Archives for December 2018

December 31, 2018

Skincare Advice From Dr. Manish Shah

Skincare advice from Dr. Manish Shah – As luck would have it, most women seem to experience skin care problems just when they want to look their best like before a wedding, an office party, a reunion and nights like tonight – New Years Eve! Whether it be waking up with a big pimple, or dark circles under eye circles, and the list goes on. There are pre-emptive measure to take to ward off these skin care disasters.

 

New Years Eve Beauty

 

Dr. Manish Shah, a Denver board certified plastic surgeon for guidance on what to do without breaking the bank or having invasive surgery.

 

Facial Extractions by a licensed aesthetician– Dr. Manish Shah says, “When done correctly extraction facials can clear closed comedones (AKA those tiny, flesh-colored bumps that never come to a head, yet never really go away), remove whiteheads and blackheads, and give your skin a newer, fresher foundation for your skincare products to penetrate. Basically, extractions can be the kiss of life for your lifeless broken out skin.”

 

Drink Alcohol in Moderation

If you plan on ringing into 2019 with a few glasses of bubbly, Dr. Shah recommends moderating your alcohol consumption leading up to the big day. He explains, “Alcohol can dehydrate the skin and cause it to appear less fresh and vibrant, which can certainly hinder your skin care efforts.”

 

Cleanse your Face Every Night- You have just arrived home at 2 am from a holiday Party. It may be tempting to flop into bed without washing your face. Don’t do it! Dr. Shah says that, “Sun damage isn’t the only environmental factor you have to worry about. Small micro particles from air pollutants might just hurt your skin, too. Play it safe by remembering to take a minute to cleanse your face to remove debris that could be weakening your skin. In addition, that foundation and pressed powder you have been wearing all night can clog your pores and cause breakouts.”

 

Start Exfoliating

Want brighter, younger-looking skin? It starts with a great at home exfoliator! Dr. Shah explains that, “As your skin replenishes itself, dead skin cells start to build up on the top layer, leaving you looking dull. Exfoliating regularly removes this layer, revealing fresh, healthy skin. Regular exfoliation also allows your moisturizer and other topical products to penetrate more deeply, making them more effective.”

Clean Your Makeup Brushes

You would not eat food on dirty dishes, would you? Applying makeup with dirty brushes is not so different. Not only will dirty brushes give you a spotty application, but they can harbor bacteria, dirt and oil, leading to acne and breakouts which necessitates piling on even more makeup to cover it up.

Don’t Squeeze Your Pimples!

Here’s a secret that many a supermodel or actress use: Steroid shots. Dr. Shah explains that, “when we discuss treating acne with cortisone or “steroid” shots, we are referring to the process of gently placing a very dilute quantity of a “glucocorticoid” steroid into the cyst. Glucocorticoids are a class of steroid molecules that are naturally produced by our bodies and have numerous functions including the regulation of human metabolism, immunity, and inflammation. They have very potent anti-inflammatory effects, so they are often used to treat inflammatory diseases in medicine. They can be formulated as creams to treat skin rashes or as pills to treat systemic disease. They can also be injected directly into local areas of inflammation such as in arthritic joints and inflamed acne cysts. Within one or two days of injection into a cyst, the steroid will shrink the inflammation producing relief of pain and almost immediate cosmetic improvement.”

 

Peels

Look for AHA/BHA/PHA peels that will exfoliate the skin and help release the top layers of dead skin cells allowing for a more radiant underlay to come through.

 

Microdermabrasion

This professional treatment exfoliates at a deeper level (similar to a peel), with a mechanical handheld device that buffs away the upper layers of the skin.

 

Add vitamin C to your routine.

Dr. Shah suggests applying several drops of vitamin C serum underneath SPF each morning to target free radical damage, help lighten brown spots, and even out your skin tone.

Moisturizer

It may seem obvious, but when it comes to dewy, glowing skin, moisturizing is essential. “When your skin is dry, it looks dull, so hydrating ingredients can help bring back that glow,” says Dr.  Shah. For skin types already prone to shine, adding moisture may seem like the last thing you need, but an oil-free hydrator with ingredients like hyaluronic acid could actually help reduce your sebum production and even out slickness into a sleek glow.

 

About Dr. Manish Shah

www.drmanishshah.com

Dr. Manish Shah, M.D., F.A.C.S. was born in Canada and raised in the Washington, D.C. area. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving a degree in biomedical engineering. He then completed his medical training at the University of Virginia, earning his Medical Doctorate. During this time, he also completed a one-year fellowship in microsurgery research at the New York University School of Medicine / Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. As a prelude to his plastic surgery training, Dr. Shah completed a rigorous five-year training program in General and Trauma Surgery at Emory University and the Medical College of Georgia. His formal training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was completed at the Univ. of Tennessee College of Medicine – Chattanooga Unit. After completing his plastic surgery training, he moved to New York City when he was selected for the prestigious Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. He underwent extensive, advanced training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breasts, and body at the hands of some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the world. This fellowship is widely considered to be the best of its kind in the world. Dr. Shah is one of only a select few plastic surgeons in the country who have undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Shah’s specialties include revision facial aesthetic surgery, rhinoplasty (“nose reshaping”), and aesthetic surgery of the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction). He is, however, well-trained in all areas of aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Shah’s aim is to obtain a natural appearing transformation that complements the real you!

Dr. Shah is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  He maintains a private practice in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in the Cherry Creek neighborhood of Denver.

