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This shouldn’t come as
a shocker, but getting
dragged out of bed by
a blaring alarm clock
isn’t actually good for
you. Lucky for us, the
alternative isn’t being
late to work. The Philips
Wake Up Light prepares
you for consciousness
the natural way,
brightening your room 30 minutes before your wake-up time, giving
your sleep cycle the signal that it will soon be time to rise and shine.
Then it finishes the job with a choice of soothing, natural alarm
sounds; $99, USA.Philips.com.
Over the past year, one of the most frequent comments I’ve
heard from new patients is that their outward appearance
doesn’t match how young they feel inside. Unfortunately,
living in South Florida can accelerate the aging process
of a person’s skin because of the excessive amount of sun
exposure one receives while going about everyday activities.
Luckily, there are now many excellent options available to
help rejuvenate our appearance without surgery. Botox and
Dysport are examples of injectables that help to temporarily
decrease lines and wrinkles in the forehead and around
the eyes. There are also many fillers available which can
decrease the depth of facial creases to make the skin look
smoother. In addition, there are a wide variety of laser
treatments which can be used to help tighten the skin,
decrease wrinkling, eliminate pigment spots and spider veins.
Many laser procedures entail little or no downtime. Skincare
products are also much more effective now than in the past
with helping improve the appearance of the skin. By taking
advantage of the wide array of cosmetic options available,
you can help to balance how youthful you feel on the inside
with your external appearance!
Full moon leave
you feeling a
little…shall we say,
a natural and
delicious way to
try to fix that: by
joining one of Vosges’ Chocolate Clubs. Vosges times the mailing of
their packages of mouthwateringly luxurious chocolates to coincide
with full moons, so they’ll arrive just when you need them. And these
are no ordinary sweets — from toffees and caramels to truffles and
drinking chocolate, they feature the finest ingredients in combinations
both familiar and utterly unexpected. Starting at $138 for 3 moons;
VosgesChocolate.com. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. John J. Martin, MD,
specializes in eye, facial
& neck rejuvenation, as
well as laser and other
He received his medical
degree at Harvard
Medical School, and is a
member of the American
Academy of Facial Plastic
& Reconstructive Surgery.
For a consultation, call
305.444.5950 or visit
Relaxing The right scents can have
a powerful ability to help
sooth and calm you after
a stressful day. Here are
some of our favorite ways
to experience them.
40 Nighttime Warmer
Short on volunteers for that evening
neckrub? Treat yourself to the Bedtime
Hug from Origins. It warms and
relaxes tired muscles while delivering
your nose a calming dose of lavender,
lemon and orange; $42, Origins.com.
Treat yourself to a much-needed dose of
cell-feeding moisture with Innercalm Wind
Down Elixer from Intelligent Nutrients,
which comes in a therapeutically scented
combination of orange, grapefruit and
neroli; $30, IntelligentNutrients.com.
Who says caring for your well-being
stops when you sleep? Spritz your pillow
with this Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow &
Body Mist before you snooze to get a
rest-boosting dose of scent all night
long; $16, TheBodyShop-USA.com.