I love a good beauty book. Some might say I have a little bit of a problem…. My bookshelf floweth over so to speak with tomes on skin, makeup and hair care … touching on every topic from how to save money, time or keep yourself ageless, glowing and healthy.
Last Friday I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Ava Shamban a dermatology expert and founder of the AVA MD Laser Institute. She was making a stop at Saks Fifth Avenue with Dior skin care to offer one on one skin consultations to clients and to promote her book Heal Your Skin. Even though her schedule was tight and she was in the midst of lunch Dr. Shamban graciously took the time to chat with me.
In Heal Your Skin Dr. Shamban offers one of the best carefully edited plans I’ve seen to help tackle big and small skin issues from the inside out. “People take their skin for granted, we should be treating it nicely and respect it because you will only ever get one skin” “I always tell clients you are creating the skin today that you will have tomorrow… so be good to it”
In the book her healthy regime includes skin care basics with sunscreen and a daily routine suited for your skin type, diet and exercise advice like eating local and organic whenever possible to receive the most nutrients and help keep skin healthy and firm. Plus organic skin care recipes to make at home and targeted treatments for issues like pregnancy, menopause or medical treatments.
During our talk she also filled me in on the new Dior Snow products that specifically pinpoint skin challenges like hyper-pigmentation, or L’Or De Vie with potent anti-aging components that repair and nourish the skin. I even had a chance to sample some of these amazing products and I can say that they helped revive my parched skin in a snap.
To find out more about Dr. Ava Shamban or her book
Photos provided by Saks Fifth Avenue