Lockdown skin is real and cosmetic dermatologist at the Pierre Skin Care Institute, Dr. Peterson Pierre explains why: “Having to wear masks has definitely increased acne, and the stress and anxiety [of that] has led to more eczema.” That, he shares, is because stress triggers a release of the primary stress hormone, cortisol, which increases inflammation all over the body, including the skin.
Why is Inflammation bad? Well if you have eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea, inflammation can aggravate them, and Pierre adds, “continuous high levels of cortisol lead to the breakdown of some of your body’s tissues including collagen and elastin which then leads to increased fine lines and wrinkles as well as decreased healing.”
A devoted daughter’s tribute in honor of her beloved father, Lee Iacocca, who was definitely a wine connoisseur par excellence. Lee was a close friend of Arlene Howard for over 33 years and she wants to spread the word and wonderful bouquet of his daughter Lia’s Tuscan Kiss Rose made in Tuscany.
A good facial mist can be an impactful addition to a skincare routine particularly during the summer months when skin is often in need of a cooling (and portable) boost of moisture. These liquid refreshers are often a neglected component of many skincare regimes, but today’s formulations can do myriad things like protect from environmental stressors, brighten and plump skin and set makeup. Many feature a slew of key ingredients that are essential for skin health. Notes dermatologist Dr. Peterson Pierre of the Pierre Skincare Institute,
“Popular ingredients include hyaluronic acid and glycerin for their hydrating properties, rose water and aloe vera for their soothing benefits, essential oils for their healing properties, and antioxidants such as vitamins C and E.”
The ASPCA says more dogs run away in July than any other month, with many escapes triggered by the fireworks that light the skies around the Fourth of July. Veterinarian Dr. Jeff Werber shares his tips for keeping your dog safe this holiday.