Archive for August 2014

What Your Pharmacist Can Do for You

Female pharmacist with a female customer in her pharmacyAs strange as it may sound, most people have no idea what exactly their pharmacist can do for them. As shown in this report to the U.S. Surgeon General, pharmacists can serve in a variety of roles – many you may not have ever realized!

In case you’re wondering, here are a few things that your pharmacists at Hotze Pharmacy can do for you:

1. We are your advocate! We will work with you to come up with solutions that will help you be successful on your treatment, as well as save you money and decrease the number of capsules you take per day.

2. We can initiate or adjust treatment. If you are interested in trying prescription skincare, like Hotze Skincare RX, just let us know! We will be happy to contact your provider for a prescription.

3. We can educate and provide counseling. If you are having trouble managing your hormones or have any questions about your hormone supplementation, we are here to help you! By phone or in person, we can help you come up with a plan that will work for you.

Contact us today at 281-828-9088 for counseling, for skincare prescriptions, or for help with finding solutions to be successful on your treatment program!

7 Harmful Skin Habits

cosmetic productsYou try to do everything you can to keep your skin fresh, clear and wrinkle-free! However, you may have some habits that are negatively affecting your skin without you even knowing it.

Here are 7 things you need to stop doing to your skin:

1. Skimp on Sleep. Sleeping 7 to 8 hours a night is a crucial step to achieving healthy skin. Not only will you minimize dark circles, but sleep is the best thing you can do to maintain skin tone!

2. Talking on Your Cell Phone. This is a tough one to avoid, but try using speaker phone or head phones more often! You phone carries a lot of bacteria on the screen that is terrible for your skin to be constantly pressed against it.

3. Drinking Too Much Caffeine and Too Little Water. Caffeine dehydrates your skin which is one of the quickest ways to wrinkles. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and limit your caffeine intake to prevent premature aging.

4. Sleeping with Your Makeup On. Though it sometimes seems convenient, this is a habit you have to break! Sleeping in your makeup clogs pores, causing breakouts and skin irritation.

5. Lingering in the Bathtub or Shower. This is another bad habit that causes skin dehydration and premature aging. Try not to spend too much time in the shower, and always be sure to moisturize when you get out.

6. Getting Too Much or Too Little Sun. When it comes to sun exposure, getting too little can be as bad as getting too much. Make sure you wear a paraben-free sunscreen when you are at the beach, but also make sure you are getting adequate amounts of Vitamin D!

7. Using Products with Too Many Harsh Ingredients. This is one of the hardest habits to break because we all love our products. However, the more ingredients in a product (especially harsh chemicals), usually means more long-term damage. A good trick is to keep your products simple. Choose products with a short list of all-natural ingredients!

Are you interested in trying a new skincare regimen customized for you? Hotze Skincare RX formulations are made with all-natural ingredients that will renew, refresh and revitalize your tired skin! Contact Hotze Pharmacy today to find out more.

Quick Tips to Renewed Skin

8.6 hpEveryone, both men and women, would love to have younger looking skin. With all of the toxins that our bodies are exposed to daily, this task is getting harder and harder for all of us to achieve. However, there are a few things each of us can do to make sure that we are protecting our skin. These five tricks will keep you looking young and fresh without the use of harmful and painful injections!

1. Drink water. 8 glasses of water daily will help rid your skin and body of toxins.
2. Get 8 hours of sleep regularly. Regular sleep not only keeps the dark circles and fine lines away, but also helps maintain skin tone.
3. Use sunscreen daily. Be sure that your sunscreen is paraben-free.
4. WOMEN: Apply Dr. Hotze’s Skin Renewal Cream morning and night on cleansed skin. Visible improvement in skin texture and tone may be seen in as little as 3 weeks. Ladies, this is the cream you don’t want to leave your house without!
5. MEN: Apply Hotze PowerFuel-R daily on the face and neck. This lifting and firming powerhouse cream strengthens the skin, evens out the complexion, and combats the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Contact Hotze Pharmacy today to ask about getting your customized Hotze Skincare product!