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11 Skin Care Resolutions for 2013 with Dr. Eric Bernstein

2013 skin care resolutions

As we head into a new year, we encourage readers to take actionable steps toward better skin in 2013 with the specific resolutions. Let’s be honest, many of us mean well when we set new resolutions, but life gets busy and these goals for the year are easily forgotten. If you want better skin, and you mean business, set calendar reminders in your phone for the simple steps below to better skin.

1. Moisturize immediately after shower –

Though sun exposure it still the main cause of skin damage and wrinkles, keeping your skin moisturized on a daily basis will help reduce the ashy appearance of skin and prevent skin irritation often caused by dry skin (especially during the winter season). The only thing that can really moisturizer our skin is water. So, we need to moisturize after we turn the water off in the shower but BEFORE you towel off. That’s when we apply our Lubriderm, Curel, Aveeno, etc, and towel off after. Be careful, it can get slippery moisturizing this way. Then another time of the day, after we’re moisturized somewhat, we can use AmLactin a mild AHA lotion to strip off dry skin. If we use this after the shower, it’ll sting though.

Also, we may need to back off AHA, retinoids or retinol as well as acne products like benzoyl peroxide and use them less frequently in the winter months. Regimens that work for our skin in the summer may be too drying in the winter. Conversely, we can tolerate stronger products in the spring and summer as opposed to the dry winter months.

2. Clean make-up brushes monthly –

Dirt, old makeup, oils, bacteria, and even dead skin cells can and will build up in your cosmetic brushes over time. A dirty brush will transmit these to your skin and not only can this create breakouts and contaminate your makeup, but you also risk the chance of developing a more serious infection. Dermatologists recommended at least weekly brush cleanings, don’t let your busy schedule interfere with cleaning your brushes.

3. Keep your hands off your face –

It’s not an easy habit to break, but it is an important one to rid. Your hands are full of blemish-causing germs and oil and you don’t want to transfer those onto your face. In addition, picking can lead to permanent scarring. Darker skinned people will get pigmentation following an acne bump or bug bite, these are rarely scars (meaning they are not permanent), but can take months to resolve. AHAs or retinoids (Retin-A and it’s relatives like Differin or Tazaroc) can help fade this pigmentation more quickly.

4. Clean your cell and work phone –

You’d be shocked to discover how many germs are on your cell or work phone. Have a touch screen phone? You most likely have more of those germs and bacteria. Wipe down your electronic devices you use on a daily basis with a cotton pad moistened with rubbing alcohol. Be careful not get any inside the speaker or headphone holes. Don’t forget to wipe down your phone at work, too!

5. Exfoliating and toners –

Many people swear by scrubs that exfoliate and the use of toners. I believe in more gentle exfoliation by using AHAs like glycolic acid or retinoids, not by physical exfoliation which can be irritating. Exfoliating with topical products as opposed to abrasive washes forms a better skin barrier that is more resistant to outside insults. Some people with oily skin swear by toners. I think if you’re using the right cleanser for your skin, they are not necessary in general and can dry your skin.

6. Sunscreen each and EVERY day –

We can’t say this one enough. The sun will damage your skin, especially when you are not wearing protection. The sun is the strongest at 10 AM to 4 PM. If you are outside (or anytime for that matter) always wear at least an 30 SPF! And no, sun screen in your makeup does not count-people almost never apply enough to get the SPF on the bottle. If you’re in the surf, working out and sweating outside-a waterproof “sport” sunscreen product is the way to go. Coppertone Sport in the blue bottle dries with a ‘no slip grip’ that actually helps you hold onto your racket, football, golf club, whatever. The Coppertone Kids’ Sport smells nice and also stays where you put it. I’ve also had good luck with Banana Boat Sport SPF. For daily wear, sport sunscreens may be too heavy, that’s why you will also need a daily wear SPF product. Try LaseResults® AM Repair & Protect Lotion SPF 30 – it will not only protect your skin from harmful UV rays, it will also help fight off premature aging and improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.

One thing people don’t often know is that most people get the majority of sun-exposure while driving in our cars. Sadly, we spend WAY more time driving ourselves and others around than we do at the beach (if this doesn’t apply to you…I am very jealous). Car windows let in 70% of UVA, while blocking the burning UVB rays. The warmth of the sun is not what I’m talking about-UVA is invisible and we really can’t feel it either. Totally CLEAR window film (Llumar film or 3M) can block 99% of the UV rays, and you really can’t tell it’s there. There is no need for dark film to block the UV rays.

7. Stick to a skin care regimen –

Be consistent. Dr. Eric Bernstein says, “I cannot stress enough the important of the consistency in a daily skin care regimen. The best way to develop a perfect routine is by asking your dermatologist what topical products are best for your skin type.” After years of being asked for his recommended skin care products and having no product line that offered everything he wanted, Dr. Bernstein set out to customize the ideal skin care system for his patients. Now, users are raving about its results, stating “they don’t leave home without it.”

