NOVEMBER 2019 the Beauty BOOK
The Building Blocks of Beauty
It’s the time of year when people talk about what they’re grateful for. Whether it be loved ones, a job, a beloved pet, or a new house, taking a moment to remember all that we have and to give thanks reminds us to acknowledge how blessed we really are. When I think about what I’m grateful for, I think about the job I get to do every day, giving people the building blocks for beauty and good health. Giving someone the knowledge, tools, and treatments that will help them feel and look like their best is my calling. It brings me great joy to get to do this for a living. In my practice, I’ve observed a lot about health and beauty. The two are often intertwined; people who feel good inside bring that outward to their appearance. It makes sense, doesn’t it? When you are treating yourself well on the outside and inside, it shows. While there are many diseases out there, some due to genetic causes beyond our control, many are self-inflicted. We make ourselves feel and look awful through unhealthy habits. Restaurants and the food industry are to blame for marketing unhealthy foods to us, as are tobacco companies for encouraging unhealthy habits. But I don’t want to focus on the negative. The important thing to remember is that this is something we have the power to change. It’s not easy, but by returning to the basics, you can do it. It’s time to return to the building blocks of beauty. If you aren’t where you want to be, look at the everyday habits that make up who you are. What do you do when you wake up? What do your meals look like? Do you make food every weekend so you can eat healthily throughout the week? Could someone help you do that? What do you need to do to be the beautiful, healthy person you know you can be? If we studied our health like we studied finances, we would find that much of what we need to be healthy and beautiful is right in front of us. I’m very passionate about longevity: helping people live longer,
healthier, fuller lives. It’s why I’ve studied and learned about the latest in anti-aging treatments, like platelet-rich plasma and hormone treatments that give you a new lease on life and fillers and facials that help you look as young as you feel. Thanksgiving and the holidays can be a challenging time when it comes to health and beauty. We are surrounded by rich foods that can easily cause us to pack on a few pounds over the winter, which can lead to weight gain over the course of a lifetime. When you’re tempted by those foods or when you’re tempted to skip your workout or facial, return to the building blocks. Remind yourself why you are doing this. Like so many things in life, it’s hard to appreciate what you have right in front of you. But this month, I encourage you to think about what you are grateful for and promise yourself that you will make room for more of the things that bring beauty into your life.
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DIY Hair Products
Are the Savings Worth the Hassle? Since the craft-friendly website Pinterest came online in 2010, the popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) projects has been on the rise. While the website inspired people across the country to turn picture frames into jewelry hangers and repurpose toilet paper tubes for their kids’ art projects, it also inspired coupon clippers and environmentalists who wanted to save money and resources by making things themselves. According to devotees, there are plenty of perks to skipping the store in favor of DIY solutions — and when you’re looking for areas to innovate, the bathroom is a great place to start. Statista claims that the average American spent $89.95 dollars on hair care products in 2017 alone. Considering shampoo and conditioner are the staples of hair care, why not try making them yourself? In addition to being environmentally conscious, you can really cut your costs by making your own from bulk ingredients. ingredients that can be purchased cheaply in large quantities. If you want to use two bottles, DIY Natural breaks the recipe down into baking soda and water for shampoo and apple cider vinegar and water for conditioner. According to its calculations, the shampoo costs 6 cents per ounce and the conditioner rings in at 13 cents per ounce. Both come out to less than 50 cents for a 16-ounce bottle. In comparison, Business Insider says the average bottle of shampoo or conditioner costs $18–$38, which is upward of 30 times more expensive. On the environmental side, a big argument for DIY hair products is saving plastic. A 2014 video from Johnson & Johnson revealed that Americans throw out enough shampoo bottles every year to cover 1,164 football fields, which is a horrifying statistic to anyone concerned about ocean pollution or landfill limits. And that’s just shampoo . When you make your hair care products yourself, you can refill hair product bottles and eliminate waste. Of course, it will take your hair a while to adjust to these new treatments, and every person’s hair is different. But with so little money to lose, why not give the green route a try? Your locks just might surprise you. Living on a Dime recommends a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner replacement made from baking soda, water, and apple cider vinegar, which are all
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What’s on the Anti-Aging Horizon?
