New Mother/Daughter Ritual: Going to the Tanning Bed?


Mothers and daughters always have rituals together, whether getting their nails done, going to the hairdresser or shopping together. Yesterdays Washington Post reported an increase in a not so healthy mother/daughter ritual: going to the tanning salon. The average age of the daughters beginning to fake tan was 14 years old. Multiple studies have shown the earlier a person begins to go to tanning salons, the greater the risk of skin cancer later in life. The medical profession has known for a long time that tanning is dangerous and increases a person’s risk of skin cancer. Skin cancer cases are at an all-time high in the United States; more than one million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year. Melanoma, which is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, has also become the most common cancer among women ages 25 to 29.

The only safe way to tan is to use sunless bronzer. The Sunless Tanning Bronzer offers you a brilliant radiance all year round, with SPF-15 protection to leave your skin smooth and supple. This  unique bronzer gives your skin the color you want, without the harmful effects of sun exposure. 

Say NO to the sun and tanning salons and YES to Dr Michelle Copeland’s Sunless Tanning Bronzer for a  beautiful, natural-looking glow that boosts your your skin with a blend of antioxidants and vitamins.

Prevent Rosacea Flare-ups This Holiday Season


Last week The Wall Street Journal wrote an article about those pesky little spider veins on the face, especially around the nose and cheek area. Some people flush easily, either from embarrassment, or especially around the holidays from drinking alcohol and excessive eating. Inflammation from acne or rosacea can increase blood flow to the face, making spider veins more visible. Rosacea is one of the most common skin diseases with more than fourteen million Americans affected.

What can you do to prevent flare ups? While limiting alcohol intake and high sodium, fatty foods can be beneficial,  following a daily skin care regimen  will help  your skin respond to holiday stresses.  Use a mild non-foaming Daily Cleanser will leave skin fresh and silky smooth. A Daily Toner will help shrink pores and firm skin, followed up AHA Face Cream, which exfoliates without irritating or flaking. Lastly, applying Pigment Formula loaded with zinc and vitamin E will reduce skin discolorations.

My combination  Skin Treatment helps smooth, tighten, and even out the skin. This non-surgical process involves a stacking method using microdermabrasion, NdYag laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Light Emitting Diode (LED) that work together to effectively smooth and tighten the skin and finishes with a microinfusion that enhances exfoliation and skin rejuvenation by delivering Dr. Copeland’s potent age-reversing skin care serum deeper into the skin for instantaneous results of unparalleled clarity. It is a quick procedure without associated flaking or downtime; you can even have it done on your lunch hour! You can keep your skin looking healthy and young during the busy holiday season.

Bridalplasty- A Reality TV All-Time Low?


On today’s segment, The Today Show discussed the controversy over the reality show ‘Bridalplasty’. Is this a new low for reality TV? The desire to look perfect on your Wedding Day has been raised to a new level where eleven brides compete in wedding-themed challenges, and each week the winner will undergo the plastic surgery procedure of her choice.  After 11 weeks of competition, the “last bride standing” will be awarded all the plastic surgery on her wish-list.  The catch is that the groom will not know what has been done to the girl of his dreams until the day she walks down the aisle.

Not showing your fiancé the wedding dress is one thing, but not letting him see you after a complete makeover is quite another.  It’s hard to imagine a more anti-ethical start to a lifetime of trust.  Taking control of your looks can have a profound effect on how you feel, but a secretive makeover is the wrong way to begin a marriage.  The decision to change your appearance should not be up for grabs, but a step that should be made thoughtfully and carefully.

