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February Favorites

Hey everyone! It’s time for February Favorites. I’ve got some tried and true, plus some brand new favorites for you to check out!

1. The Aveda Institute
I love this place. You get great service from cut to color to highlights in a professional space, but performed by students either graduating in 6 months (mid-level) or 3 months (master level). The prices are unbelievable and they really listen to what you’re looking to do and make the magic happen. Of course, educators check-in and make sure things are running smoothly, but I’ve yet to encounter a problem.I was very happy with the price and the service. Definitely recommend!

2. AdvoCare SYS Day
I love a good day cream. One that hydrates without making skin feel greasy, has ingredients that are good for the skin, and can help keep wrinkles at bay. AdvoCare’s SYS Day lives up to it’s name Supplement Your Skin. Get yours here.

3. Nivea’s In-Shower Moisturizer
Ok, I was a little skeptical at first. I have super dry skin in the winter. Despite all my efforts to moisturize, I always ended up disappointed. But when I saw the commercial for this new product, I had to hunt it down. They have 3 versions, and I went ahead and got the one for very dry skin. After you cleanse your body, you rub this on the areas you want extra moisture (for me, arms and legs) and then rinse off, pat dry and go. It works! I could definitely tell the day of the shower, but also the next day. I love it. I think it will be great in the warmer months, too. You can find it in the lotion aisle.

That’s it for now, but don’t forget I’ll have a great eco-beauty spread in the next issue of Atlanta Social Season – Spring issue!

Clarisonic: Hot Offer For Great Skin!

Clarisonic. You’ve heard of it, I’m sure. But maybe you’re not sure what the benefits are – I mean, let’s face it, we’ve been cleaning our face with soap, water and washcloth for years. And that seems to be working OK, doesn’t it? Yeah, I thought so, too. And then I was introduced to the Clarisonic. I was a changed woman. (and you can be, too!)

The Clarisonic is a sonic skin cleaning system that removes makeup, pollution and helps you fight the aging process. How much better is it than washing manually? Six times! That’s pretty amazing.

However, what sealed the deal for me is the way my face felt after just the first use. It was clean, it was soft, and my serum and moisturizer sunk in so much faster. It was a revelation!

Beauty.com $15 off $75 purchaseNow that I’ve been using the Clarisonic for over a month, my skin just keep getting better. Less breakouts (yes, I have adult acne, especially during THAT time of the month), less dry patches (OK maybe no dry patches anymore), which has resulted in a much nicer appearance both with and without makeup. And at 36, it’s nice to be able to go without makeup and not feel like a hot mess.

You can get the Clarisonic at many retailers, but beauty.com is running a coupon to save you $15 of a $75 purchase. There are several models of Clarisonic, but I believe the $99 Mia, is great and is what I use.

If you’ve been on the fence about trying the Clarisonic out, now is a great way to check it out at a less expensive price.

Do you have a Clarisonic? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences with it!

Winter Weather Dryness

I’m sure I’m not the only one with dry dry skin from all the winter weather. The heat and dryness from being indoors is awful on skin. My arms and legs felt like sandpaper. Regular lotion just wasn’t cutting it. So I dug into my stash of products and rediscovered a product I love. H20+ Sea Salt Body Butter. It’s heaven in a bottle. The Shea Butter and Coconut Oil melt into skin with no greasy feeling (this is important!). Also in the formula are sea fennel and sea lettuce, which keep skin feeling replenished. I finally have soft skin again, not to mention I smell great!

This is definitely something you should try if you’ve been suffering from serious dry skin like I have. I can’t say enough good things about it (and if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t write about it!)

TLC for skin during travel

Traveling isn’t easy on your skin, but there are some easy steps you can take to keep your skin looking its best during long flights so you land looking refreshed! Dr. Peredo, M.D., F.A.A.D has compiled some easy ways to take care of your skin in even the most cramped of quarters.


Take care of your skin during flight!

Long Flights in Coach: 

  • Keep your skin hydrated by drinking lots of water. It also helps with fatigue, dizziness and light-headedness. 
  • Bring a travel sized moisturizer for your face and hands to prevent skin from drying, accentuating fine lines, wrinkles and tiredness due to low humidity and cabin pressure.
  • Swipe on a hydrating lip balm. Recirculated air tends to dry out lips. 
  • Take along a travel size illuminating eye cream to camouflage under eye circles, darkness and puffiness.
  • Avoid salty snacks and alcohol which retain water and cause further dehydration. 
  • Try not to wear mascara – the dryness causes the mascara to flake and can irritate your eyes. 

Long Flights in First Class:

  • Same as above, plus:
  • Ask for a cool wet cloth to lie over your face before you moisturize.  Moisturizing while your face is damp will help to lock in hydration.
  • Avoid lowering your seat all the way back.  Fluid may retain in your eyes, causing bags to develop. Instead, sleep with your head elevated on a pillow.

Caring for skin in humid weather:

Unlike the havoc humidity wreaks on our hair, it is great for the skin, delivering tons of hydration. Skip heavy moisturizers and opt for a lightweight lotion. Always keep skin protected in hot, humid weather – be sure to slather on SPF, especially when exposed to the sun.

Caring for skin in cold weather:

Use an exfoliating cleanser to slough off dead skin cells that are created when your skin is dry and brittle. Wear a heavier moisturizer with a sunscreen to protect your skin from cold winds.

About Dr. Marina Peredo

Dr. Peredo, M.D., F.A.A.D, is a nationally recognized board certified dermatologist with over 20 years of experience.  Dr. Peredo has successfully treated patients with skin-related conditions and is also regarded as one of the leading dermatologic experts for non-invasive/minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.  She participates in many key professional organizations, conducts numerous clinical studies, is a national trainer, speaker and educator for prestigious dermatologic companies and does pro-bono work for beyond our borders. 
www.marinaperedomd.com