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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Can beauty make us happy?

Cari amici,
 Last Sunday night was Golden Globes night in Los Angeles. 

With Gia & Mia Mantegna
With Joe Mantegna
I always love to watch those Awards, to see what stars are wearing and how do they look like. Yesterday it was so nice to spot among them my friend, wonderful actor Joe Mantegna and on stage to see his beautiful daughter, actress Gia Mantegna. Gia, who I met in Washington two years ago, served as Miss Golden Globe during the award ceremony, which means she was on hand to help out with the awards on stage. She’s a beautiful young woman, very sweet and kind, and also a great actress that for sure will go far!!
Gia Mantegna at the Golden Globes
All the stars, as we all know, all looked incredibly beautiful. They always do. Perfect makeup and spectacular hairdo, the sparkling jewels, those impressive high beautiful shoes and of course those gowns to die for. Just picture perfect.
I’ve been in the business now long enough to know that all that beauty that we see,  is partly from Mother Nature and great genes, and partly results of hard work in the gym, strict diets and good dermatologist to take care of their skin!
Brad & Angelina: some of my favorite
Michael & Catherina: always a class act

There is a great part of commitment to look that great, and in show business somehow you have to.
It is also true that if you see yourself over and over on TV or in the magazines, you start to see things about yourself that you would never have noticed!! And you want of course to improve those details. Nobody likes to see his or her self-looking bad! Right?
Anne looked so elegant in Armani Prive'
Mom to be Natalie was radiantly beautiful in Viktor & Rolf

It is a universal reaction that feeling good gives to human beings confidence. We all need it, artists or not!! 
Can beauty make us happy? For sure it can improve our overall evaluation or appraisal of our own worth and help us to face the world with more  confidence.
Having been treated for 6 month by one of the greatest dermatologist in NYC, Dr. Neal Schultz at his beautiful Park Avenue Skin Care office, I can tell that it takes really less that we think to get a better glow on our skin and to feel happier and confident.
Dr.Schultz office on Park Avenue
I’ve learned while being a patient of Dr. Schultz that the daily routine it’s an important thing. To use a mild and just good for our skin type cleansing every morning and night, to use a good tonic that doesn’t dry the skin, a moisturizing cream in the morning and at night and exfoliating our skin at night, are simple things that keeps the skin healthy and bright.

Lea was perfect in pink Oscar De La Renta
Olivia sparked the Carpet in Marchesa
 Of course there are also some simple treatments in the dermatologist office that can really improve the overall skin condition. A simple treatment like a glycolic acid every two weeks can really make our skin glow. I was actually stupefied of the results after a simple glycolic acid. Only a few minutes and such a wonderful difference in my skin.
Funny Sofia ruled in Vera Wang fitted dress
Mila was beautiful in Vera Wang
Scarlett was royally elegant in Elie Saab  

Dr. Schultz he’s a real doctor 's doctor, very serious and passionate about his work. Thanks to him I’ve leaned that sometimes we concentrate our attention to lines and spots, on in my case on little acne scars. And that’s what we want to eliminate. But most of the time is the overall skin that needs to be taken care. It’s about the health of the skin not lines and staff. And he was right: after my skin started to glow with the glycolic acid I was so happy and very satisfied with my face.
Mandy in blue Monique Lhuillier

Of course there are also some many different treatments we can do to improve our look. Dr. Schultz did to my face two laser treatments called Frexel. The results were incredible. Basically this laser, who’s done in his office and it takes about 20 min, produces an intense beam of focused light that can gently vaporize and instantly remove skin problems, like wrinkles, scars, sun spots. This kind of laser smoothed the appearance of my skin, taking away after a few days, small lines, brown spots and part of my acne scars. Totally pain free and only one or two days down time. That was such an incredible treat!!

Jennifer was beautiful in a white Zuhair Murad  

Well those beautiful actresses are all in the hands of some great dermatologists like Dr. Schultz. And I think there is nothing wrong in admitting that we want to take care of ourselfs.
Emma got an "Easy A" from me in this Calvin Klein 
In my experience I can say that I would rather pay for a visit to Dr, Schultz office than a new dress of a pair of shoes…a glowing face is a powerful business card that can really makes you feel like a million dollars! And you get to wear it day and night!!
Dr. Schultz has also of course taken care of one little moll on my chin that was removed send to a laboratory to be analyzed.
I know the focus is always on beauty, but a visit to a dermatologist for our skin is really a “must” for all of us! You’ll never know!!
Mine thanks God turned out to be nothing. But I’m very grateful that I took care of it.

So if you are in NYC I will really say: go and visit Dr, Schultz. You will love him. Not every day you meet a doctor with so much knowledge and passion about his profession. we all deserve a Star treatment here and then.
Dr.Schultz on Derm TV
If you are not in NYC, visit a dermatologist anyway in your city and watch Dr. Schultz every day on his very usefull program DermTV to learn simple tips about skin health!! . And you can also send  him your questions about your concerns and he will answer to you on the program. How cool is that!!

Also you can buy on line his incredible skin’s products Stallex. They are great!! Another star treatment that you will love too. I’m addicted to it!!
Dr. Schultz and his team are incredibly great and I felt so blessed to be able to be his patient. Now I can go on stage feeling confident: let the light hit my skin, the HD camera get closer….I’m not scared of that anymore!!

I wish you all to find a dermatologist as good as Dr. Schultz that will keep your skin clear, young and beautiful, and if you are in NYC go for a consultation: you’ll be thanking me for that!!

Hally was a winner for me wearing a wonderful skin and rocking a perfect body at 44!!

Of course a healthy diet is also important and crucial to look and feel great!! And so is to exercise regularly. You know me, everything done with moderation that’s the key. So I can still enjoy some chocolate here and there and great tasting food. As long as I contain my portions and I keep moving and being active…I need energy to keep serenade you!!
Happy and healthy skin to you all, buon appetito with small delicious portions of your favorite food and keep moving to the grove of this beautiful life!!

Stay tuned for my next week blog about …..surpise!!

Love always,



  1. Everybody should experience it to be present at an award show. It is so much fun to walk on the red carpet, to have the most exclusive food. I loved it!

  2. Surely is Susi!!
    I loved it too!! To the next one!! The Grammy!!

  3. Thanks a lot Giada for this interesting entry blog with good infos about Skin, Dr. Schultz and his treatments!!!



  4. Prego Meraviglia!! It's my pleasure to write for you!! Yes Dr. Schultz is a wonderful doctor and I think it's very important to take care of our skin...for sure the most precious thing we can wear!!