When it comes to forming a good first impression, healthy nails are an important piece of your overall image. In both personal and professional interactions, healthy nails tell new acquaintances that hygiene, appearance, and wellness are top priorities. Particularly in business, well-manicured nails often project a positive image that perfectly complements any suit, blouse, or firm handshake.
Healthy nails do more than form good first impressions, however. Fingers come into contact with the face throughout the day, making it extremely important that both hands and fingernails are kept clean. Eating, eye rubbing, and itching are just a few of the conscious and unconscious behaviors that can transfer potentially harmful bacteria to the eyes, nose, and mouth.
Keep nails healthy by following Dr. Mariano Busso’s nail care tips below.
Some people strive for perfection, whether in work, relationships, education, or looks. Now, more than ever, the Internet gives us the ability to peek into others’ lives – at both positive and negative aspects. We can check out our friends’ vacation photos, new homes, and latest ventures, all while scanning our favorite beauty magazines and streaming movies. This all-access pass leads many to compare themselves to their inner circles and to the celebrities that influence them most. It’s almost normal to strive for more when you see the others’ around you do so on a consistent basis – at least through a touch screen.
According to research findings on personal appearance, at least 80 percent of women who look at themselves in the mirror are unhappy with what they see (i). Continue reading →
Restylane Lyft is a dermal filler made of hyaluronic acid, an ingredient common to injectable gels that are designed to reverse the signs of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest. As of July 2nd, Restylane Lyft has become the only injectable gel that has been approved by the FDA for the augmentation of cheeks and nasolabial folds, or smile lines.
Lip lines and deep wrinkles are inevitable. Your skin loses elasticity as you age, making lines and other imperfections more visible over time. Lip lines can be treated, however. With cosmetic procedures designed to create volume and even skin tone, a cosmetic dermatologist can restore the appearance of your lips.
It’s normal to be concerned about your appearance as you age. One day, you’re feeling youthful and bright, and the next you might barely recognize the person you see in the mirror. To combat the signs of aging, self-conscious individuals might turn to Botox™ or Dermal Fillers for a skin pick-me-up.
Beyond it’s ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, Botox is used in a variety of medical conditions, including migraines, Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), spasms, and Strabismus, or crossed eyes.
Do you notice brown or grayish patches developing on your face? Perhaps you have these spots occurring on your cheeks, forehead, the bridge of your nose, upper lip, or chin? Patches may even develop on the forearms or neck. What are these spots, and how can you treat them?
This condition is medically referred to as melasma and is sometimes called, “the mask of pregnancy.” Melasma worsens with hormonal fluctuations, like those experienced during pregnancy, hence the colloquialism.
Melasma is caused by a spur of melanocytes, which are the cells in the epidermis, or outermost layer of skin. These cells produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin it’s color. People with dark skin tones have more melanin-producing melanocytes present in their bodies, whereas fair skinned individuals have fewer.
Is acne keeping from achieving the career you’ve always wanted? It may sound harsh, but looks are often a critical make-or-break factor in today’s competitive workplace. Writing for Salary.com, Aaron Gouveia summarizes 7 studies on the affect that height, weight, hair, skin, and makeup have on earnings with the following statement:
Unfortunately, multiple studies show that the amount someone is paid—and in some cases whether or not they get the job—is based, at least in part, on how they look.