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With the new year comes New Year’s resolutions. Last year, the most popular resolution focused on getting healthy. But good health isn’t limited to our weight, diet, or exercise habits. The truth is, our health affect our skin. What we eat, drink, or stress about can directly help or hurt our body’s largest organ.

Whether or not you make a resolution (and keep it), use the New Year to focus on skin health and wellness.  The weather, stress, fatigue and other factors greatly influence the appearance of our skin. While some factors may be out of your control (like hereditary skin conditions), there are many ways to change up your habits to improve the health of your skin.

Nurturing skin in the right ways can keep you looking younger, decrease dark spots and improve the way your skin looks and feels all year long.

Use Sunscreen.

Never, ever underestimate the power of sunscreen. If you’re outside in the sun, your exposed skin should be slathered in sunscreen. Yes, this even includes the winter months. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30. A great sunscreen will protect your skin from sun damage including hyperpigmentation and skin cancer. So don’t hold back!

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Moisturize.

The dry weather of winter depletes our skin of moisture, and, really, no one likes scaly dry cracking hands. They hurt, and dry skin tends to highlight wrinkles. Moisturize your skin after you shower or bathe to lock in hydration (check out our product that is waterproof, perfect for post-showers and dry skin).  Want a natural moisturizer? Try coconut oil, just be cautious about using this oil on the face as it may clog pores.

Brighten up.

Want a brighter complexion? Use products that help reflect light like illuminating cosmetics or brightening creams, serums or toners. Skin brighteners are perfect for evening out skin tone and correcting blemishes.

Use Lip Balm.

Don’t forget the skin on your lips! Nothing is worse than dry chapped lips. And please don’t lick them…this makes dryness worse. The Mayo Clinic recommends using a balm with sunscreen. There are many balms on the market, and some are even tinted so they can double as a lipstick.

Stay Hydrated.

Yes, a great moisturizer keeps skin smooth and hydrated, but you also shouldn’t underestimate the power of water. Our skin also can dry out when our body needs hydration. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of fluids during the day and water always remains the best choice.

Mind the Razor.

Shaving can irritate the skin, especially if you rush through the process. Use a moisturizing shave gel, cream or soap and never dry shave. If you notice bumps, razor burn or ingrown hairs, use an over-the-counter product with great reviews that can reduce the appearance of redness. Always use a moisturizer after shaving!

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Manage Stress.

Stress can exacerbate acne. If you’re suffering from a breakout, try to manage stress to keep acne from worsening. To help manage stress at home, try meditation, yoga or even go for a run.

Beware of Counterfeit Cosmetics.

As high-end cosmetic brands are earning great reputations for their formulas, colors and product offerings, beauty counterfeiters have emerged with packaging that looks like the real thing at a fraction of the price. The problem? The products are NOT the real thing and may contain harmful chemicals and ingredients. If the price for a name-brand product looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Get Some Sleep

Sleep deprivation may leave skin looking not so good. Sleep allows the body to make more collagen, which is gives skin its elasticity. Sleep deprivation may lead to more wrinkles, and, of course, we all know that sleepy eyes look droopy, dark and puffy. Do your skin a favor, and head to bed on time!

Now that 2018 is here, resolve to nurture your skin. Embrace products to brighten and moisturize, and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Simple changes can start with a resolution today, and end up being your lifestyle in the years to come.

Written by Dr. Steven Rosen
Many great inventions and discoveries in the world were unintentional or just plain accidents. The story you are about to read concerning a breakthrough in the cosmetics field relates another great accidental discovery. In 1985, in an office in South Florida, Dr. Steven Rosen, a dentist at that time was working on a patient. The patient was a private investigator. Medication was given to the patient to alleviate the pain associated with his treatment. Two days later, the patient noticed a dramatic improvement not only in the pain level, but in his skin as well. His face, which was full of razor bumps, had cleared up! The man couldn't wait to tell the dentist what had happened. He called the dentist on the phone. He asked the dentist what he was doing to him. The dentist was worried and asked what he was talking about. He told the dentist that something the dentist was doing was clearing up his razor bumps. He told the dentist that since he started shaving 15 years earlier, he had tried everything available for razor bumps and nothing had worked until now. The investigator began to tell the dentist how important this discovery was. He mentioned that the dozens of products already on the market did not come close to producing the dramatic results he had achieved. He also said that this was a big problem in the military where a clean shave was required or you would have to get a shaving clearance from the dermatologist. Lawsuits had been filed in industry by workers who were fired because they were unable to get a clean shave for example where gas mask use was required Police must have clean shaves and so on. The dentist realized the importance of this discovery and determined which ingredient in the medication was improving the skin. Realizing that the ingredient could not be taken internally for long periods of time, the two men experimented with the formula in an attempt to apply it directly to the skin. It worked. It then took nine long years work to create a workable product and learn how to reach the market. . The dentist had a great discovery. Other uses for the formula arose in the same "chance" way that the formula was discovered. Women who bought the product for their husbands or boyfriends started trying it on ingrown hair problem they had from shaving, waxing, and having electrolysis on their legs, bikini lines, and underarms. Not only did they report to the dentist that the ingrown hair problems had cleared, but that the formula worked as an excellent underarm deodorant. And the rest is history……… Thank you for letting us tell our story. We hope you enjoyed it.