askderm Blog — thanksgiving

the Benefits of Pumpkin in Skincare

Now that it is officially Fall, we've got pumpkin on our mind. From Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks to Pumpkin Pie flavored candles and everything in between, pumpkin has exploded over the past few years. But did you know that pumpkin has some great benefits for the skin as well? To prepare your skin for the cold harsh weather, add skincare products with Autumn's star seasonal ingredient - pumpkin to your fall regimen. Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to brighten and smooth the skin. Peter Thomas Roth - Pumpkin Enzyme Mask This face mask will surely get...

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Detoxing Your Skin After Holiday Celebrations

I have always loved the holidays. I’m happiest when I’m with my family and friends and that is the best part for me during holiday celebrations. The second best thing obviously is all the delicious foods! We have a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner at my inlaws’ home and at my family’s home they add a little twist to just a turkey…we include our favorite Puerto Rican holiday dishes which is absolutely my favorite! With lots of celebrating comes lots of sugary sweets as we always have numerous deserts but also our traditional gingerbread house competition with my children, my younger...

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Beauty 101: Surviving the Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching and with the celebratory cheer may come some not-so-nice beauty blunders; stress, overindulgence and improper skincare can wreak havoc on our bodies! Here is how to survive.Prevention is key. Hydrate! If you have not switched your lightweight moisturizers to something more emollient, now is the time. You do not want to wait until you are flaky, dry and sensitized. Apply moisturizer to your entire body within the first three minutes after stepping out of the shower to ensure you are sealing in the water left on the surface of the skin. Do not forget about...

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