How Pillowcases Help With Wrinkles and Acne

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?

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.

How to Deal with Maskne

“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?”

What To Do About Various Types of Dermatitis

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…

The Secret to a Good Facial at Home

“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.”

DIY Steps for a Facial at Home

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…

Beauty Experts Teach You How to DIY

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…

Interview | What to Do About Veins on Hands, Arms and Breasts

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…

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…

Why We Get Chapped Lips

“Licking your lips gives yourself a little moisture boost, right? Sadly, no. Having dry lips can give you the urge to lick.”

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…

When to Use Compression Socks

“For best results, you should slip into your compression socks several hours before your flight. Try not to wait until you board the flight.”

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…

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. 

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.”

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.

How to Get Rid of Pimples Fast

Let’s discuss how to get rid of pimples fast, so you can get back to living the dream! We’ll start with a description of pimple types.

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!

How Exercise Can Change Your Face

“Exercise, along with good nutrition and adequate hydration, can help to improve facial fullness and complexion, giving you a healthier, more youthful look.”

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.”