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Healthy Skin in Your 20s and 30s

My philosophy is the sooner you start on a skin care regimen the better! Skin produces a strong amount of sebum during these years, so addressing the breakouts is always a priority. With hormone changes, hot yoga, and oil based hair products, I see many of my clients dealing with acne they never had. Having a designated routine and sticking to it will make a huge difference in the overall look of your skin. Using a ph-balanced gel, clay or anti-bacterial cleanser twice a day will remove excess oil, makeup and impurities from the surface. Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel, Dermal Clay Cleanser and Clearing Skin Wash are favorites of mine. I also recommend using the Clarisonic Brush once a day to gently vibrate and lift dead skin cells. Using an exfoliant two to three times a week will be sure to remove excess oil and debris, and create a smoother finish. Dermalogica’s Skin Prep Scrub and Microfoliant do this without irritation. There are several serums and boosters that can be applied underneath a moisturizer depending on the skin’s texture. Some have Salicylic Acid others have Hyaluronic Acid, one for excess oiliness the other for dehydration. Moisturizers should always be applied whether you have oily or dry skin. Dermalogica’s Oil Control Lotion, Active Moist and Skin Smoothing Cream all have different levels of moisture to address the current skin condition. It is very important to use an eye cream since this is where you will see the first sign of fine lines developing. Be careful not to put it too close to the edge of the eyelid, since this will cause irritation and puffiness. Next, I always tell my clients that UVA and UVB protection is [...]

How to Prepare for a Holiday Party

Are You Ready for Those Holiday Parties? The Holidays are upon us and many of us are juggling work, and a busy social life. Here are some quick ideas to go from work to that fun cocktail or holiday dinner party right after work. Being organized before you leave for work in the morning is always the key. The following is a checklist to make the transition quicker and easier to show up to your event on time looking fabulous! Pack a “makeup” refresher bag the night before…This should include foundation, blush, concealer, eyeliner, mascara and your lip color. Don’t forget a small brush or comb. Plan to wear to work either cool or warm tone clothing that will match your evening’s selection…This will eliminate your having to bring an entire different set of makeup colors to accessorize your clothing. Always keep dental floss, toothpaste and mouthwash at the office...It’s typically hours since you’ve had a quick rinse, and it makes you feel more secure when you are in close conversation with others. Bring your special high heel shoes and an evening purse that will carry essentials only...I always carry driver’s license, credit card, cash for the valet, phone and of course my lipstick! It’s always nice to have a travel size of your favorite perfume at the office for a quick “spritz” just before you walk out the door…My favorite perfume has always been Tressor by Lancome. Soft yet delicious. Lastly if you haven’t eaten since lunch,be sure to have a quick snack like a piece of cheese, or an apple...You don’t want to show up at the event starving, since food is usually served much later than the drinks. Being organized [...]

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You and Your Skin Care In The Sun

Skin Care In The Sun: The Negative Results of Prolonged Suntanning & Sunburns With summer nearing an end, I have found that many of my clients are dealing with the aftermath of a suntan or sunburn from being outdoors during the past few months. As years go by, the negative results of getting a suntan or a sunburn are evident, and can be seen showing up as hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, broken capillaries and loss of elasticity with wrinkles. I believe the article below explains in depth what really does happen to the skin, and how a suntan is actually our body’s natural defense to help prevent the damage that is occurring. Many of my clients come to me for facials hoping that peels or microdermabrasion can be a “quick fix” to repair the damage that has been done. Although these treatments do create a smoother texture and a short term lightening effect, they do not correct the damage that has accumulated over the years. There is an overwhelming demand in the Dermatologist’s and Plastic Surgeon’s offices to “turn back the hands of time” and repair sun damaged skin by the use of lasers and injectables. These treatments can work, but not everyone will see the same results. Usually these treatments for sun damage are best done in the winter months when exposure to the sun is limited. Here is my best advice, since we know so much more about the sun and it’s damaging affects on the skin. Wear sunblock daily, reduce exposure, and have a yearly check up to be sure no skin cancers are present or forming. We do need the benefits of Vitamin D, which occurs from limited sun exposure, but I [...]