Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The array is dizzying. Dozens of face-washing "enhancers" are being touted in the fall fashion mags as vital for the nightly cleaning ritual: pre-wash makeup removers, post-wash scrubbing pads, exfoliating gels, toners to restore pH balance and on and on.
What's a woman to do?
Just find yourself a good gentle face soap, dermatologists say. If you have reasonably normal skin, use the product twice a day,
apply moisturizer after you've washed (one with sunscreen in the mornings) and ignore all those other things, they say."You don't need 25 products to have good, clean skin," says dermatologist Karen Nern of Vail Dermatology in Edwards and Basalt, Colo. "Cleansing your face is not complicated."
Indeed, the avalanche of pre- and post-face-washing products entering the post-summer marketplace sometimes troubles dermatologists. Most are a waste of money for relatively normal skin, and some people "can do too much with too many products and irritate their skin," Nern says.
"It's really best, for skin, to keep it simple," says dermatologist Meryl Blecker Joerg of Advanced Dermatology and the Center for Laser and
Cosmetic Surgery, with locations in New York and New Jersey.
The terms "soap" and "cleanser" are used interchangeably, but some "cleansers" contain things docs don't like, and some soaps aren't right, either. Face-cleaning products dermatologists prefer range from bars (they love Dove, Purpose and Cetaphil) to gels to liquids. Whatever the form, the products must be formulated for the face, not the body, and shouldn't contain deodorant, antiseptics or, ideally, fragrance. They shouldn't have scrubbing grains/grit or other popular additives.
Good non-bar options are foaming and non-foaming; neither is necessarily superior (though non-foaming is regarded as milder and may be easier on especially sensitive skin, Joerg says).
To view this article in full please visit: http://yourlife.usatoday.com/your-look/story/2011-09-12/Keep-it-simple-when-it-comes-to-skin-care/50368500/1
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
How To Prepare For Your Next Plastic Surgeon AppointmentGet the most out of your next plastic surgeon or dermatologist appointment by preparing yourself ahead of time. Read the following advice from our experts on how to make the most of your next visit!
Always come prepared to discuss your problem areas:
We all know what we don’t like about ourselves, and your dermatologist needs to know what you’re thinking. You may walk in, and unless you speak up, your dermatologist may tell you how to treat those dark circles under your eyes (but hey, I like my eyes!). Give your doctor the insight right up front, “it’s the loose skin around my neck I want to fix.” Cosmetic dermatologists are a wealth of knowledge, and know about numerous treatments to help pretty much anything you want. Without direction, it’s tough to really make use of that wealth of knowledge.
Dr. Laura Skellchock, Integrative Dermatology in Boca Raton
To see this article in full, please visit: http://www.hormones-beauty-health.com/plastic-surgery/how-to-prepare-for-your-next-plastic-surgeon-appointment/