Breaking News on the Dangers of Sunscreen

“The latest findings show that ecamsule, like many of the other chemical sunscreens, is absorbed by the body in substantial amounts, and can stay there for days, something that wasn’t well-known before.”

A Healthy Diet Can Improve Your Life

Everyone knows that a healthy diet can improve your life, but let’s explore how and why it makes a difference. Recently, I was reminded of the importance of eating well and eliminating certain things from our diet to radically improve our lives overall. Specifically, I will be sharing information on how to thrive by eating…

How Athletic Compression Improves Your Game

I was inspired to write about how athletic compression improves your game after doing the research for my last post When to Wear Compression Socks. While that post focused primarily on medical uses, this one will focus on the benefits of compression for athletics. Next time you’re watching your favorite sports team, pay a little…

Beauty Secrets from Iran

Personally, I would suggest using this beauty secret while showering instead of bathing due to the amount of dead skin that will slough off during the process. 

Latisse, Hair and Lash Growth Serums

“Allergan filed for a patent using bimatoprost to promote hair growth on the skin or scalp. This may be a sign of a new hair loss product coming our way in the near future! “

Are You Experiencing Midorexia?

Simply put, midorexia is a state of mind. It affects both men and women equally and, typically, starts at 50. For some, midlife brings a sudden surge of energy and a blossoming of vibrancy.

Is G-Beauty Worth It?

Let’s look into German beauty, otherwise known as G-Beauty and find out if it’s worth it. G-Beauty is not a new concept, but it does sound cool, given all of the hype around the alphabet soup of skin care these days.

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.”

How to Attract a Lover

Have you ever wondered how to attract a lover or the chemistry behind it? Let’s do a deep dive into the skin and its functions to find out how to sniff out and attract a lover. You may have met someone and thought they had a certain “je ne sais quoi”, as the French say,…

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.

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…

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.”

The Truth About Eyebrow Tattoos and Microblading

“Similar to tattooing, microblading involves using tiny needles to create thin, natural-looking eyebrow hairs. Microblading differs from tattoos in that pigment is deposited superficially. “

Helpful Tips for Hair Thinning and Loss

“50 percent of women experience some degree of hair thinning or hair loss before age 50. After menopause, estrogen levels significantly drop. Estrogen plays a strong role in supporting hair growth.”

The Buzz on Charcoal in Skin Care Products

Activated charcoal is a is highly porous type of carbon. This specially processed charcoal has the ability to adhere to a multitude of different chemicals and other impurities. Some of you may be familiar with activated charcoal’s medical usage; it has been used for hundreds of years to treat acute poisonings. It is also used…

Is Washing Fruits and Vegetables Important

Is washing fruits and vegetables important components of a healthy diet? Many of us have questioned how these foods should be prepared. The short answer: Yes! For fruits and vegetables that have a skin, the FDA suggests washing them in water before you peel them. Using a clean scrub brush has been shown to remove 85%…

How Ginger and Turmeric Benefit Your Health

Inflammation affects us in many ways, from acne to joint pain. There are many ways to tackle these issues and I’m going to share with you how I use ginger and turmeric root in my daily life.

Yum! Eating Chocolate for Health and Skin

Chocolate can be an essential part of a healthy diet and beautiful skin. Dark chocolate, in particular, is rich in antioxidant flavonoids, flavonols, essential fatty acids, and a multitude of minerals. A 100 gram serving of dark chocolate can help you meet your recommended daily intake of Vitamin B6 (29%), Iron (67%), Magnesium (58%), Copper…

Can Facial Cupping Benefit Your Skin

In this post, we ask how can facial cupping benefit your skin. Cupping has been in used in ancient Chinese medicine for at least 3,000 years. This treatment, which basically involves using suction cups on your skin, is often used in combination with acupuncture and massage to elevate “Qi”, which represents a person’s energy or…

Laser Hair Removal and Anti-aging Treatments

There’s much to discuss when thinking about laser hair removal and anti-aging treatments. Laser stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Laser treatments involve using a focused beam of light to permanently affect the surface of the skin. This treatment can be used to improve the skin’s appearance and alleviate a variety of…

Makeup Removal Do’s and Don’ts

By my calculation, if you’re a makeup wearer, you may remove makeup up to 21K times in your lifetime. If that’s the case, let’s get it right! Makeup varies in thickness, texture, and consistency, e.g., powder, cream, powder over a cream. Then there is waterproof and water-based mascara. And let’s not forget our lipstick. Let’s start with…

A Packaging Dilemma. An Inside Look into Your Skin Care Jars

Prior to launching our line, my partner and I performed market research by canvassing the downtown San Francisco area. We asked people to spend several minutes of their time answering questions about their likes and dislikes about skin care jars and packaging. The vast majority felt that heavy-bottomed glass jars were a sign of luxury,…