TED Relaunches TED Health Podcast with Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, Leading Voice in Healthcare

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider will host the relaunched TED Health podcast

TED relaunched its popular TED Health podcast today with new host Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, MD, a San-Francisco-based internist and leading voice in healthcare. The series will continue to spotlight innovative speakers on health and science, featuring TED Talks covering a range of issues from antibiotic use in animals to the neuroscience of how memories are formed.

This was a tough year, and it’s made people think about their physical and mental health more than ever. Shoshana’s curiosity, compassion, and expertise make her the ideal host to guide us through this complicated time.

Michelle Quint, TED Director of Audio

Dr. Ungerleider has practiced internal medicine for eight years and is the founder of End Well, a nonprofit seeking to drive a cultural shift to improve the end of life experience. Since its inception in 2017, End Well has brought prominent voices and unsung heroes to the forefront of a movement to ensure we all live better through to the end. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Ungerleider has been a frequent medical contributor to both broadcast and print audiences, appearing on CNN, MSNBC, and CBS, among other national news channels, with writing in TIME, Scientific American, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications.

I couldn’t be more excited and honored to join TED, the undisputed authority in all things innovation, to be a part of the new TED Health podcast. We’ve got an exciting upcoming season, showcasing stories and voices from the cutting edge which TED is known for, to help our listeners lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider,

The TED Health podcast is part of the TED Audio Collective, a collection of podcasts launched earlier this year. The collection includes shows co-developed by TED and its speakers as well as shows developed and produced independently by inspiring thinkers and creators. The growing list of podcasts ranges from TED originals like TED Talks Daily and Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala to independent series like Design Matters with Debbie Millman and Conversations with People Who Hate M‪e from Dylan Marron. 

Listen to TED Health on Apple PodcastsSpotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

Get Healthy-Looking Skin Just In Time for Summer with Country Life Vitamins’ Latest Launch, Maxi-Skin® CeraClear™

Today, Country Life Vitamins introduces Maxi-Skin® CeraClear™ to its wide range of vitamin & supplement offerings, so people everywhere can help get their glow on! Maxi-Skin® CeraClear™ is the first in North America to use Skin-Cera®, clinically studied ceramides from the Konjac root, shown to improve hyperpigmentation, balance oiliness, alleviate dryness and clear whiteheads and blackheads.* Maxi-Skin® CeraClear™ helps to enhance your skin just in time for sunny days ahead.

While many skincare products commonly use ceramides derived from rice or wheat, CeraClear™ is powered by ceramides found in the konjac root that act as a non-drying, non-cystic acne clearing solution and assist in maintaining a healthy complexion.* Formulated for clearer skin, the vegan beauty supplement can show results in as little as six weeks.

When we created this particular formula, we wanted to make a versatile supplement that everyone could benefit from, while also ensuring that it targeted the specific skin care needs of our customers. Maxi-Skin® CeraClear™ is a product that can truly be used by anyone – both men & women, teens & adults, those who have oily skin or dry skin, and we’re excited to see the individual effects that they experience during the process.

Dr. Audrey Ross, Senior National Educator at Country Life Vitamins.

As we dare to go bare for the summer – makeup-free, that is – one clinical strength capsule twice a day will leave skin looking and feeling beautiful from within. Results may be even more effective when taken with Country Life fan-favorite, Maxi-Skin® CeraClear™ a vegan fruit-based formula that provides 5 in 1 benefits for even skin tone and increased elasticity. Skip the complicated multi-step skincare routine and opt for a duo that offers an easy yet effective beauty ritual to help replenish skin from the inside out. Better yet, both products are certified gluten-free.

The launch of Maxi-Skin® CeraClear™ marks a continued expansion into vegan beauty and represents the brand’s commitment to individualized health and wellness needs. Rounding out Country Life’s roster of beauty and skincare products, such as High Potency Biotin, Maxi-Hair® Plus and Maxi-Collagen® 7000 Powder, Maxi-Skin® CeraClear™ is the new go-to in self-care for effortless-looking skin.

