1. Refresh from the Inside Out:
Well nourished skin radiates health and beauty. Our skin is comprised of protein (collagen) and fat and requires adequate hydration for proper function. So to get skin Fit for TIFF we need to feed it right. Start out by ensuring you are getting enough water in your diet. Beyond hydration, eating a plant based nutrient dense diet with lots of healthy fat (salmon) and lean protein and reduce exposure to pesticides by selecting organic produce. Try boosting a clean diet with skin enhancing supplements like omega 3 supplements that protect your skin from the damaging and aging effects of the sun and can improve skin conditions from acne to psoriasis. Consider tapping into the latest skin trend- nutraceuticals – skin optimizing supplements like BIOCELL COLLAGEN which has been clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Protect from A to B:
To keep your skin glowing throughout the year and the ages; be sure to generously apply broad spectrum sunscreens that protect against both the damaging and aging UV A rays as well as UV B rays which burn you. As the old adage nearly goes; an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.
3. Get Polished with the “Skin Alphabet”:
Polishing your skin is the hottest trend hitting the red carpet this season. Coupling anti-oxidant medical grade skin care with office treatments that can allow for greater penetration (Like microdermabrasion and chemical peels), a skin polish should both revitalize and hydrate simultaneously. The most effective anti-oxidants for glowing skin span the alphabet and include; vitamin A, C and E and Ferulic acid. Together these skin powerhouses can help to improve skin tone, texture and colour by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and correcting acne, pore size and pigment.
4. Restore contours and facial volume
Full, smooth contours define beauty. Make-up and skincare aside, injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers are often sought as a safe effective treatment to combat the three key D’s of facial aging; deterioration, deflation and drift. These are the factors that lead to hollows under the eye, sagging cheeks and ultimately the dreaded jowl. The aging effect of facial volume loss is typically more obvious in lean women. So the paradox of the lean-bodied-but-full-faced beauties gracing the red carpet speaks to the widespread use of nifty needles and injectable treatments delivered with aesthetic harmony and expert technique.
5. Tighten up with Technology
Beautification has gone high-tech. To get skin into its finest form, we recommend harnessing medical technology like RF skin tightening or BBL Photorejuvenation. With these treatments skin’s tone, texture and colour can be meaningfully improved to be red carpet ready in time for TIFF.
Dr. Jennifer Pearlman, MD CCFP NCMP FAARM ABAARM
Dr. Pearlman is a physician focused on Women’s health and Aesthetic Medicine. She is staff physician at the Menopause Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Medical Director of PearlMD Rejuvenation, a state-of-the-art Women’s health and wellness facility helping patients age well from the inside out! pearlrejuvenation.com @drjpearlman @ec2-54-152-149-219.compute-1.amazonaws.com