8. Wash your pillowcase weekly –

It may be too time consuming to wash your entire bedding each week, but it’s time you make your pillow case a priority… washing at least once a week. Your pillow and pillow case can hold bacteria that can cause your skin to break out. So remember to toss in your pillow cases during your next load of laundry and watch your skin improve.

9. Balanced diet for optimal skin care –

Eating healthy not only makes you look good, but feel good as well. Your energy levels will get a boost when you are eating foods rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and efficient sources of energy. Healthy food also helps build your strength and your body’s muscles and bones. Generally speaking, a good diet helps the skin – what’s good for the body is good for the whole body, including the skin. However, it’s tough to eat enough of anything to measure a large amount in the skin. In fact, one great thing about the skin is that it’s easily accessible for us to apply cream, lotions, gels, ointments, etc. In addition, lasers are enhancing penetration of topical products making them even more effective. Too much of any one substance isn’t a good thing either. Think “balanced.”

10. Quit smoking –

Smoking cuts off the flow of oxygen in your body and that will leave your skin looking dull. Cigarette smoke gets absorbed directly into the skin around the mouth, aging it in a way similar to sun-damage. Wrinkles come from both the sun and smoking, as do enlarged pores. The act of pursing your lips is not what causes the lines around the mouth-it’s the free-radical damage to the skin around the mouth that allows the muscle attachments to show. The same thing happens from the sun on our foreheads-the sun damage allows the muscle attachments to show, but little kids move their heads all day long and we don’t see lines on them-that’s because their skin isn’t damaged yet by the sun or by smoking. Quitting is super, super tough, but if skin damage can get folks to quit-more power to them. Laser treatments and other cosmetic procedures heal better and achieve better results in non-smokers.

11. Get more sleep –

Unfortunately, as we age, lack of sleep affects us more deeply and shows more prominently on our faces. Lackluster complexions, dark circles, and a sallow complexion can result when we don’t sleep enough. Your body needs to re-charge, and sleep does just that. Progressive loss of cellular water may be one reason sleepless nights affect our skin more visibly as we age. Water retention is crucial to keep skin moisturized and supple, which can result in fewer lines and a smoother complexion. The ideal amount ranges from 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. This is easier said than done of course, but focusing on getting enough sleep will change your whole life.

Dr. Bernstein of LaseResults Skincare Was Featured in WebMD Magazine

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Dr. Bernstein, world-renowned dermatologic laser surgeon & creator of LaseResults shares his expertise in the skincare industry

WebMD Magazine featured Dr. Bernstein in their December issue. The article was written by Ayren Jackson-Cannady, who has written about Dr. Bernstein before. See the article on “Expert A’s to Your Beauty Q’s: Dry Skin” here.

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Dr. Bernstein was featured in The Oprah Magazine

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Dr. Bernstein Featured In The Oprah Magazine Issue of “Oprah’s Favorite Things”

Executive Beauty Editor, Jenny Bailly, of The Oprah Magazine, quoted Dr. Bernstein about winter skin.

Dr. Bernstein said, “A sunscreen with zinc or titanium dioxide protects you from the wind as well as the sun because it creates a physical barrier on top of your skin. Apply it liberally even if you’re going to be outside for only a few minutes, because you’re exposed to plenty of UVA light through the windows in your home, office, and car.”

Protect your skin this winter with LaseResults® products. Cleanse your skin of all impurities with LaseResults® Exfoliating & Hydrating Cleanser. Then apply LaseResults® AM Repair & Protect SPF 30. Top that off with LaseResults® Calm & Restore Serum. With the combination of all these products your skin will be protected from free radicals. Your skin will look and feel refreshed. In addition, already damaged skin will be rejuvenated and repaired with all the distinctive blends of ingredients. Find these products on LaseResults.com.

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Winter Skin Care Tips

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Prepare Your Skin for the Winter

The winter is near! Like you would prep your home for the winter, you should do the same with your skin. Winter brings dry, cold, harsh weather that can be detrimental to your skin. Get your skin ready for the worst.

Take lukewarm showers. As cold as it may be and as nice as a hot shower is, you really should reconsider the temperature of your shower. Hot showers will strip your skin of it’s natural oils leaving your skin extra dry. Make sure to have a lukewarm shower. Immediately after you shower, you should moisturize. This way your pores are still open and the moisturizer locks in moisture.

Even during the winter, it is important to wear SPF. The sun is still strong during the winter, you just can’t tell.

Wear gloves. The skin on your hands are extra thin. So when it is a windy day, your skin is more susceptible to becoming dry. Protect your hands by wearing nice warm gloves.

Invest in a humidifier.
Humidifiers are great little machines that add moisture to the air so that it is not as dry. When it adds moisture to the air it also adds moisture to your skin.

Drink plenty of water. Water will hydrate you from the inside out!

