Day in the Life of Beauty: Dr. Debra Luftman, Simple Advisory Board Member

By  February 20, 2014


Glam looked in on Dr. Debra Luftman as she handles a full roster of patients, answers questions for beauty editors, and preps for the recently held Women’s Health Conference — all while keeping her own skin in top shape thanks to Simple. Here she shares her busy schedule:

7:00 AM I start my day waking up to a beautiful Calabasas, California morning. I make myself a cup of Nespresso coffee and sit out on my patio, eating a light breakfast of oatmeal or vanilla Greek yogurt with berries.
8:30 AM I arrive at my office. My morning ritual starts when I turn on my computer. I always apply my favorite pink lip gloss, put on my white coat, and do my rounds with my office staff wishing them a good day…and I am off and ready to see my patients.
11:30 AM I take a break between patients to read pathology slides. This is an important time to diagnose skin cancers, rashes, and skin infections.
12:00 PM Time for lunch. Today I have a meeting at Marmalade in the Calabasas Commons with a Beauty Editor to discuss the latest anti-aging treatments.
1:00 PM – 4:00 pm I see more patients. I have an opportunity to educate my patients on skin care, skin cancer prevention, and general healthy living tips.
4:30 PM I review my PowerPoint presentation on the talk I am preparing for the Women’s Health Conference. My slides highlight concepts from the book I co-wrote, The Beauty Prescription.
5:00 PM I am home! My Golden Retriever is waiting for me. I immediately change into my lululemon SPF shirt and leggings, put on my hat and sunglasses, Nike tennis shoes and we are off for a hike. The combination of being with my dog surrounded by the natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains immediately melts my stress away.
7:00 PM Back at the Ranch. I am lucky to have married a man who loves to cook. Tonight my husband made me a cedar barbecued salmon and a bevy of vegetables. Salmon gives me my important helping of Omega Fatty Acids, which is essential for maintaining beautiful healthy skin.
8:00 PM Wipe my face with Simple’s Cleansing Wipes. It’s important to remove all the makeup and daily grime from my skin before I go to sleep, in order to avoid break outs.
8:30 PM My husband and I watch a few TiVo’d episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles.
10:00 PM I start winding down with a cup of chamomile tea and honey, and catch up on reading my dermatology journals.
11:00 PM Watch the news to find out what happened today outside of my local world.
11:30 PM After a long and productive day it’s time to get some rest. Sleep is essential for maintaining both health and beauty.