Interview with Dr. Maryam Zamani

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Maryam Zamani ( www.drmaryamzamani) is an American trained and board certified Ophthalmologist, whose experience with oculoplastic surgery and dermatology comes together to provide clients in London with a perfect blend of facial Aesthetic treatments for a natural looking result.

Maryam completed her undergraduate training at Georgetown University and obtained her medical doctorate at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She continued her Ophthalmic training at George Washington University, where she remained on as a teaching faculty member. When she relocated to London, she underwent two Oculoplastic fellowships at Imperial College NHS Trust and Chelsea Westminster NHS Trust. She further complimented her facial aesthetics expertise with dermatology training at Cardiff University. Maryam has worked as an Ophthalmologist in both the US and UK, and she has been published extensively in academic journals.

What are your 3 favorite skin care products?

Super hard to decide since there are so many great products for different things but the 3 that I use every day are:

– ZO Skin Health Exfoliating cleanser

– ZO Oclipse Sunscreen & Primer

– SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

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What are your tips to protect your skin from the hot summer months ahead?

-Cover up with sunglasses, hats and always wear a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB radiation with an SPF of 30 or greater.  Most importantly is to apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before you go out into the sun and to constantly re-apply.  If you forget and your skin is a bit red and irritated, a little bit of aloe vera will make it feel better and try to skip the sun the next day.

How do you prepare for beach time holidays?

Well, I always like to exercise but I just started going to Barry’s Bootcamp and it is super hard but insanely motivating to have everyone around your working their bums off.  Of course summer is the perfect motivation!
How would you describe your style?

Style wise I am classic with a little twist.  I am loving the rock n roll knuckle rings and feathers by my dear friend Mesi Shashoua.

Must have accessories this summer?

Anything that is bright and with color! And never forget a beautiful manicure and pedicure.
How do you keep a balance in your busy life?

I think it’s always important to do what you love and be surrounded by people you enjoy; then your days are balanced and effortless….and of course being a bit neurotic, liking making lists, helps ensure nothing is forgotten!  At this stage working part time for me creates a great balance of being a mother, wife and doctor.

Are you involved with any special projects or charities?

I am involved with GOSH, Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children’s hospital in London and I am helping organize a fun under the big top themed party for 300 kids and their parents to raise money for the hospital.

www.gosh.org

The Health Benefits of Ginger and Lemon Every Morning

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A glass of water with a few lemon drops and a slab of ginger is great because the ginger actually activates blood circulation in your body and improves overall radiance but also helps improve the tone of your skin! Try drinking this everyday in the morning for a boost of energy from the hydration and also from the improved circulation! It’s actually really refreshing and ginger is great to help fight off colds as well.

Lemons

Lemon juice contains high levels of potassium and vitamin C. A strong antioxidant, lemon juice is also a mild diuretic, so adding lemons to your drinking water can help support your liver and kidneys in their natural job of flushing out toxins.

Ginger

Fresh ginger contains something called gingerol, which possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and aids in healthy cellular activity in the gastrointestinal tract.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 inch knob of ginger sliced thinly or grated
  • lemon
  • cup of hot water

Simply pour boiling water over the ginger, let steep for about 5mins then add lemon juice.