Country Life Vitamins Maxi-Skin® CeraClear™ is now available on their website for a suggested retail price of $19.49 for a 30-day supply. For more information, come into the beautiful world of Country Life Vitamins.

Get rid of car sickness

Now that everyone is going on holiday en masse by car and so a lot of time is spent in the car, despite the nice prospect, that is not fun for everyone. Some people suffer from motion sickness. But don’t worry, the very renowned French perfume specialist Maison Berger Paris (they celebrated their 120th anniversary in 2018!) offers a solution for this.

Motion sickness is very common. This common ailment, especially in children, can make a car journey, long or short, very unpleasant. Maison Berger Paris has a solution for this problem that not only works well but also looks beautiful.

The car diffuser from Maison Berger is a metal diffuser with a beautiful design. A design object for every car. It is easily attached to a ventilation grille in the car by means of a clip. The car diffuser is available in different versions and has a diameter of 4.6 cm.

The perfume that goes into the car diffuser is spread through the ventilation system of the car. Maison Berger developed a perfume that combats motion sickness. The perfume lasts for 4 to 6 weeks, the essential oils in this Aroma Travel are bergamot, mint, eucalyptus, tea, rose, ginger and amber. The scents of these oils ensure that you do not get sick or nauseous in the car.

Don’t worry if you don’t suffer from motion sickness, there are also several other wonderful perfumes available.

Selling price
Car-diffuser including refill from € 14,95
Refill Aroma Travel, packed per 2 € 5,95

Maison Berger Paris car perfume is available at selected points of sale worldwide. Enter the wonderful world of Maison Berger Paris.

Male Cosmetic Procedure Increase During Pandemic Emphasizes Benefits of Plastic Surgery for All Genders, says Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri

A January 13 article on Ask Men reports on the sudden increase in male cosmetic procedures, at least partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article cites the shift to more time spent at home as one of the primary reasons, noting men of all demographics have been able to research treatments they’ve always heard about but didn’t have the privacy or time to find out more. With an increase in video conference calls, the article notes that more men have become aware of their appearances, especially facial signs of aging like wrinkles and sagging skin. Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Jazayeri says that no one should feel embarrassed about wanting to boost their self-confidence by improving their looks and there’s no better time than the present to undergo plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments, regardless of the patient’s gender or background.

Whether people like to admit it or not, attractiveness and the appearance of youthfulness can have a significant influence on an individual’s life, both professionally and personally. How a person looks could impact whether or not they are given a second job interview, a promotion, as well as a first date. He notes that non-invasive treatments such as dermal fillers or injections can provide individuals with the confidence boost they need in their careers and social lives.

Dr. Michael Jazayeri

The Southern California-based plastic surgeon says that many cosmetic procedures are typically quick and can be done as quickly as during a lunch break, with little to no downtime required for recovery. Dr. Jazayeri says that for more substantial procedures, such as a rhinoplasty or liposuction, patients often spend around two weeks at home recovering. He adds that the good news is that since many professionals are still working from home due to lockdown orders, individuals no longer need to take a great deal of extra time off work following their procedures.

Dr. Jazayeri notes that it’s crucial for all interested candidates to thoroughly research their clinic and plastic surgeon options before making a final decision. He says that the key factor to look for is that they seek out board-certified plastic surgeons. In addition to vetting the plastic surgeon’s credentials and patient reviews, Dr. Jazayeri says it’s also a good idea for individuals to examine any available before-and-after procedure photos.

Skin-Care Company, Gleamin, on How to Identify & Treat Fungal Acne

There is a good deal of confusion regarding the difference between fungal acne and bacterial acne. In a recent blog post entitled Fungal Acne: Symptoms and Treatment, experts from skin-care company, Gleamin, explain how to identify fungal acne and treat it. Gleamin is a purveyor of innovative skin-care formulas, including their signature product, the Vitamin-C Clay Mask, made with 100% all-natural ingredients.

