Passing Down the Beauty
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the May 2006 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Doris J. Day, MD, 43, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center. Daughter Sabrina, 14
One of the things she's most grateful for as a mother: "My daughter is interested in what I have to say, and she takes my advice to heart."
One of the things her daughter will most likely be grateful for one day: "Because she uses sunblock from head to toe, as she ages the skin on her body will look as good as her face. I see patients every day who have been diligent about protecting their face from the sun, but the rest of their body looks 20 to 30 years older. The neck, chest, and hands don't age well anyway, and they're more challenging to treat in terms of anti-aging regimens. So I've been telling Sabrina about the importance of sun protection for her whole body since she was a little girl."
Her best advice: "Never compare yourself with anyone else, and try your best to reach your own potential rather than feeling you have to measure up to someone else's standards."