Peachy the Magazine December 2013 - Page 100

Give your skin a gift relatively inexpensive. For deep cleaning, texture improvement and enhanced glow, your dermatologist may suggest a light chemical peel or mask. LEARN ABOUT LASERS AND INJECTABLES. Lasers and injectables, such as Botox, can rejuvenate your look by eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. Facial fillers can give you a soft, naturallooking result that don’t look “done” on cheeks, cheekbones and chin. Should lasers and injectables intrigue you, talk with your dermatologist about which ones are appropriate for you. You’ll want to schedule your appointment for any of these treatments now to give your skin time to look its best in mid-December. MAKEUP, HAIR AND CLOTHING: GO SIMPLE. your hair cut and talk about styling options. Think about what you want to emphasize. Your beautiful eyes? Make sure your clothes fit properly and that they flatter your body shape. Have items tailored, dry cleaned and repaired. My friends call on me to help them put together their looks for special occasions, so I’ll share some of my secrets with you. Overall, for your look, I like to apply Leonardo da Vinci’s belief that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” For makeup, go simple. Go to a professional makeup artist to get ideas. Department stores often do this for free at makeup counters. You can tweak the suggestions afterward. Get Planning ahead gives you time for self-care. So clean or declutter your home now. Think about your menus, decorations and gifts. Delegate tasks you don’t enjoy. MINIMIZE STRESS. If my list feels as if it’s too much, focus on one item of self-care. But know that when life is hectic, caring for yourself can feel like the best gift of all. n 100 PEACHY