While we can’t predict the future, we have some hints of what’s to come in the beauty world next year. Topping the list for 2020 is personalized beauty, with companies utilizing advances in technology to tailor products down to the minor details. Made for You 3D-printed face masks are going to be a hot item for 2020, and they’re a nod toward the bigger trend of products that are completely customized for each individual. Capitalizing on the tools we already use, some customized products will be accessible through smartphone apps: Enter your skin type and other information, and you’ll get suggestions for which products are the best fit for you. Fit to a T Companies seem to be tapping into the overall health and wellness trend to inform their beauty lines, with some going as far as to do DNA analysis to determine what skincare ingredients will work best for your specific genes. Hopefully, this will mean a wider array of palettes and products that work better for the diverse skin types out there. A Look at the Game Changers
Light It Up Expect light therapy to gain momentum as a tool in the anti-aging arsenal. With various levels and forms that can be specified to address acne, pigmentation spots, wrinkles, and even inflammation, there’s
something for everyone. Into the Woods
Looking not just to nature for inspiration, but pulling from its bounty to create products that are kinder to skin and more sustainable is also something we can expect to see more of this year. As one Cosmetic Design article notes, “Biotech and biomimicry have been playing an increasingly dominant role in the industry of late, and the trend forecast suggests this is set to continue.” Expect to see some of these, as well as other new innovations, in the coming year. It’s an exciting time full of potential for anti-aging and beauty.
Inspired by 40Aprons.com
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped 3 tsp poultry seasoning
2 tbsp ghee or avocado oil
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3 cups onion, diced 2 cups celery, diced
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1/2 tsp salt
1 cup mushroom, diced
1/2 tsp black pepper 2 cups almond flour
1 cup apple, cored and diced
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
DIRECTIONS 1. Heat an oven to 350 F. 2. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat ghee or avocado oil over medium heat. 3. Add onion, celery, mushrooms, apple, cranberries, parsley, seasoning, salt, and pepper to pan. Sauté for 7 minutes. 4. Remove from heat. Stir in almond flour. Once mixed well, stir in eggs. Transfer to oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. 5. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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INSIDE this ISSUE
1. Dr. Sanchez’s Beauty Talk 2. Should You Make Your Own Shampoo?
2. Get the Scoop!
3. Anti-Aging Game Changers for the Coming Year
3. Fresh Finds
How Celebs Keep Their Skin Hydrated
The Secret to a Flawless Complexion Have you ever noticed that when a celebrity is asked to spill the secrets to their great skin, they attribute it to everyday habits like drinking plenty of water and never going to bed with makeup on? While we all know that these habits are good for us, they’re likely not gonna cut it on their own for a hydrated and glowing red carpet- ready complexion. Really, how does J-Lo’s skin look that good? Here are some specialized tricks celebs use to keep their skin looking flawless. Refine: Use a nonalcoholic toner plus a hyaluronic acid. As celebrity skincare expert Renée Rouleau points out, a lot of the water we drink is filtered out by our kidneys, so to keep our skin moist, we still need to add moisture topically. A toner that doesn’t contain alcohol followed by a skin serum with hyaluronic acid will seal in moisture. Rouleau also suggests a water-based gel mask once a week to really add moisture to your skin. Cleanse: Develop a morning and nighttime routine to help products work better.
Removing products you wear during the day actually helps them work better when
reapplying the next day, says Rouleau. Cleanse at night to remove your everyday products and in the morning to remove toxins that build up while you sleep. Look for sulfate-free cleansers that work well with your skin. Protect: Utilize a combination of facials and SPF.
Many celebrities get weekly chemical peels, LED light treatments, exfoliation — the works. That may not be realistic for you, and that’s okay. Developing a routine that works for you, and sticking to it, is the way to go. Try a combination of facials with an esthetician who customizes products to your skin and other treatments as needed. And, of course, there is one thing you should do every day: Apply sunscreen.
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