Dear Dr. Irwin, I’ve read several articles proclaiming the benefits of squalane oil as a new “it” ingredient for skin care regimes. Is any of this grounded in actual scientific studies or is this another skin care fad that we’re better off avoiding? Your thoughts and guidance would be most welcome. Thank you. You all know me pretty well by now, and I love new technology in the skin world that’s real. And I really don’t love faddish hype, especially if it doesn’t work! But…. this one is a little bit of a departure. Still not too fad focused though.
Five Unconventional Holiday Skin Fixes!
Up the healthy fats in your daily intake! It’s surprising how fast an increase in olive oil, avocado oil ( approx 1 T, not heated) or fish oil makes a difference in your skin. Try wild Alaskan salmon oil, if you prefer the capsules.
Too much alcohol or flying? Do your skin HIIT workout which is a hyaluronic acid based serum, gentle facial massage or exfoliation, more water, and double the moisturizer.
Go to a yoga class. At least 1 inversion needed. Anything that increases your circulation will make your skin look more alive. But a gentle shoulder stand, or legs up the wall, really helps to bring blood to the face.
Get outside, even if it’s freezing. It’s the combination of movement with cold air, or working up a sweat that pumps your circulation up.
Change your moisturizer. Switch to one that creates a moisture loss barrier like the Triple Lipid Restore, or the Vital C Facial Oil.
Happy Holidays and Hope this Helps!
Dr. Brandith Irwin
Director, Madison Skin & Laser Center
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