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BAY AREA -- With holiday parties in full swing, you probably want to look your best. Dr. Kim Mulvihill has simple, inexpensive tips on how to keep your skin looking great as you deck the halls.
It's that time of the year. The holiday season is full of festivities, not to mention parties.
For many of us, we want get out there and deck the halls, looking young and fresh. Well, now, a leading Bay area dermatologist says there's an easy to turn back the hands of time. Just turn over on your back. In other words, never, ever sleep on any part of your face.
Dr. Kathy Fields of San Francisco is co-author of "Write Your Skin: A Prescription for Change." She can immediately tell if a patient sleeps on her face.
"We can tell which side of the bed you sleep on because you'll see these crazy diagonal lines through the lip, through the chin and down through here, and that's all sleep crush," she says.
Dr. Fields says if you don't sleep on your face, then you won't need to see a dermatologist to fill in those lines with expensive fillers.
"This is eight hours, six hours of sleep crush that becomes permanently engraved into your skin. So the simplest face-lift is to turn over and sleep on your back," she says.
In addition to sleeping on your back, Dr. Fields gave us other low-cost tips: stay out of the sun, eat a healthy diet, stay hydrated, don't smoke, and gently exfoliate every day.
She says, "The tight face look is out. Now it's about natural and beautiful."
That way you can spend more time with family and friends, and less time with your dermatologist.