As a working mom, wife, business owner and celebrity trainer, I use my hands a lot! Not to mention that I love to move my own furniture, cook my own meals and never shy from grabbing the big weights when I train. Unfortunately, this leaves me with one unsightly condition: “man hands.” Read more →
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Fall is here – and temperatures are falling, too. Because cold weather can leave your skin (and lips) feeling dry and cracked, it’s important to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! If you don’t want to get left out in the cold, do yourself a favor this fall and don’t leave home without lip balm. Because let’s face it – nobody wants to pucker up with parched lips.
It’s a good thing babies don’t wear black turtlenecks. Because if they did, all of the ones suffering from the extremely common condition called “cradle cap,” or infantile seborrheic dermatitis, would have yucky flakes on their shoulders. Cradle cap isn’t so different from grown-up dandruff and is characterized by flaky, dry skin or thick, oily scaling or crusting patches. It’s not very cute—but the good news is, it’s completely harmless.
Nails are positioned so far away from the vital organs housed in the center of our bodies that they seem to be an afterthought. Many of us treat our nails like an afterthought, too, using our digits as scraping tools while performing household tasks and failing to protect them from the elements, especially the cold weather.
Q: My hands are extremely dry and rough, especially during this time of year. What do you recommend to help keep them moisturized and feeling good?
Dr. Linda Miles, D.O.M., responds:
We know winter can be especially drying for our face and hair, but our hands may be the most used and exposed body parts. Also, as we age, the skin on the back of our hands tends to become thinner with very little fat underneath. All of these factors make our hands extremely vulnerable to everyday wear and tear, and aging. To help keep your hands hydrated, healthy and looking and feeling great, try these simple hand care tips:
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Remember the first makeup you had as a little girl? I’ll bet it tasted like strawberries, fit perfectly in your pocket and triggered a collection (or should I say obsession?) of flavors and colors that took up every free inch of surface space on your dresser—well into your teenage years.
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