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Holiday Skin Care Tips for Your Skin Type

Not the Usual Holiday Skin Care Tips The Holidays are upon us and we all seem to have several events and errands to add to our already busy lives. There are the typical holiday skin care tips for all skin types that we read about. That would be getting enough sleep, taking our makeup off after a late night party and drinking enough water to compensate for those Holiday party beverages. But we all don’t have the same skin type so how we weather the fun and stress of this special time of year is different for each type of skin. Dry Skin How do we handle dry skin and the lack of humidity caused by heaters and cold weather? My first advice would be to invest in a humidifier for your bedroom. Not only is this great for your skin but it will also keep your throat from getting sore. Moisture is lost as we sleep so a humidifier will create a healthy environment for your skin. Continue to use an exfoliant a least once or twice a week. Not doing so will only keep your dead skin cells glued to the surface of your skin, so your serums and moisturizers won’t penetrate properly. Applying a rich gel or cream masque once a week will soften fine lines and wrinkles. Lastly, use a heavier night cream than your daily moisturizer with spf. When you wake in the morning your skin will be soft and supple. Oily Skin Oily skin can improve during the cold winter months. I see a lot less breakouts and acne being more controlled when the weather isn’t so warm. Sweating on hot days combined with excess oil secretion only contributes [...]

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 [...]