13 Things Dermatologists Are Dying to Tell You About Your Skin

Are you suffering from acne? Do you want to improve your skin but do not trust skin products alone? Well, if you answered “Yes”, then you need a dermatologist. Your improved looks will produce confidence.

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They say beauty is only skin deep. Only?! Skin is our body’s largest organ, and when it’s clear, hydrated, and radiant, it signals wellness on the inside too. The secrets top M.D.’s share with their favorite people will make you look younger and feel healthier.

1. PIN IT FOR LATER

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2. START ANTI-AGING NOW

“When someone asks, ‘When do I deal with this line between my eyes?’ I’m tempted to say, ‘It was time to deal with it when you first noticed it!’ I can be blunt like that with family, so when my cousins asked, I told them my philosophy: Clean up your room before it gets too dirty. If you begin with small amounts of Botox or filler in your early 30s when lines start forming, the muscle movement that creates wrinkles is restricted sooner, so you likely won’t develop deeper ones. That said, it’s okay if you’ve put it off. Botox, Fraxel, and fillers work into your 40s and beyond; you’ll just need somewhat higher doses since the damage will be greater. Most people have it backward: They’re worried about overdoing it by coming in too frequently. But if they came earlier and more often, I wouldn’t need to do much, so it would cost less and look more natural.” —Paul Jarrod Frank, M.D., director of 5th Avenue Dermatology Surgery and Laser Center and clinical assistant professor of dermatology at Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai in New York City

3.MADE A CHANGE? YOUR SKIN KNOWS

“A friend called me about an itchy rash on her face. When I saw her red, swollen bumps, I realized it was rosacea. So many things can trigger rosacea, even if you’ve never had it before: coffee, milk and cheese, chocolate, red wine, spices. I could have put her on antibiotics, but instead I asked her what had changed in her diet — I knew she was a healthy eater and didn’t drink alcohol but loved coffee. Turns out, she had recently started taking it with cream. She stopped, and the inflammation disappeared within a week. If you’re having a problem, it helps to think about anything that’s new, even if it seems small. Your doctor might make a connection that can get you relief.” —Valerie Goldburt, M.D., cosmetic dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery and assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City

Read more: http://www.redbookmag.com/beauty/anti-aging/g3800/dermatologist-skin-care-tips

 

Advice on choosing the right nail polish

With all of the options that are available when you go to purchase nail polish, it can be rather confusing how to choose the right ones. The perfect polish can help to change your look in just a few minutes.

 

The quality of your manicure greatly depends on the quality of your nail polish. This is why selecting the right nail polish is such an important step in nail care.

It is advisable that you choose nail polish which does not contain acetone. Apart from selecting a color you like, choice is also required in selecting base and overcoat, strengtheners and finish. Today many cosmetic companies offer products containing both base and color or color and finish which is often convenient, but this convenience is sometimes at the expense of the quality of the product.

The best way to discover the quality of a certain polish is to try it out. Yet regardless, here are a few things to consider before you buy your nail-care product.

Selecting the color

When looking at the colors of polish in the cosmetics isle do not consider them individually. Try to imagine how a certain color will look when combined with your skin, hair, clothes and personality. Keep in mind that catalog colors may vary greatly and even a color you really like may look more intense in the bottle and more watered down when applied to your nails. Try out polish when possible. When shopping for clear nail polish, keep in mind that it should be applied over a stronger foundation.

Saturation

You should check the saturation of your polish before you begin applying it. If a drop does not fall from the tip of the brush in 5 seconds, then the polish is too dry. It will dry quicker and its application will be difficult.

 

Read more: http://nailartjournal.com/advice-on-choosing-the-right-nail-polish/