“A dog’s paws are the first encounter with the world around it,” says Dr. Anthony Hall, a veterinarian who operates a veterinary consulting practice in Dallas, Texas, and an expert on pet telehealth app, Airvet. “Walking on different types of textures, surfaces and terrains can pose a threat to those delicate digits. Long nails may get caught in grating, causing paws to get cut on sharp material, or even suffer wounds from the elements.”
Tummy tucks are not typically covered by insurance, so you’ll want to get quotes from multiple doctors before committing to a surgery. Patients will be advised to avoid heavy lifting for two to three weeks following their tummy tuck. And Dr. Rady Rahban, a board certified plastic surgeon and host of the podcast, Plastic Surgery Uncensored, says to wait six weeks before you resume all activity, including intimacy.
The Olay Ultra Moisture Shea Butter Body Wash ($7.99) cleanses while moisturizing at the same time, making it ideal for those with dry skin. Its creamy formula leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated, according to Allure. “It’s very luxurious, moisturizing, and nourishing, and a little goes a long way,” dermatologist Peterson Pierre told Byrdie. For a fragrance free option, the Cetaphil Ultra Gentle Body Wash ($27.99) is also ideal for those with dry skin, because it contains a moisturizing ingredient, glycerin, that draws water into the skin. People with sensitive skin will also benefit from this body wash because it is not irritating, and users report a lack of sticky residue after usage (via Byrdie).
“Though the study showed decent results, it’s fairly challenging to adhere to this regimen,” says dermatologist Peterson Pierre, M.D., of Pierre Skin Care Institute, who was not involved in the research study. “In fact, study participants had a hard time sticking to the schedule after the study was over in spite of good results.”
While the study showed evidence that facial exercises may improve facial appearance and reduce visible signs of aging, more studies are needed to discover how the exercises work and which ones are effective.
Some dermatologists believe facial exercises can actually cause more wrinkles. “We know that the more you use a muscle, the stronger it gets and the deeper the lines get,” Pierre says. “That’s the entire premise behind Botox [which restricts movement of facial muscles], [an injectable] wrinkle relaxer.”