In the blog post, Gleamin’s experts emphasize that fungal acne requires an entirely different treatment regimen than bacterial acne. In fact, fungal acne is not truly acne; its scientific names are Malassezia Folliculitis and Pityrosporum Folliculitis, which refer to the yeast involved in triggering fungal acne. Not only will bacterial acne treatments have no impact on the condition colloquially known as fungal acne, they may even worsen the condition.

Fungal acne is triggered by an overgrowth of yeast on the skin. This overgrowth inflames hair follicles and leads to small acne-like bumps. Some immune-related causes of fungal acne outlined in the blog post include recent antibiotic use, propensity for yeast infections, a diet high in sugar and carbs, and a compromised immune system. Environmental factors that could cause fungal acne include a hot and humid climate, frequent workouts, and whether an individual has been in close contact with someone that has or previously had fungal acne.

Accurate identification of fungal acne is critical for successful treatment. According to the experts at Gleamin, these are the key identifiers of fungal acne that stand in contrast to bacterial acne.

Fungal Acne

  • Bumps are uniform in size and are generally very small.
  • No visible heads.
  • Fungal acne is almost always very itchy.
  • Bumps appear in clusters.

Bacterial Acne

  • Bumps vary in size.
  • Blackheads and whiteheads are common.
  • Bacterial acne can be itchy but not as severely as fungal acne.
  • Bumps appear randomly across the body.

Gleamin’s experts contend that the most foundational way to manage fungal acne is a lifestyle change. Because so many of the triggers for this condition are environmental, those afflicted should look to wear less tight clothing, shower soon after workouts, eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, and wash clothes after a single use. They also recommend using dandruff shampoo as a body wash and letting it sit on an affected area for five minutes before rinsing off, as well as over-the-counter creams, like those used to treat Athlete’s Foot.

Another product that can have a positive impact on fungal acne is Gleamin’s Vitamin-C Clay Mask. This product cleanses skin and removes any excess debris that may contribute to yeast growth. Additionally, the powerful antioxidants in the mask work with vitamin C to support immune health, detoxify the skin, and revitalize appearance. While lifestyle changes and certain products may be enough for many to manage their fungal acne, medical consultation with a dermatologist could be necessary for those with severe cases.

While managing fungal acne may seem daunting, it is entirely possible through the recommendations outlined by the experts at Gleamin. Interested consumers can browse Gleamin’s selection of products and learn more about their story and mission their website.At Gleamin, they use potent superfoods to enhance natural beauty and empower life. their clean products are carefully formulated to invigorate our global community with a new-found sense of freedom. Come into the beautiful world of Gleamin.

Green Goo Introduces New Line of Natural Toothpastes in Recyclable Sugarcane Packaging

Women-owned plant-based body care and first aid brand Green Goo, under parent company Sierra Sage Herbs, is excited to announce the launch of its new line of all-natural toothpastes in eco-friendly sugarcane packaging.

We are always trying to find ways to innovate and improve. Making the switch to sugarcane packaging for our new toothpastes feels like a necessary progression for us and a natural extension of who we are as a brand. These amazing packages help us to reduce landfill, cut back greenhouse gas emissions, and lessen our overall carbon footprint.

Jodi Scott, Green Goo CEO and Co-Founder

Green Goo plant-based toothpastes, each made with peppermint oil and enriched with aloe vera and calendula, freshen breath, brighten and clean teeth, soothe gums, and promote good oral hygiene. Previously available in its original peppermint-flavored option, Green Goo’s new toothpaste varieties are:

  • Chlorophyll – Rich in minerals and nutrients, Green Goo Chlorophyll Toothpaste rids the mouth of bacteria, eliminates bad breath, reduces gingivitis, and soothes common gum disorders.
  • Hemp Seed Oil – Fortified with minerals, proteins, omega-3 and omega-6, and vitamins, Green Goo Hemp Seed Oil Toothpaste naturally whitens teeth and prevents tooth decay and gum disease, while its anti-inflammatory properties help support sensitive teeth and gums.

Notably, Green Goo also made the shift from plastic to sugarcane packaging for its new line of toothpastes. The new, eco-friendly sugarcane squeeze tubes are BPA free, 100% recyclable, ISO certified, and FDA approved. In contrast to conventional petroleum-based packaging, sugarcane is sustainable, renewable, and absorbs greenhouse gases.

