Choosing the best sunscreen for your skin tone has always been a sore spot for me. Working as a makeup artist and esthetician in major cities, my clientele ran the gamut from light skin to dark. Often, the sunscreen color was too white, making the skin look chalky or ashy. This challenge forced me to…
Looking to burn fat? Learn how cryotherapy benefits the body by using ice. Check out the latest techniques to reshape and heal.
Discover how blue light affects our skin, impacts our sleep and circadian rhythm. Learn tips on how to prevent skin damage and keep your skin healthy.
Learn how skin reacts to PCOS by understanding how hormonal changes, diet and BPA play a roll. Uncover simple ways to improve the condition.
Discover how humidifiers affect dry skin and what you can do to balance moisture in the air. Learn tips that help you deal with humidity and lack thereof.
Learn the unexpected benefits of intermittent fasting to decide if it’s right for you. Discover skin and health benefits simply by changing your meal times.
Curious to know the best foods for surviving on an island? It was a challenge was to find three foods to keep you healthy for 365 days.
Discover how HRT for menopause can improve the skin. Hormone replacement therapy is life-changing. Understand how to choose the right therapy for you.
Most of the skin changes that happen in menopause can be traced back to reduced collagen and elastin levels. Up to one third of collagen is lost during the first 5 years of menopause. This loss of collagen makes skin less firm, thinner, more fragile, and prone to wrinkles. Furthermore, reduced elasticity can make pores appear larger as they no longer snap back into place.
A discussion on what to expect during menopause. We’ll review everything from when menopause begins to hot flashes and in-between.
What happens leading up to menopause is a big issue for women. There are many facets to aging, so let’s start out by tackling perimenopause, and subsequent posts will cover menopause entirely.
After writing a post on instant face lifts I was interested to find out how medication and beauty patches work. For starters, the official name for a patch is “transdermal” since it transfers medication into your skin.
Are BB, CC and DD creams beneficial? If you want to know, read on!
The theory works like this: if you cut out sugars and other carbs, your body will be forced to burn fat and it will learn to do so faster and more efficiently. Without carbs, the body enters into a state of “ketosis”.
Trust me when I say that one day you will wake up and ask yourself the question “why is my neck sagging”.
In a nutshell, milk alternatives are better for the environment. Plus, factory-farming is a nasty business and unless you’re getting your milk straight from the teat, you can bet the cow wasn’t that happy when they donated it to your breakfast cereal.
This may be a nutty question, but are nut milks helpful for your skin? With more time on my hands due to the pandemic, I’ve been preparing most of our meals myself. More thought than usual has gone into keeping food interesting and not mundane. In the mornings I’ve been trying out various fruit shake…
Can we purify the air with plants? Once the pandemic started people began looking for ways to sanitize everything around us. The air is no different.
In this post, we will be uncovering the best places to tan or not to tan on vacation based on latitude (distance from the equator), altitude, cloud coverage, and UV Index.
Beauty rest is essential to good skin, but let’s see how pillowcases help with wrinkles and acne. I used to only pay attention to thread count, cotton-types, weaves, and silk when trying to find bedding and now there’s even more to consider! As I go through life I hear clients and friends discussing night sweats…
Is retinol the best anti-aging cream? The short answer is yes, depending on your skin type. Let’s explore the reasons and compare retinol with its cousin, Retin-A.
“As we were clinking our glasses on New Years Eve, who knew that we’d be adding a new word into our lexicon and having to deal with Maskne in 2020?”
“A lot of us are facing daily challenges with wearing masks and cleaning them. Long gone are the days of traditional surgical and N95 masks. There are many options of hand sewn masks to choose from and each one is unique in style and fit. As cool as it is to rock stylish masks to reflect your mood it isn’t always fun and games inside the mask.”
Clients often come in asking what to do about various types of dermatitis, so today we’re going to take a good look at it. Dermatitis is essentially skin inflammation. The term “dermatitis” is somewhat broad and actually refers to a number of different conditions. You’ll often see it combined with a qualifier, such as “contact…
“Pineapples are more than just a tasty snack; they contain a powerful mixture of enzymes that can help your skin feel soft and look great.”
When getting to your favorite spa is impossible, here are some DIY steps for a facial at home. You probably know what type of skin you have and already own an assortment of products, so the first step is to pull out all of your products and go through them to see what is still…
I was inspired to write a post on the importance of human touch after coming home from the grocery store one day. After washing and sanitizing all of my food, bags, tossing my gloves into the laundry and wiping down my phone, I was feeling a bit empty. You see, as I write this, we’re…
As I was getting ready for the day I wondered how the order to “shelter in place” affects our skin. Typically, at this point in the year, we’d be looking forward to Spring and getting outdoors for some much-needed sunshine. Unfortunately, at this moment, the majority of people around the globe are dealing with the…
Many clients have been asking how to self-care while we shelter in place, so I set up some video chats where beauty experts teach you how to DIY! This blog post is different than my usual since I’m treating it as a “live” document. These videos are available on my YouTube channel and IGTV, plus…
Often, clients ask me what to do about veins on hands, arms and breasts, so I made an appointment with an expert on the matter, Dr. Nicholas Hyde. His practice is called Elite Vein Specialists and he is truly a specialist. Dr. Hyde is Yale-trained, Board Certified Vein Specialist in the East Bay area of…