NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 1
Wear Sunscreen Every Single Day
PROTECT THE ONES YOU LOVE. THAT INCLUDES YOU!
From preventing skin cancer to warding off wrinkles, fighting dark spots and looking younger, it’s impossible to get more good things in one squeeze (and so quickly and visibly!) any other way. UV rays get to you spring, summer, fall and winter, UVA penetrates windows, and indoor lights cause melasma and other dark spots. Plus, the damage is cumulative. All this put together is why wearing sunscreen every day, all year round, both indoors and out, is our pick for top New Skin Resolution. If you do nothing else this year, do this.
SAVE YOUR SKIN, SAVE YOUR LIFE.
Skin Cancer Has No Season Remember, skin cancer is on the rise, it’s common among young people, it affects men more than women, and it affects ALL races and skin tones. Save your hide: stop tanning (outdoors or with indoor booths), wear sunscreen year round, and get informed at skincancer.org.
NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 2
Commit to a Daily Skin Regimen
Eating right & working out, there’s no other way to get the skin you want.
A daily regimen is simply the best thing for your skin. One way to think about it is in terms of weight loss, a healthy lipid profile and physical tone: you could get surgery or do a drastic diet and see instant, remarkable results. But remission is common; many people who go through extreme weight loss gain it back. Whether or not you undergo a radical procedure, you need a lifestyle change of improved nutrition and daily exercise if you want to keep the weight off and stay healthier, longer.
Similarly, dermatological procedures and a monthly facial definitely give your skin a boost — and can even clear severe or stubborn concerns dramatically. But, problems frequently recur without a real change in skin habits. There is no replacement for a daily skin regimen to a) keep skin healthy; b) help you achieve your skin goals; and c) sustain the results over a longer period of time.
NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 3
Rest Your Head, DE-STRESS
The link between stress, inflammation and a litany of problems — from acne, eczema, psoriasis, and aging, to obesity, depression, and even cancer — is getting stronger every day. Decreasing stress is no longer a luxury. It is as fundamental to your health as a balanced diet. Make it a priority.
Busy? You’d be amazed at how much just 60 minutes can do for your skin… and brain efficiency & self improvement!
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NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 4
Eat Right & Move
YOUR MIND, HEART, BODY & SKIN WILL THANK YOU.
The positives of good nutrition and activity are as limitless as the negatives of a poor diet and sloth.
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NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 5
What Goes On Must Come Off.. and Gently!
As skin-loving as our makeup is, all makeup has to come off at the end of the day. New Skintelligent Beauty Makeup Removers are already favorites among TV/stage performers and beauty editors alike for their efficacy (even with stage or professional makeup), gentleness (even with frequent use) and skin-enhancing benefits! Peepers popped with bright eyeshadow shades at Badgley Mischka and Marc Jacobs. Get bright-eyed… …then get brilliant!
The one thing to add to your beauty arsenal this spring: blue eyeliner!
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NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 6
Don’t Give Up
TURN WOE INTO GLOW: THERE IS HOPE FOR DESPERATE SKIN.
We can’t tell you how many times we hear: “my skin is the worst,” or “I have the longest patch test list.” This might seem like the case, but it probably isn’t. And even if it were, there’s hope. Go to a dermatologist who specializes in your condition. Your doctor might be wonderful, but specialists — particularly those who regularly publish or lecture — spend the most time on your exact problem.
Get a patch test, stop random trial and error and minimize (less products and less ingredients). Make sure your doctor does a thorough history. We’ve seen decades-long, steroiddependent cases turn around from proper prevention alone. Stay positive (which also helps your skin!) and keep on keepin’ on. Want an informed ear? Contact us at (212) 217 2762, or via a Private Message on Facebook.
NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 7
BEST MAKEOVER EVER!
Millions of grandmothers used to say, stop frowning or your face will freeze that way. Despite millions of eye rolls in return, it turns out they were right. A furrowed brow does make you look older and stress is one of the greatest aging accelerators.
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NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 8
Don’t Forget Your Body Skin!
ALL SKIN NEEDS CARE
You’re working so hard on your overall health: eating right, de-stressing, sleeping well and exercising. You deserve to show off that healthier bod — and your skin should do it justice! Dermatologists will tell you it’s not uncommon to see toned, glowing faces topping dry, lined, and spotted necks and chests. And one tends to forget how often our hands are seen. Knees, elbows and thighs can look dull and aged, too. Bathe with gentle, lubricating cleansers and moisturize daily with a multibeneficial product like our virgin coconut Know-It-Oil or even an active body skin therapy lotion like Re-Everything or Illuminants+. And add a body treatment to your monthly facial.
NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 9
Use Less, Sample More
EVEN “NORMAL” SKIN CAN GET SENSITIVE
Sampling is a good idea for everyone. Why? Even those with perfectly clear, healthy skin who can use “anything” can develop a reaction to an ingredient. Like all bodily organs, your skin changes over time. Repeated exposure to irritants, allergens or comedogens over years can increase the risk of your developing in a more severe reaction or a full-blown allergy later.
In fact, many people have reactions and don’t know it. Dryness, for example, can be a sign of irritation.
Another best practice: use products with less ingredients and use less products in general. The more ingredients you’re exposed to, the higher the risk of a cross reaction.
As with all health concerns, prevention is always better than treatment. Rashes or acne can leave dark marks or scars that can be much harder to correct than simply preventing them from occurring in the first place.
NEW SKIN RESOLUTION NUMBER 10
GET YOUR INFO FROM THE EXPERTS
It’s tough not to panic at the loudest, scariest headlines. Some ingredients are dangerous, medical horror stories do happen, and once-innocent foods can turn out to be bad for you. But keep in mind that top doctors, scientists and health organizations devote the majority of their lives to keeping up with the latest developments in their fields — which is the minimum expectation. The elite contribute to the science with their own studies. They know more, period. Trust the legitimate specialists and groups like the American Academy of Dermatology, American Contact Dermatitis Society, American Cancer Society, etc. They’re looking at the same headlines you are but are digging deeper and will have more accurate conclusions. For the same reasons, try not to self diagnose or self medicate. Especially for stubborn skin issues, stop experimenting and see a dermatologist (for long-term sensitivity, ask about a patch test). And, get a skin cancer screening or mole mapping annually.
To our doctor, client and beauty editor friends, it’s going to be an amazing year. Thank you for giving us the privilege of providing you with the safest, most proven effective care on the planet! We love what we “dew”…and love that you love it, too!