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Skin Care Resolutions for 2012

Manhattan Dermatology Skin Resolutions

  1. I resolve to incorporate an alpha-hydroxy acid product into my regimen, whether it be a cleanser like Glytone Mild Gel Wash or a cream like SkinMedica 15% AHA/BHA Cream, 2-3 times per week. This will help keep me glowing and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.
  2. I resolve to be diligent about sunscreen application, even on cloudy days, because ultraviolet rays, especially UVA rays are omnipresent. They even penetrate window glass.
  3. I resolve to get a skin cancer screening at my local dermatologist’s office. It’s time to check that spot. Melanomas have nearly a 100% cure rate if caught early.
  4. I resolve to stick to one skin care regimen for at least 3 months. With so many products on the market, people switch around too often. Invest in a good multi-step regimen (cleanser, treatment product, moisturizer, sunscreen) for your skin type and use it everyday, twice a day, for 3 months. I know you will see a difference in your skin. Be persistent and consistent!
  5. I resolve to make that favorite man in my life wear sunscreen everyday. Men tend to like sheer products—some nice ones to try are LaRoche Posay Anthelios 45 Ultra-Light Fluid for Face, or the chemical-free SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50. It will help prevent skin cancers and premature aging.
  6. I resolve to use one product that makes me smile. One of my favorites is Yonka Phyto Contour Eye Firming Cream, which has a great scent and has a refreshing, cooling effect. Or one of the many masques by Eminence—you can’t lose with a little alone time and one of these organic, amazing concoctions.
  7. I resolve to pamper my eyelashes with an eyelash growth product like Latisse. It works. Longer, darker, fuller lashes enhance any skin care routine. As we age, our lashes become thinner. It’s important to give them a boost. If you want to opt for a non-prescription option, you may want to try RevitaLash, or the one that I am using now, Jan Marini’s Marini Lash Eyelash Conditioner.
  8. I resolve to maximize my hair, nail, and skin health by eating better and incorporating supplements into my life, like Murad Firm & Tone Supplements or Perricone MD Superberry Powder with Açai. I will eat more fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts, eggs, healthy oils and whole grains.
  9. I resolve to moisturize. People often forget this simple step. Alone, it will make your skin look and feel better. My favorite basic moisturizer is CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion. It’s easy to find, has a great price point, and everyone can use it—babies, acne-prone kids, parents and grandparents. It’s great for both the face and the body. The best time to moisturize is right after you shower while the skin is still damp.
  10. I resolve to try a chemical peel or a facial. Go for it. You will love it. Just like exercise, it’s an important part of healthy skin maintenance. We have an amazing esthetician, Cathy. She will make your day!

About Dr. M + Team

Founded by Dr. Ashley Magovern, a board-certified dermatologist and South Bay native, Manhattan Dermatology offers the latest in general, cosmetic and pediatric dermatology services in a friendly, intimate environment. Our skilled, compassionate team delivers exceptional state-of-the-art care using the most advanced treatments and technologies, including laser services, Ultherapy ultrasound skin tightening, injectables such as Botox and Juvederm, liquid face lifts, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, photorejuvenation and sclerotherapy. We partner closely with you to solve your skin care concerns, be it sun damage or acne, wrinkles or redness, brown spots or unwanted hair. We want you to walk out of our door feeling special, radiant, and confident in your skin.
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