Green Goo All-Natural Peppermint Toothpaste

It started with the All-Natural Peppermint Toothpaste. It comes in a recyclable sugarcane squeeze tube. Green Goo All-Natural Peppermint Toothpaste is made with peppermint oil and is enriched with with aloe vera and calendula.

Green Goo All-Natural Hemp Seed Oil Toothpaste

Green Goo All-Natural Hemp Seed Oil Toothpaste comes in a recyclable sugarcane squeeze tube. Hemp Seed Oil Toothpaste is fortified with minerals, proteins, vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6. It naturally whitens teeth and prevents tooth decay and gum disease, while it is anti-inflammatory properties help support sensitive teeth and gums.

Green Goo All-Natural Chloropyll Toothpaste

Green Goo All-Natural Chloropyll Toothpaste comes in a recyclable sugarcane squeeze tube. Chloropyll Toothpaste is rich in minerals and nutrients. Its rids the mouth of bacteria, eliminates bad breath, reduces gingivites, and soothes common gum disorders.

Green Goo Bamboo Toothbrushes

Additionally, Green Goo is also introducing new, biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes engraved with the brand’s logo in an eco-conscious case to coincide with the release of its toothpastes.

Green Goo toothpastes in 4 oz. sugarcane squeeze tubes in all three varieties, as well as its bamboo toothbrushes, are available at their website. Come into the beautiful world of Green Goo.

Plastic Surgeon and Breast Reconstruction Specialist Dr. Constance Chen Offers Practical Tips about Inverted Nipples

Inverted nipples are a common and normal variation in nipple shape. Also called retracted nipples, inverted nipples turn inward toward the breast instead of protruding. They occur in either one or both breasts, in both men and women, and may be congenital – present from birth – or may develop later in life.

As many as 10% of women may have one or both nipples inverted. Inverted nipples are not generally a cause for concern and require treatment only if they interfere with breastfeeding, if there is an underlying medical condition that must be addressed, or to satisfy aesthetic preferences.

Dr. Constance M. Chen, Breast specialist and plastic surgeon

Nipple inversion may be permanent or temporary, with the nipples fluctuating between inverted and erect. Some women experience inversion during pregnancy even if their nipples weren’t inverted before. While nipple sensitivity varies from person to person, inverted nipples are not ordinarily less sensitive to stimulation than erect nipples.

There are different grades of nipple inversion that may help determine whether it will interfere with breastfeeding or if treatment is needed. At the lowest level of inversion, the nipple can be easily pulled out and may remain protruding for some time. At a moderate level, the nipple can be pulled out, but will retract when released. With the most severely inverted nipples, it may be difficult or impossible to pull the nipple out. The higher the level of inversion, the more likely breastfeeding is to be difficult or impossible.

Breastfeeding is often problem-free with inverted nipples by having the baby latch onto the entire areola. Also, inverted nipples sometimes protrude naturally during pregnancy and breastfeeding or can be made to protrude by stimulation. Devices such as a ‘nipple shield’ that helps the baby latch on or a ‘breast shield’ that helps the nipple protrude may be helpful.

There are several treatment options for inverted nipples, most of them temporary and all of which should be discussed with a doctor to determine the best solution for each individual. There are home exercises for drawing the nipple out as well as suction devices that achieve a similar result in some cases. Inverted nipples can also be surgically corrected.

“Surgical options try to preserve the milk ducts to enable breastfeeding, but sometimes the milk ducts will be divided. When the milk ducts are disrupted to correct an inverted nipple, future breastfeeding may be difficult or even impossible”, says Dr. Chen. In either case, the procedure, generally performed under local anesthesia, involves a very small incision under the nipple through which a fine instrument is used to detach the fibers and duct(s) that are holding the nipple in an inverted position. A suture placed beneath the nipple then keeps it in position.

