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Skin Care Dos and Don’ts
Don’t take too many showers. Yes, it’s summertime and you’re working up a sweat, but taking multiple showers throughout the day can wreak havoc with your skin: Though you might think it’s hydrating, topically, water can have a drying effect on your epidermis. To avoid looking like a prune, douse in small doses and always moisturize immediately after showering.
Do drink plenty of water. While topically water can hinder your skin, drinking 64 ounces of water daily is essential for a healthy complexion because it flushes out toxins and keeps your insides running efficiently. Whether you drink bottled, filtered, or tap water doesn’t matter—getting your eight glasses in matters most. Remember that fruits and veggies are also good sources of H20.
Don’t go overboard with rich moisturizers. While you want to keep your skin supple during summer, you can afford to lighten up—especially since thick doesn’t necessarily equal better. Heavy creams can create a barrier on the surface of your face and keep your skin from absorbing moisture. And formulas that contain synthetic ingredients can trap dead cells and leave your complexion looking dull.
Do use a nighttime face lotion. There’s evidence that skin-cell regeneration is slightly faster at night than during the day, so take advantage of your skin’s receptiveness and don’t skimp on overnight hydration.
Don’t apply too many face products at once, no matter how eager you are to try them out. “Using too many products can irritate the skin,” says Jeanine Downie, MD, a dermatologist in New York City.
Do nourish your skin with a nutrient-packed moisturizer—in other words, rather than use a bunch of different formulas, find a multitasking hero product that takes care of your needs in one go. Look for one that contains vitamin C, to even skin tone and minimize blotchiness, and potent antiagers like retinoic acid and niacinamide.
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Hayden Panettiere at the 2009 “I Love You, Beth Cooper” Screening
Makeup Artist Amy Oresman collaborated with NEUTROGENA® brand ambassador Hayden Panettiere to create the starlet’s look for the New York City premiere of “I Love You, Beth Cooper”, and now shares how you can achieve this gorgeous look on your own:
Hayden’s look was inspired by old Hollywood glamour – with a new young twist. This is one of my favorite makeup looks for a starlet. It’s sexy and subtle.
I wanted to create a subtle smoky eye that wouldn’t fight with the bright juicy lip we were planning on using on Hayden. To create this look I started by using NEUTROGENA® Nourishing Eye Quad in Blue Smoke, this created a subtle smoke to the eye by using graphites and blues, which are not as harsh as black. I then framed the eye with NEUTROGENA® Nourishing Eyeliner in Cosmic Black, which has a slight glossy sheen creating just a hint of drama around the perimeter of the eye. I topped the look off with NEUTROGENA® Healthy Volume Black Mascara. This look is all about lashes and lips. This mascara is perfect for the three coats of mascara used to create ultra volume.
I used NEUTROGENA® Sun Fresh Sunless Lotion to blend Hayden’s tan lines in her one-shouldered red-carpet frock. I evened out Hayden’s glow with NEUTROGENA® Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiant Bronzer.
The highlight of this look was the lip. With those lips we could really go for it… and we did! I chose NEUTROGENA® MoistureShine lipstick in Poppy Red. This lipstick is the perfect combination of fuchsia and red and because Hayden’s dress was all white, we really wanted a vibrant splash of color on the lip.
Chow down on antioxidant- and zinc-rich oysters, dark chocolate, and blueberries for a clear complexion.
1. Wild salmon: A primo source for omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce skin inflammation, preventing redness, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. It’s also potent in antioxidants and vitamins B and D.
2. Low-fat yogurt: In one word, calcium. Good for strong bones, nails, and teeth. One cup of plain low-fat yogurt has more calcium than a glass of skim milk.
3. Oysters: The best source of zinc, period. Zinc helps build collagen, which supports the structure of skin and speeds up renewal and repair.
4. Blueberries: Full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that prevent long-term cell damage.
5. Kiwifruit: Another good source of antioxidants, kiwis are also a great source of vitamin C and potassium, all which help prevent wrinkles.
6. Sweet potatoes: Chock-full of beta-carotene, something the body converts to vitamin A, which keeps skin smooth and is thought to protect against sun damage.
7. Spinach: This nutrient-dense leafy green is a great source of beta-carotene and lutein, which protects the eyes.
8. Tomatoes: Perhaps the only vegetable best eaten processed. Tomatoes are a major source of lycopene, a potent antioxidant also thought to protect against sunburn.
9. Walnuts: A key source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. The omega-3s found in walnuts also help fight against skin ailments like psoriasis and eczema.
10. Dark chocolate: Full of antioxidants and nutrients, cocoa (choose chocolate with at least 60 percent cocoa) increases blood flow to the skin, which in turn boosts hydration, smoothness, and protection against sun exposure.
