Neglect your skin, skip water in favor of lattes, or opt for bar soap versus gentle cleansers, and your elbows will rat you out. Cosmetic surgeon, skin care expert and author of Change Your Looks, Change Your Life and The Beautiful Skin Workout Dr. Michelle Copeland can assess your skin’s health by running her fingers over the small patch of skin in this telltale spot. And according to Dr. Copeland, so can you. ”Elbows are a litmus test indicating how well you take care of your body,” she said. ”Regular exercise, eating healthy foods and reducing such things as alcohol intake and caffeine consumption, all affect the quality of your skin. You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and skin is an outward reflection of the internal situation. Incorporating a healthy lifestyle into the day-to-day maintenance of your skin is a must!”
This month, we recognize November as National Healthy Skin Care Month, making it the perfect time to evaluate your skin care habits and gear up for beautiful holiday skin. Your skin is the clothing that nature gave you. If you’ve abused it (as most of us have, to some degree) then cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and sun protection are good ways to undo the damage. Daily use of a product with anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C, E, or green tea, is crucial. These anti-oxidants help to keep the skin clear, healthy, and nourished.
For great-looking skin, begin with the basics-treat your body’s skin as well as you do your face. The Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care Basic Regimen provides you with everything the average person needs to keep skin healthy and looking great. If you don’t currently practice a daily skin-care regimen, this is a great place to start. The Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care Advanced Regimen begins with the Basic Regimen and then kicks it into high gear. Not only do you get the basics, you receive additional products designed to soothe, revitalize, and rejuvenate your skin. If you’re already on a skin-care program and ready to go for the next step, the Advanced Regimen is for you.
Be in the know this November about the care and needs of your skin. Your skin is the way the world sees you.
TRUST YOUR SKIN TO THE EXPERT!