While inverted nipples aren’t generally medically troublesome, particularly when present since birth or when occurring gradually, over several years, there are indications that require medical attention. Nipples that had been protruding but flatten or turn inward suddenly or in a short period of time should be brought to the attention of a doctor. Other symptoms that require medical examination include discharge, a lump or swelling of the nipple, dimpling or thickening of the skin, and redness or pain.

“Inverted nipples are one of the many normal variations in the breast”, says Dr. Chen. “Depending on the degree of inversion, they may be easily manipulated to enable breastfeeding and they may be made to protrude for some period of time. When they cause distress for any reason, surgical correction is usually minimally invasive. As with many such procedures, correction can have a positive effect on a woman’s physical and emotional well-being”.

About Dr. Constance M. Chen

Constance M. Chen, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City with special expertise in the use of innovative natural techniques to optimize medical and cosmetic outcomes for women undergoing breast reconstruction. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chen is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally on new advancements in breast reconstruction and the surgical treatment of lymphedema. She is the author of three books, five book chapters, and fifty journal articles. She has also won numerous awards for her work in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the local, regional, and national levels.

Dr. Chen has developed a reputation in the community for the personalized attention that she devotes to her patients. She is committed to aesthetic restoration of the breast and body, and enjoys helping her patients achieve overall well-being. At the end of the day, there is nothing more important to her than the joy she hopes to bring to her patients’ lives. Come into the beautiful world of Dr. Constance M. Chen.

Managing Scleroderma Takes a Team – and Your Dermatologist is a Key Player

The nonprofit Scleroderma Foundation reports that about 300,000 people in the United States contend with this difficult and sometimes debilitating condition. Scleroderma typically involves the skin but can also affect a range of other body systems, including the muscles, joints, digestive tract, heart, lungs, and kidneys.

Scleroderma, presents as hardening of the skin. But skin changes are just one aspect. There are two main types of scleroderma: localized and systemic. Today, we know that a team of doctors and a range of treatments are needed to treat scleroderma, so patients can maximize their quality of life.

Dr. Allison Britt Kimmins

“With scleroderma,” explains Dr. Britt Kimmins, “the body’s collagen production goes into overdrive. On the skin, this extra collagen manifests as hard patches. However, if the condition is systemic, the overproduction also takes place internally, affecting organs, tightening them and limiting their function.”

Though affecting all ages, most cases start between the ages of 30 and 50. The exact cause is not known, but vascular alterations, autoimmune activity and defects in collagen synthesis may play a role. Genetics may play a role as well. Children with the condition are more likely to have a relative with the disease. Race may be a factor in the type of scleroderma seen: African Americans have higher rates of systemic scleroderma: Women are affected more than men. Finally, environment may play a role, as scleroderma has been linked to exposure to substances such as silica dust.

Dermatologists are often the first specialist to diagnosis the patient. And early diagnosis is key to limiting damage.

Dr. Allison Britt Kimmins

Left untreated, hardened patches of skin can result in restricted movement, and in some cases, skin patches will extend to underlying tissue. The more serious systemic scleroderma requires treatment to limit the involvement of internal organs. “There is no single test for scleroderma,” explains Dr. Britt Kimmins. “Diagnosis requires careful evaluation, including a thorough patient history, skin biopsy, blood tests, and imaging. Often dermatologists and rheumatologists work together to formulate a treatment plan”.

After the diagnosis, is made, depending on disease severity, a team of specialists can coordinate treatment. “There is no ‘cure’ for scleroderma,” says Dr. Britt Kimmins. “But prompt treatment can limit permanent damage and help maintain quality of life.”

With that in mind, Dr. Britt Kimmins offers the following suggestions.

5 Tips to Manage Scleroderma

1. Don’t wait to see your dermatologist: “The first signs,” explains Dr. Britt Kimmins, “may be hardened areas of skin and discoloration.” Seeing a dermatologist can lead to a diagnosis. Then, interventions can take place: skin treatment, physical and occupational therapy to support movement, and specialists in the case of systemic involvement, which may require immune treatments”.

