Posted on 13 August 2010 by irene
Taking care of your skin is one of the most important things you can do to beautify yourself.
Remember~ It’s all about prevention!
Here are a few tips from professional dermatologists and facialists from an old Glamour (4/09) issue.
Try and see how it works for you!
In the shower, NY derm Jeannette Graf, M.D., rubs on a scrub before getting wet.
“The grains grip dry skin better” she says. A natural-bristle body brush also does the job.
A Surprise Pimple Eraser
NYC derm Francesca Fusco, M.D., sometimes applies hydrocortisone (the stuff you use for bug bites) to hers and leaves it on for a few hours.
“It’s an anti-inflammatory, so it reduces swelling and redness”
Yogurt as Moisturizer
This weekly must for aesthetician Jacqueline Aghajani in Beverly Hills may sound like a party dip, but it’s a very hydrating mask.
She grates the skin of a cucumber, mixes it with plain yogurt, and leaves it on for 20 minutes
The Two-Minute Facial
Svetlana Nadirova, spa director of the Four Seasons Punta Mita, presses a hot wash-cloth to her face for 15 seconds, then repeats with a cold one.
“I alternate them for two minutes, finishing with cold. It makes my skin rosy and fresh”
A Blotch Fader
When her cheeks get ruddy, Dr. Graf puts a few drops of Visine into a tablespoon of water, dips in a cotton pad and pats it on to shrink blood vessels (and get the red out). Test for irritation on your wrist first.
* You can also use Visine directly on pimples to help tone down redness
A Quick Hand Treatment
“Hands often show your age before your face does, so I rub facial serum on mine at bedtime” says Palm Beach aesthetician Tammy Fender.
Hoarding that serum? Put it on your face, then apply what’s left on fingers over the backs of your hands
The Vitamin E Lip Fix
To soothe a chapped kisser, California derm Jessica Wu, M.D., pierces a capsule of Vitamin E and dabs on the contents.
“The oil is much more emollient than a waxy balm”
A Post-Shower Pore Purge
Dr. Wu uses blackhead-extracting strips right after a hot shower.
“I pat my face dry, stick one on, then brush my teeth. The bathroom steam helps loosen dirt and oil buildup; it comes right out”