Skin Care

By Candice Sabatini

Welcome to the December Dilemma. You know, the time of year when you want your skin to look its best for all those holiday fetes….yet….said fetes are what’s making your skin look its worst. I called upon a couple of my elves….ok, doctors, better than elves…to share a few tips that will help us wassail though the season looking and feeling our best!

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Plastic Surgeon Dr.Shirley Madhere reminds us that to keep skin from getting chapped as we face the elements, we should change our moisturizer from gels or lotions to creams. Look for those that contain hyaluronic acid as a key ingredient to hydrate skin, reduce fine lines and encourage cell turnover. Therapy Systems offers Sensitive Glycolic Formula 10% face cream which will keep the relatives you only see once a year wondering how you stay so young looking! My dry skin gets very sensitive in the winter and so I like to alternate with a glycolic acid formula one day and a rich, nourishing cream the next. I have to admit that at first glance, it was the beautiful painted jar that attracted me to Annick Goutal Crème Splendide Genereuse. But it’s the luscious, hydrating formula with Rose Serum and vitamins A, E, F & C that won me over and made me a fan.

Therapy Systems available at http://www.therapysystems.com
Annick Goutal available at http://www.annickgoutal.com

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Holiday cheer often means too much drinking and too little sleeping which can lead to under eye puffiness and dark circles. Dr. Shirley recommends damp green tea bags or cool cucumber slices as eye compresses before going out and recommends using an eye cream that contains ginseng. AmorePacific Time Response Eye Renewal Crème contains ginseng, green tea and caffeine to reduce puffiness, and amethyst powder to add radiance.

Bergdorf Goodman and AmorePacific 114 Spring Street, NYC

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Snow flakes are delightful, but flaking skin isn’t pretty. Wools and heavier fabrics can cause our skin to flake…Eeewww! Prevent that by exfoliating the body with hydrating creams that contain alpha-hydroxy acids. After your shower or bath, slather on Therapy Systems Glycolic Body Treatment with 8% glycolic acid while skin is still damp to hold in moisture and exfoliate dead skin cells. Oh, and keep that shower short and the water tepid – hot water dries out our skin!

Dr.Shirley Madhere, 212-941-1571 http://www.thenewaesthete.com

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Dr. Gervais Frechette, Physician reminds us that good skin comes from the inside as well. He warns that consuming excess sugar aids in speeding collagen loss and thinning skin. Yikes! Help combat this by resisting too many sweets and taking multivitamins with antioxidants. Instead of sugary candy canes, suck on lozenges with antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E from your local health food store. Dr. Frechette also recommends protein shakes for added vitamins and good health. Fill up on one of those before hitting a holiday party and you might be less tempted by the hors d’ouevres Legacy for Life i26 Complete will shake up your energy and support a balanced immune system. A healthy way to indulge in your passion for chocolate!

Dr. Gervais Frechette – Le Docteur Medical Clinic http://www.Drfrechette.com
Legacy for Life http://www.legacyforlife.com

Originally published December 2007
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