2. Surface changes may go deeper: “Certain skin changes can provide clues that aid in the diagnosis,” advises Dr. Britt Kimmins. “With localized scleroderma, there are often dark and light tone changes. But a salt-and-pepper pattern may indicate that organs are affected. Similarly, onset of Raynaud’s syndrome – where extremities go numb and lose color due to cold or stress – can indicate organ involvement”.

3. Light therapy holds a spectrum of benefits: “Different kinds of phototherapy can benefit scleroderma,” notes Dr. Britt Kimmins. For changes in appearance, intense pulsed therapy can treat darkened skin, and laser therapy can address broken blood vessels and improve skin texture. Narrowband UVB therapy can treat surface skin patches, and UVA therapy can address deeper levels of involvement. PUVA treatment – psoralen medication and UVA therapy has been found to be effective in treating hardened skin. And extracorporeal photopheresis, which involves treating the patient’s white blood cells with PUVA, is an emerging treatment for systemic scleroderma.

4. Elevate your skin care routine: “Scleroderma can cause painful calcium deposits and sores, as well as skin dryness and fragility, ” emphasizes Dr. Britt Kimmins. “A gentle skin care routine can help prevent further damage and infection: Gentle cleansing, effective moisturizing and keeping the skin warm to support circulation, are important in slowing down disease progression. And patients should avoid any collagen-boosting or tightening beauty treatments”.

5. Research matters: “New treatments for scleroderma are emerging,” notes Dr. Britt Kimmins. “As stated above, a multi-specialty approach in the treatment of scleroderma provides the best chance for improvement and control”.

About: Dr. Allison Britt Kimmins

Dr. Allison Britt Kimmins, MD, MPH, is board-certified in dermatology.

Advanced Dermatology P.C. and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery (New York, New Jersey & PA) is one of the leading dermatology centers in the nation, offering highly experienced physicians in the fields of cosmetic and laser dermatology as well as plastic surgery and state-of-the-art medical technologies. Come into the beautiful world of Advanced Dermatology P.C..

                                                                   

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Finding the Right Bra for Every Breast Shape

No two breasts are alike. For many women, even her own two natural breasts may not quite match. It is normal to have breasts that are different sizes and even different shapes. Breasts come in many different shapes, all of them completely normal, but important to be aware of when shopping for a bra.

A properly fitted bra is important for all women, not just large-breasted women who suffer discomfort in their necks and backs when their bras don’t support them adequately. Every woman will be more comfortable and less restrained in her physical activity if she is wearing a properly fitted bra.

Dr. Constance M. Chen, Breast specialist and plastic surgeon

Breast shape is determined primarily by genetics, but influenced by several additional factors, weight chief among them. The breast tissue that isn’t made up of milk ducts is largely composed of fat cells that increase and decrease as weight is gained and lost, potentially changing the shape as well as the size of the breast. Other factors are the hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy and breastfeeding and the changes that are a natural consequence of aging as skin loses elasticity and as the composition of breast tissue changes to a higher concentration of fat, which is more prone to sagging. Most women find that the shape of their breasts changes more than once over the course of their lifetimes and with that change comes the realization that it may be time to retire the bra style worn for decades and get fitted for a new one.

Any catalog of breast shapes is only an approximation, Just as every woman is unique, her breast shape cannot be expected to conform to a picture or description. However, even having a general idea of the one or two shapes that match you best can make all the difference in making sure you get a bra that fits. These descriptions of breast shapes aren’t comprehensive but most women – with the aid of a mirror – should be able to get an idea of which ones come closest to her own.

Dr. Constance M. Chen, Breast specialist and plastic surgeon

Round breasts appear to be equally full at the top and bottom of the breast. Not many women have well-rounded breasts, but many bras are designed for this presumed shape and account for lots of poor fit. Tear drop breasts are also rounded but fuller at the bottom than at the top. Women who have lost weight may find that their breasts now reflect this shape as they have less roundness at the top.

