend® works to:

  • Help improve the appearance of bruised skin
  • Help rejuvenate and restore the skin’s natural barrier
  • Improve the appearance of skin discoloration
  • Reduce the look of mottled pigmentation
  • Improve skin texture
  • Maintain collagen and elastin production
  • Boost moisture and suppleness

Applying DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula to your skin twice a day can help improve the skin’s overall appearance — especially on exposed areas such as arms, hands, chest and legs. The non-irritating, formula is also ideal for sensitive skin. Best of all, DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula absorbs easily into skin and won’t stain clothing.

DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula is available online and at select CVS stores nationwide.

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For more information visit www.dermend.com

*DerMend® Moisturizing Bruise Formula is available at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Meijer.

About Ferndale Healthcare®, Inc.

Ferndale Healthcare, Inc. is an affiliate of Ferndale Pharma Group Inc., a fully integrated holding company. Ferndale Healthcare targets several key specialty markets which encompass disease states that range from benign anorectal disorders to various skin conditions. The company’s mission is to provide high-quality, value-added products that help patients get back to what matters most in their lives—living well. Many of Ferndale Healthcare’s products are leaders in their respective categories.