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Winter Skin Care Tips

The Best Winter Skin Care Tips & Advice In my practice I have many clients asking me if they should change their skin care routine or daily habits as the weather changes to the colder months. I do see a difference in my client’s skin since warm weather tends to make us sweat and secrete more oils. Colder weather leaves us feeling drier and lacking in moisture. Typically in the winter months we are living with heaters, which causes a lot more dehydration and overall discomfort. This not only includes the face but the body too. Making sure you use a heavier body cream just out of the shower while you are still damp, will prevent your skin from feeling itchy and looking dry. Another suggestion is to run a humidifier in the bedroom while sleeping which will combat that dry winter air. This particular article published by The International Dermal Institute addresses many of the concerns and questions that people have at this time of the year. I would like to add a few names of my favorite Dermalogica products that I recommend to use during these cold wintery months. When speaking of ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, one of my favorite products by Dermalogica is the Hydrating Booster. This booster can be added to any moisturizer, or applied directly to the skin as a base before applying any cream. It adds moisture without feeling oily. Using an exfoliant such as Dermalogica’s Gentle Cream Exfoliant (a type of cream mask that you remove) or the Daily Resurfacers (a cotton wipe on exfoliant that you leave on ) will remove dead skin cells and allow the newer skin cells to absorb your serums and creams [...]

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 Get Rid of Upper-Lip Wrinkles

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm and Dimethicone Smooths Upper-Lip Wrinkles This is a very informative article written by Dermatologist Dr. Jessica Wu. Upper-Lip Wrinkles are a concern for many of my clients. Dermalogica addresses this issue with two products. Multivitamin Power Firm can be applied to the upper lip and has an infusion of Vitamins A,C and E as well as dimethicone to smooth wrinkles. A new product to be launched this spring is Skin Perfect Primer. This Primer has a spf of 30 as well as anti-aging ingredients to prevent premature aging. Look for this product to launch the Spring of 2012. ... Wrinkles above your lips can look unsightly, and lipstick can migrate into them. Find out what you can do to soften upper-lip wrinkles. Article by Dr. Jessica Wu Upper-lip wrinkles are commonly called smoker's lines, even though many people who have them have never smoked. They tend to be more prominent in people who pucker their lips frequently, drink from straws, or chew gum, because these types of movements crease the skin and deepen such lines. They can also be hereditary. Here are some ways to soften them so you can wear lipstick again: Avoid gum, straws, and to-go cups, which make you pucker your lips. If you must use a straw, put it in the corner of your mouth so your lips pucker less. If your wrinkles are very fine or you’re just starting to notice them, try using a makeup primer to make them look less obvious. Primers usually contain dimethicone to smooth over and fill in skin irregularities (kind of like spackle). A model friend of mine swears by L’Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base. I often treat [...]