Category Archives: Skincare

How to get full, plump, youthful looking lips.

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Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Scarlett Johansson get almost as much attention for their lips as they do for modeling gigs, TV and film appearances. Full youthful lips are one of the #1 requests at my clinic, especially from women in their 30s, 40s, and beyond: “More, please!”  With Valentine’s Day upon us, thoughts turn to love and kisses, and kisses make us…

Pumpkin season! 3 ways to improve your skin, vision, and sleep with everyone’s favorite squash.

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Q: Why was the jack-o-lantern afraid to cross the road?  A: It had no guts!  All jokes aside, pumpkins aren’t just cheery decorations for Halloween. They are powerhouse squashes that pack so many health benefits. Whether you roast them, mash them, swirl them into a smoothie or a latte, or incorporate them into your skincare…

FALL SKINCARE TIPS: How to erase summer sun damage and keep your skin healthy, bright, and blemish-free.

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Fall has officially arrived…. The leaves are changing and jumping off the trees, ready for the rake. The air feels crisp and brisk, hinting at the coming winter months. Every home, garden and cooking magazine has a pumpkin somewhere on the cover. And you have to be living under a rock not to know that…

To pop or not to pop a pimple

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Most of us have struggled with a few pimples over our lifetimes. Since we see ourselves with a magnifying mirror of 10 compared to how other see us, blemishes can really impact our self-confidence. In our mind’s eye, that little red spot on our nose is in the running to lead the sleigh from the…

Take it easy on the sugar. You’re already sweet enough.

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The World Health Organization would like you to limit your consumption of sugar to 25 grams (about 6 teaspoons) per day. Seems doable, right? You might be surprised, because the average adult American consumes almost 4x that much sugar every day without even thinking about it! Unfortunately, our excessive sugar-nibbling has a whole slew of…

Your “Best Doctor’s Visit Ever” Cheatsheet (Fill this out + bring it to you next doctor’s appointment for better, faster care.)

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Doctors often have to be detectives, looking at various clues, both visible and invisible, to determine what might be happening in your body. No clues? No information? No back-story about what’s been happening in your life recently? Then even if your physician is Sherlock Holmes, it’s going to be pretty tough to “solve the crime.”…

Ask. Listen. Learn. Love. How to interview your parents, capture their stories and make memories.

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We celebrated Father’s Day in grand style last weekend with a wonderful lunch at the new Porter Creek restaurant, flowers, candy and a card. 7 year old Grant all on his own found the perfect card for his dad, with a reference about having a relaxing day and a joke about snoring! We also bought…

Less clutter. More light. How to exfoliate your skin and life.

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As a facial plastic surgeon who sees many beautiful faces, I often preach the merits of regular exfoliation. A gentle exfoliant removes dead skin cells and accumulated grit from the surface of your skin, leaving you fresh-faced and glowing. It’s such an “instant gratification” experience. Dull to radiant in a matter of minutes! I love…

How to get amazing skin (a stripped-down + simple regimen).

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“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin.”  ~ Gwyneth Paltrow  I got a Facebook message recently… “I just want to know… what are some things I can do to get amazing skin?” That question didn’t surprise me. It’s one that I get asked just about every day! Even though women spend…

Acne? Rosacea? Wrinkles? How to eat your way… to better skin!

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November is barely halfway over, and it’s already been an exciting month for so many reasons.  One of my major thrills: we added a dietician and lifestyle medicine coach to the Catalyst Medical Center team. I’ve long been talking about the impact of food allergies, food sensitivities and food triggers for a number of conditions…