Bone Broth for Healthy Skin

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to get healthy skin, grab your ladle because bone broth is something to scoop up. In my last post we discussed the benefits of marine collagen and now I’d like to share the benefits of the collagen found in bone broth for healthy skin.  What…

Fish and Marine Collagen in Skin Care

“collagen is absorbed directly into the blood and is transported directly to the skin demonstrating that fish and marine collagen works well for skin care.”

Skin Care Cheat Sheet for Your Daily Beauty Routine

This is a handy skin care cheat sheet for your daily beauty routine. You can print it out and keep it in your bathroom to refer to it whenever you add something new to your beauty routine. It’ll keep you on the path to good skin. I’m splitting it into two parts, so you can…

Broccoli Facials Inspired by Paul Talalay

“Broccoli is an incredible antioxidant and chemoprotective agent. We struck gold when we came across Dr. Paul Talalay’s research and his Brassica facility.”

How Much is Too Much Exfoliation

“Many people struggle with understanding just how much they need. The answer depends on what type of exfoliant you’re using and what type of skin you have.”

Lightening and Brightening the Skin

“Brightening products take a different approach to beautifying skin. They tend to focus on restoring dull, lackluster skin to achieve a vibrant, glowing look. Brighteners typically include alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin C, and retinols.”

J-Beauty and K-Beauty, What’s Different?

While you may have heard of K-Beauty, what is J-Beauty? It’s a skin care regimen that’s quickly gaining international recognition. J-Beauty refers to products and treatments specifically made for the Japanese market. You’ll find that J-Beauty products concentrate on providing hydration and sun protection.

Beauty without Surgery and Fillers

“You can certainly do a combination of fillers, Botox and laser, but if you’re trying to avoid injectables, laser will do the trick nicely.”

Using CBD in Skin Care

What is CBD and is it something you should consider putting into your skin care routine? Read more to find out!

Vaginal Rejuvenation Explained (Part II)

Every woman is a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation at almost any age. Since every woman is dealing with their own unique issues, there seems to be something for just about everyone.

Q and A with Shelley Skin Care

“In my experience, I understand that preventing hyperpigmentation is important in people of color. During a facial, if the skin is inflamed by applying pressure while performing extractions, ice or something cool will quickly reduce it.”

Cold Sores and Secrets for Treatment

Being aware and considerate of others is essential to avoid the spread of cold sores. Kissing is off limits during this time, sharing utensils, lipstick or lip gloss is a major faux pas.

Common Skin Conditions for Darker Skin Tones

In order to discuss common skin conditions for darker skin tones, we must first understand how our skin gets its color. For this, we start with melanin. Melanin is a cellular pigment that exists in the dead layer of our skin, the epidermis. It is the skins’ first line of defense against the sun. The moment…

Vitiligo and How to Deal With It

Here are some answers to the questions what is vitiligo and how to deal with it. As I was packing my bikini for vacation, I decided to try it on to see how it fit. After looking at my body from every angle I noticed a small white spot on my leg. I knew right…

Dealing with Hyperpigmentation and Scarring

“In most cases, when dealing hyperpigmentation and scarring, I prefer using chemical exfoliants (alpha hydroxy acids) rather than physical, scrub-based exfoliants. Chemical exfoliants are often easier to control and have a more uniform effect. For optimal results, visit a trusted skin care professional who has in experience with treating hyperpigmentation.”

Our Nose and Ears Get Bigger As We Age

“With fewer elastic fibers supporting it, the skin around your ears and near the tip of your nose succumbs to the effects of gravity and begins to droop and elongate.”

Are Parabens Dangerous or Not?

Parabens: the ubiquitous chemical preservative that we’ve been all told to avoid.  Parabens are everywhere, from lotions and cosmetics to tortillas and muffins. Are they safe for our bodies? Or are they dangerous and toxic.

Breaking Down Sunscreen

The key is to understand why manufacturers choose to include certain ingredients in combination with others.

Why Do Women Get Excess Facial Hair as They Age

Excessive facial hair can be an annoying problem. However, this issue is very common and can be managed safely in most individuals. Each individual hair grows out of a tiny pit in the skin called a follicle. Deep within the follicle, at the hair bulb, live cells are responsive to androgens (male sex hormones). When…

How to Hydrate Your Skin Chicago Style

People suffering from skin conditions, such as acne, should actively avoid using petroleum jelly products. Vaseline and other similar compounds essentially seal in dirt, exacerbating breakouts.

What Causes Ashy Skin?

Many people use the term “ashy” to describe dry skin. But what exactly does this mean? When taken literally, one can imagine skin covered with a thin layer of ash. Although it is commonly used to describe African-American type skin, anyone can have ashy skin. It’s just far more noticeable in those with darker skin…