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.
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”.
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…
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…
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…
“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.”
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 is an incredible antioxidant and chemoprotective agent. We struck gold when we came across Dr. Paul Talalay’s research and his Brassica facility.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“Bakuchiol is best for those who have acne-prone skin and are sensitive to other retinols.”
What is CBD and is it something you should consider putting into your skin care routine? Read more to find out!
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.
Taking a look into the effects of aging and how it impacts our sex lives and sensations.
“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.”
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.
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…
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.
“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!”
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.
Green tea is loaded with nutrients which benefit your body inside and out.
Some people experience little red ones on the sides of their nose, while others have them on their legs and around the ankles.