“Kiss Me I’m Irish” and Other St. Patrick’s Day Beauty Secrets Revealed
By Michael A. Devlin, MD on March 17, 2015
St. Patrick’s Day, is celebrated today March 17th. It is steep in traditions and clichés, but buried within the folklore may lie some very sound beauty advice.
Go Green Go
Lucky four leaf clovers may be hard to come by, but green tea extract is popping up in cosmetics, and anti-aging creams, largely because its antioxidants may help offset inflammation.
And that’s not the only “green” skin care option.
Green juices and smoothies are all the rage. They are packed with antioxidant-rich dark green, leafy veggies are rich in vitamin C, one of the building blocks of collagen.
Go for the Gold?
We’ve all heard that a pot of gold is waiting at the end of the rainbow, but it can also be found in cosmetics and skin care products. Yes, glittering gold particles may cool inflammation and prevent some of the visible signs of aging, but a study published in the journal Nanotoxicology casts some doubt on this theory. The study showed that gold nanoparticles actually accelerate the aging process and can cause wrinkles. It may be safer to follow the rainbow.
The Eyes Have It!
Irish or green eyes may not be within everyone’s reach, but with a upper or lower eyelid lift(Blepharoplasty), its possible to make your eyes smile.
Fair Thee Well?
Ireland is home to many fair-skinned individuals (think of the proverbial Leprechaun), and as a result, skin cancer risk is elevated in this population. Even if you aren’t Irish, don’t forget to use sunscreen and practice sun safety.
Kiss of the Irish
And what about those “Kiss me I’m Irish” lips ? “There are fillers such as Voluma and Perlane that can that can help you achieve a fuller look for the luck of the Irish all year!
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