With summer parties in full swing, Modelinia.com (www.modelinia.com) is here to give you tips on the hottest makeup trends. Grey and silver eye makeup work on all skin tones and can be seen on the runways of Marc Jacobs and Matthew Williamson and on celebrities like Kristen Stewart, Hilary Duff and Alicia Keys.
Johnny Lavoy, Maybelline’s resident makeup experts and the host of Modelinia.com’s series Get the Look, gives step by step instructions on how to get this classic look in the below video.
1. Sweep a light silver color across the eyelid. Go right up to the crease on the lid and stop where the crease starts and apply from the inside corner to where the lash line ends. Don’t forget to blend in because you never want to see when one color stops and the other color starts.
2. Create Depth- Move on to the crease color which should be a smokier charcoal grey. Start at the outer corner of the eye and work your way to the center.
3. Make them pop- Choose a lighter color- almost white- to highlight the brow. Brush the color under the brow bed and inner eye.
4. Line your eyes with a dark grey liner along the lash line and smudge it in so that it blends with the rest of the eye color.
5. Finish off with a black mascara and shiny lip.
Don’t cover up your blemishes, erase them! Even though summer presents a host of skin issues, from the greasies to blackheads, you can get Kate Bosworth’s angelic complexion by using a potent, oil-absorbing treatment like Dr. Brandt’s new Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner. Just apply on problem area, let dry completely, rinse and pat dry.
With summer around the corner – it’s time to un-cover bodies that have been hibernating all winter. Rev up with summer slim down secrets from three of New York’s best body authorities.
To make it easier, we’ve consulted an RD, a hard-core personal trainer, and one of New York’s best doctors to reveal the simplest ways to slim down so skimpy bikinis, short shorts, and arm baring frocks and tops can be a reality this year.
STEP 1: Eat Food, Not Ingredients- Registered dietician, Caren Tishfield, recommends altering eating habits versus starving to slim down. “Go organic; the less ingredients, the better. Not only is it fewer consumed calories, you’ll be avoiding pesticides that knock our bodies off track.”
TRY: Organic lean protein and complex carbs, green veggies like kale, swiss chard and spinach. Eat foods that are high in fiber like berries, and up your fish intake as studies show Omega 3 fatty acids might play a role in decreasing body fat.
STEP 2: Exfoliate From Head to Toe – Before you bare – give skin the brush off! NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Guida recommends investing in exfoliation to get rid of discolorations, smooth out wrinkles and reveal a smooth, glowing complexion. Professional microdermabrasion treatments “polish” skin by removing the outermost layer of skin immediately. This encourages cellular turnover and increased levels of collagen and elastin which further improve the skin’s appearance.
TO TRY: Quick and cost effective – you can mix equal parts sugar or sea salt granules with water for a quick exfoliator. An in-office chemical peel will immediately take years off your skin and undo damage from the sun, hyper-and-hypo pigmentations and fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Guida’s skin resurfacing treatments begin at $200 per session.
STEP 3: Strength Train – Incorporate strength training in to your schedule at least twice a week and you’ll build muscles and shrink body fat, making your body appear tighter, firmer and leaner. “Don’t be afraid to lift weights – it helps with definition and won’t bulk you up,” says Barry.
Air Squats (squat like you are sitting down in a chair and go down until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Do 3 sets of 15), Push Ups (3 sets of as many as you can do. Start out with a modified version where knees are on the floor if you can’t do a full one) and Crunches (3 sets of 20)
STEP 4: Visit An Expert – Can’t seem to flatten/thin/tone no matter what??? Dr. Guida suggests body sculpting with liposuction to get rid of the sag and bulge once and for all. With less than a week recovery and costing approximately $2,500-$3,000, liposuction removes fat while sculpting the body.
Veins holding you down? Opt for Vascular Laser Therapy — a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment to remove unsightly, broken, and dilated leg veins as large as 3.5mm in size. A fifteen minute session is $500 and more than enough time to rid legs of scary looking, spider veins.
STEP 5: Turn It Upside Down – The anti-aging benefits of yoga are becoming more apparent. Yoga improves circulation, removes tension from the body, corrects poor posture, strengthens abdominal muscles and that improved circulation may even decrease gray hair and help remove wrinkles from the face. Dr. Guida is such a fan, he practices everyday!
Downward Dog – Start on hands and knees, wrists underneath shoulders and knees underneath hips. Curl toes under and push back raising the hips and straightening legs. Spread fingers out, let head hang, and move shoulder blades away from ears towards hips. Engage quadriceps strongly to take weight off arms, making this a resting position. Keep rear high and sink heels to the floor.