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LaseResults® appears in Marie Claire!

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LaseResults® Anti-Aging Skin Care

Jane Park, owner of a Seattle based nail parlor and polish line Julep, was interviewed for a story about the products she keeps in her bathroom. Jane loves the LaseResults® collection. In the article she mentions LaseResults® Exfoliating & Hydrating Cleanser as one of her skincare essentials.

LaseResults Exfoliating & Hydrating Cleanser

LaseResults® is a skincare regimen designed to halt or reverse signs of aging and improve the appearance of sun damaged skin. The product line includes: PM Intensive Focused Repair Lotion, AM Repair & Protect SPF 30, Calm & Restore Serum, Exfoliating & Hydrating Cleanser, Eye Focused Treatment, & PM Focused Repair Lotion.

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Dr. Bernstein of LaseResults® gets interviewed in Health Magazine About Skin Care

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Dr. Bernstein was interviewed in October 2011 about skin care. Check out the Q&A:

What are good ways to avoid drying out skin during winter?

Move somewhere humid – but really, apply moisturizer while you are wet in the shower, before toweling off.

What’s a quick way to give dull skin a glow (this could involve certain skincare ingredients that boost radiance)?

My favorite way to give dull skin a glow is with the alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). Glycolic is the most common along with ammonium lactate. LaseResults® PM Focused Repair Lotion does a great job.

Do you know any good skin recipes—things we can whip up with things in the pantry or fridge to help skin look better during winter?

You know, people used to swear by chicken fat for bad eczema – and lemons were always good for fading freckles and wrinkle improvement-but I believe that professional products are way better than what you can find in your fridge in today’s world.

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Dr. Bernstein Featured in Harper’s Bazaar

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Dr. Bernstein of LaseResults® Anti-Aging Product Line Was Featured in the September Issue of Harper’s Bazaar

Beauty Editor Jessica Prince quoted from Dr. Bernstein about his thoughts on the new wrinkle eraser, Dermapen.

Jessica is a huge fan of the LaseResults® line and has featured the LaseResults® product and Dr. Bernstein in several issues. Jessica relies on Dr. Bernstein’s wealth of knowledge and honesty as a resource for all skin stories!

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Meet the Doctor!

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Dr. Eric Bernstein – Dermatologic Laser Surgeon and Founder of LaseResults®

Dr. Eric Bernstein is a world-renowned dermatologic laser surgeon and researcher, who has dedicated more than 20 years studying how skin ages, the effect of the sunlight on the skin, and the most advanced strategies to prevent and reverse the aging process. Dr. Bernstein graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, and received his MD from the Yale University School of Medicine, and an MSE in Management of Technology from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Following fellowships at the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health and a residency at Drexel University, he joined Jefferson Medical College as faculty where he directed a photobiology laboratory and served as the first director of the Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Bernstein holds numerous U.S. and international patents, has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles, more than 30 book chapters and evaluation articles, and has given more than 250 presentations at scientific meetings. He is currently the founder of Main Line Center for Laser Surgery and is also Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches a course on medical devices in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Masters of Technology Management Program.

Dr. Bernstein is a respected scientist and researcher and an inventive healer, who has spent his life creating ways to improve the quality of skin. People across America have already benefited from technologies and inventions that Dr. Bernstein has developed that are being used by major companies around the world, resulting in healthier, more beautiful skin. Dr. Bernstein has been a researcher and clinician for over 2 decades, bringing developments from the laboratory to his state-of-the-art laser center, and then to you. Dr. Bernstein’s new LaseResults® skin care collection is the result of his personal life mission to bring the most effective symphony of ingredientsTM to people who want to halt or reverse the signs of skin aging and improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin or photoaging. This collection of high-performance products is made with Dr. Bernstein’s own patent-pending CRV-8 complex to protect skin against harsh environmental elements and achieve real results you can see every day.

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LaseResults® Feautured on BeautyBender.com

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Tai Beauchamp – The current style ambassador for InStyle magazine, long-time philanthropist and former beauty editor for both O, The Oprah Magazine and Seventeen Magazine shares her secrets to a flawless complexion.

Tai Beauchamp uses LaseResults® Eye Focused Treatment in her daily regimen.
This exclusive eye treatment is formulated to preserve elasticity and firmness as it gently reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the delicate eye area.  Results:  Brighter, luminous, younger-looking eyes.

See the full article!

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LaseResults® in the News!

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LaseResults® Anti Aging Skincare Line Featured in Leigh Valley Style Magazine


LaseResults® AM Repair & Protect SPF 30 with CRV-8 Complex

Developed by renowned suburban Philadelphia laser surgeon Dr. Eric Bernstein, LaseResults® AM Repair provides morning moisture that will stay with you all day. Formulated with SPF 30 to deliver UVA / UVB protection and prevent premature signs of aging.

Check out the full product line here.

Learn about the CRV-8 Complex here.

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