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Friday, December 15, 2006

perception of beauty

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Beauty tips and tricks, PT. 2

Dry Skin
Go easy if your skin is dry or sensitive. If your skin feels dry, rough and flaky when you touch it, it needs extra tender-loving care with the following routine:

1) Cream off makeup and dirt with a super-fatted cleansing cream, morning and night. Apply all creams and lotions with an upward motion. It’s stimulating to the skin and helps prevent sagging. Note: Vitamin E oil is also known to slow the aging of skin. Dab it on problem areas that show signs of aging. I offer my patients Vitamin C drops, which are a terrific anti-oxidant for the skin.

2) Moisturize in the morning and before bedtime to keep your skin soft and smooth and to protect it against the additional loss of moisture.

3) Take warm, not hot, showers. Lots of hot water can drain moisture out of your skin, leaving it older-looking, itchy and dry. Be sure to use moisturizing lotion after bathing.

Beware Of The Sun

Even on a cold winter’s day, the ultraviolet rays can penetrate your skin and cause premature aging, especially for skiers and outdoor skaters. Be sure to use a sunscreen product to screen out harmful rays when you participate in winter sports. Ultraviolet rays are strongest between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., so be especially careful if you’re in the sun during those hours. Wear sunglasses. Use petroleum jelly on your lips for added protection.

Aloe Vera has an amazing ability to rejuvenate and rebuild the skin by helping the process of cell division and discarding dead cell tissue. Additionally it is excellent as a moisturizer by maintaining the natural moisturizing agents in the skin, even drawing moisture from the air around.

Age Spots

These flat, gray, brown or black spots occur on more than 90 percent of fair-skinned people past the age of 50. Skin formulas containing maximum strength hydroquinone can gently fade darker skin and age spots. Any suspicious-looking moles or spots that have an irregular pattern should be checked by your dermatologist to be sure they’re not cancerous.

Age spots can also be effectively eliminated by treatments such as IPL Photo-facial rejuvenation.


Resist the urge to pick at a pimple. Skin that is broken out is already infected with bacteria. Picking breaks down the skin and invites in more bacteria, leading to possible infections or scarring.


No amount of money spent at the cosmetics counter or your local pharmacy can replace the treatment and remedies you can get find from a medical esthetician in a plastic surgeon’s office.

Dr. Stephen Greenberg
Dr. Stephen Greenberg is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Beauty Sleep - Is It A Dream?

Beauty Sleep - Is It A Dream?As women we know that a lack of sleep leaves us irritable; however most of us are unaware of the damage it may be doing to our skin? Besides being an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, getting 8 hours of sleep per night helps improve the texture and the luminosity of our skin. During the night the skin is restored from the harmful effects of daily stress. When we do not get the required sleep our skin suffers. This is especially noticeable in the fragile skin under the eyes. The under eye area is almost fifty percent thinner than the skin on the face. Sleepless nights leaves behind fine lines, dark circles or puffy bags. Cosmetic treatments can soften the effects of sleep deprivation but preventive medicine is the best cure. Eye treatments are limited in their ability and cannot reverse the stress that a lack of sleep will do to the skin.
Sheila Dicks is a wardrobe and image consultant who teaches women how to look slimmer by dressing to suit their body type. by:Sheila Dicks

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Beauty tips and tricks

Sedu beauty tips:
Singers, celebrities, and models may be born with a natural look, but they all have tips and tricks that help keep them looking their very best. Here are some of the best-kept Hollywood secrets for healthy, beautiful skin.

Get Enough Sleep
No amount of skincare will compensate for a tired body, and one of the first places to reflect this lack of enough “shut-eye” is your skin. Most of us need at least 6 hours of sleep to function properly. However, the ideal amount of sleep to look wide-eyed, youthful and ready to go is about 8 hours of sleep, depending on the individual. To induce a good night’s sleep be sure your bedroom is cool enough, as a reduced body temperature signals the brain to shift into sleep.

Quit Smoking
Nothing is worse for the skin than cigarette smoke. Not only is it bad for your circulation, cigarettes raise your blood pressure and heart rate and make it more difficult to fall asleep. Many people aren’t aware that nicotine is a stimulant and can keep you awake like a large dose of caffeine. Smokers also tend to wake up in the middle of the night more often, possibly because of withdrawal symptoms.

Proper Nutrition & Exercise
If you want your skin to glow from within, eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, fish and complex carbohydrates. Also, make sure your skin is properly hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

Walking is a great way to keep your skin glowing. If you’re walking on a sunny day, be sure to protect your skin with sunscreen and wear a hat to cover your face.
Oily SkinSkin cells produce a natural oil, called sebum, which helps retain moisture and keeps the skin youthfully smooth. Your skin also maintains a natural acid-alkaline balance to help you fight infection. When all these natural functions are running smoothly, you’re rewarded with normal, healthy, youthful skin. But when they’re not running smoothly, the results can include a variety of problems that give your skin a prematurely old look. When your skin’s oil glands produce too much sebum, pores become clogged. The result can be an outbreak of blackheads, pimples and acne.

Try these steps to solve the problem of oily skin:

1) Cleanse your skin with a pH-adjusted lotion or cream. Choose a gentle deep-pore cleanser that removes excess oiliness, fights bacteria and helps heal blemishes.

2) Follow a routine of regular cleansing every morning, every night and once or twice during the day if possible. Carry cleansing tissues with you in your purse for mid-day touchups.

3) Stimulate circulation with a mask product. Use it two to three times a week to help deep-cleanse and rejuvenate your skin tone.

Dr. Stephen Greenberg is a board-
certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. He is the director of New York’s Premier Center for Plastic Surgery, with offices in Woodbury and Manhattan. For a complimentary.
by:Dr. Stephen Greenberg
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