Non-Invasive Treatments for Pesky Varicose Veins


Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal  reported about ways to get rid of those pesky varicose veins without the need for often painful vein stripping surgery.  Did you know that at least half of all women get spider veins, those ugly mini-roadmaps of wine-red and blue lines just beneath the surface of the skin, generally found in the face, thighs, and lower leg.  While genetics plays a large factor in determining whether you will get these pregnancy, standing or sitting for long stretches, fluctuations in weight, and the use of birth control pills can definitely contribute to their development.  Fortunately, these veins and broken capillaries, though ugly, are superficial. They connect to other, larger veins- but frankly, you don’t need them to function. And new technology allows them to almost instantly disappear with lasers. Vein-zapping is a simple, painless procedure. The doctor aims the laser at the offending vein cluster. Once treated blood flow to the web of veins is cut off without affecting the surrounding skin. Without a blood source, the veins will collapse and disappear. Immediately after treatment, the vein may appear darker, but this soon fades. Painless and much less hassle than stripping it  can give you the confidence to wear those short dresses for the holidays. View before/after photos here.

Avoid Holiday Crowds- Join the Online Shopping Movement!


It’s good news for online retailers. Researchers are predicting online purchases will be up a whopping 16% this holiday season, with sales totaling $52 billion. The days of suffering through retail congestion are becoming a thing of the past. This year’s holiday shopping season is even poised to break e-commerce records. Over 58% of consumers are predicted to purchase their holiday gifts online rather than at brick-and-mortar stores this year. So join this online shopping movement and avoid the December crowds. This holiday season, Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care is offering an assortment of  luxurious spa & skin care gifts ranging from $14.95 to $135.

We’ve crafted a holiday selection that emphasizes fun, affordability, and above all, skin care that is gentle, yet effective. And with all our budgets tighter this year, people are looking for gifts that are not only affordable and fun, but also effective.

SAVE  30% OFF  on all orders of $150 or more when you enter HOLIDAY30 at checkout! (Offer expires December 26th  so hurry ). Free shipping on all orders of $75 or more. Dr. Copeland’s holiday assortment available

Bridalplasty vs Vengeance Plastic Surgery


Bridalplasty may be the newest buzz reality show where brides compete for plastic surgery before the big wedding day, but there could be a new show brewing.“Vengeance Plastic Surgery” where women and men head to the plastic surgeon post divorce.

Many people are desperate to make a positive change in their life after a bleak event, such as divorce. Often, a procedure can be just the thing to pull them out of their funk, but take caution. While wanting to appear fresher and boost confidence, be careful that your emotions aren’t clouding your  judgment and make a decision that will later regret.

Certainly the effect your appearance has on your self-confidence is more than skin-deep; it has an enormous impact on your health, the quality of your life, and your future outlook. Of course none of us can control our age, but we can control our confidence. Any way you look at it, appearing fresher, looking sharper, and feeling healthier may give you the boost of self-esteem you need post divorce.  By making subtle but important changes to your looks, cosmetic surgery is a valuable, low-risk investment in your future health, happiness, and well-being. (From my best-selling book Change Your Looks, Change Your Life, Quick Fixes and Cosmetic Surgery Solutions for Looking Younger, Feeling Healthier, and Living Better.)

Rosacea: avoid flare-ups this holiday season

The holiday season often aggravates common skin conditions like rosacea. Stress, cold weather, and occasional alcohol consumption  are hallmarks of the season and also triggers for rosacea, an inflammatory skin disease often mistaken for adult acne. Rosacea typically affects fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 60. Fourteen million Americans suffer from rosacea, making it one of the most common skin diseases.

In most people, the red bumps of rosacea come and go during periodic flare-ups; left untreated, the condition tends to get steadily worse over time. Treatment typically involves improving the general health of the skin and thus helping it better withstand progression.

That’s why it’s important to maintain a healthy skin routine when the skin is under stress, using the Starter 5 Step kit (now 30% off!) to get your skin in balance and these products to address redness and rough skin.

Stay smooth this winter

Dry skin is a common problem in the winter, thanks to the cold air outside and the dry heat indoors. We’ve discussed the importance of moisturizer, but exfoliating flaky dry skin is critical also.

Peachy Deegan of Whom You Know tested AHA Body Smoothing Lotion and has this to say: “this wonderful smoothing and polishing cream helps soften and relieve the visible signs of rough dry skin without flaking.”