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…
“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.”
“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.”
A facial peel is a great way to introduce professional strength acids to the skin. Depending on the issues we’re trying to solve, Estheticians utilize various acid types and in different potencies.
“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. “
As we head into 2019, prepare to see a fuller brow with a medium-high arch and clean, tapered ends. For me, this is a classic, glamorous brow that suits most people.
Let’s talk about eyebrows. These little patches of hair help your eyes to be free from sweat, water, and other debris. When they’re not keeping our eyes clean, eyebrows help to communicate emotions by adding emphasis to facial expressions. This is why eyebrow grooming is often a part of our routine. Eyebrows that are lush…
“Always remember, what goes on your body eventually goes in your body, so make educated, conscientious decisions with your nutrition and skin care to fuel your inner fire!”
“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.”
In our last article, we discussed how antiperspirants and deodorants work to keep you fresh. Antiperspirants go one step further by physically preventing the release of sweat from your underarms. Although these products are considered safe by major health authorities, not everyone is convinced.
“We all sweat, some of us a bit more than others. But that sweat doesn’t have to smell. With the right product, you can go about your day feeling fresh and without worry. How should you choose between an antiperspirant and a deodorant? And how do these products affect your skin? Keep reading and you’ll find out.”
Right out of the gate, I’ll say avoid combination sunscreens with moisturizer . I firmly believe that all-in-ones are dangerous.
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.
“After reading various studies, I came up with a combination of ingredients that have been shown to prevent stretch marks.”
The key is to understand why manufacturers choose to include certain ingredients in combination with others.
“The difference between shaving and laser is that laser makes our daily routine shorter, giving us more time to have fun.”
Green tea is loaded with nutrients which benefit your body inside and out.
Vigorously tugging and pulling on eyelids may cause micro-traumas that create small tears in elastin fibers. Not a good look.
Art and Science are my passions. To this day I remain thankful that I was able to find plastic surgery, a discipline and life’s work that combines both.
-Andrew Barnett, MD
A product made in the U.S. that is exported to China must be animal tested.
Below I have created a list of popular beauty brands that are sold in China.
Silicone-based tapes have been advertised as solutions for reducing wrinkles, but do they actually work?
Facial serums are quite different from creams and lotions. They are lightweight, water-based moisturizers that are designed to be quickly absorbed by the skin and attack specific problems. Serums are used to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin. Regular usage of various serums can help to improve skin health by repairing damage, improving collagen…
Some people experience little red ones on the sides of their nose, while others have them on their legs and around the ankles.
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…
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.
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…
Explanation and solutions to prevent and manage keloids.
Varicose veins are large, twisted blood vessels that appear just below the skin’s surface. These veins may appear anywhere on the body, however, they are most commonly seen in the legs. For most people, these veins are simple a cosmetic issue. Nevertheless, they can be indicative of an underlying circulatory condition. Why do varicose…
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…
Oh, those darn chin hairs! How frustrating and un-sexy, but did you know that they could be a sign of a more dangerous issue? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects up to 10% of women in the US. Individuals with PCOS commonly suffer from acne, excess facial hair, weight gain (especially…