  • Bell breasts are also fuller at the bottom, but narrower at the top and less rounded than tear drops.
  • East west breasts have nipples that point outward, away from each other.
  • Side set breasts have a wide space between them; close set breasts have very little space between them.
  • Slender breasts are narrow and long and have nipples that point downward.
  • Athletic breasts tend to be wide-set and more muscular with less breast tissue, correlating with an athletic body that is muscular with little fat.
  • Conical breasts are cone-shaped rather than round and are more common in small-breasted women.
  • Asymmetric breasts may have differences in size or shape.
  • Relaxed breasts have looser tissue and nipples that point downward, similar to slenders, but generally fuller; they are more common later in life.

“Many women wear a bra that does not fit properly, which can lead to discomfort,” says Dr. Chen. “The best way to be properly fitted for a bra is in a specialized shop with experienced bra fitters. But with or without expert help, understanding the shape of your breasts will help you get the right fit. When a bra fits properly, there will be no gapping and no overflow in the cups, the straps won’t slip or dig into your shoulders, and you should be able to slip two fingers under the band in the back. Remember that the shape of your breasts will affect which bra is right for you”.

About Dr. Constance M. Chen

Constance M. Chen, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City with special expertise in the use of innovative natural techniques to optimize medical and cosmetic outcomes for women undergoing breast reconstruction. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chen is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally on new advancements in breast reconstruction and the surgical treatment of lymphedema. She is the author of three books, five book chapters, and fifty journal articles. She has also won numerous awards for her work in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the local, regional, and national levels.

Dr. Chen has developed a reputation in the community for the personalized attention that she devotes to her patients. She is committed to aesthetic restoration of the breast and body, and enjoys helping her patients achieve overall well-being. At the end of the day, there is nothing more important to her than the joy she hopes to bring to her patients’ lives. Come into the beautiful world of Dr. Constance M. Chen.

Mirko Buffini Handgel Hydra Sanitiser

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic that’s still gripping the world, we’ve seen panic buying all over the world, at every supermarket, drugstore and pharmacy. People are out to get their hands on this year’s hottest-selling item: masks and hand sanitisers. In addition to the appropiate distance that we must keep to each other of at least 1.5 meter, hygiene is very important. With hygiëne we mean washing hands regulary (how simple!) and using hand sanitisers. There are brands you may not think about these days, but it has unexpectedly gorgeous beauty items that help sterilise surfaces or keep your hands clean on the go.

Mirko Buffini’s Handgel Hydra Sanitiser new product was born from Mr. Mirko’s desire to overcome this difficult time together and the requests from many people that we can spend such a time when masks are essential as bright and comfortable as possible, will be useful to everyone.

To the wonderful Haiku fragrance there is now a hand sanitizer. Turn your daily life into a relaxing, luxurious time. What you use every day, the items you need, a little luxurious item that gives you a sense of satisfaction and happiness. Mirko Buffini’s best-selling Haiku fragrance has debuted as a sophisticated must-have. White flowers and damask roses invite you to a beautiful, elegant, softer and more ever-expanding world.

Top noten: flax flowers, damask rose, white flowers
Midden noten: cedar wood, orchid, vanilla berries
Basis noten: white musk, amber notes

Mirko Buffini Handgel Hydra Sanitiser, a hand sanitizer with the elegant Haiku fragrance. An antiseptic gel formulated with 80% ethyl alcohol, hyaluronan and antioxidants to instantly sanitize while hydrating and protecting the hands. It has excellent quick drying properties and contains also glycerin to moisturize the skin after use. The slightly fragrant fragrance of Haiku adds a subtle sweetness of vanilla to the damask rose, and cedarwood and white musk wrap gently and elegantly.

Mirko Buffini Handgel Hydra Sanitiser teaser movie by Hiro Kimura, a photographer based in Japan. Please take a look at Mirko Buffini’s world view.

This is a standby you’ll want to keep in your handbag, in your pocket, and in your travel totes for those adventures to come…  Mirko Buffini Handgel Hydra Sanitiser is available as 50ml travelsize flacons, that are easy refileable from the larger 250ml pump flacon. 

Mirko Buffini Handgel Hydra Sanitiser is available at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Mirko Buffini.