The wealthy, both famous and not, tend to be visibly well moisturized. The general folk wisdom of skin care has two simple steps. Step 1: Do healthy things. Wash your face, avoid the sun, stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and get plenty of sleep. Step 2: Apply the right goop to your face, in the form of creams and serums.
I Had a Dermatologist Critique My Skin-Care Routine—and Here's What I'm Changing
Skin care in the aging female: myths and truths
I recently had the opportunity to visit a very relaxing and beautiful day spa during the middle-of-the-day break from the sessions at a Keystone meeting. I was having a very tranquil and restorative day, when I went in for my final treatment — a facial. As a scientist, I know better. The bulk of the over-the-counter potions that day spas use are harmless and are meant to cleanse the skin and increase transient moisture retention, and to cleanse anything more than my skin seemed a mighty claim. So I decided to embark on a difficult assignment for the sake of the JCI readership: to determine whether a facial or other topical treatments are worthwhile investments to keep skin healthy and wrinkle free. And to see whether or not it is even possible for a topical treatment to cleanse the liver. Here are their perspectives on how to keep your skin and liver in the best state possible.
I vividly remember the way my mother used to rub her hands together to warm up her creams before smoothing them onto her face and neck. Now in her early 50s, she still really takes care of her skin. To this day, she never misses her daily cleansing and moisturizing routine.
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