“Supplements are meant to do exactly what they say; they work to supplement your diet. Regardless of how healthy you eat, it is difficult for most people to get the amount of nutrients needed to look and feel their best,” says world-renowned skincare expert, Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD. He adds, ”topical skincare products are essential for the 20% of your skin on the surface, the other 80% of your skin can benefit greatly by what you eat and drink, including your dietary supplements.”
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Every dermatologist I’ve ever met swears by retinol (right after sunscreen) as the must-have anti-ager in any beauty regimen, regardless of age, skin type or complexion. Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, has been proven to reduce lines and wrinkles, unclog pores, boost collagen, and speed cell turnover to even out discolorations and smooth skin. It also helps eliminate bacteria to diminish and prevent acne, promote elasticity, and protect skin cells. With repeated use, your skin will look smoother, plumper, younger!
When you’re using any retinoid (prescription or over-the-counter) you need to know that possible side effects are dryness, redness, and flaking. To gain its many ben
What’s your favorite dish on the Thanksgiving table? Mine is definitely the cranberry sauce. A family tradition since I was little, I make mine with chopped walnuts, crushed pineapple and little else. This sweet-tart side dish absolutely elevates everything else on my plate — I love it so much I even top my sliced turkey with it instead of adding gravy!
Cranberries are known as a “Superfruit” because they are highly antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiseptic, contain phytochemi
I thought that once I was out of my teens and early adulthood, the only thing I’d have to be on the lookout for complexion-wise would be fine lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. “Many people (women in particular) find pimples popping up well into their late 20s and beyond,” says Montclair, N.J.-based dermatologist, Jeanine Downie, M.D. She adds that while there are different types of pimples, both adult and teen acne “have the same process of clogged pores creating the optimal environment for the bacteria linked to acne, P. acnes, to flourish.” Here, she gives BITB readers the lowdown on