Orlando Cosmetic Surgery cheerfully dedicates this blog to the official beginning of the Holiday Season with a few of our favorite Thanksgiving thoughts, and some tips about taking good care of your winter skin.

Thanksgiving Thoughts

If you ask Americans about Thanksgiving, their first light-hearted comments and memories might be about the delectable Thanksgiving feast:  the turkey, the stuffing, the yams, green-bean casserole, and grandmother’s pumpkin pie.

The first American Thanksgiving was  a feast of gratitude for a good harvest, and our annual dinners continue the delicious tradition every year.

When we think beyond the meal, we often reflect on the gathering itself. We hope your  Thanksgiving Day is a warm celebration of unity and togetherness among families and friends.

Wilbur D. Nesbit stated, “Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway home.”

For your family, it might be a time for football games, parades, or holiday shopping. In whatever way you choose to spend this special time, we know you will be  celebrating by reflecting on gratitude for the good things in our lives.

In the words of John F. Kennedy, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

We  strive to keep an attitude of thankfulness for more than just one day. Gratitude is a year-round attitude at Orlando Cosmetic Surgery.

“Hot” Hints  for Your Cold Winter Skin

As the season grows cooler, you might be noticing your skin is dry, red or flaky. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Orlando Cosmetic Surgery sends you some hints for your Winter Skincare:

1.  Grandmother’s house might be located in a colder climate than Orlando. If you are traveling to a cooler area, take extra care of your skin.

Experts tell us that your skin demands more than 30 percent humidity to stay properly, beautifully and naturally moisturized. Do you know, a warmly heated room can give you as little as 10 per cent of the required humidity?

2.   The hot shower that feels so good after a chilly trip outside might not be such a good idea for your skin. Again, this habit is another source of dry skin.

By the way, what’s in your soap? Check the ingredients in your bath products, and remember alcohol is drying.

3.  If the pretty fall day is overcast, you still must use sun block to protect your skin. Are you planning a Thanksgiving snow skiing trip? Remember, sun sends UV rays, and snow reflects them. Protect your skin well!

4.  After that bath or shower, give your skin a gift for which it will be grateful all winter long:  Take a few minutes for yourself, and moisturize your skin. (Feel free to ask us about wonderful moisturizers and other skin care products we have from the great science of Obaji.)

The doctors and staff of Orlando Cosmetic Surgery send our Thanksgiving  good wishes to our friends, patients, families, and blog readers. We hope your hearts are filled with Thanksgiving joy for a beautiful holiday.