Tune in to our newest webisode of Coffee with Mary for advice on your journey to great skin … all in the time you could drink a cup of coffee. In this week’s webisode, Mary discusses if you can use REDEFINE Regimen if you rarely have a reaction.
Tune in to our newest webisode of Coffee with Mary for advice on your journey to great skin … all in the time you could drink a cup of coffee. In this week’s webisode, Mary discusses if you only breakout a little, do you have acne.
The quest for great skin is a journey, and while life is short and meant to be lived to the fullest, I’ve had to make changes to my lifestyle throughout the years to redefine my skin’s future. For instance, these days, I’m the first to tell you to run from the sun, but it wasn’t always that way. Growing up through long, lousy winters in Illinois, my friends and I couldn’t wait to get outside at the first sign of sun. We were desperate to get a tan, and we worked at it with baby oil, reflectors and all the tools of the trade. When I moved to Florida to attend college and medical school, I continued my sun-worshipping ways and was known for having the best tan among my classmates. Later, during my dermatology residency, I used to sneak into the psoriasis clinic after hours to work on my “base tan” by catching some rays with the UV light boxes used to treat psoriasis patients.
For many years, women believed they could do little or nothing about the state of their skin and the ravages of aging. Today, we now understand that genetics account for just 20% of visible aging changes, and the remaining 80% depends on habits and lifestyle. By becoming an active participant in the quest for healthier, more attractive skin, we all have the opportunity to look and feel as young as we choose.
Tune in to our newest webisode of Coffee with Mary for advice on your journey to great skin … all in the time you could drink a cup of coffee. In this week’s webisode, Mary talks about what moisturizer you should use in the winter for your dry face.
Is great skin on your holiday wish list? You can get the ball rolling by committing to one new good skin habit a month.
When it comes to changing habits, seeing results really helps. But the daily changes that come with a new skincare routine may be so subtle that you don’t notice the cumulative benefits occurring over time. We suggest taking a baseline digital photo of your face as a reference point to track your progress. Here’s how to get started:
Porexia: An obsession with the size of one’s pores.
“I hate my pores.” It’s a seemingly constant complaint among women over 30. In fact, a recent Harris Poll found that 45% of women wish they could change the size of their pores, and almost 30% are more concerned about their pore size than they are about wrinkles. Dermatologists have begun to use the term “porexia” to describe patients who are so fixated on their pores that they continually study them in a 10x magnified mirror. While a 10x mirror may do wonders for eyebrow-plucking accuracy, when it comes to pores, it can distort reality and not only warp the way you see yourself, but also the way you perceive the world sees you. At that magnification, even regular pores can look like blackheads.