Dr. Shah is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Rhinoplasty Society, and the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Shah is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

 

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December 31, 2018

Refill Not Landfill

by Lisa Gal

The average person uses 156 plastic bottles per year with over 8 million tons of that plastic going in to the ocean each year. Pathwater is here to change the course of time with their reusable, refillable and 100% recyclable aluminum water bottles that offer endless recylability. Join the revolution for our kids, for our planet and for our health. Click here to find where you can buy Pathwater near you. We are thrilled to include Pathwater in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted at the Four Seasons Hotel next month to the nominees, talent and guests staying for the big red carpet weekend.

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December 30, 2018

Healthy is the New Wealthy

by Lisa Gal

Tina Eastlick will help you be your best you in 2019 with Innov8tive Nutrition products.  The company prides themselves on positivity, passion and superior products that can improve sleep quality, digestion and improve stamina and much more leaving you refreshed and ready to tackle your day. To try the best nutritional supplements or join her team you can click here and create a life of health, wealth and wellness this new year. We are thrilled to include Innov8tive Nutrition in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to the nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel next month honoring Golden Globe weekend.

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December 30, 2018

Elevating the Status of Tea World-Wide

by Lisa Gal

Born and raised in Sri Lanka Ashantha Rubera has brought his whole leaf gourmet teas halfway across the globe so everyone can experience the taste of his motherland. His low-grown Ceylon teas are harvested from a plantation in Southern Sri Lanka which gives them a rare quality setting Mela Teas apart from the rest. Amazing whether hot or cold Rubera’s selection of 20 teas need nothing added and can be re-steeped within 2 hours of first infusion by adding hot water to taste. We are thrilled to include them in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted at the Four Seasons Hotel next month to the nominees, talent and guests staying for the big red carpet weekend.

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December 29, 2018

Hatchette Book Group has Done it Again

by Lisa Gal

In 2017, the Hatchette Book Group had 167 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 34 of which reached #1 and I am sure 2018 will end just as successful. With books like “In Pieces” by Sally Field released in September and “The Clean Plate” by #1 New York Times Best Selling Author Gwyneth Paltrow coming out next month, I’d say 2019 is looking up as well.

Sally Fields memoir is a telling look at the abuse and cruelties she suffered growing up. Although fields was reluctant to release her story after the 6 years she reflected as she wrote, she can now add author to her long resume.

In contrast, Gwyneth Paltrow is no stranger to writing. With 5 books under her belt (6 if you count “Spain a Culinary Road Trip” she co-authored), her latest book out next month is her biggest feat yet with over 100 recipes for clean living. The revitalizing health tips included in “The Clean Plate” will set this cookbook apart and put her back on the New York Times Best Selling list.

We are excited to include these two titles in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to the nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel next month for the big red carpet weekend.

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December 28, 2018

Where Imaginations Run Wild

by Lisa Gal

Running Wild Press is a small press that helps emerging authors get their voices heard while building a community connecting writers with readers. RWP shares a love of reading and a flair for the unusual. They foster authors who push the boundaries of story telling and are always looking for new talent that want to be a part of their community and grow in their craft. We are thrilled to include 3 of their books, Anthology of Stories, Frontal Matter and Running Wild Novella, in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to the nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel next month for the big red carpet weekend.

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December 28, 2018

Trunk Club has analyzed the biggest fashion trends and the most popular style questions over the past 12 months

Trunk Club has analyzed the biggest fashion trends and the most popular style questions in each state over the past 12 months.

 

Trunk Club a Nordstrom Company

Trunk Club a Nordstrom Company

 

As it turns out, Americans have some pretty basic questions about style. The study examined more than 400 different search engine queries and over 200 general style questions.

 

Top findings include:

 

  • The most Googled fashion question of 2018 is overwhelmingly “How to tie a tie?”
  • The top fashion trend is smart casual  which was most popular in 21 states, followed by both professional and trendy which were both most popular in 7 states each.

 

The full analysis can be seen here.

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December 28, 2018

Lots of Oil Can be a Good Thing, Especially When you Throw in Some Love

by Lisa Gal

Pure, natural and organic, that is Pura d’or, driven by a desire to provide plant-based solutions to your toughest hair problems. Their Lots of Love Oil Bundle helps your hair and skin with it’s 3 part kit, Argon Oil to nourish hair, Vitamin C Serum to improve the appearance of the skins elasticity and firmness and Rosehip Seed Oil to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. We are thrilled to include them in our 2019 Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to the nominees, talent and guests staying at the Four Seasons Hotel next month for the big red carpet weekend honoring the Golden Globe Awards.

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December 27, 2018

Preserving Youth one Celebrity at a Time

by Lisa Gal

Power Yoga focuses on strength, stamina and flexibility. Having practiced yoga since the mid 70’s, Geo Takoma has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the industry. You can enjoy his teachings in the comfort of your home with his Power Yoga CD that teaches yoga postures while practicing relaxation and meditation. Geo also owns and operates the Pearl Laguna Yoga & Cleansing Retreat Center in Laguna Beach, CA with wife Katresha. We are so excited to have GEO’s Power Yoga CD in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to the nominees and talent staying at the Four Seasons Hotel next month for the big red carpet weekend!

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December 27, 2018

Painting With a Purpose

by Lisa Gal

Bringing Australian Art to the rest of the world is Tracie Eaton‘s mission. Through her use of color and texture Tracie showcases the beauty of Australia by creating abstract landscapes inspired by the Gold Coast.  She has created 50 Petite Range originals, like the image above, to be included in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to the nominees and talent staying at the Four Seasons Hotel next month in honor of Golden Globe weekend. We are thrilled to bring her talent, and art, to the states to raise awareness to the amazing visual arts created in Australia. Tracie will also be including an opportunity for the gift recipients to have an artwork created specifically for them. For more information please visit tracieeaton.com.

 

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