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Sherry Hale suggests a facial to help your skin stay healthy in the wintertime.

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Sherry Hale sees good skin care as an entry point to good overall health. The owner of Custom Beaute Paramedical and Wellness Clinic recently moved her 4-year-old operation from the City of Tonawanda to the Northwoods Medical office building at 3950 E. Robinson Road in Amherst. She’s added acupuncture and chiropractic.

Hale, 46, who lives on Grand Island, also continues to specialize in “advance dermal pigmentation,” or long-lasting tattoos that allow cancer patients and others to have the appearance of full eyebrows or lashes. Her business also offers electrolysis, massage, cosmetic injections (including Botox) and teeth whitening, and will soon add oxygen facials. About 95 percent of her customers are women. Learn more at

Q. We’re likely to run out of good fortune weatherwise soon. How can we best protect and care for our skin?

Facials, if someone wants to protect their skin. You’re going to get dry and dehydrated because of heat being on indoors. They also need to drink a lot of water. Your skin cells turn over, so you need to grow good, healthy cells and you need a good diet and vitamins to grow them. In the wintertime, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin D all help, and calcium for women. That’s always a given.

Q. Should you put lip balm or anything you should put on this time of year?

Yes. We have an exclusive skin-care line that’s preservative-free and organic. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals and essential oils to keep your skin protected from the outside.

Q. What would you say to people who don’t consider beauty part of health?

The skin is the largest organ of the body and it’s often the most neglected and overlooked. With the paramedical piece that we try to focus on, we’re getting to the root of the problem, whether it’s electrolysis or a medical massage, an oncology-related or occupational issue. Acupuncture can help treat just about any ailment; chiropractic as well. And from a skin perspective, we’re treating problems with hair, problems with dry skin and wrinkles, and then the cosmetic dermal pigmentation for hair loss, for cancer patients, so they’re all health-related.

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