The beauty of practicing dermatology is that you actually can see and feel a patient getting better, says Houston-based dermatologist Dr. Suzanne Bruce. Practicing since 1985, Dr. Bruce is a graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, where she also completed her dermatology residency training. As the founder of Suzanne Bruce and Associates, board-certified Dr. Bruce cares for men and women, old and young, and addresses cosmetic and medical skin problems using the latest, cutting-edge technology. In addition to running her own practice, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Texas Dermatological
Don’t let your hands make you look older than you really are—with lines, wrinkles, dark spots, thin, fragile skin, and dry, brittle nails. Hands are subject to a lot of daily abuse, and to keep them soft and supple requires daily care and maintenance.
In the first place, stop thinking of your nails as a tool—they are more like protection for your finger tips and made of protein called keratin. Even strong, healthy nails can break or snag easily when you use them to pull out staples or lift heavy packages. Avoid prolonged exposure to anything that can dry out skin, including harsh detergents, hot water, and sun.
To make a manicure last, keep nails at a reasonable length that is ea
For those lucky enough to live in mid-70s sunny weather all year long, you are free to skip over this (but stick around anyway!). For everyone else, fall has arrived and winter is coming and with that means drier skin. Cold, wind, and home-heating sources can turn your outer layer into something even a crocodile would shy away from. If you are using central heating or fireplaces, or any other indoor heat, you will need a heavy duty moisturizer to make up the difference—especially on your hands, feet, face, and neck.
Moisturizing Face and Hands
While dryness can strike all p
Get ready for your close-up with the new Skin Retouch ($49) fluid from Talika. Inspired by true life photo retouching techniques, Skin Retouch aims to optically hide pores and conceal lines and wrinkles, while making the overall quality of your skin look smoother and more even toned. Try it on your hands and neck to hide their little imperfections.
Kind of like putting a photo scrim over your skin, Skin Retouch evens out your complexion by filling in lines and pores and using light reflecting ingredients to create a soft focus. The fluid falls somewhere between a gel and a lotion and has a stretchy texture – which makes it perfect for filling. Once sitting inside the lines and wrinkle