The / Dr. Peterson Pierre Why You Should Never Put Hand Sanitizer On Your Face March 17, 2021

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Hand sanitizer, if you read the ingredient list, is mostly alcohol. That doesn’t mean it should be your new favorite cocktail to take into the shower, but rather should teach you how alcohol’s chemical properties help sanitize your hands. According to Dr. Peterson Pierre, founder of the Pierre Skin Care Institute, alcohol acts to break down the lipids or fats in bacteria and virus’ cell walls, effectively killing them. But there is a flip side to this germ-killing superpower. “Alcohol and propylene glycol draw moisture out of the face,” Dr. Pierre told The List. “It’s the process of osmosis; the moisture is going to travel from your skin to where it’s needed, and since alcohol has less (moisture) it’s going to go in that direction.”


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The Zoe Report / Dr. Peterson Pierre Do You Need To Exercise Your Face, Too? Here’s What Experts Are Saying March 16, 2021


There are a few different ways to try facial exercise — but experts differ on how long and how frequently to do it. Based on the results of the aforementioned JAMA study, it may require 20 to 30 minutes daily for a few months to notice a change, and then the same timeframe a few times a week to maintain results, which may not be sustainable for some. However, as Peterson Pierre MD of the Pierre Skin Care Institute explains, if you’re able to add on this time to your daily/weekly routine, there is some reward for your efforts. “If you thrive on structure and think you can be committed and consistent with this program, you can reap the benefits of firmer skin, fuller cheeks, and a younger appearance,” he says.


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Reader’s / Airvet 14 Best Small Cat Breeds for Every Family March 10, 2021

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The Colorpoint Shorthair is part of the same cat breed family as the Siamese and Balinese. They, too, weigh in between five to 10 pounds. “This breed has the body shape, voice, and personality of a Siamese cat, but can be the colors of the domestic shorthair,” says Jeff Werber, DVM, veterinarian and Chief Veterinary Officer for AirVet. In fact, they come in 16 different colors! “I’ve had a few throughout the years, and they are wonderful cats that are quite inquisitive and curious.” They’ll play fetch, sit on your lap and purr, and remain loyal to their owners.

Weighing between six and 12 pounds, the Sphynx is a small cat breed best known for its wrinkly, hairless body. While they do look a bit ferocious, their personality is the opposite. “The breed has been called the most dog-like of cat breeds because they tend to follow their owners around like a puppy and like to greet you at the door when you come home,” says Anthony Hall, DVM, a veterinarian with AirVet. “That said, these playful and curious cats also love to lounge and can keep themselves entertained, which makes them pretty low-maintenance.” Dr. Hall recommends these cats for families with older children and without other pets since they tend to prefer being the center of attention. Looking for more to love? On the opposite end of the spectrum, these are the large cat breeds that make the cutest pets.


  • Katie Lytle, DVM, veterinarian and channel manager for Wisdom Panel
  • Stacy Choczynski Johnson, DVM, a veterinarian and veterinary expert for Pumpkin Pet Insurance
  • Shawna Garner, DVM, lead veterinarian for FirstVet
  • Jeff Werber, DVM, veterinarian and Chief Veterinary Officer for AirVet
  • Anthony Hall, DVM, a veterinarian with AirVet


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