A BIG Thank You goes out to the companies and products featured in the New Year, New You product guide! I know that all the winners will be as pleased with the products and their quality once they recieve their fabulous prizes!
Last week I had the pleasure of experiencing the services at Scripps Ranch Dermatology. San Diego dermatology services at the office of Dr. Tess and her team are minimally invasive and geared towards all skin types and tones. From injectables like Botox and Juvederm to Liposculpture, Acne treatment and Medical dermatology, if it’s skin related…Dr. Tess and her team are the experts.
The team at Scripps Ranch Dermatology knows you lead a busy life and aims to provide services with minimal to no recovery time, and to educate clients on the latest and most effective skin care methods. In my first visit, Angela (the resident R.N. and Dr. Tess’s sister) answered all of my skin care questions and taught me about the new technologies and services available to fit my needs.
Dr. Mauricio and Dr. Lee are a husband and wife team. The two of them have created a beautiful environment that hardly feels like a doctor’s office. Comfort is king (or should I say queen) at the Scripps Ranch office, you’ll feel like you’re at the spa!
What’s unique about the services offered at Scripps Ranch Dermatology is the wide variety of solutions for women of darker complexions. There are many popular and advertised laser and peel treatments in the media, but not all are safe or effective on darker skin; including women of Hispanic, Asian, African and Middle Eastern descent.
Dr. Tess Mauricio is “America’s Favorite Dermatologist” and has been featured in the media numerous times. Watching videos on the site will teach you so much! Her knowledge is vast and she speaks in a way that is easy to understand which is wonderful since all the dermatology ‘technology-speak’ usually goes right over my head.
All of the staff at Scripps Ranch Dermatology is very knowledgeable and friendly. Each staff member I interacted with was warm and ready not only to answer all my questions, but also to ask me if I had any more! That’s a huge sign of confidence in what they do, and that helps the client feel confident in their choice.
During my first visit, I had the ELOS blue light laser treatment, and kenalog steroid injections to flatten raised scarring I had from my c-section. Check back soon for more information on those treatments, my post-treatment opinions and answers to top skin care questions!
San Diego ladies can enjoy the experience of treatment by Tr. Dess and her team in Scripps Ranch, and soon they’ll be opening a new location in La Jolla later this month.
Learn more about Dr. Tess and the Scripps Ranch Dermatology team at ScrippsDerm.com
By now the Christmas tree has gone (hopefully), and the New Year is underway.
If your life is anything like mine, this first week of the month has been busy!
Here are some tips to help put your best face forward on less than a full night’s rest…
You don’t have to use cucumbers although a quick 10-15 minutes with some teabags on your lids will do wonders! Make yourself a cup ‘o tea and then use the bags on your eyes when you’re done. If you don’t have that kind of time you can opt for some beauty quick fix faves like the ROC Complete Eye Lift Pen, or BeneFit Cosmetics Oh La Lift.
Plump up your lashes to open up your eyes and hide any hint of tiredness. My current favorite mascara is FRESH Cosmetics Supernova, I can’t stop blabbing about it. It defines my lashes beautifully & I really only need one application to last all day. It’s totally a must-have. (get a sample from Sephora if you don’t believe me…you’ll be hooked.)
White eyeliner on the inner, lower part of your lash line is a classic trick to brighten the eyes. If pure white makes isn’t your thing, try a pale pink, cream/ivory, or even silver.
Doing a ‘smokey eye’ is a quick and easy way to camouflage your tired eyes. Stay subtle with the dark brown on the top lid, and smudge some just below your lower lash line. It’s a sneaky way to cover up dark circles under your eyes and it also makes for a smokin’ hot smokey eye!
Do you have a 5-minute face routine? What do you do to fake a good night’s sleep?
….big sunglasses and a ponytail works for me too on some days…
Without fail (if I the topic comes up) when I tell someone that I’m not totally happy with my figure, I get the same response: “Oh, but you’re so skinny!” you’re absolutely right. I AM skinny, but that means nothing!
Here’s the TRUTH:
*anything over 25 stairs and I’m definitely going to need a second wind…
*at this point, the most push-ups I can muster at once is about 15
*the most ‘exercise’ I do is running around with my son [ & he wears me out!]
Being ‘skinny’ should never be any person’s goal. The term ‘skinny’ doesn’t even mean anything other than ‘size or weight’…it says nothing about the person’s overall health or ‘fit-ness’.
The most important thing should always be HEALTH. No matter your size, be healthy.
Eat WELL, Sleep WELL, Exercise DAILY.
This year has been eventful to say the least & I’ve dropped down to about 110 lbs. I feel I look my best somewhere between 120-130 lbs. [I'm 5'4"]
Being this thin is ridiculous! Every time I see family, they ask if I’m eating anything (Yes, I am)… Being FIT is MY ultimate goal.
It’s nearly impossible to find resources on gaining weight, but I’ve educated myself and that’s exactly what I plan to do (along w/exercise & good eating) over the next few months. [wish me luck!]
At the end of the day….the size on your clothing is just a number. [AND you can totally cut the size off so you don't have to look at it if it bothers you that much.]